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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 82 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 46 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.80% 1.67% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.01% 5.71% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +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
766 665 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.95% 29.15% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 364 432
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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
Suffolk -3 16 £413 +10.00% 4
Essex +11 10 £287 +10.38% 1
Hertfordshire +4 9 £450 +38.46% 6
Cambridgeshire -12 6 £513 +70.83% 8
Bedfordshire -5 5 £538 - 2
Norfolk - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 82 (78.10%) Web Services
2 72 (68.57%) XML
3 60 (57.14%) Java
4 59 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (53.33%) REST
6 48 (45.71%) TDD
7 44 (41.90%) HTML
8 40 (38.10%) JavaScript
9 39 (37.14%) CSS
10 35 (33.33%) Scrum
11 34 (32.38%) J2EE
12 32 (30.48%) Linux
13 30 (28.57%) SQL
14 29 (27.62%) Ant
14 29 (27.62%) Eclipse
15 27 (25.71%) UNIX
15 27 (25.71%) Ajax
15 27 (25.71%) HTML5
16 25 (23.81%) C#
17 24 (22.86%) Spring
18 23 (21.90%) Maven
18 23 (21.90%) Subversion
18 23 (21.90%) WCF
19 22 (20.95%) MySQL
20 21 (20.00%) JSON
21 20 (19.05%) .NET
21 20 (19.05%) Windows
21 20 (19.05%) Relational Database
22 18 (17.14%) Tomcat
22 18 (17.14%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (17.14%) Tomcat
2 17 (16.19%) Apache
3 12 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (10.48%) WebSphere
5 7 (6.67%) CMS
6 5 (4.76%) JBoss
7 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.86%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.90%) Node.js
9 2 (1.90%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.90%) Confluence
9 2 (1.90%) Mule
10 1 (0.95%) Liferay
10 1 (0.95%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.95%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.95%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.95%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.95%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.90%) IaaS
2 2 (1.90%) PaaS
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) BIG-IP
1 3 (2.86%) iSCSI
1 3 (2.86%) LDAP
1 3 (2.86%) DNS
1 3 (2.86%) HTTP
1 3 (2.86%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) FTP
3 1 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.95%) MySQL
2 20 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 10 (9.52%) RDBMS
5 9 (8.57%) NoSQL
6 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.95%) DB2
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (27.62%) Ant
1 29 (27.62%) Eclipse
2 23 (21.90%) Maven
2 23 (21.90%) Subversion
3 18 (17.14%) Git (software)
4 16 (15.24%) JUnit
5 15 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 14 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (9.52%) Mockito
7 10 (9.52%) IntelliJ
8 9 (8.57%) Selenium
9 8 (7.62%) JIRA
10 5 (4.76%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.86%) ReSharper
11 3 (2.86%) JMeter
11 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.90%) XMLSpy
12 2 (1.90%) Moq
12 2 (1.90%) NUnit
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
1 16 (15.24%) Marketing
2 6 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.76%) Publishing
4 3 (2.86%) Games
4 3 (2.86%) Advertising
4 3 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (63.81%) Developer
2 33 (31.43%) Java Developer
3 16 (15.24%) Architect
4 11 (10.48%) C# Developer
4 11 (10.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 10 (9.52%) BizTalk Developer
5 10 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.57%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.71%) Tester
8 6 (5.71%) CRM Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Java Architect
9 5 (4.76%) UI Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Integration Architect
9 5 (4.76%) UI Programmer
10 4 (3.81%) Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (2.86%) Java Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (78.10%) Web Services
2 72 (68.57%) XML
3 56 (53.33%) REST
4 44 (41.90%) HTML
5 39 (37.14%) CSS
6 34 (32.38%) J2EE
7 27 (25.71%) Ajax
7 27 (25.71%) HTML5
8 24 (22.86%) Spring
9 23 (21.90%) WCF
10 21 (20.00%) JSON
11 20 (19.05%) .NET
12 16 (15.24%) jQuery
13 15 (14.29%) Hibernate
13 15 (14.29%) JSP
14 14 (13.33%) TopLink
15 12 (11.43%) XHTML
15 12 (11.43%) JDBC
16 11 (10.48%) XSLT
17 10 (9.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) User Experience
1 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.76%) Biology
3 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.86%) DataPower
4 3 (2.86%) Online Games
4 3 (2.86%) Open Source
4 3 (2.86%) Replication
4 3 (2.86%) Social Media
5 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.90%) EMV
6 1 (0.95%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.48%) Linux
2 27 (25.71%) UNIX
3 20 (19.05%) Windows
4 10 (9.52%) Solaris
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) CentOS
7 1 (0.95%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (45.71%) TDD
3 35 (33.33%) Scrum
4 18 (17.14%) MVC
5 14 (13.33%) User Stories
6 13 (12.38%) BDD
6 13 (12.38%) SOA
7 12 (11.43%) OO
8 11 (10.48%) Content Management
9 10 (9.52%) Use Case
9 10 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 10 (9.52%) Unit Testing
9 10 (9.52%) CRM
9 10 (9.52%) RUP
10 9 (8.57%) Validation
11 8 (7.62%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (7.62%) MVVM
11 8 (7.62%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.67%) Performance Testing
12 7 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 60 (57.14%) Java
2 40 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 30 (28.57%) SQL
4 25 (23.81%) C#
5 5 (4.76%) XPath
6 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.90%) VBScript
6 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.95%) XQuery
7 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.95%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) MCITP
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.95%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (2.86%) vSphere
1 3 (2.86%) NFS
1 3 (2.86%) vCloud
1 3 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) OpenAM
2 3 (2.86%) SCOM
2 3 (2.86%) Puppet
3 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.33%) IBM
3 12 (11.43%) Oracle
4 9 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.71%) ForgeRock
6 3 (2.86%) VMware
6 3 (2.86%) Dell
6 3 (2.86%) Citrix
6 3 (2.86%) NetApp
6 3 (2.86%) Cisco
6 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.90%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.90%) Progress
7 2 (1.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.90%) Adobe
7 2 (1.90%) Informatica
7 2 (1.90%) Intel
7 2 (1.90%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.95%) Google
8 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
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