Period
to 17 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 60 30
Rank change year-on-year +32 -30 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 110 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.01% 5.87% 5.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.28% 12.35% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 36 21
Essex median daily rate £525 £475 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +97.92% -33.79%
10th Percentile £458 £310 £210
90th Percentile £600 £600 £450
East of England median daily rate £525 £488 £431
% change year-on-year +7.69% +13.04% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Essex median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.98% -25.88%
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +26.98% -25.88%

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 389 413 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.94% 47.53% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 281 125
Essex median daily rate £525 £495 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +41.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £407 £300 £222
90th Percentile £600 £600 £500
East of England median daily rate £450 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +6.64% +5.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 23
Essex median hourly rate £35.52 £38.88 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.63% +12.68% -9.21%
10th Percentile £25.96 £28.22 £30.75
90th Percentile £73.59 £63.75 £42.73
East of England median hourly rate £36.52 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% +14.29% -6.54%

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 August 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 August 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 +2 12 £415 -9.98%
Basildon - 3 £525 - 1
Harlow - 1 £425 -
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 91 (82.73%) Java
1 91 (82.73%) Web Services
2 89 (80.91%) SOA
2 89 (80.91%) TDD
3 88 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (73.64%) RESTful
5 80 (72.73%) Greenfield Project
6 79 (71.82%) Marketing
6 79 (71.82%) SAP
6 79 (71.82%) Manufacturing
7 78 (70.91%) Finance
8 77 (70.00%) Telecoms
8 77 (70.00%) Programme Management
9 76 (69.09%) Digital Marketing
9 76 (69.09%) Electronics
9 76 (69.09%) Business Intelligence
9 76 (69.09%) Oracle
10 68 (61.82%) XML
11 65 (59.09%) Middleware
12 64 (58.18%) WSO2
13 61 (55.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 59 (53.64%) Apache Camel
14 59 (53.64%) Mule
15 58 (52.73%) Oracle Service Bus
16 57 (51.82%) JSON
17 47 (42.73%) Maven
18 45 (40.91%) XSLT
19 42 (38.18%) Java 8
20 41 (37.27%) XPath
21 37 (33.64%) Scrum

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 61 (55.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 59 (53.64%) Mule
3 58 (52.73%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (8.18%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.55%) Apache
6 4 (3.64%) Confluence
7 3 (2.73%) JBoss
8 2 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.18%) HTTP
2 3 (2.73%) SSL
2 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.36%) MySQL
3 6 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.82%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.82%) GIS
5 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (42.73%) Maven
2 30 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 15 (13.64%) Selenium
4 13 (11.82%) JMeter
5 11 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.18%) Cucumber
7 8 (7.27%) JUnit
8 7 (6.36%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.36%) Subversion
8 7 (6.36%) Zephyr
9 6 (5.45%) JIRA
10 4 (3.64%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (3.64%) Vagrant
11 3 (2.73%) AccuRev
11 3 (2.73%) Ant
11 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.73%) Hudson
12 2 (1.82%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 79 (71.82%) Manufacturing
1 79 (71.82%) Marketing
2 78 (70.91%) Finance
3 77 (70.00%) Telecoms
4 76 (69.09%) Electronics
5 1 (0.91%) Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
5 1 (0.91%) Publishing
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (64.55%) Developer
2 46 (41.82%) Senior Developer
3 45 (40.91%) Integration Developer
4 38 (34.55%) Java Developer
5 25 (22.73%) SOA Developer
6 15 (13.64%) Agile Developer
6 15 (13.64%) Analyst
6 15 (13.64%) Tester
7 14 (12.73%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (11.82%) Lead Developer
8 13 (11.82%) Lead Java Developer
8 13 (11.82%) Senior Agile Developer
9 12 (10.91%) Automation Tester
10 11 (10.00%) Business Analyst
10 11 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
11 9 (8.18%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (8.18%) XML Analyst
12 6 (5.45%) Senior Automation Tester
12 6 (5.45%) Senior Tester
12 6 (5.45%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (82.73%) Web Services
2 81 (73.64%) RESTful
3 68 (61.82%) XML
4 65 (59.09%) Middleware
5 59 (53.64%) Apache Camel
6 57 (51.82%) JSON
7 45 (40.91%) XSLT
8 37 (33.64%) Swagger
8 37 (33.64%) WireMock
9 22 (20.00%) REST
10 16 (14.55%) Spring
11 13 (11.82%) Spring Boot
12 12 (10.91%) JMS
13 7 (6.36%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (5.45%) JSON Schema
15 5 (4.55%) WSDL
16 4 (3.64%) CSS
16 4 (3.64%) HTML
16 4 (3.64%) Spring Batch
16 4 (3.64%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 80 (72.73%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.64%) User Experience
3 2 (1.82%) Clustering
3 2 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.82%) Linux
2 6 (5.45%) Unix
2 6 (5.45%) Windows
3 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (80.91%) SOA
1 89 (80.91%) TDD
2 88 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (70.00%) Programme Management
4 76 (69.09%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (69.09%) Digital Marketing
5 37 (33.64%) Scrum
6 21 (19.09%) Test Automation
7 18 (16.36%) API Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Open Source
9 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.91%) Business Analysis
10 12 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (8.18%) API Design
11 9 (8.18%) Microservices
11 9 (8.18%) User Stories
12 8 (7.27%) SDET
13 7 (6.36%) BDD
13 7 (6.36%) Kanban
14 6 (5.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 91 (82.73%) Java
2 42 (38.18%) Java 8
3 41 (37.27%) XPath
4 13 (11.82%) SQL
5 11 (10.00%) Groovy
6 10 (9.09%) Java 9
7 5 (4.55%) Perl
8 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.64%) ISTQB
1 4 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.73%) ISEB
3 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) Docker
2 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Ansible
2 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.73%) Puppet
3 2 (1.82%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (71.82%) SAP
2 76 (69.09%) Oracle
3 64 (58.18%) WSO2
4 9 (8.18%) IBM
5 8 (7.27%) Talend
6 2 (1.82%) Adobe
6 2 (1.82%) HP
6 2 (1.82%) webMethods
7 1 (0.91%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.91%) CA Agile Central