Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 120 45
Rank change year-on-year +58 -75 +24
Contract jobs citing SOAP 153 72 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.47% 1.66% 3.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.43% 5.35% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 54 96
East of England median daily rate £525 £463 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -2.12% +18.13%
10th Percentile £377 £304 £220
90th Percentile £600 £552 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.69% +8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
East of England median hourly rate - £37.50 £31.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.73% -12.26%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.63 £33.95
% change year-on-year -6.85% +34.39% +6.09%

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 1,231 1,345 1,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.93% 30.95% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 868 772
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £572 £558 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 41
East of England median hourly rate £35.52 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +2.74% -6.41%
10th Percentile £15.67 £29.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £56.60 £59.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.89% +8.57%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +38 91 £525 +10.53% 11
Hertfordshire +8 29 £450 +16.13% 8
Bedfordshire +4 16 £450 -10.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 11 £400 +14.29% 9
Norfolk +2 3 £405 -4.63% 1
Suffolk -3 3 £325 -7.14% 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 117 (76.47%) Web Services
2 112 (73.20%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (71.90%) TDD
4 89 (58.17%) Java
5 82 (53.59%) XML
6 77 (50.33%) SOA
7 75 (49.02%) RESTful
8 71 (46.41%) Oracle
9 69 (45.10%) Finance
10 67 (43.79%) JSON
10 67 (43.79%) REST
10 67 (43.79%) Greenfield Project
11 63 (41.18%) Marketing
11 63 (41.18%) Manufacturing
11 63 (41.18%) SAP
12 62 (40.52%) Electronics
12 62 (40.52%) Telecoms
12 62 (40.52%) Programme Management
12 62 (40.52%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (40.52%) Digital Marketing
13 59 (38.56%) Middleware
14 56 (36.60%) WSO2
15 55 (35.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 53 (34.64%) Maven
17 52 (33.99%) Mule
17 52 (33.99%) Oracle Service Bus
18 50 (32.68%) Apache Camel
19 49 (32.03%) XSLT
20 48 (31.37%) XPath
21 47 (30.72%) 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 55 (35.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 52 (33.99%) Mule
2 52 (33.99%) Oracle Service Bus
3 11 (7.19%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.27%) Apache
5 3 (1.96%) JBoss
6 2 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.31%) CMS
6 2 (1.31%) Confluence
6 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Magento
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.65%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.96%) SaaS
2 3 (1.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (1.31%) Heroku
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) Slack
4 1 (0.65%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.54%) HTTP
2 5 (3.27%) SSL
2 5 (3.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.31%) DNS
3 2 (1.31%) FTP
3 2 (1.31%) SMS
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.23%) MySQL
4 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.27%) DB2
6 4 (2.61%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (2.61%) GIS
7 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.31%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.65%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (34.64%) Maven
2 26 (16.99%) SoapUI
3 25 (16.34%) Git (software)
4 15 (9.80%) Selenium
5 12 (7.84%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.84%) TeamCity
6 11 (7.19%) Zephyr
7 10 (6.54%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.54%) JIRA
7 10 (6.54%) JUnit
8 9 (5.88%) Subversion
9 7 (4.58%) NUnit
9 7 (4.58%) ReSharper
9 7 (4.58%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.27%) Hudson
10 5 (3.27%) JMeter
11 4 (2.61%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.61%) CruiseControl
11 4 (2.61%) FishEye
11 4 (2.61%) Mockito
General
1 69 (45.10%) Finance
2 63 (41.18%) Manufacturing
2 63 (41.18%) Marketing
3 62 (40.52%) Electronics
3 62 (40.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.92%) Retail
5 3 (1.96%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (67.97%) Developer
2 55 (35.95%) Integration Developer
3 46 (30.07%) Senior Developer
4 31 (20.26%) Java Developer
5 23 (15.03%) SOA Developer
6 19 (12.42%) Analyst
7 14 (9.15%) Agile Developer
7 14 (9.15%) Lead Developer
8 13 (8.50%) C# Developer
9 12 (7.84%) Business Analyst
10 11 (7.19%) Senior Agile Developer
10 11 (7.19%) SOA Analyst
10 11 (7.19%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (7.19%) Technical Business Analyst
11 10 (6.54%) .NET Developer
11 10 (6.54%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (5.88%) Tester
13 8 (5.23%) Architect
14 7 (4.58%) Lead Java Developer
14 7 (4.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (76.47%) Web Services
2 82 (53.59%) XML
3 75 (49.02%) RESTful
4 67 (43.79%) JSON
4 67 (43.79%) REST
5 59 (38.56%) Middleware
6 50 (32.68%) Apache Camel
7 49 (32.03%) XSLT
8 46 (30.07%) WireMock
9 43 (28.10%) Swagger
10 18 (11.76%) WCF
11 16 (10.46%) .NET
12 13 (8.50%) Spring
13 12 (7.84%) HTML
14 11 (7.19%) JMS
14 11 (7.19%) JSON Schema
15 9 (5.88%) Spring Boot
16 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET
16 8 (5.23%) CSS
16 8 (5.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 67 (43.79%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.96%) User Experience
3 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.65%) Clustering
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.65%) DataPower
4 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) Linux
2 9 (5.88%) Windows
3 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.96%) Unix
4 2 (1.31%) Solaris
5 1 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (73.20%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (71.90%) TDD
3 77 (50.33%) SOA
4 62 (40.52%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (40.52%) Digital Marketing
4 62 (40.52%) Programme Management
5 47 (30.72%) Scrum
6 33 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (15.69%) Test Automation
8 21 (13.73%) Kanban
9 17 (11.11%) BDD
10 16 (10.46%) DevOps
10 16 (10.46%) Microservices
11 14 (9.15%) API Design
11 14 (9.15%) E-Commerce
11 14 (9.15%) MVC
12 12 (7.84%) Business Analysis
12 12 (7.84%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.84%) Test Management
13 11 (7.19%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 89 (58.17%) Java
2 48 (31.37%) XPath
3 25 (16.34%) Java 8
4 23 (15.03%) C#
5 12 (7.84%) SQL
6 10 (6.54%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.58%) Groovy
8 4 (2.61%) C
8 4 (2.61%) Perl
9 3 (1.96%) Apex Code
9 3 (1.96%) ES6
10 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.31%) Python
10 2 (1.31%) Ruby
10 2 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.65%) ABAP
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (4.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.96%) ISEB
4 2 (1.31%) Degree
4 2 (1.31%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.96%) Ansible
2 3 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.96%) Puppet
3 2 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.31%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.65%) Mesos
4 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 71 (46.41%) Oracle
2 63 (41.18%) SAP
3 56 (36.60%) WSO2
4 14 (9.15%) IBM
5 5 (3.27%) HP
6 4 (2.61%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.61%) Talend
7 2 (1.31%) hybris
7 2 (1.31%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.31%) Pardot
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe
8 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.65%) ATG
8 1 (0.65%) Blue Martini
8 1 (0.65%) Elastic Path
8 1 (0.65%) Google
8 1 (0.65%) Informatica
8 1 (0.65%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.65%) TIBCO