Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 16 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 64 34
Rank change year-on-year +20 -30 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 8 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.05% 2.52% 2.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.37% 5.80% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £333 £450 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.11% +125.00% -46.67%
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.59
% change year-on-year - +38.08% -11.32%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 149 276 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 38.21% 43.40% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 221 35
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +7.14% -9.41%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £250
90th Percentile £525 £475 £442
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £33.00 £13.78 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.56% +13.61% -
10th Percentile £31.50 £13.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £14.17 £14.36
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Northern Ireland

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Northern Ireland

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 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
County Antrim +31 6 £333 -26.11% 2
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 4 (50.00%) REST
1 4 (50.00%) User Experience
1 4 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) WSDL
3 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) WPF
3 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 2 (25.00%) API Design
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) SCADA
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Life Science
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Service Design
4 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
4 1 (12.50%) API Development

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Designer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) UX Designer
2 2 (25.00%) UX Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) WPF
3 2 (25.00%) WSDL
3 2 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (12.50%) Rendezvous
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) LIMS
2 1 (12.50%) SCADA
2 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) API Design
2 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) API Development
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GMP
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) TIBCO