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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 158 161 180
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing SOAP 767 709 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.33% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.91% 4.66% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 455 413
Average daily rate
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£400 £398 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £48.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.99 £31.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 2014.

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
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 22 August 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
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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 -1 671 £400 - 303
London +5 342 £450 +5.88% 107
South East +31 145 £363 +3.57% 65
City of London +33 70 £404 -15.00% 29
Scotland 0 51 £415 +10.66% 10
East of England -4 49 £400 +14.28% 17
Hampshire -4 49 £369 +14.34% 15
Berkshire +24 38 £360 -10.00% 9
Edinburgh +9 36 £425 +3.03% 4
South West -22 34 £364 +11.92% 27
West Midlands -6 30 £425 +1.19% 7
Southampton +18 26 £350 - 6
North West -42 25 £375 +7.14% 47
Wales +3 23 £385 +16.22% 4
Slough +18 20 £325 -31.57% 1
South Wales +5 18 £380 +12.59% 4
Yorkshire -30 17 £325 +8.33% 21
Surrey +8 16 £375 -16.66% 13
West Yorkshire -7 15 £325 +8.33% 17
Suffolk -12 14 £381 -4.68% 3
Glasgow -12 13 £400 +10.34% 4
Manchester -17 13 £363 +7.40% 28
Warwickshire +3 12 £460 - 1
Bristol -10 12 £375 -3.84% 7
Hertfordshire -12 12 £383 +27.50% 2
East Midlands +7 11 £320 -14.66% 7
Cardiff +5 11 £325 +1.88% 3
West Sussex +6 10 £350 +7.69% 5
Essex +6 8 £400 - 2
Reading +6 8 £425 +36.00% 4

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 993 (62.81%) Web Services
2 783 (49.53%) Java
3 768 (48.58%) XML
4 584 (36.94%) REST
5 486 (30.74%) HTML
6 441 (27.89%) SQL
7 431 (27.26%) JavaScript
8 429 (27.13%) Scrum
9 372 (23.53%) .NET
10 371 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
11 367 (23.21%) Oracle
12 349 (22.07%) TDD
13 308 (19.48%) C#
14 299 (18.91%) Spring
15 296 (18.72%) MVC
16 292 (18.47%) CSS
17 281 (17.77%) RESTful
18 279 (17.65%) SQL Server
19 272 (17.20%) SOA
20 266 (16.82%) J2EE
21 262 (16.57%) JSON
22 258 (16.32%) Linux
23 224 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
24 222 (14.04%) jQuery
25 221 (13.98%) Maven
26 219 (13.85%) Finance
27 218 (13.79%) Subversion
28 201 (12.71%) HTTP
29 195 (12.33%) Git (software)
30 185 (11.70%) MySQL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 110 (6.96%) Apache
2 108 (6.83%) WebSphere
3 104 (6.58%) Tomcat
4 90 (5.69%) WebLogic
5 73 (4.62%) CMS
6 57 (3.61%) IIS
7 55 (3.48%) SharePoint
8 46 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 40 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 30 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.52%) Confluence
12 23 (1.45%) Apache Solr
13 22 (1.39%) Drupal
14 19 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
15 18 (1.14%) Node.js
16 15 (0.95%) AquaLogic
17 14 (0.89%) Mule
18 12 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
18 12 (0.76%) MQSeries
18 12 (0.76%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 52 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.57%) MS Office
3 6 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.13%) MS Project
7 1 (0.063%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 45 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.39%) Magento
3 17 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.89%) Workday HCM
5 12 (0.76%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.51%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
12 1 (0.063%) Oracle Retail
12 1 (0.063%) Tridion
12 1 (0.063%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.063%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.96%) SaaS
2 26 (1.64%) Force.com
3 22 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.70%) Office 365
6 9 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.32%) PaaS
8 5 (0.32%) Heroku
9 3 (0.19%) GitHub
9 3 (0.19%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.063%) Trello
11 1 (0.063%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.063%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.063%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 201 (12.71%) HTTP
2 70 (4.43%) Internet
3 44 (2.78%) SSL
4 32 (2.02%) LDAP
5 25 (1.58%) FTP
6 22 (1.39%) DNS
7 17 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.82%) Firewall
9 11 (0.70%) 4G
9 11 (0.70%) 3G
9 11 (0.70%) 2G
10 8 (0.51%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.38%) VPN
12 5 (0.32%) VoIP
12 5 (0.32%) SSH
13 4 (0.25%) SMTP
14 3 (0.19%) tcpdump
14 3 (0.19%) SNMP
14 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.19%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 185 (11.70%) MySQL
3 103 (6.51%) Relational Database
4 90 (5.69%) NoSQL
5 75 (4.74%) Oracle Database
6 71 (4.49%) MongoDB
7 51 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 34 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 29 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 28 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.01%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
17 13 (0.82%) DB2
17 13 (0.82%) Data Mining
18 12 (0.76%) DTS
19 11 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 221 (13.98%) Maven
2 218 (13.79%) Subversion
3 195 (12.33%) Git (software)
4 154 (9.74%) Ant
5 151 (9.55%) SoapUI
6 127 (8.03%) JUnit
7 119 (7.53%) Selenium
8 110 (6.96%) Eclipse
9 105 (6.64%) JIRA
10 100 (6.33%) Jenkins
11 88 (5.57%) Visual Studio
12 81 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 79 (5.00%) Cucumber
14 48 (3.04%) WebDriver
15 46 (2.91%) Hudson
16 44 (2.78%) Apache Ivy
17 42 (2.66%) JMeter
18 35 (2.21%) JBehave
19 33 (2.09%) SpecFlow
20 28 (1.77%) eggPlant
General
1 219 (13.85%) Finance
2 93 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 91 (5.76%) Banking
4 89 (5.63%) Retail
5 33 (2.09%) Marketing
6 32 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.08%) Advertising
7 17 (1.08%) Electronics
8 16 (1.01%) Publishing
9 15 (0.95%) Back Office
10 12 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.70%) Billing
12 9 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.51%) Games
14 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.38%) German Language
15 6 (0.38%) Front Office
16 4 (0.25%) French Language
16 4 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 908 (57.43%) Developer
2 275 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 185 (11.70%) Architect
4 126 (7.97%) Analyst
5 122 (7.72%) .NET Developer
6 94 (5.95%) Senior Developer
7 74 (4.68%) Test Analyst
8 64 (4.05%) Tester
9 62 (3.92%) Consultant
10 61 (3.86%) Web Developer
10 61 (3.86%) C# Developer
11 59 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
12 53 (3.35%) PHP Developer
13 47 (2.97%) Software Developer
13 47 (2.97%) Software Engineer
13 47 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
14 41 (2.59%) Senior Java Developer
14 41 (2.59%) Test Engineer
15 37 (2.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 33 (2.09%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 993 (62.81%) Web Services
2 768 (48.58%) XML
3 584 (36.94%) REST
4 486 (30.74%) HTML
5 372 (23.53%) .NET
6 299 (18.91%) Spring
7 292 (18.47%) CSS
8 281 (17.77%) RESTful
9 266 (16.82%) J2EE
10 262 (16.57%) JSON
11 222 (14.04%) jQuery
12 167 (10.56%) WCF
13 163 (10.31%) ASP.NET
14 158 (9.99%) Ajax
15 154 (9.74%) WSDL
15 154 (9.74%) Hibernate
16 151 (9.55%) JMS
17 136 (8.60%) XSD
18 134 (8.48%) HTML5
19 131 (8.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.01%) Open Source
2 84 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 68 (4.30%) iPad
4 46 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
4 46 (2.91%) Social Media
5 42 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.83%) Data Integration
7 26 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 24 (1.52%) iPhone
9 20 (1.27%) Mathematics
10 19 (1.20%) Digital Media
11 18 (1.14%) DTV
12 16 (1.01%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.95%) DataPower
14 13 (0.82%) SWIFT
14 13 (0.82%) Visualisation
14 13 (0.82%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.82%) Web 2.0
15 12 (0.76%) PKI
15 12 (0.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 258 (16.32%) Linux
2 151 (9.55%) UNIX
3 143 (9.04%) Windows
4 80 (5.06%) Apple iOS
5 79 (5.00%) Android
6 29 (1.83%) Solaris
7 26 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.52%) Mac OS X
9 17 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.51%) Debian
11 8 (0.51%) HPUX
12 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.38%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.32%) Fedora
15 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.25%) zOS
16 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (27.13%) Scrum
2 371 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (22.07%) TDD
4 296 (18.72%) MVC
5 272 (17.20%) SOA
6 224 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
7 179 (11.32%) OO
8 176 (11.13%) BDD
9 154 (9.74%) E-Commerce
10 138 (8.73%) Unit Testing
11 128 (8.10%) Content Management
12 115 (7.27%) UML
13 111 (7.02%) Web Development
14 110 (6.96%) Software Engineering
15 106 (6.70%) Waterfall
16 102 (6.45%) CRM
16 102 (6.45%) Test Automation
17 88 (5.57%) Migration
18 79 (5.00%) OOP
19 72 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 783 (49.53%) Java
2 441 (27.89%) SQL
3 431 (27.26%) JavaScript
4 308 (19.48%) C#
5 127 (8.03%) PHP
6 112 (7.08%) Groovy
7 80 (5.06%) Python
8 69 (4.36%) PL/SQL
9 59 (3.73%) T-SQL
10 57 (3.61%) Ruby
11 53 (3.35%) XPath
11 53 (3.35%) C++
12 44 (2.78%) Perl
13 37 (2.34%) Shell Script
14 34 (2.15%) Apex Code
15 30 (1.90%) Objective-C
16 28 (1.77%) PHP5
16 28 (1.77%) C
17 24 (1.52%) VB.NET
18 22 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 121 (7.65%) Degree
2 72 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.09%) ISEB
5 25 (1.58%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.95%) MCITP
8 9 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.57%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.51%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 7 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.44%) CCNA
10 7 (0.44%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.44%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.32%) RHCE
12 4 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.19%) MCSD
13 3 (0.19%) MBA
13 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (7.34%) QA
2 10 (0.63%) RosettaNet
3 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.25%) SLA
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.13%) HL7
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.063%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.51%) NFS
4 4 (0.25%) vCloud
4 4 (0.25%) HDFS
5 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.19%) UAG
6 2 (0.13%) vSphere
6 2 (0.13%) NDS
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.063%) KVM
7 1 (0.063%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.063%) qmail
7 1 (0.063%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.063%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.063%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.063%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.063%) Varnish
7 1 (0.063%) Xen
7 1 (0.063%) Snort
Systems Management
1 37 (2.34%) Puppet
2 31 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.70%) Vagrant
4 8 (0.51%) Nagios
5 7 (0.44%) OpenSSO
6 6 (0.38%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.38%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.38%) CA SiteMinder
6 6 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.32%) Control-M
8 4 (0.25%) YUM
8 4 (0.25%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.19%) Ansible
9 3 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.19%) MIIS
10 2 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 367 (23.21%) Oracle
2 160 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 141 (8.92%) JBoss
4 102 (6.45%) IBM
5 94 (5.95%) SAP
6 79 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
7 58 (3.67%) Endeca
8 53 (3.35%) ATG
9 46 (2.91%) Perforce
10 37 (2.34%) HP
11 30 (1.90%) Sun
11 30 (1.90%) Red Hat
12 27 (1.71%) Google
13 26 (1.64%) Apple
14 24 (1.52%) TIBCO
15 23 (1.45%) VMware
16 20 (1.27%) BEA
17 19 (1.20%) Citrix
18 18 (1.14%) Siebel
19 17 (1.08%) Zend
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 330 - 380
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago