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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 47 60
Rank change year-on-year -35 +13  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 51 89 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.22% 3.51% 2.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.02% 13.34% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 61
Median daily rate £488 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £220 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £594 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.14 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.47% -26.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.68% -29.23%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 727 667 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.61% 26.32% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 424 491
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 30
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -21.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -25 24 £488 +103.12% 3
Bedfordshire -5 16 £500 -14.89% 1
Hertfordshire -1 6 £375 +1.35% 5
Cambridgeshire -11 2 - - 8
Norfolk - 2 £425 - 3
Suffolk 0 1 - - 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 64 (81.01%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (64.56%) REST
3 42 (53.16%) XML
4 41 (51.90%) Web Services
5 38 (48.10%) SOA
6 37 (46.84%) TDD
7 34 (43.04%) Java
8 26 (32.91%) Scrum
8 26 (32.91%) JSON
9 25 (31.65%) Middleware
9 25 (31.65%) C#
10 23 (29.11%) XSLT
10 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
11 22 (27.85%) SoapUI
11 22 (27.85%) User Stories
12 20 (25.32%) Linux
13 19 (24.05%) Subversion
13 19 (24.05%) Spring
14 18 (22.78%) Maven
14 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
14 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (22.78%) SQL
14 18 (22.78%) Microservices
15 17 (21.52%) XSD
15 17 (21.52%) JMS
16 16 (20.25%) WSDL
16 16 (20.25%) Oracle
16 16 (20.25%) Finance
17 15 (18.99%) .NET
17 15 (18.99%) JavaScript

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 14 (17.72%) WebLogic
2 13 (16.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (12.66%) Confluence
4 9 (11.39%) Mule
5 8 (10.13%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
7 4 (5.06%) JBoss
8 3 (3.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (3.80%) IIS
8 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (2.53%) CMS
10 1 (1.27%) Anypoint
10 1 (1.27%) Apache
10 1 (1.27%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.27%) Mule ESB
10 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 10 (12.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.53%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (1.27%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.27%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.80%) IaaS
2 3 (3.80%) PaaS
2 3 (3.80%) SaaS
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.27%) Boomi
4 1 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) SSL
2 7 (8.86%) HTTP
3 3 (3.80%) Internet
3 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.13%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (8.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (5.06%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.80%) MySQL
7 2 (2.53%) MarkLogic
7 2 (2.53%) Redis
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
2 22 (27.85%) SoapUI
3 19 (24.05%) Subversion
4 18 (22.78%) Maven
5 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
6 12 (15.19%) JIRA
7 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
7 10 (12.66%) JUnit
8 5 (6.33%) AccuRev
8 5 (6.33%) Selenium
9 4 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
9 4 (5.06%) JMeter
9 4 (5.06%) Mockito
10 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.53%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.53%) FxCop
11 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.53%) Moq
11 2 (2.53%) StyleCop
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 12 (15.19%) Marketing
3 10 (12.66%) Electronics
3 10 (12.66%) Manufacturing
3 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.86%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Advertising
5 2 (2.53%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
5 2 (2.53%) Publishing
6 1 (1.27%) Automotive
6 1 (1.27%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (64.56%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) Java Developer
3 13 (16.46%) Designer
4 12 (15.19%) Senior Designer
4 12 (15.19%) Senior Developer
5 10 (12.66%) Analyst
6 9 (11.39%) SOA Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Middleware Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Test Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) Architect
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) .NET Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Agile Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Tester
10 4 (5.06%) Digital Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.80%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (64.56%) REST
2 42 (53.16%) XML
3 41 (51.90%) Web Services
4 26 (32.91%) JSON
5 25 (31.65%) Middleware
6 23 (29.11%) XSLT
7 19 (24.05%) Spring
8 17 (21.52%) JMS
8 17 (21.52%) XSD
9 16 (20.25%) WSDL
10 15 (18.99%) .NET
11 12 (15.19%) JPA
12 11 (13.92%) HTML
12 11 (13.92%) JSON Schema
13 8 (10.13%) RESTful
14 7 (8.86%) Apache Camel
14 7 (8.86%) EclipseLink
14 7 (8.86%) Hibernate
15 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
15 6 (7.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) Clustering
3 2 (2.53%) DataPower
3 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.53%) Life Science
3 2 (2.53%) Replication
3 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.27%) iPad
4 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Linux
2 14 (17.72%) Unix
3 10 (12.66%) Mac OS X
3 10 (12.66%) Windows
4 6 (7.59%) Solaris
5 4 (5.06%) HPUX
6 3 (3.80%) AIX
6 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.53%) Android
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (81.01%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.10%) SOA
3 37 (46.84%) TDD
4 26 (32.91%) Scrum
5 22 (27.85%) User Stories
6 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (22.78%) Microservices
6 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
7 15 (18.99%) E-Commerce
8 14 (17.72%) MVC
9 10 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (12.66%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (12.66%) OO
9 10 (12.66%) Programme Management
10 8 (10.13%) BDD
10 8 (10.13%) DevOps
10 8 (10.13%) Kanban
11 7 (8.86%) API Development
11 7 (8.86%) SDLC
11 7 (8.86%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) Java
2 25 (31.65%) C#
3 18 (22.78%) SQL
4 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
5 11 (13.92%) C++
6 10 (12.66%) XPath
7 9 (11.39%) Groovy
8 7 (8.86%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.06%) PHP
10 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.53%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.53%) VB
11 2 (2.53%) VBScript
12 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.27%) MCP
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Ansible
2 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.80%) Puppet
3 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 1 (1.27%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) Oracle
2 13 (16.46%) SAP
3 12 (15.19%) WSO2
4 7 (8.86%) IBM
5 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.33%) webMethods
6 3 (3.80%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.53%) Adobe
7 2 (2.53%) hybris
8 1 (1.27%) BT
8 1 (1.27%) Dell
8 1 (1.27%) Genesys
8 1 (1.27%) HP
8 1 (1.27%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.27%) Talend
8 1 (1.27%) TIBCO
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