Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 85 30
Rank change year-on-year +32 -55 -3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 38 18 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.20% 1.27% 7.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.16% 4.40% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 95
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -16.88%
10th Percentile £217 £335 £233
90th Percentile £599 £438 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Wales median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.45
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.82% +7.00%

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 Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 374 409 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.53% 28.76% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 301 426
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +21.53% +2.86%
10th Percentile £252 £300 £241
90th Percentile £550 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +31.11%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £59.15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 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
South Wales +24 27 £375 -6.25% 2
West Wales - 9 £588 -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 24 (63.16%) XML
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (57.89%) HL7
3 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
4 16 (42.11%) Java
5 13 (34.21%) SoapUI
6 12 (31.58%) JCAPS
6 12 (31.58%) IBM
6 12 (31.58%) Fiorano
6 12 (31.58%) Migration
6 12 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (28.95%) VMware
7 11 (28.95%) Data Security
7 11 (28.95%) InterSystems
7 11 (28.95%) Web Services
7 11 (28.95%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (28.95%) C++
7 11 (28.95%) SQL
7 11 (28.95%) .NET
7 11 (28.95%) XSLT
7 11 (28.95%) Data Migration
7 11 (28.95%) PCI DSS
7 11 (28.95%) IBM Integration Bus
7 11 (28.95%) WebSphere
7 11 (28.95%) Degree
7 11 (28.95%) REST
7 11 (28.95%) MongoDB
7 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
7 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services

SOAP
Co-occurring 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 12 (31.58%) JCAPS
2 11 (28.95%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (28.95%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (28.95%) MongoDB
3 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) SoapUI
2 10 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.63%) Back Office
1 1 (2.63%) Local Government
1 1 (2.63%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Architect
2 19 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 8 (21.05%) Data Architect
4 7 (18.42%) Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Lead Test Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Architect
6 5 (13.16%) Team Leader
6 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
6 5 (13.16%) Test Team Leader
7 4 (10.53%) Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Payments Architect
8 3 (7.89%) TOGAF Architect
9 2 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Integration Test Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
10 1 (2.63%) C# Software Developer
10 1 (2.63%) SAP HCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (63.16%) XML
2 11 (28.95%) .NET
2 11 (28.95%) IBM Integration Bus
2 11 (28.95%) REST
2 11 (28.95%) Web Services
2 11 (28.95%) XSLT
3 10 (26.32%) RESTful
4 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) Spring
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) Angular 2
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) N-Tier
2 7 (18.42%) NHS
3 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) iPad
5 1 (2.63%) iSeries
5 1 (2.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon Linux
2 1 (2.63%) CentOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (31.58%) Migration
3 11 (28.95%) Data Migration
3 11 (28.95%) Data Security
4 10 (26.32%) Collaborative Working
4 10 (26.32%) Open Source
4 10 (26.32%) Release Management
4 10 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (26.32%) SDLC
4 10 (26.32%) TOGAF
5 9 (23.68%) High Availability
5 9 (23.68%) ITIL
5 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
5 9 (23.68%) Software Delivery
6 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 8 (21.05%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) C++
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) C#
3 10 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.63%) ABAP
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (57.89%) HL7
2 11 (28.95%) PCI DSS
3 9 (23.68%) GDPR
3 9 (23.68%) PSD2
4 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Fiorano
1 12 (31.58%) IBM
2 11 (28.95%) InterSystems
2 11 (28.95%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) RedGate
4 1 (2.63%) SAP