Period
to 17 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 57 41
Rank change year-on-year +42 -16 +20
Contract jobs citing SOAP 91 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.33% 2.97% 4.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.41% 10.71% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 20 17
Essex median daily rate £513 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £435 £413 £200
90th Percentile £600 £508 £450
East of England median daily rate £513 £463 £470
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.60% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Essex median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +2.74% +1.39%
10th Percentile £41.63 £36.25 £35.05
90th Percentile £44.88 £38.75 £37.48
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +2.74% +1.39%

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 257 224 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 40.47% 27.69% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 152 182
Essex median daily rate £513 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.33% +0.63% -5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £260 £263
90th Percentile £638 £565 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 26
Essex median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% -1.37% -
10th Percentile £39.98 £31.05 £31.50
90th Percentile £73.50 £42.83 £62.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -2.50%

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 February 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 February 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 0 11 £363 -24.68% 2
Brentwood -4 4 £358 -4.67% 3
Basildon - 3 £450 - 4
Witham - 1 £513 -
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 85 (93.41%) TDD
2 80 (87.91%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (80.22%) Web Services
4 68 (74.73%) XML
5 66 (72.53%) SOA
6 59 (64.84%) Marketing
6 59 (64.84%) Finance
6 59 (64.84%) RESTful
6 59 (64.84%) Greenfield Project
7 58 (63.74%) JSON
7 58 (63.74%) SAP
8 57 (62.64%) Middleware
8 57 (62.64%) Manufacturing
8 57 (62.64%) Digital Marketing
9 56 (61.54%) Programme Management
9 56 (61.54%) Electronics
9 56 (61.54%) Telecoms
9 56 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
10 52 (57.14%) Oracle
10 52 (57.14%) WSO2
11 51 (56.04%) Maven
12 50 (54.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 49 (53.85%) XSLT
14 48 (52.75%) Java
14 48 (52.75%) Mule
15 47 (51.65%) XPath
15 47 (51.65%) Oracle Service Bus
16 45 (49.45%) Apache Camel
16 45 (49.45%) Swagger
16 45 (49.45%) WireMock

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 50 (54.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 48 (52.75%) Mule
3 47 (51.65%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (5.49%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (4.40%) JBoss
6 3 (3.30%) Apache
6 3 (3.30%) CMS
6 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.10%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) IaaS
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.10%) PaaS
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) HTTP
2 4 (4.40%) SSL
2 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.40%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (4.40%) GIS
4 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (56.04%) Maven
2 27 (29.67%) SoapUI
3 15 (16.48%) Selenium
4 14 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 14 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 14 (15.38%) Zephyr
5 11 (12.09%) Cucumber
6 8 (8.79%) JUnit
6 8 (8.79%) Subversion
7 6 (6.59%) JIRA
7 6 (6.59%) JMeter
8 4 (4.40%) Ant
8 4 (4.40%) Artifactory
8 4 (4.40%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.40%) CruiseControl
8 4 (4.40%) FishEye
8 4 (4.40%) Hudson
8 4 (4.40%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.30%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.20%) Gradle
General
1 59 (64.84%) Finance
1 59 (64.84%) Marketing
2 57 (62.64%) Manufacturing
3 56 (61.54%) Electronics
3 56 (61.54%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.30%) Publishing
5 2 (2.20%) Automotive
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (62.64%) Developer
2 49 (53.85%) Integration Developer
3 35 (38.46%) Senior Developer
4 31 (34.07%) SOA Developer
5 27 (29.67%) Agile Developer
6 22 (24.18%) Senior Agile Developer
7 15 (16.48%) Analyst
7 15 (16.48%) Lead Developer
8 11 (12.09%) Java Developer
9 10 (10.99%) Tester
10 9 (9.89%) Senior Tester
11 8 (8.79%) Test Analyst
12 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
12 7 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
13 6 (6.59%) QA Analyst
13 6 (6.59%) QA Test Analyst
13 6 (6.59%) SOA Analyst
14 5 (5.49%) Automation Tester
14 5 (5.49%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (80.22%) Web Services
2 68 (74.73%) XML
3 59 (64.84%) RESTful
4 58 (63.74%) JSON
5 57 (62.64%) Middleware
6 49 (53.85%) XSLT
7 45 (49.45%) Apache Camel
7 45 (49.45%) Swagger
7 45 (49.45%) WireMock
8 20 (21.98%) REST
9 12 (13.19%) WSDL
10 7 (7.69%) JSON Schema
11 6 (6.59%) CSS
11 6 (6.59%) HTML
12 5 (5.49%) Ajax
12 5 (5.49%) J2EE
12 5 (5.49%) JAX-RS
12 5 (5.49%) Spring
12 5 (5.49%) Struts
12 5 (5.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 59 (64.84%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.10%) Clustering
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.10%) Replication
3 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) Linux
2 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.30%) Unix
2 3 (3.30%) Windows
3 2 (2.20%) Solaris
4 1 (1.10%) AIX
4 1 (1.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (93.41%) TDD
2 80 (87.91%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (72.53%) SOA
4 57 (62.64%) Digital Marketing
5 56 (61.54%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (61.54%) Programme Management
6 37 (40.66%) Scrum
7 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (16.48%) Kanban
8 15 (16.48%) Test Management
9 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 12 (13.19%) API Testing
11 11 (12.09%) API Design
11 11 (12.09%) BDD
12 9 (9.89%) OO
12 9 (9.89%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.69%) Business Analysis
13 7 (7.69%) Open Source
13 7 (7.69%) SDET
14 6 (6.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (52.75%) Java
2 47 (51.65%) XPath
3 11 (12.09%) Groovy
3 11 (12.09%) SQL
4 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.40%) C
6 3 (3.30%) Perl
7 2 (2.20%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) C#
8 1 (1.10%) ES6
8 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.10%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) ISEB
2 5 (5.49%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Ansible
1 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (63.74%) SAP
2 52 (57.14%) Oracle
2 52 (57.14%) WSO2
3 8 (8.79%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) Adobe
4 4 (4.40%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.20%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.20%) CA
5 2 (2.20%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (2.20%) IBM
5 2 (2.20%) Talend
6 1 (1.10%) webMethods