Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 80 66
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14 -12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 26 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.82% 1.30% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.16% 5.25% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 9 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £550 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% -27.27%
10th Percentile £313 £381 £300
90th Percentile £569 £544 £538
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £418
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.76% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -24.39% +16.67% +2.74%

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 363 381 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 25.37% 24.72% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 205 222
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.80% +16.60%
10th Percentile £276 £313 £276
90th Percentile £569 £569 £570
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 4
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £12.50 £39.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -68.20% +12.32%
10th Percentile £21.98 £11.25 £30.30
90th Percentile £66.81 £13.75 £44.26
East of England median hourly rate £45.25 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% +13.33% -5.66%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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
Stevenage - 8 £326 - 5
Welwyn Garden City +5 5 £563 +7.14% 1
Hitchin - 5 £425 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £475 - 1
Hatfield +7 1 £190 -
Watford +4 1 £538 +26.47% 3
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 23 (88.46%) REST
2 18 (69.23%) Web Services
3 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) XML
5 9 (34.62%) XSLT
5 9 (34.62%) SSL
5 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (30.77%) IBM
6 8 (30.77%) Client/Server
6 8 (30.77%) DataPower
6 8 (30.77%) JSON
7 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (26.92%) TDD
7 7 (26.92%) DevOps
8 6 (23.08%) Microservices
8 6 (23.08%) Java 8
8 6 (23.08%) VPN
8 6 (23.08%) LDAP
8 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
9 5 (19.23%) CA
9 5 (19.23%) Scrum
9 5 (19.23%) Kanban
9 5 (19.23%) JIRA
9 5 (19.23%) Confluence
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (15.38%) API Development
10 4 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (15.38%) Spring

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 (19.23%) Confluence
2 3 (11.54%) Mule
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) GitHub
3 1 (3.85%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) SSL
2 6 (23.08%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) JUnit
3 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Gatling
4 1 (3.85%) Geb
4 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) GitLab
4 1 (3.85%) Gradle
4 1 (3.85%) gulp
4 1 (3.85%) Spock
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) Senior Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Java Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Support Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Web Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.85%) XML Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) XML Developer
7 1 (3.85%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (88.46%) REST
2 18 (69.23%) Web Services
3 9 (34.62%) XML
3 9 (34.62%) XSLT
4 8 (30.77%) JSON
5 6 (23.08%) LDAP
6 4 (15.38%) Spring
7 3 (11.54%) .NET
7 3 (11.54%) RAML
8 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.85%) CSS
8 1 (3.85%) Dropwizard
8 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
8 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.85%) HTML
8 1 (3.85%) OAuth2
8 1 (3.85%) Ratpack
8 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
8 1 (3.85%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (30.77%) Client/Server
1 8 (30.77%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (26.92%) DevOps
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 6 (23.08%) Microservices
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Kanban
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 4 (15.38%) API Development
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) BDD
8 2 (7.69%) Coaching
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) High Availability
8 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Validation
9 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) Java 8
3 4 (15.38%) XQuery
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) ES6
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) CA
3 2 (7.69%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.85%) Siebel