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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 142 142 184
Rank change year-on-year
0 +42
Contract jobs citing SOAP 771 632 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.47% 1.44% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.51% 5.36% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 415 328
Average daily rate £380 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £25.81 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13998 11791 14339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.73% 26.85% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9150 7528 8639
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 340 362
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 £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -1 401 £400 -5.88% 97
South East +2 143 £350 - 47
North West +4 58 £350 +12.00% 22
South West +12 45 £310 -11.42% 25
East of England -18 39 £375 +25.00% 18
Yorkshire -26 35 £320 +2.40% 21
West Midlands +1 25 £420 +25.37% 6
East Midlands -12 20 £379 +35.26% 13
North East -23 4 £263 - 2
Midlands - - - -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 926 (64.13%) Web Services
2 720 (49.86%) XML
3 700 (48.48%) Java
4 514 (35.60%) HTML
5 509 (35.25%) REST
6 482 (33.38%) JavaScript
7 468 (32.41%) SQL
8 431 (29.85%) .NET
9 368 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
10 362 (25.07%) C#
11 358 (24.79%) TDD
12 333 (23.06%) CSS
13 319 (22.09%) SQL Server
14 311 (21.54%) Scrum
15 292 (20.22%) MVC
16 282 (19.53%) Oracle
17 280 (19.39%) Spring
18 252 (17.45%) J2EE
19 234 (16.20%) SOA
20 231 (16.00%) jQuery
21 218 (15.10%) JSON
22 208 (14.40%) RESTful
23 207 (14.34%) BDD
24 201 (13.92%) WCF
25 188 (13.02%) Linux
26 186 (12.88%) Windows
27 184 (12.74%) Subversion
28 180 (12.47%) Finance
29 177 (12.26%) Maven
30 176 (12.19%) Ajax

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 103 (7.13%) Tomcat
2 102 (7.06%) WebSphere
3 74 (5.12%) WebLogic
4 68 (4.71%) CMS
5 62 (4.29%) IIS
6 55 (3.81%) Apache
7 44 (3.05%) SharePoint
8 35 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
9 30 (2.08%) Mule
10 29 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
12 18 (1.25%) Drupal
13 17 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
13 17 (1.18%) Apache Solr
14 15 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
15 14 (0.97%) Node.js
16 13 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
16 13 (0.90%) MQSeries
17 12 (0.83%) AquaLogic Service Bus
18 11 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 41 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.04%) MS Office
3 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.21%) MS Project
7 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.069%) Mingle
7 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.069%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 47 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.39%) Magento
3 12 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.48%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.21%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.069%) Tridion
9 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.069%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.08%) SaaS
2 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.48%) Force.com
5 7 (0.48%) Office 365
6 2 (0.14%) PaaS
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.069%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.069%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 112 (7.76%) HTTP
2 68 (4.71%) Internet
3 65 (4.50%) LDAP
4 40 (2.77%) TCP/IP
5 33 (2.29%) SSL
6 15 (1.04%) FTP
7 14 (0.97%) VPN
8 12 (0.83%) Firewall
9 8 (0.55%) SMTP
10 7 (0.48%) DNS
10 7 (0.48%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.48%) DDNS
10 7 (0.48%) IPv4
10 7 (0.48%) IPv6
10 7 (0.48%) Network Security
11 6 (0.42%) SSH
11 6 (0.42%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.42%) CTI
12 5 (0.35%) Intranet
12 5 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 166 (11.50%) MySQL
3 86 (5.96%) Relational Database
4 79 (5.47%) MongoDB
5 77 (5.33%) NoSQL
6 73 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 53 (3.67%) Oracle Database
8 41 (2.84%) RDBMS
9 36 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 30 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (2.08%) DB2
13 20 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (1.04%) DTS
16 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.83%) Hazelcast
18 11 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
19 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 184 (12.74%) Subversion
2 177 (12.26%) Maven
3 163 (11.29%) Git (software)
4 162 (11.22%) SoapUI
5 160 (11.08%) JUnit
6 149 (10.32%) Selenium
7 114 (7.89%) Ant
8 107 (7.41%) Jenkins
9 103 (7.13%) Visual Studio
10 97 (6.72%) Eclipse
11 89 (6.16%) Cucumber
11 89 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 69 (4.78%) JIRA
13 65 (4.50%) WebDriver
14 57 (3.95%) JBehave
15 52 (3.60%) Hudson
16 32 (2.22%) JMeter
17 30 (2.08%) NUnit
18 29 (2.01%) SpecFlow
19 27 (1.87%) Apache Ivy
General
1 180 (12.47%) Finance
2 120 (8.31%) Banking
3 73 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 68 (4.71%) Retail
5 25 (1.73%) Publishing
6 24 (1.66%) Marketing
7 20 (1.39%) Games
8 19 (1.32%) Advertising
9 18 (1.25%) Back Office
10 15 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.69%) Electronics
13 8 (0.55%) Automotive
13 8 (0.55%) Billing
14 6 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.35%) Legal
15 5 (0.35%) Front Office
16 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 885 (61.29%) Developer
2 264 (18.28%) Java Developer
3 159 (11.01%) Analyst
4 139 (9.63%) .NET Developer
5 109 (7.55%) Test Analyst
6 90 (6.23%) Senior Developer
7 83 (5.75%) Architect
8 78 (5.40%) C# Developer
9 71 (4.92%) Consultant
10 66 (4.57%) Tester
11 58 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
12 56 (3.88%) Web Developer
13 54 (3.74%) PHP Developer
14 48 (3.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 47 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
15 47 (3.25%) Test Engineer
16 39 (2.70%) Applications Developer
17 36 (2.49%) Software Developer
18 31 (2.15%) Software Engineer
19 27 (1.87%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 926 (64.13%) Web Services
2 720 (49.86%) XML
3 514 (35.60%) HTML
4 509 (35.25%) REST
5 431 (29.85%) .NET
6 333 (23.06%) CSS
7 280 (19.39%) Spring
8 252 (17.45%) J2EE
9 231 (16.00%) jQuery
10 218 (15.10%) JSON
11 208 (14.40%) RESTful
12 201 (13.92%) WCF
13 176 (12.19%) Ajax
14 167 (11.57%) ASP.NET
15 160 (11.08%) Hibernate
16 155 (10.73%) HTML5
17 127 (8.80%) XSLT
18 111 (7.69%) WSDL
19 109 (7.55%) JMS
20 104 (7.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 108 (7.48%) Mobile App
2 64 (4.43%) Open Source
3 50 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
4 42 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.22%) iPad
6 29 (2.01%) Social Media
7 28 (1.94%) Blackberry
8 26 (1.80%) Mobile Banking
9 25 (1.73%) N-Tier
10 22 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.39%) NHS
12 17 (1.18%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.04%) CMDB
13 15 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
14 13 (0.90%) Web 2.0
15 12 (0.83%) RIA
15 12 (0.83%) PKI
16 11 (0.76%) Clustering
16 11 (0.76%) iPhone
16 11 (0.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 188 (13.02%) Linux
2 186 (12.88%) Windows
3 116 (8.03%) UNIX
4 81 (5.61%) Android
5 64 (4.43%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.45%) Solaris
7 19 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 10 (0.69%) BlackBerry OS
12 9 (0.62%) AIX
13 8 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.55%) Windows CE
13 8 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.48%) CentOS
15 5 (0.35%) Fedora
16 4 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (24.79%) TDD
3 311 (21.54%) Scrum
4 292 (20.22%) MVC
5 234 (16.20%) SOA
6 207 (14.34%) BDD
7 158 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
8 148 (10.25%) OO
9 137 (9.49%) E-Commerce
10 124 (8.59%) Test Automation
11 123 (8.52%) Unit Testing
12 88 (6.09%) CRM
13 87 (6.02%) UML
14 85 (5.89%) Software Engineering
15 82 (5.68%) OOP
16 81 (5.61%) Content Management
17 80 (5.54%) Web Development
18 72 (4.99%) Automated Testing
19 59 (4.09%) Waterfall
20 55 (3.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 700 (48.48%) Java
2 482 (33.38%) JavaScript
3 468 (32.41%) SQL
4 362 (25.07%) C#
5 123 (8.52%) PHP
6 95 (6.58%) T-SQL
7 93 (6.44%) Ruby
8 70 (4.85%) PL/SQL
9 67 (4.64%) Python
10 64 (4.43%) Groovy
11 47 (3.25%) XPath
12 43 (2.98%) Perl
13 40 (2.77%) VB.NET
14 39 (2.70%) C++
15 35 (2.42%) VB
16 27 (1.87%) Apex Code
16 27 (1.87%) Bash Shell
17 21 (1.45%) XQuery
17 21 (1.45%) Objective-C
18 20 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 119 (8.24%) Degree
2 66 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 47 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.91%) ISEB
5 18 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.35%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.28%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.28%) CCNA
7 4 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.21%) MBA
8 3 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.14%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.14%) CCA
10 1 (0.069%) MCSE
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.069%) RHCE
10 1 (0.069%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.069%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.51%) QA
2 12 (0.83%) HL7
2 12 (0.83%) SLA
3 10 (0.69%) RosettaNet
4 4 (0.28%) ISO 9002
4 4 (0.28%) COBIT
5 3 (0.21%) WAI
5 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.28%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.21%) Squid
3 3 (0.21%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.14%) UAG
4 2 (0.14%) Varnish
4 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.14%) KVM
5 1 (0.069%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.069%) Snort
5 1 (0.069%) qmail
5 1 (0.069%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.069%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.069%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.069%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.069%) NFS
5 1 (0.069%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (1.59%) Puppet
4 13 (0.90%) Nagios
5 9 (0.62%) HP UCMDB
6 8 (0.55%) OpenSSO
7 7 (0.48%) Capistrano
7 7 (0.48%) ZABBIX
7 7 (0.48%) CA SiteMinder
8 5 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.28%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.21%) StatsD
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 2 (0.14%) WMI
11 2 (0.14%) CA Wily
12 1 (0.069%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.069%) MOM
Vendors
1 282 (19.53%) Oracle
2 175 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 97 (6.72%) JBoss
4 57 (3.95%) IBM
5 54 (3.74%) SAP
6 45 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (2.84%) HP
8 37 (2.56%) Endeca
9 35 (2.42%) ATG
10 30 (2.08%) Zend
11 28 (1.94%) Perforce
12 27 (1.87%) Adobe
13 25 (1.73%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.39%) Remedy
15 18 (1.25%) VMware
15 18 (1.25%) Apple
16 17 (1.18%) Sybase
17 16 (1.11%) Sun
18 15 (1.04%) webMethods
19 14 (0.97%) Sencha
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis IT
Rate: £335.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: €220 to €280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago