Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 135 134
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,632 1,803 1,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.97% 1.97% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.02% 5.83% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,057 1,200 1,041
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £332 £313
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.14 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -4.66% +10.34%
10th Percentile £33.25 £20.81 £14.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £38.14 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.91% -4.66% +10.34%

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 27,121 30,925 27,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.67% 33.79% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,120 21,932 18,872
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £315 £306
90th Percentile £650 £631 £614
UK median daily rate £490 £470 £445
% change year-on-year +4.26% +5.62% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 333 355
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.27 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +2.46% +8.55%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.25 £17.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £62.00 £53.90
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £41.13
% change year-on-year +0.89% +2.43% +9.67%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -5 705 £525 +2.69% 26
South East -11 296 £450 - 19
North of England +14 228 £450 +7.14% 30
Midlands +5 141 £450 +12.50% 10
East of England -3 138 £525 - 10
South West +23 123 £450 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire +36 119 £444 +4.41% 22
West Midlands +12 113 £463 +15.63% 6
North West -26 79 £475 +14.11% 7
North East +26 30 £400 -6.98% 1
East Midlands -14 18 £350 -12.50% 4
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 962 (58.95%) Agile Software Development
2 900 (55.15%) REST
3 860 (52.70%) Web Services
4 815 (49.94%) Java
5 602 (36.89%) XML
6 552 (33.82%) JSON
7 541 (33.15%) JavaScript
8 475 (29.11%) TDD
9 472 (28.92%) RESTful
10 443 (27.14%) Git (software)
11 423 (25.92%) SQL
12 415 (25.43%) HTML
13 373 (22.86%) CSS
14 364 (22.30%) Jenkins
15 360 (22.06%) Microservices
16 358 (21.94%) C#
16 358 (21.94%) .NET
17 345 (21.14%) Oracle
18 343 (21.02%) Spring
19 329 (20.16%) Scrum
20 327 (20.04%) Amazon AWS
21 300 (18.38%) Test Automation
22 286 (17.52%) Finance
23 285 (17.46%) BDD
24 267 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
24 267 (16.36%) Linux
25 261 (15.99%) DevOps
26 244 (14.95%) Maven
27 218 (13.36%) SOA
28 217 (13.30%) JIRA

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
1 108 (6.62%) Mule
2 103 (6.31%) Confluence
3 97 (5.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 90 (5.51%) Apache
5 74 (4.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 71 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 61 (3.74%) WebSphere
8 53 (3.25%) JBoss
9 41 (2.51%) CMS
10 40 (2.45%) WebLogic
11 34 (2.08%) SharePoint
12 25 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 25 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
14 21 (1.29%) Apache Spark
15 20 (1.23%) Anypoint
16 18 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (1.04%) Apache Solr
18 14 (0.86%) nginx
19 13 (0.80%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.061%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.061%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.061%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 44 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.98%) Workday HCM
3 15 (0.92%) Adobe Campaign
4 9 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.25%) Magento
7 4 (0.25%) VisionPLUS
8 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.12%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.061%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 327 (20.04%) Amazon AWS
2 215 (13.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (6.99%) Amazon EC2
4 70 (4.29%) Amazon SQS
5 65 (3.98%) PaaS
6 64 (3.92%) GitHub
7 61 (3.74%) Serverless
8 49 (3.00%) Amazon S3
9 44 (2.70%) SaaS
10 41 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 34 (2.08%) Azure Functions
12 31 (1.90%) Apigee
13 28 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
14 27 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
15 25 (1.53%) Office 365
16 23 (1.41%) AWS CloudTrail
16 23 (1.41%) IaaS
16 23 (1.41%) OpenShift
16 23 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (5.27%) HTTP
2 52 (3.19%) SSL
3 43 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 39 (2.39%) FTP
5 25 (1.53%) DNS
6 19 (1.16%) Firewall
7 16 (0.98%) SMTP
8 13 (0.80%) SSH
9 11 (0.67%) Kerberos
9 11 (0.67%) VPN
9 11 (0.67%) WAN
10 10 (0.61%) LAN
11 7 (0.43%) 4G
11 7 (0.43%) Internet
11 7 (0.43%) Network Security
11 7 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (0.37%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (0.31%) Wireshark
14 4 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 146 (8.95%) PostgreSQL
3 126 (7.72%) MySQL
4 109 (6.68%) Relational Database
5 95 (5.82%) NoSQL
6 83 (5.09%) MongoDB
7 67 (4.11%) Amazon RDS
8 60 (3.68%) Oracle Database
9 44 (2.70%) Big Data
10 35 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 32 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 29 (1.78%) DB2
14 25 (1.53%) Hadoop
14 25 (1.53%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (0.80%) Redis
17 11 (0.67%) Power BI
18 10 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 443 (27.14%) Git (software)
2 364 (22.30%) Jenkins
3 244 (14.95%) Maven
4 217 (13.30%) JIRA
5 206 (12.62%) SoapUI
6 200 (12.25%) JUnit
7 194 (11.89%) Selenium
8 117 (7.17%) Cucumber
9 88 (5.39%) Mockito
10 86 (5.27%) Visual Studio
11 81 (4.96%) jMock
12 78 (4.78%) TeamCity
13 75 (4.60%) SonarQube
14 74 (4.53%) Eclipse
15 70 (4.29%) Subversion
16 66 (4.04%) DbUnit
17 62 (3.80%) JMeter
18 58 (3.55%) Ant
19 46 (2.82%) Gradle
19 46 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 286 (17.52%) Finance
2 146 (8.95%) Marketing
3 118 (7.23%) Banking
4 114 (6.99%) Telecoms
5 100 (6.13%) Manufacturing
6 95 (5.82%) Electronics
7 43 (2.63%) Retail
8 24 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.04%) Law
10 17 (1.04%) Legal
11 15 (0.92%) Front Office
12 14 (0.86%) Back Office
13 12 (0.74%) Automotive
13 12 (0.74%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.55%) Publishing
15 8 (0.49%) French Language
16 6 (0.37%) Games
16 6 (0.37%) German Language
17 5 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,003 (61.46%) Developer
2 419 (25.67%) Java Developer
3 199 (12.19%) Architect
4 143 (8.76%) Senior Developer
5 112 (6.86%) .NET Developer
6 95 (5.82%) Analyst
7 86 (5.27%) Senior Java Developer
8 71 (4.35%) Tester
9 63 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
9 63 (3.86%) Technical Architect
10 60 (3.68%) C# Developer
11 59 (3.62%) Salesforce Developer
12 58 (3.55%) Lead Developer
13 51 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
13 51 (3.13%) Integration Developer
14 48 (2.94%) Consultant
15 45 (2.76%) Test Analyst
16 42 (2.57%) Angular Developer
17 41 (2.51%) JavaScript Developer
17 41 (2.51%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 900 (55.15%) REST
2 860 (52.70%) Web Services
3 602 (36.89%) XML
4 552 (33.82%) JSON
5 472 (28.92%) RESTful
6 415 (25.43%) HTML
7 373 (22.86%) CSS
8 358 (21.94%) .NET
9 343 (21.02%) Spring
10 211 (12.93%) AngularJS
11 169 (10.36%) Apache Camel
12 157 (9.62%) Middleware
13 150 (9.19%) HTML5
14 149 (9.13%) J2EE
15 148 (9.07%) jQuery
16 142 (8.70%) Spring Boot
17 124 (7.60%) Hibernate
18 119 (7.29%) Node.js
19 118 (7.23%) ASP.NET
20 110 (6.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 98 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
2 94 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 53 (3.25%) Data Structures
5 41 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.33%) User Experience
7 32 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 29 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
9 27 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
10 21 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.98%) DataPower
13 15 (0.92%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.86%) CMDB
14 14 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.86%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.74%) NHS
15 12 (0.74%) PKI
15 12 (0.74%) Smart Meter
16 11 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 267 (16.36%) Linux
2 149 (9.13%) Unix
3 124 (7.60%) Windows
4 47 (2.88%) CentOS
5 28 (1.72%) Android
5 28 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.49%) Fedora
9 8 (0.49%) Solaris
10 6 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.18%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 962 (58.95%) Agile Software Development
2 475 (29.11%) TDD
3 360 (22.06%) Microservices
4 329 (20.16%) Scrum
5 300 (18.38%) Test Automation
6 285 (17.46%) BDD
7 267 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
8 261 (15.99%) DevOps
9 218 (13.36%) SOA
10 184 (11.27%) OO
11 175 (10.72%) MVC
12 158 (9.68%) Migration
13 151 (9.25%) Kanban
14 140 (8.58%) Open Source
15 136 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
15 136 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
16 119 (7.29%) E-Commerce
17 111 (6.80%) User Stories
18 108 (6.62%) Unit Testing
19 102 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 815 (49.94%) Java
2 541 (33.15%) JavaScript
3 423 (25.92%) SQL
4 358 (21.94%) C#
5 161 (9.87%) Java 8
6 160 (9.80%) Python
7 86 (5.27%) PHP
8 75 (4.60%) Apex Code
9 59 (3.62%) PowerShell
10 58 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 57 (3.49%) Ruby
12 56 (3.43%) T-SQL
13 46 (2.82%) PL/SQL
14 43 (2.63%) Groovy
15 39 (2.39%) Perl
16 38 (2.33%) Scala
17 33 (2.02%) C++
17 33 (2.02%) SOQL
17 33 (2.02%) TypeScript
18 32 (1.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 200 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 157 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 86 (5.27%) Degree
4 32 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.35%) ISEB
8 16 (0.98%) OCPJP
8 16 (0.98%) Sun Certification
9 13 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
10 12 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.55%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.49%) CISSP
13 5 (0.31%) CISM
14 3 (0.18%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 2 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.45%) QA
2 31 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.49%) SEPA
4 7 (0.43%) GDPR
5 6 (0.37%) HMG Infosec
5 6 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.18%) EMIR
7 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.18%) MiFID
7 3 (0.18%) SLA
7 3 (0.18%) WCAG
8 2 (0.12%) HL7
8 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.12%) PMO
9 1 (0.061%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.061%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.061%) GxP
9 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 140 (8.58%) Docker
2 40 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.39%) vSphere
4 35 (2.14%) Active Directory
5 17 (1.04%) Postfix
6 9 (0.55%) HDFS
7 6 (0.37%) RACF
8 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.25%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.061%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.061%) iptables
10 1 (0.061%) NFS
Systems Management
1 80 (4.90%) Kubernetes
2 73 (4.47%) Ansible
3 30 (1.84%) Kibana
4 26 (1.59%) Puppet
5 23 (1.41%) Grafana
6 22 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
8 17 (1.04%) Terraform
9 14 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.55%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.49%) CloudHub
11 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.49%) Nagios
12 7 (0.43%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.37%) Control-M
13 6 (0.37%) logstash
14 5 (0.31%) HP ALM
14 5 (0.31%) Rancher
14 5 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 345 (21.14%) Oracle
2 146 (8.95%) Microsoft
3 131 (8.03%) SAP
4 119 (7.29%) Salesforce.com
5 91 (5.58%) WSO2
6 79 (4.84%) Red Hat
7 72 (4.41%) MuleSoft
8 69 (4.23%) IBM
9 52 (3.19%) Google
10 42 (2.57%) Talend
11 41 (2.51%) VMware
12 36 (2.21%) Adobe
12 36 (2.21%) ServiceNow
13 29 (1.78%) Informatica
14 28 (1.72%) Atlassian
15 24 (1.47%) CA
16 23 (1.41%) hybris
16 23 (1.41%) TIBCO
17 20 (1.23%) Workday
18 18 (1.10%) webMethods