Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 70 23
Rank change year-on-year +20 -47 +34
Contract jobs citing SOAP 27 19 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.87% 1.69% 8.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.71% 6.91% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 91
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +25.00% -17.95%
10th Percentile £177 £336 £225
90th Percentile £420 £456 £445
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £320
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South Wales median hourly rate - - £39.75
Wales median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 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 252 275 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.78% 24.44% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 202 379
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24% +7.41%
10th Percentile £250 £288 £245
90th Percentile £511 £543 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £360
% change year-on-year -8.57% +21.53% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +34.38% -36.00%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £60.25
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +31.11%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Cardiff +12 22 £369 -11.62% 1
Newport +15 2 £400 - 1
SOAP
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 23 (85.19%) XML
2 21 (77.78%) HL7
3 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
4 13 (48.15%) SoapUI
5 12 (44.44%) JCAPS
5 12 (44.44%) IBM
5 12 (44.44%) Migration
5 12 (44.44%) Fiorano
6 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (40.74%) InterSystems
6 11 (40.74%) Web Services
6 11 (40.74%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (40.74%) XSLT
6 11 (40.74%) C++
6 11 (40.74%) VMware
6 11 (40.74%) Data Migration
6 11 (40.74%) IBM Integration Bus
6 11 (40.74%) WebSphere
6 11 (40.74%) Degree
7 10 (37.04%) Release Management
7 10 (37.04%) SQL
7 10 (37.04%) .NET
8 9 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 9 (33.33%) ITIL
8 9 (33.33%) C#
8 9 (33.33%) N-Tier
8 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 9 (33.33%) Service Delivery
8 9 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture

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 12 (44.44%) JCAPS
2 11 (40.74%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (40.74%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) MySQL
5 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) SoapUI
2 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
1 1 (3.70%) Local Government
1 1 (3.70%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Architect
2 8 (29.63%) Technical Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Data Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Architect
5 5 (18.52%) Team Leader
5 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
5 5 (18.52%) Test Team Leader
6 4 (14.81%) Developer
7 3 (11.11%) TOGAF Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Test Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) SAP HCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) XML
2 11 (40.74%) IBM Integration Bus
2 11 (40.74%) Web Services
2 11 (40.74%) XSLT
3 10 (37.04%) .NET
4 9 (33.33%) RESTful
5 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 2 (7.41%) JSON
5 2 (7.41%) REST
5 2 (7.41%) Spring
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) Angular 2
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) Spring Boot
6 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 7 (25.93%) NHS
3 4 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) iPad
5 1 (3.70%) iSeries
5 1 (3.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon Linux
2 1 (3.70%) CentOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Migration
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Data Migration
3 10 (37.04%) Release Management
4 9 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (33.33%) ITIL
4 9 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (33.33%) SDLC
4 9 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 9 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 8 (29.63%) High Availability
6 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
6 7 (25.93%) MVC
7 5 (18.52%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
7 5 (18.52%) Project Management
8 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) Service Management
8 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.41%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C++
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) C#
3 9 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (22.22%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) ABAP
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Degree
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (77.78%) HL7
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) GDPR
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.70%) PSD2
3 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Fiorano
1 12 (44.44%) IBM
2 11 (40.74%) InterSystems
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) RedGate
4 1 (3.70%) SAP