Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 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)
England > South West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 81 123
Rank change year-on-year +4 +42 +33
Contract jobs citing SOAP 143 134 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.54% 2.36% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.88% 8.67% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 109 72
South West median daily rate £363 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £313
90th Percentile £449 £510 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South West median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.23
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.30% +6.36%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1448 1546 1806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.71% 27.24% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1123 1269
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £537 £525 £500
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 93
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.64 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.25 £53.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 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
Bristol +22 76 £350 -12.50% 13
Gloucestershire +25 15 £431 -21.59% 7
Somerset +7 14 £425 +38.78%
Wiltshire -32 12 £363 +6.62% 1
Devon +8 11 £425 +21.43% 1
Dorset +5 11 £430 +1.18% 1
SOAP
England

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

1 100 (69.93%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (61.54%) REST
3 77 (53.85%) Java
4 67 (46.85%) JavaScript
5 65 (45.45%) HTML
6 56 (39.16%) CSS
6 56 (39.16%) C#
7 54 (37.76%) .NET
8 51 (35.66%) MVC
9 50 (34.97%) jQuery
10 49 (34.27%) JSON
10 49 (34.27%) Git (software)
10 49 (34.27%) Web Services
11 46 (32.17%) SoapUI
12 45 (31.47%) Oracle
12 45 (31.47%) Scrum
13 40 (27.97%) Finance
13 40 (27.97%) Test Automation
14 39 (27.27%) TDD
15 38 (26.57%) Selenium
16 36 (25.17%) Maven
16 36 (25.17%) ASP.NET
16 36 (25.17%) Jenkins
17 35 (24.48%) AngularJS
17 35 (24.48%) Microsoft
17 35 (24.48%) Spring
18 34 (23.78%) XML
19 33 (23.08%) Manufacturing
19 33 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 32 (22.38%) SQL

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 8 (5.59%) IIS
2 7 (4.90%) CMS
2 7 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.90%) Kentico
2 7 (4.90%) Mule
3 6 (4.20%) Apache
3 6 (4.20%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.50%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.80%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.80%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.80%) JCAPS
6 3 (2.10%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.10%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.10%) Confluence
6 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.40%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.70%) Liferay
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.10%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.59%) GitHub
2 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.40%) Boomi
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) HTTP
2 6 (4.20%) SMS
3 5 (3.50%) Internet
3 5 (3.50%) Intranet
4 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.70%) Skype
4 1 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.78%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.20%) Big Data
3 6 (4.20%) MySQL
4 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.80%) DB2
4 4 (2.80%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.10%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.10%) HBase
5 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.10%) Redis
6 2 (1.40%) DataStage
6 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Firebird
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (34.27%) Git (software)
2 46 (32.17%) SoapUI
3 38 (26.57%) Selenium
4 36 (25.17%) Jenkins
4 36 (25.17%) Maven
5 32 (22.38%) Cucumber
6 26 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 19 (13.29%) Gradle
7 19 (13.29%) TeamCity
8 18 (12.59%) Ant
9 16 (11.19%) JIRA
10 14 (9.79%) IntelliJ
10 14 (9.79%) WebDriver
11 13 (9.09%) Eclipse
12 12 (8.39%) JUnit
13 10 (6.99%) Subversion
14 9 (6.29%) Bitbucket
15 6 (4.20%) JMeter
15 6 (4.20%) LoadRunner
15 6 (4.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 40 (27.97%) Finance
2 33 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 30 (20.98%) Marketing
4 29 (20.28%) Telecoms
5 28 (19.58%) Electronics
6 10 (6.99%) Banking
7 5 (3.50%) Back Office
8 2 (1.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (67.83%) Developer
2 42 (29.37%) Java Developer
3 32 (22.38%) .NET Developer
4 28 (19.58%) C# Developer
5 22 (15.38%) Agile Developer
6 20 (13.99%) ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (13.99%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (13.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (11.89%) Software Developer
8 16 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 15 (10.49%) .NET Software Developer
9 15 (10.49%) Agile .NET Developer
9 15 (10.49%) Agile C# Developer
9 15 (10.49%) C# Software Developer
10 12 (8.39%) Full Stack Developer
11 11 (7.69%) QA Tester
11 11 (7.69%) Tester
12 10 (6.99%) Software QA Tester
12 10 (6.99%) Software Tester
13 9 (6.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (61.54%) REST
2 65 (45.45%) HTML
3 56 (39.16%) CSS
4 54 (37.76%) .NET
5 50 (34.97%) jQuery
6 49 (34.27%) JSON
6 49 (34.27%) Web Services
7 36 (25.17%) ASP.NET
8 35 (24.48%) AngularJS
8 35 (24.48%) Spring
9 34 (23.78%) XML
10 33 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 30 (20.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (20.28%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (14.69%) Hibernate
14 17 (11.89%) RESTful
15 12 (8.39%) XSD
16 10 (6.99%) HTML5
16 10 (6.99%) J2EE
16 10 (6.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.20%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.10%) iPad
3 3 (2.10%) RIA
3 3 (2.10%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.40%) Social Media
4 2 (1.40%) User Experience
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.99%) Linux
2 10 (6.99%) Windows
3 9 (6.29%) Unix
4 5 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.80%) AIX
6 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (69.93%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.66%) MVC
3 45 (31.47%) Scrum
4 40 (27.97%) Test Automation
5 39 (27.27%) TDD
6 32 (22.38%) OO
7 31 (21.68%) BDD
8 30 (20.98%) OOD
9 29 (20.28%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (19.58%) Digital Marketing
10 28 (19.58%) Programme Management
11 27 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (11.19%) E-Commerce
13 15 (10.49%) Microservices
14 14 (9.79%) Test Scripting
15 12 (8.39%) SDLC
16 11 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
16 11 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 11 (7.69%) Web Development
17 10 (6.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 77 (53.85%) Java
2 67 (46.85%) JavaScript
3 56 (39.16%) C#
4 32 (22.38%) SQL
5 16 (11.19%) Python
6 9 (6.29%) C++
7 6 (4.20%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.50%) C
8 5 (3.50%) Groovy
8 5 (3.50%) Ruby
8 5 (3.50%) VBScript
9 4 (2.80%) Jython
9 4 (2.80%) PHP
9 4 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.10%) Scala
11 2 (1.40%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.40%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.40%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.70%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.40%) Degree
3 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.69%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.99%) Docker
2 3 (2.10%) HDFS
2 3 (2.10%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (3.50%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (2.10%) Ansible
3 3 (2.10%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.70%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (31.47%) Oracle
2 35 (24.48%) Microsoft
3 28 (19.58%) SAP
4 8 (5.59%) hybris
5 7 (4.90%) HP
6 6 (4.20%) webMethods
7 5 (3.50%) CA
8 4 (2.80%) IBM
9 3 (2.10%) ATG
9 3 (2.10%) Guidewire
9 3 (2.10%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.40%) Dell
10 2 (1.40%) Informatica
10 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.70%) Citrix
11 1 (0.70%) Sencha