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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 128 149 146
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 861 714 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.82% 1.52% 1.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.36% 5.60% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 466 425
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £23.00 £27.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £36.00 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
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
13548 12751 12255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.69% 27.15% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9507 8607 7865
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 172 250
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.43 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 +14 357 £450 - 120
South East +35 192 £420 +20.00% 35
North West +20 101 £400 +14.28% 23
East of England +24 72 £515 +28.75% 17
West Midlands +7 41 £450 +16.12% 26
South West -12 34 £400 +5.26% 21
East Midlands -1 24 £375 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire -32 22 £373 +9.55% 18
North East -20 17 £325 -13.33% 4
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1024 (57.37%) Web Services
2 877 (49.13%) Java
3 851 (47.68%) REST
4 818 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 798 (44.71%) XML
6 591 (33.11%) SQL
7 535 (29.97%) JavaScript
8 519 (29.08%) HTML
9 400 (22.41%) Oracle
10 396 (22.18%) TDD
11 372 (20.84%) JSON
12 351 (19.66%) CSS
13 342 (19.16%) .NET
14 340 (19.05%) C#
15 333 (18.66%) SOA
16 324 (18.15%) Scrum
16 324 (18.15%) RESTful
17 311 (17.42%) SQL Server
18 300 (16.81%) Spring
19 277 (15.52%) J2EE
20 265 (14.85%) Unix
21 260 (14.57%) Git (software)
22 259 (14.51%) Finance
23 258 (14.45%) Microsoft
24 236 (13.22%) Linux
25 231 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
26 226 (12.66%) SoapUI
27 222 (12.44%) OO
28 220 (12.32%) Subversion
29 214 (11.99%) Maven

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 124 (6.95%) Tomcat
1 124 (6.95%) WebSphere
2 123 (6.89%) JBoss
3 117 (6.55%) WebLogic
4 87 (4.87%) Apache
5 79 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
6 77 (4.31%) Node.js
7 62 (3.47%) CMS
8 59 (3.31%) IIS
9 49 (2.75%) SharePoint
10 47 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 38 (2.13%) Confluence
12 36 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
13 35 (1.96%) Mule
14 33 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
15 21 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 21 (1.18%) Mule ESB
16 20 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
17 17 (0.95%) Apache ServiceMix
17 17 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 54 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.45%) Doxygen
3 8 (0.45%) MS Office
4 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.17%) HipChat
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) MS Project
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.056%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 31 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
2 27 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (1.29%) OpenText Process Suite
4 18 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
5 13 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.39%) HFM
7 7 (0.39%) Magento
8 6 (0.34%) Maximo
8 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.17%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.11%) BigMachines
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.056%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.056%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.056%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.80%) SaaS
3 28 (1.57%) GitHub
4 25 (1.40%) Force.com
5 23 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (0.90%) PaaS
8 13 (0.73%) Taleo
9 12 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
9 12 (0.67%) IaaS
10 10 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.34%) Boomi
13 5 (0.28%) Heroku
13 5 (0.28%) Office 365
13 5 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
14 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.17%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.17%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 194 (10.87%) HTTP
2 75 (4.20%) SSL
3 55 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 48 (2.69%) LDAP
5 43 (2.41%) Internet
6 37 (2.07%) FTP
7 32 (1.79%) HTTPS
8 24 (1.34%) Firewall
9 19 (1.06%) SMTP
10 18 (1.01%) SSH
11 17 (0.95%) VPN
12 14 (0.78%) Network Security
13 12 (0.67%) Kerberos
14 11 (0.62%) Intranet
15 9 (0.50%) Modbus
16 7 (0.39%) DNS
16 7 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 7 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 7 (0.39%) LAN
16 7 (0.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 160 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 150 (8.40%) MySQL
4 127 (7.11%) Oracle Database
5 110 (6.16%) MongoDB
6 82 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
7 79 (4.43%) NoSQL
8 63 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 55 (3.08%) DB2
10 53 (2.97%) RDBMS
11 49 (2.75%) Big Data
12 26 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.18%) Hadoop
15 21 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.90%) Neo4j
16 16 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 13 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 260 (14.57%) Git (software)
2 226 (12.66%) SoapUI
3 220 (12.32%) Subversion
4 214 (11.99%) Maven
5 189 (10.59%) Jenkins
6 177 (9.92%) JIRA
7 162 (9.08%) Eclipse
8 134 (7.51%) Selenium
9 121 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 120 (6.72%) JUnit
11 102 (5.71%) Visual Studio
12 88 (4.93%) Ant
13 61 (3.42%) Cucumber
14 56 (3.14%) Mockito
15 44 (2.46%) Toad
16 33 (1.85%) NUnit
16 33 (1.85%) WebDriver
17 30 (1.68%) Hudson
17 30 (1.68%) JMeter
18 22 (1.23%) GitLab
General
1 259 (14.51%) Finance
2 110 (6.16%) Banking
3 70 (3.92%) Retail
4 51 (2.86%) Marketing
5 45 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.46%) Games
7 25 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.90%) Advertising
9 15 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.73%) Back Office
11 10 (0.56%) Front Office
11 10 (0.56%) Legal
12 9 (0.50%) Electronics
13 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.28%) Billing
14 5 (0.28%) Interactive Media
15 4 (0.22%) French Language
15 4 (0.22%) Local Government
15 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1079 (60.45%) Developer
2 431 (24.15%) Java Developer
3 236 (13.22%) Architect
4 158 (8.85%) Senior Developer
5 147 (8.24%) Analyst
6 106 (5.94%) .NET Developer
7 92 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
8 88 (4.93%) Test Analyst
9 80 (4.48%) C# Developer
10 75 (4.20%) Consultant
11 71 (3.98%) Senior Java Developer
12 66 (3.70%) Tester
13 62 (3.47%) Agile Developer
14 54 (3.03%) SQL Developer
15 53 (2.97%) Agile Java Developer
16 52 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
16 52 (2.91%) Technical Architect
17 51 (2.86%) PHP Developer
18 50 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
19 44 (2.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1024 (57.37%) Web Services
2 851 (47.68%) REST
3 798 (44.71%) XML
4 519 (29.08%) HTML
5 372 (20.84%) JSON
6 351 (19.66%) CSS
7 342 (19.16%) .NET
8 324 (18.15%) RESTful
9 300 (16.81%) Spring
10 277 (15.52%) J2EE
11 199 (11.15%) jQuery
12 195 (10.92%) WCF
13 186 (10.42%) JMS
14 173 (9.69%) Hibernate
14 173 (9.69%) Middleware
15 144 (8.07%) HTML5
16 137 (7.68%) XSD
17 132 (7.39%) Ajax
18 129 (7.23%) Java EE
19 126 (7.06%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 153 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 56 (3.14%) DataPower
4 52 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 51 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (2.52%) Data Integration
6 45 (2.52%) User Experience
7 38 (2.13%) Clustering
8 25 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.18%) iPad
9 21 (1.18%) Social Media
10 19 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 17 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.73%) CMDB
13 12 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.67%) PKI
14 10 (0.56%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.56%) SCADA
15 9 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.50%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 265 (14.85%) Unix
2 236 (13.22%) Linux
3 143 (8.01%) Windows
4 42 (2.35%) Android
5 41 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.46%) Mac OS X
7 22 (1.23%) CentOS
8 21 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.12%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.73%) Solaris
11 6 (0.34%) AIX
12 5 (0.28%) zOS
13 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.11%) SUSE
15 2 (0.11%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.056%) Debian
16 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.056%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 818 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (22.18%) TDD
3 333 (18.66%) SOA
4 324 (18.15%) Scrum
5 231 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
6 222 (12.44%) OO
7 203 (11.37%) MVC
8 160 (8.96%) E-Commerce
9 157 (8.80%) BDD
10 143 (8.01%) SDLC
11 118 (6.61%) Software Engineering
11 118 (6.61%) Unit Testing
12 116 (6.50%) UML
13 101 (5.66%) Open Source
14 99 (5.55%) Web Development
15 97 (5.43%) CRM
16 90 (5.04%) Test Automation
17 88 (4.93%) Automated Testing
18 76 (4.26%) OOP
19 75 (4.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 877 (49.13%) Java
2 591 (33.11%) SQL
3 535 (29.97%) JavaScript
4 340 (19.05%) C#
5 127 (7.11%) PL/SQL
6 111 (6.22%) Python
7 109 (6.11%) PHP
8 95 (5.32%) Shell Script
9 67 (3.75%) Groovy
10 55 (3.08%) XPath
11 51 (2.86%) Scala
12 48 (2.69%) T-SQL
13 47 (2.63%) C++
14 46 (2.58%) Apex Code
15 43 (2.41%) Jython
16 40 (2.24%) Ruby
17 39 (2.18%) Perl
18 37 (2.07%) PowerShell
19 29 (1.62%) Objective-C
20 28 (1.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 182 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 135 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 109 (6.11%) Degree
4 45 (2.52%) ISEB
5 42 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
7 15 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.67%) BC Cleared
9 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.45%) CCNP
12 7 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.34%) OCPJP
14 4 (0.22%) OCPJWCD
15 2 (0.11%) CREST Certified
15 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.11%) PMP
15 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.88%) QA
2 16 (0.90%) SLA
3 13 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.50%) HL7
5 8 (0.45%) WCAG
6 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) SEPA
8 1 (0.056%) COBIT
8 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
System Software
1 26 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.90%) Docker
3 8 (0.45%) vSphere
4 6 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.28%) HDFS
5 5 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.17%) iptables
6 3 (0.17%) NDS
6 3 (0.17%) Novell eDirectory
7 2 (0.11%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.056%) KVM
8 1 (0.056%) LXC
8 1 (0.056%) Varnish
8 1 (0.056%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 52 (2.91%) Puppet
3 30 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.78%) Control-M
5 13 (0.73%) CA Wily
6 12 (0.67%) Nagios
7 11 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 9 (0.50%) Capistrano
9 8 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.28%) Ansible
10 5 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.28%) Jitterbit
10 5 (0.28%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 4 (0.22%) OpenView
11 4 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.17%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
12 3 (0.17%) DBAmp
12 3 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (0.17%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 400 (22.41%) Oracle
2 258 (14.45%) Microsoft
3 176 (9.86%) IBM
4 68 (3.81%) HP
5 65 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
6 64 (3.59%) ServiceNow
7 45 (2.52%) Red Hat
8 41 (2.30%) VMware
9 36 (2.02%) Adobe
9 36 (2.02%) webMethods
10 31 (1.74%) Atlassian
11 30 (1.68%) ATG
12 29 (1.62%) Google
12 29 (1.62%) SAP
13 25 (1.40%) Zend
14 23 (1.29%) Endeca
14 23 (1.29%) TIBCO
15 19 (1.06%) hybris
15 19 (1.06%) WSO2
16 17 (0.95%) MuleSoft
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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West Midlands (County)
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Telford, Shropshire
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