The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 37 46 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.60% 3.36% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 8.33% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £325 £411 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.97% +86.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £329 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £474 £268
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 Cardiff with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 115 168 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 34.64% 40.29% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 125 38
Median daily rate £388 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Cardiff

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Cardiff over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Cardiff

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

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

1 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 5 (71.43%) JMeter
3 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (57.14%) J2EE
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) RAD
3 4 (57.14%) Siebel
3 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Groovy
3 4 (57.14%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) The Grinder
4 3 (42.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) V-Model
4 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) WinRunner
4 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) RUP
4 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (28.57%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 5 (71.43%) JMeter
2 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (57.14%) The Grinder
4 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
4 3 (42.86%) WinRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Performance Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Architect
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) Kafka
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
2 4 (57.14%) RAD
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) RUP
3 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) V-Model
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Groovy
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Siebel
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) IBM