Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 161 137
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 562 1,466 1,848
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.80% 1.76% 1.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.82% 5.51% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 961 1,241
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £361 £350 £325
90th Percentile £600 £625 £608
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 18
Median hourly rate £52.50 £48.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +14.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £20.98
90th Percentile £68.75 £64.63 £48.25
UK median hourly rate £51.75 £46.67 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.88% +9.81% +6.25%

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 9,652 26,592 32,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.89% 32.00% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,537 18,739 23,152
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £345 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 273 338
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +8.39% +3.79%
10th Percentile £23.30 £18.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £64.95 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £41.46
% change year-on-year -19.92% +5.43% +3.64%

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +4 236 £500 - 34
South West +59 92 £525 +10.53% 25
South East +28 90 £453 +0.59% 14
North of England +34 65 £450 +7.02% 50
North West +71 43 £439 -6.40% 27
East of England +13 39 £450 -14.29% 13
Midlands +19 35 £435 -3.33% 19
West Midlands -5 21 £432 -5.32% 13
Yorkshire +7 15 £463 +8.82% 18
East Midlands +61 14 £488 +33.20% 6
North East +18 7 £450 +12.50% 5
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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.

1 335 (59.61%) Java
2 318 (56.58%) REST
3 316 (56.23%) Web Services
4 267 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
5 218 (38.79%) XML
6 173 (30.78%) SQL
6 173 (30.78%) Oracle
7 166 (29.54%) JSON
8 149 (26.51%) JavaScript
9 137 (24.38%) Git (software)
10 129 (22.95%) TDD
11 123 (21.89%) Security Cleared
12 121 (21.53%) Test Automation
13 119 (21.17%) Scrum
14 117 (20.82%) DevOps
15 116 (20.64%) SoapUI
15 116 (20.64%) SC Cleared
16 113 (20.11%) Jenkins
17 112 (19.93%) SOA
18 109 (19.40%) RESTful
19 108 (19.22%) Selenium
20 107 (19.04%) Spring
21 104 (18.51%) Finance
22 100 (17.79%) Microservices
23 90 (16.01%) HTML
24 89 (15.84%) Public Sector
25 86 (15.30%) SAP
25 86 (15.30%) AWS
26 85 (15.12%) Azure
26 85 (15.12%) Linux

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 69 (12.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 47 (8.36%) WebLogic
3 42 (7.47%) Tomcat
4 40 (7.12%) Mule
4 40 (7.12%) Oracle Service Bus
5 39 (6.94%) Apache
6 32 (5.69%) Confluence
6 32 (5.69%) Red Hat Fuse
7 25 (4.45%) WebSphere
8 20 (3.56%) NServiceBus
9 15 (2.67%) JBoss
10 13 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.78%) AquaLogic
12 8 (1.42%) SharePoint
13 7 (1.25%) CMS
13 7 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
14 6 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.89%) Anypoint
15 5 (0.89%) Apache ServiceMix
15 5 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.71%) RoboHelp
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.20%) Oracle ERP
2 14 (2.49%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.42%) SAP FI-CA
6 5 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.53%) Summit
9 2 (0.36%) Magento
9 2 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 2 (0.36%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.18%) Maximo
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 86 (15.30%) AWS
2 85 (15.12%) Azure
3 29 (5.16%) SaaS
4 26 (4.63%) PaaS
5 24 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (3.20%) Boomi
7 15 (2.67%) OpenShift
8 14 (2.49%) GitHub
8 14 (2.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 12 (2.14%) Power Platform
10 11 (1.96%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.96%) npm
11 10 (1.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 10 (1.78%) Serverless
12 9 (1.60%) Apigee
13 8 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.25%) IaaS
15 6 (1.07%) Route 53
16 5 (0.89%) GCP
16 5 (0.89%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.50%) HTTP
2 23 (4.09%) FTP
3 19 (3.38%) SNMP
4 13 (2.31%) SSL
5 11 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.78%) DNS
6 10 (1.78%) Firewall
7 5 (0.89%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.89%) X.509
8 4 (0.71%) DHCP
8 4 (0.71%) DOCSIS
8 4 (0.71%) Network Security
8 4 (0.71%) VPN
9 3 (0.53%) Skype
9 3 (0.53%) SMTP
9 3 (0.53%) SSH
10 2 (0.36%) 4G
10 2 (0.36%) AMQP
10 2 (0.36%) MQTT
10 2 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.61%) Oracle Database
3 50 (8.90%) MySQL
4 45 (8.01%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (5.16%) Relational Database
6 26 (4.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (3.91%) MongoDB
8 20 (3.56%) NoSQL
9 19 (3.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (2.49%) DB2
10 14 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (2.14%) Power BI
12 11 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.78%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.60%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.42%) DB2 UDB
15 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 137 (24.38%) Git (software)
2 116 (20.64%) SoapUI
3 113 (20.11%) Jenkins
4 108 (19.22%) Selenium
5 78 (13.88%) JIRA
6 73 (12.99%) Maven
7 66 (11.74%) Cucumber
8 55 (9.79%) JUnit
9 40 (7.12%) Postman
10 35 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (5.87%) JMeter
12 32 (5.69%) Subversion
13 27 (4.80%) Eclipse
14 25 (4.45%) Mockito
14 25 (4.45%) SpecFlow
15 23 (4.09%) Ant
16 22 (3.91%) SonarQube
17 20 (3.56%) Zephyr
18 19 (3.38%) GitLab
19 18 (3.20%) DbUnit
General
1 104 (18.51%) Finance
2 89 (15.84%) Public Sector
3 54 (9.61%) Marketing
4 50 (8.90%) Telecoms
5 43 (7.65%) Manufacturing
6 40 (7.12%) Electronics
7 30 (5.34%) Banking
8 7 (1.25%) Retail
9 6 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.89%) Front Office
11 4 (0.71%) Back Office
12 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.53%) Law
12 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.36%) Police
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Legal
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 293 (52.14%) Developer
2 101 (17.97%) Java Developer
3 62 (11.03%) Architect
4 48 (8.54%) Senior Developer
5 37 (6.58%) .NET Developer
6 35 (6.23%) Analyst
7 31 (5.52%) Consultant
8 29 (5.16%) Tester
9 27 (4.80%) Salesforce Developer
9 27 (4.80%) Senior Java Developer
10 22 (3.91%) Automation Tester
11 20 (3.56%) Integration Developer
12 18 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (3.20%) Test Analyst
13 16 (2.85%) Java Engineer
13 16 (2.85%) Senior Automation Tester
13 16 (2.85%) Senior Integration Developer
13 16 (2.85%) Senior Tester
13 16 (2.85%) Software Engineer
14 15 (2.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (56.58%) REST
2 316 (56.23%) Web Services
3 218 (38.79%) XML
4 166 (29.54%) JSON
5 109 (19.40%) RESTful
6 107 (19.04%) Spring
7 90 (16.01%) HTML
8 79 (14.06%) XSLT
9 77 (13.70%) Middleware
10 68 (12.10%) .NET
11 60 (10.68%) CSS
12 56 (9.96%) AngularJS
13 52 (9.25%) Apache Camel
14 51 (9.07%) Spring Boot
15 44 (7.83%) Swagger
16 43 (7.65%) Node.js
17 42 (7.47%) J2EE
18 39 (6.94%) JMS
19 37 (6.58%) ASP.NET
20 34 (6.05%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.16%) User Experience
2 25 (4.45%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.31%) Mainframe
5 13 (2.31%) PKI
6 12 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (1.96%) DataPower
7 11 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.60%) CMDB
8 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.07%) W3C
11 5 (0.89%) Clustering
11 5 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.71%) iPad
12 4 (0.71%) Marketing Technology
12 4 (0.71%) Spread Betting
13 3 (0.53%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.36%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 85 (15.12%) Linux
2 68 (12.10%) Unix
3 64 (11.39%) Windows
4 14 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.42%) AIX
6 7 (1.25%) Android
6 7 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.07%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.36%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (22.95%) TDD
3 121 (21.53%) Test Automation
4 119 (21.17%) Scrum
5 117 (20.82%) DevOps
6 112 (19.93%) SOA
7 100 (17.79%) Microservices
8 84 (14.95%) BDD
9 83 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
10 78 (13.88%) Unit Testing
11 73 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
12 63 (11.21%) Kanban
13 51 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
14 50 (8.90%) API Testing
15 43 (7.65%) Software Engineering
16 42 (7.47%) ERP
17 41 (7.30%) Integration Testing
17 41 (7.30%) Programme Management
18 40 (7.12%) Digital Marketing
18 40 (7.12%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 335 (59.61%) Java
2 173 (30.78%) SQL
3 149 (26.51%) JavaScript
4 69 (12.28%) C#
5 67 (11.92%) Python
6 58 (10.32%) PL/SQL
7 46 (8.19%) Perl
8 39 (6.94%) PowerShell
9 37 (6.58%) XPath
10 32 (5.69%) Shell Script
11 27 (4.80%) Java 8
12 23 (4.09%) Apex Code
12 23 (4.09%) PHP
13 21 (3.74%) Groovy
14 15 (2.67%) C
14 15 (2.67%) VB.NET
15 14 (2.49%) Bash Shell
15 14 (2.49%) TypeScript
16 13 (2.31%) BeanShell
17 12 (2.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (21.89%) Security Cleared
2 116 (20.64%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.85%) DV Cleared
3 16 (2.85%) ISEB
3 16 (2.85%) ISTQB
4 15 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (2.31%) Degree
6 6 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.71%) CCNA
7 4 (0.71%) CCNP
7 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.71%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.53%) SANS
9 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.18%) MCITP
10 1 (0.18%) MCSA
10 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.94%) QA
2 6 (1.07%) GDPR
3 3 (0.53%) GxP
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) WCAG
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.18%) NCSC
5 1 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 45 (8.01%) Docker
2 28 (4.98%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.78%) NFS
4 9 (1.60%) vSphere
5 8 (1.42%) HDFS
5 8 (1.42%) RACF
6 7 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.07%) OpenAM
7 6 (1.07%) OpenDJ
8 5 (0.89%) Postfix
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (5.34%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.85%) Ansible
3 13 (2.31%) Netcool
3 13 (2.31%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 13 (2.31%) Terraform
4 10 (1.78%) Amdocs OSS
5 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.25%) Puppet
5 7 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.71%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.71%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (0.53%) Control-M
7 3 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.53%) Grafana
7 3 (0.53%) Kibana
7 3 (0.53%) Netcool/Webtop
7 3 (0.53%) Rancher
7 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 173 (30.78%) Oracle
2 86 (15.30%) SAP
3 70 (12.46%) Microsoft
4 48 (8.54%) IBM
5 41 (7.30%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (5.16%) WSO2
7 27 (4.80%) ServiceNow
7 27 (4.80%) Talend
8 22 (3.91%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.56%) Dell
10 19 (3.38%) MuleSoft
11 17 (3.02%) Remedy
12 13 (2.31%) Google
13 12 (2.14%) BMC
13 12 (2.14%) Cisco
13 12 (2.14%) HP
13 12 (2.14%) Siebel
14 10 (1.78%) BEA
14 10 (1.78%) Cramer
14 10 (1.78%) PeopleSoft