The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 52 57
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 6 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.96% 1.06% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.03% 6.03% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 17
Median daily rate £375 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -17.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £335 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £495 £485
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 £11.93 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.68% -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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 149 116 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 23.88% 17.58% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 75 118
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -52.23%  
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Watford -5 2 £325 - 3
SOAP
East of England

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

1 9 (69.23%) XML
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) REST
4 6 (46.15%) XSLT
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 4 (30.77%) XSD
6 4 (30.77%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (30.77%) JMS
6 4 (30.77%) Middleware
6 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) Retail
7 3 (23.08%) BPEL
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (23.08%) SSL
7 3 (23.08%) IBM
7 3 (23.08%) SOA
7 3 (23.08%) ERP
7 3 (23.08%) WSDL
7 3 (23.08%) E-business

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (23.08%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Boomi
1 1 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SSL
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (15.38%) FxCop
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Moq
3 2 (15.38%) ReSharper
3 2 (15.38%) StyleCop
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Log4j
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) Mockito
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
2 3 (23.08%) SOA Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) TIBCO Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Architect
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) REST
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) XSLT
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) JMS
5 4 (30.77%) Middleware
5 4 (30.77%) XSD
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (23.08%) WSDL
7 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (15.38%) AutoMapper
7 2 (15.38%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
7 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
7 2 (15.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) DataPower
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) HPUX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) BPEL
2 3 (23.08%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) E-business
2 3 (23.08%) ERP
2 3 (23.08%) OO
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Code Coverage
3 2 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) SOLID
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) VBScript
5 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
5 1 (7.69%) VB
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Atlassian
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Talend
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO