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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 107 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 30 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 1.20% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.37% 4.71% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 27
Average daily rate £400 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.27 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.91% +9.23%
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
686 785 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.41% 25.37% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 498 506
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 13
Average hourly rate £39.38 £37.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £32.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Gloucestershire +2 11 £325 -13.33% 7
Bristol -3 7 £413 +26.92% 7
Wiltshire -7 4 £525 +40.00% 5
Somerset +10 3 £463 +42.38%
Devon - 1 £350 - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 43 (60.56%) REST
2 38 (53.52%) Web Services
3 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (42.25%) Java
5 25 (35.21%) Unix
6 19 (26.76%) SQL
7 18 (25.35%) Linux
7 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
8 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
8 16 (22.54%) HTML
8 16 (22.54%) XML
8 16 (22.54%) Scrum
9 14 (19.72%) Middleware
9 14 (19.72%) webMethods
10 13 (18.31%) TDD
10 13 (18.31%) HTTP
10 13 (18.31%) MongoDB
10 13 (18.31%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (16.90%) RESTful
11 12 (16.90%) Hibernate
12 11 (15.49%) IBM
12 11 (15.49%) C#
12 11 (15.49%) JavaScript
12 11 (15.49%) WebSphere
12 11 (15.49%) Spring
13 10 (14.08%) WCF
13 10 (14.08%) .NET
13 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
13 10 (14.08%) Subversion
13 10 (14.08%) Relational Database

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 11 (15.49%) WebSphere
2 9 (12.68%) WebSphere Portal
3 6 (8.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.82%) JBoss
5 2 (2.82%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.82%) Mule
5 2 (2.82%) Mule ESB
5 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.41%) Confluence
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.41%) Jetty
6 1 (1.41%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.41%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.41%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.41%) SAP hybris
3 1 (1.41%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) HTTP
2 4 (5.63%) Internet
3 2 (2.82%) SSH
3 2 (2.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) MongoDB
2 10 (14.08%) Relational Database
3 9 (12.68%) DB2
3 9 (12.68%) Neo4j
3 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.04%) MySQL
5 3 (4.23%) MariaDB
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.82%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.41%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.41%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.41%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Subversion
2 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.45%) Maven
4 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.04%) JIRA
4 5 (7.04%) Selenium
4 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
5 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.23%) JUnit
6 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.82%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.41%) NuGet
8 1 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Marketing
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.45%) Electronics
4 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Billing
6 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (64.79%) Developer
2 23 (32.39%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.86%) Architect
4 5 (7.04%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Tester
5 4 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (5.63%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Technical Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) webMethods Developer
6 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Software Test Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Test Automation Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.23%) webMethods Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (60.56%) REST
2 38 (53.52%) Web Services
3 16 (22.54%) HTML
3 16 (22.54%) XML
4 14 (19.72%) Middleware
5 12 (16.90%) Hibernate
5 12 (16.90%) RESTful
6 11 (15.49%) Spring
7 10 (14.08%) .NET
7 10 (14.08%) WCF
8 9 (12.68%) EJB
8 9 (12.68%) JAX-RS
8 9 (12.68%) Struts
9 7 (9.86%) Java EE
9 7 (9.86%) JSON
10 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET
10 6 (8.45%) CSS
10 6 (8.45%) JPA
10 6 (8.45%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (7.04%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.23%) NHS
2 2 (2.82%) iPhone
3 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.41%) Blog
3 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.41%) DataPower
3 1 (1.41%) DTV
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.41%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.41%) iPad
3 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.41%) PKI
3 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Unix
2 18 (25.35%) Linux
3 9 (12.68%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.23%) CentOS
5 2 (2.82%) Android
5 2 (2.82%) Windows
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) Scrum
3 13 (18.31%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (18.31%) TDD
4 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
4 9 (12.68%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (12.68%) Web Design
5 7 (9.86%) Kanban
5 7 (9.86%) MVC
5 7 (9.86%) OO
5 7 (9.86%) SDLC
6 6 (8.45%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (8.45%) Programme Management
6 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.04%) API Integration
7 5 (7.04%) BDD
7 5 (7.04%) OOP
8 4 (5.63%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) Java
2 19 (26.76%) SQL
3 11 (15.49%) C#
3 11 (15.49%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.04%) Ruby
5 3 (4.23%) PHP
5 3 (4.23%) Python
6 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) Delphi
7 1 (1.41%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.41%) XPath
7 1 (1.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
4 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) ISEB
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.41%) CISSP
6 1 (1.41%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.41%) GWAPT
6 1 (1.41%) OSCE
6 1 (1.41%) OSCP
6 1 (1.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) HL7
2 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) webMethods
2 11 (15.49%) IBM
3 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.86%) SAP
5 5 (7.04%) HP
5 5 (7.04%) Oracle
6 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.82%) hybris
7 2 (2.82%) VMware
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco
8 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
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