Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 133 90
Rank change year-on-year +7 -43 +19
Contract jobs citing SOAP 151 310 443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.59% 1.97% 2.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.91% 6.43% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 188 292
Median daily rate £450 £453 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.55% -4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £327
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 8
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £38.14
% change year-on-year -22.22% +18.00% +1.69%

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 2,185 4,819 4,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.04% 30.67% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,346 3,150 3,095
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £311
90th Percentile £576 £576 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 85
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £30.00 £21.14 £9.05
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.50 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.23%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +38 89 £475 - 10
Berkshire +40 66 £450 - 7
Hampshire +37 30 £448 -1.58% 10
West Sussex -11 21 £425 +3.03% 3
Oxfordshire +27 12 £500 +5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £500 -4.76% 1
Surrey -7 7 £438 -12.50% 5
East Sussex +24 1 - - 2
Middlesex +16 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 112 (74.17%) Web Services
2 94 (62.25%) REST
3 73 (48.34%) Java
4 58 (38.41%) JavaScript
5 53 (35.10%) XML
6 50 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (29.14%) Perl
7 44 (29.14%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (28.48%) IBM
8 43 (28.48%) Security Cleared
9 38 (25.17%) ServiceNow
10 37 (24.50%) SC Cleared
10 37 (24.50%) Git (software)
10 37 (24.50%) Netcool
10 37 (24.50%) Remedy
10 37 (24.50%) BMC
10 37 (24.50%) SQL
10 37 (24.50%) Remedy ITSM
11 36 (23.84%) HTML
11 36 (23.84%) SNMP
12 35 (23.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 35 (23.18%) Shell Script
12 35 (23.18%) Siebel
12 35 (23.18%) Cramer
12 35 (23.18%) Amdocs OSS
12 35 (23.18%) xMatters
13 34 (22.52%) JSON
13 34 (22.52%) Python
14 31 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (20.53%) Unit Testing

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 11 (7.28%) Apache
2 10 (6.62%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.64%) Confluence
4 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.31%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.65%) JBoss
6 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.66%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.66%) CMS
8 1 (0.66%) nginx
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (8.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (24.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.89%) Azure
2 20 (13.25%) AWS
3 14 (9.27%) Boomi
4 7 (4.64%) Serverless
5 6 (3.97%) Office 365
6 4 (2.65%) GitHub
6 4 (2.65%) Trello
7 3 (1.99%) Apple Pay
7 3 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.99%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.99%) Google Pay
7 3 (1.99%) npm
7 3 (1.99%) WeChat
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.32%) Firebase
8 2 (1.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.66%) Force.com
9 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (23.84%) SNMP
2 15 (9.93%) HTTP
3 8 (5.30%) FTP
4 5 (3.31%) Network Security
5 4 (2.65%) SSL
6 3 (1.99%) BGP
6 3 (1.99%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.99%) Firewall
6 3 (1.99%) OSPF
6 3 (1.99%) RIP
6 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.66%) DNS
8 1 (0.66%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.91%) MySQL
2 20 (13.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.30%) DB2
4 8 (5.30%) Pentaho
4 8 (5.30%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.97%) DB2 UDB
5 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.31%) Blockchain
7 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.66%) UniData
Development Applications
1 37 (24.50%) Git (software)
2 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
3 26 (17.22%) Selenium
4 16 (10.60%) JIRA
5 14 (9.27%) Eclipse
6 13 (8.61%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.28%) SoapUI
8 9 (5.96%) JUnit
8 9 (5.96%) Maven
9 8 (5.30%) Ant
10 6 (3.97%) NWDS
11 5 (3.31%) JMeter
11 5 (3.31%) Subversion
12 4 (2.65%) Mockito
13 3 (1.99%) Postman
13 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.32%) DbUnit
14 2 (1.32%) jMock
14 2 (1.32%) Mocha
14 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (8.61%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.96%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.65%) Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Billing
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (47.02%) Developer
2 42 (27.81%) Architect
3 32 (21.19%) Designer
4 28 (18.54%) Solutions Designer
5 23 (15.23%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (14.57%) Java Developer
7 12 (7.95%) Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.64%) SAP Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Applications Architect
10 6 (3.97%) React Developer
10 6 (3.97%) SAP PI Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.31%) Consultant
11 5 (3.31%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.65%) Applications Developer
13 3 (1.99%) Applications Specialist
13 3 (1.99%) Technical Architect
13 3 (1.99%) Test Analyst
13 3 (1.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (74.17%) Web Services
2 94 (62.25%) REST
3 53 (35.10%) XML
4 36 (23.84%) HTML
5 34 (22.52%) JSON
6 29 (19.21%) CSS
7 26 (17.22%) Spring
8 22 (14.57%) RESTful
9 16 (10.60%) AngularJS
10 13 (8.61%) .NET
11 12 (7.95%) Hibernate
11 12 (7.95%) Node.js
12 11 (7.28%) HTML5
12 11 (7.28%) Vaadin
12 11 (7.28%) XSLT
13 10 (6.62%) Middleware
13 10 (6.62%) Spring Boot
14 9 (5.96%) SAML
14 9 (5.96%) XSD
15 8 (5.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (3.97%) Mainframe
2 6 (3.97%) W3C
3 5 (3.31%) IVR
3 5 (3.31%) N-Tier
3 5 (3.31%) PKI
4 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) CMDB
6 1 (0.66%) DataPower
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.58%) Linux
2 14 (9.27%) Windows
3 10 (6.62%) Unix
4 7 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.65%) Android
5 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.32%) Solaris
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.66%) CentOS
7 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.14%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (20.53%) Unit Testing
4 27 (17.88%) Web Development
5 26 (17.22%) Integration Testing
6 25 (16.56%) Microservices
7 24 (15.89%) Smoke Testing
8 23 (15.23%) Network Management
9 18 (11.92%) Test Automation
10 16 (10.60%) Data Modelling
11 14 (9.27%) Waterfall
12 13 (8.61%) CRM
12 13 (8.61%) DevOps
13 12 (7.95%) Migration
13 12 (7.95%) Test Strategy
14 11 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (7.28%) MVC
15 10 (6.62%) Performance Optimisation
16 9 (5.96%) BDD
16 9 (5.96%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (48.34%) Java
2 58 (38.41%) JavaScript
3 44 (29.14%) Perl
4 37 (24.50%) SQL
5 35 (23.18%) Shell Script
6 34 (22.52%) Python
7 28 (18.54%) PHP
8 14 (9.27%) C#
9 11 (7.28%) Java 8
10 10 (6.62%) C
10 10 (6.62%) PL/SQL
11 9 (5.96%) PowerShell
12 6 (3.97%) ABAP
12 6 (3.97%) BeanShell
12 6 (3.97%) Bourne shell
12 6 (3.97%) Korn
13 5 (3.31%) TypeScript
14 4 (2.65%) Groovy
14 4 (2.65%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (28.48%) Security Cleared
2 37 (24.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.30%) DBS Check
4 5 (3.31%) Degree
4 5 (3.31%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.99%) SANS
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.32%) ISEB
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.66%) CCDA
7 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.66%) MCITP
7 1 (0.66%) MCSA
7 1 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) GxP
2 3 (1.99%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.99%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) SEPA
3 2 (1.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) HL7
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.28%) Docker
1 11 (7.28%) NFS
2 7 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.97%) RACF
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (24.50%) Netcool
2 35 (23.18%) Amdocs OSS
2 35 (23.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 8 (5.30%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.64%) Ansible
5 6 (3.97%) Puppet
6 5 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.65%) Terraform
8 3 (1.99%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.32%) HP NNM
9 2 (1.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (1.32%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (1.32%) Nagios
9 2 (1.32%) SCCM
9 2 (1.32%) SCOM
9 2 (1.32%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.66%) Grafana
10 1 (0.66%) Kibana
Vendors
1 43 (28.48%) IBM
2 38 (25.17%) ServiceNow
3 37 (24.50%) BMC
3 37 (24.50%) Remedy
4 35 (23.18%) Cramer
4 35 (23.18%) Siebel
4 35 (23.18%) xMatters
5 26 (17.22%) Oracle
6 23 (15.23%) Microsoft
7 17 (11.26%) SAP
8 16 (10.60%) Cisco
9 14 (9.27%) Dell
9 14 (9.27%) Huawei
9 14 (9.27%) Nokia
10 8 (5.30%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.97%) Atlassian
11 6 (3.97%) Google
12 4 (2.65%) Apple
12 4 (2.65%) Northgate
12 4 (2.65%) Salesforce.com