The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 13 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 8.33% 4.86% 2.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.84% 31.82% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 4
Median daily rate £500 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Luton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 69 22 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 44.23% 15.28% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 17 21
Median daily rate £313 £475 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +38.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £568
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 - £36.00 -
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 Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Luton

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Luton over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Luton

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 Luton region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) User Stories
2 12 (92.31%) REST
2 12 (92.31%) Microservices
2 12 (92.31%) SOA
2 12 (92.31%) E-Commerce
3 11 (84.62%) C++
4 7 (53.85%) API Development
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) AOP
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Confluence
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (7.69%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Designer
1 12 (92.31%) Senior Designer
2 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) User Stories
2 12 (92.31%) E-Commerce
2 12 (92.31%) Microservices
2 12 (92.31%) SOA
3 7 (53.85%) API Development
4 1 (7.69%) AOP
4 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft