Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 2021 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 245 160 202
Rank change year-on-year -85 +42 -58
Contract jobs citing SOAP 774 480 1,120
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.76% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.88% 5.54% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 332 741
10th Percentile £363 £326 £338
25th Percentile £419 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - -
75th Percentile £600 £541 £550
90th Percentile £675 £600 £640
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
10th Percentile £37.73 £44.80 £42.75
25th Percentile £44.34 £49.00 £46.67
Median hourly rate £48.26 £52.50 £52.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.08% +0.96% +15.56%
75th Percentile £51.63 £54.84 £73.75
90th Percentile £52.27 £59.40 "
UK median hourly rate £48.25 £52.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year -8.10% +2.94% +13.33%

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 19,971 8,663 24,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.53% 31.82% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,626 6,242 17,314
10th Percentile £363 £313 £340
25th Percentile £438 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 65 215
10th Percentile £18.53 £22.50 £16.75
25th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £33.10
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +8.94%
75th Percentile £63.19 £54.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £72.56 £61.25 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +7.95%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in England.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in England.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SOAP in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021. 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 -64 429 £538 +7.50% 104
South East -43 109 £513 +7.89% 41
North of England -63 75 £475 -5.00% 59
North West -66 48 £453 -9.50% 30
Midlands -67 43 £425 -1.16% 35
South West -84 30 £446 -10.35% 11
West Midlands -68 29 £405 -6.25% 22
East of England -64 26 £498 +10.56% 18
Yorkshire -38 16 £535 +18.89% 21
East Midlands -29 14 £450 +42.86% 13
North East -4 11 £475 -5.00% 8
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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.

1 509 (65.76%) REST
2 363 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (40.83%) Java
4 282 (36.43%) Web Services
5 249 (32.17%) XML
6 240 (31.01%) JSON
7 228 (29.46%) SQL
8 203 (26.23%) JavaScript
9 201 (25.97%) DevOps
10 198 (25.58%) Social Skills
11 168 (21.71%) Azure
12 166 (21.45%) AWS
13 160 (20.67%) Git (software)
14 157 (20.28%) Test Automation
15 149 (19.25%) Jenkins
16 148 (19.12%) Microservices
17 144 (18.60%) HTML
18 138 (17.83%) C#
19 129 (16.67%) .NET
19 129 (16.67%) Oracle
19 129 (16.67%) SoapUI
20 123 (15.89%) SQL Server
21 122 (15.76%) Scrum
22 119 (15.37%) CSS
22 119 (15.37%) JIRA
23 114 (14.73%) RESTful
24 106 (13.70%) Finance
25 105 (13.57%) Linux
26 103 (13.31%) Spring
27 99 (12.79%) TDD

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 47 (6.07%) Confluence
2 37 (4.78%) Tomcat
3 32 (4.13%) Apache
4 27 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 20 (2.58%) IIS
6 19 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (2.20%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.07%) CMS
9 14 (1.81%) JBoss
10 11 (1.42%) Mule
10 11 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (1.29%) Mule ESB
12 9 (1.16%) Liferay
13 8 (1.03%) Anypoint
13 8 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.65%) Drupal
15 4 (0.52%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.52%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.65%) SAP FI-CA
3 5 (0.65%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.26%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Shopify
6 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 168 (21.71%) Azure
2 166 (21.45%) AWS
3 63 (8.14%) GitHub
4 53 (6.85%) SaaS
5 39 (5.04%) Serverless
6 38 (4.91%) PaaS
7 32 (4.13%) GCP
8 27 (3.49%) Azure Service Bus
9 25 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (2.97%) Power Platform
12 21 (2.71%) IaaS
13 19 (2.45%) Azure Logic Apps
14 18 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
15 16 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (1.81%) Azure Functions
17 13 (1.68%) BrowserStack
18 12 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
18 12 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
18 12 (1.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 79 (10.21%) HTTP
2 23 (2.97%) FTP
3 22 (2.84%) Firewall
4 21 (2.71%) DNS
5 20 (2.58%) SSL
6 18 (2.33%) HTTPS
7 16 (2.07%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.42%) SSH
9 8 (1.03%) Internet
10 7 (0.90%) SMTP
10 7 (0.90%) SNMP
11 6 (0.78%) Intranet
11 6 (0.78%) LAN
11 6 (0.78%) Network Security
11 6 (0.78%) PuTTY
11 6 (0.78%) Telnet
11 6 (0.78%) WAN
12 5 (0.65%) SAN
12 5 (0.65%) VPN
12 5 (0.65%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.98%) MySQL
3 53 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 52 (6.72%) NoSQL
5 44 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (4.13%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (2.58%) Data Lake
8 20 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (2.58%) Oracle Database
8 20 (2.58%) SQL Server 2016
9 19 (2.45%) Power BI
10 12 (1.55%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.42%) Parquet
12 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2019
13 9 (1.16%) DB2
13 9 (1.16%) Redis
13 9 (1.16%) Riak
Development Applications
1 160 (20.67%) Git (software)
2 149 (19.25%) Jenkins
3 129 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 119 (15.37%) JIRA
5 87 (11.24%) Selenium
6 85 (10.98%) Postman
7 82 (10.59%) Maven
8 52 (6.72%) Cucumber
9 46 (5.94%) JUnit
10 45 (5.81%) Bitbucket
11 36 (4.65%) JMeter
12 29 (3.75%) Mockito
12 29 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
14 23 (2.97%) Visual Studio
15 21 (2.71%) GitLab
15 21 (2.71%) REST Assured
16 19 (2.45%) TeamCity
17 17 (2.20%) Mocha
17 17 (2.20%) WebDriver
General
1 198 (25.58%) Social Skills
2 106 (13.70%) Finance
3 57 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (6.46%) Banking
5 48 (6.20%) Public Sector
6 29 (3.75%) Presentation Skills
6 29 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.20%) Marketing
8 14 (1.81%) Retail
9 11 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
10 9 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.90%) Automotive
11 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.90%) Legal
12 5 (0.65%) Electronics
12 5 (0.65%) Front Office
13 4 (0.52%) Back Office
13 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 337 (43.54%) Developer
2 120 (15.50%) Architect
3 79 (10.21%) Java Developer
4 56 (7.24%) Solutions Architect
5 51 (6.59%) Tester
6 38 (4.91%) .NET Developer
6 38 (4.91%) Analyst
6 38 (4.91%) Senior Developer
7 37 (4.78%) Salesforce Developer
8 36 (4.65%) Automation Tester
9 35 (4.52%) C# Developer
10 34 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 32 (4.13%) ServiceNow Developer
12 28 (3.62%) Consultant
13 25 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
14 22 (2.84%) Test Analyst
15 21 (2.71%) Test Engineer
16 20 (2.58%) Integration Architect
16 20 (2.58%) SQL Developer
17 19 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 509 (65.76%) REST
2 282 (36.43%) Web Services
3 249 (32.17%) XML
4 240 (31.01%) JSON
5 144 (18.60%) HTML
6 129 (16.67%) .NET
7 119 (15.37%) CSS
8 114 (14.73%) RESTful
9 103 (13.31%) Spring
10 80 (10.34%) Spring Boot
11 75 (9.69%) AngularJS
12 55 (7.11%) Kafka
13 53 (6.85%) Node.js
14 49 (6.33%) XSLT
15 47 (6.07%) Middleware
16 46 (5.94%) JDBC
16 46 (5.94%) React
17 42 (5.43%) ASP.NET
18 41 (5.30%) jQuery
19 40 (5.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.43%) Mobile App
2 32 (4.13%) User Experience
3 29 (3.75%) Data Protection Act
4 27 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.07%) Cloud Native
6 16 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 12 (1.55%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.03%) W3C
11 7 (0.90%) NHS
12 5 (0.65%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.65%) CMDB
12 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 105 (13.57%) Linux
2 81 (10.47%) Windows
3 66 (8.53%) Unix
4 23 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.42%) Android
6 11 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.90%) Solaris
7 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.26%) OS/400
9 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.26%) zOS
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (25.97%) DevOps
3 157 (20.28%) Test Automation
4 148 (19.12%) Microservices
5 122 (15.76%) Scrum
6 99 (12.79%) TDD
7 81 (10.47%) Unit Testing
8 74 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
9 71 (9.17%) BDD
9 71 (9.17%) SDLC
10 67 (8.66%) SOA
11 60 (7.75%) API Testing
12 59 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (7.62%) Software Engineering
13 58 (7.49%) OO
14 57 (7.36%) Migration
15 54 (6.98%) MVC
16 51 (6.59%) Full Stack Development
17 46 (5.94%) Data Modelling
18 44 (5.68%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 316 (40.83%) Java
2 228 (29.46%) SQL
3 203 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 138 (17.83%) C#
5 91 (11.76%) Python
6 44 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 39 (5.04%) T-SQL
8 38 (4.91%) Apex Code
8 38 (4.91%) TypeScript
9 37 (4.78%) Java 8
10 34 (4.39%) Shell Script
11 32 (4.13%) Bash Shell
12 29 (3.75%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.71%) PHP
14 20 (2.58%) VB.NET
15 18 (2.33%) Groovy
15 18 (2.33%) Perl
16 17 (2.20%) Java 11
17 14 (1.81%) ES6
18 11 (1.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 68 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 52 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 41 (5.30%) Degree
4 21 (2.71%) ISTQB
5 18 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (1.94%) ISEB
7 14 (1.81%) Master's Degree
8 13 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.90%) CISA
11 6 (0.78%) CEH
11 6 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.65%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.52%) CISSP
14 3 (0.39%) CRISC
14 3 (0.39%) GIAC
14 3 (0.39%) OSCE
14 3 (0.39%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.62%) QA
2 15 (1.94%) Accessibility
3 8 (1.03%) GRC
3 8 (1.03%) HL7
4 7 (0.90%) GDPR
5 6 (0.78%) SLA
6 5 (0.65%) NIST
7 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.39%) WCAG
8 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.13%) NCSC
9 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 79 (10.21%) Docker
2 32 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.16%) NFS
5 5 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.39%) RACF
7 3 (0.39%) vSphere
8 2 (0.26%) Postfix
9 1 (0.13%) HDFS
9 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (7.24%) Kubernetes
2 44 (5.68%) Terraform
3 29 (3.75%) Ansible
4 17 (2.20%) Grafana
5 15 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (1.81%) Nagios
7 11 (1.42%) HP ALM
7 11 (1.42%) Kibana
8 10 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.90%) CloudHub
9 7 (0.90%) Graylog
10 6 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.52%) WMI
13 3 (0.39%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.39%) logstash
13 3 (0.39%) Puppet
13 3 (0.39%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.39%) WebInspect
14 2 (0.26%) Graphite
Vendors
1 129 (16.67%) Oracle
2 70 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 68 (8.79%) Salesforce.com
4 49 (6.33%) ServiceNow
5 44 (5.68%) SAP
6 36 (4.65%) MuleSoft
7 22 (2.84%) Splunk
8 20 (2.58%) IBM
9 16 (2.07%) Confluent
10 14 (1.81%) webMethods
11 12 (1.55%) Databricks
11 12 (1.55%) HP
12 11 (1.42%) Google
12 11 (1.42%) VMware
13 10 (1.29%) Adobe
14 9 (1.16%) Xamarin
15 8 (1.03%) AppDynamics
15 8 (1.03%) CA
15 8 (1.03%) Dell
15 8 (1.03%) SolarWinds