The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 112 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 28 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.88% 1.85% 2.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.33% 6.46% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.82% +8.64%
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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
647 789 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.28% 28.59% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 436 284
Average daily rate £350 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Average hourly rate £40.38 £42.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% +29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.60 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Edinburgh -34 12 £438 -2.77% 2
Glasgow +2 7 £375 -11.76% 1
Perth and Kinross - 3 £375 -
Dundee - 2 £361 -
Stirling - 1 £420 -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 38 (67.86%) Java
1 38 (67.86%) Web Services
2 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) Spring
3 21 (37.50%) RESTful
4 18 (32.14%) XML
4 18 (32.14%) SQL
5 17 (30.36%) Hibernate
6 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
7 14 (25.00%) REST
8 12 (21.43%) Linux
8 12 (21.43%) TDD
8 12 (21.43%) Finance
9 11 (19.64%) SOA
9 11 (19.64%) JPA
9 11 (19.64%) Maven
10 10 (17.86%) JSON
10 10 (17.86%) JBoss
10 10 (17.86%) HTML
10 10 (17.86%) CSS
11 9 (16.07%) J2EE
11 9 (16.07%) Oracle
11 9 (16.07%) Apache
11 9 (16.07%) JMS
11 9 (16.07%) Java EE
11 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
12 8 (14.29%) jQuery
12 8 (14.29%) Apache Camel
12 8 (14.29%) Banking

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (17.86%) JBoss
2 9 (16.07%) Apache
3 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.36%) IIS
4 3 (5.36%) FileNet
4 3 (5.36%) WordPress
4 3 (5.36%) nginx
5 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.57%) Node.js
5 2 (3.57%) CMS
5 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.79%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.79%) Mule
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) CTI
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.57%) MySQL
6 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.79%) DB2
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.79%) Big Data
7 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.79%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Maven
2 6 (10.71%) Ant
3 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.14%) Selenium
4 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.14%) Subversion
5 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) NUnit
5 3 (5.36%) JProfiler
6 2 (3.57%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.57%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.57%) JUnit
6 2 (3.57%) Toad
6 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.79%) HttpUnit
7 1 (1.79%) WatiN
7 1 (1.79%) Moq
7 1 (1.79%) JDeveloper
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Banking
3 7 (12.50%) Retail
4 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.57%) Marketing
7 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.79%) Front Office
7 1 (1.79%) Back Office
7 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (64.29%) Developer
2 22 (39.29%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Designer
8 2 (3.57%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Senior Architect
9 1 (1.79%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Agile C# Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (67.86%) Web Services
2 23 (41.07%) Spring
3 21 (37.50%) RESTful
4 18 (32.14%) XML
5 17 (30.36%) Hibernate
6 14 (25.00%) REST
7 11 (19.64%) JPA
8 10 (17.86%) JSON
8 10 (17.86%) HTML
8 10 (17.86%) CSS
9 9 (16.07%) J2EE
9 9 (16.07%) JMS
9 9 (16.07%) Java EE
10 8 (14.29%) jQuery
10 8 (14.29%) Apache Camel
11 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
12 6 (10.71%) HTML5
12 6 (10.71%) Apache CXF
12 6 (10.71%) WSDL
12 6 (10.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) User Experience
2 2 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.79%) DataPower
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.79%) GIS
3 1 (1.79%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Mac OS X
3 4 (7.14%) UNIX
3 4 (7.14%) Windows
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.43%) TDD
3 11 (19.64%) SOA
4 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (14.29%) Scrum
6 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.50%) Web Development
7 6 (10.71%) Migration
8 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.14%) MVC
9 4 (7.14%) Workflow
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.36%) Black-Box Testing
10 3 (5.36%) System Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Open Source
10 3 (5.36%) ITIL
10 3 (5.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (67.86%) Java
2 18 (32.14%) SQL
3 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) C#
5 5 (8.93%) Perl
6 4 (7.14%) PHP
7 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.36%) PHP5
8 2 (3.57%) Ruby
8 2 (3.57%) Python
9 1 (1.79%) Scala
9 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (1.79%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) ISEB
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Nagios
1 1 (1.79%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
1 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) StatsD
1 1 (1.79%) Graphite
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) IBM
3 3 (5.36%) Sybase
4 2 (3.57%) Informatica
4 2 (3.57%) Perforce
4 2 (3.57%) Teradata
5 1 (1.79%) Alterian
5 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft