Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 866 809
Rank change year-on-year +7 -57 -16
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 30 29 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.028% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.030% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 55
UK median daily rate £563 £620 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.27% +20.98% -4.65%
10th Percentile £507 £481 £413
90th Percentile £696 £624 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +12.82% +8.33% -10.00%
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 97,025 96,947 100,219
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.94% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,020 63,895 65,382
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £392
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.04% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,016 2,903 3,326
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 18 November 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 11 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 18 November 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 +16 27 £575 +17.35% 4
London +18 16 £575 +7.98% 3
UK excluding London -21 14 £550 +12.82% 1
South West -31 5 £520 -
Wales - 3 £550 -
East of England +10 2 £688 -
North West -14 2 £550 -
North of England -21 2 £550 -
South East -13 1 £588 +20.51% 1
Midlands -14 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 - -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 30 (100.00%) SOA
2 21 (70.00%) Microservices
3 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (46.67%) DevOps
5 12 (40.00%) Java
6 10 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (33.33%) Finance
7 9 (30.00%) Middleware
8 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (20.00%) Web Services
8 6 (20.00%) Scrum
9 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.67%) JSP
9 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 5 (16.67%) JSON
9 5 (16.67%) Time Management
9 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (13.33%) Confluence
10 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.33%) HTML5
10 4 (13.33%) REST
10 4 (13.33%) JIRA
10 4 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (13.33%) Mobile First
10 4 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (13.33%) .NET
10 4 (13.33%) HTML

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 4 (13.33%) Confluence
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) Mule
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Ant
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.33%) Gradle
2 1 (3.33%) JDeveloper
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.33%) Billing
3 4 (13.33%) Electronics
3 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Middleware
2 6 (20.00%) Web Services
3 5 (16.67%) JSON
3 5 (16.67%) JSP
4 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 4 (13.33%) HTML
4 4 (13.33%) HTML5
4 4 (13.33%) REST
5 3 (10.00%) SOAP
6 2 (6.67%) Java EE
6 2 (6.67%) Spring
6 2 (6.67%) Spring Boot
6 2 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
7 1 (3.33%) CSS
7 1 (3.33%) J2EE
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (3.33%) RESTful
7 1 (3.33%) WebCenter
7 1 (3.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) SOA
2 21 (70.00%) Microservices
3 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (46.67%) DevOps
5 10 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.67%) Time Management
8 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (13.33%) CRM
8 4 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.33%) Mobile First
8 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
8 4 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (13.33%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) WSO2