Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 209 181 124
Rank change year-on-year -28 -57 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 475 890 1,821
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.22% 1.47% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.98% 4.84% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 554 1,181
Median daily rate £475 £495 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.04% -1.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £345 £350
90th Percentile £600 £600 £615
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.53% +6.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19.65 £49.25 £26.65
90th Percentile £52.00 £69.75 £57.90
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £53.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -24.53% +11.58% +5.56%

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 11,948 18,378 30,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.79% 30.39% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,520 13,114 21,741
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £325 £334 £328
90th Percentile £675 £663 £648
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.10% +2.56% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 165 231
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +8.75%
10th Percentile £22.10 £20.03 £18.50
90th Percentile £62.03 £78.75 £60.63
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -19 249 £500 -2.44% 79
South East +10 63 £489 +8.61% 51
North of England +15 54 £468 +10.00% 36
Midlands -16 42 £400 -15.79% 37
North West +20 39 £468 -6.50% 24
West Midlands -7 32 £392 -19.69% 27
East of England +53 23 £461 -2.89% 16
South West +37 21 £475 -7.32% 10
Yorkshire +25 12 £425 +13.33% 11
East Midlands +2 9 £413 +17.86% 10
North East +10 3 £500 +20.48% 1
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 269 (56.63%) REST
2 250 (52.63%) Java
3 248 (52.21%) Web Services
4 217 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
5 187 (39.37%) XML
6 160 (33.68%) JSON
7 126 (26.53%) Microservices
8 125 (26.32%) SQL
9 117 (24.63%) Jenkins
10 112 (23.58%) Git (software)
11 107 (22.53%) RESTful
12 104 (21.89%) Test Automation
13 101 (21.26%) Oracle
14 96 (20.21%) JavaScript
15 95 (20.00%) Spring
16 91 (19.16%) SOA
17 90 (18.95%) HTML
18 88 (18.53%) JIRA
19 87 (18.32%) Scrum
20 83 (17.47%) AWS
21 80 (16.84%) .NET
22 78 (16.42%) Finance
23 75 (15.79%) HTTP
24 74 (15.58%) SoapUI
25 72 (15.16%) TDD
25 72 (15.16%) CSS
26 71 (14.95%) DevOps
27 70 (14.74%) Selenium
28 68 (14.32%) Middleware
29 67 (14.11%) Azure

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 47 (9.89%) Confluence
2 34 (7.16%) Mule
3 33 (6.95%) WebLogic
4 31 (6.53%) WebSphere
5 28 (5.89%) Red Hat Fuse
6 27 (5.68%) JBoss
7 23 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (4.42%) Apache
9 18 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (3.79%) CMS
10 17 (3.58%) Oracle Service Bus
11 16 (3.37%) Anypoint
12 15 (3.16%) SharePoint
13 12 (2.53%) Tomcat
14 10 (2.11%) Apache ServiceMix
15 9 (1.89%) IIS
16 8 (1.68%) Mule ESB
17 7 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
18 6 (1.26%) Drupal
19 4 (0.84%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.42%) Sketch
3 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.47%) SAP FI-CA
2 5 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.05%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.84%) Magento
4 3 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.63%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Exstream
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 83 (17.47%) AWS
2 67 (14.11%) Azure
3 30 (6.32%) GitHub
4 23 (4.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (4.00%) Amazon EKS
6 17 (3.58%) SaaS
7 16 (3.37%) Apigee
8 15 (3.16%) Boomi
8 15 (3.16%) PaaS
8 15 (3.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 13 (2.74%) Serverless
10 12 (2.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 11 (2.32%) OpenShift
11 11 (2.32%) Power Platform
12 8 (1.68%) Force.com
12 8 (1.68%) GCP
12 8 (1.68%) IaaS
13 7 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 75 (15.79%) HTTP
2 17 (3.58%) SSL
3 14 (2.95%) DNS
4 10 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.89%) FTP
6 8 (1.68%) LAN
6 8 (1.68%) SSH
6 8 (1.68%) WAN
7 6 (1.26%) Firewall
7 6 (1.26%) Internet
7 6 (1.26%) PuTTY
7 6 (1.26%) SNMP
8 4 (0.84%) DHCP
8 4 (0.84%) Intranet
8 4 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.84%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.84%) Wireless
9 3 (0.63%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.63%) SMTP
9 3 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.26%) MySQL
3 37 (7.79%) MongoDB
4 29 (6.11%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.63%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.74%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.68%) Big Data
10 8 (1.68%) Power BI
11 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.26%) DTS
12 6 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.05%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 117 (24.63%) Jenkins
2 112 (23.58%) Git (software)
3 88 (18.53%) JIRA
4 74 (15.58%) SoapUI
5 70 (14.74%) Selenium
6 62 (13.05%) Maven
7 55 (11.58%) JUnit
8 51 (10.74%) Cucumber
9 43 (9.05%) Postman
10 31 (6.53%) JMeter
11 26 (5.47%) GitLab
11 26 (5.47%) SonarQube
12 23 (4.84%) Gradle
13 22 (4.63%) Mockito
14 21 (4.42%) Subversion
15 17 (3.58%) Visual Studio
16 15 (3.16%) Ant
17 14 (2.95%) SpecFlow
18 13 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
19 12 (2.53%) Eclipse
General
1 78 (16.42%) Finance
2 64 (13.47%) Public Sector
3 42 (8.84%) Marketing
3 42 (8.84%) Telecoms
4 30 (6.32%) Banking
4 30 (6.32%) Electronics
4 30 (6.32%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.26%) Law
5 6 (1.26%) Retail
6 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive
7 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.42%) Front Office
7 2 (0.42%) Local Government
7 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.21%) Back Office
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 207 (43.58%) Developer
2 74 (15.58%) Java Developer
3 58 (12.21%) Architect
4 39 (8.21%) Senior Developer
5 36 (7.58%) Integration Developer
6 29 (6.11%) Consultant
6 29 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (5.89%) Tester
8 24 (5.05%) Senior Java Developer
9 23 (4.84%) Automation Tester
10 20 (4.21%) .NET Developer
10 20 (4.21%) Senior Integration Developer
11 18 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (3.79%) Lead Developer
11 18 (3.79%) ServiceNow Developer
12 17 (3.58%) Analyst
13 16 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (2.95%) Test Analyst
15 13 (2.74%) QA Engineer
16 12 (2.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (56.63%) REST
2 248 (52.21%) Web Services
3 187 (39.37%) XML
4 160 (33.68%) JSON
5 107 (22.53%) RESTful
6 95 (20.00%) Spring
7 90 (18.95%) HTML
8 80 (16.84%) .NET
9 72 (15.16%) CSS
10 68 (14.32%) Middleware
11 58 (12.21%) XSLT
12 53 (11.16%) AngularJS
13 47 (9.89%) J2EE
14 43 (9.05%) Spring Boot
15 38 (8.00%) Apache Camel
16 32 (6.74%) Node.js
17 28 (5.89%) HTML5
18 27 (5.68%) Hibernate
18 27 (5.68%) React
18 27 (5.68%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.16%) Mobile App
3 28 (5.89%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (5.26%) User Experience
5 16 (3.37%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.53%) Mobile Payment
7 11 (2.32%) Clustering
8 10 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.26%) Marketing Technology
11 6 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.05%) CMDB
13 4 (0.84%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.84%) iPad
13 4 (0.84%) iPhone
14 3 (0.63%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.63%) Equities
14 3 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.16%) Linux
2 41 (8.63%) Windows
3 39 (8.21%) Unix
4 18 (3.79%) Android
4 18 (3.79%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (0.42%) CentOS
7 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) SUSE
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (26.53%) Microservices
3 104 (21.89%) Test Automation
4 91 (19.16%) SOA
5 87 (18.32%) Scrum
6 72 (15.16%) TDD
7 71 (14.95%) DevOps
8 61 (12.84%) BDD
9 53 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (9.89%) SDLC
11 45 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
12 43 (9.05%) Migration
13 39 (8.21%) Data Modelling
14 38 (8.00%) Open Source
14 38 (8.00%) Unit Testing
15 35 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
16 34 (7.16%) Waterfall
17 33 (6.95%) ETL
18 31 (6.53%) API Testing
19 30 (6.32%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 250 (52.63%) Java
2 125 (26.32%) SQL
3 96 (20.21%) JavaScript
4 65 (13.68%) Python
5 59 (12.42%) C#
6 35 (7.37%) XPath
7 31 (6.53%) Java 8
8 26 (5.47%) Perl
9 25 (5.26%) PL/SQL
10 22 (4.63%) Bash Shell
11 21 (4.42%) Apex Code
12 20 (4.21%) PHP
13 18 (3.79%) Shell Script
14 17 (3.58%) Kotlin
15 15 (3.16%) VB.NET
16 14 (2.95%) T-SQL
17 12 (2.53%) Groovy
18 11 (2.32%) C
18 11 (2.32%) PowerShell
19 9 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.63%) Degree
4 21 (4.42%) ISTQB
5 19 (4.00%) ISEB
6 14 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.84%) CISSP
8 4 (0.84%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.63%) PMP
9 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.42%) CISM
11 1 (0.21%) CCNA
11 1 (0.21%) CISA
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.47%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) GDPR
3 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.63%) HL7
3 3 (0.63%) NIST
4 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) NCSC
4 2 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (6.95%) Docker
2 13 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.63%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.42%) HDFS
5 2 (0.42%) KVM
5 2 (0.42%) Postfix
5 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (8.84%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.11%) Ansible
3 26 (5.47%) Terraform
4 10 (2.11%) Puppet
5 9 (1.89%) CloudHub
5 9 (1.89%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.26%) Netcool
6 6 (1.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 6 (1.26%) Netcool/Webtop
6 6 (1.26%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.63%) Control-M
9 3 (0.63%) Grafana
9 3 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.63%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.63%) vRealize
10 2 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 101 (21.26%) Oracle
2 54 (11.37%) SAP
3 34 (7.16%) Microsoft
4 32 (6.74%) MuleSoft
5 29 (6.11%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (5.47%) ServiceNow
7 24 (5.05%) Red Hat
8 22 (4.63%) IBM
9 19 (4.00%) TIBCO
9 19 (4.00%) webMethods
10 16 (3.37%) WSO2
11 15 (3.16%) Atlassian
11 15 (3.16%) Dell
12 12 (2.53%) Splunk
12 12 (2.53%) Talend
13 11 (2.32%) HP
14 10 (2.11%) Axway
14 10 (2.11%) Fiorano
14 10 (2.11%) Jitterbit
15 8 (1.68%) Apple