The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 51 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 12 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.66% 2.44% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.74% 8.60% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £325 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
SOAP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
178 186 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.69% 28.35% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 115 51
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £140.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.78% +723.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Wales region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
South Wales -6 8 £290 -27.50% 7
North Wales - 1 £350 - 1
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 26 (76.47%) XML
2 20 (58.82%) Web Services
3 19 (55.88%) SQL
4 18 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 16 (47.06%) C#
6 14 (41.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 14 (41.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (38.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (38.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (38.24%) WCF
7 13 (38.24%) T-SQL
8 10 (29.41%) Java
9 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (26.47%) Replication
10 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (23.53%) NHS
10 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) Information Security
11 7 (20.59%) Spring
12 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 6 (17.65%) .NET
12 6 (17.65%) REST
12 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
13 5 (14.71%) AngularJS
13 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
13 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
13 5 (14.71%) Open Source
13 5 (14.71%) J2EE
13 5 (14.71%) Scrum

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 4 (11.76%) JBoss
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.88%) FileNet
3 2 (5.88%) Mule
3 2 (5.88%) Confluence
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.94%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) ArcSDE
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
1 1 (2.94%) GitHub
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (41.18%) SQL Server 2000
2 14 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (41.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (38.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (11.76%) MySQL
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
5 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.88%) Jackrabbit
6 2 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (14.71%) Maven
3 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.82%) Subversion
4 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.88%) JMeter
5 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.88%) Hudson
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.94%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.94%) Ant
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.94%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.94%) DbUnit
6 1 (2.94%) GitLab
General
1 4 (11.76%) Back Office
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (67.65%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 3 (8.82%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) GIS Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (76.47%) XML
2 20 (58.82%) Web Services
3 13 (38.24%) WCF
4 7 (20.59%) Spring
5 6 (17.65%) .NET
5 6 (17.65%) REST
6 5 (14.71%) AngularJS
6 5 (14.71%) J2EE
7 4 (11.76%) CSS
7 4 (11.76%) HTML
7 4 (11.76%) JSF
7 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (11.76%) Hibernate
7 4 (11.76%) jQuery
8 3 (8.82%) WSDL
8 3 (8.82%) Java EE
8 3 (8.82%) JSON
8 3 (8.82%) XSLT
8 3 (8.82%) EJB
9 2 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Replication
2 8 (23.53%) NHS
3 5 (14.71%) Open Source
4 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.94%) User Experience
6 1 (2.94%) GIS
6 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
1 4 (11.76%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (20.59%) Information Security
4 5 (14.71%) TDD
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
5 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.76%) RUP
5 4 (11.76%) DSDM
6 3 (8.82%) OO
6 3 (8.82%) MVC
6 3 (8.82%) Pair Programming
6 3 (8.82%) ETL
6 3 (8.82%) User Stories
6 3 (8.82%) DevOps
7 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) Use Case
7 2 (5.88%) Release Management
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) C#
3 13 (38.24%) T-SQL
4 10 (29.41%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) Scala
6 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) Twitter
4 1 (2.94%) Sybase
4 1 (2.94%) ILOG
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) ESRI