Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 57 109
Rank change year-on-year -7 +52 -51
Contract jobs citing SOAP 137 168 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.16% 3.52% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.68% 12.57% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 143 69
East of England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £363 £312
90th Percentile £580 £600 £569
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.79% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East of England median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +25.39%

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 1,173 1,337 1,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.07% 28.05% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 845 889
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £265
90th Percentile £600 £569 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 35
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% -12.50% +21.03%
10th Percentile £26.00 £14.20 £29.10
90th Percentile £64.28 £60.25 £63.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.52 £40.50
% change year-on-year +5.99% +2.51% +8.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +2 100 £525 - 1
Hertfordshire -18 21 £456 +4.29% 6
Cambridgeshire -11 8 £550 +37.50% 10
Bedfordshire +13 5 £475 -11.21% 1
Suffolk +14 2 £369 -4.84% 1
East Anglia - 1 - - 2
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 111 (81.02%) Java
2 104 (75.91%) TDD
3 103 (75.18%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (70.80%) Web Services
5 94 (68.61%) Oracle
6 65 (47.45%) RESTful
7 64 (46.72%) SOA
8 63 (45.99%) Finance
8 63 (45.99%) Telecoms
9 62 (45.26%) Electronics
9 62 (45.26%) Manufacturing
9 62 (45.26%) Programme Management
9 62 (45.26%) Digital Marketing
9 62 (45.26%) Marketing
9 62 (45.26%) Business Intelligence
9 62 (45.26%) SAP
10 61 (44.53%) Middleware
10 61 (44.53%) Apache Camel
11 60 (43.80%) Mule
12 59 (43.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 59 (43.07%) WSO2
13 58 (42.34%) Oracle Service Bus
14 55 (40.15%) Java 8
15 47 (34.31%) Greenfield Project
16 44 (32.12%) JSON
17 43 (31.39%) XML
18 40 (29.20%) Spring
18 40 (29.20%) BDD
18 40 (29.20%) SoapUI
18 40 (29.20%) Git (software)

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 60 (43.80%) Mule
2 59 (43.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 58 (42.34%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (5.84%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (4.38%) Apache
5 6 (4.38%) CMS
6 4 (2.92%) Confluence
7 2 (1.46%) JBoss
7 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.73%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.73%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 38 (27.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.19%) BrowserStack
2 3 (2.19%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.84%) SSL
2 6 (4.38%) VPN
3 2 (1.46%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (1.46%) HTTP
4 1 (0.73%) DNS
4 1 (0.73%) FTP
4 1 (0.73%) SMTP
4 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.28%) MySQL
2 33 (24.09%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.38%) Jackrabbit
4 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.73%) Big Data
6 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (29.20%) Git (software)
1 40 (29.20%) SoapUI
2 35 (25.55%) JIRA
3 34 (24.82%) Jenkins
3 34 (24.82%) JUnit
4 26 (18.98%) Maven
5 6 (4.38%) Selenium
6 5 (3.65%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.92%) Appium
7 4 (2.92%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.92%) Zephyr
8 3 (2.19%) Calabash
8 3 (2.19%) Checkstyle
8 3 (2.19%) JMeter
8 3 (2.19%) Robot Framework
8 3 (2.19%) TestRail
9 2 (1.46%) gulp
9 2 (1.46%) RSpec
10 1 (0.73%) Gradle
10 1 (0.73%) Grunt
General
1 63 (45.99%) Finance
1 63 (45.99%) Telecoms
2 62 (45.26%) Electronics
2 62 (45.26%) Manufacturing
2 62 (45.26%) Marketing
3 4 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.19%) Publishing
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 1 (0.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (81.75%) Developer
2 101 (73.72%) Java Developer
3 55 (40.15%) Senior Developer
4 53 (38.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 23 (16.79%) Lead Developer
6 21 (15.33%) Lead Java Developer
7 14 (10.22%) Integration Developer
8 9 (6.57%) SOA Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Architect
10 4 (2.92%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.19%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.19%) Product Business Analyst
11 3 (2.19%) Product Owner
11 3 (2.19%) QA Analyst
11 3 (2.19%) Technical Business Analyst
11 3 (2.19%) Technical Product Owner
11 3 (2.19%) Test Leader
12 2 (1.46%) Java Engineer
12 2 (1.46%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (70.80%) Web Services
2 65 (47.45%) RESTful
3 61 (44.53%) Apache Camel
3 61 (44.53%) Middleware
4 44 (32.12%) JSON
5 43 (31.39%) XML
6 40 (29.20%) Spring
7 35 (25.55%) REST
7 35 (25.55%) XSLT
8 32 (23.36%) Spring Boot
9 22 (16.06%) WireMock
10 21 (15.33%) Swagger
11 9 (6.57%) Lambda Expressions
12 7 (5.11%) CSS
12 7 (5.11%) HTML
13 6 (4.38%) LDAP
14 5 (3.65%) JMS
15 4 (2.92%) Hibernate
15 4 (2.92%) HTML5
15 4 (2.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (34.31%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.11%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.11%) DataPower
4 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.19%) User Experience
5 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.73%) FMCG
5 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (27.74%) Linux
2 36 (26.28%) Unix
3 34 (24.82%) CentOS
4 5 (3.65%) Windows
5 4 (2.92%) Android
5 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.19%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (75.91%) TDD
2 103 (75.18%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (46.72%) SOA
4 62 (45.26%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (45.26%) Digital Marketing
4 62 (45.26%) Programme Management
5 40 (29.20%) BDD
5 40 (29.20%) Microservices
6 34 (24.82%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 28 (20.44%) Scrum
8 18 (13.14%) User Stories
9 16 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (10.95%) Epics
11 14 (10.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (10.22%) Continuous Improvement Process
12 12 (8.76%) Test Automation
12 12 (8.76%) Test Strategy
13 11 (8.03%) Process Improvement
14 9 (6.57%) Kanban
15 7 (5.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 111 (81.02%) Java
2 55 (40.15%) Java 8
3 21 (15.33%) XPath
4 8 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.65%) Ruby
6 4 (2.92%) SQL
7 2 (1.46%) C
7 2 (1.46%) C#
7 2 (1.46%) Groovy
7 2 (1.46%) Java 9
7 2 (1.46%) Perl
7 2 (1.46%) Scala
8 1 (0.73%) Clojure
8 1 (0.73%) ES6
8 1 (0.73%) PHP
8 1 (0.73%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.73%) Python
8 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.73%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (10.95%) OCPJP
1 15 (10.95%) Sun Certification
2 3 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.73%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.73%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.73%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) Ansible
2 1 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.73%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 94 (68.61%) Oracle
2 62 (45.26%) SAP
3 59 (43.07%) WSO2
4 34 (24.82%) Red Hat
4 34 (24.82%) Talend
5 15 (10.95%) Sun
6 7 (5.11%) IBM
7 1 (0.73%) Google
7 1 (0.73%) hybris
7 1 (0.73%) Kofax
7 1 (0.73%) MuleSoft