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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 142 162 167
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 869 684 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.31% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.60% 4.51% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 467 413
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £291 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £22.40 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £47.60 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.69%

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
15521 15181 15281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10288 9859 9171
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 276 389
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 October 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
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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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 +7 721 £400 - 338
London +34 372 £423 -6.11% 122
South East +11 155 £378 +7.85% 73
Wales +29 81 £375 +3.09% 2
City of London +18 72 £415 -8.79% 37
East of England -13 60 £405 +18.16% 13
Scotland +8 42 £325 -21.21% 6
Hampshire -15 42 £400 +29.03% 20
Berkshire +8 41 £375 -6.25% 13
West Wales - 39 £325 -
Swansea - 38 £313 -
Yorkshire -10 32 £320 +6.66% 23
North West -20 31 £375 +7.14% 54
Edinburgh +16 28 £320 -24.26% 3
West Yorkshire +5 27 £320 +6.66% 20
South Wales +6 25 £375 +3.09% 2
West Midlands -7 25 £385 +2.66% 11
Surrey -3 23 £375 +7.14% 11
West Sussex +19 22 £375 - 9
Hertfordshire -8 22 £396 +29.71% 5
North East -21 21 £281 +2.27% 8
Southampton - 19 £400 - 3
Cardiff +8 18 £350 -10.25% 2
Reading +4 17 £425 +6.25% 2
Manchester -9 17 £400 +33.33% 33
Essex -12 15 £425 +14.55% 5
Tyne and Wear -29 14 £353 +28.18% 6
Oxfordshire -2 13 £450 +50.00% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 13 £353 +28.18% 6
Crawley +21 12 £413 - 6

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 945 (58.66%) Web Services
2 875 (54.31%) Java
3 815 (50.59%) XML
4 760 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
5 646 (40.10%) REST
6 470 (29.17%) HTML
7 450 (27.93%) Scrum
8 438 (27.19%) SQL
9 434 (26.94%) JavaScript
10 393 (24.39%) Oracle
11 377 (23.40%) TDD
12 341 (21.17%) Spring
13 340 (21.10%) .NET
14 309 (19.18%) JSON
15 296 (18.37%) CSS
16 293 (18.19%) J2EE
17 289 (17.94%) RESTful
18 283 (17.57%) C#
19 279 (17.32%) SOA
20 278 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
21 277 (17.19%) MVC
22 259 (16.08%) Maven
23 256 (15.89%) SQL Server
24 255 (15.83%) Subversion
25 251 (15.58%) Linux
26 235 (14.59%) Git (software)
27 230 (14.28%) jQuery
28 216 (13.41%) HTTP
29 210 (13.04%) OO
29 210 (13.04%) Finance

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 172 (10.68%) JBoss
2 149 (9.25%) Apache
3 139 (8.63%) Tomcat
4 113 (7.01%) WebSphere
5 90 (5.59%) CMS
6 81 (5.03%) WebLogic
7 56 (3.48%) IIS
8 48 (2.98%) SharePoint
9 46 (2.86%) Confluence
10 43 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 41 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 33 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
13 31 (1.92%) Node.js
14 25 (1.55%) Drupal
15 22 (1.37%) AquaLogic
16 20 (1.24%) Adobe CQ
17 19 (1.18%) Apache Solr
17 19 (1.18%) FileNet
18 17 (1.06%) WordPress
18 17 (1.06%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 46 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.68%) MS Office
3 10 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.12%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 45 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.93%) Workday HCM
3 14 (0.87%) SAP HR
4 13 (0.81%) Magento
5 11 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.37%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
8 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.062%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.062%) SAP MII
11 1 (0.062%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.062%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.92%) SaaS
2 27 (1.68%) Force.com
3 22 (1.37%) GitHub
4 20 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.50%) Heroku
7 7 (0.43%) Office 365
8 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.19%) PaaS
11 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.062%) IaaS
12 1 (0.062%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 216 (13.41%) HTTP
2 71 (4.41%) Internet
3 52 (3.23%) SSL
4 33 (2.05%) FTP
5 26 (1.61%) LDAP
6 22 (1.37%) DNS
7 19 (1.18%) AMQP
8 16 (0.99%) Firewall
9 9 (0.56%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.56%) Intranet
10 8 (0.50%) VoIP
11 7 (0.43%) SSH
12 6 (0.37%) 2G
12 6 (0.37%) 3G
12 6 (0.37%) SMTP
12 6 (0.37%) 4G
13 5 (0.31%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.31%) NAS
13 5 (0.31%) SAN
14 3 (0.19%) M3UA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 201 (12.48%) MySQL
3 145 (9.00%) Relational Database
4 98 (6.08%) Oracle Database
5 95 (5.90%) MongoDB
6 92 (5.71%) NoSQL
7 71 (4.41%) RDBMS
8 58 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
9 43 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 40 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 40 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 35 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.43%) DB2
14 17 (1.06%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 259 (16.08%) Maven
2 255 (15.83%) Subversion
3 235 (14.59%) Git (software)
4 158 (9.81%) Ant
5 150 (9.31%) Jenkins
6 147 (9.12%) SoapUI
7 137 (8.50%) Selenium
8 134 (8.32%) Eclipse
9 131 (8.13%) JUnit
10 130 (8.07%) JIRA
11 78 (4.84%) Cucumber
12 72 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 63 (3.91%) Visual Studio
14 51 (3.17%) Hudson
15 44 (2.73%) JMeter
16 42 (2.61%) WebDriver
17 32 (1.99%) IntelliJ
18 31 (1.92%) Mockito
19 29 (1.80%) Mercurial
20 26 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 210 (13.04%) Finance
2 108 (6.70%) Banking
3 84 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 74 (4.59%) Retail
5 40 (2.48%) Marketing
6 27 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.24%) Publishing
9 15 (0.93%) Advertising
10 12 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.68%) Billing
11 11 (0.68%) Back Office
12 10 (0.62%) Front Office
13 9 (0.56%) Legal
13 9 (0.56%) Electronics
14 7 (0.43%) Games
15 6 (0.37%) German Language
16 5 (0.31%) French Language
16 5 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 951 (59.03%) Developer
2 313 (19.43%) Java Developer
3 203 (12.60%) Architect
4 121 (7.51%) Analyst
5 97 (6.02%) Senior Developer
5 97 (6.02%) .NET Developer
6 72 (4.47%) Tester
7 71 (4.41%) Test Analyst
8 67 (4.16%) Web Developer
9 63 (3.91%) PHP Developer
10 60 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
11 59 (3.66%) Software Engineer
12 57 (3.54%) Consultant
12 57 (3.54%) C# Developer
13 46 (2.86%) Technical Architect
13 46 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
14 40 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
14 40 (2.48%) UI Developer
15 39 (2.42%) Software Developer
16 37 (2.30%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 945 (58.66%) Web Services
2 815 (50.59%) XML
3 646 (40.10%) REST
4 470 (29.17%) HTML
5 341 (21.17%) Spring
6 340 (21.10%) .NET
7 309 (19.18%) JSON
8 296 (18.37%) CSS
9 293 (18.19%) J2EE
10 289 (17.94%) RESTful
11 230 (14.28%) jQuery
12 182 (11.30%) WSDL
13 170 (10.55%) Ajax
14 149 (9.25%) Hibernate
15 146 (9.06%) XSD
16 144 (8.94%) JMS
16 144 (8.94%) WCF
17 137 (8.50%) HTML5
18 129 (8.01%) Middleware
19 124 (7.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 153 (9.50%) Open Source
2 95 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 72 (4.47%) iPad
5 66 (4.10%) User Experience
6 53 (3.29%) Social Media
7 51 (3.17%) Computer Science
8 43 (2.67%) Data Integration
9 40 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 38 (2.36%) iPhone
11 29 (1.80%) Data Structures
12 28 (1.74%) Client/Server
13 26 (1.61%) Algorithms
14 19 (1.18%) Clustering
15 17 (1.06%) DataPower
16 16 (0.99%) GIS
16 16 (0.99%) N-Tier
16 16 (0.99%) Web 2.0
17 15 (0.93%) NHS
17 15 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 251 (15.58%) Linux
2 173 (10.74%) UNIX
3 148 (9.19%) Windows
4 87 (5.40%) Apple iOS
5 69 (4.28%) Android
6 39 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (2.17%) Solaris
8 26 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.74%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.50%) Debian
12 7 (0.43%) CentOS
12 7 (0.43%) AIX
13 6 (0.37%) HPUX
14 5 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.31%) zOS
15 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 760 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (27.93%) Scrum
3 377 (23.40%) TDD
4 279 (17.32%) SOA
5 278 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
6 277 (17.19%) MVC
7 210 (13.04%) OO
8 141 (8.75%) E-Commerce
9 136 (8.44%) BDD
10 126 (7.82%) UML
11 122 (7.57%) Software Engineering
12 117 (7.26%) Unit Testing
13 116 (7.20%) Content Management
14 103 (6.39%) Migration
15 102 (6.33%) CRM
15 102 (6.33%) Waterfall
16 93 (5.77%) Web Development
17 85 (5.28%) Release Management
18 82 (5.09%) OOP
19 79 (4.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 875 (54.31%) Java
2 438 (27.19%) SQL
3 434 (26.94%) JavaScript
4 283 (17.57%) C#
5 128 (7.95%) PHP
6 90 (5.59%) Groovy
7 72 (4.47%) PL/SQL
8 64 (3.97%) Python
9 59 (3.66%) XPath
10 56 (3.48%) Ruby
11 48 (2.98%) C++
12 45 (2.79%) Objective-C
13 44 (2.73%) Scala
14 41 (2.55%) Shell Script
15 37 (2.30%) Perl
16 36 (2.23%) Apex Code
17 35 (2.17%) PHP5
18 28 (1.74%) T-SQL
19 27 (1.68%) VB.NET
19 27 (1.68%) C
Qualifications
1 106 (6.58%) Degree
2 95 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 50 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.49%) ISEB
5 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.12%) MCITP
7 17 (1.06%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.62%) BC Cleared
9 9 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.50%) Sun Certification
10 8 (0.50%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 8 (0.50%) CCNA
10 8 (0.50%) JNCIA
11 6 (0.37%) RHCE
11 6 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (6.46%) QA
2 6 (0.37%) SLA
3 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.12%) WCAG
4 2 (0.12%) WAI
5 1 (0.062%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.56%) NFS
4 5 (0.31%) vCloud
4 5 (0.31%) vSphere
5 4 (0.25%) HDFS
6 3 (0.19%) UAG
7 2 (0.12%) NDS
7 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.062%) Docker
8 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.062%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 50 (3.10%) Puppet
2 28 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.50%) Hyperic
5 6 (0.37%) Capistrano
6 5 (0.31%) CA LISA
6 5 (0.31%) OpenView
7 4 (0.25%) Nagios
7 4 (0.25%) CA Wily
7 4 (0.25%) YUM
7 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.19%) Ansible
8 3 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.19%) SCOM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.19%) MIIS
8 3 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (0.19%) Control-M
9 2 (0.12%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 393 (24.39%) Oracle
2 184 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 123 (7.64%) IBM
4 82 (5.09%) Salesforce.com
5 76 (4.72%) SAP
6 53 (3.29%) HP
7 50 (3.10%) Endeca
8 47 (2.92%) ATG
9 42 (2.61%) Perforce
10 41 (2.55%) Red Hat
11 39 (2.42%) Google
12 38 (2.36%) TIBCO
13 35 (2.17%) VMware
14 30 (1.86%) Apple
15 25 (1.55%) Twitter
15 25 (1.55%) Atlassian
15 25 (1.55%) Informatica
16 24 (1.49%) Sun
17 23 (1.43%) Adobe
18 22 (1.37%) BEA
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 3 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Caci
Posted: 22 hours ago
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £25.00 - £35.00 per hour + market rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £460 - £490 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago