The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 18 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.47% 0.98% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.09% 2.63% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£375 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +38.21%
SOAP
County Antrim

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 Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
22 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 27.16% 37.25% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 38
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £388 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) Android
3 4 (66.67%) Objective-C
3 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile Development
4 3 (50.00%) Android Development
4 3 (50.00%) RESTful
4 3 (50.00%) WSDL
4 3 (50.00%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (33.33%) JUnit
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (33.33%) Java EE
5 2 (33.33%) Dojo
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Ajax
5 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (33.33%) HTML5
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (33.33%) REST

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) WSDL
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) Java EE
4 2 (33.33%) Dojo
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
5 1 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
5 1 (16.67%) Core Animation
5 1 (16.67%) iPhone SDK
5 1 (16.67%) J2EE
5 1 (16.67%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) Animation
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (83.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 3 (50.00%) Android Development
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Apple