Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 147 157
Rank change year-on-year -87 +10 -19
Contract jobs citing SOAP 677 573 1,498
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.77% 1.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.93% 5.73% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 407 972
10th Percentile £360 £363 £350
25th Percentile £413 £421 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £556
90th Percentile £675 £603 £625
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
10th Percentile £25.05 £49.95 £43.13
25th Percentile £42.75 £51.41 £47.29
Median hourly rate £48.25 £66.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -26.89% +32.00% +31.11%
75th Percentile £51.63 £68.75 £52.81
90th Percentile £52.06 £69.25 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £47.25 £66.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -28.41% +32.00% +31.11%

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 17,244 10,006 26,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.12% 30.99% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,492 7,187 19,009
10th Percentile £360 £338 £345
25th Percentile £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £620 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 91 239
10th Percentile £15.45 £20.77 £17.02
25th Percentile £27.88 £30.43 £26.13
Median hourly rate £47.13 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.72% - +8.55%
75th Percentile £58.05 £59.50 £53.00
90th Percentile £66.60 £66.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.92
% change year-on-year - +0.19% +9.55%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -47 375 £500 -4.76% 115
South East -29 103 £503 +9.29% 36
North of England -38 66 £450 -2.70% 64
North West -30 42 £403 -1.83% 31
Midlands -38 37 £390 -10.34% 40
South West -67 34 £446 -15.05% 18
West Midlands -27 27 £384 -11.17% 28
East of England -41 21 £513 +13.89% 16
Yorkshire -23 15 £540 +13.68% 23
East Midlands -24 10 £450 -7.22% 12
North East -2 9 £469 -12.79% 10
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 443 (65.44%) REST
2 294 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (39.73%) Java
4 265 (39.14%) Web Services
5 220 (32.50%) XML
6 219 (32.35%) SQL
7 208 (30.72%) JSON
8 178 (26.29%) JavaScript
9 158 (23.34%) Social Skills
10 144 (21.27%) Git (software)
11 143 (21.12%) HTML
12 133 (19.65%) DevOps
13 132 (19.50%) AWS
14 129 (19.05%) Azure
15 126 (18.61%) CSS
16 122 (18.02%) Oracle
16 122 (18.02%) SQL Server
17 120 (17.73%) Jenkins
18 110 (16.25%) Test Automation
19 109 (16.10%) C#
20 104 (15.36%) Scrum
21 101 (14.92%) Spring
21 101 (14.92%) Microservices
22 100 (14.77%) RESTful
22 100 (14.77%) .NET
23 96 (14.18%) SoapUI
24 91 (13.44%) Linux
25 85 (12.56%) JIRA
26 81 (11.96%) Python
27 80 (11.82%) 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 37 (5.47%) Tomcat
2 34 (5.02%) Apache
3 28 (4.14%) Confluence
4 21 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 21 (3.10%) WebLogic
5 20 (2.95%) CMS
6 18 (2.66%) Anypoint
7 16 (2.36%) JBoss
7 16 (2.36%) Mule
7 16 (2.36%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.07%) IIS
8 14 (2.07%) Mule ESB
9 12 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.48%) Drupal
11 7 (1.03%) Liferay
11 7 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (1.03%) WordPress
12 6 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.89%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.59%) Magento
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.44%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.44%) SAP FI-CA
4 3 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.44%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 132 (19.50%) AWS
2 129 (19.05%) Azure
3 39 (5.76%) GitHub
4 28 (4.14%) PaaS
5 26 (3.84%) Power Platform
5 26 (3.84%) SaaS
6 24 (3.55%) Serverless
7 21 (3.10%) Azure Data Factory
8 18 (2.66%) Azure Service Bus
8 18 (2.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 16 (2.36%) Azure Logic Apps
9 16 (2.36%) GCP
10 15 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (2.07%) IaaS
11 14 (2.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 13 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (1.92%) Amazon S3
12 13 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (1.77%) OpenShift
14 11 (1.62%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 79 (11.67%) HTTP
2 26 (3.84%) SSL
3 24 (3.55%) DNS
4 15 (2.22%) FTP
4 15 (2.22%) Internet
5 14 (2.07%) Firewall
6 13 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.77%) SMTP
8 11 (1.62%) HTTPS
9 9 (1.33%) SSH
10 7 (1.03%) 2G
10 7 (1.03%) 3G
10 7 (1.03%) 4G
10 7 (1.03%) 5G
10 7 (1.03%) INAP
11 6 (0.89%) Intranet
11 6 (0.89%) SCCP
11 6 (0.89%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (0.89%) SMPP
11 6 (0.89%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 57 (8.42%) MySQL
3 51 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (6.35%) Relational Database
5 42 (6.20%) NoSQL
6 40 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (5.32%) MongoDB
9 22 (3.25%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.81%) Power BI
11 16 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (2.07%) Redis
13 12 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.62%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.48%) Data Lake
15 10 (1.48%) Riak
16 9 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (1.33%) Big Data
16 9 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 144 (21.27%) Git (software)
2 120 (17.73%) Jenkins
3 96 (14.18%) SoapUI
4 85 (12.56%) JIRA
5 80 (11.82%) Maven
6 72 (10.64%) Selenium
7 65 (9.60%) Postman
8 43 (6.35%) JUnit
9 38 (5.61%) Cucumber
10 35 (5.17%) Mockito
11 27 (3.99%) Bitbucket
11 27 (3.99%) Subversion
12 19 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (2.51%) Mocha
13 17 (2.51%) WebDriver
14 16 (2.36%) JMeter
14 16 (2.36%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.92%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.92%) Gradle
16 12 (1.77%) REST Assured
General
1 158 (23.34%) Social Skills
2 77 (11.37%) Finance
3 52 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (6.79%) Banking
5 43 (6.35%) Public Sector
6 26 (3.84%) Marketing
7 25 (3.69%) Presentation Skills
8 20 (2.95%) Telecoms
9 19 (2.81%) Influencing Skills
10 13 (1.92%) Retail
11 8 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.74%) Automotive
14 4 (0.59%) Legal
14 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.44%) Front Office
15 3 (0.44%) Local Government
15 3 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
16 2 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 296 (43.72%) Developer
2 118 (17.43%) Architect
3 70 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 63 (9.31%) Solutions Architect
5 39 (5.76%) Senior Developer
6 37 (5.47%) Tester
7 33 (4.87%) .NET Developer
8 29 (4.28%) Consultant
9 28 (4.14%) Automation Tester
9 28 (4.14%) C# Developer
9 28 (4.14%) Salesforce Developer
10 25 (3.69%) Analyst
11 20 (2.95%) Full Stack Developer
11 20 (2.95%) Software Engineer
12 19 (2.81%) Lead Developer
12 19 (2.81%) SQL Developer
13 18 (2.66%) Technical Architect
14 16 (2.36%) Test Manager
15 15 (2.22%) ServiceNow Developer
16 14 (2.07%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (65.44%) REST
2 265 (39.14%) Web Services
3 220 (32.50%) XML
4 208 (30.72%) JSON
5 143 (21.12%) HTML
6 126 (18.61%) CSS
7 101 (14.92%) Spring
8 100 (14.77%) .NET
8 100 (14.77%) RESTful
9 63 (9.31%) AngularJS
9 63 (9.31%) Node.js
10 58 (8.57%) jQuery
11 52 (7.68%) JMS
12 49 (7.24%) Spring Boot
13 48 (7.09%) XSLT
14 46 (6.79%) React
15 43 (6.35%) Hibernate
16 38 (5.61%) J2EE
16 38 (5.61%) Kafka
17 37 (5.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
2 30 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 25 (3.69%) User Experience
4 13 (1.92%) Cloud Native
4 13 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.62%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.48%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.18%) W3C
8 7 (1.03%) Clustering
9 6 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.89%) Marketing Technology
9 6 (0.89%) NHS
10 5 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.74%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (13.44%) Linux
2 72 (10.64%) Windows
3 49 (7.24%) Unix
4 23 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.51%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.62%) Android
7 10 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.74%) Solaris
11 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.30%) OS/400
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.30%) zOS
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (19.65%) DevOps
3 110 (16.25%) Test Automation
4 104 (15.36%) Scrum
5 101 (14.92%) Microservices
6 75 (11.08%) TDD
6 75 (11.08%) Unit Testing
7 70 (10.34%) SOA
8 67 (9.90%) Migration
9 65 (9.60%) MVC
10 64 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
11 63 (9.31%) ETL
12 62 (9.16%) Data Modelling
13 61 (9.01%) SDLC
14 60 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (8.27%) OO
16 49 (7.24%) Full Stack Development
17 45 (6.65%) BDD
17 45 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
18 44 (6.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 269 (39.73%) Java
2 219 (32.35%) SQL
3 178 (26.29%) JavaScript
4 109 (16.10%) C#
5 81 (11.96%) Python
6 44 (6.50%) PowerShell
7 38 (5.61%) T-SQL
8 37 (5.47%) PL/SQL
9 33 (4.87%) TypeScript
10 30 (4.43%) Apex Code
11 28 (4.14%) PHP
12 27 (3.99%) Java 8
13 24 (3.55%) Bash Shell
14 23 (3.40%) Shell Script
15 19 (2.81%) Perl
15 19 (2.81%) VB.NET
16 18 (2.66%) Groovy
17 17 (2.51%) ES6
18 14 (2.07%) C
19 12 (1.77%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 65 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 53 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.58%) Degree
4 22 (3.25%) ISTQB
5 20 (2.95%) ISEB
6 18 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.18%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.74%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.30%) CCA
13 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.15%) CISA
13 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.15%) CISM
13 1 (0.15%) CISSP
13 1 (0.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.94%) QA
2 17 (2.51%) Accessibility
3 9 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.33%) GDPR
4 7 (1.03%) HL7
5 4 (0.59%) WCAG
6 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) GRC
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.15%) NCSC
7 1 (0.15%) NIST
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (8.27%) Docker
2 27 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.03%) NFS
3 7 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.44%) RACF
5 3 (0.44%) vSphere
6 1 (0.15%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) Postfix
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (6.79%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.40%) Terraform
3 17 (2.51%) Grafana
4 15 (2.22%) Ansible
5 13 (1.92%) HP ALM
6 12 (1.77%) CloudHub
6 12 (1.77%) Nagios
7 11 (1.62%) Kibana
8 8 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.74%) Graylog
9 5 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (0.59%) Puppet
10 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.30%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.30%) collectd
11 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.30%) Fluentd
11 2 (0.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 122 (18.02%) Oracle
2 55 (8.12%) Microsoft
3 54 (7.98%) Salesforce.com
4 50 (7.39%) SAP
5 32 (4.73%) MuleSoft
6 28 (4.14%) ServiceNow
7 23 (3.40%) IBM
8 20 (2.95%) Splunk
9 15 (2.22%) Adobe
9 15 (2.22%) HP
10 14 (2.07%) Google
11 12 (1.77%) hybris
11 12 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.77%) VMware
11 12 (1.77%) webMethods
12 10 (1.48%) CA
12 10 (1.48%) Xamarin
13 9 (1.33%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.18%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 7 (1.03%) AppDynamics