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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 15 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 48 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.76% 0.50% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.27% 2.00% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £43.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.71% +45.83%
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
176 150 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.12% 25.00% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 87 72
Average daily rate £400 £350 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Average hourly rate £40.60 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.83 £30.25 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £46.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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
Basildon - 17 £388 -
Brentwood +6 9 £250 -
Chelmsford - 4 £185 -
Colchester - 1 £350 -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 54 (75.00%) Java
1 54 (75.00%) Web Services
2 52 (72.22%) XML
3 47 (65.28%) HTML
3 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (61.11%) J2EE
5 39 (54.17%) TopLink
6 37 (51.39%) HTML5
7 36 (50.00%) TDD
7 36 (50.00%) SQL
8 29 (40.28%) SQL Server
8 29 (40.28%) REST
9 27 (37.50%) Windows
10 25 (34.72%) CSS
10 25 (34.72%) JavaScript
10 25 (34.72%) SoapUI
11 24 (33.33%) EclipseLink
11 24 (33.33%) UNIX
11 24 (33.33%) Eclipse
12 23 (31.94%) Linux
12 23 (31.94%) Ajax
13 22 (30.56%) Solaris
13 22 (30.56%) Ant
13 22 (30.56%) IBM
14 21 (29.17%) Scrum
14 21 (29.17%) WebSphere
15 20 (27.78%) Marketing
15 20 (27.78%) User Stories
16 19 (26.39%) JAX-RS
16 19 (26.39%) JSF

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 21 (29.17%) WebSphere
2 10 (13.89%) WebLogic
3 8 (11.11%) IIS
4 6 (8.33%) JBoss
4 6 (8.33%) GlassFish
5 4 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (40.28%) SQL Server
2 18 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (34.72%) SoapUI
2 24 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 22 (30.56%) Ant
4 10 (13.89%) AccuRev
5 7 (9.72%) Selenium
5 7 (9.72%) JUnit
5 7 (9.72%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (9.72%) LoadRunner
6 6 (8.33%) Maven
7 5 (6.94%) Subversion
8 3 (4.17%) JIRA
8 3 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (2.78%) JMeter
9 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.78%) Hudson
General
1 20 (27.78%) Marketing
2 10 (13.89%) Manufacturing
3 8 (11.11%) Automotive
4 4 (5.56%) Finance
5 3 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (76.39%) Developer
2 47 (65.28%) Java Developer
3 23 (31.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 12 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 12 (16.67%) Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Deployment Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Test Leader
7 2 (2.78%) Testing Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Java Applications Developer
7 2 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Applications Developer
7 2 (2.78%) HTML Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Applications Support
8 1 (1.39%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (75.00%) Web Services
2 52 (72.22%) XML
3 47 (65.28%) HTML
4 44 (61.11%) J2EE
5 39 (54.17%) TopLink
6 37 (51.39%) HTML5
7 29 (40.28%) REST
8 25 (34.72%) CSS
9 24 (33.33%) EclipseLink
10 23 (31.94%) Ajax
11 19 (26.39%) JAX-WS
11 19 (26.39%) JAX-RS
11 19 (26.39%) JSF
11 19 (26.39%) XHTML
12 16 (22.22%) PrimeFaces
13 15 (20.83%) Hibernate
14 9 (12.50%) Struts
14 9 (12.50%) .NET
15 7 (9.72%) JPA
16 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Hedge funds
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.39%) Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Clustering
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) Windows
2 24 (33.33%) UNIX
3 23 (31.94%) Linux
4 22 (30.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (50.00%) TDD
3 21 (29.17%) Scrum
4 20 (27.78%) User Stories
5 19 (26.39%) Digital Marketing
6 18 (25.00%) Content Management
7 17 (23.61%) OO
7 17 (23.61%) Use Case
8 16 (22.22%) RUP
9 14 (19.44%) Validation
10 11 (15.28%) B2C
11 5 (6.94%) MVC
11 5 (6.94%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.56%) Software Testing
12 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
13 3 (4.17%) Information Management
13 3 (4.17%) Manual Testing
13 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
13 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (75.00%) Java
2 36 (50.00%) SQL
3 25 (34.72%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.56%) Perl
4 4 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.39%) PHP
5 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) IBM
2 6 (8.33%) HP
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) Adobe
4 3 (4.17%) MKS
5 1 (1.39%) FatWire