The first table below looks at the demand for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 104 93 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +26
Contract jobs citing SOAP 38 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 0.84% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.70% 3.33% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 10
Average daily rate
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£370 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £475 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £35.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+8.64% +9.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
809 541 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.60% 25.27% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 366 332
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 34
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
SOAP
England

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the South West region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Bristol -11 13 £375 - 8
Somerset -9 8 £300 -35.48% 5
Dorset +5 4 £275 -42.10% 6
Wiltshire -4 4 - - 12
Gloucestershire -14 4 £400 +23.07% 8
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 43 (56.58%) Web Services
2 40 (52.63%) Java
3 25 (32.89%) REST
4 24 (31.58%) Spring
5 22 (28.95%) J2EE
6 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 20 (26.32%) SOA
7 19 (25.00%) .NET
8 18 (23.68%) Scrum
9 16 (21.05%) Finance
10 15 (19.74%) jQuery
11 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (18.42%) XML
12 13 (17.11%) SAP
12 13 (17.11%) Maven
12 13 (17.11%) SoapUI
13 12 (15.79%) Kanban
13 12 (15.79%) JMS
14 11 (14.47%) WebLogic
14 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (14.47%) RESTful
14 11 (14.47%) Marketing
15 10 (13.16%) JSON
15 10 (13.16%) Apache CXF
15 10 (13.16%) Time Management
15 10 (13.16%) Digital Marketing
15 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
15 10 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (11.84%) Linux
16 9 (11.84%) SQL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (14.47%) WebLogic
2 9 (11.84%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.58%) WebLogic Portal
5 5 (6.58%) AquaLogic Service Bus
6 3 (3.95%) IIS
6 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.63%) Drupal
8 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.95%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.63%) SaaS
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) LDAP
2 2 (2.63%) VPN
2 2 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) MySQL
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Maven
1 13 (17.11%) SoapUI
2 6 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (5.26%) JIRA
4 3 (3.95%) JUnit
4 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.63%) Subversion
5 2 (2.63%) JMeter
5 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.63%) Ant
6 1 (1.32%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.32%) Mockito
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Marketing
3 9 (11.84%) Manufacturing
3 9 (11.84%) Electronics
3 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) Java Developer
3 18 (23.68%) Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Enterprise Architect
5 8 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Integration Architect
6 7 (9.21%) Tester
6 7 (9.21%) Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (6.58%) PHP Developer
8 5 (6.58%) J2EE Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Java Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Java Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Automated Tester
9 4 (5.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Digital Architect
10 3 (3.95%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (56.58%) Web Services
2 25 (32.89%) REST
3 24 (31.58%) Spring
4 22 (28.95%) J2EE
5 19 (25.00%) .NET
6 15 (19.74%) jQuery
7 14 (18.42%) XML
8 12 (15.79%) JMS
9 11 (14.47%) RESTful
10 10 (13.16%) JSON
10 10 (13.16%) Apache CXF
11 9 (11.84%) HTML
12 8 (10.53%) Hibernate
13 7 (9.21%) CSS
14 6 (7.89%) WCF
14 6 (7.89%) JSF
15 5 (6.58%) Middleware
15 5 (6.58%) Spring MVC
16 4 (5.26%) HTML5
16 4 (5.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) DTV
2 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.95%) PKI
3 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Open Source
4 2 (2.63%) CMDB
5 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) Android
2 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.89%) UNIX
3 6 (7.89%) Solaris
4 4 (5.26%) Windows
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) SOA
2 18 (23.68%) Scrum
3 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.79%) Kanban
5 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (13.16%) Time Management
6 10 (13.16%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
6 10 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (11.84%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.84%) TDD
7 9 (11.84%) MVC
7 9 (11.84%) Programme Management
8 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.53%) RUP
9 7 (9.21%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.58%) CRM
11 5 (6.58%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) Java
2 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.84%) SQL
4 8 (10.53%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) PHP
6 2 (2.63%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) ABAP
6 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.32%) PHP5
7 1 (1.32%) XPath
7 1 (1.32%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) IBM WebSphere Certification
2 6 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) ISEB
5 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
1 2 (2.63%) ISO 9002
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) MIIS
1 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) SAP
2 9 (11.84%) Oracle
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.26%) JBoss
5 3 (3.95%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.95%) Google
6 2 (2.63%) Facebook
6 2 (2.63%) Twitter
6 2 (2.63%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.63%) Capita
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) CA
7 1 (1.32%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.32%) WSO2