The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 101 105 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 43 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.30% 0.77% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.33% 3.11% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 18
Average daily rate £310 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
807 579 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.37% 24.89% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 360 510
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SOAP
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Devon -2 11 £275 -21.42% 1
Gloucestershire +7 9 £425 -19.04% 7
Wiltshire - 9 £310 - 6
Dorset -3 4 £600 +140.10% 6
Somerset - 3 - - 1
Bristol -13 2 £294 -6.74% 3
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (66.67%) Java
2 41 (56.94%) Web Services
3 30 (41.67%) REST
4 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 26 (36.11%) Spring
6 23 (31.94%) J2EE
7 22 (30.56%) Scrum
8 20 (27.78%) jQuery
9 19 (26.39%) Finance
9 19 (26.39%) WebLogic
10 18 (25.00%) XML
11 16 (22.22%) Tomcat
11 16 (22.22%) MVC
11 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (19.44%) Maven
13 13 (18.06%) JSON
13 13 (18.06%) Time Management
13 13 (18.06%) HTML
13 13 (18.06%) Oracle
14 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 12 (16.67%) RESTful
15 11 (15.28%) AquaLogic Service Bus
15 11 (15.28%) Oracle Service Bus
15 11 (15.28%) Kanban
15 11 (15.28%) .NET
15 11 (15.28%) CSS
15 11 (15.28%) JBoss
15 11 (15.28%) WebLogic Portal
16 10 (13.89%) Hibernate
16 10 (13.89%) SOA

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (26.39%) WebLogic
2 16 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 11 (15.28%) AquaLogic Service Bus
3 11 (15.28%) Oracle Service Bus
3 11 (15.28%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (5.56%) Alfresco
5 3 (4.17%) Apache
5 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.17%) IIS
6 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) SaaS
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) LDAP
1 3 (4.17%) VPN
1 3 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.72%) MySQL
4 6 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (19.44%) Maven
2 8 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 7 (9.72%) Subversion
4 6 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.56%) JIRA
5 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.78%) JMeter
7 2 (2.78%) JUnit
8 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.39%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.39%) Ant
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Marketing
3 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
3 7 (9.72%) Electronics
3 7 (9.72%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (61.11%) Developer
2 25 (34.72%) Java Developer
3 8 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Tester
4 7 (9.72%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Applications Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (6.94%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Automated Tester
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Developer
8 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.78%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Performance Tester
9 2 (2.78%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (56.94%) Web Services
2 30 (41.67%) REST
3 26 (36.11%) Spring
4 23 (31.94%) J2EE
5 20 (27.78%) jQuery
6 18 (25.00%) XML
7 13 (18.06%) JSON
7 13 (18.06%) HTML
8 12 (16.67%) RESTful
9 11 (15.28%) .NET
9 11 (15.28%) CSS
10 10 (13.89%) Hibernate
10 10 (13.89%) Ajax
11 9 (12.50%) Java EE
12 8 (11.11%) HTML5
13 7 (9.72%) JSF
13 7 (9.72%) Servlets
14 6 (8.33%) CSS3
15 5 (6.94%) Spring MVC
15 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) DTV
2 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.17%) CMDB
3 2 (2.78%) Open Source
4 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Solaris
1 6 (8.33%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) UNIX
3 4 (5.56%) Android
3 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) Windows
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Scrum
2 16 (22.22%) MVC
2 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.06%) Time Management
4 11 (15.28%) Kanban
5 10 (13.89%) SOA
6 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (9.72%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.72%) BPMN
7 7 (9.72%) E-Commerce
7 7 (9.72%) TDD
7 7 (9.72%) Pair Programming
7 7 (9.72%) BPEL
7 7 (9.72%) Programme Management
8 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.94%) Software Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Document Management
10 4 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 48 (66.67%) Java
2 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.89%) SQL
3 10 (13.89%) Ruby
4 8 (11.11%) Python
5 5 (6.94%) C#
6 2 (2.78%) C++
6 2 (2.78%) Delphi
6 2 (2.78%) ABAP
6 2 (2.78%) PL/1
7 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.39%) PHP5
7 1 (1.39%) PHP
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.94%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.39%) OCPJWCD
4 1 (1.39%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Oracle
2 11 (15.28%) JBoss
3 9 (12.50%) SAP
4 5 (6.94%) Intalio
5 3 (4.17%) hybris
5 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.17%) Google
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.78%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) Citrix
6 2 (2.78%) Capita
6 2 (2.78%) Facebook
6 2 (2.78%) Twitter
7 1 (1.39%) WSO2
7 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.39%) CA
7 1 (1.39%) Adobe
7 1 (1.39%) Remedy
7 1 (1.39%) Sun