Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 50 44
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 126 62 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.19% 7.41% 3.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.66% 15.46% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 44 16
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +86.36% -26.67%
10th Percentile £413 £310 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £488
East of England median daily rate £525 £488 £400
% change year-on-year +7.69% +21.88% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +26.18% -13.15%
10th Percentile £31.58 £40.00 £29.40
90th Percentile £34.58 £43.00 £39.13
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -17.30% +26.18% -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 398 401 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.49% 47.91% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 265 108
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £408 £334 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 25
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +14.29% -4.33%
10th Percentile £21.65 £29.29 £30.85
90th Percentile £51.19 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -1.60%

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 October 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 17 October 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 +3 14 £400 -10.51%
Basildon - 6 £500 - 1
Harlow - 1 £425 - 1
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 106 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
1 106 (84.13%) TDD
2 102 (80.95%) Web Services
3 97 (76.98%) Java
4 93 (73.81%) Marketing
5 92 (73.02%) SOA
6 89 (70.63%) SAP
6 89 (70.63%) Manufacturing
7 88 (69.84%) Finance
7 88 (69.84%) Greenfield Project
8 87 (69.05%) Programme Management
8 87 (69.05%) Telecoms
9 86 (68.25%) Electronics
9 86 (68.25%) Digital Marketing
9 86 (68.25%) Business Intelligence
10 80 (63.49%) RESTful
11 76 (60.32%) XML
12 69 (54.76%) Oracle
13 63 (50.00%) Middleware
14 62 (49.21%) WSO2
15 58 (46.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 57 (45.24%) Mule
16 57 (45.24%) Apache Camel
16 57 (45.24%) JSON
17 56 (44.44%) Oracle Service Bus
18 46 (36.51%) Scrum
19 45 (35.71%) Maven
19 45 (35.71%) Java 8
20 44 (34.92%) SoapUI
21 39 (30.95%) XSLT

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 58 (46.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 57 (45.24%) Mule
3 56 (44.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (6.35%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.56%) Apache
5 7 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (5.56%) Confluence
6 6 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (3.17%) JBoss
7 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.59%) nginx
8 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.59%) GitHub
3 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) HTTP
2 4 (3.17%) SSL
2 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.35%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.38%) MySQL
6 2 (1.59%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.59%) GIS
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (35.71%) Maven
2 44 (34.92%) SoapUI
3 21 (16.67%) Selenium
4 18 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 17 (13.49%) JUnit
6 15 (11.90%) Cucumber
7 14 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 14 (11.11%) JMeter
8 11 (8.73%) JIRA
8 11 (8.73%) Zephyr
9 10 (7.94%) Eclipse
9 10 (7.94%) Subversion
10 9 (7.14%) Ant
11 7 (5.56%) AccuRev
12 6 (4.76%) Gradle
13 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
13 4 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (3.17%) Vagrant
14 3 (2.38%) Hudson
14 3 (2.38%) IntelliJ
General
1 93 (73.81%) Marketing
2 89 (70.63%) Manufacturing
3 88 (69.84%) Finance
4 87 (69.05%) Telecoms
5 86 (68.25%) Electronics
6 3 (2.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (57.94%) Developer
2 49 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 47 (37.30%) Senior Developer
4 40 (31.75%) Integration Developer
5 25 (19.84%) SOA Developer
6 23 (18.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 22 (17.46%) Tester
8 19 (15.08%) Agile Developer
9 18 (14.29%) Automation Tester
10 17 (13.49%) Analyst
10 17 (13.49%) Senior Agile Developer
11 14 (11.11%) Lead Developer
11 14 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
12 12 (9.52%) Business Analyst
12 12 (9.52%) Technical Business Analyst
13 11 (8.73%) Test Analyst
14 8 (6.35%) Java Automation Tester
15 7 (5.56%) Product Owner
16 6 (4.76%) Product Business Analyst
16 6 (4.76%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (80.95%) Web Services
2 80 (63.49%) RESTful
3 76 (60.32%) XML
4 63 (50.00%) Middleware
5 57 (45.24%) Apache Camel
5 57 (45.24%) JSON
6 39 (30.95%) XSLT
7 35 (27.78%) Swagger
7 35 (27.78%) WireMock
8 34 (26.98%) REST
9 19 (15.08%) Spring
10 14 (11.11%) Spring Boot
11 11 (8.73%) CSS
11 11 (8.73%) HTML
12 9 (7.14%) AngularJS
12 9 (7.14%) WSDL
13 7 (5.56%) JAX-RS
13 7 (5.56%) JPA
13 7 (5.56%) OSGi
13 7 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 88 (69.84%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.17%) Clustering
3 4 (3.17%) Replication
3 4 (3.17%) User Experience
4 3 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.11%) Linux
1 14 (11.11%) Unix
2 12 (9.52%) Windows
3 7 (5.56%) Solaris
4 2 (1.59%) CentOS
4 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
1 106 (84.13%) TDD
2 92 (73.02%) SOA
3 87 (69.05%) Programme Management
4 86 (68.25%) Business Intelligence
4 86 (68.25%) Digital Marketing
5 46 (36.51%) Scrum
6 33 (26.19%) Test Automation
7 24 (19.05%) API Testing
8 22 (17.46%) Open Source
9 18 (14.29%) User Stories
10 16 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (11.90%) Microservices
12 13 (10.32%) Business Analysis
12 13 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (8.73%) BDD
13 11 (8.73%) SDET
14 9 (7.14%) Functional Testing
14 9 (7.14%) Performance Testing
15 8 (6.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 97 (76.98%) Java
2 45 (35.71%) Java 8
3 35 (27.78%) XPath
4 19 (15.08%) Groovy
4 19 (15.08%) SQL
5 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.94%) Java 9
7 7 (5.56%) Perl
8 4 (3.17%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.59%) C#
9 2 (1.59%) Haskell
9 2 (1.59%) Python
9 2 (1.59%) Ruby
9 2 (1.59%) Scala
10 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.17%) ISTQB
1 4 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.38%) ISEB
2 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Docker
2 5 (3.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) Ansible
2 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.17%) Puppet
3 2 (1.59%) Grafana
3 2 (1.59%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.59%) Kibana
Vendors
1 89 (70.63%) SAP
2 69 (54.76%) Oracle
3 62 (49.21%) WSO2
4 8 (6.35%) Adobe
4 8 (6.35%) Talend
5 7 (5.56%) IBM
6 4 (3.17%) webMethods
7 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.59%) Google
8 2 (1.59%) HP
8 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.79%) Sun