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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 145 134 189
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +55
Contract jobs citing SOAP 752 751 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.54% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.49% 5.71% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 457 322
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £27.10 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £35.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%

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
13701 13155 12880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.96% 27.01% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9189 8297 8174
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 275 335
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.02 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -19 688 £400 +6.66% 323
London -1 323 £450 +9.09% 95
South East -8 127 £350 -6.66% 89
City of London +1 68 £444 +4.41% 29
North West -27 59 £350 +7.69% 41
Berkshire +6 53 £382 +1.86% 34
East of England +4 45 £425 +21.42% 30
South West -10 41 £375 +17.18% 27
Yorkshire -6 40 £330 +3.12% 18
West Yorkshire +20 35 £330 -4.34% 17
Scotland +9 35 £419 +28.84% 5
Hampshire -11 34 £350 +9.37% 17
Manchester -21 25 £325 -7.14% 30
West Midlands -23 21 £380 +1.33% 8
Glasgow +17 20 £413 +26.92% 1
Slough +13 20 £351 -9.35% 5
Cheshire +2 17 £363 +11.53% 6
Leeds +2 17 £325 +5.69% 9
Surrey -1 16 £400 -11.11% 10
Wales -6 16 £315 -18.70% 2
Suffolk -4 15 £413 +10.00% 8
East Midlands +12 14 £360 -4.00% 11
South Wales -1 14 £315 -18.70% 2
Cardiff -3 14 £315 -18.70% 2
Southampton -4 14 £350 +27.27% 6
Reading +4 12 £456 +21.66% 6
North East -10 12 £350 -31.70% 1
Edinburgh -11 12 £436 +27.83% 3
Hertfordshire +11 11 £450 +38.46% 8
Nottinghamshire +2 11 £325 -13.33% 1

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 934 (56.74%) Web Services
2 902 (54.80%) Java
3 782 (47.51%) XML
4 774 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
5 669 (40.64%) REST
6 505 (30.68%) HTML
7 472 (28.68%) JavaScript
8 460 (27.95%) SQL
9 394 (23.94%) TDD
10 380 (23.09%) Spring
11 379 (23.03%) Scrum
12 369 (22.42%) Oracle
13 364 (22.11%) CSS
14 309 (18.77%) .NET
15 290 (17.62%) C#
15 290 (17.62%) Maven
16 289 (17.56%) JSON
17 281 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
18 274 (16.65%) RESTful
19 256 (15.55%) Linux
20 253 (15.37%) SQL Server
21 250 (15.19%) J2EE
22 249 (15.13%) SOA
23 244 (14.82%) MVC
24 243 (14.76%) jQuery
25 237 (14.40%) Subversion
26 231 (14.03%) Finance
27 230 (13.97%) Git (software)
28 204 (12.39%) OO
29 203 (12.33%) HTTP

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 159 (9.66%) Tomcat
2 156 (9.48%) Apache
3 145 (8.81%) JBoss
4 94 (5.71%) WebSphere
5 92 (5.59%) WebLogic
6 88 (5.35%) CMS
7 51 (3.10%) IIS
8 45 (2.73%) SharePoint
9 43 (2.61%) Confluence
10 41 (2.49%) Mule
11 39 (2.37%) Node.js
12 30 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
13 26 (1.58%) Adobe CQ
14 25 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
15 21 (1.28%) Drupal
16 20 (1.22%) WordPress
17 18 (1.09%) FileNet
18 16 (0.97%) WebSphere Process Server
19 14 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 14 (0.85%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 49 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.85%) MS Office
3 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.43%) MS Project
4 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.91%) Magento
3 13 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
5 6 (0.36%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 6 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.30%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.24%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.24%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.12%) Summit
9 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.061%) SAP MII
10 1 (0.061%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.43%) SaaS
1 40 (2.43%) GitHub
2 24 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.34%) Force.com
5 8 (0.49%) Heroku
6 7 (0.43%) PaaS
7 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.30%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.24%) Office 365
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.18%) IaaS
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 203 (12.33%) HTTP
2 56 (3.40%) SSL
3 45 (2.73%) Internet
4 41 (2.49%) LDAP
5 29 (1.76%) DNS
6 21 (1.28%) FTP
7 20 (1.22%) AMQP
8 19 (1.15%) TCP/IP
9 18 (1.09%) Firewall
9 18 (1.09%) VPN
10 14 (0.85%) VoIP
11 13 (0.79%) SSH
12 12 (0.73%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.73%) VLAN
13 11 (0.67%) Ethernet
14 9 (0.55%) Intranet
14 9 (0.55%) 4G
15 8 (0.49%) MPLS
15 8 (0.49%) SDH
15 8 (0.49%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 159 (9.66%) MySQL
3 154 (9.36%) Relational Database
4 103 (6.26%) Oracle Database
5 92 (5.59%) MongoDB
6 88 (5.35%) NoSQL
7 75 (4.56%) RDBMS
8 57 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 40 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 35 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 27 (1.64%) DB2
15 20 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (1.09%) Hadoop
17 17 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
18 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 290 (17.62%) Maven
2 237 (14.40%) Subversion
3 230 (13.97%) Git (software)
4 187 (11.36%) Jenkins
5 158 (9.60%) SoapUI
6 156 (9.48%) JUnit
7 151 (9.17%) Selenium
8 136 (8.26%) Eclipse
9 135 (8.20%) JIRA
10 119 (7.23%) Ant
11 86 (5.22%) Cucumber
12 62 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 50 (3.04%) Hudson
14 49 (2.98%) Visual Studio
15 43 (2.61%) JMeter
16 41 (2.49%) WebDriver
17 40 (2.43%) Mockito
18 34 (2.07%) IntelliJ
18 34 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
19 25 (1.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 231 (14.03%) Finance
2 125 (7.59%) Banking
3 70 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 63 (3.83%) Retail
5 52 (3.16%) Marketing
6 29 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.34%) Publishing
8 21 (1.28%) Games
9 18 (1.09%) Legal
10 17 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.03%) Advertising
11 16 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.79%) Back Office
13 12 (0.73%) Front Office
14 7 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.36%) Dutch Language
15 6 (0.36%) French Language
16 4 (0.24%) Automotive
16 4 (0.24%) Law
17 3 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 989 (60.09%) Developer
2 374 (22.72%) Java Developer
3 155 (9.42%) Architect
4 133 (8.08%) Analyst
5 103 (6.26%) Senior Developer
6 88 (5.35%) .NET Developer
7 85 (5.16%) Consultant
7 85 (5.16%) Test Analyst
8 76 (4.62%) Tester
9 60 (3.65%) PHP Developer
10 56 (3.40%) C# Developer
11 52 (3.16%) Technical Architect
12 50 (3.04%) Web Developer
13 47 (2.86%) Software Engineer
14 46 (2.79%) Senior Java Developer
15 37 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
15 37 (2.25%) Technical Leader
16 35 (2.13%) iOS Developer
17 34 (2.07%) Salesforce.com Developer
18 31 (1.88%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 934 (56.74%) Web Services
2 782 (47.51%) XML
3 669 (40.64%) REST
4 505 (30.68%) HTML
5 380 (23.09%) Spring
6 364 (22.11%) CSS
7 309 (18.77%) .NET
8 289 (17.56%) JSON
9 274 (16.65%) RESTful
10 250 (15.19%) J2EE
11 243 (14.76%) jQuery
12 188 (11.42%) Hibernate
13 181 (11.00%) Ajax
14 159 (9.66%) HTML5
15 152 (9.23%) WSDL
16 150 (9.11%) WCF
17 142 (8.63%) JMS
18 120 (7.29%) JSP
19 116 (7.05%) XSD
20 106 (6.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 169 (10.27%) Open Source
2 94 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.71%) User Experience
5 51 (3.10%) Computer Science
6 50 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (3.04%) iPad
7 46 (2.79%) Data Integration
8 39 (2.37%) Social Media
9 32 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 32 (1.94%) iPhone
10 25 (1.52%) Clustering
11 24 (1.46%) Derivative
12 22 (1.34%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.22%) N-Tier
14 19 (1.15%) Management Information System
15 17 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
15 17 (1.03%) Online Games
15 17 (1.03%) NHS
15 17 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 256 (15.55%) Linux
2 155 (9.42%) Windows
3 151 (9.17%) UNIX
4 76 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.40%) Android
6 49 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (2.25%) Solaris
8 36 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.61%) CentOS
11 9 (0.55%) AIX
11 9 (0.55%) Windows Phone
12 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.36%) Debian
14 5 (0.30%) HPUX
14 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 774 (47.02%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (23.94%) TDD
3 379 (23.03%) Scrum
4 281 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
5 249 (15.13%) SOA
6 244 (14.82%) MVC
7 204 (12.39%) OO
8 159 (9.66%) BDD
9 118 (7.17%) Software Engineering
10 115 (6.99%) UML
11 110 (6.68%) E-Commerce
12 96 (5.83%) Waterfall
13 93 (5.65%) Unit Testing
14 87 (5.29%) Web Development
15 81 (4.92%) Content Management
16 78 (4.74%) CRM
17 74 (4.50%) User Stories
18 71 (4.31%) DevOps
18 71 (4.31%) Release Management
19 69 (4.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 902 (54.80%) Java
2 472 (28.68%) JavaScript
3 460 (27.95%) SQL
4 290 (17.62%) C#
5 108 (6.56%) PHP
6 102 (6.20%) PL/SQL
7 67 (4.07%) Ruby
8 59 (3.58%) Python
9 58 (3.52%) Groovy
10 47 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 44 (2.67%) XPath
12 42 (2.55%) Perl
12 42 (2.55%) C++
13 39 (2.37%) Objective-C
14 38 (2.31%) Apex Code
15 37 (2.25%) Scala
16 35 (2.13%) PHP5
17 27 (1.64%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.52%) C
18 25 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 127 (7.72%) Degree
2 96 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.40%) ISEB
6 16 (0.97%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.85%) MCITP
8 11 (0.67%) BC Cleared
9 10 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.55%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.36%) CCNA
12 5 (0.30%) JNCIA
12 5 (0.30%) MCSE
13 4 (0.24%) RHCE
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
15 2 (0.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.23%) QA
2 10 (0.61%) SLA
3 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.12%) RosettaNet
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.12%) WCAG
4 2 (0.12%) WAI
4 2 (0.12%) COBIT
4 2 (0.12%) HL7
5 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.91%) vSphere
2 15 (0.91%) NFS
2 15 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.61%) vCloud
4 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.24%) Docker
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.061%) KVM
Systems Management
1 60 (3.65%) Puppet
2 23 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.85%) HP UCMDB
5 12 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
6 11 (0.67%) Hyperic
7 9 (0.55%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.49%) Control-M
9 6 (0.36%) OpenAM
9 6 (0.36%) Ansible
9 6 (0.36%) CA SiteMinder
10 5 (0.30%) OpenSSO
10 5 (0.30%) SCOM
10 5 (0.30%) OpenView
11 4 (0.24%) CA LISA
11 4 (0.24%) Kibana
11 4 (0.24%) StatsD
11 4 (0.24%) yum
12 3 (0.18%) CA Wily
12 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 369 (22.42%) Oracle
2 198 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 107 (6.50%) IBM
4 76 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 71 (4.31%) HP
6 69 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
7 54 (3.28%) VMware
8 49 (2.98%) SAP
9 46 (2.79%) TIBCO
10 34 (2.07%) Adobe
11 32 (1.94%) Citrix
12 31 (1.88%) ServiceNow
12 31 (1.88%) ATG
13 30 (1.82%) Google
13 30 (1.82%) Endeca
14 29 (1.76%) Perforce
15 28 (1.70%) Informatica
16 26 (1.58%) Twitter
17 25 (1.52%) Zend
18 23 (1.40%) Cisco
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £370 to £420 per day 4 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago