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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 138 149 178
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +29
Contract jobs citing SOAP 860 669 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.40% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.69% 5.25% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 429 359
Average daily rate £383 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.81 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £149.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -6 772 £375 - 232
London +7 401 £400 -5.88% 91
South East 0 143 £345 -1.42% 43
City of London +25 92 £425 +1.49% 29
North West +4 55 £350 +12.00% 21
Scotland +18 49 £420 +17.89% 16
South West +4 43 £310 -11.42% 22
East of England -9 40 £375 +25.00% 14
Manchester +12 38 £338 +18.11% 11
Yorkshire -28 37 £323 +3.20% 20
Buckinghamshire -14 35 £300 -25.00% 1
Surrey +16 34 £360 -10.00% 13
Hampshire -20 33 £315 -10.00% 4
Edinburgh +2 32 £425 -10.52% 6
Milton Keynes -5 32 £342 -19.58% 1
West Yorkshire -27 30 £325 +4.00% 14
Berkshire +4 27 £275 -10.20% 13
West Midlands -6 27 £420 +25.37% 8
Wales +2 25 £400 +1.26% 4
Leeds -18 23 £325 +8.33% 9
South Wales +2 22 £400 +1.26% 4
East Midlands -11 22 £375 +33.92% 9
Cardiff - 19 £400 - 4
Suffolk +4 16 £425 +25.92% 1
Basingstoke -10 15 £346 -1.07% 1
Woking -5 13 £363 - 4
Reading +3 12 £251 - 3
Devon -2 11 £275 -21.42% 1
Ipswich -4 11 £425 +25.92% 1
Hertfordshire -7 10 £325 +39.78% 4

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1024 (64.73%) Web Services
2 794 (50.19%) XML
3 767 (48.48%) Java
4 554 (35.02%) REST
5 541 (34.20%) HTML
6 518 (32.74%) SQL
7 513 (32.43%) JavaScript
8 455 (28.76%) .NET
9 411 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
10 385 (24.34%) C#
11 366 (23.14%) TDD
12 355 (22.44%) CSS
13 350 (22.12%) Scrum
14 346 (21.87%) SQL Server
15 316 (19.97%) MVC
16 307 (19.41%) Spring
17 304 (19.22%) Oracle
18 269 (17.00%) J2EE
19 255 (16.12%) SOA
20 254 (16.06%) jQuery
21 236 (14.92%) JSON
22 223 (14.10%) RESTful
23 216 (13.65%) Linux
24 212 (13.40%) Finance
24 212 (13.40%) BDD
25 211 (13.34%) WCF
25 211 (13.34%) Maven
26 203 (12.83%) Windows
27 196 (12.39%) Microsoft
28 192 (12.14%) Subversion

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 123 (7.77%) WebSphere
2 106 (6.70%) Tomcat
3 80 (5.06%) WebLogic
4 70 (4.42%) CMS
5 67 (4.24%) IIS
6 59 (3.73%) Apache
7 55 (3.48%) SharePoint
8 40 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 29 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
10 28 (1.77%) Mule
11 21 (1.33%) Drupal
11 21 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
12 17 (1.07%) Apache Solr
12 17 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
12 17 (1.07%) MQSeries
13 14 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
14 13 (0.82%) Node.js
14 13 (0.82%) Confluence
15 12 (0.76%) ColdFusion
15 12 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.01%) MS Office
3 11 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.63%) MS Project
5 7 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.063%) Mingle
7 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.063%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.063%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 55 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.26%) Magento
3 13 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.44%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.19%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.063%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.063%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.063%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.90%) SaaS
2 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.51%) Force.com
4 8 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.44%) Office 365
6 3 (0.19%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.063%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.063%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.063%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 129 (8.15%) HTTP
2 73 (4.61%) Internet
3 67 (4.24%) LDAP
4 43 (2.72%) TCP/IP
5 36 (2.28%) SSL
6 15 (0.95%) FTP
7 14 (0.88%) VPN
8 13 (0.82%) Firewall
9 9 (0.57%) 4G
9 9 (0.57%) 2G
9 9 (0.57%) DNS
9 9 (0.57%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.57%) 3G
10 8 (0.51%) SMTP
11 7 (0.44%) Network Security
11 7 (0.44%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.44%) IPv4
11 7 (0.44%) IPv6
11 7 (0.44%) DDNS
12 6 (0.38%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (21.87%) SQL Server
2 167 (10.56%) MySQL
3 96 (6.07%) Relational Database
4 84 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 76 (4.80%) NoSQL
6 75 (4.74%) MongoDB
7 51 (3.22%) Oracle Database
8 43 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (2.72%) RDBMS
9 37 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 31 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (1.77%) DB2
13 21 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.01%) DTS
15 15 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
16 13 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (0.70%) Hazelcast
18 10 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 211 (13.34%) Maven
2 192 (12.14%) Subversion
3 183 (11.57%) SoapUI
4 173 (10.94%) JUnit
5 166 (10.49%) Git (software)
6 164 (10.37%) Selenium
7 141 (8.91%) Ant
8 118 (7.46%) Jenkins
9 104 (6.57%) Visual Studio
10 97 (6.13%) Eclipse
11 96 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 91 (5.75%) Cucumber
13 83 (5.25%) JIRA
14 67 (4.24%) WebDriver
15 60 (3.79%) Hudson
16 59 (3.73%) JBehave
17 44 (2.78%) Apache Ivy
18 33 (2.09%) JMeter
19 30 (1.90%) NUnit
20 29 (1.83%) eggPlant
General
1 212 (13.40%) Finance
2 138 (8.72%) Banking
3 79 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 78 (4.93%) Retail
5 28 (1.77%) Marketing
6 22 (1.39%) Publishing
7 20 (1.26%) Back Office
7 20 (1.26%) Advertising
7 20 (1.26%) Games
8 15 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.63%) Electronics
11 9 (0.57%) Automotive
12 8 (0.51%) Billing
13 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.32%) Front Office
13 5 (0.32%) Legal
14 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 958 (60.56%) Developer
2 289 (18.27%) Java Developer
3 171 (10.81%) Analyst
4 147 (9.29%) .NET Developer
5 117 (7.40%) Test Analyst
6 101 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 95 (6.01%) Architect
8 83 (5.25%) C# Developer
9 74 (4.68%) Tester
10 73 (4.61%) Consultant
11 59 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
12 57 (3.60%) Web Developer
13 54 (3.41%) PHP Developer
14 53 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
15 49 (3.10%) Test Engineer
15 49 (3.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 40 (2.53%) Applications Developer
17 38 (2.40%) Software Developer
18 35 (2.21%) Software Engineer
19 28 (1.77%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1024 (64.73%) Web Services
2 794 (50.19%) XML
3 554 (35.02%) REST
4 541 (34.20%) HTML
5 455 (28.76%) .NET
6 355 (22.44%) CSS
7 307 (19.41%) Spring
8 269 (17.00%) J2EE
9 254 (16.06%) jQuery
10 236 (14.92%) JSON
11 223 (14.10%) RESTful
12 211 (13.34%) WCF
13 188 (11.88%) Ajax
14 180 (11.38%) ASP.NET
15 176 (11.13%) Hibernate
16 161 (10.18%) HTML5
17 138 (8.72%) XSLT
18 125 (7.90%) JMS
19 121 (7.65%) WSDL
20 111 (7.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.46%) Mobile App
2 70 (4.42%) Open Source
3 59 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 48 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.09%) iPad
6 31 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
7 30 (1.90%) Social Media
8 28 (1.77%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.71%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.58%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.26%) NHS
12 18 (1.14%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
13 15 (0.95%) CMDB
14 14 (0.88%) FMCG
14 14 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
15 13 (0.82%) Web 2.0
16 12 (0.76%) Handset
16 12 (0.76%) Clustering
16 12 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 216 (13.65%) Linux
2 203 (12.83%) Windows
3 133 (8.41%) UNIX
4 82 (5.18%) Android
5 65 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.45%) Solaris
7 20 (1.26%) Mac OS X
8 19 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 18 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.70%) Windows Phone
13 10 (0.63%) BlackBerry OS
14 8 (0.51%) Windows CE
14 8 (0.51%) AIX
14 8 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.44%) CentOS
16 5 (0.32%) Fedora
17 4 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (23.14%) TDD
3 350 (22.12%) Scrum
4 316 (19.97%) MVC
5 255 (16.12%) SOA
6 212 (13.40%) BDD
7 177 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
8 148 (9.36%) OO
9 140 (8.85%) Unit Testing
10 137 (8.66%) E-Commerce
10 137 (8.66%) Test Automation
11 101 (6.38%) CRM
12 99 (6.26%) Software Engineering
13 98 (6.19%) UML
14 95 (6.01%) Web Development
15 86 (5.44%) Waterfall
15 86 (5.44%) Content Management
16 83 (5.25%) OOP
17 73 (4.61%) Automated Testing
18 60 (3.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 767 (48.48%) Java
2 518 (32.74%) SQL
3 513 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 385 (24.34%) C#
5 128 (8.09%) PHP
6 96 (6.07%) T-SQL
7 94 (5.94%) Ruby
8 75 (4.74%) PL/SQL
9 66 (4.17%) Groovy
9 66 (4.17%) Python
10 50 (3.16%) Perl
11 48 (3.03%) XPath
12 44 (2.78%) C++
12 44 (2.78%) VB.NET
13 34 (2.15%) VB
14 28 (1.77%) Apex Code
15 25 (1.58%) Bash Shell
16 23 (1.45%) XQuery
17 22 (1.39%) C
17 22 (1.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 126 (7.96%) Degree
2 75 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 51 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 44 (2.78%) ISEB
5 21 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.44%) MCSD
8 6 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.25%) CCNA
10 4 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.25%) MCAD
11 3 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.19%) MBA
12 2 (0.13%) CCA
12 2 (0.13%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.063%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (6.64%) QA
2 13 (0.82%) SLA
3 12 (0.76%) HL7
4 10 (0.63%) RosettaNet
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 9002
6 4 (0.25%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) WAI
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.25%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
3 3 (0.19%) Squid
4 2 (0.13%) NFS
4 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.13%) UAG
4 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.13%) KVM
5 1 (0.063%) qmail
5 1 (0.063%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.063%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.063%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.063%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.063%) Varnish
5 1 (0.063%) Xen
5 1 (0.063%) Snort
5 1 (0.063%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 42 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (2.02%) Puppet
4 15 (0.95%) Vagrant
5 14 (0.88%) Nagios
6 9 (0.57%) HP UCMDB
7 8 (0.51%) OpenSSO
8 7 (0.44%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.44%) Capistrano
8 7 (0.44%) CA SiteMinder
9 5 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.25%) Zenoss
10 4 (0.25%) StatsD
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.19%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.13%) Control-M
12 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 2 (0.13%) WMI
12 2 (0.13%) CA Wily
13 1 (0.063%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 304 (19.22%) Oracle
2 196 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 110 (6.95%) JBoss
4 68 (4.30%) IBM
5 55 (3.48%) SAP
6 50 (3.16%) HP
7 46 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (2.40%) Endeca
9 36 (2.28%) ATG
10 30 (1.90%) Zend
11 29 (1.83%) Perforce
12 26 (1.64%) Adobe
13 25 (1.58%) ServiceNow
14 22 (1.39%) Apple
14 22 (1.39%) Sybase
15 21 (1.33%) Sun
16 20 (1.26%) Remedy
17 18 (1.14%) VMware
18 17 (1.07%) webMethods
19 16 (1.01%) Red Hat
West Midlands
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable + Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis IT
Rate: £335.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago