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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 24 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 16 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.53% 4.09% 2.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.90% 24.53% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 5
Median daily rate £500 £589 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.07% +57.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £608 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.68% -29.23%  

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 124 53 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 35.13% 16.67% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 38 36
Median daily rate £375 £425 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +20.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £328 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Luton +2 13 £500 -16.66% 1
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (94.12%) REST
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (82.35%) E-Commerce
3 14 (82.35%) Microservices
4 13 (76.47%) User Stories
4 13 (76.47%) C#
5 12 (70.59%) SOA
6 11 (64.71%) C++
7 7 (41.18%) API Development
8 5 (29.41%) Web Services
9 4 (23.53%) Java
9 4 (23.53%) Retail
9 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (17.65%) Confluence
10 3 (17.65%) JIRA
10 3 (17.65%) TDD
10 3 (17.65%) SQL
11 2 (11.76%) Windows
11 2 (11.76%) UML
11 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
11 2 (11.76%) B2B
11 2 (11.76%) B2C
11 2 (11.76%) JMS
11 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
11 2 (11.76%) Internet
11 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
11 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
11 2 (11.76%) Content Management

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 3 (17.65%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Appium
2 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Jasmine
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Protractor
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Designer
1 12 (70.59%) Senior Designer
2 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Hybris Architect
3 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) REST
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) JMS
3 2 (11.76%) JPA
3 2 (11.76%) Spring
3 2 (11.76%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) E-Commerce
2 14 (82.35%) Microservices
3 13 (76.47%) User Stories
4 12 (70.59%) SOA
5 7 (41.18%) API Development
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
7 2 (11.76%) B2B
7 2 (11.76%) B2C
7 2 (11.76%) Content Management
7 2 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 2 (11.76%) QA Automation
7 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (11.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Apple Swift
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) hybris
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft