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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 35 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 21 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.72% 1.11% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.54% 3.50% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 6
Average daily rate £625 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £216 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £497 £363
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 £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
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
127 200 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.52% 31.75% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 104 125
Average daily rate £385 £351 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -12.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
St Albans - 12 £625 -
Watford 0 1 - - 1
Welwyn - 1 - -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 34 (80.95%) REST
2 28 (66.67%) SOA
3 24 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (52.38%) Web Services
4 22 (52.38%) TDD
5 19 (45.24%) E-Commerce
5 19 (45.24%) C#
6 16 (38.10%) SQL
6 16 (38.10%) SaaS
6 16 (38.10%) DevOps
7 15 (35.71%) Data Integration
8 14 (33.33%) .NET
8 14 (33.33%) Java
9 12 (28.57%) WCF
10 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (26.19%) Middleware
10 11 (26.19%) Oracle
11 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
12 9 (21.43%) Red Hat
12 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (21.43%) XML
12 9 (21.43%) SharePoint
12 9 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (21.43%) JSON
12 9 (21.43%) Spring
13 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (19.05%) MSMQ
13 8 (19.05%) J2EE
14 7 (16.67%) IBM

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) JBoss
3 3 (7.14%) Apache Solr
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.76%) Confluence
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.38%) SugarCRM
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) SaaS
2 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (14.29%) IaaS
4 6 (14.29%) PaaS
5 2 (4.76%) GitHub
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (2.38%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) GIS
2 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.52%) MySQL
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.38%) DB2
5 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) JUnit
2 2 (4.76%) DbUnit
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Maven
2 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (7.14%) Back Office
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 3 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Architect
2 17 (40.48%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (30.95%) E-Commerce Architect
4 12 (28.57%) Developer
5 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
6 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
6 8 (19.05%) Senior Architect
6 8 (19.05%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 6 (14.29%) Technical Architect
8 4 (9.52%) Consultant
8 4 (9.52%) Integration Architect
8 4 (9.52%) SOA Architect
9 3 (7.14%) Administrator
9 3 (7.14%) Agile Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Applications Architect
9 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 3 (7.14%) Hybris Architect
9 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
10 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (80.95%) REST
2 22 (52.38%) Web Services
3 14 (33.33%) .NET
4 12 (28.57%) WCF
5 11 (26.19%) Middleware
6 9 (21.43%) JSON
6 9 (21.43%) Spring
6 9 (21.43%) XML
7 8 (19.05%) J2EE
7 8 (19.05%) MSMQ
8 5 (11.90%) CSS
8 5 (11.90%) HTML
8 5 (11.90%) Java EE
8 5 (11.90%) RESTful
8 5 (11.90%) XSLT
9 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
9 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
10 3 (7.14%) DHTML
10 3 (7.14%) JMS
11 2 (4.76%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) FMCG
2 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.38%) iPad
2 1 (2.38%) RIA
2 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) SOA
2 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (52.38%) TDD
4 19 (45.24%) E-Commerce
5 16 (38.10%) DevOps
6 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (14.29%) ETL
8 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
9 5 (11.90%) Microservices
10 4 (9.52%) B2B
11 3 (7.14%) B2C
11 3 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
11 3 (7.14%) Open Source
11 3 (7.14%) SDLC
11 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 3 (7.14%) SOLID
12 2 (4.76%) High Availability
12 2 (4.76%) Loose Coupling
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) C#
2 16 (38.10%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.14%) VBScript
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 7 (16.67%) IBM
5 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 6 (14.29%) ESRI
5 6 (14.29%) VMware
6 4 (9.52%) hybris
7 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.38%) Atlassian