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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 122 137 151
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 967 826 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.54% 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.42% 5.56% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 508 422
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.81 £27.40 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £164.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +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
15071 14856 12792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.00% 27.62% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9795 9728 7977
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 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 208 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 May 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 May 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 May 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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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 +14 859 £400 - 289
London -13 367 £403 -5.29% 99
South East +23 193 £400 +15.10% 40
City of London +24 94 £400 -6.43% 31
East of England +44 91 £400 -0.12% 25
Wales +18 58 £425 +6.25% 3
Berkshire +20 55 £413 +44.73% 18
North West -1 54 £375 +7.14% 38
Essex +42 53 £375 -11.76% 4
South Wales +20 48 £425 +6.25% 2
Hampshire +7 44 £383 +21.42% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 41 £438 +34.61% 3
East Midlands +4 41 £400 +11.49% 16
West Midlands +12 39 £444 +47.91% 18
Milton Keynes +11 37 £425 +18.54% 3
South West +8 35 £363 +16.93% 29
Reading +18 31 £400 +50.94% 8
Cheshire +15 28 £388 -3.12% 7
Newport +9 26 £430 +32.30% 2
Scotland -24 26 £395 -5.95% 5
Southampton +6 23 £370 +11.38% 4
Surrey -2 22 £350 -2.77% 2
Yorkshire -27 22 £325 - 17
West Sussex -2 20 £400 +23.07% 2
West Yorkshire -17 18 £325 - 13
Basildon - 18 £388 -
Chester +22 17 £388 - 2
Cardiff +4 16 £325 -18.75%
North East +1 16 £300 +9.09% 5
Nottinghamshire 0 16 £475 +38.68% 9

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1075 (62.32%) Web Services
2 863 (50.03%) XML
3 827 (47.94%) Java
4 748 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
5 664 (38.49%) REST
6 520 (30.14%) SQL
7 506 (29.33%) HTML
8 461 (26.72%) JavaScript
9 418 (24.23%) TDD
10 404 (23.42%) .NET
11 370 (21.45%) Oracle
12 369 (21.39%) C#
13 341 (19.77%) CSS
14 330 (19.13%) SQL Server
15 327 (18.96%) Spring
16 308 (17.86%) SOA
17 297 (17.22%) Scrum
18 285 (16.52%) Finance
19 274 (15.88%) Linux
20 267 (15.48%) RESTful
21 254 (14.72%) J2EE
22 243 (14.09%) JSON
23 216 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
24 213 (12.35%) MVC
25 199 (11.54%) WCF
26 197 (11.42%) OO
27 196 (11.36%) Microsoft
28 189 (10.96%) jQuery
29 187 (10.84%) Hibernate
29 187 (10.84%) SoapUI

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 136 (7.88%) WebSphere
2 133 (7.71%) WebLogic
3 120 (6.96%) JBoss
4 110 (6.38%) Tomcat
5 95 (5.51%) Apache
6 69 (4.00%) IIS
7 59 (3.42%) Mule
8 55 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
9 45 (2.61%) CMS
10 38 (2.20%) SharePoint
10 38 (2.20%) Mule ESB
11 34 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
12 24 (1.39%) Node.js
13 22 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (1.04%) GlassFish
15 15 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
17 12 (0.70%) AquaLogic
18 11 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 77 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.68%) MS Office
3 9 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.35%) MS Project
5 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) SPSS
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 54 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.58%) Magento
4 8 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.41%) Maximo
6 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.17%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.12%) Radian6
8 2 (0.12%) Summit
8 2 (0.12%) Primavera
8 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.12%) AWD
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.058%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.26%) SaaS
3 31 (1.80%) GitHub
4 21 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.70%) PaaS
6 11 (0.64%) Heroku
6 11 (0.64%) Force.com
7 9 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.17%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.17%) Boomi
11 2 (0.12%) Office 365
11 2 (0.12%) IaaS
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (9.22%) HTTP
2 60 (3.48%) LDAP
3 55 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.38%) Internet
5 39 (2.26%) SSL
6 26 (1.51%) HTTPS
7 25 (1.45%) DNS
8 21 (1.22%) VPN
9 16 (0.93%) VLAN
10 15 (0.87%) FTP
11 12 (0.70%) Firewall
12 9 (0.52%) SSH
12 9 (0.52%) VoIP
12 9 (0.52%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.52%) SAN
13 8 (0.46%) SNMP
14 7 (0.41%) CTI
14 7 (0.41%) 4G
15 5 (0.29%) OpenLDAP
16 4 (0.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 149 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 104 (6.03%) Oracle Database
4 96 (5.57%) MySQL
5 71 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 53 (3.07%) DB2
6 53 (3.07%) RDBMS
7 52 (3.01%) NoSQL
8 46 (2.67%) MongoDB
9 45 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 41 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 39 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
14 34 (1.97%) Big Data
15 31 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
16 25 (1.45%) Hadoop
17 22 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
19 15 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 187 (10.84%) SoapUI
2 184 (10.67%) Subversion
2 184 (10.67%) Maven
3 170 (9.86%) JUnit
4 152 (8.81%) Git (software)
5 137 (7.94%) Selenium
6 116 (6.72%) Jenkins
7 106 (6.14%) Eclipse
8 88 (5.10%) Visual Studio
9 87 (5.04%) Ant
10 82 (4.75%) Cucumber
11 71 (4.12%) JIRA
12 67 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 36 (2.09%) WebDriver
13 36 (2.09%) Mockito
14 30 (1.74%) JMeter
15 20 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
16 16 (0.93%) Hudson
16 16 (0.93%) TestNG
16 16 (0.93%) Android Studio
General
1 285 (16.52%) Finance
2 123 (7.13%) Banking
3 72 (4.17%) Retail
4 65 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 63 (3.65%) Marketing
6 38 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 32 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.80%) Games
9 17 (0.99%) Advertising
10 16 (0.93%) Legal
11 14 (0.81%) Back Office
12 13 (0.75%) Automotive
13 11 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.46%) Electronics
14 8 (0.46%) Law
14 8 (0.46%) Publishing
15 6 (0.35%) Front Office
16 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1083 (62.78%) Developer
2 393 (22.78%) Java Developer
3 155 (8.99%) Architect
4 149 (8.64%) Analyst
5 137 (7.94%) Senior Developer
6 134 (7.77%) .NET Developer
7 95 (5.51%) Consultant
8 85 (4.93%) Test Analyst
9 67 (3.88%) C# Developer
10 65 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
11 58 (3.36%) Tester
12 46 (2.67%) AWS Developer
13 44 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
14 42 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
14 42 (2.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 35 (2.03%) Designer
16 33 (1.91%) PHP Developer
17 32 (1.86%) Software Engineer
18 31 (1.80%) Web Developer
18 31 (1.80%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1075 (62.32%) Web Services
2 863 (50.03%) XML
3 664 (38.49%) REST
4 506 (29.33%) HTML
5 404 (23.42%) .NET
6 341 (19.77%) CSS
7 327 (18.96%) Spring
8 267 (15.48%) RESTful
9 254 (14.72%) J2EE
10 243 (14.09%) JSON
11 199 (11.54%) WCF
12 189 (10.96%) jQuery
13 187 (10.84%) Hibernate
14 184 (10.67%) HTML5
15 176 (10.20%) ASP.NET
16 137 (7.94%) JMS
16 137 (7.94%) .NET Framework
17 135 (7.83%) WSDL
18 125 (7.25%) Ajax
19 107 (6.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.61%) Open Source
2 104 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.58%) Mobile App
4 72 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 41 (2.38%) User Experience
7 39 (2.26%) DataPower
8 36 (2.09%) N-Tier
9 35 (2.03%) Client/Server
10 34 (1.97%) iPad
11 33 (1.91%) Data Integration
12 31 (1.80%) Management Information System
13 27 (1.57%) Clustering
14 22 (1.28%) Social Media
15 20 (1.16%) iPhone
15 20 (1.16%) Derivative
16 19 (1.10%) CMDB
17 18 (1.04%) Online Games
17 18 (1.04%) Hedge funds
18 17 (0.99%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 274 (15.88%) Linux
2 174 (10.09%) Windows
3 131 (7.59%) UNIX
4 79 (4.58%) Apple iOS
5 73 (4.23%) Android
6 41 (2.38%) Solaris
7 35 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.58%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.41%) AIX
14 6 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.29%) CentOS
16 3 (0.17%) Windows CE
17 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.12%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 748 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (24.23%) TDD
3 308 (17.86%) SOA
4 297 (17.22%) Scrum
5 216 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
6 213 (12.35%) MVC
7 197 (11.42%) OO
8 165 (9.57%) BDD
9 141 (8.17%) Unit Testing
10 128 (7.42%) E-Commerce
11 124 (7.19%) Software Engineering
12 104 (6.03%) CRM
13 103 (5.97%) UML
14 90 (5.22%) Web Development
15 85 (4.93%) Integration Testing
16 84 (4.87%) Waterfall
17 82 (4.75%) Content Management
18 66 (3.83%) ITIL
19 63 (3.65%) Data Modelling
20 61 (3.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 827 (47.94%) Java
2 520 (30.14%) SQL
3 461 (26.72%) JavaScript
4 369 (21.39%) C#
5 125 (7.25%) PL/SQL
6 98 (5.68%) T-SQL
7 80 (4.64%) PHP
8 61 (3.54%) Groovy
9 48 (2.78%) Ruby
10 45 (2.61%) Perl
11 44 (2.55%) Python
12 43 (2.49%) XPath
13 41 (2.38%) Objective-C
14 35 (2.03%) Apex Code
15 31 (1.80%) C++
16 30 (1.74%) VB
16 30 (1.74%) VB.NET
17 29 (1.68%) PowerShell
18 28 (1.62%) Bash Shell
19 27 (1.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 153 (8.87%) Degree
2 117 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 86 (4.99%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.62%) ISTQB
5 25 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (0.99%) CISSP
7 16 (0.93%) ISEB
8 13 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.41%) MCITP
11 7 (0.41%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.35%) HND
12 6 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.29%) MCSE
13 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.23%) CCNP
14 4 (0.23%) CCNA
15 3 (0.17%) CISM
15 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (6.84%) QA
2 24 (1.39%) SLA
3 18 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.29%) HL7
5 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.17%) COBIT
6 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.058%) DICOM
System Software
1 22 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.75%) vSphere
2 13 (0.75%) NFS
3 10 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.41%) vCloud
5 5 (0.29%) Squid
6 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.23%) Docker
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.058%) Firmware
8 1 (0.058%) KVM
Systems Management
1 37 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (2.03%) Puppet
3 20 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.04%) HP UCMDB
5 17 (0.99%) HP SiteScope
6 15 (0.87%) CA LISA
7 13 (0.75%) CloudHub
8 9 (0.52%) Control-M
9 6 (0.35%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.35%) StatsD
9 6 (0.35%) Ansible
10 5 (0.29%) Kibana
11 4 (0.23%) Jitterbit
11 4 (0.23%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.23%) SCOM
11 4 (0.23%) Nagios
12 3 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.17%) OpenView
12 3 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 370 (21.45%) Oracle
2 196 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 130 (7.54%) IBM
4 78 (4.52%) HP
5 75 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (3.83%) Red Hat
7 50 (2.90%) SAP
8 44 (2.55%) TIBCO
9 42 (2.43%) Citrix
9 42 (2.43%) VMware
10 33 (1.91%) webMethods
11 29 (1.68%) Adobe
12 28 (1.62%) Informatica
13 25 (1.45%) Sybase
14 24 (1.39%) ServiceNow
15 23 (1.33%) Cisco
16 21 (1.22%) Perforce
17 20 (1.16%) Zend
18 19 (1.10%) Google
19 18 (1.04%) Endeca
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Network ITR
Rate: 600 to 635 per day GBP
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: Unspecified High rate, dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
WEX Europe Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago