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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 21 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing SOAP 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.76% 5.88% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.76% 12.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
74 62 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 55.64% 45.59% 41.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 45
Average daily rate £330 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £408 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
Lichfield - 1 £363 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £475 - 3
SOAP
West Midlands

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) VB
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) JSON
3 3 (60.00%) WinForms
4 2 (40.00%) Back Office
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) WPF
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) LINQ
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) VCP4
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architect
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) JSON
3 3 (60.00%) WinForms
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) WPF
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) NancyFx
5 1 (20.00%) LINQ
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft