The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 17 41
Rank change year-on-year -22 +24  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.35% 6.75% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 29.17% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Median daily rate £573 £595 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.78% +19.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -5.61% +53.12%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 75 72 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 26.50% 23.15% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 57
Median daily rate £323 £463 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.27% -4.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £608 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Bedfordshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Bedfordshire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-WS
3 1 (25.00%) JPA
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) hybris
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-RS
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Hybris

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Hybris Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-RS
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-WS
3 1 (25.00%) JPA
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
1 2 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) BEA
2 1 (25.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £595 per day + potentially negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago