Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 240 151 133
Rank change year-on-year -89 -18 -2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 500 802 1,716
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.13% 1.74% 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.70% 5.73% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 512 1,060
10th Percentile £350 £363 £363
25th Percentile £404 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £556 £563 £572
90th Percentile £650 £606 £625
UK median daily rate £465 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.00% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 26
10th Percentile £18.05 " £26.65
25th Percentile £19.25 £49.25 £33.69
Median hourly rate £22.50 £53.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -57.55% +6.00% +31.11%
75th Percentile £36.88 £66.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £44.75 £68.75 £55.88
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £53.00 £48.34
% change year-on-year -33.96% +9.65% +26.75%

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 13,517 14,004 28,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.42% 30.32% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,763 10,008 20,173
10th Percentile £340 £338 £338
25th Percentile £413 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 131 256
10th Percentile £23.22 £20.50 £18.50
25th Percentile £34.00 £31.88 £30.38
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £44.96
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.43% +7.34%
75th Percentile £57.50 £57.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.63 £69.50 £60.13
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £44.34
% change year-on-year -3.02% +4.65% +6.96%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -46 285 £500 -4.76% 75
South East -10 75 £500 +11.38% 48
North of England -20 48 £465 +9.41% 55
Midlands -28 31 £363 -27.50% 20
North West -13 26 £465 +6.29% 28
South West -19 23 £475 -9.52% 20
West Midlands -35 22 £363 -27.50% 14
Yorkshire +14 20 £475 +18.75% 24
East of England +9 19 £538 +2.38% 18
East Midlands +4 9 £425 -15.42% 6
North East +6 2 £326 -23.68% 3
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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.

1 329 (65.80%) REST
2 225 (45.00%) Java
3 223 (44.60%) Web Services
4 217 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (38.80%) XML
6 160 (32.00%) JSON
7 151 (30.20%) SQL
8 111 (22.20%) Git (software)
9 106 (21.20%) JavaScript
10 100 (20.00%) Microservices
11 96 (19.20%) Jenkins
12 95 (19.00%) HTML
13 94 (18.80%) Test Automation
14 93 (18.60%) Oracle
15 91 (18.20%) Social Skills
16 87 (17.40%) Spring
16 87 (17.40%) Scrum
16 87 (17.40%) Azure
17 86 (17.20%) SQL Server
18 83 (16.60%) SoapUI
19 82 (16.40%) CSS
20 79 (15.80%) SOA
21 77 (15.40%) AWS
22 74 (14.80%) Finance
23 73 (14.60%) DevOps
24 72 (14.40%) .NET
25 70 (14.00%) JIRA
26 69 (13.80%) RESTful
27 67 (13.40%) Maven
28 65 (13.00%) C#

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 29 (5.80%) Apache
2 28 (5.60%) Confluence
3 23 (4.60%) Mule
4 21 (4.20%) JBoss
4 21 (4.20%) Tomcat
5 20 (4.00%) Anypoint
6 18 (3.60%) WebLogic
7 15 (3.00%) Mule ESB
7 15 (3.00%) SharePoint
7 15 (3.00%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.80%) CMS
8 14 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.60%) IIS
11 7 (1.40%) Drupal
11 7 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (1.40%) Red Hat Fuse
12 6 (1.20%) WordPress
13 5 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.00%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.40%) Sketch
2 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Adobe Campaign
1 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.80%) Magento
4 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.60%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.60%) SAP FI-CA
4 3 (0.60%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 87 (17.40%) Azure
2 77 (15.40%) AWS
3 21 (4.20%) GitHub
4 17 (3.40%) PaaS
4 17 (3.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 16 (3.20%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.20%) SaaS
6 15 (3.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 15 (3.00%) Serverless
7 11 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (2.20%) Azure Service Bus
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon EKS
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (2.00%) Azure Logic Apps
8 10 (2.00%) Force.com
9 9 (1.80%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.60%) Boomi
10 8 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.40%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 59 (11.80%) HTTP
2 25 (5.00%) SSL
3 12 (2.40%) DNS
4 9 (1.80%) Internet
4 9 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.60%) FTP
6 7 (1.40%) 2G
6 7 (1.40%) 3G
6 7 (1.40%) 4G
6 7 (1.40%) 5G
6 7 (1.40%) INAP
7 6 (1.20%) GPRS
7 6 (1.20%) GSM
7 6 (1.20%) LAN
7 6 (1.20%) M3UA
7 6 (1.20%) SCCP
7 6 (1.20%) SCTP
7 6 (1.20%) SMPP
7 6 (1.20%) SMS
7 6 (1.20%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (7.60%) MySQL
4 33 (6.60%) MongoDB
5 32 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (6.40%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (4.60%) NoSQL
8 15 (3.00%) Oracle Database
8 15 (3.00%) Redis
9 12 (2.40%) Power BI
10 11 (2.20%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.60%) Big Data
13 8 (1.60%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (1.20%) DTS
15 6 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 111 (22.20%) Git (software)
2 96 (19.20%) Jenkins
3 83 (16.60%) SoapUI
4 70 (14.00%) JIRA
5 67 (13.40%) Maven
6 63 (12.60%) Selenium
7 51 (10.20%) Postman
8 40 (8.00%) Cucumber
9 36 (7.20%) JUnit
10 29 (5.80%) Subversion
11 23 (4.60%) Visual Studio
12 19 (3.80%) Mockito
13 16 (3.20%) Gradle
13 16 (3.20%) SonarQube
14 14 (2.80%) JMeter
14 14 (2.80%) REST Assured
15 13 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (2.40%) GitLab
16 12 (2.40%) WebDriver
17 11 (2.20%) IntelliJ
General
1 91 (18.20%) Social Skills
2 74 (14.80%) Finance
3 40 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (8.00%) Banking
4 39 (7.80%) Public Sector
5 30 (6.00%) Marketing
6 25 (5.00%) Telecoms
7 18 (3.60%) Influencing Skills
8 16 (3.20%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (2.40%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.20%) Retail
11 10 (2.00%) Electronics
12 6 (1.20%) Law
13 5 (1.00%) Automotive
13 5 (1.00%) Local Government
14 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.60%) Back Office
15 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.60%) Legal
15 3 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 214 (42.80%) Developer
2 84 (16.80%) Architect
3 57 (11.40%) Java Developer
4 50 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (6.80%) Tester
6 33 (6.60%) Senior Developer
7 29 (5.80%) Consultant
8 27 (5.40%) Automation Tester
9 20 (4.00%) .NET Developer
10 19 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (3.60%) Integration Developer
11 18 (3.60%) ServiceNow Developer
12 16 (3.20%) Lead Developer
12 16 (3.20%) Test Manager
13 13 (2.60%) C# Developer
13 13 (2.60%) Integration Architect
13 13 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
14 12 (2.40%) Salesforce Developer
15 10 (2.00%) DevOps Engineer
16 9 (1.80%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (65.80%) REST
2 223 (44.60%) Web Services
3 194 (38.80%) XML
4 160 (32.00%) JSON
5 95 (19.00%) HTML
6 87 (17.40%) Spring
7 82 (16.40%) CSS
8 72 (14.40%) .NET
9 69 (13.80%) RESTful
10 57 (11.40%) XSLT
11 53 (10.60%) AngularJS
12 45 (9.00%) Node.js
13 40 (8.00%) Middleware
14 39 (7.80%) jQuery
14 39 (7.80%) Spring Boot
15 37 (7.40%) J2EE
16 36 (7.20%) JMS
17 35 (7.00%) Hibernate
18 32 (6.40%) WSDL
19 28 (5.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 22 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (3.20%) User Experience
4 14 (2.80%) Clustering
5 10 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.80%) N-Tier
6 9 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.60%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.20%) Marketing Technology
9 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.80%) NHS
9 4 (0.80%) PKI
9 4 (0.80%) W3C
10 3 (0.60%) CMDB
10 3 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.60%) Equities
10 3 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.60%) IVR
10 3 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.00%) Linux
2 34 (6.80%) Windows
3 32 (6.40%) Unix
4 13 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.40%) Android
6 8 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.60%) Solaris
7 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) OS/400
9 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (20.00%) Microservices
3 94 (18.80%) Test Automation
4 87 (17.40%) Scrum
5 79 (15.80%) SOA
6 73 (14.60%) DevOps
7 57 (11.40%) Data Modelling
8 52 (10.40%) ETL
9 48 (9.60%) BDD
10 47 (9.40%) TDD
11 44 (8.80%) SDLC
12 43 (8.60%) Migration
12 43 (8.60%) Unit Testing
13 42 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (8.00%) Open Source
15 39 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
16 38 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (7.00%) Data Governance
18 33 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
19 32 (6.40%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 225 (45.00%) Java
2 151 (30.20%) SQL
3 106 (21.20%) JavaScript
4 65 (13.00%) C#
5 44 (8.80%) Python
6 35 (7.00%) Java 8
7 31 (6.20%) PL/SQL
8 21 (4.20%) Apex Code
8 21 (4.20%) T-SQL
9 18 (3.60%) PHP
10 16 (3.20%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.20%) XPath
11 15 (3.00%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.60%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.40%) C
13 12 (2.40%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.00%) Groovy
14 10 (2.00%) Perl
14 10 (2.00%) Scala
15 8 (1.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (7.40%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.80%) Degree
4 17 (3.40%) ISEB
5 13 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.40%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.60%) PMP
10 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.40%) CISA
10 2 (0.40%) CISM
10 2 (0.40%) CISSP
11 1 (0.20%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CCNA
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.60%) QA
2 7 (1.40%) GDPR
3 6 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.80%) HL7
5 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.60%) NCSC
5 3 (0.60%) NIST
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.40%) SLA
6 2 (0.40%) WCAG
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) GRC
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (6.00%) Docker
2 13 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.60%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.40%) KVM
5 2 (0.40%) NFS
5 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 33 (6.60%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.60%) Ansible
3 16 (3.20%) CloudHub
4 14 (2.80%) Terraform
5 10 (2.00%) Grafana
6 8 (1.60%) Puppet
7 7 (1.40%) HP ALM
7 7 (1.40%) Kibana
7 7 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (0.60%) Control-M
10 3 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.40%) Nagios
12 1 (0.20%) Graphite
12 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 93 (18.60%) Oracle
2 46 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 44 (8.80%) SAP
4 33 (6.60%) MuleSoft
4 33 (6.60%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (5.20%) ServiceNow
6 17 (3.40%) IBM
7 15 (3.00%) TIBCO
8 14 (2.80%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.20%) Adobe
9 11 (2.20%) webMethods
10 9 (1.80%) HP
10 9 (1.80%) hybris
10 9 (1.80%) Splunk
11 8 (1.60%) Dell
12 7 (1.40%) Google
13 6 (1.20%) Informatica
13 6 (1.20%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 5 (1.00%) Workday
14 5 (1.00%) Xerox