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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 158 158 169
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 816 713 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.35% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.24% 4.70% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 476 434
Average daily rate
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£391 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £25.00 £25.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £46.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +27.77%

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
15570 15180 15836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 28.80% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10092 9796 9484
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 256 393
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 £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -7 673 £400 - 272
London +13 346 £425 -5.55% 101
South East +16 147 £375 +7.14% 57
Wales +34 80 £380 +12.59% 14
Hampshire -1 56 £388 +20.15% 4
City of London +6 53 £400 -15.78% 29
East of England -18 48 £400 +7.81% 19
Berkshire +5 38 £375 -6.25% 15
Scotland -10 37 £363 -9.37% 6
West Wales - 33 £300 - 7
Swansea - 32 £295 - 7
Southampton - 31 £355 -
South Wales +17 30 £380 +12.59% 7
West Midlands +1 30 £413 -0.90% 8
North West -33 27 £375 +15.38% 45
Yorkshire -21 25 £320 +6.66% 22
Surrey +4 22 £365 -8.75% 19
Edinburgh +3 22 £395 -5.10% 3
West Yorkshire -16 22 £320 +6.66% 18
Cardiff +12 20 £350 -3.11% 5
South West -38 17 £369 -3.59% 14
Reading +2 15 £425 +9.67% 1
Slough +6 14 £375 -1.63% 5
Hertfordshire -18 14 £391 +25.20% 6
Manchester -21 13 £425 +25.92% 26
North East -23 13 £250 - 4
Warwickshire +4 12 £450 - 3
Glasgow -17 12 £350 -11.11% 1
Suffolk -2 11 £420 +10.52% 3
Essex -9 10 £413 +11.18% 6

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 994 (60.39%) Web Services
2 867 (52.67%) Java
3 838 (50.91%) XML
4 771 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
5 651 (39.55%) REST
6 473 (28.74%) HTML
7 469 (28.49%) Scrum
8 466 (28.31%) SQL
9 434 (26.37%) JavaScript
10 400 (24.30%) Oracle
11 381 (23.15%) .NET
12 380 (23.09%) TDD
13 345 (20.96%) Spring
14 316 (19.20%) JSON
15 304 (18.47%) MVC
16 302 (18.35%) C#
17 298 (18.10%) J2EE
18 296 (17.98%) SQL Server
19 294 (17.86%) SOA
20 290 (17.62%) RESTful
21 282 (17.13%) CSS
22 264 (16.04%) Linux
22 264 (16.04%) Continuous Integration
23 260 (15.80%) Maven
24 248 (15.07%) Subversion
25 236 (14.34%) HTTP
26 225 (13.67%) Git (software)
27 222 (13.49%) jQuery
28 220 (13.37%) Finance
29 210 (12.76%) OO

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 134 (8.14%) WebSphere
2 131 (7.96%) Apache
3 124 (7.53%) Tomcat
4 93 (5.65%) WebLogic
5 67 (4.07%) IIS
5 67 (4.07%) CMS
6 52 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 51 (3.10%) SharePoint
8 42 (2.55%) Confluence
9 41 (2.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 31 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
11 25 (1.52%) Node.js
11 25 (1.52%) Apache Solr
12 20 (1.22%) AquaLogic
13 19 (1.15%) Drupal
13 19 (1.15%) Adobe CQ
14 17 (1.03%) WebSphere Process Server
14 17 (1.03%) FileNet
15 14 (0.85%) ArcGIS
15 14 (0.85%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 49 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 10 (0.61%) MS Office
3 6 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.061%) MS Project
6 1 (0.061%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 46 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.03%) Magento
3 15 (0.91%) Workday HCM
4 13 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.79%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.36%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
9 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.061%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.061%) Tridion
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.00%) SaaS
2 26 (1.58%) Force.com
3 20 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.03%) GitHub
5 14 (0.85%) Office 365
6 7 (0.43%) Heroku
7 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.18%) PaaS
10 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.061%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.061%) Trello
11 1 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 236 (14.34%) HTTP
2 73 (4.43%) Internet
3 55 (3.34%) SSL
4 31 (1.88%) FTP
5 30 (1.82%) LDAP
6 25 (1.52%) DNS
7 21 (1.28%) Firewall
8 18 (1.09%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.85%) AMQP
10 8 (0.49%) 4G
10 8 (0.49%) 2G
10 8 (0.49%) 3G
11 7 (0.43%) VoIP
12 6 (0.36%) SSH
12 6 (0.36%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.30%) SMTP
14 4 (0.24%) INAP
15 3 (0.18%) M3UA
15 3 (0.18%) SCTP
15 3 (0.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 187 (11.36%) MySQL
3 138 (8.38%) Relational Database
4 90 (5.47%) NoSQL
5 86 (5.22%) MongoDB
6 85 (5.16%) Oracle Database
7 54 (3.28%) RDBMS
8 47 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 43 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.09%) DB2
15 15 (0.91%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (0.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 260 (15.80%) Maven
2 248 (15.07%) Subversion
3 225 (13.67%) Git (software)
4 153 (9.30%) SoapUI
5 149 (9.05%) Ant
6 138 (8.38%) JUnit
7 135 (8.20%) Jenkins
8 127 (7.72%) Selenium
9 121 (7.35%) JIRA
10 120 (7.29%) Eclipse
11 88 (5.35%) Cucumber
12 77 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 77 (4.68%) Visual Studio
13 50 (3.04%) Hudson
14 42 (2.55%) WebDriver
15 34 (2.07%) JMeter
16 32 (1.94%) JBehave
16 32 (1.94%) Apache Ivy
17 27 (1.64%) Mercurial
17 27 (1.64%) Mockito
General
1 220 (13.37%) Finance
2 100 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 97 (5.89%) Banking
4 83 (5.04%) Retail
5 40 (2.43%) Marketing
6 29 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.15%) Advertising
7 19 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 14 (0.85%) Publishing
8 14 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.79%) Back Office
9 13 (0.79%) Electronics
10 10 (0.61%) Billing
11 8 (0.49%) Front Office
12 7 (0.43%) Games
13 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.36%) Legal
13 6 (0.36%) German Language
14 4 (0.24%) French Language
14 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 951 (57.78%) Developer
2 315 (19.14%) Java Developer
3 207 (12.58%) Architect
4 126 (7.65%) Analyst
5 105 (6.38%) .NET Developer
6 96 (5.83%) Senior Developer
7 80 (4.86%) Test Analyst
8 72 (4.37%) Tester
9 70 (4.25%) Web Developer
10 63 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
11 60 (3.65%) Software Engineer
12 56 (3.40%) Consultant
12 56 (3.40%) C# Developer
13 55 (3.34%) PHP Developer
14 47 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
15 46 (2.79%) Technical Architect
16 45 (2.73%) Software Developer
17 42 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
18 38 (2.31%) Test Engineer
19 36 (2.19%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 994 (60.39%) Web Services
2 838 (50.91%) XML
3 651 (39.55%) REST
4 473 (28.74%) HTML
5 381 (23.15%) .NET
6 345 (20.96%) Spring
7 316 (19.20%) JSON
8 298 (18.10%) J2EE
9 290 (17.62%) RESTful
10 282 (17.13%) CSS
11 222 (13.49%) jQuery
12 180 (10.94%) WSDL
13 168 (10.21%) JMS
14 161 (9.78%) Ajax
15 160 (9.72%) Hibernate
15 160 (9.72%) WCF
16 142 (8.63%) XSD
17 138 (8.38%) ASP.NET
18 135 (8.20%) HTML5
19 129 (7.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.57%) Open Source
2 106 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 73 (4.43%) iPad
5 62 (3.77%) User Experience
6 49 (2.98%) Social Media
7 46 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (2.37%) Data Integration
8 39 (2.37%) Computer Science
9 36 (2.19%) iPhone
10 28 (1.70%) Client/Server
11 21 (1.28%) Clustering
12 18 (1.09%) DataPower
13 17 (1.03%) N-Tier
14 16 (0.97%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
15 15 (0.91%) Mathematics
15 15 (0.91%) Management Information System
15 15 (0.91%) Web 2.0
16 14 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 264 (16.04%) Linux
2 168 (10.21%) UNIX
3 152 (9.23%) Windows
4 92 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 78 (4.74%) Android
6 37 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.94%) Solaris
8 25 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.46%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.49%) HPUX
13 7 (0.43%) Debian
14 6 (0.36%) CentOS
14 6 (0.36%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.30%) zOS
16 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.18%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 771 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (28.49%) Scrum
3 380 (23.09%) TDD
4 304 (18.47%) MVC
5 294 (17.86%) SOA
6 264 (16.04%) Continuous Integration
7 210 (12.76%) OO
8 167 (10.15%) BDD
9 151 (9.17%) E-Commerce
10 138 (8.38%) UML
11 129 (7.84%) Software Engineering
12 121 (7.35%) Unit Testing
13 115 (6.99%) Waterfall
14 112 (6.80%) Content Management
15 108 (6.56%) Web Development
16 104 (6.32%) Migration
17 98 (5.95%) CRM
18 86 (5.22%) Test Automation
19 82 (4.98%) OOP
20 78 (4.74%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 867 (52.67%) Java
2 466 (28.31%) SQL
3 434 (26.37%) JavaScript
4 302 (18.35%) C#
5 131 (7.96%) PHP
6 105 (6.38%) Groovy
7 80 (4.86%) PL/SQL
8 70 (4.25%) Python
9 57 (3.46%) Ruby
10 52 (3.16%) XPath
11 50 (3.04%) C++
12 45 (2.73%) T-SQL
13 44 (2.67%) Objective-C
14 42 (2.55%) Perl
15 41 (2.49%) Scala
16 37 (2.25%) Shell Script
17 34 (2.07%) VB.NET
18 33 (2.00%) C
19 32 (1.94%) PHP5
19 32 (1.94%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 115 (6.99%) Degree
2 94 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.13%) ISEB
5 25 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.03%) MCITP
8 10 (0.61%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.61%) BC Cleared
9 9 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.55%) CCNA
9 9 (0.55%) JNCIA
10 8 (0.49%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 8 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.43%) RHCE
12 4 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.061%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.93%) QA
2 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 6 (0.36%) SLA
3 2 (0.12%) RosettaNet
3 2 (0.12%) HL7
3 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.061%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.61%) NFS
4 4 (0.24%) vCloud
4 4 (0.24%) HDFS
5 3 (0.18%) UAG
5 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.12%) NDS
6 2 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (2.73%) Puppet
2 29 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.49%) Hyperic
5 7 (0.43%) Capistrano
5 7 (0.43%) Nagios
6 6 (0.36%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.30%) CA LISA
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.30%) Control-M
8 4 (0.24%) OpenSSO
8 4 (0.24%) YUM
8 4 (0.24%) OpenView
8 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.18%) Ansible
9 3 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
9 3 (0.18%) MIIS
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 400 (24.30%) Oracle
2 177 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 165 (10.02%) JBoss
4 127 (7.72%) IBM
5 81 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
6 79 (4.80%) SAP
7 50 (3.04%) Endeca
8 48 (2.92%) ATG
8 48 (2.92%) HP
9 44 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 44 (2.67%) Perforce
10 40 (2.43%) Google
11 33 (2.00%) VMware
12 32 (1.94%) Apple
13 31 (1.88%) TIBCO
13 31 (1.88%) Sun
14 22 (1.34%) Atlassian
14 22 (1.34%) Twitter
15 21 (1.28%) Informatica
15 21 (1.28%) BEA
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