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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 101 120 108
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 179 138 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.79% 1.46% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.74% 6.30% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 67 91
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£400 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £261 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £34.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +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
2313 2192 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.10% 23.18% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1270 1092
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 137
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +27 60 £400 +45.45% 16
Hampshire +6 46 £385 +22.22% 8
Buckinghamshire -5 30 £450 +50.00% 4
Surrey -11 21 £325 -9.72% 7
West Sussex -2 18 £425 +30.76% 6
Middlesex - 3 £273 -
Oxfordshire -21 2 £338 +9.31% 4
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 170 (54.84%) Web Services
2 164 (52.90%) Java
3 148 (47.74%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (37.10%) XML
5 78 (25.16%) SOA
6 77 (24.84%) REST
7 75 (24.19%) Oracle
8 74 (23.87%) SQL
8 74 (23.87%) RESTful
9 73 (23.55%) TDD
10 70 (22.58%) HTML
11 60 (19.35%) Spring
12 58 (18.71%) Linux
13 57 (18.39%) Scrum
14 56 (18.06%) JavaScript
15 49 (15.81%) .NET
16 46 (14.84%) SQL Server
17 45 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (14.52%) Git (software)
18 44 (14.19%) CSS
18 44 (14.19%) HTTP
19 42 (13.55%) C#
20 40 (12.90%) Hibernate
20 40 (12.90%) Subversion
21 39 (12.58%) JUnit
22 38 (12.26%) JSON
22 38 (12.26%) BDD
23 37 (11.94%) OO
24 35 (11.29%) UNIX
24 35 (11.29%) Selenium

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (10.65%) Tomcat
2 28 (9.03%) WebSphere
3 27 (8.71%) WebLogic
4 22 (7.10%) Apache
5 20 (6.45%) JBoss
6 14 (4.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (4.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (2.90%) Mule
10 8 (2.58%) CMS
11 6 (1.94%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (1.94%) Mule ESB
12 5 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (1.29%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.97%) Alfresco
15 2 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
15 2 (0.65%) Documentum
15 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.26%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.26%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.97%) Magento
2 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.65%) AWD
4 1 (0.32%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.32%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.32%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.26%) GitHub
3 6 (1.94%) SaaS
4 5 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.65%) Force.com
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.32%) Boomi
7 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.19%) HTTP
2 31 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.19%) Internet
4 11 (3.55%) LDAP
5 10 (3.23%) DNS
6 6 (1.94%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.61%) 4G
7 5 (1.61%) 3G
7 5 (1.61%) MPLS
7 5 (1.61%) SDH
7 5 (1.61%) VoIP
7 5 (1.61%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.61%) SSL
8 4 (1.29%) FTP
8 4 (1.29%) GSM
8 4 (1.29%) 2G
8 4 (1.29%) SCCP
8 4 (1.29%) INAP
8 4 (1.29%) SMPP
8 4 (1.29%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.39%) Oracle Database
3 23 (7.42%) MySQL
4 17 (5.48%) DB2
4 17 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (5.48%) Big Data
5 16 (5.16%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.26%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.94%) InterSystems Cache
8 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.29%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.97%) DB2 UDB
11 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 40 (12.90%) Subversion
3 39 (12.58%) JUnit
4 35 (11.29%) Selenium
4 35 (11.29%) Jenkins
5 32 (10.32%) Maven
6 29 (9.35%) SoapUI
7 24 (7.74%) Cucumber
8 19 (6.13%) Mockito
9 12 (3.87%) Eclipse
9 12 (3.87%) JIRA
9 12 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (3.55%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.58%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.26%) JMeter
12 7 (2.26%) Toad
13 6 (1.94%) Ant
13 6 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.61%) Fiddler
15 4 (1.29%) XMLSpy
General
1 34 (10.97%) Telecoms
2 30 (9.68%) Finance
3 15 (4.84%) Retail
4 10 (3.23%) Banking
5 7 (2.26%) Marketing
6 5 (1.61%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.61%) Publishing
7 3 (0.97%) Automotive
7 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 176 (56.77%) Developer
2 70 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 37 (11.94%) Architect
4 32 (10.32%) Analyst
5 22 (7.10%) .NET Developer
6 21 (6.77%) Test Analyst
7 17 (5.48%) Designer
8 14 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.87%) C# Developer
9 12 (3.87%) iOS Developer
10 9 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (2.90%) Solutions Designer
11 8 (2.58%) Software Engineer
11 8 (2.58%) PL/SQL Developer
12 7 (2.26%) Digital Architect
12 7 (2.26%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 7 (2.26%) Lead Developer
13 6 (1.94%) Consultant
13 6 (1.94%) Tester
13 6 (1.94%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (54.84%) Web Services
2 115 (37.10%) XML
3 77 (24.84%) REST
4 74 (23.87%) RESTful
5 70 (22.58%) HTML
6 60 (19.35%) Spring
7 49 (15.81%) .NET
8 44 (14.19%) CSS
9 40 (12.90%) Hibernate
10 38 (12.26%) JSON
11 33 (10.65%) J2EE
11 33 (10.65%) WSDL
12 32 (10.32%) JMS
13 29 (9.35%) Middleware
14 25 (8.06%) HTML5
15 24 (7.74%) WCF
15 24 (7.74%) jQuery
15 24 (7.74%) SAML
16 19 (6.13%) ASP.NET
17 18 (5.81%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.71%) Open Source
2 19 (6.13%) Mobile App
2 19 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.87%) DataPower
5 10 (3.23%) iPhone
5 10 (3.23%) iPad
6 8 (2.58%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.58%) Clustering
6 8 (2.58%) User Experience
7 5 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.61%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.29%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.97%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 58 (18.71%) Linux
2 35 (11.29%) UNIX
3 20 (6.45%) Windows
4 16 (5.16%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.90%) Solaris
6 4 (1.29%) Android
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (47.74%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (25.16%) SOA
3 73 (23.55%) TDD
4 57 (18.39%) Scrum
5 45 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (12.26%) BDD
7 37 (11.94%) OO
8 32 (10.32%) Software Engineering
9 25 (8.06%) MVC
10 21 (6.77%) UML
11 20 (6.45%) Automated Testing
12 19 (6.13%) Web Development
13 16 (5.16%) High Availability
14 14 (4.52%) Test Automation
15 13 (4.19%) Low Latency
15 13 (4.19%) iOS Development
15 13 (4.19%) Workflow
15 13 (4.19%) Data Modelling
16 11 (3.55%) Change Control
16 11 (3.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (52.90%) Java
2 74 (23.87%) SQL
3 56 (18.06%) JavaScript
4 42 (13.55%) C#
5 23 (7.42%) PL/SQL
6 15 (4.84%) Ruby
7 14 (4.52%) Objective-C
8 12 (3.87%) Perl
9 10 (3.23%) Python
10 9 (2.90%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.90%) PHP
11 8 (2.58%) VB
11 8 (2.58%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.94%) MUMPS
14 5 (1.61%) Groovy
14 5 (1.61%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.61%) VB6
15 4 (1.29%) Jython
15 4 (1.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.10%) Degree
4 11 (3.55%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.94%) CISSP
6 4 (1.29%) ISEB
7 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.97%) CISM
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.65%) CISMP
8 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) PMP
9 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.52%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.61%) NFS
3 4 (1.29%) vSphere
4 3 (0.97%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (3.87%) Puppet
2 11 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.61%) CloudHub
4 4 (1.29%) CA Wily
5 3 (0.97%) logstash
5 3 (0.97%) Hyperic
5 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.97%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.65%) MOM
6 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 1 (0.32%) SCCM
7 1 (0.32%) AppManager
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 75 (24.19%) Oracle
2 25 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.10%) IBM
4 17 (5.48%) VMware
5 15 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (3.87%) TIBCO
7 11 (3.55%) SAP
8 10 (3.23%) Apple
9 9 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.90%) webMethods
10 7 (2.26%) Apigee
10 7 (2.26%) Software AG
11 6 (1.94%) HP
11 6 (1.94%) InterSystems
12 5 (1.61%) Redknee
12 5 (1.61%) Cramer
12 5 (1.61%) MetaSolv
12 5 (1.61%) Adobe
12 5 (1.61%) BEA
12 5 (1.61%) Citrix
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