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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 20 31
Rank change year-on-year -27 +11  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 25 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.76% 7.84% 4.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.08% 28.91% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 17
Median daily rate £488 £240 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +103.12% -31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.14 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.47% -26.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.97 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -16.60% -29.23%  

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 207 128 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 47.70% 27.12% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 69 90
Median daily rate £475 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -22.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £37.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 - 13 £461 -
Brentwood +3 2 - - 2
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (74.36%) XML
3 27 (69.23%) TDD
4 26 (66.67%) Web Services
5 25 (64.10%) Java
6 22 (56.41%) SOA
7 21 (53.85%) Scrum
7 21 (53.85%) JSON
8 19 (48.72%) Linux
9 18 (46.15%) Middleware
9 18 (46.15%) REST
10 17 (43.59%) SoapUI
10 17 (43.59%) Git (software)
11 16 (41.03%) Maven
12 14 (35.90%) Subversion
12 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
12 14 (35.90%) Finance
12 14 (35.90%) XSLT
13 13 (33.33%) XSD
13 13 (33.33%) Unix
13 13 (33.33%) WSDL
13 13 (33.33%) Spring
14 12 (30.77%) Marketing
14 12 (30.77%) WebLogic
14 12 (30.77%) WSO2
15 11 (28.21%) JSON Schema
15 11 (28.21%) Oracle
15 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (25.64%) Digital Marketing
16 10 (25.64%) JPA

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 12 (30.77%) WebLogic
2 10 (25.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (20.51%) Mule
4 7 (17.95%) Confluence
5 5 (12.82%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
6 4 (10.26%) JBoss
7 3 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 10 (25.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) IaaS
1 3 (7.69%) PaaS
1 3 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) HTTP
1 5 (12.82%) SSL
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Git (software)
1 17 (43.59%) SoapUI
2 16 (41.03%) Maven
3 14 (35.90%) Subversion
4 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
5 7 (17.95%) JIRA
6 6 (15.38%) JUnit
7 5 (12.82%) AccuRev
7 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
8 4 (10.26%) JMeter
9 3 (7.69%) Eclipse
10 2 (5.13%) Ant
10 2 (5.13%) Gradle
10 2 (5.13%) Selenium
11 1 (2.56%) Mockito
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Marketing
3 10 (25.64%) Electronics
3 10 (25.64%) Manufacturing
3 10 (25.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Developer
2 16 (41.03%) Java Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Middleware Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) SOA Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Digital Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.69%) SOA Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (74.36%) XML
2 26 (66.67%) Web Services
3 21 (53.85%) JSON
4 18 (46.15%) Middleware
4 18 (46.15%) REST
5 14 (35.90%) XSLT
6 13 (33.33%) Spring
6 13 (33.33%) WSDL
6 13 (33.33%) XSD
7 11 (28.21%) JSON Schema
8 10 (25.64%) JPA
9 7 (17.95%) EclipseLink
9 7 (17.95%) JMS
10 6 (15.38%) Java SE
11 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
11 5 (12.82%) HTML
11 5 (12.82%) J2EE
11 5 (12.82%) JAX-WS
11 5 (12.82%) RESTful
11 5 (12.82%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Linux
2 13 (33.33%) Unix
3 8 (20.51%) Mac OS X
4 6 (15.38%) Windows
5 5 (12.82%) Solaris
6 3 (7.69%) AIX
6 3 (7.69%) HPUX
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (69.23%) TDD
3 22 (56.41%) SOA
4 21 (53.85%) Scrum
5 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
6 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (25.64%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (25.64%) Programme Management
8 7 (17.95%) DevOps
8 7 (17.95%) Kanban
9 6 (15.38%) User Stories
10 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
10 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.26%) Coaching
11 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
11 4 (10.26%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (10.26%) MVC
11 4 (10.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) XPath
3 9 (23.08%) Groovy
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.26%) PHP
6 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Ansible
2 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) WSO2
2 11 (28.21%) Oracle
3 10 (25.64%) SAP
4 4 (10.26%) IBM
5 3 (7.69%) webMethods
6 2 (5.13%) Adobe
7 1 (2.56%) HP
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