Period
to 23 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 107 57
Rank change year-on-year +44 -50 +3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 173 94 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.64% 2.02% 3.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.89% 6.57% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 69 83
East of England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £312 £220
90th Percentile £600 £569 £611
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.92% -13.14%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year +6.25% +25.39% -4.78%

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 1,342 1,430 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.26% 30.69% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 893 806
East of England median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £570 £575 £547
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 34
East of England median hourly rate £35.25 £40.00 £33.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.88% +21.03% -8.83%
10th Percentile £15.25 £29.10 £10.60
90th Percentile £60.59 £63.75 £42.81
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.12% +8.00% +3.45%

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 July 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 July 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 +39 103 £525 +10.53% 16
Hertfordshire +16 41 £463 +19.35% 10
Cambridgeshire +14 13 £400 +14.29% 11
Bedfordshire -10 11 £535 +7.00% 1
Suffolk -10 5 £388 -3.13% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 127 (73.41%) Web Services
2 122 (70.52%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (69.36%) Java
4 113 (65.32%) TDD
5 87 (50.29%) XML
6 85 (49.13%) RESTful
7 82 (47.40%) SOA
8 81 (46.82%) Oracle
9 80 (46.24%) REST
10 73 (42.20%) Finance
11 72 (41.62%) Greenfield Project
12 71 (41.04%) SAP
13 69 (39.88%) Manufacturing
14 68 (39.31%) Marketing
14 68 (39.31%) JSON
15 67 (38.73%) Business Intelligence
16 66 (38.15%) Electronics
16 66 (38.15%) Telecoms
16 66 (38.15%) Programme Management
16 66 (38.15%) Digital Marketing
17 63 (36.42%) Middleware
18 59 (34.10%) WSO2
19 58 (33.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 56 (32.37%) Oracle Service Bus
21 55 (31.79%) Apache Camel
22 54 (31.21%) Mule
22 54 (31.21%) Maven
23 51 (29.48%) Scrum
24 50 (28.90%) Java 8
25 49 (28.32%) XSLT

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 58 (33.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 56 (32.37%) Oracle Service Bus
3 54 (31.21%) Mule
4 11 (6.36%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.62%) Confluence
6 7 (4.05%) Apache
7 5 (2.89%) JBoss
8 4 (2.31%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.73%) CMS
10 2 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.58%) IIS
11 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPEL
11 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.73%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.58%) ProductWriter
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.31%) SaaS
4 3 (1.73%) GitHub
5 2 (1.16%) Heroku
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) Slack
6 1 (0.58%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.83%) HTTP
2 6 (3.47%) SSL
2 6 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.16%) DNS
3 2 (1.16%) FTP
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.78%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.20%) MySQL
5 7 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.47%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.89%) DB2
7 5 (2.89%) Geospatial Data
7 5 (2.89%) GIS
8 4 (2.31%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.31%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.58%) dBASE
11 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.58%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (31.21%) Maven
2 37 (21.39%) SoapUI
3 23 (13.29%) Selenium
4 17 (9.83%) Git (software)
4 17 (9.83%) JUnit
5 16 (9.25%) Jenkins
6 15 (8.67%) JIRA
7 13 (7.51%) Subversion
7 13 (7.51%) Visual Studio
8 12 (6.94%) Cucumber
8 12 (6.94%) JMeter
9 11 (6.36%) NUnit
9 11 (6.36%) ReSharper
10 10 (5.78%) Zephyr
11 6 (3.47%) Bitbucket
11 6 (3.47%) Hudson
12 5 (2.89%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.31%) CruiseControl
13 4 (2.31%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.31%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (42.20%) Finance
2 69 (39.88%) Manufacturing
3 68 (39.31%) Marketing
4 66 (38.15%) Electronics
4 66 (38.15%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.20%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Billing
7 1 (0.58%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 115 (66.47%) Developer
2 52 (30.06%) Java Developer
2 52 (30.06%) Senior Developer
3 49 (28.32%) Integration Developer
4 29 (16.76%) SOA Developer
5 18 (10.40%) Agile Developer
5 18 (10.40%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (8.67%) Analyst
6 15 (8.67%) Tester
7 14 (8.09%) Senior Agile Developer
8 13 (7.51%) C# Developer
8 13 (7.51%) Lead Developer
9 12 (6.94%) Automation Tester
9 12 (6.94%) Lead Java Developer
10 11 (6.36%) .NET Developer
10 11 (6.36%) Business Analyst
11 10 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (5.78%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (5.78%) Technical Business Analyst
12 9 (5.20%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (73.41%) Web Services
2 87 (50.29%) XML
3 85 (49.13%) RESTful
4 80 (46.24%) REST
5 68 (39.31%) JSON
6 63 (36.42%) Middleware
7 55 (31.79%) Apache Camel
8 49 (28.32%) XSLT
9 42 (24.28%) WireMock
10 39 (22.54%) Swagger
11 22 (12.72%) Spring
12 18 (10.40%) .NET
13 16 (9.25%) JMS
13 16 (9.25%) WCF
14 14 (8.09%) HTML
14 14 (8.09%) Spring Boot
15 13 (7.51%) ASP.NET
16 12 (6.94%) CSS
17 11 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (6.36%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 72 (41.62%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.62%) User Experience
3 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.16%) Clustering
4 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.16%) Replication
5 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.58%) DataPower
5 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.98%) Windows
2 17 (9.83%) Linux
3 7 (4.05%) Unix
4 4 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.31%) Solaris
5 1 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (70.52%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (65.32%) TDD
3 82 (47.40%) SOA
4 67 (38.73%) Business Intelligence
5 66 (38.15%) Digital Marketing
5 66 (38.15%) Programme Management
6 51 (29.48%) Scrum
7 35 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (17.92%) Test Automation
9 26 (15.03%) Microservices
10 25 (14.45%) Kanban
11 24 (13.87%) DevOps
12 18 (10.40%) API Testing
12 18 (10.40%) MVC
12 18 (10.40%) Open Source
13 15 (8.67%) BDD
14 14 (8.09%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.09%) SOLID
15 13 (7.51%) OO
15 13 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 120 (69.36%) Java
2 50 (28.90%) Java 8
3 44 (25.43%) XPath
4 22 (12.72%) SQL
5 19 (10.98%) C#
6 11 (6.36%) JavaScript
7 10 (5.78%) Groovy
8 6 (3.47%) Java 9
9 5 (2.89%) Perl
9 5 (2.89%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.31%) C
11 3 (1.73%) ES6
12 2 (1.16%) PHP
12 2 (1.16%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.58%) ABAP
13 1 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.58%) Python
13 1 (0.58%) Ruby
13 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.73%) Degree
3 3 (1.73%) ISEB
3 3 (1.73%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.16%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (8.09%) Docker
2 8 (4.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (4.62%) Ansible
2 5 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.89%) Puppet
3 4 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.73%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.16%) Mesos
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 81 (46.82%) Oracle
2 71 (41.04%) SAP
3 59 (34.10%) WSO2
4 14 (8.09%) IBM
5 8 (4.62%) Talend
6 4 (2.31%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.31%) hybris
7 3 (1.73%) HP
7 3 (1.73%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.16%) Adobe
8 2 (1.16%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.58%) ATG
9 1 (0.58%) Blue Martini
9 1 (0.58%) Demandware
9 1 (0.58%) Elastic Path
9 1 (0.58%) Google
9 1 (0.58%) Informatica
9 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.58%) webMethods