Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 59 115
Rank change year-on-year -7 +56 -48
Contract jobs citing SOAP 158 175 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.51% 3.66% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.81% 12.92% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 137 43
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £336 £310 £263
90th Percentile £575 £600 £498
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.39% +16.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £31.58 £41.63 £32.95
90th Percentile £34.58 £44.88 £39.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +2.74%

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 1,233 1,354 1,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.39% 28.28% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 823 764
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £588 £586 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 39
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -5.66%
10th Percentile £20.55 £25.90 £15.65
90th Percentile £66.81 £77.50 £44.60
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -7 98 £525 +2.44% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 32 £550 +71.88% 10
Hertfordshire +14 26 £550 +29.41% 11
Suffolk -2 4 £375 -16.67% 1
East Anglia - 1 - - 3
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 121 (76.58%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (69.62%) Web Services
3 106 (67.09%) Java
4 83 (52.53%) TDD
5 76 (48.10%) REST
6 75 (47.47%) Finance
7 69 (43.67%) Marketing
8 68 (43.04%) Business Intelligence
9 67 (42.41%) SAP
10 66 (41.77%) XML
11 64 (40.51%) Manufacturing
12 63 (39.87%) SOA
12 63 (39.87%) Telecoms
12 63 (39.87%) Programme Management
13 62 (39.24%) Digital Marketing
13 62 (39.24%) Electronics
14 59 (37.34%) Greenfield Project
15 58 (36.71%) Oracle
16 56 (35.44%) RESTful
17 51 (32.28%) Mule
17 51 (32.28%) JSON
18 48 (30.38%) Apache Camel
19 45 (28.48%) Middleware
19 45 (28.48%) WSO2
20 44 (27.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 41 (25.95%) Oracle Service Bus
22 40 (25.32%) Scrum
23 37 (23.42%) Test Automation
24 36 (22.78%) SoapUI
24 36 (22.78%) Java 8

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 51 (32.28%) Mule
2 44 (27.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 41 (25.95%) Oracle Service Bus
4 19 (12.03%) Confluence
5 13 (8.23%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (6.33%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.43%) WebLogic
8 6 (3.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (3.16%) Apache
10 4 (2.53%) JBoss
11 3 (1.90%) Oracle BPEL
11 3 (1.90%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.27%) nginx
12 2 (1.27%) SAS
12 2 (1.27%) WildFly
13 1 (0.63%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.63%) SAP MDM
1 1 (0.63%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.70%) Amazon S3
3 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.80%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (3.16%) GitHub
6 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.90%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.90%) Serverless
7 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.63%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.13%) SSL
2 7 (4.43%) HTTP
3 6 (3.80%) VPN
4 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.63%) DNS
5 1 (0.63%) Firewall
5 1 (0.63%) FTP
5 1 (0.63%) IMAP
5 1 (0.63%) Internet
5 1 (0.63%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.63%) SMS
5 1 (0.63%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.49%) NoSQL
2 14 (8.86%) MySQL
3 11 (6.96%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.70%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.43%) Apache Hive
7 6 (3.80%) Amazon Aurora
7 6 (3.80%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.53%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.90%) Big Data
9 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.27%) GIS
10 2 (1.27%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.63%) DB2
11 1 (0.63%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.63%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 36 (22.78%) SoapUI
2 32 (20.25%) Maven
3 27 (17.09%) JIRA
4 25 (15.82%) JUnit
5 20 (12.66%) Git (software)
6 18 (11.39%) Jenkins
7 16 (10.13%) Selenium
8 13 (8.23%) Cucumber
9 11 (6.96%) Zephyr
10 10 (6.33%) Eclipse
11 8 (5.06%) Ant
12 7 (4.43%) GitLab
12 7 (4.43%) Gradle
12 7 (4.43%) JMeter
13 6 (3.80%) AccuRev
13 6 (3.80%) Subversion
14 3 (1.90%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.90%) Gatling
14 3 (1.90%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.90%) WebDriver
General
1 75 (47.47%) Finance
2 69 (43.67%) Marketing
3 64 (40.51%) Manufacturing
4 63 (39.87%) Telecoms
5 62 (39.24%) Electronics
6 7 (4.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (3.80%) Publishing
8 3 (1.90%) Banking
9 2 (1.27%) Legal
9 2 (1.27%) Retail
10 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (55.06%) Developer
2 51 (32.28%) Java Developer
3 46 (29.11%) Senior Developer
4 36 (22.78%) Integration Developer
5 25 (15.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 16 (10.13%) SOA Developer
7 15 (9.49%) Analyst
7 15 (9.49%) Lead Developer
7 15 (9.49%) Tester
8 14 (8.86%) Agile Developer
9 13 (8.23%) Test Analyst
10 12 (7.59%) Lead Java Developer
11 11 (6.96%) Automation Tester
11 11 (6.96%) Senior Agile Developer
12 9 (5.70%) Architect
13 6 (3.80%) Author
13 6 (3.80%) Business Analyst
13 6 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.80%) Technical Author
13 6 (3.80%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (69.62%) Web Services
2 76 (48.10%) REST
3 66 (41.77%) XML
4 56 (35.44%) RESTful
5 51 (32.28%) JSON
6 48 (30.38%) Apache Camel
7 45 (28.48%) Middleware
8 31 (19.62%) XSLT
9 26 (16.46%) Spring
10 23 (14.56%) WireMock
11 22 (13.92%) Swagger
12 18 (11.39%) AngularJS
13 14 (8.86%) Spring Boot
14 13 (8.23%) .NET
15 12 (7.59%) HTML
15 12 (7.59%) jQuery
16 11 (6.96%) CSS
16 11 (6.96%) OAuth
17 10 (6.33%) WSDL
18 9 (5.70%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (37.34%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.06%) Client/Server
3 8 (5.06%) DataPower
4 6 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.53%) Clustering
5 4 (2.53%) Replication
6 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) Fintech
7 1 (0.63%) Life Science
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.39%) Linux
1 18 (11.39%) Windows
2 17 (10.76%) Unix
3 6 (3.80%) Solaris
4 4 (2.53%) Android
4 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.53%) CentOS
5 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (76.58%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (52.53%) TDD
3 68 (43.04%) Business Intelligence
4 63 (39.87%) Programme Management
4 63 (39.87%) SOA
5 62 (39.24%) Digital Marketing
6 40 (25.32%) Scrum
7 37 (23.42%) Test Automation
8 24 (15.19%) Microservices
9 21 (13.29%) User Stories
10 20 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (10.76%) API Testing
13 12 (7.59%) BDD
13 12 (7.59%) Open Source
14 11 (6.96%) Technical Leadership
15 10 (6.33%) E-Commerce
16 9 (5.70%) Kanban
16 9 (5.70%) Performance Testing
16 9 (5.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 106 (67.09%) Java
2 36 (22.78%) Java 8
3 22 (13.92%) XPath
4 20 (12.66%) JavaScript
4 20 (12.66%) SQL
5 12 (7.59%) Groovy
6 7 (4.43%) C#
7 6 (3.80%) Perl
7 6 (3.80%) Python
8 5 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.53%) Java 9
9 4 (2.53%) XQuery
10 3 (1.90%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.90%) Ruby
11 2 (1.27%) Haskell
11 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.27%) Scala
11 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.63%) ES6
12 1 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (2.53%) ISEB
1 4 (2.53%) ISTQB
1 4 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (1.90%) OCPJP
2 3 (1.90%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.27%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.27%) Degree
3 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) CCNA
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.63%) CISSP
4 1 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) GIAC
4 1 (0.63%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (0.63%) MCSE
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.63%) SANS
4 1 (0.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) GDPR
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) Docker
2 5 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) Puppet
2 3 (1.90%) Kibana
3 2 (1.27%) Ansible
3 2 (1.27%) Grafana
3 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.63%) Salt
4 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (42.41%) SAP
2 58 (36.71%) Oracle
3 45 (28.48%) WSO2
4 17 (10.76%) IBM
5 11 (6.96%) Talend
6 8 (5.06%) Adobe
6 8 (5.06%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.16%) CA
8 4 (2.53%) Google
8 4 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.53%) webMethods
9 3 (1.90%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.90%) Sun
10 2 (1.27%) Informatica
11 1 (0.63%) Cisco
11 1 (0.63%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.63%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.63%) Nokia
11 1 (0.63%) Siebel