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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 163 161 179
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs citing SOAP 669 643 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.34% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.71% 4.60% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 417 392
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 £274 £295 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £48.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.99 £31.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%
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
14204 13991 14537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.92% 29.21% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9175 9166 9070
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 238 342
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 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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 +4 342 £450 +5.88% 98
South East +34 144 £365 +4.28% 62
East of England 0 48 £400 +14.28% 19
South West -25 35 £365 +12.30% 26
West Midlands +4 31 £425 +2.10% 6
North West -42 25 £375 +7.14% 47
Yorkshire -30 16 £325 +8.33% 23
East Midlands +9 11 £320 -14.66% 6
North East -14 6 £250 - 6
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 860 (62.14%) Web Services
2 659 (47.62%) Java
3 638 (46.10%) XML
4 535 (38.66%) REST
5 435 (31.43%) HTML
6 392 (28.32%) SQL
7 380 (27.46%) JavaScript
8 379 (27.38%) Scrum
9 343 (24.78%) .NET
10 331 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
11 327 (23.63%) Oracle
12 320 (23.12%) TDD
13 292 (21.10%) C#
14 263 (19.00%) MVC
15 258 (18.64%) CSS
16 254 (18.35%) Spring
17 249 (17.99%) SQL Server
18 243 (17.56%) SOA
19 224 (16.18%) J2EE
20 222 (16.04%) RESTful
21 216 (15.61%) JSON
22 214 (15.46%) Linux
23 187 (13.51%) jQuery
23 187 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
24 185 (13.37%) Subversion
25 176 (12.72%) Finance
26 175 (12.64%) Maven
26 175 (12.64%) Git (software)
27 167 (12.07%) MySQL
27 167 (12.07%) OO

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 99 (7.15%) Apache
2 96 (6.94%) WebSphere
3 86 (6.21%) Tomcat
4 85 (6.14%) WebLogic
5 70 (5.06%) CMS
6 46 (3.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 46 (3.32%) SharePoint
7 43 (3.11%) IIS
8 35 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 29 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
10 24 (1.73%) Apache Solr
11 20 (1.45%) Confluence
11 20 (1.45%) Drupal
12 19 (1.37%) Adobe CQ
13 17 (1.23%) Node.js
14 15 (1.08%) Mule
15 14 (1.01%) AquaLogic
16 12 (0.87%) ColdFusion
17 10 (0.72%) MQSeries
17 10 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.65%) MS Office
3 6 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.072%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 44 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.59%) Magento
3 17 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.94%) Workday HCM
5 11 (0.79%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.58%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.072%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.072%) Tridion
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.072%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.24%) SaaS
2 26 (1.88%) Force.com
3 20 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.79%) Office 365
6 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.29%) PaaS
8 3 (0.22%) Heroku
8 3 (0.22%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.14%) GitHub
10 1 (0.072%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.072%) Trello
10 1 (0.072%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.072%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 156 (11.27%) HTTP
2 65 (4.70%) Internet
3 39 (2.82%) SSL
4 31 (2.24%) LDAP
5 26 (1.88%) FTP
6 21 (1.52%) DNS
7 17 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.87%) Firewall
9 7 (0.51%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.36%) 3G
10 5 (0.36%) VPN
10 5 (0.36%) VoIP
10 5 (0.36%) 2G
10 5 (0.36%) 4G
11 4 (0.29%) SSH
11 4 (0.29%) SMTP
12 3 (0.22%) SNMP
12 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.22%) INAP
12 3 (0.22%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 167 (12.07%) MySQL
3 87 (6.29%) NoSQL
4 86 (6.21%) Relational Database
5 69 (4.99%) Oracle Database
6 68 (4.91%) MongoDB
7 40 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (2.17%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 24 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.94%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.87%) DTS
15 11 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.72%) Big Data
16 10 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 185 (13.37%) Subversion
2 175 (12.64%) Maven
2 175 (12.64%) Git (software)
3 133 (9.61%) SoapUI
4 117 (8.45%) Ant
5 106 (7.66%) JUnit
6 105 (7.59%) Eclipse
6 105 (7.59%) Selenium
7 87 (6.29%) JIRA
8 85 (6.14%) Visual Studio
9 83 (6.00%) Jenkins
10 75 (5.42%) Cucumber
11 74 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (3.25%) WebDriver
13 38 (2.75%) JMeter
14 36 (2.60%) Hudson
15 33 (2.38%) SpecFlow
16 31 (2.24%) JBehave
17 24 (1.73%) Mockito
18 23 (1.66%) IntelliJ
General
1 176 (12.72%) Finance
2 87 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 79 (5.71%) Retail
4 68 (4.91%) Banking
5 34 (2.46%) Marketing
6 31 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.23%) Advertising
7 17 (1.23%) Electronics
8 16 (1.16%) Publishing
9 15 (1.08%) Back Office
10 12 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.79%) Billing
11 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.58%) Games
14 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.36%) German Language
15 5 (0.36%) Automotive
15 5 (0.36%) Front Office
16 3 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 775 (56.00%) Developer
2 223 (16.11%) Java Developer
3 169 (12.21%) Architect
4 128 (9.25%) Analyst
5 111 (8.02%) .NET Developer
6 81 (5.85%) Senior Developer
7 77 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 60 (4.34%) Consultant
9 59 (4.26%) Web Developer
9 59 (4.26%) C# Developer
10 58 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
11 55 (3.97%) Tester
12 51 (3.68%) PHP Developer
13 45 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
14 44 (3.18%) Software Developer
15 40 (2.89%) Software Engineer
16 37 (2.67%) Test Engineer
17 34 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
18 33 (2.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
19 32 (2.31%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 860 (62.14%) Web Services
2 638 (46.10%) XML
3 535 (38.66%) REST
4 435 (31.43%) HTML
5 343 (24.78%) .NET
6 258 (18.64%) CSS
7 254 (18.35%) Spring
8 224 (16.18%) J2EE
9 222 (16.04%) RESTful
10 216 (15.61%) JSON
11 187 (13.51%) jQuery
12 151 (10.91%) WCF
13 149 (10.77%) Ajax
14 143 (10.33%) WSDL
15 140 (10.12%) ASP.NET
16 134 (9.68%) JMS
17 126 (9.10%) XSD
18 121 (8.74%) Hibernate
19 114 (8.24%) HTML5
20 113 (8.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.06%) Open Source
1 70 (5.06%) Mobile App
2 66 (4.77%) iPad
3 45 (3.25%) Social Media
4 38 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (2.10%) Data Integration
7 23 (1.66%) iPhone
8 19 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.30%) DTV
10 16 (1.16%) N-Tier
10 16 (1.16%) Digital Media
11 14 (1.01%) DataPower
12 13 (0.94%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.94%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.94%) SWIFT
13 12 (0.87%) PKI
13 12 (0.87%) Web 2.0
14 10 (0.72%) Mathematics
15 9 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 214 (15.46%) Linux
2 134 (9.68%) UNIX
3 129 (9.32%) Windows
4 75 (5.42%) Apple iOS
5 72 (5.20%) Android
6 27 (1.95%) Solaris
7 25 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.58%) Debian
10 8 (0.58%) HPUX
11 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.43%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.36%) Fedora
13 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.29%) zOS
15 3 (0.22%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (27.38%) Scrum
2 331 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
3 320 (23.12%) TDD
4 263 (19.00%) MVC
5 243 (17.56%) SOA
6 187 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 167 (12.07%) OO
8 165 (11.92%) BDD
9 147 (10.62%) E-Commerce
10 121 (8.74%) Content Management
11 101 (7.30%) Unit Testing
12 100 (7.23%) UML
13 98 (7.08%) CRM
14 96 (6.94%) Software Engineering
15 87 (6.29%) Web Development
15 87 (6.29%) Test Automation
16 81 (5.85%) Migration
17 78 (5.64%) Waterfall
18 73 (5.27%) OOP
19 68 (4.91%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 659 (47.62%) Java
2 392 (28.32%) SQL
3 380 (27.46%) JavaScript
4 292 (21.10%) C#
5 118 (8.53%) PHP
6 103 (7.44%) Groovy
7 77 (5.56%) Python
8 64 (4.62%) PL/SQL
9 57 (4.12%) T-SQL
10 55 (3.97%) Ruby
11 49 (3.54%) XPath
12 44 (3.18%) C++
13 36 (2.60%) Perl
14 34 (2.46%) Apex Code
15 29 (2.10%) Shell Script
15 29 (2.10%) Objective-C
16 26 (1.88%) PHP5
16 26 (1.88%) C
17 21 (1.52%) VB.NET
18 20 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 107 (7.73%) Degree
2 59 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.38%) ISEB
4 27 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.01%) MCITP
8 9 (0.65%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.58%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 7 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.51%) CCNA
10 7 (0.51%) JNCIA
10 7 (0.51%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.36%) RHCE
12 4 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.22%) MBA
13 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.79%) QA
2 10 (0.72%) RosettaNet
3 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.22%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9002
5 2 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.072%) COBIT
6 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.58%) NFS
3 7 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.29%) vCloud
4 4 (0.29%) HDFS
5 3 (0.22%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.22%) UAG
6 2 (0.14%) NDS
6 2 (0.14%) vSphere
6 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.072%) KVM
7 1 (0.072%) Varnish
7 1 (0.072%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.072%) Snort
7 1 (0.072%) Squid
7 1 (0.072%) Xen
7 1 (0.072%) qmail
7 1 (0.072%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.072%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (2.31%) Puppet
2 25 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.58%) OpenSSO
5 7 (0.51%) Nagios
5 7 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
6 6 (0.43%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.43%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.36%) Control-M
8 4 (0.29%) YUM
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.22%) MIIS
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
9 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.22%) Ansible
9 3 (0.22%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 327 (23.63%) Oracle
2 138 (9.97%) Microsoft
3 116 (8.38%) JBoss
4 89 (6.43%) SAP
5 84 (6.07%) IBM
6 79 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
7 58 (4.19%) Endeca
8 53 (3.83%) ATG
9 41 (2.96%) Perforce
10 28 (2.02%) HP
11 27 (1.95%) Red Hat
12 26 (1.88%) Google
13 24 (1.73%) TIBCO
13 24 (1.73%) Sun
14 23 (1.66%) VMware
15 20 (1.45%) Apple
15 20 (1.45%) BEA
16 18 (1.30%) Siebel
17 16 (1.16%) Zend
18 15 (1.08%) Atlassian
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 330 - 380
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day Rate Dependant on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - Sand Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago