Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 57 52
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.46% 1.47% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 4.32% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Kent median daily rate £388 £308 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.02% -16.89% -
10th Percentile £301 £231 £263
90th Percentile £464 £505 £461
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +1.76% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £28.47 £40.00
% change year-on-year +49.31% -28.84% -

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 136 185 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 31.12% 34.07% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 135 116
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £281 £295 £228
90th Percentile £463 £438 £738
South East median daily rate £433 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.85% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Kent median hourly rate £38.31 - £40.00
10th Percentile £35.66 - £39.00
90th Percentile £40.95 - £41.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.89%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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
Dover - 1 £450 - 1
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 2 (100.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceStack
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD

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 1 (50.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceStack
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Product Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft