The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 25 June 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)
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 33 31
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 3.33% 1.20% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 5.08% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £375 £563 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +32.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.68% -29.23%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 108 59 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 40.00% 23.60% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 36 28
Median daily rate £351 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.13% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Liverpool

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) REST
2 5 (50.00%) PHP
2 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) OOP
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) PHP 5
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Apache
4 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) JSP
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) HPUX
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Front Office
5 2 (20.00%) GitHub
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Scala

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 3 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (10.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (30.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) LAMP
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
1 5 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (30.00%) ITSM
2 3 (30.00%) Release Management
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) PHP 5
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Scala
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP