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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 148 132 183
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +51
Contract jobs citing SOAP 683 705 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.48% 1.58% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.43% 5.79% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 427 304
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £26.90 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £35.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +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
12588 12167 11817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.25% 27.35% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8572 7834 7621
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 258 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +2 319 £450 +9.09% 98
South East -6 129 £353 -6.00% 84
North West -22 58 £350 +7.69% 38
East of England +6 45 £438 +25.00% 30
South West -15 41 £375 +4.16% 27
Yorkshire -6 39 £330 +3.12% 20
West Midlands -15 20 £380 +1.33% 6
East Midlands +12 14 £360 -4.00% 11
North East -11 12 £350 -31.70% 1
Midlands - - - -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 812 (56.94%) Web Services
2 767 (53.79%) Java
3 669 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
4 649 (45.51%) XML
5 581 (40.74%) REST
6 463 (32.47%) HTML
7 426 (29.87%) JavaScript
8 406 (28.47%) SQL
9 339 (23.77%) Oracle
10 337 (23.63%) TDD
11 333 (23.35%) CSS
12 327 (22.93%) Scrum
13 307 (21.53%) Spring
14 274 (19.21%) .NET
15 264 (18.51%) C#
16 237 (16.62%) RESTful
16 237 (16.62%) Maven
17 232 (16.27%) Linux
18 230 (16.13%) JSON
19 223 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
20 218 (15.29%) Git (software)
21 209 (14.66%) Finance
22 208 (14.59%) SOA
23 207 (14.52%) jQuery
24 206 (14.45%) J2EE
24 206 (14.45%) MVC
25 202 (14.17%) Subversion
26 176 (12.34%) SQL Server
27 174 (12.20%) HTTP
28 172 (12.06%) Ajax

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 132 (9.26%) Apache
2 128 (8.98%) Tomcat
3 113 (7.92%) JBoss
4 85 (5.96%) WebSphere
5 84 (5.89%) WebLogic
6 77 (5.40%) CMS
7 39 (2.73%) SharePoint
7 39 (2.73%) Mule
7 39 (2.73%) Node.js
8 32 (2.24%) IIS
9 29 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
10 26 (1.82%) Adobe CQ
11 25 (1.75%) Confluence
12 21 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (1.33%) Drupal
14 16 (1.12%) WordPress
15 14 (0.98%) Apache Solr
16 13 (0.91%) Alfresco
16 13 (0.91%) WebSphere Process Server
17 11 (0.77%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 44 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.98%) MS Office
3 7 (0.49%) MS Project
3 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.05%) Magento
3 13 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.42%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.28%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.21%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.14%) Summit
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.070%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.070%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.070%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.070%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.66%) SaaS
2 25 (1.75%) GitHub
3 24 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (1.54%) Force.com
6 8 (0.56%) Heroku
7 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.42%) PaaS
8 5 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.35%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.28%) Office 365
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.14%) IaaS
11 1 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 174 (12.20%) HTTP
2 53 (3.72%) SSL
3 43 (3.02%) Internet
4 40 (2.81%) LDAP
5 27 (1.89%) DNS
6 20 (1.40%) FTP
7 19 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.26%) VPN
9 13 (0.91%) VoIP
9 13 (0.91%) SSH
10 12 (0.84%) VLAN
10 12 (0.84%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.63%) Intranet
11 9 (0.63%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.49%) GSM
12 7 (0.49%) SDH
12 7 (0.49%) SAN
12 7 (0.49%) MPLS
12 7 (0.49%) Firewall
12 7 (0.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 143 (10.03%) MySQL
3 108 (7.57%) Relational Database
4 96 (6.73%) Oracle Database
5 65 (4.56%) NoSQL
6 56 (3.93%) RDBMS
7 51 (3.58%) MongoDB
8 43 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 35 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (1.75%) DB2
13 18 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
16 12 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 237 (16.62%) Maven
2 218 (15.29%) Git (software)
3 202 (14.17%) Subversion
4 147 (10.31%) Jenkins
5 138 (9.68%) SoapUI
6 137 (9.61%) JUnit
7 120 (8.42%) Selenium
8 115 (8.06%) JIRA
9 112 (7.85%) Ant
10 111 (7.78%) Eclipse
11 63 (4.42%) Cucumber
12 60 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (3.23%) Visual Studio
14 37 (2.59%) WebDriver
15 35 (2.45%) JMeter
16 33 (2.31%) QuickTest Pro
17 32 (2.24%) Mockito
18 31 (2.17%) Hudson
19 27 (1.89%) IntelliJ
20 22 (1.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 209 (14.66%) Finance
2 115 (8.06%) Banking
3 67 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 64 (4.49%) Retail
5 49 (3.44%) Marketing
6 29 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.61%) Publishing
8 20 (1.40%) Games
9 18 (1.26%) Legal
10 17 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.19%) Advertising
11 16 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.84%) Front Office
13 9 (0.63%) Back Office
14 7 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.35%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.35%) French Language
16 4 (0.28%) Automotive
16 4 (0.28%) Law
17 3 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 847 (59.40%) Developer
2 310 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 136 (9.54%) Architect
4 116 (8.13%) Analyst
5 81 (5.68%) Consultant
6 80 (5.61%) Senior Developer
7 77 (5.40%) .NET Developer
8 69 (4.84%) Test Analyst
9 66 (4.63%) Tester
10 58 (4.07%) PHP Developer
11 51 (3.58%) C# Developer
12 43 (3.02%) Web Developer
13 41 (2.88%) Software Engineer
14 36 (2.52%) Technical Architect
15 35 (2.45%) C# .NET Developer
16 34 (2.38%) Salesforce.com Developer
17 33 (2.31%) Senior Java Developer
18 30 (2.10%) iOS Developer
19 28 (1.96%) Technical Consultant
20 27 (1.89%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 812 (56.94%) Web Services
2 649 (45.51%) XML
3 581 (40.74%) REST
4 463 (32.47%) HTML
5 333 (23.35%) CSS
6 307 (21.53%) Spring
7 274 (19.21%) .NET
8 237 (16.62%) RESTful
9 230 (16.13%) JSON
10 207 (14.52%) jQuery
11 206 (14.45%) J2EE
12 172 (12.06%) Ajax
13 151 (10.59%) HTML5
14 142 (9.96%) WSDL
15 140 (9.82%) Hibernate
16 133 (9.33%) WCF
17 126 (8.84%) JMS
18 113 (7.92%) XSD
19 97 (6.80%) JSP
20 95 (6.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.80%) Open Source
2 86 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 51 (3.58%) iPad
5 49 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
5 49 (3.44%) User Experience
6 48 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 45 (3.16%) Data Integration
8 38 (2.66%) Social Media
9 31 (2.17%) Client/Server
10 26 (1.82%) iPhone
11 23 (1.61%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.47%) Derivative
13 17 (1.19%) Online Games
14 16 (1.12%) Data Structures
15 15 (1.05%) CMDB
15 15 (1.05%) N-Tier
16 14 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
16 14 (0.98%) Web 2.0
16 14 (0.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 232 (16.27%) Linux
2 129 (9.05%) Windows
3 126 (8.84%) UNIX
4 64 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 45 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (3.02%) Android
7 33 (2.31%) Solaris
8 26 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.70%) CentOS
11 9 (0.63%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.63%) AIX
12 6 (0.42%) Debian
12 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.35%) HPUX
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.21%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (23.63%) TDD
3 327 (22.93%) Scrum
4 223 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
5 208 (14.59%) SOA
6 206 (14.45%) MVC
7 171 (11.99%) OO
8 148 (10.38%) BDD
9 108 (7.57%) E-Commerce
10 105 (7.36%) Software Engineering
11 95 (6.66%) UML
12 83 (5.82%) Unit Testing
13 81 (5.68%) Web Development
14 79 (5.54%) Content Management
15 78 (5.47%) Waterfall
16 73 (5.12%) CRM
17 67 (4.70%) User Stories
18 66 (4.63%) Workflow
19 61 (4.28%) Migration
20 59 (4.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 767 (53.79%) Java
2 426 (29.87%) JavaScript
3 406 (28.47%) SQL
4 264 (18.51%) C#
5 97 (6.80%) PL/SQL
6 95 (6.66%) PHP
7 63 (4.42%) Ruby
8 57 (4.00%) Python
9 56 (3.93%) Groovy
10 41 (2.88%) XPath
11 40 (2.81%) C++
12 39 (2.73%) Perl
13 38 (2.66%) Apex Code
14 34 (2.38%) Objective-C
15 31 (2.17%) T-SQL
16 30 (2.10%) PHP5
17 26 (1.82%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.82%) Scala
18 23 (1.61%) C
19 21 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 123 (8.63%) Degree
2 73 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.61%) ISEB
6 16 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.98%) MCITP
8 10 (0.70%) BC Cleared
8 10 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.63%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.42%) CCNA
11 5 (0.35%) MCSE
11 5 (0.35%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.28%) RHCE
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.14%) MCTS
14 2 (0.14%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.36%) QA
2 9 (0.63%) SLA
3 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) WCAG
4 2 (0.14%) WAI
4 2 (0.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.070%) HL7
5 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.070%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.05%) NFS
3 13 (0.91%) vSphere
4 10 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.70%) vCloud
5 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.28%) Docker
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.070%) KVM
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 60 (4.21%) Puppet
2 21 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
5 12 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
6 9 (0.63%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.49%) Control-M
8 6 (0.42%) CA SiteMinder
8 6 (0.42%) OpenAM
8 6 (0.42%) Ansible
9 5 (0.35%) OpenView
9 5 (0.35%) OpenSSO
9 5 (0.35%) SCOM
10 4 (0.28%) yum
10 4 (0.28%) Kibana
10 4 (0.28%) StatsD
11 3 (0.21%) CA LISA
11 3 (0.21%) Hyperic
11 3 (0.21%) logstash
11 3 (0.21%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 339 (23.77%) Oracle
2 158 (11.08%) Microsoft
3 75 (5.26%) IBM
4 70 (4.91%) Salesforce.com
5 64 (4.49%) Red Hat
6 52 (3.65%) HP
7 45 (3.16%) SAP
8 44 (3.09%) VMware
9 42 (2.95%) TIBCO
10 34 (2.38%) Adobe
11 32 (2.24%) ATG
12 31 (2.17%) Endeca
13 30 (2.10%) Perforce
14 29 (2.03%) Citrix
14 29 (2.03%) ServiceNow
15 25 (1.75%) Google
16 24 (1.68%) Zend
17 23 (1.61%) Informatica
18 21 (1.47%) Atlassian
18 21 (1.47%) Cisco
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £370 to £420 per day 4 Month Contract
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £534.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Esum
Rate: Unspecified £Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago