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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 117 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 25 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 1.71% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.72% 6.14% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £408 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £263 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £452 £419
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 £42.50 £35.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.08%
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
672 765 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.21% 27.82% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 399 273
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% +24.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £35.75 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 August 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 August 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
Edinburgh -33 13 £444 +5.65%
Glasgow -6 8 £400 - 1
Stirling - 1 £420 -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (74.51%) Web Services
2 35 (68.63%) Java
3 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (39.22%) Spring
5 17 (33.33%) SQL
5 17 (33.33%) RESTful
6 14 (27.45%) REST
6 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
6 14 (27.45%) Hibernate
7 13 (25.49%) XML
8 12 (23.53%) Linux
9 11 (21.57%) Finance
9 11 (21.57%) JPA
10 10 (19.61%) HTML
10 10 (19.61%) Oracle
11 9 (17.65%) CSS
11 9 (17.65%) Apache
11 9 (17.65%) JMS
11 9 (17.65%) Scrum
11 9 (17.65%) TDD
11 9 (17.65%) JSON
12 8 (15.69%) Maven
12 8 (15.69%) Banking
12 8 (15.69%) Retail
12 8 (15.69%) JBoss
12 8 (15.69%) Apache Camel
12 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
13 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
13 7 (13.73%) jQuery
13 7 (13.73%) HTTP

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (17.65%) Apache
2 8 (15.69%) JBoss
3 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.88%) WordPress
3 3 (5.88%) nginx
4 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) FileNet
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.96%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.96%) Mule
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) PaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Heroku
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) SSL
2 1 (1.96%) CTI
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.84%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) DB2
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.96%) Big Data
6 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.96%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Maven
2 6 (11.76%) Ant
3 4 (7.84%) Selenium
3 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
3 4 (7.84%) Subversion
4 3 (5.88%) Gradle
4 3 (5.88%) JUnit
4 3 (5.88%) Toad
4 3 (5.88%) NUnit
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.92%) Fiddler
5 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.92%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.96%) QUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.96%) NCrunch
6 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 8 (15.69%) Retail
3 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.96%) Front Office
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (62.75%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.92%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.96%) QA Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (1.96%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Front-End Web Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Designer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (74.51%) Web Services
2 20 (39.22%) Spring
3 17 (33.33%) RESTful
4 14 (27.45%) REST
4 14 (27.45%) Hibernate
5 13 (25.49%) XML
6 11 (21.57%) JPA
7 10 (19.61%) HTML
8 9 (17.65%) CSS
8 9 (17.65%) JMS
8 9 (17.65%) JSON
9 8 (15.69%) Apache Camel
10 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
10 7 (13.73%) jQuery
11 6 (11.76%) EJB
11 6 (11.76%) HTML5
12 5 (9.80%) .NET
12 5 (9.80%) J2EE
12 5 (9.80%) Java EE
12 5 (9.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Data Integration
1 3 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Mac OS X
3 4 (7.84%) UNIX
3 4 (7.84%) Windows
4 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (3.92%) Android
5 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) TDD
2 9 (17.65%) Scrum
3 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
3 7 (13.73%) Web Development
4 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.76%) Migration
4 6 (11.76%) SOA
5 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
6 4 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.88%) API Design
7 3 (5.88%) Open Source
7 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Data Analytics
7 3 (5.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 35 (68.63%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.80%) Perl
4 5 (9.80%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) PHP
6 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.88%) PHP5
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
7 2 (3.92%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) ISEB
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Nagios
1 1 (1.96%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
1 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.96%) StatsD
1 1 (1.96%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Sybase
2 3 (5.88%) IBM
2 3 (5.88%) Informatica
2 3 (5.88%) Teradata
3 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.92%) Perforce
4 1 (1.96%) Alterian
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) SAP