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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 116 169 164
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1094 758 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.36% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.70% 4.85% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 451 450
Average daily rate
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£410 £391 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £529 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.53 £33.99 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £41.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.08%

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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +56 1008 £413 +5.43% 293
London +28 416 £435 -1.13% 82
South East +18 196 £400 +12.67% 37
East of England +45 98 £390 -2.50% 22
North West +35 98 £470 +25.33% 47
City of London +21 86 £450 +10.42% 22
South West +21 62 £400 +9.58% 44
Surrey +35 60 £400 +9.58% 7
Hampshire +2 59 £375 +4.52% 7
Yorkshire +5 51 £325 - 23
Wales +17 47 £250 -34.21% 12
South Wales +15 45 £250 -33.33% 11
Manchester +13 43 £475 +31.03% 19
Cardiff +16 42 £250 -18.36% 8
Cambridgeshire +25 38 £363 -14.70% 10
North East +5 37 £500 +100.00% 13
West Yorkshire -1 36 £300 -7.69% 18
Leatherhead - 36 £400 - 1
Berkshire -4 35 £469 +34.00% 15
Leeds -1 31 £288 -17.85% 16
Cambridge +19 28 £375 -9.09% 7
Tyne and Wear -1 25 £563 - 12
Scotland -26 25 £400 -3.61% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 24 £575 - 12
Hertfordshire +12 22 £390 +1.96% 9
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £325 -11.56% 6
West Midlands -9 21 £405 -4.70% 12
East Midlands +1 19 £375 +2.04% 16
Wiltshire +13 18 £400 - 12
Suffolk +4 18 £438 +20.68% 2

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1148 (57.49%) Web Services
2 1037 (51.93%) XML
3 958 (47.97%) Java
4 886 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
5 808 (40.46%) REST
6 626 (31.35%) SQL
7 563 (28.19%) JavaScript
8 537 (26.89%) HTML
9 489 (24.49%) .NET
10 484 (24.24%) TDD
11 473 (23.69%) C#
12 468 (23.44%) Oracle
13 428 (21.43%) Scrum
14 414 (20.73%) SQL Server
15 367 (18.38%) SOA
16 345 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
17 337 (16.88%) Spring
18 325 (16.27%) CSS
19 310 (15.52%) JSON
20 309 (15.47%) SoapUI
21 291 (14.57%) Finance
22 279 (13.97%) J2EE
23 267 (13.37%) Linux
24 261 (13.07%) OO
24 261 (13.07%) MVC
25 258 (12.92%) RESTful
26 245 (12.27%) ASP.NET
27 226 (11.32%) Microsoft
27 226 (11.32%) Git (software)
28 212 (10.62%) Maven

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 177 (8.86%) JBoss
2 157 (7.86%) WebSphere
3 142 (7.11%) WebLogic
4 111 (5.56%) Apache
5 106 (5.31%) Tomcat
6 97 (4.86%) IIS
7 73 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
8 71 (3.56%) CMS
9 55 (2.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 53 (2.65%) Oracle Service Bus
11 48 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 45 (2.25%) SharePoint
12 45 (2.25%) Node.js
13 41 (2.05%) Confluence
14 33 (1.65%) Mule
15 20 (1.00%) Mule ESB
16 18 (0.90%) Liferay
17 17 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
17 17 (0.85%) GlassFish
18 14 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 88 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.15%) MS Office
3 11 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.15%) MS Project
6 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.050%) HipChat
7 1 (0.050%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 50 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.60%) Maximo
4 12 (0.60%) Magento
5 9 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.20%) Cordys
7 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.15%) Summit
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.10%) AWD
9 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.10%) RMDS
9 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.10%) Radian6
10 1 (0.050%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle TCA
10 1 (0.050%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.15%) SaaS
3 22 (1.10%) GitHub
4 19 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (0.85%) PaaS
6 12 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.45%) Boomi
8 8 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.35%) Taleo
9 7 (0.35%) Heroku
10 5 (0.25%) Force.com
11 4 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.20%) IaaS
12 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.050%) Yammer
13 1 (0.050%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.050%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 151 (7.56%) HTTP
2 83 (4.16%) LDAP
3 59 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.50%) SSL
4 50 (2.50%) Internet
5 23 (1.15%) FTP
6 18 (0.90%) SNMP
7 17 (0.85%) Firewall
8 15 (0.75%) SSH
8 15 (0.75%) VPN
9 12 (0.60%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.35%) SAN
11 6 (0.30%) GSM
11 6 (0.30%) VoIP
11 6 (0.30%) Intranet
12 5 (0.25%) Diameter Protocol
12 5 (0.25%) SMTP
12 5 (0.25%) LAN
12 5 (0.25%) CTI
13 4 (0.20%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 187 (9.36%) Relational Database
3 175 (8.76%) MySQL
4 163 (8.16%) Oracle Database
5 98 (4.91%) MongoDB
6 85 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 73 (3.66%) DB2
8 64 (3.20%) NoSQL
9 61 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
10 58 (2.90%) RDBMS
11 51 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 43 (2.15%) Big Data
13 41 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
14 35 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (1.50%) Hadoop
16 22 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
17 21 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 309 (15.47%) SoapUI
2 226 (11.32%) Git (software)
3 212 (10.62%) Maven
4 208 (10.42%) Selenium
5 196 (9.81%) Jenkins
6 187 (9.36%) Subversion
7 148 (7.41%) JUnit
8 125 (6.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 124 (6.21%) JIRA
10 117 (5.86%) Eclipse
11 111 (5.56%) Visual Studio
12 99 (4.96%) Ant
13 87 (4.36%) Cucumber
14 49 (2.45%) WebDriver
15 36 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 35 (1.75%) JMeter
17 34 (1.70%) Mockito
18 33 (1.65%) NUnit
19 32 (1.60%) Hudson
20 23 (1.15%) HP UFT
General
1 291 (14.57%) Finance
2 135 (6.76%) Banking
3 108 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 77 (3.86%) Retail
5 41 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 41 (2.05%) Marketing
6 27 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.20%) Back Office
8 23 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.75%) Electronics
9 15 (0.75%) Publishing
10 13 (0.65%) Games
10 13 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.60%) Advertising
12 9 (0.45%) Automotive
13 8 (0.40%) Legal
14 6 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.30%) German Language
15 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 1218 (60.99%) Developer
2 410 (20.53%) Java Developer
3 192 (9.61%) Architect
4 184 (9.21%) Analyst
5 175 (8.76%) Senior Developer
6 172 (8.61%) .NET Developer
7 133 (6.66%) Test Analyst
8 107 (5.36%) Tester
9 90 (4.51%) C# Developer
10 84 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
11 70 (3.51%) Consultant
12 62 (3.10%) Technical Architect
13 60 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
14 54 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
15 41 (2.05%) Android Developer
16 40 (2.00%) iOS Developer
16 40 (2.00%) BizTalk Developer
17 39 (1.95%) Designer
17 39 (1.95%) Web Developer
17 39 (1.95%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1148 (57.49%) Web Services
2 1037 (51.93%) XML
3 808 (40.46%) REST
4 537 (26.89%) HTML
5 489 (24.49%) .NET
6 337 (16.88%) Spring
7 325 (16.27%) CSS
8 310 (15.52%) JSON
9 279 (13.97%) J2EE
10 258 (12.92%) RESTful
11 245 (12.27%) ASP.NET
12 202 (10.12%) Middleware
13 196 (9.81%) WSDL
14 184 (9.21%) jQuery
14 184 (9.21%) WCF
15 182 (9.11%) Hibernate
16 173 (8.66%) .NET Framework
17 170 (8.51%) HTML5
18 150 (7.51%) AngularJS
19 140 (7.01%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.91%) Mobile App
3 62 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 58 (2.90%) User Experience
5 47 (2.35%) DataPower
6 30 (1.50%) N-Tier
7 28 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.25%) Data Integration
9 22 (1.10%) Clustering
10 19 (0.95%) GIS
11 17 (0.85%) CMDB
11 17 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.80%) Video on Demand
12 16 (0.80%) Social Media
13 15 (0.75%) iPad
13 15 (0.75%) DTV
14 14 (0.70%) PKI
15 11 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 267 (13.37%) Linux
2 203 (10.17%) UNIX
3 170 (8.51%) Windows
4 89 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 86 (4.31%) Android
6 43 (2.15%) Solaris
7 29 (1.45%) AIX
8 19 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 18 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.20%) CentOS
11 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.20%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.050%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 886 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (24.24%) TDD
3 428 (21.43%) Scrum
4 367 (18.38%) SOA
5 345 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
6 261 (13.07%) OO
6 261 (13.07%) MVC
7 212 (10.62%) BDD
8 206 (10.32%) Unit Testing
9 163 (8.16%) SDLC
10 162 (8.11%) E-Commerce
11 134 (6.71%) Test Automation
11 134 (6.71%) Web Development
12 126 (6.31%) Software Engineering
13 125 (6.26%) Open Source
14 117 (5.86%) UML
15 114 (5.71%) CRM
16 99 (4.96%) Test Scripting
17 95 (4.76%) ITIL
18 82 (4.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 958 (47.97%) Java
2 626 (31.35%) SQL
3 563 (28.19%) JavaScript
4 473 (23.69%) C#
5 129 (6.46%) PL/SQL
6 91 (4.56%) Perl
7 89 (4.46%) Groovy
8 88 (4.41%) T-SQL
9 83 (4.16%) PHP
10 72 (3.61%) Shell Script
11 68 (3.41%) Python
12 51 (2.55%) XPath
12 51 (2.55%) C++
13 49 (2.45%) Objective-C
13 49 (2.45%) Ruby
14 47 (2.35%) Scala
15 41 (2.05%) PowerShell
16 32 (1.60%) VB.NET
17 31 (1.55%) XQuery
18 30 (1.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 201 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 169 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 134 (6.71%) Degree
4 74 (3.71%) ISTQB
5 60 (3.00%) ISEB
6 30 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.85%) CISSP
9 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.45%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.30%) HND
13 4 (0.20%) MCITP
14 3 (0.15%) CCNP
14 3 (0.15%) CCNA
14 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.15%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.15%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (7.11%) QA
2 33 (1.65%) SLA
3 21 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.50%) HL7
6 3 (0.15%) COBIT
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.15%) COSO
6 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.85%) Docker
4 9 (0.45%) vSphere
5 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.40%) Squid
6 3 (0.15%) NFS
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.050%) Firmware
8 1 (0.050%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 82 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
2 48 (2.40%) Puppet
3 25 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.60%) CA LISA
5 9 (0.45%) Ansible
6 8 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
7 7 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.30%) OpenView
8 6 (0.30%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.25%) Salt
10 4 (0.20%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.20%) Pingdom
10 4 (0.20%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.15%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.10%) OVSD
12 2 (0.10%) HP NNM
12 2 (0.10%) StatsD
Vendors
1 468 (23.44%) Oracle
2 226 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 167 (8.36%) IBM
4 109 (5.46%) HP
5 52 (2.60%) Sybase
6 46 (2.30%) SAP
7 45 (2.25%) VMware
8 42 (2.10%) webMethods
9 41 (2.05%) ServiceNow
10 37 (1.85%) TIBCO
11 35 (1.75%) Informatica
12 32 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (1.60%) Atlassian
13 30 (1.50%) Google
14 28 (1.40%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.25%) Perforce
16 22 (1.10%) Sun
17 21 (1.05%) Adobe
17 21 (1.05%) hybris
18 20 (1.00%) Twitter
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £280 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 Per Day (depending on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Twist IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Knebworth, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + bens - extension potential
Posted: 6 days ago