The first table below looks at the demand for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Hertfordshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 49 49 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing SOAP 12 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.78% 1.65% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.90% 5.10% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £265 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -41.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £35.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+8.64% +9.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
174 196 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.78% 32.29% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 102 159
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £50.00 £35.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +42.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Watford +3 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 21 (87.50%) HTML
2 20 (83.33%) XML
3 19 (79.17%) JavaScript
4 18 (75.00%) MySQL
5 17 (70.83%) Web Services
5 17 (70.83%) REST
6 16 (66.67%) CSS
6 16 (66.67%) Java
7 15 (62.50%) SQL
7 15 (62.50%) Subversion
8 14 (58.33%) Finance
8 14 (58.33%) UNIX
8 14 (58.33%) Linux
9 13 (54.17%) Eclipse
9 13 (54.17%) jQuery
10 12 (50.00%) Ajax
10 12 (50.00%) MVC
10 12 (50.00%) Oracle
10 12 (50.00%) Ant
11 11 (45.83%) Maven
11 11 (45.83%) JSON
12 10 (41.67%) Spring
12 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
12 10 (41.67%) E-Commerce
13 9 (37.50%) Internet
13 9 (37.50%) XSLT
13 9 (37.50%) JUnit
13 9 (37.50%) Retail
14 8 (33.33%) Degree
14 8 (33.33%) Apache

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (33.33%) Apache
3 6 (25.00%) CMS
3 6 (25.00%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (16.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Internet
2 4 (16.67%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) Intranet
3 2 (8.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (75.00%) MySQL
2 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (20.83%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.33%) DB2
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Subversion
2 13 (54.17%) Eclipse
3 12 (50.00%) Ant
4 11 (45.83%) Maven
5 9 (37.50%) JUnit
6 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.83%) Mockito
7 5 (20.83%) Selenium
7 5 (20.83%) IntelliJ
8 4 (16.67%) Log4j
9 2 (8.33%) JMeter
9 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
9 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
10 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
10 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
10 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Retail
3 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (20.83%) Marketing
5 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 4 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (8.33%) LAMP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Portal Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) PHP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) HTML
2 20 (83.33%) XML
3 17 (70.83%) Web Services
3 17 (70.83%) REST
4 16 (66.67%) CSS
5 13 (54.17%) jQuery
6 12 (50.00%) Ajax
7 11 (45.83%) JSON
8 10 (41.67%) Spring
9 9 (37.50%) XSLT
10 6 (25.00%) JSP
10 6 (25.00%) .NET
10 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
11 5 (20.83%) JDBC
11 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
12 4 (16.67%) XMLBeans
12 4 (16.67%) Servlets
12 4 (16.67%) Struts
12 4 (16.67%) J2EE
12 4 (16.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Web 2.0
2 2 (8.33%) RIA
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) UNIX
1 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) HPUX
2 4 (16.67%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) MVC
2 10 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Content Management
4 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.83%) OO
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.33%) System Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) OOP
7 2 (8.33%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) JavaScript
2 16 (66.67%) Java
3 15 (62.50%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) XPath
4 6 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Sun Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) Sun
2 4 (16.67%) Interwoven
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft