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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / South East
Rank 86 104 116
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 177 177 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.26% 1.92% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.54% 8.11% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 117 94
Median daily rate £438 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

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 2072 2182 2313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.67% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1462 1340
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Hampshire +19 47 £400 +4.57% 8
Oxfordshire +15 30 £500 +42.85% 5
Buckinghamshire -21 27 £395 -7.05% 6
West Sussex +24 26 £500 +19.40% 4
Berkshire +15 24 £413 -8.33% 12
Surrey -15 18 £415 +2.15% 6
East Sussex +6 4 £350 +12.00% 1
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Thames Valley - 1 £675 -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 167 (54.58%) Java
2 159 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (49.02%) REST
4 136 (44.44%) Web Services
5 110 (35.95%) XML
6 109 (35.62%) SQL
7 88 (28.76%) Linux
7 88 (28.76%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (27.45%) Git (software)
9 79 (25.82%) JavaScript
10 78 (25.49%) RESTful
11 67 (21.90%) Spring
12 62 (20.26%) TDD
13 61 (19.93%) C#
14 60 (19.61%) HTML
15 57 (18.63%) Oracle
16 56 (18.30%) CSS
17 55 (17.97%) Selenium
18 54 (17.65%) Scrum
19 53 (17.32%) AngularJS
20 49 (16.01%) Windows
20 49 (16.01%) JIRA
21 48 (15.69%) .NET
21 48 (15.69%) Jenkins
22 46 (15.03%) JBoss
23 45 (14.71%) JSON
24 44 (14.38%) Finance
25 42 (13.73%) Maven
26 41 (13.40%) DevOps
27 39 (12.75%) SoapUI

SOAP
Top Related 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 46 (15.03%) JBoss
2 27 (8.82%) Apache
3 24 (7.84%) WebLogic
4 21 (6.86%) WebSphere
5 20 (6.54%) Tomcat
6 19 (6.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (3.59%) CMS
7 11 (3.59%) Confluence
8 9 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.63%) IIS
12 4 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.31%) Mule
12 4 (1.31%) nginx
13 3 (0.98%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.65%) Anypoint
14 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPEL
15 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.25%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.84%) IaaS
2 23 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (7.52%) PaaS
3 17 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (4.58%) GitHub
5 6 (1.96%) SaaS
6 4 (1.31%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.98%) Boomi
7 3 (0.98%) Force.com
7 3 (0.98%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.86%) HTTP
2 18 (5.88%) SSL
3 17 (5.56%) LDAP
4 9 (2.94%) Diameter Protocol
4 9 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 8 (2.61%) Internet
6 7 (2.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.96%) INAP
8 5 (1.63%) Firewall
9 4 (1.31%) 3G
9 4 (1.31%) 4G
9 4 (1.31%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (1.31%) SMPP
10 3 (0.98%) IMAP
10 3 (0.98%) Network Security
10 3 (0.98%) SMTP
10 3 (0.98%) SNMP
11 2 (0.65%) FTP
11 2 (0.65%) LTE
11 2 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.48%) Oracle Database
3 25 (8.17%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.54%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (4.58%) Redis
7 13 (4.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 13 (4.25%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.94%) MySQL
9 9 (2.94%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.65%) DataStage
12 2 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 84 (27.45%) Git (software)
2 55 (17.97%) Selenium
3 49 (16.01%) JIRA
4 48 (15.69%) Jenkins
5 42 (13.73%) Maven
6 39 (12.75%) SoapUI
7 28 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (7.84%) Cucumber
8 24 (7.84%) WebDriver
9 20 (6.54%) JUnit
9 20 (6.54%) Subversion
10 19 (6.21%) Eclipse
11 18 (5.88%) TeamCity
11 18 (5.88%) Visual Studio
12 17 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 16 (5.23%) Mockito
14 14 (4.58%) Talend Open Studio
15 13 (4.25%) Gradle
16 12 (3.92%) MSTest
16 12 (3.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 44 (14.38%) Finance
2 18 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.25%) Back Office
4 8 (2.61%) Banking
5 7 (2.29%) Law
5 7 (2.29%) Publishing
6 3 (0.98%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Marketing
7 2 (0.65%) Military
7 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 167 (54.58%) Developer
2 70 (22.88%) Java Developer
3 33 (10.78%) Analyst
4 25 (8.17%) Architect
4 25 (8.17%) Test Analyst
5 20 (6.54%) .NET Developer
5 20 (6.54%) Senior Developer
6 19 (6.21%) Tester
7 18 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 14 (4.58%) Angular Developer
9 13 (4.25%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
10 12 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
10 12 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (3.59%) Agile Developer
11 11 (3.59%) Integration Developer
12 9 (2.94%) Automation Tester
12 9 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (2.94%) Scala Developer
12 9 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (49.02%) REST
2 136 (44.44%) Web Services
3 110 (35.95%) XML
4 78 (25.49%) RESTful
5 67 (21.90%) Spring
6 60 (19.61%) HTML
7 56 (18.30%) CSS
8 53 (17.32%) AngularJS
9 48 (15.69%) .NET
10 45 (14.71%) JSON
11 37 (12.09%) Hibernate
12 31 (10.13%) JMS
13 30 (9.80%) EJB
13 30 (9.80%) J2EE
14 28 (9.15%) jQuery
14 28 (9.15%) Middleware
15 26 (8.50%) HTML5
16 25 (8.17%) XSD
17 24 (7.84%) Apache Camel
17 24 (7.84%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.21%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (0.98%) Clustering
4 3 (0.98%) DataPower
5 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.33%) CMDB
6 1 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.33%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.33%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 88 (28.76%) Linux
2 49 (16.01%) Windows
3 27 (8.82%) Unix
4 9 (2.94%) Android
5 6 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.63%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.98%) Solaris
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (28.76%) Continuous Integration
3 62 (20.26%) TDD
4 54 (17.65%) Scrum
5 41 (13.40%) DevOps
6 35 (11.44%) SOA
7 34 (11.11%) MVC
8 32 (10.46%) Workflow
9 31 (10.13%) BDD
10 28 (9.15%) SDLC
11 26 (8.50%) ITIL
12 25 (8.17%) ETL
13 24 (7.84%) Microservices
14 22 (7.19%) Automated Testing
15 21 (6.86%) Test Automation
16 19 (6.21%) Front End Development
16 19 (6.21%) OO
17 18 (5.88%) Unit Testing
18 17 (5.56%) E-Commerce
18 17 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 167 (54.58%) Java
2 109 (35.62%) SQL
3 79 (25.82%) JavaScript
4 61 (19.93%) C#
5 19 (6.21%) Python
6 17 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 15 (4.90%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.92%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.59%) Ruby
9 11 (3.59%) Scala
10 7 (2.29%) Perl
11 5 (1.63%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.63%) Groovy
12 4 (1.31%) Haskell
12 4 (1.31%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.31%) VB
13 3 (0.98%) Jython
13 3 (0.98%) Korn
13 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.98%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 34 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.61%) Degree
4 5 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.65%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.56%) QA
2 13 (4.25%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.96%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (3.27%) Docker
2 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) Puppet
2 8 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.29%) Kibana
4 5 (1.63%) logstash
5 4 (1.31%) Grafana
6 3 (0.98%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.33%) Amdocs OSS
8 1 (0.33%) Ansible
8 1 (0.33%) Netcool
8 1 (0.33%) Piwik
8 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.33%) Terraform
8 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 57 (18.63%) Oracle
2 31 (10.13%) VMware
3 24 (7.84%) CA
4 23 (7.52%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.23%) IBM
6 14 (4.58%) Talend
7 12 (3.92%) Google
8 11 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.94%) HP
10 8 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.61%) SAP
10 8 (2.61%) webMethods
11 6 (1.96%) Splunk
12 5 (1.63%) Informatica
12 5 (1.63%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.31%) Nokia
13 4 (1.31%) Remedy
14 3 (0.98%) Adobe
14 3 (0.98%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.98%) Pega
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