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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 52 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 15 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.99% 1.48% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.26% 5.59% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +57.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £270 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £413 £231
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
162 179 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.54% 26.48% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 98 106
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £266 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 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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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 -5 2 - - 1
Stevenage -1 1 £400 +81.81%
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 14 (73.68%) REST
3 13 (68.42%) Web Services
3 13 (68.42%) SOA
4 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
5 9 (47.37%) FTP
6 8 (42.11%) RDBMS
6 8 (42.11%) ETL
6 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
6 8 (42.11%) IBM
6 8 (42.11%) Citrix
6 8 (42.11%) GIS
6 8 (42.11%) ESRI
6 8 (42.11%) VMware
6 8 (42.11%) Maximo
6 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
6 8 (42.11%) SaaS
6 8 (42.11%) PaaS
6 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (42.11%) TOGAF
6 8 (42.11%) Data Integration
7 6 (31.58%) XML
7 6 (31.58%) Java
8 5 (26.32%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) MVC
9 4 (21.05%) .NET
9 4 (21.05%) C#
9 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
9 4 (21.05%) MySQL
9 4 (21.05%) Retail

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Maximo
2 1 (5.26%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (42.11%) SaaS
1 8 (42.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) FTP
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (42.11%) RDBMS
2 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (21.05%) MySQL
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) DB2
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JUnit
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
1 8 (42.11%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Applications Architect
3 3 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Java Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Maximo Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) REST
2 13 (68.42%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.79%) JSON
5 3 (15.79%) Spring
5 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
5 3 (15.79%) CSS
5 3 (15.79%) J2EE
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (10.53%) Kendo UI
6 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (10.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) GIS
1 8 (42.11%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) RIA
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) SOA
2 8 (42.11%) ETL
2 8 (42.11%) TOGAF
3 4 (21.05%) MVC
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Loose Coupling
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) B2B
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Content Management
5 2 (10.53%) Logistics
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) XPath
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) IBM
2 8 (42.11%) Citrix
2 8 (42.11%) ESRI
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) SAP