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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 80 102 131
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +29
Contract jobs citing SOAP 64 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.29% 1.50% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.26% 5.14% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 13
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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
691 934 813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.77% 29.26% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 684 519
Median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 28
Median hourly rate £23.78 £42.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.38% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.88 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £56.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire +13 18 £345 -18.82% 6
Bristol +9 12 £350 +7.69% 7
Gloucestershire -6 11 £419 +2.13% 13
Devon +3 8 £350 -12.50% 3
Dorset +5 3 £346 -1.07% 3
Somerset +21 2 £306 -12.50% 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 87 (64.93%) REST
2 84 (62.69%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (53.73%) Java
4 64 (47.76%) JavaScript
5 62 (46.27%) HTML
6 59 (44.03%) Web Services
7 58 (43.28%) CSS
8 52 (38.81%) Scrum
9 50 (37.31%) MVC
10 47 (35.07%) SQL
11 45 (33.58%) jQuery
12 44 (32.84%) .NET
13 42 (31.34%) SQL Server
14 41 (30.60%) TDD
15 40 (29.85%) BDD
16 39 (29.10%) JSON
17 38 (28.36%) Oracle
18 37 (27.61%) C#
19 35 (26.12%) AngularJS
20 33 (24.63%) Finance
21 30 (22.39%) Microsoft
22 29 (21.64%) XML
23 28 (20.90%) ASP.NET
23 28 (20.90%) Spring
24 27 (20.15%) Oracle Database
25 26 (19.40%) OO
26 25 (18.66%) Cucumber
27 24 (17.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 24 (17.91%) Hibernate
27 24 (17.91%) Marketing

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 20 (14.93%) Apache
2 15 (11.19%) Tomcat
3 13 (9.70%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (9.70%) SharePoint
4 11 (8.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (7.46%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.97%) Apache Spark
6 8 (5.97%) IIS
6 8 (5.97%) Mule
6 8 (5.97%) Mule ESB
7 7 (5.22%) WebSphere
8 6 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (4.48%) OpenROAD
9 5 (3.73%) JBoss
10 4 (2.99%) Confluence
11 3 (2.24%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (1.49%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.49%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.75%) Liferay
13 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (15.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.73%) TestFlight
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) LDAP
2 8 (5.97%) DNS
2 8 (5.97%) DSL
3 7 (5.22%) FCAPS
4 3 (2.24%) HTTP
5 2 (1.49%) SSH
6 1 (0.75%) AMQP
6 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (31.34%) SQL Server
2 27 (20.15%) Oracle Database
3 13 (9.70%) CouchDB
4 12 (8.96%) Big Data
5 11 (8.21%) MySQL
6 8 (5.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (5.97%) HBase
6 8 (5.97%) Neo4j
6 8 (5.97%) Parquet
6 8 (5.97%) Redis
7 7 (5.22%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.48%) Ingres
9 5 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.73%) SQLite
10 4 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.24%) DB2
12 2 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (18.66%) Cucumber
2 23 (17.16%) Selenium
3 22 (16.42%) Visual Studio
4 20 (14.93%) Mockito
5 18 (13.43%) Maven
6 17 (12.69%) WebDriver
7 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
8 15 (11.19%) Bitbucket
8 15 (11.19%) SoapUI
9 14 (10.45%) JUnit
10 11 (8.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
11 10 (7.46%) JIRA
12 6 (4.48%) JMeter
12 6 (4.48%) LoadRunner
13 5 (3.73%) Jasmine
13 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (2.99%) Eclipse
15 3 (2.24%) Ant
15 3 (2.24%) IntelliJ
General
1 33 (24.63%) Finance
2 24 (17.91%) Marketing
3 21 (15.67%) Electronics
3 21 (15.67%) Manufacturing
3 21 (15.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (73.88%) Developer
2 35 (26.12%) Java Developer
3 31 (23.13%) .NET Developer
4 21 (15.67%) Software Developer
5 17 (12.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 17 (12.69%) C# Developer
6 16 (11.94%) Agile Developer
6 16 (11.94%) Senior Developer
7 15 (11.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (10.45%) .NET Software Developer
8 14 (10.45%) Analyst
8 14 (10.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (10.45%) C# Software Developer
8 14 (10.45%) Test Analyst
9 13 (9.70%) Agile .NET Developer
9 13 (9.70%) Agile C# Developer
10 9 (6.72%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (5.97%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (5.22%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (64.93%) REST
2 62 (46.27%) HTML
3 59 (44.03%) Web Services
4 58 (43.28%) CSS
5 45 (33.58%) jQuery
6 44 (32.84%) .NET
7 39 (29.10%) JSON
8 35 (26.12%) AngularJS
9 29 (21.64%) XML
10 28 (20.90%) ASP.NET
10 28 (20.90%) Spring
11 24 (17.91%) Hibernate
11 24 (17.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (17.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (16.42%) WCF
14 21 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (13.43%) Sass
16 16 (11.94%) Spring MVC
17 15 (11.19%) HTML5
18 14 (10.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.73%) Mobile App
1 5 (3.73%) W3C
2 3 (2.24%) Data Integration
2 3 (2.24%) User Experience
3 2 (1.49%) Clustering
3 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.75%) iPad
4 1 (0.75%) IVR
4 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.94%) Linux
2 14 (10.45%) Windows
3 9 (6.72%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.97%) Mesosphere
4 8 (5.97%) Unix
5 7 (5.22%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.24%) Android
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (62.69%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (38.81%) Scrum
3 50 (37.31%) MVC
4 41 (30.60%) TDD
5 40 (29.85%) BDD
6 26 (19.40%) OO
7 21 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (15.67%) Digital Marketing
7 21 (15.67%) OOD
7 21 (15.67%) Programme Management
8 19 (14.18%) Kanban
8 19 (14.18%) Test Scripting
9 15 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (9.70%) SOA
11 12 (8.96%) Unit Testing
12 10 (7.46%) Test Automation
13 9 (6.72%) DevOps
13 9 (6.72%) SDLC
13 9 (6.72%) Waterfall
14 8 (5.97%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 72 (53.73%) Java
2 64 (47.76%) JavaScript
3 47 (35.07%) SQL
4 37 (27.61%) C#
5 13 (9.70%) Scala
6 11 (8.21%) Python
7 8 (5.97%) TypeScript
8 7 (5.22%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.48%) PHP
10 5 (3.73%) Apple Swift
10 5 (3.73%) C++
10 5 (3.73%) Groovy
10 5 (3.73%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.99%) Ruby
11 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.49%) Perl
12 2 (1.49%) VB
12 2 (1.49%) VB6
12 2 (1.49%) XPath
13 1 (0.75%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) Degree
5 2 (1.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 22 (16.42%) Docker
2 3 (2.24%) LXC
3 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Ansible
1 8 (5.97%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.49%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 38 (28.36%) Oracle
2 30 (22.39%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.67%) SAP
4 7 (5.22%) Nokia
5 5 (3.73%) IBM
6 4 (2.99%) HP
7 2 (1.49%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.49%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.49%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.75%) Apple
8 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.75%) Avaya
8 1 (0.75%) Genesys
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