Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 132 123
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +15
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,845 1,766 1,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.96% 1.94% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.54% 5.97% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,198 1,152 1,354
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.98%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +38.89% -14.29%
10th Percentile £33.63 £13.59 £27.05
90th Percentile £62.00 £56.56 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £43.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +38.89% -14.86%

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 33,330 29,602 30,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.49% 32.50% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,743 20,729 21,169
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 371 361
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.35%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -25 729 £513 +4.33% 155
South East -11 373 £430 +1.18% 101
North of England +15 250 £425 +13.33% 94
East of England +34 189 £525 +7.69% 41
Midlands -1 186 £425 -11.46% 68
West Midlands -4 134 £425 -17.48% 43
North West +2 126 £420 +12.00% 55
South West -36 110 £425 +17.24% 48
Yorkshire +34 108 £438 +25.00% 31
East Midlands +11 52 £400 +6.67% 25
North East -26 16 £390 -17.89% 8
South Coast +1 1 - -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1,039 (56.31%) Web Services
2 1,003 (54.36%) Java
2 1,003 (54.36%) REST
3 989 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
4 642 (34.80%) XML
5 567 (30.73%) TDD
6 491 (26.61%) JavaScript
7 485 (26.29%) JSON
8 439 (23.79%) Git (software)
9 434 (23.52%) SQL
10 428 (23.20%) RESTful
11 414 (22.44%) Scrum
12 402 (21.79%) HTML
13 399 (21.63%) Spring
14 378 (20.49%) Finance
15 376 (20.38%) Test Automation
16 373 (20.22%) Oracle
17 364 (19.73%) Jenkins
18 358 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
19 354 (19.19%) SOA
20 341 (18.48%) C#
20 341 (18.48%) CSS
21 335 (18.16%) .NET
22 300 (16.26%) BDD
23 283 (15.34%) SoapUI
24 281 (15.23%) Selenium
25 269 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
25 269 (14.58%) Microservices
26 263 (14.25%) Maven
27 248 (13.44%) 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 (8.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 128 (6.94%) Confluence
3 100 (5.42%) Mule
4 92 (4.99%) Tomcat
5 91 (4.93%) WebLogic
6 86 (4.66%) Apache
7 79 (4.28%) Oracle Service Bus
8 76 (4.12%) JBoss
9 68 (3.69%) WebSphere
10 53 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
11 43 (2.33%) CMS
12 34 (1.84%) Apache Spark
13 28 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (1.30%) IIS
14 24 (1.30%) SharePoint
15 23 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 23 (1.25%) Mule ESB
16 20 (1.08%) Apache Solr
16 20 (1.08%) nginx
17 17 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.054%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.60%) Magento
3 11 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
5 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.22%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.22%) SAP MII
6 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.16%) Maximo
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 269 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.25%) GitHub
4 56 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (2.44%) Heroku
6 36 (1.95%) PaaS
7 31 (1.68%) Serverless
8 30 (1.63%) OpenShift
9 27 (1.46%) Boomi
10 25 (1.36%) BrowserStack
10 25 (1.36%) IaaS
10 25 (1.36%) SaaS
11 24 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (1.25%) Force.com
13 17 (0.92%) Google Analytics
14 16 (0.87%) Azure Functions
15 15 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.76%) iPaaS
16 14 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 14 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 139 (7.53%) HTTP
2 84 (4.55%) SSL
3 78 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.71%) FTP
5 44 (2.38%) DNS
6 33 (1.79%) Internet
7 17 (0.92%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.76%) 3G
8 14 (0.76%) 4G
9 13 (0.70%) Diameter Protocol
10 12 (0.65%) Wireshark
11 9 (0.49%) Firewall
11 9 (0.49%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.49%) SMS
11 9 (0.49%) SSH
12 7 (0.38%) MQTT
13 5 (0.27%) Bluetooth
14 4 (0.22%) Network Security
14 4 (0.22%) SMTP
15 3 (0.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 146 (7.91%) MongoDB
3 110 (5.96%) MySQL
4 96 (5.20%) NoSQL
5 85 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
6 83 (4.50%) Relational Database
7 82 (4.44%) Oracle Database
8 36 (1.95%) DB2
9 32 (1.73%) Big Data
10 31 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (1.57%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.52%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.41%) Redis
14 21 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.87%) SQLite
17 14 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
18 13 (0.70%) RavenDB
18 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 439 (23.79%) Git (software)
2 364 (19.73%) Jenkins
3 283 (15.34%) SoapUI
4 281 (15.23%) Selenium
5 263 (14.25%) Maven
6 211 (11.44%) JIRA
7 189 (10.24%) JUnit
8 160 (8.67%) Cucumber
9 130 (7.05%) Subversion
10 104 (5.64%) Mockito
11 97 (5.26%) Visual Studio
12 88 (4.77%) SonarQube
13 87 (4.72%) Eclipse
14 85 (4.61%) Ant
14 85 (4.61%) JMeter
15 76 (4.12%) DbUnit
16 73 (3.96%) jMock
16 73 (3.96%) TeamCity
17 72 (3.90%) Gradle
18 62 (3.36%) Bitbucket
General
1 378 (20.49%) Finance
2 152 (8.24%) Banking
3 136 (7.37%) Marketing
4 124 (6.72%) Telecoms
5 104 (5.64%) Manufacturing
6 98 (5.31%) Electronics
7 67 (3.63%) Retail
8 23 (1.25%) Front Office
9 17 (0.92%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.87%) Legal
10 16 (0.87%) Publishing
11 15 (0.81%) Back Office
12 12 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.33%) Advertising
13 6 (0.33%) Games
13 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.27%) Law
15 4 (0.22%) French Language
16 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,035 (56.10%) Developer
2 436 (23.63%) Java Developer
3 193 (10.46%) Architect
4 156 (8.46%) Senior Developer
5 144 (7.80%) .NET Developer
6 134 (7.26%) Analyst
7 102 (5.53%) Tester
8 90 (4.88%) Test Analyst
9 85 (4.61%) Senior Java Developer
10 76 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
11 73 (3.96%) C# Developer
12 72 (3.90%) Automation Tester
13 67 (3.63%) Integration Developer
14 60 (3.25%) Consultant
15 57 (3.09%) Agile Developer
16 49 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
17 48 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
17 48 (2.60%) Java Engineer
17 48 (2.60%) Lead Developer
18 45 (2.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,039 (56.31%) Web Services
2 1,003 (54.36%) REST
3 642 (34.80%) XML
4 485 (26.29%) JSON
5 428 (23.20%) RESTful
6 402 (21.79%) HTML
7 399 (21.63%) Spring
8 341 (18.48%) CSS
9 335 (18.16%) .NET
10 248 (13.44%) AngularJS
11 202 (10.95%) jQuery
12 199 (10.79%) J2EE
13 193 (10.46%) HTML5
14 182 (9.86%) Spring Boot
15 177 (9.59%) Middleware
16 158 (8.56%) Apache Camel
17 135 (7.32%) Hibernate
18 129 (6.99%) XSLT
19 125 (6.78%) ASP.NET
20 120 (6.50%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 115 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
2 87 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 85 (4.61%) User Experience
4 56 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 53 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.68%) DataPower
8 29 (1.57%) Fintech
9 28 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 25 (1.36%) Derivative
11 23 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 19 (1.03%) NHS
13 19 (1.03%) PKI
14 18 (0.98%) Data Centre
15 17 (0.92%) Algorithms
15 17 (0.92%) Equities
15 17 (0.92%) Fixed Income
16 16 (0.87%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 246 (13.33%) Linux
2 160 (8.67%) Unix
3 142 (7.70%) Windows
4 49 (2.66%) Apple iOS
5 44 (2.38%) Android
6 20 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.03%) Solaris
8 18 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.60%) Windows Server
11 10 (0.54%) AIX
12 8 (0.43%) CentOS
12 8 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.27%) Debian
14 4 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.16%) HPUX
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.054%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 989 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (30.73%) TDD
3 414 (22.44%) Scrum
4 376 (20.38%) Test Automation
5 358 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
6 354 (19.19%) SOA
7 300 (16.26%) BDD
8 269 (14.58%) Microservices
9 215 (11.65%) MVC
10 193 (10.46%) Open Source
11 185 (10.03%) DevOps
12 181 (9.81%) OO
13 165 (8.94%) Kanban
14 153 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
15 144 (7.80%) Software Engineering
16 124 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
16 124 (6.72%) SDLC
17 123 (6.67%) E-Commerce
18 121 (6.56%) API Testing
19 113 (6.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,003 (54.36%) Java
2 491 (26.61%) JavaScript
3 434 (23.52%) SQL
4 341 (18.48%) C#
5 206 (11.17%) Java 8
6 134 (7.26%) Python
7 91 (4.93%) Groovy
8 87 (4.72%) PL/SQL
9 69 (3.74%) XPath
10 68 (3.69%) Ruby
11 56 (3.04%) ES6
12 55 (2.98%) Scala
13 52 (2.82%) Perl
13 52 (2.82%) PHP
14 51 (2.76%) Shell Script
15 46 (2.49%) PowerShell
16 45 (2.44%) C++
17 41 (2.22%) TypeScript
18 37 (2.01%) Apex Code
19 34 (1.84%) C
Qualifications
1 128 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 98 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 85 (4.61%) Degree
4 44 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 38 (2.06%) ISEB
6 28 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.33%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.27%) HND
12 4 (0.22%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.22%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.16%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (6.40%) QA
2 16 (0.87%) PMO
2 16 (0.87%) PSD2
3 9 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (0.43%) HMG Infosec
4 8 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.38%) SLA
6 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.33%) WAI
7 4 (0.22%) GDPR
8 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.054%) IFRS
9 1 (0.054%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 217 (11.76%) Docker
2 53 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.49%) vSphere
4 32 (1.73%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.33%) LXC
7 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.22%) NFS
7 4 (0.22%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.22%) OpenDJ
7 4 (0.22%) Varnish
7 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.16%) Xen
9 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) KVM
9 2 (0.11%) Postfix
9 2 (0.11%) Samba
9 2 (0.11%) Squid
9 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.054%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (4.66%) Puppet
2 85 (4.61%) Ansible
3 65 (3.52%) Kubernetes
4 44 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
6 30 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
7 28 (1.52%) HP ALM
8 20 (1.08%) Terraform
9 19 (1.03%) Kibana
9 19 (1.03%) Mesos
10 17 (0.92%) Grafana
11 13 (0.70%) CA Service Virtualization
11 13 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.60%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 10 (0.54%) Nagios
14 9 (0.49%) Marathon
15 6 (0.33%) OpenSSO
15 6 (0.33%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.33%) SCCM
16 5 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 373 (20.22%) Oracle
2 161 (8.73%) Microsoft
3 146 (7.91%) SAP
4 104 (5.64%) IBM
5 83 (4.50%) WSO2
6 71 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
7 64 (3.47%) VMware
8 54 (2.93%) MuleSoft
9 49 (2.66%) CA
10 48 (2.60%) HP
11 36 (1.95%) Red Hat
12 35 (1.90%) Adobe
12 35 (1.90%) ServiceNow
13 31 (1.68%) Remedy
13 31 (1.68%) webMethods
14 30 (1.63%) BMC
15 28 (1.52%) Google
16 27 (1.46%) Apigee
17 26 (1.41%) Dell
18 21 (1.14%) Sitecore