Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an SOA Designer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 Designer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 880 828
Rank change year-on-year +20 -52 +34
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Designer 19 8 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.008% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.008% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 36
UK median daily rate £445 £379 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.49% -18.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £354 £295 £384
90th Percentile £496 £465 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £483 £450
% change year-on-year -13.99% +7.22% -
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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA Designer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA Designer in the UK

SOA Designer
Top 6 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 6 months to 20 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 +36 17 £481 +27.06%
UK excluding London +40 9 £415 -13.99%
South East +6 6 £481 -0.26%
Scotland - 2 £351 -
London -17 1 £500 +81.82%
South West - 1 £380 -

SOA Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 19 (100.00%) SOA
2 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 16 (84.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (73.68%) WebLogic
4 13 (68.42%) BPEL
5 12 (63.16%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (47.37%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (47.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (42.11%) Data Modelling
8 7 (36.84%) WSDL
8 7 (36.84%) XMLSpy
8 7 (36.84%) SOAP
8 7 (36.84%) XML
8 7 (36.84%) XSD
8 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
9 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
9 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
10 4 (21.05%) Banking
10 4 (21.05%) Business Activity Monitoring
11 3 (15.79%) REST
12 2 (10.53%) Middleware
12 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
12 2 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
12 2 (10.53%) OO
12 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (10.53%) Use Case
12 2 (10.53%) Degree
12 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
12 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 2 (10.53%) Domain Models

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 16 (84.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (73.68%) WebLogic
3 12 (63.16%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
1 7 (36.84%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (36.84%) SOAP
2 7 (36.84%) WSDL
2 7 (36.84%) XML
2 7 (36.84%) XSD
3 3 (15.79%) REST
4 2 (10.53%) Middleware
5 1 (5.26%) Apache CXF
5 1 (5.26%) Apache OpenJPA
5 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.26%) JPA
5 1 (5.26%) JSF
5 1 (5.26%) RichFaces
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) SOA
2 13 (68.42%) BPEL
3 8 (42.11%) Data Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Domain Models
6 2 (10.53%) IT Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (10.53%) SOLID
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
7 1 (5.26%) BPMN
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Physical Data Model
7 1 (5.26%) UML
7 1 (5.26%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat