Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 127 131
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,848 1,877 1,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.04% 2.06% 1.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.91% 6.35% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,169 1,345 1,193
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £340 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 10
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £28.13 £41.35 £30.30
90th Percentile £61.94 £49.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +2.74%

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 31,253 29,541 28,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.51% 32.49% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,190 21,278 19,623
England median daily rate £494 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £476 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.48% +8.24% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 317 317
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.03 £18.65 £15.43
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% - +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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -26 718 £525 +10.53% 132
South East -19 371 £450 - 106
North of England +18 234 £430 +7.50% 138
Midlands +27 192 £463 +8.82% 64
South West -10 163 £450 +24.14% 43
East of England +1 159 £525 +5.00% 29
West Midlands +32 141 £450 -2.70% 32
North West +19 128 £438 +16.67% 78
Yorkshire +4 82 £425 +3.66% 54
East Midlands -11 45 £508 +26.88% 32
North East -7 24 £438 +2.94% 6
South Coast -1 1 - -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1,016 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 983 (53.19%) REST
3 930 (50.32%) Java
3 930 (50.32%) Web Services
4 605 (32.74%) XML
5 531 (28.73%) JSON
6 525 (28.41%) JavaScript
7 521 (28.19%) SQL
8 478 (25.87%) TDD
9 453 (24.51%) Git (software)
10 435 (23.54%) HTML
11 425 (23.00%) RESTful
12 422 (22.84%) C#
13 405 (21.92%) Scrum
14 392 (21.21%) Test Automation
15 376 (20.35%) .NET
16 350 (18.94%) CSS
17 339 (18.34%) Jenkins
18 336 (18.18%) Spring
19 330 (17.86%) Finance
20 316 (17.10%) AngularJS
21 312 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
22 308 (16.67%) Oracle
23 295 (15.96%) Linux
24 282 (15.26%) BDD
25 274 (14.83%) SoapUI
26 272 (14.72%) Selenium
27 263 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
28 254 (13.74%) SQL Server
28 254 (13.74%) 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
1 123 (6.66%) Confluence
2 116 (6.28%) Mule
3 105 (5.68%) Apache
4 97 (5.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 94 (5.09%) Tomcat
6 83 (4.49%) WebLogic
7 76 (4.11%) JBoss
8 67 (3.63%) CMS
9 57 (3.08%) WebSphere
10 56 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
11 42 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
12 37 (2.00%) nginx
13 35 (1.89%) Mule ESB
14 30 (1.62%) Anypoint
15 28 (1.52%) Apache Spark
16 27 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
17 26 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
18 25 (1.35%) SharePoint
19 22 (1.19%) Umbraco
20 19 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.87%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.65%) Workday HCM
3 8 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.32%) Maximo
6 5 (0.27%) HFM
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.22%) Magento
7 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 263 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (6.82%) GitHub
4 74 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
5 65 (3.52%) SaaS
6 60 (3.25%) PaaS
7 41 (2.22%) IaaS
8 40 (2.16%) Google Analytics
8 40 (2.16%) Serverless
9 37 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
10 33 (1.79%) Apigee
11 32 (1.73%) OpenShift
12 30 (1.62%) Boomi
13 28 (1.52%) Azure Functions
13 28 (1.52%) Heroku
14 26 (1.41%) Amazon S3
15 18 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
16 14 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 13 (0.70%) BrowserStack
17 13 (0.70%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 131 (7.09%) HTTP
2 119 (6.44%) SSL
3 93 (5.03%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.73%) DNS
5 31 (1.68%) FTP
6 20 (1.08%) Skype
7 19 (1.03%) HTTPS
8 15 (0.81%) 3G
8 15 (0.81%) 4G
8 15 (0.81%) Diameter Protocol
8 15 (0.81%) Firewall
9 14 (0.76%) Internet
9 14 (0.76%) Wireshark
10 12 (0.65%) Kerberos
11 10 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (0.54%) SSH
12 8 (0.43%) VPN
13 6 (0.32%) RFID
14 5 (0.27%) Bluetooth
15 4 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 129 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 115 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 108 (5.84%) MySQL
5 97 (5.25%) Relational Database
6 69 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
7 48 (2.60%) Hadoop
8 45 (2.44%) Big Data
9 44 (2.38%) Oracle Database
10 36 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 27 (1.46%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (0.92%) RavenDB
16 16 (0.87%) Apache Hive
16 16 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
17 14 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
17 14 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 453 (24.51%) Git (software)
2 339 (18.34%) Jenkins
3 274 (14.83%) SoapUI
4 272 (14.72%) Selenium
5 228 (12.34%) Maven
6 220 (11.90%) JIRA
7 205 (11.09%) JUnit
8 165 (8.93%) Cucumber
9 113 (6.11%) Visual Studio
10 103 (5.57%) JMeter
11 102 (5.52%) Subversion
12 91 (4.92%) Mockito
13 89 (4.82%) Eclipse
14 83 (4.49%) SonarQube
15 79 (4.27%) gulp
16 77 (4.17%) jMock
17 76 (4.11%) Ant
17 76 (4.11%) DbUnit
18 73 (3.95%) Gradle
19 71 (3.84%) TeamCity
General
1 330 (17.86%) Finance
2 131 (7.09%) Banking
3 128 (6.93%) Marketing
4 114 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 89 (4.82%) Manufacturing
6 79 (4.27%) Electronics
7 36 (1.95%) Retail
8 27 (1.46%) Back Office
9 20 (1.08%) Publishing
10 16 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.70%) Legal
12 12 (0.65%) Law
13 11 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.54%) Billing
14 10 (0.54%) Games
15 9 (0.49%) Front Office
16 8 (0.43%) Advertising
16 8 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,053 (56.98%) Developer
2 359 (19.43%) Java Developer
3 208 (11.26%) Architect
4 159 (8.60%) .NET Developer
5 147 (7.95%) Analyst
6 121 (6.55%) Senior Developer
7 110 (5.95%) Test Analyst
8 109 (5.90%) Tester
9 71 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
10 70 (3.79%) Software Developer
11 68 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
12 61 (3.30%) C# Developer
12 61 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 60 (3.25%) Lead Developer
14 55 (2.98%) Technical Leader
15 54 (2.92%) Angular Developer
15 54 (2.92%) Technical Architect
16 53 (2.87%) Automation Tester
16 53 (2.87%) Integration Developer
17 52 (2.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 983 (53.19%) REST
2 930 (50.32%) Web Services
3 605 (32.74%) XML
4 531 (28.73%) JSON
5 435 (23.54%) HTML
6 425 (23.00%) RESTful
7 376 (20.35%) .NET
8 350 (18.94%) CSS
9 336 (18.18%) Spring
10 316 (17.10%) AngularJS
11 226 (12.23%) jQuery
12 216 (11.69%) HTML5
13 188 (10.17%) J2EE
14 176 (9.52%) Node.js
15 161 (8.71%) Middleware
16 154 (8.33%) Spring Boot
17 141 (7.63%) Apache Camel
18 132 (7.14%) ASP.NET
19 128 (6.93%) Hibernate
20 116 (6.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 159 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
3 75 (4.06%) User Experience
4 62 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
4 62 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 53 (2.87%) Data Structures
6 49 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
7 45 (2.44%) Data Centre
8 29 (1.57%) DataPower
9 28 (1.52%) Clustering
10 21 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 21 (1.14%) CMDB
10 21 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (0.97%) Fat Client
12 18 (0.97%) NHS
12 18 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 18 (0.97%) Thin Client
13 16 (0.87%) Fintech
14 13 (0.70%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 295 (15.96%) Linux
2 203 (10.98%) Windows
3 149 (8.06%) Unix
4 48 (2.60%) Apple iOS
4 48 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 37 (2.00%) Android
7 36 (1.95%) Ubuntu
8 22 (1.19%) CentOS
9 19 (1.03%) Solaris
10 14 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.54%) AIX
12 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.43%) HPUX
14 7 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.16%) Debian
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.11%) Fedora
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,016 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (25.87%) TDD
3 405 (21.92%) Scrum
4 392 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 312 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
6 282 (15.26%) BDD
7 254 (13.74%) Microservices
8 248 (13.42%) SOA
9 225 (12.18%) DevOps
10 175 (9.47%) Open Source
10 175 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
11 171 (9.25%) MVC
12 141 (7.63%) Kanban
13 130 (7.03%) OO
13 130 (7.03%) Software Engineering
14 124 (6.71%) User Stories
15 123 (6.66%) E-Commerce
16 122 (6.60%) Analytics
17 116 (6.28%) Migration
18 109 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 930 (50.32%) Java
2 525 (28.41%) JavaScript
3 521 (28.19%) SQL
4 422 (22.84%) C#
5 158 (8.55%) Python
6 147 (7.95%) Java 8
7 96 (5.19%) Groovy
8 73 (3.95%) Ruby
9 72 (3.90%) PHP
10 69 (3.73%) PowerShell
11 64 (3.46%) Scala
12 63 (3.41%) PL/SQL
13 59 (3.19%) Perl
14 57 (3.08%) Bash Shell
14 57 (3.08%) TypeScript
15 51 (2.76%) C++
16 50 (2.71%) T-SQL
17 49 (2.65%) C
18 40 (2.16%) Apex Code
19 38 (2.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 201 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 159 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 105 (5.68%) Degree
4 63 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 47 (2.54%) ISTQB
6 38 (2.06%) ISEB
7 25 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.27%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.22%) CISSP
15 3 (0.16%) CCNA
15 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.16%) MCSE
15 3 (0.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.76%) QA
2 28 (1.52%) HMG Infosec
2 28 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 28 (1.52%) JSP 440
3 13 (0.70%) SLA
4 8 (0.43%) PSD2
4 8 (0.43%) WAI
5 6 (0.32%) GDPR
5 6 (0.32%) HL7
5 6 (0.32%) SEPA
6 5 (0.27%) MiFID
6 5 (0.27%) PMO
7 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.16%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.054%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 169 (9.15%) Docker
2 68 (3.68%) vSphere
3 66 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.24%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.22%) OpenAM
6 4 (0.22%) OpenDJ
7 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.11%) HDFS
8 2 (0.11%) KVM
8 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.054%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.054%) iptables
Systems Management
1 64 (3.46%) Puppet
2 58 (3.14%) Ansible
3 42 (2.27%) Kibana
4 39 (2.11%) Kubernetes
5 37 (2.00%) Grafana
6 35 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
7 30 (1.62%) HP ALM
8 20 (1.08%) CloudHub
9 19 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.70%) Terraform
12 11 (0.60%) Prometheus
13 10 (0.54%) Rancher
14 4 (0.22%) Salt
14 4 (0.22%) SCCM
14 4 (0.22%) SCOM
14 4 (0.22%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
15 3 (0.16%) Nagios
16 2 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 308 (16.67%) Oracle
2 250 (13.53%) Microsoft
3 130 (7.03%) SAP
4 89 (4.82%) IBM
5 82 (4.44%) VMware
6 81 (4.38%) MuleSoft
7 75 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
8 67 (3.63%) WSO2
9 66 (3.57%) ServiceNow
10 58 (3.14%) Google
11 49 (2.65%) HP
12 47 (2.54%) webMethods
13 46 (2.49%) Adobe
14 42 (2.27%) Red Hat
15 29 (1.57%) Dell
15 29 (1.57%) Talend
16 21 (1.14%) Atlassian
17 20 (1.08%) CA
18 18 (0.97%) Informatica
19 17 (0.92%) hybris