The median contractor rate for an SOA Designer was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Designer
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 637 613
Rank change year-on-year +32 -24  
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Designer 9 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.022% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.024% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 24
UK median daily rate £481 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +3.33%  
10th Percentile £464 £456 £408
90th Percentile £493 £496 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +3.49% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

SOA Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SOA Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOA Designer in the UK

SOA Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA Designer.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA Designer in the UK

SOA Designer
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +25 9 £481 +3.49%
UK excluding London +56 3 £481 +3.49%
South East +9 3 £481 +3.49%

SOA Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, SOA Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SOA
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (60.00%) BPEL
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) XSD
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) WSDL
4 2 (20.00%) XMLSpy
5 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) EAI
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration

SOA Designer 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 8 (80.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle BPM
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (20.00%) XMLSpy
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) WSDL
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSD
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) SOA
2 6 (60.00%) BPEL
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) EAI
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) IBM