Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 16 November 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 80 69
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11 -3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 38 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.31% 1.34% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.64% 5.50% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 9 13
Hertfordshire median daily rate £488 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.81% +3.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £331 £363 £320
90th Percentile £569 £503 £530
East of England median daily rate £525 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £42.50 £31.70
% change year-on-year -22.16% +34.07% -13.15%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 440 382 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 26.80% 24.42% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 214 193
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £260 £264 £264
90th Percentile £566 £588 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £40.75 £15.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.67% -47.37% +36.14%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.00 £27.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £15.00 £29.25
East of England median hourly rate £41.25 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -4.07% +19.44% -3.94%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Hertfordshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Hemel Hempstead - 9 £425 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 9 £563 -
Stevenage - 7 £326 -
Watford -1 5 £538 +32.31% 6
Hitchin - 5 £425 -
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 35 (92.11%) REST
2 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (65.79%) Web Services
4 15 (39.47%) Java
4 15 (39.47%) TDD
5 12 (31.58%) XML
5 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (31.58%) DevOps
6 11 (28.95%) Kanban
6 11 (28.95%) Scrum
7 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
7 10 (26.32%) Microservices
7 10 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (26.32%) Java 8
8 9 (23.68%) .NET
8 9 (23.68%) JSON
9 8 (21.05%) SSL
9 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
9 8 (21.05%) XSLT
9 8 (21.05%) Windows
10 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
10 7 (18.42%) C#
10 7 (18.42%) IBM
10 7 (18.42%) WCF
10 7 (18.42%) DataPower
10 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (18.42%) Asynchronous Programming
10 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.79%) Docker
11 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (13.16%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) Mule
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) GitHub
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.63%) Heroku
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) SSL
2 6 (15.79%) VPN
3 2 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) FTP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) dBASE
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) NUnit
2 5 (13.16%) ReSharper
3 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
3 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (7.89%) JUnit
3 3 (7.89%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) Gatling
4 1 (2.63%) Geb
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) GitLab
4 1 (2.63%) Gradle
4 1 (2.63%) gulp
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.63%) Spock
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Developer
2 14 (36.84%) Senior Developer
3 12 (31.58%) Java Developer
4 9 (23.68%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (18.42%) C# Developer
6 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (7.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Support Specialist
7 3 (7.89%) Web Specialist
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Agile Developer
9 1 (2.63%) XML Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (92.11%) REST
2 25 (65.79%) Web Services
3 12 (31.58%) XML
4 9 (23.68%) .NET
4 9 (23.68%) JSON
5 8 (21.05%) XSLT
6 7 (18.42%) WCF
7 6 (15.79%) LDAP
8 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
8 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (13.16%) Velocity
9 4 (10.53%) Spring
10 3 (7.89%) CSS
10 3 (7.89%) HTML
10 3 (7.89%) HTML5
10 3 (7.89%) RESTful
11 2 (5.26%) DOM
11 2 (5.26%) JAXB
11 2 (5.26%) JSP
11 2 (5.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
1 7 (18.42%) DataPower
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) TDD
3 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (31.58%) DevOps
4 11 (28.95%) Kanban
4 11 (28.95%) Scrum
5 10 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
5 10 (26.32%) Microservices
6 7 (18.42%) Asynchronous Programming
6 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.16%) API Development
7 5 (13.16%) Multithreading
7 5 (13.16%) MVC
7 5 (13.16%) Refactoring
7 5 (13.16%) SOLID
8 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.89%) Coaching
9 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) Java 8
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) XQuery
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.63%) ES6
7 1 (2.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) AWS Certification
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Docker
2 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.26%) Mesos
3 1 (2.63%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) IBM
2 5 (13.16%) CA
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.63%) SAP