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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 58 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 13 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.64% 1.34% 2.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.28% 4.32% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 13
Average daily rate
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£387 £313 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £430 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%
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
207 162 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.07% 30.98% 35.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 197
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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 -1 6 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (86.36%) HTML
1 19 (86.36%) REST
2 18 (81.82%) Java
2 18 (81.82%) XML
3 17 (77.27%) Web Services
3 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
3 17 (77.27%) MySQL
4 16 (72.73%) SQL
4 16 (72.73%) UNIX
5 15 (68.18%) CSS
5 15 (68.18%) Eclipse
5 15 (68.18%) Subversion
6 14 (63.64%) Finance
6 14 (63.64%) Linux
6 14 (63.64%) Ant
7 13 (59.09%) Maven
7 13 (59.09%) Ajax
8 12 (54.55%) Spring
8 12 (54.55%) JSON
8 12 (54.55%) Oracle
8 12 (54.55%) Tomcat
9 11 (50.00%) MVC
9 11 (50.00%) JUnit
10 10 (45.45%) jQuery
11 9 (40.91%) Retail
11 9 (40.91%) XSLT
11 9 (40.91%) RDBMS
11 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
11 9 (40.91%) Relational Database
12 8 (36.36%) Scrum

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (54.55%) Tomcat
2 7 (31.82%) CMS
2 7 (31.82%) Adobe CQ
2 7 (31.82%) Apache
3 5 (22.73%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Internet
2 5 (22.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (77.27%) MySQL
2 9 (40.91%) RDBMS
2 9 (40.91%) Relational Database
3 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) DB2
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Eclipse
1 15 (68.18%) Subversion
2 14 (63.64%) Ant
3 13 (59.09%) Maven
4 11 (50.00%) JUnit
5 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
6 6 (27.27%) Mockito
6 6 (27.27%) Selenium
6 6 (27.27%) IntelliJ
7 5 (22.73%) Log4j
8 2 (9.09%) JMeter
8 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
8 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
9 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Retail
3 7 (31.82%) Manufacturing
4 6 (27.27%) Marketing
5 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Portal Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Application Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) HTML
1 19 (86.36%) REST
2 18 (81.82%) XML
3 17 (77.27%) Web Services
4 15 (68.18%) CSS
5 13 (59.09%) Ajax
6 12 (54.55%) JSON
6 12 (54.55%) Spring
7 10 (45.45%) jQuery
8 9 (40.91%) XSLT
9 7 (31.82%) JSP
10 6 (27.27%) JDBC
11 5 (22.73%) Servlets
11 5 (22.73%) Struts
11 5 (22.73%) J2EE
11 5 (22.73%) JMS
11 5 (22.73%) XMLBeans
11 5 (22.73%) Hibernate
12 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
12 4 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Web 2.0
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) UNIX
2 14 (63.64%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) HPUX
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) MVC
2 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 7 (31.82%) Content Management
4 7 (31.82%) Waterfall
4 7 (31.82%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) OO
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Web Development
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) Java
2 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
3 16 (72.73%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) XPath
5 4 (18.18%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) Sun Certification
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) Sun
2 5 (22.73%) Interwoven
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft