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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 127 125 170
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +45
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1071 1032 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 1.81% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.81% 6.59% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 700 453
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 2
Median hourly rate £31.90 £39.00 £38.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.20% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £23.75 £34.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £56.35 £41.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.70 £41.00 £38.03
% change year-on-year
-22.68% +7.82%

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
15731 15665 15106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.22% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11012 10559 9742
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 228 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +5 999 £425 +6.25% 229
London +13 437 £450 +5.88% 82
South East +3 189 £444 +10.93% 38
South West +19 83 £350 -6.66% 24
North West +10 83 £400 -7.24% 27
City of London +25 73 £475 +11.76% 26
West Midlands +19 67 £415 -7.77% 13
East of England -5 65 £375 -2.91% 15
Scotland +18 44 £340 -9.33% 3
Cheshire +29 40 £450 +2.85% 2
Berkshire +4 39 £375 -12.79% 9
Manchester -8 35 £367 -16.05% 19
Surrey -28 35 £450 +12.50% 4
Edinburgh +16 31 £340 -22.28%
East Midlands +9 30 £450 +20.00% 11
Hampshire -21 28 £363 -3.33% 15
Buckinghamshire +12 27 £438 +16.66% 3
Chester +15 26 £475 +22.58%
Shropshire -12 25 £415 -0.59%
Essex +3 23 £250 -23.07% 1
Swindon +13 21 £345 -13.75% 1
Wiltshire -3 21 £345 +2.22% 3
Yorkshire -12 21 £350 +3.70% 17
Oxfordshire +17 20 £520 +26.06% 1
Bristol +5 20 £375 +3.44% 4
Telford -12 20 £415 -0.59%
Reading +17 19 £361 +3.21% 4
Milton Keynes +15 19 £413 +10.00% 1
Gloucestershire +13 18 £363 -5.84% 8
Suffolk -1 18 £465 +9.41%

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1202 (55.57%) Java
2 1150 (53.17%) REST
3 1130 (52.24%) Web Services
4 1014 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
5 996 (46.05%) XML
6 716 (33.10%) SQL
7 613 (28.34%) JavaScript
8 573 (26.49%) HTML
9 557 (25.75%) Oracle
10 521 (24.09%) JSON
11 512 (23.67%) Spring
12 438 (20.25%) Scrum
13 418 (19.33%) SOA
14 413 (19.09%) TDD
15 411 (19.00%) CSS
16 387 (17.89%) Finance
17 373 (17.24%) Linux
17 373 (17.24%) RESTful
18 363 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
19 346 (16.00%) C#
20 336 (15.53%) .NET
20 336 (15.53%) Git (software)
21 318 (14.70%) J2EE
22 301 (13.92%) Maven
23 292 (13.50%) SoapUI
24 281 (12.99%) JUnit
24 281 (12.99%) Unix
25 279 (12.90%) MVC
26 273 (12.62%) SQL Server
27 259 (11.97%) AngularJS

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
1 236 (10.91%) JBoss
2 167 (7.72%) Tomcat
3 135 (6.24%) WebSphere
4 118 (5.46%) Apache
5 117 (5.41%) WebLogic
6 72 (3.33%) Mule
7 70 (3.24%) SharePoint
8 69 (3.19%) Oracle Service Bus
9 60 (2.77%) CMS
10 56 (2.59%) IIS
11 49 (2.27%) Confluence
12 45 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 42 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
13 42 (1.94%) MQSeries
14 41 (1.90%) Mule ESB
15 40 (1.85%) Jetty
16 37 (1.71%) nginx
17 34 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
18 32 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 31 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 71 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.53%) MS Office
3 8 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.32%) Gliffy
5 5 (0.23%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.092%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.046%) DOC1
8 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 76 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
4 29 (1.34%) BusinessWorks
5 20 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.37%) Radian6
8 8 (0.37%) Social Studio
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
10 5 (0.23%) Magento
11 4 (0.18%) ION MarketView
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.092%) Adobe Campaign
12 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.092%) Revive Adserver
12 2 (0.092%) RMDS
12 2 (0.092%) SAP ERP
13 1 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 121 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.66%) GitHub
4 31 (1.43%) Force.com
5 24 (1.11%) SaaS
6 19 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.79%) Boomi
7 17 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.69%) Google App Engine
8 15 (0.69%) PaaS
8 15 (0.69%) TestFlight
9 13 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
10 12 (0.55%) Heroku
11 10 (0.46%) IaaS
12 7 (0.32%) iPaaS
12 7 (0.32%) Office 365
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle CX
14 5 (0.23%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 204 (9.43%) HTTP
2 80 (3.70%) SSL
3 79 (3.65%) LDAP
4 42 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 39 (1.80%) FTP
6 37 (1.71%) Internet
7 28 (1.29%) Firewall
8 26 (1.20%) HTTPS
8 26 (1.20%) SSH
9 20 (0.92%) SNMP
10 16 (0.74%) VPN
11 15 (0.69%) SMTP
12 14 (0.65%) 3G
13 13 (0.60%) 4G
14 12 (0.55%) Diameter Protocol
14 12 (0.55%) DNS
14 12 (0.55%) INAP
14 12 (0.55%) MGW
14 12 (0.55%) SIGTRAN
14 12 (0.55%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 169 (7.81%) MySQL
3 166 (7.67%) Oracle Database
4 161 (7.44%) MongoDB
5 117 (5.41%) NoSQL
6 94 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 71 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
8 49 (2.27%) Big Data
8 49 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 45 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 44 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 40 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (1.85%) Neo4j
12 30 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 29 (1.34%) Apache Hive
13 29 (1.34%) Impala
14 27 (1.25%) DB2
15 26 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
16 24 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 23 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 336 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 301 (13.92%) Maven
3 292 (13.50%) SoapUI
4 281 (12.99%) JUnit
5 229 (10.59%) Jenkins
6 213 (9.85%) Selenium
7 197 (9.11%) Subversion
8 190 (8.78%) JIRA
9 151 (6.98%) Eclipse
10 133 (6.15%) Mockito
11 114 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 112 (5.18%) Cucumber
13 95 (4.39%) Visual Studio
14 77 (3.56%) Ant
15 70 (3.24%) Gradle
16 54 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 54 (2.50%) TeamCity
17 53 (2.45%) IntelliJ
18 48 (2.22%) JMeter
19 43 (1.99%) WebDriver
General
1 387 (17.89%) Finance
2 216 (9.99%) Banking
3 107 (4.95%) Marketing
4 104 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 85 (3.93%) Retail
6 47 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.94%) Electronics
8 25 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.88%) Publishing
10 18 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.83%) Front Office
11 16 (0.74%) Back Office
11 16 (0.74%) Law
12 14 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.60%) Legal
14 12 (0.55%) Games
15 10 (0.46%) Advertising
16 9 (0.42%) Billing
17 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1339 (61.90%) Developer
2 618 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 294 (13.59%) Architect
4 211 (9.75%) Senior Developer
5 157 (7.26%) Analyst
6 130 (6.01%) .NET Developer
7 106 (4.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 106 (4.90%) Test Analyst
8 103 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 82 (3.79%) Integration Developer
10 81 (3.74%) Agile Developer
10 81 (3.74%) Consultant
11 74 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 70 (3.24%) Designer
13 68 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
14 63 (2.91%) Integration Architect
15 60 (2.77%) Technical Architect
16 59 (2.73%) Lead Developer
16 59 (2.73%) Tester
17 55 (2.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1150 (53.17%) REST
2 1130 (52.24%) Web Services
3 996 (46.05%) XML
4 573 (26.49%) HTML
5 521 (24.09%) JSON
6 512 (23.67%) Spring
7 411 (19.00%) CSS
8 373 (17.24%) RESTful
9 336 (15.53%) .NET
10 318 (14.70%) J2EE
11 259 (11.97%) AngularJS
12 239 (11.05%) Hibernate
13 232 (10.73%) HTML5
14 222 (10.26%) jQuery
15 203 (9.39%) Middleware
16 197 (9.11%) XSD
17 196 (9.06%) Java EE
18 183 (8.46%) WSDL
19 175 (8.09%) JDBC
20 174 (8.04%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 134 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
3 93 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 76 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 56 (2.59%) DataPower
6 47 (2.17%) User Experience
7 33 (1.53%) iPad
8 27 (1.25%) Data Integration
8 27 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.20%) Clustering
9 26 (1.20%) Social Media
10 22 (1.02%) Algorithms
11 19 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 17 (0.79%) Data Centre
13 16 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.55%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.55%) Derivative
14 12 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.51%) IVR
15 11 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 373 (17.24%) Linux
2 281 (12.99%) Unix
3 162 (7.49%) Windows
4 65 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 58 (2.68%) Android
6 47 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.83%) CentOS
8 18 (0.83%) Solaris
9 14 (0.65%) AIX
9 14 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.37%) zOS
11 7 (0.32%) VxWorks
12 6 (0.28%) Mesosphere
12 6 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.28%) VMS
12 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.092%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1014 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (20.25%) Scrum
3 418 (19.33%) SOA
4 413 (19.09%) TDD
5 363 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
6 279 (12.90%) MVC
7 218 (10.08%) OO
8 194 (8.97%) BDD
9 192 (8.88%) Open Source
10 175 (8.09%) Software Engineering
11 154 (7.12%) Microservices
12 144 (6.66%) CRM
13 140 (6.47%) E-Commerce
14 139 (6.43%) Unit Testing
15 137 (6.33%) SDLC
16 129 (5.96%) DevOps
17 125 (5.78%) Web Development
18 112 (5.18%) Data Modelling
19 109 (5.04%) Test Automation
20 105 (4.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1202 (55.57%) Java
2 716 (33.10%) SQL
3 613 (28.34%) JavaScript
4 346 (16.00%) C#
5 113 (5.22%) PHP
6 104 (4.81%) PL/SQL
7 94 (4.35%) Python
8 86 (3.98%) Groovy
9 81 (3.74%) T-SQL
10 77 (3.56%) Scala
11 61 (2.82%) C
12 60 (2.77%) Apex Code
13 55 (2.54%) C++
14 47 (2.17%) Objective-C
14 47 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.80%) SOQL
16 38 (1.76%) Perl
17 37 (1.71%) Ruby
18 35 (1.62%) Apple Swift
18 35 (1.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 187 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 133 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 128 (5.92%) Degree
4 27 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 24 (1.11%) ISEB
6 21 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 12 (0.55%) CCNP
9 12 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.46%) HNC
10 10 (0.46%) HND
10 10 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.23%) MCITP
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.14%) PMP
16 2 (0.092%) CISSP
16 2 (0.092%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (7.17%) QA
2 19 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.83%) SLA
4 15 (0.69%) HL7
5 11 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.32%) SEPA
8 5 (0.23%) WCAG
9 3 (0.14%) SDET
10 2 (0.092%) COBIT
10 2 (0.092%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.046%) FATCA
System Software
1 106 (4.90%) Docker
2 43 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.37%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.23%) KVM
8 4 (0.18%) Firmware
8 4 (0.18%) Xen
9 3 (0.14%) NDS
9 3 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 3 (0.14%) vSphere
10 2 (0.092%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.092%) Gluster
10 2 (0.092%) NFS
10 2 (0.092%) SpamAssassin
10 2 (0.092%) Squid
10 2 (0.092%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.092%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 92 (4.25%) Puppet
2 54 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 42 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.34%) Grafana
5 21 (0.97%) Graphite
5 21 (0.97%) Nagios
6 18 (0.83%) Ansible
7 16 (0.74%) BladeLogic
8 14 (0.65%) CA Wily
9 12 (0.55%) Kubernetes
10 8 (0.37%) CloudHub
10 8 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.32%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
12 6 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.28%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.23%) Control-M
13 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.23%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.18%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 557 (25.75%) Oracle
2 222 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 208 (9.62%) IBM
4 93 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
5 90 (4.16%) SAP
6 81 (3.74%) HP
7 70 (3.24%) Adobe
8 63 (2.91%) webMethods
9 50 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 49 (2.27%) Google
11 48 (2.22%) Informatica
11 48 (2.22%) VMware
12 43 (1.99%) WSO2
13 41 (1.90%) TIBCO
14 40 (1.85%) ServiceNow
15 35 (1.62%) Talend
16 33 (1.53%) MuleSoft
17 29 (1.34%) CA
18 26 (1.20%) Splunk
19 24 (1.11%) Siebel
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