The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 57 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 96 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.07% 1.35% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.57% 4.55% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 25 16
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £338 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 - £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 - £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.82% +8.64%
SOAP
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
830 902 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.55% 29.81% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 563 381
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 44
Average hourly rate £37.45 £35.00 £29.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% +16.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £20.40 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.72 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +13 31 £375 -11.76% 9
Essex +7 20 £350 -12.50% 2
Suffolk +9 17 £425 +21.42% 2
Hertfordshire -4 16 £450 +20.00% 7
Norfolk +3 8 £301 +0.16% 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £475 - 4
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 128 (68.82%) Web Services
2 117 (62.90%) XML
3 94 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (44.62%) Java
5 66 (35.48%) REST
6 65 (34.95%) SQL Server
7 60 (32.26%) HTML
8 59 (31.72%) SQL
9 54 (29.03%) C#
10 52 (27.96%) J2EE
11 51 (27.42%) TDD
12 49 (26.34%) JavaScript
13 46 (24.73%) .NET
14 39 (20.97%) CSS
14 39 (20.97%) HTML5
15 38 (20.43%) SoapUI
16 37 (19.89%) Scrum
17 35 (18.82%) Windows
18 34 (18.28%) Linux
18 34 (18.28%) TopLink
19 31 (16.67%) WCF
19 31 (16.67%) UNIX
19 31 (16.67%) IBM
20 29 (15.59%) Relational Database
21 26 (13.98%) Oracle
22 25 (13.44%) OO
22 25 (13.44%) Eclipse
22 25 (13.44%) Ajax
23 24 (12.90%) Hibernate
23 24 (12.90%) Ant

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 23 (12.37%) WebSphere
2 21 (11.29%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.45%) WebLogic
4 12 (6.45%) IIS
5 10 (5.38%) JBoss
5 10 (5.38%) CMS
6 9 (4.84%) Apache
7 8 (4.30%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (3.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (3.23%) GlassFish
9 6 (3.23%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (1.08%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (1.08%) Jetty
11 2 (1.08%) Mule
12 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.38%) Maximo
2 5 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.38%) SaaS
2 10 (5.38%) PaaS
3 3 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.91%) FTP
2 4 (2.15%) HTTP
2 4 (2.15%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.15%) LDAP
2 4 (2.15%) Internet
3 2 (1.08%) SSL
4 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (34.95%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.59%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.06%) MySQL
4 10 (5.38%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.61%) DB2
7 2 (1.08%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (20.43%) SoapUI
2 25 (13.44%) Eclipse
3 24 (12.90%) Ant
4 17 (9.14%) Selenium
5 16 (8.60%) Maven
5 16 (8.60%) Jenkins
6 13 (6.99%) JIRA
6 13 (6.99%) Subversion
7 10 (5.38%) Git (software)
8 9 (4.84%) AccuRev
8 9 (4.84%) JUnit
9 8 (4.30%) LoadRunner
9 8 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.76%) HP UFT
11 4 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (1.08%) JMeter
12 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.08%) Hudson
General
1 19 (10.22%) Marketing
2 10 (5.38%) Manufacturing
2 10 (5.38%) Finance
3 9 (4.84%) Automotive
4 5 (2.69%) Retail
5 4 (2.15%) Legal
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (65.05%) Developer
2 54 (29.03%) Java Developer
3 25 (13.44%) Architect
4 21 (11.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 20 (10.75%) BizTalk Developer
6 18 (9.68%) .NET Developer
7 17 (9.14%) Analyst
8 15 (8.06%) Senior Developer
8 15 (8.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 13 (6.99%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (6.45%) Test Analyst
11 11 (5.91%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.84%) J2EE Developer
13 8 (4.30%) Sitecore Developer
14 7 (3.76%) C# Developer
15 6 (3.23%) Applications Architect
15 6 (3.23%) Web Developer
16 5 (2.69%) Consultant
16 5 (2.69%) Applications Developer
16 5 (2.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (68.82%) Web Services
2 117 (62.90%) XML
3 66 (35.48%) REST
4 60 (32.26%) HTML
5 52 (27.96%) J2EE
6 46 (24.73%) .NET
7 39 (20.97%) CSS
7 39 (20.97%) HTML5
8 34 (18.28%) TopLink
9 31 (16.67%) WCF
10 25 (13.44%) Ajax
11 24 (12.90%) Hibernate
12 23 (12.37%) EclipseLink
13 22 (11.83%) ASP.NET
14 18 (9.68%) XHTML
14 18 (9.68%) JAX-WS
14 18 (9.68%) JAX-RS
15 17 (9.14%) Spring
15 17 (9.14%) JSF
16 16 (8.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.38%) Data Integration
2 10 (5.38%) GIS
3 8 (4.30%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.15%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.15%) User Experience
5 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.08%) Biology
6 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.08%) Life Science
6 2 (1.08%) RIA
7 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.82%) Windows
2 34 (18.28%) Linux
3 31 (16.67%) UNIX
4 22 (11.83%) Solaris
5 1 (0.54%) AIX
5 1 (0.54%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.42%) TDD
3 37 (19.89%) Scrum
4 25 (13.44%) OO
5 23 (12.37%) SOA
6 22 (11.83%) User Stories
7 21 (11.29%) MVC
7 21 (11.29%) Content Management
8 19 (10.22%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.06%) Use Case
10 14 (7.53%) RUP
11 13 (6.99%) Validation
12 12 (6.45%) CRM
13 11 (5.91%) ETL
13 11 (5.91%) B2C
14 10 (5.38%) TOGAF
14 10 (5.38%) Software Engineering
15 9 (4.84%) Web Development
16 8 (4.30%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (44.62%) Java
2 59 (31.72%) SQL
3 54 (29.03%) C#
4 49 (26.34%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.30%) Perl
6 5 (2.69%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.15%) C++
8 3 (1.61%) Python
8 3 (1.61%) PHP
8 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.61%) Groovy
9 2 (1.08%) XPath
10 1 (0.54%) PHP5
10 1 (0.54%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.54%) VB6
10 1 (0.54%) VB
10 1 (0.54%) ABAP
10 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (4.30%) ISEB
2 7 (3.76%) Degree
3 5 (2.69%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.54%) MCITP
6 1 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.45%) QA
2 3 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.69%) Docker
2 3 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.15%) OpenAM
3 3 (1.61%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 31 (16.67%) IBM
2 26 (13.98%) Oracle
3 19 (10.22%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.38%) Citrix
4 10 (5.38%) ESRI
4 10 (5.38%) VMware
5 8 (4.30%) Sitecore
5 8 (4.30%) TIBCO
6 6 (3.23%) HP
7 5 (2.69%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.15%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.15%) Informatica
8 4 (2.15%) Adobe
8 4 (2.15%) Google
8 4 (2.15%) ForgeRock
9 3 (1.61%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.61%) SAP
9 3 (1.61%) MKS
10 2 (1.08%) InterSystems
10 2 (1.08%) Sybase
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