The first table below looks at the demand for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Lancashire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 48 18 32
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.22% 6.90% 3.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 18.37% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 11
Average daily rate
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- £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £35.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+8.64% +9.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
76 98 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.93% 37.55% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 87
Average daily rate £313 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Lancashire region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Lancashire region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Burnley - 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Preston - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 1
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Toad
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) PuTTY
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (25.00%) Spring

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Toad
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Apache CXF
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle