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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 132 125 146
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing SOAP 947 1011 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.84% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.20% 6.39% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 685 579
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £566 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 3
Median hourly rate £30.39 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.08 £23.55 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £43.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%

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
15266 15816 15220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.80% 28.76% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10535 11015 10387
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 256 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £15.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 -3 904 £425 +1.19% 255
London +24 489 £450 - 91
South East -44 111 £463 +14.19% 37
South West +22 64 £350 -12.50% 35
North West -24 59 £340 -1.09% 21
City of London +7 57 £450 +12.50% 25
West Midlands +10 47 £318 -30.41% 17
Yorkshire +21 45 £475 +38.18% 21
West Yorkshire +21 36 £500 +48.14% 17
East of England -35 36 £463 -2.63% 21
Manchester -12 34 £339 +5.85% 13
Leeds +19 28 £510 +52.80% 9
East Midlands -8 28 £363 -9.37% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 23 £525 +25.37% 4
Berkshire -4 23 £405 +17.39% 7
Surrey -19 22 £438 +4.16% 10
Nottinghamshire +9 20 £375 -11.76% 5
Scotland -11 19 £340 -6.20% 7
Wiltshire +13 18 £345 -18.82% 6
Milton Keynes -1 18 £525 +23.52% 2
Swindon - 17 £343 - 3
Nottingham +9 16 £400 -5.88% 5
Hertfordshire -3 14 £455 -27.05% 6
North East -21 14 £438 +45.83% 5
South Wales -18 13 £388 -8.82% 1
Wales -26 13 £388 -6.06% 2
Tyne and Wear -27 13 £438 +45.83% 3
Solihull - 13 - - 4
Bristol +9 12 £350 +7.69% 7
Coventry -1 12 £375 - 1

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1073 (55.71%) REST
2 1066 (55.35%) Java
3 1042 (54.10%) Web Services
4 1040 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
5 862 (44.76%) XML
6 725 (37.64%) SQL
7 644 (33.44%) JavaScript
8 582 (30.22%) HTML
9 527 (27.36%) Spring
10 526 (27.31%) JSON
11 514 (26.69%) Scrum
12 469 (24.35%) CSS
13 450 (23.36%) Oracle
14 443 (23.00%) TDD
15 369 (19.16%) MVC
16 365 (18.95%) .NET
17 348 (18.07%) C#
18 346 (17.96%) Git (software)
19 326 (16.93%) RESTful
20 324 (16.82%) Finance
21 321 (16.67%) jQuery
22 312 (16.20%) Linux
23 300 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
24 287 (14.90%) Hibernate
24 287 (14.90%) Jenkins
25 286 (14.85%) Maven
26 282 (14.64%) J2EE
27 278 (14.43%) SOA
28 272 (14.12%) SQL Server
29 271 (14.07%) 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
1 173 (8.98%) JBoss
2 157 (8.15%) WebSphere
3 115 (5.97%) Apache
4 113 (5.87%) Tomcat
5 100 (5.19%) Confluence
6 92 (4.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 87 (4.52%) WebLogic
8 82 (4.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 65 (3.37%) Mule
9 65 (3.37%) SharePoint
10 56 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
10 56 (2.91%) IIS
11 50 (2.60%) Mule ESB
12 47 (2.44%) CMS
13 43 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 39 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
15 31 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
16 26 (1.35%) Apache Solr
17 22 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
18 18 (0.93%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 53 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.93%) MS Office
3 14 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 48 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 46 (2.39%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.42%) Radian6
6 8 (0.42%) Social Studio
7 7 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.26%) OpenText Process Suite
9 3 (0.16%) assyst
9 3 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.16%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.10%) Magento
10 2 (0.10%) RMDS
10 2 (0.10%) Workday HCM
11 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 134 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (3.58%) GitHub
4 43 (2.23%) IaaS
4 43 (2.23%) PaaS
5 35 (1.82%) SaaS
6 28 (1.45%) CloudBees
6 28 (1.45%) OpenShift
7 22 (1.14%) Force.com
8 21 (1.09%) TestFlight
9 19 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.36%) Google App Engine
14 7 (0.36%) Office 365
15 6 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 128 (6.65%) HTTP
2 59 (3.06%) LDAP
3 47 (2.44%) SSL
4 44 (2.28%) Firewall
5 38 (1.97%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.71%) Internet
7 30 (1.56%) FTP
8 27 (1.40%) HTTPS
9 15 (0.78%) SSH
10 13 (0.67%) AMQP
10 13 (0.67%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.57%) Broadband
11 11 (0.57%) CTI
12 10 (0.52%) SMTP
13 9 (0.47%) DNS
13 9 (0.47%) SNMP
14 8 (0.42%) DSL
14 8 (0.42%) Intranet
14 8 (0.42%) VPN
15 7 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 155 (8.05%) Oracle Database
3 153 (7.94%) MySQL
4 132 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 123 (6.39%) NoSQL
6 109 (5.66%) Relational Database
7 75 (3.89%) Big Data
8 55 (2.86%) RDBMS
9 53 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 47 (2.44%) DB2
11 46 (2.39%) Hadoop
12 37 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 37 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 36 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (1.51%) CouchDB
18 26 (1.35%) SQLite
19 25 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 346 (17.96%) Git (software)
2 287 (14.90%) Jenkins
3 286 (14.85%) Maven
4 263 (13.66%) JIRA
5 242 (12.56%) SoapUI
6 240 (12.46%) JUnit
7 211 (10.96%) Selenium
8 145 (7.53%) Eclipse
9 139 (7.22%) Subversion
10 129 (6.70%) Mockito
11 127 (6.59%) Cucumber
12 109 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 93 (4.83%) Visual Studio
14 89 (4.62%) Gradle
15 76 (3.95%) Ant
16 73 (3.79%) JMeter
16 73 (3.79%) WebDriver
17 67 (3.48%) TeamCity
18 66 (3.43%) IntelliJ
19 54 (2.80%) SonarQube
General
1 324 (16.82%) Finance
2 158 (8.20%) Banking
3 92 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 89 (4.62%) Marketing
5 86 (4.47%) Retail
6 50 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 47 (2.44%) Electronics
8 17 (0.88%) Publishing
9 15 (0.78%) Games
10 14 (0.73%) Law
11 13 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.57%) Legal
13 8 (0.42%) Back Office
13 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.42%) Local Government
14 6 (0.31%) Automotive
14 6 (0.31%) Billing
15 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Front Office
17 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1222 (63.45%) Developer
2 561 (29.13%) Java Developer
3 238 (12.36%) Architect
4 170 (8.83%) Senior Developer
5 154 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 147 (7.63%) Analyst
7 116 (6.02%) C# Developer
8 107 (5.56%) Test Analyst
9 99 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
10 90 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 82 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
12 77 (4.00%) Consultant
13 71 (3.69%) Agile Developer
14 67 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
15 58 (3.01%) Integration Developer
16 57 (2.96%) Tester
17 56 (2.91%) Software Developer
18 52 (2.70%) Integration Architect
19 48 (2.49%) Agile Java Developer
19 48 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1073 (55.71%) REST
2 1042 (54.10%) Web Services
3 862 (44.76%) XML
4 582 (30.22%) HTML
5 527 (27.36%) Spring
6 526 (27.31%) JSON
7 469 (24.35%) CSS
8 365 (18.95%) .NET
9 326 (16.93%) RESTful
10 321 (16.67%) jQuery
11 287 (14.90%) Hibernate
12 282 (14.64%) J2EE
13 271 (14.07%) AngularJS
14 211 (10.96%) JMS
15 203 (10.54%) HTML5
16 197 (10.23%) Java EE
17 187 (9.71%) WCF
18 186 (9.66%) XSLT
19 167 (8.67%) JSP
20 159 (8.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.31%) Mobile App
2 83 (4.31%) User Experience
3 74 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 72 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (1.82%) DataPower
6 27 (1.40%) Data Integration
6 27 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 23 (1.19%) CMDB
8 21 (1.09%) Clustering
9 18 (0.93%) Data Structures
10 16 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 15 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (0.73%) iPad
12 14 (0.73%) IVR
12 14 (0.73%) Visualisation
13 12 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
14 11 (0.57%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 312 (16.20%) Linux
2 258 (13.40%) Unix
3 146 (7.58%) Windows
4 50 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 32 (1.66%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.09%) Android
8 17 (0.88%) AIX
9 13 (0.67%) Solaris
10 11 (0.57%) CentOS
11 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.42%) Mesosphere
13 7 (0.36%) HPUX
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.26%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.16%) VMS
18 2 (0.10%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1040 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (26.69%) Scrum
3 443 (23.00%) TDD
4 369 (19.16%) MVC
5 300 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
6 278 (14.43%) SOA
7 265 (13.76%) OO
8 242 (12.56%) BDD
9 172 (8.93%) Unit Testing
10 157 (8.15%) E-Commerce
11 148 (7.68%) Software Engineering
12 146 (7.58%) DevOps
13 145 (7.53%) SDLC
14 123 (6.39%) Kanban
15 117 (6.07%) Open Source
16 111 (5.76%) Microservices
17 97 (5.04%) CRM
18 90 (4.67%) Test Automation
19 88 (4.57%) Web Development
20 85 (4.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1066 (55.35%) Java
2 725 (37.64%) SQL
3 644 (33.44%) JavaScript
4 348 (18.07%) C#
5 131 (6.80%) Python
6 99 (5.14%) PHP
6 99 (5.14%) Shell Script
7 82 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 82 (4.26%) T-SQL
8 72 (3.74%) Groovy
9 65 (3.37%) Scala
10 56 (2.91%) XPath
11 55 (2.86%) Korn
12 49 (2.54%) Ruby
13 42 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 40 (2.08%) Perl
15 36 (1.87%) Objective-C
16 32 (1.66%) PowerShell
17 31 (1.61%) Apple Swift
17 31 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 127 (6.59%) Degree
2 95 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 63 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.61%) ISEB
5 21 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.52%) CCNP
10 10 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.36%) MCSE
12 5 (0.26%) MCITP
13 3 (0.16%) RHCE
14 2 (0.10%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.10%) PMP
15 1 (0.052%) CCNA
15 1 (0.052%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.052%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (7.11%) QA
2 23 (1.19%) FATCA
3 11 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.52%) SDET
5 9 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.47%) HL7
6 8 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.36%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.21%) WCAG
9 3 (0.16%) SEPA
10 2 (0.10%) SLA
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 80 (4.15%) Docker
2 39 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.47%) LXC
5 7 (0.36%) NDS
6 6 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.16%) Varnish
8 3 (0.16%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.10%) KVM
10 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.052%) etcd
10 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.052%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.052%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (3.06%) Puppet
2 48 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.93%) Ansible
5 11 (0.57%) CloudHub
5 11 (0.57%) OpenAM
6 10 (0.52%) Control-M
7 9 (0.47%) CA Wily
7 9 (0.47%) Grafana
8 8 (0.42%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.42%) logstash
8 8 (0.42%) OpenSSO
9 5 (0.26%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.26%) Graphite
9 5 (0.26%) Kibana
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 3 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
11 3 (0.16%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 450 (23.36%) Oracle
2 201 (10.44%) Microsoft
3 153 (7.94%) IBM
4 89 (4.62%) Adobe
5 75 (3.89%) SAP
6 71 (3.69%) MuleSoft
7 62 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
8 60 (3.12%) HP
9 45 (2.34%) Solace
10 43 (2.23%) ServiceNow
11 34 (1.77%) Red Hat
12 31 (1.61%) Google
13 29 (1.51%) hybris
14 26 (1.35%) VMware
14 26 (1.35%) WSO2
15 25 (1.30%) Atlassian
15 25 (1.30%) Informatica
15 25 (1.30%) Sybase
16 24 (1.25%) Perforce
17 22 (1.14%) webMethods
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £470 - £560 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day + 12-24 months
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent salary or rates
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago