The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 47 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 25 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.02% 1.03% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.31% 4.46% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -1.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +17.24%
SOAP
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
301 269 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.29% 23.19% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 128 54
Average daily rate £365 £335 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Edinburgh region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Edinburgh region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 66 (85.71%) XML
2 60 (77.92%) RESTful
3 53 (68.83%) Web Services
4 50 (64.94%) Java
5 43 (55.84%) HTTP
6 38 (49.35%) JSON
7 32 (41.56%) Linux
8 31 (40.26%) HTML
9 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (36.36%) jQuery
11 26 (33.77%) JavaScript
12 25 (32.47%) Java EE
13 24 (31.17%) Mac OS X
14 23 (29.87%) J2EE
14 23 (29.87%) Apache CXF
15 22 (28.57%) JSF
16 21 (27.27%) RichFaces
16 21 (27.27%) Waterfall
17 20 (25.97%) Open Source
17 20 (25.97%) CSS
18 19 (24.68%) JBoss
19 17 (22.08%) Web Design
20 16 (20.78%) Web Development
20 16 (20.78%) Project Management
21 15 (19.48%) JSP
21 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (19.48%) HTML5
22 14 (18.18%) Mentoring
22 14 (18.18%) User Experience
22 14 (18.18%) Unit Testing

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 11 (14.29%) IIS
2 10 (12.99%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (12.99%) Lync
2 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.79%) Apache
4 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.90%) CMS
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Heroku
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (55.84%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.30%) DNS
2 1 (1.30%) SSL
2 1 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.79%) MySQL
3 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Subversion
1 10 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) JUnit
2 5 (6.49%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.90%) JMeter
3 3 (3.90%) HttpUnit
4 2 (2.60%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.30%) Ant
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
1 9 (11.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (80.52%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) UI Developer
2 21 (27.27%) UI Programmer
3 20 (25.97%) Java Developer
4 14 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Lead Developer
6 10 (12.99%) SharePoint Developer
7 9 (11.69%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Senior UI Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Front-End Web Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Portal Developer
10 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Portal Developer
10 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Java Software Engineer
11 1 (1.30%) Software Architect
11 1 (1.30%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (85.71%) XML
2 60 (77.92%) RESTful
3 53 (68.83%) Web Services
4 38 (49.35%) JSON
5 31 (40.26%) HTML
6 28 (36.36%) jQuery
7 25 (32.47%) Java EE
8 23 (29.87%) J2EE
8 23 (29.87%) Apache CXF
9 22 (28.57%) JSF
10 21 (27.27%) RichFaces
11 20 (25.97%) CSS
12 15 (19.48%) JSP
12 15 (19.48%) HTML5
13 13 (16.88%) .NET
14 11 (14.29%) CSS3
15 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
16 9 (11.69%) Hibernate
17 8 (10.39%) Backbone.js
17 8 (10.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Open Source
2 14 (18.18%) User Experience
3 9 (11.69%) FMCG
4 3 (3.90%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.90%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (3.90%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.90%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.56%) Linux
2 24 (31.17%) Mac OS X
3 6 (7.79%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.79%) Android
4 4 (5.19%) Windows
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 17 (22.08%) Web Design
4 16 (20.78%) Web Development
4 16 (20.78%) Project Management
5 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 14 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 13 (16.88%) Refactoring
8 11 (14.29%) Scrum
8 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 9 (11.69%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (11.69%) Dependency Management
9 9 (11.69%) Coaching
10 8 (10.39%) Release Management
10 8 (10.39%) SOA
10 8 (10.39%) DSDM
11 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (64.94%) Java
2 26 (33.77%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.58%) SQL
4 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.79%) PHP
6 3 (3.90%) Perl
6 3 (3.90%) Ruby
6 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) Scala
7 2 (2.60%) Groovy
8 1 (1.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) XQuery
8 1 (1.30%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Puppet
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (1.30%) StatsD
1 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.30%) Nagios
1 1 (1.30%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) JBoss
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) InterSystems
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