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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 137 143 166
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 749 650 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.62% 1.45% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.98% 5.30% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 386 314
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £31.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £25.70 £26.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
12530 12253 11041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.27% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8266 7828 7071
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 230 289
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 +7 327 £450 +5.88% 121
South East +32 157 £350 -0.42% 60
North West -18 56 £350 - 46
East of England +23 55 £400 +6.66% 26
South West +2 48 £375 +20.96% 37
Yorkshire +10 44 £340 +7.93% 20
West Midlands -12 34 £465 +24.00% 10
East Midlands +9 23 £325 -14.75% 27
North East +15 10 £313 +19.04% 6
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

1 884 (59.29%) Web Services
2 787 (52.78%) Java
3 679 (45.54%) XML
4 651 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
5 590 (39.57%) REST
6 464 (31.12%) HTML
7 433 (29.04%) SQL
8 417 (27.97%) JavaScript
9 347 (23.27%) TDD
10 346 (23.21%) Oracle
11 336 (22.54%) CSS
12 324 (21.73%) Spring
13 302 (20.25%) .NET
14 272 (18.24%) C#
15 267 (17.91%) Scrum
16 264 (17.71%) RESTful
17 250 (16.77%) Linux
18 235 (15.76%) SOA
19 232 (15.56%) Finance
20 221 (14.82%) J2EE
21 215 (14.42%) Maven
22 210 (14.08%) JSON
23 199 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
24 196 (13.15%) SQL Server
25 184 (12.34%) MVC
26 179 (12.01%) jQuery
27 176 (11.80%) Git (software)
28 173 (11.60%) Subversion
29 169 (11.33%) JUnit
30 166 (11.13%) Hibernate

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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
1 125 (8.38%) Tomcat
2 108 (7.24%) Apache
3 101 (6.77%) WebLogic
3 101 (6.77%) WebSphere
4 91 (6.10%) JBoss
5 70 (4.69%) CMS
6 51 (3.42%) Mule
7 38 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
8 35 (2.35%) Node.js
9 34 (2.28%) IIS
10 33 (2.21%) SharePoint
11 19 (1.27%) Adobe CQ
12 18 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
13 17 (1.14%) Confluence
14 16 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (1.01%) Drupal
16 12 (0.80%) Alfresco
17 11 (0.74%) AquaLogic
18 10 (0.67%) Apache Solr
19 9 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.27%) MS Office
3 8 (0.54%) MS Project
4 7 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.94%) BusinessWorks
3 11 (0.74%) Magento
4 10 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.40%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.13%) Summit
10 1 (0.067%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.067%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.067%) SAP MII
10 1 (0.067%) Radian6
10 1 (0.067%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.68%) SaaS
2 28 (1.88%) GitHub
3 24 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.21%) Force.com
5 7 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.40%) Heroku
7 5 (0.34%) PaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.20%) Yammer
8 3 (0.20%) Office 365
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.13%) IaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.067%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 152 (10.19%) HTTP
2 48 (3.22%) SSL
3 46 (3.09%) LDAP
4 43 (2.88%) Internet
5 34 (2.28%) TCP/IP
6 31 (2.08%) DNS
7 24 (1.61%) HTTPS
8 19 (1.27%) VPN
9 16 (1.07%) VLAN
10 14 (0.94%) VoIP
11 13 (0.87%) FTP
12 12 (0.80%) SSH
13 11 (0.74%) Ethernet
14 10 (0.67%) 4G
15 8 (0.54%) Firewall
16 7 (0.47%) GSM
16 7 (0.47%) Intranet
16 7 (0.47%) SAN
17 6 (0.40%) 3G
17 6 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 122 (8.18%) MySQL
3 109 (7.31%) Relational Database
4 93 (6.24%) Oracle Database
5 57 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 53 (3.55%) RDBMS
7 47 (3.15%) MongoDB
8 45 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 40 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (1.81%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (1.61%) DB2
14 21 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 20 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (1.14%) Big Data
18 16 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
19 14 (0.94%) CouchDB
20 13 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 215 (14.42%) Maven
2 176 (11.80%) Git (software)
3 173 (11.60%) Subversion
4 169 (11.33%) JUnit
5 165 (11.07%) SoapUI
6 138 (9.26%) Jenkins
7 123 (8.25%) Selenium
8 102 (6.84%) Ant
9 97 (6.51%) Eclipse
10 92 (6.17%) JIRA
11 66 (4.43%) Cucumber
12 52 (3.49%) Visual Studio
13 43 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 35 (2.35%) WebDriver
14 35 (2.35%) Mockito
15 30 (2.01%) JMeter
16 29 (1.95%) QuickTest Pro
17 23 (1.54%) IntelliJ
18 20 (1.34%) Hudson
19 18 (1.21%) LoadRunner
General
1 232 (15.56%) Finance
2 116 (7.78%) Banking
3 69 (4.63%) Retail
4 63 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 59 (3.96%) Marketing
6 29 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.81%) Games
8 20 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.14%) Advertising
10 16 (1.07%) Legal
11 13 (0.87%) Publishing
12 10 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.60%) Front Office
13 9 (0.60%) Back Office
14 7 (0.47%) Automotive
15 5 (0.34%) Law
15 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.27%) Electronics
17 3 (0.20%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 908 (60.90%) Developer
2 359 (24.08%) Java Developer
3 141 (9.46%) Architect
4 119 (7.98%) Analyst
5 94 (6.30%) Consultant
6 87 (5.84%) Senior Developer
7 81 (5.43%) .NET Developer
8 62 (4.16%) Test Analyst
9 60 (4.02%) Tester
10 54 (3.62%) C# Developer
11 44 (2.95%) PHP Developer
12 42 (2.82%) Salesforce.com Developer
13 38 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
14 35 (2.35%) Web Developer
14 35 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
15 34 (2.28%) Technical Consultant
16 33 (2.21%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 31 (2.08%) Software Engineer
17 31 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
18 30 (2.01%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 884 (59.29%) Web Services
2 679 (45.54%) XML
3 590 (39.57%) REST
4 464 (31.12%) HTML
5 336 (22.54%) CSS
6 324 (21.73%) Spring
7 302 (20.25%) .NET
8 264 (17.71%) RESTful
9 221 (14.82%) J2EE
10 210 (14.08%) JSON
11 179 (12.01%) jQuery
12 166 (11.13%) Hibernate
13 160 (10.73%) HTML5
14 144 (9.66%) Ajax
15 139 (9.32%) WCF
16 122 (8.18%) WSDL
17 121 (8.12%) JMS
18 103 (6.91%) XSD
19 101 (6.77%) ASP.NET
20 94 (6.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.78%) Open Source
2 89 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.16%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 42 (2.82%) Data Integration
6 40 (2.68%) iPad
7 39 (2.62%) User Experience
7 39 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.35%) Client/Server
9 30 (2.01%) Social Media
10 26 (1.74%) Derivative
11 25 (1.68%) Clustering
12 22 (1.48%) DataPower
13 19 (1.27%) Online Games
13 19 (1.27%) iPhone
13 19 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
14 17 (1.14%) Visualisation
14 17 (1.14%) CMDB
15 16 (1.07%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 250 (16.77%) Linux
2 137 (9.19%) Windows
3 120 (8.05%) UNIX
4 55 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 44 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (2.68%) Android
7 35 (2.35%) Solaris
8 27 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.60%) CentOS
11 8 (0.54%) AIX
11 8 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.20%) VME
15 2 (0.13%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (23.27%) TDD
3 267 (17.91%) Scrum
4 235 (15.76%) SOA
5 199 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
6 184 (12.34%) MVC
7 165 (11.07%) OO
8 153 (10.26%) BDD
9 115 (7.71%) E-Commerce
10 101 (6.77%) Software Engineering
11 89 (5.97%) UML
12 84 (5.63%) Unit Testing
13 77 (5.16%) Integration Testing
14 75 (5.03%) Web Development
15 74 (4.96%) Content Management
16 72 (4.83%) CRM
17 70 (4.69%) Waterfall
18 60 (4.02%) User Stories
18 60 (4.02%) ETL
19 55 (3.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 787 (52.78%) Java
2 433 (29.04%) SQL
3 417 (27.97%) JavaScript
4 272 (18.24%) C#
5 117 (7.85%) PL/SQL
6 87 (5.84%) PHP
7 58 (3.89%) Groovy
8 56 (3.76%) Ruby
9 45 (3.02%) Apex Code
9 45 (3.02%) Python
10 44 (2.95%) T-SQL
11 37 (2.48%) Perl
11 37 (2.48%) XPath
12 29 (1.95%) C++
13 28 (1.88%) Objective-C
14 24 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.61%) VB.NET
15 23 (1.54%) Scala
16 20 (1.34%) VB
16 20 (1.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 117 (7.85%) Degree
2 78 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 47 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.48%) VCP4
5 26 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.01%) ISEB
7 14 (0.94%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.54%) MCITP
10 8 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.47%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.34%) CISSP
12 5 (0.34%) MCSE
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.27%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.20%) CCNA
14 3 (0.20%) RHCE
14 3 (0.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.11%) QA
2 13 (0.87%) SLA
3 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.20%) COBIT
5 2 (0.13%) HL7
5 2 (0.13%) WCAG
5 2 (0.13%) WAI
5 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.067%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.067%) DICOM
6 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.87%) vSphere
2 13 (0.87%) NFS
3 11 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.54%) vCloud
5 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.27%) Docker
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.067%) KVM
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 49 (3.29%) Puppet
2 22 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
3 17 (1.14%) HP UCMDB
4 14 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.60%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.60%) CA LISA
6 8 (0.54%) Control-M
7 6 (0.40%) OpenView
7 6 (0.40%) CA Wily
7 6 (0.40%) OpenAM
8 5 (0.34%) StatsD
8 5 (0.34%) Kibana
8 5 (0.34%) OpenSSO
8 5 (0.34%) SCOM
8 5 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.20%) Nagios
9 3 (0.20%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 346 (23.21%) Oracle
2 163 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 84 (5.63%) IBM
3 84 (5.63%) Salesforce.com
4 69 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 64 (4.29%) HP
6 53 (3.55%) TIBCO
7 46 (3.09%) SAP
8 43 (2.88%) VMware
9 38 (2.55%) Citrix
10 32 (2.15%) ServiceNow
11 31 (2.08%) Adobe
12 30 (2.01%) Informatica
13 28 (1.88%) Zend
14 26 (1.74%) ATG
15 25 (1.68%) Perforce
15 25 (1.68%) Endeca
16 23 (1.54%) webMethods
17 22 (1.48%) Cisco
17 22 (1.48%) Google
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Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £300 per day - 12 months contract
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £575 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £0.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Benefits
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Surrey
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Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
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