Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 125 132
Rank change year-on-year -30 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 903 1,834 1,928
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.66% 2.07% 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.45% 6.23% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 1,165 1,360
Median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £355 £350 £325
90th Percentile £600 £622 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £38.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +18.00% +1.69%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £38.14
% change year-on-year -17.65% +11.45% +1.69%

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 16,554 29,428 30,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.40% 33.24% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,344 20,935 21,651
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £335 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 273 312
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.23%
10th Percentile £20.88 £18.50 £18.28
90th Percentile £69.13 £60.00 £58.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.54%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in England.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in England

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in England.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SOAP in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -7 397 £500 -4.76% 64
South East +7 151 £450 -0.55% 33
North of England -9 130 £425 -3.63% 42
Midlands +20 104 £488 +2.63% 17
South West -15 83 £525 +16.67% 13
West Midlands +22 71 £488 +8.33% 16
North West -15 64 £450 +2.86% 22
Yorkshire +20 41 £400 -11.11% 17
East of England -51 34 £475 -9.52% 16
East Midlands +37 33 £475 -9.52% 1
North East +32 30 £425 +6.25% 3
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 530 (58.69%) REST
2 527 (58.36%) Java
3 489 (54.15%) Web Services
4 442 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
5 355 (39.31%) XML
6 280 (31.01%) JavaScript
7 242 (26.80%) SQL
8 240 (26.58%) JSON
9 212 (23.48%) Git (software)
10 210 (23.26%) Jenkins
11 207 (22.92%) Microservices
12 206 (22.81%) TDD
13 199 (22.04%) Spring
13 199 (22.04%) Scrum
14 195 (21.59%) RESTful
15 194 (21.48%) HTML
16 181 (20.04%) Oracle
16 181 (20.04%) AWS
17 168 (18.60%) BDD
18 166 (18.38%) AngularJS
19 163 (18.05%) CSS
20 157 (17.39%) SQL Server
21 156 (17.28%) Linux
22 145 (16.06%) Security Cleared
23 143 (15.84%) DevOps
24 139 (15.39%) Continuous Integration
25 137 (15.17%) Maven
26 136 (15.06%) JUnit
27 133 (14.73%) SOA
28 132 (14.62%) Test Automation

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 64 (7.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 52 (5.76%) Apache
3 44 (4.87%) Tomcat
4 40 (4.43%) WebLogic
5 38 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (4.21%) WebSphere
6 35 (3.88%) Confluence
7 32 (3.54%) Red Hat Fuse
8 30 (3.32%) JBoss
8 30 (3.32%) Mule
9 21 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
10 19 (2.10%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.22%) CMS
12 9 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.89%) Apache ServiceMix
13 8 (0.89%) nginx
14 7 (0.78%) IIS
15 6 (0.66%) Anypoint
15 6 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.44%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 15 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.44%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) InVision
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 37 (4.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (2.33%) BusinessWorks
3 9 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.66%) Magento
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.44%) Shopify
5 4 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.33%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.11%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 181 (20.04%) AWS
2 110 (12.18%) Azure
3 66 (7.31%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (4.32%) Amazon SQS
5 36 (3.99%) Boomi
6 33 (3.65%) GitHub
7 30 (3.32%) SaaS
8 20 (2.21%) Serverless
9 18 (1.99%) GCP
9 18 (1.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 17 (1.88%) OpenShift
11 16 (1.77%) PaaS
11 16 (1.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 15 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (1.44%) Power Platform
14 10 (1.11%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.89%) npm
16 7 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (11.85%) HTTP
2 43 (4.76%) SNMP
3 31 (3.43%) SSL
4 26 (2.88%) FTP
5 19 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.99%) Firewall
7 13 (1.44%) Network Security
8 11 (1.22%) DNS
9 9 (1.00%) DHCP
9 9 (1.00%) DMZ
9 9 (1.00%) Extranet
9 9 (1.00%) Intranet
10 8 (0.89%) DOCSIS
11 7 (0.78%) AMQP
11 7 (0.78%) Internet
12 6 (0.66%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.55%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.55%) MQTT
13 5 (0.55%) X.509
14 4 (0.44%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 82 (9.08%) MySQL
3 65 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
4 47 (5.20%) Amazon RDS
5 45 (4.98%) Relational Database
6 37 (4.10%) NoSQL
7 29 (3.21%) Oracle Database
8 25 (2.77%) MongoDB
9 22 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.55%) DB2
12 13 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (1.44%) Power BI
13 12 (1.33%) Spotfire
14 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
15 8 (0.89%) Pentaho
15 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.78%) Aerospike
16 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 212 (23.48%) Git (software)
2 210 (23.26%) Jenkins
3 137 (15.17%) Maven
4 136 (15.06%) JUnit
5 120 (13.29%) Selenium
5 120 (13.29%) SoapUI
6 85 (9.41%) JIRA
7 79 (8.75%) Mockito
8 67 (7.42%) SonarQube
9 64 (7.09%) Cucumber
10 59 (6.53%) Postman
11 55 (6.09%) DbUnit
11 55 (6.09%) jMock
12 45 (4.98%) Gradle
13 42 (4.65%) Eclipse
14 38 (4.21%) GitLab
15 37 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
16 36 (3.99%) JMeter
17 32 (3.54%) Visual Studio
18 28 (3.10%) Subversion
General
1 121 (13.40%) Finance
2 101 (11.18%) Public Sector
3 62 (6.87%) Marketing
4 61 (6.76%) Banking
5 44 (4.87%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.21%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.99%) Electronics
8 20 (2.21%) Retail
9 10 (1.11%) Law
10 9 (1.00%) Games
10 9 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.55%) Back Office
12 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.55%) Front Office
12 5 (0.55%) Legal
13 4 (0.44%) Local Government
14 3 (0.33%) Advertising
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 550 (60.91%) Developer
2 184 (20.38%) Java Developer
3 104 (11.52%) Architect
4 58 (6.42%) Senior Developer
5 53 (5.87%) .NET Developer
6 49 (5.43%) Salesforce Developer
7 48 (5.32%) Designer
8 41 (4.54%) Consultant
9 36 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
10 35 (3.88%) Analyst
10 35 (3.88%) Angular Developer
11 31 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 31 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
11 31 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
11 31 (3.43%) Solutions Designer
12 27 (2.99%) Integration Developer
12 27 (2.99%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 24 (2.66%) Applications Developer
13 24 (2.66%) Tester
14 21 (2.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 530 (58.69%) REST
2 489 (54.15%) Web Services
3 355 (39.31%) XML
4 240 (26.58%) JSON
5 199 (22.04%) Spring
6 195 (21.59%) RESTful
7 194 (21.48%) HTML
8 166 (18.38%) AngularJS
9 163 (18.05%) CSS
10 124 (13.73%) .NET
11 91 (10.08%) Node.js
12 88 (9.75%) XSLT
13 81 (8.97%) Hibernate
14 77 (8.53%) Middleware
15 75 (8.31%) Spring Boot
16 70 (7.75%) JPA
17 67 (7.42%) HTML5
18 66 (7.31%) J2EE
19 60 (6.64%) jQuery
20 55 (6.09%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
3 44 (4.87%) User Experience
4 42 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 41 (4.54%) PKI
6 26 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.44%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.77%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.44%) Mobile Payment
10 12 (1.33%) NHS
11 10 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.89%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.78%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.66%) W3C
16 5 (0.55%) DataPower
16 5 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 156 (17.28%) Linux
2 98 (10.85%) Unix
3 77 (8.53%) Windows
4 20 (2.21%) Android
5 19 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.77%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.66%) AIX
7 6 (0.66%) Amazon Linux
7 6 (0.66%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.22%) CentOS
9 2 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (22.92%) Microservices
3 206 (22.81%) TDD
4 199 (22.04%) Scrum
5 168 (18.60%) BDD
6 143 (15.84%) DevOps
7 139 (15.39%) Continuous Integration
8 133 (14.73%) SOA
9 132 (14.62%) Test Automation
10 119 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
11 104 (11.52%) Kanban
12 97 (10.74%) Open Source
13 94 (10.41%) Unit Testing
14 84 (9.30%) MVC
15 73 (8.08%) Integration Testing
15 73 (8.08%) Migration
16 63 (6.98%) Web Development
17 60 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
18 54 (5.98%) E-Commerce
18 54 (5.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 527 (58.36%) Java
2 280 (31.01%) JavaScript
3 242 (26.80%) SQL
4 127 (14.06%) C#
5 108 (11.96%) Python
6 76 (8.42%) Java 8
7 64 (7.09%) Shell Script
8 57 (6.31%) PHP
9 56 (6.20%) Perl
9 56 (6.20%) PL/SQL
10 50 (5.54%) XPath
11 46 (5.09%) PowerShell
12 39 (4.32%) Bash Shell
13 38 (4.21%) Groovy
14 33 (3.65%) T-SQL
15 28 (3.10%) VB.NET
16 27 (2.99%) Apex Code
17 25 (2.77%) TypeScript
18 23 (2.55%) Ruby
19 21 (2.33%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 145 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 127 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.87%) Degree
4 21 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.77%) ISEB
6 14 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.00%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.66%) CCNA
12 5 (0.55%) CCNP
13 3 (0.33%) SANS
14 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
15 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.64%) QA
2 11 (1.22%) GDPR
3 5 (0.55%) GxP
3 5 (0.55%) ISO 20022
4 4 (0.44%) RMADS
5 3 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.33%) NCSC
5 3 (0.33%) SEPA
5 3 (0.33%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
6 2 (0.22%) WCAG
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) NIST
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 128 (14.17%) Docker
2 50 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 38 (4.21%) Postfix
4 12 (1.33%) NFS
5 11 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.22%) vSphere
6 6 (0.66%) OpenAM
6 6 (0.66%) OpenDJ
6 6 (0.66%) RACF
7 4 (0.44%) NDS
7 4 (0.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.22%) LXC
8 2 (0.22%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) Varnish
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (4.98%) Kubernetes
2 37 (4.10%) Netcool
3 35 (3.88%) Amdocs OSS
3 35 (3.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 30 (3.32%) Ansible
5 23 (2.55%) Puppet
6 19 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
6 19 (2.10%) Terraform
7 17 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.66%) Control-M
9 6 (0.66%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 5 (0.55%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.44%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 3 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 2 (0.22%) SCCM
13 2 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 181 (20.04%) Oracle
2 79 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.75%) SAP
3 67 (7.42%) IBM
3 67 (7.42%) Salesforce.com
4 54 (5.98%) ServiceNow
5 43 (4.76%) BMC
6 37 (4.10%) Remedy
7 35 (3.88%) Cramer
7 35 (3.88%) Dell
7 35 (3.88%) Siebel
7 35 (3.88%) xMatters
8 34 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.77%) Google
10 23 (2.55%) MuleSoft
10 23 (2.55%) TIBCO
10 23 (2.55%) WSO2
11 22 (2.44%) Cisco
12 19 (2.10%) Nokia
13 18 (1.99%) Talend