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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 52 94 93
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 99 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.27% 1.63% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.66% 5.38% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 26 20
Average daily rate
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£390 £396 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +13.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.28 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+23.99% -31.45%
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
849 930 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.06% 30.39% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 578 362
Average daily rate £365 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 35
Average hourly rate £36.67 £28.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £14.75 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.95 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +28 37 £338 -15.62% 10
Hertfordshire +13 23 £420 +8.56% 9
Suffolk +7 18 £438 +9.37%
Essex +5 11 £338 -15.62% 2
Bedfordshire +19 10 £575 +35.29% 1
Norfolk +6 4 £200 -33.33%
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 123 (65.08%) Web Services
2 101 (53.44%) XML
3 88 (46.56%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (38.62%) Java
4 73 (38.62%) REST
5 68 (35.98%) SQL Server
6 60 (31.75%) C#
7 58 (30.69%) SQL
8 54 (28.57%) .NET
9 46 (24.34%) HTML
10 45 (23.81%) JavaScript
11 43 (22.75%) TDD
12 40 (21.16%) J2EE
13 36 (19.05%) SoapUI
14 34 (17.99%) SOA
14 34 (17.99%) WCF
15 33 (17.46%) Scrum
16 32 (16.93%) CSS
17 28 (14.81%) Microsoft
18 27 (14.29%) Oracle
19 26 (13.76%) Windows
19 26 (13.76%) IBM
20 25 (13.23%) HTML5
21 24 (12.70%) Jenkins
21 24 (12.70%) ASP.NET
21 24 (12.70%) Ant
21 24 (12.70%) Spring
22 23 (12.17%) Maven
22 23 (12.17%) JIRA
22 23 (12.17%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (8.47%) SharePoint
1 16 (8.47%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.94%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (7.41%) Apache
4 12 (6.35%) WebLogic
5 11 (5.82%) IIS
5 11 (5.82%) CMS
6 10 (5.29%) JBoss
7 9 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (3.17%) Tomcat
9 6 (3.17%) GlassFish
9 6 (3.17%) Mule
10 4 (2.12%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (1.59%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.59%) Confluence
12 2 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (1.06%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (6.88%) Maximo
2 6 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.88%) SaaS
2 13 (6.88%) PaaS
3 3 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.41%) FTP
2 4 (2.12%) LDAP
2 4 (2.12%) Internet
3 3 (1.59%) HTTP
3 3 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.06%) SSL
5 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (35.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.17%) Relational Database
3 17 (8.99%) MySQL
4 13 (6.88%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.59%) DB2
6 3 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (19.05%) SoapUI
2 24 (12.70%) Jenkins
2 24 (12.70%) Ant
3 23 (12.17%) Maven
3 23 (12.17%) JIRA
4 17 (8.99%) Eclipse
5 16 (8.47%) Selenium
6 11 (5.82%) Git (software)
7 10 (5.29%) Subversion
8 8 (4.23%) LoadRunner
9 7 (3.70%) HP UFT
9 7 (3.70%) JUnit
9 7 (3.70%) AccuRev
9 7 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.06%) JMeter
11 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.06%) Hudson
12 1 (0.53%) GCC
General
1 11 (5.82%) Finance
2 10 (5.29%) Marketing
3 8 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.70%) Automotive
5 4 (2.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (57.67%) Developer
2 49 (25.93%) Java Developer
3 37 (19.58%) Architect
4 20 (10.58%) Analyst
5 19 (10.05%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 18 (9.52%) .NET Developer
7 16 (8.47%) Test Analyst
8 14 (7.41%) BizTalk Developer
8 14 (7.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 12 (6.35%) Senior Developer
9 12 (6.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (4.76%) J2EE Developer
10 9 (4.76%) Sitecore Developer
11 8 (4.23%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) Applications Architect
12 6 (3.17%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.17%) CRM Developer
12 6 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (65.08%) Web Services
2 101 (53.44%) XML
3 73 (38.62%) REST
4 54 (28.57%) .NET
5 46 (24.34%) HTML
6 40 (21.16%) J2EE
7 34 (17.99%) WCF
8 32 (16.93%) CSS
9 25 (13.23%) HTML5
10 24 (12.70%) ASP.NET
10 24 (12.70%) Spring
11 21 (11.11%) Hibernate
11 21 (11.11%) TopLink
12 20 (10.58%) RESTful
13 19 (10.05%) Ajax
14 16 (8.47%) Middleware
14 16 (8.47%) jQuery
15 15 (7.94%) .NET Framework
16 14 (7.41%) EclipseLink
17 12 (6.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.88%) Data Integration
2 13 (6.88%) GIS
3 8 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.70%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.12%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.12%) User Experience
6 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.06%) Biology
6 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.06%) Life Science
6 2 (1.06%) RIA
7 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.76%) Windows
2 23 (12.17%) Linux
3 19 (10.05%) UNIX
4 13 (6.88%) Solaris
5 1 (0.53%) AIX
5 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (46.56%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.75%) TDD
3 34 (17.99%) SOA
4 33 (17.46%) Scrum
5 22 (11.64%) OO
6 21 (11.11%) MVC
7 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
7 16 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (7.94%) Automated Testing
9 14 (7.41%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.41%) ETL
9 14 (7.41%) User Stories
10 13 (6.88%) CRM
10 13 (6.88%) TOGAF
10 13 (6.88%) Software Testing
10 13 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (6.35%) Content Management
12 10 (5.29%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.29%) B2C
12 10 (5.29%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 73 (38.62%) Java
2 60 (31.75%) C#
3 58 (30.69%) SQL
4 45 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.29%) Groovy
6 8 (4.23%) Perl
7 5 (2.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.12%) C++
9 3 (1.59%) Python
9 3 (1.59%) PHP
9 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) VB
10 1 (0.53%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.53%) VB6
10 1 (0.53%) PHP5
10 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (7.94%) ISEB
2 8 (4.23%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.17%) Degree
5 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.53%) MCITP
7 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.12%) OpenAM
3 3 (1.59%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 28 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.29%) Oracle
3 26 (13.76%) IBM
4 13 (6.88%) Citrix
4 13 (6.88%) ESRI
4 13 (6.88%) VMware
5 9 (4.76%) Sitecore
6 8 (4.23%) MuleSoft
6 8 (4.23%) TIBCO
7 6 (3.17%) HP
8 5 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.12%) Adobe
9 4 (2.12%) ForgeRock
9 4 (2.12%) Google
10 3 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.59%) WSO2
10 3 (1.59%) Sybase
10 3 (1.59%) Informatica
10 3 (1.59%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.06%) MKS
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