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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 20 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.76% 0.91% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.20% 2.04% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £43.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.71% +45.83%
SOAP
UK

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
41 49 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 39.05% 44.55% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 71
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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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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
County Antrim +5 5 £375 -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) Android
3 4 (66.67%) Objective-C
3 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile Development
4 3 (50.00%) Android Development
4 3 (50.00%) RESTful
4 3 (50.00%) WSDL
4 3 (50.00%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (33.33%) JUnit
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (33.33%) Java EE
5 2 (33.33%) Dojo
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Ajax
5 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (33.33%) HTML5
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (33.33%) REST

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) WSDL
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Java EE
4 2 (33.33%) Dojo
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
5 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
5 1 (16.67%) Core Animation
5 1 (16.67%) iPhone SDK
5 1 (16.67%) Cocoa
5 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) Animation
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (83.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 3 (50.00%) Android Development
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Apple