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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 44 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 22 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.12% 0.69% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.48% 4.49% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 4
Average daily rate
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£380 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £380 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%
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
210 89 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.75% 15.40% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 64 83
Average daily rate £350 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £378 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £21.80 £55.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.36% +144.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £55.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
South Wales +3 17 £375 +11.11% 9
West Wales - - - -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 44 (75.86%) Web Services
2 32 (55.17%) Java
2 32 (55.17%) Maven
3 26 (44.83%) Scrum
4 24 (41.38%) Ant
5 23 (39.66%) XML
5 23 (39.66%) Apache Ivy
6 21 (36.21%) REST
6 21 (36.21%) SQL
6 21 (36.21%) Finance
7 20 (34.48%) MVC
8 19 (32.76%) Hibernate
8 19 (32.76%) Spring
9 18 (31.03%) TDD
10 17 (29.31%) J2EE
11 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
11 16 (27.59%) Unit Testing
12 14 (24.14%) Selenium
12 14 (24.14%) JIRA
12 14 (24.14%) Oracle
12 14 (24.14%) JUnit
12 14 (24.14%) BDD
12 14 (24.14%) SoapUI
13 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
13 13 (22.41%) Mobile App
13 13 (22.41%) UML
13 13 (22.41%) Banking
13 13 (22.41%) JPA
14 12 (20.69%) Spring Web Flow
14 12 (20.69%) Struts

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (10.34%) Apache
2 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.90%) FileNet
3 4 (6.90%) Confluence
4 3 (5.17%) IIS
5 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) 3G
1 6 (10.34%) 2G
1 6 (10.34%) 4G
2 2 (3.45%) HTTP
2 2 (3.45%) SSL
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (55.17%) Maven
2 24 (41.38%) Ant
3 23 (39.66%) Apache Ivy
4 14 (24.14%) JUnit
4 14 (24.14%) JIRA
4 14 (24.14%) Selenium
4 14 (24.14%) SoapUI
5 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
6 9 (15.52%) eggPlant
6 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (13.79%) Subversion
7 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
8 6 (10.34%) Toad
8 6 (10.34%) LoadRunner
8 6 (10.34%) Hudson
9 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
9 4 (6.90%) Mercurial
9 4 (6.90%) JBehave
9 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
10 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (51.72%) Developer
2 14 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.97%) Architect
4 8 (13.79%) .NET Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Java Team Leader
4 8 (13.79%) Team Leader
4 8 (13.79%) Development Team Leader
5 6 (10.34%) Lead Architect
5 6 (10.34%) QA Leader
6 5 (8.62%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Tester
9 2 (3.45%) Applications Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Software Team Leader
9 2 (3.45%) J2EE Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (75.86%) Web Services
2 23 (39.66%) XML
3 21 (36.21%) REST
4 19 (32.76%) Hibernate
4 19 (32.76%) Spring
5 17 (29.31%) J2EE
6 13 (22.41%) JPA
7 12 (20.69%) Spring Web Flow
7 12 (20.69%) .NET
7 12 (20.69%) Struts
8 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
8 10 (17.24%) .NET Framework
8 10 (17.24%) Java EE
9 9 (15.52%) WCF
9 9 (15.52%) JMS
10 8 (13.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (10.34%) XSLT
12 6 (10.34%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Mobile App
2 10 (17.24%) Mathematics
3 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (10.34%) Handset
4 6 (10.34%) Open Source
4 6 (10.34%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (8.62%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) iSeries
6 1 (1.72%) GIS
6 1 (1.72%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Android
2 4 (6.90%) UNIX
3 2 (3.45%) Solaris
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Scrum
2 20 (34.48%) MVC
3 18 (31.03%) TDD
4 16 (27.59%) Unit Testing
5 14 (24.14%) BDD
6 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
6 13 (22.41%) UML
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.52%) Mobile Commerce
8 9 (15.52%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (12.07%) OO
11 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
12 5 (8.62%) Release Management
12 5 (8.62%) Automation Testing
13 4 (6.90%) DevOps
13 4 (6.90%) RUP
13 4 (6.90%) DSDM
13 4 (6.90%) SOA
13 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (55.17%) Java
2 21 (36.21%) SQL
3 11 (18.97%) C#
4 6 (10.34%) Groovy
5 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.45%) XQuery
6 2 (3.45%) XPath
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) Degree
3 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) MCSD
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Oracle
2 8 (13.79%) HP
3 6 (10.34%) Apple
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Sun
4 5 (8.62%) IBM
5 4 (6.90%) Twitter
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
7 1 (1.72%) Informatica
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