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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 26 55 41
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 27 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.60% 0.92% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.61% 3.80% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
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
131 158 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.03% 24.12% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 27
Average daily rate £400 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 13
Average hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £10.93 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.80 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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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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 - 10 £236 - 7
Basildon - 4 - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 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 33 (91.67%) Web Services
2 32 (88.89%) Java
2 32 (88.89%) J2EE
3 31 (86.11%) XML
3 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (83.33%) HTML5
4 30 (83.33%) HTML
5 28 (77.78%) TDD
6 25 (69.44%) TopLink
7 23 (63.89%) SQL
8 18 (50.00%) Windows
9 17 (47.22%) Marketing
10 16 (44.44%) Scrum
10 16 (44.44%) Content Management
10 16 (44.44%) Ajax
10 16 (44.44%) Solaris
10 16 (44.44%) Linux
10 16 (44.44%) CSS
10 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
10 16 (44.44%) UNIX
11 15 (41.67%) RUP
11 15 (41.67%) XHTML
11 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
11 15 (41.67%) WebSphere
11 15 (41.67%) Use Case
11 15 (41.67%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (41.67%) REST
11 15 (41.67%) User Stories
12 14 (38.89%) JAX-RS
12 14 (38.89%) JAX-WS

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 15 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (36.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Ant
1 14 (38.89%) Eclipse
2 13 (36.11%) SoapUI
3 4 (11.11%) AccuRev
3 4 (11.11%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 17 (47.22%) Marketing
2 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (94.44%) Developer
2 29 (80.56%) Java Developer
3 17 (47.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 4 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.56%) HTML Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Deployment Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Mid-Level Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.78%) Release Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (91.67%) Web Services
2 32 (88.89%) J2EE
3 31 (86.11%) XML
4 30 (83.33%) HTML
4 30 (83.33%) HTML5
5 25 (69.44%) TopLink
6 16 (44.44%) CSS
6 16 (44.44%) Ajax
7 15 (41.67%) REST
7 15 (41.67%) XHTML
8 14 (38.89%) JAX-RS
8 14 (38.89%) JAX-WS
9 12 (33.33%) PrimeFaces
9 12 (33.33%) JSF
10 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
11 3 (8.33%) .NET
11 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
12 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
12 1 (2.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Solaris
2 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 16 (44.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (77.78%) TDD
3 16 (44.44%) Content Management
3 16 (44.44%) Scrum
4 15 (41.67%) User Stories
4 15 (41.67%) RUP
4 15 (41.67%) Use Case
4 15 (41.67%) Digital Marketing
5 14 (38.89%) Validation
6 11 (30.56%) OO
7 6 (16.67%) B2C
8 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.78%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 32 (88.89%) Java
2 23 (63.89%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) IBM
2 1 (2.78%) MKS
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