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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 78 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 50 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.96% 1.15% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.95% 4.84% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 12
Average daily rate £328 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £463 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
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
629 640 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.65% 23.65% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 377 315
Average daily rate £363 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £461 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 27 £363 -19.22% 4
Glasgow +14 20 £288 -32.35% 2
Stirling - 2 £364 -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 57 (67.86%) XML
2 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (59.52%) Web Services
4 38 (45.24%) Java
5 35 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (35.71%) JSON
7 29 (34.52%) HTTP
8 28 (33.33%) RESTful
9 27 (32.14%) jQuery
9 27 (32.14%) TDD
10 26 (30.95%) Spring
10 26 (30.95%) SDLC
11 25 (29.76%) REST
11 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
12 24 (28.57%) SQL
12 24 (28.57%) Waterfall
13 23 (27.38%) Maven
14 22 (26.19%) Linux
14 22 (26.19%) SOA
15 21 (25.00%) XSLT
15 21 (25.00%) Hibernate
16 20 (23.81%) Banking
16 20 (23.81%) WebSphere
17 19 (22.62%) Eclipse
18 18 (21.43%) Finance
19 17 (20.24%) HTML
19 17 (20.24%) J2EE
20 16 (19.05%) WSDL
20 16 (19.05%) Web Development
21 15 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 20 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 13 (15.48%) JBoss
3 12 (14.29%) MQSeries
4 8 (9.52%) Apache
4 8 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 8 (9.52%) WebLogic
4 8 (9.52%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 7 (8.33%) nginx
6 3 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.19%) CICS
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.52%) HTTP
2 8 (9.52%) FTP
2 8 (9.52%) HTTPS
2 8 (9.52%) SSL
2 8 (9.52%) WinSCP
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.95%) DB2
3 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.19%) Big Data
6 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.19%) HBase
6 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (27.38%) Maven
2 19 (22.62%) Eclipse
3 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 14 (16.67%) JUnit
4 13 (15.48%) Mockito
4 13 (15.48%) Subversion
5 12 (14.29%) ClearCase
6 11 (13.10%) JProfiler
7 10 (11.90%) Gradle
8 8 (9.52%) Bitbucket
8 8 (9.52%) XMLSpy
9 4 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.76%) jMock
10 2 (2.38%) Lombardi
10 2 (2.38%) Moq
10 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.38%) WatiN
General
1 20 (23.81%) Banking
2 18 (21.43%) Finance
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (57.14%) Developer
2 22 (26.19%) Java Developer
3 8 (9.52%) Integration Specialist
3 8 (9.52%) Web Developer
4 6 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (5.95%) WebSphere Specialist
6 4 (4.76%) Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Android Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) Angular Developer
8 2 (2.38%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.38%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (67.86%) XML
2 50 (59.52%) Web Services
3 30 (35.71%) JSON
4 28 (33.33%) RESTful
5 27 (32.14%) jQuery
6 26 (30.95%) Spring
7 25 (29.76%) REST
8 21 (25.00%) Hibernate
8 21 (25.00%) XSLT
9 17 (20.24%) HTML
9 17 (20.24%) J2EE
10 16 (19.05%) WSDL
11 14 (16.67%) CSS
11 14 (16.67%) HTML5
12 12 (14.29%) AngularJS
12 12 (14.29%) Java EE
12 12 (14.29%) JMS
13 11 (13.10%) Apache CXF
13 11 (13.10%) CSS3
13 11 (13.10%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 12 (14.29%) DataPower
2 8 (9.52%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.38%) FMCG
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.19%) Linux
2 12 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 10 (11.90%) Unix
4 4 (4.76%) Android
4 4 (4.76%) Windows
5 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (32.14%) TDD
4 26 (30.95%) SDLC
5 24 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 22 (26.19%) SOA
7 16 (19.05%) Web Development
8 15 (17.86%) Scrum
8 15 (17.86%) Unit Testing
8 15 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (16.67%) Project Management
9 14 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 12 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 12 (14.29%) Workflow
11 11 (13.10%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 11 (13.10%) BPMN
11 11 (13.10%) MVC
11 11 (13.10%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (13.10%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (13.10%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.24%) Java
2 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
3 24 (28.57%) SQL
4 7 (8.33%) PHP
5 6 (7.14%) PHP 5
5 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.95%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.95%) Python
7 4 (4.76%) C#
8 3 (3.57%) Perl
8 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.38%) XPath
9 2 (2.38%) XQuery
10 1 (1.19%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.38%) ISEB
3 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) SEPA
2 7 (8.33%) HL7
3 5 (5.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.76%) Control-M
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) Oracle
2 13 (15.48%) IBM
3 8 (9.52%) HP
3 8 (9.52%) Remedy
4 6 (7.14%) Sybase
5 2 (2.38%) Informatica
5 2 (2.38%) Teradata
5 2 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
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