Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 21 January 2019 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 48 52
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 7 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.06% 1.37% 2.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.59% 4.41% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Lancashire median daily rate £436 £308 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.87% +20.59% -37.04%
10th Percentile £325 £231 £143
90th Percentile £589 £484 £312
North West median daily rate £438 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +16.67% +10.29% -19.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £55.00
North West median hourly rate £24.75 - £55.00

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 Lancashire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 195 136 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 29.41% 30.98% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 106 105
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -18.37%
10th Percentile £252 £306 £255
90th Percentile £634 £518 £495
North West median daily rate £408 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £42.13 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.01% +3.37% +1.88%
10th Percentile £27.06 £33.31 £25.00
90th Percentile £41.38 £43.00 £56.23
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -3.40% -3.23% +14.58%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Lancashire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Lancashire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Lancashire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Lancashire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Blackpool -6 1 £600 -2.04% 1
Fleetwood - 1 £385 -
Lancaster - 1 £313 -
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (28.57%) GitHub
4 2 (28.57%) GitLab
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Progressive Enhancement
4 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) UX Design
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Java EE
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (14.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) GitLab
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) REST
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE
2 2 (28.57%) JSP
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
3 1 (14.29%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) BDD
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Progressive Enhancement
2 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) UX Design
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Web Design
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft