The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 25 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.14% 4.79% 5.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.08% 31.03% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
Median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Suffolk with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 49 29 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 28.00% 15.43% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 44
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £438 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.10 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Suffolk

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 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
Ipswich -7 1 £450 -
SOAP
East of England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

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

1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) JSP
4 2 (40.00%) Servlets
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) UML
4 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Billing
5 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Spring Web Flow
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) CRM

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Core Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Agile Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) REST
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Camel
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Spring Web Flow
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft