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 27 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)
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 68 88
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 51 76 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.87% 2.55% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.99% 9.68% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 47 43
Median daily rate £350 £358 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.09% -0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £337 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year +28.47% -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 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 730 785 795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.73% 26.33% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 542 553
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 38
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -0.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
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 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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 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
Bristol +7 25 £350 - 8
Wiltshire +2 15 £638 +74.65% 2
Devon +1 5 £425 +21.42%
Somerset -2 4 £440 -7.36% 2
Gloucestershire -8 1 £348 -4.13% 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 65 (56.03%) Web Services
2 60 (51.72%) Java
2 60 (51.72%) REST
3 55 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (41.38%) JavaScript
5 47 (40.52%) XML
6 45 (38.79%) Oracle
7 44 (37.93%) HTML
7 44 (37.93%) Spring
8 43 (37.07%) CSS
9 38 (32.76%) C#
10 37 (31.90%) SQL
11 32 (27.59%) .NET
11 32 (27.59%) MVC
12 31 (26.72%) Scrum
12 31 (26.72%) Test Automation
13 30 (25.86%) jQuery
14 29 (25.00%) Git (software)
14 29 (25.00%) Hibernate
15 27 (23.28%) ASP.NET
15 27 (23.28%) JSON
16 26 (22.41%) TDD
16 26 (22.41%) E-Commerce
17 25 (21.55%) QA
17 25 (21.55%) Jenkins
18 24 (20.69%) SQL Server
19 23 (19.83%) Finance
20 22 (18.97%) Struts
20 22 (18.97%) BDD
21 21 (18.10%) ATG

SOAP
Co-occurring 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 21 (18.10%) WebSphere
2 17 (14.66%) Apache
2 17 (14.66%) WebLogic
3 14 (12.07%) JBoss
4 13 (11.21%) CMS
5 12 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (5.17%) WebSphere Portal
7 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (3.45%) GlassFish
8 4 (3.45%) JCAPS
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (2.59%) IIS
10 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.86%) Drupal
11 1 (0.86%) Liferay
11 1 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (9.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.59%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) GitHub
2 6 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.45%) OpenShift
3 4 (3.45%) PaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Boomi
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) Internet
2 4 (3.45%) HTTP
3 3 (2.59%) LDAP
4 1 (0.86%) SMS
4 1 (0.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) Endeca
3 10 (8.62%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.17%) MySQL
5 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.72%) DB2
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.86%) DataStage
8 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 25 (21.55%) Jenkins
3 19 (16.38%) Selenium
4 18 (15.52%) Cucumber
4 18 (15.52%) Maven
5 14 (12.07%) Ant
5 14 (12.07%) Subversion
6 13 (11.21%) Gradle
6 13 (11.21%) WebDriver
7 11 (9.48%) SoapUI
8 10 (8.62%) JUnit
9 9 (7.76%) Bitbucket
10 8 (6.90%) Apache Buildr
10 8 (6.90%) Eclipse
10 8 (6.90%) jMock
10 8 (6.90%) Mercurial
10 8 (6.90%) TeamCity
11 7 (6.03%) IntelliJ
12 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (19.83%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Electronics
2 11 (9.48%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.48%) Marketing
2 11 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.62%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (55.17%) Developer
2 27 (23.28%) Architect
3 24 (20.69%) Java Developer
4 18 (15.52%) C# Developer
5 12 (10.34%) Technical Architect
5 12 (10.34%) Tester
6 11 (9.48%) .NET Developer
7 9 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (6.90%) Python Developer
9 7 (6.03%) .NET Software Developer
9 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (6.03%) C# Software Developer
9 7 (6.03%) QA Tester
9 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) WebSphere Developer
11 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.31%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (56.03%) Web Services
2 60 (51.72%) REST
3 47 (40.52%) XML
4 44 (37.93%) HTML
4 44 (37.93%) Spring
5 43 (37.07%) CSS
6 32 (27.59%) .NET
7 30 (25.86%) jQuery
8 29 (25.00%) Hibernate
9 27 (23.28%) ASP.NET
9 27 (23.28%) JSON
10 22 (18.97%) Struts
11 21 (18.10%) RESTful
12 20 (17.24%) JSP
13 19 (16.38%) AngularJS
14 16 (13.79%) Ajax
14 16 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (13.79%) JMS
15 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (12.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Virtual Team
2 12 (10.34%) iPad
3 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (6.03%) RIA
4 7 (6.03%) Web 2.0
5 6 (5.17%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.86%) CMDB
7 1 (0.86%) DataPower
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.79%) Unix
2 13 (11.21%) Windows
3 9 (7.76%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.90%) Linux
5 1 (0.86%) Android
5 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) MVC
3 31 (26.72%) Scrum
3 31 (26.72%) Test Automation
4 26 (22.41%) E-Commerce
4 26 (22.41%) TDD
5 22 (18.97%) BDD
6 19 (16.38%) Content Management
7 17 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (12.07%) Web Development
9 13 (11.21%) Microservices
10 12 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (10.34%) DevOps
10 12 (10.34%) High Availability
10 12 (10.34%) Load Testing
10 12 (10.34%) OO
10 12 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (10.34%) Software Architecture
10 12 (10.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (51.72%) Java
2 48 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 38 (32.76%) C#
4 37 (31.90%) SQL
5 9 (7.76%) Python
6 6 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.31%) Scala
8 4 (3.45%) PHP
8 4 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.72%) C
9 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.86%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.86%) Groovy
10 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.55%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (15.52%) Docker
2 4 (3.45%) LXC
3 1 (0.86%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) Ansible
2 4 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.86%) SCCM
3 1 (0.86%) WMI
Vendors
1 45 (38.79%) Oracle
2 21 (18.10%) ATG
3 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.34%) SAP
5 8 (6.90%) IBM
6 7 (6.03%) hybris
7 6 (5.17%) Sencha
8 4 (3.45%) webMethods
9 3 (2.59%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.86%) BEA
10 1 (0.86%) Dell
10 1 (0.86%) Informatica
10 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.86%) Software AG
10 1 (0.86%) Unisys
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