Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 53 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 12 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.26% 0.61% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.09% 2.17% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Kent median daily rate £550 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%

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 197 138 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 37.10% 28.28% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 86 182
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £259 £263
90th Percentile £475 £544 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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
Maidstone - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 -
SOAP
South East

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

1 10 (83.33%) XML
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) JSON
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (41.67%) REST
5 4 (33.33%) WCF
5 4 (33.33%) Microservices
5 4 (33.33%) MuleSoft
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) XSLT
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) EDI
6 3 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (16.67%) TypeScript

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 (16.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) AMQP
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) SMTP
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
1 2 (16.67%) ReSharper
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) MuleSoft Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Architect
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) JSON
2 5 (41.67%) REST
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) WCF
3 4 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (25.00%) EDI
4 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Apache CXF
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) Angular 2
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (16.67%) Fintech
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Microservices
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Document Management
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (16.67%) TypeScript
6 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) PSD2
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) MuleSoft