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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 120 85 106
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +21
Contract jobs citing SOAP 27 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 1.35% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.20% 5.43% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £309 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.69% -13.33%
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
844 589 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.87% 24.77% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 400 407
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 30
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.72 £18.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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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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
Bristol -19 7 £325 -7.14% 5
Wiltshire -13 5 £375 +30.43% 5
Gloucestershire - 4 £400 -
Somerset -6 3 £350 - 3
Dorset -4 1 £215 -52.22% 3
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 30 (68.18%) Web Services
2 26 (59.09%) Java
3 23 (52.27%) JavaScript
4 19 (43.18%) REST
5 18 (40.91%) XML
5 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (38.64%) .NET
7 15 (34.09%) HTML
8 13 (29.55%) CSS
8 13 (29.55%) TDD
9 12 (27.27%) SQL
10 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (25.00%) jQuery
11 10 (22.73%) C#
11 10 (22.73%) Windows
11 10 (22.73%) MVC
11 10 (22.73%) Spring
11 10 (22.73%) BDD
12 9 (20.45%) Oracle
12 9 (20.45%) Scrum
13 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 8 (18.18%) JSON
13 8 (18.18%) RESTful
14 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
14 7 (15.91%) SOA
14 7 (15.91%) HTTP
14 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
15 6 (13.64%) PHP
15 6 (13.64%) ITIL
15 6 (13.64%) UML

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 6 (13.64%) CMS
1 6 (13.64%) Node.js
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.09%) JBoss
4 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.55%) Drupal
5 2 (4.55%) Mule
5 2 (4.55%) Apache
6 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Cordys
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
2 2 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) HTTP
2 2 (4.55%) SSL
2 2 (4.55%) AMQP
2 2 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) MySQL
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) OLTP
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
1 3 (6.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
1 3 (6.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) GitLab
2 2 (4.55%) JUnit
2 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) Hudson
3 1 (2.27%) Selenium
3 1 (2.27%) TestNG
3 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.82%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Architect
3 8 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.82%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (6.82%) CRM Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Platform Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.27%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (68.18%) Web Services
2 19 (43.18%) REST
3 18 (40.91%) XML
4 17 (38.64%) .NET
5 15 (34.09%) HTML
6 13 (29.55%) CSS
7 11 (25.00%) jQuery
8 10 (22.73%) Spring
9 8 (18.18%) JSON
9 8 (18.18%) RESTful
10 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
11 6 (13.64%) Ajax
11 6 (13.64%) CSS3
11 6 (13.64%) HTML5
12 5 (11.36%) Middleware
12 5 (11.36%) WCF
13 4 (9.09%) Hibernate
13 4 (9.09%) J2EE
13 4 (9.09%) WSDL
13 4 (9.09%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
1 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.55%) Replication
2 2 (4.55%) PKI
2 2 (4.55%) Open Source
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) DTV
3 1 (2.27%) Online Games
3 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.64%) Android
4 4 (9.09%) Linux
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.55%) UNIX
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) TDD
3 10 (22.73%) MVC
3 10 (22.73%) BDD
4 9 (20.45%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) SOA
6 6 (13.64%) ITIL
6 6 (13.64%) UML
6 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.64%) Content Management
6 6 (13.64%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
7 5 (11.36%) OOP
7 5 (11.36%) OO
7 5 (11.36%) CRM
8 4 (9.09%) OOD
8 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
8 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) Java
2 23 (52.27%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.27%) SQL
4 10 (22.73%) C#
5 6 (13.64%) PHP
6 3 (6.82%) C++
7 2 (4.55%) C
7 2 (4.55%) XPath
8 1 (2.27%) XQuery
8 1 (2.27%) Ruby
8 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.55%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) MIIS
1 2 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) SAP
3 3 (6.82%) Appcelerator
4 2 (4.55%) Rackspace
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.27%) F5
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) Software AG
5 1 (2.27%) Nokia
5 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint