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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 107 88 102
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 35 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.13% 1.03% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.31% 3.94% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £305 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £470 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%
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
812 584 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.11% 26.16% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 396 352
Average daily rate £338 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £14.07 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 13 £375 -3.84% 4
Somerset -7 5 £300 -7.69% 3
Gloucestershire -22 5 £355 +9.23% 3
Wiltshire -14 4 - - 11
Dorset -4 3 £275 -42.10% 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 40 (54.79%) Web Services
2 37 (50.68%) Java
3 28 (38.36%) REST
4 22 (30.14%) .NET
5 21 (28.77%) Spring
6 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
7 18 (24.66%) Scrum
7 18 (24.66%) SOA
8 17 (23.29%) J2EE
9 15 (20.55%) jQuery
10 14 (19.18%) XML
10 14 (19.18%) JMS
10 14 (19.18%) Finance
11 13 (17.81%) SAP
11 13 (17.81%) SoapUI
12 12 (16.44%) Kanban
12 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
13 11 (15.07%) C#
13 11 (15.07%) HTML
13 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (15.07%) Marketing
13 11 (15.07%) RESTful
14 10 (13.70%) Apple iOS
14 10 (13.70%) JSON
14 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
14 10 (13.70%) Digital Marketing
14 10 (13.70%) Android
14 10 (13.70%) Apache CXF
14 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (12.33%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (12.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 9 (12.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.22%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (4.11%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (4.11%) IIS
5 3 (4.11%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.74%) Drupal
7 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (4.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) LDAP
2 3 (4.11%) SSL
2 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) MySQL
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) SoapUI
2 10 (13.70%) Maven
3 6 (8.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (5.48%) JIRA
5 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.74%) JUnit
6 2 (2.74%) JMeter
7 1 (1.37%) Subversion
7 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.37%) Ant
7 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.37%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.37%) Mockito
7 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Marketing
3 9 (12.33%) Manufacturing
3 9 (12.33%) Electronics
3 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Developer
2 19 (26.03%) Java Developer
2 19 (26.03%) Architect
3 9 (12.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 8 (10.96%) Integration Architect
5 7 (9.59%) Tester
5 7 (9.59%) Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.85%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Java Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Automated Tester
9 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.11%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (54.79%) Web Services
2 28 (38.36%) REST
3 22 (30.14%) .NET
4 21 (28.77%) Spring
5 17 (23.29%) J2EE
6 15 (20.55%) jQuery
7 14 (19.18%) XML
7 14 (19.18%) JMS
8 11 (15.07%) HTML
8 11 (15.07%) RESTful
9 10 (13.70%) JSON
9 10 (13.70%) Apache CXF
10 8 (10.96%) CSS
10 8 (10.96%) Hibernate
11 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET
12 6 (8.22%) WCF
12 6 (8.22%) Ajax
12 6 (8.22%) Middleware
13 4 (5.48%) HTML5
13 4 (5.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) DTV
2 6 (8.22%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.11%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) PKI
4 2 (2.74%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) Social Media
5 1 (1.37%) CMDB
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Apple iOS
1 10 (13.70%) Android
2 9 (12.33%) Linux
3 6 (8.22%) UNIX
3 6 (8.22%) Solaris
4 4 (5.48%) Windows
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Scrum
1 18 (24.66%) SOA
2 12 (16.44%) Kanban
2 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
3 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
4 10 (13.70%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (12.33%) TDD
5 9 (12.33%) Programme Management
6 8 (10.96%) Time Management
6 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.96%) RUP
7 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
7 7 (9.59%) MVC
7 7 (9.59%) Performance Testing
8 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.22%) ITIL
9 5 (6.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.68%) Java
2 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.07%) C#
4 9 (12.33%) PHP
4 9 (12.33%) SQL
5 5 (6.85%) C++
6 2 (2.74%) C
6 2 (2.74%) ABAP
6 2 (2.74%) Python
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.37%) XPath
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) IBM WebSphere Certification
2 6 (8.22%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB
6 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
1 2 (2.74%) ISO 9002
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) MIIS
1 3 (4.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) SAP
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.11%) Google
5 2 (2.74%) Capita
5 2 (2.74%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.74%) Facebook
5 2 (2.74%) Twitter
5 2 (2.74%) JBoss
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) Remedy
6 1 (1.37%) Software AG
6 1 (1.37%) CA
6 1 (1.37%) IBM
6 1 (1.37%) WSO2
6 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.37%) Sitecore