The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 45 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOAP 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.95% - 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.34% - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
SOAP
South East

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 Kent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
128 81 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 40.38% 29.67% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 40 45
Average daily rate £338 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Kent region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Malling - 1 £375 -
SOAP
South East

SOAP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) UML
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (75.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) webMethods
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (50.00%) QA Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) webMethods Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) webMethods