The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 March 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)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 45 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.63% 0.97% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.44% 3.28% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £499 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.82% +33.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 82 122 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 25.87% 29.68% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 78 61
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Cambridge

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Cambridge

SOAP
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

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

1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) SOLID
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Life Science
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ERP
4 2 (40.00%) JMS
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) webMethods
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) SQL

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle ERP
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) WCF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) JMS
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) SOLID
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) webMethods