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 3 months to 24 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)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -47 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.41% 4.00% 2.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.66% 14.29% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £433 - £375
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 188 28 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 53.11% 28.00% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 13 13
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £413 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.03% -57.81%  
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 Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 June 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
County Antrim -41 5 £433 -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) JMS
2 4 (57.14%) ETL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Data Quality
2 4 (57.14%) Talend
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) DB2

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Moq
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) QUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Talend Developer
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) JMS
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) D3.js
3 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (14.29%) Ninject
3 1 (14.29%) React
3 1 (14.29%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ETL
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) Korn
1 2 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Talend
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle