Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 828 830
Rank change year-on-year -31 +2 -50
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 31 34 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.034% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.036% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 54
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.58% -9.55%
10th Percentile £510 £487 £406
90th Percentile £663 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £575 £463
% change year-on-year -4.35% +24.32% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96,600 93,694 102,007
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,416 61,277 66,597
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,154 2,815 3,199
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% -1.58% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

SOA Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA Architect over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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
England -13 26 £563 +4.65% 15
London -20 16 £575 +8.24% 8
UK excluding London -34 15 £550 -4.35% 9
North West -14 5 £550 - 1
North of England -16 5 £550 - 2
Wales - 4 £550 -
South West -9 3 £520 - 1
East of England -9 1 £675 +3.85%
South East -15 1 £588 +20.51% 1
Scotland - 1 £550 - 2

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) SOA
2 21 (67.74%) Microservices
3 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (48.39%) DevOps
5 13 (41.94%) Java
6 11 (35.48%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (29.03%) Middleware
7 9 (29.03%) Finance
8 7 (22.58%) Scrum
8 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (19.35%) Time Management
9 6 (19.35%) CRM
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (19.35%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (16.13%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (16.13%) SaaS
10 5 (16.13%) Confluence
10 5 (16.13%) HTML5
10 5 (16.13%) REST
10 5 (16.13%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (16.13%) Mobile First
10 5 (16.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
10 5 (16.13%) ERP
10 5 (16.13%) Web Services
10 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
10 5 (16.13%) Oracle
10 5 (16.13%) JSP
10 5 (16.13%) HTML
10 5 (16.13%) Salesforce.com

SOA Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (16.13%) Confluence
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) Mule
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) SaaS
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) IaaS
4 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) JDeveloper
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Billing
2 5 (16.13%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.68%) Electronics
3 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Middleware
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 5 (16.13%) HTML5
2 5 (16.13%) JSON
2 5 (16.13%) JSP
2 5 (16.13%) REST
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.23%) SOAP
5 1 (3.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) SOA
2 21 (67.74%) Microservices
3 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (48.39%) DevOps
5 11 (35.48%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (22.58%) Scrum
6 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (19.35%) CRM
7 6 (19.35%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (19.35%) Time Management
8 5 (16.13%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
8 5 (16.13%) ERP
8 5 (16.13%) Mobile First
8 5 (16.13%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.13%) Web Design
9 3 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
1 5 (16.13%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Apigee
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.23%) WSO2