Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 120 66 135
Rank change year-on-year -54 +69 -70
Contract jobs citing SOAP 23 28 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.94% 1.99% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.01% 8.00% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 17
10th Percentile £408 £413 £398
25th Percentile £427 £429 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -14.29%
75th Percentile £632 £531 £550
90th Percentile £649 £549 £553
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -

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 459 350 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.67% 24.88% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 234 534
10th Percentile £325 £270 £319
25th Percentile £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
75th Percentile £575 £536 £500
90th Percentile £636 £625 £600
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 5
10th Percentile £24.94 £35.40 £41.40
25th Percentile £47.75 £40.13 £42.00
Median hourly rate £49.00 £50.00 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +7.53% +2.76%
75th Percentile £49.50 £51.25 £57.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £55.00 £58.85
England median hourly rate £50.88 £46.21 £46.00
% change year-on-year +10.10% +0.45% +9.93%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Essex -20 15 £500 +8.40% 3
Hertfordshire -27 5 £513 +13.89% 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 £450 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 20 (86.96%) Java
2 17 (73.91%) Git (software)
3 16 (69.57%) REST
3 16 (69.57%) XML
3 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (65.22%) Spring
4 15 (65.22%) Confluence
4 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
4 15 (65.22%) JIRA
4 15 (65.22%) Spring Boot
5 12 (52.17%) SoapUI
6 11 (47.83%) Docker
7 10 (43.48%) Selenium
7 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
7 10 (43.48%) JMeter
8 9 (39.13%) Scrum
9 8 (34.78%) JMS
9 8 (34.78%) JSON
9 8 (34.78%) AWS
9 8 (34.78%) Microservices
10 7 (30.43%) API Testing
10 7 (30.43%) WireMock
10 7 (30.43%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (30.43%) Java 8
10 7 (30.43%) Data-Driven Testing
10 7 (30.43%) REST Assured
10 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
10 7 (30.43%) BDD
10 7 (30.43%) RESTful
10 7 (30.43%) Azure

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 15 (65.22%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Fuse
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
1 1 (4.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) AWS
2 7 (30.43%) Azure
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (8.70%) OpenShift
4 2 (8.70%) Power Platform
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (4.35%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (8.70%) Data Mart
2 2 (8.70%) Power BI
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Git (software)
2 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
2 15 (65.22%) JIRA
3 12 (52.17%) SoapUI
4 10 (43.48%) JMeter
4 10 (43.48%) Selenium
5 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
5 7 (30.43%) REST Assured
6 5 (21.74%) Checkstyle
6 5 (21.74%) IntelliJ
6 5 (21.74%) JProfiler
6 5 (21.74%) SonarQube
7 4 (17.39%) Postman
8 3 (13.04%) JUnit
8 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
9 2 (8.70%) Gradle
9 2 (8.70%) Maven
10 1 (4.35%) GitLab
General
1 5 (21.74%) Social Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Public Sector
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Azure Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
6 2 (8.70%) React Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) REST
1 16 (69.57%) XML
2 15 (65.22%) Spring
2 15 (65.22%) Spring Boot
3 8 (34.78%) JMS
3 8 (34.78%) JSON
4 7 (30.43%) RESTful
4 7 (30.43%) WireMock
4 7 (30.43%) XSD
5 5 (21.74%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) React
7 3 (13.04%) Node.js
7 3 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (13.04%) Spring Batch
7 3 (13.04%) WSDL
8 2 (8.70%) Java EE
8 2 (8.70%) jBPM
8 2 (8.70%) Middleware
8 2 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Native
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Unix
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 9 (39.13%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Microservices
5 7 (30.43%) API Testing
5 7 (30.43%) BDD
5 7 (30.43%) Data-Driven Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Coaching
7 5 (21.74%) Code Coverage
7 5 (21.74%) Content Management
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (21.74%) DevOps
7 5 (21.74%) Document Management
7 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Content Management
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.04%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) Java 8
3 5 (21.74%) Java 11
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Bash
6 1 (4.35%) ES6
6 1 (4.35%) Go
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
2 3 (13.04%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Grafana
3 1 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) AppDynamics
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) New Relic
4 1 (4.35%) VMware