Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 February 2018 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 132 128
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 +30
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2,099 1,858 1,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.94% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.48% 6.14% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 1,259 1,359
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £280
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 24
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +14.06%
10th Percentile £21.25 £30.57 £29.08
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +26.71% +14.06%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,396 30,280 30,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.54% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,074 20,969 21,312
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 343 538
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.55 £15.55 £16.25
90th Percentile £57.12 £52.14 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.88 £38.75
% change year-on-year +8.04% +0.32% +10.71%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
England +6 1,947 £450 +2.86% 549
UK excluding London +28 1,198 £438 +9.38% 421
London -14 879 £498 +10.56% 165
South East +38 425 £450 - 112
East of England +67 188 £513 +10.81% 57
North of England +2 183 £410 +2.50% 102
Midlands +15 162 £425 +8.97% 66
South West -5 112 £373 +6.43% 47
West Midlands +21 102 £425 - 41
North West -2 95 £400 +17.65% 52
Scotland -1 88 £400 +8.11% 23
Yorkshire -13 69 £403 -10.56% 46
East Midlands +10 59 £425 +17.24% 25
Wales +10 30 £420 +12.00% 12
North East +34 21 £475 +7.04% 4
Northern Ireland -2 13 £450 +125.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for SOAP.

1 1,192 (56.79%) Java
2 1,156 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
3 1,153 (54.93%) REST
4 1,137 (54.17%) Web Services
5 834 (39.73%) XML
6 653 (31.11%) JavaScript
7 577 (27.49%) SQL
8 571 (27.20%) TDD
9 558 (26.58%) HTML
9 558 (26.58%) JSON
10 501 (23.87%) RESTful
11 493 (23.49%) Git (software)
12 492 (23.44%) Spring
13 458 (21.82%) CSS
14 447 (21.30%) Finance
15 426 (20.30%) Scrum
16 388 (18.48%) SOA
17 385 (18.34%) C#
18 376 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
19 374 (17.82%) .NET
20 365 (17.39%) Oracle
21 357 (17.01%) Jenkins
22 335 (15.96%) SQL Server
23 322 (15.34%) Test Automation
24 309 (14.72%) Maven
25 301 (14.34%) AngularJS
26 296 (14.10%) Linux
27 290 (13.82%) MVC
28 288 (13.72%) BDD
29 277 (13.20%) Microservices

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 142 (6.77%) JBoss
2 141 (6.72%) Tomcat
3 127 (6.05%) Apache
4 124 (5.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 110 (5.24%) WebLogic
6 101 (4.81%) WebSphere
7 100 (4.76%) Mule
8 98 (4.67%) Confluence
9 65 (3.10%) CMS
10 64 (3.05%) Oracle Service Bus
11 43 (2.05%) IIS
12 39 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
13 38 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
14 37 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
15 35 (1.67%) Apache Spark
16 34 (1.62%) Apache Solr
17 27 (1.29%) Mule ESB
18 20 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 18 (0.86%) MQSeries
19 18 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.14%) SmartSuite
5 2 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.62%) Magento
3 12 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
4 11 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.48%) Elite 3E
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.24%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.14%) Global One
10 3 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.14%) RMDS
11 2 (0.095%) Maximo
11 2 (0.095%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.095%) Social Studio
11 2 (0.095%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 209 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (3.43%) GitHub
4 52 (2.48%) PaaS
5 47 (2.24%) IaaS
6 36 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (1.62%) SaaS
8 29 (1.38%) OpenShift
9 27 (1.29%) Force.com
9 27 (1.29%) Heroku
10 24 (1.14%) Boomi
11 21 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (1.00%) Google Tag Manager
12 17 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 16 (0.76%) Serverless
14 15 (0.71%) iPaaS
15 13 (0.62%) Google Analytics
15 13 (0.62%) Sauce Labs
16 12 (0.57%) npm
17 11 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 173 (8.24%) HTTP
2 98 (4.67%) SSL
3 72 (3.43%) Internet
4 70 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 40 (1.91%) FTP
6 23 (1.10%) DNS
7 22 (1.05%) Firewall
8 21 (1.00%) SMTP
9 15 (0.71%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.67%) AMQP
11 13 (0.62%) SMS
12 10 (0.48%) SNMP
13 7 (0.33%) Network Security
14 6 (0.29%) ATM
14 6 (0.29%) Intranet
14 6 (0.29%) LAN
15 5 (0.24%) SSH
16 4 (0.19%) CTI
16 4 (0.19%) IMAP
16 4 (0.19%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 170 (8.10%) MongoDB
3 164 (7.81%) MySQL
4 163 (7.77%) Relational Database
5 151 (7.19%) NoSQL
6 132 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
7 86 (4.10%) Oracle Database
8 63 (3.00%) Big Data
9 62 (2.95%) RDBMS
10 59 (2.81%) DB2
11 54 (2.57%) Hadoop
12 38 (1.81%) Redis
13 35 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 31 (1.48%) HBase
15 30 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
15 30 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 29 (1.38%) Sqoop
17 28 (1.33%) Apache Hive
18 27 (1.29%) Impala
Development Applications
1 493 (23.49%) Git (software)
2 357 (17.01%) Jenkins
3 309 (14.72%) Maven
4 260 (12.39%) JUnit
5 251 (11.96%) SoapUI
6 239 (11.39%) Selenium
7 226 (10.77%) JIRA
8 153 (7.29%) Subversion
9 128 (6.10%) Eclipse
10 123 (5.86%) Cucumber
11 114 (5.43%) Mockito
12 104 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 102 (4.86%) TeamCity
14 100 (4.76%) Visual Studio
15 96 (4.57%) Gradle
16 85 (4.05%) Ant
17 63 (3.00%) IntelliJ
18 62 (2.95%) SonarQube
19 59 (2.81%) jMock
20 58 (2.76%) WebDriver
General
1 447 (21.30%) Finance
2 188 (8.96%) Banking
3 124 (5.91%) Marketing
4 119 (5.67%) Telecoms
5 102 (4.86%) Manufacturing
6 89 (4.24%) Electronics
7 61 (2.91%) Retail
8 36 (1.72%) Legal
9 32 (1.52%) Law
10 29 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.05%) Publishing
13 20 (0.95%) Games
14 19 (0.91%) Back Office
15 15 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.52%) Billing
17 9 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
18 8 (0.38%) Advertising
18 8 (0.38%) General Ledger
19 6 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,280 (60.98%) Developer
2 534 (25.44%) Java Developer
3 225 (10.72%) Senior Developer
4 201 (9.58%) Architect
5 130 (6.19%) Analyst
6 129 (6.15%) .NET Developer
7 103 (4.91%) Senior Java Developer
8 102 (4.86%) Agile Developer
8 102 (4.86%) Tester
9 99 (4.72%) Integration Developer
10 87 (4.14%) C# Developer
11 78 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
12 77 (3.67%) Consultant
12 77 (3.67%) Test Analyst
13 75 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
14 66 (3.14%) Lead Developer
15 59 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
16 58 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
17 57 (2.72%) Agile Java Developer
17 57 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,153 (54.93%) REST
2 1,137 (54.17%) Web Services
3 834 (39.73%) XML
4 558 (26.58%) HTML
4 558 (26.58%) JSON
5 501 (23.87%) RESTful
6 492 (23.44%) Spring
7 458 (21.82%) CSS
8 374 (17.82%) .NET
9 301 (14.34%) AngularJS
10 260 (12.39%) Hibernate
11 247 (11.77%) HTML5
12 245 (11.67%) J2EE
13 226 (10.77%) jQuery
14 208 (9.91%) XSLT
15 180 (8.58%) Node.js
16 156 (7.43%) Spring Boot
17 149 (7.10%) WCF
18 142 (6.77%) JMS
19 131 (6.24%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.53%) Greenfield Project
2 131 (6.24%) Mobile App
3 109 (5.19%) User Experience
4 101 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 33 (1.57%) Clustering
8 31 (1.48%) N-Tier
9 27 (1.29%) Algorithms
9 27 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 24 (1.14%) PKI
11 20 (0.95%) CMDB
11 20 (0.95%) Derivative
11 20 (0.95%) Mainframe
12 17 (0.81%) DataPower
12 17 (0.81%) Fat Client
12 17 (0.81%) Fintech
12 17 (0.81%) Thin Client
12 17 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 296 (14.10%) Linux
2 184 (8.77%) Unix
3 178 (8.48%) Windows
4 74 (3.53%) Android
5 66 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 45 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (1.76%) CentOS
8 31 (1.48%) Mac OS X
9 28 (1.33%) Windows Server
10 17 (0.81%) Solaris
11 15 (0.71%) HPUX
12 11 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.14%) SUSE
17 2 (0.095%) AIX
17 2 (0.095%) Debian
17 2 (0.095%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,156 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (27.20%) TDD
3 426 (20.30%) Scrum
4 388 (18.48%) SOA
5 376 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
6 322 (15.34%) Test Automation
7 290 (13.82%) MVC
8 288 (13.72%) BDD
9 277 (13.20%) Microservices
10 219 (10.43%) OO
11 217 (10.34%) DevOps
12 197 (9.39%) E-Commerce
13 189 (9.00%) Unit Testing
14 166 (7.91%) Kanban
15 158 (7.53%) SDLC
16 138 (6.57%) Open Source
17 127 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
17 127 (6.05%) Software Engineering
18 123 (5.86%) Web Development
19 115 (5.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1,192 (56.79%) Java
2 653 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 577 (27.49%) SQL
4 385 (18.34%) C#
5 145 (6.91%) Scala
6 116 (5.53%) Python
7 110 (5.24%) XPath
8 88 (4.19%) Groovy
9 87 (4.14%) PL/SQL
10 81 (3.86%) T-SQL
11 64 (3.05%) PHP
12 62 (2.95%) Shell Script
13 55 (2.62%) Ruby
14 50 (2.38%) Apex Code
15 49 (2.33%) Bash Shell
15 49 (2.33%) TypeScript
16 48 (2.29%) PowerShell
17 47 (2.24%) ES6
18 41 (1.95%) C++
19 39 (1.86%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (5.38%) Degree
2 92 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.10%) ISTQB
5 19 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.67%) ISEB
7 14 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.24%) OCP
12 4 (0.19%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.19%) MCSD
12 4 (0.19%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.14%) PMP
14 2 (0.095%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (9.72%) QA
2 17 (0.81%) MiFID
3 16 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.57%) PSD2
5 11 (0.52%) GDPR
5 11 (0.52%) HL7
6 9 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.43%) EMIR
7 8 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.33%) SLA
9 5 (0.24%) WCAG
10 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 8583
11 3 (0.14%) PMO
12 2 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.048%) SEPA
13 1 (0.048%) WAI
System Software
1 187 (8.91%) Docker
2 58 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 40 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.72%) Apache Flume
5 28 (1.33%) HDFS
6 26 (1.24%) vSphere
7 13 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.19%) LXC
9 2 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.095%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.095%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.048%) KVM
10 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.048%) Varnish
10 1 (0.048%) vCloud
10 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.048%) XenApp
10 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 97 (4.62%) Puppet
2 75 (3.57%) Ansible
3 49 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
4 29 (1.38%) Oozie
5 28 (1.33%) Kibana
6 26 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (1.00%) Grafana
8 18 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
9 16 (0.76%) Kubernetes
10 14 (0.67%) BladeLogic
11 11 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.52%) Terraform
12 10 (0.48%) Control-M
12 10 (0.48%) OpenSSO
13 9 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
14 7 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
15 6 (0.29%) logstash
16 3 (0.14%) Matomo
16 3 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 365 (17.39%) Oracle
2 261 (12.43%) Microsoft
3 117 (5.57%) SAP
4 114 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
5 113 (5.38%) IBM
6 68 (3.24%) ServiceNow
7 58 (2.76%) WSO2
8 56 (2.67%) MuleSoft
9 50 (2.38%) HP
10 46 (2.19%) Google
11 43 (2.05%) Red Hat
11 43 (2.05%) webMethods
12 42 (2.00%) VMware
13 40 (1.91%) Talend
14 38 (1.81%) Apigee
15 32 (1.52%) Informatica
16 29 (1.38%) CA
17 27 (1.29%) Cloudera
17 27 (1.29%) Perforce
18 26 (1.24%) ATG