The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.38% 2.75% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.51% 11.54% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -0.76%  
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 Portsmouth with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 47 26 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 27.98% 23.85% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 12
Median daily rate £325 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £37.50
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 Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Portsmouth

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) CA
1 6 (100.00%) Workflow
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) IaaS
1 6 (100.00%) RESTful
1 6 (100.00%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Terraform
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) IaaS
1 6 (100.00%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) CA
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy