Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 79 104
Rank change year-on-year +29 +25 -42
Contract jobs citing SOAP 208 153 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.05% 2.95% 1.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.28% 10.01% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 113 50
East of England median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £338 £310 £261
90th Percentile £576 £595 £496
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £42.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.16% +34.07% -13.15%
10th Percentile £31.58 £40.25 £30.75
90th Percentile £34.58 £44.75 £39.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.59
% change year-on-year - +38.08% -11.32%

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 1,457 1,528 1,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.37% 29.50% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 912 786
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £311 £293 £258
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 43
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.13 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +19.79% -3.94%
10th Percentile £14.80 £26.22 £18.15
90th Percentile £54.00 £70.63 £45.55
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +11 128 £525 +2.44% 6
Hertfordshire +17 39 £500 +29.03% 11
Cambridgeshire +2 32 £525 +61.54% 21
Bedfordshire -9 5 £350 -30.00% 8
Suffolk -12 5 £413 +3.13% 2
East Anglia - 1 - - 6
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 155 (74.52%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (72.12%) Web Services
3 140 (67.31%) Java
4 121 (58.17%) TDD
5 103 (49.52%) Finance
5 103 (49.52%) REST
6 94 (45.19%) Marketing
7 93 (44.71%) Business Intelligence
8 92 (44.23%) SOA
8 92 (44.23%) SAP
9 90 (43.27%) XML
9 90 (43.27%) Manufacturing
10 87 (41.83%) Telecoms
10 87 (41.83%) Programme Management
10 87 (41.83%) Greenfield Project
11 86 (41.35%) Digital Marketing
11 86 (41.35%) Electronics
12 84 (40.38%) RESTful
13 75 (36.06%) Oracle
14 66 (31.73%) JSON
15 63 (30.29%) Middleware
16 62 (29.81%) Scrum
16 62 (29.81%) Apache Camel
17 60 (28.85%) Mule
17 60 (28.85%) WSO2
18 59 (28.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 58 (27.88%) Java 8
20 56 (26.92%) Oracle Service Bus
21 54 (25.96%) SoapUI
22 50 (24.04%) Test Automation

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 (28.85%) Mule
2 59 (28.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 56 (26.92%) Oracle Service Bus
4 18 (8.65%) Confluence
5 14 (6.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (5.29%) WebSphere
7 9 (4.33%) Apache
7 9 (4.33%) WebLogic
8 7 (3.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (3.37%) JBoss
9 3 (1.44%) Oracle BPEL
9 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.96%) nginx
10 2 (0.96%) WildFly
11 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.48%) CMS
11 1 (0.48%) SAS
11 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.48%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.48%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.37%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (2.88%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.88%) GitHub
5 2 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.96%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.96%) Heroku
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.48%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.73%) HTTP
1 14 (6.73%) SSL
2 7 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.88%) VPN
4 2 (0.96%) DNS
4 2 (0.96%) FTP
4 2 (0.96%) Internet
5 1 (0.48%) Firewall
5 1 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 14 (6.73%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.29%) MySQL
4 9 (4.33%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.85%) Apache Hive
5 8 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.37%) Amazon Aurora
6 7 (3.37%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.88%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.92%) GIS
9 2 (0.96%) Big Data
9 2 (0.96%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 54 (25.96%) SoapUI
2 50 (24.04%) Maven
3 28 (13.46%) Selenium
4 27 (12.98%) JUnit
5 25 (12.02%) JIRA
6 24 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 24 (11.54%) Jenkins
7 18 (8.65%) Cucumber
8 15 (7.21%) JMeter
9 14 (6.73%) Zephyr
10 13 (6.25%) Eclipse
11 12 (5.77%) Subversion
12 10 (4.81%) Ant
13 9 (4.33%) GitLab
13 9 (4.33%) Gradle
14 8 (3.85%) AccuRev
14 8 (3.85%) Visual Studio
15 5 (2.40%) Bitbucket
15 5 (2.40%) NUnit
15 5 (2.40%) ReSharper
General
1 103 (49.52%) Finance
2 94 (45.19%) Marketing
3 90 (43.27%) Manufacturing
4 87 (41.83%) Telecoms
5 86 (41.35%) Electronics
6 7 (3.37%) Publishing
7 6 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (2.40%) Retail
9 3 (1.44%) Banking
9 3 (1.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (55.77%) Developer
2 72 (34.62%) Java Developer
3 61 (29.33%) Senior Developer
4 41 (19.71%) Integration Developer
5 35 (16.83%) Senior Java Developer
6 26 (12.50%) Tester
7 24 (11.54%) SOA Developer
8 22 (10.58%) Agile Developer
8 22 (10.58%) Automation Tester
9 19 (9.13%) Analyst
10 17 (8.17%) Senior Agile Developer
11 14 (6.73%) Lead Developer
11 14 (6.73%) Lead Java Developer
12 13 (6.25%) Test Analyst
13 10 (4.81%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.81%) Java Automation Tester
13 10 (4.81%) Technical Business Analyst
14 7 (3.37%) Agile Java Developer
14 7 (3.37%) C# Developer
14 7 (3.37%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (72.12%) Web Services
2 103 (49.52%) REST
3 90 (43.27%) XML
4 84 (40.38%) RESTful
5 66 (31.73%) JSON
6 63 (30.29%) Middleware
7 62 (29.81%) Apache Camel
8 45 (21.63%) XSLT
9 36 (17.31%) WireMock
10 33 (15.87%) Spring
10 33 (15.87%) Swagger
11 20 (9.62%) .NET
11 20 (9.62%) AngularJS
12 19 (9.13%) HTML
13 17 (8.17%) CSS
13 17 (8.17%) Spring Boot
14 16 (7.69%) jQuery
15 13 (6.25%) OAuth
16 11 (5.29%) Ajax
17 10 (4.81%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 87 (41.83%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.37%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.37%) DataPower
3 7 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.88%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.88%) User Experience
5 5 (2.40%) Clustering
5 5 (2.40%) Replication
6 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.48%) Fintech
8 1 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.02%) Windows
2 21 (10.10%) Linux
3 16 (7.69%) Unix
4 8 (3.85%) Solaris
5 4 (1.92%) Android
5 4 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.96%) CentOS
6 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (74.52%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (58.17%) TDD
3 93 (44.71%) Business Intelligence
4 92 (44.23%) SOA
5 87 (41.83%) Programme Management
6 86 (41.35%) Digital Marketing
7 62 (29.81%) Scrum
8 50 (24.04%) Test Automation
9 35 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (16.35%) Microservices
11 28 (13.46%) API Testing
12 23 (11.06%) Open Source
12 23 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (11.06%) User Stories
13 20 (9.62%) DevOps
14 19 (9.13%) Kanban
15 16 (7.69%) BDD
15 16 (7.69%) MVC
16 15 (7.21%) E-Commerce
17 13 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (67.31%) Java
2 58 (27.88%) Java 8
3 33 (15.87%) XPath
4 27 (12.98%) SQL
5 25 (12.02%) JavaScript
6 20 (9.62%) Groovy
7 15 (7.21%) C#
8 10 (4.81%) Java 9
9 8 (3.85%) Perl
10 6 (2.88%) Python
11 5 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.92%) XQuery
13 3 (1.44%) Ruby
13 3 (1.44%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.96%) C
14 2 (0.96%) Haskell
14 2 (0.96%) PHP
14 2 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (2.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.92%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.44%) AWS Certification
3 3 (1.44%) Degree
3 3 (1.44%) ISEB
3 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) CCNA
4 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.48%) CISSP
4 1 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) GIAC
4 1 (0.48%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (0.48%) MCSE
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.48%) SANS
4 1 (0.48%) SSCP
4 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (7.69%) Docker
2 7 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.85%) Ansible
1 8 (3.85%) Puppet
2 6 (2.88%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.96%) Grafana
4 2 (0.96%) Kibana
4 2 (0.96%) Mesos
5 1 (0.48%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 92 (44.23%) SAP
2 75 (36.06%) Oracle
3 60 (28.85%) WSO2
4 16 (7.69%) IBM
5 15 (7.21%) Talend
6 9 (4.33%) Adobe
6 9 (4.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.40%) CA
8 4 (1.92%) Google
8 4 (1.92%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.92%) webMethods
9 2 (0.96%) hybris
9 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco
10 1 (0.48%) HP
10 1 (0.48%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.48%) Informatica
10 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.48%) Nokia
10 1 (0.48%) Sun