The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 29 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing SOAP 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.84% 1.74% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.17% 6.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.08%
SOAP
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
72 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 44.17% 26.96% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 23 30
Average daily rate £363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £330 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Staffordshire region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (60.00%) Android SDK
3 3 (60.00%) Android Development
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) J2ME
3 3 (60.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) XSD
5 1 (20.00%) XSLT
5 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) WinForms
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Development Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Software Development Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Web Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) Android SDK
3 3 (60.00%) J2ME
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) XSD
5 1 (20.00%) XSLT
5 1 (20.00%) WinForms
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft