Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 11 December 2018 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 54 70
Rank change year-on-year +29 +16 -42
Contract jobs citing SOAP 92 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.38% 2.67% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.18% 10.20% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 22 16
South Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.64% +22.98%
10th Percentile £323 £174 £303
90th Percentile £588 £420 £436
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.92% +22.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 506 255 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 35.09% 26.21% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 185 215
South Wales median daily rate £418 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.03% -6.47% +19.72%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £288
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
South Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £23.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.69% +7.63% +34.38%
Wales median hourly rate £24.50 £23.14 £21.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.63% -14.85%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in South Wales

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in South Wales

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in South Wales over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in South Wales

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Cardiff +13 59 £416 +11.90% 6
Newport +3 16 £394 -1.56% 8
SOAP
Wales

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 56 (60.87%) Java
2 48 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (52.17%) REST
3 45 (48.91%) SQL
4 37 (40.22%) Git (software)
5 35 (38.04%) Maven
6 32 (34.78%) Spring
7 31 (33.70%) Test Automation
8 28 (30.43%) SQL Server
9 27 (29.35%) Jenkins
10 26 (28.26%) SoapUI
11 25 (27.17%) AngularJS
12 23 (25.00%) Confluence
12 23 (25.00%) JIRA
12 23 (25.00%) Unit Testing
12 23 (25.00%) Scrum
12 23 (25.00%) Web Services
12 23 (25.00%) XML
13 20 (21.74%) JUnit
14 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
15 18 (19.57%) Groovy
15 18 (19.57%) Node.js
15 18 (19.57%) J2EE
15 18 (19.57%) Microservices
16 17 (18.48%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (18.48%) Spring Boot
16 17 (18.48%) SC Cleared
16 17 (18.48%) JSON
17 16 (17.39%) Selenium
17 16 (17.39%) Hibernate

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 23 (25.00%) Confluence
2 13 (14.13%) WebSphere
3 11 (11.96%) Anypoint
3 11 (11.96%) Mule
4 8 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (7.61%) JBoss
6 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (10.87%) npm
2 1 (1.09%) Boomi
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) HTTP
1 9 (9.78%) VPN
2 1 (1.09%) DNS
2 1 (1.09%) SSH
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.09%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.26%) Redis
5 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 37 (40.22%) Git (software)
2 35 (38.04%) Maven
3 27 (29.35%) Jenkins
4 26 (28.26%) SoapUI
5 23 (25.00%) JIRA
6 20 (21.74%) JUnit
7 16 (17.39%) Selenium
8 10 (10.87%) WebDriver
9 9 (9.78%) Ant
9 9 (9.78%) Cucumber
10 8 (8.70%) Artifactory
10 8 (8.70%) Subversion
10 8 (8.70%) Visual Studio
11 7 (7.61%) SpecFlow
11 7 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (7.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (6.52%) Fiddler
12 6 (6.52%) Gradle
12 6 (6.52%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (5.43%) TestNG
General
1 6 (6.52%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Marketing
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (59.78%) Developer
2 27 (29.35%) Java Developer
3 13 (14.13%) Test Engineer
4 12 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
5 11 (11.96%) MuleSoft Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Angular Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (8.70%) Tester
7 7 (7.61%) Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Automation Tester
8 6 (6.52%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Web Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Build Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) CRM Developer
11 2 (2.17%) Deployment Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) Linux Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (52.17%) REST
2 32 (34.78%) Spring
3 25 (27.17%) AngularJS
4 23 (25.00%) Web Services
4 23 (25.00%) XML
5 18 (19.57%) J2EE
5 18 (19.57%) Node.js
6 17 (18.48%) JSON
6 17 (18.48%) Spring Boot
7 16 (17.39%) Hibernate
8 15 (16.30%) CSS
9 14 (15.22%) HTML
10 10 (10.87%) .NET
10 10 (10.87%) CSS3
10 10 (10.87%) HTML5
11 9 (9.78%) JMS
12 8 (8.70%) JSF
12 8 (8.70%) LESS
13 6 (6.52%) Drools
13 6 (6.52%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) NHS
2 2 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Linux
2 13 (14.13%) Unix
3 7 (7.61%) Windows
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) Test Automation
3 23 (25.00%) Scrum
3 23 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 18 (19.57%) Microservices
5 17 (18.48%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (15.22%) BDD
8 13 (14.13%) Performance Testing
9 11 (11.96%) API Testing
9 11 (11.96%) TDD
10 9 (9.78%) Regression Testing
11 8 (8.70%) Front End Development
12 7 (7.61%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (7.61%) DevOps
13 6 (6.52%) SDLC
13 6 (6.52%) SOA
13 6 (6.52%) Web Application Development
14 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
14 5 (5.43%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (60.87%) Java
2 45 (48.91%) SQL
3 18 (19.57%) Groovy
4 15 (16.30%) C#
4 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.30%) Python
5 10 (10.87%) Java 8
6 9 (9.78%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (16.30%) Docker
2 6 (6.52%) Postfix
3 1 (1.09%) iptables
3 1 (1.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (7.61%) Ansible
3 6 (6.52%) Rundeck
4 5 (5.43%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.09%) Automic
5 1 (1.09%) logstash
5 1 (1.09%) Puppet
5 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) MuleSoft
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.09%) Dell
5 1 (1.09%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.09%) Jitterbit
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.09%) SnapLogic
5 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.09%) VMware