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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 161 156 185
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +29
Contract jobs citing SOAP 733 687 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.34% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.86% 4.81% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 429 370
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £265
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 10 11
Average hourly rate £38.03 £34.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.83% +5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £27.33 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.61 £50.00 £39.00
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
15092 14279 14974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.92% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9704 9080 9140
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 285 365
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 £17.60 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £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 29 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 29 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 +1 637 £400 - 282
London -11 326 £438 -1.12% 99
South East +41 144 £350 - 54
City of London +44 84 £400 -11.11% 36
Scotland -23 51 £450 +20.00% 10
Berkshire +35 47 £300 -31.42% 8
Edinburgh +13 40 £450 +9.09% 4
Hampshire -3 40 £350 +3.70% 15
East of England -12 40 £400 +23.07% 22
South West -13 38 £370 +9.62% 33
Wales +4 26 £400 +25.39% 7
North West -50 25 £350 -1.40% 31
Southampton +15 24 £340 - 6
West Midlands +4 24 £425 +2.10% 4
Slough +20 22 £290 -38.94%
South Wales +2 22 £398 +22.30% 7
Surrey +7 18 £375 - 8
Cardiff +3 15 £400 +27.79% 3
Manchester -16 15 £350 +5.66% 13
East Midlands +5 13 £285 - 9
Bristol -6 13 £375 - 8
Yorkshire -18 13 £415 +38.33% 22
Suffolk -11 12 £356 -16.17% 4
Warwickshire - 12 £470 -
Milton Keynes -4 11 £368 +5.00% 2
Hertfordshire -5 11 £375 +41.50% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £368 +5.00% 3
Reading +11 10 £500 +53.84% 6
West Yorkshire -8 10 £325 +8.33% 16
Glasgow -22 10 £425 +25.92% 5

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 1026 (65.48%) Web Services
2 758 (48.37%) Java
3 753 (48.05%) XML
4 555 (35.42%) REST
5 483 (30.82%) HTML
6 445 (28.40%) SQL
7 431 (27.50%) JavaScript
8 409 (26.10%) Scrum
9 370 (23.61%) .NET
10 367 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
11 346 (22.08%) TDD
12 338 (21.57%) Oracle
13 305 (19.46%) C#
14 288 (18.38%) Spring
15 287 (18.32%) CSS
16 282 (18.00%) SQL Server
17 276 (17.61%) MVC
18 275 (17.55%) RESTful
19 274 (17.49%) J2EE
20 269 (17.17%) SOA
21 249 (15.89%) Linux
21 249 (15.89%) JSON
22 222 (14.17%) Finance
23 216 (13.78%) Maven
24 210 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
25 208 (13.27%) jQuery
26 191 (12.19%) BDD
27 190 (12.13%) Subversion
28 188 (12.00%) HTTP
29 177 (11.30%) MySQL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 110 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 90 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 88 (5.62%) WebLogic
3 88 (5.62%) Apache
4 62 (3.96%) CMS
5 52 (3.32%) IIS
6 50 (3.19%) 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%) Adobe CQ
11 22 (1.40%) Apache Solr
12 15 (0.96%) Confluence
12 15 (0.96%) AquaLogic
13 14 (0.89%) GlassFish
14 12 (0.77%) ColdFusion
14 12 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
14 12 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 43 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.64%) 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 41 (2.62%) 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 33 (2.11%) 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%) PaaS
8 4 (0.26%) Heroku
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.064%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.064%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.064%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.064%) Trello
10 1 (0.064%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 188 (12.00%) HTTP
2 72 (4.59%) Internet
3 51 (3.25%) LDAP
4 42 (2.68%) SSL
5 23 (1.47%) FTP
6 19 (1.21%) DNS
7 18 (1.15%) 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
13 3 (0.19%) NAS
13 3 (0.19%) tcpdump
13 3 (0.19%) PuTTY
13 3 (0.19%) SNMP
13 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 177 (11.30%) MySQL
3 94 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 82 (5.23%) NoSQL
5 70 (4.47%) MongoDB
6 61 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (3.83%) Oracle Database
8 43 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 28 (1.79%) 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 15 (0.96%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.96%) DTS
15 14 (0.89%) DB2
15 14 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 216 (13.78%) Maven
2 190 (12.13%) Subversion
3 164 (10.47%) Ant
4 161 (10.27%) SoapUI
5 149 (9.51%) Git (software)
6 143 (9.13%) JUnit
7 127 (8.10%) Selenium
8 101 (6.45%) Visual Studio
9 94 (6.00%) Eclipse
10 90 (5.74%) Jenkins
11 85 (5.42%) JIRA
12 83 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 81 (5.17%) Cucumber
14 61 (3.89%) WebDriver
15 57 (3.64%) Apache Ivy
16 47 (3.00%) Hudson
17 40 (2.55%) JBehave
18 35 (2.23%) eggPlant
19 34 (2.17%) JMeter
20 31 (1.98%) SpecFlow
General
1 222 (14.17%) Finance
2 108 (6.89%) Banking
3 89 (5.68%) Retail
4 87 (5.55%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.11%) Marketing
6 29 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.21%) 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
13 9 (0.57%) 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
1 886 (56.54%) Developer
2 266 (16.98%) Java Developer
3 168 (10.72%) Architect
4 145 (9.25%) Analyst
5 116 (7.40%) .NET Developer
6 100 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 88 (5.62%) Test Analyst
8 77 (4.91%) Consultant
9 64 (4.08%) Tester
10 61 (3.89%) Web Developer
11 57 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
12 54 (3.45%) C# Developer
13 49 (3.13%) Test Engineer
14 48 (3.06%) Senior Java Developer
15 45 (2.87%) PHP Developer
16 43 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
17 39 (2.49%) Software Engineer
17 39 (2.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 38 (2.43%) Software Developer
19 32 (2.04%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1026 (65.48%) Web Services
2 753 (48.05%) XML
3 555 (35.42%) REST
4 483 (30.82%) HTML
5 370 (23.61%) .NET
6 288 (18.38%) Spring
7 287 (18.32%) CSS
8 275 (17.55%) RESTful
9 274 (17.49%) J2EE
10 249 (15.89%) JSON
11 208 (13.27%) jQuery
12 173 (11.04%) WCF
13 156 (9.96%) Ajax
14 152 (9.70%) ASP.NET
14 152 (9.70%) JMS
15 144 (9.19%) Hibernate
16 138 (8.81%) HTML5
17 127 (8.10%) WSDL
18 123 (7.85%) XSD
19 119 (7.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.81%) Mobile App
2 84 (5.36%) Open Source
3 61 (3.89%) iPad
4 44 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (2.68%) Social Media
6 33 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 23 (1.47%) Data Integration
9 21 (1.34%) iPhone
10 19 (1.21%) Mathematics
10 19 (1.21%) Digital Media
11 18 (1.15%) DTV
11 18 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
12 17 (1.08%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.96%) Handset
14 14 (0.89%) FMCG
14 14 (0.89%) DataPower
14 14 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
15 13 (0.83%) SWIFT
15 13 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 249 (15.89%) Linux
2 151 (9.64%) UNIX
3 141 (9.00%) Windows
4 86 (5.49%) Android
5 83 (5.30%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.60%) Solaris
7 24 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 17 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.45%) Windows CE
11 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.38%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.38%) HPUX
13 5 (0.32%) Fedora
13 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.26%) Debian
14 4 (0.26%) zOS
14 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (26.10%) Scrum
2 367 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (22.08%) TDD
4 276 (17.61%) MVC
5 269 (17.17%) SOA
6 210 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
7 191 (12.19%) BDD
8 159 (10.15%) OO
9 149 (9.51%) E-Commerce
10 146 (9.32%) Unit Testing
11 124 (7.91%) Content Management
12 115 (7.34%) Test Automation
13 108 (6.89%) Software Engineering
14 107 (6.83%) Web Development
14 107 (6.83%) UML
15 104 (6.64%) CRM
16 99 (6.32%) Waterfall
17 86 (5.49%) Migration
18 82 (5.23%) OOP
19 69 (4.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 758 (48.37%) Java
2 445 (28.40%) SQL
3 431 (27.50%) JavaScript
4 305 (19.46%) C#
5 125 (7.98%) PHP
6 106 (6.76%) Groovy
7 71 (4.53%) T-SQL
8 63 (4.02%) PL/SQL
8 63 (4.02%) Python
9 57 (3.64%) XPath
10 55 (3.51%) Ruby
11 44 (2.81%) C++
12 43 (2.74%) Perl
13 35 (2.23%) Apex Code
14 30 (1.91%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.91%) Objective-C
15 22 (1.40%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.28%) VB.NET
17 19 (1.21%) C
17 19 (1.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 116 (7.40%) Degree
2 58 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.36%) ISEB
4 33 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.47%) 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 7 (0.45%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.38%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.26%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.26%) RHCE
12 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.26%) CCNA
13 3 (0.19%) MCSD
13 3 (0.19%) MBA
13 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.064%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (7.53%) 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 16 (1.02%) 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 37 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (2.11%) Puppet
2 33 (2.11%) 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%) HP UCMDB
7 6 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (0.38%) CA SiteMinder
8 5 (0.32%) Control-M
8 5 (0.32%) CA Wily
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.19%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.19%) MIIS
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.13%) SCOM
10 2 (0.13%) Opsview
10 2 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 338 (21.57%) Oracle
2 152 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 138 (8.81%) JBoss
4 95 (6.06%) IBM
5 92 (5.87%) SAP
6 81 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
7 55 (3.51%) Endeca
8 49 (3.13%) ATG
8 49 (3.13%) HP
9 42 (2.68%) Perforce
10 32 (2.04%) Sun
11 29 (1.85%) Apple
12 23 (1.47%) VMware
12 23 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 22 (1.40%) Google
13 22 (1.40%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.34%) BEA
14 21 (1.34%) TIBCO
15 20 (1.28%) Adobe
16 18 (1.15%) Siebel
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 25 minutes ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive day rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Slaughter and May
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CK Group
Rate: £21,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago