The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 20 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing SOAP 24 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.34% 1.03% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.71% 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 0
Average daily rate £590 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.27 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.91% +9.23%
SOAP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
62 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.96% 13.37% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 39 33
Average daily rate £563 £485 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% +29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £298 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £638 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Bedfordshire region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Bedfordshire region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +11 15 £600 +166.66%
Dunstable +11 1 £608 -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SOAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOAP.

1 34 (94.44%) SOA
2 30 (83.33%) REST
3 28 (77.78%) Software Engineering
4 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (75.00%) C#
5 26 (72.22%) .NET
6 25 (69.44%) Reverse Engineering
6 25 (69.44%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (63.89%) Microservices
8 19 (52.78%) Middleware
9 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (47.22%) Low Latency
11 16 (44.44%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (41.67%) MS Excel
13 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (36.11%) Red Hat
15 12 (33.33%) User Stories
16 11 (30.56%) WCF
16 11 (30.56%) TDD
16 11 (30.56%) E-Commerce
17 10 (27.78%) JBoss
17 10 (27.78%) Data Modelling
18 9 (25.00%) AOP
19 7 (19.44%) Data Transformation
20 6 (16.67%) Confluence
20 6 (16.67%) Atlassian
20 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
20 6 (16.67%) JIRA
20 6 (16.67%) IBM
21 5 (13.89%) SAP

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SOAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (27.78%) JBoss
2 6 (16.67%) Confluence
2 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.56%) Mule
4 2 (5.56%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.78%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 15 (41.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.56%) Aerospace
1 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Architect
2 19 (52.78%) Developer
3 14 (38.89%) Technical Architect
4 12 (33.33%) Senior Developer
5 10 (27.78%) Designer
6 9 (25.00%) Senior Designer
7 6 (16.67%) .NET Designer
8 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
8 5 (13.89%) Integration Architect
8 5 (13.89%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (13.89%) SOA Designer
9 4 (11.11%) SOA Developer
10 3 (8.33%) Integration Developer
10 3 (8.33%) Messaging Developer
10 3 (8.33%) Middleware Architect
10 3 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
10 3 (8.33%) Senior Architect
10 3 (8.33%) TIBCO Developer
11 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
11 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (83.33%) REST
2 26 (72.22%) .NET
3 19 (52.78%) Middleware
4 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (30.56%) WCF
6 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
6 5 (13.89%) Web Services
6 5 (13.89%) XML
7 3 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (8.33%) JSON
7 3 (8.33%) MSMQ
7 3 (8.33%) RESTful
8 2 (5.56%) BAPI
8 2 (5.56%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (5.56%) SAP PI
8 2 (5.56%) SAPUI5
8 2 (5.56%) WSDL
9 1 (2.78%) Apache Camel
9 1 (2.78%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (69.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (44.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) SOA
2 28 (77.78%) Software Engineering
3 25 (69.44%) Reverse Engineering
4 23 (63.89%) Microservices
5 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (47.22%) Low Latency
7 12 (33.33%) User Stories
8 11 (30.56%) E-Commerce
8 11 (30.56%) TDD
9 10 (27.78%) Data Modelling
10 9 (25.00%) AOP
11 7 (19.44%) Data Transformation
12 3 (8.33%) CRM
12 3 (8.33%) Migration
13 2 (5.56%) BPEL
13 2 (5.56%) ERP
13 2 (5.56%) High Availability
13 2 (5.56%) Information Security
13 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
14 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) ABAP
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) Red Hat
3 6 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 6 (16.67%) IBM
4 5 (13.89%) SAP
5 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
6 3 (8.33%) BEA
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle
7 2 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (2.78%) Apigee
8 1 (2.78%) Mashery
8 1 (2.78%) WSO2