Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 129 134
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,895 1,897 1,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.99% 2.00% 1.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.64% 6.15% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,233 1,300 1,279
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £313
90th Percentile £617 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.08% -11.32%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.59 £30.75
90th Percentile £62.50 £49.38 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.59
% change year-on-year - +38.08% -11.92%

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 33,610 30,839 30,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.23% 32.56% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,957 21,926 21,290
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 371 354
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.10 £18.75 £14.50
90th Percentile £58.60 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -28 730 £513 +5.13% 138
South East -11 386 £438 +2.94% 75
North of England +15 241 £425 +11.84% 109
East of England +29 208 £525 +10.53% 61
Midlands +15 191 £450 -10.00% 75
West Midlands +17 154 £450 -14.29% 42
South West -28 131 £448 +23.45% 40
North West +5 127 £425 +13.33% 65
Yorkshire +17 90 £425 +11.84% 32
East Midlands -8 37 £413 -4.62% 33
North East -10 24 £390 -8.24% 12
South Coast 0 1 - -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,021 (53.88%) Web Services
2 1,012 (53.40%) Java
3 1,011 (53.35%) Agile Software Development
4 999 (52.72%) REST
5 631 (33.30%) XML
6 546 (28.81%) TDD
7 512 (27.02%) JSON
8 501 (26.44%) JavaScript
9 471 (24.85%) SQL
10 457 (24.12%) Git (software)
11 433 (22.85%) RESTful
11 433 (22.85%) Scrum
12 404 (21.32%) HTML
13 395 (20.84%) Test Automation
14 378 (19.95%) Finance
15 367 (19.37%) Spring
16 366 (19.31%) Oracle
16 366 (19.31%) Jenkins
17 362 (19.10%) C#
18 355 (18.73%) .NET
19 337 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
20 331 (17.47%) CSS
21 326 (17.20%) SOA
22 311 (16.41%) SoapUI
23 301 (15.88%) BDD
24 283 (14.93%) Selenium
25 280 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
26 274 (14.46%) Microservices
27 269 (14.20%) AngularJS
28 260 (13.72%) Maven

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
1 140 (7.39%) Confluence
2 132 (6.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 111 (5.86%) Mule
4 92 (4.85%) WebLogic
5 89 (4.70%) Apache
6 86 (4.54%) Tomcat
7 78 (4.12%) Oracle Service Bus
8 74 (3.91%) JBoss
9 57 (3.01%) WebSphere
10 52 (2.74%) CMS
11 42 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
13 29 (1.53%) Anypoint
13 29 (1.53%) Apache Spark
14 26 (1.37%) SharePoint
15 25 (1.32%) Mule ESB
16 24 (1.27%) nginx
17 21 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 18 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
18 18 (0.95%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.47%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
6 5 (0.26%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.16%) Magento
8 3 (0.16%) Maximo
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.11%) Global One
9 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.11%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 280 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (4.70%) GitHub
4 64 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (2.37%) PaaS
6 37 (1.95%) Apigee
6 37 (1.95%) IaaS
7 35 (1.85%) SaaS
8 34 (1.79%) Heroku
9 32 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
10 27 (1.42%) Boomi
10 27 (1.42%) Serverless
11 25 (1.32%) OpenShift
12 23 (1.21%) Google Analytics
13 21 (1.11%) BrowserStack
14 18 (0.95%) Force.com
15 17 (0.90%) Azure Functions
16 16 (0.84%) Sauce Labs
17 14 (0.74%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (7.12%) HTTP
2 99 (5.22%) SSL
3 78 (4.12%) TCP/IP
4 37 (1.95%) FTP
5 32 (1.69%) DNS
6 21 (1.11%) HTTPS
6 21 (1.11%) Internet
7 18 (0.95%) 3G
7 18 (0.95%) 4G
7 18 (0.95%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (0.84%) Wireshark
9 11 (0.58%) Firewall
9 11 (0.58%) Skype
10 10 (0.53%) SSH
11 9 (0.47%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.47%) VPN
12 8 (0.42%) Bluetooth
13 6 (0.32%) SMS
14 5 (0.26%) SMTP
15 4 (0.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 140 (7.39%) MongoDB
3 110 (5.80%) NoSQL
4 102 (5.38%) MySQL
5 82 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 78 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
7 69 (3.64%) Oracle Database
8 48 (2.53%) Hadoop
9 45 (2.37%) Big Data
10 36 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 24 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.16%) DB2
14 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (1.00%) SQLite
16 17 (0.90%) Apache Hive
16 17 (0.90%) RavenDB
17 15 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
17 15 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
18 14 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 457 (24.12%) Git (software)
2 366 (19.31%) Jenkins
3 311 (16.41%) SoapUI
4 283 (14.93%) Selenium
5 260 (13.72%) Maven
6 224 (11.82%) JIRA
7 205 (10.82%) JUnit
8 165 (8.71%) Cucumber
9 127 (6.70%) Subversion
10 108 (5.70%) Mockito
11 98 (5.17%) JMeter
11 98 (5.17%) Visual Studio
12 92 (4.85%) SonarQube
13 84 (4.43%) DbUnit
14 80 (4.22%) jMock
15 79 (4.17%) Gradle
16 78 (4.12%) Eclipse
17 75 (3.96%) Ant
18 72 (3.80%) TeamCity
19 68 (3.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 378 (19.95%) Finance
2 148 (7.81%) Marketing
3 147 (7.76%) Telecoms
4 137 (7.23%) Banking
5 113 (5.96%) Manufacturing
6 107 (5.65%) Electronics
7 62 (3.27%) Retail
8 20 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.00%) Back Office
10 18 (0.95%) Front Office
11 16 (0.84%) Publishing
12 14 (0.74%) Legal
13 8 (0.42%) Games
14 7 (0.37%) Law
14 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.32%) Advertising
15 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.26%) French Language
17 4 (0.21%) Billing
18 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,052 (55.51%) Developer
2 428 (22.59%) Java Developer
3 196 (10.34%) Architect
4 155 (8.18%) Analyst
5 153 (8.07%) .NET Developer
6 141 (7.44%) Senior Developer
7 114 (6.02%) Test Analyst
8 110 (5.80%) Tester
9 80 (4.22%) Senior Java Developer
10 73 (3.85%) Automation Tester
11 70 (3.69%) C# Developer
12 69 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
13 63 (3.32%) Consultant
14 62 (3.27%) Lead Developer
15 58 (3.06%) Integration Developer
16 56 (2.96%) Software Developer
17 53 (2.80%) Agile Developer
18 48 (2.53%) Full Stack Developer
19 46 (2.43%) Lead Java Developer
20 45 (2.37%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,021 (53.88%) Web Services
2 999 (52.72%) REST
3 631 (33.30%) XML
4 512 (27.02%) JSON
5 433 (22.85%) RESTful
6 404 (21.32%) HTML
7 367 (19.37%) Spring
8 355 (18.73%) .NET
9 331 (17.47%) CSS
10 269 (14.20%) AngularJS
11 212 (11.19%) jQuery
12 191 (10.08%) J2EE
13 188 (9.92%) HTML5
14 182 (9.60%) Middleware
15 175 (9.23%) Spring Boot
16 170 (8.97%) Apache Camel
17 141 (7.44%) XSLT
18 136 (7.18%) ASP.NET
19 130 (6.86%) Node.js
20 126 (6.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 130 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
1 130 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
2 76 (4.01%) User Experience
3 75 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 68 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
5 53 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 32 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 31 (1.64%) DataPower
10 26 (1.37%) NHS
11 23 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 22 (1.16%) Fintech
12 22 (1.16%) Public Cloud
13 19 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 18 (0.95%) Clustering
14 18 (0.95%) Derivative
15 17 (0.90%) CMDB
16 14 (0.74%) Equities
17 13 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 257 (13.56%) Linux
2 170 (8.97%) Windows
3 155 (8.18%) Unix
4 57 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.59%) Android
6 25 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.11%) Ubuntu
7 21 (1.11%) Windows Server
8 19 (1.00%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.90%) Solaris
10 14 (0.74%) CentOS
11 10 (0.53%) AIX
12 7 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.32%) HPUX
14 4 (0.21%) Debian
14 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,011 (53.35%) Agile Software Development
2 546 (28.81%) TDD
3 433 (22.85%) Scrum
4 395 (20.84%) Test Automation
5 337 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
6 326 (17.20%) SOA
7 301 (15.88%) BDD
8 274 (14.46%) Microservices
9 197 (10.40%) DevOps
10 192 (10.13%) MVC
11 175 (9.23%) Open Source
12 169 (8.92%) Kanban
12 169 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
13 148 (7.81%) OO
14 140 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
15 136 (7.18%) Software Engineering
16 129 (6.81%) API Testing
16 129 (6.81%) E-Commerce
17 115 (6.07%) Programme Management
18 114 (6.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,012 (53.40%) Java
2 501 (26.44%) JavaScript
3 471 (24.85%) SQL
4 362 (19.10%) C#
5 182 (9.60%) Java 8
6 129 (6.81%) Python
7 96 (5.07%) Groovy
8 74 (3.91%) PL/SQL
9 62 (3.27%) Ruby
10 60 (3.17%) PHP
11 58 (3.06%) Scala
12 55 (2.90%) XPath
13 48 (2.53%) Bash Shell
13 48 (2.53%) Perl
13 48 (2.53%) PowerShell
14 42 (2.22%) C++
14 42 (2.22%) TypeScript
15 40 (2.11%) C
16 36 (1.90%) Shell Script
17 33 (1.74%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 166 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 117 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 87 (4.59%) Degree
4 49 (2.59%) ISTQB
5 45 (2.37%) ISEB
6 35 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 26 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.37%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.21%) CISSP
13 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.21%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.16%) CCNA
14 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.16%) HND
14 3 (0.16%) MCSE
14 3 (0.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (7.07%) QA
2 15 (0.79%) HMG Infosec
2 15 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 15 (0.79%) JSP 440
3 14 (0.74%) PSD2
4 13 (0.69%) PMO
5 10 (0.53%) SLA
6 8 (0.42%) WAI
7 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.21%) GDPR
9 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.16%) EMIR
9 3 (0.16%) HL7
9 3 (0.16%) MiFID
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.053%) IFRS
11 1 (0.053%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.053%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.053%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 197 (10.40%) Docker
2 57 (3.01%) vSphere
3 56 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.32%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.21%) OpenAM
6 4 (0.21%) OpenDJ
6 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.16%) KVM
7 3 (0.16%) LXC
8 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.11%) NFS
8 2 (0.11%) Postfix
9 1 (0.053%) iptables
Systems Management
1 72 (3.80%) Puppet
2 71 (3.75%) Ansible
3 58 (3.06%) Kubernetes
4 34 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
5 30 (1.58%) HP ALM
6 28 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
7 26 (1.37%) Kibana
8 23 (1.21%) Terraform
9 22 (1.16%) Grafana
10 12 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
11 10 (0.53%) CloudHub
11 10 (0.53%) Mesos
12 9 (0.47%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 7 (0.37%) Nagios
13 7 (0.37%) Prometheus
14 5 (0.26%) Rancher
14 5 (0.26%) Salt
15 4 (0.21%) Control-M
Vendors
1 366 (19.31%) Oracle
2 195 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 156 (8.23%) SAP
4 94 (4.96%) IBM
5 81 (4.27%) WSO2
6 75 (3.96%) VMware
7 74 (3.91%) MuleSoft
8 67 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
9 47 (2.48%) HP
10 46 (2.43%) ServiceNow
11 45 (2.37%) CA
12 40 (2.11%) Google
13 38 (2.01%) Adobe
14 37 (1.95%) webMethods
15 32 (1.69%) Red Hat
16 29 (1.53%) Talend
17 27 (1.42%) BMC
17 27 (1.42%) Remedy
18 26 (1.37%) Dell
19 20 (1.06%) Informatica