Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 6 months to 24 April 2018 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 East > Kent
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 60 67
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 -
Contract jobs citing SOAP 14 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.94% 1.05% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.86% 2.56% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Kent median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% -
10th Percentile £349 £245 £366
90th Percentile £625 £565 £450
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00

SOAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 158 234 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 33.12% 41.12% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 164 242
Kent median daily rate £363 £340 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +0.37% -0.37%
10th Percentile £319 £236 £260
90th Percentile £538 £475 £586
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Kent median hourly rate - - £30.00
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +14.29%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Kent

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Kent

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Kent over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Kent

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Kent

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Kent region over the 6 months to 24 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 2 £423 - 2
Maidstone - 1 - - 5
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
2 9 (64.29%) CSS
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 8 (57.14%) Microservices
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (57.14%) JSON
4 7 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) CSS3
4 7 (50.00%) HTML5
5 6 (42.86%) SSL
5 6 (42.86%) REST
5 6 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (42.86%) TypeScript
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 6 (42.86%) SMTP
5 6 (42.86%) HTTP
5 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 6 (42.86%) XML
5 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) EDI
5 6 (42.86%) ReSharper
5 6 (42.86%) Fiddler
6 5 (35.71%) WCF
6 5 (35.71%) QA
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (14.29%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) HTTP
1 6 (42.86%) SMTP
1 6 (42.86%) SSL
2 5 (35.71%) AMQP
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Big Data
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Fiddler
1 6 (42.86%) ReSharper
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.14%) Appium
4 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Advertising
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Architect
2 3 (21.43%) C# Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Architect
3 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Design Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) CSS
1 9 (64.29%) HTML
2 8 (57.14%) AngularJS
2 8 (57.14%) JSON
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) CSS3
3 7 (50.00%) HTML5
4 6 (42.86%) EDI
4 6 (42.86%) REST
4 6 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (42.86%) XML
5 5 (35.71%) WCF
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 2 (14.29%) RESTful
8 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
8 1 (7.14%) CGI
8 1 (7.14%) SGML
8 1 (7.14%) VRML
8 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Fintech
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.14%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Microservices
3 5 (35.71%) SOA
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) Data Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 6 (42.86%) TypeScript
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (7.14%) C
7 1 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) MuleSoft