The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 153 164 162
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 740 646 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.40% 1.35% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.20% 4.62% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 446 397
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £34.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £48.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +6.84%
SOAP
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14241 13993 13926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.89% 29.22% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9688 9315 8537
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 255 341
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in England

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in England

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in England

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
London +25 371 £424 -5.83% 101
South East +13 165 £386 +5.46% 61
East of England -11 60 £420 +25.18% 17
Yorkshire -9 33 £318 +5.83% 21
North West -14 33 £375 +7.14% 45
West Midlands +7 25 £385 +2.66% 6
North East -21 21 £331 +20.45% 6
South West -35 19 £333 -5.00% 31
East Midlands -11 4 £383 +18.60% 11
Midlands - 4 £450 -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 804 (57.93%) Web Services
2 743 (53.53%) Java
3 676 (48.70%) XML
4 655 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
5 552 (39.77%) REST
6 421 (30.33%) HTML
7 393 (28.31%) JavaScript
8 382 (27.52%) SQL
9 380 (27.38%) Scrum
10 352 (25.36%) Oracle
11 319 (22.98%) TDD
12 301 (21.69%) .NET
13 277 (19.96%) CSS
14 274 (19.74%) Spring
15 263 (18.95%) C#
16 240 (17.29%) SOA
17 239 (17.22%) J2EE
18 238 (17.15%) RESTful
19 234 (16.86%) MVC
20 233 (16.79%) JSON
21 226 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
22 224 (16.14%) Linux
23 215 (15.49%) Git (software)
24 210 (15.13%) Subversion
25 207 (14.91%) Maven
26 192 (13.83%) SQL Server
27 185 (13.33%) jQuery
28 184 (13.26%) MySQL
29 180 (12.97%) Finance
30 179 (12.90%) OO

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 138 (9.94%) Apache
2 131 (9.44%) JBoss
3 125 (9.01%) Tomcat
4 106 (7.64%) WebSphere
5 86 (6.20%) CMS
6 77 (5.55%) WebLogic
7 40 (2.88%) SharePoint
8 39 (2.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 36 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 35 (2.52%) Node.js
11 32 (2.31%) IIS
12 30 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (2.02%) Confluence
14 22 (1.59%) Drupal
15 21 (1.51%) Adobe CQ
16 19 (1.37%) Apache Solr
16 19 (1.37%) AquaLogic
17 18 (1.30%) WordPress
18 14 (1.01%) WebSphere Process Server
19 12 (0.86%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 46 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.86%) MS Office
3 9 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.22%) MS Project
7 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 43 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.86%) Magento
2 12 (0.86%) Workday HCM
3 11 (0.79%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.43%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 6 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.072%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.072%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.072%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.072%) Cordys
9 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.072%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.072%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.072%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.09%) Force.com
1 29 (2.09%) SaaS
2 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.58%) GitHub
5 7 (0.50%) Heroku
5 7 (0.50%) Office 365
6 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.072%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.072%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.072%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 163 (11.74%) HTTP
2 66 (4.76%) Internet
3 50 (3.60%) SSL
4 34 (2.45%) FTP
5 26 (1.87%) LDAP
6 21 (1.51%) DNS
7 10 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.65%) VoIP
8 9 (0.65%) Intranet
9 7 (0.50%) SSH
10 6 (0.43%) Firewall
10 6 (0.43%) SAN
10 6 (0.43%) SMTP
10 6 (0.43%) NAS
11 5 (0.36%) VPN
12 4 (0.29%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.29%) SDH
12 4 (0.29%) 3G
12 4 (0.29%) MPLS
12 4 (0.29%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 184 (13.26%) MySQL
3 116 (8.36%) Relational Database
4 94 (6.77%) Oracle Database
5 72 (5.19%) NoSQL
6 56 (4.03%) RDBMS
7 55 (3.96%) MongoDB
8 39 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 36 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (1.51%) DB2
13 17 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.15%) Hadoop
15 14 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
18 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 215 (15.49%) Git (software)
2 210 (15.13%) Subversion
3 207 (14.91%) Maven
4 137 (9.87%) Ant
5 127 (9.15%) SoapUI
6 120 (8.65%) Eclipse
7 116 (8.36%) Jenkins
8 115 (8.29%) JIRA
9 107 (7.71%) JUnit
10 106 (7.64%) Selenium
11 66 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 57 (4.11%) Cucumber
13 56 (4.03%) Visual Studio
14 38 (2.74%) JMeter
15 37 (2.67%) WebDriver
16 31 (2.23%) Hudson
17 28 (2.02%) Mockito
17 28 (2.02%) IntelliJ
18 25 (1.80%) QuickTest Pro
19 23 (1.66%) Mercurial
General
1 180 (12.97%) Finance
2 87 (6.27%) Banking
3 81 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 68 (4.90%) Retail
5 39 (2.81%) Marketing
6 25 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.66%) Publishing
8 21 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.08%) Advertising
10 11 (0.79%) Back Office
10 11 (0.79%) Legal
10 11 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.72%) Billing
11 10 (0.72%) Front Office
12 9 (0.65%) Games
13 8 (0.58%) Electronics
14 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.36%) French Language
14 5 (0.36%) German Language
15 4 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 800 (57.64%) Developer
2 255 (18.37%) Java Developer
3 182 (13.11%) Architect
4 109 (7.85%) Analyst
5 87 (6.27%) .NET Developer
6 79 (5.69%) Senior Developer
7 65 (4.68%) Tester
8 62 (4.47%) Test Analyst
9 61 (4.39%) PHP Developer
10 57 (4.11%) Consultant
11 56 (4.03%) Web Developer
12 54 (3.89%) Software Engineer
13 52 (3.75%) C# Developer
14 51 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
15 39 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
16 37 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
17 36 (2.59%) Salesforce.com Developer
18 35 (2.52%) Technical Architect
19 30 (2.16%) Software Developer
19 30 (2.16%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 804 (57.93%) Web Services
2 676 (48.70%) XML
3 552 (39.77%) REST
4 421 (30.33%) HTML
5 301 (21.69%) .NET
6 277 (19.96%) CSS
7 274 (19.74%) Spring
8 239 (17.22%) J2EE
9 238 (17.15%) RESTful
10 233 (16.79%) JSON
11 185 (13.33%) jQuery
12 175 (12.61%) WSDL
13 164 (11.82%) Ajax
14 145 (10.45%) XSD
15 134 (9.65%) JMS
16 128 (9.22%) HTML5
17 127 (9.15%) WCF
18 122 (8.79%) Middleware
19 109 (7.85%) Hibernate
20 102 (7.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.62%) Open Source
1 78 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.97%) iPad
3 61 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 54 (3.89%) Social Media
5 53 (3.82%) User Experience
6 52 (3.75%) Computer Science
7 42 (3.03%) Data Integration
8 40 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.02%) iPhone
9 28 (2.02%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.66%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.15%) Web 2.0
12 16 (1.15%) Derivative
13 15 (1.08%) GIS
14 14 (1.01%) DataPower
14 14 (1.01%) Hedge funds
15 13 (0.94%) Management Information System
16 12 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 224 (16.14%) Linux
2 147 (10.59%) UNIX
3 120 (8.65%) Windows
4 74 (5.33%) Apple iOS
5 55 (3.96%) Android
6 37 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (2.23%) Solaris
8 16 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.58%) Debian
10 8 (0.58%) CentOS
10 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.58%) AIX
11 7 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.43%) HPUX
13 5 (0.36%) zOS
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (27.38%) Scrum
3 319 (22.98%) TDD
4 240 (17.29%) SOA
5 234 (16.86%) MVC
6 226 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 179 (12.90%) OO
8 139 (10.01%) E-Commerce
9 121 (8.72%) BDD
10 111 (8.00%) Software Engineering
11 110 (7.93%) Content Management
12 98 (7.06%) Migration
12 98 (7.06%) UML
13 93 (6.70%) CRM
14 89 (6.41%) Unit Testing
15 78 (5.62%) Waterfall
16 77 (5.55%) Workflow
17 74 (5.33%) Web Development
18 73 (5.26%) OOP
19 69 (4.97%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 743 (53.53%) Java
2 393 (28.31%) JavaScript
3 382 (27.52%) SQL
4 263 (18.95%) C#
5 117 (8.43%) PHP
6 83 (5.98%) Groovy
7 66 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 62 (4.47%) Python
9 54 (3.89%) XPath
10 51 (3.67%) Ruby
11 44 (3.17%) C++
12 40 (2.88%) Apex Code
13 37 (2.67%) Objective-C
14 36 (2.59%) Scala
15 33 (2.38%) Perl
16 32 (2.31%) Shell Script
17 31 (2.23%) PHP5
18 25 (1.80%) C
18 25 (1.80%) VB.NET
19 22 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 105 (7.56%) Degree
2 72 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.87%) ISEB
5 19 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.22%) MCITP
7 16 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.65%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.65%) BC Cleared
8 9 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.58%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 8 (0.58%) JNCIA
9 8 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.58%) CCNA
10 6 (0.43%) RHCE
10 6 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.072%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.70%) QA
2 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.36%) SLA
3 2 (0.14%) WCAG
3 2 (0.14%) WAI
3 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.072%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.65%) NFS
2 9 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.36%) vCloud
4 4 (0.29%) HDFS
5 3 (0.22%) vSphere
5 3 (0.22%) UAG
6 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.14%) Docker
6 2 (0.14%) NDS
7 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.072%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 51 (3.67%) Puppet
2 24 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.43%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.36%) OpenView
5 5 (0.36%) CA SiteMinder
5 5 (0.36%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.29%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.29%) Nagios
6 4 (0.29%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.29%) OpenSSO
6 4 (0.29%) YUM
7 3 (0.22%) SCOM
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.22%) MIIS
7 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.22%) Ansible
8 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 352 (25.36%) Oracle
2 140 (10.09%) Microsoft
3 94 (6.77%) IBM
4 80 (5.76%) Salesforce.com
5 67 (4.83%) SAP
6 51 (3.67%) Endeca
7 49 (3.53%) ATG
8 39 (2.81%) Perforce
9 38 (2.74%) TIBCO
10 33 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 33 (2.38%) Google
11 31 (2.23%) HP
12 25 (1.80%) Adobe
12 25 (1.80%) Atlassian
12 25 (1.80%) VMware
13 21 (1.51%) Apple
13 21 (1.51%) Sun
13 21 (1.51%) BEA
14 20 (1.44%) Informatica
15 19 (1.37%) Zend
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