The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 23 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 West / Dorset
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.08% - 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% - 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.14 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +14.67%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 32 48 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 34.41% 18.60% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 27
Median daily rate £325 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Dorset

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Dorset

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bournemouth - 1 - -
SOAP
South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Dorset region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Guidewire
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
4 1 (20.00%) Android Development
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) Sass
4 1 (20.00%) LESS
4 1 (20.00%) Toad
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) iPad

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) LESS
3 1 (20.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Guidewire
1 2 (40.00%) HP