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 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 55 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 15 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.19% 1.39% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.15% 6.14% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
Average daily rate
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£315 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.70% +14.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
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
184 114 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.90% 22.57% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 62 60
Average daily rate £425 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £254 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £190.00 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.15% +1629.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
South Wales -8 13 £315 -18.70% 2
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 66 (69.47%) XML
2 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (58.95%) Open Source
4 55 (57.89%) REST
5 53 (55.79%) Java
6 51 (53.68%) SQL Server
7 50 (52.63%) Web Services
8 48 (50.53%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (48.42%) Spring
10 44 (46.32%) Scrum
11 39 (41.05%) JSON
12 38 (40.00%) MongoDB
13 36 (37.89%) TDD
14 35 (36.84%) Maven
15 34 (35.79%) Jenkins
16 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
17 26 (27.37%) SQL
18 25 (26.32%) Relational Database
19 24 (25.26%) RabbitMQ
20 23 (24.21%) DevOps
21 22 (23.16%) Security Cleared
21 22 (23.16%) Configuration Management
22 21 (22.11%) J2EE
22 21 (22.11%) Windows
22 21 (22.11%) Hibernate
23 20 (21.05%) JSF
23 20 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 20 (21.05%) AngularJS
24 19 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
24 19 (20.00%) Subversion

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 18 (18.95%) FileNet
1 18 (18.95%) Confluence
2 13 (13.68%) JBoss
3 12 (12.63%) IIS
4 7 (7.37%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.16%) Apache
6 2 (2.11%) Mule
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.05%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.05%) ArcSDE
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.05%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.79%) GitHub
2 1 (1.05%) IaaS
2 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) AMQP
2 11 (11.58%) Firewall
3 9 (9.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (53.68%) SQL Server
2 38 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 25 (26.32%) Relational Database
4 19 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (17.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (17.89%) NoSQL
6 14 (14.74%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (12.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (12.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (11.58%) RDBMS
10 5 (5.26%) MySQL
11 2 (2.11%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (36.84%) Maven
2 34 (35.79%) Jenkins
3 19 (20.00%) Subversion
4 18 (18.95%) Hudson
4 18 (18.95%) JIRA
5 17 (17.89%) Selenium
6 16 (16.84%) Cucumber
6 16 (16.84%) SoapUI
6 16 (16.84%) GitLab
7 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.11%) DbUnit
9 2 (2.11%) JMeter
9 2 (2.11%) Ant
9 2 (2.11%) JUnit
10 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.05%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.05%) NetBeans
10 1 (1.05%) Spock
10 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (4.21%) Back Office
2 1 (1.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (55.79%) Developer
2 26 (27.37%) Java Developer
3 18 (18.95%) Architect
4 15 (15.79%) Technical Architect
5 11 (11.58%) Analyst
5 11 (11.58%) Test Analyst
6 10 (10.53%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Integration Test Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Tester
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Build Engineer
10 2 (2.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.11%) Applications Architect
10 2 (2.11%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.11%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.11%) Software Developer
11 1 (1.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (69.47%) XML
2 55 (57.89%) REST
3 50 (52.63%) Web Services
4 46 (48.42%) Spring
5 39 (41.05%) JSON
6 24 (25.26%) RabbitMQ
7 21 (22.11%) J2EE
7 21 (22.11%) Hibernate
8 20 (21.05%) JSF
8 20 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 20 (21.05%) AngularJS
9 18 (18.95%) XSLT
10 17 (17.89%) .NET
11 14 (14.74%) Spring MVC
12 13 (13.68%) Apache Camel
13 12 (12.63%) WCF
14 6 (6.32%) jQuery
15 5 (5.26%) HTML
16 4 (4.21%) EJB
16 4 (4.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (58.95%) Open Source
2 11 (11.58%) NHS
3 10 (10.53%) Replication
4 7 (7.37%) Clustering
5 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.05%) GIS
8 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) Windows
2 9 (9.47%) UNIX
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.11%) Android
4 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (50.53%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (46.32%) Scrum
4 36 (37.89%) TDD
5 23 (24.21%) DevOps
6 22 (23.16%) Configuration Management
7 18 (18.95%) Pair Programming
7 18 (18.95%) OO
7 18 (18.95%) RUP
7 18 (18.95%) DSDM
8 17 (17.89%) Release Management
8 17 (17.89%) SOA
8 17 (17.89%) OOA/OOD
8 17 (17.89%) MVC
9 15 (15.79%) UML
10 14 (14.74%) Waterfall
10 14 (14.74%) Test Scripting
11 11 (11.58%) Load Balancing
12 9 (9.47%) User Stories
13 8 (8.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.79%) Java
2 26 (27.37%) SQL
3 14 (14.74%) C#
4 12 (12.63%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.47%) Scala
6 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.11%) C++
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) PHP
8 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (23.16%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) Hyperic
2 6 (6.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.89%) Twitter
2 17 (17.89%) IBM
3 16 (16.84%) HP
4 12 (12.63%) Oracle
5 8 (8.42%) Red Hat
5 8 (8.42%) BMC
5 8 (8.42%) VMware
6 3 (3.16%) Citrix
7 2 (2.11%) ILOG
8 1 (1.05%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.05%) Sybase
8 1 (1.05%) Adobe
8 1 (1.05%) ESRI
8 1 (1.05%) Kofax
8 1 (1.05%) Splunk