The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 44 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.17% 1.38% 2.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.00% 5.08% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% -0.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.69%
SOAP
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
100 59 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.31% 27.19% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 31 61
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 20 October 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 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Preston - - - - 8
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Toad
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) PuTTY
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) LDAP
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) PuTTY
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Toad
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
2 2 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft