Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 56 60
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 3 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.66% 1.37% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.56% 5.73% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Lancashire median daily rate £308 £218 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.38% -45.11% +37.83%
10th Percentile £301 £127 £290
90th Percentile £320 £304 £461
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £55.75

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 117 157 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.88% 23.86% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 114 151
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £366 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -13.82% +13.71%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £210
90th Percentile £540 £465 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%
10th Percentile £37.75 £24.60 £28.67
90th Percentile £43.93 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

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 22 November 2017. 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
Lytham St Annes +10 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £300 -
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) WebLogic

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 (33.33%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) JMS
3 1 (33.33%) JPA
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft