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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 145 163 140
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 54 64 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 0.89% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.08% 3.01% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 65
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £46.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +26.02%
SOAP
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
1752 2124 2130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.76% 29.50% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1323 1610 1631
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -6.01%
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 87 (58.00%) Web Services
2 81 (54.00%) REST
3 77 (51.33%) Java
4 72 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (44.00%) XML
6 49 (32.67%) SQL
6 49 (32.67%) Scrum
7 41 (27.33%) JavaScript
7 41 (27.33%) SOA
8 38 (25.33%) TDD
9 37 (24.67%) Finance
9 37 (24.67%) HTML
10 33 (22.00%) Oracle
11 29 (19.33%) Spring
11 29 (19.33%) C#
12 27 (18.00%) UML
13 26 (17.33%) JMS
13 26 (17.33%) .NET
14 25 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 25 (16.67%) MVC
15 24 (16.00%) J2EE
16 21 (14.00%) JUnit
16 21 (14.00%) E-Commerce
16 21 (14.00%) JSON
17 20 (13.33%) Subversion
17 20 (13.33%) OO
17 20 (13.33%) BDD
18 19 (12.67%) Git (software)
18 19 (12.67%) CSS
19 18 (12.00%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.00%) Apache
3 7 (4.67%) IIS
3 7 (4.67%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.33%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.67%) ArcGIS
5 4 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.00%) Confluence
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.33%) AquaLogic
7 2 (1.33%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.67%) SAS
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.67%) Node.js
8 1 (0.67%) Jetty
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.33%) Magento
2 2 (1.33%) Workday HCM
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.33%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.00%) Heroku
3 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.33%) Force.com
3 2 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.00%) HTTP
2 9 (6.00%) SSL
3 4 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.00%) Internet
4 3 (2.00%) VoIP
5 2 (1.33%) Firewall
5 2 (1.33%) DNS
5 2 (1.33%) FTP
6 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.67%) SNMP
6 1 (0.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.67%) MySQL
3 9 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.33%) SQLite
7 5 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.00%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.33%) QlikView
10 2 (1.33%) Spotfire
10 2 (1.33%) Text Mining
10 2 (1.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (14.00%) JUnit
2 20 (13.33%) Subversion
3 19 (12.67%) Git (software)
4 16 (10.67%) Maven
5 13 (8.67%) SoapUI
5 13 (8.67%) Cucumber
6 10 (6.67%) JBehave
6 10 (6.67%) Ant
7 9 (6.00%) Selenium
7 9 (6.00%) Robotium
7 9 (6.00%) Calabash
7 9 (6.00%) eggPlant
8 8 (5.33%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.67%) JIRA
9 7 (4.67%) Mercurial
10 6 (4.00%) WebDriver
11 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
11 5 (3.33%) LoadUI
11 5 (3.33%) Apache Ivy
12 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (24.67%) Finance
2 16 (10.67%) Banking
3 9 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.33%) Games
5 2 (1.33%) Publishing
5 2 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 71 (47.33%) Developer
2 30 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 22 (14.67%) Architect
4 10 (6.67%) Analyst
5 8 (5.33%) Tester
5 8 (5.33%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.00%) Test Leader
7 6 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (4.00%) Consultant
8 5 (3.33%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.33%) C# Developer
9 4 (2.67%) Automation Tester
9 4 (2.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 4 (2.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (58.00%) Web Services
2 81 (54.00%) REST
3 66 (44.00%) XML
4 37 (24.67%) HTML
5 29 (19.33%) Spring
6 26 (17.33%) JMS
6 26 (17.33%) .NET
7 24 (16.00%) J2EE
8 21 (14.00%) JSON
9 19 (12.67%) CSS
10 18 (12.00%) RESTful
11 17 (11.33%) WSDL
12 16 (10.67%) Hibernate
12 16 (10.67%) Middleware
12 16 (10.67%) jQuery
13 15 (10.00%) Java EE
14 14 (9.33%) Ajax
15 12 (8.00%) ASP.NET
16 11 (7.33%) WCF
17 10 (6.67%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.33%) Open Source
2 11 (7.33%) Data Integration
3 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.67%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.67%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.67%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.67%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.00%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.00%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.00%) Social Media
6 2 (1.33%) iPhone
6 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.33%) Life Science
6 2 (1.33%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.33%) Android
2 9 (6.00%) Linux
2 9 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.67%) Windows
4 6 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (32.67%) Scrum
3 41 (27.33%) SOA
4 38 (25.33%) TDD
5 27 (18.00%) UML
6 25 (16.67%) MVC
7 21 (14.00%) E-Commerce
8 20 (13.33%) OO
8 20 (13.33%) BDD
9 17 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (11.33%) ITIL
9 17 (11.33%) Web Development
10 16 (10.67%) TOGAF
10 16 (10.67%) Test Automation
11 14 (9.33%) Migration
11 14 (9.33%) Unit Testing
12 13 (8.67%) SysML
12 13 (8.67%) Content Management
12 13 (8.67%) Software Engineering
13 11 (7.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 77 (51.33%) Java
2 49 (32.67%) SQL
3 41 (27.33%) JavaScript
4 29 (19.33%) C#
5 14 (9.33%) Groovy
6 10 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 9 (6.00%) C++
7 9 (6.00%) Scala
8 6 (4.00%) XPath
8 6 (4.00%) PHP
8 6 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.67%) Apex Code
9 4 (2.67%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.67%) C
9 4 (2.67%) Python
10 3 (2.00%) XQuery
10 3 (2.00%) Ruby
11 2 (1.33%) Perl
11 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.67%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 10 (6.67%) Degree
2 9 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.67%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.33%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.33%) Puppet
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.33%) Control-M
4 1 (0.67%) Nagios
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.67%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 33 (22.00%) Oracle
2 15 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.67%) JBoss
4 12 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (5.33%) IBM
6 7 (4.67%) Google
7 4 (2.67%) ESRI
7 4 (2.67%) Informatica
8 3 (2.00%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.33%) Cerillion
9 2 (1.33%) Splunk
9 2 (1.33%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.33%) Talend
9 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.33%) Teradata
9 2 (1.33%) RedDot
9 2 (1.33%) StreamServe
9 2 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.33%) SAP
9 2 (1.33%) BEA
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