Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 114 54
Rank change year-on-year +66 -60 +37
Contract jobs citing SOAP 188 69 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.02% 1.55% 3.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.29% 5.28% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 41 97
East of England median daily rate £513 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -2.63% +18.75%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £238
90th Percentile £600 £506 £648
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +2.74% +1.39%
10th Percentile £41.63 £36.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £44.88 £38.75 £37.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +14.06%

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 1,316 1,307 1,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.11% 29.27% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 785 853
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £295 £258 £271
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 65
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £21.54 £15.30 £29.80
90th Percentile £85.00 £43.62 £58.40
England median hourly rate £40.31 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.76% +3.90% +10.00%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +47 94 £513 +7.89% 17
Cambridgeshire +10 34 £320 +16.36% 8
Bedfordshire +15 26 £450 -5.26% 5
Hertfordshire -10 25 £425 -1.16% 20
Norfolk -4 8 £405 +90.74% 6
Suffolk +8 3 £450 +12.50% 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 148 (78.72%) Web Services
2 146 (77.66%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (65.43%) TDD
4 100 (53.19%) XML
5 99 (52.66%) Java
6 84 (44.68%) SOA
7 83 (44.15%) REST
8 79 (42.02%) Finance
9 78 (41.49%) RESTful
10 77 (40.96%) JSON
11 72 (38.30%) Maven
12 69 (36.70%) Oracle
13 67 (35.64%) Scrum
14 64 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
15 62 (32.98%) Middleware
16 60 (31.91%) SAP
16 60 (31.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 60 (31.91%) Greenfield Project
17 59 (31.38%) Marketing
18 58 (30.85%) Business Intelligence
19 57 (30.32%) Manufacturing
19 57 (30.32%) Digital Marketing
20 56 (29.79%) Programme Management
20 56 (29.79%) Electronics
20 56 (29.79%) Telecoms
20 56 (29.79%) Git (software)
21 54 (28.72%) SoapUI
21 54 (28.72%) XSLT
22 52 (27.66%) WSO2
23 49 (26.06%) Mule

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 (31.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 49 (26.06%) Mule
3 47 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 23 (12.23%) JBoss
5 14 (7.45%) Tomcat
6 13 (6.91%) Confluence
6 13 (6.91%) WebSphere
7 11 (5.85%) WebLogic
8 10 (5.32%) Apache
9 6 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (3.19%) CMS
9 6 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (2.66%) IIS
11 2 (1.06%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.53%) Drupal
12 1 (0.53%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.66%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.53%) Maximo
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.53%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.66%) SaaS
3 4 (2.13%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.32%) HTTP
2 6 (3.19%) ATM
2 6 (3.19%) Internet
3 4 (2.13%) SSL
3 4 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.38%) Oracle Database
1 12 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.85%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (3.72%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.66%) MySQL
5 5 (2.66%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.13%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (2.13%) GIS
6 4 (2.13%) Redis
7 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.06%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.06%) MS Access
8 2 (1.06%) Power BI
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (38.30%) Maven
2 56 (29.79%) Git (software)
3 54 (28.72%) SoapUI
4 35 (18.62%) JIRA
5 32 (17.02%) Jenkins
6 23 (12.23%) JUnit
6 23 (12.23%) TeamCity
7 21 (11.17%) Selenium
8 15 (7.98%) Cucumber
9 14 (7.45%) Zephyr
10 13 (6.91%) Subversion
11 9 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (4.26%) Bitbucket
13 7 (3.72%) JMeter
14 6 (3.19%) Ant
15 5 (2.66%) Eclipse
16 4 (2.13%) CruiseControl
16 4 (2.13%) FishEye
16 4 (2.13%) Hudson
16 4 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (42.02%) Finance
2 59 (31.38%) Marketing
3 57 (30.32%) Manufacturing
4 56 (29.79%) Electronics
4 56 (29.79%) Telecoms
5 14 (7.45%) Retail
6 4 (2.13%) Banking
6 4 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Billing
7 3 (1.60%) Publishing
8 2 (1.06%) Automotive
8 2 (1.06%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 114 (60.64%) Developer
2 49 (26.06%) Integration Developer
3 42 (22.34%) Senior Developer
4 39 (20.74%) Java Developer
5 31 (16.49%) SOA Developer
6 28 (14.89%) Agile Developer
7 25 (13.30%) Analyst
8 22 (11.70%) Senior Agile Developer
9 18 (9.57%) Tester
10 17 (9.04%) Test Analyst
11 15 (7.98%) Lead Developer
12 10 (5.32%) Architect
12 10 (5.32%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (4.79%) Automation Tester
13 9 (4.79%) C# Developer
13 9 (4.79%) Senior Tester
14 8 (4.26%) .NET Developer
14 8 (4.26%) Business Analyst
14 8 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
14 8 (4.26%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (78.72%) Web Services
2 100 (53.19%) XML
3 83 (44.15%) REST
4 78 (41.49%) RESTful
5 77 (40.96%) JSON
6 62 (32.98%) Middleware
7 54 (28.72%) XSLT
8 46 (24.47%) Apache Camel
9 45 (23.94%) Swagger
9 45 (23.94%) WireMock
10 32 (17.02%) .NET
11 27 (14.36%) J2EE
11 27 (14.36%) Spring
12 20 (10.64%) HTML
13 17 (9.04%) .NET Framework
14 16 (8.51%) WCF
15 15 (7.98%) HTML5
16 14 (7.45%) jQuery
16 14 (7.45%) WSDL
17 12 (6.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (31.91%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.66%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.06%) DataPower
5 2 (1.06%) User Experience
6 1 (0.53%) Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.45%) Linux
2 8 (4.26%) Windows
3 7 (3.72%) Unix
4 5 (2.66%) Android
4 5 (2.66%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.13%) Solaris
6 3 (1.60%) HPUX
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (77.66%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (65.43%) TDD
3 84 (44.68%) SOA
4 67 (35.64%) Scrum
5 64 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (30.85%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (30.32%) Digital Marketing
8 56 (29.79%) Programme Management
9 34 (18.09%) Kanban
10 32 (17.02%) Test Automation
11 21 (11.17%) BDD
12 20 (10.64%) E-Commerce
13 17 (9.04%) Defect Management
13 17 (9.04%) Test Management
14 16 (8.51%) Microservices
14 16 (8.51%) MVC
14 16 (8.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 16 (8.51%) SDLC
15 15 (7.98%) DevOps
16 13 (6.91%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 99 (52.66%) Java
2 48 (25.53%) XPath
3 40 (21.28%) SQL
4 25 (13.30%) C#
5 23 (12.23%) JavaScript
6 20 (10.64%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.38%) Groovy
8 5 (2.66%) Perl
9 4 (2.13%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.13%) C
10 3 (1.60%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.06%) PHP
11 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.06%) Python
11 2 (1.06%) Ruby
11 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.06%) VBA
11 2 (1.06%) XQuery
12 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (3.72%) ISEB
2 5 (2.66%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (2.66%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) QA
2 4 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) WAI
3 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (4.26%) Docker
2 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.72%) HP ALM
3 4 (2.13%) Ansible
3 4 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.13%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 69 (36.70%) Oracle
2 60 (31.91%) SAP
3 52 (27.66%) WSO2
4 13 (6.91%) Atlassian
5 12 (6.38%) IBM
6 9 (4.79%) HP
7 4 (2.13%) Adobe
7 4 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.60%) hybris
9 2 (1.06%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.06%) ATG
9 2 (1.06%) Blue Martini
9 2 (1.06%) CA
9 2 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.06%) Cognos
9 2 (1.06%) Demandware
9 2 (1.06%) Elastic Path
9 2 (1.06%) Pardot
9 2 (1.06%) Talend