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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 112 168 169
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1008 668 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 1.33% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.66% 4.68% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 394 422
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% -2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £530 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Average hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.14 £33.99 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.35 £41.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.08%
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
15141 14259 14334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.49% 28.34% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 9185 9380
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 249
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +28 416 £435 -1.13% 82
South East +18 196 £400 +12.67% 37
East of England +45 98 £390 -2.50% 22
North West +35 98 £470 +25.33% 48
South West +21 62 £400 +9.58% 44
Yorkshire +5 51 £325 - 23
North East +5 37 £500 +100.00% 13
West Midlands -9 21 £405 -4.70% 12
East Midlands +1 19 £375 +2.04% 16
Midlands -4 2 £600 -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 986 (54.75%) Web Services
2 903 (50.14%) XML
3 844 (46.86%) Java
4 793 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
5 733 (40.70%) REST
6 555 (30.82%) SQL
7 506 (28.10%) JavaScript
8 466 (25.87%) HTML
9 440 (24.43%) .NET
10 426 (23.65%) Oracle
11 425 (23.60%) TDD
12 421 (23.38%) C#
13 365 (20.27%) Scrum
14 346 (19.21%) SQL Server
15 341 (18.93%) SOA
16 315 (17.49%) Continuous Integration
17 295 (16.38%) SoapUI
18 286 (15.88%) CSS
19 285 (15.82%) JSON
20 276 (15.32%) Finance
21 257 (14.27%) J2EE
22 253 (14.05%) Spring
23 243 (13.49%) Linux
24 225 (12.49%) RESTful
25 218 (12.10%) Git (software)
26 217 (12.05%) MVC
27 215 (11.94%) OO
28 206 (11.44%) ASP.NET
28 206 (11.44%) Microsoft
29 198 (10.99%) Middleware

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 144 (8.00%) JBoss
2 132 (7.33%) WebSphere
3 127 (7.05%) WebLogic
4 97 (5.39%) Apache
5 86 (4.78%) Tomcat
6 73 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
7 70 (3.89%) CMS
8 69 (3.83%) IIS
9 54 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 52 (2.89%) Oracle Service Bus
11 44 (2.44%) SharePoint
12 41 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
12 41 (2.28%) Node.js
13 32 (1.78%) Mule
14 30 (1.67%) Confluence
15 19 (1.05%) Mule ESB
16 18 (1.00%) Liferay
17 16 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
18 14 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
19 13 (0.72%) Jetty
Applications
1 85 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.28%) MS Office
3 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.17%) MS Project
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) HipChat
6 1 (0.056%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 49 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.67%) Maximo
5 11 (0.61%) Magento
6 9 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.22%) Cordys
8 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.17%) Summit
9 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.11%) AWD
10 2 (0.11%) RMDS
10 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.11%) Radian6
11 1 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
11 1 (0.056%) Oracle TCA
11 1 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.056%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
11 1 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.28%) SaaS
3 22 (1.22%) GitHub
4 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (0.89%) PaaS
6 12 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.50%) Boomi
8 8 (0.44%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.39%) Taleo
9 7 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.33%) Heroku
11 5 (0.28%) Force.com
12 4 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.22%) IaaS
13 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.056%) Yammer
14 1 (0.056%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.056%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.056%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 115 (6.39%) HTTP
2 80 (4.44%) LDAP
3 58 (3.22%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.78%) Internet
5 49 (2.72%) SSL
6 22 (1.22%) FTP
7 18 (1.00%) SNMP
8 16 (0.89%) Firewall
9 15 (0.83%) SSH
9 15 (0.83%) VPN
10 12 (0.67%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.39%) SAN
12 6 (0.33%) GSM
12 6 (0.33%) VoIP
12 6 (0.33%) Intranet
13 5 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
13 5 (0.28%) LAN
14 4 (0.22%) PSTN
14 4 (0.22%) SMTP
14 4 (0.22%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 155 (8.61%) Oracle Database
3 150 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 146 (8.11%) MySQL
5 84 (4.66%) MongoDB
6 71 (3.94%) DB2
7 58 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (3.00%) RDBMS
9 50 (2.78%) NoSQL
10 48 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 47 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 42 (2.33%) Big Data
13 35 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 29 (1.61%) Hadoop
15 20 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.89%) SQLite
18 15 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 295 (16.38%) SoapUI
2 218 (12.10%) Git (software)
3 191 (10.61%) Selenium
4 185 (10.27%) Maven
5 179 (9.94%) Jenkins
6 158 (8.77%) Subversion
7 140 (7.77%) JUnit
8 112 (6.22%) JIRA
9 98 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 96 (5.33%) Eclipse
11 85 (4.72%) Ant
12 83 (4.61%) Visual Studio
13 76 (4.22%) Cucumber
14 49 (2.72%) WebDriver
15 36 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 33 (1.83%) JMeter
17 32 (1.78%) Mockito
18 30 (1.67%) NUnit
19 23 (1.28%) HP UFT
19 23 (1.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 276 (15.32%) Finance
2 125 (6.94%) Banking
3 98 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 69 (3.83%) Retail
5 40 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 38 (2.11%) Marketing
7 26 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.94%) Back Office
10 15 (0.83%) Electronics
10 15 (0.83%) Publishing
11 13 (0.72%) Games
12 12 (0.67%) Advertising
12 12 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.50%) Automotive
14 8 (0.44%) Legal
15 6 (0.33%) German Language
15 6 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 1065 (59.13%) Developer
2 328 (18.21%) Java Developer
3 189 (10.49%) Architect
4 168 (9.33%) Analyst
5 156 (8.66%) Senior Developer
6 141 (7.83%) .NET Developer
7 122 (6.77%) Test Analyst
8 103 (5.72%) Tester
9 85 (4.72%) C# Developer
10 71 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
11 66 (3.66%) Consultant
12 62 (3.44%) Technical Architect
13 57 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
14 52 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
15 40 (2.22%) BizTalk Developer
15 40 (2.22%) Android Developer
16 39 (2.17%) iOS Developer
17 37 (2.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 36 (2.00%) Designer
18 36 (2.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 986 (54.75%) Web Services
2 903 (50.14%) XML
3 733 (40.70%) REST
4 466 (25.87%) HTML
5 440 (24.43%) .NET
6 286 (15.88%) CSS
7 285 (15.82%) JSON
8 257 (14.27%) J2EE
9 253 (14.05%) Spring
10 225 (12.49%) RESTful
11 206 (11.44%) ASP.NET
12 198 (10.99%) Middleware
13 183 (10.16%) WSDL
14 173 (9.61%) WCF
15 168 (9.33%) jQuery
16 154 (8.55%) HTML5
17 143 (7.94%) .NET Framework
18 139 (7.72%) XSD
19 136 (7.55%) Hibernate
20 125 (6.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 59 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 56 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 46 (2.55%) DataPower
6 45 (2.50%) User Experience
7 29 (1.61%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.22%) Clustering
10 22 (1.22%) Data Integration
11 17 (0.94%) Algorithms
11 17 (0.94%) GIS
12 16 (0.89%) Video on Demand
13 15 (0.83%) Social Media
13 15 (0.83%) iPad
13 15 (0.83%) CMDB
13 15 (0.83%) DTV
14 13 (0.72%) PKI
15 11 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 243 (13.49%) Linux
2 186 (10.33%) UNIX
3 156 (8.66%) Windows
4 82 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 79 (4.39%) Android
6 38 (2.11%) Solaris
7 29 (1.61%) AIX
8 17 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.22%) Windows CE
11 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.17%) CentOS
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.056%) VME
14 1 (0.056%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (23.60%) TDD
3 365 (20.27%) Scrum
4 341 (18.93%) SOA
5 315 (17.49%) Continuous Integration
6 217 (12.05%) MVC
7 215 (11.94%) OO
8 181 (10.05%) BDD
9 161 (8.94%) E-Commerce
10 159 (8.83%) Unit Testing
11 149 (8.27%) SDLC
12 122 (6.77%) Test Automation
13 115 (6.39%) UML
14 114 (6.33%) Software Engineering
15 108 (6.00%) CRM
16 105 (5.83%) Open Source
17 96 (5.33%) Web Development
18 95 (5.27%) Test Scripting
19 86 (4.78%) ITIL
20 78 (4.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 844 (46.86%) Java
2 555 (30.82%) SQL
3 506 (28.10%) JavaScript
4 421 (23.38%) C#
5 109 (6.05%) PL/SQL
6 89 (4.94%) Groovy
7 83 (4.61%) Perl
8 76 (4.22%) T-SQL
9 74 (4.11%) PHP
10 68 (3.78%) Shell Script
11 62 (3.44%) Python
12 50 (2.78%) XPath
13 47 (2.61%) Ruby
13 47 (2.61%) C++
14 46 (2.55%) Objective-C
15 45 (2.50%) Scala
16 41 (2.28%) PowerShell
17 31 (1.72%) XQuery
17 31 (1.72%) VB.NET
18 29 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 154 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 131 (7.27%) Degree
3 129 (7.16%) SC Cleared
4 69 (3.83%) ISTQB
5 55 (3.05%) ISEB
6 30 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.94%) CISSP
9 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.50%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.33%) HND
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.22%) MCITP
15 3 (0.17%) CCNP
15 3 (0.17%) CCNA
15 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.17%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (7.55%) QA
2 33 (1.83%) SLA
3 11 (0.61%) 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%) COSO
5 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.94%) Docker
4 9 (0.50%) vSphere
5 8 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.44%) Squid
6 3 (0.17%) NFS
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.056%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 77 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (2.44%) Puppet
3 22 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.56%) CA LISA
5 8 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
5 8 (0.44%) Ansible
6 7 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.28%) OpenView
8 5 (0.28%) Salt
8 5 (0.28%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.22%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.22%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.22%) Pingdom
10 3 (0.17%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
11 2 (0.11%) yum
11 2 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 426 (23.65%) Oracle
2 206 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 155 (8.61%) IBM
4 102 (5.66%) HP
5 49 (2.72%) Sybase
6 45 (2.50%) VMware
7 44 (2.44%) SAP
8 42 (2.33%) webMethods
9 40 (2.22%) ServiceNow
10 35 (1.94%) TIBCO
11 32 (1.78%) Atlassian
11 32 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
11 32 (1.78%) Informatica
12 29 (1.61%) Google
13 27 (1.50%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.28%) Perforce
15 21 (1.17%) hybris
16 20 (1.11%) Adobe
17 19 (1.05%) Sun
17 19 (1.05%) Sitecore
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £280 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day call for details
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 Per Day (depending on experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Twist IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knebworth, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + bens - extension potential
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
WEX Europe Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago