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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 131 143 145
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 834 761 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.65% 1.48% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.08% 5.50% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 473 415
Average daily rate
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£400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.05% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £28.70 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £63.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +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
13710 13844 11870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.08% 26.94% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8967 9039 7570
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 £260
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 172 211 341
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -7 354 £406 +1.56% 121
South East +3 171 £389 +11.07% 64
East of England +54 86 £400 +6.66% 25
North West -7 62 £350 - 37
West Midlands +4 44 £450 +7.14% 17
East Midlands +24 40 £379 - 14
South West -5 36 £375 +20.96% 27
Yorkshire -21 31 £328 +2.34% 13
North East +13 12 £300 +14.28% 4
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 940 (61.28%) Web Services
2 765 (49.87%) Java
3 712 (46.41%) XML
4 668 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
5 591 (38.53%) REST
6 455 (29.66%) HTML
7 446 (29.07%) SQL
8 413 (26.92%) JavaScript
9 370 (24.12%) TDD
10 352 (22.95%) Oracle
11 336 (21.90%) .NET
12 317 (20.66%) CSS
13 303 (19.75%) Spring
14 298 (19.43%) C#
15 272 (17.73%) SOA
16 265 (17.28%) Scrum
17 253 (16.49%) RESTful
18 247 (16.10%) SQL Server
19 244 (15.91%) Finance
20 240 (15.65%) Linux
21 233 (15.19%) J2EE
22 199 (12.97%) JSON
23 195 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
24 181 (11.80%) Microsoft
25 175 (11.41%) MVC
26 172 (11.21%) OO
26 172 (11.21%) SoapUI
27 170 (11.08%) WCF
28 169 (11.02%) jQuery
28 169 (11.02%) HTML5

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 112 (7.30%) WebLogic
2 105 (6.84%) WebSphere
3 97 (6.32%) Tomcat
4 81 (5.28%) JBoss
5 80 (5.22%) Apache
6 60 (3.91%) Mule
7 52 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
8 48 (3.13%) CMS
9 46 (3.00%) IIS
10 39 (2.54%) Mule ESB
11 29 (1.89%) SharePoint
12 27 (1.76%) Node.js
13 19 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
14 17 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
15 16 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
16 11 (0.72%) Confluence
17 10 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
17 10 (0.65%) AquaLogic
18 9 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 53 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.24%) MS Office
3 8 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.52%) MS Project
4 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 47 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.59%) Magento
4 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.33%) Maximo
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
9 3 (0.20%) Radian6
9 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.13%) Summit
10 2 (0.13%) Primavera
10 2 (0.13%) BigMachines
11 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.065%) SAP MII
11 1 (0.065%) Fredhopper
11 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (2.35%) SaaS
3 30 (1.96%) GitHub
4 21 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.85%) Force.com
6 10 (0.65%) Heroku
7 9 (0.59%) PaaS
8 7 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.20%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.13%) IaaS
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.13%) Office 365
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.065%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.065%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 136 (8.87%) HTTP
2 49 (3.19%) LDAP
3 46 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 38 (2.48%) SSL
4 38 (2.48%) Internet
5 28 (1.83%) DNS
6 25 (1.63%) HTTPS
7 24 (1.56%) VPN
8 16 (1.04%) FTP
8 16 (1.04%) VLAN
9 12 (0.78%) VoIP
10 11 (0.72%) Ethernet
11 10 (0.65%) SSH
11 10 (0.65%) 4G
12 9 (0.59%) Firewall
13 8 (0.52%) SAN
14 7 (0.46%) CTI
15 6 (0.39%) 3G
15 6 (0.39%) SNMP
15 6 (0.39%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 99 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 97 (6.32%) MySQL
5 55 (3.59%) NoSQL
6 48 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 44 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (2.80%) RDBMS
9 42 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 39 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 36 (2.35%) DB2
12 28 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (1.83%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.83%) Big Data
13 27 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 172 (11.21%) SoapUI
2 167 (10.89%) Subversion
3 166 (10.82%) Maven
4 160 (10.43%) JUnit
5 143 (9.32%) Git (software)
6 119 (7.76%) Selenium
7 111 (7.24%) Jenkins
8 77 (5.02%) Ant
9 75 (4.89%) Eclipse
10 74 (4.82%) JIRA
11 67 (4.37%) Cucumber
12 64 (4.17%) Visual Studio
13 48 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 34 (2.22%) Mockito
15 31 (2.02%) WebDriver
16 30 (1.96%) JMeter
17 20 (1.30%) LoadRunner
17 20 (1.30%) Hudson
18 19 (1.24%) QuickTest Pro
19 15 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 244 (15.91%) Finance
2 110 (7.17%) Banking
3 71 (4.63%) Retail
4 60 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 59 (3.85%) Marketing
6 36 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.22%) Games
8 33 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.24%) Advertising
10 18 (1.17%) Legal
11 13 (0.85%) Automotive
12 10 (0.65%) Publishing
13 8 (0.52%) Electronics
13 8 (0.52%) Front Office
14 7 (0.46%) Back Office
14 7 (0.46%) Law
15 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 942 (61.41%) Developer
2 359 (23.40%) Java Developer
3 145 (9.45%) Architect
4 144 (9.39%) Analyst
5 110 (7.17%) Senior Developer
6 101 (6.58%) .NET Developer
7 95 (6.19%) Consultant
8 77 (5.02%) Test Analyst
9 56 (3.65%) C# Developer
10 49 (3.19%) Tester
11 47 (3.06%) Senior Java Developer
12 42 (2.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 40 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
14 36 (2.35%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 36 (2.35%) Technical Consultant
15 35 (2.28%) AWS Developer
16 34 (2.22%) PHP Developer
17 32 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
17 32 (2.09%) Designer
18 30 (1.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 940 (61.28%) Web Services
2 712 (46.41%) XML
3 591 (38.53%) REST
4 455 (29.66%) HTML
5 336 (21.90%) .NET
6 317 (20.66%) CSS
7 303 (19.75%) Spring
8 253 (16.49%) RESTful
9 233 (15.19%) J2EE
10 199 (12.97%) JSON
11 170 (11.08%) WCF
12 169 (11.02%) jQuery
12 169 (11.02%) HTML5
13 166 (10.82%) Hibernate
14 134 (8.74%) ASP.NET
15 126 (8.21%) JMS
16 118 (7.69%) Ajax
17 113 (7.37%) WSDL
18 110 (7.17%) .NET Framework
19 96 (6.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.24%) Open Source
2 95 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (3.52%) Mobile App
5 50 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.61%) Data Integration
7 36 (2.35%) iPad
7 36 (2.35%) Client/Server
8 33 (2.15%) DataPower
9 30 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 30 (1.96%) Derivative
10 28 (1.83%) User Experience
11 25 (1.63%) Clustering
12 23 (1.50%) Social Media
13 22 (1.43%) Online Games
14 21 (1.37%) CMDB
15 20 (1.30%) Management Information System
15 20 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
16 18 (1.17%) Hedge funds
17 17 (1.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 240 (15.65%) Linux
2 147 (9.58%) Windows
3 110 (7.17%) UNIX
4 61 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 49 (3.19%) Android
6 36 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (2.22%) Solaris
8 23 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.65%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.39%) CentOS
12 6 (0.39%) AIX
13 5 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.20%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.13%) VME
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.065%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (24.12%) TDD
3 272 (17.73%) SOA
4 265 (17.28%) Scrum
5 195 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
6 175 (11.41%) MVC
7 172 (11.21%) OO
8 153 (9.97%) BDD
9 126 (8.21%) E-Commerce
10 95 (6.19%) Software Engineering
11 93 (6.06%) Unit Testing
12 92 (6.00%) CRM
13 89 (5.80%) UML
14 85 (5.54%) Integration Testing
15 82 (5.35%) Web Development
16 77 (5.02%) Content Management
17 73 (4.76%) Waterfall
18 63 (4.11%) Data Modelling
19 56 (3.65%) Service Management
20 54 (3.52%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 765 (49.87%) Java
2 446 (29.07%) SQL
3 413 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 298 (19.43%) C#
5 114 (7.43%) PL/SQL
6 66 (4.30%) PHP
7 63 (4.11%) T-SQL
8 59 (3.85%) Groovy
9 48 (3.13%) Ruby
10 45 (2.93%) XPath
11 41 (2.67%) Apex Code
12 40 (2.61%) Python
13 39 (2.54%) Perl
14 30 (1.96%) Objective-C
15 28 (1.83%) C++
16 26 (1.69%) VB.NET
17 24 (1.56%) Bash Shell
18 21 (1.37%) Scala
19 20 (1.30%) Shell Script
20 17 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 157 (10.23%) Degree
2 78 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 51 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.98%) ISEB
7 12 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.52%) CISSP
10 7 (0.46%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.46%) MCITP
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.33%) HND
12 5 (0.33%) MCSE
13 4 (0.26%) CCNP
13 4 (0.26%) CCNA
14 3 (0.20%) CISM
14 3 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (7.56%) QA
2 15 (0.98%) SLA
3 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.20%) COBIT
4 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.13%) HL7
5 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.065%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.065%) DICOM
6 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.91%) NFS
3 13 (0.85%) vSphere
4 9 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.52%) vCloud
6 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.33%) Docker
7 3 (0.20%) Squid
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.065%) Firmware
8 1 (0.065%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (2.15%) Puppet
2 26 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.37%) HP UCMDB
4 18 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.11%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (0.78%) CloudHub
7 10 (0.65%) CA LISA
8 9 (0.59%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.52%) Control-M
10 6 (0.39%) CA Wily
11 5 (0.33%) SCOM
11 5 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.33%) OpenAM
11 5 (0.33%) StatsD
11 5 (0.33%) Ansible
11 5 (0.33%) Kibana
12 4 (0.26%) Jitterbit
12 4 (0.26%) OpenSSO
13 3 (0.20%) Nagios
13 3 (0.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 352 (22.95%) Oracle
2 181 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 103 (6.71%) IBM
4 80 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
5 68 (4.43%) Red Hat
6 65 (4.24%) HP
7 48 (3.13%) TIBCO
8 45 (2.93%) SAP
9 42 (2.74%) VMware
10 40 (2.61%) Citrix
11 30 (1.96%) Adobe
12 27 (1.76%) webMethods
13 25 (1.63%) Cisco
14 24 (1.56%) ServiceNow
15 22 (1.43%) Informatica
16 21 (1.37%) Perforce
16 21 (1.37%) ATG
16 21 (1.37%) Zend
17 20 (1.30%) Endeca
18 16 (1.04%) Sybase
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