Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 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)
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 57 24
Rank change year-on-year +41 -33 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 88 37 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.90% 4.57% 7.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.35% 11.86% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 28 30
Essex median daily rate £525 £475 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +93.88% -30.00%
10th Percentile £438 £413 £190
90th Percentile £600 £531 £450
East of England median daily rate £525 £463 £478
% change year-on-year +13.51% -3.14% +19.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Essex median hourly rate - £37.50 £31.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.92% -13.14%
East of England median hourly rate - £37.50 £33.64
% change year-on-year - +11.49% -6.57%

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 272 312 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 39.88% 38.57% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 212 161
Essex median daily rate £513 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +24.14% -5.23%
10th Percentile £374 £266 £225
90th Percentile £638 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 18
Essex median hourly rate £35.54 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +2.78% -3.03%
10th Percentile £31.15 £31.00 £29.05
90th Percentile £83.50 £63.75 £62.50
East of England median hourly rate £35.52 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -5.28% +1.35% -5.13%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 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
Southend-on-Sea +12 10 £430 -9.47%
Basildon - 2 £525 - 1
Brentwood 0 1 £400 -
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Essex region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 74 (84.09%) TDD
2 71 (80.68%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (80.68%) Web Services
3 70 (79.55%) SOA
4 68 (77.27%) RESTful
5 64 (72.73%) Greenfield Project
6 63 (71.59%) XML
7 60 (68.18%) Oracle
7 60 (68.18%) Finance
7 60 (68.18%) Manufacturing
7 60 (68.18%) Marketing
8 59 (67.05%) Digital Marketing
8 59 (67.05%) Programme Management
8 59 (67.05%) SAP
8 59 (67.05%) Business Intelligence
8 59 (67.05%) Electronics
8 59 (67.05%) Telecoms
9 58 (65.91%) Java
10 57 (64.77%) JSON
11 55 (62.50%) WSO2
12 54 (61.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 54 (61.36%) Middleware
13 51 (57.95%) Mule
13 51 (57.95%) Oracle Service Bus
14 49 (55.68%) Apache Camel
15 48 (54.55%) Maven
16 47 (53.41%) XPath
16 47 (53.41%) XSLT
17 42 (47.73%) WireMock
17 42 (47.73%) Swagger

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 54 (61.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 51 (57.95%) Mule
2 51 (57.95%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (7.95%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.41%) Apache
4 3 (3.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) ProductWriter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) HTTP
2 3 (3.41%) SSL
2 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) MySQL
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.55%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (4.55%) GIS
2 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (54.55%) Maven
2 19 (21.59%) SoapUI
3 12 (13.64%) Selenium
4 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 10 (11.36%) Zephyr
6 8 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.09%) Subversion
7 5 (5.68%) Hudson
7 5 (5.68%) JMeter
7 5 (5.68%) JUnit
8 4 (4.55%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.55%) CruiseControl
8 4 (4.55%) FishEye
8 4 (4.55%) JIRA
8 4 (4.55%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.27%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.14%) AccuRev
10 1 (1.14%) Gradle
10 1 (1.14%) Robot Framework
General
1 60 (68.18%) Finance
1 60 (68.18%) Manufacturing
1 60 (68.18%) Marketing
2 59 (67.05%) Electronics
2 59 (67.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (65.91%) Developer
2 50 (56.82%) Integration Developer
3 37 (42.05%) Senior Developer
4 22 (25.00%) SOA Developer
5 15 (17.05%) Analyst
6 14 (15.91%) Java Developer
6 14 (15.91%) Lead Developer
7 11 (12.50%) Agile Developer
8 10 (11.36%) Business Analyst
8 10 (11.36%) Senior Agile Developer
8 10 (11.36%) SOA Analyst
8 10 (11.36%) Technical Analyst
8 10 (11.36%) Technical Business Analyst
9 7 (7.95%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Tester
11 5 (5.68%) Automation Tester
11 5 (5.68%) Java Automation Tester
11 5 (5.68%) Senior Tester
11 5 (5.68%) Test Analyst
11 5 (5.68%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (80.68%) Web Services
2 68 (77.27%) RESTful
3 63 (71.59%) XML
4 57 (64.77%) JSON
5 54 (61.36%) Middleware
6 49 (55.68%) Apache Camel
7 47 (53.41%) XSLT
8 42 (47.73%) Swagger
8 42 (47.73%) WireMock
9 15 (17.05%) REST
10 10 (11.36%) JSON Schema
11 8 (9.09%) Spring
12 7 (7.95%) JMS
12 7 (7.95%) Spring Boot
13 6 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (5.68%) WSDL
15 4 (4.55%) GWT
15 4 (4.55%) J2EE
16 2 (2.27%) .NET
16 2 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (72.73%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Clustering
3 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
4 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (84.09%) TDD
2 71 (80.68%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (79.55%) SOA
4 59 (67.05%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (67.05%) Digital Marketing
4 59 (67.05%) Programme Management
5 29 (32.95%) Scrum
6 14 (15.91%) Test Automation
7 13 (14.77%) API Design
7 13 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (11.36%) Business Analysis
8 10 (11.36%) Kanban
8 10 (11.36%) Test Management
9 9 (10.23%) API Testing
10 8 (9.09%) BDD
10 8 (9.09%) Open Source
10 8 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (7.95%) OO
11 7 (7.95%) SDET
12 6 (6.82%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (65.91%) Java
2 47 (53.41%) XPath
3 11 (12.50%) Java 8
4 6 (6.82%) Groovy
5 5 (5.68%) SQL
6 4 (4.55%) C
7 3 (3.41%) Perl
8 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.14%) C#
9 1 (1.14%) Python
9 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) ISEB
4 2 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) HP ALM
2 3 (3.41%) Ansible
2 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.41%) Puppet
3 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (68.18%) Oracle
2 59 (67.05%) SAP
3 55 (62.50%) WSO2
4 7 (7.95%) IBM
5 4 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 4 (4.55%) HP
5 4 (4.55%) Talend
6 1 (1.14%) Adobe
6 1 (1.14%) AppDynamics