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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 43 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 23 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.92% 1.65% 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.90% 5.99% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 4
Average daily rate
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£420 £387 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.56% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £396 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.28 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+23.99% -31.45%
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
211 217 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.78% 27.57% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 147 84
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £20.94 £15.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.56% -67.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 2 £390 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £300 -
Letchworth - 1 £338 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £390 - 2
Stevenage - 1 £375 -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (78.95%) Web Services
2 23 (60.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (60.53%) SOA
2 23 (60.53%) REST
3 20 (52.63%) Oracle
4 16 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
6 13 (34.21%) ETL
6 13 (34.21%) FTP
6 13 (34.21%) RDBMS
6 13 (34.21%) IBM
6 13 (34.21%) Citrix
6 13 (34.21%) GIS
6 13 (34.21%) ESRI
6 13 (34.21%) VMware
6 13 (34.21%) Maximo
6 13 (34.21%) TOGAF
6 13 (34.21%) Data Integration
6 13 (34.21%) SaaS
6 13 (34.21%) PaaS
6 13 (34.21%) Relational Database
7 12 (31.58%) C#
7 12 (31.58%) SQL
8 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
9 10 (26.32%) Java
9 10 (26.32%) .NET
10 9 (23.68%) J2EE
10 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET
11 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (21.05%) MVC

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) JBoss
3 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (34.21%) SaaS
2 13 (34.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) FTP
2 2 (5.26%) SSL
2 2 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (60.53%) SQL Server
2 13 (34.21%) RDBMS
2 13 (34.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (13.16%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) DB2
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) JUnit
1 3 (7.89%) Maven
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.26%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.63%) GCC
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Architect
2 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Applications Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Java Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Maximo Architect
5 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (78.95%) Web Services
2 23 (60.53%) REST
3 10 (26.32%) .NET
4 9 (23.68%) J2EE
4 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET
5 8 (21.05%) RESTful
6 7 (18.42%) CSS
6 7 (18.42%) HTML
6 7 (18.42%) Spring
7 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
7 6 (15.79%) XML
7 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
7 6 (15.79%) WCF
8 5 (13.16%) jQuery
9 4 (10.53%) Ajax
10 3 (7.89%) XSLT
10 3 (7.89%) JMS
10 3 (7.89%) JSP
10 3 (7.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) GIS
1 13 (34.21%) Data Integration
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) RIA
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) SOA
2 13 (34.21%) ETL
2 13 (34.21%) TOGAF
3 8 (21.05%) MVC
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
6 4 (10.53%) SDLC
7 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.89%) Loose Coupling
7 3 (7.89%) B2B
7 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.26%) Content Management
8 2 (5.26%) BPEL
8 2 (5.26%) Logistics
8 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.26%) OOP
8 2 (5.26%) OO
8 2 (5.26%) CRM
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) C#
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 10 (26.32%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VBScript
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.63%) VB6
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) HND
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Oracle
2 13 (34.21%) IBM
2 13 (34.21%) Citrix
2 13 (34.21%) ESRI
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Sybase
4 1 (2.63%) hybris
4 1 (2.63%) Perforce
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