Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 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)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 146 116
Rank change year-on-year +52 -30 +10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 405 272 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.42% 1.64% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.77% 6.11% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 193 258
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £316 £291
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £14.30 £35.00 £37.38
90th Percentile £49.88 £45.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.23
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.30% +6.36%

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 4618 4449 5140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.65% 26.79% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2832 2687 3323
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £515
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 131 123
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.25 £14.55
90th Percentile £50.08 £52.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the South East over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 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
Thames Valley +27 186 £425 -5.56% 21
Buckinghamshire +9 86 £365 -25.13% 3
Surrey +11 77 £450 - 10
Berkshire +5 63 £480 +20.00% 13
West Sussex +15 48 £480 +20.00% 2
Hampshire +21 43 £375 +3.45% 11
Oxfordshire +12 37 £425 -17.48% 5
East Sussex +15 33 £488 +21.88% 3
Kent -1 12 £550 +100.00% 3
Middlesex +9 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
SOAP
England

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

1 254 (62.72%) Java
2 230 (56.79%) REST
3 226 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
4 214 (52.84%) Web Services
5 158 (39.01%) SQL
6 128 (31.60%) XML
7 122 (30.12%) JavaScript
8 119 (29.38%) Git (software)
9 111 (27.41%) HTML
10 106 (26.17%) Spring
11 95 (23.46%) Scrum
12 92 (22.72%) CSS
13 91 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
14 86 (21.23%) JSON
15 85 (20.99%) Finance
15 85 (20.99%) Jenkins
16 75 (18.52%) TDD
16 75 (18.52%) SQL Server
17 74 (18.27%) Test Automation
18 72 (17.78%) Microsoft
19 70 (17.28%) C#
19 70 (17.28%) RESTful
20 69 (17.04%) Selenium
21 68 (16.79%) AngularJS
22 64 (15.80%) Hibernate
23 63 (15.56%) Microservices
24 61 (15.06%) Linux
25 60 (14.81%) .NET
25 60 (14.81%) Maven
26 58 (14.32%) JIRA

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 49 (12.10%) WebLogic
2 28 (6.91%) Confluence
3 25 (6.17%) JBoss
4 23 (5.68%) Apache
5 21 (5.19%) Tomcat
6 18 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (3.21%) Apache Spark
8 13 (3.21%) Drupal
9 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.98%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.48%) IIS
12 5 (1.23%) CMS
12 5 (1.23%) Mule
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.74%) Liferay
14 3 (0.74%) Mongoose
Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.25%) Lawson
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.44%) PaaS
4 13 (3.21%) Google Analytics
4 13 (3.21%) IaaS
5 10 (2.47%) GitHub
6 8 (1.98%) SaaS
6 8 (1.98%) Sauce Labs
7 6 (1.48%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.48%) Serverless
8 3 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.74%) npm
8 3 (0.74%) Slack
9 2 (0.49%) Boomi
9 2 (0.49%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.89%) HTTP
2 25 (6.17%) Internet
3 19 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 18 (4.44%) SSL
5 10 (2.47%) AMQP
6 6 (1.48%) LDAP
7 5 (1.23%) Firewall
8 4 (0.99%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (0.74%) Intranet
9 3 (0.74%) SMTP
9 3 (0.74%) SS7
10 2 (0.49%) INAP
10 2 (0.49%) Intelligent Network
10 2 (0.49%) MVNO
10 2 (0.49%) SMPP
10 2 (0.49%) SNMP
10 2 (0.49%) Value-Added Service
11 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.25%) SMS
11 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.15%) MongoDB
3 31 (7.65%) MySQL
4 19 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 18 (4.44%) Big Data
6 17 (4.20%) Redis
7 16 (3.95%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.95%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (3.21%) Apache Hive
9 13 (3.21%) Data Lake
9 13 (3.21%) HBase
9 13 (3.21%) Impala
9 13 (3.21%) Sqoop
10 11 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 119 (29.38%) Git (software)
2 85 (20.99%) Jenkins
3 69 (17.04%) Selenium
4 60 (14.81%) Maven
5 58 (14.32%) JIRA
6 44 (10.86%) JUnit
7 40 (9.88%) SoapUI
8 37 (9.14%) Eclipse
9 30 (7.41%) Subversion
10 29 (7.16%) Cucumber
11 22 (5.43%) Bitbucket
12 21 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (4.69%) IntelliJ
14 14 (3.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (3.46%) Talend Open Studio
14 14 (3.46%) Visual Studio
15 11 (2.72%) Appium
15 11 (2.72%) Mocha
15 11 (2.72%) WebDriver
16 9 (2.22%) Protractor
General
1 85 (20.99%) Finance
2 36 (8.89%) Banking
3 23 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.21%) Publishing
4 13 (3.21%) Retail
5 10 (2.47%) Marketing
6 7 (1.73%) Electronics
7 6 (1.48%) Corporate Banking
7 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.99%) Legal
9 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.49%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 244 (60.25%) Developer
2 103 (25.43%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.63%) Tester
4 36 (8.89%) Architect
5 27 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 23 (5.68%) .NET Developer
6 23 (5.68%) Analyst
7 22 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.19%) Integration Developer
8 21 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (4.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 18 (4.44%) QA Tester
10 17 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (3.95%) Scala Developer
12 14 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (3.46%) HTML Developer
13 13 (3.21%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.21%) Java Scala Developer
13 13 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.21%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (56.79%) REST
2 214 (52.84%) Web Services
3 128 (31.60%) XML
4 111 (27.41%) HTML
5 106 (26.17%) Spring
6 92 (22.72%) CSS
7 86 (21.23%) JSON
8 70 (17.28%) RESTful
9 68 (16.79%) AngularJS
10 64 (15.80%) Hibernate
11 60 (14.81%) .NET
12 41 (10.12%) EJB
12 41 (10.12%) Java EE
13 40 (9.88%) HTML5
13 40 (9.88%) WSDL
14 39 (9.63%) Node.js
15 37 (9.14%) jQuery
16 35 (8.64%) XSLT
17 31 (7.65%) J2EE
18 30 (7.41%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.17%) Mobile App
2 24 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (5.68%) User Experience
4 11 (2.72%) Derivative
5 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.48%) CMDB
6 6 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.23%) Fintech
7 5 (1.23%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.74%) Clustering
9 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.74%) New Media
10 2 (0.49%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.49%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.06%) Linux
2 54 (13.33%) Windows
3 41 (10.12%) Unix
4 17 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 14 (3.46%) Android
6 10 (2.47%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.49%) AIX
9 2 (0.49%) CentOS
9 2 (0.49%) Debian
9 2 (0.49%) Solaris
9 2 (0.49%) SUSE
9 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (23.46%) Scrum
3 91 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (18.52%) TDD
5 74 (18.27%) Test Automation
6 63 (15.56%) Microservices
7 58 (14.32%) DevOps
8 48 (11.85%) BDD
9 45 (11.11%) MVC
10 43 (10.62%) SDLC
10 43 (10.62%) SOA
11 39 (9.63%) Kanban
12 33 (8.15%) Workflow
13 31 (7.65%) OO
14 26 (6.42%) Open Source
15 24 (5.93%) ERP
16 23 (5.68%) Continuous Delivery
17 22 (5.43%) Analytics
17 22 (5.43%) Data Modelling
18 21 (5.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 254 (62.72%) Java
2 158 (39.01%) SQL
3 122 (30.12%) JavaScript
4 70 (17.28%) C#
5 41 (10.12%) T-SQL
6 30 (7.41%) Scala
7 18 (4.44%) Python
8 17 (4.20%) PHP
9 15 (3.70%) Apple Swift
9 15 (3.70%) C
10 12 (2.96%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.22%) Ruby
11 9 (2.22%) XPath
12 7 (1.73%) Perl
12 7 (1.73%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.48%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.23%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.23%) VB
15 4 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (5.68%) Degree
2 17 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.73%) ISEB
6 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.86%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) PSD2
3 1 (0.25%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (12.35%) Docker
2 16 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.21%) Apache Flume
3 13 (3.21%) HDFS
4 6 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.25%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 19 (4.69%) Puppet
2 16 (3.95%) Grafana
2 16 (3.95%) Kibana
3 13 (3.21%) Oozie
4 8 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.23%) Ansible
6 3 (0.74%) Consul
6 3 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.74%) Mesos
6 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 72 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 49 (12.10%) Oracle
3 33 (8.15%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (4.94%) webMethods
5 18 (4.44%) Google
6 16 (3.95%) HP
7 14 (3.46%) SAP
7 14 (3.46%) Talend
8 13 (3.21%) Cloudera
9 12 (2.96%) IBM
10 11 (2.72%) ServiceNow
11 10 (2.47%) MuleSoft
12 9 (2.22%) CA
12 9 (2.22%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.98%) VMware
14 5 (1.23%) Adobe
14 5 (1.23%) Twitter
14 5 (1.23%) WSO2
15 4 (0.99%) Informatica
15 4 (0.99%) TIBCO