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 3 months to 26 April 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)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +23  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 47 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.45% 3.74% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.43% 16.74% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 18
Median daily rate £375 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £356 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £556 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.14 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +13.05%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 286 239 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.06% 22.34% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 136 178
Median daily rate £395 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 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
Milton Keynes -6 25 £375 -9.09% 1
High Wycombe +7 4 - -
Marlow +1 1 £600 -
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 50 (80.65%) Java
2 47 (75.81%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (59.68%) REST
4 34 (54.84%) Git (software)
5 31 (50.00%) Finance
5 31 (50.00%) TDD
6 28 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (43.55%) Mobile App
8 26 (41.94%) Jenkins
9 23 (37.10%) Web Services
10 22 (35.48%) SQL
11 20 (32.26%) QA
12 18 (29.03%) JIRA
12 18 (29.03%) Scrum
13 17 (27.42%) Internet
13 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
14 15 (24.19%) HTML
15 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
15 14 (22.58%) Python
15 14 (22.58%) Banking
16 13 (20.97%) Selenium
17 12 (19.35%) Ruby
17 12 (19.35%) VB
17 12 (19.35%) Calabash
17 12 (19.35%) SDLC
18 11 (17.74%) Spring
19 10 (16.13%) Android
19 10 (16.13%) Android Development
20 9 (14.52%) HTML5
20 9 (14.52%) XSLT

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 2 (3.23%) JBoss
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.42%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) Intranet
2 2 (3.23%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
3 1 (1.61%) VoIP
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
3 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (54.84%) Git (software)
2 26 (41.94%) Jenkins
3 18 (29.03%) JIRA
4 13 (20.97%) Selenium
5 12 (19.35%) Calabash
6 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
7 7 (11.29%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.45%) Gradle
8 4 (6.45%) JMeter
8 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
9 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.84%) JUnit
10 2 (3.23%) Android Studio
10 2 (3.23%) Mockito
10 2 (3.23%) Subversion
11 1 (1.61%) GitLab
11 1 (1.61%) Grunt
11 1 (1.61%) JProfiler
11 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
General
1 31 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (22.58%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (54.84%) Developer
2 15 (24.19%) Java Developer
3 14 (22.58%) Tester
4 10 (16.13%) Android Developer
4 10 (16.13%) QA Tester
5 9 (14.52%) Automation Tester
6 6 (9.68%) QA Automation Tester
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) QA Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Angular Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Web Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (4.84%) iOS Developer
9 3 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Salesforce Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (59.68%) REST
2 23 (37.10%) Web Services
3 15 (24.19%) HTML
4 11 (17.74%) Spring
5 9 (14.52%) HTML5
5 9 (14.52%) WSDL
5 9 (14.52%) XSLT
6 8 (12.90%) Android SDK
6 8 (12.90%) AngularJS
6 8 (12.90%) CSS
7 7 (11.29%) CSS3
7 7 (11.29%) Java EE
7 7 (11.29%) Node.js
8 6 (9.68%) .NET
8 6 (9.68%) Material Design
8 6 (9.68%) Spring Boot
8 6 (9.68%) XML
9 5 (8.06%) JSON
9 5 (8.06%) Spring Security
10 4 (6.45%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 27 (43.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.06%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) CMDB
4 1 (1.61%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Android
2 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (75.81%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.00%) TDD
3 28 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (29.03%) Scrum
5 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
6 12 (19.35%) SDLC
7 10 (16.13%) Android Development
8 6 (9.68%) OO
8 6 (9.68%) QA Automation
9 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Automation Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Functional Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
10 4 (6.45%) API Development
10 4 (6.45%) API Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (6.45%) Front End Development
10 4 (6.45%) Microservices
10 4 (6.45%) Mobile Development
10 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (80.65%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) SQL
3 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.58%) Python
4 12 (19.35%) Ruby
4 12 (19.35%) VB
5 5 (8.06%) C#
6 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.84%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.23%) Jython
8 2 (3.23%) Korn
8 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) IBM
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.23%) Apple
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) Perforce
4 1 (1.61%) Remedy
4 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.61%) TIBCO