The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK / England
Rank 125 125 152
Rank change year-on-year
0 +27
Contract jobs citing SOAP 841 901 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.04% 1.89% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.48% 6.57% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 615 477
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.81 £32.30 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £54.25 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.68% +14.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12976 13714 12928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.44% 28.76% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9081 9548 8639
Median daily rate £425 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 240 175
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.31 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the England region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in England

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in England

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in England

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
London +12 371 £473 +5.00% 102
South East +3 176 £463 +10.11% 36
South West +47 78 £350 -12.50% 21
North West -25 48 £356 -16.17% 33
Yorkshire +39 41 £425 +16.43% 21
West Midlands -4 41 £450 - 19
East Midlands +22 34 £375 - 17
East of England -45 29 £456 -9.65% 10
North East -15 13 £450 +38.46% 7
Midlands - 2 - -
South Coast - 1 £500 -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 960 (55.33%) REST
2 957 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
3 944 (54.41%) Web Services
4 908 (52.33%) Java
5 750 (43.23%) XML
6 609 (35.10%) JavaScript
7 604 (34.81%) SQL
8 518 (29.86%) HTML
9 468 (26.97%) Spring
10 467 (26.92%) JSON
11 460 (26.51%) CSS
12 426 (24.55%) TDD
13 421 (24.27%) Scrum
14 390 (22.48%) Oracle
15 354 (20.40%) Git (software)
16 336 (19.37%) Linux
17 329 (18.96%) RESTful
18 313 (18.04%) Finance
19 310 (17.87%) .NET
20 303 (17.46%) C#
21 299 (17.23%) Jenkins
22 292 (16.83%) MVC
23 286 (16.48%) OO
24 282 (16.25%) jQuery
25 274 (15.79%) JIRA
26 264 (15.22%) Maven
27 257 (14.81%) Hibernate
27 257 (14.81%) Unix
28 256 (14.76%) AngularJS
29 252 (14.52%) J2EE

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 162 (9.34%) WebSphere
2 131 (7.55%) JBoss
3 129 (7.44%) Apache
4 120 (6.92%) Tomcat
5 115 (6.63%) WebLogic
6 97 (5.59%) Confluence
7 80 (4.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 70 (4.03%) CMS
9 60 (3.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 52 (3.00%) Mule
11 46 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
12 45 (2.59%) IIS
13 40 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
14 35 (2.02%) Apache Solr
15 33 (1.90%) SharePoint
16 30 (1.73%) Mule ESB
17 29 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
18 21 (1.21%) Oracle Service Bus
19 19 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
20 18 (1.04%) GlassFish
Applications
1 38 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.52%) MS Office
4 6 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.058%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.058%) HipChat
6 1 (0.058%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 49 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 36 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.23%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.17%) assyst
8 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.17%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.12%) Magento
10 1 (0.058%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.058%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 107 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (4.44%) GitHub
4 60 (3.46%) PaaS
5 55 (3.17%) IaaS
6 40 (2.31%) SaaS
7 18 (1.04%) OpenShift
8 15 (0.86%) Boomi
8 15 (0.86%) CloudBees
9 13 (0.75%) Force.com
10 12 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.58%) Office 365
12 10 (0.58%) TestFlight
13 8 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.35%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.46%) HTTP
2 56 (3.23%) Internet
2 56 (3.23%) SSL
3 48 (2.77%) LDAP
4 45 (2.59%) Firewall
5 37 (2.13%) HTTPS
6 34 (1.96%) TCP/IP
7 25 (1.44%) FTP
8 19 (1.10%) SSH
9 17 (0.98%) SMTP
10 13 (0.75%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.63%) Broadband
11 11 (0.63%) SNMP
12 10 (0.58%) Intranet
13 8 (0.46%) MPLS
14 7 (0.40%) AMQP
14 7 (0.40%) DNS
14 7 (0.40%) VPN
14 7 (0.40%) WinSCP
15 6 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 138 (7.95%) MySQL
3 118 (6.80%) NoSQL
4 112 (6.46%) Oracle Database
5 109 (6.28%) Relational Database
6 99 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 69 (3.98%) DB2
8 51 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 50 (2.88%) Big Data
9 50 (2.88%) RDBMS
10 48 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (1.73%) Redis
13 25 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
15 22 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (1.10%) Hadoop
17 16 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (0.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 354 (20.40%) Git (software)
2 299 (17.23%) Jenkins
3 274 (15.79%) JIRA
4 264 (15.22%) Maven
5 224 (12.91%) Selenium
6 197 (11.35%) SoapUI
7 191 (11.01%) JUnit
8 119 (6.86%) Cucumber
9 118 (6.80%) Mockito
10 111 (6.40%) Eclipse
10 111 (6.40%) Subversion
11 98 (5.65%) Ant
12 87 (5.01%) Gradle
12 87 (5.01%) WebDriver
13 84 (4.84%) TeamCity
14 76 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 68 (3.92%) Visual Studio
16 54 (3.11%) JMeter
17 50 (2.88%) NUnit
18 45 (2.59%) Spock
General
1 313 (18.04%) Finance
2 190 (10.95%) Banking
3 96 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 79 (4.55%) Marketing
5 74 (4.27%) Retail
6 52 (3.00%) Electronics
7 51 (2.94%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.98%) Back Office
10 15 (0.86%) Law
11 13 (0.75%) Publishing
12 12 (0.69%) Games
13 8 (0.46%) Billing
14 7 (0.40%) Legal
15 6 (0.35%) Advertising
15 6 (0.35%) Local Government
16 5 (0.29%) Front Office
17 4 (0.23%) Automotive
17 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1057 (60.92%) Developer
2 437 (25.19%) Java Developer
3 229 (13.20%) Architect
4 146 (8.41%) .NET Developer
5 136 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 114 (6.57%) Analyst
7 97 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
8 95 (5.48%) C# Developer
9 77 (4.44%) Tester
10 76 (4.38%) Test Analyst
11 74 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 66 (3.80%) Consultant
13 64 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
14 51 (2.94%) Software Developer
15 50 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
16 45 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 44 (2.54%) Automation Tester
17 44 (2.54%) Salesforce Developer
18 42 (2.42%) Agile Developer
18 42 (2.42%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 960 (55.33%) REST
2 944 (54.41%) Web Services
3 750 (43.23%) XML
4 518 (29.86%) HTML
5 468 (26.97%) Spring
6 467 (26.92%) JSON
7 460 (26.51%) CSS
8 329 (18.96%) RESTful
9 310 (17.87%) .NET
10 282 (16.25%) jQuery
11 257 (14.81%) Hibernate
12 256 (14.76%) AngularJS
13 252 (14.52%) J2EE
14 201 (11.59%) JMS
15 177 (10.20%) HTML5
16 165 (9.51%) XSLT
17 159 (9.16%) XSD
18 142 (8.18%) Java EE
19 137 (7.90%) Ajax
20 134 (7.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.84%) User Experience
3 68 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (1.61%) DataPower
8 27 (1.56%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.15%) CMDB
11 20 (1.15%) N-Tier
12 17 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.81%) iPad
15 13 (0.75%) SWIFT
16 11 (0.63%) PKI
17 10 (0.58%) Derivative
17 10 (0.58%) Fixed Income
17 10 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 336 (19.37%) Linux
2 257 (14.81%) Unix
3 142 (8.18%) Windows
4 34 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 32 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.56%) Android
7 19 (1.10%) Solaris
8 11 (0.63%) AIX
8 11 (0.63%) HPUX
9 10 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.40%) CentOS
12 7 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.058%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 957 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (24.55%) TDD
3 421 (24.27%) Scrum
4 292 (16.83%) MVC
5 286 (16.48%) OO
6 243 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
7 240 (13.83%) BDD
8 233 (13.43%) SOA
9 169 (9.74%) DevOps
10 153 (8.82%) Unit Testing
11 148 (8.53%) E-Commerce
12 138 (7.95%) SDLC
13 115 (6.63%) Microservices
13 115 (6.63%) Software Engineering
14 111 (6.40%) Open Source
15 98 (5.65%) UML
16 94 (5.42%) Test Scripting
17 92 (5.30%) Test Automation
18 89 (5.13%) Workflow
19 85 (4.90%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 908 (52.33%) Java
2 609 (35.10%) JavaScript
3 604 (34.81%) SQL
4 303 (17.46%) C#
5 125 (7.20%) Python
5 125 (7.20%) Shell Script
6 73 (4.21%) PL/SQL
7 67 (3.86%) PHP
8 64 (3.69%) Scala
9 57 (3.29%) T-SQL
10 54 (3.11%) Korn
11 53 (3.05%) XPath
12 42 (2.42%) Bash Shell
13 41 (2.36%) Ruby
14 40 (2.31%) Groovy
15 39 (2.25%) Apex Code
16 36 (2.07%) Perl
17 35 (2.02%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.38%) SOQL
19 22 (1.27%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 97 (5.59%) Security Cleared
2 91 (5.24%) Degree
3 68 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 17 (0.98%) ISEB
6 13 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.40%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.23%) MCSE
12 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.12%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.12%) MCITP
14 1 (0.058%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.058%) CHFI
14 1 (0.058%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.058%) CISSP
14 1 (0.058%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (7.03%) QA
2 26 (1.50%) FATCA
3 17 (0.98%) MiFID
4 16 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (0.92%) EMIR
4 16 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.52%) PA-DSS
7 7 (0.40%) SDET
8 6 (0.35%) HL7
9 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.17%) SEPA
10 2 (0.12%) SLA
11 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.058%) PMO
11 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 77 (4.44%) Docker
2 26 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.69%) LXC
5 6 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.29%) Varnish
6 5 (0.29%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.23%) vCloud
8 3 (0.17%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.17%) NDS
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.17%) vSphere
9 2 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.058%) etcd
10 1 (0.058%) HDFS
10 1 (0.058%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.058%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 61 (3.52%) Puppet
2 35 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (1.27%) Ansible
5 10 (0.58%) Kibana
6 9 (0.52%) logstash
7 8 (0.46%) CloudHub
7 8 (0.46%) Control-M
7 8 (0.46%) OpenAM
7 8 (0.46%) OpenSSO
8 7 (0.40%) Rancher
9 6 (0.35%) Piwik
10 5 (0.29%) Grafana
10 5 (0.29%) vRealize
11 4 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.23%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.17%) CA Wily
12 3 (0.17%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 390 (22.48%) Oracle
2 186 (10.72%) Microsoft
3 122 (7.03%) IBM
4 77 (4.44%) SAP
5 70 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (3.80%) Adobe
7 64 (3.69%) MuleSoft
8 53 (3.05%) VMware
9 51 (2.94%) HP
10 48 (2.77%) Solace
11 44 (2.54%) ServiceNow
12 39 (2.25%) Perforce
13 33 (1.90%) ATG
13 33 (1.90%) CA
14 32 (1.84%) Google
14 32 (1.84%) hybris
15 25 (1.44%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.27%) Apigee
16 22 (1.27%) webMethods
17 21 (1.21%) WSO2
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