Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 17 January 2021 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)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 143 106
Rank change year-on-year +15 -37 -12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 52 173 375
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.23% 1.47% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.33% 5.81% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 101 238
Median daily rate £490 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £317 £313 £348
90th Percentile £593 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £72.50 £26.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +172.05% -40.78%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £53.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.66% +11.58% +5.56%

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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 976 2,976 5,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.03% 25.37% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 1,875 3,360
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £322 £313
90th Percentile £594 £594 £575
England median daily rate £488 £500 £495
% change year-on-year -2.50% +1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 61 50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25.50 £16.14 £26.53
90th Percentile £62.52 £82.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £46.00 £46.00 £41.85
% change year-on-year - +9.93% +4.61%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in the South East over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 January 2021. 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
Thames Valley +37 36 £500 +17.65% 15
Buckinghamshire +48 22 £535 +1.90% 4
Berkshire +16 14 £450 +5.88% 11
Surrey +46 7 - - 4
West Sussex +23 5 £575 +27.78% 3
Hampshire +20 3 £360 -24.21% 2
East Sussex - 1 £450 - 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 31 (59.62%) Java
1 31 (59.62%) REST
2 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (36.54%) Web Services
4 16 (30.77%) SQL
4 16 (30.77%) SOA
4 16 (30.77%) DevOps
5 14 (26.92%) Oracle
6 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (25.00%) Microservices
7 12 (23.08%) RESTful
8 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
8 11 (21.15%) NoSQL
8 11 (21.15%) ETL
8 11 (21.15%) Data Modelling
8 11 (21.15%) IBM
9 10 (19.23%) JIRA
9 10 (19.23%) Strategic Roadmap
10 9 (17.31%) JSON
10 9 (17.31%) Azure
10 9 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (17.31%) JMeter
10 9 (17.31%) Middleware
10 9 (17.31%) Scrum
11 8 (15.38%) TIBCO
11 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
11 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 8 (15.38%) C#
11 8 (15.38%) XML
11 8 (15.38%) Waterfall

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (7.69%) CMS
4 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.85%) Apache
5 2 (3.85%) Confluence
6 1 (1.92%) Anypoint
6 1 (1.92%) Appian
6 1 (1.92%) JBoss
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SPSS
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) SAP MDM
2 1 (1.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Azure
2 4 (7.69%) AWS
3 3 (5.77%) Apigee
3 3 (5.77%) GitHub
4 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.92%) Firebase
5 1 (1.92%) Force.com
5 1 (1.92%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) SSL
2 4 (7.69%) HTTP
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) FTP
4 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) NoSQL
2 9 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (15.38%) Big Data
4 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.69%) MySQL
5 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (3.85%) QlikView
8 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.92%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.92%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.92%) DB2
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
2 10 (19.23%) JIRA
3 9 (17.31%) JMeter
4 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
5 7 (13.46%) Postman
5 7 (13.46%) Selenium
6 5 (9.62%) Appium
6 5 (9.62%) Subversion
6 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.69%) Android Studio
7 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.77%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.85%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.92%) Rational Rose
General
1 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 2 (3.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Architect
2 17 (32.69%) Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (15.38%) Data Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Digital Architect
5 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce Architect
6 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.77%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Automation Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Automation Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Integration Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Integration Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Middleware Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (59.62%) REST
2 19 (36.54%) Web Services
3 12 (23.08%) RESTful
4 9 (17.31%) JSON
4 9 (17.31%) Middleware
5 8 (15.38%) XML
6 5 (9.62%) .NET
6 5 (9.62%) Spring
6 5 (9.62%) XSLT
7 4 (7.69%) Android SDK
7 4 (7.69%) HTML
7 4 (7.69%) iOS SDK
7 4 (7.69%) React
7 4 (7.69%) Spring Boot
8 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.77%) Kafka
9 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.85%) HTML5
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Robotics
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) e-Health
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Android
1 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) CentOS
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) DevOps
2 16 (30.77%) SOA
3 13 (25.00%) Microservices
3 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (21.15%) Data Modelling
4 11 (21.15%) ETL
5 10 (19.23%) Strategic Roadmap
6 9 (17.31%) Scrum
7 8 (15.38%) Data Governance
7 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 7 (13.46%) Data Integration
9 6 (11.54%) Backends for Frontends
9 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (11.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.62%) Test Management
10 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (59.62%) Java
2 16 (30.77%) SQL
3 8 (15.38%) C#
3 8 (15.38%) Java 8
3 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) Python
5 4 (7.69%) Perl
5 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.85%) Apple Swift
6 2 (3.85%) C
6 2 (3.85%) C++
6 2 (3.85%) Kotlin
6 2 (3.85%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.92%) ES6
7 1 (1.92%) F#
7 1 (1.92%) Groovy
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) CAPM
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.77%) Grafana
3 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.92%) Kibana
4 1 (1.92%) MIIS
4 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle
2 11 (21.15%) IBM
3 8 (15.38%) TIBCO
4 4 (7.69%) Apple
5 3 (5.77%) Guidewire
5 3 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.85%) MuleSoft
6 2 (3.85%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.92%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.92%) Broadcom
7 1 (1.92%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.92%) Pega
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) Trayport
7 1 (1.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.92%) WSO2