The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 110 105 97
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 34 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 1.36% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.15% 5.68% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 17
Average daily rate £400 £380 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
820 774 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.53% 24.01% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 511 381
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 21
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Devon +11 11 £400 -
Gloucestershire +6 8 £400 - 8
Bristol -5 5 £325 -10.34% 5
Wiltshire -9 5 £425 +13.33% 5
Somerset - 2 £250 -
Dorset -1 1 £350 - 3
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 47 (56.63%) Web Services
1 47 (56.63%) REST
2 45 (54.22%) Java
3 41 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (37.35%) SQL
4 31 (37.35%) Unix
5 30 (36.14%) HTML
6 25 (30.12%) Security Cleared
7 24 (28.92%) Linux
8 21 (25.30%) IBM
9 20 (24.10%) Hibernate
10 19 (22.89%) Middleware
10 19 (22.89%) HTTP
10 19 (22.89%) Subversion
10 19 (22.89%) WebSphere
11 18 (21.69%) EJB
11 18 (21.69%) Scrum
12 17 (20.48%) Struts
12 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
12 17 (20.48%) MongoDB
12 17 (20.48%) Relational Database
13 16 (19.28%) WebSphere Portal
13 16 (19.28%) webMethods
14 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
14 15 (18.07%) Mac OS X
14 15 (18.07%) Web Design
14 15 (18.07%) DB2
14 15 (18.07%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (18.07%) Neo4j
14 15 (18.07%) Responsive Web Design

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (22.89%) WebSphere
2 16 (19.28%) WebSphere Portal
3 12 (14.46%) JBoss
4 7 (8.43%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.20%) Apache
8 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.20%) Confluence
8 1 (1.20%) IIS
8 1 (1.20%) Jetty
8 1 (1.20%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) HipChat
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.20%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP hybris
2 1 (1.20%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
1 1 (1.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) HTTP
2 3 (3.61%) Internet
2 3 (3.61%) SSL
3 1 (1.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.20%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) MongoDB
1 17 (20.48%) Relational Database
2 15 (18.07%) DB2
2 15 (18.07%) Neo4j
3 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (8.43%) Apache Accumulo
4 7 (8.43%) Big Data
4 7 (8.43%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.43%) OrientDB
5 6 (7.23%) MySQL
5 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.61%) MariaDB
7 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Subversion
2 13 (15.66%) Maven
3 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.43%) Ant
4 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.82%) Selenium
5 4 (4.82%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.61%) JUnit
6 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.41%) EasyMock
7 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.41%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.41%) JIRA
7 2 (2.41%) Mockito
7 2 (2.41%) NUnit
7 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.20%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.20%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Electronics
2 4 (4.82%) Marketing
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (65.06%) Developer
2 30 (36.14%) Java Developer
3 11 (13.25%) Architect
4 7 (8.43%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Technical Architect
5 6 (7.23%) webMethods Architect
6 5 (6.02%) webMethods Developer
7 3 (3.61%) Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 3 (3.61%) Senior Architect
7 3 (3.61%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.61%) Software Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Software Test Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.41%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Designer
8 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (2.41%) HTML Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (56.63%) REST
1 47 (56.63%) Web Services
2 30 (36.14%) HTML
3 20 (24.10%) Hibernate
4 19 (22.89%) Middleware
5 18 (21.69%) EJB
6 17 (20.48%) Struts
7 15 (18.07%) JAX-RS
8 13 (15.66%) .NET
8 13 (15.66%) Java EE
8 13 (15.66%) RESTful
8 13 (15.66%) XML
9 12 (14.46%) Spring
10 10 (12.05%) JSF
10 10 (12.05%) WCF
11 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET
11 7 (8.43%) GWT
11 7 (8.43%) HTML5
11 7 (8.43%) jQuery
11 7 (8.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.61%) DataPower
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.20%) DTV
3 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.35%) Unix
2 24 (28.92%) Linux
3 15 (18.07%) Mac OS X
4 5 (6.02%) Windows
5 2 (2.41%) CentOS
6 1 (1.20%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.69%) Scrum
3 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
3 15 (18.07%) Enterprise Architecture
3 15 (18.07%) Responsive Web Design
3 15 (18.07%) Web Design
4 11 (13.25%) TDD
5 7 (8.43%) Kanban
5 7 (8.43%) SOA
6 6 (7.23%) Automated Testing
6 6 (7.23%) SDLC
7 5 (6.02%) API Integration
7 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (4.82%) MVC
8 4 (4.82%) OOP
8 4 (4.82%) Test Automation
8 4 (4.82%) UML
8 4 (4.82%) Web Development
9 3 (3.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (54.22%) Java
2 31 (37.35%) SQL
3 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.46%) C#
5 11 (13.25%) Ruby
6 7 (8.43%) Perl
6 7 (8.43%) Scala
7 4 (4.82%) PHP
7 4 (4.82%) Python
8 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.41%) C
9 2 (2.41%) C++
10 1 (1.20%) Delphi
10 1 (1.20%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.20%) XPath
10 1 (1.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 25 (30.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.20%) CISSP
6 1 (1.20%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.20%) GWAPT
6 1 (1.20%) OSCE
6 1 (1.20%) OSCP
6 1 (1.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) IBM
2 16 (19.28%) webMethods
3 12 (14.46%) Oracle
4 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.82%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.41%) HP
6 2 (2.41%) hybris
6 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.41%) VMware
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco
7 1 (1.20%) TIBCO