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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 119 125 161
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +36
Contract jobs citing SOAP 131 112 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.40% 1.35% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.63% 5.63% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 51 31
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£350 £365 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £270 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.61% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
2325 1991 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.91% 23.92% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 1078 960
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 95
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Berkshire +14 52 £388 +3.33% 35
Hampshire -15 38 £350 - 15
Surrey +1 18 £400 -11.11% 9
Oxfordshire -10 8 £400 - 5
West Sussex -10 6 £350 +33.33% 3
East Sussex -5 5 £290 - 4
Buckinghamshire -20 4 £338 +3.84% 6
Kent - - - - 3
Middlesex - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 171 (57.58%) Java
2 158 (53.20%) Web Services
3 156 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (35.02%) XML
5 96 (32.32%) RESTful
6 91 (30.64%) REST
7 85 (28.62%) HTML
8 81 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 79 (26.60%) TDD
9 79 (26.60%) Scrum
9 79 (26.60%) Spring
10 66 (22.22%) SQL
11 65 (21.89%) CSS
11 65 (21.89%) Git (software)
12 61 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (19.19%) Subversion
14 55 (18.52%) Linux
15 51 (17.17%) JSON
16 50 (16.84%) Maven
17 48 (16.16%) Jenkins
17 48 (16.16%) MVC
18 45 (15.15%) SOA
19 44 (14.81%) HTTP
20 43 (14.48%) Tomcat
20 43 (14.48%) Oracle
21 42 (14.14%) Apache
21 42 (14.14%) OO
21 42 (14.14%) Hibernate
22 41 (13.80%) .NET
22 41 (13.80%) Software Engineering

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 43 (14.48%) Tomcat
2 42 (14.14%) Apache
3 21 (7.07%) JBoss
4 19 (6.40%) CMS
5 18 (6.06%) WebSphere
5 18 (6.06%) WebLogic
6 11 (3.70%) Node.js
6 11 (3.70%) Alfresco
7 8 (2.69%) Apache Solr
7 8 (2.69%) Drupal
8 7 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.36%) WebSphere Process Server
9 6 (2.02%) WordPress
10 5 (1.68%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.35%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.01%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.67%) Magento
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.34%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.39%) SaaS
2 12 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.03%) Force.com
4 6 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.01%) Yammer
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.01%) Office 365
6 2 (0.67%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.81%) HTTP
2 22 (7.41%) Internet
3 13 (4.38%) DNS
4 8 (2.69%) SSL
5 7 (2.36%) SDH
5 7 (2.36%) Ethernet
5 7 (2.36%) MPLS
6 6 (2.02%) NAS
6 6 (2.02%) SAN
6 6 (2.02%) VoIP
7 5 (1.68%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.68%) LDAP
7 5 (1.68%) 3G
7 5 (1.68%) 4G
8 4 (1.35%) LTE
8 4 (1.35%) SCTP
8 4 (1.35%) MGW
8 4 (1.35%) XCAP
8 4 (1.35%) 2G
8 4 (1.35%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.46%) SQL Server
1 37 (12.46%) MySQL
2 23 (7.74%) Oracle Database
3 19 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (5.72%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.36%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.02%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.35%) DB2
10 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 65 (21.89%) Git (software)
2 57 (19.19%) Subversion
3 50 (16.84%) Maven
4 48 (16.16%) Jenkins
5 28 (9.43%) JIRA
6 27 (9.09%) JUnit
7 23 (7.74%) Eclipse
8 19 (6.40%) Cucumber
9 17 (5.72%) Selenium
10 15 (5.05%) Ant
11 14 (4.71%) Mockito
12 13 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (2.69%) FitNesse
14 7 (2.36%) Toad
14 7 (2.36%) SoapUI
14 7 (2.36%) SpecFlow
15 5 (1.68%) IntelliJ
15 5 (1.68%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.68%) PHPUnit
16 4 (1.35%) Hudson
General
1 37 (12.46%) Telecoms
2 27 (9.09%) Finance
3 16 (5.39%) Banking
4 10 (3.37%) Publishing
5 9 (3.03%) Marketing
6 4 (1.35%) Retail
7 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (64.31%) Developer
2 74 (24.92%) Java Developer
3 30 (10.10%) Architect
4 23 (7.74%) Analyst
5 20 (6.73%) iOS Developer
6 18 (6.06%) PHP Developer
7 16 (5.39%) Software Engineer
8 15 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (4.71%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 14 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.37%) Technical Leader
11 9 (3.03%) Web Developer
11 9 (3.03%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.03%) Mobile Developer
12 8 (2.69%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (2.69%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.36%) Project Engineer
13 7 (2.36%) Lead Developer
14 6 (2.02%) Senior Developer
14 6 (2.02%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (53.20%) Web Services
2 104 (35.02%) XML
3 96 (32.32%) RESTful
4 91 (30.64%) REST
5 85 (28.62%) HTML
6 79 (26.60%) Spring
7 65 (21.89%) CSS
8 51 (17.17%) JSON
9 42 (14.14%) Hibernate
10 41 (13.80%) .NET
10 41 (13.80%) jQuery
11 32 (10.77%) Ajax
12 30 (10.10%) WCF
13 29 (9.76%) HTML5
14 26 (8.75%) WSDL
15 25 (8.42%) Middleware
16 23 (7.74%) J2EE
16 23 (7.74%) Cocoa
16 23 (7.74%) Cocoa Touch
17 22 (7.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.76%) Open Source
2 27 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 22 (7.41%) iPhone
4 21 (7.07%) iPad
5 15 (5.05%) Client/Server
5 15 (5.05%) Computer Science
6 14 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (4.04%) Data Structures
8 11 (3.70%) User Experience
9 8 (2.69%) Data Integration
10 7 (2.36%) GIS
11 6 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
13 2 (0.67%) Social Media
13 2 (0.67%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.67%) Web 2.0
13 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (18.52%) Linux
2 27 (9.09%) UNIX
3 26 (8.75%) Apple iOS
4 19 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.38%) Windows
5 13 (4.38%) Solaris
6 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.02%) Debian
6 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.35%) Android
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.67%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (26.60%) TDD
2 79 (26.60%) Scrum
3 61 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (16.16%) MVC
5 45 (15.15%) SOA
6 42 (14.14%) OO
7 41 (13.80%) Software Engineering
8 35 (11.78%) BDD
9 24 (8.08%) iOS Development
10 23 (7.74%) Automated Testing
11 21 (7.07%) Web Development
12 18 (6.06%) Kanban
13 15 (5.05%) Unit Testing
14 13 (4.38%) User Stories
14 13 (4.38%) Migration
14 13 (4.38%) Workflow
14 13 (4.38%) TOGAF
15 12 (4.04%) UML
16 11 (3.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 171 (57.58%) Java
2 81 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 66 (22.22%) SQL
4 39 (13.13%) C#
5 23 (7.74%) Objective-C
6 22 (7.41%) PHP
7 15 (5.05%) Perl
7 15 (5.05%) Ruby
8 14 (4.71%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.04%) Apex Code
10 10 (3.37%) PHP5
10 10 (3.37%) C++
11 9 (3.03%) Groovy
12 7 (2.36%) Python
13 6 (2.02%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.02%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.68%) C
14 5 (1.68%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.35%) Scala
15 4 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (6.73%) Degree
2 19 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.68%) CCNA
4 5 (1.68%) JNCIA
5 3 (1.01%) ISEB
5 3 (1.01%) RHCE
5 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) PMP
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.39%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.03%) NFS
3 3 (1.01%) vSphere
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (4.71%) Puppet
2 3 (1.01%) logstash
2 3 (1.01%) Hyperic
2 3 (1.01%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.67%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.34%) cPanel
4 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.34%) MOM
4 1 (0.34%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 43 (14.48%) Oracle
2 28 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.07%) Red Hat
4 20 (6.73%) Apple
5 19 (6.40%) VMware
6 18 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (5.39%) TIBCO
8 10 (3.37%) Zend
8 10 (3.37%) Software AG
8 10 (3.37%) IBM
9 9 (3.03%) Citrix
9 9 (3.03%) Redknee
10 8 (2.69%) SAP
11 7 (2.36%) BEA
11 7 (2.36%) Cramer
11 7 (2.36%) MetaSolv
12 6 (2.02%) Hitachi
12 6 (2.02%) Sun
13 5 (1.68%) Cisco
13 5 (1.68%) NetApp
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