The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Scotland 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 77 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing SOAP 49 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.85% 1.07% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.13% 3.55% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 21
Average daily rate £420 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £303 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £495 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -
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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
800 705 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.19% 30.09% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 357 225
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SOAP
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 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
Edinburgh +2 32 £425 -10.52% 6
Glasgow +1 9 £308 -8.88% 7
Dundee - 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 51 (73.91%) Web Services
2 45 (65.22%) XML
3 39 (56.52%) Java
4 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (39.13%) Linux
6 23 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 22 (31.88%) Project Management
8 21 (30.43%) SQL
9 20 (28.99%) REST
10 18 (26.09%) Scrum
11 17 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (23.19%) Release Management
12 16 (23.19%) Finance
12 16 (23.19%) Java EE
13 15 (21.74%) WebSphere
13 15 (21.74%) Spring
14 14 (20.29%) RESTful
15 13 (18.84%) JSON
15 13 (18.84%) HTML
15 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
15 13 (18.84%) CSS
15 13 (18.84%) SOA
15 13 (18.84%) HTTP
16 12 (17.39%) DSDM
16 12 (17.39%) Mac OS X
16 12 (17.39%) Oracle
16 12 (17.39%) ITIL
16 12 (17.39%) Maven
16 12 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (17.39%) jQuery

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 15 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.70%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.80%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Heroku
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.84%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) SSL
3 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.45%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.80%) KDB
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.90%) MySQL
5 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.45%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Maven
2 11 (15.94%) Ant
3 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.04%) Hudson
3 9 (13.04%) TeamCity
4 8 (11.59%) JUnit
5 7 (10.14%) Selenium
5 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
5 7 (10.14%) Subversion
6 4 (5.80%) JIRA
7 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.35%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Ivy
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Developer
2 18 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Release Manager
4 8 (11.59%) Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) WebSphere Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Portal Developer
5 6 (8.70%) WebSphere Portal Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.80%) C++ Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Java Architect
9 2 (2.90%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Applications Architect
9 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Java Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (73.91%) Web Services
2 45 (65.22%) XML
3 20 (28.99%) REST
4 16 (23.19%) Java EE
5 15 (21.74%) Spring
6 14 (20.29%) RESTful
7 13 (18.84%) JSON
7 13 (18.84%) HTML
7 13 (18.84%) CSS
8 12 (17.39%) jQuery
9 8 (11.59%) JSP
10 7 (10.14%) J2EE
10 7 (10.14%) JMS
11 6 (8.70%) WSDL
11 6 (8.70%) Struts
11 6 (8.70%) Ajax
11 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
12 5 (7.25%) Apache CXF
12 5 (7.25%) HTML5
12 5 (7.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) FMCG
2 5 (7.25%) Open Source
3 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.45%) Blog
4 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.45%) DataPower
4 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.13%) Linux
2 12 (17.39%) Mac OS X
3 11 (15.94%) UNIX
4 10 (14.49%) Windows
5 1 (1.45%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 22 (31.88%) Project Management
4 18 (26.09%) Scrum
5 17 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (23.19%) Release Management
7 13 (18.84%) SOA
8 12 (17.39%) DSDM
8 12 (17.39%) ITIL
8 12 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (15.94%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Management
9 11 (15.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (14.49%) Web Development
10 10 (14.49%) Business Transformation
11 9 (13.04%) Migration
12 8 (11.59%) Refactoring
13 7 (10.14%) Unit Testing
14 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
14 6 (8.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) Java
2 21 (30.43%) SQL
3 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.80%) Perl
4 4 (5.80%) C++
4 4 (5.80%) Korn
5 3 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Vagrant
1 10 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (14.49%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Ganglia
2 1 (1.45%) StatsD
2 1 (1.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Oracle
2 10 (14.49%) IBM
3 9 (13.04%) JBoss
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.70%) Sybase
5 1 (1.45%) Alterian
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