The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 106 138 170
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +32
Contract jobs citing SOAP 143 103 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.56% 1.16% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.30% 4.66% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 72 38
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £499 £612
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £58.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -14.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £50.00 £42.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £50.00 £73.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%
SOAP
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2271 2211 2302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.77% 24.89% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 1242 1182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 59 81
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £20.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
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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
Hampshire -9 49 £369 +14.34% 13
Berkshire +19 37 £350 -6.66% 9
Surrey +7 16 £375 -16.66% 12
West Sussex +7 9 £400 +23.07% 9
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £368 +5.00% 2
Oxfordshire +6 7 £338 +35.00% 6
Kent -5 6 £225 -47.05% 6
Middlesex - 5 £270 -
East Sussex - 5 £300 - 6
Sussex - 2 £675 -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 192 (64.21%) Web Services
2 126 (42.14%) XML
3 118 (39.46%) Java
4 107 (35.79%) .NET
5 101 (33.78%) SQL
6 95 (31.77%) REST
7 89 (29.77%) Scrum
8 80 (26.76%) SQL Server
9 68 (22.74%) C#
10 64 (21.40%) JavaScript
11 62 (20.74%) HTML
11 62 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
12 58 (19.40%) SOA
13 54 (18.06%) Linux
14 52 (17.39%) SoapUI
14 52 (17.39%) BDD
15 51 (17.06%) Continuous Integration
15 51 (17.06%) J2EE
16 50 (16.72%) TDD
17 49 (16.39%) Visual Studio
18 47 (15.72%) RESTful
19 44 (14.72%) MVC
19 44 (14.72%) Finance
19 44 (14.72%) CSS
20 42 (14.05%) WCF
21 41 (13.71%) QA
22 40 (13.38%) Git (software)
22 40 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
23 38 (12.71%) UNIX
23 38 (12.71%) Windows

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 35 (11.71%) WebSphere
2 22 (7.36%) Apache
3 18 (6.02%) WebSphere Application Server
4 14 (4.68%) CMS
5 11 (3.68%) IIS
5 11 (3.68%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.01%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.34%) Liferay
8 6 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.01%) Drupal
9 5 (1.67%) WordPress
9 5 (1.67%) OpenEdge
9 5 (1.67%) ColdFusion
9 5 (1.67%) Confluence
10 4 (1.34%) Node.js
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (1.00%) Documentum
12 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.67%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.68%) SaaS
2 11 (3.68%) Office 365
3 5 (1.67%) Force.com
4 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.67%) PaaS
5 2 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.70%) HTTP
2 19 (6.35%) LDAP
3 15 (5.02%) DNS
3 15 (5.02%) Internet
4 10 (3.34%) SSL
5 5 (1.67%) FTP
6 3 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.00%) VPN
7 2 (0.67%) INAP
8 1 (0.33%) SSH
8 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.33%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.33%) NFC
8 1 (0.33%) NAS
8 1 (0.33%) SCTP
8 1 (0.33%) M3UA
8 1 (0.33%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.33%) SAN
8 1 (0.33%) LAN
8 1 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.71%) MySQL
3 25 (8.36%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.69%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.01%) DTS
6 9 (3.01%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.67%) Big Data
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.34%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.67%) Apache Accumulo
12 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (17.39%) SoapUI
2 49 (16.39%) Visual Studio
3 40 (13.38%) Git (software)
3 40 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (12.04%) Subversion
5 24 (8.03%) SpecFlow
6 22 (7.36%) Selenium
7 21 (7.02%) Eclipse
8 20 (6.69%) Maven
9 18 (6.02%) Jenkins
10 16 (5.35%) Ant
11 15 (5.02%) JMeter
11 15 (5.02%) Cucumber
12 13 (4.35%) WebDriver
12 13 (4.35%) JIRA
13 12 (4.01%) JUnit
14 11 (3.68%) PhantomJS
15 7 (2.34%) Hudson
16 5 (1.67%) Introscope
16 5 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 44 (14.72%) Finance
2 30 (10.03%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.01%) Banking
3 12 (4.01%) Marketing
4 7 (2.34%) Billing
5 6 (2.01%) Publishing
5 6 (2.01%) Electronics
5 6 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.67%) Retail
7 3 (1.00%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Military
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 135 (45.15%) Developer
2 75 (25.08%) Analyst
3 47 (15.72%) Test Analyst
4 35 (11.71%) Java Developer
5 24 (8.03%) Architect
6 22 (7.36%) Test Engineer
7 16 (5.35%) .NET Developer
7 16 (5.35%) QA Analyst
8 14 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (4.68%) Mobile Developer
8 14 (4.68%) iOS Developer
9 13 (4.35%) Consultant
10 12 (4.01%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.01%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.01%) Deployment Analyst
11 11 (3.68%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.34%) Tester
12 10 (3.34%) Agile Test Analyst
13 9 (3.01%) Test Manager
13 9 (3.01%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (64.21%) Web Services
2 126 (42.14%) XML
3 107 (35.79%) .NET
4 95 (31.77%) REST
5 62 (20.74%) HTML
6 51 (17.06%) J2EE
7 47 (15.72%) RESTful
8 44 (14.72%) CSS
9 42 (14.05%) WCF
10 35 (11.71%) JSON
11 34 (11.37%) Spring
12 29 (9.70%) Ajax
13 28 (9.36%) jQuery
14 25 (8.36%) WPF
15 18 (6.02%) .NET Framework
15 18 (6.02%) Middleware
16 16 (5.35%) JMS
16 16 (5.35%) ASP.NET
17 15 (5.02%) Cocoa
17 15 (5.02%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.03%) Mobile App
2 18 (6.02%) iPhone
3 17 (5.69%) iPad
4 14 (4.68%) Open Source
5 11 (3.68%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.01%) DTV
7 5 (1.67%) Clustering
7 5 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.34%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.34%) GIS
9 3 (1.00%) AS400
9 3 (1.00%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.00%) CMDB
9 3 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.67%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.67%) Derivative
10 2 (0.67%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.06%) Linux
2 38 (12.71%) UNIX
2 38 (12.71%) Windows
3 33 (11.04%) Apple iOS
4 17 (5.69%) Android
5 15 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.68%) Solaris
7 9 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.34%) Debian
10 4 (1.34%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.67%) SUSE
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (29.77%) Scrum
2 62 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (19.40%) SOA
4 52 (17.39%) BDD
5 51 (17.06%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (16.72%) TDD
7 44 (14.72%) MVC
8 37 (12.37%) OO
9 35 (11.71%) Software Testing
10 27 (9.03%) Automated Testing
11 26 (8.70%) iOS Development
12 25 (8.36%) Software Engineering
13 21 (7.02%) CRM
14 19 (6.35%) Test Strategy
15 17 (5.69%) Change Management
15 17 (5.69%) Unit Testing
16 16 (5.35%) Test Automation
17 14 (4.68%) Technical Architecture
17 14 (4.68%) E-Commerce
18 12 (4.01%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 118 (39.46%) Java
2 101 (33.78%) SQL
3 68 (22.74%) C#
4 64 (21.40%) JavaScript
5 20 (6.69%) PHP
6 19 (6.35%) Objective-C
7 16 (5.35%) Groovy
8 13 (4.35%) Python
9 12 (4.01%) Ruby
10 9 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.01%) Perl
11 8 (2.68%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.68%) Korn
11 8 (2.68%) Scala
12 7 (2.34%) PHP5
12 7 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.01%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.67%) C
14 5 (1.67%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.67%) Jython
Qualifications
1 26 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.69%) ISEB
3 20 (6.69%) Degree
4 17 (5.69%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.34%) JNCIA
5 7 (2.34%) CCNA
6 5 (1.67%) RHCE
7 3 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.71%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.68%) NFS
2 6 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.67%) CA Wily
1 5 (1.67%) Puppet
2 4 (1.34%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.00%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (9.36%) Oracle
1 28 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.02%) SAP
3 19 (6.35%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (5.69%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.35%) Apple
6 11 (3.68%) Siebel
7 10 (3.34%) Sun
8 8 (2.68%) IBM
8 8 (2.68%) Citrix
8 8 (2.68%) Redknee
9 7 (2.34%) VMware
9 7 (2.34%) ESRI
9 7 (2.34%) Cisco
9 7 (2.34%) Juniper
10 6 (2.01%) JBoss
10 6 (2.01%) Remedy
10 6 (2.01%) Zend
11 4 (1.34%) Progress
11 4 (1.34%) HP
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