The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK / Wales
Rank 62 62 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 4 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.57% 2.19% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.88% 5.75% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £411 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.05% +30.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £329 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £474 £385
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 Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 213 261 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 30.30% 38.16% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 177 87
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.07%  
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Wales

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Wales

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Wales

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
South Wales +5 4 £300 -27.05% 5
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 10 (58.82%) Java
1 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
2 9 (52.94%) XML
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) QA
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) J2EE
4 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
5 5 (29.41%) JMeter
5 5 (29.41%) Spring
5 5 (29.41%) Selenium
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
6 4 (23.53%) Siebel
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) RAD
6 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Groovy
6 4 (23.53%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) RESTful
6 4 (23.53%) Maven
6 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 4 (23.53%) The Grinder

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (11.76%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
2 5 (29.41%) JMeter
2 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) Maven
3 4 (23.53%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (23.53%) The Grinder
4 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
4 3 (17.65%) WinRunner
5 2 (11.76%) DbUnit
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) jMock
5 2 (11.76%) JUnit
5 2 (11.76%) Mockito
5 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
6 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Java Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) XML Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Performance Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Architect
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) XML
2 6 (35.29%) J2EE
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) Spring
4 4 (23.53%) RESTful
5 3 (17.65%) REST
6 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
6 2 (11.76%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) PowerMock
7 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.88%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (5.88%) HTML
7 1 (5.88%) Kafka
7 1 (5.88%) PhoneGap
7 1 (5.88%) Spring Boot
7 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) iSeries
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
4 4 (23.53%) RAD
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Microservices
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) RUP
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) V-Model
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Groovy
4 3 (17.65%) C
4 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) Siebel
2 3 (17.65%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) OpenText
3 1 (5.88%) Xamarin