The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 40 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 5 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.55% 5.13% 6.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.95% 13.58% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 17
Median daily rate £413 £310 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £270 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
SOAP
South Wales

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 Cardiff region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
84 162 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.01% 37.76% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 141 82
Median daily rate £388 £323 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 5 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Groovy
2 4 (80.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) The Grinder
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Siebel
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) J2EE
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) RAD
3 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) RUP
3 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
3 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
1 5 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (80.00%) The Grinder
3 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Performance Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (80.00%) RAD
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) RUP
3 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) V-Model
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Groovy
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Siebel
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle