Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 194 127 129
Rank change year-on-year -67 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 901 1,848 1,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.36% 2.04% 2.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.47% 5.91% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 1,169 1,345
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £340 £313
90th Percentile £604 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - +20.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +20.00%

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 20,160 31,250 29,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.39% 34.51% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,058 22,187 21,273
England median daily rate £500 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +4.00% +11.76%
10th Percentile £333 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.04% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 262 317
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +3.79% -
10th Percentile £18.75 £19.03 £18.65
90th Percentile £78.75 £59.88 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.34% +3.83% -

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 -16 404 £513 -2.38% 120
South East -47 171 £448 -0.56% 74
Midlands -6 119 £475 +2.70% 36
North of England -47 111 £425 -1.16% 86
West Midlands +1 90 £488 +8.33% 20
South West -62 64 £513 +13.89% 29
North West -49 55 £473 +8.00% 50
Yorkshire -3 34 £388 -8.82% 30
East Midlands +13 29 £350 -31.03% 16
East of England -75 28 £500 -4.76% 29
North East +24 27 £403 -8.00% 6
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 508 (56.38%) REST
2 487 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (51.94%) Web Services
4 460 (51.05%) Java
5 331 (36.74%) XML
6 289 (32.08%) JavaScript
7 254 (28.19%) SQL
8 241 (26.75%) Git (software)
9 236 (26.19%) Jenkins
10 230 (25.53%) TDD
11 223 (24.75%) Scrum
12 219 (24.31%) JSON
13 217 (24.08%) RESTful
14 213 (23.64%) HTML
15 204 (22.64%) BDD
16 202 (22.42%) Microservices
17 191 (21.20%) AngularJS
18 187 (20.75%) AWS
19 185 (20.53%) CSS
20 183 (20.31%) Spring
21 173 (19.20%) SQL Server
21 173 (19.20%) Security Cleared
22 170 (18.87%) C#
23 167 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
24 162 (17.98%) .NET
25 155 (17.20%) DevOps
26 154 (17.09%) Test Automation
27 147 (16.32%) Maven
28 145 (16.09%) SC Cleared
29 142 (15.76%) JUnit

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 56 (6.22%) Apache
2 46 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (4.44%) Confluence
3 40 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 37 (4.11%) WebLogic
5 31 (3.44%) JBoss
5 31 (3.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 21 (2.33%) Mule
6 21 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.89%) nginx
7 17 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.78%) Red Hat Fuse
9 15 (1.66%) CMS
10 12 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.22%) IIS
11 11 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
12 9 (1.00%) Anypoint
13 5 (0.55%) Mule ESB
13 5 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.44%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.11%) InVision
5 1 (0.11%) Sketch
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (2.89%) BusinessWorks
2 25 (2.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.44%) Magento
3 4 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.44%) Shopify
3 4 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.33%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 187 (20.75%) AWS
2 124 (13.76%) Azure
3 78 (8.66%) Amazon EC2
4 56 (6.22%) Amazon SQS
5 43 (4.77%) SaaS
6 38 (4.22%) GitHub
7 30 (3.33%) Serverless
8 24 (2.66%) PaaS
9 20 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (2.11%) Power Platform
11 17 (1.89%) Boomi
12 15 (1.66%) Google Analytics
12 15 (1.66%) IaaS
13 14 (1.55%) iPaaS
14 12 (1.33%) GCP
15 10 (1.11%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.89%) npm
16 8 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 7 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (10.10%) HTTP
2 36 (4.00%) SSL
3 28 (3.11%) SNMP
4 26 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 19 (2.11%) FTP
6 14 (1.55%) DNS
7 12 (1.33%) Firewall
8 10 (1.11%) Internet
8 10 (1.11%) Network Security
9 8 (0.89%) Intranet
10 7 (0.78%) DHCP
10 7 (0.78%) DMZ
10 7 (0.78%) Extranet
11 5 (0.55%) DOCSIS
11 5 (0.55%) SMS
12 4 (0.44%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.44%) X.500
13 3 (0.33%) AMQP
13 3 (0.33%) MQTT
13 3 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 84 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
3 76 (8.44%) MySQL
4 57 (6.33%) Amazon RDS
5 55 (6.10%) Relational Database
6 50 (5.55%) NoSQL
7 41 (4.55%) MongoDB
8 29 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 19 (2.11%) Power BI
12 16 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.78%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.55%) Data Mart
14 13 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
15 12 (1.33%) Data Lake
15 12 (1.33%) Spotfire
15 12 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (1.11%) Pentaho
17 9 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 241 (26.75%) Git (software)
2 236 (26.19%) Jenkins
3 147 (16.32%) Maven
4 142 (15.76%) JUnit
5 132 (14.65%) Selenium
6 110 (12.21%) SoapUI
7 94 (10.43%) Mockito
8 93 (10.32%) JIRA
9 91 (10.10%) SonarQube
10 75 (8.32%) DbUnit
10 75 (8.32%) jMock
11 69 (7.66%) Cucumber
12 42 (4.66%) Postman
13 39 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 38 (4.22%) Subversion
15 35 (3.88%) GitLab
15 35 (3.88%) Visual Studio
16 30 (3.33%) Gradle
17 27 (3.00%) JMeter
18 26 (2.89%) Jasmine
General
1 101 (11.21%) Finance
2 74 (8.21%) Public Sector
3 56 (6.22%) Banking
4 43 (4.77%) Marketing
5 36 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.00%) Retail
7 22 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.44%) Electronics
8 13 (1.44%) Law
9 11 (1.22%) Games
10 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.55%) Back Office
12 5 (0.55%) Billing
12 5 (0.55%) Front Office
12 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.55%) Publishing
13 4 (0.44%) Advertising
13 4 (0.44%) Legal
13 4 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 581 (64.48%) Developer
2 194 (21.53%) Java Developer
3 86 (9.54%) Architect
4 67 (7.44%) .NET Developer
5 54 (5.99%) Senior Developer
6 42 (4.66%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 41 (4.55%) Analyst
8 39 (4.33%) Integration Developer
9 36 (4.00%) Angular Developer
10 35 (3.88%) Consultant
11 29 (3.22%) Designer
12 28 (3.11%) ServiceNow Developer
12 28 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (3.00%) Salesforce Developer
13 27 (3.00%) Software Developer
14 25 (2.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 25 (2.77%) Senior Java Developer
14 25 (2.77%) Test Engineer
14 25 (2.77%) Tester
15 24 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (56.38%) REST
2 468 (51.94%) Web Services
3 331 (36.74%) XML
4 219 (24.31%) JSON
5 217 (24.08%) RESTful
6 213 (23.64%) HTML
7 191 (21.20%) AngularJS
8 185 (20.53%) CSS
9 183 (20.31%) Spring
10 162 (17.98%) .NET
11 90 (9.99%) HTML5
12 87 (9.66%) Hibernate
12 87 (9.66%) Node.js
13 75 (8.32%) J2EE
13 75 (8.32%) jQuery
13 75 (8.32%) PowerMock
14 62 (6.88%) JPA
15 59 (6.55%) ActiveMQ
15 59 (6.55%) Middleware
16 56 (6.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.77%) User Experience
3 33 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (3.44%) PKI
5 30 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 28 (3.11%) Algorithms
7 25 (2.77%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.33%) Data Structures
9 18 (2.00%) NHS
10 14 (1.55%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (1.33%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
14 9 (1.00%) N-Tier
15 8 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 6 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
17 5 (0.55%) Client/Server
17 5 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 123 (13.65%) Linux
2 84 (9.32%) Unix
3 71 (7.88%) Windows
4 18 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.89%) Android
6 12 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.33%) Solaris
8 3 (0.33%) VMS
8 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) CentOS
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (25.53%) TDD
3 223 (24.75%) Scrum
4 204 (22.64%) BDD
5 202 (22.42%) Microservices
6 167 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
7 155 (17.20%) DevOps
8 154 (17.09%) Test Automation
9 125 (13.87%) Kanban
10 120 (13.32%) Open Source
11 108 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
12 99 (10.99%) SOA
13 98 (10.88%) MVC
14 81 (8.99%) Unit Testing
15 65 (7.21%) Migration
16 64 (7.10%) OO
17 59 (6.55%) E-Commerce
18 53 (5.88%) Web Development
19 51 (5.66%) Integration Testing
19 51 (5.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 460 (51.05%) Java
2 289 (32.08%) JavaScript
3 254 (28.19%) SQL
4 170 (18.87%) C#
5 104 (11.54%) Python
6 58 (6.44%) Java 8
7 55 (6.10%) PowerShell
8 47 (5.22%) PHP
9 43 (4.77%) Shell Script
10 42 (4.66%) Perl
11 41 (4.55%) Bash Shell
12 39 (4.33%) T-SQL
13 34 (3.77%) PL/SQL
14 32 (3.55%) Groovy
15 28 (3.11%) Scala
16 26 (2.89%) Ruby
17 25 (2.77%) TypeScript
17 25 (2.77%) XPath
18 22 (2.44%) VB.NET
19 15 (1.66%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 173 (19.20%) Security Cleared
2 145 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 66 (7.33%) Degree
4 24 (2.66%) ISTQB
5 17 (1.89%) ISEB
6 15 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.33%) CISSP
10 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.22%) CCNA
11 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.11%) SANS
12 1 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.99%) QA
2 14 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.67%) GDPR
3 6 (0.67%) SLA
4 4 (0.44%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.33%) NCSC
5 3 (0.33%) RMADS
5 3 (0.33%) SEPA
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.22%) NIST
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) WCAG
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 128 (14.21%) Docker
2 53 (5.88%) Postfix
3 40 (4.44%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (2.22%) vSphere
6 7 (0.78%) NFS
7 4 (0.44%) NDS
7 4 (0.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 3 (0.33%) LXC
9 2 (0.22%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.22%) Varnish
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.55%) Puppet
3 26 (2.89%) Ansible
4 25 (2.77%) Netcool
5 22 (2.44%) Amdocs OSS
5 22 (2.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 19 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (1.78%) Terraform
9 11 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (1.00%) Control-M
10 9 (1.00%) Grafana
10 9 (1.00%) Kibana
10 9 (1.00%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 7 (0.78%) SCOM
12 6 (0.67%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 5 (0.55%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 124 (13.76%) Oracle
2 90 (9.99%) Microsoft
3 60 (6.66%) ServiceNow
4 52 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
5 44 (4.88%) SAP
6 38 (4.22%) IBM
7 36 (4.00%) BMC
8 33 (3.66%) MuleSoft
9 31 (3.44%) TIBCO
10 30 (3.33%) Google
11 28 (3.11%) VMware
12 27 (3.00%) Remedy
13 26 (2.89%) webMethods
14 22 (2.44%) Cramer
14 22 (2.44%) Siebel
14 22 (2.44%) xMatters
15 17 (1.89%) Cisco
15 17 (1.89%) Dell
15 17 (1.89%) ForgeRock
16 13 (1.44%) Adobe