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 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)
England / South East
Rank 94 97 126
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +29
Contract jobs citing SOAP 176 195 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.32% 2.24% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.95% 9.00% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 131 80
Median daily rate £463 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1967 2167 2380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.93% 24.87% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1464 1376
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 53
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.05% +59.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.64 £15.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.89 £60.62 £57.50
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 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 25 February 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 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
Hampshire +12 48 £450 +16.12% 6
Oxfordshire +20 30 £500 +44.92% 5
Surrey -17 28 £450 +5.88% 4
West Sussex +10 27 £500 +33.33% 2
Berkshire +3 21 £350 -11.39% 15
Buckinghamshire -25 18 £395 -7.05% 2
Kent +6 4 £425 -5.55%
East Sussex -1 2 £375 +20.00%
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 156 (55.12%) Java
2 154 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (46.64%) Web Services
4 131 (46.29%) REST
5 111 (39.22%) XML
6 100 (35.34%) SQL
7 88 (31.10%) Linux
8 82 (28.98%) Continuous Integration
9 80 (28.27%) RESTful
10 75 (26.50%) Git (software)
10 75 (26.50%) JavaScript
11 67 (23.67%) Spring
12 58 (20.49%) Selenium
13 57 (20.14%) TDD
13 57 (20.14%) Scrum
14 56 (19.79%) Oracle
15 54 (19.08%) HTML
16 53 (18.73%) C#
16 53 (18.73%) CSS
17 46 (16.25%) AngularJS
18 45 (15.90%) JBoss
18 45 (15.90%) JIRA
19 44 (15.55%) JSON
19 44 (15.55%) Windows
19 44 (15.55%) Jenkins
20 43 (15.19%) SoapUI
21 41 (14.49%) Maven
22 40 (14.13%) .NET
23 38 (13.43%) SOA
24 36 (12.72%) Security Cleared

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 45 (15.90%) JBoss
2 24 (8.48%) Apache
3 23 (8.13%) WebLogic
4 21 (7.42%) WebSphere
5 20 (7.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (7.07%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.24%) CMS
7 11 (3.89%) Confluence
8 9 (3.18%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (2.47%) IIS
11 6 (2.12%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.41%) EPiServer
13 4 (1.41%) Mule
13 4 (1.41%) nginx
14 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPEL
15 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.35%) phpBB
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (4.95%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.48%) IaaS
2 23 (8.13%) PaaS
3 17 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.95%) GitHub
5 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.41%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.41%) SaaS
7 3 (1.06%) Boomi
7 3 (1.06%) Force.com
8 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.71%) HTTP
1 19 (6.71%) SSL
2 10 (3.53%) LDAP
3 9 (3.18%) HTTPS
4 7 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.12%) Firewall
6 5 (1.77%) Internet
7 4 (1.41%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (1.06%) IMAP
8 3 (1.06%) SMPP
8 3 (1.06%) SMTP
8 3 (1.06%) SNMP
9 2 (0.71%) FTP
9 2 (0.71%) Intranet
9 2 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.71%) Network Security
9 2 (0.71%) SMS
9 2 (0.71%) SSH
10 1 (0.35%) INAP
10 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.25%) Oracle Database
1 29 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.71%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.30%) MongoDB
3 15 (5.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (4.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 13 (4.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 12 (4.24%) Redis
6 10 (3.53%) MySQL
7 8 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.71%) Big Data
10 2 (0.71%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.71%) GIS
10 2 (0.71%) Power BI
10 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (26.50%) Git (software)
2 58 (20.49%) Selenium
3 45 (15.90%) JIRA
4 44 (15.55%) Jenkins
5 43 (15.19%) SoapUI
6 41 (14.49%) Maven
7 24 (8.48%) Cucumber
7 24 (8.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (8.48%) WebDriver
8 21 (7.42%) Subversion
9 19 (6.71%) Eclipse
9 19 (6.71%) JUnit
10 16 (5.65%) Mockito
10 16 (5.65%) TeamCity
11 14 (4.95%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (4.95%) Talend Open Studio
12 13 (4.59%) Ant
12 13 (4.59%) Gradle
12 13 (4.59%) MSTest
12 13 (4.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 34 (12.01%) Finance
2 14 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.89%) Back Office
4 7 (2.47%) Law
4 7 (2.47%) Publishing
5 4 (1.41%) Banking
5 4 (1.41%) Retail
6 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Military
6 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 157 (55.48%) Developer
2 69 (24.38%) Java Developer
3 33 (11.66%) Analyst
4 27 (9.54%) Architect
4 27 (9.54%) Test Analyst
5 20 (7.07%) Senior Developer
6 19 (6.71%) .NET Developer
7 15 (5.30%) Tester
8 13 (4.59%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 13 (4.59%) Integration Developer
9 12 (4.24%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.89%) Angular Developer
10 11 (3.89%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (3.18%) Agile Developer
12 9 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 9 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (2.83%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (46.64%) Web Services
2 131 (46.29%) REST
3 111 (39.22%) XML
4 80 (28.27%) RESTful
5 67 (23.67%) Spring
6 54 (19.08%) HTML
7 53 (18.73%) CSS
8 46 (16.25%) AngularJS
9 44 (15.55%) JSON
10 40 (14.13%) .NET
11 34 (12.01%) Hibernate
11 34 (12.01%) JMS
12 29 (10.25%) J2EE
12 29 (10.25%) Middleware
13 28 (9.89%) EJB
13 28 (9.89%) XSD
14 27 (9.54%) jQuery
15 26 (9.19%) Java EE
16 25 (8.83%) HTML5
17 24 (8.48%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.95%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.06%) Clustering
4 3 (1.06%) DataPower
4 3 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.35%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.35%) Social Media
6 1 (0.35%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 88 (31.10%) Linux
2 44 (15.55%) Windows
3 23 (8.13%) Unix
4 6 (2.12%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.77%) Android
5 5 (1.77%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.71%) Solaris
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) AIX
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (28.98%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (20.14%) Scrum
3 57 (20.14%) TDD
4 38 (13.43%) SOA
5 36 (12.72%) DevOps
6 32 (11.31%) MVC
7 31 (10.95%) BDD
8 30 (10.60%) Workflow
9 26 (9.19%) ETL
9 26 (9.19%) SDLC
10 25 (8.83%) ITIL
11 22 (7.77%) Automated Testing
12 20 (7.07%) Microservices
13 19 (6.71%) E-Commerce
13 19 (6.71%) Integration Testing
14 16 (5.65%) Front End Development
14 16 (5.65%) OO
14 16 (5.65%) Test Automation
14 16 (5.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 156 (55.12%) Java
2 100 (35.34%) SQL
3 75 (26.50%) JavaScript
4 53 (18.73%) C#
5 17 (6.01%) Python
6 15 (5.30%) PL/SQL
6 15 (5.30%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.89%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.83%) Ruby
8 8 (2.83%) Scala
9 6 (2.12%) Perl
10 5 (1.77%) Apex Code
10 5 (1.77%) Groovy
11 4 (1.41%) Haskell
11 4 (1.41%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.06%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.06%) Korn
12 3 (1.06%) SOQL
12 3 (1.06%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 36 (12.72%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.12%) Degree
3 6 (2.12%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) ISEB
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.71%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.95%) PCI DSS
2 12 (4.24%) QA
3 7 (2.47%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.83%) Docker
2 3 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.83%) Puppet
3 7 (2.47%) Kibana
4 6 (2.12%) logstash
5 4 (1.41%) Grafana
6 3 (1.06%) CA Wily
6 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.35%) Ansible
7 1 (0.35%) Netcool
7 1 (0.35%) Piwik
7 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 56 (19.79%) Oracle
2 32 (11.31%) VMware
3 24 (8.48%) Microsoft
4 23 (8.13%) CA
5 18 (6.36%) IBM
6 14 (4.95%) Talend
7 12 (4.24%) Google
8 10 (3.53%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.18%) HP
9 9 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.83%) webMethods
11 7 (2.47%) TIBCO
12 6 (2.12%) SAP
12 6 (2.12%) Splunk
13 5 (1.77%) Informatica
14 3 (1.06%) Adobe
14 3 (1.06%) Atlassian
14 3 (1.06%) Pega
14 3 (1.06%) Remedy
15 2 (0.71%) Capita
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