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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 88 134 141
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 192 135 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.24% 1.41% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.81% 5.82% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 74 43
Average daily rate £420 £350 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £18.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.72% -48.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
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
2180 2321 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.46% 24.32% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1326 1088
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 54 65
Average hourly rate £46.25 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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
Buckinghamshire +53 54 £425 +24.54% 3
Surrey +25 52 £420 +10.16% 5
Hampshire -3 35 £400 +9.58% 8
Berkshire -13 30 £400 +8.47% 15
West Sussex +12 9 £444 +27.69% 1
East Sussex +13 7 £325 +12.06%
Oxfordshire +2 5 £280 -30.00% 3
Kent - 3 £450 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 181 (51.42%) XML
2 171 (48.58%) Web Services
3 168 (47.73%) Java
4 160 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (39.20%) SQL
6 121 (34.38%) REST
7 110 (31.25%) Oracle
8 81 (23.01%) JavaScript
9 79 (22.44%) Finance
10 78 (22.16%) Security Cleared
11 75 (21.31%) Unix
11 75 (21.31%) SoapUI
12 74 (21.02%) HTML
13 70 (19.89%) SC Cleared
14 66 (18.75%) JMS
15 61 (17.33%) Eclipse
16 59 (16.76%) C#
16 59 (16.76%) Java EE
17 58 (16.48%) Subversion
17 58 (16.48%) CSS
17 58 (16.48%) SOA
18 57 (16.19%) Scrum
19 54 (15.34%) J2EE
20 53 (15.06%) HTTP
21 52 (14.77%) PL/SQL
22 50 (14.20%) .NET
22 50 (14.20%) UML
23 49 (13.92%) SQL Server
24 48 (13.64%) EJB
25 47 (13.35%) HP

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (10.23%) WebLogic
1 36 (10.23%) WebSphere
2 22 (6.25%) Apache
3 19 (5.40%) JBoss
3 19 (5.40%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (3.98%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.56%) Node.js
7 8 (2.27%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.99%) IIS
9 6 (1.70%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.14%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.14%) WordPress
11 3 (0.85%) Confluence
12 2 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (6.53%) OpenText Process Suite
2 9 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.14%) HFM
4 4 (1.14%) Magento
5 2 (0.57%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.57%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.56%) SaaS
2 7 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.99%) GitHub
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.57%) Force.com
4 2 (0.57%) IaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Heroku
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.06%) HTTP
2 36 (10.23%) SSL
3 32 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.67%) LDAP
5 17 (4.83%) FTP
6 16 (4.55%) Firewall
7 15 (4.26%) SSH
8 14 (3.98%) HTTPS
9 12 (3.41%) Internet
10 10 (2.84%) Kerberos
10 10 (2.84%) Network Security
11 9 (2.56%) SMTP
12 6 (1.70%) BIG-IP
12 6 (1.70%) CTI
12 6 (1.70%) DHCP
12 6 (1.70%) DNS
12 6 (1.70%) ICMP
12 6 (1.70%) LAN
12 6 (1.70%) VPN
12 6 (1.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.65%) Oracle Database
3 34 (9.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (7.39%) MySQL
5 21 (5.97%) MongoDB
6 19 (5.40%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.69%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.56%) DB2
10 7 (1.99%) Big Data
11 6 (1.70%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.14%) Essbase
13 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.85%) VoltDB
15 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 75 (21.31%) SoapUI
2 61 (17.33%) Eclipse
3 58 (16.48%) Subversion
4 45 (12.78%) Maven
5 38 (10.80%) Ant
6 34 (9.66%) Toad
7 31 (8.81%) Selenium
8 23 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (6.25%) JIRA
9 22 (6.25%) Visual Studio
10 14 (3.98%) Android Studio
11 13 (3.69%) TestNG
12 12 (3.41%) Git (software)
13 10 (2.84%) Cucumber
13 10 (2.84%) Jasmine
13 10 (2.84%) JUnit
14 9 (2.56%) CruiseControl
14 9 (2.56%) Introscope
14 9 (2.56%) PHPUnit
15 8 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 79 (22.44%) Finance
2 26 (7.39%) Banking
3 11 (3.13%) Retail
3 11 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.28%) Automotive
5 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.28%) Marketing
5 1 (0.28%) Publishing
5 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 181 (51.42%) Developer
2 78 (22.16%) Java Developer
3 45 (12.78%) Analyst
4 36 (10.23%) Architect
5 30 (8.52%) Test Analyst
6 26 (7.39%) Senior Developer
7 21 (5.97%) Android Developer
8 19 (5.40%) Senior Java Developer
9 16 (4.55%) XML Analyst
10 14 (3.98%) Tester
11 13 (3.69%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.69%) Designer
11 13 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.41%) Administrator
12 12 (3.41%) PHP Developer
12 12 (3.41%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 12 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (3.41%) WebSphere Administrator
13 11 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (51.42%) XML
2 171 (48.58%) Web Services
3 121 (34.38%) REST
4 74 (21.02%) HTML
5 66 (18.75%) JMS
6 59 (16.76%) Java EE
7 58 (16.48%) CSS
8 54 (15.34%) J2EE
9 50 (14.20%) .NET
10 48 (13.64%) EJB
11 47 (13.35%) JSF
12 43 (12.22%) JPA
13 39 (11.08%) JSON
14 36 (10.23%) jQuery
15 35 (9.94%) Spring
16 33 (9.38%) XML Messaging
17 32 (9.09%) Java SE
18 31 (8.81%) WCF
19 30 (8.52%) Middleware
20 26 (7.39%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.25%) DataPower
2 19 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.40%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.83%) Clustering
4 13 (3.69%) Data Integration
5 8 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.99%) User Experience
7 5 (1.42%) Blockchain
7 5 (1.42%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.42%) Cryptocurrency
8 4 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (0.85%) PKI
10 2 (0.57%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.57%) NGOSS
10 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 75 (21.31%) Unix
2 43 (12.22%) Linux
3 37 (10.51%) Windows
4 23 (6.53%) Android
5 15 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.27%) CentOS
6 8 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.42%) zOS
8 3 (0.85%) AIX
9 2 (0.57%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.28%) Debian
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.48%) SOA
3 57 (16.19%) Scrum
4 50 (14.20%) UML
5 43 (12.22%) TDD
6 41 (11.65%) Waterfall
7 32 (9.09%) Test Management
8 29 (8.24%) MVC
8 29 (8.24%) Process Management
9 28 (7.95%) SDLC
10 27 (7.67%) Defect Management
10 27 (7.67%) OO
11 25 (7.10%) High Availability
12 23 (6.53%) Use Case
13 21 (5.97%) Web Development
14 20 (5.68%) Android Development
14 20 (5.68%) Test Scripting
15 19 (5.40%) E-Commerce
16 18 (5.11%) Software Engineering
16 18 (5.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 168 (47.73%) Java
2 138 (39.20%) SQL
3 81 (23.01%) JavaScript
4 59 (16.76%) C#
5 52 (14.77%) PL/SQL
6 43 (12.22%) Python
7 39 (11.08%) Shell Script
8 37 (10.51%) Jython
9 28 (7.95%) PHP
10 24 (6.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 22 (6.25%) PowerShell
12 14 (3.98%) Korn
13 13 (3.69%) Bash Shell
14 10 (2.84%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.84%) VBA
15 8 (2.27%) C++
15 8 (2.27%) Ruby
16 7 (1.99%) Perl
16 7 (1.99%) VB
17 6 (1.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 78 (22.16%) Security Cleared
2 70 (19.89%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.11%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.84%) Degree
5 9 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.27%) CCNP
7 5 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.14%) ISEB
9 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.28%) CCNA
10 1 (0.28%) CCSP
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.28%) MCP
10 1 (0.28%) MCSE
10 1 (0.28%) MCTS
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.24%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.85%) NDS
4 3 (0.85%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 39 (11.08%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.13%) CA Wily
3 6 (1.70%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (1.70%) Control-M
4 4 (1.14%) OpenView
4 4 (1.14%) Puppet
4 4 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.28%) MOM
6 1 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 110 (31.25%) Oracle
2 47 (13.35%) HP
3 41 (11.65%) Microsoft
4 37 (10.51%) IBM
5 14 (3.98%) CA
6 10 (2.84%) Adobe
7 9 (2.56%) F5
7 9 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.70%) VMware
9 6 (1.70%) webMethods
9 6 (1.70%) Zend
10 4 (1.14%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.14%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.14%) StorageTek
10 4 (1.14%) Sun
10 4 (1.14%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.85%) ATG
11 3 (0.85%) Novell
11 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
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