The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 39 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 18 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.65% 1.25% 2.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.06% 3.77% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 12
Average daily rate
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£395 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.07% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £163 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.32% -15.00%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
179 212 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.40% 33.13% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 118 209
Average daily rate £365 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -71.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £11.00 £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £43.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £385 -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (87.88%) REST
2 23 (69.70%) Linux
3 22 (66.67%) Java
3 22 (66.67%) Subversion
4 21 (63.64%) Maven
4 21 (63.64%) MySQL
4 21 (63.64%) Web Services
5 20 (60.61%) UNIX
5 20 (60.61%) Ant
5 20 (60.61%) Eclipse
6 19 (57.58%) XML
7 18 (54.55%) CSS
7 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
7 18 (54.55%) HTML
7 18 (54.55%) Finance
8 17 (51.52%) MVC
8 17 (51.52%) Spring
9 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (48.48%) SQL
9 16 (48.48%) JUnit
10 15 (45.45%) Tomcat
10 15 (45.45%) TDD
10 15 (45.45%) Scrum
10 15 (45.45%) Git (software)
11 14 (42.42%) JSON
11 14 (42.42%) Ajax
11 14 (42.42%) BDD
11 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
12 12 (36.36%) Apache
12 12 (36.36%) RDBMS

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (45.45%) Tomcat
2 12 (36.36%) Apache
3 7 (21.21%) CMS
4 3 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (9.09%) MQSeries
5 2 (6.06%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) BIG-IP
2 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
2 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
2 3 (9.09%) LDAP
2 3 (9.09%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (63.64%) MySQL
2 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
3 12 (36.36%) RDBMS
4 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) DB2
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) Subversion
2 21 (63.64%) Maven
3 20 (60.61%) Ant
3 20 (60.61%) Eclipse
4 16 (48.48%) JUnit
5 15 (45.45%) Git (software)
6 11 (33.33%) Mockito
6 11 (33.33%) IntelliJ
7 9 (27.27%) Selenium
8 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
9 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
10 3 (9.09%) JMeter
10 3 (9.09%) Log4j
11 2 (6.06%) CruiseControl
11 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
11 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (6.06%) Moq
11 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (6.06%) ReSharper
General
1 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Marketing
3 5 (15.15%) Retail
4 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (9.09%) Games
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 6 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Tester
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (6.06%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (87.88%) REST
2 21 (63.64%) Web Services
3 19 (57.58%) XML
4 18 (54.55%) HTML
4 18 (54.55%) CSS
5 17 (51.52%) Spring
6 14 (42.42%) Ajax
6 14 (42.42%) JSON
7 11 (33.33%) JDBC
8 10 (30.30%) JSP
9 8 (24.24%) .NET
9 8 (24.24%) XSLT
10 6 (18.18%) jQuery
11 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (15.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (15.15%) WCF
11 5 (15.15%) Hibernate
11 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
11 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
11 5 (15.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) Replication
2 3 (9.09%) Web 2.0
2 3 (9.09%) Online Games
3 2 (6.06%) EMV
4 1 (3.03%) RIA
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Linux
2 20 (60.61%) UNIX
3 5 (15.15%) Windows
4 3 (9.09%) HPUX
4 3 (9.09%) Solaris
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) MVC
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) TDD
3 15 (45.45%) Scrum
4 14 (42.42%) BDD
5 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
8 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 5 (15.15%) SOA
9 5 (15.15%) OO
9 5 (15.15%) Load Testing
9 5 (15.15%) User Stories
10 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (9.09%) Content Management
10 3 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) Java
2 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 16 (48.48%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) XPath
5 2 (6.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Sun Certification
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) NFS
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.09%) vSphere
1 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (9.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCOM
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Sun
3 3 (9.09%) Dell
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Interwoven
3 3 (9.09%) NetApp
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Progress
4 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com