The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast 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 28 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)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -44 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.90% 4.60% 2.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 16.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £433 - £375
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 £40.00 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year +28.47% -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 Belfast with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 172 25 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 51.81% 28.74% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 12 11
Median daily rate £403 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £413 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 - £32.00
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 Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast 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 Belfast

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Belfast

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Belfast over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 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 Belfast region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) JMS
2 4 (57.14%) ETL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Data Quality
2 4 (57.14%) Talend
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) DB2

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Moq
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) QUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Talend Developer
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) JMS
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) D3.js
3 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (14.29%) Ninject
3 1 (14.29%) React
3 1 (14.29%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ETL
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) Korn
1 2 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Talend
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle