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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 32 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.11% 1.17% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.81% 4.20% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £280 £438 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +45.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.68% +14.06%

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
74 119 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.79% 27.80% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 75 75
Median daily rate £300 £424 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.20% +26.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Preston - 2 £255 -
Blackpool +15 1 £500 -4.76%
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) XML
3 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 9 (69.23%) Oracle
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) HTTP
5 7 (53.85%) HTML
5 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 7 (53.85%) CSS
5 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (46.15%) Spring
7 5 (38.46%) Ajax
7 5 (38.46%) SDLC
7 5 (38.46%) C#
7 5 (38.46%) .NET
8 4 (30.77%) MySQL
8 4 (30.77%) Windows
8 4 (30.77%) Apache
8 4 (30.77%) MVC
8 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
8 4 (30.77%) Degree
9 3 (23.08%) JIRA
9 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
9 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (23.08%) CouchDB
9 3 (23.08%) TDD
9 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (23.08%) Jenkins

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 4 (30.77%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) ColdFusion
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (15.38%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) FTP
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) CouchDB
3 3 (23.08%) Firebird
3 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
3 3 (23.08%) Neo4j
3 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
3 3 (23.08%) Riak
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (23.08%) Electronics
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) Spring
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) Ajax
6 3 (23.08%) Apache Camel
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (23.08%) DOM
6 3 (23.08%) REST
6 3 (23.08%) SAX
6 3 (23.08%) Servlets
6 3 (23.08%) WSDL
6 3 (23.08%) XML Schema
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (15.38%) Play Framework
7 2 (15.38%) RESTful
7 2 (15.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Wiki
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
4 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) SEO
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
5 2 (15.38%) Groovy
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) Scala
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) VB6
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) MetaFrame
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Perforce
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix