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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 38 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.08% 1.16% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.70% 2.76% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +29.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.87% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
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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
108 145 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.27% 42.15% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 92 45
Average daily rate £325 £311 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £429 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
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 5 May 2015, 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 (87.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (50.00%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) UML
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) RESTful
5 2 (25.00%) XMLSpy
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) NWDS
6 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (12.50%) Middleware
6 1 (12.50%) EDI
6 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
6 1 (12.50%) SOA
6 1 (12.50%) B2B
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) ABAP

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) XMLSpy
2 1 (12.50%) NWDS
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Architect
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) SAP PI
5 1 (12.50%) EDI
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (12.50%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) BPEL
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) ABAP
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP