The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 30 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 15 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.52% 3.17% 2.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.31% 13.11% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.70% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £357 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £393 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.32% -15.00%
SOAP
South Wales

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 Cardiff region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
98 61 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 29.52% 24.21% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 40 43
Average daily rate £450 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (85.71%) XML
2 24 (68.57%) Web Services
3 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
4 16 (45.71%) SQL
5 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (40.00%) C#
7 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (37.14%) WCF
7 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (34.29%) Java
8 12 (34.29%) T-SQL
8 12 (34.29%) .NET
8 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (31.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (31.43%) REST
9 11 (31.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (28.57%) Replication
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 9 (25.71%) UML
11 9 (25.71%) NHS
12 8 (22.86%) Oracle
12 8 (22.86%) Open Source
13 7 (20.00%) Information Security
13 7 (20.00%) Hibernate
14 6 (17.14%) TDD
14 6 (17.14%) Spring
14 6 (17.14%) Maven
14 6 (17.14%) J2EE
14 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
15 5 (14.29%) Tomcat

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.57%) FileNet
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 3 (8.57%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Mule
4 1 (2.86%) LiveCycle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (31.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
6 4 (11.43%) MySQL
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 2 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (17.14%) Maven
3 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) Hudson
3 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.57%) Subversion
4 2 (5.71%) DbUnit
4 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.71%) Selenium
4 2 (5.71%) JUnit
4 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.71%) JMeter
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) Spock
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) Ant
General
1 4 (11.43%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Architect
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Technical Architect
4 8 (22.86%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Developer
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Java Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (85.71%) XML
2 24 (68.57%) Web Services
3 13 (37.14%) WCF
4 12 (34.29%) .NET
5 11 (31.43%) REST
6 7 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (17.14%) J2EE
7 6 (17.14%) Spring
8 4 (11.43%) JSF
8 4 (11.43%) jQuery
8 4 (11.43%) HTML
8 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
8 4 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (8.57%) EJB
9 3 (8.57%) CSS
9 3 (8.57%) XSLT
10 2 (5.71%) J2SE
10 2 (5.71%) WSDL
10 2 (5.71%) JRules
10 2 (5.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Replication
2 9 (25.71%) NHS
3 8 (22.86%) Open Source
4 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) UML
3 7 (20.00%) Information Security
4 6 (17.14%) TDD
5 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.57%) Pair Programming
7 3 (8.57%) OO
7 3 (8.57%) RUP
7 3 (8.57%) DSDM
8 2 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (5.71%) SOA
8 2 (5.71%) Document Management
8 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Release Management
8 2 (5.71%) Web Design
8 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.71%) MVC
8 2 (5.71%) DevOps
8 2 (5.71%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 14 (40.00%) C#
3 12 (34.29%) Java
3 12 (34.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) ILOG
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) Twitter
4 1 (2.86%) Kofax
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe
4 1 (2.86%) HP