The median contractor rate for an SOA Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 599 599
Rank change year-on-year +60 0  
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 62 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.084% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.088% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 38
Median daily rate £538 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £370 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £493 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £450 £350
% change year-on-year +19.44% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

SOA Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SOA Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SOA Developer in the UK

SOA Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA Developer in the UK

SOA Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA Developer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA Developer in the UK

SOA Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Developer in the UK

SOA Developer
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +68 62 £538 +19.44% 2
East of England +17 30 £538 +19.44% 1
Essex +10 30 £538 +19.44% 1
West Midlands +39 15 £475 -
Shropshire - 9 £475 -
Telford - 9 £475 -
London +16 8 £463 +5.71% 1
South East +29 5 - -
Yorkshire +17 2 £425 -9.57%
Hampshire +12 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +23 1 £425 -8.60%
North West +13 1 £500 +44.30%
Oxford -2 1 - -
City of London -2 1 £498 +39.16% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £350 -
East Midlands -6 1 £350 -
Oxfordshire -7 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £550 -

SOA Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, SOA Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 91 (100.00%) SOA
2 69 (75.82%) Oracle
2 69 (75.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (72.53%) Middleware
5 63 (69.23%) TDD
6 61 (67.03%) JSON
7 60 (65.93%) XSLT
8 59 (64.84%) XML
9 56 (61.54%) WSO2
10 55 (60.44%) Maven
11 51 (56.04%) Finance
11 51 (56.04%) Oracle Service Bus
12 45 (49.45%) Apache Camel
12 45 (49.45%) Swagger
13 44 (48.35%) WireMock
13 44 (48.35%) Greenfield Project
13 44 (48.35%) XPath
13 44 (48.35%) Mule
14 43 (47.25%) Digital Marketing
14 43 (47.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 43 (47.25%) Marketing
14 43 (47.25%) Manufacturing
14 43 (47.25%) Programme Management
14 43 (47.25%) SAP
14 43 (47.25%) Electronics
14 43 (47.25%) Telecoms
14 43 (47.25%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (34.07%) Java
16 26 (28.57%) SOAP

SOA Developer 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 69 (75.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 51 (56.04%) Oracle Service Bus
3 44 (48.35%) Mule
4 8 (8.79%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.49%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.30%) JBoss
6 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.10%) CMS
8 1 (1.10%) Confluence
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 43 (47.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (10.99%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.10%) PaaS
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) SSL
2 13 (14.29%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) Intranet
3 1 (1.10%) SNMP
3 1 (1.10%) SSH
3 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.40%) MySQL
4 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 55 (60.44%) Maven
2 18 (19.78%) Git (software)
2 18 (19.78%) Subversion
3 17 (18.68%) SoapUI
4 12 (13.19%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.30%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.30%) JUnit
6 2 (2.20%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.20%) JIRA
6 2 (2.20%) Selenium
6 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.10%) Ant
7 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.10%) Hudson
7 1 (1.10%) MSTest
7 1 (1.10%) NSubstitute
7 1 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 51 (56.04%) Finance
2 43 (47.25%) Electronics
2 43 (47.25%) Manufacturing
2 43 (47.25%) Marketing
2 43 (47.25%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.79%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (72.53%) Middleware
2 61 (67.03%) JSON
3 60 (65.93%) XSLT
4 59 (64.84%) XML
5 45 (49.45%) Apache Camel
5 45 (49.45%) Swagger
6 44 (48.35%) WireMock
7 26 (28.57%) SOAP
8 20 (21.98%) Web Services
9 17 (18.68%) WSDL
10 16 (17.58%) XSD
11 13 (14.29%) JSON Schema
12 11 (12.09%) RESTful
13 8 (8.79%) JMS
13 8 (8.79%) REST
14 6 (6.59%) Oracle Fusion
14 6 (6.59%) Spring
15 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
15 5 (5.49%) J2EE
15 5 (5.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 44 (48.35%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.40%) PKI
3 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.10%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Linux
2 14 (15.38%) Unix
3 13 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (100.00%) SOA
2 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (69.23%) TDD
4 43 (47.25%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (47.25%) Digital Marketing
4 43 (47.25%) Programme Management
5 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (15.38%) Scrum
6 12 (13.19%) Conceptual Models
6 12 (13.19%) Kanban
7 9 (9.89%) DevOps
8 7 (7.69%) BPEL
9 5 (5.49%) Microservices
9 5 (5.49%) OO
10 4 (4.40%) Cryptography
10 4 (4.40%) High Availability
11 3 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.30%) ERP
11 3 (3.30%) Low Latency
11 3 (3.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 44 (48.35%) XPath
2 31 (34.07%) Java
3 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.59%) SQL
4 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) C#
5 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.10%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (5.49%) Degree
3 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) Ansible
2 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (75.82%) Oracle
2 56 (61.54%) WSO2
3 43 (47.25%) SAP
4 9 (9.89%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.20%) Adobe
5 2 (2.20%) IBM
5 2 (2.20%) Software AG
5 2 (2.20%) webMethods
6 1 (1.10%) Infoflex
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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