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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK / England
Rank 123 136 134
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 821 863 812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.96% 1.76% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.22% 6.24% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 579 535
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Median hourly rate £51.25 £49.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +53.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.22 £39.90 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13203 13828 12995
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.59% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9164 9692 8524
Median daily rate £425 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 213 172
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 355 £475 +5.55% 98
South East +18 177 £438 +6.06% 45
South West +54 69 £355 +1.42% 28
North West +11 56 £450 +12.50% 29
East Midlands +25 37 £363 -3.33% 15
West Midlands +2 37 £450 - 17
Yorkshire +22 36 £363 -5.22% 26
East of England -52 28 £450 -7.92% 13
North East -2 19 £450 +35.84% 11
Midlands +8 1 - -
SOAP
UK

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 943 (55.47%) REST
2 935 (55.00%) Java
3 918 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
4 910 (53.53%) Web Services
5 729 (42.88%) XML
6 611 (35.94%) JavaScript
7 583 (34.29%) SQL
8 506 (29.76%) HTML
9 492 (28.94%) Spring
10 468 (27.53%) JSON
11 456 (26.82%) CSS
12 437 (25.71%) TDD
13 396 (23.29%) Oracle
14 388 (22.82%) Scrum
15 368 (21.65%) Git (software)
16 351 (20.65%) Finance
17 317 (18.65%) Linux
18 313 (18.41%) RESTful
19 302 (17.76%) Jenkins
20 280 (16.47%) Hibernate
21 278 (16.35%) C#
22 273 (16.06%) OO
23 272 (16.00%) jQuery
24 271 (15.94%) J2EE
25 269 (15.82%) .NET
25 269 (15.82%) MVC
25 269 (15.82%) JIRA
26 261 (15.35%) Maven
27 256 (15.06%) Unix
28 254 (14.94%) Continuous Integration

SOAP
Top Related 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
1 168 (9.88%) WebSphere
2 153 (9.00%) JBoss
3 146 (8.59%) Apache
4 129 (7.59%) Tomcat
5 128 (7.53%) WebLogic
6 87 (5.12%) Confluence
7 79 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 72 (4.24%) CMS
9 60 (3.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 52 (3.06%) Mule
11 37 (2.18%) Apache Solr
12 34 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
12 34 (2.00%) IIS
12 34 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 27 (1.59%) SharePoint
14 24 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (1.41%) Mule ESB
15 22 (1.29%) GlassFish
16 18 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
17 15 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 33 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.41%) MS Office
4 6 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.059%) HipChat
5 1 (0.059%) MS Project
5 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (2.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 34 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.24%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.24%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.18%) assyst
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.059%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.059%) Magento
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.059%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 106 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (4.47%) GitHub
4 53 (3.12%) PaaS
5 49 (2.88%) IaaS
6 37 (2.18%) SaaS
7 17 (1.00%) Boomi
8 14 (0.82%) Force.com
8 14 (0.82%) OpenShift
9 11 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.59%) CloudBees
10 10 (0.59%) Office 365
11 9 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.35%) TestFlight
14 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.24%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (6.24%) HTTP
2 65 (3.82%) Internet
3 52 (3.06%) LDAP
4 47 (2.76%) SSL
5 41 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.94%) HTTPS
7 27 (1.59%) Firewall
8 20 (1.18%) SSH
9 19 (1.12%) SMTP
10 16 (0.94%) FTP
11 11 (0.65%) Broadband
11 11 (0.65%) SNMP
12 9 (0.53%) Diameter Protocol
12 9 (0.53%) Intranet
13 8 (0.47%) MPLS
14 7 (0.41%) DNS
14 7 (0.41%) Network Security
14 7 (0.41%) VPN
14 7 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.35%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 132 (7.76%) MySQL
3 122 (7.18%) NoSQL
4 118 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 113 (6.65%) MongoDB
6 103 (6.06%) Oracle Database
7 66 (3.88%) DB2
8 47 (2.76%) RDBMS
9 43 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 38 (2.24%) Big Data
10 38 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
12 32 (1.88%) Redis
13 30 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
15 21 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
15 21 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (1.00%) Endeca
16 17 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 368 (21.65%) Git (software)
2 302 (17.76%) Jenkins
3 269 (15.82%) JIRA
4 261 (15.35%) Maven
5 232 (13.65%) Selenium
6 203 (11.94%) SoapUI
7 192 (11.29%) JUnit
8 125 (7.35%) Cucumber
9 121 (7.12%) Eclipse
10 117 (6.88%) Subversion
11 107 (6.29%) Mockito
12 103 (6.06%) Ant
13 97 (5.71%) Gradle
14 88 (5.18%) TeamCity
15 86 (5.06%) WebDriver
16 69 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
17 53 (3.12%) Hudson
17 53 (3.12%) Visual Studio
18 52 (3.06%) Bitbucket
19 49 (2.88%) JMeter
General
1 351 (20.65%) Finance
2 222 (13.06%) Banking
3 101 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 81 (4.76%) Marketing
5 65 (3.82%) Retail
6 52 (3.06%) Electronics
7 51 (3.00%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.00%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.06%) Back Office
10 17 (1.00%) Games
11 14 (0.82%) Law
12 12 (0.71%) Publishing
13 11 (0.65%) Legal
14 9 (0.53%) Advertising
14 9 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.41%) Billing
16 6 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.35%) Front Office
17 5 (0.29%) Automotive
18 3 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1011 (59.47%) Developer
2 443 (26.06%) Java Developer
3 219 (12.88%) Architect
4 124 (7.29%) Senior Developer
5 112 (6.59%) Analyst
6 111 (6.53%) .NET Developer
7 86 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
8 83 (4.88%) Tester
9 78 (4.59%) C# Developer
10 76 (4.47%) Test Analyst
11 62 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
12 58 (3.41%) Consultant
13 56 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
14 51 (3.00%) Salesforce Developer
15 45 (2.65%) Automation Tester
15 45 (2.65%) Software Developer
16 42 (2.47%) Agile Developer
16 42 (2.47%) Software Engineer
17 40 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
18 39 (2.29%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 943 (55.47%) REST
2 910 (53.53%) Web Services
3 729 (42.88%) XML
4 506 (29.76%) HTML
5 492 (28.94%) Spring
6 468 (27.53%) JSON
7 456 (26.82%) CSS
8 313 (18.41%) RESTful
9 280 (16.47%) Hibernate
10 272 (16.00%) jQuery
11 271 (15.94%) J2EE
12 269 (15.82%) .NET
13 254 (14.94%) AngularJS
14 190 (11.18%) JMS
15 175 (10.29%) HTML5
16 152 (8.94%) XSLT
17 146 (8.59%) Ajax
18 134 (7.88%) Java EE
19 133 (7.82%) Middleware
20 130 (7.65%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.65%) User Experience
3 70 (4.12%) Mobile App
4 48 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 22 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 21 (1.24%) iPad
12 19 (1.12%) Data Centre
13 17 (1.00%) CMDB
14 16 (0.94%) DataPower
15 15 (0.88%) Mainframe
16 14 (0.82%) Fixed Income
17 12 (0.71%) Derivative
18 11 (0.65%) Clustering
18 11 (0.65%) Management Information System
18 11 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 317 (18.65%) Linux
2 256 (15.06%) Unix
3 143 (8.41%) Windows
4 40 (2.35%) Android
5 38 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.41%) Solaris
8 11 (0.65%) HPUX
9 9 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.41%) CentOS
10 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.059%) AIX
15 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.059%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (25.71%) TDD
3 388 (22.82%) Scrum
4 273 (16.06%) OO
5 269 (15.82%) MVC
6 254 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
7 229 (13.47%) SOA
8 225 (13.24%) BDD
9 188 (11.06%) DevOps
10 150 (8.82%) E-Commerce
11 142 (8.35%) Unit Testing
12 130 (7.65%) Open Source
12 130 (7.65%) SDLC
13 127 (7.47%) Microservices
14 123 (7.24%) Software Engineering
15 94 (5.53%) Test Automation
16 92 (5.41%) Web Development
17 91 (5.35%) Test Scripting
18 89 (5.24%) Refactoring
18 89 (5.24%) UML
Programming Languages
1 935 (55.00%) Java
2 611 (35.94%) JavaScript
3 583 (34.29%) SQL
4 278 (16.35%) C#
5 122 (7.18%) Python
6 105 (6.18%) Shell Script
7 72 (4.24%) PL/SQL
8 70 (4.12%) Scala
9 51 (3.00%) PHP
10 48 (2.82%) Korn
11 46 (2.71%) Apex Code
12 44 (2.59%) Ruby
13 43 (2.53%) Perl
13 43 (2.53%) T-SQL
14 42 (2.47%) Groovy
15 41 (2.41%) XPath
16 38 (2.24%) PowerShell
17 34 (2.00%) Bash Shell
18 29 (1.71%) SOQL
19 22 (1.29%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 93 (5.47%) Security Cleared
2 90 (5.29%) Degree
3 65 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 18 (1.06%) ISEB
6 15 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.41%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.24%) MCSE
12 3 (0.18%) CISSP
12 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.12%) CISA
13 2 (0.12%) CISM
13 2 (0.12%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.059%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.059%) CSSLP
14 1 (0.059%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (7.41%) QA
2 22 (1.29%) FATCA
3 20 (1.18%) MiFID
4 19 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
4 19 (1.12%) EMIR
5 16 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.41%) PA-DSS
7 7 (0.41%) SDET
8 6 (0.35%) HL7
9 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.12%) SLA
11 1 (0.059%) COBIT
11 1 (0.059%) PMO
11 1 (0.059%) SEPA
11 1 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 84 (4.94%) Docker
2 21 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.76%) LXC
5 5 (0.29%) Varnish
5 5 (0.29%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.24%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.24%) vCloud
6 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.18%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.18%) vSphere
8 2 (0.12%) HDFS
9 1 (0.059%) etcd
9 1 (0.059%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.059%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 54 (3.18%) Puppet
2 33 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.71%) Ansible
4 25 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.71%) Kibana
6 10 (0.59%) logstash
7 8 (0.47%) OpenSSO
7 8 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (0.47%) Piwik
8 7 (0.41%) Control-M
8 7 (0.41%) Rancher
9 5 (0.29%) CloudHub
9 5 (0.29%) Grafana
9 5 (0.29%) OpenAM
9 5 (0.29%) vRealize
10 4 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.24%) MOM
10 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.24%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.18%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 396 (23.29%) Oracle
2 162 (9.53%) Microsoft
3 115 (6.76%) IBM
4 84 (4.94%) Salesforce.com
5 82 (4.82%) SAP
6 71 (4.18%) Adobe
7 58 (3.41%) MuleSoft
8 51 (3.00%) VMware
9 43 (2.53%) ServiceNow
10 42 (2.47%) Perforce
10 42 (2.47%) Solace
11 40 (2.35%) HP
12 39 (2.29%) hybris
13 38 (2.24%) ATG
14 32 (1.88%) CA
15 30 (1.76%) Google
16 27 (1.59%) TIBCO
17 26 (1.53%) Atlassian
17 26 (1.53%) Informatica
17 26 (1.53%) webMethods
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