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 3 months to 29 March 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)
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 24 17
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 14 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.43% 6.70% 9.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.59% 25.42% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 27
Median daily rate £463 £235 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +96.80% -32.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £200 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +1.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -5.61% +53.12%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 146 118 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 35.78% 26.34% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 65 84
Median daily rate £425 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £54.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £481 -
Brentwood -2 2 - - 1
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (92.00%) Web Services
3 22 (88.00%) Java
4 17 (68.00%) SOA
5 16 (64.00%) Finance
5 16 (64.00%) TDD
6 15 (60.00%) Marketing
6 15 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (56.00%) Scrum
8 13 (52.00%) Programme Management
8 13 (52.00%) Electronics
8 13 (52.00%) Telecoms
8 13 (52.00%) Manufacturing
8 13 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (52.00%) SAP
8 13 (52.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 13 (52.00%) Digital Marketing
9 11 (44.00%) JPA
9 11 (44.00%) XML
9 11 (44.00%) Oracle
10 10 (40.00%) Maven
10 10 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
11 9 (36.00%) REST
11 9 (36.00%) WebLogic
11 9 (36.00%) Spring
12 8 (32.00%) JMS
13 7 (28.00%) Linux
13 7 (28.00%) J2EE
13 7 (28.00%) Subversion

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 10 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (36.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (16.00%) Mule
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (12.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Confluence
4 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 13 (52.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Maven
2 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (28.00%) Subversion
4 6 (24.00%) AccuRev
4 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.00%) JIRA
5 3 (12.00%) JUnit
6 2 (8.00%) Ant
6 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.00%) Gradle
6 2 (8.00%) Selenium
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 15 (60.00%) Marketing
3 13 (52.00%) Electronics
3 13 (52.00%) Manufacturing
3 13 (52.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.00%) Legal
5 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 13 (52.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation Specialist
3 6 (24.00%) Test Specialist
4 4 (16.00%) Digital Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SOA Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) SOA Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SOA Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) SOA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (92.00%) Web Services
2 11 (44.00%) JPA
2 11 (44.00%) XML
3 9 (36.00%) REST
3 9 (36.00%) Spring
4 8 (32.00%) JMS
5 7 (28.00%) EclipseLink
5 7 (28.00%) J2EE
6 6 (24.00%) JAX-WS
6 6 (24.00%) XSD
7 5 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 5 (20.00%) HTML
7 5 (20.00%) RESTful
7 5 (20.00%) XSLT
8 4 (16.00%) Apache Camel
8 4 (16.00%) EJB
8 4 (16.00%) EJB 3.0
8 4 (16.00%) Middleware
9 3 (12.00%) CSS
9 3 (12.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Clustering
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (8.00%) Solaris
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) SOA
3 16 (64.00%) TDD
4 15 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (56.00%) Scrum
6 13 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (52.00%) Digital Marketing
6 13 (52.00%) Programme Management
7 7 (28.00%) DevOps
7 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (16.00%) SDLC
11 3 (12.00%) API Integration
11 3 (12.00%) ITIL
11 3 (12.00%) MVC
12 2 (8.00%) B2C
12 2 (8.00%) Information Management
12 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
12 2 (8.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Groovy
5 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) SAP
2 11 (44.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) IBM
4 4 (16.00%) WSO2
5 2 (8.00%) Adobe
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