The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 19 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.35% 4.17% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.12% 11.43% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +34.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.69% -7.14%
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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 Northern Ireland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
66 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 52.38% 36.46% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 16
Average daily rate £300 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

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

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 6 (66.67%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) iPhone
3 4 (44.44%) Objective-C
3 4 (44.44%) iPhone SDK
3 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
3 4 (44.44%) iOS SDK
3 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
3 4 (44.44%) N-Tier
3 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Apple
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Android SDK
4 3 (33.33%) Android Development
4 3 (33.33%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Infoblox
5 2 (22.22%) HP Operations Orchestration

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) iOS Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Android Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) iPhone SDK
2 4 (44.44%) iOS SDK
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) Android SDK
4 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 1 (11.11%) Cocoa
4 1 (11.11%) FIXML
4 1 (11.11%) XSD
4 1 (11.11%) Swing
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Struts
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) iPhone
2 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (44.44%) N-Tier
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) OO
2 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
3 3 (33.33%) Android Development
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Objective-C
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Infoblox
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase
3 1 (11.11%) Google