The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 155 158 186
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +28
Contract jobs citing SOAP 741 684 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.34% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.91% 4.81% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 428 371
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 10
Average hourly rate £38.03 £33.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.22% +2.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £27.50 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.61 £50.00 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £35.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+8.64% +9.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 648 £400 - 283
London -4 336 £430 -2.82% 105
South East +44 143 £350 - 53
City of London +32 85 £400 -11.11% 38
Berkshire +33 47 £300 -31.42% 9
Scotland -24 47 £450 +20.00% 9
Hampshire -10 41 £350 - 17
East of England -9 40 £400 +23.07% 20
South West -6 38 £370 +9.62% 35
Edinburgh +12 37 £445 +7.87% 5
Wales +4 26 £400 +25.39% 7
West Midlands +1 25 £425 +2.10% 2
Southampton +13 24 £340 - 6
North West -51 24 £350 -1.40% 33
Slough +23 22 £290 -38.94% 1
South Wales +1 22 £398 +22.30% 7
Surrey +4 18 £375 - 8
Cardiff +1 15 £400 +27.79% 3
East Midlands +9 14 £270 - 10
Yorkshire -14 14 £370 +23.33% 19
Manchester -19 14 £350 +5.66% 13
Bristol -9 13 £375 - 9
Suffolk -17 13 £350 -17.64% 5
Milton Keynes +1 11 £368 +5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £368 +5.00% 1
West Yorkshire -9 11 £325 +8.33% 14
Reading +10 10 £500 +53.84% 5
Hertfordshire -1 10 £375 +41.50% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £425 +13.33% 4
Glasgow -14 9 £450 +33.33% 3

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1025 (65.41%) Web Services
2 761 (48.56%) Java
3 743 (47.42%) XML
4 550 (35.10%) REST
5 479 (30.57%) HTML
6 442 (28.21%) SQL
7 426 (27.19%) JavaScript
8 411 (26.23%) Scrum
9 368 (23.48%) .NET
10 365 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
11 345 (22.02%) TDD
12 339 (21.63%) Oracle
13 305 (19.46%) C#
14 289 (18.44%) Spring
15 284 (18.12%) CSS
16 281 (17.93%) SQL Server
17 280 (17.87%) MVC
18 278 (17.74%) J2EE
19 272 (17.36%) RESTful
20 270 (17.23%) SOA
21 249 (15.89%) Linux
22 241 (15.38%) JSON
23 220 (14.04%) Finance
24 219 (13.98%) Maven
25 210 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
26 205 (13.08%) jQuery
27 191 (12.19%) BDD
28 190 (12.13%) Subversion
29 183 (11.68%) HTTP
30 175 (11.17%) MySQL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 112 (7.15%) WebSphere
2 89 (5.68%) Apache
2 89 (5.68%) Tomcat
3 88 (5.62%) WebLogic
4 62 (3.96%) CMS
5 50 (3.19%) IIS
6 46 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 44 (2.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 34 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 30 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
10 24 (1.53%) Drupal
11 22 (1.40%) Apache Solr
12 20 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
13 15 (0.96%) Confluence
13 15 (0.96%) GlassFish
13 15 (0.96%) AquaLogic
14 12 (0.77%) ColdFusion
14 12 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
14 12 (0.77%) Node.js
15 11 (0.70%) Mule
Applications
1 43 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.70%) MS Office
3 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.26%) MS Project
4 4 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.064%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 40 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.34%) Magento
3 17 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.89%) Workday HCM
5 12 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.77%) SAP HR
6 11 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.51%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
12 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
13 1 (0.064%) SAP CRM
13 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
13 1 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
13 1 (0.064%) Oracle 11i
13 1 (0.064%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.04%) SaaS
2 21 (1.34%) Force.com
3 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.70%) Office 365
6 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.26%) Heroku
9 3 (0.19%) PaaS
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.064%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.064%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.064%) Trello
11 1 (0.064%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.064%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 183 (11.68%) HTTP
2 71 (4.53%) Internet
3 55 (3.51%) LDAP
4 41 (2.62%) SSL
5 24 (1.53%) FTP
6 20 (1.28%) DNS
7 19 (1.21%) TCP/IP
8 14 (0.89%) 3G
8 14 (0.89%) Firewall
8 14 (0.89%) 2G
8 14 (0.89%) 4G
9 11 (0.70%) VPN
10 8 (0.51%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.32%) VoIP
12 4 (0.26%) SSH
12 4 (0.26%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.19%) LAN
13 3 (0.19%) SNMP
13 3 (0.19%) IPv4
13 3 (0.19%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 175 (11.17%) MySQL
3 92 (5.87%) Relational Database
4 80 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 70 (4.47%) MongoDB
6 62 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (3.83%) Oracle Database
8 42 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 26 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 22 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (1.02%) DTS
15 15 (0.96%) DB2
16 14 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (0.89%) Hadoop
17 13 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (0.77%) Data Mining
19 11 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 219 (13.98%) Maven
2 190 (12.13%) Subversion
3 166 (10.59%) Ant
4 163 (10.40%) SoapUI
5 149 (9.51%) Git (software)
6 142 (9.06%) JUnit
7 125 (7.98%) Selenium
8 102 (6.51%) Visual Studio
9 92 (5.87%) Eclipse
10 91 (5.81%) Jenkins
11 84 (5.36%) JIRA
12 83 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 82 (5.23%) Cucumber
14 61 (3.89%) WebDriver
15 60 (3.83%) Apache Ivy
16 49 (3.13%) Hudson
17 40 (2.55%) JBehave
18 35 (2.23%) eggPlant
19 34 (2.17%) JMeter
20 32 (2.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 220 (14.04%) Finance
2 111 (7.08%) Banking
3 87 (5.55%) Retail
4 86 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.11%) Marketing
6 27 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.15%) Advertising
8 17 (1.08%) Electronics
9 16 (1.02%) Back Office
9 16 (1.02%) Publishing
10 14 (0.89%) Games
11 12 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.70%) Billing
13 9 (0.57%) Automotive
14 8 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.38%) German Language
15 6 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Front Office
16 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 884 (56.41%) Developer
2 268 (17.10%) Java Developer
3 169 (10.78%) Architect
4 147 (9.38%) Analyst
5 115 (7.34%) .NET Developer
6 102 (6.51%) Senior Developer
7 88 (5.62%) Test Analyst
8 80 (5.11%) Consultant
9 65 (4.15%) Tester
10 61 (3.89%) Web Developer
11 57 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
12 54 (3.45%) C# Developer
13 50 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
14 49 (3.13%) Test Engineer
15 44 (2.81%) PHP Developer
16 43 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
17 39 (2.49%) Software Engineer
18 38 (2.43%) Software Developer
19 37 (2.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
20 33 (2.11%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1025 (65.41%) Web Services
2 743 (47.42%) XML
3 550 (35.10%) REST
4 479 (30.57%) HTML
5 368 (23.48%) .NET
6 289 (18.44%) Spring
7 284 (18.12%) CSS
8 278 (17.74%) J2EE
9 272 (17.36%) RESTful
10 241 (15.38%) JSON
11 205 (13.08%) jQuery
12 175 (11.17%) WCF
13 154 (9.83%) Ajax
14 150 (9.57%) JMS
15 147 (9.38%) ASP.NET
15 147 (9.38%) Hibernate
16 136 (8.68%) HTML5
17 126 (8.04%) WSDL
18 125 (7.98%) XSD
19 119 (7.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.81%) Mobile App
2 83 (5.30%) Open Source
3 61 (3.89%) iPad
4 45 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (2.68%) Social Media
6 33 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 28 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 24 (1.53%) Data Integration
9 21 (1.34%) iPhone
10 19 (1.21%) Digital Media
10 19 (1.21%) Mathematics
10 19 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
11 18 (1.15%) DTV
12 17 (1.08%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.96%) Handset
13 15 (0.96%) DataPower
14 14 (0.89%) FMCG
14 14 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
15 13 (0.83%) SWIFT
15 13 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 249 (15.89%) Linux
2 150 (9.57%) UNIX
3 144 (9.19%) Windows
4 86 (5.49%) Android
5 83 (5.30%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.53%) Solaris
6 24 (1.53%) Mac OS X
7 17 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.45%) Windows CE
11 6 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.38%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.32%) Fedora
12 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.26%) Debian
13 4 (0.26%) zOS
13 4 (0.26%) HPUX
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (26.23%) Scrum
2 365 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
3 345 (22.02%) TDD
4 280 (17.87%) MVC
5 270 (17.23%) SOA
6 210 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
7 191 (12.19%) BDD
8 156 (9.96%) OO
9 148 (9.44%) Unit Testing
10 147 (9.38%) E-Commerce
11 122 (7.79%) Content Management
12 117 (7.47%) Test Automation
13 109 (6.96%) UML
14 108 (6.89%) Software Engineering
15 107 (6.83%) Web Development
16 103 (6.57%) CRM
17 98 (6.25%) Waterfall
18 87 (5.55%) Migration
19 80 (5.11%) OOP
20 69 (4.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 761 (48.56%) Java
2 442 (28.21%) SQL
3 426 (27.19%) JavaScript
4 305 (19.46%) C#
5 124 (7.91%) PHP
6 105 (6.70%) Groovy
7 72 (4.59%) T-SQL
8 65 (4.15%) PL/SQL
9 61 (3.89%) Python
10 56 (3.57%) XPath
11 54 (3.45%) Ruby
12 45 (2.87%) C++
13 43 (2.74%) Perl
14 36 (2.30%) Apex Code
15 30 (1.91%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.91%) Objective-C
16 22 (1.40%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.28%) C
17 20 (1.28%) VB.NET
18 18 (1.15%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 114 (7.28%) Degree
2 58 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.43%) ISEB
4 33 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.70%) MCITP
8 9 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.51%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 6 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.32%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.26%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.26%) RHCE
12 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.26%) CCNA
12 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.19%) MCSD
13 3 (0.19%) MBA
14 1 (0.064%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.34%) QA
2 10 (0.64%) RosettaNet
3 7 (0.45%) SLA
4 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 9002
5 3 (0.19%) HL7
6 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.064%) COBIT
7 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.32%) NFS
4 4 (0.26%) Cygwin
4 4 (0.26%) HDFS
5 3 (0.19%) UAG
6 2 (0.13%) NDS
6 2 (0.13%) vCloud
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.064%) KVM
7 1 (0.064%) Varnish
7 1 (0.064%) qmail
7 1 (0.064%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.064%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.064%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.064%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.064%) Snort
7 1 (0.064%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (2.04%) Puppet
2 32 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.77%) Vagrant
3 12 (0.77%) Nagios
4 10 (0.64%) Capistrano
5 8 (0.51%) OpenSSO
6 7 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
6 7 (0.45%) HP UCMDB
7 6 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.32%) Control-M
8 5 (0.32%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.19%) MIIS
9 3 (0.19%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Opsview
10 2 (0.13%) Oozie
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 339 (21.63%) Oracle
2 149 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 140 (8.93%) JBoss
4 94 (6.00%) SAP
5 91 (5.81%) IBM
6 82 (5.23%) Salesforce.com
7 55 (3.51%) Endeca
8 49 (3.13%) ATG
8 49 (3.13%) HP
9 42 (2.68%) Perforce
10 30 (1.91%) Sun
11 29 (1.85%) Apple
12 24 (1.53%) VMware
13 23 (1.47%) ServiceNow
14 22 (1.40%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.34%) BEA
15 21 (1.34%) TIBCO
15 21 (1.34%) Google
16 20 (1.28%) Adobe
17 18 (1.15%) Siebel
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Slaughter and May
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CK Group
Rate: £21,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago