The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 19 61 43
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -18
Contract jobs citing SOAP 44 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.40% 0.42% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.16% 1.74% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
SOAP
East of England

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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
162 172 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.62% 24.09% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 87 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 14
Average hourly rate £36.00 £34.55 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +25.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.48 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.80 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Essex region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Essex region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Brentwood +7 16 £250 - 3
Basildon - 8 £325 -
Saffron Walden - - - -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 43 (84.31%) Web Services
2 41 (80.39%) XML
2 41 (80.39%) Java
3 40 (78.43%) J2EE
4 38 (74.51%) HTML
4 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (72.55%) HTML5
6 34 (66.67%) TDD
7 32 (62.75%) TopLink
8 31 (60.78%) SQL
9 24 (47.06%) Windows
10 23 (45.10%) SQL Server
11 21 (41.18%) Marketing
12 20 (39.22%) Content Management
12 20 (39.22%) UNIX
12 20 (39.22%) Linux
13 19 (37.25%) Solaris
13 19 (37.25%) CSS
13 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
13 19 (37.25%) Scrum
13 19 (37.25%) Ajax
13 19 (37.25%) Use Case
13 19 (37.25%) Digital Marketing
13 19 (37.25%) User Stories
14 18 (35.29%) REST
14 18 (35.29%) WebSphere
14 18 (35.29%) Ant
14 18 (35.29%) RUP
14 18 (35.29%) XHTML
14 18 (35.29%) IBM

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 18 (35.29%) WebSphere
2 7 (13.73%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (45.10%) SQL Server
2 16 (31.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Ant
1 18 (35.29%) Eclipse
2 17 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 5 (9.80%) AccuRev
3 5 (9.80%) JUnit
4 3 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (5.88%) Subversion
5 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (41.18%) Marketing
2 9 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.80%) Automotive
4 2 (3.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (84.31%) Developer
2 36 (70.59%) Java Developer
3 23 (45.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (11.76%) J2EE Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Deployment Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.92%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) HTML Developer
7 1 (1.96%) .NET Developer
7 1 (1.96%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (84.31%) Web Services
2 41 (80.39%) XML
3 40 (78.43%) J2EE
4 38 (74.51%) HTML
5 37 (72.55%) HTML5
6 32 (62.75%) TopLink
7 19 (37.25%) CSS
7 19 (37.25%) Ajax
8 18 (35.29%) REST
8 18 (35.29%) XHTML
9 17 (33.33%) JAX-RS
9 17 (33.33%) JSF
9 17 (33.33%) JAX-WS
10 16 (31.37%) PrimeFaces
11 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
12 8 (15.69%) .NET
13 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
14 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
14 1 (1.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) UNIX
2 20 (39.22%) Linux
3 19 (37.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (66.67%) TDD
3 20 (39.22%) Content Management
4 19 (37.25%) Use Case
4 19 (37.25%) Digital Marketing
4 19 (37.25%) Scrum
4 19 (37.25%) User Stories
5 18 (35.29%) RUP
6 16 (31.37%) Validation
7 14 (27.45%) OO
8 7 (13.73%) B2C
9 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.92%) DevOps
10 2 (3.92%) Performance Testing
11 1 (1.96%) Security Testing
11 1 (1.96%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 41 (80.39%) Java
2 31 (60.78%) SQL
3 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) IBM
2 3 (5.88%) MKS
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe
4 1 (1.96%) FatWire
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