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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 135 121 169
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +48
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1031 1085 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.86% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.39% 6.65% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 748 459
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Median hourly rate £35.75 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £24.14 £33.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £56.35 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.88% +21.42%

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
16138 16326 15676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.83% 27.95% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11190 11035 9953
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 292 221
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.64 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -11 939 £425 +3.03% 229
London +4 426 £463 +5.41% 77
South East -13 162 £425 +6.25% 31
North West +2 81 £350 -22.22% 29
City of London +14 75 £475 +7.04% 23
South West +15 72 £350 -9.67% 35
West Midlands +17 67 £400 -2.43% 11
Scotland +47 62 £340 -12.25% 2
Edinburgh +35 49 £340 -23.38% 1
East of England -28 42 £375 -3.84% 14
Berkshire +9 40 £400 -15.87% 5
Manchester -3 40 £335 -29.10% 16
Yorkshire -11 36 £375 +11.11% 16
East Midlands +8 32 £450 +20.00% 12
Cheshire +24 25 £463 +9.14% 8
Surrey -25 25 £475 +18.75% 9
West Yorkshire +1 24 £375 +25.00% 12
Reading +21 23 £400 -23.80% 3
Milton Keynes +23 22 £438 +36.71% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 22 £438 +35.65% 3
Bristol +11 21 £388 +9.92% 7
Wiltshire +8 20 £341 -14.68% 8
Hampshire -32 20 £363 -3.33% 9
Swindon +12 19 £341 -14.68% 4
Leeds -8 19 £400 +33.33% 7
Oxfordshire +13 18 £550 +37.50% 2
Chester +11 18 £475 +52.00% 6
West Sussex +1 18 £400 -0.31%
Shropshire -14 17 £415 -0.59%
Nottinghamshire -8 16 £450 +20.00% 7

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 1183 (56.15%) Java
2 1117 (53.01%) REST
3 1115 (52.92%) Web Services
4 996 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
5 946 (44.90%) XML
6 691 (32.80%) SQL
7 620 (29.43%) JavaScript
8 582 (27.62%) HTML
9 554 (26.29%) Oracle
10 536 (25.44%) Spring
11 501 (23.78%) JSON
12 467 (22.16%) Scrum
13 415 (19.70%) CSS
14 407 (19.32%) TDD
15 383 (18.18%) Finance
15 383 (18.18%) SOA
16 371 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
17 349 (16.56%) Linux
18 344 (16.33%) .NET
19 343 (16.28%) RESTful
20 341 (16.18%) C#
21 325 (15.42%) J2EE
22 320 (15.19%) Git (software)
23 312 (14.81%) MVC
24 301 (14.29%) Maven
25 286 (13.57%) SoapUI
26 280 (13.29%) JUnit
27 275 (13.05%) SQL Server
28 271 (12.86%) AngularJS
29 266 (12.62%) Unix

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
1 240 (11.39%) JBoss
2 163 (7.74%) Tomcat
3 141 (6.69%) WebSphere
4 104 (4.94%) Apache
5 98 (4.65%) WebLogic
6 78 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 65 (3.08%) Mule
8 54 (2.56%) Confluence
9 53 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
10 50 (2.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 49 (2.33%) IIS
11 49 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
12 44 (2.09%) CMS
13 43 (2.04%) Mule ESB
14 42 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
15 39 (1.85%) Jetty
16 38 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
17 36 (1.71%) nginx
18 34 (1.61%) MQSeries
19 26 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 72 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.66%) MS Office
3 15 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.47%) MS Project
5 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.047%) DOC1
6 1 (0.047%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 68 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 35 (1.66%) Oracle BPM
4 28 (1.33%) BusinessWorks
5 18 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.38%) Radian6
8 8 (0.38%) Social Studio
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.19%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.14%) Magento
12 2 (0.095%) Adobe Campaign
12 2 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.095%) OpenText Process Suite
12 2 (0.095%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.095%) RMDS
12 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
13 1 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 123 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.14%) GitHub
4 25 (1.19%) PaaS
5 24 (1.14%) Force.com
6 20 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.95%) IaaS
6 20 (0.95%) SaaS
7 19 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.81%) Boomi
8 17 (0.81%) TestFlight
9 15 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 13 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
10 13 (0.62%) CloudBees
10 13 (0.62%) Google App Engine
11 7 (0.33%) Heroku
11 7 (0.33%) iPaaS
11 7 (0.33%) Office 365
12 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 175 (8.31%) HTTP
2 74 (3.51%) LDAP
3 50 (2.37%) SSL
4 41 (1.95%) Internet
5 38 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 37 (1.76%) FTP
7 28 (1.33%) Firewall
8 21 (1.00%) SSH
9 20 (0.95%) HTTPS
9 20 (0.95%) SNMP
10 13 (0.62%) 3G
10 13 (0.62%) 4G
10 13 (0.62%) SMTP
11 12 (0.57%) Diameter Protocol
11 12 (0.57%) INAP
11 12 (0.57%) SIGTRAN
11 12 (0.57%) VPN
12 11 (0.52%) CTI
12 11 (0.52%) DNS
12 11 (0.52%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 174 (8.26%) Oracle Database
3 169 (8.02%) MySQL
4 150 (7.12%) MongoDB
5 119 (5.65%) NoSQL
6 88 (4.18%) Relational Database
7 65 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (2.99%) Big Data
9 57 (2.71%) Hadoop
10 49 (2.33%) RDBMS
11 40 (1.90%) Neo4j
12 38 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
13 34 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (1.42%) DB2
15 29 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (1.38%) Apache Hive
15 29 (1.38%) Impala
15 29 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
16 26 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 320 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 301 (14.29%) Maven
3 286 (13.57%) SoapUI
4 280 (13.29%) JUnit
5 243 (11.53%) Jenkins
6 218 (10.35%) Selenium
7 203 (9.63%) Subversion
8 200 (9.49%) JIRA
9 143 (6.79%) Eclipse
10 133 (6.31%) Cucumber
11 127 (6.03%) Mockito
12 113 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 84 (3.99%) Visual Studio
14 78 (3.70%) Gradle
15 70 (3.32%) Ant
16 62 (2.94%) JMeter
16 62 (2.94%) TeamCity
17 59 (2.80%) IntelliJ
18 51 (2.42%) WebDriver
19 50 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 383 (18.18%) Finance
2 192 (9.11%) Banking
3 110 (5.22%) Marketing
4 109 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 83 (3.94%) Retail
6 52 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 47 (2.23%) Electronics
8 21 (1.00%) Publishing
9 19 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.85%) Front Office
10 18 (0.85%) Law
11 14 (0.66%) Back Office
11 14 (0.66%) Legal
11 14 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.62%) Games
13 8 (0.38%) Automotive
14 7 (0.33%) Billing
15 6 (0.28%) International Banking
16 5 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1300 (61.70%) Developer
2 632 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 289 (13.72%) Architect
4 201 (9.54%) Senior Developer
5 154 (7.31%) Analyst
6 138 (6.55%) .NET Developer
7 110 (5.22%) Test Analyst
8 109 (5.17%) C# Developer
9 107 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 81 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 78 (3.70%) Agile Developer
12 76 (3.61%) Consultant
13 75 (3.56%) Integration Developer
14 72 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
15 71 (3.37%) Integration Architect
16 62 (2.94%) Lead Developer
17 56 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
18 55 (2.61%) Designer
19 54 (2.56%) Technical Architect
20 51 (2.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1117 (53.01%) REST
2 1115 (52.92%) Web Services
3 946 (44.90%) XML
4 582 (27.62%) HTML
5 536 (25.44%) Spring
6 501 (23.78%) JSON
7 415 (19.70%) CSS
8 344 (16.33%) .NET
9 343 (16.28%) RESTful
10 325 (15.42%) J2EE
11 271 (12.86%) AngularJS
12 262 (12.43%) Hibernate
13 247 (11.72%) jQuery
14 235 (11.15%) HTML5
15 200 (9.49%) Java EE
16 184 (8.73%) JDBC
17 179 (8.50%) XSD
18 176 (8.35%) WCF
19 170 (8.07%) XSLT
20 168 (7.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
3 90 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 78 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 53 (2.52%) User Experience
6 39 (1.85%) DataPower
7 29 (1.38%) iPad
8 28 (1.33%) Data Integration
9 26 (1.23%) Clustering
10 23 (1.09%) Social Media
11 22 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 22 (1.04%) N-Tier
12 20 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.71%) Data Centre
14 14 (0.66%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.66%) IVR
15 12 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
16 11 (0.52%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.47%) CMDB
18 9 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 349 (16.56%) Linux
2 266 (12.62%) Unix
3 157 (7.45%) Windows
4 60 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 43 (2.04%) Android
5 43 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.85%) Solaris
8 15 (0.71%) CentOS
9 14 (0.66%) AIX
10 8 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.33%) Mesosphere
11 7 (0.33%) VxWorks
12 6 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.28%) VMS
12 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.19%) zOS
14 2 (0.095%) Debian
14 2 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.095%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (22.16%) Scrum
3 407 (19.32%) TDD
4 383 (18.18%) SOA
5 371 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
6 312 (14.81%) MVC
7 208 (9.87%) BDD
8 207 (9.82%) OO
9 181 (8.59%) Open Source
10 167 (7.93%) Software Engineering
11 143 (6.79%) Unit Testing
12 141 (6.69%) Microservices
13 138 (6.55%) SDLC
14 132 (6.26%) CRM
15 131 (6.22%) E-Commerce
16 125 (5.93%) DevOps
17 123 (5.84%) Test Automation
18 115 (5.46%) Kanban
19 110 (5.22%) Web Development
20 109 (5.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1183 (56.15%) Java
2 691 (32.80%) SQL
3 620 (29.43%) JavaScript
4 341 (16.18%) C#
5 104 (4.94%) PHP
6 96 (4.56%) PL/SQL
7 93 (4.41%) Groovy
7 93 (4.41%) Python
8 77 (3.65%) T-SQL
9 70 (3.32%) Scala
10 58 (2.75%) C
11 53 (2.52%) C++
12 52 (2.47%) Apex Code
13 47 (2.23%) Shell Script
14 46 (2.18%) Objective-C
15 45 (2.14%) Ruby
16 37 (1.76%) Perl
17 36 (1.71%) Apple Swift
18 31 (1.47%) Bash Shell
19 28 (1.33%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 151 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 140 (6.64%) Degree
3 106 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.42%) ISEB
5 27 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 16 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.66%) CCNP
7 14 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.47%) HNC
9 10 (0.47%) HND
10 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.19%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.19%) MCITP
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.14%) MCSE
13 3 (0.14%) PMP
13 3 (0.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (7.12%) QA
2 18 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.52%) HL7
5 9 (0.43%) SLA
6 8 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.33%) SDET
8 5 (0.24%) WCAG
9 4 (0.19%) FATCA
10 2 (0.095%) COBIT
10 2 (0.095%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.095%) SEPA
System Software
1 94 (4.46%) Docker
2 46 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.19%) Firmware
7 4 (0.19%) KVM
7 4 (0.19%) NDS
7 4 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 3 (0.14%) Xen
9 2 (0.095%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.095%) Gluster
9 2 (0.095%) NFS
9 2 (0.095%) SpamAssassin
9 2 (0.095%) Squid
9 2 (0.095%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.095%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.095%) vSphere
10 1 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (3.13%) Puppet
2 59 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
3 36 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.19%) Grafana
5 18 (0.85%) Ansible
6 17 (0.81%) Graphite
7 14 (0.66%) BladeLogic
8 13 (0.62%) CA Wily
8 13 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 13 (0.62%) Nagios
9 8 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
10 7 (0.33%) CloudHub
11 6 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
11 6 (0.28%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.24%) logstash
12 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.24%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.19%) Control-M
13 4 (0.19%) Netcool
13 4 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 554 (26.29%) Oracle
2 206 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 181 (8.59%) IBM
4 89 (4.22%) SAP
5 85 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
6 77 (3.65%) HP
7 64 (3.04%) Adobe
8 59 (2.80%) webMethods
9 50 (2.37%) Red Hat
10 46 (2.18%) Informatica
10 46 (2.18%) VMware
11 44 (2.09%) ServiceNow
12 42 (1.99%) MuleSoft
12 42 (1.99%) TIBCO
13 40 (1.90%) Google
14 38 (1.80%) WSO2
15 34 (1.61%) Talend
16 27 (1.28%) CA
17 20 (0.95%) Axway
18 19 (0.90%) Splunk
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