The median contractor rate for a SOA Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SOA Developer
UK
Rank 580 591 579
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12  
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 29 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.094% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.099% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 25
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £380 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £57.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.75 -

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA Developer in the UK

SOA Developer
Top 19 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 26 March 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 +23 29 £475 +8.57% 15
London +40 14 £425 -5.55% 10
East of England -16 6 £475 -5.00% 2
South East +21 3 £513 +30.15% 1
West Midlands +12 3 £475 -5.00%
Hertfordshire +4 3 £463 -
Essex -16 3 £475 -5.00% 2
Shropshire - 3 £475 -
Telford - 3 £475 -
Worthing - 2 £513 -
West Sussex - 2 £513 -
St Albans +3 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £315 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £315 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £450 -
North East - 1 £600 -

SOA Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 63 (100.00%) SOA
2 45 (71.43%) Oracle
2 45 (71.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 42 (66.67%) Java
3 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (61.90%) Middleware
5 34 (53.97%) TDD
6 32 (50.79%) XSLT
7 30 (47.62%) Finance
7 30 (47.62%) JSON
8 29 (46.03%) Oracle Service Bus
9 28 (44.44%) Maven
10 26 (41.27%) SAP
11 24 (38.10%) XPath
11 24 (38.10%) WSO2
12 23 (36.51%) Apache Camel
12 23 (36.51%) Marketing
12 23 (36.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 23 (36.51%) Digital Marketing
12 23 (36.51%) Manufacturing
12 23 (36.51%) Programme Management
12 23 (36.51%) XML
12 23 (36.51%) Electronics
12 23 (36.51%) Telecoms
12 23 (36.51%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (34.92%) Mule
13 22 (34.92%) Swagger
13 22 (34.92%) WireMock
14 19 (30.16%) Web Services
15 18 (28.57%) SOAP

SOA Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 45 (71.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 29 (46.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 22 (34.92%) Mule
4 12 (19.05%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle BPEL
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.59%) CMS
7 1 (1.59%) Confluence
7 1 (1.59%) IIS
7 1 (1.59%) JBoss
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (36.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.59%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) IaaS
1 2 (3.17%) PaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) SSL
2 3 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (1.59%) FTP
3 1 (1.59%) Intranet
3 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.76%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (44.44%) Maven
2 11 (17.46%) SoapUI
3 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.35%) Subversion
5 3 (4.76%) JIRA
6 2 (3.17%) Ant
6 2 (3.17%) Axure RP
6 2 (3.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (3.17%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.17%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.17%) JUnit
6 2 (3.17%) Selenium
7 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.59%) Hudson
7 1 (1.59%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.59%) XMLUnit
General
1 30 (47.62%) Finance
2 23 (36.51%) Electronics
2 23 (36.51%) Manufacturing
2 23 (36.51%) Marketing
2 23 (36.51%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Advertising
4 2 (3.17%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (61.90%) Middleware
2 32 (50.79%) XSLT
3 30 (47.62%) JSON
4 23 (36.51%) Apache Camel
4 23 (36.51%) XML
5 22 (34.92%) Swagger
5 22 (34.92%) WireMock
6 19 (30.16%) Web Services
7 18 (28.57%) SOAP
8 14 (22.22%) REST
9 12 (19.05%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (15.87%) WSDL
10 10 (15.87%) XSD
11 9 (14.29%) JMS
11 9 (14.29%) Spring
12 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
13 6 (9.52%) HTML
13 6 (9.52%) J2EE
14 5 (7.94%) RESTful
15 4 (6.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.76%) Fintech
2 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Unix
2 3 (4.76%) Linux
2 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (100.00%) SOA
2 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (53.97%) TDD
4 23 (36.51%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (36.51%) Digital Marketing
4 23 (36.51%) Programme Management
5 11 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (14.29%) BPEL
7 6 (9.52%) Scrum
8 5 (7.94%) DevOps
8 5 (7.94%) MVC
8 5 (7.94%) SDLC
9 4 (6.35%) BDD
9 4 (6.35%) Business Activity Monitoring
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.35%) OOP
9 4 (6.35%) Pair Programming
9 4 (6.35%) Workflow
10 3 (4.76%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (66.67%) Java
2 24 (38.10%) XPath
3 7 (11.11%) SQL
4 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.76%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.17%) XQuery
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) HL7
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.94%) Puppet
2 3 (4.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (71.43%) Oracle
2 26 (41.27%) SAP
3 24 (38.10%) WSO2
4 2 (3.17%) Adobe
4 2 (3.17%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Apigee
5 1 (1.59%) Infoflex
5 1 (1.59%) Mercator
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.59%) Remedy
5 1 (1.59%) Solace
5 1 (1.59%) Sybase
5 1 (1.59%) webMethods
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