The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 30 March 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 29 46
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 14 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.02% 1.72% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.28% 6.78% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -5.61% +53.12%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 114 59 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 40.86% 25.32% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 43 66
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £444 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £49.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +266.66% -6.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Oxford

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Oxford over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) RESTful
3 14 (82.35%) Java
3 14 (82.35%) Web Services
4 11 (64.71%) JBoss
5 10 (58.82%) Spring
5 10 (58.82%) JSON
6 9 (52.94%) Maven
7 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (47.06%) SQL
7 8 (47.06%) DevOps
8 7 (41.18%) Mockito
8 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
8 7 (41.18%) Java EE
8 7 (41.18%) TDD
9 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
9 6 (35.29%) Apache Camel
10 5 (29.41%) REST
10 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
10 5 (29.41%) XML
10 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
11 4 (23.53%) Scrum
11 4 (23.53%) Pair Programming
11 4 (23.53%) JIRA
11 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
11 4 (23.53%) Selenium
11 4 (23.53%) Spring Security
11 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
11 4 (23.53%) JUnit

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 11 (64.71%) JBoss
2 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
3 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
3 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) GitHub
3 1 (5.88%) Force.com
3 1 (5.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Maven
2 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 7 (41.18%) Mockito
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) JUnit
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (17.65%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) Java Developer
3 5 (29.41%) AWS Developer
3 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (17.65%) ETL Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (5.88%) AWS Architect
7 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Linux Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Developer
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) RESTful
2 14 (82.35%) Web Services
3 10 (58.82%) JSON
3 10 (58.82%) Spring
4 7 (41.18%) Java EE
5 6 (35.29%) Apache Camel
6 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
6 5 (29.41%) REST
6 5 (29.41%) XML
7 4 (23.53%) Dropwizard
7 4 (23.53%) EJB
7 4 (23.53%) JMS
7 4 (23.53%) Spring Boot
7 4 (23.53%) Spring Security
7 4 (23.53%) XML Schema
8 3 (17.65%) WireMock
9 2 (11.76%) Ajax
10 1 (5.88%) EDI
10 1 (5.88%) EDIFACT
10 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (47.06%) DevOps
3 7 (41.18%) TDD
4 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) ETL
5 4 (23.53%) Microservices
5 4 (23.53%) Pair Programming
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (17.65%) Data Management
6 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 3 (17.65%) Informatics
6 3 (17.65%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) BPEL
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) SOQL
5 1 (5.88%) SOSL
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) Talend
2 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) PayPal
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) SAP