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 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 118 168 164
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 929 642 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.80% 1.30% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.45% 4.62% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 374 398
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £38.03 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% +15.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £34.45 £27.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £41.61 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.82% +8.64%
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
14407 13884 13497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.13% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 9061 8749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 204 264
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +26 392 £425 - 83
South East +18 194 £400 +14.28% 33
East of England +48 99 £386 -3.43% 20
North West +16 69 £431 +23.21% 39
South West +17 66 £375 +1.35% 34
Yorkshire -4 32 £338 -18.67% 20
East Midlands +9 22 £375 +31.57% 16
North East -7 22 £300 +20.00% 10
West Midlands -2 21 £450 +5.88% 12
Midlands -4 2 £600 -
South Coast - 2 - -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1016 (56.86%) Web Services
2 907 (50.76%) XML
3 834 (46.67%) Java
4 773 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
5 712 (39.84%) REST
6 582 (32.57%) SQL
7 498 (27.87%) JavaScript
8 474 (26.52%) HTML
9 459 (25.69%) .NET
10 429 (24.01%) Oracle
11 428 (23.95%) TDD
12 406 (22.72%) C#
13 355 (19.87%) SQL Server
14 351 (19.64%) Scrum
15 328 (18.35%) SOA
16 300 (16.79%) CSS
17 292 (16.34%) SoapUI
18 283 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
19 279 (15.61%) Finance
20 266 (14.89%) Spring
21 265 (14.83%) J2EE
22 262 (14.66%) JSON
23 245 (13.71%) Linux
24 237 (13.26%) RESTful
25 220 (12.31%) OO
26 217 (12.14%) MVC
27 210 (11.75%) Microsoft
28 205 (11.47%) ASP.NET
29 188 (10.52%) Selenium
30 186 (10.41%) Maven

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 135 (7.55%) WebLogic
2 123 (6.88%) JBoss
3 121 (6.77%) WebSphere
4 91 (5.09%) Apache
5 81 (4.53%) Tomcat
6 72 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
7 68 (3.81%) IIS
8 62 (3.47%) CMS
9 43 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 40 (2.24%) Mule
11 39 (2.18%) Oracle Service Bus
12 37 (2.07%) SharePoint
13 28 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
14 25 (1.40%) Confluence
15 24 (1.34%) Mule ESB
16 20 (1.12%) Node.js
17 19 (1.06%) Liferay
18 16 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
19 15 (0.84%) AquaLogic
20 14 (0.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 87 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.51%) MS Office
3 8 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) SPSS
7 1 (0.056%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.056%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 46 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.73%) Magento
5 10 (0.56%) Maximo
6 7 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.17%) Summit
11 2 (0.11%) RMDS
11 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.11%) AWD
11 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
11 2 (0.11%) Radian6
12 1 (0.056%) Oracle TCA
12 1 (0.056%) Fredhopper
12 1 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.056%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
12 1 (0.056%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.57%) SaaS
3 22 (1.23%) GitHub
4 18 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.67%) PaaS
6 10 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.39%) Force.com
7 7 (0.39%) Heroku
7 7 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.39%) Boomi
8 4 (0.22%) IaaS
8 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.22%) Taleo
8 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.056%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.056%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.27%) HTTP
2 78 (4.36%) LDAP
3 70 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 57 (3.19%) Internet
5 28 (1.57%) SSL
6 21 (1.18%) HTTPS
7 15 (0.84%) FTP
8 13 (0.73%) Firewall
9 12 (0.67%) VPN
10 9 (0.50%) DNS
10 9 (0.50%) SNMP
11 8 (0.45%) SAN
12 6 (0.34%) Intranet
12 6 (0.34%) GSM
12 6 (0.34%) SSH
13 5 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
13 5 (0.28%) LAN
14 4 (0.22%) PSTN
14 4 (0.22%) UMTS
14 4 (0.22%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (19.87%) SQL Server
2 150 (8.39%) Relational Database
3 149 (8.34%) MySQL
4 136 (7.61%) Oracle Database
5 64 (3.58%) MongoDB
6 61 (3.41%) DB2
7 55 (3.08%) RDBMS
8 49 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 48 (2.69%) NoSQL
10 46 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 40 (2.24%) Big Data
13 39 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.90%) Hadoop
15 28 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
20 15 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 292 (16.34%) SoapUI
2 188 (10.52%) Selenium
3 186 (10.41%) Maven
4 184 (10.30%) Git (software)
5 171 (9.57%) Subversion
6 168 (9.40%) JUnit
7 156 (8.73%) Jenkins
8 101 (5.65%) JIRA
9 97 (5.43%) Ant
10 93 (5.20%) Eclipse
11 85 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 78 (4.36%) Cucumber
13 76 (4.25%) Visual Studio
14 41 (2.29%) WebDriver
14 41 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 33 (1.85%) Mockito
15 33 (1.85%) JMeter
16 23 (1.29%) NUnit
17 21 (1.18%) LoadRunner
17 21 (1.18%) TestNG
General
1 279 (15.61%) Finance
2 121 (6.77%) Banking
3 91 (5.09%) Telecoms
4 79 (4.42%) Retail
5 52 (2.91%) Marketing
6 41 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.06%) Games
9 18 (1.01%) Back Office
10 17 (0.95%) Advertising
11 16 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.78%) Electronics
12 14 (0.78%) Publishing
13 12 (0.67%) Automotive
14 9 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.45%) Legal
16 6 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.28%) German Language
17 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 1065 (59.60%) Developer
2 329 (18.41%) Java Developer
3 183 (10.24%) Architect
4 165 (9.23%) Analyst
5 153 (8.56%) .NET Developer
6 143 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 109 (6.10%) Test Analyst
8 96 (5.37%) Tester
9 86 (4.81%) C# Developer
10 67 (3.75%) Consultant
11 62 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
12 59 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 50 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
14 47 (2.63%) Technical Architect
15 43 (2.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 37 (2.07%) BizTalk Developer
16 37 (2.07%) Android Developer
17 36 (2.01%) Designer
18 35 (1.96%) AWS Developer
19 33 (1.85%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1016 (56.86%) Web Services
2 907 (50.76%) XML
3 712 (39.84%) REST
4 474 (26.52%) HTML
5 459 (25.69%) .NET
6 300 (16.79%) CSS
7 266 (14.89%) Spring
8 265 (14.83%) J2EE
9 262 (14.66%) JSON
10 237 (13.26%) RESTful
11 205 (11.47%) ASP.NET
12 178 (9.96%) WCF
13 173 (9.68%) Middleware
14 172 (9.63%) HTML5
15 159 (8.90%) WSDL
16 154 (8.62%) jQuery
17 150 (8.39%) Hibernate
18 144 (8.06%) .NET Framework
19 121 (6.77%) XSD
20 120 (6.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.70%) Mobile App
3 64 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
4 51 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.07%) DataPower
5 37 (2.07%) User Experience
6 30 (1.68%) N-Tier
7 28 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.57%) Clustering
8 27 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.34%) iPad
10 21 (1.18%) Data Integration
10 21 (1.18%) Social Media
11 16 (0.90%) CMDB
12 15 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 15 (0.84%) GIS
13 14 (0.78%) DTV
14 13 (0.73%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.73%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 245 (13.71%) Linux
2 178 (9.96%) Windows
3 174 (9.74%) UNIX
4 80 (4.48%) Android
4 80 (4.48%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.68%) Solaris
6 25 (1.40%) AIX
7 21 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.22%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.17%) CentOS
14 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.056%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (23.95%) TDD
3 351 (19.64%) Scrum
4 328 (18.35%) SOA
5 283 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
6 220 (12.31%) OO
7 217 (12.14%) MVC
8 182 (10.18%) BDD
9 167 (9.35%) E-Commerce
10 164 (9.18%) SDLC
11 145 (8.11%) Unit Testing
12 117 (6.55%) Software Engineering
13 110 (6.16%) UML
14 106 (5.93%) CRM
15 102 (5.71%) Open Source
16 98 (5.48%) Test Automation
17 94 (5.26%) Web Development
18 91 (5.09%) ITIL
19 85 (4.76%) Content Management
20 82 (4.59%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 834 (46.67%) Java
2 582 (32.57%) SQL
3 498 (27.87%) JavaScript
4 406 (22.72%) C#
5 126 (7.05%) PL/SQL
6 83 (4.64%) PHP
7 79 (4.42%) Groovy
8 77 (4.31%) T-SQL
9 74 (4.14%) Perl
10 63 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 58 (3.25%) Python
12 51 (2.85%) Ruby
13 46 (2.57%) XPath
14 44 (2.46%) C++
15 40 (2.24%) Objective-C
16 37 (2.07%) Scala
17 35 (1.96%) PowerShell
18 34 (1.90%) VB
18 34 (1.90%) VB.NET
19 30 (1.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 144 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 133 (7.44%) Degree
3 119 (6.66%) SC Cleared
4 61 (3.41%) ISTQB
5 44 (2.46%) ISEB
6 23 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (1.12%) CISSP
8 15 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.45%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.34%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.34%) HND
13 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.22%) MCITP
14 3 (0.17%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.17%) JNCIS
14 3 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (8.39%) QA
2 34 (1.90%) SLA
3 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.22%) HL7
4 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.17%) COBIT
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) COSO
7 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.056%) DICOM
System Software
1 22 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.90%) Docker
4 8 (0.45%) Squid
5 5 (0.28%) vSphere
6 4 (0.22%) NFS
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.056%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 69 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (2.29%) Puppet
3 24 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.73%) CA LISA
5 9 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
5 9 (0.50%) HP UCMDB
6 8 (0.45%) Ansible
7 6 (0.34%) OpenView
8 5 (0.28%) Salt
9 4 (0.22%) Pingdom
9 4 (0.22%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.22%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.22%) CA Wily
9 4 (0.22%) Jitterbit
9 4 (0.22%) CloudHub
10 3 (0.17%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.17%) Nagios
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.11%) AppManager
Vendors
1 429 (24.01%) Oracle
2 210 (11.75%) Microsoft
3 143 (8.00%) IBM
4 104 (5.82%) HP
5 55 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 45 (2.52%) webMethods
7 43 (2.41%) TIBCO
8 42 (2.35%) Sybase
9 40 (2.24%) SAP
10 36 (2.01%) Informatica
10 36 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 33 (1.85%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.62%) VMware
13 26 (1.45%) Perforce
13 26 (1.45%) Google
14 25 (1.40%) Atlassian
14 25 (1.40%) Citrix
15 20 (1.12%) Endeca
15 20 (1.12%) hybris
16 19 (1.06%) ATG
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Heat Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + immediate start, extendable contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago