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 3 months to 26 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 38 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.19% 0.93% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.57% 2.88% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £275 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.73% -  
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 £25.97 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -16.60% -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 Kent with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 84 104 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 33.20% 32.10% 47.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 63 68
Median daily rate £345 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 -
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Laravel
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office

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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Laravel Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) EDI
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Laravel
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft