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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / South West
Rank 61 114 103
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 79 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.94% 1.05% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.35% 3.95% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 28
Median daily rate £350 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.68% +14.06%

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
763 785 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.44% 26.60% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 555 518
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +14 19 £325 - 6
Gloucestershire +14 17 £413 -1.78% 5
Wiltshire +10 15 £350 -17.64% 6
Devon -2 8 £275 -31.25% 1
Dorset +5 5 £346 -1.07% 4
Somerset +4 4 £313 +25.00%
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 84 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (53.96%) REST
3 74 (53.24%) Java
4 72 (51.80%) Web Services
5 58 (41.73%) JavaScript
6 56 (40.29%) HTML
7 52 (37.41%) CSS
8 50 (35.97%) Scrum
9 48 (34.53%) BDD
10 45 (32.37%) MVC
10 45 (32.37%) .NET
11 42 (30.22%) Oracle
11 42 (30.22%) C#
12 40 (28.78%) TDD
12 40 (28.78%) jQuery
13 39 (28.06%) XML
14 36 (25.90%) SQL Server
14 36 (25.90%) Spring
15 35 (25.18%) JSON
15 35 (25.18%) SQL
16 34 (24.46%) Finance
16 34 (24.46%) Cucumber
17 32 (23.02%) Selenium
18 31 (22.30%) Hibernate
19 29 (20.86%) WebDriver
20 27 (19.42%) ASP.NET
21 26 (18.71%) OO
21 26 (18.71%) AngularJS
22 25 (17.99%) SAP
22 25 (17.99%) Programme Management

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (15.83%) Apache
2 16 (11.51%) WebLogic
3 15 (10.79%) Tomcat
3 15 (10.79%) WebSphere
4 11 (7.91%) IIS
4 11 (7.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (7.19%) JBoss
6 8 (5.76%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (5.04%) CMS
7 7 (5.04%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
7 7 (5.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (4.32%) OpenROAD
9 5 (3.60%) Confluence
10 4 (2.88%) Mule
10 4 (2.88%) Mule ESB
10 4 (2.88%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (2.16%) Anypoint
12 2 (1.44%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 25 (17.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.16%) GitHub
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) Internet
2 5 (3.60%) LDAP
3 4 (2.88%) HTTP
4 3 (2.16%) SSH
5 1 (0.72%) AMQP
5 1 (0.72%) DNS
5 1 (0.72%) DSL
5 1 (0.72%) FCAPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.90%) SQL Server
2 24 (17.27%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.76%) MySQL
4 7 (5.04%) Endeca
5 6 (4.32%) Ingres
6 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) Big Data
7 4 (2.88%) DB2
7 4 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.44%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.72%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.72%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (24.46%) Cucumber
2 32 (23.02%) Selenium
3 29 (20.86%) WebDriver
4 21 (15.11%) Maven
5 20 (14.39%) SoapUI
6 19 (13.67%) Git (software)
7 18 (12.95%) Visual Studio
8 16 (11.51%) Mockito
9 15 (10.79%) Bitbucket
10 14 (10.07%) Jenkins
10 14 (10.07%) JUnit
11 11 (7.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (7.19%) JIRA
13 9 (6.47%) Ant
14 8 (5.76%) Eclipse
14 8 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (4.32%) Jasmine
16 4 (2.88%) Subversion
17 3 (2.16%) Mercurial
17 3 (2.16%) ReSharper
General
1 34 (24.46%) Finance
2 25 (17.99%) Electronics
2 25 (17.99%) Manufacturing
2 25 (17.99%) Marketing
2 25 (17.99%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.16%) Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (60.43%) Developer
2 32 (23.02%) .NET Developer
3 29 (20.86%) Java Developer
4 19 (13.67%) Tester
5 18 (12.95%) C# Developer
6 17 (12.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 16 (11.51%) Software Developer
8 15 (10.79%) Architect
8 15 (10.79%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (10.07%) .NET Software Developer
9 14 (10.07%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (10.07%) C# Software Developer
10 11 (7.91%) Agile Developer
10 11 (7.91%) Analyst
10 11 (7.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (7.91%) Test Analyst
11 10 (7.19%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (7.19%) QA Tester
12 9 (6.47%) Software Tester
13 8 (5.76%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (53.96%) REST
2 72 (51.80%) Web Services
3 56 (40.29%) HTML
4 52 (37.41%) CSS
5 45 (32.37%) .NET
6 40 (28.78%) jQuery
7 39 (28.06%) XML
8 36 (25.90%) Spring
9 35 (25.18%) JSON
10 31 (22.30%) Hibernate
11 27 (19.42%) ASP.NET
12 26 (18.71%) AngularJS
13 23 (16.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (15.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (15.11%) WCF
15 20 (14.39%) RESTful
16 19 (13.67%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (10.79%) JDBC
18 14 (10.07%) J2EE
18 14 (10.07%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) iPad
2 7 (5.04%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.16%) RIA
3 3 (2.16%) W3C
4 2 (1.44%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.44%) User Experience
4 2 (1.44%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.72%) IVR
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) Windows
2 14 (10.07%) Unix
3 11 (7.91%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.19%) Linux
5 3 (2.16%) Android
5 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (35.97%) Scrum
3 48 (34.53%) BDD
4 45 (32.37%) MVC
5 40 (28.78%) TDD
6 26 (18.71%) OO
7 25 (17.99%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (17.99%) Digital Marketing
7 25 (17.99%) Programme Management
7 25 (17.99%) Test Scripting
8 19 (13.67%) OOD
9 17 (12.23%) Kanban
10 14 (10.07%) SDLC
10 14 (10.07%) SOA
11 12 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (8.63%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.19%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.19%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (7.19%) Unit Testing
12 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 74 (53.24%) Java
2 58 (41.73%) JavaScript
3 42 (30.22%) C#
4 35 (25.18%) SQL
5 8 (5.76%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.04%) Python
6 7 (5.04%) Scala
7 5 (3.60%) Ruby
8 4 (2.88%) PHP
8 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.88%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.44%) Groovy
9 2 (1.44%) VB
9 2 (1.44%) VB6
9 2 (1.44%) XPath
10 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.72%) C++
10 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.72%) Perl
10 1 (0.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) ISEB
3 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.95%) QA
System Software
1 17 (12.23%) Docker
2 3 (2.16%) LXC
2 3 (2.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Ansible
1 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.72%) Galera Cluster
3 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (30.22%) Oracle
2 25 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.99%) SAP
3 10 (7.19%) ATG
4 5 (3.60%) HP
4 5 (3.60%) IBM
4 5 (3.60%) webMethods
5 2 (1.44%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.72%) Apple
6 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.72%) Avaya
6 1 (0.72%) BEA
6 1 (0.72%) Genesys
6 1 (0.72%) Google
6 1 (0.72%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.72%) Nokia
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