The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 15 20 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 5.33% 1.06% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 7.69% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £295 - £350
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 Halifax with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 16 13 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 21.33% 13.83% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 8
Median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Halifax

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Halifax over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Halifax

SOAP
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 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 Halifax region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
2 8 (88.89%) Groovy
3 7 (77.78%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 9 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Automation Test Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
1 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Groovy
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA