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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / East of England
Rank 101 48 53
Rank change year-on-year -53 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 27 79 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.26% 3.26% 2.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.31% 12.91% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 57
Median daily rate £450 £478 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.75% +19.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £211 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £591 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.97% +13.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 626 612 756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.18% 25.24% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 367 430
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 24
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -26 14 £463 +92.70% 5
Hertfordshire -10 7 £456 -14.11% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £350 -32.03% 5
Suffolk -10 2 £450 +28.57%
Norfolk - 1 - - 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (68.33%) Web Services
2 29 (48.33%) Java
2 29 (48.33%) REST
3 26 (43.33%) XML
3 26 (43.33%) SOA
3 26 (43.33%) TDD
4 22 (36.67%) Scrum
5 20 (33.33%) .NET
5 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (31.67%) Oracle
6 19 (31.67%) C#
7 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
7 17 (28.33%) Finance
7 17 (28.33%) MVC
8 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 16 (26.67%) SAP
8 16 (26.67%) JMS
8 16 (26.67%) Marketing
9 15 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (25.00%) HTML
9 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 14 (23.33%) Electronics
10 14 (23.33%) Manufacturing
10 14 (23.33%) Programme Management
10 14 (23.33%) WebLogic
10 14 (23.33%) XSLT
10 14 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (23.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 14 (23.33%) Digital Marketing

SOAP
Top Related 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 15 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (23.33%) WebLogic
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (11.67%) IIS
4 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (6.67%) Mule
6 3 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Confluence
6 3 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.67%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.67%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 14 (23.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.67%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Boomi
1 1 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 3 (5.00%) SSL
3 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.67%) FTP
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.33%) MySQL
7 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) SoapUI
2 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.33%) Maven
3 9 (15.00%) Subversion
4 7 (11.67%) JIRA
5 6 (10.00%) AccuRev
6 5 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 5 (8.33%) FxCop
6 5 (8.33%) ReSharper
6 5 (8.33%) StyleCop
7 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.67%) JUnit
7 4 (6.67%) Moq
8 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.33%) Ant
9 2 (3.33%) Gradle
9 2 (3.33%) Selenium
10 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 16 (26.67%) Marketing
3 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 14 (23.33%) Electronics
4 14 (23.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.33%) Advertising
5 2 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Automotive
6 1 (1.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (73.33%) Developer
2 17 (28.33%) Java Developer
3 13 (21.67%) .NET Developer
4 10 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 8 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (11.67%) Test Automation Specialist
6 7 (11.67%) Test Specialist
7 5 (8.33%) SOA Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Agile Developer
8 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Digital Developer
8 4 (6.67%) WCF Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.00%) C# WCF Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Integration Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Integration Specialist
10 2 (3.33%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (68.33%) Web Services
2 29 (48.33%) REST
3 26 (43.33%) XML
4 20 (33.33%) .NET
5 16 (26.67%) JMS
6 15 (25.00%) HTML
7 14 (23.33%) XSLT
8 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
8 13 (21.67%) CSS
8 13 (21.67%) Middleware
9 12 (20.00%) RESTful
9 12 (20.00%) Spring
10 11 (18.33%) JPA
11 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (15.00%) WCF
12 9 (15.00%) XSD
13 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
13 8 (13.33%) Entity Framework
13 8 (13.33%) J2EE
14 7 (11.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Contactless
1 4 (6.67%) EMV
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Clustering
3 2 (3.33%) DataPower
3 2 (3.33%) Life Science
3 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.67%) iSeries
4 1 (1.67%) RIA
4 1 (1.67%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Unix
3 4 (6.67%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Solaris
5 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (43.33%) SOA
2 26 (43.33%) TDD
3 22 (36.67%) Scrum
4 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (28.33%) MVC
6 14 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (23.33%) Digital Marketing
6 14 (23.33%) Programme Management
7 12 (20.00%) DevOps
8 11 (18.33%) SOLID
9 9 (15.00%) BDD
9 9 (15.00%) OO
10 8 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
12 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 6 (10.00%) OOP
12 6 (10.00%) SDLC
13 5 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 29 (48.33%) Java
2 19 (31.67%) C#
3 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (18.33%) SQL
5 6 (10.00%) VBScript
6 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.33%) Groovy
7 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (1.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Oracle
2 16 (26.67%) SAP
3 10 (16.67%) IBM
4 5 (8.33%) Atlassian
5 4 (6.67%) WSO2
6 3 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.33%) Adobe
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.33%) webMethods
8 1 (1.67%) BEA
8 1 (1.67%) BT
8 1 (1.67%) Dell
8 1 (1.67%) Genesys
8 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
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