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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 49 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 89 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.22% 1.28% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.57% 4.64% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 26 10
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£400 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +29.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £323 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
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
769 841 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 27.83% 27.64% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 473 349
Average daily rate £388 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 37
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £26.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Essex +40 52 £375 -11.76% 6
Cambridgeshire +10 14 £400 +0.62% 10
Hertfordshire +5 14 £450 +38.46% 6
Suffolk +1 12 £400 -5.88% 6
Norfolk +7 8 £400 - 3
Bedfordshire - 4 £363 - 4
East Anglia - 1 £400 -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 99 (73.33%) Web Services
2 91 (67.41%) XML
3 74 (54.81%) Java
4 64 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (42.96%) REST
6 57 (42.22%) HTML
7 54 (40.00%) TDD
8 53 (39.26%) J2EE
9 45 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 45 (33.33%) SQL
10 38 (28.15%) HTML5
11 37 (27.41%) TopLink
12 36 (26.67%) JavaScript
12 36 (26.67%) CSS
13 34 (25.19%) C#
14 32 (23.70%) IBM
15 31 (22.96%) Linux
16 29 (21.48%) Windows
17 27 (20.00%) Relational Database
18 26 (19.26%) UNIX
18 26 (19.26%) Scrum
18 26 (19.26%) WCF
19 25 (18.52%) Eclipse
20 23 (17.04%) Ajax
21 22 (16.30%) WebSphere
21 22 (16.30%) SOA
21 22 (16.30%) .NET
22 21 (15.56%) Ant
22 21 (15.56%) Solaris
22 21 (15.56%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (16.30%) WebSphere
2 21 (15.56%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (7.41%) IIS
4 9 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.93%) JBoss
6 5 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.96%) GlassFish
8 3 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.48%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.48%) Confluence
9 2 (1.48%) Mule
10 1 (0.74%) Jetty
10 1 (0.74%) CMS
10 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.74%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Project
2 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Maximo
2 4 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.67%) PaaS
3 7 (5.19%) SaaS
4 2 (1.48%) Office 365
4 2 (1.48%) IaaS
4 2 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.48%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) FTP
2 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.22%) Internet
4 2 (1.48%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.48%) DNS
4 2 (1.48%) SSL
4 2 (1.48%) HTTP
4 2 (1.48%) LDAP
4 2 (1.48%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.93%) MySQL
4 7 (5.19%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.48%) DB2
6 2 (1.48%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (18.52%) Eclipse
2 21 (15.56%) Ant
2 21 (15.56%) SoapUI
3 10 (7.41%) JUnit
3 10 (7.41%) AccuRev
4 9 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.67%) Maven
4 9 (6.67%) Subversion
5 8 (5.93%) JIRA
6 6 (4.44%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.44%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.70%) Selenium
7 5 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (2.96%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.22%) ReSharper
9 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.22%) Hudson
10 2 (1.48%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.48%) Moq
General
1 21 (15.56%) Marketing
2 9 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.93%) Automotive
4 7 (5.19%) Finance
5 6 (4.44%) Legal
6 4 (2.96%) Retail
7 3 (2.22%) Games
8 2 (1.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.74%) Banking
9 1 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (67.41%) Developer
2 50 (37.04%) Java Developer
3 23 (17.04%) Architect
3 23 (17.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 20 (14.81%) BizTalk Developer
5 12 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 12 (8.89%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.93%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Integration Architect
9 6 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.44%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (4.44%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Applications Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (73.33%) Web Services
2 91 (67.41%) XML
3 58 (42.96%) REST
4 57 (42.22%) HTML
5 53 (39.26%) J2EE
6 38 (28.15%) HTML5
7 37 (27.41%) TopLink
8 36 (26.67%) CSS
9 26 (19.26%) WCF
10 23 (17.04%) Ajax
11 22 (16.30%) .NET
12 19 (14.07%) XHTML
12 19 (14.07%) Hibernate
13 18 (13.33%) JAX-RS
13 18 (13.33%) JSF
13 18 (13.33%) JAX-WS
14 16 (11.85%) PrimeFaces
15 13 (9.63%) .NET Framework
16 11 (8.15%) Spring
17 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.93%) Data Integration
2 7 (5.19%) GIS
2 7 (5.19%) Hedge funds
3 4 (2.96%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.22%) DataPower
4 3 (2.22%) Replication
4 3 (2.22%) Open Source
4 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.48%) User Experience
5 2 (1.48%) EMV
5 2 (1.48%) Online Games
6 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) RIA
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.96%) Linux
2 29 (21.48%) Windows
3 26 (19.26%) UNIX
4 21 (15.56%) Solaris
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.48%) CentOS
5 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (40.00%) TDD
3 26 (19.26%) Scrum
4 22 (16.30%) SOA
5 20 (14.81%) Content Management
5 20 (14.81%) OO
6 19 (14.07%) Digital Marketing
6 19 (14.07%) User Stories
7 17 (12.59%) Use Case
8 16 (11.85%) RUP
9 14 (10.37%) Validation
10 12 (8.89%) ETL
11 11 (8.15%) MVC
11 11 (8.15%) B2C
12 8 (5.93%) CRM
13 7 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.19%) TOGAF
14 6 (4.44%) UML
14 6 (4.44%) Performance Testing
15 5 (3.70%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 74 (54.81%) Java
2 45 (33.33%) SQL
3 36 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 34 (25.19%) C#
5 5 (3.70%) Perl
6 3 (2.22%) XPath
7 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.48%) VBScript
8 1 (0.74%) ABAP
8 1 (0.74%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.74%) MUMPS
8 1 (0.74%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (3.70%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.22%) Docker
2 2 (1.48%) vCloud
2 2 (1.48%) vSphere
2 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) OpenAM
2 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.48%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.48%) SCOM
3 2 (1.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (23.70%) IBM
2 16 (11.85%) Oracle
3 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.67%) VMware
4 9 (6.67%) Citrix
5 8 (5.93%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.19%) ESRI
7 6 (4.44%) ForgeRock
8 4 (2.96%) Adobe
9 3 (2.22%) SAP
9 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.22%) MKS
9 3 (2.22%) Apigee
9 3 (2.22%) Mashery
10 2 (1.48%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.48%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.48%) InterSystems
10 2 (1.48%) NetApp
10 2 (1.48%) Cisco
10 2 (1.48%) HP
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