The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 124 150 156
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 977 794 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.50% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.50% 5.36% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 480 417
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 14
Average hourly rate £38.50 £33.55 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +19.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £30.71 £26.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.05 £40.71 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.03 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +23.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15034 14825 13750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 28.02% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10082 9622 8642
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 211 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP within the UK.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SOAP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 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
England +23 861 £400 +1.58% 323
London 0 344 £425 - 110
South East +22 206 £400 +17.21% 47
City of London -9 92 £425 +6.25% 30
East of England +38 88 £400 - 35
Wales +25 75 £415 +3.75% 8
South Wales +28 66 £415 +3.75% 8
North West +22 61 £425 +19.29% 37
South West +9 57 £363 -3.33% 48
Hampshire +10 53 £400 +13.87% 13
Surrey +26 50 £400 +10.72% 5
Berkshire -7 34 £430 +45.76% 16
Newport - 34 £430 -
Buckinghamshire +14 31 £375 +2.04% 2
Essex +16 30 £363 -9.37% 4
Cardiff +11 30 £250 -37.50% 8
Leatherhead 0 30 £400 -11.11% 2
Manchester +2 27 £406 +16.07% 23
West Midlands 0 27 £438 +2.94% 7
Milton Keynes +5 24 £375 +2.04% 2
East Midlands -9 23 £383 +39.09% 9
Yorkshire -18 23 £338 -7.53% 24
Scotland -36 21 £375 -11.24% 17
Southampton -1 20 £356 +1.78% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 19 £375 -11.76% 14
West Sussex +1 19 £400 -18.78% 3
North East -9 19 £300 +20.00% 6
Wiltshire +17 18 £338 - 18
Cambridge +12 18 £413 -2.94% 11
Cheshire +10 18 £425 -15.00% 6

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1150 (60.69%) Web Services
2 980 (51.72%) XML
3 909 (47.97%) Java
4 814 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
5 759 (40.05%) REST
6 609 (32.14%) SQL
7 521 (27.49%) HTML
8 514 (27.12%) JavaScript
9 479 (25.28%) .NET
10 448 (23.64%) TDD
11 439 (23.17%) Oracle
12 415 (21.90%) C#
13 391 (20.63%) SQL Server
14 359 (18.94%) SOA
15 351 (18.52%) Scrum
16 344 (18.15%) Spring
17 326 (17.20%) CSS
18 287 (15.15%) Finance
19 281 (14.83%) J2EE
20 279 (14.72%) SoapUI
21 277 (14.62%) RESTful
22 274 (14.46%) Linux
23 269 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
24 253 (13.35%) JSON
24 253 (13.35%) MVC
25 227 (11.98%) OO
26 223 (11.77%) ASP.NET
27 210 (11.08%) BDD
28 201 (10.61%) Microsoft
29 200 (10.55%) Subversion

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 158 (8.34%) WebLogic
2 139 (7.34%) WebSphere
3 137 (7.23%) JBoss
4 112 (5.91%) Tomcat
5 90 (4.75%) Apache
6 83 (4.38%) IIS
7 64 (3.38%) CMS
8 60 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
9 51 (2.69%) Mule
10 38 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 35 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
12 34 (1.79%) SharePoint
13 32 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
13 32 (1.69%) Mule ESB
14 20 (1.06%) Node.js
15 19 (1.00%) GlassFish
16 18 (0.95%) Liferay
17 16 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
18 15 (0.79%) AquaLogic
18 15 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 90 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.42%) MS Office
3 9 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.21%) MS Project
4 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) SPSS
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.053%) HipChat
6 1 (0.053%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 44 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.74%) Magento
4 13 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.53%) Maximo
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.16%) Summit
10 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.11%) AWD
10 2 (0.11%) Radian6
11 1 (0.053%) SAP MM
11 1 (0.053%) RMDS
11 1 (0.053%) Remedy AR System
11 1 (0.053%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
11 1 (0.053%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.053%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.95%) SaaS
3 26 (1.37%) GitHub
4 20 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.63%) PaaS
6 10 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.42%) Force.com
7 8 (0.42%) Heroku
8 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.21%) IaaS
9 4 (0.21%) Taleo
10 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.16%) Boomi
11 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.053%) Yammer
12 1 (0.053%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 154 (8.13%) HTTP
2 72 (3.80%) TCP/IP
2 72 (3.80%) LDAP
3 64 (3.38%) Internet
4 30 (1.58%) SSL
5 22 (1.16%) HTTPS
6 16 (0.84%) FTP
7 14 (0.74%) VPN
8 12 (0.63%) DNS
8 12 (0.63%) Firewall
9 11 (0.58%) VLAN
9 11 (0.58%) SNMP
10 8 (0.42%) SAN
11 6 (0.32%) GSM
11 6 (0.32%) 4G
12 5 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
12 5 (0.26%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.26%) CTI
13 4 (0.21%) X.500
13 4 (0.21%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 173 (9.13%) Relational Database
3 162 (8.55%) MySQL
4 135 (7.12%) Oracle Database
5 80 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (3.17%) DB2
7 56 (2.96%) RDBMS
8 53 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 50 (2.64%) NoSQL
10 47 (2.48%) MongoDB
11 41 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (1.85%) Big Data
14 32 (1.69%) Hadoop
15 29 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
17 24 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 22 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
19 17 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
20 15 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 279 (14.72%) SoapUI
2 200 (10.55%) Subversion
3 194 (10.24%) JUnit
4 191 (10.08%) Maven
4 191 (10.08%) Selenium
5 169 (8.92%) Git (software)
6 134 (7.07%) Jenkins
7 113 (5.96%) Eclipse
8 107 (5.65%) Ant
9 102 (5.38%) Visual Studio
10 99 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 89 (4.70%) Cucumber
12 82 (4.33%) JIRA
13 38 (2.01%) WebDriver
14 37 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 36 (1.90%) Mockito
16 35 (1.85%) JMeter
17 23 (1.21%) TestNG
18 21 (1.11%) HP UFT
19 20 (1.06%) NUnit
General
1 287 (15.15%) Finance
2 116 (6.12%) Banking
3 94 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 77 (4.06%) Retail
5 60 (3.17%) Marketing
6 39 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.16%) Back Office
9 21 (1.11%) Games
10 18 (0.95%) Advertising
11 14 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.69%) Electronics
13 12 (0.63%) Automotive
13 12 (0.63%) Publishing
14 10 (0.53%) Legal
15 6 (0.32%) Front Office
15 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.32%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.26%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 1160 (61.21%) Developer
2 412 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 193 (10.18%) Architect
4 174 (9.18%) Analyst
5 172 (9.08%) .NET Developer
6 141 (7.44%) Senior Developer
7 109 (5.75%) Test Analyst
8 88 (4.64%) C# Developer
9 83 (4.38%) Tester
10 79 (4.17%) Consultant
11 65 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
12 62 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
13 54 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
14 46 (2.43%) Technical Architect
14 46 (2.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 41 (2.16%) Designer
15 41 (2.16%) AWS Developer
16 34 (1.79%) Software Engineer
17 32 (1.69%) Web Developer
18 29 (1.53%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1150 (60.69%) Web Services
2 980 (51.72%) XML
3 759 (40.05%) REST
4 521 (27.49%) HTML
5 479 (25.28%) .NET
6 344 (18.15%) Spring
7 326 (17.20%) CSS
8 281 (14.83%) J2EE
9 277 (14.62%) RESTful
10 253 (13.35%) JSON
11 223 (11.77%) ASP.NET
12 194 (10.24%) Hibernate
13 185 (9.76%) HTML5
14 178 (9.39%) WCF
15 176 (9.29%) .NET Framework
16 165 (8.71%) jQuery
16 165 (8.71%) WSDL
17 138 (7.28%) JMS
18 135 (7.12%) Middleware
19 127 (6.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.59%) Mobile App
3 76 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
4 49 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 39 (2.06%) User Experience
6 38 (2.01%) DataPower
7 36 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 33 (1.74%) N-Tier
9 30 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.58%) iPad
10 26 (1.37%) Clustering
11 22 (1.16%) Social Media
12 21 (1.11%) Data Integration
13 20 (1.06%) CMDB
14 18 (0.95%) GIS
15 17 (0.90%) iPhone
16 16 (0.84%) Video on Demand
16 16 (0.84%) Derivative
17 14 (0.74%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 274 (14.46%) Linux
2 178 (9.39%) Windows
3 175 (9.23%) UNIX
4 81 (4.27%) Apple iOS
5 74 (3.91%) Android
6 40 (2.11%) Solaris
7 25 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.21%) AIX
9 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.42%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.16%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.16%) CentOS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.11%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (23.64%) TDD
3 359 (18.94%) SOA
4 351 (18.52%) Scrum
5 269 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
6 253 (13.35%) MVC
7 227 (11.98%) OO
8 210 (11.08%) BDD
9 168 (8.87%) Unit Testing
10 162 (8.55%) SDLC
11 154 (8.13%) E-Commerce
12 127 (6.70%) Software Engineering
12 127 (6.70%) Web Development
13 106 (5.59%) UML
13 106 (5.59%) Open Source
14 99 (5.22%) CRM
15 91 (4.80%) Content Management
16 89 (4.70%) ITIL
17 87 (4.59%) Use Case
18 86 (4.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 909 (47.97%) Java
2 609 (32.14%) SQL
3 514 (27.12%) JavaScript
4 415 (21.90%) C#
5 134 (7.07%) PL/SQL
6 88 (4.64%) T-SQL
7 84 (4.43%) PHP
8 76 (4.01%) Perl
9 71 (3.75%) Groovy
10 58 (3.06%) Shell Script
11 53 (2.80%) Python
12 51 (2.69%) Ruby
13 44 (2.32%) XPath
13 44 (2.32%) Objective-C
14 43 (2.27%) C++
15 36 (1.90%) Bash Shell
16 35 (1.85%) VB
17 34 (1.79%) Scala
18 32 (1.69%) Apex Code
19 31 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 156 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 138 (7.28%) Degree
3 126 (6.65%) SC Cleared
4 57 (3.01%) ISTQB
5 36 (1.90%) ISEB
6 20 (1.06%) CISSP
6 20 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.42%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.37%) HND
10 7 (0.37%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.16%) CCNP
12 3 (0.16%) CCNA
12 3 (0.16%) CISM
12 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (8.02%) QA
2 32 (1.69%) SLA
3 21 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.32%) HL7
5 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.053%) DICOM
7 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.58%) Docker
4 8 (0.42%) Squid
5 6 (0.32%) NFS
6 4 (0.21%) vSphere
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.053%) Firmware
8 1 (0.053%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.053%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (3.69%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.53%) Puppet
3 23 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.90%) CA LISA
5 15 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
6 11 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
7 9 (0.47%) CloudHub
8 7 (0.37%) OpenView
9 6 (0.32%) Ansible
10 4 (0.21%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.21%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.21%) Nagios
10 4 (0.21%) Jitterbit
11 3 (0.16%) StatsD
11 3 (0.16%) Control-M
11 3 (0.16%) Salt
12 2 (0.11%) Kibana
12 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 439 (23.17%) Oracle
2 201 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 151 (7.97%) IBM
4 114 (6.02%) HP
5 71 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
6 48 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 46 (2.43%) SAP
8 45 (2.37%) TIBCO
8 45 (2.37%) webMethods
9 42 (2.22%) Sybase
10 34 (1.79%) Citrix
10 34 (1.79%) Informatica
10 34 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 28 (1.48%) VMware
12 23 (1.21%) Perforce
13 20 (1.06%) Endeca
13 20 (1.06%) Adobe
14 19 (1.00%) Apple
14 19 (1.00%) Google
14 19 (1.00%) Zend
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Greater Manchester
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Rate: £200 - £300 Per Day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Historic Scotland
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South West
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Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day + Dependant on Experience
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Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Good depandant on skills
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Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
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City, London
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