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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
South East / Kent
Rank - 57 -
Contract jobs citing SOAP 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 0.67% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

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 115 176 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 40.49% 39.46% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 143 45
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Kent

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Cognos
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence

SOAP
Top Related 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 (25.00%) FileNet
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Senior QA Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Information Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Information Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Principal Architect
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Information Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) WSDL
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (25.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cognos
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) Netezza
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Teradata