Period
to 24 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 February 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 West
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 85 94
Rank change year-on-year -61 +9 -11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 60 156 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.10% 2.48% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.19% 8.76% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 98 79
South West median daily rate £514 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.17% +21.62% +5.71%
10th Percentile £340 £334 £313
90th Percentile £568 £608 £496
England median daily rate £491 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -1.75% +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,431 1,781 1,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.33% 28.30% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1,175 895
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £288
90th Percentile £575 £613 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 14
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £20.58 £29.05 £25.03
90th Percentile £51.41 £60.63 £56.13
England median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -0.59% +4.94% +1.25%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the South West

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the South West

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the South West over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the South West

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in the South West

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the South West over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the South West

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Bristol -20 19 £525 +29.63% 14
Somerset +10 16 £450 +20.00% 4
Wiltshire -39 15 £513 -6.82%
Gloucestershire +5 5 £500 +20.48% 4
Devon 0 2 £513 +13.89% 5
Dorset -1 2 £370 +29.48% 6
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 42 (70.00%) Web Services
1 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (63.33%) XML
3 37 (61.67%) Java
4 26 (43.33%) JavaScript
4 26 (43.33%) RESTful
5 24 (40.00%) TDD
6 23 (38.33%) Oracle
7 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 19 (31.67%) Maven
9 18 (30.00%) Scrum
10 17 (28.33%) Manufacturing
10 17 (28.33%) Spring
11 16 (26.67%) Public Sector
12 15 (25.00%) AWS
12 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 15 (25.00%) SOA
13 14 (23.33%) SQL
13 14 (23.33%) Mule
14 13 (21.67%) Selenium
14 13 (21.67%) Azure
15 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
15 12 (20.00%) REST
15 12 (20.00%) Apache Camel
15 12 (20.00%) ForgeRock
15 12 (20.00%) Finance
15 12 (20.00%) JUnit
15 12 (20.00%) Middleware
15 12 (20.00%) NetIQ
16 11 (18.33%) PostgreSQL

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (23.33%) Mule
2 11 (18.33%) Confluence
2 11 (18.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (18.33%) Red Hat Fuse
3 10 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (15.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.00%) Anypoint
6 2 (3.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) AWS
2 13 (21.67%) Azure
3 5 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (8.33%) GCP
4 1 (1.67%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Kerberos
1 4 (6.67%) X.500
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Maven
2 13 (21.67%) Selenium
3 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (20.00%) JUnit
4 11 (18.33%) JIRA
5 10 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (15.00%) Mockito
7 8 (13.33%) GitLab
8 6 (10.00%) Appium
8 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (10.00%) Subversion
9 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
9 4 (6.67%) Gradle
10 2 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (3.33%) Postman
11 1 (1.67%) EasyMock
11 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.67%) REST Assured
11 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (28.33%) Manufacturing
2 16 (26.67%) Public Sector
3 12 (20.00%) Finance
4 10 (16.67%) Electronics
4 10 (16.67%) Marketing
4 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (76.67%) Developer
2 30 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Integration Developer
6 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Applications Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) MuleSoft Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Java Applications Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
9 2 (3.33%) PHP Developer
9 2 (3.33%) SOA Developer
9 2 (3.33%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (70.00%) Web Services
2 38 (63.33%) XML
3 26 (43.33%) RESTful
4 17 (28.33%) Spring
5 12 (20.00%) Apache Camel
5 12 (20.00%) Middleware
5 12 (20.00%) REST
6 10 (16.67%) HTML
6 10 (16.67%) Swagger
7 9 (15.00%) JSON
8 8 (13.33%) CSS
8 8 (13.33%) HTML5
8 8 (13.33%) Java EE
8 8 (13.33%) JSF
8 8 (13.33%) Swing
9 7 (11.67%) .NET
9 7 (11.67%) XSLT
10 6 (10.00%) Spring Integration
10 6 (10.00%) WireMock
11 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Data Structures
1 8 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.33%) User Experience
4 4 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.67%) NHS
4 4 (6.67%) PKI
4 4 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.67%) Virtual Team
5 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.67%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) TDD
3 18 (30.00%) Scrum
4 15 (25.00%) SOA
5 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 10 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 9 (15.00%) BDD
6 9 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (13.33%) OO
7 8 (13.33%) OOD
7 8 (13.33%) PDM
7 8 (13.33%) PLM
8 7 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (11.67%) OOP
8 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
9 6 (10.00%) Change Control
9 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.00%) Kanban
9 6 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) Java
2 26 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (23.33%) SQL
4 8 (13.33%) Java 8
5 6 (10.00%) XPath
6 4 (6.67%) C#
7 3 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.67%) Groovy
8 1 (1.67%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (8.33%) vSphere
2 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) NDS
2 4 (6.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 2 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.67%) Puppet
5 1 (1.67%) Terraform
5 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Oracle
2 12 (20.00%) ForgeRock
2 12 (20.00%) NetIQ
3 11 (18.33%) WSO2
4 10 (16.67%) SAP
5 8 (13.33%) VMware
6 6 (10.00%) Siemens
7 5 (8.33%) Talend
8 4 (6.67%) Telerik
9 3 (5.00%) MuleSoft
10 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.67%) Guidewire
11 1 (1.67%) Okta
11 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com