Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 117 63
Rank change year-on-year +47 -54 +47
Contract jobs citing SOAP 167 82 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.23% 1.70% 3.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.95% 6.38% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 45 130
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £213
90th Percentile £600 £498 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £31.70 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.07% -13.15% -
10th Percentile £40.25 £30.75 £35.05
90th Percentile £44.75 £39.38 £38.08
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.23
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.30% +6.36%

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 1525 1285 1632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.46% 26.58% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 763 1025
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £297 £258 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 72
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%
10th Percentile £25.75 £16.95 £15.25
90th Percentile £70.63 £45.78 £47.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +27 72 £513 +7.89% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 32 £325 -16.13% 5
Bedfordshire +12 30 £500 +5.26% 1
Hertfordshire -13 22 £406 +8.33% 5
Suffolk +6 7 £400 -8.57%
Norfolk 0 7 £400 +88.24% 3
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 132 (79.04%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (72.46%) Web Services
3 101 (60.48%) TDD
4 94 (56.29%) REST
5 93 (55.69%) XML
6 77 (46.11%) Java
7 69 (41.32%) SOA
8 65 (38.92%) JSON
9 64 (38.32%) Maven
10 62 (37.13%) Finance
11 58 (34.73%) SQL
12 57 (34.13%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (31.74%) Middleware
14 51 (30.54%) Scrum
15 50 (29.94%) Git (software)
16 49 (29.34%) SoapUI
16 49 (29.34%) Oracle
17 48 (28.74%) XSLT
18 45 (26.95%) JIRA
18 45 (26.95%) RESTful
19 42 (25.15%) Jenkins
20 40 (23.95%) SAP
21 38 (22.75%) Marketing
21 38 (22.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 37 (22.16%) Business Intelligence
23 36 (21.56%) Manufacturing
23 36 (21.56%) Digital Marketing
24 35 (20.96%) Programme Management
24 35 (20.96%) Electronics
24 35 (20.96%) Telecoms

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 38 (22.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (20.36%) Mule
3 27 (16.17%) Oracle Service Bus
4 25 (14.97%) JBoss
5 23 (13.77%) WebLogic
6 18 (10.78%) Tomcat
7 17 (10.18%) Confluence
8 16 (9.58%) WebSphere
9 12 (7.19%) Apache
10 9 (5.39%) SharePoint
11 8 (4.79%) IIS
12 6 (3.59%) CMS
13 5 (2.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (2.99%) MQSeries
13 5 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (1.20%) Drupal
14 2 (1.20%) Mule ESB
14 2 (1.20%) WordPress
15 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.20%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
1 1 (0.60%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.39%) SaaS
3 8 (4.79%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (2.99%) IaaS
4 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.99%) PaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.78%) Internet
2 7 (4.19%) HTTP
2 7 (4.19%) SSL
3 6 (3.59%) ATM
3 6 (3.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.99%) AMQP
5 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.38%) Relational Database
2 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.58%) RDBMS
4 10 (5.99%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.99%) Oracle Database
5 9 (5.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (4.79%) MySQL
6 8 (4.79%) Redis
7 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.20%) MS Access
9 2 (1.20%) Power BI
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.60%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 64 (38.32%) Maven
2 50 (29.94%) Git (software)
3 49 (29.34%) SoapUI
4 45 (26.95%) JIRA
5 42 (25.15%) Jenkins
6 27 (16.17%) JUnit
7 19 (11.38%) Selenium
8 16 (9.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (9.58%) Cucumber
9 13 (7.78%) Subversion
10 12 (7.19%) Ant
10 12 (7.19%) TeamCity
11 9 (5.39%) Eclipse
11 9 (5.39%) JMeter
12 8 (4.79%) Appium
12 8 (4.79%) Bitbucket
12 8 (4.79%) Gradle
12 8 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (4.79%) WebDriver
13 6 (3.59%) Zephyr
General
1 62 (37.13%) Finance
2 38 (22.75%) Marketing
3 36 (21.56%) Manufacturing
4 35 (20.96%) Electronics
4 35 (20.96%) Telecoms
5 18 (10.78%) Retail
6 8 (4.79%) Banking
6 8 (4.79%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (4.19%) Automotive
8 4 (2.40%) Games
8 4 (2.40%) Publishing
9 2 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (58.68%) Developer
2 34 (20.36%) Senior Developer
3 29 (17.37%) Agile Developer
4 28 (16.77%) Java Developer
5 27 (16.17%) Integration Developer
5 27 (16.17%) SOA Developer
6 20 (11.98%) Analyst
7 19 (11.38%) Tester
8 15 (8.98%) Architect
8 15 (8.98%) Senior Agile Developer
9 14 (8.38%) Test Analyst
10 11 (6.59%) Lead Developer
11 10 (5.99%) Technical Architect
12 9 (5.39%) Designer
12 9 (5.39%) QA Tester
13 8 (4.79%) Automation Tester
13 8 (4.79%) QA Automation Tester
13 8 (4.79%) Senior Designer
14 7 (4.19%) Agile Tester
14 7 (4.19%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (72.46%) Web Services
2 94 (56.29%) REST
3 93 (55.69%) XML
4 65 (38.92%) JSON
5 53 (31.74%) Middleware
6 48 (28.74%) XSLT
7 45 (26.95%) RESTful
8 33 (19.76%) J2EE
8 33 (19.76%) Spring
9 32 (19.16%) Apache Camel
10 30 (17.96%) .NET
11 27 (16.17%) HTML
12 26 (15.57%) Swagger
12 26 (15.57%) WireMock
13 23 (13.77%) CSS
14 20 (11.98%) HTML5
14 20 (11.98%) WSDL
15 19 (11.38%) .NET Framework
16 18 (10.78%) XSD
17 16 (9.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.76%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.20%) DataPower
5 2 (1.20%) User Experience
6 1 (0.60%) Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) Replication
6 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.37%) Linux
2 16 (9.58%) Unix
2 16 (9.58%) Windows
3 11 (6.59%) Solaris
4 10 (5.99%) HPUX
5 9 (5.39%) Android
5 9 (5.39%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.79%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.99%) AIX
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (79.04%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (60.48%) TDD
3 69 (41.32%) SOA
4 57 (34.13%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (30.54%) Scrum
6 37 (22.16%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (21.56%) Digital Marketing
8 35 (20.96%) Programme Management
9 25 (14.97%) Kanban
10 24 (14.37%) E-Commerce
10 24 (14.37%) Test Automation
11 22 (13.17%) API Development
11 22 (13.17%) Microservices
12 19 (11.38%) OO
13 18 (10.78%) BDD
14 17 (10.18%) Defect Management
14 17 (10.18%) SDLC
15 16 (9.58%) MVC
16 15 (8.98%) UML
17 14 (8.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 77 (46.11%) Java
2 58 (34.73%) SQL
3 35 (20.96%) JavaScript
4 33 (19.76%) XPath
5 28 (16.77%) C#
6 27 (16.17%) PL/SQL
7 16 (9.58%) Groovy
8 10 (5.99%) C++
9 8 (4.79%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.80%) VB
10 3 (1.80%) VBScript
11 2 (1.20%) Perl
11 2 (1.20%) PHP
11 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.20%) VBA
11 2 (1.20%) XQuery
12 1 (0.60%) Ruby
12 1 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (2.99%) ISEB
2 4 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.60%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) MCP
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) WAI
3 2 (1.20%) WCAG
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.99%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.59%) Ansible
2 6 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 49 (29.34%) Oracle
2 40 (23.95%) SAP
3 33 (19.76%) WSO2
4 12 (7.19%) Atlassian
4 12 (7.19%) IBM
5 9 (5.39%) CA
5 9 (5.39%) CA Agile Central
5 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.19%) HP
7 5 (2.99%) webMethods
8 4 (2.40%) Adobe
8 4 (2.40%) Talend
9 2 (1.20%) Cognos
9 2 (1.20%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.60%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.60%) Apple
10 1 (0.60%) ATG
10 1 (0.60%) Blue Martini
10 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.60%) TIBCO