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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 46 64 108
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +44
Contract jobs citing SOAP 89 85 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.54% 2.86% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.36% 10.83% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 24
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Median hourly rate £31.14 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.14 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-29.23% +3.52%
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
666 785 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.48% 26.41% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 479 529
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 31
Median hourly rate £31.27 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.82% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.94 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +5 38 £240 -31.42% 3
Suffolk +4 16 £480 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire +17 14 £400 - 4
Bedfordshire +9 14 £588 +34.28%
Hertfordshire +1 7 £370 -17.77% 6
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 115 (67.65%) Web Services
2 114 (67.06%) REST
3 98 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (50.59%) XML
5 79 (46.47%) Java
6 64 (37.65%) SOA
7 60 (35.29%) .NET
8 56 (32.94%) C#
9 53 (31.18%) Microsoft
10 45 (26.47%) SQL Server
11 44 (25.88%) TDD
12 43 (25.29%) SQL
13 42 (24.71%) Open Source
14 41 (24.12%) HTML
15 40 (23.53%) Oracle
15 40 (23.53%) JSON
16 39 (22.94%) AngularJS
17 34 (20.00%) Middleware
18 33 (19.41%) Software Engineering
19 30 (17.65%) Finance
20 28 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (15.88%) CRM
22 26 (15.29%) Scrum
22 26 (15.29%) Microservices
23 25 (14.71%) Apache Camel
23 25 (14.71%) Reverse Engineering
24 24 (14.12%) HTML5
24 24 (14.12%) WSO2
24 24 (14.12%) MS Excel
25 23 (13.53%) E-Commerce

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (11.18%) JBoss
2 18 (10.59%) Oracle Service Bus
3 17 (10.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 17 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (7.65%) WebLogic
5 12 (7.06%) IIS
6 11 (6.47%) WebSphere
7 10 (5.88%) CMS
8 8 (4.71%) Confluence
8 8 (4.71%) Mule
9 7 (4.12%) Apache
9 7 (4.12%) SharePoint
10 6 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (3.53%) GlassFish
11 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
12 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (1.18%) NetWeaver
13 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
14 1 (0.59%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 24 (14.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (10.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.59%) Maximo
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.88%) Force.com
2 10 (5.88%) Heroku
3 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.76%) GitHub
4 3 (1.76%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (1.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.59%) IaaS
6 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.12%) Internet
2 4 (2.35%) Firewall
2 4 (2.35%) LDAP
3 3 (1.76%) FTP
4 1 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.59%) DNS
4 1 (0.59%) Megaco
4 1 (0.59%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.76%) MySQL
3 10 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.12%) DB2
6 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.76%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.18%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.59%) Big Data
9 1 (0.59%) GIS
9 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.59%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (9.41%) SoapUI
2 14 (8.24%) AccuRev
3 12 (7.06%) JIRA
4 10 (5.88%) EasyMock
4 10 (5.88%) Mockito
5 7 (4.12%) Ant
5 7 (4.12%) Maven
5 7 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.53%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.94%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.35%) Selenium
9 3 (1.76%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.76%) VisualVM
10 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.18%) Subversion
11 1 (0.59%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.59%) PVCS
11 1 (0.59%) Xcode
General
1 30 (17.65%) Finance
2 8 (4.71%) Retail
3 5 (2.94%) Automotive
3 5 (2.94%) Marketing
4 4 (2.35%) Legal
4 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 119 (70.00%) Developer
2 52 (30.59%) Java Developer
3 35 (20.59%) Architect
4 24 (14.12%) Technical Architect
5 23 (13.53%) SOA Developer
6 21 (12.35%) .NET Developer
7 20 (11.76%) Agile Developer
8 19 (11.18%) Senior Developer
9 15 (8.82%) J2EE Developer
10 14 (8.24%) Agile Java Developer
11 12 (7.06%) Designer
11 12 (7.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 10 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Architect
12 10 (5.88%) Senior Designer
13 9 (5.29%) C# Developer
13 9 (5.29%) Integration Developer
13 9 (5.29%) XML Developer
14 8 (4.71%) Consultant
14 8 (4.71%) Senior .NET Developer
14 8 (4.71%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (67.65%) Web Services
2 114 (67.06%) REST
3 86 (50.59%) XML
4 60 (35.29%) .NET
5 41 (24.12%) HTML
6 40 (23.53%) JSON
7 39 (22.94%) AngularJS
8 34 (20.00%) Middleware
9 25 (14.71%) Apache Camel
10 24 (14.12%) HTML5
11 22 (12.94%) .NET Framework
11 22 (12.94%) WCF
12 19 (11.18%) XSD
12 19 (11.18%) XSLT
13 18 (10.59%) J2EE
13 18 (10.59%) TopLink
14 17 (10.00%) JSF
14 17 (10.00%) RESTful
14 17 (10.00%) WireMock
15 16 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.41%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (8.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (7.65%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.71%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.12%) User Experience
7 5 (2.94%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.35%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.35%) DataPower
8 4 (2.35%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.76%) iPad
9 3 (1.76%) RIA
10 2 (1.18%) Clustering
10 2 (1.18%) Replication
11 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.59%) FMCG
11 1 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.41%) Windows
2 11 (6.47%) Android
2 11 (6.47%) Apple iOS
3 10 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.71%) Linux
5 5 (2.94%) Unix
6 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (37.65%) SOA
3 44 (25.88%) TDD
4 42 (24.71%) Open Source
5 33 (19.41%) Software Engineering
6 27 (15.88%) CRM
7 26 (15.29%) Microservices
7 26 (15.29%) Scrum
8 25 (14.71%) Reverse Engineering
9 23 (13.53%) E-Commerce
10 21 (12.35%) Data Modelling
11 18 (10.59%) OO
12 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (9.41%) User Stories
14 15 (8.82%) Low Latency
14 15 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (8.24%) Migration
15 14 (8.24%) OOA/OOD
16 13 (7.65%) Automated Testing
16 13 (7.65%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 79 (46.47%) Java
2 56 (32.94%) C#
3 43 (25.29%) SQL
4 15 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.65%) Apex Code
6 12 (7.06%) SOQL
7 6 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.35%) Groovy
9 2 (1.18%) ABAP
9 2 (1.18%) C++
9 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.18%) XPath
10 1 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (2.94%) ISEB
2 4 (2.35%) Degree
2 4 (2.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (1.76%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) MCITP
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) SLA
2 4 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.76%) Opsview
3 1 (0.59%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 53 (31.18%) Microsoft
2 40 (23.53%) Oracle
3 24 (14.12%) WSO2
4 19 (11.18%) Red Hat
5 18 (10.59%) SAP
6 17 (10.00%) Google
7 15 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (7.65%) IBM
9 11 (6.47%) Siebel
10 7 (4.12%) Atlassian
11 5 (2.94%) HP
12 4 (2.35%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.35%) webMethods
13 3 (1.76%) BEA
13 3 (1.76%) Software AG
13 3 (1.76%) Splunk
14 2 (1.18%) Infor
14 2 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
15 1 (0.59%) CA
15 1 (0.59%) Citrix