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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
Rank 123 120 154
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +34
Contract jobs citing SOAP 918 990 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 1.93% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.46% 6.78% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 653 515
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Median hourly rate £51.25 £36.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.41% +14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.81 £33.10 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £36.00
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
14205 14607 14048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.22% 28.54% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 10043 9256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 241 188
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £20.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +9 851 £450 +1.69% 264
London +8 377 £466 +3.61% 104
South East +6 178 £463 +10.11% 36
South West +53 78 £350 -6.66% 21
City of London 0 51 £470 -3.58% 26
North West -29 49 £338 -20.58% 33
Hampshire +19 48 £450 +12.50% 7
Scotland -7 42 £400 +10.34% 10
Yorkshire +37 41 £425 +15.64% 20
West Midlands -1 41 £450 - 18
East Midlands +18 34 £375 +1.35% 17
Oxfordshire +17 30 £500 +44.92% 5
East of England -52 30 £450 -10.89% 10
West Yorkshire +30 28 £361 +7.03% 14
Surrey -11 28 £450 +7.14% 4
West Sussex +8 27 £500 +33.33% 2
Manchester +1 25 £319 -15.00% 16
Nottinghamshire +19 23 £375 +19.04% 7
Leeds +17 23 £363 -0.68% 10
Berkshire +6 22 £350 -11.39% 15
Nottingham +18 20 £375 - 6
Bristol +18 19 £325 - 5
Edinburgh +13 19 £468 +28.96% 5
Buckinghamshire -28 19 £395 -7.05% 2
Gloucestershire +13 17 £413 +3.12% 8
South Yorkshire +9 17 £456 +16.98% 2
Worthing +4 16 £512 -16.48% 2
Glasgow -12 16 £358 +24.34% 3
Swindon +16 15 £345 -34.28% 4
Wiltshire +13 15 £345 -18.82% 5

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1024 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1013 (54.70%) REST
3 990 (53.46%) Web Services
4 988 (53.35%) Java
5 806 (43.52%) XML
6 650 (35.10%) SQL
7 648 (34.99%) JavaScript
8 559 (30.18%) HTML
9 501 (27.05%) Spring
10 498 (26.89%) JSON
11 481 (25.97%) CSS
12 454 (24.51%) Scrum
13 451 (24.35%) TDD
14 413 (22.30%) Oracle
15 389 (21.00%) Git (software)
16 358 (19.33%) Linux
17 339 (18.30%) Finance
18 338 (18.25%) RESTful
19 332 (17.93%) Jenkins
20 322 (17.39%) .NET
21 314 (16.95%) MVC
22 312 (16.85%) C#
23 303 (16.36%) Maven
24 302 (16.31%) OO
25 299 (16.14%) JIRA
26 291 (15.71%) jQuery
27 282 (15.23%) Hibernate
28 280 (15.12%) J2EE
29 272 (14.69%) Unix
30 268 (14.47%) Continuous Integration

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
1 166 (8.96%) WebSphere
2 159 (8.59%) JBoss
3 141 (7.61%) Apache
4 125 (6.75%) Tomcat
5 118 (6.37%) WebLogic
6 110 (5.94%) Confluence
7 97 (5.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 73 (3.94%) CMS
9 62 (3.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 54 (2.92%) Mule
11 51 (2.75%) IIS
12 45 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
13 43 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 36 (1.94%) SharePoint
15 35 (1.89%) Apache Solr
16 33 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
17 30 (1.62%) Mule ESB
18 22 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
19 20 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
19 20 (1.08%) GlassFish
Applications
1 38 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.49%) MS Office
4 6 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.054%) HipChat
6 1 (0.054%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 49 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 41 (2.21%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 7 (0.38%) OpenText Process Suite
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.22%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.16%) assyst
10 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.16%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.11%) Magento
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.054%) Eloqua
12 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
12 1 (0.054%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 109 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (4.43%) GitHub
4 60 (3.24%) PaaS
5 55 (2.97%) IaaS
6 41 (2.21%) SaaS
7 18 (0.97%) OpenShift
8 15 (0.81%) Boomi
8 15 (0.81%) CloudBees
9 14 (0.76%) Force.com
10 12 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.65%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.54%) Office 365
12 10 (0.54%) TestFlight
13 8 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.22%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (6.37%) HTTP
2 60 (3.24%) SSL
3 56 (3.02%) Internet
4 50 (2.70%) LDAP
5 45 (2.43%) Firewall
6 37 (2.00%) HTTPS
7 34 (1.84%) TCP/IP
8 26 (1.40%) FTP
9 20 (1.08%) SSH
10 18 (0.97%) SMTP
11 13 (0.70%) Kerberos
12 11 (0.59%) Broadband
12 11 (0.59%) SNMP
13 10 (0.54%) Intranet
14 8 (0.43%) DNS
14 8 (0.43%) MPLS
15 7 (0.38%) AMQP
15 7 (0.38%) VPN
15 7 (0.38%) WinSCP
16 6 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 147 (7.94%) MySQL
3 129 (6.97%) Oracle Database
4 125 (6.75%) Relational Database
5 120 (6.48%) NoSQL
6 102 (5.51%) MongoDB
7 77 (4.16%) DB2
8 54 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 53 (2.86%) RDBMS
9 53 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 51 (2.75%) Big Data
11 40 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (1.62%) Redis
13 27 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
14 25 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
14 25 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (1.03%) Hadoop
16 18 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 389 (21.00%) Git (software)
2 332 (17.93%) Jenkins
3 303 (16.36%) Maven
4 299 (16.14%) JIRA
5 236 (12.74%) Selenium
6 219 (11.83%) SoapUI
7 210 (11.34%) JUnit
8 132 (7.13%) Cucumber
9 127 (6.86%) Eclipse
10 124 (6.70%) Mockito
11 121 (6.53%) Subversion
12 113 (6.10%) Ant
13 100 (5.40%) Gradle
14 92 (4.97%) WebDriver
15 86 (4.64%) TeamCity
16 75 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 69 (3.73%) Visual Studio
18 60 (3.24%) JMeter
19 50 (2.70%) Hudson
20 49 (2.65%) NUnit
General
1 339 (18.30%) Finance
2 211 (11.39%) Banking
3 97 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 79 (4.27%) Marketing
5 74 (4.00%) Retail
6 53 (2.86%) Electronics
7 51 (2.75%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.92%) Back Office
10 15 (0.81%) Law
11 13 (0.70%) Publishing
12 12 (0.65%) Games
13 8 (0.43%) Billing
14 7 (0.38%) Legal
15 6 (0.32%) Advertising
15 6 (0.32%) Front Office
15 6 (0.32%) Local Government
16 4 (0.22%) Automotive
16 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1147 (61.93%) Developer
2 487 (26.30%) Java Developer
3 238 (12.85%) Architect
4 147 (7.94%) Senior Developer
5 146 (7.88%) .NET Developer
6 121 (6.53%) Analyst
7 100 (5.40%) Solutions Architect
8 93 (5.02%) C# Developer
9 83 (4.48%) Test Analyst
10 80 (4.32%) Tester
11 72 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
12 71 (3.83%) Senior Java Developer
13 67 (3.62%) Consultant
14 51 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
14 51 (2.75%) Software Developer
15 47 (2.54%) Salesforce Developer
16 45 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 44 (2.38%) Automation Tester
18 42 (2.27%) Agile Developer
18 42 (2.27%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1013 (54.70%) REST
2 990 (53.46%) Web Services
3 806 (43.52%) XML
4 559 (30.18%) HTML
5 501 (27.05%) Spring
6 498 (26.89%) JSON
7 481 (25.97%) CSS
8 338 (18.25%) RESTful
9 322 (17.39%) .NET
10 291 (15.71%) jQuery
11 282 (15.23%) Hibernate
12 280 (15.12%) J2EE
13 267 (14.42%) AngularJS
14 233 (12.58%) JMS
15 191 (10.31%) HTML5
16 181 (9.77%) XSLT
17 169 (9.13%) XSD
18 165 (8.91%) Java EE
19 141 (7.61%) Ajax
20 139 (7.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.86%) User Experience
3 74 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 48 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 31 (1.67%) DataPower
8 27 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.08%) CMDB
11 20 (1.08%) N-Tier
12 17 (0.92%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.81%) Fixed Income
13 15 (0.81%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.76%) iPad
15 13 (0.70%) SWIFT
16 12 (0.65%) Derivative
17 11 (0.59%) Management Information System
17 11 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 358 (19.33%) Linux
2 272 (14.69%) Unix
3 150 (8.10%) Windows
4 39 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 39 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.67%) Android
6 20 (1.08%) Solaris
7 11 (0.59%) AIX
7 11 (0.59%) HPUX
8 10 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.38%) CentOS
11 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.32%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.054%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1024 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (24.51%) Scrum
3 451 (24.35%) TDD
4 314 (16.95%) MVC
5 302 (16.31%) OO
6 268 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
7 262 (14.15%) SOA
8 246 (13.28%) BDD
9 172 (9.29%) DevOps
10 169 (9.13%) Unit Testing
11 150 (8.10%) E-Commerce
12 147 (7.94%) SDLC
13 139 (7.51%) Microservices
14 121 (6.53%) Open Source
15 118 (6.37%) Software Engineering
16 102 (5.51%) UML
17 98 (5.29%) Test Scripting
18 96 (5.18%) Test Automation
19 90 (4.86%) Web Development
19 90 (4.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 988 (53.35%) Java
2 650 (35.10%) SQL
3 648 (34.99%) JavaScript
4 312 (16.85%) C#
5 132 (7.13%) Python
5 132 (7.13%) Shell Script
6 80 (4.32%) PL/SQL
7 73 (3.94%) PHP
7 73 (3.94%) Scala
8 59 (3.19%) T-SQL
9 55 (2.97%) Korn
10 53 (2.86%) XPath
11 47 (2.54%) Groovy
12 45 (2.43%) Ruby
13 43 (2.32%) Bash Shell
14 42 (2.27%) Apex Code
15 37 (2.00%) Perl
15 37 (2.00%) PowerShell
16 26 (1.40%) SOQL
17 24 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 104 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 95 (5.13%) Degree
3 74 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.24%) ISTQB
5 22 (1.19%) ISEB
6 14 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.38%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.22%) MCSE
12 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.11%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) MCITP
14 1 (0.054%) CCA
14 1 (0.054%) CESG Certified Professional
14 1 (0.054%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.054%) CISSP
14 1 (0.054%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.97%) QA
2 26 (1.40%) FATCA
3 20 (1.08%) MiFID
4 18 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
4 18 (0.97%) EMIR
5 16 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.49%) PA-DSS
8 7 (0.38%) SDET
9 6 (0.32%) HL7
10 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.16%) SEPA
10 3 (0.16%) SLA
11 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.054%) PMO
11 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 84 (4.54%) Docker
2 27 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.65%) LXC
5 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.27%) Varnish
6 5 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.22%) vCloud
8 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.16%) NDS
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.16%) vSphere
9 2 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.054%) etcd
10 1 (0.054%) HDFS
10 1 (0.054%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.054%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 62 (3.35%) Puppet
2 36 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (1.24%) Ansible
5 10 (0.54%) Kibana
6 9 (0.49%) logstash
7 8 (0.43%) CloudHub
7 8 (0.43%) Control-M
7 8 (0.43%) OpenAM
7 8 (0.43%) OpenSSO
8 7 (0.38%) Rancher
9 6 (0.32%) Piwik
10 5 (0.27%) Grafana
10 5 (0.27%) vRealize
11 4 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.22%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.22%) MOM
11 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.22%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 413 (22.30%) Oracle
2 186 (10.04%) Microsoft
3 131 (7.07%) IBM
4 77 (4.16%) SAP
5 74 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
6 68 (3.67%) Adobe
7 64 (3.46%) MuleSoft
8 55 (2.97%) HP
9 53 (2.86%) VMware
10 48 (2.59%) Solace
11 45 (2.43%) Perforce
11 45 (2.43%) ServiceNow
12 33 (1.78%) ATG
12 33 (1.78%) CA
12 33 (1.78%) Google
13 32 (1.73%) hybris
14 28 (1.51%) Red Hat
14 28 (1.51%) TIBCO
15 25 (1.35%) Atlassian
16 23 (1.24%) webMethods
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