Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 January 2018 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)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 63 58
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +57
Contract jobs citing SOAP 63 41 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.75% 2.46% 2.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.50% 9.72% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 25
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% +25.93%
10th Percentile £311 £400 £310
90th Percentile £515 £596 £618
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £408
% change year-on-year - +10.43% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 741 422 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 32.29% 25.33% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 228 319
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £273
90th Percentile £538 £532 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £46.00 £36.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% +121.54% -0.25%
10th Percentile £24.00 £32.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £49.30 £36.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +23.08%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Buckinghamshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Buckinghamshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Buckinghamshire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Buckinghamshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Milton Keynes -15 44 £400 -18.99% 2
High Wycombe -7 3 £450 -11.76%
Aylesbury - 1 - -
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 45 (71.43%) Java
2 41 (65.08%) Git (software)
3 37 (58.73%) REST
4 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (46.03%) TDD
5 29 (46.03%) Jenkins
6 25 (39.68%) Test Automation
7 22 (34.92%) Banking
7 22 (34.92%) Web Services
8 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
8 20 (31.75%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (30.16%) SQL
10 18 (28.57%) Finance
10 18 (28.57%) Selenium
11 17 (26.98%) JIRA
11 17 (26.98%) RESTful
12 16 (25.40%) Internet
12 16 (25.40%) Spring
12 16 (25.40%) Android
12 16 (25.40%) Docker
13 15 (23.81%) Apple iOS
14 14 (22.22%) QA
14 14 (22.22%) WSDL
14 14 (22.22%) HTML
14 14 (22.22%) Bitbucket
14 14 (22.22%) AngularJS
15 13 (20.63%) Appium
15 13 (20.63%) Node.js
15 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
15 13 (20.63%) WebDriver

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 12 (19.05%) Confluence
2 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.70%) Sauce Labs
3 6 (9.52%) PaaS
4 5 (7.94%) OpenShift
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (3.17%) BrowserStack
6 2 (3.17%) npm
7 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) Internet
2 3 (4.76%) Firewall
2 3 (4.76%) HTTP
2 3 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Redis
2 6 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.94%) Big Data
4 4 (6.35%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.59%) DB2
5 1 (1.59%) HBase
5 1 (1.59%) Impala
5 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.59%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 41 (65.08%) Git (software)
2 29 (46.03%) Jenkins
3 18 (28.57%) Selenium
4 17 (26.98%) JIRA
5 14 (22.22%) Bitbucket
6 13 (20.63%) Appium
6 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
6 13 (20.63%) WebDriver
7 12 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (17.46%) GitLab
9 8 (12.70%) Maven
10 5 (7.94%) Eclipse
11 4 (6.35%) Calabash
11 4 (6.35%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (6.35%) Mocha
11 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
12 3 (4.76%) PhantomJS
12 3 (4.76%) Protractor
12 3 (4.76%) SpecFlow
12 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (34.92%) Banking
2 18 (28.57%) Finance
3 8 (12.70%) Retail
4 5 (7.94%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (6.35%) Retail Banking
5 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (58.73%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) Java Developer
2 17 (26.98%) Tester
3 13 (20.63%) Automation Tester
4 12 (19.05%) QA Tester
5 10 (15.87%) QA Automation Tester
6 9 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.94%) Analyst
9 5 (7.94%) Java Automation Tester
9 5 (7.94%) Senior Automation Tester
9 5 (7.94%) Senior QA Tester
9 5 (7.94%) Senior Tester
10 4 (6.35%) Business Process Analyst
10 4 (6.35%) J2EE Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Process Analyst
11 3 (4.76%) Android Developer
11 3 (4.76%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (58.73%) REST
2 22 (34.92%) Web Services
3 17 (26.98%) RESTful
4 16 (25.40%) Spring
5 14 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 14 (22.22%) HTML
5 14 (22.22%) WSDL
6 13 (20.63%) Node.js
7 12 (19.05%) Spring Boot
8 11 (17.46%) XML
9 10 (15.87%) Java EE
9 10 (15.87%) JSON
10 9 (14.29%) J2EE
11 7 (11.11%) CSS
11 7 (11.11%) jQuery
12 5 (7.94%) Spring MVC
13 4 (6.35%) .NET
13 4 (6.35%) Chai
13 4 (6.35%) Kafka
14 3 (4.76%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.59%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.40%) Android
2 15 (23.81%) Apple iOS
3 12 (19.05%) Mac OS X
3 12 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.03%) TDD
3 25 (39.68%) Test Automation
4 20 (31.75%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (19.05%) Scrum
6 10 (15.87%) Open Source
6 10 (15.87%) SDLC
7 9 (14.29%) Microservices
8 8 (12.70%) BDD
8 8 (12.70%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 6 (9.52%) CRM
9 6 (9.52%) MVC
10 5 (7.94%) API Development
10 5 (7.94%) BPR
10 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (7.94%) ERP
10 5 (7.94%) Process Management
11 4 (6.35%) Functional Testing
11 4 (6.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (71.43%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
3 19 (30.16%) SQL
4 12 (19.05%) Apple Swift
5 4 (6.35%) C#
5 4 (6.35%) Ruby
5 4 (6.35%) VB
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) Python
8 1 (1.59%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Consul
1 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.76%) Mesos
2 2 (3.17%) Ansible
3 1 (1.59%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) IBM
2 3 (4.76%) HP
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.59%) Apigee
3 1 (1.59%) Informatica
3 1 (1.59%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.59%) Nuxeo
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.59%) WSO2