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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 64 91 116
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +25
Contract jobs citing SOAP 74 62 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.56% 1.85% 0.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.70% 7.05% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 21
Median daily rate £360 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £522 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.88% +21.42%
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
851 879 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.43% 26.25% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 608 529
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 £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 68 14
Median hourly rate £23.28 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.55% +22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.59 £30.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Bristol +14 24 £425 +20.56% 7
Wiltshire +9 19 £345 -13.75% 7
Dorset +2 10 £421 - 6
Gloucestershire +6 7 £450 +11.45% 8
Somerset +3 1 £375 +7.14% 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 79 (58.96%) REST
2 68 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (50.75%) Web Services
3 59 (44.03%) Java
4 52 (38.81%) JavaScript
5 51 (38.06%) MVC
6 47 (35.07%) HTML
7 44 (32.84%) Scrum
8 40 (29.85%) CSS
9 38 (28.36%) SQL
9 38 (28.36%) .NET
10 33 (24.63%) SQL Server
10 33 (24.63%) TDD
10 33 (24.63%) jQuery
11 32 (23.88%) AngularJS
12 31 (23.13%) Finance
12 31 (23.13%) C#
13 28 (20.90%) XML
13 28 (20.90%) ASP.NET
13 28 (20.90%) WCF
14 27 (20.15%) JSON
15 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
16 25 (18.66%) Visual Studio
17 24 (17.91%) Oracle
17 24 (17.91%) Git (software)
18 23 (17.16%) Spring
18 23 (17.16%) Unix
19 21 (15.67%) OO
19 21 (15.67%) Marketing
19 21 (15.67%) BDD

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 14 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.96%) IIS
3 10 (7.46%) Apache
4 8 (5.97%) Mule
4 8 (5.97%) Mule ESB
5 7 (5.22%) Apache Spark
5 7 (5.22%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (5.22%) NServiceBus
6 6 (4.48%) OpenROAD
6 6 (4.48%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.24%) JBoss
9 1 (0.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (11.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.75%) Magento
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.73%) TestFlight
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) LDAP
2 7 (5.22%) DNS
2 7 (5.22%) DSL
2 7 (5.22%) Internet
3 6 (4.48%) FCAPS
4 4 (2.99%) SSH
5 2 (1.49%) VPN
6 1 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.63%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.19%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.96%) CouchDB
4 11 (8.21%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.72%) Big Data
6 7 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (5.22%) HBase
6 7 (5.22%) Neo4j
6 7 (5.22%) Parquet
6 7 (5.22%) Redis
7 6 (4.48%) Ingres
7 6 (4.48%) MySQL
8 5 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.73%) RavenDB
8 5 (3.73%) SQLite
9 2 (1.49%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (1.49%) GIS
9 2 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (18.66%) Visual Studio
2 24 (17.91%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.94%) Cucumber
3 16 (11.94%) JUnit
3 16 (11.94%) Maven
4 14 (10.45%) Mockito
5 13 (9.70%) Selenium
6 11 (8.21%) SoapUI
7 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
7 10 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (5.97%) Bitbucket
8 8 (5.97%) IntelliJ
8 8 (5.97%) JIRA
9 6 (4.48%) JMeter
9 6 (4.48%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.48%) Subversion
10 5 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.73%) Gradle
10 5 (3.73%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.73%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (23.13%) Finance
2 21 (15.67%) Marketing
3 16 (11.94%) Electronics
3 16 (11.94%) Manufacturing
3 16 (11.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 101 (75.37%) Developer
2 33 (24.63%) Java Developer
3 30 (22.39%) .NET Developer
4 21 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 20 (14.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (14.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (14.18%) C# Developer
7 18 (13.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (13.43%) Software Developer
8 16 (11.94%) Senior Developer
9 15 (11.19%) Agile Developer
10 13 (9.70%) .NET Software Developer
10 13 (9.70%) Agile .NET Developer
10 13 (9.70%) Agile C# Developer
10 13 (9.70%) C# Software Developer
11 10 (7.46%) Analyst
11 10 (7.46%) Test Analyst
12 9 (6.72%) JavaScript Developer
13 6 (4.48%) iOS Developer
14 5 (3.73%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (58.96%) REST
2 68 (50.75%) Web Services
3 47 (35.07%) HTML
4 40 (29.85%) CSS
5 38 (28.36%) .NET
6 33 (24.63%) jQuery
7 32 (23.88%) AngularJS
8 28 (20.90%) ASP.NET
8 28 (20.90%) WCF
8 28 (20.90%) XML
9 27 (20.15%) JSON
10 23 (17.16%) Spring
11 21 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (14.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (13.43%) Hibernate
13 18 (13.43%) Middleware
14 17 (12.69%) XSD
15 15 (11.19%) Spring MVC
15 15 (11.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (10.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.48%) User Experience
3 4 (2.99%) iPhone
3 4 (2.99%) W3C
4 3 (2.24%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.24%) iPad
4 3 (2.24%) NHS
5 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Blog
6 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) IVR
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.16%) Unix
2 14 (10.45%) Windows
3 13 (9.70%) Linux
4 7 (5.22%) Mesosphere
5 6 (4.48%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.48%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.24%) Android
6 3 (2.24%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (38.06%) MVC
3 44 (32.84%) Scrum
4 33 (24.63%) TDD
5 21 (15.67%) BDD
5 21 (15.67%) OO
6 18 (13.43%) Programme Management
7 17 (12.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (11.94%) Digital Marketing
8 16 (11.94%) OOD
9 15 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.96%) E-Commerce
10 12 (8.96%) Kanban
11 10 (7.46%) Test Scripting
12 9 (6.72%) CRM
12 9 (6.72%) DevOps
12 9 (6.72%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.97%) Waterfall
14 7 (5.22%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 59 (44.03%) Java
2 52 (38.81%) JavaScript
3 38 (28.36%) SQL
4 31 (23.13%) C#
5 8 (5.97%) Scala
6 7 (5.22%) PHP
6 7 (5.22%) Python
6 7 (5.22%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.48%) C++
7 6 (4.48%) Objective-C
8 5 (3.73%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.99%) Groovy
9 4 (2.99%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.24%) Ruby
11 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.75%) Clojure
12 1 (0.75%) Perl
12 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.73%) Degree
3 5 (3.73%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.99%) ISEB
5 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) HL7
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.96%) Docker
2 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Ansible
1 7 (5.22%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Graylog
3 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.75%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.91%) Oracle
3 17 (12.69%) SAP
3 17 (12.69%) webMethods
4 6 (4.48%) Nokia
5 5 (3.73%) HP
6 2 (1.49%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.49%) ESRI
6 2 (1.49%) IBM
7 1 (0.75%) Avaya
7 1 (0.75%) Genesys
7 1 (0.75%) Google
7 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.75%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
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