Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 189 140
Rank change year-on-year +34 -49 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 483 1,098 1,862
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.75% 1.43% 1.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.55% 4.59% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 724 1,226
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £331 £342 £338
90th Percentile £600 £639 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £32.61
90th Percentile £54.84 £73.75 £65.38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% -

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 8,701 23,946 33,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.52% 31.12% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,887 16,860 23,825
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £325
90th Percentile £681 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 237 299
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.14% +4.03%
10th Percentile £25.00 £18.83 £17.00
90th Percentile £57.80 £73.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.53
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.34% +3.83%

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 26 October 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 +40 217 £500 -4.76% 57
North of England +83 66 £475 +11.76% 34
South East +19 57 £475 +5.56% 19
South West +92 56 £495 - 20
North West +97 54 £469 -5.30% 16
Midlands +27 39 £432 -5.32% 24
East of England +74 34 £450 -10.00% 10
West Midlands +13 27 £432 -9.05% 16
East Midlands +27 8 £315 -13.93% 8
Yorkshire +40 7 £400 -3.32% 13
North East +21 5 £475 +18.75% 5
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 269 (55.69%) Java
2 256 (53.00%) REST
3 250 (51.76%) Web Services
4 232 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (34.37%) XML
6 139 (28.78%) Oracle
7 138 (28.57%) JSON
8 137 (28.36%) SQL
9 128 (26.50%) Git (software)
10 122 (25.26%) Jenkins
11 119 (24.64%) DevOps
12 112 (23.19%) Security Cleared
13 108 (22.36%) JavaScript
14 107 (22.15%) SC Cleared
14 107 (22.15%) Test Automation
14 107 (22.15%) Microservices
15 105 (21.74%) Scrum
16 98 (20.29%) Selenium
16 98 (20.29%) TDD
17 97 (20.08%) RESTful
18 90 (18.63%) JIRA
19 87 (18.01%) SOA
19 87 (18.01%) SoapUI
19 87 (18.01%) AWS
20 86 (17.81%) Spring
21 84 (17.39%) Public Sector
22 77 (15.94%) HTML
23 75 (15.53%) Python
24 73 (15.11%) Middleware
25 72 (14.91%) Azure

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 54 (11.18%) WebLogic
2 53 (10.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 46 (9.52%) Confluence
4 43 (8.90%) Mule
5 37 (7.66%) Oracle Service Bus
6 30 (6.21%) Apache
6 30 (6.21%) Red Hat Fuse
7 27 (5.59%) WebSphere
8 22 (4.55%) Tomcat
9 20 (4.14%) NServiceBus
10 16 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (2.28%) CMS
11 11 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (2.28%) SharePoint
12 10 (2.07%) AquaLogic
13 9 (1.86%) JBoss
14 7 (1.45%) Apache ServiceMix
15 6 (1.24%) Anypoint
15 6 (1.24%) IBM HTTP Server
15 6 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.83%) RoboHelp
4 2 (0.41%) SPSS
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.69%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (2.48%) SAP FI-CA
3 9 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.86%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.41%) Summit
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.21%) Exstream
7 1 (0.21%) Magento
7 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 87 (18.01%) AWS
2 72 (14.91%) Azure
3 25 (5.18%) GitHub
4 18 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (3.73%) SaaS
5 17 (3.52%) Amazon EKS
6 16 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (2.90%) Boomi
8 12 (2.48%) Apigee
8 12 (2.48%) PaaS
8 12 (2.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 10 (2.07%) Serverless
10 8 (1.66%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 7 (1.45%) Amazon ECS
11 7 (1.45%) npm
11 7 (1.45%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (1.24%) OpenShift
13 5 (1.04%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.77%) HTTP
2 10 (2.07%) DNS
2 10 (2.07%) SNMP
3 9 (1.86%) FTP
4 8 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.45%) Firewall
6 5 (1.04%) SSH
6 5 (1.04%) SSL
7 4 (0.83%) LAN
7 4 (0.83%) WAN
8 3 (0.62%) DHCP
8 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.62%) Internet
9 2 (0.41%) Skype
9 2 (0.41%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.21%) 3G
10 1 (0.21%) 5G
10 1 (0.21%) WebEx
10 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.56%) MySQL
2 47 (9.73%) SQL Server
3 44 (9.11%) Oracle Database
4 33 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (6.21%) Relational Database
6 29 (6.00%) MongoDB
7 22 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 19 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (3.52%) Oracle Database 12c
10 15 (3.11%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (2.48%) Apache Hive
12 12 (2.48%) Big Data
13 11 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (1.45%) Power BI
17 6 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
17 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 128 (26.50%) Git (software)
2 122 (25.26%) Jenkins
3 98 (20.29%) Selenium
4 90 (18.63%) JIRA
5 87 (18.01%) SoapUI
6 70 (14.49%) Cucumber
7 62 (12.84%) Maven
8 55 (11.39%) JUnit
9 32 (6.63%) JMeter
10 30 (6.21%) GitLab
10 30 (6.21%) Postman
11 25 (5.18%) SonarQube
12 24 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (4.76%) Subversion
14 22 (4.55%) Ant
15 21 (4.35%) Cypress.io
15 21 (4.35%) Mockito
16 20 (4.14%) SpecFlow
17 18 (3.73%) Gradle
17 18 (3.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 84 (17.39%) Public Sector
2 71 (14.70%) Finance
3 50 (10.35%) Telecoms
4 45 (9.32%) Marketing
5 38 (7.87%) Manufacturing
6 37 (7.66%) Electronics
7 22 (4.55%) Banking
8 9 (1.86%) Retail
9 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.62%) Back Office
9 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Automotive
10 2 (0.41%) Front Office
10 2 (0.41%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Police
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 230 (47.62%) Developer
2 92 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 50 (10.35%) Architect
4 39 (8.07%) Senior Developer
5 36 (7.45%) .NET Developer
6 35 (7.25%) Consultant
7 28 (5.80%) Tester
8 27 (5.59%) Analyst
9 25 (5.18%) Integration Developer
10 22 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
11 21 (4.35%) Automation Tester
12 20 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.73%) Senior Integration Developer
14 17 (3.52%) Test Analyst
15 16 (3.31%) Test Engineer
16 15 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
16 15 (3.11%) Software Engineer
16 15 (3.11%) Test Automation Engineer
17 14 (2.90%) Lead Developer
18 13 (2.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (53.00%) REST
2 250 (51.76%) Web Services
3 166 (34.37%) XML
4 138 (28.57%) JSON
5 97 (20.08%) RESTful
6 86 (17.81%) Spring
7 77 (15.94%) HTML
8 73 (15.11%) Middleware
9 70 (14.49%) .NET
10 56 (11.59%) XSLT
11 53 (10.97%) CSS
12 41 (8.49%) Apache Camel
13 38 (7.87%) AngularJS
13 38 (7.87%) ASP.NET
14 37 (7.66%) Node.js
15 36 (7.45%) Spring Boot
16 35 (7.25%) J2EE
17 30 (6.21%) Swagger
18 29 (6.00%) JMS
19 28 (5.80%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.63%) Mobile App
2 22 (4.55%) User Experience
3 20 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.93%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (2.48%) CMDB
7 9 (1.86%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.66%) DataPower
8 8 (1.66%) Mobile Payment
9 7 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.04%) Clustering
10 5 (1.04%) PKI
11 4 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.83%) Marketing Technology
11 4 (0.83%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.62%) Robotics
12 3 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.39%) Windows
2 54 (11.18%) Unix
3 46 (9.52%) Linux
4 9 (1.86%) Android
5 8 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.66%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.41%) AIX
8 2 (0.41%) CentOS
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (24.64%) DevOps
3 107 (22.15%) Microservices
3 107 (22.15%) Test Automation
4 105 (21.74%) Scrum
5 98 (20.29%) TDD
6 87 (18.01%) SOA
7 70 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (13.46%) BDD
9 58 (12.01%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (11.39%) Unit Testing
11 48 (9.94%) SDLC
12 47 (9.73%) Migration
13 43 (8.90%) Open Source
14 40 (8.28%) API Testing
14 40 (8.28%) Kanban
15 37 (7.66%) Digital Marketing
15 37 (7.66%) Programme Management
16 30 (6.21%) ERP
16 30 (6.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 269 (55.69%) Java
2 137 (28.36%) SQL
3 108 (22.36%) JavaScript
4 75 (15.53%) Python
5 66 (13.66%) C#
6 41 (8.49%) PL/SQL
7 35 (7.25%) Perl
8 33 (6.83%) XPath
9 32 (6.63%) PowerShell
10 27 (5.59%) Shell Script
11 24 (4.97%) Bash Shell
12 21 (4.35%) Apex Code
13 14 (2.90%) Java 8
14 13 (2.69%) Kotlin
14 13 (2.69%) PHP
15 10 (2.07%) Groovy
15 10 (2.07%) VB.NET
16 9 (1.86%) C
16 9 (1.86%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 112 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 107 (22.15%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 17 (3.52%) ISEB
5 16 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (3.11%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.69%) Degree
8 6 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.62%) CISSP
10 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.21%) CAPM
11 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.21%) ISSMP
11 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.21%) SANS
11 1 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.04%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) GDPR
2 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.41%) WCAG
4 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.21%) HL7
4 1 (0.21%) NCSC
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (8.28%) Docker
2 17 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.28%) HDFS
4 5 (1.04%) Postfix
5 4 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.62%) RACF
6 3 (0.62%) vSphere
7 2 (0.41%) NFS
8 1 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 35 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.00%) Ansible
3 27 (5.59%) Terraform
4 12 (2.48%) HP ALM
5 10 (2.07%) Netcool
5 10 (2.07%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 10 (2.07%) Netcool/Webtop
5 10 (2.07%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.45%) Puppet
7 5 (1.04%) Kibana
8 4 (0.83%) Grafana
9 3 (0.62%) Rancher
10 2 (0.41%) Nessus
10 2 (0.41%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.41%) SCCM
10 2 (0.41%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 139 (28.78%) Oracle
2 59 (12.22%) SAP
3 45 (9.32%) Microsoft
4 33 (6.83%) IBM
4 33 (6.83%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (4.97%) MuleSoft
5 24 (4.97%) WSO2
6 21 (4.35%) Talend
7 16 (3.31%) Atlassian
7 16 (3.31%) ServiceNow
8 14 (2.90%) Dell
8 14 (2.90%) HP
8 14 (2.90%) TIBCO
9 13 (2.69%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.48%) Pega
11 10 (2.07%) BEA
11 10 (2.07%) Splunk
12 9 (1.86%) webMethods
13 7 (1.45%) Fiorano
13 7 (1.45%) Remedy