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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 128 147 160
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +13
Contract jobs citing SOAP 899 752 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.39% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.11% 5.11% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 463 407
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £30.00 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £160.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +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
14707 14714 12753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.38% 27.19% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9574 9397 8038
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 228 336
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +27 840 £400 +3.55% 328
London -2 358 £419 +0.90% 125
South East +26 175 £370 +2.88% 66
City of London +10 82 £418 -1.76% 29
East of England +50 81 £400 +18.51% 20
Berkshire +31 62 £381 +60.52% 18
North West -19 60 £350 - 40
Hampshire +19 52 £370 +17.57% 9
Essex +46 45 £350 -17.64% 5
West Midlands +10 42 £475 +26.66% 12
South West +7 42 £378 +21.77% 30
Yorkshire -4 39 £330 +4.76% 12
West Yorkshire +7 34 £330 +4.76% 9
East Midlands +10 33 £363 -6.45% 19
Scotland -14 28 £411 -1.79% 10
Southampton +9 27 £370 +20.44% 2
Cheshire +12 26 £375 -6.25% 10
Reading +14 25 £400 +68.42% 4
Leeds +3 25 £325 +5.69% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 22 £450 +38.46% 8
Manchester -29 21 £340 -2.85% 19
Surrey -4 20 £325 -9.72% 8
Milton Keynes -13 20 £450 +25.52% 6
Gloucestershire -2 18 £400 -5.88% 3
Chester +19 17 £388 - 4
Brentwood +8 17 £253 - 3
Slough +14 16 £307 -20.77% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 15 £475 - 6
West Sussex -5 15 £425 +30.76% 6
Cambridgeshire +9 14 £400 +18.51% 4

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1010 (60.44%) Web Services
2 854 (51.11%) Java
3 782 (46.80%) XML
4 716 (42.85%) Agile Software Development
5 606 (36.27%) REST
6 500 (29.92%) HTML
7 491 (29.38%) SQL
8 453 (27.11%) JavaScript
9 376 (22.50%) TDD
10 374 (22.38%) Oracle
11 358 (21.42%) CSS
12 348 (20.83%) .NET
13 327 (19.57%) Spring
14 312 (18.67%) C#
15 293 (17.53%) RESTful
16 283 (16.94%) SOA
17 282 (16.88%) Linux
18 275 (16.46%) Scrum
19 268 (16.04%) SQL Server
20 257 (15.38%) Finance
21 255 (15.26%) J2EE
22 230 (13.76%) JSON
23 220 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
24 204 (12.21%) Maven
25 196 (11.73%) jQuery
26 192 (11.49%) MVC
27 190 (11.37%) Hibernate
27 190 (11.37%) Microsoft
28 189 (11.31%) HTML5
29 187 (11.19%) SoapUI

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 125 (7.48%) Tomcat
2 115 (6.88%) Apache
3 112 (6.70%) WebLogic
4 106 (6.34%) WebSphere
5 101 (6.04%) JBoss
6 67 (4.01%) CMS
7 63 (3.77%) Mule
8 52 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
9 51 (3.05%) IIS
10 31 (1.86%) SharePoint
11 28 (1.68%) Node.js
12 20 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
13 19 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.84%) Confluence
15 14 (0.84%) WordPress
16 13 (0.78%) AquaLogic
17 12 (0.72%) Alfresco
18 10 (0.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 55 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.08%) MS Office
3 9 (0.54%) MS Project
4 7 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 44 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.78%) Magento
3 10 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
4 9 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.24%) Maximo
7 4 (0.24%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.12%) Summit
9 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.060%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.060%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.45%) SaaS
2 27 (1.62%) GitHub
3 24 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.96%) Force.com
6 10 (0.60%) PaaS
7 8 (0.48%) Heroku
7 8 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.18%) IaaS
10 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.12%) Office 365
12 1 (0.060%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.060%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 157 (9.40%) HTTP
2 45 (2.69%) LDAP
3 43 (2.57%) TCP/IP
4 39 (2.33%) SSL
4 39 (2.33%) Internet
5 31 (1.86%) DNS
6 27 (1.62%) HTTPS
7 22 (1.32%) VPN
8 16 (0.96%) VLAN
9 15 (0.90%) FTP
10 13 (0.78%) VoIP
11 12 (0.72%) SSH
12 11 (0.66%) Firewall
13 10 (0.60%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.60%) 4G
14 9 (0.54%) SAN
15 7 (0.42%) Intranet
15 7 (0.42%) GSM
16 6 (0.36%) INAP
16 6 (0.36%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 140 (8.38%) Relational Database
3 124 (7.42%) MySQL
4 102 (6.10%) Oracle Database
5 64 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 58 (3.47%) RDBMS
7 56 (3.35%) MongoDB
8 47 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 44 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 38 (2.27%) DB2
12 35 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 29 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
15 28 (1.68%) Hadoop
16 26 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
17 24 (1.44%) Big Data
18 20 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 17 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
20 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 204 (12.21%) Maven
2 187 (11.19%) SoapUI
3 186 (11.13%) Subversion
4 164 (9.81%) Git (software)
5 161 (9.63%) JUnit
6 131 (7.84%) Selenium
7 123 (7.36%) Jenkins
8 103 (6.16%) Eclipse
9 96 (5.75%) Ant
10 90 (5.39%) JIRA
11 69 (4.13%) Cucumber
12 61 (3.65%) Visual Studio
13 46 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 36 (2.15%) JMeter
14 36 (2.15%) Mockito
15 35 (2.09%) WebDriver
16 25 (1.50%) LoadRunner
17 22 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
18 20 (1.20%) IntelliJ
18 20 (1.20%) Hudson
General
1 257 (15.38%) Finance
2 117 (7.00%) Banking
3 77 (4.61%) Retail
4 65 (3.89%) Marketing
5 63 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.92%) Games
9 18 (1.08%) Legal
10 17 (1.02%) Advertising
11 15 (0.90%) Publishing
12 13 (0.78%) Back Office
13 12 (0.72%) Automotive
14 10 (0.60%) Electronics
15 7 (0.42%) Front Office
16 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.36%) Law
17 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.24%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1022 (61.16%) Developer
2 391 (23.40%) Java Developer
3 149 (8.92%) Architect
4 148 (8.86%) Analyst
5 116 (6.94%) Senior Developer
6 102 (6.10%) .NET Developer
7 100 (5.98%) Consultant
8 81 (4.85%) Test Analyst
9 65 (3.89%) Tester
10 61 (3.65%) C# Developer
11 54 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
12 43 (2.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 43 (2.57%) PHP Developer
13 40 (2.39%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 39 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
15 36 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
16 35 (2.09%) AWS Developer
17 34 (2.03%) Technical Consultant
18 32 (1.92%) Web Developer
19 30 (1.80%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1010 (60.44%) Web Services
2 782 (46.80%) XML
3 606 (36.27%) REST
4 500 (29.92%) HTML
5 358 (21.42%) CSS
6 348 (20.83%) .NET
7 327 (19.57%) Spring
8 293 (17.53%) RESTful
9 255 (15.26%) J2EE
10 230 (13.76%) JSON
11 196 (11.73%) jQuery
12 190 (11.37%) Hibernate
13 189 (11.31%) HTML5
14 181 (10.83%) WCF
15 131 (7.84%) Ajax
16 128 (7.66%) ASP.NET
17 124 (7.42%) JMS
18 123 (7.36%) WSDL
19 112 (6.70%) Java EE
20 108 (6.46%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.54%) Open Source
2 96 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 52 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.33%) iPad
7 38 (2.27%) User Experience
7 38 (2.27%) Data Integration
8 35 (2.09%) Client/Server
9 31 (1.86%) Derivative
10 30 (1.80%) DataPower
10 30 (1.80%) Social Media
11 29 (1.74%) N-Tier
12 27 (1.62%) Clustering
13 22 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
13 22 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.20%) iPhone
14 20 (1.20%) Online Games
15 19 (1.14%) CMDB
16 18 (1.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 282 (16.88%) Linux
2 156 (9.34%) Windows
3 132 (7.90%) UNIX
4 68 (4.07%) Apple iOS
5 54 (3.23%) Android
6 40 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (2.33%) Solaris
8 26 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.42%) AIX
13 7 (0.42%) CentOS
14 6 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.24%) VME
17 3 (0.18%) Windows CE
18 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 716 (42.85%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (22.50%) TDD
3 283 (16.94%) SOA
4 275 (16.46%) Scrum
5 220 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
6 192 (11.49%) MVC
7 181 (10.83%) OO
8 153 (9.16%) BDD
9 128 (7.66%) E-Commerce
10 109 (6.52%) Software Engineering
11 99 (5.92%) Unit Testing
12 86 (5.15%) Integration Testing
12 86 (5.15%) Content Management
12 86 (5.15%) CRM
13 84 (5.03%) Waterfall
14 80 (4.79%) UML
15 77 (4.61%) Web Development
16 66 (3.95%) User Stories
17 62 (3.71%) Data Modelling
18 60 (3.59%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 854 (51.11%) Java
2 491 (29.38%) SQL
3 453 (27.11%) JavaScript
4 312 (18.67%) C#
5 118 (7.06%) PL/SQL
6 86 (5.15%) PHP
7 72 (4.31%) T-SQL
8 62 (3.71%) Groovy
9 53 (3.17%) Ruby
10 50 (2.99%) XPath
11 48 (2.87%) Python
12 43 (2.57%) Apex Code
13 40 (2.39%) Perl
14 34 (2.03%) Objective-C
15 31 (1.86%) C++
16 26 (1.56%) VB.NET
17 25 (1.50%) Bash Shell
18 24 (1.44%) Scala
19 23 (1.38%) VB
20 22 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 144 (8.62%) Degree
2 85 (5.09%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.14%) ISEB
7 14 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.42%) CISSP
10 7 (0.42%) MCITP
10 7 (0.42%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.30%) MCSE
13 4 (0.24%) HND
13 4 (0.24%) CCNP
13 4 (0.24%) CCNA
14 3 (0.18%) OCP
14 3 (0.18%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (7.06%) QA
2 15 (0.90%) SLA
3 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.18%) HL7
4 3 (0.18%) COBIT
4 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.12%) WCAG
5 2 (0.12%) WAI
5 2 (0.12%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.060%) DICOM
System Software
1 23 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.90%) vSphere
3 14 (0.84%) NFS
4 8 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.48%) vCloud
5 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.30%) Docker
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.060%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (2.45%) Puppet
2 26 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.14%) HP UCMDB
5 17 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
6 11 (0.66%) CA LISA
7 10 (0.60%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.48%) Control-M
9 6 (0.36%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.36%) StatsD
9 6 (0.36%) Ansible
10 5 (0.30%) OpenAM
10 5 (0.30%) Kibana
10 5 (0.30%) OpenSSO
10 5 (0.30%) SCOM
11 4 (0.24%) Nagios
12 3 (0.18%) Hyperic
12 3 (0.18%) logstash
12 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 374 (22.38%) Oracle
2 190 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 108 (6.46%) IBM
4 81 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
5 74 (4.43%) Red Hat
6 68 (4.07%) HP
7 55 (3.29%) SAP
8 53 (3.17%) TIBCO
9 44 (2.63%) VMware
10 39 (2.33%) Citrix
11 35 (2.09%) Adobe
12 28 (1.68%) Zend
13 26 (1.56%) ATG
13 26 (1.56%) ServiceNow
14 25 (1.50%) Cisco
14 25 (1.50%) webMethods
14 25 (1.50%) Endeca
15 24 (1.44%) Informatica
16 23 (1.38%) Perforce
17 16 (0.96%) Sybase
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City, London
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Surrey
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