Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 108 107
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 284 388 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.98% 2.35% 2.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.20% 7.16% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 224 189
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £588 £538 £540
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £42.50 £28.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.59% +49.31% -28.84%
10th Percentile £47.25 £32.60 £11.17
90th Percentile £73.75 £50.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +26.98%

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 3,943 5,417 4,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.50% 32.75% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,449 3,535 2,756
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 74
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £20.91 £14.30 £12.15
90th Percentile £78.75 £55.00 £50.18
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31% +9.59%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 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
Thames Valley 0 128 £440 +7.98% 28
Berkshire -13 71 £440 +10.00% 14
Hampshire -15 69 £450 +4.65% 14
Surrey +20 53 £475 +7.95% 9
Buckinghamshire +7 42 £411 -3.24% 7
West Sussex -19 21 £460 -3.66% 9
Oxfordshire +33 16 £550 +51.72% 7
Kent +9 9 £350 -9.68% 10
East Sussex -2 3 £375 -25.00% 4
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 146 (51.41%) REST
2 131 (46.13%) Web Services
3 123 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (36.62%) XML
5 89 (31.34%) Java
6 84 (29.58%) SQL
7 83 (29.23%) JavaScript
8 78 (27.46%) Azure
9 72 (25.35%) .NET
10 71 (25.00%) C#
11 69 (24.30%) HTML
12 64 (22.54%) Test Automation
12 64 (22.54%) JSON
13 63 (22.18%) Git (software)
14 57 (20.07%) RESTful
15 56 (19.72%) DevOps
16 52 (18.31%) CSS
16 52 (18.31%) Selenium
17 51 (17.96%) SQL Server
18 48 (16.90%) Microsoft
19 46 (16.20%) jQuery
20 44 (15.49%) SoapUI
21 43 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (14.44%) JIRA
23 39 (13.73%) AngularJS
23 39 (13.73%) MVC
24 38 (13.38%) Scrum
24 38 (13.38%) SOA
25 37 (13.03%) TDD
26 35 (12.32%) Spring

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 17 (5.99%) Tomcat
2 15 (5.28%) WebLogic
3 13 (4.58%) Apache
4 12 (4.23%) Confluence
5 11 (3.87%) Mule
6 10 (3.52%) JBoss
7 8 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.82%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.46%) Anypoint
8 7 (2.46%) CMS
9 6 (2.11%) IIS
9 6 (2.11%) nginx
10 4 (1.41%) ColdFusion
11 3 (1.06%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.70%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.35%) Mendix
Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) FileZilla
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 12 (4.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 78 (27.46%) Azure
2 27 (9.51%) Serverless
3 24 (8.45%) AWS
4 23 (8.10%) SaaS
5 20 (7.04%) PaaS
6 17 (5.99%) IaaS
6 17 (5.99%) iPaaS
6 17 (5.99%) Power Platform
7 8 (2.82%) GitHub
8 7 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (2.46%) Amazon S3
8 7 (2.46%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (2.11%) Google Analytics
9 6 (2.11%) npm
9 6 (2.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.76%) Azure Functions
10 5 (1.76%) CloudFront
10 5 (1.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.63%) HTTP
2 11 (3.87%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.82%) 4G
3 8 (2.82%) SSL
4 7 (2.46%) Network Security
4 7 (2.46%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (2.11%) DNS
6 4 (1.41%) SNMP
7 3 (1.06%) FTP
7 3 (1.06%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.06%) X.509
8 2 (0.70%) Internet
8 2 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.35%) 2G
9 1 (0.35%) 3G
9 1 (0.35%) Firewall
9 1 (0.35%) IPsec
9 1 (0.35%) SAN
9 1 (0.35%) SSH
9 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.86%) MySQL
3 21 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (7.04%) MongoDB
5 18 (6.34%) Cosmos DB
5 18 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (5.99%) Data Lake
6 17 (5.99%) Data Mart
6 17 (5.99%) Power BI
7 16 (5.63%) NoSQL
8 14 (4.93%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.82%) DB2
10 7 (2.46%) Pentaho
11 6 (2.11%) DB2 UDB
11 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (1.06%) NuoDB
14 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 63 (22.18%) Git (software)
2 52 (18.31%) Selenium
3 44 (15.49%) SoapUI
4 41 (14.44%) JIRA
5 35 (12.32%) Jenkins
6 24 (8.45%) Maven
7 22 (7.75%) SpecFlow
8 21 (7.39%) Cucumber
9 20 (7.04%) JUnit
10 19 (6.69%) Ant
11 15 (5.28%) JMeter
12 14 (4.93%) TeamCity
13 13 (4.58%) Eclipse
13 13 (4.58%) Subversion
13 13 (4.58%) Visual Studio
14 12 (4.23%) Grunt
15 11 (3.87%) gulp
16 10 (3.52%) Visual Studio Team System
17 9 (3.17%) WebDriver
18 8 (2.82%) Gatling
General
1 29 (10.21%) Finance
2 11 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.52%) Banking
3 10 (3.52%) Retail
4 8 (2.82%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.41%) Marketing
6 2 (0.70%) Automotive
6 2 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Avionics
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 133 (46.83%) Developer
2 57 (20.07%) Architect
3 29 (10.21%) .NET Developer
4 27 (9.51%) Java Developer
5 26 (9.15%) Integration Architect
6 25 (8.80%) Analyst
7 19 (6.69%) Senior Developer
8 17 (5.99%) Tester
9 15 (5.28%) Test Analyst
10 13 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (4.23%) Consultant
11 12 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.87%) Salesforce Developer
12 11 (3.87%) Test Engineer
13 9 (3.17%) MuleSoft Developer
13 9 (3.17%) Test Automation Engineer
14 8 (2.82%) Salesforce Architect
14 8 (2.82%) Senior Salesforce Developer
15 7 (2.46%) Angular Developer
15 7 (2.46%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (51.41%) REST
2 131 (46.13%) Web Services
3 104 (36.62%) XML
4 72 (25.35%) .NET
5 69 (24.30%) HTML
6 64 (22.54%) JSON
7 57 (20.07%) RESTful
8 52 (18.31%) CSS
9 46 (16.20%) jQuery
10 39 (13.73%) AngularJS
11 35 (12.32%) Spring
12 27 (9.51%) .NET Framework
12 27 (9.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (9.51%) J2EE
13 24 (8.45%) ASP.NET
14 23 (8.10%) Node.js
15 20 (7.04%) HTML5
15 20 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (6.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 18 (6.34%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.87%) Private Cloud
4 10 (3.52%) User Experience
5 9 (3.17%) CMDB
6 8 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.46%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.46%) TM Forum
8 6 (2.11%) PKI
9 2 (0.70%) Robotics
9 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.35%) DataPower
10 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) Life Science
10 1 (0.35%) Replication
10 1 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.92%) Windows
2 26 (9.15%) Linux
3 25 (8.80%) Unix
4 8 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.11%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.76%) Android
8 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (22.54%) Test Automation
3 56 (19.72%) DevOps
4 43 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (13.73%) MVC
6 38 (13.38%) Scrum
6 38 (13.38%) SOA
7 37 (13.03%) TDD
8 35 (12.32%) Microservices
9 27 (9.51%) Data Modelling
10 25 (8.80%) OO
11 24 (8.45%) Data Integration
12 23 (8.10%) BDD
12 23 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (7.39%) Unit Testing
14 20 (7.04%) High Availability
14 20 (7.04%) Open Source
15 19 (6.69%) API Design
16 18 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (6.34%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 89 (31.34%) Java
2 84 (29.58%) SQL
3 83 (29.23%) JavaScript
4 71 (25.00%) C#
5 29 (10.21%) PowerShell
6 21 (7.39%) Python
7 16 (5.63%) Perl
8 15 (5.28%) PHP
9 14 (4.93%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.23%) C
11 9 (3.17%) Apex Code
11 9 (3.17%) Groovy
11 9 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.82%) Java 8
13 7 (2.46%) ES6
13 7 (2.46%) Ruby
13 7 (2.46%) Scala
14 6 (2.11%) Bourne shell
14 6 (2.11%) Haskell
14 6 (2.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.99%) Degree
4 9 (3.17%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.46%) ISEB
5 7 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.41%) CISM
7 4 (1.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.99%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.93%) QA
3 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) GDPR
4 1 (0.35%) GxP
4 1 (0.35%) PMO
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (7.04%) Docker
2 15 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.11%) RACF
4 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.06%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.35%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.46%) Kibana
2 7 (2.46%) Puppet
3 6 (2.11%) Grafana
4 4 (1.41%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (1.41%) Netcool
4 4 (1.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 3 (1.06%) Ansible
5 3 (1.06%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (1.06%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.70%) Terraform
7 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.35%) logstash
7 1 (0.35%) Nagios
7 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.56%) Oracle
3 22 (7.75%) MuleSoft
4 20 (7.04%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (6.69%) webMethods
6 18 (6.34%) IBM
6 18 (6.34%) ServiceNow
7 17 (5.99%) Databricks
8 14 (4.93%) Adobe
8 14 (4.93%) BMC
9 13 (4.58%) Red Hat
10 12 (4.23%) Remedy
11 10 (3.52%) SAP
12 9 (3.17%) Google
13 8 (2.82%) CA
13 8 (2.82%) Software AG
14 6 (2.11%) TIBCO
15 5 (1.76%) Atlassian
16 4 (1.41%) Cramer
16 4 (1.41%) VMware