Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 97 72
Rank change year-on-year +35 -25 -10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 184 110 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.65% 2.25% 2.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.77% 7.60% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 84 69
East of England median daily rate £525 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +21.88% -
10th Percentile £362 £313 £237
90th Percentile £575 £600 £606
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +26.98% -15.89%
10th Percentile £31.58 £40.00 £29.85
90th Percentile £34.58 £43.00 £38.88
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +26.98% -14.86%

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 1,441 1,448 1,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.60% 29.67% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 892 786
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 37
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +11.11% -8.86%
10th Percentile £19.50 £26.40 £30.55
90th Percentile £58.13 £63.75 £44.95
England median hourly rate £41.92 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.81% +9.59% -1.35%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 +24 112 £525 +3.70% 10
Hertfordshire +12 35 £488 +30.00%
Cambridgeshire +19 23 £400 +135.29% 10
Suffolk -10 7 £375 -6.25% 1
Bedfordshire -16 6 £350 -30.00% 2
East Anglia - 1 - - 7
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 139 (75.54%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (72.83%) Java
3 129 (70.11%) Web Services
4 125 (67.93%) TDD
5 95 (51.63%) SOA
6 90 (48.91%) Finance
7 85 (46.20%) XML
8 84 (45.65%) SAP
8 84 (45.65%) RESTful
8 84 (45.65%) REST
9 83 (45.11%) Greenfield Project
10 81 (44.02%) Marketing
11 80 (43.48%) Oracle
11 80 (43.48%) Manufacturing
12 79 (42.93%) Business Intelligence
13 78 (42.39%) Telecoms
13 78 (42.39%) Programme Management
14 77 (41.85%) Digital Marketing
14 77 (41.85%) Electronics
15 68 (36.96%) Middleware
16 65 (35.33%) JSON
16 65 (35.33%) WSO2
17 64 (34.78%) Java 8
18 63 (34.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 61 (33.15%) Apache Camel
20 60 (32.61%) Oracle Service Bus
21 59 (32.07%) Mule
22 56 (30.43%) Scrum
23 48 (26.09%) Maven
24 42 (22.83%) SoapUI

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 63 (34.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 60 (32.61%) Oracle Service Bus
3 59 (32.07%) Mule
4 10 (5.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (4.89%) Apache
5 9 (4.89%) Confluence
6 7 (3.80%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.26%) JBoss
8 5 (2.72%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.54%) CMS
11 1 (0.54%) nginx
11 1 (0.54%) SAS
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.54%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.54%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.72%) GitHub
4 3 (1.63%) Heroku
5 2 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.09%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.61%) HTTP
2 7 (3.80%) SSL
2 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.63%) DNS
3 3 (1.63%) FTP
4 2 (1.09%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.89%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.26%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.17%) DB2
7 3 (1.63%) GIS
7 3 (1.63%) MySQL
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 48 (26.09%) Maven
2 42 (22.83%) SoapUI
3 24 (13.04%) Selenium
4 17 (9.24%) Jenkins
4 17 (9.24%) JMeter
5 16 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 15 (8.15%) Cucumber
6 15 (8.15%) JUnit
7 14 (7.61%) Visual Studio
8 13 (7.07%) JIRA
9 11 (5.98%) NUnit
9 11 (5.98%) ReSharper
10 10 (5.43%) Zephyr
11 9 (4.89%) Subversion
12 8 (4.35%) Eclipse
13 6 (3.26%) Gradle
14 5 (2.72%) Ant
14 5 (2.72%) GitLab
15 4 (2.17%) AccuRev
15 4 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 90 (48.91%) Finance
2 81 (44.02%) Marketing
3 80 (43.48%) Manufacturing
4 78 (42.39%) Telecoms
5 77 (41.85%) Electronics
6 4 (2.17%) Retail
7 3 (1.63%) Banking
7 3 (1.63%) Publishing
8 2 (1.09%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 116 (63.04%) Developer
2 61 (33.15%) Java Developer
3 60 (32.61%) Senior Developer
4 47 (25.54%) Integration Developer
5 30 (16.30%) Senior Java Developer
6 27 (14.67%) SOA Developer
7 21 (11.41%) Agile Developer
7 21 (11.41%) Tester
8 17 (9.24%) Automation Tester
9 16 (8.70%) Analyst
9 16 (8.70%) Senior Agile Developer
10 12 (6.52%) .NET Developer
10 12 (6.52%) C# Developer
11 11 (5.98%) Lead Developer
11 11 (5.98%) Lead Java Developer
12 10 (5.43%) Business Analyst
12 10 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (5.43%) Technical Business Analyst
13 9 (4.89%) Test Analyst
14 8 (4.35%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (70.11%) Web Services
2 85 (46.20%) XML
3 84 (45.65%) REST
3 84 (45.65%) RESTful
4 68 (36.96%) Middleware
5 65 (35.33%) JSON
6 61 (33.15%) Apache Camel
7 40 (21.74%) XSLT
8 38 (20.65%) WireMock
9 34 (18.48%) Swagger
10 25 (13.59%) Spring
11 24 (13.04%) .NET
12 17 (9.24%) AngularJS
12 17 (9.24%) HTML
13 15 (8.15%) CSS
13 15 (8.15%) WCF
14 14 (7.61%) jQuery
15 13 (7.07%) ASP.NET
16 12 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (6.52%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 83 (45.11%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.80%) User Experience
3 6 (3.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.63%) Clustering
4 3 (1.63%) Replication
5 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.54%) Fintech
6 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.04%) Windows
2 14 (7.61%) Linux
3 9 (4.89%) Unix
4 4 (2.17%) Solaris
5 3 (1.63%) Android
5 3 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (75.54%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (67.93%) TDD
3 95 (51.63%) SOA
4 79 (42.93%) Business Intelligence
5 78 (42.39%) Programme Management
6 77 (41.85%) Digital Marketing
7 56 (30.43%) Scrum
8 39 (21.20%) Test Automation
9 33 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (17.39%) Microservices
11 24 (13.04%) API Testing
12 21 (11.41%) DevOps
12 21 (11.41%) Kanban
13 19 (10.33%) Open Source
14 18 (9.78%) MVC
15 16 (8.70%) Software Engineering
15 16 (8.70%) SOLID
16 14 (7.61%) BDD
16 14 (7.61%) E-Commerce
17 13 (7.07%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 134 (72.83%) Java
2 64 (34.78%) Java 8
3 36 (19.57%) XPath
4 21 (11.41%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.41%) SQL
5 18 (9.78%) C#
6 15 (8.15%) Groovy
7 10 (5.43%) Java 9
8 8 (4.35%) Perl
9 5 (2.72%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.17%) ES6
10 4 (2.17%) Python
10 4 (2.17%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.63%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.09%) Ruby
13 1 (0.54%) C
13 1 (0.54%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.54%) Haskell
13 1 (0.54%) PHP
13 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (2.72%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.63%) AWS Certification
3 3 (1.63%) Degree
3 3 (1.63%) ISEB
3 3 (1.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (8.70%) Docker
2 5 (2.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (4.35%) Ansible
2 6 (3.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.26%) Puppet
3 4 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.09%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.09%) Mesos
6 1 (0.54%) Grafana
6 1 (0.54%) Kibana
Vendors
1 84 (45.65%) SAP
2 80 (43.48%) Oracle
3 65 (35.33%) WSO2
4 10 (5.43%) Talend
5 9 (4.89%) IBM
6 4 (2.17%) Adobe
6 4 (2.17%) Google
7 3 (1.63%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.63%) webMethods
8 2 (1.09%) HP
8 2 (1.09%) hybris
8 2 (1.09%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco
9 1 (0.54%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.54%) Informatica
9 1 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.54%) Nokia