The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / South West
Rank 70 124 101
Rank change year-on-year +54 -23  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 69 15 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.66% 0.52% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.29% 2.11% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 22
Median daily rate £355 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £451 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
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 the South West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 743 710 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.61% 24.47% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 472 495
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £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 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the South West

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the South West

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in the South West

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +18 18 £348 +6.92% 5
Wiltshire +11 11 £355 -32.38% 7
Gloucestershire +8 10 £425 +30.76% 11
Somerset +8 9 £450 -0.11% 1
Devon - 6 £388 - 2
Dorset +8 2 - - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 86 (62.77%) Java
2 76 (55.47%) REST
3 75 (54.74%) Web Services
3 75 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (44.53%) JavaScript
5 57 (41.61%) HTML
6 55 (40.15%) CSS
7 52 (37.96%) Oracle
8 51 (37.23%) XML
8 51 (37.23%) Spring
9 47 (34.31%) Scrum
10 46 (33.58%) BDD
11 40 (29.20%) Hibernate
11 40 (29.20%) MVC
11 40 (29.20%) C#
12 39 (28.47%) jQuery
13 38 (27.74%) TDD
14 37 (27.01%) SQL
15 36 (26.28%) .NET
16 35 (25.55%) JSON
16 35 (25.55%) Cucumber
17 33 (24.09%) Selenium
17 33 (24.09%) Finance
18 29 (21.17%) SQL Server
19 27 (19.71%) Apache
19 27 (19.71%) WebSphere
19 27 (19.71%) WebDriver
20 26 (18.98%) Git (software)
20 26 (18.98%) QA
20 26 (18.98%) Maven

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 27 (19.71%) Apache
1 27 (19.71%) WebSphere
2 20 (14.60%) WebLogic
3 17 (12.41%) Tomcat
4 16 (11.68%) JBoss
5 12 (8.76%) CMS
5 12 (8.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (8.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (4.38%) WebSphere Portal
8 5 (3.65%) Confluence
9 4 (2.92%) Mule
9 4 (2.92%) Mule ESB
10 3 (2.19%) Anypoint
10 3 (2.19%) IIS
10 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.46%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (16.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) GitHub
2 4 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.41%) Internet
2 5 (3.65%) HTTP
3 4 (2.92%) LDAP
4 3 (2.19%) SSH
5 1 (0.73%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.41%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.76%) Endeca
4 7 (5.11%) MySQL
5 4 (2.92%) DB2
6 3 (2.19%) Big Data
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (25.55%) Cucumber
2 33 (24.09%) Selenium
3 27 (19.71%) WebDriver
4 26 (18.98%) Git (software)
4 26 (18.98%) Maven
5 23 (16.79%) Jenkins
6 20 (14.60%) SoapUI
7 18 (13.14%) Bitbucket
8 14 (10.22%) Ant
9 13 (9.49%) JUnit
9 13 (9.49%) Mockito
10 11 (8.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (8.03%) Eclipse
10 11 (8.03%) JIRA
11 8 (5.84%) Gradle
11 8 (5.84%) Subversion
11 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio
12 7 (5.11%) TeamCity
13 6 (4.38%) IntelliJ
13 6 (4.38%) jMock
General
1 33 (24.09%) Finance
2 23 (16.79%) Electronics
2 23 (16.79%) Manufacturing
2 23 (16.79%) Marketing
2 23 (16.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.11%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (52.55%) Developer
2 30 (21.90%) Java Developer
3 24 (17.52%) Architect
4 20 (14.60%) Tester
5 18 (13.14%) C# Developer
6 17 (12.41%) .NET Developer
7 14 (10.22%) Software Developer
8 13 (9.49%) .NET Software Developer
8 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 13 (9.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (9.49%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (7.30%) QA Tester
10 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (6.57%) Automation Tester
10 9 (6.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (6.57%) Software Tester
11 8 (5.84%) Analyst
11 8 (5.84%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (5.84%) Software QA Tester
11 8 (5.84%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (55.47%) REST
2 75 (54.74%) Web Services
3 57 (41.61%) HTML
4 55 (40.15%) CSS
5 51 (37.23%) Spring
5 51 (37.23%) XML
6 40 (29.20%) Hibernate
7 39 (28.47%) jQuery
8 36 (26.28%) .NET
9 35 (25.55%) JSON
10 25 (18.25%) ASP.NET
11 24 (17.52%) AngularJS
12 23 (16.79%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (16.06%) Struts
14 20 (14.60%) J2EE
14 20 (14.60%) JSP
14 20 (14.60%) RESTful
15 19 (13.87%) JMS
16 18 (13.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (12.41%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.49%) iPad
2 12 (8.76%) Virtual Team
3 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.38%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.38%) RIA
5 5 (3.65%) Web 2.0
6 3 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.87%) Unix
2 14 (10.22%) Windows
3 10 (7.30%) Linux
4 9 (6.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.19%) Android
6 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (34.31%) Scrum
3 46 (33.58%) BDD
4 40 (29.20%) MVC
5 38 (27.74%) TDD
6 23 (16.79%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (16.79%) Digital Marketing
6 23 (16.79%) Programme Management
7 21 (15.33%) E-Commerce
7 21 (15.33%) Test Scripting
8 20 (14.60%) OO
9 19 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (13.14%) Content Management
11 16 (11.68%) SOA
12 15 (10.95%) OOD
13 14 (10.22%) Kanban
13 14 (10.22%) Unit Testing
14 13 (9.49%) Load Testing
14 13 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (8.76%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 86 (62.77%) Java
2 61 (44.53%) JavaScript
3 40 (29.20%) C#
4 37 (27.01%) SQL
5 10 (7.30%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.84%) Python
7 7 (5.11%) Scala
8 5 (3.65%) Ruby
8 5 (3.65%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.92%) PHP
9 4 (2.92%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.46%) Groovy
10 2 (1.46%) XPath
11 1 (0.73%) C
11 1 (0.73%) Perl
11 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) ISEB
3 3 (2.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.73%) Degree
4 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.98%) QA
System Software
1 18 (13.14%) Docker
2 4 (2.92%) LXC
3 3 (2.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.38%) Ansible
3 2 (1.46%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 52 (37.96%) Oracle
2 23 (16.79%) SAP
3 20 (14.60%) Microsoft
4 19 (13.87%) ATG
5 10 (7.30%) IBM
6 5 (3.65%) HP
6 5 (3.65%) webMethods
7 4 (2.92%) hybris
8 2 (1.46%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.46%) Sencha
9 1 (0.73%) Apple
9 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.73%) BEA
9 1 (0.73%) Google
9 1 (0.73%) MuleSoft
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