Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an SOA Architect was £620 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 794 769
Rank change year-on-year -53 -25 -6
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Architect 30 87 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.083% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.088% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 55 83
UK median daily rate £620 £513 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.98% -4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £481 £413 £413
90th Percentile £622 £660 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -42 20 £550 +7.32% 12
UK excluding London -13 11 £550 +22.22% 6
London -48 9 £533 -8.39% 6
Midlands +20 4 £550 +4.76% 2
West Midlands +24 3 £550 - 2
South East -13 3 £488 +21.88%
North of England +42 2 £550 +22.22% 3
South West -6 2 - - 1
North West +11 1 - - 3
East Midlands -2 1 - -
East of England -10 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £550 -

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 30 (100.00%) SOA
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) Middleware
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (26.67%) WSO2
4 8 (26.67%) MuleSoft
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
5 7 (23.33%) Linux
6 6 (20.00%) Java
6 6 (20.00%) Microservices
7 5 (16.67%) DevOps
7 5 (16.67%) Coaching
7 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 5 (16.67%) .NET
7 5 (16.67%) JSON
7 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Banking
8 4 (13.33%) Retail
8 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (13.33%) Open Source
8 4 (13.33%) REST
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) SDLC

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 7 (23.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) Confluence
4 1 (3.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.00%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
1 3 (10.00%) SSL
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.67%) XMLSpy
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Middleware
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) JSON
3 4 (13.33%) REST
4 3 (10.00%) SOAP
4 3 (10.00%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) WSDL
5 2 (6.67%) XSD
6 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
6 1 (3.33%) COM+
6 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.33%) J2EE
6 1 (3.33%) Java EE
6 1 (3.33%) Kafka
6 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) Struts
6 1 (3.33%) Velocity
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) DataPower
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) SOA
2 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Microservices
4 5 (16.67%) Coaching
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) DevOps
4 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 4 (13.33%) Open Source
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) SDLC
5 4 (13.33%) Service Design
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) API Design
6 3 (10.00%) ArchiMate
6 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) MuleSoft
1 8 (26.67%) WSO2
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) F5
5 1 (3.33%) Kronos
5 1 (3.33%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk
5 1 (3.33%) Sybase
5 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.33%) VMware