Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 101 139
Rank change year-on-year +9 +38 -37
Contract jobs citing SOAP 94 85 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.87% 1.97% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.97% 7.17% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 62 35
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £223 £280
90th Percentile £480 £375 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.45
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.82% +7.00%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1349 1185 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.78% 27.47% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 709 680
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 16
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £43.75 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.14% +8.35% +1.58%
10th Percentile £17.89 £24.63 £25.00
90th Percentile £40.03 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -13 57 £395 +16.18% 1
Glasgow -6 29 £250 -28.57% 6
Moray - 2 £419 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 70 (74.47%) XML
2 47 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (44.68%) Java
4 39 (41.49%) Web Services
4 39 (41.49%) REST
5 32 (34.04%) Git (software)
6 30 (31.91%) JSON
7 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
8 24 (25.53%) HTML
9 23 (24.47%) Maven
10 22 (23.40%) Spring
10 22 (23.40%) XSLT
10 22 (23.40%) Jenkins
11 21 (22.34%) SQL Server
12 20 (21.28%) Scrum
13 19 (20.21%) CSS
13 19 (20.21%) Microservices
14 18 (19.15%) Linux
14 18 (19.15%) JBoss
14 18 (19.15%) SOA
14 18 (19.15%) Ajax
14 18 (19.15%) Banking
15 17 (18.09%) Software Engineering
15 17 (18.09%) RESTful
15 17 (18.09%) SQL
15 17 (18.09%) .NET
16 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
17 15 (15.96%) Unix
17 15 (15.96%) Workflow

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 18 (19.15%) JBoss
2 9 (9.57%) WebSphere
3 7 (7.45%) Apache
4 6 (6.38%) IIS
5 5 (5.32%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (5.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (2.13%) Confluence
8 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.06%) CICS
9 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.89%) PaaS
2 13 (13.83%) GitHub
3 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (8.51%) IaaS
5 5 (5.32%) OpenShift
6 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) Firewall
2 7 (7.45%) BIG-IP
2 7 (7.45%) Internet
2 7 (7.45%) LDAP
2 7 (7.45%) NetScaler
3 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.26%) DNS
4 4 (4.26%) HTTP
4 4 (4.26%) Intranet
5 3 (3.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (3.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (3.19%) LAN
5 3 (3.19%) SSL
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
6 2 (2.13%) CTI
7 1 (1.06%) VPN
7 1 (1.06%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.83%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.51%) RDBMS
3 8 (8.51%) Redis
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.38%) DB2
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (34.04%) Git (software)
2 23 (24.47%) Maven
3 22 (23.40%) Jenkins
4 14 (14.89%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.51%) Ant
5 8 (8.51%) Hudson
5 8 (8.51%) JIRA
5 8 (8.51%) Subversion
6 6 (6.38%) Bitbucket
7 5 (5.32%) Artifactory
7 5 (5.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (5.32%) TeamCity
7 5 (5.32%) XMLSpy
8 4 (4.26%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.26%) Gradle
9 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.13%) Mockito
10 2 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (19.15%) Banking
2 9 (9.57%) Finance
3 6 (6.38%) Law
4 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (60.64%) Developer
2 26 (27.66%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.83%) Analyst
3 13 (13.83%) ServiceNow Developer
4 9 (9.57%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.45%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.45%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (5.32%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.32%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.26%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (74.47%) XML
2 39 (41.49%) REST
2 39 (41.49%) Web Services
3 30 (31.91%) JSON
4 24 (25.53%) HTML
5 22 (23.40%) Spring
5 22 (23.40%) XSLT
6 19 (20.21%) CSS
7 18 (19.15%) Ajax
8 17 (18.09%) .NET
8 17 (18.09%) RESTful
9 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
10 14 (14.89%) Java EE
11 13 (13.83%) Hibernate
11 13 (13.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (12.77%) JMS
13 10 (10.64%) .NET Framework
13 10 (10.64%) J2EE
13 10 (10.64%) JPA
14 9 (9.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (7.45%) N-Tier
1 7 (7.45%) PKI
2 6 (6.38%) DataPower
3 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.19%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.13%) Blog
5 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Wiki
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Linux
2 15 (15.96%) Unix
3 9 (9.57%) Windows
4 7 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.19%) Android
6 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.28%) Scrum
3 19 (20.21%) Microservices
4 18 (19.15%) SOA
5 17 (18.09%) Software Engineering
6 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (15.96%) Workflow
8 14 (14.89%) DevOps
9 13 (13.83%) Analytics
9 13 (13.83%) ITSM
9 13 (13.83%) Presales
9 13 (13.83%) Service Delivery
10 12 (12.77%) Migration
10 12 (12.77%) MVC
11 11 (11.70%) SDLC
12 10 (10.64%) Test Automation
12 10 (10.64%) Unit Testing
13 9 (9.57%) Change Control
13 9 (9.57%) Project Management
14 8 (8.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 42 (44.68%) Java
2 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.09%) SQL
4 11 (11.70%) C#
5 9 (9.57%) Perl
6 8 (8.51%) C++
7 7 (7.45%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.19%) Scala
8 3 (3.19%) XPath
9 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.06%) Korn
10 1 (1.06%) PHP
10 1 (1.06%) Ruby
10 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) ISTQB
1 7 (7.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) MCSD
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.06%) EMIR
2 1 (1.06%) MiFID
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.32%) Docker
3 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (12.77%) Ansible
2 7 (7.45%) Puppet
3 2 (2.13%) Salt
4 1 (1.06%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) ServiceNow
2 12 (12.77%) Red Hat
3 11 (11.70%) Oracle
4 8 (8.51%) F5
4 8 (8.51%) IBM
4 8 (8.51%) Perforce
5 7 (7.45%) Citrix
5 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.45%) VMware
6 4 (4.26%) Imperva
6 4 (4.26%) Sybase
7 3 (3.19%) Adobe
7 3 (3.19%) Blue Coat
7 3 (3.19%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.19%) Cisco
7 3 (3.19%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.13%) Avaya
9 1 (1.06%) CA