Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 133 131
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +35
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,927 1,712 1,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.08% 1.95% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.45% 6.15% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,366 1,157 1,250
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £280
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 20
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +14.06%
10th Percentile £21.25 £30.57 £30.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £48.10
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +14.06%

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 29,853 27,859 29,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.29% 31.80% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,475 19,375 20,311
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £626 £600 £591
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 315 508
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.40 £15.75 £16.18
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £56.67
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -14 868 £498 +10.56% 155
South East +45 425 £450 - 104
East of England +60 185 £513 +10.81% 57
North of England +8 181 £406 +2.85% 100
Midlands +15 159 £425 +8.97% 57
South West -10 111 £366 +4.64% 37
West Midlands +24 100 £425 - 34
North West -3 94 £388 +13.97% 54
Yorkshire -8 69 £403 -10.56% 42
East Midlands 0 58 £425 +17.24% 23
North East +36 20 £475 +8.57% 4
South Coast +1 1 - -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,118 (58.02%) Java
2 1,071 (55.58%) Agile Software Development
3 1,070 (55.53%) REST
4 1,037 (53.81%) Web Services
5 733 (38.04%) XML
6 605 (31.40%) JavaScript
7 550 (28.54%) TDD
8 536 (27.82%) SQL
9 517 (26.83%) JSON
10 512 (26.57%) HTML
11 461 (23.92%) Spring
12 460 (23.87%) RESTful
13 451 (23.40%) Git (software)
14 424 (22.00%) Finance
15 422 (21.90%) CSS
16 406 (21.07%) Scrum
17 362 (18.79%) C#
18 354 (18.37%) SOA
19 344 (17.85%) .NET
19 344 (17.85%) Oracle
20 343 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
21 335 (17.38%) Jenkins
22 306 (15.88%) Test Automation
23 296 (15.36%) SQL Server
24 285 (14.79%) Maven
25 276 (14.32%) BDD
26 273 (14.17%) AngularJS
27 269 (13.96%) MVC
28 265 (13.75%) Linux
29 255 (13.23%) Microservices

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
1 133 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 131 (6.80%) JBoss
3 120 (6.23%) Apache
4 118 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 108 (5.60%) WebLogic
6 99 (5.14%) Mule
7 96 (4.98%) WebSphere
8 92 (4.77%) Confluence
9 63 (3.27%) Oracle Service Bus
10 60 (3.11%) CMS
11 37 (1.92%) IIS
12 35 (1.82%) Apache Spark
12 35 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
13 33 (1.71%) Apache Solr
14 32 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
15 30 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
16 27 (1.40%) Mule ESB
17 19 (0.99%) SharePoint
18 17 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 17 (0.88%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.16%) SmartSuite
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.052%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.62%) Magento
3 11 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.42%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.26%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.16%) Global One
8 3 (0.16%) RMDS
9 2 (0.10%) Maximo
9 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.10%) Radian6
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.10%) Social Studio
9 2 (0.10%) Workday HCM
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 196 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.06%) GitHub
4 43 (2.23%) PaaS
5 42 (2.18%) IaaS
6 33 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (1.50%) SaaS
8 27 (1.40%) Heroku
9 25 (1.30%) Force.com
9 25 (1.30%) OpenShift
10 23 (1.19%) Boomi
11 21 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (1.09%) Google Tag Manager
12 17 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 16 (0.83%) Serverless
14 15 (0.78%) iPaaS
15 13 (0.67%) Google Analytics
15 13 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
16 12 (0.62%) npm
17 10 (0.52%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 146 (7.58%) HTTP
2 92 (4.77%) SSL
3 69 (3.58%) Internet
4 64 (3.32%) TCP/IP
5 39 (2.02%) FTP
6 20 (1.04%) DNS
6 20 (1.04%) SMTP
7 15 (0.78%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.73%) Firewall
9 13 (0.67%) AMQP
9 13 (0.67%) SMS
10 10 (0.52%) SNMP
11 6 (0.31%) ATM
11 6 (0.31%) Intranet
11 6 (0.31%) Network Security
12 5 (0.26%) LAN
13 4 (0.21%) IMAP
13 4 (0.21%) NFC
13 4 (0.21%) SSH
14 2 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 157 (8.15%) MySQL
3 156 (8.10%) MongoDB
4 144 (7.47%) NoSQL
5 137 (7.11%) Relational Database
6 116 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
7 82 (4.26%) Oracle Database
8 63 (3.27%) Big Data
9 58 (3.01%) RDBMS
10 52 (2.70%) DB2
10 52 (2.70%) Hadoop
11 35 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 31 (1.61%) HBase
13 30 (1.56%) Redis
14 29 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 29 (1.50%) Sqoop
15 28 (1.45%) Apache Hive
15 28 (1.45%) Data Lake
16 27 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (1.40%) Impala
Development Applications
1 451 (23.40%) Git (software)
2 335 (17.38%) Jenkins
3 285 (14.79%) Maven
4 248 (12.87%) JUnit
5 232 (12.04%) Selenium
6 230 (11.94%) SoapUI
7 206 (10.69%) JIRA
8 135 (7.01%) Subversion
9 118 (6.12%) Cucumber
9 118 (6.12%) Eclipse
10 104 (5.40%) Mockito
11 95 (4.93%) TeamCity
11 95 (4.93%) Visual Studio
12 89 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 87 (4.51%) Gradle
14 77 (4.00%) Ant
15 59 (3.06%) IntelliJ
16 58 (3.01%) SonarQube
17 56 (2.91%) WebDriver
18 55 (2.85%) jMock
General
1 424 (22.00%) Finance
2 173 (8.98%) Banking
3 124 (6.43%) Marketing
4 118 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 102 (5.29%) Manufacturing
6 90 (4.67%) Electronics
7 57 (2.96%) Retail
8 35 (1.82%) Legal
9 28 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.35%) Law
11 22 (1.14%) Publishing
12 19 (0.99%) Back Office
13 15 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.73%) Games
15 10 (0.52%) Billing
16 9 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
17 8 (0.42%) Advertising
18 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
19 6 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,182 (61.34%) Developer
2 496 (25.74%) Java Developer
3 205 (10.64%) Senior Developer
4 175 (9.08%) Architect
5 126 (6.54%) .NET Developer
6 117 (6.07%) Analyst
7 98 (5.09%) Agile Developer
7 98 (5.09%) Tester
8 95 (4.93%) Integration Developer
8 95 (4.93%) Senior Java Developer
9 81 (4.20%) C# Developer
10 75 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
11 73 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
12 71 (3.68%) Consultant
12 71 (3.68%) Test Analyst
13 60 (3.11%) Lead Developer
14 58 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
15 56 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
16 53 (2.75%) Agile Java Developer
17 51 (2.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,070 (55.53%) REST
2 1,037 (53.81%) Web Services
3 733 (38.04%) XML
4 517 (26.83%) JSON
5 512 (26.57%) HTML
6 461 (23.92%) Spring
7 460 (23.87%) RESTful
8 422 (21.90%) CSS
9 344 (17.85%) .NET
10 273 (14.17%) AngularJS
11 241 (12.51%) Hibernate
12 233 (12.09%) HTML5
13 231 (11.99%) J2EE
14 213 (11.05%) jQuery
15 186 (9.65%) XSLT
16 174 (9.03%) Node.js
17 150 (7.78%) Spring Boot
18 141 (7.32%) WCF
19 124 (6.43%) Apache Camel
20 118 (6.12%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 150 (7.78%) Greenfield Project
2 127 (6.59%) Mobile App
3 105 (5.45%) User Experience
4 98 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 33 (1.71%) Clustering
8 27 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.19%) Algorithms
10 22 (1.14%) PKI
11 20 (1.04%) Derivative
12 19 (0.99%) Mainframe
13 18 (0.93%) CMDB
14 17 (0.88%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.88%) N-Tier
14 17 (0.88%) Thin Client
14 17 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.83%) Fintech
16 14 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 265 (13.75%) Linux
2 170 (8.82%) Unix
3 164 (8.51%) Windows
4 74 (3.84%) Android
5 66 (3.43%) Apple iOS
6 40 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (1.87%) CentOS
8 24 (1.25%) Windows Server
9 23 (1.19%) Mac OS X
10 16 (0.83%) Solaris
11 14 (0.73%) HPUX
12 11 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.16%) SUSE
17 2 (0.10%) AIX
17 2 (0.10%) Debian
17 2 (0.10%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,071 (55.58%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (28.54%) TDD
3 406 (21.07%) Scrum
4 354 (18.37%) SOA
5 343 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
6 306 (15.88%) Test Automation
7 276 (14.32%) BDD
8 269 (13.96%) MVC
9 255 (13.23%) Microservices
10 206 (10.69%) DevOps
11 203 (10.53%) OO
12 180 (9.34%) E-Commerce
13 166 (8.61%) Unit Testing
14 160 (8.30%) Kanban
15 133 (6.90%) SDLC
16 126 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
17 116 (6.02%) Open Source
18 111 (5.76%) Web Development
19 108 (5.60%) User Stories
20 107 (5.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,118 (58.02%) Java
2 605 (31.40%) JavaScript
3 536 (27.82%) SQL
4 362 (18.79%) C#
5 138 (7.16%) Scala
6 109 (5.66%) Python
7 104 (5.40%) XPath
8 88 (4.57%) Groovy
9 83 (4.31%) PL/SQL
10 67 (3.48%) T-SQL
11 62 (3.22%) PHP
12 58 (3.01%) Shell Script
13 55 (2.85%) Ruby
14 50 (2.59%) Apex Code
15 49 (2.54%) TypeScript
16 47 (2.44%) Bash Shell
17 46 (2.39%) ES6
17 46 (2.39%) PowerShell
18 38 (1.97%) C
19 36 (1.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 100 (5.19%) Degree
2 81 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 17 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 14 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
6 13 (0.67%) ISEB
7 10 (0.52%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.26%) OCP
10 4 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.16%) PMP
12 2 (0.10%) MCSD
12 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.052%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (10.22%) QA
2 16 (0.83%) MiFID
3 8 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.42%) EMIR
3 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.31%) SLA
5 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.26%) WCAG
6 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.16%) PSD2
8 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.10%) GDPR
9 1 (0.052%) HL7
9 1 (0.052%) PMO
9 1 (0.052%) SEPA
9 1 (0.052%) WAI
System Software
1 184 (9.55%) Docker
2 56 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 36 (1.87%) Apache Flume
4 33 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (1.50%) HDFS
6 24 (1.25%) vSphere
7 13 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.21%) LXC
9 2 (0.10%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.052%) Varnish
10 1 (0.052%) vCloud
10 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.052%) XenApp
10 1 (0.052%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 91 (4.72%) Puppet
2 67 (3.48%) Ansible
3 50 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (1.50%) Oozie
6 28 (1.45%) Kibana
7 26 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (1.09%) Grafana
9 18 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (0.83%) Kubernetes
11 14 (0.73%) BladeLogic
12 11 (0.57%) Terraform
13 10 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.52%) OpenSSO
14 9 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
14 9 (0.47%) Control-M
15 6 (0.31%) logstash
16 3 (0.16%) Matomo
16 3 (0.16%) RSA Archer
16 3 (0.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 344 (17.85%) Oracle
2 240 (12.45%) Microsoft
3 116 (6.02%) SAP
4 112 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
5 103 (5.35%) IBM
6 57 (2.96%) WSO2
7 55 (2.85%) MuleSoft
8 52 (2.70%) ServiceNow
9 49 (2.54%) HP
10 46 (2.39%) Google
11 43 (2.23%) webMethods
12 39 (2.02%) Talend
13 38 (1.97%) Apigee
14 37 (1.92%) Red Hat
15 35 (1.82%) VMware
16 31 (1.61%) Informatica
17 28 (1.45%) CA
17 28 (1.45%) Cloudera
18 26 (1.35%) ATG
19 25 (1.30%) Perforce