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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 95 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 44 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 1.25% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.64% 4.65% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £538 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.23 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £43.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.71% +45.83%
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
780 795 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.79% 26.88% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 551 302
Average daily rate £363 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.46 £15.80 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 May 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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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 +9 11 £350 -6.66% 14
Wiltshire +7 11 £363 +2.11% 7
Gloucestershire -7 10 £350 -17.64% 1
Devon +1 8 £375 +36.36% 1
Somerset +9 3 £343 +14.16% 7
Dorset -4 1 - - 3
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 61 (66.30%) Web Services
2 60 (65.22%) Java
2 60 (65.22%) REST
3 40 (43.48%) XML
4 39 (42.39%) JavaScript
5 33 (35.87%) SQL
6 32 (34.78%) TDD
6 32 (34.78%) BDD
7 31 (33.70%) HTML
8 29 (31.52%) MVC
8 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (30.43%) .NET
10 26 (28.26%) CSS
11 25 (27.17%) C#
12 24 (26.09%) Spring
13 22 (23.91%) Hibernate
14 20 (21.74%) E-Commerce
15 19 (20.65%) jQuery
16 18 (19.57%) JUnit
17 17 (18.48%) Oracle
17 17 (18.48%) JPA
18 16 (17.39%) Spring MVC
19 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
19 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET
19 15 (16.30%) Windows
20 14 (15.22%) Finance
20 14 (15.22%) Microsoft
20 14 (15.22%) WCF
20 14 (15.22%) .NET Framework
21 13 (14.13%) Mule

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 13 (14.13%) Mule
2 12 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 9 (9.78%) Mule ESB
4 8 (8.70%) Liferay
5 5 (5.43%) Node.js
5 5 (5.43%) CMS
6 3 (3.26%) LiveLink
6 3 (3.26%) IIS
6 3 (3.26%) JBoss
6 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Project
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Summit
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) SaaS
3 2 (2.17%) PaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) HTTP
2 9 (9.78%) Internet
3 3 (3.26%) Firewall
3 3 (3.26%) LAN
3 3 (3.26%) WAN
3 3 (3.26%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (3.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.09%) SSL
4 1 (1.09%) SAN
4 1 (1.09%) NAS
4 1 (1.09%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.17%) OLTP
5 2 (2.17%) MySQL
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.09%) Big Data
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.09%) SQLite
6 1 (1.09%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.09%) DB2
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (19.57%) JUnit
2 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.78%) TestNG
3 9 (9.78%) Visual Studio
3 9 (9.78%) Maven
4 7 (7.61%) Selenium
5 5 (5.43%) Subversion
5 5 (5.43%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.43%) JIRA
5 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 4 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (4.35%) NUnit
6 4 (4.35%) MSTest
7 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.09%) Ant
9 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.09%) Xcode
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Law
3 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) German Language
Job Titles
1 69 (75.00%) Developer
2 22 (23.91%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.30%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Web Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Architect
7 6 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.35%) ETL Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Integration Specialist
10 3 (3.26%) Java Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) AWS Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (66.30%) Web Services
2 60 (65.22%) REST
3 40 (43.48%) XML
4 31 (33.70%) HTML
5 28 (30.43%) .NET
6 26 (28.26%) CSS
7 24 (26.09%) Spring
8 22 (23.91%) Hibernate
9 19 (20.65%) jQuery
10 17 (18.48%) JPA
11 16 (17.39%) Spring MVC
12 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET
13 14 (15.22%) WCF
13 14 (15.22%) .NET Framework
14 13 (14.13%) XSLT
15 12 (13.04%) JSON
15 12 (13.04%) Middleware
15 12 (13.04%) RESTful
15 12 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (13.04%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Smartcard
1 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.26%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.09%) DataPower
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.09%) DTV
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Windows 8
3 6 (6.52%) UNIX
3 6 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.52%) Android
4 4 (4.35%) Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.17%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) TDD
1 32 (34.78%) BDD
2 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.52%) MVC
3 20 (21.74%) E-Commerce
4 11 (11.96%) UML
5 10 (10.87%) Web Development
6 9 (9.78%) Waterfall
6 9 (9.78%) OO
6 9 (9.78%) Scrum
6 9 (9.78%) SDLC
7 8 (8.70%) Migration
7 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (8.70%) OOD
8 7 (7.61%) SOA
8 7 (7.61%) ETL
8 7 (7.61%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.61%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 60 (65.22%) Java
2 39 (42.39%) JavaScript
3 33 (35.87%) SQL
4 25 (27.17%) C#
5 8 (8.70%) XQuery
5 8 (8.70%) XPath
6 7 (7.61%) C++
7 6 (6.52%) C
8 5 (5.43%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.35%) Ruby
10 2 (2.17%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.09%) XAML
11 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.09%) VB
11 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.09%) Python
11 1 (1.09%) COBOL
11 1 (1.09%) Perl
11 1 (1.09%) PHP
11 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (4.35%) Degree
2 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.26%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Firmware
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.09%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.09%) Nagios
2 1 (1.09%) AppManager
2 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (18.48%) Oracle
2 14 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.43%) IBM
3 5 (5.43%) webMethods
4 4 (4.35%) Appcelerator
5 3 (3.26%) F5
5 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.26%) Cisco
5 3 (3.26%) HP
5 3 (3.26%) Nokia
6 2 (2.17%) VMware
7 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.09%) Sencha
7 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.09%) NetIQ
7 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.09%) SAP
7 1 (1.09%) Rackspace
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