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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 59 97 99
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 88 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.98% 1.38% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.27% 4.68% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 24 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £338 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.03 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +23.65%
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
781 855 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.42% 29.52% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 544 388
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 42
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £28.50 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 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 6 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
Essex +16 30 £363 -9.37% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 19 £375 -11.76% 14
Hertfordshire -3 16 £450 +29.49% 13
Suffolk +10 11 £444 +26.78% 3
Bedfordshire - 9 £375 - 1
Norfolk +7 7 £301 -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 116 (67.84%) Web Services
2 109 (63.74%) XML
3 84 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (46.20%) Java
5 66 (38.60%) REST
6 64 (37.43%) SQL Server
7 60 (35.09%) HTML
8 56 (32.75%) J2EE
9 54 (31.58%) SQL
10 53 (30.99%) TDD
11 45 (26.32%) C#
12 44 (25.73%) JavaScript
13 43 (25.15%) HTML5
14 39 (22.81%) .NET
15 38 (22.22%) TopLink
16 35 (20.47%) CSS
17 34 (19.88%) SoapUI
18 33 (19.30%) IBM
19 31 (18.13%) UNIX
19 31 (18.13%) Linux
20 30 (17.54%) Windows
20 30 (17.54%) Scrum
21 28 (16.37%) Relational Database
22 27 (15.79%) SOA
23 25 (14.62%) Eclipse
23 25 (14.62%) Oracle
23 25 (14.62%) WCF
24 24 (14.04%) Ajax
25 23 (13.45%) WebSphere
25 23 (13.45%) EclipseLink

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 (13.45%) WebSphere
2 19 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.02%) WebLogic
4 11 (6.43%) IIS
4 11 (6.43%) JBoss
5 10 (5.85%) CMS
6 8 (4.68%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (4.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (3.51%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.75%) Mule
9 3 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.17%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.58%) WordPress
11 1 (0.58%) Confluence
11 1 (0.58%) Jetty
11 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.85%) Maximo
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.85%) SaaS
2 10 (5.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Office 365
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.43%) FTP
2 4 (2.34%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.34%) LDAP
2 4 (2.34%) Internet
3 2 (1.17%) SSL
3 2 (1.17%) HTTP
4 1 (0.58%) SNMP
4 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (37.43%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.37%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.77%) MySQL
4 10 (5.85%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.75%) DB2
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.17%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (19.88%) SoapUI
2 25 (14.62%) Eclipse
3 21 (12.28%) Ant
4 16 (9.36%) Selenium
5 13 (7.60%) Maven
6 12 (7.02%) Subversion
6 12 (7.02%) Jenkins
7 11 (6.43%) JUnit
7 11 (6.43%) JIRA
8 10 (5.85%) AccuRev
9 9 (5.26%) Git (software)
10 8 (4.68%) LoadRunner
11 7 (4.09%) HP UFT
12 6 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (1.17%) JMeter
14 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.17%) WebDriver
14 2 (1.17%) Cucumber
14 2 (1.17%) Hudson
General
1 19 (11.11%) Marketing
2 12 (7.02%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.26%) Automotive
4 6 (3.51%) Finance
5 5 (2.92%) Legal
5 5 (2.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (63.16%) Developer
2 50 (29.24%) Java Developer
3 27 (15.79%) Architect
4 24 (14.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 18 (10.53%) BizTalk Developer
6 17 (9.94%) .NET Developer
7 16 (9.36%) Analyst
8 13 (7.60%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (6.43%) Senior Developer
9 11 (6.43%) Test Analyst
9 11 (6.43%) Technical Architect
9 11 (6.43%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Sitecore Developer
12 6 (3.51%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.51%) Consultant
12 6 (3.51%) Applications Architect
13 5 (2.92%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.92%) Applications Developer
13 5 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (67.84%) Web Services
2 109 (63.74%) XML
3 66 (38.60%) REST
4 60 (35.09%) HTML
5 56 (32.75%) J2EE
6 43 (25.15%) HTML5
7 39 (22.81%) .NET
8 38 (22.22%) TopLink
9 35 (20.47%) CSS
10 25 (14.62%) WCF
11 24 (14.04%) Ajax
12 23 (13.45%) EclipseLink
13 20 (11.70%) JSF
13 20 (11.70%) Hibernate
14 19 (11.11%) ASP.NET
15 18 (10.53%) XHTML
15 18 (10.53%) JAX-RS
15 18 (10.53%) JAX-WS
16 16 (9.36%) PrimeFaces
17 15 (8.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.85%) GIS
2 10 (5.85%) Data Integration
3 7 (4.09%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.34%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.75%) User Experience
6 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.17%) RIA
6 2 (1.17%) DataPower
7 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.13%) UNIX
1 31 (18.13%) Linux
2 30 (17.54%) Windows
3 22 (12.87%) Solaris
4 1 (0.58%) AIX
4 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
4 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.99%) TDD
3 30 (17.54%) Scrum
4 27 (15.79%) SOA
5 22 (12.87%) User Stories
6 21 (12.28%) OO
6 21 (12.28%) Content Management
7 19 (11.11%) MVC
8 18 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
9 16 (9.36%) Use Case
10 15 (8.77%) RUP
11 14 (8.19%) Validation
11 14 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (7.60%) ETL
13 11 (6.43%) B2C
14 10 (5.85%) TOGAF
15 9 (5.26%) Software Engineering
15 9 (5.26%) Web Development
16 8 (4.68%) CRM
16 8 (4.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 79 (46.20%) Java
2 54 (31.58%) SQL
3 45 (26.32%) C#
4 44 (25.73%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.68%) Perl
6 4 (2.34%) C++
7 3 (1.75%) Python
7 3 (1.75%) PHP
7 3 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.17%) XPath
9 1 (0.58%) PHP5
9 1 (0.58%) MUMPS
9 1 (0.58%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.58%) VB6
9 1 (0.58%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) ABAP
9 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (3.51%) Degree
2 5 (2.92%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.92%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.34%) ISEB
3 4 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) QA
2 2 (1.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) Docker
2 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.34%) OpenAM
3 3 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 33 (19.30%) IBM
2 25 (14.62%) Oracle
3 12 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.85%) Citrix
4 10 (5.85%) ESRI
4 10 (5.85%) VMware
5 8 (4.68%) Sitecore
5 8 (4.68%) TIBCO
6 6 (3.51%) HP
7 5 (2.92%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.92%) ForgeRock
8 4 (2.34%) Informatica
8 4 (2.34%) Adobe
9 3 (1.75%) SAP
9 3 (1.75%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.75%) MKS
10 2 (1.17%) InterSystems
10 2 (1.17%) Apigee
10 2 (1.17%) Mashery
10 2 (1.17%) Pega
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