Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 139 134
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5 +42
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1925 1836 1874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.03% 1.89% 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.27% 6.15% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1316 1255 1312
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £280
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 26
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.07% -14.30% +6.36%
10th Percentile £25.59 £29.85 £24.77
90th Percentile £49.38 £41.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.45
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.82% +7.00%

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 30719 29842 29966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.39% 30.67% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21863 20839 20773
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 343 504
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -20 866 £488 +8.33% 82
South East +53 400 £425 - 49
North of England +15 195 £378 +0.67% 51
East of England +47 167 £450 +12.50% 16
Midlands +7 151 £500 +25.00% 15
South West -4 145 £363 +3.57% 20
North West -6 106 £375 +7.14% 30
West Midlands +5 89 £515 +29.48% 10
East Midlands +2 61 £425 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire +3 57 £380 -5.00% 19
North East +70 34 £425 - 2
South Coast - 2 - -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 1117 (58.03%) REST
2 1110 (57.66%) Java
3 1075 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
4 1063 (55.22%) Web Services
5 703 (36.52%) XML
6 639 (33.19%) JavaScript
7 569 (29.56%) HTML
8 560 (29.09%) TDD
9 548 (28.47%) SQL
10 516 (26.81%) Spring
11 507 (26.34%) JSON
12 473 (24.57%) Finance
13 458 (23.79%) Git (software)
14 445 (23.12%) Scrum
15 441 (22.91%) CSS
16 372 (19.32%) RESTful
17 371 (19.27%) Oracle
18 367 (19.06%) C#
19 366 (19.01%) .NET
20 364 (18.91%) Jenkins
21 340 (17.66%) Test Automation
22 335 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
23 320 (16.62%) Maven
24 308 (16.00%) AngularJS
25 303 (15.74%) SOA
26 290 (15.06%) SoapUI
27 284 (14.75%) OO
28 275 (14.29%) Linux
29 265 (13.77%) JUnit
29 265 (13.77%) MVC

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
1 165 (8.57%) JBoss
2 130 (6.75%) Tomcat
3 113 (5.87%) WebLogic
4 101 (5.25%) WebSphere
5 97 (5.04%) Apache
6 87 (4.52%) Confluence
7 82 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 71 (3.69%) Mule
9 62 (3.22%) IIS
10 54 (2.81%) CMS
11 35 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
11 35 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
12 33 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
13 32 (1.66%) SharePoint
14 23 (1.19%) Drupal
15 22 (1.14%) Apache Spark
16 20 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
16 20 (1.04%) Mule ESB
17 17 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (1.19%) MS Visio
2 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.36%) SmartSuite
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.052%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
3 10 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.42%) Magento
5 5 (0.26%) RMDS
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.16%) Radian6
7 3 (0.16%) Social Studio
8 2 (0.10%) Maximo
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.052%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.052%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.052%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 163 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (3.17%) GitHub
4 53 (2.75%) PaaS
5 42 (2.18%) SaaS
6 37 (1.92%) IaaS
7 32 (1.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 28 (1.45%) Force.com
9 26 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (1.35%) Heroku
9 26 (1.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 19 (0.99%) OpenShift
10 19 (0.99%) Sauce Labs
11 18 (0.94%) npm
12 15 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.73%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.57%) Office 365
15 10 (0.52%) Boomi
16 9 (0.47%) Serverless
17 7 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 121 (6.29%) HTTP
2 105 (5.45%) Internet
3 64 (3.32%) SSL
4 62 (3.22%) TCP/IP
5 42 (2.18%) LDAP
6 25 (1.30%) Firewall
7 18 (0.94%) SMS
8 17 (0.88%) AMQP
9 16 (0.83%) FTP
9 16 (0.83%) Intranet
10 10 (0.52%) DNS
10 10 (0.52%) SMTP
11 9 (0.47%) ATM
11 9 (0.47%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.47%) Network Security
12 8 (0.42%) NFC
12 8 (0.42%) SNMP
13 7 (0.36%) IMAP
14 6 (0.31%) LAN
14 6 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 154 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 127 (6.60%) MySQL
4 119 (6.18%) NoSQL
5 116 (6.03%) MongoDB
6 95 (4.94%) Oracle Database
7 84 (4.36%) RDBMS
8 64 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (1.92%) Redis
10 36 (1.87%) Big Data
11 29 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.25%) DB2
13 23 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 21 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (0.94%) HBase
16 18 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
17 17 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 458 (23.79%) Git (software)
2 364 (18.91%) Jenkins
3 320 (16.62%) Maven
4 290 (15.06%) SoapUI
5 265 (13.77%) JUnit
5 265 (13.77%) Selenium
6 243 (12.62%) JIRA
7 165 (8.57%) Subversion
8 147 (7.64%) Cucumber
9 114 (5.92%) Eclipse
10 110 (5.71%) Mockito
11 86 (4.47%) Ant
12 79 (4.10%) Gradle
13 77 (4.00%) TeamCity
14 72 (3.74%) Bitbucket
15 71 (3.69%) Visual Studio
16 69 (3.58%) IntelliJ
17 62 (3.22%) WebDriver
18 54 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
19 50 (2.60%) jMock
General
1 473 (24.57%) Finance
2 219 (11.38%) Banking
3 125 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 111 (5.77%) Marketing
5 92 (4.78%) Manufacturing
6 83 (4.31%) Electronics
6 83 (4.31%) Retail
7 39 (2.03%) Legal
8 27 (1.40%) Publishing
9 25 (1.30%) Law
10 24 (1.25%) Back Office
11 21 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.04%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.99%) Games
14 17 (0.88%) Front Office
15 15 (0.78%) Billing
16 14 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
17 12 (0.62%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.47%) Automotive
19 8 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1198 (62.23%) Developer
2 488 (25.35%) Java Developer
3 209 (10.86%) Architect
4 183 (9.51%) Senior Developer
5 137 (7.12%) Tester
6 128 (6.65%) .NET Developer
7 123 (6.39%) Analyst
8 109 (5.66%) Agile Developer
9 82 (4.26%) C# Developer
10 73 (3.79%) Test Analyst
11 68 (3.53%) Automation Tester
12 67 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
13 65 (3.38%) Senior Java Developer
14 63 (3.27%) Integration Developer
15 62 (3.22%) Consultant
16 61 (3.17%) Salesforce Developer
16 61 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
17 58 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
17 58 (3.01%) Software Developer
18 55 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1117 (58.03%) REST
2 1063 (55.22%) Web Services
3 703 (36.52%) XML
4 569 (29.56%) HTML
5 516 (26.81%) Spring
6 507 (26.34%) JSON
7 441 (22.91%) CSS
8 372 (19.32%) RESTful
9 366 (19.01%) .NET
10 308 (16.00%) AngularJS
11 262 (13.61%) jQuery
12 253 (13.14%) J2EE
13 249 (12.94%) Hibernate
14 239 (12.42%) HTML5
15 158 (8.21%) Node.js
16 146 (7.58%) Ajax
17 140 (7.27%) CSS3
17 140 (7.27%) Spring Boot
18 139 (7.22%) XSLT
19 135 (7.01%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.70%) Mobile App
2 108 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (5.45%) User Experience
4 101 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
5 71 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 33 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 27 (1.40%) iPad
9 26 (1.35%) CMDB
10 25 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 24 (1.25%) Derivative
11 24 (1.25%) N-Tier
12 21 (1.09%) Fintech
12 21 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (1.04%) Fixed Income
13 20 (1.04%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.04%) PKI
13 20 (1.04%) W3C
14 16 (0.83%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 275 (14.29%) Linux
2 183 (9.51%) Unix
3 150 (7.79%) Windows
4 75 (3.90%) Apple iOS
5 64 (3.32%) Android
6 35 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 31 (1.61%) Windows Server
8 25 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.09%) Solaris
10 18 (0.94%) HPUX
11 13 (0.68%) AIX
12 12 (0.62%) CentOS
13 7 (0.36%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.21%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1075 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (29.09%) TDD
3 445 (23.12%) Scrum
4 340 (17.66%) Test Automation
5 335 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
6 303 (15.74%) SOA
7 284 (14.75%) OO
8 265 (13.77%) MVC
9 253 (13.14%) BDD
10 201 (10.44%) Microservices
11 200 (10.39%) DevOps
12 179 (9.30%) E-Commerce
13 174 (9.04%) Kanban
14 141 (7.32%) SDLC
15 136 (7.06%) Open Source
16 135 (7.01%) Unit Testing
17 113 (5.87%) Web Development
18 107 (5.56%) API Development
19 105 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
20 95 (4.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1110 (57.66%) Java
2 639 (33.19%) JavaScript
3 548 (28.47%) SQL
4 367 (19.06%) C#
5 109 (5.66%) Python
6 89 (4.62%) Scala
7 82 (4.26%) PHP
8 75 (3.90%) Groovy
9 74 (3.84%) PL/SQL
10 67 (3.48%) T-SQL
11 66 (3.43%) XPath
12 64 (3.32%) Apex Code
13 53 (2.75%) C++
14 48 (2.49%) Shell Script
15 44 (2.29%) Ruby
16 41 (2.13%) Apple Swift
17 35 (1.82%) C
18 32 (1.66%) PowerShell
19 30 (1.56%) Perl
20 27 (1.40%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 100 (5.19%) Degree
2 74 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.99%) ISEB
6 18 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.42%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.26%) PMP
11 4 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.16%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.10%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.10%) MCSD
13 2 (0.10%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.052%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (10.81%) QA
2 17 (0.88%) MiFID
3 11 (0.57%) HL7
4 9 (0.47%) WCAG
5 8 (0.42%) SLA
6 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.21%) EMIR
7 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.21%) WAI
8 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.10%) GDPR
10 1 (0.052%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.052%) GCP
10 1 (0.052%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.052%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.052%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.052%) PSD2
System Software
1 167 (8.68%) Docker
2 64 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.04%) Apache Flume
4 16 (0.83%) HDFS
5 15 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.47%) LXC
8 8 (0.42%) vSphere
9 3 (0.16%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.16%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.10%) Varnish
10 2 (0.10%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.052%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 74 (3.84%) Puppet
2 56 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (2.60%) Ansible
4 26 (1.35%) Kibana
5 25 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 23 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 17 (0.88%) Grafana
8 12 (0.62%) Oozie
9 11 (0.57%) Rancher
10 8 (0.42%) logstash
11 7 (0.36%) RSA Archer
12 6 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
12 6 (0.31%) Control-M
12 6 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.26%) Nagios
13 5 (0.26%) Thomson Reuters DACS
14 4 (0.21%) Terraform
15 3 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (0.16%) Piwik
Vendors
1 371 (19.27%) Oracle
2 215 (11.17%) Microsoft
3 121 (6.29%) Salesforce.com
4 109 (5.66%) SAP
5 91 (4.73%) IBM
6 60 (3.12%) WSO2
7 56 (2.91%) MuleSoft
7 56 (2.91%) ServiceNow
8 47 (2.44%) Apigee
9 41 (2.13%) HP
10 39 (2.03%) webMethods
11 37 (1.92%) Google
12 33 (1.71%) Red Hat
13 30 (1.56%) Perforce
14 27 (1.40%) ATG
14 27 (1.40%) VMware
15 26 (1.35%) TIBCO
16 25 (1.30%) Adobe
17 24 (1.25%) CA
18 22 (1.14%) CA Agile Central