The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / South East
Rank 102 86 126
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +40
Contract jobs citing SOAP 149 192 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.08% 2.31% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.11% 8.70% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 120 91
Median daily rate £450 £418 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £280 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +129.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.62%

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1838 2206 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.70% 26.51% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1435 1366
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 45
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Surrey -5 33 £435 +3.57% 5
Hampshire +1 30 £475 +35.71% 9
Berkshire +12 24 £350 -7.28% 11
West Sussex +17 19 £463 +4.22% 3
Buckinghamshire -21 18 £525 +23.52% 1
Oxfordshire +8 14 £468 +66.96% 6
Kent +3 4 £425 -5.55% 1
East Sussex +2 4 £363 +7.40% 2
Middlesex +4 1 - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 South East region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 135 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (51.78%) Java
3 113 (44.66%) REST
4 110 (43.48%) XML
5 105 (41.50%) Web Services
6 94 (37.15%) SQL
7 72 (28.46%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (27.27%) RESTful
9 66 (26.09%) JavaScript
10 62 (24.51%) Linux
11 58 (22.92%) Git (software)
12 57 (22.53%) C#
12 57 (22.53%) Oracle
13 56 (22.13%) Selenium
14 53 (20.95%) TDD
15 52 (20.55%) HTML
16 50 (19.76%) SoapUI
17 49 (19.37%) Spring
18 48 (18.97%) Scrum
19 46 (18.18%) .NET
20 45 (17.79%) CSS
21 43 (17.00%) Jenkins
22 42 (16.60%) AngularJS
23 39 (15.42%) JSON
24 38 (15.02%) Finance
25 34 (13.44%) Windows
26 33 (13.04%) jQuery
26 33 (13.04%) Security Cleared
27 32 (12.65%) MVC
28 31 (12.25%) BDD

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (8.30%) JBoss
2 19 (7.51%) Apache
3 15 (5.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (5.53%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.74%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (4.35%) CMS
6 11 (4.35%) WebLogic
7 8 (3.16%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.77%) IIS
9 4 (1.58%) Confluence
9 4 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.58%) Mule
9 4 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.79%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.79%) nginx
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.40%) FileNet
11 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.16%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.79%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.30%) IaaS
2 20 (7.91%) PaaS
3 9 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.37%) GitHub
5 3 (1.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.79%) Force.com
6 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.40%) Boomi
7 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.11%) HTTP
2 11 (4.35%) SSL
3 10 (3.95%) Firewall
3 10 (3.95%) HTTPS
4 9 (3.56%) LDAP
5 6 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.58%) Internet
7 3 (1.19%) SSH
8 2 (0.79%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (0.79%) IMAP
8 2 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.79%) Network Security
8 2 (0.79%) SMPP
8 2 (0.79%) SMTP
8 2 (0.79%) SNMP
9 1 (0.40%) Intranet
9 1 (0.40%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.40%) SMS
9 1 (0.40%) Value-Added Service
9 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 16 (6.32%) NoSQL
4 14 (5.53%) MySQL
5 11 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.35%) Redis
6 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.58%) Big Data
10 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.79%) DB2
12 2 (0.79%) GIS
12 2 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 58 (22.92%) Git (software)
2 56 (22.13%) Selenium
3 50 (19.76%) SoapUI
4 43 (17.00%) Jenkins
5 30 (11.86%) JIRA
6 29 (11.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (9.88%) Cucumber
7 25 (9.88%) WebDriver
8 24 (9.49%) Maven
9 19 (7.51%) JUnit
10 17 (6.72%) Eclipse
10 17 (6.72%) TeamCity
11 15 (5.93%) MSTest
11 15 (5.93%) SpecFlow
12 14 (5.53%) Gradle
13 13 (5.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (5.14%) Talend Open Studio
14 11 (4.35%) Ant
14 11 (4.35%) Subversion
15 10 (3.95%) NUnit
General
1 38 (15.02%) Finance
2 9 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.16%) Retail
4 7 (2.77%) Back Office
5 6 (2.37%) Publishing
6 4 (1.58%) Law
7 2 (0.79%) Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 120 (47.43%) Developer
2 47 (18.58%) Java Developer
3 32 (12.65%) Analyst
4 31 (12.25%) Test Analyst
5 29 (11.46%) Architect
6 21 (8.30%) .NET Developer
7 16 (6.32%) C# Developer
8 15 (5.93%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.53%) Automation Test Analyst
10 12 (4.74%) Tester
11 11 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (4.35%) Integration Architect
11 11 (4.35%) Integration Developer
12 10 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.56%) Automation Engineer
13 9 (3.56%) Consultant
14 8 (3.16%) Agile Developer
14 8 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 8 (3.16%) BizTalk Developer
14 8 (3.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (44.66%) REST
2 110 (43.48%) XML
3 105 (41.50%) Web Services
4 69 (27.27%) RESTful
5 52 (20.55%) HTML
6 49 (19.37%) Spring
7 46 (18.18%) .NET
8 45 (17.79%) CSS
9 42 (16.60%) AngularJS
10 39 (15.42%) JSON
11 33 (13.04%) jQuery
12 26 (10.28%) HTML5
12 26 (10.28%) J2EE
13 24 (9.49%) Middleware
13 24 (9.49%) XSD
14 20 (7.91%) Hibernate
14 20 (7.91%) Java EE
14 20 (7.91%) JMS
14 20 (7.91%) WCF
14 20 (7.91%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (3.56%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.16%) Data Integration
3 7 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.58%) Algorithms
4 4 (1.58%) Clustering
4 4 (1.58%) Cryptography
4 4 (1.58%) DataPower
5 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.19%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.19%) Informatics
6 2 (0.79%) CMDB
6 2 (0.79%) IVR
6 2 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.40%) iPad
7 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.40%) Social Media
7 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.51%) Linux
2 34 (13.44%) Windows
3 21 (8.30%) Unix
4 5 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.79%) Android
7 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (28.46%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (20.95%) TDD
4 48 (18.97%) Scrum
5 32 (12.65%) MVC
6 31 (12.25%) BDD
7 29 (11.46%) SOA
8 27 (10.67%) DevOps
8 27 (10.67%) ETL
8 27 (10.67%) Integration Testing
9 26 (10.28%) ITIL
10 24 (9.49%) Automated Testing
10 24 (9.49%) Workflow
11 17 (6.72%) OO
11 17 (6.72%) SDLC
12 16 (6.32%) Data Modelling
13 15 (5.93%) Kanban
13 15 (5.93%) UML
14 14 (5.53%) MVVM
14 14 (5.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 131 (51.78%) Java
2 94 (37.15%) SQL
3 66 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 57 (22.53%) C#
5 16 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 14 (5.53%) Python
7 10 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.56%) Groovy
9 8 (3.16%) PHP
10 7 (2.77%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.77%) C++
11 6 (2.37%) Perl
11 6 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.37%) Ruby
12 5 (1.98%) XPath
13 4 (1.58%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.58%) Jython
13 4 (1.58%) Korn
13 4 (1.58%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.19%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 33 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.37%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.98%) Degree
5 4 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.19%) ISEB
7 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.77%) PA-DSS
2 7 (2.77%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.58%) Docker
3 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.56%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.37%) logstash
3 5 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.58%) CA Wily
4 4 (1.58%) Kibana
4 4 (1.58%) Puppet
5 2 (0.79%) Grafana
6 1 (0.40%) SELinux
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 57 (22.53%) Oracle
2 28 (11.07%) VMware
3 23 (9.09%) IBM
3 23 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 21 (8.30%) CA
5 13 (5.14%) Talend
6 9 (3.56%) Google
7 7 (2.77%) HP
7 7 (2.77%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.77%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.77%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.98%) SAP
8 5 (1.98%) webMethods
9 4 (1.58%) Avaya
9 4 (1.58%) EPiServer
9 4 (1.58%) Genesys
9 4 (1.58%) KANA
10 3 (1.19%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.19%) Informatica
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