Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SOA Architect
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 757 800
Rank change year-on-year -54 +43 -98
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 26 42 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.050% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.053% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 39
England median daily rate £550 £550 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.58% -12.73%
10th Percentile £391 £500 £405
90th Percentile £614 £671 £603
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,342 79,162 92,478
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.91% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,823 51,691 60,744
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,729 2,632 2,891
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.54% +11.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

SOA Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured SOA Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOA Architect in England

SOA Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA Architect in England

SOA Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA Architect in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA Architect in England

SOA Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Architect in England

SOA Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England -3 9 £550 +10.00% 1
London -62 9 £530 +0.95% 2
North West - 7 £550 -
South East -22 5 £325 -43.48% 1
Midlands -15 4 £550 -8.33%
West Midlands -23 3 £550 -
Yorkshire -18 2 £550 +10.00% 1
East of England -7 1 £675 +22.73%
SOA Architect
UK

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, SOA Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) SOA
2 12 (46.15%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) Microservices
3 11 (42.31%) REST
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (26.92%) TOGAF
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (26.92%) SOAP
5 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 6 (23.08%) Web Services
6 6 (23.08%) XML
6 6 (23.08%) JSON
6 6 (23.08%) SaaS
7 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (15.38%) TIBCO
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Scrum
8 4 (15.38%) CRM
8 4 (15.38%) DevOps
9 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes
9 3 (11.54%) Docker
9 3 (11.54%) Splunk
9 3 (11.54%) Middleware
9 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.54%) Apache
9 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce

SOA Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
3 2 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Synapse
3 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.69%) JBoss
3 2 (7.69%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (3.85%) Mule
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.69%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM
3 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM for Utilities
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (23.08%) SaaS
3 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.69%) Force.com
4 2 (7.69%) IaaS
4 2 (7.69%) PaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.85%) Heroku
5 1 (3.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (3.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) REST
2 7 (26.92%) SOAP
3 6 (23.08%) JSON
3 6 (23.08%) Web Services
3 6 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) Middleware
5 2 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (7.69%) Apache Camel
5 2 (7.69%) EDI
5 2 (7.69%) Kafka
5 2 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (7.69%) Swagger
5 2 (7.69%) Velocity
6 1 (3.85%) Apache CXF
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (3.85%) HTML5
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (7.69%) TM Forum
2 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) SOA
2 12 (46.15%) Microservices
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) TOGAF
4 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (15.38%) CRM
5 4 (15.38%) DevOps
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) DoDAF
7 2 (7.69%) EAI
7 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) ERP
7 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) COBIT
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) TIBCO
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 3 (11.54%) Splunk
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Dell
4 2 (7.69%) EMC
4 2 (7.69%) F5
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) NetApp
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) ForeScout
5 1 (3.85%) Informatica
5 1 (3.85%) Lumesse
5 1 (3.85%) Marketo
5 1 (3.85%) Thycotic