The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 34 38 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing SOAP 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.86% 1.20% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 3.77% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£413 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
SOAP
Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
114 106 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.29% 31.93% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 43 89
Average daily rate £400 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £504 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) CSS3
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) Social Media
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) BPEL
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (11.11%) XMLSpy
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) CSS3
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) JSP
4 1 (11.11%) DOM
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
1 2 (22.22%) BPEL
1 2 (22.22%) OO
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Use Case
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle