Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 48 60
Rank change year-on-year -20 +12 0
Contract jobs citing SOAP 4 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.60% 0.67% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 2.68% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Lancashire median daily rate £313 £308 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +41.38% -45.11%
10th Percentile £306 £301 £127
90th Percentile £319 £320 £304
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 233 112 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.78% 25.00% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 80 115
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +4.03% -12.35%
10th Percentile £299 £305 £263
90th Percentile £575 £543 £465
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.96% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.06 £37.75 £24.60
90th Percentile £69.71 £43.93 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

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 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 12 November 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
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Lancaster - 1 £313 - 1
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (25.00%) GitLab
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) GitLab
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) UX Design
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft