Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 53 37
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 +36
Contract jobs citing SOAP 30 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.37% 1.11% 3.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.99% 4.96% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 22
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £475 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -17.39% +64.29%
10th Percentile £340 £298 £363
90th Percentile £525 £506 £606
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £31.70 £36.50
% change year-on-year +34.07% -13.15% -

SOAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 158 141 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 23.03% 22.27% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 103 81
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +1.30%
10th Percentile £324 £243 £279
90th Percentile £575 £535 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.86% -
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 21 £500 +4.17%
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 30 (100.00%) REST
2 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (63.33%) Web Services
4 18 (60.00%) E-Commerce
5 17 (56.67%) C#
6 15 (50.00%) TDD
6 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 14 (46.67%) Retail
8 13 (43.33%) SOA
9 10 (33.33%) C++
9 10 (33.33%) User Stories
9 10 (33.33%) Microservices
9 10 (33.33%) API Development
10 9 (30.00%) Java
10 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
11 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
11 8 (26.67%) Apple iOS
11 8 (26.67%) Confluence
11 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
11 8 (26.67%) Android
11 8 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (26.67%) Banking
11 8 (26.67%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (26.67%) JIRA
11 8 (26.67%) QA
11 8 (26.67%) Selenium
11 8 (26.67%) Windows
11 8 (26.67%) Mac OS X

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 8 (26.67%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (26.67%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Internet
2 5 (16.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Redis
2 1 (3.33%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (26.67%) Appium
2 8 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (26.67%) Bitbucket
2 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (26.67%) JIRA
2 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (23.33%) TeamCity
4 6 (20.00%) Protractor
5 3 (10.00%) Jasmine
General
1 14 (46.67%) Retail
2 8 (26.67%) Banking
2 8 (26.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Designer
3 8 (26.67%) Automation Tester
3 8 (26.67%) QA Automation Tester
3 8 (26.67%) QA Tester
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Designer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Technical Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Designer
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) REST
2 19 (63.33%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) WCF
4 6 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (16.67%) MSMQ
6 4 (13.33%) JMS
7 2 (6.67%) Node.js
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Android
1 8 (26.67%) Apple iOS
1 8 (26.67%) Mac OS X
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (50.00%) TDD
4 13 (43.33%) SOA
5 10 (33.33%) API Development
5 10 (33.33%) Microservices
5 10 (33.33%) User Stories
6 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (26.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Functional Testing
7 8 (26.67%) QA Automation
8 6 (20.00%) Software Delivery
9 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 4 (13.33%) Migration
10 4 (13.33%) Security Architecture
10 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
10 4 (13.33%) UML
11 2 (6.67%) API Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) C#
2 10 (33.33%) C++
3 9 (30.00%) Java
4 8 (26.67%) Apple Swift
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Red Hat