Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 110 91
Rank change year-on-year -44 -19 +46
Contract jobs citing SOAP 169 373 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 2.35% 2.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.78% 7.26% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 226 271
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £308 £359 £328
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -22.22% -
10th Percentile £71.25 £26.65 £42.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £42.00 £52.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +20.00%

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 2,923 5,135 4,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.39% 32.33% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,832 3,306 2,929
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £305
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 60 79
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.51 £26.65 £21.33
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.37% +3.79% -

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 19 January 2020.

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
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 19 January 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 +16 91 £425 -8.11% 22
Berkshire +21 72 £425 -2.58% 12
Hampshire -13 37 £475 +5.56% 14
Surrey -8 21 £425 -7.10% 23
West Sussex -26 14 £450 +4.05% 6
Oxfordshire +32 10 £375 -6.83% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 9 £525 +3.70% 6
Kent +9 4 £325 -27.78% 8
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 98 (57.99%) REST
2 85 (50.30%) Web Services
3 64 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (36.69%) JavaScript
5 61 (36.09%) Java
6 58 (34.32%) XML
7 55 (32.54%) HTML
8 50 (29.59%) Security Cleared
9 49 (28.99%) SQL
9 49 (28.99%) CSS
10 47 (27.81%) JSON
11 43 (25.44%) Git (software)
12 39 (23.08%) Selenium
13 38 (22.49%) SC Cleared
14 37 (21.89%) Azure
14 37 (21.89%) Jenkins
15 36 (21.30%) C#
16 33 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
17 31 (18.34%) Test Automation
18 29 (17.16%) Microservices
18 29 (17.16%) Perl
19 28 (16.57%) Python
19 28 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (16.57%) ServiceNow
20 27 (15.98%) SoapUI
20 27 (15.98%) .NET
21 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
22 25 (14.79%) HTML5
22 25 (14.79%) jQuery
23 24 (14.20%) 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 22 (13.02%) Apache
2 12 (7.10%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.51%) JBoss
3 11 (6.51%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.14%) Confluence
4 7 (4.14%) nginx
5 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.78%) CMS
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.18%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.18%) Mule
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.59%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.59%) IIS
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (13.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.89%) Azure
2 15 (8.88%) SaaS
3 14 (8.28%) Serverless
4 11 (6.51%) IaaS
4 11 (6.51%) iPaaS
4 11 (6.51%) PaaS
4 11 (6.51%) Power Platform
5 9 (5.33%) AWS
5 9 (5.33%) GitHub
5 9 (5.33%) Google Analytics
6 6 (3.55%) npm
7 4 (2.37%) Boomi
7 4 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.78%) Apple Pay
8 3 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.78%) Google Pay
8 3 (1.78%) TestFlight
8 3 (1.78%) WeChat
9 2 (1.18%) Firebase
9 2 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.02%) SNMP
2 14 (8.28%) HTTP
3 8 (4.73%) SSL
4 7 (4.14%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.37%) Firewall
5 4 (2.37%) Network Security
6 3 (1.78%) BGP
6 3 (1.78%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.78%) OSPF
6 3 (1.78%) RIP
7 2 (1.18%) DOCSIS
7 2 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.59%) 2G
8 1 (0.59%) 3G
8 1 (0.59%) 4G
8 1 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.59%) Internet
8 1 (0.59%) IPsec
8 1 (0.59%) SSH
8 1 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.43%) MySQL
3 17 (10.06%) MongoDB
4 14 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (7.10%) NoSQL
5 12 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (6.51%) Cosmos DB
6 11 (6.51%) Data Lake
6 11 (6.51%) Data Mart
6 11 (6.51%) Power BI
6 11 (6.51%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.92%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.78%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.18%) DB2
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 43 (25.44%) Git (software)
2 39 (23.08%) Selenium
3 37 (21.89%) Jenkins
4 27 (15.98%) SoapUI
5 20 (11.83%) JIRA
6 19 (11.24%) Cucumber
7 13 (7.69%) Postman
8 11 (6.51%) Grunt
9 10 (5.92%) JUnit
10 9 (5.33%) Eclipse
11 8 (4.73%) Ant
11 8 (4.73%) IntelliJ
11 8 (4.73%) Maven
11 8 (4.73%) SpecFlow
11 8 (4.73%) Subversion
12 7 (4.14%) Gatling
12 7 (4.14%) gulp
12 7 (4.14%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (4.14%) Sublime Text
12 7 (4.14%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (8.88%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.78%) Billing
3 3 (1.78%) Marketing
3 3 (1.78%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) German Language
5 1 (0.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (46.15%) Developer
2 44 (26.04%) Architect
3 20 (11.83%) Designer
3 20 (11.83%) Solutions Designer
4 18 (10.65%) Java Developer
5 16 (9.47%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.10%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Integration Architect
7 8 (4.73%) Analyst
7 8 (4.73%) Tester
8 7 (4.14%) React Developer
8 7 (4.14%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Azure Architect
10 5 (2.96%) Consultant
10 5 (2.96%) Data Architect
10 5 (2.96%) Infrastructure Tester
10 5 (2.96%) PHP Developer
10 5 (2.96%) ServiceNow Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.37%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (57.99%) REST
2 85 (50.30%) Web Services
3 58 (34.32%) XML
4 55 (32.54%) HTML
5 49 (28.99%) CSS
6 47 (27.81%) JSON
7 27 (15.98%) .NET
8 25 (14.79%) HTML5
8 25 (14.79%) jQuery
9 24 (14.20%) RESTful
10 23 (13.61%) Spring
11 20 (11.83%) Hibernate
12 18 (10.65%) AngularJS
13 16 (9.47%) Node.js
14 13 (7.69%) Vaadin
15 12 (7.10%) J2EE
16 11 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (6.51%) Middleware
17 10 (5.92%) Apache POI
17 10 (5.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.73%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.55%) User Experience
5 5 (2.96%) IVR
6 3 (1.78%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.78%) PKI
7 2 (1.18%) CMDB
7 2 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.59%) DataPower
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.06%) Linux
2 15 (8.88%) Windows
3 14 (8.28%) Unix
4 7 (4.14%) Ubuntu
5 6 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.78%) Android
7 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.59%) Solaris
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (18.34%) Test Automation
4 29 (17.16%) Microservices
5 24 (14.20%) DevOps
5 24 (14.20%) Unit Testing
6 20 (11.83%) Web Development
7 19 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (11.24%) Data Modelling
7 19 (11.24%) Integration Testing
8 16 (9.47%) MVC
9 15 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (8.88%) Smoke Testing
10 14 (8.28%) Network Management
10 14 (8.28%) OO
11 13 (7.69%) Data Integration
11 13 (7.69%) Logical Data Model
11 13 (7.69%) Migration
11 13 (7.69%) SOA
12 12 (7.10%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (36.69%) JavaScript
2 61 (36.09%) Java
3 49 (28.99%) SQL
4 36 (21.30%) C#
5 29 (17.16%) Perl
6 28 (16.57%) Python
7 21 (12.43%) Shell Script
8 19 (11.24%) PHP
9 12 (7.10%) PL/SQL
10 11 (6.51%) Java 8
11 10 (5.92%) PowerShell
12 8 (4.73%) Groovy
12 8 (4.73%) Scala
13 7 (4.14%) Haskell
13 7 (4.14%) Ruby
14 6 (3.55%) T-SQL
15 5 (2.96%) ES6
16 4 (2.37%) Apple Swift
16 4 (2.37%) Bash Shell
16 4 (2.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 50 (29.59%) Security Cleared
2 38 (22.49%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) Degree
4 5 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
6 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.59%) SANS
6 1 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.51%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 3 (1.78%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.78%) SEPA
4 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.59%) GDPR
5 1 (0.59%) GxP
System Software
1 18 (10.65%) Docker
2 5 (2.96%) NFS
3 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) LXC
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (13.02%) Netcool
2 20 (11.83%) Amdocs OSS
2 20 (11.83%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 13 (7.69%) Puppet
4 7 (4.14%) Grafana
4 7 (4.14%) Kibana
5 6 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.96%) Ansible
6 5 (2.96%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.18%) HP NNM
7 2 (1.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (1.18%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (1.18%) Nagios
7 2 (1.18%) SCCM
7 2 (1.18%) SCOM
7 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (16.57%) ServiceNow
2 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.61%) BMC
3 23 (13.61%) IBM
4 22 (13.02%) Remedy
5 20 (11.83%) Cramer
5 20 (11.83%) Siebel
5 20 (11.83%) xMatters
6 15 (8.88%) Oracle
7 13 (7.69%) webMethods
8 12 (7.10%) Google
9 11 (6.51%) Databricks
10 10 (5.92%) Cisco
11 8 (4.73%) Adobe
11 8 (4.73%) Huawei
11 8 (4.73%) Nokia
12 7 (4.14%) MuleSoft
12 7 (4.14%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (3.55%) Atlassian
14 5 (2.96%) Jitterbit