The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 26 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 30 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1 1 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.50% 0.46% 7.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 1.67% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 23
Median daily rate £275 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.29% +14.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.97 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -16.60% -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 Southampton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 49 60 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 24.26% 27.65% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 74
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -51.30%  
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Southampton

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 6 (75.00%) Back Office
1 6 (75.00%) REST
2 5 (62.50%) SaaS
2 5 (62.50%) Data Extraction
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) LDAP
2 5 (62.50%) ERP
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) RESTful

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) SaaS
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (75.00%) Back Office
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) ETL Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Migration Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Integration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) REST
2 5 (62.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) SAML
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Extraction
1 5 (62.50%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) VMware