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 26 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)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 13 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.01% 3.58% 7.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.85% 11.36% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 19
Median daily rate £350 £478 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.70% +91.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £393 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £550 £422
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 £25.97 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -16.60% -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 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 82 88 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 25.31% 31.54% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 68 88
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
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 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

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

1 9 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) SoapUI
3 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) XSLT
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) PRINCE2
3 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) IBM
3 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
3 7 (46.67%) Migration
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (46.67%) HL7
3 7 (46.67%) Release Management
4 6 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 6 (40.00%) jQuery
4 6 (40.00%) LINQ
4 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Fiorano
4 6 (40.00%) MVC
4 6 (40.00%) InterSystems
4 6 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server

SOAP
Co-occurring 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 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (40.00%) JCAPS
1 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) SoapUI
2 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (26.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 5 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 5 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) XML
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) XSLT
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 6 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (40.00%) jQuery
3 6 (40.00%) LINQ
3 6 (40.00%) Web Services
4 5 (33.33%) WCF
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) JSON
6 1 (6.67%) Kafka
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) Spring
6 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
1 7 (46.67%) PRINCE2
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
1 7 (46.67%) Release Management
1 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) OOP
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Informatics
4 4 (26.67%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Health Informatics
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) HL7
2 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) IBM
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Fiorano
2 6 (40.00%) InterSystems
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle