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 3 months to 27 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.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 47 42
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.82% 0.93% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.24% 4.00% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 49 100 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.00% 23.20% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 60
Median daily rate £325 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +8.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Blackpool +18 1 £500 +42.85%
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) XML
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) Oracle
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) HTTP
4 6 (66.67%) Spring
5 5 (55.56%) Ajax
5 5 (55.56%) CSS
5 5 (55.56%) C#
5 5 (55.56%) HTML
5 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (44.44%) MySQL
6 4 (44.44%) Apache
6 4 (44.44%) MVC
6 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (33.33%) SDLC
7 3 (33.33%) Riak
7 3 (33.33%) Neo4j
7 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (33.33%) Apache Camel
7 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (33.33%) CouchDB
7 3 (33.33%) Software Architecture
7 3 (33.33%) BDD
7 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
7 3 (33.33%) NoSQL

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 4 (44.44%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) CouchDB
3 3 (33.33%) Firebird
3 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (33.33%) Neo4j
3 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (33.33%) Riak
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) XML
3 6 (66.67%) Spring
4 5 (55.56%) Ajax
4 5 (55.56%) CSS
4 5 (55.56%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) Apache Camel
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (33.33%) DOM
5 3 (33.33%) REST
5 3 (33.33%) SAX
5 3 (33.33%) Servlets
5 3 (33.33%) WSDL
5 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (22.22%) RESTful
6 2 (22.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Wiki
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) OOD
4 2 (22.22%) Refactoring
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) SEO
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Groovy
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) Scala
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) MetaFrame
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Perforce
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) VMware