The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 39 41 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing SOAP 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.48% 1.16% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.23% 6.25% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £488 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.27% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.14 £36.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-13.51% -17.71%
SOAP
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
83 80 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.44% 18.52% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 59 68
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £568 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.25 £45.80 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +118.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 Lancashire

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
Preston -1 1 £501 +35.72% 1
Blackburn - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £475 -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) HTTP
3 5 (38.46%) XML
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) REST
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) JSON
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) FTP
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) MySQL
5 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Apache Camel
5 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) High Availability
6 2 (15.38%) CSS3

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) HTTP
2 3 (23.08%) FTP
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) OAT Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) OAT Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Digital Developer
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.69%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) REST
2 5 (38.46%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) Apache Camel
3 3 (23.08%) JSON
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (15.38%) CSS3
4 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) J2EE
4 2 (15.38%) JDBC
4 2 (15.38%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (7.69%) JPA
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) Laravel
5 1 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) Spring
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) E-business
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Web Design
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft