Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 124 113
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11 -19
Contract jobs citing SOAP 90 296 378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.81% 2.01% 2.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.37% 7.19% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 208 217
Median daily rate £453 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £344 £359 £313
90th Percentile £550 £575 £569
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
Median hourly rate £59.56 £50.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.13% +14.29% +266.72%
10th Percentile £53.01 £47.33 £30.43
90th Percentile £64.87 £73.75 £55.38
England median hourly rate £52.50 £48.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +14.71% +6.25%

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 1,075 4,119 5,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.66% 27.91% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 2,572 3,434
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 82 99
Median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £30.75 £22.40 £10.10
90th Percentile £63.15 £60.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.52
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.39% +3.79%

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 7 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SOAP in the South East over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 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 +25 46 £500 +13.64% 4
West Sussex +43 25 £450 +1.69% 2
Buckinghamshire +24 22 £500 +19.40% 1
Berkshire +37 19 £500 +13.64% 2
Hampshire +23 12 £438 -2.78% 1
Oxfordshire +31 5 £500 -9.09% 1
Surrey +12 3 - - 7
East Sussex +41 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 58 (64.44%) Java
1 58 (64.44%) Web Services
2 48 (53.33%) REST
3 37 (41.11%) XML
4 33 (36.67%) Oracle
4 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (34.44%) SQL
6 29 (32.22%) JavaScript
6 29 (32.22%) Git (software)
7 23 (25.56%) Spring
7 23 (25.56%) Perl
8 22 (24.44%) Jenkins
8 22 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (23.33%) AWS
10 20 (22.22%) Azure
11 19 (21.11%) Python
11 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
12 18 (20.00%) IBM
12 18 (20.00%) JMS
12 18 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 18 (20.00%) Selenium
13 17 (18.89%) JSON
13 17 (18.89%) Windows
13 17 (18.89%) XSLT
13 17 (18.89%) SAP
13 17 (18.89%) DevOps
14 16 (17.78%) Oracle Database
14 16 (17.78%) MySQL
14 16 (17.78%) Linux
15 15 (16.67%) Eclipse

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 14 (15.56%) WebLogic
2 12 (13.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (10.00%) Apache
3 9 (10.00%) AquaLogic
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.22%) Confluence
7 1 (1.11%) Anypoint
7 1 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (1.11%) CMS
7 1 (1.11%) ColdFusion
7 1 (1.11%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Oracle BPM
1 11 (12.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.33%) AWS
2 20 (22.22%) Azure
3 10 (11.11%) Boomi
4 5 (5.56%) Serverless
5 4 (4.44%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.33%) npm
7 2 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.22%) GitHub
7 2 (2.22%) IaaS
7 2 (2.22%) Office 365
7 2 (2.22%) PaaS
7 2 (2.22%) SaaS
7 2 (2.22%) Trello
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.11%) GCP
8 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) HTTP
2 10 (11.11%) SNMP
3 8 (8.89%) FTP
4 2 (2.22%) DNS
4 2 (2.22%) Network Security
4 2 (2.22%) SSL
4 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.11%) Intranet
5 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) MySQL
1 16 (17.78%) Oracle Database
2 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (12.22%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (8.89%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (8.89%) DB2
6 8 (8.89%) DB2 UDB
6 8 (8.89%) NoSQL
7 5 (5.56%) MongoDB
8 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
9 3 (3.33%) Big Data
9 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.22%) Blockchain
11 1 (1.11%) Amazon Athena
11 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 29 (32.22%) Git (software)
2 22 (24.44%) Jenkins
3 18 (20.00%) Selenium
4 15 (16.67%) Eclipse
5 14 (15.56%) Subversion
6 12 (13.33%) Ant
6 12 (13.33%) Maven
7 11 (12.22%) JIRA
8 8 (8.89%) SoapUI
9 7 (7.78%) JUnit
10 6 (6.67%) NWDS
11 4 (4.44%) Hudson
11 4 (4.44%) Mocha
12 3 (3.33%) Grunt
12 3 (3.33%) JMeter
12 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.33%) webpack
13 2 (2.22%) Gradle
13 2 (2.22%) JDeveloper
General
1 11 (12.22%) Public Sector
2 6 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (4.44%) Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.11%) Automotive
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (48.89%) Developer
2 17 (18.89%) Architect
3 15 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.78%) Designer
5 7 (7.78%) SAP Developer
6 6 (6.67%) SAP PI Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (5.56%) Applications Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Applications Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Oracle Specialist
9 3 (3.33%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Applications Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (64.44%) Web Services
2 48 (53.33%) REST
3 37 (41.11%) XML
4 23 (25.56%) Spring
5 18 (20.00%) JMS
6 17 (18.89%) JSON
6 17 (18.89%) XSLT
7 15 (16.67%) HTML
7 15 (16.67%) RESTful
7 15 (16.67%) XSD
8 11 (12.22%) Node.js
9 10 (11.11%) Hibernate
10 9 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 9 (10.00%) EclipseLink
10 9 (10.00%) EJB
10 9 (10.00%) iBATIS
10 9 (10.00%) Java EE
10 9 (10.00%) JPA
10 9 (10.00%) Middleware
11 8 (8.89%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (8.89%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.67%) W3C
4 5 (5.56%) User Experience
5 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.22%) DataPower
6 2 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.22%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) CMDB
7 1 (1.11%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.89%) Windows
2 16 (17.78%) Linux
3 11 (12.22%) Unix
4 9 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.44%) Android
5 4 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.11%) CentOS
7 1 (1.11%) Solaris
7 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 17 (18.89%) DevOps
5 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (14.44%) Microservices
6 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
7 12 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 10 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 10 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
8 10 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 9 (10.00%) Process Management
9 9 (10.00%) SOA
9 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.00%) Web Development
10 8 (8.89%) ETL
10 8 (8.89%) Scrum
11 7 (7.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (64.44%) Java
2 31 (34.44%) SQL
3 29 (32.22%) JavaScript
4 23 (25.56%) Perl
5 19 (21.11%) Python
6 13 (14.44%) Shell Script
7 12 (13.33%) PHP
7 12 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 8 (8.89%) BeanShell
8 8 (8.89%) Bourne shell
8 8 (8.89%) C
8 8 (8.89%) C#
8 8 (8.89%) Korn
9 6 (6.67%) ABAP
9 6 (6.67%) PL/SQL
10 5 (5.56%) TypeScript
11 4 (4.44%) VBScript
12 3 (3.33%) Apple Swift
12 3 (3.33%) Groovy
12 3 (3.33%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 15 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.67%) Degree
2 6 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.44%) DBS Check
4 3 (3.33%) ISEB
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.22%) SANS
6 1 (1.11%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.11%) MCITP
6 1 (1.11%) MCSA
6 1 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) GxP
3 2 (2.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.89%) RACF
2 6 (6.67%) NFS
3 3 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) Amdocs OSS
1 10 (11.11%) Netcool
1 10 (11.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 4 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.44%) Terraform
3 2 (2.22%) Ansible
4 1 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.11%) Istio
4 1 (1.11%) SCCM
4 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (36.67%) Oracle
2 19 (21.11%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.00%) IBM
4 17 (18.89%) SAP
5 11 (12.22%) Remedy
5 11 (12.22%) ServiceNow
6 10 (11.11%) BMC
6 10 (11.11%) Cramer
6 10 (11.11%) Dell
6 10 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 10 (11.11%) Siebel
6 10 (11.11%) xMatters
7 9 (10.00%) BEA
8 4 (4.44%) Cisco
8 4 (4.44%) Huawei
8 4 (4.44%) Nokia
9 3 (3.33%) OutSystems
9 3 (3.33%) TIBCO
9 3 (3.33%) Xamarin
10 2 (2.22%) Salesforce.com