The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
Rank 125 130 158
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +28
Contract jobs citing SOAP 917 930 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 1.86% 1.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.63% 6.44% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 635 503
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £566 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +13.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £28.60 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £48.25
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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13830 14448 13620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.83% 28.90% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9494 9997 9159
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 184
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SOAP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +9 874 £438 +2.94% 275
London +22 431 £453 +0.55% 89
South East -12 150 £450 +8.43% 41
South West +42 79 £350 -12.50% 31
City of London +30 61 £450 - 23
West Midlands +14 47 £425 -5.55% 17
Yorkshire +35 46 £450 +20.80% 30
North West -21 44 £338 -15.62% 24
West Yorkshire +31 34 £361 +7.03% 24
Surrey -1 33 £435 +3.57% 5
Hampshire 0 30 £475 +26.66% 11
East of England -33 29 £456 -6.41% 13
Leeds +28 26 £505 +79.55% 11
Berkshire +15 24 £350 -7.28% 11
Scotland -2 22 £468 +33.57% 8
Manchester -2 22 £325 +4.00% 14
East Midlands -13 22 £375 -6.25% 22
Bristol +17 21 £338 -2.87% 7
West Sussex +7 20 £438 -1.40% 4
Nottinghamshire +6 20 £375 -11.76% 13
Edinburgh +10 17 £471 +30.00% 4
Gloucestershire +9 17 £413 +3.12% 12
Nottingham +7 17 £375 -11.76% 11
Oxfordshire +14 16 £468 +66.96% 5
South Yorkshire -1 16 £456 +14.06% 1
Buckinghamshire -26 16 £525 +23.52% 1
Wiltshire +12 15 £340 -6.20% 5
Sheffield 0 15 £463 +15.62% 1
Swindon - 15 £340 - 3
Essex -7 14 £469 +70.45% 2

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 1026 (54.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1021 (54.48%) REST
3 1004 (53.58%) Web Services
4 1002 (53.47%) Java
5 819 (43.70%) XML
6 659 (35.17%) SQL
7 644 (34.36%) JavaScript
8 584 (31.16%) HTML
9 498 (26.57%) Spring
10 496 (26.47%) JSON
11 473 (25.24%) CSS
12 464 (24.76%) Scrum
13 451 (24.07%) TDD
14 420 (22.41%) Oracle
15 353 (18.84%) Git (software)
16 348 (18.57%) .NET
17 342 (18.25%) MVC
18 331 (17.66%) Linux
18 331 (17.66%) RESTful
19 330 (17.61%) Finance
20 329 (17.56%) C#
21 324 (17.29%) Jenkins
22 319 (17.02%) jQuery
23 294 (15.69%) JIRA
24 289 (15.42%) OO
25 283 (15.10%) Maven
26 277 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
27 275 (14.67%) J2EE
28 273 (14.57%) Unix
28 273 (14.57%) Hibernate

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 158 (8.43%) WebSphere
2 142 (7.58%) JBoss
3 123 (6.56%) Apache
4 112 (5.98%) Tomcat
5 100 (5.34%) Confluence
6 90 (4.80%) WebLogic
7 83 (4.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 64 (3.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 58 (3.09%) CMS
10 55 (2.93%) IIS
11 54 (2.88%) SharePoint
12 53 (2.83%) Mule
13 50 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
14 42 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
15 34 (1.81%) Mule ESB
16 32 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
17 31 (1.65%) Apache Solr
17 31 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
18 15 (0.80%) GlassFish
18 15 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 51 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.85%) MS Office
3 13 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.32%) MS Project
7 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 55 (2.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 35 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.76%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.48%) OpenText Process Suite
7 7 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.21%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.16%) assyst
9 3 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.16%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.11%) Magento
10 2 (0.11%) RMDS
11 1 (0.053%) Eloqua
11 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.053%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 114 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (4.27%) GitHub
4 63 (3.36%) PaaS
5 61 (3.26%) IaaS
6 33 (1.76%) SaaS
7 27 (1.44%) OpenShift
8 26 (1.39%) CloudBees
9 18 (0.96%) Force.com
10 14 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.75%) TestFlight
11 12 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.64%) Office 365
12 11 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.37%) Boomi
16 6 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
17 5 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.19%) HTTP
2 50 (2.67%) LDAP
3 48 (2.56%) Firewall
3 48 (2.56%) Internet
4 42 (2.24%) HTTPS
5 40 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 36 (1.92%) SSL
7 35 (1.87%) FTP
8 14 (0.75%) SMTP
9 13 (0.69%) Kerberos
9 13 (0.69%) SSH
10 11 (0.59%) Broadband
11 10 (0.53%) SNMP
12 8 (0.43%) Intranet
13 7 (0.37%) AMQP
13 7 (0.37%) MPLS
13 7 (0.37%) WinSCP
14 6 (0.32%) VPN
15 5 (0.27%) DNS
15 5 (0.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.43%) MySQL
3 136 (7.26%) Oracle Database
4 124 (6.62%) NoSQL
5 117 (6.24%) Relational Database
6 103 (5.50%) MongoDB
7 68 (3.63%) Big Data
8 67 (3.58%) DB2
9 56 (2.99%) RDBMS
10 55 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 41 (2.19%) Hadoop
12 38 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
13 34 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 28 (1.49%) Redis
16 20 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (1.07%) SQLite
17 19 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 353 (18.84%) Git (software)
2 324 (17.29%) Jenkins
3 294 (15.69%) JIRA
4 283 (15.10%) Maven
5 242 (12.91%) Selenium
6 230 (12.27%) SoapUI
7 224 (11.95%) JUnit
8 134 (7.15%) Cucumber
9 132 (7.04%) Eclipse
10 124 (6.62%) Subversion
11 117 (6.24%) Mockito
12 98 (5.23%) Ant
12 98 (5.23%) Gradle
13 89 (4.75%) WebDriver
14 84 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 84 (4.48%) Visual Studio
15 79 (4.22%) TeamCity
16 75 (4.00%) JMeter
17 59 (3.15%) NUnit
18 51 (2.72%) SonarQube
General
1 330 (17.61%) Finance
2 184 (9.82%) Banking
3 97 (5.18%) Telecoms
4 89 (4.75%) Marketing
5 82 (4.38%) Retail
6 58 (3.09%) Electronics
7 57 (3.04%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.91%) Law
10 15 (0.80%) Games
11 14 (0.75%) Back Office
12 13 (0.69%) Publishing
13 10 (0.53%) Legal
14 9 (0.48%) Local Government
15 7 (0.37%) Billing
16 4 (0.21%) Advertising
16 4 (0.21%) Automotive
16 4 (0.21%) Front Office
16 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1147 (61.21%) Developer
2 506 (27.00%) Java Developer
3 240 (12.81%) Architect
4 153 (8.16%) .NET Developer
4 153 (8.16%) Senior Developer
5 131 (6.99%) Analyst
6 107 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 99 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
8 96 (5.12%) Test Analyst
9 86 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
10 76 (4.06%) Senior Java Developer
11 75 (4.00%) Consultant
12 74 (3.95%) Tester
13 60 (3.20%) JavaScript Developer
13 60 (3.20%) Software Developer
14 51 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 51 (2.72%) Integration Architect
15 47 (2.51%) Integration Developer
16 46 (2.45%) Agile Developer
17 43 (2.29%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1021 (54.48%) REST
2 1004 (53.58%) Web Services
3 819 (43.70%) XML
4 584 (31.16%) HTML
5 498 (26.57%) Spring
6 496 (26.47%) JSON
7 473 (25.24%) CSS
8 348 (18.57%) .NET
9 331 (17.66%) RESTful
10 319 (17.02%) jQuery
11 275 (14.67%) J2EE
12 273 (14.57%) Hibernate
13 261 (13.93%) AngularJS
14 221 (11.79%) JMS
15 198 (10.57%) HTML5
16 177 (9.45%) XSLT
17 164 (8.75%) Java EE
18 160 (8.54%) XSD
19 144 (7.68%) ASP.NET
19 144 (7.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.59%) User Experience
3 81 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 52 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.60%) DataPower
7 29 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.28%) Data Integration
9 23 (1.23%) CMDB
9 23 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.12%) N-Tier
11 18 (0.96%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.80%) Data Centre
12 15 (0.80%) Visualisation
13 14 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.75%) iPad
14 12 (0.64%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.64%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.64%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 331 (17.66%) Linux
2 273 (14.57%) Unix
3 154 (8.22%) Windows
4 43 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.03%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.39%) Android
7 15 (0.80%) AIX
7 15 (0.80%) Solaris
8 11 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.43%) HPUX
10 7 (0.37%) CentOS
11 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.11%) Mesosphere
16 1 (0.053%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.053%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1026 (54.75%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (24.76%) Scrum
3 451 (24.07%) TDD
4 342 (18.25%) MVC
5 289 (15.42%) OO
6 277 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
7 267 (14.25%) BDD
8 238 (12.70%) SOA
9 160 (8.54%) DevOps
10 155 (8.27%) Unit Testing
11 149 (7.95%) E-Commerce
12 138 (7.36%) SDLC
13 118 (6.30%) Software Engineering
14 117 (6.24%) Microservices
15 114 (6.08%) Kanban
16 109 (5.82%) Test Automation
17 108 (5.76%) Open Source
18 92 (4.91%) UML
19 91 (4.86%) Workflow
20 90 (4.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1002 (53.47%) Java
2 659 (35.17%) SQL
3 644 (34.36%) JavaScript
4 329 (17.56%) C#
5 135 (7.20%) Python
6 126 (6.72%) Shell Script
7 88 (4.70%) PHP
8 79 (4.22%) PL/SQL
9 66 (3.52%) T-SQL
10 58 (3.09%) Ruby
11 57 (3.04%) XPath
12 55 (2.93%) Scala
13 54 (2.88%) Groovy
13 54 (2.88%) Korn
14 47 (2.51%) Bash Shell
15 39 (2.08%) Perl
16 38 (2.03%) PowerShell
17 35 (1.87%) Apex Code
18 31 (1.65%) C++
19 29 (1.55%) C
Qualifications
1 110 (5.87%) Security Cleared
2 102 (5.44%) Degree
3 79 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.81%) ISEB
5 28 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 16 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.37%) MCSE
10 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.16%) CCNP
11 3 (0.16%) RHCE
12 2 (0.11%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.11%) MCITP
12 2 (0.11%) PMP
13 1 (0.053%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.053%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (7.20%) QA
2 25 (1.33%) FATCA
3 15 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.64%) MiFID
5 11 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.59%) EMIR
5 11 (0.59%) SDET
6 9 (0.48%) PA-DSS
7 8 (0.43%) HL7
8 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.21%) WCAG
10 3 (0.16%) SEPA
11 2 (0.11%) SLA
12 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (4.16%) Docker
2 37 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.59%) LXC
6 7 (0.37%) NDS
7 6 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.21%) Varnish
9 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.16%) vSphere
10 2 (0.11%) vCloud
11 1 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.053%) etcd
11 1 (0.053%) KVM
11 1 (0.053%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.053%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (2.88%) Puppet
2 48 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 36 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.12%) Ansible
5 11 (0.59%) OpenAM
6 10 (0.53%) Control-M
7 9 (0.48%) logstash
8 8 (0.43%) CloudHub
8 8 (0.43%) OpenSSO
9 7 (0.37%) Kibana
9 7 (0.37%) Rancher
10 6 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.21%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.21%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.16%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.16%) vRealize
12 3 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 420 (22.41%) Oracle
2 204 (10.89%) Microsoft
3 137 (7.31%) IBM
4 83 (4.43%) SAP
5 71 (3.79%) MuleSoft
6 67 (3.58%) Adobe
7 61 (3.26%) HP
8 59 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
9 54 (2.88%) VMware
10 49 (2.61%) Solace
11 46 (2.45%) ServiceNow
12 37 (1.97%) Google
12 37 (1.97%) Perforce
13 32 (1.71%) CA
14 29 (1.55%) ATG
14 29 (1.55%) hybris
15 27 (1.44%) Atlassian
15 27 (1.44%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.33%) Sybase
17 20 (1.07%) TIBCO
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £400 to £525 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Contingency Team
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Anglia
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Energon People
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + EXPENSES COVERED
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago