Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 130 128
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +26
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,869 1,647 1,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.03% 1.97% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.10% 6.14% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,246 1,077 1,306
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £306
90th Percentile £600 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 12
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.63 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +25.86% +13.28%
10th Percentile £21.25 £21.13 £26.45
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £57.33
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.63 £35.75
% change year-on-year -6.85% +27.62% +11.72%

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 30,647 26,830 28,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.27% 32.17% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,774 18,605 19,805
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 330 411
England median hourly rate £42.38 £40.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.01% +7.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £17.33 £18.58 £13.50
90th Percentile £61.38 £54.04 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.98% +5.95% +8.57%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -6 835 £500 +5.26% 153
South East +3 402 £475 +5.56% 81
North of England 0 229 £423 +5.63% 107
Midlands -6 170 £400 -5.88% 74
East of England +57 151 £525 +13.51% 34
North West +11 131 £423 +5.63% 56
West Midlands -2 116 £400 -11.11% 48
Yorkshire -6 86 £425 +17.24% 42
South West -27 78 £419 +17.96% 42
East Midlands -6 54 £375 - 26
North East -4 12 £393 -17.37% 9
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,080 (57.78%) Java
2 1,054 (56.39%) REST
3 1,041 (55.70%) Web Services
4 1,040 (55.64%) Agile Software Development
5 761 (40.72%) XML
6 577 (30.87%) TDD
7 531 (28.41%) JavaScript
8 501 (26.81%) JSON
9 490 (26.22%) RESTful
10 487 (26.06%) Git (software)
11 460 (24.61%) HTML
12 457 (24.45%) SQL
13 450 (24.08%) Spring
14 414 (22.15%) Scrum
15 395 (21.13%) CSS
16 388 (20.76%) SOA
17 374 (20.01%) Finance
18 362 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
19 358 (19.15%) Jenkins
20 349 (18.67%) Oracle
21 331 (17.71%) C#
22 319 (17.07%) .NET
23 314 (16.80%) SQL Server
24 306 (16.37%) Linux
25 296 (15.84%) Test Automation
26 283 (15.14%) BDD
27 273 (14.61%) Microservices
28 271 (14.50%) Maven
29 263 (14.07%) MVC
30 251 (13.43%) AngularJS

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
1 153 (8.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 135 (7.22%) Tomcat
3 131 (7.01%) Apache
4 111 (5.94%) Mule
5 108 (5.78%) WebSphere
6 84 (4.49%) Confluence
7 82 (4.39%) WebLogic
8 79 (4.23%) Oracle Service Bus
9 70 (3.75%) JBoss
10 52 (2.78%) CMS
11 48 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
12 42 (2.25%) Apache Solr
13 39 (2.09%) Apache Spark
14 36 (1.93%) Mule ESB
15 32 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
15 32 (1.71%) IIS
16 24 (1.28%) SharePoint
17 22 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
17 22 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
18 16 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 34 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.054%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 23 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.07%) Magento
3 12 (0.64%) Elite 3E
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
5 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.21%) Front Arena
10 4 (0.21%) Global One
10 4 (0.21%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.16%) ION MarketView
12 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.11%) SAP MII
12 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 244 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.78%) GitHub
4 49 (2.62%) OpenShift
5 42 (2.25%) Heroku
6 39 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (1.77%) IaaS
7 33 (1.77%) PaaS
8 25 (1.34%) Force.com
9 24 (1.28%) Boomi
10 21 (1.12%) BrowserStack
10 21 (1.12%) SaaS
11 19 (1.02%) Google Tag Manager
12 18 (0.96%) npm
13 17 (0.91%) Serverless
14 16 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 15 (0.80%) iPaaS
16 13 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
17 11 (0.59%) Google Analytics
17 11 (0.59%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 158 (8.45%) HTTP
2 91 (4.87%) SSL
3 65 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 61 (3.26%) FTP
5 47 (2.51%) Internet
6 39 (2.09%) DNS
7 25 (1.34%) SMTP
8 12 (0.64%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.64%) SMS
9 11 (0.59%) Firewall
9 11 (0.59%) Network Security
9 11 (0.59%) SNMP
10 9 (0.48%) SSH
11 7 (0.37%) DOCSIS
11 7 (0.37%) IMAP
12 6 (0.32%) MQTT
13 4 (0.21%) AMQP
14 3 (0.16%) Broadband
14 3 (0.16%) IPsec
15 2 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 186 (9.95%) MySQL
3 167 (8.94%) Relational Database
4 147 (7.87%) MongoDB
5 133 (7.12%) NoSQL
6 128 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
7 91 (4.87%) Oracle Database
8 72 (3.85%) Big Data
9 65 (3.48%) DB2
10 58 (3.10%) Hadoop
11 52 (2.78%) RDBMS
12 40 (2.14%) HBase
13 38 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 37 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
15 35 (1.87%) Redis
16 26 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (1.23%) Apache Hive
17 23 (1.23%) Sqoop
18 22 (1.18%) Data Lake
19 21 (1.12%) Impala
Development Applications
1 487 (26.06%) Git (software)
2 358 (19.15%) Jenkins
3 271 (14.50%) Maven
4 225 (12.04%) Selenium
5 223 (11.93%) JUnit
6 195 (10.43%) JIRA
7 181 (9.68%) SoapUI
8 147 (7.87%) Subversion
9 112 (5.99%) Visual Studio
10 109 (5.83%) Eclipse
11 106 (5.67%) Cucumber
11 106 (5.67%) Mockito
12 95 (5.08%) Gradle
13 89 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
14 86 (4.60%) Ant
15 83 (4.44%) TeamCity
16 72 (3.85%) SonarQube
17 55 (2.94%) jMock
18 53 (2.84%) IntelliJ
19 51 (2.73%) GitLab
General
1 374 (20.01%) Finance
2 166 (8.88%) Banking
3 114 (6.10%) Marketing
4 98 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 83 (4.44%) Manufacturing
6 78 (4.17%) Electronics
7 56 (3.00%) Retail
8 32 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 24 (1.28%) Legal
11 23 (1.23%) Law
12 17 (0.91%) Games
13 13 (0.70%) Back Office
14 12 (0.64%) Front Office
14 12 (0.64%) Publishing
15 10 (0.54%) Billing
16 9 (0.48%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.43%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.16%) Advertising
18 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,157 (61.90%) Developer
2 474 (25.36%) Java Developer
3 195 (10.43%) Senior Developer
4 176 (9.42%) Architect
5 134 (7.17%) .NET Developer
6 96 (5.14%) Analyst
7 91 (4.87%) Integration Developer
8 90 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
9 87 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
10 86 (4.60%) C# Developer
11 75 (4.01%) Agile Developer
12 65 (3.48%) Tester
13 61 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
13 61 (3.26%) Consultant
13 61 (3.26%) Lead Developer
13 61 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
14 60 (3.21%) Test Analyst
15 49 (2.62%) Agile Java Developer
16 46 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
17 44 (2.35%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,054 (56.39%) REST
2 1,041 (55.70%) Web Services
3 761 (40.72%) XML
4 501 (26.81%) JSON
5 490 (26.22%) RESTful
6 460 (24.61%) HTML
7 450 (24.08%) Spring
8 395 (21.13%) CSS
9 319 (17.07%) .NET
10 251 (13.43%) AngularJS
11 237 (12.68%) HTML5
12 214 (11.45%) J2EE
13 201 (10.75%) jQuery
14 199 (10.65%) Hibernate
15 193 (10.33%) Spring Boot
16 180 (9.63%) XSLT
17 169 (9.04%) JMS
18 167 (8.94%) Node.js
19 137 (7.33%) Apache Camel
20 134 (7.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
2 108 (5.78%) Mobile App
3 92 (4.92%) User Experience
4 79 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 39 (2.09%) Clustering
9 27 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 25 (1.34%) Derivative
11 24 (1.28%) Mainframe
12 21 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.07%) DataPower
13 20 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 20 (1.07%) Fintech
13 20 (1.07%) Thin Client
14 16 (0.86%) PKI
15 15 (0.80%) N-Tier
16 14 (0.75%) Data Centre
16 14 (0.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 306 (16.37%) Linux
2 182 (9.74%) Unix
3 148 (7.92%) Windows
4 66 (3.53%) Android
5 55 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 43 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.71%) CentOS
8 17 (0.91%) Solaris
9 16 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.75%) Windows Server
11 13 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.54%) HPUX
12 10 (0.54%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.16%) Debian
16 3 (0.16%) SUSE
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,040 (55.64%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (30.87%) TDD
3 414 (22.15%) Scrum
4 388 (20.76%) SOA
5 362 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
6 296 (15.84%) Test Automation
7 283 (15.14%) BDD
8 273 (14.61%) Microservices
9 263 (14.07%) MVC
10 191 (10.22%) DevOps
10 191 (10.22%) OO
11 176 (9.42%) Unit Testing
12 162 (8.67%) Open Source
13 145 (7.76%) E-Commerce
14 141 (7.54%) Kanban
15 140 (7.49%) SDLC
16 134 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
17 128 (6.85%) Software Engineering
18 114 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
19 110 (5.89%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (57.78%) Java
2 531 (28.41%) JavaScript
3 457 (24.45%) SQL
4 331 (17.71%) C#
5 192 (10.27%) Java 8
6 132 (7.06%) Python
7 115 (6.15%) XPath
8 102 (5.46%) Scala
9 86 (4.60%) Groovy
10 78 (4.17%) PL/SQL
11 75 (4.01%) Ruby
12 71 (3.80%) Shell Script
13 61 (3.26%) Bash Shell
14 60 (3.21%) ES6
15 56 (3.00%) PowerShell
15 56 (3.00%) TypeScript
16 53 (2.84%) T-SQL
17 52 (2.78%) PHP
18 35 (1.87%) Apex Code
18 35 (1.87%) C
Qualifications
1 105 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 102 (5.46%) Degree
3 79 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (0.86%) ISEB
6 16 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 12 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.21%) OCP
12 3 (0.16%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.11%) HND
13 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.11%) MCTS
13 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (6.21%) QA
2 10 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
2 10 (0.54%) EMIR
2 10 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (0.54%) MiFID
2 10 (0.54%) PMO
3 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.32%) PSD2
3 6 (0.32%) WAI
4 3 (0.16%) GDPR
4 3 (0.16%) SLA
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.054%) COBIT
6 1 (0.054%) HL7
6 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.054%) SEPA
System Software
1 179 (9.58%) Docker
2 52 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.77%) vSphere
5 24 (1.28%) Apache Flume
6 22 (1.18%) HDFS
7 11 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.32%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.27%) Varnish
10 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.16%) LXC
10 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.16%) Xen
11 2 (0.11%) NFS
11 2 (0.11%) Samba
11 2 (0.11%) Squid
12 1 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.054%) XenApp
12 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (4.92%) Ansible
2 90 (4.82%) Puppet
3 59 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
5 27 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
6 24 (1.28%) HP ALM
6 24 (1.28%) Kubernetes
6 24 (1.28%) Oozie
7 15 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.80%) OpenSSO
8 14 (0.75%) BladeLogic
9 13 (0.70%) Mesos
10 12 (0.64%) Terraform
11 10 (0.54%) Grafana
11 10 (0.54%) Kibana
12 9 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
12 9 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.43%) Marathon
14 6 (0.32%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 349 (18.67%) Oracle
2 228 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 116 (6.21%) IBM
4 105 (5.62%) Salesforce.com
4 105 (5.62%) SAP
5 60 (3.21%) WSO2
6 57 (3.05%) MuleSoft
7 50 (2.68%) VMware
8 45 (2.41%) Google
9 37 (1.98%) HP
9 37 (1.98%) Red Hat
10 35 (1.87%) CA
11 33 (1.77%) Cloudera
11 33 (1.77%) Hortonworks
11 33 (1.77%) webMethods
12 31 (1.66%) Sitecore
13 30 (1.61%) Informatica
13 30 (1.61%) ServiceNow
14 25 (1.34%) Adobe
15 23 (1.23%) Dell