Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 20 16
Rank change year-on-year -30 -4 +50
Contract jobs citing SOAP 17 92 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 2.73% 11.21% 13.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.29% 34.07% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 67 86
Median daily rate £538 £525 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +1.69% +8.68%
10th Percentile £388 £338 £431
90th Percentile £551 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 205 270 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 32.96% 32.89% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 182 204
Median daily rate £450 £508 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.33% -0.98% +21.73%
10th Percentile £362 £350 £350
90th Percentile £588 £600 £638
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £33.00 £26.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -26.76% -1.39%
Median hourly rate £44.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.37% +18.75% +11.11%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Essex

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in Essex.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in Essex

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in Essex over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in Essex

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in Essex.

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 1 April 2020. 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
Colchester - 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea +18 2 - -
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 14 (82.35%) Web Services
2 12 (70.59%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) TDD
3 9 (52.94%) REST
3 9 (52.94%) Product Roadmap
4 8 (47.06%) XML
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) RESTful
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
6 5 (29.41%) User Stories
6 5 (29.41%) API Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Selenium
6 5 (29.41%) Kanban
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) C#
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) SOA
7 4 (23.53%) CRM
7 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
7 4 (23.53%) PHP
7 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Magento
7 4 (23.53%) Marketing

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 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Magento
1 4 (23.53%) Shopify
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
1 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
2 4 (23.53%) Zephyr
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
1 4 (23.53%) Public Sector
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Development Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Development Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Product Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Product Owner
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Product Owner
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) XML Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) Web Services
2 9 (52.94%) REST
3 8 (47.06%) XML
4 7 (41.18%) RESTful
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (23.53%) Node.js
6 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (17.65%) JMS
7 3 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (17.65%) Spring
7 3 (17.65%) Spring Boot
8 2 (11.76%) JSON
8 2 (11.76%) React
9 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.88%) Ajax
9 1 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Product Roadmap
1 9 (52.94%) Scrum
1 9 (52.94%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) API Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Kanban
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) User Stories
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) CRM
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) Sequence Diagram
4 4 (23.53%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Content Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 3 (17.65%) Perl
5 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft