Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an SOA Developer was £525 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 779 801 797
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4 -17
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 98 80 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.076% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.081% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 48 61
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £475 £361 £319
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -

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 Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 11 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 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 +30 91 £538 +19.44% 1
UK excluding London +42 74 £538 +19.44% 1
East of England +51 60 £538 +14.06% 1
London -28 20 £500 +14.29%
South East -1 6 - -
West Midlands +24 3 £590 +96.67%
Midlands +19 3 £590 +96.67%
Northern Ireland - 3 £450 -
North of England +25 1 £500 +11.11%
North West +10 1 £500 +21.21%
Scotland -6 1 £270 -1.82%

SOA Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 98 (100.00%) SOA
2 79 (80.61%) Oracle
2 79 (80.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 75 (76.53%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (71.43%) XML
5 69 (70.41%) TDD
6 66 (67.35%) Middleware
7 63 (64.29%) Maven
7 63 (64.29%) WSO2
7 63 (64.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 63 (64.29%) Apache Camel
8 62 (63.27%) JSON
8 62 (63.27%) XPath
8 62 (63.27%) Business Intelligence
9 61 (62.24%) Finance
9 61 (62.24%) Greenfield Project
10 60 (61.22%) Mule
10 60 (61.22%) XSLT
11 59 (60.20%) Swagger
11 59 (60.20%) WireMock
12 55 (56.12%) SAP
12 55 (56.12%) Digital Marketing
12 55 (56.12%) Manufacturing
12 55 (56.12%) Electronics
12 55 (56.12%) Telecoms
12 55 (56.12%) Programme Management
12 55 (56.12%) Marketing
13 52 (53.06%) Web Services
14 48 (48.98%) Java
15 34 (34.69%) 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 79 (80.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 63 (64.29%) Oracle Service Bus
3 60 (61.22%) Mule
4 7 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.02%) JBoss
6 1 (1.02%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 5 (5.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.06%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) FTP
1 3 (3.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) Oracle Database
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.02%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 63 (64.29%) Maven
2 10 (10.20%) JUnit
3 9 (9.18%) Eclipse
4 8 (8.16%) Subversion
5 6 (6.12%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.10%) Axure RP
6 5 (5.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (5.10%) Jasmine
6 5 (5.10%) Selenium
7 3 (3.06%) Ant
7 3 (3.06%) Checkstyle
7 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.06%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.06%) XMLUnit
8 2 (2.04%) JMeter
General
1 61 (62.24%) Finance
2 55 (56.12%) Electronics
2 55 (56.12%) Manufacturing
2 55 (56.12%) Marketing
2 55 (56.12%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.18%) Banking
4 7 (7.14%) Retail
5 2 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (71.43%) XML
2 66 (67.35%) Middleware
3 63 (64.29%) Apache Camel
4 62 (63.27%) JSON
5 60 (61.22%) XSLT
6 59 (60.20%) Swagger
6 59 (60.20%) WireMock
7 52 (53.06%) Web Services
8 34 (34.69%) SOAP
9 27 (27.55%) RESTful
10 9 (9.18%) Hibernate
11 7 (7.14%) J2EE
11 7 (7.14%) JMS
12 6 (6.12%) AngularJS
12 6 (6.12%) WSDL
12 6 (6.12%) XSD
13 5 (5.10%) Java RMI
13 5 (5.10%) Swing
13 5 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (5.10%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 61 (62.24%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.10%) User Experience
3 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.02%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) Windows
3 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) SOA
2 75 (76.53%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (70.41%) TDD
4 62 (63.27%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (56.12%) Digital Marketing
5 55 (56.12%) Programme Management
6 9 (9.18%) Workflow
7 7 (7.14%) EAI
8 6 (6.12%) Microservices
8 6 (6.12%) MVC
9 5 (5.10%) Front End Development
9 5 (5.10%) MVVM
9 5 (5.10%) OO
9 5 (5.10%) OOD
10 4 (4.08%) B2B
10 4 (4.08%) Use Case
11 3 (3.06%) BPMN
11 3 (3.06%) Code Coverage
11 3 (3.06%) Fund Management
11 3 (3.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 62 (63.27%) XPath
2 48 (48.98%) Java
3 12 (12.24%) SQL
4 9 (9.18%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.06%) C#
7 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 79 (80.61%) Oracle
2 63 (64.29%) WSO2
3 55 (56.12%) SAP
4 5 (5.10%) Adobe
4 5 (5.10%) Software AG
4 5 (5.10%) webMethods
5 3 (3.06%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.06%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.02%) IBM
6 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com