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 June 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.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 119 144
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 819 1022 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.93% 2.10% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.98% 7.23% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 690 580
Median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.27 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.06% -13.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £25.76 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.20 £56.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.68% -29.23%  

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 13690 14131 14204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.22% 29.01% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9510 10069 9669
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 167 196
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 June 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 -17 355 £500 +11.11% 76
South East +8 186 £425 -8.10% 37
West Midlands +24 57 £500 +20.48% 16
East of England -34 51 £488 +13.04% 22
South West -20 50 £350 -2.09% 19
North West -24 50 £400 -5.88% 44
Yorkshire +30 31 £354 -5.66% 31
East Midlands -16 23 £400 +14.28% 5
North East +70 15 £475 +22.58% 9
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 972 (59.27%) REST
2 940 (57.32%) Java
3 871 (53.11%) Agile Software Development
4 845 (51.52%) Web Services
5 612 (37.32%) XML
6 516 (31.46%) Spring
7 503 (30.67%) JavaScript
8 497 (30.30%) SQL
9 451 (27.50%) TDD
10 412 (25.12%) Git (software)
11 409 (24.94%) JSON
12 407 (24.82%) Scrum
13 405 (24.70%) HTML
14 356 (21.71%) Finance
15 346 (21.10%) CSS
16 342 (20.85%) Test Automation
16 342 (20.85%) Jenkins
17 339 (20.67%) Oracle
18 316 (19.27%) Linux
19 287 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
20 285 (17.38%) RESTful
21 284 (17.32%) Hibernate
22 280 (17.07%) SOA
23 261 (15.91%) J2EE
24 257 (15.67%) .NET
25 253 (15.43%) C#
26 245 (14.94%) JIRA
27 241 (14.70%) AngularJS
28 239 (14.57%) MVC
29 238 (14.51%) Unix

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
1 200 (12.20%) JBoss
2 151 (9.21%) WebSphere
3 143 (8.72%) Apache
4 142 (8.66%) Tomcat
5 131 (7.99%) WebLogic
6 70 (4.27%) Confluence
7 65 (3.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 60 (3.66%) CMS
9 44 (2.68%) Mule
10 38 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
11 27 (1.65%) IIS
12 26 (1.59%) nginx
13 24 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 23 (1.40%) SharePoint
15 22 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
16 21 (1.28%) GlassFish
17 17 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
18 13 (0.79%) MQSeries
18 13 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) SmartSuite
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.061%) HipChat
6 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
3 17 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.37%) Pega PRPC
6 6 (0.37%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.061%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.061%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.061%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 130 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.78%) GitHub
4 51 (3.11%) PaaS
5 43 (2.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 39 (2.38%) IaaS
7 36 (2.20%) OpenShift
8 34 (2.07%) SaaS
9 22 (1.34%) Force.com
10 20 (1.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 19 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.98%) Heroku
13 15 (0.91%) Boomi
14 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.49%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.43%) Office 365
15 7 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
16 6 (0.37%) Akamai
17 4 (0.24%) iPaaS
17 4 (0.24%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 130 (7.93%) HTTP
2 92 (5.61%) Internet
3 73 (4.45%) SSL
4 58 (3.54%) LDAP
5 55 (3.35%) TCP/IP
6 33 (2.01%) Firewall
7 24 (1.46%) SMTP
8 17 (1.04%) Diameter Protocol
9 16 (0.98%) DNS
9 16 (0.98%) HTTPS
10 15 (0.91%) FTP
10 15 (0.91%) SSH
11 14 (0.85%) INAP
12 12 (0.73%) IMAP
12 12 (0.73%) SNMP
13 9 (0.55%) Network Security
14 8 (0.49%) MPLS
15 7 (0.43%) 3G
15 7 (0.43%) Intranet
15 7 (0.43%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 137 (8.35%) MySQL
3 136 (8.29%) Relational Database
4 112 (6.83%) MongoDB
5 104 (6.34%) NoSQL
6 83 (5.06%) Oracle Database
7 53 (3.23%) RDBMS
8 47 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (2.56%) DB2
10 35 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (1.83%) Redis
12 27 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
16 20 (1.22%) Big Data
17 17 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.98%) Hadoop
18 16 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
19 14 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 412 (25.12%) Git (software)
2 342 (20.85%) Jenkins
3 245 (14.94%) JIRA
4 238 (14.51%) Selenium
5 237 (14.45%) Maven
6 212 (12.93%) JUnit
7 172 (10.49%) SoapUI
8 154 (9.39%) Subversion
9 132 (8.05%) Cucumber
10 109 (6.65%) Eclipse
11 96 (5.85%) Gradle
12 95 (5.79%) Mockito
13 81 (4.94%) Ant
14 76 (4.63%) IntelliJ
15 74 (4.51%) TeamCity
16 64 (3.90%) Bitbucket
17 60 (3.66%) WebDriver
18 58 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
19 56 (3.41%) Hudson
20 45 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 356 (21.71%) Finance
2 233 (14.21%) Banking
3 81 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 75 (4.57%) Marketing
5 71 (4.33%) Retail
6 37 (2.26%) Electronics
7 35 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 35 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.28%) Billing
8 21 (1.28%) Front Office
9 18 (1.10%) Games
9 18 (1.10%) Publishing
10 16 (0.98%) Back Office
11 13 (0.79%) Law
12 12 (0.73%) Advertising
12 12 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
12 12 (0.73%) Legal
13 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 991 (60.43%) Developer
2 414 (25.24%) Java Developer
3 206 (12.56%) Architect
4 149 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 99 (6.04%) .NET Developer
6 94 (5.73%) Analyst
7 93 (5.67%) Tester
8 71 (4.33%) Senior Java Developer
9 65 (3.96%) Salesforce Developer
10 61 (3.72%) C# Developer
11 57 (3.48%) Automation Tester
11 57 (3.48%) Test Analyst
12 54 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
13 44 (2.68%) Agile Developer
14 43 (2.62%) Consultant
15 39 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
15 39 (2.38%) Software Engineer
16 37 (2.26%) Technical Architect
17 36 (2.20%) Software Developer
18 34 (2.07%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 972 (59.27%) REST
2 845 (51.52%) Web Services
3 612 (37.32%) XML
4 516 (31.46%) Spring
5 409 (24.94%) JSON
6 405 (24.70%) HTML
7 346 (21.10%) CSS
8 285 (17.38%) RESTful
9 284 (17.32%) Hibernate
10 261 (15.91%) J2EE
11 257 (15.67%) .NET
12 241 (14.70%) AngularJS
13 205 (12.50%) jQuery
14 170 (10.37%) XSLT
15 167 (10.18%) HTML5
16 151 (9.21%) JMS
17 127 (7.74%) Middleware
18 123 (7.50%) Java EE
19 119 (7.26%) Ajax
20 117 (7.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.77%) Mobile App
2 108 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (4.39%) User Experience
4 61 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
5 48 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 46 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (2.20%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.71%) Derivative
9 27 (1.65%) iPad
10 26 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.22%) DataPower
12 20 (1.22%) N-Tier
13 18 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 18 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 16 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.61%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.61%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 316 (19.27%) Linux
2 238 (14.51%) Unix
3 136 (8.29%) Windows
4 65 (3.96%) Apple iOS
5 54 (3.29%) Android
6 29 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 27 (1.65%) Windows Server
8 26 (1.59%) Solaris
9 22 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.04%) HPUX
11 13 (0.79%) CentOS
12 12 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.49%) AIX
14 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.37%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.18%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
18 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (53.11%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (27.50%) TDD
3 407 (24.82%) Scrum
4 342 (20.85%) Test Automation
5 287 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
6 280 (17.07%) SOA
7 239 (14.57%) MVC
8 237 (14.45%) OO
9 220 (13.41%) DevOps
10 189 (11.52%) BDD
11 187 (11.40%) Microservices
12 173 (10.55%) Open Source
13 156 (9.51%) Unit Testing
14 139 (8.48%) SDLC
15 135 (8.23%) E-Commerce
16 107 (6.52%) Workflow
17 105 (6.40%) Software Engineering
18 102 (6.22%) Web Development
19 97 (5.91%) Kanban
20 96 (5.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 940 (57.32%) Java
2 503 (30.67%) JavaScript
3 497 (30.30%) SQL
4 253 (15.43%) C#
5 128 (7.80%) Python
6 81 (4.94%) Scala
7 76 (4.63%) Shell Script
8 64 (3.90%) Ruby
9 62 (3.78%) PL/SQL
10 58 (3.54%) Apex Code
11 53 (3.23%) Perl
12 49 (2.99%) T-SQL
13 47 (2.87%) Groovy
14 38 (2.32%) SOQL
15 37 (2.26%) XPath
16 36 (2.20%) Apple Swift
16 36 (2.20%) PHP
17 30 (1.83%) C++
18 27 (1.65%) Objective-C
18 27 (1.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 83 (5.06%) Degree
2 68 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.91%) ISTQB
5 15 (0.91%) Master's Degree
6 14 (0.85%) ISEB
7 7 (0.43%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.30%) CISSP
8 5 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.24%) CISA
9 4 (0.24%) CISM
9 4 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.18%) PMP
11 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (8.78%) QA
2 22 (1.34%) MiFID
3 19 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
3 19 (1.16%) EMIR
4 16 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.43%) FATCA
7 6 (0.37%) SLA
8 4 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.24%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.12%) WCAG
10 1 (0.061%) COBIT
10 1 (0.061%) GDPR
10 1 (0.061%) HL7
10 1 (0.061%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.061%) PMO
10 1 (0.061%) WAI
System Software
1 113 (6.89%) Docker
2 18 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.79%) LXC
4 9 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.24%) HDFS
7 4 (0.24%) vCloud
7 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.24%) vSphere
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.061%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.061%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 71 (4.33%) Puppet
2 58 (3.54%) Ansible
3 56 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.91%) Kibana
6 11 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.67%) Piwik
7 9 (0.55%) Grafana
8 7 (0.43%) logstash
8 7 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
8 7 (0.43%) Rancher
9 5 (0.30%) vRealize
10 3 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.18%) MOM
10 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.18%) Opsview
10 3 (0.18%) Terraform
10 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.12%) Nagios
11 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 339 (20.67%) Oracle
2 129 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 123 (7.50%) IBM
4 114 (6.95%) Salesforce.com
5 70 (4.27%) SAP
6 50 (3.05%) MuleSoft
7 46 (2.80%) VMware
8 45 (2.74%) Perforce
9 43 (2.62%) webMethods
10 41 (2.50%) Adobe
11 37 (2.26%) WSO2
12 34 (2.07%) ATG
12 34 (2.07%) TIBCO
13 28 (1.71%) CA
13 28 (1.71%) ServiceNow
14 27 (1.65%) Google
14 27 (1.65%) Red Hat
15 26 (1.59%) Informatica
16 25 (1.52%) Apigee
17 22 (1.34%) HP
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £120,000+ per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago