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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 48 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 10 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.05% 2.02% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.46% 8.06% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£413 £371 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% +139.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £46.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +27.77%
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
183 124 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.58% 25.05% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 60 44
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £523 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 20
Average hourly rate £33.73 £32.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% -0.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.16 £37.50 £37.20
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 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 17 September 2014.

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 17 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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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
Saffron Walden - 5 - -
Brentwood - - - -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 12 (92.31%) XML
2 11 (84.62%) Java
2 11 (84.62%) Web Services
3 10 (76.92%) HTML
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (69.23%) J2EE
5 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
5 8 (61.54%) CSS
5 8 (61.54%) HTML5
5 8 (61.54%) REST
6 7 (53.85%) jQuery
6 7 (53.85%) Apache
6 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
6 7 (53.85%) Scrum
6 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
7 6 (46.15%) Ajax
8 5 (38.46%) Bioinformatics
8 5 (38.46%) Degree
8 5 (38.46%) JSON
8 5 (38.46%) Biology
8 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
8 5 (38.46%) Apache Wicket
8 5 (38.46%) CSS3
8 5 (38.46%) Publishing
8 5 (38.46%) Spring
8 5 (38.46%) JSP
8 5 (38.46%) SQL
8 5 (38.46%) DHTML
9 4 (30.77%) Windows
10 3 (23.08%) XHTML

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) Apache
1 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) GlassFish
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) VisualVM
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Ant
General
1 5 (38.46%) Publishing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) UI Developer
2 5 (38.46%) UI Programmer
3 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) XML
2 11 (84.62%) Web Services
3 10 (76.92%) HTML
4 9 (69.23%) J2EE
5 8 (61.54%) CSS
5 8 (61.54%) HTML5
5 8 (61.54%) REST
6 7 (53.85%) jQuery
6 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
7 6 (46.15%) Ajax
8 5 (38.46%) JSON
8 5 (38.46%) Apache Wicket
8 5 (38.46%) CSS3
8 5 (38.46%) Spring
8 5 (38.46%) JSP
8 5 (38.46%) DHTML
9 3 (23.08%) XHTML
9 3 (23.08%) .NET
10 2 (15.38%) DOM
10 2 (15.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Biology
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (15.38%) B2C
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) MVVM
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) Information Management
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) webMethods
1 2 (15.38%) Splunk
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Software AG
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle