Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 81 69
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 -1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 35 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.15% 0.92% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.08% 3.99% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 13
Hertfordshire median daily rate £488 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £380 £343 £320
90th Percentile £569 £568 £568
East of England median daily rate £525 £488 £400
% change year-on-year +7.69% +21.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -17.30% +26.98% -15.89%

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 433 326 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 26.56% 23.12% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 201 174
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £239 £256 £263
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £48.25 £15.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.67% -22.08% -8.05%
10th Percentile £18.90 £15.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £56.25 £15.00 £27.33
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% +11.11% -8.86%

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 September 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 19 September 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 - 15 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City - 11 £563 -
Watford +1 7 £538 +43.33%
SOAP
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (91.43%) REST
2 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (71.43%) TDD
4 18 (51.43%) Web Services
5 17 (48.57%) Java
6 15 (42.86%) .NET
7 14 (40.00%) Visual Studio
7 14 (40.00%) Windows
7 14 (40.00%) Scrum
7 14 (40.00%) DevOps
7 14 (40.00%) Microservices
7 14 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (40.00%) Java 8
8 13 (37.14%) WCF
8 13 (37.14%) Kanban
8 13 (37.14%) C#
9 12 (34.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (31.43%) SOLID
10 11 (31.43%) MVC
10 11 (31.43%) NUnit
10 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET
10 11 (31.43%) E-Commerce
10 11 (31.43%) ReSharper
10 11 (31.43%) Refactoring
10 11 (31.43%) Velocity
10 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (22.86%) Asynchronous Programming
11 8 (22.86%) Docker
11 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (17.14%) Multithreading

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 4 (11.43%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) GitHub
2 3 (8.57%) Heroku
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) FTP
2 3 (8.57%) SSL
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) dBASE
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 11 (31.43%) NUnit
2 11 (31.43%) ReSharper
3 4 (11.43%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) Bitbucket
4 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) GitLab
4 3 (8.57%) Gradle
4 3 (8.57%) gulp
4 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (8.57%) Maven
4 3 (8.57%) Spock
5 2 (5.71%) Gatling
5 2 (5.71%) Geb
6 1 (2.86%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (34.29%) C# Developer
4 11 (31.43%) .NET Developer
4 11 (31.43%) Senior Developer
4 11 (31.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (17.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (11.43%) C# WCF Developer
7 4 (11.43%) WCF Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Agile Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (8.57%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (8.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (5.71%) SSRS Developer
10 1 (2.86%) SAP PI Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (91.43%) REST
2 18 (51.43%) Web Services
3 15 (42.86%) .NET
4 13 (37.14%) WCF
5 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET
5 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (31.43%) Velocity
6 5 (14.29%) CSS
6 5 (14.29%) HTML
6 5 (14.29%) HTML5
6 5 (14.29%) XML
7 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
7 3 (8.57%) Ember.js
7 3 (8.57%) Guice
7 3 (8.57%) JSON
7 3 (8.57%) OAuth
7 3 (8.57%) OAuth2
7 3 (8.57%) Ratpack
7 3 (8.57%) RESTful
7 3 (8.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (71.43%) TDD
3 14 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (40.00%) DevOps
3 14 (40.00%) Microservices
3 14 (40.00%) Scrum
4 13 (37.14%) Kanban
5 12 (34.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (31.43%) E-Commerce
6 11 (31.43%) MVC
6 11 (31.43%) Refactoring
6 11 (31.43%) SOLID
7 8 (22.86%) Asynchronous Programming
8 6 (17.14%) Multithreading
9 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 3 (8.57%) Coaching
10 3 (8.57%) High Availability
10 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.57%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) Java
2 14 (40.00%) Java 8
3 13 (37.14%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) ES6
5 3 (8.57%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) TypeScript
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.86%) ABAP
7 1 (2.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) AWS Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.57%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (5.71%) Mesos
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) SAP
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft