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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 107 132 151
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +19
Contract jobs citing SOAP 149 115 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.61% 1.33% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.57% 5.15% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 81 52
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £46.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +26.02%
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
2269 2233 2458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.45% 25.89% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1320 1270 1220
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 59 80
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £17.04 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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
Hampshire +2 55 £375 +16.27% 9
Berkshire 0 39 £375 -6.25% 9
Surrey +8 21 £355 -11.25% 14
Oxfordshire -1 9 £325 +30.00% 7
West Sussex +3 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Middlesex - 5 £270 -
Kent -5 4 £225 -47.05% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £328 -49.61% 1
Sussex - 2 £675 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 - 5
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 198 (65.56%) Web Services
2 141 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (43.38%) Java
4 123 (40.73%) XML
5 98 (32.45%) REST
6 96 (31.79%) .NET
6 96 (31.79%) Scrum
7 85 (28.15%) SQL
8 72 (23.84%) SQL Server
9 67 (22.19%) RESTful
10 64 (21.19%) TDD
11 63 (20.86%) JavaScript
12 59 (19.54%) Linux
12 59 (19.54%) SOA
13 56 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (18.21%) J2EE
15 53 (17.55%) HTML
16 52 (17.22%) C#
16 52 (17.22%) Git (software)
17 49 (16.23%) MVC
18 45 (14.90%) Subversion
19 41 (13.58%) WCF
19 41 (13.58%) UNIX
20 40 (13.25%) MySQL
20 40 (13.25%) HTTP
20 40 (13.25%) Apple iOS
21 38 (12.58%) SoapUI
21 38 (12.58%) BDD
22 37 (12.25%) WebSphere
22 37 (12.25%) Spring

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 37 (12.25%) WebSphere
2 29 (9.60%) Apache
3 21 (6.95%) WebSphere Application Server
4 17 (5.63%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.97%) CMS
6 8 (2.65%) IIS
7 7 (2.32%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.32%) ColdFusion
7 7 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.32%) Drupal
7 7 (2.32%) Liferay
7 7 (2.32%) Apache Solr
7 7 (2.32%) Node.js
8 6 (1.99%) WordPress
9 5 (1.66%) WebSphere Process Server
9 5 (1.66%) OpenEdge
9 5 (1.66%) Confluence
10 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.99%) Documentum
11 3 (0.99%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 14 (4.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.95%) SaaS
2 13 (4.30%) Office 365
3 9 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.66%) Force.com
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.66%) PaaS
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.25%) HTTP
2 22 (7.28%) Internet
3 17 (5.63%) DNS
4 14 (4.64%) LDAP
5 13 (4.30%) SSL
6 5 (1.66%) FTP
7 3 (0.99%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.66%) INAP
8 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.66%) SDH
8 2 (0.66%) MPLS
9 1 (0.33%) SS7
9 1 (0.33%) RFID
9 1 (0.33%) SMPP
9 1 (0.33%) TCAP
9 1 (0.33%) ISUP
9 1 (0.33%) SCCP
9 1 (0.33%) SMS
9 1 (0.33%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.84%) SQL Server
2 40 (13.25%) MySQL
3 26 (8.61%) Relational Database
4 21 (6.95%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.31%) DTS
7 9 (2.98%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.98%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.32%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.66%) Big Data
11 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.66%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 52 (17.22%) Git (software)
2 45 (14.90%) Subversion
3 38 (12.58%) SoapUI
4 29 (9.60%) Maven
5 28 (9.27%) Visual Studio
6 26 (8.61%) Eclipse
6 26 (8.61%) SpecFlow
6 26 (8.61%) Jenkins
7 22 (7.28%) Cucumber
7 22 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (6.29%) JIRA
9 17 (5.63%) Ant
10 16 (5.30%) JUnit
11 10 (3.31%) Selenium
11 10 (3.31%) FitNesse
12 8 (2.65%) JMeter
13 6 (1.99%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.99%) NUnit
13 6 (1.99%) Mockito
14 5 (1.66%) Hudson
General
1 37 (12.25%) Finance
2 36 (11.92%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.64%) Marketing
4 13 (4.30%) Banking
5 7 (2.32%) Billing
6 6 (1.99%) Electronics
6 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.66%) Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Publishing
8 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 152 (50.33%) Developer
2 55 (18.21%) Analyst
3 39 (12.91%) Java Developer
4 33 (10.93%) Architect
5 30 (9.93%) Test Analyst
6 21 (6.95%) iOS Developer
7 20 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.63%) Software Engineer
8 17 (5.63%) Test Engineer
8 17 (5.63%) Mobile Developer
9 14 (4.64%) .NET Developer
10 13 (4.30%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.97%) Tester
12 11 (3.64%) Consultant
12 11 (3.64%) PHP Developer
12 11 (3.64%) QA Analyst
13 10 (3.31%) C# Developer
13 10 (3.31%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.31%) Deployment Analyst
14 9 (2.98%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (65.56%) Web Services
2 123 (40.73%) XML
3 98 (32.45%) REST
4 96 (31.79%) .NET
5 67 (22.19%) RESTful
6 55 (18.21%) J2EE
7 53 (17.55%) HTML
8 41 (13.58%) WCF
9 37 (12.25%) Spring
10 36 (11.92%) CSS
11 33 (10.93%) JSON
12 26 (8.61%) Ajax
13 25 (8.28%) Cocoa
13 25 (8.28%) jQuery
13 25 (8.28%) Cocoa Touch
14 23 (7.62%) JMS
15 22 (7.28%) Middleware
16 20 (6.62%) WPF
17 18 (5.96%) .NET Framework
17 18 (5.96%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.92%) Mobile App
2 27 (8.94%) iPhone
3 26 (8.61%) iPad
3 26 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (6.62%) Open Source
5 18 (5.96%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.99%) GIS
6 6 (1.99%) DTV
7 5 (1.66%) Clustering
7 5 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.66%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.32%) User Experience
9 3 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.99%) AS400
10 2 (0.66%) NHS
10 2 (0.66%) Derivative
10 2 (0.66%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.54%) Linux
2 41 (13.58%) UNIX
3 40 (13.25%) Apple iOS
4 29 (9.60%) Windows
5 17 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (4.97%) Android
7 13 (4.30%) Solaris
8 8 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.32%) Debian
10 5 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.66%) SUSE
12 1 (0.33%) AIX
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (31.79%) Scrum
3 64 (21.19%) TDD
4 59 (19.54%) SOA
5 56 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (16.23%) MVC
7 38 (12.58%) BDD
8 35 (11.59%) OO
9 32 (10.60%) Software Engineering
9 32 (10.60%) iOS Development
10 24 (7.95%) Software Testing
11 22 (7.28%) Automated Testing
11 22 (7.28%) CRM
12 20 (6.62%) Kanban
13 17 (5.63%) Test Strategy
13 17 (5.63%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.30%) Test Automation
15 14 (4.64%) OOP
15 14 (4.64%) Change Management
16 13 (4.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 131 (43.38%) Java
2 85 (28.15%) SQL
3 63 (20.86%) JavaScript
4 52 (17.22%) C#
5 28 (9.27%) Objective-C
6 22 (7.28%) PHP
7 17 (5.63%) Groovy
8 13 (4.30%) Python
9 12 (3.97%) Ruby
10 11 (3.64%) Perl
11 10 (3.31%) Scala
12 9 (2.98%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.98%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.65%) Korn
14 7 (2.32%) PHP5
14 7 (2.32%) C
14 7 (2.32%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.66%) SOQL
16 5 (1.66%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 28 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.95%) Degree
3 18 (5.96%) ISEB
4 16 (5.30%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.98%) JNCIA
5 9 (2.98%) CCNA
6 7 (2.32%) RHCE
7 3 (0.99%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.26%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.31%) NFS
2 8 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.98%) Puppet
2 5 (1.66%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.66%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 29 (9.60%) Oracle
2 24 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.28%) Apple
4 21 (6.95%) SAP
5 19 (6.29%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (6.29%) Red Hat
6 14 (4.64%) IBM
7 13 (4.30%) Sun
7 13 (4.30%) VMware
8 11 (3.64%) Siebel
9 10 (3.31%) Citrix
9 10 (3.31%) Redknee
10 9 (2.98%) Cisco
10 9 (2.98%) Juniper
11 7 (2.32%) JBoss
11 7 (2.32%) ESRI
11 7 (2.32%) Zend
12 5 (1.66%) Software AG
13 4 (1.32%) Progress
14 3 (0.99%) HP
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