Period
to 22 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £531 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 850 859 805
Rank change year-on-year +9 -54 -20
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 29 26 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.026% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.027% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 30
UK median daily rate £531 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% - -
10th Percentile £506 £350 £425
90th Percentile £650 £620 £676
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £550 £540
% change year-on-year -6.82% +1.85% -1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £52.50

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 93,691 96,392 91,066
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.88% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,021 63,987 59,364
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £253
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,925 2,852 3,246
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £49.04 £48.75 £47.50
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 22 February 2019.

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 9 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 February 2019. 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 +24 29 £531 -3.41% 1
London +42 15 £650 +44.44%
UK excluding London -1 14 £513 -6.82% 1
East of England +10 7 £513 -24.07%
South West -22 4 £516 -
Midlands -2 2 - -
West Midlands -9 1 - -
South East -20 1 £588 +44.62%
East Midlands - 1 - -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 29 (100.00%) SOA
2 20 (68.97%) Microservices
3 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (37.93%) Finance
5 10 (34.48%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (31.03%) Java
7 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (27.59%) Web Services
7 8 (27.59%) Middleware
8 7 (24.14%) Banking
8 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
8 7 (24.14%) Coaching
9 6 (20.69%) Murex MxML
9 6 (20.69%) TOGAF
9 6 (20.69%) Murex
10 5 (17.24%) Migration
10 5 (17.24%) .NET
11 4 (13.79%) DevOps
12 3 (10.34%) REST
12 3 (10.34%) JSON
12 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (10.34%) Retail
12 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.34%) SAP
12 3 (10.34%) JSP
12 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
12 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
13 2 (6.90%) HTML
13 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (6.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.45%) Gradle
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Electronics
4 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.90%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Middleware
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) Murex MxML
3 5 (17.24%) .NET
4 3 (10.34%) JSON
4 3 (10.34%) JSP
4 3 (10.34%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) HTML5
5 2 (6.90%) Java EE
5 2 (6.90%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) CSS
6 1 (3.45%) J2EE
6 1 (3.45%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile Wallet
2 1 (3.45%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) SOA
2 20 (68.97%) Microservices
3 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (34.48%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (24.14%) Coaching
6 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.69%) TOGAF
8 5 (17.24%) Migration
9 4 (13.79%) DevOps
10 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
10 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (6.90%) Analytics
11 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
11 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
11 2 (6.90%) Scrum
11 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
11 2 (6.90%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SEPA
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Murex
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Google