The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 50 38 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Contract jobs citing SOAP 35 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.90% 3.83% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.92% 16.16% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 4
Average daily rate £300 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
271 198 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.47% 23.71% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 131 123
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £15.97 £38.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.51% +1.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SOAP
South East

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -4 32 £342 -19.58% 1
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Marlow - - - -
SOAP
South East

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 34 (68.00%) Web Services
2 30 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 24 (48.00%) LDAP
4 22 (44.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 21 (42.00%) Java
6 20 (40.00%) Windows
7 19 (38.00%) J2EE
8 18 (36.00%) Linux
8 18 (36.00%) UNIX
9 17 (34.00%) SQL
9 17 (34.00%) Change Management
10 16 (32.00%) DTS
11 15 (30.00%) C#
12 14 (28.00%) Finance
13 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (22.00%) Selenium
14 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (22.00%) WebDriver
14 11 (22.00%) BDD
14 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
14 11 (22.00%) PhantomJS
14 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
15 10 (20.00%) .NET
16 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
17 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (16.00%) REST
17 8 (16.00%) Remedy
17 8 (16.00%) Scrum
18 7 (14.00%) Migration
18 7 (14.00%) SLA

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 30 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 22 (44.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) CMS
4 1 (2.00%) WordPress
4 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) LDAP
2 3 (6.00%) HTTP
2 3 (6.00%) SSL
3 2 (4.00%) Internet
3 2 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.00%) DTS
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Selenium
1 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (22.00%) WebDriver
1 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
1 11 (22.00%) PhantomJS
1 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.00%) JMeter
3 3 (6.00%) Introscope
4 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.00%) Xcode
5 1 (2.00%) XMLUnit
5 1 (2.00%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Analyst
2 17 (34.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Developer
3 11 (22.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Consultant
7 1 (2.00%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (68.00%) Web Services
2 19 (38.00%) J2EE
3 10 (20.00%) .NET
4 8 (16.00%) REST
5 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (14.00%) XML
6 5 (10.00%) JDBC
6 5 (10.00%) JSON
7 4 (8.00%) HTML
8 3 (6.00%) CSS
8 3 (6.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (6.00%) JNDI
8 3 (6.00%) WCF
8 3 (6.00%) LINQ
8 3 (6.00%) jQuery
9 2 (4.00%) Ajax
9 2 (4.00%) HTML5
9 2 (4.00%) XML Schema
9 2 (4.00%) JAXP
9 2 (4.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.00%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Linux
2 18 (36.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Change Management
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.00%) BDD
4 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (16.00%) Scrum
6 7 (14.00%) Migration
6 7 (14.00%) OO
6 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
7 5 (10.00%) MVC
8 4 (8.00%) TDD
8 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.00%) High Availability
10 2 (4.00%) Security Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Information Assurance
10 2 (4.00%) SOA
11 1 (2.00%) ITIL
11 1 (2.00%) Service Management
11 1 (2.00%) ITSM
11 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) Java
2 17 (34.00%) SQL
3 15 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (12.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.00%) Jython
5 3 (6.00%) Korn
6 2 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VBScript
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Remedy
2 5 (10.00%) IBM
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) BMC