The median contractor rate for a SOA Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SOA Architect
UK
Rank 576 602 549
Rank change year-on-year +26 -53  
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 20 40 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.079% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 52
Median daily rate £550 £500 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £403 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +4.76% -8.69%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

SOA Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SOA Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Top 19 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 3 months to 24 March 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
England +22 20 £550 +10.55% 4
London +26 6 £450 -7.26% 2
Yorkshire +15 4 £500 -
West Midlands +6 4 - -
East of England -3 4 £550 -8.33% 1
Staffordshire - 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £550 - 1
South East +19 1 £563 +20.96% 1
West Yorkshire +11 1 - -
Hampshire +8 1 £563 +20.96% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - -
Hertfordshire +1 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £600 -
Docklands, London - 1 £315 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £563 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 54 (100.00%) SOA
2 18 (33.33%) Oracle
2 18 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (31.48%) Java
3 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.07%) Finance
5 12 (22.22%) Middleware
5 12 (22.22%) RESTful
6 11 (20.37%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (18.52%) Open Source
7 10 (18.52%) JSON
8 9 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 9 (16.67%) Web Services
8 9 (16.67%) XSLT
9 8 (14.81%) UML
10 7 (12.96%) SAP
10 7 (12.96%) CRM
10 7 (12.96%) Programme Management
10 7 (12.96%) Electronics
10 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
10 7 (12.96%) Manufacturing
10 7 (12.96%) Scrum
10 7 (12.96%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (12.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (12.96%) Marketing
10 7 (12.96%) NoSQL
10 7 (12.96%) Swagger
11 6 (11.11%) API Design
11 6 (11.11%) Play Framework

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 18 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (5.56%) Apache Solr
3 3 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.56%) CMS
3 3 (5.56%) Mule
3 3 (5.56%) Mule ESB
3 3 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (3.70%) Confluence
4 2 (3.70%) Liferay
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.85%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) iPaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.56%) Endeca
5 2 (3.70%) Big Data
5 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.70%) HBase
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.85%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.85%) Hypertable
6 1 (1.85%) KDB
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.85%) Redis
6 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
2 2 (3.70%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Electronics
2 7 (12.96%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.96%) Marketing
2 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) Middleware
1 12 (22.22%) RESTful
2 10 (18.52%) JSON
3 9 (16.67%) Web Services
3 9 (16.67%) XSLT
4 7 (12.96%) Swagger
5 6 (11.11%) Play Framework
5 6 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (9.26%) SOAP
6 5 (9.26%) XML
7 4 (7.41%) Spring
8 3 (5.56%) .NET
8 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.56%) J2EE
8 3 (5.56%) JMS
8 3 (5.56%) Lucene
8 3 (5.56%) REST
9 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.56%) iPad
1 3 (5.56%) PKI
2 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) DataPower
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) AIX
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Unix
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) SOA
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (18.52%) Open Source
5 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 9 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 8 (14.81%) UML
7 7 (12.96%) CRM
7 7 (12.96%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (12.96%) Programme Management
7 7 (12.96%) Scrum
8 6 (11.11%) API Design
8 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.11%) TDD
9 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (9.26%) Microservices
9 5 (9.26%) Migration
9 5 (9.26%) OO
9 5 (9.26%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) Ruby
2 6 (11.11%) XPath
3 5 (9.26%) SQL
4 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) ISEB
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (5.56%) OpenSSO
2 1 (1.85%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) SAP
3 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.26%) Adobe
5 4 (7.41%) IBM
6 3 (5.56%) Apigee
6 3 (5.56%) ATG
6 3 (5.56%) BEA
7 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.70%) MuleSoft
7 2 (3.70%) Sybase
8 1 (1.85%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.85%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.85%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.85%) Informatica
8 1 (1.85%) JDA
8 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.85%) Sun
8 1 (1.85%) TIBCO
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