Period
to 16 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 6 months to 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 109 52 120
Rank change year-on-year -57 +68 -61
Contract jobs citing SOAP 24 37 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.98% 3.15% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.65% 11.18% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 28
10th Percentile £413 £406 £389
25th Percentile £425 £420 £455
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £450 £498
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.55% -5.24%
75th Percentile £548 £496 £529
90th Percentile £665 £536 £543
England median daily rate £503 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.89% - -

SOAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 516 331 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.98% 28.17% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 232 684
10th Percentile £325 £282 £325
25th Percentile £398 £370 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £489 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.61% - -
75th Percentile £552 £526 £525
90th Percentile £600 £574 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 12
10th Percentile £11.25 £37.25 £41.03
25th Percentile £24.96 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £45.50 £50.00 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year -9.00% +14.29% +1.74%
75th Percentile £50.00 £57.50 £47.63
90th Percentile £60.28 £66.00 £56.63
England median hourly rate £49.00 £40.00 £46.40
% change year-on-year +22.50% -13.79% +11.62%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the East of England

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in the East of England

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in the East of England

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in the East of England

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the East of England region over the 6 months to 16 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -32 14 £495 +7.32% 5
Hertfordshire -33 7 £538 +19.44% 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 2
Suffolk -3 1 £450 +28.57%
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 17 (70.83%) REST
2 14 (58.33%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) XML
3 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
5 11 (45.83%) Spring
6 9 (37.50%) Selenium
6 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 9 (37.50%) Spring Boot
7 8 (33.33%) API Testing
7 8 (33.33%) JSON
7 8 (33.33%) Unix
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) JIRA
9 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (25.00%) Confluence
9 6 (25.00%) Oracle
9 6 (25.00%) Web Services
9 6 (25.00%) JMS
9 6 (25.00%) JMeter
9 6 (25.00%) Microservices
9 6 (25.00%) DevOps
9 6 (25.00%) REST Assured
9 6 (25.00%) Social Skills
10 5 (20.83%) Postman
10 5 (20.83%) Data-Driven Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Power Platform
10 5 (20.83%) WireMock
10 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Domino
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Azure
1 5 (20.83%) Power Platform
2 4 (16.67%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 3 (12.50%) AWS
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Logic Apps
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (8.33%) PowerApps
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (12.50%) Power BI
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) Data Lake
3 2 (8.33%) Data Mart
3 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
3 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 9 (37.50%) Selenium
4 7 (29.17%) JIRA
5 6 (25.00%) JMeter
5 6 (25.00%) REST Assured
6 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
6 5 (20.83%) Postman
7 3 (12.50%) IntelliJ
8 2 (8.33%) Artifactory
8 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
8 2 (8.33%) GitLab
8 2 (8.33%) Gradle
8 2 (8.33%) JUnit
8 2 (8.33%) Maven
8 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (4.17%) Checkstyle
9 1 (4.17%) JProfiler
9 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (8.33%) Functional Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 2 (8.33%) React Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
3 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Java Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) REST
2 14 (58.33%) XML
3 11 (45.83%) Spring
4 9 (37.50%) Spring Boot
5 8 (33.33%) JSON
6 6 (25.00%) JMS
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
7 5 (20.83%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (20.83%) WireMock
8 3 (12.50%) CSS
8 3 (12.50%) HTML
9 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 2 (8.33%) EJB
9 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
9 2 (8.33%) HTML5
9 2 (8.33%) J2EE
9 2 (8.33%) J2SE
9 2 (8.33%) Java EE
9 2 (8.33%) React
9 2 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) API Testing
3 6 (25.00%) DevOps
3 6 (25.00%) Microservices
3 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.83%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) Data-Driven Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Validation
6 3 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (8.33%) Front End Development
7 2 (8.33%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Java 11
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Scala
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Grafana
1 2 (8.33%) Kibana
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe
2 2 (8.33%) Databricks
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.33%) webMethods
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.17%) hybris
3 1 (4.17%) Xerox