Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 136 136
Rank change year-on-year -58 0 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,101 1,861 1,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.97% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 5.57% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 1,196 1,220
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £338 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 14
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +32.55%
10th Percentile £35.00 £32.26 £13.59
90th Percentile £73.75 £66.50 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% -2.78% +32.55%

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 24,021 33,406 29,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.08% 35.33% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,926 23,777 21,228
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 300 359
England median hourly rate £44.57 £41.69 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +4.22% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.40 £16.93 £18.70
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.63 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.57 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.64% +3.93% +6.67%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -23 476 £525 - 109
South East -13 258 £450 +2.86% 86
Midlands -3 116 £463 +8.82% 42
North of England -55 108 £425 - 89
West Midlands -10 84 £475 +8.26% 25
South West -37 82 £498 +12.75% 29
East of England -65 59 £525 - 24
Yorkshire -20 48 £413 -2.94% 29
North West -46 38 £495 +16.47% 40
East Midlands +17 25 £366 -2.40% 16
North East +14 22 £400 +2.56% 20
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 635 (57.67%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (56.22%) REST
3 556 (50.50%) Web Services
4 544 (49.41%) Java
5 356 (32.33%) XML
6 351 (31.88%) JavaScript
7 309 (28.07%) SQL
8 293 (26.61%) TDD
9 286 (25.98%) RESTful
10 281 (25.52%) JSON
11 258 (23.43%) Git (software)
12 246 (22.34%) Jenkins
13 244 (22.16%) BDD
14 240 (21.80%) Scrum
15 239 (21.71%) HTML
16 228 (20.71%) Microservices
17 226 (20.53%) Spring
18 219 (19.89%) Test Automation
19 209 (18.98%) C#
20 206 (18.71%) CSS
21 204 (18.53%) AWS
22 203 (18.44%) .NET
23 189 (17.17%) DevOps
24 174 (15.80%) Maven
25 172 (15.62%) Continuous Integration
26 167 (15.17%) Oracle
27 165 (14.99%) Azure
28 160 (14.53%) Finance
29 157 (14.26%) AngularJS
30 156 (14.17%) Security Cleared

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 (5.09%) Confluence
2 50 (4.54%) Apache
3 47 (4.27%) Tomcat
4 46 (4.18%) Mule
4 46 (4.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 31 (2.82%) WebSphere
6 30 (2.72%) CMS
7 29 (2.63%) WebLogic
8 28 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (2.36%) JBoss
10 25 (2.27%) SharePoint
11 24 (2.18%) Oracle Service Bus
12 22 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 17 (1.54%) Anypoint
14 14 (1.27%) nginx
15 13 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (1.18%) IIS
16 10 (0.91%) Apache ServiceMix
17 9 (0.82%) Apache Spark
18 8 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.091%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.091%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.73%) BusinessWorks
2 15 (1.36%) Adobe Campaign
3 14 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.45%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.091%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.091%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 204 (18.53%) AWS
2 165 (14.99%) Azure
3 76 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (3.81%) Serverless
5 41 (3.72%) Amazon SQS
6 39 (3.54%) GitHub
6 39 (3.54%) PaaS
7 38 (3.45%) SaaS
8 27 (2.45%) OpenShift
9 25 (2.27%) IaaS
10 23 (2.09%) Power Platform
11 19 (1.73%) Apigee
12 18 (1.63%) iPaaS
13 16 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (1.45%) Boomi
14 15 (1.36%) Amazon S3
15 14 (1.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 13 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (1.18%) Google Analytics
17 12 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.63%) HTTP
2 34 (3.09%) SSL
3 31 (2.82%) FTP
3 31 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.63%) DNS
5 11 (1.00%) SMTP
6 10 (0.91%) SNMP
6 10 (0.91%) SSH
7 9 (0.82%) Network Security
8 7 (0.64%) Firewall
8 7 (0.64%) Internet
9 6 (0.54%) SMS
9 6 (0.54%) X.509
10 5 (0.45%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.36%) 2G
11 4 (0.36%) 3G
11 4 (0.36%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.36%) VPN
12 3 (0.27%) 4G
12 3 (0.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 104 (9.45%) PostgreSQL
3 83 (7.54%) MySQL
4 68 (6.18%) NoSQL
5 65 (5.90%) Relational Database
6 58 (5.27%) MongoDB
7 43 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
8 39 (3.54%) Oracle Database
8 39 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (2.09%) Power BI
11 21 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.82%) Data Mart
13 19 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
14 18 (1.63%) Data Lake
15 17 (1.54%) DB2
16 16 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
18 12 (1.09%) Hadoop
19 9 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 258 (23.43%) Git (software)
2 246 (22.34%) Jenkins
3 174 (15.80%) Maven
4 148 (13.44%) JUnit
5 145 (13.17%) Selenium
6 142 (12.90%) JIRA
7 134 (12.17%) SoapUI
8 98 (8.90%) Cucumber
9 83 (7.54%) Mockito
10 75 (6.81%) SonarQube
11 71 (6.45%) jMock
12 61 (5.54%) DbUnit
13 50 (4.54%) Ant
14 49 (4.45%) Subversion
15 46 (4.18%) TeamCity
16 43 (3.91%) Gradle
16 43 (3.91%) JMeter
17 40 (3.63%) Eclipse
18 36 (3.27%) Visual Studio
19 35 (3.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 160 (14.53%) Finance
2 90 (8.17%) Banking
3 74 (6.72%) Public Sector
4 68 (6.18%) Marketing
5 58 (5.27%) Telecoms
6 36 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 36 (3.27%) Retail
7 27 (2.45%) Electronics
8 25 (2.27%) Front Office
9 13 (1.18%) Law
10 12 (1.09%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.82%) Advertising
13 8 (0.73%) Games
14 7 (0.64%) Publishing
15 6 (0.54%) Back Office
16 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.36%) Automotive
16 4 (0.36%) Billing
16 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 634 (57.58%) Developer
2 248 (22.52%) Java Developer
3 150 (13.62%) Architect
4 90 (8.17%) Senior Developer
5 78 (7.08%) .NET Developer
6 69 (6.27%) Analyst
7 56 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
8 50 (4.54%) Senior Java Developer
9 40 (3.63%) Tester
10 39 (3.54%) Integration Developer
11 37 (3.36%) Integration Architect
11 37 (3.36%) Test Engineer
12 36 (3.27%) Consultant
12 36 (3.27%) Salesforce Developer
13 35 (3.18%) Technical Architect
14 34 (3.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 34 (3.09%) Test Analyst
15 31 (2.82%) Test Automation Engineer
16 28 (2.54%) Software Developer
17 27 (2.45%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 619 (56.22%) REST
2 556 (50.50%) Web Services
3 356 (32.33%) XML
4 286 (25.98%) RESTful
5 281 (25.52%) JSON
6 239 (21.71%) HTML
7 226 (20.53%) Spring
8 206 (18.71%) CSS
9 203 (18.44%) .NET
10 157 (14.26%) AngularJS
11 101 (9.17%) J2EE
12 100 (9.08%) jQuery
13 90 (8.17%) Hibernate
13 90 (8.17%) Spring Boot
14 89 (8.08%) Apache Camel
15 79 (7.18%) HTML5
15 79 (7.18%) Middleware
16 70 (6.36%) Node.js
17 66 (5.99%) PowerMock
18 62 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
3 46 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (4.18%) User Experience
4 32 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 21 (1.91%) Derivative
7 20 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 19 (1.73%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 15 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (1.18%) Marketing Technology
11 13 (1.18%) NHS
11 13 (1.18%) PKI
11 13 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.91%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 131 (11.90%) Linux
2 88 (7.99%) Unix
3 77 (6.99%) Windows
4 22 (2.00%) Android
4 22 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.18%) CentOS
6 12 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 9 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.73%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.64%) Solaris
10 4 (0.36%) AIX
11 3 (0.27%) VMS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (57.67%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (26.61%) TDD
3 244 (22.16%) BDD
4 240 (21.80%) Scrum
5 228 (20.71%) Microservices
6 219 (19.89%) Test Automation
7 189 (17.17%) DevOps
8 172 (15.62%) Continuous Integration
9 155 (14.08%) SOA
10 136 (12.35%) Kanban
11 134 (12.17%) MVC
12 115 (10.45%) OO
13 98 (8.90%) Open Source
14 95 (8.63%) Unit Testing
15 92 (8.36%) E-Commerce
16 80 (7.27%) Migration
17 77 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
18 59 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
19 58 (5.27%) CRM
20 57 (5.18%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 544 (49.41%) Java
2 351 (31.88%) JavaScript
3 309 (28.07%) SQL
4 209 (18.98%) C#
5 91 (8.27%) Python
6 62 (5.63%) Java 8
7 50 (4.54%) PowerShell
8 42 (3.81%) PHP
9 35 (3.18%) PL/SQL
10 33 (3.00%) Apex Code
10 33 (3.00%) TypeScript
11 31 (2.82%) Perl
11 31 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 27 (2.45%) C
13 27 (2.45%) Scala
14 26 (2.36%) Ruby
15 24 (2.18%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.63%) Groovy
17 13 (1.18%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 156 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 120 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 71 (6.45%) Degree
4 28 (2.54%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.09%) ISEB
6 19 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.00%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.82%) OCPJP
9 8 (0.73%) CISSP
9 8 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.45%) CISM
10 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.091%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.091%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.091%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.091%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.45%) QA
2 21 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.09%) SLA
4 5 (0.45%) GDPR
4 5 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
4 5 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.45%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.27%) EMIR
6 3 (0.27%) MiFID
6 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.18%) NIST
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.091%) COBIT
8 1 (0.091%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.091%) PMO
8 1 (0.091%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 109 (9.90%) Docker
2 30 (2.72%) Postfix
3 29 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 26 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.36%) vSphere
5 6 (0.54%) NFS
6 4 (0.36%) RACF
7 2 (0.18%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.091%) LXC
8 1 (0.091%) Varnish
8 1 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 63 (5.72%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.36%) Ansible
3 23 (2.09%) Puppet
4 18 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (1.36%) Terraform
6 14 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (1.18%) Control-M
7 13 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.00%) Grafana
8 11 (1.00%) Kibana
9 8 (0.73%) Netcool
10 7 (0.64%) Amdocs OSS
10 7 (0.64%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 6 (0.54%) SCOM
12 5 (0.45%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.45%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 167 (15.17%) Oracle
2 114 (10.35%) Microsoft
3 69 (6.27%) Salesforce.com
4 65 (5.90%) MuleSoft
5 57 (5.18%) SAP
6 48 (4.36%) ServiceNow
7 39 (3.54%) Google
8 38 (3.45%) IBM
9 34 (3.09%) Red Hat
10 32 (2.91%) Adobe
10 32 (2.91%) BMC
11 29 (2.63%) TIBCO
11 29 (2.63%) VMware
11 29 (2.63%) WSO2
12 27 (2.45%) CA
13 23 (2.09%) webMethods
14 20 (1.82%) ForgeRock
15 19 (1.73%) Informatica
15 19 (1.73%) Splunk
16 18 (1.63%) Talend