Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 132 130
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,875 1,711 1,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.99% 1.94% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.79% 5.96% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,227 1,073 1,342
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £327 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £590 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 13
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +25.39% -4.78%
10th Percentile £20.81 £12.79 £27.05
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £56.90
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year +6.25% +25.39% -8.86%

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,392 28,700 29,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.37% 32.49% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,031 19,897 20,942
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £295
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 366 376
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +8.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.54 £12.63
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.46 £40.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.68% +2.74%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
London -3 814 £513 +3.54% 145
South East -12 382 £450 +5.88% 89
North of England +4 248 £419 +4.69% 117
Midlands -6 179 £400 -11.11% 53
East of England +52 168 £525 +10.53% 45
West Midlands -9 127 £408 -18.50% 27
North West -7 123 £413 +1.54% 63
Yorkshire +13 106 £425 +18.88% 47
South West -32 75 £380 -5.00% 48
East Midlands -7 52 £400 +6.67% 26
North East -11 19 £411 -13.42% 7
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 England region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 1,073 (57.23%) Java
2 1,063 (56.69%) REST
3 1,044 (55.68%) Web Services
4 1,021 (54.45%) Agile Software Development
5 694 (37.01%) XML
6 580 (30.93%) TDD
7 517 (27.57%) JavaScript
8 494 (26.35%) JSON
9 482 (25.71%) RESTful
10 469 (25.01%) Git (software)
11 461 (24.59%) HTML
12 444 (23.68%) Spring
13 433 (23.09%) Scrum
14 419 (22.35%) SQL
15 386 (20.59%) CSS
15 386 (20.59%) SOA
16 382 (20.37%) Oracle
17 373 (19.89%) Jenkins
18 363 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
19 360 (19.20%) Finance
20 340 (18.13%) .NET
21 335 (17.87%) C#
22 332 (17.71%) Test Automation
23 290 (15.47%) BDD
24 283 (15.09%) Microservices
25 281 (14.99%) SQL Server
26 275 (14.67%) Linux
27 267 (14.24%) Selenium
28 260 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
28 260 (13.87%) Maven

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 161 (8.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 118 (6.29%) Tomcat
3 114 (6.08%) Confluence
4 107 (5.71%) Apache
5 98 (5.23%) Mule
6 94 (5.01%) WebSphere
7 81 (4.32%) Oracle Service Bus
8 78 (4.16%) WebLogic
9 63 (3.36%) JBoss
10 56 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
11 49 (2.61%) CMS
12 37 (1.97%) IIS
13 36 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
14 35 (1.87%) Apache Spark
15 34 (1.81%) Apache Solr
16 28 (1.49%) Mule ESB
17 26 (1.39%) SharePoint
18 21 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
19 20 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 17 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.27%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.053%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 28 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.91%) Magento
4 10 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
4 10 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.43%) Elite 3E
6 8 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.21%) Front Arena
9 4 (0.21%) Global One
9 4 (0.21%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.21%) SAP MII
9 4 (0.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 260 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.45%) OpenShift
4 43 (2.29%) GitHub
4 43 (2.29%) Heroku
5 36 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (1.65%) PaaS
7 27 (1.44%) Force.com
8 26 (1.39%) BrowserStack
9 23 (1.23%) IaaS
10 22 (1.17%) Boomi
11 20 (1.07%) SaaS
12 16 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 16 (0.85%) Serverless
13 15 (0.80%) iPaaS
14 14 (0.75%) npm
15 13 (0.69%) Sauce Labs
16 12 (0.64%) Office 365
17 11 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 149 (7.95%) HTTP
2 81 (4.32%) SSL
3 66 (3.52%) TCP/IP
4 59 (3.15%) FTP
5 43 (2.29%) DNS
6 36 (1.92%) Internet
7 18 (0.96%) SMTP
8 14 (0.75%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.59%) Firewall
9 11 (0.59%) Network Security
9 11 (0.59%) SSH
10 10 (0.53%) SMS
11 7 (0.37%) DOCSIS
11 7 (0.37%) SNMP
12 6 (0.32%) IMAP
12 6 (0.32%) MQTT
13 5 (0.27%) Bluetooth
14 4 (0.21%) 3G
14 4 (0.21%) 4G
14 4 (0.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 147 (7.84%) MySQL
3 145 (7.73%) MongoDB
4 141 (7.52%) Relational Database
5 109 (5.81%) NoSQL
6 101 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
7 100 (5.33%) Oracle Database
8 59 (3.15%) Big Data
9 55 (2.93%) DB2
10 48 (2.56%) RDBMS
11 43 (2.29%) Hadoop
12 32 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 32 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 30 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (1.55%) Redis
15 23 (1.23%) HBase
16 21 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
19 15 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 469 (25.01%) Git (software)
2 373 (19.89%) Jenkins
3 267 (14.24%) Selenium
4 260 (13.87%) Maven
5 223 (11.89%) SoapUI
6 213 (11.36%) JIRA
7 212 (11.31%) JUnit
8 155 (8.27%) Subversion
9 133 (7.09%) Cucumber
10 111 (5.92%) Visual Studio
11 101 (5.39%) Mockito
12 94 (5.01%) Eclipse
13 89 (4.75%) Gradle
14 86 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
15 82 (4.37%) Ant
16 74 (3.95%) TeamCity
17 68 (3.63%) SonarQube
18 57 (3.04%) jMock
19 56 (2.99%) Bitbucket
20 54 (2.88%) GitLab
General
1 360 (19.20%) Finance
2 156 (8.32%) Banking
3 117 (6.24%) Marketing
4 109 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 94 (5.01%) Manufacturing
6 90 (4.80%) Electronics
7 70 (3.73%) Retail
8 26 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.17%) Legal
10 21 (1.12%) Front Office
11 19 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.91%) Publishing
13 15 (0.80%) Games
14 14 (0.75%) Back Office
15 10 (0.53%) Law
16 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Billing
17 4 (0.21%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.16%) Advertising
18 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,131 (60.32%) Developer
2 464 (24.75%) Java Developer
3 188 (10.03%) Architect
4 184 (9.81%) Senior Developer
5 147 (7.84%) .NET Developer
6 117 (6.24%) Analyst
7 91 (4.85%) C# Developer
8 89 (4.75%) Senior Java Developer
9 76 (4.05%) Test Analyst
10 75 (4.00%) Integration Developer
11 74 (3.95%) Tester
12 71 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
12 71 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
13 63 (3.36%) Lead Developer
14 62 (3.31%) Agile Developer
15 61 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
16 60 (3.20%) Consultant
17 55 (2.93%) Automation Tester
18 51 (2.72%) Java Engineer
19 47 (2.51%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,063 (56.69%) REST
2 1,044 (55.68%) Web Services
3 694 (37.01%) XML
4 494 (26.35%) JSON
5 482 (25.71%) RESTful
6 461 (24.59%) HTML
7 444 (23.68%) Spring
8 386 (20.59%) CSS
9 340 (18.13%) .NET
10 254 (13.55%) AngularJS
11 229 (12.21%) HTML5
12 218 (11.63%) jQuery
13 209 (11.15%) J2EE
14 194 (10.35%) Spring Boot
15 176 (9.39%) Hibernate
16 158 (8.43%) Node.js
17 155 (8.27%) JMS
17 155 (8.27%) XSLT
18 151 (8.05%) Middleware
19 144 (7.68%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 110 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
2 100 (5.33%) User Experience
3 95 (5.07%) Mobile App
4 78 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (1.44%) Clustering
7 27 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 26 (1.39%) Fintech
9 23 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 23 (1.23%) DataPower
9 23 (1.23%) Derivative
10 19 (1.01%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.01%) PKI
11 17 (0.91%) NHS
11 17 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 16 (0.85%) Mainframe
13 15 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 275 (14.67%) Linux
2 176 (9.39%) Unix
3 128 (6.83%) Windows
4 61 (3.25%) Android
5 56 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.91%) Solaris
8 14 (0.75%) CentOS
9 11 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.53%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.32%) HPUX
14 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.16%) Debian
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,021 (54.45%) Agile Software Development
2 580 (30.93%) TDD
3 433 (23.09%) Scrum
4 386 (20.59%) SOA
5 363 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
6 332 (17.71%) Test Automation
7 290 (15.47%) BDD
8 283 (15.09%) Microservices
9 236 (12.59%) MVC
10 212 (11.31%) OO
11 196 (10.45%) Open Source
12 181 (9.65%) DevOps
13 151 (8.05%) Unit Testing
14 148 (7.89%) Kanban
15 142 (7.57%) SDLC
16 140 (7.47%) Software Engineering
17 137 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
18 132 (7.04%) E-Commerce
19 127 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
20 113 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,073 (57.23%) Java
2 517 (27.57%) JavaScript
3 419 (22.35%) SQL
4 335 (17.87%) C#
5 209 (11.15%) Java 8
6 130 (6.93%) Python
7 97 (5.17%) XPath
8 80 (4.27%) Groovy
8 80 (4.27%) PL/SQL
9 68 (3.63%) Shell Script
10 64 (3.41%) Scala
11 62 (3.31%) ES6
12 61 (3.25%) Ruby
13 59 (3.15%) PHP
14 46 (2.45%) TypeScript
15 40 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 38 (2.03%) Bash Shell
17 37 (1.97%) Perl
18 36 (1.92%) T-SQL
19 34 (1.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 124 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 97 (5.17%) Degree
3 91 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.33%) ISEB
7 14 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.27%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.27%) HND
11 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.21%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.16%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.16%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.16%) MCTS
14 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.61%) QA
2 16 (0.85%) PMO
3 12 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.53%) PSD2
5 7 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.37%) EMIR
5 7 (0.37%) MiFID
6 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.32%) WAI
7 5 (0.27%) SLA
8 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) GDPR
10 1 (0.053%) COBIT
10 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.053%) HL7
10 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.053%) IFRS
10 1 (0.053%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 198 (10.56%) Docker
2 45 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.24%) Active Directory
4 30 (1.60%) vSphere
5 13 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.37%) HDFS
8 6 (0.32%) LXC
8 6 (0.32%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.27%) Varnish
10 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.21%) NFS
11 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.16%) Xen
12 2 (0.11%) Postfix
12 2 (0.11%) Samba
12 2 (0.11%) Squid
12 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.053%) KVM
Systems Management
1 84 (4.48%) Ansible
1 84 (4.48%) Puppet
2 56 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (2.51%) Kubernetes
4 34 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
6 21 (1.12%) HP ALM
7 18 (0.96%) Mesos
8 16 (0.85%) Terraform
9 13 (0.69%) CA Service Virtualization
10 12 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.64%) OpenSSO
11 10 (0.53%) Marathon
12 8 (0.43%) Grafana
12 8 (0.43%) Kibana
12 8 (0.43%) Oozie
12 8 (0.43%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 7 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.37%) Nagios
14 6 (0.32%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 382 (20.37%) Oracle
2 181 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 130 (6.93%) SAP
4 114 (6.08%) IBM
5 86 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
6 65 (3.47%) WSO2
7 50 (2.67%) VMware
8 47 (2.51%) CA
9 44 (2.35%) MuleSoft
10 40 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 34 (1.81%) Adobe
12 33 (1.76%) HP
12 33 (1.76%) Sitecore
13 26 (1.39%) ServiceNow
14 25 (1.33%) BMC
15 24 (1.28%) Apigee
15 24 (1.28%) webMethods
16 23 (1.23%) Remedy
17 22 (1.17%) Google
17 22 (1.17%) Informatica