Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 135 65
Rank change year-on-year +66 -70 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 26 27 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.77% 0.76% 3.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.49% 3.51% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 126
Median daily rate £473 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £334
90th Percentile £550 £555 £569
England median daily rate £475 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.08
England median hourly rate £50.00 £53.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00% +11.11%

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 347 770 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.64% 21.63% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 508 776
Median daily rate £450 £439 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £319 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £494 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £49.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +12.50% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35.40 £41.30 £18.60
90th Percentile £55.00 £59.08 £66.81
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year -2.17% +9.73% +4.81%

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 +14 15 £473 -12.09% 5
Hertfordshire +39 11 £450 -30.77% 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 17 (65.38%) JIRA
2 16 (61.54%) Java
2 16 (61.54%) Oracle
3 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (53.85%) REST
5 13 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 12 (46.15%) Web Services
7 11 (42.31%) Jenkins
8 10 (38.46%) SDLC
8 10 (38.46%) SQL
9 9 (34.62%) Spring
9 9 (34.62%) Microservices
10 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
10 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
10 8 (30.77%) XML
10 8 (30.77%) Unix
10 8 (30.77%) SOA
11 7 (26.92%) Middleware
11 7 (26.92%) MySQL
11 7 (26.92%) Maven
12 6 (23.08%) JSON
12 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
12 6 (23.08%) BDD
12 6 (23.08%) AWS
12 6 (23.08%) Confluence
12 6 (23.08%) HTML
12 6 (23.08%) Perl
12 6 (23.08%) Migration
12 6 (23.08%) Scrum

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 6 (23.08%) Confluence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Domino
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Power Platform
2 3 (11.54%) SaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (3.85%) Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Azure Functions
3 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) Power BI
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (3.85%) GIS
3 1 (3.85%) JasperReports
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) JIRA
2 13 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (42.31%) Jenkins
4 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
5 7 (26.92%) Maven
6 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
7 5 (19.23%) Artifactory
7 5 (19.23%) Bitbucket
7 5 (19.23%) Selenium
8 3 (11.54%) Cypress.io
8 3 (11.54%) REST Assured
9 2 (7.69%) JMeter
9 2 (7.69%) JUnit
9 2 (7.69%) Mockito
9 2 (7.69%) Zephyr
10 1 (3.85%) DbUnit
10 1 (3.85%) jMock
10 1 (3.85%) SonarQube
10 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (7.69%) ERP Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IBM Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) REST
2 12 (46.15%) Web Services
3 9 (34.62%) Spring
4 8 (30.77%) XML
5 7 (26.92%) Middleware
6 6 (23.08%) HTML
6 6 (23.08%) JSON
7 5 (19.23%) HTML5
8 4 (15.38%) RESTful
9 3 (11.54%) EDI
9 3 (11.54%) WebdriverIO
10 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
10 2 (7.69%) J2EE
10 2 (7.69%) JPA
10 2 (7.69%) RESTEasy
11 1 (3.85%) .NET
11 1 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (3.85%) GWT
11 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Unix
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) SDLC
3 9 (34.62%) Microservices
4 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (30.77%) SOA
4 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 6 (23.08%) BDD
5 6 (23.08%) Migration
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) API Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) OO
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Kanban
8 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) DevOps
8 3 (11.54%) ERP
8 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 3 (11.54%) TDD
8 3 (11.54%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Java 8
3 6 (23.08%) Perl
4 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP ALM
1 5 (19.23%) Kubernetes
1 5 (19.23%) Netcool
1 5 (19.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 5 (19.23%) Netcool/Webtop
1 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) Splunk
3 2 (7.69%) hybris
3 2 (7.69%) Xerox
4 1 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter
4 1 (3.85%) WSO2