Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 22 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)
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 21 63
Rank change year-on-year -9 +42 -17
Contract jobs citing SOAP 99 85 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.98% 12.67% 2.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.54% 30.14% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 72 16
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +72.73%
10th Percentile £360 £403 £388
90th Percentile £600 £600 £488
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.39% +16.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £31.58 £41.63 £32.95
90th Percentile £34.58 £44.88 £39.50
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -24.39% +16.67% +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 Essex with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 373 282 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.60% 42.03% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 217 132
Essex median daily rate £520 £513 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +36.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £260
90th Percentile £600 £615 £536
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 20
Essex median hourly rate £40.29 £39.75 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +8.16% +0.68%
10th Percentile £16.65 £26.18 £30.98
90th Percentile £61.88 £63.75 £42.86
East of England median hourly rate £45.25 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.74% +12.00% -5.66%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Essex

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Essex

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Essex over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Essex

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Essex

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 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
Southend-on-Sea -13 13 £375 -13.79%
Basildon +8 5 £488 +8.33%
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Essex region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 83 (83.84%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (76.77%) TDD
3 75 (75.76%) Web Services
4 74 (74.75%) Java
5 70 (70.71%) Marketing
6 67 (67.68%) SAP
7 65 (65.66%) Finance
7 65 (65.66%) Manufacturing
8 64 (64.65%) Telecoms
8 64 (64.65%) Programme Management
9 63 (63.64%) Electronics
9 63 (63.64%) Digital Marketing
9 63 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
10 61 (61.62%) SOA
11 59 (59.60%) Greenfield Project
12 56 (56.57%) RESTful
13 53 (53.54%) XML
14 52 (52.53%) Oracle
15 46 (46.46%) Middleware
15 46 (46.46%) WSO2
16 43 (43.43%) Mule
16 43 (43.43%) Apache Camel
17 41 (41.41%) Oracle Service Bus
17 41 (41.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 37 (37.37%) JSON
19 34 (34.34%) SoapUI
20 30 (30.30%) Java 8
21 28 (28.28%) Scrum
21 28 (28.28%) Maven
22 24 (24.24%) REST

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 43 (43.43%) Mule
2 41 (41.41%) Oracle Service Bus
2 41 (41.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (8.08%) Confluence
3 8 (8.08%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.07%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (5.05%) Apache
7 4 (4.04%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.02%) JBoss
8 2 (2.02%) nginx
8 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.02%) GitHub
3 2 (2.02%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) HTTP
1 2 (2.02%) SSL
1 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.01%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.01%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.07%) MySQL
2 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
2 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.01%) Big Data
4 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.01%) DB2
4 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.01%) HBase
4 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.01%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.01%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (34.34%) SoapUI
2 28 (28.28%) Maven
3 15 (15.15%) JUnit
4 14 (14.14%) Jenkins
5 13 (13.13%) Git (software)
5 13 (13.13%) JIRA
6 12 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 12 (12.12%) Selenium
7 11 (11.11%) Zephyr
8 9 (9.09%) Eclipse
9 8 (8.08%) Ant
10 6 (6.06%) AccuRev
10 6 (6.06%) Gradle
10 6 (6.06%) JMeter
10 6 (6.06%) Subversion
11 2 (2.02%) Grunt
11 2 (2.02%) gulp
11 2 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (2.02%) Sublime Text
11 2 (2.02%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (70.71%) Marketing
2 65 (65.66%) Finance
2 65 (65.66%) Manufacturing
3 64 (64.65%) Telecoms
4 63 (63.64%) Electronics
5 2 (2.02%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (58.59%) Developer
2 39 (39.39%) Java Developer
3 37 (37.37%) Integration Developer
4 35 (35.35%) Senior Developer
5 19 (19.19%) Senior Java Developer
6 16 (16.16%) SOA Developer
7 15 (15.15%) Lead Developer
8 14 (14.14%) Tester
9 13 (13.13%) Agile Developer
9 13 (13.13%) Analyst
9 13 (13.13%) Test Analyst
10 12 (12.12%) Lead Java Developer
11 11 (11.11%) Senior Agile Developer
12 10 (10.10%) Automation Tester
13 6 (6.06%) Author
13 6 (6.06%) Product Business Analyst
13 6 (6.06%) Product Owner
13 6 (6.06%) Technical Business Analyst
13 6 (6.06%) Technical Product Owner
13 6 (6.06%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (75.76%) Web Services
2 56 (56.57%) RESTful
3 53 (53.54%) XML
4 46 (46.46%) Middleware
5 43 (43.43%) Apache Camel
6 37 (37.37%) JSON
7 24 (24.24%) REST
8 22 (22.22%) Swagger
8 22 (22.22%) WireMock
8 22 (22.22%) XSLT
9 15 (15.15%) Spring
10 13 (13.13%) Spring Boot
11 9 (9.09%) AngularJS
11 9 (9.09%) CSS
11 9 (9.09%) HTML
12 7 (7.07%) JSR 170
12 7 (7.07%) SAML
12 7 (7.07%) Struts
12 7 (7.07%) WSDL
12 7 (7.07%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (59.60%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.06%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.04%) Clustering
4 4 (4.04%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.16%) Unix
2 13 (13.13%) Linux
3 12 (12.12%) Windows
4 6 (6.06%) Solaris
5 4 (4.04%) CentOS
6 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (83.84%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (76.77%) TDD
3 64 (64.65%) Programme Management
4 63 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
4 63 (63.64%) Digital Marketing
5 61 (61.62%) SOA
6 28 (28.28%) Scrum
7 24 (24.24%) Test Automation
8 20 (20.20%) User Stories
9 16 (16.16%) API Testing
10 12 (12.12%) Microservices
10 12 (12.12%) Open Source
11 10 (10.10%) Technical Leadership
12 9 (9.09%) BDD
12 9 (9.09%) Performance Testing
12 9 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (8.08%) Functional Testing
13 8 (8.08%) Test Management
13 8 (8.08%) Waterfall
14 7 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 74 (74.75%) Java
2 30 (30.30%) Java 8
3 22 (22.22%) XPath
4 14 (14.14%) SQL
5 12 (12.12%) Groovy
6 10 (10.10%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.05%) Java 9
7 5 (5.05%) Perl
8 2 (2.02%) C#
8 2 (2.02%) Haskell
8 2 (2.02%) Python
8 2 (2.02%) Ruby
8 2 (2.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.04%) ISEB
1 4 (4.04%) ISTQB
1 4 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (3.03%) OCPJP
2 3 (3.03%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) Docker
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) Kibana
2 2 (2.02%) Grafana
2 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (67.68%) SAP
2 52 (52.53%) Oracle
3 46 (46.46%) WSO2
4 8 (8.08%) Adobe
5 7 (7.07%) IBM
5 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.06%) Talend
7 4 (4.04%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.04%) webMethods
8 3 (3.03%) Sun
9 2 (2.02%) Google
10 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.01%) Informatica