Period
to 16 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 55 77
Rank change year-on-year -80 +22 +35
Contract jobs citing SOAP 41 206 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.06% 4.04% 3.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.37% 14.30% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 174 114
East of England median daily rate £479 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.81% +10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £396 £338 £310
90th Percentile £575 £569 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
East of England median hourly rate - £33.08 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.16% +34.07%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +38.08%

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 939 1,441 1,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.17% 28.28% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 949 909
East of England median daily rate £445 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £294
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 35
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -4.07% +19.44%
10th Percentile £37.60 £14.70 £26.18
90th Percentile £55.45 £52.88 £72.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the East of England

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the East of England

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in the East of England.

Contractor 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 November 2019. 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 -11 18 £525 - 1
Hertfordshire -11 16 £463 -5.13% 7
Cambridgeshire -32 4 £550 +4.76% 10
East Anglia +12 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire +5 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 29 (70.73%) Web Services
2 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (56.10%) Java
4 21 (51.22%) Oracle
4 21 (51.22%) TDD
5 18 (43.90%) REST
6 17 (41.46%) Scrum
6 17 (41.46%) JSON
7 15 (36.59%) JIRA
7 15 (36.59%) XML
8 14 (34.15%) BDD
8 14 (34.15%) SoapUI
9 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
9 12 (29.27%) RESTful
9 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
9 12 (29.27%) Microservices
9 12 (29.27%) SOA
10 11 (26.83%) Linux
10 11 (26.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (24.39%) User Stories
11 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
11 10 (24.39%) MySQL
11 10 (24.39%) Middleware
12 9 (21.95%) Unix
12 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
12 9 (21.95%) Finance
12 9 (21.95%) AWS
13 8 (19.51%) Apache Camel
13 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (19.51%) Public Sector

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 11 (26.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (17.07%) Mule
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (12.20%) Apache
3 5 (12.20%) WebSphere
4 4 (9.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (9.76%) CMS
5 2 (4.88%) Confluence
5 2 (4.88%) JBoss
5 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.44%) Anypoint
6 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) AWS
2 4 (9.76%) BrowserStack
2 4 (9.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) SMTP
2 1 (2.44%) SSL
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) MySQL
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.76%) Jackrabbit
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.44%) DB2
6 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) JIRA
2 14 (34.15%) SoapUI
3 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
3 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
4 8 (19.51%) JUnit
5 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
5 6 (14.63%) Selenium
6 5 (12.20%) Appium
6 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
7 4 (9.76%) Calabash
7 4 (9.76%) Robot Framework
7 4 (9.76%) TestRail
7 4 (9.76%) Zephyr
8 2 (4.88%) JMeter
8 2 (4.88%) Maven
8 2 (4.88%) Subversion
8 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.44%) Grunt
9 1 (2.44%) LoadUI
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Public Sector
2 8 (19.51%) Telecoms
3 7 (17.07%) Electronics
3 7 (17.07%) Manufacturing
3 7 (17.07%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.88%) Publishing
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Developer
2 16 (39.02%) Java Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Lead Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Lead Java Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Java Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.88%) Architect
9 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) ETL Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (4.88%) NoSQL Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Talend Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Technical Leader
9 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (70.73%) Web Services
2 18 (43.90%) REST
3 17 (41.46%) JSON
4 15 (36.59%) XML
5 12 (29.27%) RESTful
6 10 (24.39%) Middleware
7 8 (19.51%) Apache Camel
8 7 (17.07%) CSS
8 7 (17.07%) HTML
8 7 (17.07%) Spring
8 7 (17.07%) Spring Boot
8 7 (17.07%) XSLT
9 5 (12.20%) .NET
10 3 (7.32%) HTML5
10 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
11 2 (4.88%) CSS3
11 2 (4.88%) LAMP
11 2 (4.88%) Laravel
11 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.76%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Unix
3 7 (17.07%) CentOS
4 6 (14.63%) Windows
5 4 (9.76%) Android
5 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) TDD
3 17 (41.46%) Scrum
4 14 (34.15%) BDD
5 12 (29.27%) Microservices
5 12 (29.27%) SOA
6 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
6 10 (24.39%) User Stories
7 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
8 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (17.07%) DevOps
9 7 (17.07%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (17.07%) Epics
9 7 (17.07%) Kanban
9 7 (17.07%) Programme Management
9 7 (17.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement Process
11 4 (9.76%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) Java 8
4 4 (9.76%) Ruby
5 3 (7.32%) C#
6 2 (4.88%) Groovy
6 2 (4.88%) Perl
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) SQL
6 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.44%) C
7 1 (2.44%) Clojure
7 1 (2.44%) PHP 7
7 1 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) Scala
7 1 (2.44%) XPath
7 1 (2.44%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) OCPJP
1 7 (17.07%) Sun Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Ansible
2 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
2 7 (17.07%) SAP
2 7 (17.07%) Sun
2 7 (17.07%) Talend
2 7 (17.07%) WSO2
3 2 (4.88%) EMC
4 1 (2.44%) Google
4 1 (2.44%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.44%) hybris
4 1 (2.44%) Kofax
4 1 (2.44%) MuleSoft