The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 260 249
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 4 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 6
Median daily rate £575 £465 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.65% -3.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £448 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £478 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £613 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +32.43% -7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15228 19064 18935
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1321 1745
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

SOA Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA Architect in the South East

SOA Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA Architect in the South East

SOA Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - 3 £575 -
SOA Architect
England

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, SOA Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) BPMN
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Frameworx
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) eTOM
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (20.00%) EAI
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001

SOA Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Frameworx
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) BPMN
3 1 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) EAI
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) BS7799
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow