The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 57 63 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 14 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.56% 1.71% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.36% 8.33% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 261 312 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 29.10% 20.57% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 179 164
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £52.17 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.80% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Edinburgh

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Edinburgh

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Edinburgh

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

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

1 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 14 (60.87%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) Web Services
3 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (47.83%) XML
5 10 (43.48%) JSON
5 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (39.13%) Hibernate
6 9 (39.13%) Mentoring
7 8 (34.78%) MVC
7 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 8 (34.78%) Maven
7 8 (34.78%) JBoss
7 8 (34.78%) SOA
7 8 (34.78%) JPA
7 8 (34.78%) Java EE
7 8 (34.78%) HTML5
7 8 (34.78%) REST
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
8 7 (30.43%) Drools
8 7 (30.43%) Eclipse
8 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle
8 7 (30.43%) JMS
8 7 (30.43%) XSD
8 7 (30.43%) XSLT
8 7 (30.43%) jBPM
8 7 (30.43%) Finance

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 8 (34.78%) JBoss
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (13.04%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Maven
2 7 (30.43%) Eclipse
2 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
3 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (17.39%) Subversion
5 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket
5 3 (13.04%) JIRA
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium
6 2 (8.70%) JUnit
6 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.35%) Ant
7 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
7 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
7 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.35%) Hudson
7 1 (4.35%) JMeter
7 1 (4.35%) jMock
7 1 (4.35%) Mockito
7 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) TIBCO Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Architect
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) iOS Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior TIBCO Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) UI Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 14 (60.87%) Web Services
3 11 (47.83%) XML
4 10 (43.48%) JSON
5 9 (39.13%) Hibernate
6 8 (34.78%) HTML5
6 8 (34.78%) Java EE
6 8 (34.78%) JPA
6 8 (34.78%) REST
7 7 (30.43%) Drools
7 7 (30.43%) jBPM
7 7 (30.43%) JMS
7 7 (30.43%) XSD
7 7 (30.43%) XSLT
8 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
8 5 (21.74%) Apache Camel
9 4 (17.39%) jQuery
9 4 (17.39%) JSF
10 3 (13.04%) RichFaces
11 2 (8.70%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Animation
4 1 (4.35%) Social Media
4 1 (4.35%) W3C
4 1 (4.35%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (39.13%) Mentoring
4 8 (34.78%) MVC
4 8 (34.78%) SOA
4 8 (34.78%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Coaching
6 4 (17.39%) Open Source
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) Open Source Development
8 2 (8.70%) Information Security
8 2 (8.70%) iOS Development
8 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Microservices
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
9 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Apple Swift
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
1 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (21.74%) TIBCO
3 2 (8.70%) Apple