Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 28 21
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7 +40
Contract jobs citing SOAP 13 96 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.43% 9.96% 12.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.63% 27.04% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 78 73
Essex median daily rate £538 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £439 £355 £428
90th Percentile £551 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £525 £525 £506
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Essex median hourly rate - £33.08 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.39% +16.67%
East of England median hourly rate - £33.08 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -24.39% +16.67%

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 135 355 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 25.28% 36.83% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 243 212
Essex median daily rate £450 £520 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.46% +1.46% +36.67%
10th Percentile £353 £363 £325
90th Percentile £550 £600 £618
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 15
Essex median hourly rate - £40.29 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.36% +7.43%
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +12.00%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea +26 1 £450 +24.14%
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 9 (69.23%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Product Roadmap
3 8 (61.54%) REST
4 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Marketing
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 5 (38.46%) SOA
5 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
5 5 (38.46%) User Stories
5 5 (38.46%) Kanban
5 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
5 5 (38.46%) API Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle CX
6 4 (30.77%) Zephyr
6 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (30.77%) Sequence Diagram
6 4 (30.77%) RESTful
6 4 (30.77%) Magento
6 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (30.77%) Node.js
6 4 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (30.77%) Shopify
6 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 4 (30.77%) CSS
6 4 (30.77%) CRM

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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Magento
1 4 (30.77%) Shopify
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
1 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
2 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Zephyr
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Product Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Product Owner
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Product Owner
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Development Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Development Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 9 (69.23%) XML
3 8 (61.54%) REST
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (30.77%) Node.js
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (15.38%) JSON
5 2 (15.38%) Middleware
5 2 (15.38%) React
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE
6 1 (7.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Product Roadmap
1 9 (69.23%) Scrum
1 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) API Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Kanban
3 5 (38.46%) SOA
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) User Stories
4 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 4 (30.77%) Sequence Diagram
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) WSO2