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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 40 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 20 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.70% 1.45% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.58% 7.59% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 3
Average daily rate
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£333 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £345 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £395 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £352
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-17.69% -10.95%
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
159 79 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.44% 19.08% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 47 73
Average daily rate £405 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +6.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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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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
Cardiff -1 19 £333 -14.19%
Newport - 1 £550 -
Torfaen - - - -
SOAP
Wales

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 38 (84.44%) XML
2 32 (71.11%) Web Services
3 31 (68.89%) SQL Server
4 20 (44.44%) C#
4 20 (44.44%) .NET
4 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (44.44%) REST
5 19 (42.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (42.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (42.22%) WCF
6 17 (37.78%) SQL
7 14 (31.11%) Java
8 12 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
8 12 (26.67%) UML
8 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (26.67%) TDD
9 11 (24.44%) Oracle
9 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 10 (22.22%) NHS
10 10 (22.22%) Replication
11 9 (20.00%) Open Source
11 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
12 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (17.78%) MVC
12 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
12 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
13 7 (15.56%) Hibernate

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) Confluence
3 3 (6.67%) JBoss
3 3 (6.67%) FileNet
4 2 (4.44%) Apache
5 1 (2.22%) LiveCycle
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.22%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) AMQP
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (68.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (42.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (42.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.89%) MySQL
7 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
8 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.22%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
3 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (13.33%) Maven
5 3 (6.67%) Hudson
5 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.67%) Selenium
5 3 (6.67%) JIRA
5 3 (6.67%) Subversion
6 2 (4.44%) JMeter
6 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.44%) JUnit
6 2 (4.44%) DbUnit
6 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.22%) Spock
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.22%) TestNG
7 1 (2.22%) Ant
General
1 4 (8.89%) Back Office
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Architect
3 11 (24.44%) Technical Architect
4 10 (22.22%) SQL Developer
5 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 1 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.22%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (84.44%) XML
2 32 (71.11%) Web Services
3 20 (44.44%) .NET
3 20 (44.44%) REST
4 19 (42.22%) WCF
5 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
6 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
6 7 (15.56%) Spring
6 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
6 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (13.33%) J2EE
8 4 (8.89%) JSF
8 4 (8.89%) jQuery
8 4 (8.89%) HTML
8 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
8 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.67%) XSLT
9 3 (6.67%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) NHS
1 10 (22.22%) Replication
2 9 (20.00%) Open Source
3 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) iSeries
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) UML
2 12 (26.67%) TDD
3 8 (17.78%) MVC
4 7 (15.56%) Information Security
4 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.33%) BDD
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.89%) Information Architecture
7 3 (6.67%) Line Management
7 3 (6.67%) OO
7 3 (6.67%) DSDM
7 3 (6.67%) RUP
7 3 (6.67%) SOA
7 3 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 3 (6.67%) Web Design
8 2 (4.44%) Document Management
8 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) C#
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) Java
4 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) C++
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
3 3 (6.67%) IBM
4 2 (4.44%) ILOG
4 2 (4.44%) Twitter
5 1 (2.22%) Splunk
5 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Informatica
5 1 (2.22%) Kofax