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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 130 119 160
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +41
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1019 1110 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.91% 1.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.20% 6.77% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 764 478
Median daily rate £410 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 3
Median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £33.64 £33.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £34.28
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +7.95%

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
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
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 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -11 941 £425 +1.19% 248
London -10 447 £450 +5.88% 88
South East +5 140 £400 - 32
North West -7 82 £340 -26.08% 25
South West +23 74 £350 -12.50% 22
City of London +14 62 £450 - 24
West Midlands +13 62 £384 -6.96% 21
Scotland +25 53 £340 -15.00% 7
Manchester -9 50 £330 -29.78% 13
Yorkshire +10 49 £383 +16.79% 16
East of England -45 42 £400 +3.22% 27
Berkshire +22 40 £394 -22.22% 7
Edinburgh +31 37 £340 +13.33% 2
West Yorkshire +10 33 £438 +34.61% 10
East Midlands +8 31 £400 +1.58% 13
Wiltshire +24 27 £340 -15.00% 6
Leeds 0 26 £475 +49.01% 6
Swindon +23 25 £340 -15.00% 3
Bristol +20 25 £425 +28.78% 4
Buckinghamshire +33 24 £450 +38.46% 4
Milton Keynes +24 23 £450 +39.53% 1
Reading +32 22 £400 -23.80% 3
Hampshire -4 19 £335 -8.84% 6
Surrey -25 18 £400 -0.62% 10
Coventry - 18 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire -1 17 £375 -3.84% 8
West Sussex +8 16 £475 +31.03% 1
Glasgow +9 15 £350 -15.15% 3
Merseyside +16 14 £411 +17.50% 7
Nottinghamshire -21 13 £475 +26.66% 6

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1197 (56.20%) Java
2 1157 (54.32%) REST
3 1123 (52.72%) Web Services
4 1042 (48.92%) Agile Software Development
5 937 (43.99%) XML
6 730 (34.27%) SQL
7 638 (29.95%) JavaScript
8 601 (28.22%) HTML
9 560 (26.29%) Spring
10 554 (26.01%) Oracle
11 518 (24.32%) JSON
12 506 (23.76%) Scrum
13 426 (20.00%) CSS
14 420 (19.72%) TDD
15 373 (17.51%) SOA
16 367 (17.23%) .NET
17 361 (16.95%) Finance
18 357 (16.76%) C#
19 353 (16.57%) MVC
20 352 (16.53%) Linux
21 350 (16.43%) RESTful
22 349 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
23 337 (15.82%) J2EE
24 333 (15.63%) Git (software)
25 309 (14.51%) SQL Server
26 303 (14.23%) Maven
27 286 (13.43%) AngularJS
28 283 (13.29%) Hibernate
29 282 (13.24%) JUnit
30 277 (13.00%) jQuery

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 (11.27%) JBoss
2 152 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 147 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 105 (4.93%) Apache
5 98 (4.60%) WebLogic
6 80 (3.76%) SharePoint
7 70 (3.29%) Confluence
8 66 (3.10%) Mule
9 61 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
10 53 (2.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 53 (2.49%) IIS
10 53 (2.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 46 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 45 (2.11%) Mule ESB
13 41 (1.92%) CMS
14 40 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
15 31 (1.46%) MQSeries
16 29 (1.36%) Jetty
17 25 (1.17%) nginx
17 25 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 74 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.64%) MS Office
3 16 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.47%) MS Project
5 9 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.094%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.047%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 72 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 36 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
4 26 (1.22%) BusinessWorks
5 18 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.38%) Radian6
8 8 (0.38%) Social Studio
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.19%) Magento
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.14%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.094%) OpenText Process Suite
12 2 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.094%) RMDS
13 1 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 125 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.44%) GitHub
4 31 (1.46%) PaaS
5 29 (1.36%) SaaS
6 25 (1.17%) IaaS
7 24 (1.13%) Force.com
8 20 (0.94%) TestFlight
9 19 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.89%) OpenShift
10 18 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.85%) CloudBees
11 13 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.56%) Boomi
12 12 (0.56%) Google App Engine
13 10 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.33%) Heroku
15 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
15 6 (0.28%) Office 365
15 6 (0.28%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 175 (8.22%) HTTP
2 69 (3.24%) LDAP
3 58 (2.72%) SSL
4 48 (2.25%) Firewall
5 45 (2.11%) FTP
6 41 (1.92%) Internet
7 36 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 25 (1.17%) HTTPS
9 15 (0.70%) SSH
10 14 (0.66%) SNMP
11 13 (0.61%) AMQP
11 13 (0.61%) WinSCP
12 12 (0.56%) Network Security
13 11 (0.52%) 3G
13 11 (0.52%) 4G
13 11 (0.52%) CTI
13 11 (0.52%) DNS
13 11 (0.52%) VPN
14 10 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
14 10 (0.47%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 182 (8.54%) Oracle Database
3 168 (7.89%) MySQL
4 141 (6.62%) MongoDB
5 111 (5.21%) NoSQL
6 91 (4.27%) Relational Database
7 73 (3.43%) Big Data
8 64 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
9 62 (2.91%) Hadoop
10 55 (2.58%) RDBMS
11 38 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 36 (1.69%) DB2
14 35 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
16 33 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
16 33 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 29 (1.36%) Neo4j
18 28 (1.31%) CouchDB
19 23 (1.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 333 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 303 (14.23%) Maven
3 282 (13.24%) JUnit
4 269 (12.63%) Jenkins
5 258 (12.11%) SoapUI
6 216 (10.14%) Selenium
7 215 (10.09%) JIRA
8 189 (8.87%) Subversion
9 150 (7.04%) Eclipse
10 134 (6.29%) Cucumber
11 123 (5.77%) Mockito
12 117 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 97 (4.55%) Visual Studio
14 80 (3.76%) Gradle
15 75 (3.52%) Ant
16 73 (3.43%) IntelliJ
17 65 (3.05%) TeamCity
18 61 (2.86%) JMeter
18 61 (2.86%) WebDriver
19 47 (2.21%) SonarQube
General
1 361 (16.95%) Finance
2 170 (7.98%) Banking
3 109 (5.12%) Marketing
4 96 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 93 (4.37%) Retail
6 49 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.16%) Electronics
8 22 (1.03%) Publishing
9 18 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.85%) Law
10 17 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.75%) Front Office
12 13 (0.61%) Legal
13 12 (0.56%) Back Office
14 11 (0.52%) Games
15 9 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.38%) Automotive
16 8 (0.38%) Billing
16 8 (0.38%) Local Government
17 5 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1353 (63.52%) Developer
2 659 (30.94%) Java Developer
3 292 (13.71%) Architect
4 211 (9.91%) Senior Developer
5 168 (7.89%) .NET Developer
6 145 (6.81%) Analyst
7 119 (5.59%) C# Developer
8 116 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
9 102 (4.79%) Test Analyst
10 92 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
11 81 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
12 80 (3.76%) Agile Developer
13 74 (3.47%) Integration Developer
14 73 (3.43%) Consultant
15 72 (3.38%) Integration Architect
16 63 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
17 60 (2.82%) Lead Developer
18 55 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 55 (2.58%) Software Developer
19 51 (2.39%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1157 (54.32%) REST
2 1123 (52.72%) Web Services
3 937 (43.99%) XML
4 601 (28.22%) HTML
5 560 (26.29%) Spring
6 518 (24.32%) JSON
7 426 (20.00%) CSS
8 367 (17.23%) .NET
9 350 (16.43%) RESTful
10 337 (15.82%) J2EE
11 286 (13.43%) AngularJS
12 283 (13.29%) Hibernate
13 277 (13.00%) jQuery
14 238 (11.17%) HTML5
15 218 (10.23%) Java EE
16 200 (9.39%) WCF
17 195 (9.15%) XSLT
18 192 (9.01%) XSD
19 187 (8.78%) JMS
20 181 (8.50%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 90 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 73 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 64 (3.00%) User Experience
6 45 (2.11%) DataPower
7 28 (1.31%) Data Integration
8 27 (1.27%) N-Tier
9 26 (1.22%) Clustering
10 23 (1.08%) iPad
11 18 (0.85%) Social Media
12 16 (0.75%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.70%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.66%) CMDB
14 14 (0.66%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.66%) IVR
15 13 (0.61%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.61%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
17 11 (0.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 352 (16.53%) Linux
2 271 (12.72%) Unix
3 155 (7.28%) Windows
4 58 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 38 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (1.55%) Android
7 22 (1.03%) AIX
8 18 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.80%) Solaris
10 14 (0.66%) CentOS
11 8 (0.38%) Mesosphere
12 7 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.33%) VxWorks
12 7 (0.33%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.28%) VMS
14 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.14%) HPUX
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.094%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1042 (48.92%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (23.76%) Scrum
3 420 (19.72%) TDD
4 373 (17.51%) SOA
5 353 (16.57%) MVC
6 349 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
7 229 (10.75%) OO
8 223 (10.47%) BDD
9 173 (8.12%) Open Source
10 167 (7.84%) Unit Testing
11 153 (7.18%) Software Engineering
12 139 (6.53%) E-Commerce
13 137 (6.43%) CRM
14 134 (6.29%) SDLC
15 131 (6.15%) Microservices
16 125 (5.87%) Kanban
17 120 (5.63%) DevOps
18 113 (5.31%) Test Automation
19 105 (4.93%) Data Modelling
20 99 (4.65%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1197 (56.20%) Java
2 730 (34.27%) SQL
3 638 (29.95%) JavaScript
4 357 (16.76%) C#
5 104 (4.88%) PHP
6 101 (4.74%) Python
7 94 (4.41%) PL/SQL
7 94 (4.41%) T-SQL
8 91 (4.27%) Groovy
9 68 (3.19%) Scala
10 59 (2.77%) Shell Script
11 57 (2.68%) C
12 48 (2.25%) Apex Code
12 48 (2.25%) C++
13 43 (2.02%) Objective-C
14 39 (1.83%) Ruby
15 37 (1.74%) Apple Swift
16 36 (1.69%) Bash Shell
16 36 (1.69%) XPath
17 30 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 137 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 131 (6.15%) Degree
3 96 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.31%) ISEB
5 20 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 18 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.66%) CCNP
7 14 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.38%) HNC
10 8 (0.38%) HND
11 5 (0.23%) MCITP
12 4 (0.19%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.19%) MCSE
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.14%) RHCE
14 2 (0.094%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (6.85%) QA
2 18 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.42%) HL7
3 9 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.38%) FATCA
5 7 (0.33%) SDET
6 4 (0.19%) WCAG
7 3 (0.14%) SEPA
7 3 (0.14%) SLA
8 2 (0.094%) COBIT
8 2 (0.094%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.047%) ISO20022
System Software
1 85 (3.99%) Docker
2 48 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.33%) NDS
6 6 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.14%) Firmware
7 3 (0.14%) KVM
8 2 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.094%) vSphere
8 2 (0.094%) Xen
9 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.047%) NFS
9 1 (0.047%) qmail
9 1 (0.047%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.047%) Squid
9 1 (0.047%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.047%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 70 (3.29%) Puppet
2 56 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.99%) Grafana
5 15 (0.70%) Ansible
6 13 (0.61%) Graphite
7 11 (0.52%) CA Wily
7 11 (0.52%) CloudHub
7 11 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.47%) BladeLogic
9 9 (0.42%) Nagios
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.33%) OpenAM
12 6 (0.28%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
13 5 (0.23%) logstash
14 4 (0.19%) CA Spectrum
14 4 (0.19%) Control-M
15 3 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
15 3 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 554 (26.01%) Oracle
2 205 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 182 (8.54%) IBM
4 86 (4.04%) SAP
5 84 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
6 68 (3.19%) HP
7 64 (3.00%) Adobe
8 55 (2.58%) webMethods
9 50 (2.35%) MuleSoft
10 47 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 42 (1.97%) VMware
12 41 (1.92%) Informatica
12 41 (1.92%) ServiceNow
13 39 (1.83%) TIBCO
14 37 (1.74%) Google
15 33 (1.55%) Talend
16 32 (1.50%) WSO2
17 24 (1.13%) CA
18 21 (0.99%) Axway
19 20 (0.94%) Sybase
West London
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Darwin Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Concept Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
IT Talent Solutions Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 month rolling contracts - Long term projec
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £326 - £365 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + Remote Work
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Rate: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Rate: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
South East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago