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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 15 August 2022 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
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 114 108 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 -39 +13
Contract jobs citing SOAP 20 23 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.80% 1.02% 2.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.84% 4.99% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 32
10th Percentile £423 £413 £353
25th Percentile £495 £422 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £498 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.54% +10.56% -14.29%
75th Percentile £703 £550 £525
90th Percentile £713 £613 £536
England median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

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 413 461 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.45% 20.52% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 287 281
10th Percentile £361 £338 £313
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.96% +4.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £625 £560 £531
90th Percentile £711 £613 £556
England median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 9
10th Percentile £37.00 £11.25 £42.60
25th Percentile £50.00 £26.99 £45.75
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% +23.60%
75th Percentile £68.75 £53.61 £66.00
90th Percentile £76.64 £57.40 £67.80
England median hourly rate £60.00 £48.63 £45.50
% change year-on-year +23.37% +6.88% -0.30%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +8 14 £513 +3.02%
Hertfordshire -4 6 £675 +31.71% 9
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 16 (80.00%) Agile
2 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (65.00%) JIRA
4 12 (60.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
5 11 (55.00%) Java
5 11 (55.00%) XML
6 10 (50.00%) Unix
6 10 (50.00%) Confluence
6 10 (50.00%) REST
6 10 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 10 (50.00%) Social Skills
7 9 (45.00%) JMeter
8 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (40.00%) SQL
8 8 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (40.00%) CI/CD
8 8 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (40.00%) Postman
9 7 (35.00%) AppDynamics
9 7 (35.00%) AWS
9 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
9 7 (35.00%) Atlassian
10 6 (30.00%) Oracle
10 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
10 6 (30.00%) BDD

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 10 (50.00%) Confluence
2 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.00%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (5.00%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (15.00%) Azure
4 1 (5.00%) Dialogflow
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) JIRA
2 12 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
4 10 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (45.00%) JMeter
6 8 (40.00%) Postman
7 5 (25.00%) REST Assured
7 5 (25.00%) Toad
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
9 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (15.00%) Subversion
10 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
10 2 (10.00%) JUnit
10 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Influencing Skills
4 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
5 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (5.00%) Back Office
6 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Senior Tester
1 6 (30.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Designer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) XML
2 10 (50.00%) REST
3 5 (25.00%) CSS
3 5 (25.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) WireMock
4 4 (20.00%) jQuery
4 4 (20.00%) Node.js
5 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (15.00%) CSS3
5 3 (15.00%) HTML5
5 3 (15.00%) JSON
5 3 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (15.00%) Spring
5 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (10.00%) JMS
6 2 (10.00%) Modernizr
6 2 (10.00%) Spring Batch
6 2 (10.00%) Spring Boot
7 1 (5.00%) RESTful
7 1 (5.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) W3C
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile
2 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) CI/CD
3 8 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (30.00%) API Testing
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (25.00%) Data-Driven Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Microservices
6 5 (25.00%) Performance Measurement
6 5 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (25.00%) User Stories
7 4 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) WAI
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) AppDynamics
1 7 (35.00%) Atlassian
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) webMethods
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Adobe
6 1 (5.00%) SAP