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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 123 140 145
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1087 917 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 1.66% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.20% 6.15% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 633 502
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Median hourly rate £31.27 £28.59 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -34.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.76 £20.05 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £45.65 £127.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.14 £36.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-13.51% -17.71%

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
15104 14912 14481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.01% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9630
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 206 180
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 1017 £425 +6.25% 306
London +18 436 £450 +11.11% 116
South East +29 220 £450 +12.50% 46
North West +39 97 £413 +10.00% 33
East of England +10 93 £450 +12.50% 23
City of London +7 56 £455 +13.04% 28
South West +5 56 £350 -4.10% 29
Surrey +14 51 £413 +3.12% 11
West Midlands +15 49 £425 -5.55% 22
Berkshire -6 47 £475 +18.75% 9
Cheshire +12 44 £475 +22.58% 7
Scotland +2 43 £345 -8.00% 5
Hampshire +6 42 £405 +1.25% 13
Essex -3 42 £240 -36.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 41 £500 +30.71%
Yorkshire +37 34 £375 +17.18% 16
Manchester 0 31 £375 +17.03% 20
Leatherhead 0 25 £425 +2.40% 1
West Yorkshire +17 23 £413 +26.92% 11
Reading -5 23 £360 -10.00% 3
Edinburgh +10 22 £350 - 2
Glasgow +16 21 £325 -16.12% 1
Gloucestershire +15 21 £325 -7.14% 9
Milton Keynes -5 21 £400 +6.66%
Bedfordshire +15 20 £590 +81.53%
Warrington - 20 £500 - 2
Leeds +10 19 £419 -2.95% 8
Hook - 19 £465 -
East Midlands -9 18 £338 -15.62% 9
Chester -3 17 £438 +14.75% 2

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 1103 (53.11%) Java
2 1091 (52.53%) Web Services
3 1012 (48.72%) REST
4 990 (47.66%) XML
5 961 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
6 649 (31.25%) SQL
7 592 (28.50%) JavaScript
8 570 (27.44%) HTML
9 562 (27.06%) Oracle
10 498 (23.98%) JSON
11 447 (21.52%) Spring
12 444 (21.38%) SOA
13 415 (19.98%) CSS
14 411 (19.79%) TDD
15 389 (18.73%) RESTful
16 379 (18.25%) Scrum
17 361 (17.38%) Linux
18 349 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
19 342 (16.47%) .NET
20 337 (16.23%) Finance
21 330 (15.89%) C#
22 328 (15.79%) Git (software)
23 312 (15.02%) J2EE
24 303 (14.59%) Unix
25 292 (14.06%) Maven
26 283 (13.63%) SoapUI
27 274 (13.19%) SQL Server
28 259 (12.47%) Microsoft
29 235 (11.31%) JUnit
30 234 (11.27%) Middleware

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
1 200 (9.63%) JBoss
2 167 (8.04%) Tomcat
3 145 (6.98%) WebLogic
4 140 (6.74%) WebSphere
5 125 (6.02%) Apache
6 84 (4.04%) Node.js
7 76 (3.66%) CMS
8 71 (3.42%) IIS
9 67 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
10 52 (2.50%) MQSeries
10 52 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 49 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
11 49 (2.36%) Mule
11 49 (2.36%) SharePoint
12 45 (2.17%) Jetty
13 40 (1.93%) Confluence
13 40 (1.93%) nginx
14 38 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
15 22 (1.06%) Mule ESB
16 21 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 72 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.40%) MS Office
3 9 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.34%) Gliffy
5 5 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.24%) MS Project
6 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.54%) BusinessWorks
3 31 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 26 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
5 25 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.39%) Magento
6 8 (0.39%) OpenText Process Suite
7 6 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.14%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.14%) Maximo
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.096%) BigMachines
11 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.096%) Eloqua
11 2 (0.096%) Revive Adserver
12 1 (0.048%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 1 (0.048%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 93 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.02%) SaaS
4 35 (1.69%) Force.com
5 34 (1.64%) GitHub
6 30 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.82%) PaaS
8 15 (0.72%) Boomi
9 14 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
11 12 (0.58%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.53%) Heroku
13 10 (0.48%) IaaS
14 7 (0.34%) iPaaS
14 7 (0.34%) Office 365
15 6 (0.29%) Oracle CX
16 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 226 (10.88%) HTTP
2 77 (3.71%) SSL
3 69 (3.32%) LDAP
4 57 (2.74%) Internet
5 55 (2.65%) FTP
6 49 (2.36%) TCP/IP
7 36 (1.73%) HTTPS
8 26 (1.25%) Firewall
9 23 (1.11%) SSH
10 21 (1.01%) SNMP
11 19 (0.91%) SMTP
11 19 (0.91%) WinSCP
12 18 (0.87%) VPN
13 14 (0.67%) 3G
14 13 (0.63%) 4G
14 13 (0.63%) Diameter Protocol
15 12 (0.58%) INAP
15 12 (0.58%) MGW
15 12 (0.58%) SIGTRAN
16 11 (0.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 188 (9.05%) MySQL
3 141 (6.79%) Oracle Database
4 128 (6.16%) MongoDB
5 127 (6.11%) Relational Database
6 109 (5.25%) NoSQL
7 77 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
8 59 (2.84%) RDBMS
9 42 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 39 (1.88%) Big Data
11 32 (1.54%) Neo4j
12 31 (1.49%) Apache Hive
12 31 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (1.44%) Hadoop
14 29 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 29 (1.40%) DB2
14 29 (1.40%) Impala
14 29 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 328 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 292 (14.06%) Maven
3 283 (13.63%) SoapUI
4 235 (11.31%) JUnit
5 211 (10.16%) Subversion
6 208 (10.01%) Selenium
7 205 (9.87%) JIRA
8 201 (9.68%) Jenkins
9 162 (7.80%) Eclipse
10 116 (5.58%) Mockito
11 102 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 89 (4.29%) Cucumber
13 86 (4.14%) Ant
14 85 (4.09%) Visual Studio
15 55 (2.65%) Gradle
16 45 (2.17%) Spock
17 43 (2.07%) TeamCity
18 41 (1.97%) JMeter
19 39 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 38 (1.83%) WebDriver
General
1 337 (16.23%) Finance
2 230 (11.07%) Banking
3 95 (4.57%) Retail
4 87 (4.19%) Marketing
5 85 (4.09%) Telecoms
6 40 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.49%) Electronics
8 23 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 20 (0.96%) Front Office
10 19 (0.91%) Back Office
11 16 (0.77%) Legal
12 14 (0.67%) Advertising
12 14 (0.67%) Games
12 14 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.43%) Billing
14 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.43%) Publishing
15 6 (0.29%) Law
16 5 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1259 (60.62%) Developer
2 524 (25.23%) Java Developer
3 301 (14.49%) Architect
4 190 (9.15%) Senior Developer
5 133 (6.40%) Analyst
6 111 (5.34%) .NET Developer
7 97 (4.67%) Consultant
8 93 (4.48%) Test Analyst
9 89 (4.29%) C# Developer
10 82 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
11 76 (3.66%) Designer
12 75 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
13 66 (3.18%) Integration Developer
14 65 (3.13%) Agile Developer
15 63 (3.03%) Tester
16 61 (2.94%) Technical Architect
17 56 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
17 56 (2.70%) SQL Developer
18 55 (2.65%) Integration Architect
19 51 (2.46%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1091 (52.53%) Web Services
2 1012 (48.72%) REST
3 990 (47.66%) XML
4 570 (27.44%) HTML
5 498 (23.98%) JSON
6 447 (21.52%) Spring
7 415 (19.98%) CSS
8 389 (18.73%) RESTful
9 342 (16.47%) .NET
10 312 (15.02%) J2EE
11 234 (11.27%) Middleware
12 211 (10.16%) Hibernate
12 211 (10.16%) HTML5
13 209 (10.06%) AngularJS
14 207 (9.97%) JMS
15 200 (9.63%) XSD
16 196 (9.44%) jQuery
17 177 (8.52%) XSLT
18 167 (8.04%) WSDL
19 161 (7.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 141 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
3 80 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 77 (3.71%) Computer Science
5 71 (3.42%) DataPower
6 42 (2.02%) iPad
7 38 (1.83%) User Experience
8 35 (1.69%) Data Integration
9 28 (1.35%) Social Media
10 27 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.16%) Clustering
12 23 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.11%) Data Centre
13 17 (0.82%) SWIFT
14 16 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (0.53%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.48%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.48%) Replication
17 10 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 361 (17.38%) Linux
2 303 (14.59%) Unix
3 154 (7.41%) Windows
4 70 (3.37%) Android
5 50 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 37 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.59%) Windows Server
8 28 (1.35%) Mac OS X
9 22 (1.06%) Solaris
10 13 (0.63%) CentOS
11 11 (0.53%) zOS
12 9 (0.43%) AIX
13 7 (0.34%) VxWorks
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.14%) Debian
16 3 (0.14%) VMS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.096%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (21.38%) SOA
3 411 (19.79%) TDD
4 379 (18.25%) Scrum
5 349 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
6 225 (10.83%) OO
7 218 (10.50%) MVC
8 178 (8.57%) BDD
9 170 (8.18%) Open Source
10 163 (7.85%) SDLC
11 156 (7.51%) Software Engineering
11 156 (7.51%) Web Development
12 154 (7.41%) E-Commerce
13 138 (6.64%) Unit Testing
14 132 (6.36%) Microservices
15 121 (5.83%) CRM
16 117 (5.63%) DevOps
17 114 (5.49%) High Availability
18 112 (5.39%) Waterfall
19 105 (5.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1103 (53.11%) Java
2 649 (31.25%) SQL
3 592 (28.50%) JavaScript
4 330 (15.89%) C#
5 135 (6.50%) PHP
6 127 (6.11%) PL/SQL
7 96 (4.62%) Python
8 74 (3.56%) Apex Code
9 62 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 60 (2.89%) Groovy
10 60 (2.89%) Scala
11 58 (2.79%) C
12 54 (2.60%) C++
12 54 (2.60%) Shell Script
13 44 (2.12%) SOQL
14 38 (1.83%) Ruby
15 37 (1.78%) Perl
16 33 (1.59%) XPath
17 31 (1.49%) Bash Shell
18 29 (1.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 221 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 157 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 124 (5.97%) Degree
4 38 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 29 (1.40%) ISEB
6 22 (1.06%) BC Cleared
7 18 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.48%) HNC
10 10 (0.48%) HND
10 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.14%) CCNP
13 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.14%) CISSP
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.096%) PhD
14 2 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (6.69%) QA
2 26 (1.25%) SLA
3 22 (1.06%) HL7
4 19 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.67%) SEPA
7 4 (0.19%) WCAG
8 2 (0.096%) COBIT
8 2 (0.096%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.048%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.048%) SDET
System Software
1 76 (3.66%) Docker
2 43 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.19%) Firmware
7 3 (0.14%) KVM
7 3 (0.14%) Xen
8 2 (0.096%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.096%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.096%) Gluster
8 2 (0.096%) NFS
8 2 (0.096%) SpamAssassin
8 2 (0.096%) Squid
8 2 (0.096%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.096%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.096%) vSphere
9 1 (0.048%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.048%) iptables
9 1 (0.048%) LXC
Systems Management
1 84 (4.04%) Puppet
2 70 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
3 46 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.06%) Nagios
5 18 (0.87%) Grafana
6 13 (0.63%) BladeLogic
6 13 (0.63%) Graphite
7 10 (0.48%) Ansible
7 10 (0.48%) CA Wily
7 10 (0.48%) Capistrano
8 8 (0.39%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.34%) Control-M
10 6 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.24%) CloudHub
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 5 (0.24%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.19%) Netcool
Vendors
1 562 (27.06%) Oracle
2 259 (12.47%) Microsoft
3 199 (9.58%) IBM
4 104 (5.01%) HP
5 90 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
6 69 (3.32%) SAP
7 67 (3.23%) webMethods
8 58 (2.79%) ServiceNow
9 55 (2.65%) Red Hat
10 52 (2.50%) Google
10 52 (2.50%) VMware
11 47 (2.26%) ATG
12 46 (2.21%) TIBCO
13 43 (2.07%) WSO2
14 42 (2.02%) Adobe
15 37 (1.78%) Endeca
16 35 (1.69%) Atlassian
17 33 (1.59%) Informatica
18 26 (1.25%) Zend
19 23 (1.11%) Siebel
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £425 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Computer People
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £480 to £485 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £396.88 - £432.96 per day + fully expensed travel
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £320 per day + none
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £400 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant On Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago