The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 622 569
Rank change year-on-year +26 -53  
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 14 32 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.059% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.062% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 46
Median daily rate £538 £483 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.39% -12.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £425 £436
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £621 £650
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. 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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Top 12 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 27 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
England +5 14 £538 +11.39% 3
London -4 7 £525 -10.63% 2
South East +10 4 £575 +23.65%
Berkshire - 3 £575 -
East of England -1 2 £650 +6.12%
Essex - 2 £650 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £490 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) SOA
2 12 (35.29%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 7 (20.59%) Middleware
4 7 (20.59%) Scrum
4 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
5 6 (17.65%) UML
5 6 (17.65%) Oracle
5 6 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (14.71%) Microservices
6 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (14.71%) Open Source
6 5 (14.71%) REST
6 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.71%) Web Services
6 5 (14.71%) OO
6 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.71%) TOGAF
6 5 (14.71%) Spring
7 4 (11.76%) TDD
7 4 (11.76%) Finance
7 4 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (11.76%) .NET
7 4 (11.76%) DevOps
7 4 (11.76%) Physical Data Model
7 4 (11.76%) Coaching
7 4 (11.76%) Swagger

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 6 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.82%) Confluence
3 2 (5.88%) Liferay
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) iPaaS
3 1 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) LDAP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Electronics
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Middleware
2 5 (14.71%) REST
2 5 (14.71%) Spring
2 5 (14.71%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 4 (11.76%) Swagger
4 3 (8.82%) JMS
4 3 (8.82%) JSON
4 3 (8.82%) Play Framework
4 3 (8.82%) RESTful
4 3 (8.82%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (8.82%) SOAP
4 3 (8.82%) XSLT
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.88%) Node.js
6 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.94%) Java EE
6 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.94%) Frameworx
3 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) SOA
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 6 (17.65%) UML
6 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (14.71%) Microservices
6 5 (14.71%) OO
6 5 (14.71%) Open Source
6 5 (14.71%) TOGAF
7 4 (11.76%) API Design
7 4 (11.76%) Coaching
7 4 (11.76%) DevOps
7 4 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (11.76%) Physical Data Model
7 4 (11.76%) TDD
8 3 (8.82%) Migration
8 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) Ruby
3 3 (8.82%) XPath
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) BS7799
1 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) MOM
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Atlassian
3 3 (8.82%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) JDA
4 1 (2.94%) Sencha
4 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.94%) Sun
4 1 (2.94%) Sybase