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 2 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 120 132 150
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +18
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1101 977 837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.06% 1.74% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.23% 6.34% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 676 511
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 3
Median hourly rate £31.27 £38.50 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.77% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.76 £22.18 £30.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £56.05 £40.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.14 £44.00 £38.03
% change year-on-year
-29.23% +15.71%

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
15236 15422 14979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.51% 27.54% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10733 10292 9757
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 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 226 217
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +23 1021 £425 +6.25% 247
London +25 407 £450 +5.88% 87
South East +4 214 £463 +15.62% 47
North West +30 109 £425 - 31
East of England +16 81 £400 - 12
South West +20 78 £350 -3.11% 26
Cheshire +39 64 £475 +11.76% 7
West Midlands +14 59 £415 -5.14% 16
City of London +19 58 £475 +11.76% 20
Surrey -5 50 £450 +12.50% 6
Scotland +10 47 £340 -9.33% 5
Berkshire +2 41 £463 +6.93% 12
Essex +14 37 £240 -36.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 35 £500 +33.33% 4
Chester +14 34 £475 +20.55%
Edinburgh +25 32 £340 -28.42% 1
East Midlands +9 31 £350 -8.49% 8
Manchester +2 31 £375 -7.75% 11
Hampshire -18 30 £381 -4.68% 14
Oxfordshire +26 27 £506 +22.72% 3
Shropshire -14 24 £415 -0.59%
Warrington +9 23 £450 -30.76% 2
Gloucestershire +13 21 £363 +3.57% 6
Yorkshire 0 21 £375 +11.11% 15
Suffolk +2 18 £480 +12.94% 1
Leatherhead -4 18 £450 +12.50% 1
Milton Keynes +1 17 £425 +13.33% 1
Reading -4 17 £360 -4.63% 5
Telford -20 17 £415 -0.59%
Glasgow +8 15 £350 -8.19% 4

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1143 (54.17%) Java
2 1127 (53.41%) Web Services
3 1070 (50.71%) REST
4 992 (47.01%) XML
5 984 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
6 695 (32.94%) SQL
7 580 (27.49%) JavaScript
8 567 (26.87%) Oracle
9 560 (26.54%) HTML
10 505 (23.93%) JSON
11 463 (21.94%) Spring
12 427 (20.24%) SOA
13 412 (19.53%) Scrum
14 410 (19.43%) TDD
15 401 (19.00%) CSS
16 373 (17.68%) Finance
17 372 (17.63%) Linux
18 366 (17.35%) RESTful
19 360 (17.06%) C#
20 358 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
21 352 (16.68%) .NET
22 333 (15.78%) Git (software)
23 320 (15.17%) J2EE
24 300 (14.22%) Unix
25 292 (13.84%) Maven
25 292 (13.84%) SoapUI
26 281 (13.32%) SQL Server
27 253 (11.99%) JUnit
28 252 (11.94%) Microsoft
29 247 (11.71%) 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
1 218 (10.33%) JBoss
2 149 (7.06%) Tomcat
3 139 (6.59%) WebSphere
4 127 (6.02%) WebLogic
5 118 (5.59%) Apache
6 72 (3.41%) CMS
7 71 (3.36%) Oracle Service Bus
8 68 (3.22%) IIS
9 61 (2.89%) Mule
10 60 (2.84%) SharePoint
11 50 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
11 50 (2.37%) Confluence
11 50 (2.37%) MQSeries
12 41 (1.94%) Jetty
12 41 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 35 (1.66%) nginx
13 35 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
14 30 (1.42%) Mule ESB
15 28 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
16 21 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 78 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.61%) MS Office
3 8 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.33%) Gliffy
5 6 (0.28%) MS Project
6 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.095%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.047%) DOC1
8 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 70 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (1.47%) BusinessWorks
4 26 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
5 22 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.33%) Magento
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.14%) ION MarketView
11 2 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.095%) OpenText Process Suite
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.095%) Revive Adserver
12 1 (0.047%) Oracle Assets
12 1 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.047%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 110 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.56%) GitHub
4 30 (1.42%) Force.com
5 25 (1.18%) SaaS
6 24 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (0.81%) Boomi
9 16 (0.76%) Google App Engine
10 13 (0.62%) PaaS
11 12 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (0.47%) Heroku
12 10 (0.47%) TestFlight
13 8 (0.38%) IaaS
14 7 (0.33%) iPaaS
14 7 (0.33%) Office 365
15 6 (0.28%) Oracle CX
16 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 213 (10.09%) HTTP
2 77 (3.65%) SSL
3 74 (3.51%) LDAP
4 49 (2.32%) FTP
5 45 (2.13%) Internet
6 44 (2.09%) TCP/IP
7 30 (1.42%) HTTPS
8 26 (1.23%) Firewall
8 26 (1.23%) SSH
9 22 (1.04%) SNMP
10 19 (0.90%) WinSCP
11 17 (0.81%) SMTP
11 17 (0.81%) VPN
12 14 (0.66%) 3G
13 13 (0.62%) 4G
13 13 (0.62%) Diameter Protocol
14 12 (0.57%) DNS
14 12 (0.57%) INAP
14 12 (0.57%) MGW
14 12 (0.57%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 180 (8.53%) MySQL
3 152 (7.20%) MongoDB
4 151 (7.16%) Oracle Database
5 116 (5.50%) NoSQL
6 110 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 80 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
8 55 (2.61%) RDBMS
9 41 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 38 (1.80%) Neo4j
11 37 (1.75%) Big Data
12 32 (1.52%) Hadoop
12 32 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 30 (1.42%) DB2
14 29 (1.37%) Apache Hive
14 29 (1.37%) Impala
15 28 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 333 (15.78%) Git (software)
2 292 (13.84%) Maven
2 292 (13.84%) SoapUI
3 253 (11.99%) JUnit
4 210 (9.95%) Jenkins
4 210 (9.95%) Selenium
5 206 (9.76%) Subversion
6 199 (9.43%) JIRA
7 147 (6.97%) Eclipse
8 120 (5.69%) Mockito
9 112 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 96 (4.55%) Cucumber
11 91 (4.31%) Visual Studio
12 77 (3.65%) Ant
13 65 (3.08%) Gradle
14 52 (2.46%) TeamCity
15 46 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 46 (2.18%) Spock
16 43 (2.04%) JMeter
17 39 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 373 (17.68%) Finance
2 227 (10.76%) Banking
3 93 (4.41%) Marketing
4 88 (4.17%) Retail
5 87 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.71%) Electronics
8 26 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.04%) Front Office
10 19 (0.90%) Back Office
11 17 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.81%) Legal
11 17 (0.81%) Publishing
12 13 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.52%) Law
14 10 (0.47%) Advertising
14 10 (0.47%) Games
15 9 (0.43%) Billing
15 9 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1314 (62.27%) Developer
2 566 (26.82%) Java Developer
3 286 (13.55%) Architect
4 203 (9.62%) Senior Developer
5 140 (6.64%) Analyst
6 134 (6.35%) .NET Developer
7 99 (4.69%) Senior Java Developer
8 98 (4.64%) C# Developer
9 95 (4.50%) Test Analyst
10 84 (3.98%) Consultant
11 76 (3.60%) Agile Developer
12 75 (3.55%) Designer
13 68 (3.22%) C# .NET Developer
13 68 (3.22%) Technical Architect
14 67 (3.18%) Integration Developer
15 58 (2.75%) Integration Architect
15 58 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
15 58 (2.75%) Tester
16 53 (2.51%) Software Engineer
17 51 (2.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1127 (53.41%) Web Services
2 1070 (50.71%) REST
3 992 (47.01%) XML
4 560 (26.54%) HTML
5 505 (23.93%) JSON
6 463 (21.94%) Spring
7 401 (19.00%) CSS
8 366 (17.35%) RESTful
9 352 (16.68%) .NET
10 320 (15.17%) J2EE
11 247 (11.71%) AngularJS
12 234 (11.09%) Middleware
13 220 (10.43%) HTML5
14 214 (10.14%) XSD
15 210 (9.95%) Hibernate
16 199 (9.43%) jQuery
17 185 (8.77%) JMS
18 178 (8.44%) WSDL
19 174 (8.25%) XSLT
20 168 (7.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 146 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
3 85 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 73 (3.46%) DataPower
5 63 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.09%) User Experience
7 38 (1.80%) iPad
8 28 (1.33%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.23%) Data Integration
10 25 (1.18%) Clustering
11 23 (1.09%) Algorithms
11 23 (1.09%) Social Media
12 20 (0.95%) Data Centre
13 17 (0.81%) SWIFT
14 16 (0.76%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.66%) N-Tier
17 13 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (0.62%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 372 (17.63%) Linux
2 300 (14.22%) Unix
3 174 (8.25%) Windows
4 65 (3.08%) Android
5 54 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 43 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.56%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.00%) Solaris
9 19 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.71%) CentOS
11 11 (0.52%) AIX
11 11 (0.52%) zOS
12 7 (0.33%) VxWorks
13 6 (0.28%) VMS
13 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.19%) Mesosphere
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (20.24%) SOA
3 412 (19.53%) Scrum
4 410 (19.43%) TDD
5 358 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
6 239 (11.33%) MVC
7 224 (10.62%) OO
8 187 (8.86%) Open Source
9 184 (8.72%) BDD
10 168 (7.96%) Software Engineering
11 151 (7.16%) Microservices
12 148 (7.01%) SDLC
13 146 (6.92%) E-Commerce
14 139 (6.59%) Web Development
15 136 (6.45%) CRM
16 123 (5.83%) Unit Testing
17 119 (5.64%) DevOps
18 111 (5.26%) Waterfall
19 110 (5.21%) High Availability
20 104 (4.93%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1143 (54.17%) Java
2 695 (32.94%) SQL
3 580 (27.49%) JavaScript
4 360 (17.06%) C#
5 116 (5.50%) PHP
6 113 (5.36%) PL/SQL
7 98 (4.64%) Python
8 78 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 69 (3.27%) Groovy
10 68 (3.22%) Scala
11 64 (3.03%) Apex Code
12 60 (2.84%) C
13 51 (2.42%) C++
13 51 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 45 (2.13%) SOQL
15 39 (1.85%) Objective-C
15 39 (1.85%) Ruby
16 36 (1.71%) Perl
17 29 (1.37%) Bash Shell
18 28 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 193 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 138 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 121 (5.73%) Degree
4 28 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 23 (1.09%) ISEB
6 20 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.66%) BC Cleared
7 14 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.47%) HNC
8 10 (0.47%) HND
9 9 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.33%) CCNP
11 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.14%) CISSP
13 3 (0.14%) MCITP
13 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.78%) QA
2 23 (1.09%) HL7
2 23 (1.09%) SLA
3 19 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.66%) SEPA
5 13 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.19%) WCAG
8 2 (0.095%) COBIT
8 2 (0.095%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.095%) SDET
9 1 (0.047%) FATCA
9 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 95 (4.50%) Docker
2 48 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.19%) Firmware
8 3 (0.14%) KVM
8 3 (0.14%) vSphere
8 3 (0.14%) Xen
9 2 (0.095%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.095%) Gluster
9 2 (0.095%) Hyper-V
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
10 1 (0.047%) qmail
10 1 (0.047%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 91 (4.31%) Puppet
2 66 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 45 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.18%) Grafana
5 20 (0.95%) Nagios
6 17 (0.81%) Graphite
7 14 (0.66%) Ansible
8 13 (0.62%) BladeLogic
9 12 (0.57%) Kubernetes
10 10 (0.47%) CA Wily
11 8 (0.38%) Capistrano
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.28%) CloudHub
12 6 (0.28%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
13 5 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.24%) Control-M
13 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.24%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.19%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 567 (26.87%) Oracle
2 252 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 212 (10.05%) IBM
4 94 (4.45%) HP
5 84 (3.98%) Salesforce.com
6 83 (3.93%) SAP
7 63 (2.99%) webMethods
8 56 (2.65%) Google
9 53 (2.51%) Red Hat
10 52 (2.46%) ServiceNow
11 49 (2.32%) VMware
12 47 (2.23%) Adobe
13 44 (2.09%) TIBCO
14 42 (1.99%) WSO2
15 36 (1.71%) Informatica
16 33 (1.56%) ATG
17 32 (1.52%) Talend
18 30 (1.42%) Atlassian
19 25 (1.18%) Endeca
20 24 (1.14%) Siebel
West London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
83Zero
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £250 - £335 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified Rate Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £447 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Make positive
Posted: 8 days ago