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 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 39 64 49
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -15
Contract jobs citing SOAP 40 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.77% 2.54% 3.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.74% 10.41% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 4
Average daily rate £500 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £324 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £657 £348
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
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
239 317 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.53% 24.40% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 173 148
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +150.46%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

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

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Milton Keynes +2 27 £400 -11.11% 1
High Wycombe +7 4 £500 -
Marlow - 2 - - 1
SOAP
South East

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 44 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (44.44%) Java
3 38 (42.22%) Finance
4 36 (40.00%) REST
5 31 (34.44%) SQL
5 31 (34.44%) XML
6 30 (33.33%) .NET
7 28 (31.11%) SQL Server
8 27 (30.00%) WebSphere
9 26 (28.89%) C#
9 26 (28.89%) IBM
9 26 (28.89%) Banking
10 23 (25.56%) SOA
11 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
12 20 (22.22%) Android
13 19 (21.11%) Android SDK
13 19 (21.11%) Android Development
13 19 (21.11%) TDD
13 19 (21.11%) HTML
14 17 (18.89%) DevOps
15 16 (17.78%) Mobile App
15 16 (17.78%) Eclipse
15 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
16 15 (16.67%) SMTP
16 15 (16.67%) Oracle
16 15 (16.67%) Unix
16 15 (16.67%) Middleware
16 15 (16.67%) High Availability
16 15 (16.67%) JSON
17 14 (15.56%) HTML5

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 27 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (13.33%) IIS
3 11 (12.22%) Apache
4 10 (11.11%) MQSeries
5 6 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (4.44%) JBoss
6 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.78%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (5.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.67%) SMTP
2 14 (15.56%) HTTP
3 13 (14.44%) SSL
4 12 (13.33%) LDAP
5 8 (8.89%) Internet
6 7 (7.78%) Firewall
7 6 (6.67%) HTTPS
8 4 (4.44%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.44%) NAS
8 4 (4.44%) SAN
9 3 (3.33%) FTP
9 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.33%) WinSCP
10 2 (2.22%) Intranet
11 1 (1.11%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) DB2
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Eclipse
2 14 (15.56%) Android Studio
3 6 (6.67%) Introscope
4 3 (3.33%) XMLSpy
5 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.11%) Subversion
5 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (42.22%) Finance
2 26 (28.89%) Banking
3 6 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Automotive
4 1 (1.11%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (64.44%) Developer
2 21 (23.33%) Architect
3 20 (22.22%) Android Developer
4 10 (11.11%) Designer
5 9 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 9 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.67%) E-Commerce Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Java Android Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Administrator
7 5 (5.56%) iOS Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.56%) TIBCO Architect
7 5 (5.56%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Integration Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.44%) TOGAF Architect
8 4 (4.44%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (40.00%) REST
2 31 (34.44%) XML
3 30 (33.33%) .NET
4 19 (21.11%) Android SDK
4 19 (21.11%) HTML
5 15 (16.67%) JSON
5 15 (16.67%) Middleware
6 14 (15.56%) HTML5
7 13 (14.44%) AngularJS
7 13 (14.44%) CSS
8 12 (13.33%) jQuery
8 12 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (13.33%) WSDL
9 11 (12.22%) J2EE
9 11 (12.22%) Laravel
9 11 (12.22%) Web Services
10 10 (11.11%) WCF
10 10 (11.11%) XSLT
11 9 (10.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Mobile App
2 10 (11.11%) Clustering
3 9 (10.00%) DataPower
4 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.56%) Blockchain
4 5 (5.56%) Cryptocurrency
4 5 (5.56%) User Experience
5 3 (3.33%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.22%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.11%) Biometrics
7 1 (1.11%) CESG
7 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Android
2 15 (16.67%) Unix
3 11 (12.22%) zOS
4 10 (11.11%) Windows
5 6 (6.67%) Linux
6 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.56%) SOA
3 19 (21.11%) Android Development
3 19 (21.11%) TDD
4 17 (18.89%) DevOps
5 15 (16.67%) High Availability
6 11 (12.22%) Project Management
6 11 (12.22%) Security Operations
6 11 (12.22%) Technical Analysis
6 11 (12.22%) TOGAF
6 11 (12.22%) Web Development
6 11 (12.22%) Workflow
7 9 (10.00%) Migration
8 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.78%) Mobile Development
9 7 (7.78%) Scrum
9 7 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (6.67%) Garbage Collection
11 5 (5.56%) iOS Development
11 5 (5.56%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.44%) Java
2 31 (34.44%) SQL
3 26 (28.89%) C#
4 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.22%) PHP
5 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
5 11 (12.22%) VB
6 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.67%) Jython
6 6 (6.67%) Korn
6 6 (6.67%) Python
7 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) CCNA
5 1 (1.11%) CCSP
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.11%) ISEB
5 1 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.11%) MCP
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) MCTS
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) CA Wily
2 4 (4.44%) OpenView
2 4 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) IBM
2 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 15 (16.67%) Oracle
4 9 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.78%) Axway
5 7 (7.78%) TIBCO
6 5 (5.56%) HP
7 4 (4.44%) StorageTek
7 4 (4.44%) Sun
7 4 (4.44%) VMware
8 1 (1.11%) Adobe
8 1 (1.11%) Compaq
8 1 (1.11%) Terracotta
8 1 (1.11%) webMethods