The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 16 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 65 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.09% 3.84% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.25% 13.37% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 18 6
Average daily rate
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£416 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £284 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.03 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +23.65%
SOAP
Wales

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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
208 187 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 35.49% 28.73% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 130 47
Average daily rate £355 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
Newport - 34 £430 -
Cardiff +7 28 £250 -37.50% 7
Bridgend - 1 £430 -
SOAP
Wales

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 69 (94.52%) XML
2 64 (87.67%) Web Services
3 38 (52.05%) REST
4 37 (50.68%) C#
4 37 (50.68%) SQL Server
4 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (47.95%) Scrum
5 35 (47.95%) Unit Testing
6 32 (43.84%) .NET
7 31 (42.47%) ASP.NET
8 29 (39.73%) Java
8 29 (39.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (36.99%) Spring
10 26 (35.62%) TDD
10 26 (35.62%) BDD
11 25 (34.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (34.25%) MVC
11 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
11 25 (34.25%) Visual Studio
12 24 (32.88%) IIS
13 23 (31.51%) SQL
13 23 (31.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (31.51%) .NET Framework
14 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
15 18 (24.66%) HTML
16 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
16 17 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 16 (21.92%) HTTP
17 16 (21.92%) Relational Database
18 15 (20.55%) Oracle

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 24 (32.88%) IIS
2 13 (17.81%) JBoss
2 13 (17.81%) Tomcat
2 13 (17.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.37%) nginx
3 1 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.37%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) ArcSDE
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (50.68%) SQL Server
2 29 (39.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (21.92%) Relational Database
4 14 (19.18%) MySQL
5 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (34.25%) Visual Studio
2 23 (31.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (15.07%) Eclipse
3 11 (15.07%) Subversion
4 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (5.48%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (8.22%) Back Office
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 68 (93.15%) Developer
2 27 (36.99%) Java Developer
3 26 (35.62%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.33%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Tester
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Tester
7 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Database Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (2.74%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.74%) AWS Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (1.37%) PHP Developer
8 1 (1.37%) GIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (94.52%) XML
2 64 (87.67%) Web Services
3 38 (52.05%) REST
4 32 (43.84%) .NET
5 31 (42.47%) ASP.NET
6 27 (36.99%) Spring
7 25 (34.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (31.51%) .NET Framework
9 18 (24.66%) HTML
10 15 (20.55%) JSP
11 14 (19.18%) Struts
11 14 (19.18%) JDBC
11 14 (19.18%) JPA
11 14 (19.18%) AngularJS
12 13 (17.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (16.44%) MyBatis
13 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
14 11 (15.07%) Java SE
15 8 (10.96%) RESTful
16 4 (5.48%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) User Experience
2 5 (6.85%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) CMDB
4 1 (1.37%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) UNIX
2 4 (5.48%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.95%) Scrum
2 35 (47.95%) Unit Testing
3 26 (35.62%) BDD
3 26 (35.62%) TDD
4 25 (34.25%) MVC
5 15 (20.55%) OO
5 15 (20.55%) Web Development
6 10 (13.70%) SOA
7 6 (8.22%) ETL
8 4 (5.48%) Use Case
8 4 (5.48%) Test Management
8 4 (5.48%) Information Security
9 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.74%) Migration
10 2 (2.74%) RUP
10 2 (2.74%) DSDM
10 2 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.74%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.68%) C#
2 29 (39.73%) Java
3 23 (31.51%) SQL
4 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.07%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
8 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) Degree
4 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.11%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) Business Objects
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.48%) HP
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.37%) Mapinfo
4 1 (1.37%) ESRI
4 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow