Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 67 64
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 23 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.45% 2.01% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.02% 8.64% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 33
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.06%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £307
90th Percentile £538 £530 £620
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £31.70 £36.50
% change year-on-year +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 382 324 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.07% 23.23% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 194 207
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.60% +2.74%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £585 £538 £518
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £34.81 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.91% +66.29% -49.55%
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Watford -11 10 £425 -15.00%
Welwyn Garden City +2 1 £525 - 1
Hatfield -6 1 - -
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 19 (82.61%) REST
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Web Services
4 12 (52.17%) XSLT
4 12 (52.17%) Java
4 12 (52.17%) TDD
5 10 (43.48%) XML
6 9 (39.13%) IBM
7 8 (34.78%) HTML
7 8 (34.78%) SQL
7 8 (34.78%) .NET
7 8 (34.78%) Spring
7 8 (34.78%) Scrum
7 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
8 7 (30.43%) MVC
8 7 (30.43%) CSS
8 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
9 6 (26.09%) ETL
9 6 (26.09%) Apache
9 6 (26.09%) J2EE
9 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
10 5 (21.74%) JDBC
10 5 (21.74%) JSP
10 5 (21.74%) JUnit
10 5 (21.74%) SAP
10 5 (21.74%) XSD
10 5 (21.74%) EJB
10 5 (21.74%) Tomcat
10 5 (21.74%) RAD

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 6 (26.09%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) MQSeries
2 5 (21.74%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (4.35%) CMS
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
1 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (17.39%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
3 2 (8.70%) Power BI
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) RavenDB
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 5 (21.74%) Eclipse
2 5 (21.74%) JUnit
2 5 (21.74%) Log4j
2 5 (21.74%) Mockito
2 5 (21.74%) Subversion
3 4 (17.39%) Maven
3 4 (17.39%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (13.04%) FxCop
4 3 (13.04%) JIRA
4 3 (13.04%) Moq
4 3 (13.04%) ReSharper
4 3 (13.04%) StyleCop
5 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Ant
6 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 4 (17.39%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) SAP Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SAP PI Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) SAP PI Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SSAS Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (4.35%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) REST
2 13 (56.52%) Web Services
3 12 (52.17%) XSLT
4 10 (43.48%) XML
5 8 (34.78%) .NET
5 8 (34.78%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) Spring
6 7 (30.43%) CSS
7 6 (26.09%) J2EE
8 5 (21.74%) EJB
8 5 (21.74%) JDBC
8 5 (21.74%) JMS
8 5 (21.74%) JSON
8 5 (21.74%) JSP
8 5 (21.74%) XSD
9 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
9 4 (17.39%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (17.39%) Apache Camel
9 4 (17.39%) SAP PI
9 4 (17.39%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) DataPower
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.35%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) HPUX
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Solaris
1 5 (21.74%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) TDD
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
4 7 (30.43%) MVC
5 6 (26.09%) ETL
6 5 (21.74%) RAD
6 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
7 4 (17.39%) BDD
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (17.39%) Dependency Management
7 4 (17.39%) Kanban
7 4 (17.39%) Microservices
7 4 (17.39%) OO
8 3 (13.04%) Code Coverage
8 3 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) OOP
8 3 (13.04%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) VBScript
6 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (8.70%) VB
6 2 (8.70%) VBA
6 2 (8.70%) XQuery
7 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) IBM
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) Talend
4 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
5 2 (8.70%) Cognos
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) ATG
6 1 (4.35%) Blue Martini
6 1 (4.35%) Demandware
6 1 (4.35%) Elastic Path
6 1 (4.35%) hybris
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) TIBCO