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 26 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 / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 107 119
Rank change year-on-year +22 +12  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 32 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.47% 1.52% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% 6.76% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 12
Median daily rate £375 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £405 £466
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 £25.97 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -16.60% -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 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 650 651 635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.76% 22.49% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 377 297
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -8.12%  
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 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 26 June 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 26 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
Glasgow +8 15 £370 +5.71% 10
Edinburgh +2 14 £380 +11.76% 3
Moray - 2 £419 -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 58 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (60.26%) Java
3 41 (52.56%) XML
4 34 (43.59%) SQL
4 34 (43.59%) Jenkins
5 33 (42.31%) Maven
6 32 (41.03%) Git (software)
7 31 (39.74%) REST
7 31 (39.74%) Spring
8 29 (37.18%) Scrum
9 28 (35.90%) JMS
10 27 (34.62%) Banking
10 27 (34.62%) JSON
10 27 (34.62%) Microservices
11 26 (33.33%) HTML
12 24 (30.77%) SOA
12 24 (30.77%) MVC
13 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
13 22 (28.21%) OO
14 20 (25.64%) Unix
14 20 (25.64%) Hibernate
15 18 (23.08%) J2EE
15 18 (23.08%) Relational Database
16 17 (21.79%) Web Services
17 16 (20.51%) Linux
17 16 (20.51%) JBoss
17 16 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (19.23%) JIRA
18 15 (19.23%) DB2
19 14 (17.95%) Ant

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 (20.51%) JBoss
2 11 (14.10%) Confluence
3 8 (10.26%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (8.97%) Apache
5 6 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.13%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.85%) CMS
7 3 (3.85%) Drupal
8 2 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (2.56%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.13%) GitHub
3 2 (2.56%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.56%) IaaS
3 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.28%) HTTP
1 1 (1.28%) LDAP
1 1 (1.28%) NFC
1 1 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 15 (19.23%) DB2
3 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.85%) KDB
5 3 (3.85%) Kdb+
5 3 (3.85%) MySQL
6 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.56%) Redis
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (43.59%) Jenkins
2 33 (42.31%) Maven
3 32 (41.03%) Git (software)
4 15 (19.23%) JIRA
5 14 (17.95%) Ant
6 13 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 13 (16.67%) Hudson
7 11 (14.10%) Gradle
8 8 (10.26%) Selenium
9 7 (8.97%) JUnit
9 7 (8.97%) SoapUI
10 5 (6.41%) Bitbucket
10 5 (6.41%) Mockito
10 5 (6.41%) WebDriver
11 4 (5.13%) Eclipse
11 4 (5.13%) jMock
11 4 (5.13%) Subversion
12 3 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
14 1 (1.28%) TestComplete
General
1 27 (34.62%) Banking
2 13 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (85.90%) Developer
2 32 (41.03%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.95%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (8.97%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (6.41%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (6.41%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (5.13%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.13%) iOS Developer
7 3 (3.85%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Designer
7 3 (3.85%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Java Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Designer
7 3 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (52.56%) XML
2 31 (39.74%) REST
2 31 (39.74%) Spring
3 28 (35.90%) JMS
4 27 (34.62%) JSON
5 26 (33.33%) HTML
6 20 (25.64%) Hibernate
7 18 (23.08%) J2EE
8 17 (21.79%) Web Services
9 14 (17.95%) Apache Camel
9 14 (17.95%) CSS
10 13 (16.67%) JDBC
11 11 (14.10%) Apache CXF
11 11 (14.10%) Gherkin
11 11 (14.10%) Java EE
11 11 (14.10%) Protocol Buffers
12 8 (10.26%) Ehcache
12 8 (10.26%) OSGi
12 8 (10.26%) Play Framework
12 8 (10.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Mobile App
2 8 (10.26%) Wiki
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) User Experience
4 3 (3.85%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.28%) Animation
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Fintech
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.28%) Social Media
5 1 (1.28%) W3C
5 1 (1.28%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.64%) Unix
2 16 (20.51%) Linux
3 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.41%) Android
5 1 (1.28%) Solaris
5 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.18%) Scrum
3 27 (34.62%) Microservices
4 24 (30.77%) MVC
4 24 (30.77%) SOA
5 22 (28.21%) OO
6 16 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (17.95%) TDD
7 14 (17.95%) Unit Testing
8 13 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
9 11 (14.10%) Pair Programming
10 10 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (11.54%) Open Source
11 9 (11.54%) SDLC
11 9 (11.54%) Translating Business Requirements
12 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (10.26%) Front End Development
12 8 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
12 8 (10.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 47 (60.26%) Java
2 34 (43.59%) SQL
3 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.95%) Shell Script
5 8 (10.26%) Scala
6 6 (7.69%) C#
6 6 (7.69%) PHP
7 4 (5.13%) C++
8 3 (3.85%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.85%) Perl
8 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.85%) Python
8 3 (3.85%) Ruby
9 2 (2.56%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.56%) Groovy
9 2 (2.56%) Jython
9 2 (2.56%) Korn
10 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) Dodd-Frank
1 9 (11.54%) EMIR
1 9 (11.54%) MiFID
2 4 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Ansible
1 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Perforce
2 9 (11.54%) IBM
3 7 (8.97%) Oracle
4 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.69%) Sybase
5 3 (3.85%) Apple
6 2 (2.56%) Adobe
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.28%) Avaya
7 1 (1.28%) Google
7 1 (1.28%) Twitter