The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 129 163 155
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 70 68 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 0.92% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.10% 3.09% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 64
Average daily rate
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£404 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%
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London

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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1708 2204 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.53% 29.92% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1262 1685 1755
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 102 (60.71%) Web Services
2 87 (51.79%) Java
3 84 (50.00%) REST
4 71 (42.26%) XML
5 59 (35.12%) Scrum
6 54 (32.14%) SQL
7 45 (26.79%) TDD
8 43 (25.60%) SOA
9 40 (23.81%) Spring
9 40 (23.81%) Finance
10 37 (22.02%) JavaScript
10 37 (22.02%) HTML
11 34 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (20.24%) Oracle
12 33 (19.64%) MVC
13 32 (19.05%) C#
14 31 (18.45%) .NET
15 29 (17.26%) RESTful
16 28 (16.67%) OO
17 27 (16.07%) UML
17 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
17 27 (16.07%) JSON
18 26 (15.48%) BDD
18 26 (15.48%) MySQL
18 26 (15.48%) JMS
19 25 (14.88%) JUnit
20 24 (14.29%) J2EE
21 23 (13.69%) Subversion
22 22 (13.10%) Hibernate
22 22 (13.10%) E-Commerce

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 11 (6.55%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.76%) Apache
2 8 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.57%) IIS
4 5 (2.98%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.38%) Drupal
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.79%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.19%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.19%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.60%) TorqueBox
8 1 (0.60%) Jetty
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.19%) MS Office
2 2 (1.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.19%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.19%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.79%) SaaS
4 2 (1.19%) PaaS
4 2 (1.19%) Heroku
4 2 (1.19%) Force.com
4 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.10%) HTTP
2 11 (6.55%) SSL
3 3 (1.79%) Firewall
3 3 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.79%) VoIP
3 3 (1.79%) Internet
4 2 (1.19%) FTP
4 2 (1.19%) LDAP
4 2 (1.19%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.19%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.60%) 4G
5 1 (0.60%) 2G
5 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.60%) NetScreen
5 1 (0.60%) VPN
5 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.48%) MySQL
3 19 (11.31%) NoSQL
4 13 (7.74%) MongoDB
5 10 (5.95%) Oracle Database
5 10 (5.95%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.98%) SQLite
10 4 (2.38%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.79%) DB2
11 3 (1.79%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.19%) PowerCenter
12 2 (1.19%) Star Schema
12 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (14.88%) JUnit
2 23 (13.69%) Subversion
3 19 (11.31%) Git (software)
4 17 (10.12%) Maven
4 17 (10.12%) SoapUI
5 14 (8.33%) Ant
6 13 (7.74%) Selenium
6 13 (7.74%) Cucumber
7 10 (5.95%) JBehave
7 10 (5.95%) eggPlant
8 9 (5.36%) Apache Ivy
8 9 (5.36%) Robotium
8 9 (5.36%) Calabash
9 8 (4.76%) WebDriver
9 8 (4.76%) JIRA
10 7 (4.17%) Mercurial
11 6 (3.57%) Visual Studio
11 6 (3.57%) JMeter
11 6 (3.57%) Hudson
11 6 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (23.81%) Finance
2 18 (10.71%) Banking
3 10 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.79%) Publishing
4 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.79%) Retail
5 2 (1.19%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (47.02%) Developer
2 35 (20.83%) Java Developer
3 23 (13.69%) Architect
4 11 (6.55%) Tester
5 10 (5.95%) Analyst
6 9 (5.36%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Test Leader
8 7 (4.17%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.17%) Consultant
8 7 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.57%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (2.98%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.98%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.98%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (2.38%) Release Manager
11 4 (2.38%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (60.71%) Web Services
2 84 (50.00%) REST
3 71 (42.26%) XML
4 40 (23.81%) Spring
5 37 (22.02%) HTML
6 31 (18.45%) .NET
7 29 (17.26%) RESTful
8 27 (16.07%) JSON
9 26 (15.48%) JMS
10 24 (14.29%) J2EE
11 22 (13.10%) Hibernate
12 21 (12.50%) CSS
13 17 (10.12%) jQuery
14 16 (9.52%) Java EE
15 15 (8.93%) WSDL
16 13 (7.74%) Ajax
16 13 (7.74%) ASP.NET
16 13 (7.74%) Struts
16 13 (7.74%) Middleware
17 12 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.55%) Open Source
2 10 (5.95%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.98%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (2.38%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.79%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.79%) Social Media
6 3 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.19%) Life Science
7 2 (1.19%) iPhone
7 2 (1.19%) FMCG
7 2 (1.19%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.60%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.93%) Linux
2 13 (7.74%) Android
3 10 (5.95%) Windows
4 9 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.17%) UNIX
6 2 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) OpenSolaris
7 1 (0.60%) SUSE
7 1 (0.60%) Debian
7 1 (0.60%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (35.12%) Scrum
2 45 (26.79%) TDD
3 43 (25.60%) SOA
4 34 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (19.64%) MVC
6 28 (16.67%) OO
7 27 (16.07%) UML
8 26 (15.48%) BDD
9 22 (13.10%) E-Commerce
10 21 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 21 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 19 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (9.52%) ITIL
13 14 (8.33%) TOGAF
13 14 (8.33%) Web Development
14 13 (7.74%) Migration
15 12 (7.14%) Content Management
15 12 (7.14%) Software Engineering
16 11 (6.55%) SysML
17 10 (5.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 87 (51.79%) Java
2 54 (32.14%) SQL
3 37 (22.02%) JavaScript
4 32 (19.05%) C#
5 17 (10.12%) Groovy
6 11 (6.55%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.95%) C++
8 9 (5.36%) PHP
9 8 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.17%) Scala
11 6 (3.57%) XPath
12 5 (2.98%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.98%) C
12 5 (2.98%) Python
13 4 (2.38%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.38%) Ruby
13 4 (2.38%) Clojure
14 3 (1.79%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.79%) Perl
14 3 (1.79%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (7.14%) Degree
2 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.38%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.19%) ISEB
5 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) HL7
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) HDFS
1 1 (0.60%) KVM
1 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.60%) Xen
1 1 (0.60%) Squid
1 1 (0.60%) qmail
1 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
1 1 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (0.60%) OpenSSH
1 1 (0.60%) Snort
1 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.98%) Puppet
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.19%) Control-M
4 2 (1.19%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.60%) Nessus
5 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (20.24%) Oracle
2 17 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.55%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (6.55%) JBoss
4 9 (5.36%) IBM
5 8 (4.76%) Google
6 4 (2.38%) Informatica
7 3 (1.79%) Cerillion
7 3 (1.79%) StreamServe
7 3 (1.79%) Akamai
7 3 (1.79%) ESRI
7 3 (1.79%) SAP
8 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.19%) Apple
8 2 (1.19%) CODA
8 2 (1.19%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.19%) BEA
8 2 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.19%) Sybase
8 2 (1.19%) Teradata
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