The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 162 167 178
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 643 595 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.34% 1.28% 1.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.82% 4.53% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 383 348
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 10
Average hourly rate £38.03 £30.75 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.65% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £27.33 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.61 £50.00 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £35.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+8.64% +9.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13352 13135 13905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.86% 28.34% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8766 8529 8604
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 278 337
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
SOAP
UK

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 22 July 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
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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 327 £430 -1.71% 110
South East +55 147 £350 - 56
East of England -5 39 £400 +23.07% 26
South West -6 38 £370 +9.62% 33
West Midlands +1 25 £425 +2.10% 2
North West -49 24 £350 +3.70% 31
East Midlands +7 15 £268 -37.05% 10
Yorkshire -24 13 £330 +10.00% 24
North East -15 5 £250 - 10
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 885 (63.58%) Web Services
2 645 (46.34%) Java
3 630 (45.26%) XML
4 503 (36.14%) REST
5 433 (31.11%) HTML
6 407 (29.24%) SQL
7 386 (27.73%) JavaScript
8 359 (25.79%) .NET
9 354 (25.43%) Scrum
10 323 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
10 323 (23.20%) TDD
11 305 (21.91%) Oracle
12 292 (20.98%) C#
13 264 (18.97%) SQL Server
14 256 (18.39%) CSS
15 248 (17.82%) SOA
16 246 (17.67%) MVC
17 245 (17.60%) J2EE
17 245 (17.60%) Spring
18 216 (15.52%) RESTful
19 199 (14.30%) Linux
20 196 (14.08%) JSON
21 177 (12.72%) Finance
22 175 (12.57%) Maven
23 174 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
23 174 (12.50%) BDD
24 172 (12.36%) jQuery
25 167 (12.00%) WCF
26 160 (11.49%) MySQL
27 157 (11.28%) Subversion

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 97 (6.97%) WebSphere
2 83 (5.96%) WebLogic
3 82 (5.89%) Tomcat
4 78 (5.60%) Apache
5 55 (3.95%) CMS
6 48 (3.45%) IIS
7 42 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 41 (2.95%) SharePoint
9 31 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 29 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.51%) Apache Solr
11 21 (1.51%) Drupal
12 18 (1.29%) Adobe CQ
13 15 (1.08%) GlassFish
14 14 (1.01%) AquaLogic
15 13 (0.93%) Confluence
16 12 (0.86%) ColdFusion
17 11 (0.79%) Node.js
17 11 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
18 10 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 38 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.79%) MS Office
3 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) MS Project
4 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.072%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.072%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 42 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.51%) Magento
3 17 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.93%) Workday HCM
5 11 (0.79%) SAP HR
5 11 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.57%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.072%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.072%) Tridion
11 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.072%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.44%) SaaS
2 19 (1.36%) Force.com
3 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.79%) Office 365
6 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.14%) Heroku
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.072%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.072%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.072%) Trello
9 1 (0.072%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.072%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 132 (9.48%) HTTP
2 65 (4.67%) Internet
3 60 (4.31%) LDAP
4 37 (2.66%) SSL
5 25 (1.80%) FTP
6 18 (1.29%) DNS
6 18 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.01%) Firewall
8 13 (0.93%) VPN
9 7 (0.50%) 4G
9 7 (0.50%) 2G
9 7 (0.50%) 3G
9 7 (0.50%) DDNS
9 7 (0.50%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.36%) IPv4
10 5 (0.36%) IPv6
10 5 (0.36%) VoIP
11 4 (0.29%) SSH
11 4 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.29%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 160 (11.49%) MySQL
3 78 (5.60%) Relational Database
4 74 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 65 (4.67%) MongoDB
6 55 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 54 (3.88%) Oracle Database
8 41 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (1.15%) DTS
15 14 (1.01%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.86%) Data Mining
16 12 (0.86%) DB2
17 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
18 10 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
19 9 (0.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 175 (12.57%) Maven
2 157 (11.28%) Subversion
3 142 (10.20%) SoapUI
4 129 (9.27%) Git (software)
5 125 (8.98%) Ant
6 117 (8.41%) JUnit
7 106 (7.61%) Selenium
8 94 (6.75%) Visual Studio
9 91 (6.54%) Eclipse
10 77 (5.53%) Cucumber
11 76 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 75 (5.39%) Jenkins
13 67 (4.81%) JIRA
14 56 (4.02%) WebDriver
15 37 (2.66%) Hudson
16 36 (2.59%) JBehave
17 31 (2.23%) SpecFlow
18 29 (2.08%) JMeter
18 29 (2.08%) Apache Ivy
19 25 (1.80%) eggPlant
General
1 177 (12.72%) Finance
2 90 (6.47%) Banking
3 77 (5.53%) Telecoms
3 77 (5.53%) Retail
4 33 (2.37%) Marketing
5 26 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.36%) Advertising
7 17 (1.22%) Electronics
8 15 (1.08%) Back Office
8 15 (1.08%) Publishing
8 15 (1.08%) Games
9 12 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.79%) Billing
11 10 (0.72%) Automotive
12 8 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.36%) German Language
15 4 (0.29%) Legal
16 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 769 (55.24%) Developer
2 221 (15.88%) Java Developer
3 153 (10.99%) Architect
4 142 (10.20%) Analyst
5 110 (7.90%) .NET Developer
6 90 (6.47%) Senior Developer
7 86 (6.18%) Test Analyst
8 78 (5.60%) Consultant
9 60 (4.31%) Tester
10 59 (4.24%) Web Developer
11 56 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
11 56 (4.02%) C# Developer
12 44 (3.16%) Test Engineer
12 44 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
13 43 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
14 42 (3.02%) PHP Developer
15 36 (2.59%) Software Developer
16 35 (2.51%) Software Engineer
17 34 (2.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 31 (2.23%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 885 (63.58%) Web Services
2 630 (45.26%) XML
3 503 (36.14%) REST
4 433 (31.11%) HTML
5 359 (25.79%) .NET
6 256 (18.39%) CSS
7 245 (17.60%) J2EE
7 245 (17.60%) Spring
8 216 (15.52%) RESTful
9 196 (14.08%) JSON
10 172 (12.36%) jQuery
11 167 (12.00%) WCF
12 149 (10.70%) Ajax
13 136 (9.77%) JMS
14 134 (9.63%) ASP.NET
15 123 (8.84%) Hibernate
16 115 (8.26%) WSDL
17 114 (8.19%) XSD
18 112 (8.05%) HTML5
19 102 (7.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.53%) Mobile App
2 64 (4.60%) Open Source
3 58 (4.17%) iPad
4 40 (2.87%) Social Media
5 38 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.87%) Data Integration
8 21 (1.51%) iPhone
9 20 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.29%) DTV
11 17 (1.22%) N-Tier
12 16 (1.15%) Digital Media
13 14 (1.01%) DataPower
13 14 (1.01%) Blackberry
14 13 (0.93%) CMDB
14 13 (0.93%) SWIFT
15 12 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
16 11 (0.79%) PKI
16 11 (0.79%) Visualisation
17 10 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 199 (14.30%) Linux
2 140 (10.06%) Windows
3 131 (9.41%) UNIX
4 82 (5.89%) Apple iOS
5 81 (5.82%) Android
6 22 (1.58%) Solaris
7 19 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.57%) Windows CE
10 6 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.36%) Fedora
12 4 (0.29%) HPUX
12 4 (0.29%) zOS
12 4 (0.29%) Debian
13 3 (0.22%) SUSE
13 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (25.43%) Scrum
2 323 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (23.20%) TDD
3 248 (17.82%) SOA
4 246 (17.67%) MVC
5 174 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 174 (12.50%) BDD
6 146 (10.49%) OO
7 137 (9.84%) E-Commerce
8 115 (8.26%) Content Management
9 114 (8.19%) Unit Testing
10 99 (7.11%) Test Automation
11 98 (7.04%) UML
11 98 (7.04%) CRM
12 96 (6.90%) Software Engineering
13 84 (6.03%) Migration
14 81 (5.82%) Web Development
15 73 (5.24%) OOP
16 67 (4.81%) Waterfall
17 64 (4.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 645 (46.34%) Java
2 407 (29.24%) SQL
3 386 (27.73%) JavaScript
4 292 (20.98%) C#
5 115 (8.26%) PHP
6 94 (6.75%) Groovy
7 77 (5.53%) T-SQL
8 63 (4.53%) PL/SQL
9 58 (4.17%) Python
10 55 (3.95%) Ruby
11 51 (3.66%) XPath
12 40 (2.87%) C++
13 34 (2.44%) Perl
13 34 (2.44%) Apex Code
14 30 (2.16%) Objective-C
15 23 (1.65%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.44%) C
17 19 (1.36%) VB
17 19 (1.36%) VB.NET
17 19 (1.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 103 (7.40%) Degree
2 48 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 39 (2.80%) ISEB
4 27 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.51%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.72%) MCITP
8 9 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.57%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 6 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.36%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.29%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.29%) RHCE
12 4 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.29%) CCNA
13 3 (0.22%) MBA
13 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.072%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.072%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.97%) QA
2 10 (0.72%) RosettaNet
3 6 (0.43%) SLA
4 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.22%) HL7
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.072%) COBIT
7 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.36%) NFS
4 4 (0.29%) Cygwin
4 4 (0.29%) HDFS
5 3 (0.22%) UAG
6 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.14%) NDS
6 2 (0.14%) vCloud
6 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.072%) KVM
7 1 (0.072%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.072%) Squid
7 1 (0.072%) Xen
7 1 (0.072%) Snort
7 1 (0.072%) qmail
7 1 (0.072%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.072%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.072%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 27 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.87%) Puppet
3 25 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.79%) Nagios
5 10 (0.72%) Capistrano
6 8 (0.57%) OpenSSO
6 8 (0.57%) HP UCMDB
7 6 (0.43%) CA SiteMinder
7 6 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.36%) Control-M
8 5 (0.36%) CA Wily
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.22%) MIIS
11 2 (0.14%) SCOM
11 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.14%) Opsview
11 2 (0.14%) CA LISA
11 2 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 305 (21.91%) Oracle
2 143 (10.27%) Microsoft
3 114 (8.19%) JBoss
4 89 (6.39%) SAP
5 82 (5.89%) IBM
6 79 (5.68%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (3.66%) Endeca
8 45 (3.23%) ATG
9 39 (2.80%) HP
10 36 (2.59%) Perforce
11 24 (1.72%) VMware
12 23 (1.65%) ServiceNow
12 23 (1.65%) Sun
13 22 (1.58%) Apple
14 21 (1.51%) TIBCO
15 20 (1.44%) Google
15 20 (1.44%) Red Hat
16 19 (1.36%) BEA
17 18 (1.29%) Adobe
17 18 (1.29%) Siebel
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - 430 per day
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