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 3 months to 25 June 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)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 96 101
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 186 207 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.44% 2.35% 2.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.87% 8.79% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 154 134
Median daily rate £425 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £359 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.93 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.17% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.68% -29.23%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2097 2354 2390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.45% 26.72% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1510 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +9 62 £340 -32.00% 5
West Sussex +41 36 £475 +4.39% 3
Berkshire +7 27 £450 -2.70% 6
Hampshire +2 25 £469 +17.18% 6
East Sussex +11 15 £300 -44.18% 2
Oxfordshire -24 9 £525 +5.00% 6
Surrey -37 8 £338 -25.00% 4
Kent 0 3 £275 -33.73% 6
Middlesex +7 1 - -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 216 (59.50%) Java
1 216 (59.50%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (57.85%) REST
3 173 (47.66%) Web Services
4 138 (38.02%) SQL
5 114 (31.40%) Git (software)
6 100 (27.55%) Linux
7 97 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (26.45%) XML
9 92 (25.34%) JavaScript
10 85 (23.42%) Spring
11 81 (22.31%) Test Automation
12 74 (20.39%) TDD
13 72 (19.83%) Finance
14 71 (19.56%) RESTful
15 70 (19.28%) HTML
16 69 (19.01%) Jenkins
17 68 (18.73%) Scrum
18 64 (17.63%) JIRA
19 62 (17.08%) JBoss
20 61 (16.80%) CSS
20 61 (16.80%) JSON
21 58 (15.98%) .NET
22 57 (15.70%) C#
22 57 (15.70%) Selenium
23 56 (15.43%) SQL Server
23 56 (15.43%) Windows
23 56 (15.43%) AngularJS
24 55 (15.15%) Oracle
25 53 (14.60%) DevOps

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 62 (17.08%) JBoss
2 36 (9.92%) WebLogic
3 30 (8.26%) Apache
4 24 (6.61%) Tomcat
5 22 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (4.13%) WebSphere
7 13 (3.58%) Confluence
8 11 (3.03%) nginx
9 10 (2.75%) CMS
9 10 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (2.48%) Mule
10 9 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.93%) Mule ESB
12 5 (1.38%) SharePoint
13 4 (1.10%) Alfresco
13 4 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.83%) FileNet
15 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.55%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.34%) GitHub
3 18 (4.96%) IaaS
3 18 (4.96%) PaaS
4 17 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (3.86%) OpenShift
6 9 (2.48%) SaaS
7 7 (1.93%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.10%) Boomi
10 2 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.28%) Force.com
11 1 (0.28%) Office 365
11 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.89%) Internet
2 21 (5.79%) HTTP
2 21 (5.79%) LDAP
3 20 (5.51%) SSL
4 17 (4.68%) Diameter Protocol
5 14 (3.86%) INAP
6 9 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.20%) SNMP
8 7 (1.93%) 3G
8 7 (1.93%) 4G
8 7 (1.93%) Intelligent Network
8 7 (1.93%) MVNO
8 7 (1.93%) SIGTRAN
8 7 (1.93%) SS7
9 5 (1.38%) Firewall
9 5 (1.38%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (1.10%) DNS
10 4 (1.10%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.10%) LTE
10 4 (1.10%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 28 (7.71%) Oracle Database
4 27 (7.44%) NoSQL
5 20 (5.51%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.68%) Redis
6 17 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (4.13%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (4.13%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (3.86%) MySQL
10 11 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (2.48%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.38%) DB2
14 5 (1.38%) Lumira
15 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 114 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 69 (19.01%) Jenkins
3 64 (17.63%) JIRA
4 57 (15.70%) Selenium
5 47 (12.95%) Maven
6 32 (8.82%) Cucumber
7 30 (8.26%) SoapUI
8 29 (7.99%) JUnit
9 27 (7.44%) Subversion
10 21 (5.79%) Eclipse
11 19 (5.23%) Visual Studio
12 18 (4.96%) TeamCity
13 17 (4.68%) IntelliJ
14 16 (4.41%) Mockito
14 16 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
14 16 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (4.13%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (4.13%) Protractor
16 13 (3.58%) Calabash
General
1 72 (19.83%) Finance
2 29 (7.99%) Banking
3 26 (7.16%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.86%) Retail
5 13 (3.58%) Back Office
6 10 (2.75%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (1.93%) Marketing
8 5 (1.38%) Law
9 4 (1.10%) Publishing
10 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Military
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 208 (57.30%) Developer
2 79 (21.76%) Java Developer
3 41 (11.29%) Tester
4 27 (7.44%) Analyst
4 27 (7.44%) Automation Tester
5 25 (6.89%) .NET Developer
6 23 (6.34%) Senior Developer
7 20 (5.51%) Architect
8 17 (4.68%) QA Tester
8 17 (4.68%) Scala Developer
9 15 (4.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 13 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 13 (3.58%) Automation Engineer
10 13 (3.58%) C# Developer
10 13 (3.58%) QA Automation Tester
11 12 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (3.03%) Agile Developer
12 11 (3.03%) Integration Developer
12 11 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (57.85%) REST
2 173 (47.66%) Web Services
3 96 (26.45%) XML
4 85 (23.42%) Spring
5 71 (19.56%) RESTful
6 70 (19.28%) HTML
7 61 (16.80%) CSS
7 61 (16.80%) JSON
8 58 (15.98%) .NET
9 56 (15.43%) AngularJS
10 51 (14.05%) Hibernate
11 39 (10.74%) EJB
11 39 (10.74%) J2EE
11 39 (10.74%) Node.js
12 38 (10.47%) HTML5
13 33 (9.09%) JMS
14 32 (8.82%) jQuery
14 32 (8.82%) XSLT
15 28 (7.71%) Apache Camel
16 27 (7.44%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.29%) Mobile App
2 10 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (1.93%) Derivative
4 7 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.38%) User Experience
7 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Fintech
8 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.28%) Clustering
9 1 (0.28%) CMDB
9 1 (0.28%) DataPower
9 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.28%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 100 (27.55%) Linux
2 56 (15.43%) Windows
3 48 (13.22%) Unix
4 12 (3.31%) Android
5 10 (2.75%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.20%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.38%) Solaris
8 4 (1.10%) AIX
9 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (59.50%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
3 81 (22.31%) Test Automation
4 74 (20.39%) TDD
5 68 (18.73%) Scrum
6 53 (14.60%) DevOps
7 50 (13.77%) Open Source
8 45 (12.40%) SOA
9 44 (12.12%) Microservices
10 43 (11.85%) SDLC
11 41 (11.29%) MVC
11 41 (11.29%) Workflow
12 30 (8.26%) BDD
13 25 (6.89%) ITIL
14 20 (5.51%) ETL
14 20 (5.51%) Unit Testing
14 20 (5.51%) Web Development
15 18 (4.96%) Mentoring
15 18 (4.96%) Task Automation
15 18 (4.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 216 (59.50%) Java
2 138 (38.02%) SQL
3 92 (25.34%) JavaScript
4 57 (15.70%) C#
5 42 (11.57%) Python
6 25 (6.89%) T-SQL
7 21 (5.79%) Ruby
8 19 (5.23%) Scala
9 17 (4.68%) PL/SQL
10 15 (4.13%) Perl
11 13 (3.58%) VB
12 10 (2.75%) C
13 7 (1.93%) Apple Swift
13 7 (1.93%) Groovy
13 7 (1.93%) Haskell
13 7 (1.93%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.10%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.10%) PHP
14 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.83%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 27 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.31%) Degree
4 6 (1.65%) ISEB
5 5 (1.38%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.55%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.29%) QA
2 9 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.38%) SLA
4 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 25 (6.89%) Docker
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.68%) Puppet
2 8 (2.20%) Kibana
3 7 (1.93%) Grafana
4 6 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.10%) Ansible
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.28%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.28%) logstash
7 1 (0.28%) Netcool
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.28%) Piwik
7 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (15.15%) Oracle
2 39 (10.74%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.71%) IBM
4 24 (6.61%) VMware
5 20 (5.51%) CA
6 17 (4.68%) webMethods
7 13 (3.58%) Google
8 11 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (2.75%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.48%) HP
10 9 (2.48%) MuleSoft
10 9 (2.48%) SAP
11 8 (2.20%) Talend
12 7 (1.93%) Adobe
12 7 (1.93%) Apigee
12 7 (1.93%) Ericsson
12 7 (1.93%) Nokia
13 6 (1.65%) Informatica
13 6 (1.65%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.10%) Dell
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