The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 56 101
Rank change year-on-year -6 +45  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 45 77 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.56% 2.97% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.67% 13.32% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 23
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £238 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £420 £463
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 £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 519 578 595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.56% 22.28% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 338 357
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Scotland

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Scotland

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Scotland

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Glasgow -10 22 £358 +19.16% 2
Edinburgh +9 14 £400 +10.34% 2
Moray - 7 £400 -
Fife - 1 £300 -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (62.90%) Java
3 29 (46.77%) XML
3 29 (46.77%) REST
4 28 (45.16%) Maven
4 28 (45.16%) SQL
5 26 (41.94%) HTML
5 26 (41.94%) JMS
6 25 (40.32%) Git (software)
6 25 (40.32%) Microservices
7 24 (38.71%) Jenkins
7 24 (38.71%) Spring
8 22 (35.48%) Scrum
8 22 (35.48%) Banking
9 21 (33.87%) Hibernate
9 21 (33.87%) Web Services
10 20 (32.26%) SOA
10 20 (32.26%) JSON
11 19 (30.65%) MVC
12 18 (29.03%) JavaScript
13 16 (25.81%) JBoss
13 16 (25.81%) TDD
14 15 (24.19%) Java EE
14 15 (24.19%) OO
14 15 (24.19%) Apache Camel
15 13 (20.97%) Relational Database
15 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (20.97%) Unix
15 13 (20.97%) CSS
16 12 (19.35%) JIRA

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 16 (25.81%) JBoss
2 11 (17.74%) Confluence
3 9 (14.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (9.68%) Apache
6 3 (4.84%) CMS
6 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
7 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 10 (16.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (8.06%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) LDAP
2 1 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) Relational Database
2 11 (17.74%) DB2
3 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.84%) MySQL
6 2 (3.23%) KDB
6 2 (3.23%) Kdb+
6 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (45.16%) Maven
2 25 (40.32%) Git (software)
3 24 (38.71%) Jenkins
4 12 (19.35%) JIRA
5 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
6 10 (16.13%) Ant
6 10 (16.13%) Gradle
7 9 (14.52%) Eclipse
7 9 (14.52%) Hudson
8 8 (12.90%) SoapUI
9 7 (11.29%) JUnit
10 6 (9.68%) Bitbucket
10 6 (9.68%) Subversion
11 5 (8.06%) Selenium
12 3 (4.84%) Mockito
12 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
13 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
13 2 (3.23%) Concordion
13 2 (3.23%) JBehave
13 2 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (35.48%) Banking
2 11 (17.74%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (87.10%) Developer
2 29 (46.77%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (11.29%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.06%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (8.06%) TIBCO Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Architect
5 3 (4.84%) C++ Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Java Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) iOS Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Lead Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Scala Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Developer
6 2 (3.23%) UI Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (46.77%) REST
1 29 (46.77%) XML
2 26 (41.94%) HTML
2 26 (41.94%) JMS
3 24 (38.71%) Spring
4 21 (33.87%) Hibernate
4 21 (33.87%) Web Services
5 20 (32.26%) JSON
6 15 (24.19%) Apache Camel
6 15 (24.19%) Java EE
7 13 (20.97%) CSS
8 11 (17.74%) J2EE
8 11 (17.74%) JDBC
9 9 (14.52%) Apache CXF
10 8 (12.90%) Ehcache
10 8 (12.90%) Gherkin
10 8 (12.90%) HTML5
10 8 (12.90%) JPA
10 8 (12.90%) Play Framework
10 8 (12.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Wiki
2 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) DataPower
3 3 (4.84%) User Experience
4 2 (3.23%) Derivative
4 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.23%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.61%) Animation
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.61%) Social Media
5 1 (1.61%) W3C
5 1 (1.61%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Unix
2 11 (17.74%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Android
4 2 (3.23%) Windows
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Microservices
3 22 (35.48%) Scrum
4 20 (32.26%) SOA
5 19 (30.65%) MVC
6 16 (25.81%) TDD
7 15 (24.19%) OO
8 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (19.35%) Mentoring
9 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
10 11 (17.74%) OOA/OOD
11 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (14.52%) Web Design
12 8 (12.90%) Front End Development
12 8 (12.90%) Pair Programming
12 8 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
13 7 (11.29%) Coaching
14 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
15 5 (8.06%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) Java
2 28 (45.16%) SQL
3 18 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.13%) Shell Script
5 8 (12.90%) Scala
6 4 (6.45%) C#
7 3 (4.84%) C++
8 2 (3.23%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.23%) Groovy
8 2 (3.23%) Jython
8 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.23%) Perl
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
8 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.23%) Python
8 2 (3.23%) Ruby
9 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.61%) Korn
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) MiFID
2 4 (6.45%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (6.45%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Ansible
1 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) IBM
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 8 (12.90%) Perforce
4 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.06%) Sybase
5 5 (8.06%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.23%) Adobe
6 2 (3.23%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.61%) Reuters
7 1 (1.61%) Twitter