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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 169 162 166
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 670 664 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.28% 1.38% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.71% 4.69% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 446 410
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +26.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £41.80 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £46.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +26.02%
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
14224 14154 14704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 29.35% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9353 9292 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 247 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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
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 19 September 2014. 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 +16 344 £425 -5.55% 99
South East +28 147 £375 +7.14% 58
East of England -9 49 £400 +7.81% 14
West Midlands -2 31 £413 -0.90% 7
North West -44 26 £375 +15.38% 50
Yorkshire -24 23 £320 +6.66% 23
South West -59 17 £369 -1.66% 14
North East -22 11 £250 - 4
East Midlands +6 9 £395 +5.33% 4
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 839 (60.40%) Web Services
2 700 (50.40%) Java
3 670 (48.24%) XML
4 655 (47.16%) Agile Software Development
5 551 (39.67%) REST
6 417 (30.02%) HTML
7 399 (28.73%) Scrum
8 393 (28.29%) SQL
9 378 (27.21%) JavaScript
10 344 (24.77%) Oracle
11 338 (24.33%) .NET
12 330 (23.76%) TDD
13 279 (20.09%) C#
14 259 (18.65%) Spring
15 258 (18.57%) MVC
16 246 (17.71%) SOA
17 240 (17.28%) CSS
18 237 (17.06%) J2EE
19 232 (16.70%) JSON
20 231 (16.63%) SQL Server
21 222 (15.98%) Linux
21 222 (15.98%) RESTful
22 203 (14.61%) Git (software)
22 203 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
23 198 (14.25%) Subversion
24 195 (14.04%) Maven
25 178 (12.81%) OO
26 177 (12.74%) HTTP
27 176 (12.67%) jQuery
28 173 (12.46%) Finance

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 119 (8.57%) Apache
2 117 (8.42%) WebSphere
3 96 (6.91%) Tomcat
4 83 (5.98%) WebLogic
5 56 (4.03%) CMS
6 50 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 43 (3.10%) IIS
8 40 (2.88%) SharePoint
9 37 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 30 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (2.09%) Confluence
12 25 (1.80%) Apache Solr
13 23 (1.66%) Node.js
14 19 (1.37%) AquaLogic
15 18 (1.30%) Adobe CQ
16 16 (1.15%) Drupal
17 14 (1.01%) ColdFusion
18 13 (0.94%) WebSphere Process Server
19 11 (0.79%) Liferay
19 11 (0.79%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 44 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.65%) MS Office
4 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.072%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.072%) MS Project
7 1 (0.072%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 44 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.30%) Magento
3 15 (1.08%) Workday HCM
4 14 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.94%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.29%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.072%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.072%) Tridion
12 1 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.072%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.38%) SaaS
2 26 (1.87%) Force.com
3 19 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.94%) Office 365
6 6 (0.43%) GitHub
7 5 (0.36%) Heroku
7 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.072%) Trello
10 1 (0.072%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.072%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.072%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 177 (12.74%) HTTP
2 71 (5.11%) Internet
3 48 (3.46%) SSL
4 31 (2.23%) FTP
5 28 (2.02%) LDAP
6 23 (1.66%) DNS
7 18 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.86%) Firewall
9 6 (0.43%) SSH
9 6 (0.43%) VoIP
10 5 (0.36%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.36%) SMTP
11 3 (0.22%) 4G
11 3 (0.22%) VPN
11 3 (0.22%) 3G
11 3 (0.22%) Intranet
11 3 (0.22%) INAP
11 3 (0.22%) 2G
11 3 (0.22%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.14%) M3UA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (16.63%) SQL Server
2 166 (11.95%) MySQL
3 94 (6.77%) Relational Database
4 72 (5.18%) Oracle Database
5 69 (4.97%) NoSQL
6 51 (3.67%) MongoDB
7 39 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (2.52%) RDBMS
9 29 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.08%) Hadoop
14 14 (1.01%) DB2
15 12 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.79%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.72%) DTS
17 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 203 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 198 (14.25%) Subversion
3 195 (14.04%) Maven
4 119 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 116 (8.35%) Ant
6 111 (7.99%) Eclipse
7 108 (7.78%) JUnit
8 98 (7.06%) JIRA
8 98 (7.06%) Jenkins
9 94 (6.77%) Selenium
10 72 (5.18%) Cucumber
11 68 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 68 (4.90%) Visual Studio
12 36 (2.59%) WebDriver
13 28 (2.02%) JBehave
13 28 (2.02%) Hudson
14 27 (1.94%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.87%) JMeter
16 22 (1.58%) IntelliJ
16 22 (1.58%) Mockito
General
1 173 (12.46%) Finance
2 89 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 78 (5.62%) Banking
4 74 (5.33%) Retail
5 38 (2.74%) Marketing
6 29 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.30%) Advertising
8 17 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.01%) Electronics
9 14 (1.01%) Publishing
10 13 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.94%) Back Office
11 10 (0.72%) Billing
12 7 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.50%) Front Office
12 7 (0.50%) Games
13 6 (0.43%) Legal
14 5 (0.36%) German Language
14 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 782 (56.30%) Developer
2 239 (17.21%) Java Developer
3 181 (13.03%) Architect
4 117 (8.42%) Analyst
5 95 (6.84%) .NET Developer
6 78 (5.62%) Senior Developer
7 69 (4.97%) Test Analyst
8 63 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
9 61 (4.39%) Web Developer
9 61 (4.39%) Tester
10 54 (3.89%) Consultant
10 54 (3.89%) C# Developer
11 53 (3.82%) PHP Developer
12 51 (3.67%) Software Engineer
13 41 (2.95%) Software Developer
14 40 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
15 38 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
16 32 (2.30%) Test Engineer
17 30 (2.16%) Technical Architect
17 30 (2.16%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 839 (60.40%) Web Services
2 670 (48.24%) XML
3 551 (39.67%) REST
4 417 (30.02%) HTML
5 338 (24.33%) .NET
6 259 (18.65%) Spring
7 240 (17.28%) CSS
8 237 (17.06%) J2EE
9 232 (16.70%) JSON
10 222 (15.98%) RESTful
11 176 (12.67%) jQuery
12 166 (11.95%) WSDL
13 148 (10.66%) JMS
14 146 (10.51%) WCF
15 142 (10.22%) Ajax
16 141 (10.15%) XSD
17 121 (8.71%) Middleware
18 118 (8.50%) ASP.NET
19 117 (8.42%) Hibernate
20 113 (8.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.47%) Mobile App
3 74 (5.33%) iPad
3 74 (5.33%) Open Source
4 50 (3.60%) Social Media
5 40 (2.88%) User Experience
5 40 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (2.66%) Data Integration
7 36 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.38%) iPhone
9 25 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.08%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.08%) DTV
11 14 (1.01%) Digital Media
11 14 (1.01%) DataPower
11 14 (1.01%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.01%) Web 2.0
12 13 (0.94%) Visualisation
13 12 (0.86%) Management Information System
14 10 (0.72%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 222 (15.98%) Linux
2 145 (10.44%) UNIX
3 125 (9.00%) Windows
4 84 (6.05%) Apple iOS
5 69 (4.97%) Android
6 34 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (2.16%) Solaris
8 16 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.58%) HPUX
12 7 (0.50%) Debian
13 6 (0.43%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.43%) CentOS
14 5 (0.36%) zOS
15 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.22%) AIX
15 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (47.16%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (28.73%) Scrum
3 330 (23.76%) TDD
4 258 (18.57%) MVC
5 246 (17.71%) SOA
6 203 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
7 178 (12.81%) OO
8 148 (10.66%) BDD
9 146 (10.51%) E-Commerce
10 111 (7.99%) Software Engineering
10 111 (7.99%) UML
10 111 (7.99%) Content Management
11 97 (6.98%) Migration
12 92 (6.62%) CRM
13 87 (6.26%) Web Development
14 82 (5.90%) Unit Testing
15 77 (5.54%) OOP
16 76 (5.47%) Waterfall
17 75 (5.40%) Test Automation
18 69 (4.97%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 700 (50.40%) Java
2 393 (28.29%) SQL
3 378 (27.21%) JavaScript
4 279 (20.09%) C#
5 119 (8.57%) PHP
6 98 (7.06%) Groovy
7 70 (5.04%) PL/SQL
8 69 (4.97%) Python
9 54 (3.89%) Ruby
10 48 (3.46%) XPath
11 47 (3.38%) C++
12 43 (3.10%) T-SQL
13 41 (2.95%) Objective-C
14 37 (2.66%) Perl
15 33 (2.38%) Apex Code
16 32 (2.30%) C
17 30 (2.16%) VB.NET
17 30 (2.16%) Scala
17 30 (2.16%) PHP5
18 28 (2.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (7.49%) Degree
2 69 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.45%) ISEB
4 31 (2.23%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.15%) MCITP
8 10 (0.72%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.65%) JNCIA
9 9 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 9 (0.65%) CCNA
9 9 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.58%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 8 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.50%) RHCE
12 4 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.072%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.70%) QA
2 4 (0.29%) SLA
2 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.22%) RosettaNet
4 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.072%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.72%) NFS
3 8 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.29%) vCloud
4 4 (0.29%) HDFS
5 3 (0.22%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.22%) UAG
6 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.14%) NDS
6 2 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (3.10%) Puppet
2 21 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.50%) Capistrano
5 6 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.43%) Nagios
5 6 (0.43%) CA Wily
6 5 (0.36%) Control-M
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.29%) YUM
7 4 (0.29%) OpenSSO
8 3 (0.22%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (0.22%) MIIS
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.22%) OpenView
8 3 (0.22%) Ansible
8 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.22%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 344 (24.77%) Oracle
2 132 (9.50%) JBoss
3 131 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 93 (6.70%) IBM
5 81 (5.83%) Salesforce.com
6 78 (5.62%) SAP
7 51 (3.67%) Endeca
8 49 (3.53%) ATG
9 39 (2.81%) Perforce
10 33 (2.38%) Google
11 31 (2.23%) Red Hat
12 27 (1.94%) TIBCO
12 27 (1.94%) HP
13 26 (1.87%) Sun
13 26 (1.87%) Apple
13 26 (1.87%) VMware
13 26 (1.87%) Atlassian
14 20 (1.44%) BEA
15 18 (1.30%) Siebel
16 17 (1.22%) ESRI
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