Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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)
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 54 53
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 +22
Contract jobs citing SOAP 71 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.98% 2.72% 2.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.67% 12.63% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 12 18
Essex median daily rate £513 £463 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% +34.06% -18.82%
10th Percentile £312 £253 £178
90th Percentile £600 £488 £449
East of England median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £31.70 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.07% -13.15% -
10th Percentile £40.25 £30.75 £35.50
90th Percentile £44.75 £39.38 £37.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £31.70 £36.50
% change year-on-year +34.07% -13.15% -

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 361 190 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 45.64% 21.54% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 122 190
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £318 £250 £237
90th Percentile £600 £525 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 29
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +7.00%
10th Percentile £26.44 £31.00 £31.20
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.90 £42.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.48
% change year-on-year +18.75% -3.94% +7.84%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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
Brentwood -9 11 £320 -5.19%
Southend-on-Sea - 11 £533 - 1
Basildon - 2 £450 -
Witham - 1 £513 -
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 64 (90.14%) Agile Software Development
1 64 (90.14%) TDD
2 59 (83.10%) Web Services
2 59 (83.10%) XML
3 51 (71.83%) Middleware
4 46 (64.79%) Finance
5 44 (61.97%) JSON
6 43 (60.56%) SOA
7 41 (57.75%) Maven
8 39 (54.93%) Marketing
8 39 (54.93%) SAP
9 37 (52.11%) Digital Marketing
9 37 (52.11%) Manufacturing
10 36 (50.70%) Electronics
10 36 (50.70%) Telecoms
10 36 (50.70%) Programme Management
10 36 (50.70%) Oracle
10 36 (50.70%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (46.48%) XSLT
12 32 (45.07%) WSO2
12 32 (45.07%) Greenfield Project
13 31 (43.66%) Mule
14 30 (42.25%) Java
14 30 (42.25%) XPath
15 28 (39.44%) RESTful
16 27 (38.03%) REST
16 27 (38.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 27 (38.03%) Scrum
17 26 (36.62%) Apache Camel
17 26 (36.62%) Oracle Service Bus

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 31 (43.66%) Mule
2 27 (38.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (36.62%) Oracle Service Bus
4 15 (21.13%) WebLogic
5 13 (18.31%) WebSphere
6 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
7 6 (8.45%) JBoss
8 4 (5.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (5.63%) CMS
9 3 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (1.41%) Apache
10 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) IaaS
1 5 (7.04%) PaaS
1 5 (7.04%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) HTTP
1 6 (8.45%) SSL
1 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) Relational Database
2 14 (19.72%) RDBMS
3 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
4 7 (9.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (57.75%) Maven
2 24 (33.80%) SoapUI
3 20 (28.17%) Jenkins
4 11 (15.49%) Ant
5 9 (12.68%) JIRA
5 9 (12.68%) JUnit
6 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
6 7 (9.86%) Gradle
6 7 (9.86%) JMeter
7 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
7 6 (8.45%) Selenium
8 5 (7.04%) Zephyr
9 4 (5.63%) Eclipse
9 4 (5.63%) Subversion
10 3 (4.23%) LoadUI
11 2 (2.82%) Artifactory
12 1 (1.41%) AccuRev
12 1 (1.41%) XMLSpy
General
1 46 (64.79%) Finance
2 39 (54.93%) Marketing
3 37 (52.11%) Manufacturing
4 36 (50.70%) Electronics
4 36 (50.70%) Telecoms
5 7 (9.86%) Automotive
6 3 (4.23%) Publishing
7 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (63.38%) Developer
2 26 (36.62%) Agile Developer
2 26 (36.62%) Integration Developer
2 26 (36.62%) SOA Developer
3 23 (32.39%) Senior Developer
4 14 (19.72%) Senior Agile Developer
5 11 (15.49%) Analyst
5 11 (15.49%) Lead Developer
6 9 (12.68%) Java Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Tester
8 7 (9.86%) Agile Tester
9 6 (8.45%) Business Analyst
9 6 (8.45%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (8.45%) Senior Agile Tester
9 6 (8.45%) Senior J2EE Developer
9 6 (8.45%) Senior Tester
9 6 (8.45%) SOA Tester
9 6 (8.45%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (8.45%) Technical Business Analyst
10 5 (7.04%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (83.10%) Web Services
1 59 (83.10%) XML
2 51 (71.83%) Middleware
3 44 (61.97%) JSON
4 33 (46.48%) XSLT
5 28 (39.44%) RESTful
6 27 (38.03%) REST
7 26 (36.62%) Apache Camel
8 25 (35.21%) Swagger
8 25 (35.21%) WireMock
9 19 (26.76%) WSDL
10 14 (19.72%) Java EE
11 13 (18.31%) CSS
11 13 (18.31%) HTML
11 13 (18.31%) XSD
12 12 (16.90%) JAX-RS
12 12 (16.90%) JAX-WS
12 12 (16.90%) JPA
12 12 (16.90%) JSON Schema
12 12 (16.90%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 32 (45.07%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Replication
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Linux
2 10 (14.08%) Unix
3 7 (9.86%) Windows
4 6 (8.45%) Solaris
5 5 (7.04%) AIX
5 5 (7.04%) HPUX
6 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (90.14%) Agile Software Development
1 64 (90.14%) TDD
2 43 (60.56%) SOA
3 37 (52.11%) Digital Marketing
4 36 (50.70%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (50.70%) Programme Management
5 27 (38.03%) Scrum
6 25 (35.21%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (18.31%) OO
8 10 (14.08%) API Design
8 10 (14.08%) Kanban
8 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
9 9 (12.68%) Code Coverage
9 9 (12.68%) Load Testing
9 9 (12.68%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (12.68%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (12.68%) UML
10 8 (11.27%) API Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Coaching
10 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) Java
1 30 (42.25%) XPath
2 18 (25.35%) SQL
3 16 (22.54%) Groovy
4 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) C#
7 1 (1.41%) ES6
7 1 (1.41%) Perl
7 1 (1.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) ISEB
2 3 (4.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Ansible
2 6 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (54.93%) SAP
2 36 (50.70%) Oracle
3 32 (45.07%) WSO2
4 9 (12.68%) CA
4 9 (12.68%) CA Agile Central
5 6 (8.45%) HP
6 5 (7.04%) webMethods
7 4 (5.63%) Adobe
8 2 (2.82%) IBM