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 27 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)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.66% 2.23% 3.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.63% 6.35% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 11
Median daily rate - £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.15%  
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 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 76 126 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 25.25% 35.20% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 85 129
Median daily rate £400 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 4 (100.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) ERP
3 2 (50.00%) JMS
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) webMethods
3 2 (50.00%) Life Science
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Content Management
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) CMS
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) OAuth2
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Anypoint
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Mule
1 1 (25.00%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon CloudSearch
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Developer
2 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) JMS
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Core
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Fluent NHibernate
4 1 (25.00%) OAuth
4 1 (25.00%) OAuth2
4 1 (25.00%) OpenID
4 1 (25.00%) RAML
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) SAML
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Password Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) SOLID
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) webMethods
2 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft