The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 63 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 25 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.01% 0.84% 0.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.87% 3.97% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £351 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £378 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.82% +8.64%
SOAP
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
282 277 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.72% 21.06% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 176 149
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 £18.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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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
Milton Keynes +5 17 £375 +2.04% 2
SOAP
South East

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 30 (50.85%) XML
2 28 (47.46%) SQL
3 26 (44.07%) REST
4 20 (33.90%) HTML
4 20 (33.90%) Web Services
5 19 (32.20%) Finance
6 17 (28.81%) .NET
7 16 (27.12%) Banking
8 15 (25.42%) Middleware
8 15 (25.42%) Oracle
8 15 (25.42%) LDAP
9 14 (23.73%) CISSP
9 14 (23.73%) SOA
9 14 (23.73%) JSON
10 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
10 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
11 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (20.34%) Information Security
12 11 (18.64%) Project Management
12 11 (18.64%) DB2 UDB
12 11 (18.64%) DB2
12 11 (18.64%) MS Office
12 11 (18.64%) VB
12 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
12 11 (18.64%) Technical Analysis
13 10 (16.95%) Data Protection
13 10 (16.95%) TDD
13 10 (16.95%) Security Management
13 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
14 9 (15.25%) SLA

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (10.17%) ColdFusion
1 6 (10.17%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss
4 1 (1.69%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) LDAP
2 9 (15.25%) HTTP
3 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.17%) HTTPS
4 4 (6.78%) SSL
4 4 (6.78%) X.500
5 3 (5.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) DB2
2 11 (18.64%) DB2 UDB
3 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.78%) MySQL
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.78%) Introscope
2 4 (6.78%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) WebDriver
2 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.78%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Automotive
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Architect
2 17 (28.81%) Developer
3 16 (27.12%) Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (18.64%) Security Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Digital Architect
7 6 (10.17%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 6 (10.17%) ColdFusion Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Systems Architect
8 5 (8.47%) iOS Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Test Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Web Architect
10 3 (5.08%) Java Architect
10 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (5.08%) Security Architect
10 3 (5.08%) Tester
11 2 (3.39%) Consultant
11 2 (3.39%) Administrator
11 2 (3.39%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) XML
2 26 (44.07%) REST
3 20 (33.90%) HTML
3 20 (33.90%) Web Services
4 17 (28.81%) .NET
5 15 (25.42%) Middleware
6 14 (23.73%) JSON
7 6 (10.17%) J2EE
8 5 (8.47%) DOM
9 4 (6.78%) SAML
9 4 (6.78%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (6.78%) CSS
9 4 (6.78%) JDBC
9 4 (6.78%) Hibernate
9 4 (6.78%) Spring
9 4 (6.78%) JNDI
10 3 (5.08%) jBPM
10 3 (5.08%) XML Messaging
10 3 (5.08%) JSP
10 3 (5.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.56%) Clustering
3 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.47%) User Experience
5 3 (5.08%) Biometrics
5 3 (5.08%) SCADA
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.69%) IVR
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) UNIX
2 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.78%) Windows
4 3 (5.08%) Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) SOA
2 12 (20.34%) Information Security
2 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.64%) Project Management
3 11 (18.64%) Technical Analysis
4 10 (16.95%) Data Protection
4 10 (16.95%) TDD
4 10 (16.95%) Security Management
5 7 (11.86%) EAI
5 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
6 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (8.47%) iOS Development
8 4 (6.78%) Garbage Collection
8 4 (6.78%) BDD
8 4 (6.78%) High Availability
8 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (6.78%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.78%) Asset Management
8 4 (6.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) VB
2 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.17%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) Java
4 4 (6.78%) Python
4 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.78%) Jython
4 4 (6.78%) Korn
4 4 (6.78%) VBScript
5 2 (3.39%) XQuery
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) CISSP
2 8 (13.56%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) CISM
3 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (5.08%) ISEB
4 2 (3.39%) CISMP
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Oracle
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) IBM
3 4 (6.78%) TIBCO
3 4 (6.78%) Akamai
4 3 (5.08%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (3.39%) Adobe
6 1 (1.69%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Compaq
6 1 (1.69%) Apple
6 1 (1.69%) webMethods
6 1 (1.69%) Terracotta