The first table below looks at the demand for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 127 134 163
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +29
Contract jobs citing SOAP 401 328 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.66% 1.52% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.66% 5.26% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 220 210
Average daily rate £400 £425 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7080 6238 7719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.26% 28.87% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5091 4525 5117
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 75
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SOAP
England

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in London

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in London

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in London

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in London

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 92 £425 +1.49% 29
Brentford - 8 £500 -
Hounslow - 1 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 473 (64.97%) Web Services
2 402 (55.22%) Java
3 344 (47.25%) XML
4 280 (38.46%) REST
5 250 (34.34%) HTML
6 246 (33.79%) TDD
7 228 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
8 206 (28.30%) SQL
9 200 (27.47%) JavaScript
10 184 (25.27%) Scrum
11 174 (23.90%) Oracle
12 164 (22.53%) MVC
13 163 (22.39%) Spring
14 152 (20.88%) .NET
15 143 (19.64%) BDD
16 140 (19.23%) RESTful
17 137 (18.82%) CSS
18 132 (18.13%) Maven
19 131 (17.99%) C#
20 126 (17.31%) JSON
21 125 (17.17%) J2EE
22 120 (16.48%) JUnit
23 118 (16.21%) Subversion
24 109 (14.97%) Git (software)
25 107 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
25 107 (14.70%) SOA
26 104 (14.29%) SQL Server
26 104 (14.29%) Banking
27 102 (14.01%) Linux
27 102 (14.01%) E-Commerce

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 59 (8.10%) Tomcat
2 35 (4.81%) CMS
2 35 (4.81%) WebLogic
3 34 (4.67%) Apache
4 28 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 23 (3.16%) Mule
6 21 (2.88%) IIS
7 16 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.06%) Apache Solr
9 13 (1.79%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.37%) Drupal
11 9 (1.24%) GlassFish
11 9 (1.24%) Node.js
11 9 (1.24%) Confluence
12 8 (1.10%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.96%) ColdFusion
13 7 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
14 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.20%) Magento
2 7 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.41%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.41%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.96%) Force.com
3 6 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.82%) SaaS
3 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.69%) HTTP
2 22 (3.02%) Internet
3 15 (2.06%) SSL
4 13 (1.79%) LDAP
4 13 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.10%) Firewall
6 6 (0.82%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.69%) 4G
7 5 (0.69%) 2G
7 5 (0.69%) 3G
8 4 (0.55%) FTP
8 4 (0.55%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.41%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.41%) Wireless
9 3 (0.41%) DNS
9 3 (0.41%) SNMP
10 2 (0.27%) SMS
10 2 (0.27%) VPN
10 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.27%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 77 (10.58%) MySQL
3 66 (9.07%) MongoDB
4 53 (7.28%) NoSQL
4 53 (7.28%) Relational Database
5 29 (3.98%) Oracle Database
6 22 (3.02%) RDBMS
6 22 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.92%) DB2
8 14 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.51%) Hazelcast
10 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 132 (18.13%) Maven
2 120 (16.48%) JUnit
3 118 (16.21%) Subversion
4 109 (14.97%) Git (software)
5 99 (13.60%) Selenium
6 88 (12.09%) Jenkins
7 86 (11.81%) Ant
8 84 (11.54%) SoapUI
9 76 (10.44%) Cucumber
10 56 (7.69%) JBehave
11 52 (7.14%) JIRA
12 50 (6.87%) WebDriver
13 44 (6.04%) Hudson
14 33 (4.53%) Eclipse
15 28 (3.85%) Apache Ivy
16 27 (3.71%) Visual Studio
17 25 (3.43%) Calabash
18 23 (3.16%) eggPlant
19 20 (2.75%) CruiseControl
20 18 (2.47%) Capybara
General
1 104 (14.29%) Banking
2 94 (12.91%) Finance
3 54 (7.42%) Retail
4 35 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.47%) Games
6 16 (2.20%) Advertising
7 14 (1.92%) Publishing
8 11 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.96%) Billing
10 6 (0.82%) Marketing
11 5 (0.69%) Back Office
11 5 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.41%) Automotive
13 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.27%) Legal
15 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 441 (60.58%) Developer
2 143 (19.64%) Java Developer
3 64 (8.79%) Senior Developer
4 60 (8.24%) .NET Developer
5 57 (7.83%) Analyst
6 48 (6.59%) Architect
7 44 (6.04%) Test Analyst
8 43 (5.91%) Tester
9 35 (4.81%) Senior Java Developer
10 34 (4.67%) Consultant
10 34 (4.67%) C# Developer
11 27 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
12 24 (3.30%) Test Engineer
13 21 (2.88%) PHP Developer
14 16 (2.20%) Lead Developer
15 15 (2.06%) Salesforce.com Developer
15 15 (2.06%) Automation Tester
15 15 (2.06%) Software Developer
16 14 (1.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 13 (1.79%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (64.97%) Web Services
2 344 (47.25%) XML
3 280 (38.46%) REST
4 250 (34.34%) HTML
5 163 (22.39%) Spring
6 152 (20.88%) .NET
7 140 (19.23%) RESTful
8 137 (18.82%) CSS
9 126 (17.31%) JSON
10 125 (17.17%) J2EE
11 98 (13.46%) Hibernate
12 96 (13.19%) jQuery
13 83 (11.40%) WCF
14 70 (9.62%) HTML5
15 67 (9.20%) ASP.NET
16 62 (8.52%) Ajax
17 61 (8.38%) WSDL
18 60 (8.24%) JMS
19 59 (8.10%) JSP
20 53 (7.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.75%) Mobile App
2 40 (5.49%) Open Source
3 31 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (4.12%) iPad
5 26 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
6 24 (3.30%) Social Media
7 13 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.65%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.51%) SWIFT
10 10 (1.37%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
11 9 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
12 8 (1.10%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.10%) PKI
12 8 (1.10%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.96%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.96%) Digital Media
13 7 (0.96%) IPTV
14 6 (0.82%) iPhone
14 6 (0.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 102 (14.01%) Linux
2 55 (7.55%) Windows
3 53 (7.28%) UNIX
4 44 (6.04%) Android
5 31 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.10%) Solaris
7 7 (0.96%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.82%) CentOS
8 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.55%) AIX
11 3 (0.41%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.14%) OpenSolaris
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (33.79%) TDD
2 228 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (25.27%) Scrum
4 164 (22.53%) MVC
5 143 (19.64%) BDD
6 107 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (14.70%) SOA
7 102 (14.01%) E-Commerce
8 99 (13.60%) Test Automation
9 81 (11.13%) Unit Testing
10 70 (9.62%) Content Management
10 70 (9.62%) OO
11 64 (8.79%) UML
12 53 (7.28%) Web Development
13 46 (6.32%) Software Engineering
14 40 (5.49%) Kanban
15 34 (4.67%) ERP
16 32 (4.40%) OOP
17 31 (4.26%) Waterfall
18 30 (4.12%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 402 (55.22%) Java
2 206 (28.30%) SQL
3 200 (27.47%) JavaScript
4 131 (17.99%) C#
5 73 (10.03%) Ruby
6 64 (8.79%) PHP
7 60 (8.24%) Groovy
8 56 (7.69%) T-SQL
9 47 (6.46%) Python
10 37 (5.08%) PL/SQL
11 31 (4.26%) Perl
12 27 (3.71%) XPath
13 23 (3.16%) C++
14 21 (2.88%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.88%) XQuery
15 20 (2.75%) Apex Code
16 17 (2.34%) C
16 17 (2.34%) VB.NET
17 15 (2.06%) VB
18 13 (1.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 55 (7.55%) Degree
2 13 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.51%) ISEB
5 6 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.41%) MBA
6 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.27%) CCNA
7 2 (0.27%) CCA
7 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.14%) Brainbench
8 1 (0.14%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.87%) QA
2 10 (1.37%) RosettaNet
3 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.41%) HL7
3 3 (0.41%) COBIT
4 2 (0.27%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.55%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.41%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.27%) Squid
4 2 (0.27%) KVM
4 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) qmail
5 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.14%) Varnish
5 1 (0.14%) UAG
5 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.14%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) Xen
5 1 (0.14%) Snort
5 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 30 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (2.47%) Puppet
3 16 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (1.79%) Nagios
5 8 (1.10%) OpenSSO
6 7 (0.96%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.96%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.69%) CA SiteMinder
8 4 (0.55%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.41%) StatsD
10 2 (0.27%) Control-M
10 2 (0.27%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.14%) Nessus
11 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.14%) Netcool
11 1 (0.14%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 174 (23.90%) Oracle
2 60 (8.24%) JBoss
3 55 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 36 (4.95%) ATG
5 34 (4.67%) Endeca
6 28 (3.85%) IBM
7 27 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (3.57%) SAP
9 25 (3.43%) Perforce
10 19 (2.61%) HP
11 13 (1.79%) Adobe
12 12 (1.65%) VMware
12 12 (1.65%) Zend
13 11 (1.51%) Elastic Path
13 11 (1.51%) Green Hat
14 10 (1.37%) Sybase
14 10 (1.37%) Sun
15 9 (1.24%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.24%) CODA
15 9 (1.24%) BEA
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Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
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London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
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City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
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City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
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London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 Per Hour
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Vertical IT
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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esynergy Solutions - UK
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Real Staffing
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