Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 September 2019 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
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 131 141
Rank change year-on-year -39 +10 -15
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,389 2,109 1,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 2.07% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.03% 5.91% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1,329 1,199
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £331 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 12
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +30.95%
10th Percentile £33.60 £33.97 £11.98
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.88 £57.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +26.98%

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 27,630 35,673 31,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.21% 34.99% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,182 25,168 21,871
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £335 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 333 381
UK median hourly rate £44.01 £41.77 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% +4.41% +10.34%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.24 £16.64
90th Percentile £63.75 £59.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +11.11%

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 24 September 2019.

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 24 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 17 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 24 September 2019. 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 -44 1,222 £475 - 329
UK excluding London -41 847 £450 +4.05% 281
London -21 517 £525 +2.44% 84
South East -16 286 £450 +4.65% 81
North of England -50 125 £425 - 68
Midlands -17 111 £450 +5.88% 34
South West -19 95 £495 +16.47% 36
East of England -35 88 £513 -2.38% 26
Scotland -20 86 £450 - 24
West Midlands -4 83 £475 +11.76% 20
Yorkshire -14 64 £415 -5.14% 21
Wales +15 51 £438 +6.06% 11
North West -54 40 £475 +13.10% 39
North East +32 21 £350 -10.26% 8
East Midlands -12 21 £379 -5.31% 14
Northern Ireland +6 7 £469 +1.90% 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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.

1 765 (55.08%) Agile Software Development
2 749 (53.92%) REST
3 703 (50.61%) Web Services
4 681 (49.03%) Java
5 484 (34.85%) XML
6 422 (30.38%) SQL
7 413 (29.73%) JavaScript
7 413 (29.73%) JSON
8 354 (25.49%) RESTful
9 353 (25.41%) TDD
10 335 (24.12%) Git (software)
11 314 (22.61%) Spring
12 303 (21.81%) HTML
13 285 (20.52%) Jenkins
14 267 (19.22%) Scrum
15 264 (19.01%) CSS
16 263 (18.93%) Microservices
17 260 (18.72%) BDD
18 258 (18.57%) C#
19 257 (18.50%) .NET
19 257 (18.50%) Test Automation
20 240 (17.28%) Oracle
21 234 (16.85%) Finance
22 230 (16.56%) AWS
23 216 (15.55%) DevOps
24 207 (14.90%) Maven
25 199 (14.33%) Linux
26 198 (14.25%) SOA
27 195 (14.04%) Azure
28 191 (13.75%) JIRA

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 78 (5.62%) Confluence
2 70 (5.04%) Mule
3 64 (4.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 58 (4.18%) Tomcat
5 56 (4.03%) WebSphere
6 52 (3.74%) Apache
7 38 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
8 37 (2.66%) Anypoint
8 37 (2.66%) CMS
8 37 (2.66%) JBoss
9 34 (2.45%) WebLogic
10 30 (2.16%) SharePoint
11 27 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (1.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 20 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.94%) IIS
15 11 (0.79%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
16 10 (0.72%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.072%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.072%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 22 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.37%) Adobe Campaign
3 18 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
4 13 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.29%) SAP GTM
7 4 (0.29%) VisionPLUS
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.14%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.072%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.072%) SAP CAR
10 1 (0.072%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 230 (16.56%) AWS
2 195 (14.04%) Azure
3 74 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
4 56 (4.03%) Serverless
5 43 (3.10%) Amazon SQS
5 43 (3.10%) PaaS
6 39 (2.81%) GitHub
6 39 (2.81%) OpenShift
6 39 (2.81%) SaaS
7 31 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (1.94%) Apigee
9 26 (1.87%) Amazon S3
9 26 (1.87%) IaaS
10 25 (1.80%) Power Platform
11 21 (1.51%) npm
12 19 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 17 (1.22%) iPaaS
13 17 (1.22%) Office 365
13 17 (1.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 16 (1.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.62%) HTTP
2 42 (3.02%) FTP
3 41 (2.95%) SSL
4 33 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.51%) DNS
6 20 (1.44%) SSH
7 16 (1.15%) SMTP
8 12 (0.86%) Firewall
9 9 (0.65%) Internet
10 8 (0.58%) 4G
10 8 (0.58%) Network Security
11 7 (0.50%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (0.43%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (0.43%) SMS
12 6 (0.43%) SNMP
12 6 (0.43%) VPN
12 6 (0.43%) X.509
13 5 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
3 108 (7.78%) MySQL
4 85 (6.12%) NoSQL
5 82 (5.90%) Relational Database
6 64 (4.61%) MongoDB
7 53 (3.82%) Oracle Database
8 38 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
8 38 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (2.30%) DB2
11 25 (1.80%) Power BI
12 24 (1.73%) Big Data
13 21 (1.51%) RDBMS
14 20 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
15 19 (1.37%) Data Mart
16 18 (1.30%) Data Lake
17 16 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
18 14 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 335 (24.12%) Git (software)
2 285 (20.52%) Jenkins
3 207 (14.90%) Maven
4 191 (13.75%) JIRA
5 183 (13.17%) SoapUI
6 182 (13.10%) JUnit
7 166 (11.95%) Selenium
8 104 (7.49%) Cucumber
9 78 (5.62%) Mockito
10 72 (5.18%) TeamCity
11 67 (4.82%) Ant
11 67 (4.82%) SonarQube
12 66 (4.75%) jMock
13 65 (4.68%) Subversion
14 64 (4.61%) Visual Studio
15 59 (4.25%) JMeter
16 57 (4.10%) Eclipse
17 53 (3.82%) DbUnit
18 52 (3.74%) Gradle
19 44 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 234 (16.85%) Finance
2 125 (9.00%) Banking
3 122 (8.78%) Public Sector
4 96 (6.91%) Marketing
5 79 (5.69%) Telecoms
6 55 (3.96%) Manufacturing
7 46 (3.31%) Electronics
8 43 (3.10%) Retail
9 25 (1.80%) Front Office
10 20 (1.44%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.86%) Law
13 9 (0.65%) Back Office
14 8 (0.58%) Publishing
15 7 (0.50%) Advertising
16 6 (0.43%) Games
16 6 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.36%) Automotive
17 5 (0.36%) Billing
17 5 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 804 (57.88%) Developer
2 327 (23.54%) Java Developer
3 191 (13.75%) Architect
4 108 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 97 (6.98%) Analyst
6 90 (6.48%) .NET Developer
7 66 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
8 63 (4.54%) Senior Java Developer
9 54 (3.89%) Technical Architect
10 51 (3.67%) Tester
11 49 (3.53%) Test Analyst
12 48 (3.46%) Integration Architect
13 44 (3.17%) Integration Developer
13 44 (3.17%) Test Engineer
14 42 (3.02%) Consultant
15 39 (2.81%) Lead Developer
16 38 (2.74%) Angular Developer
16 38 (2.74%) Salesforce Developer
17 37 (2.66%) Test Automation Engineer
18 36 (2.59%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 749 (53.92%) REST
2 703 (50.61%) Web Services
3 484 (34.85%) XML
4 413 (29.73%) JSON
5 354 (25.49%) RESTful
6 314 (22.61%) Spring
7 303 (21.81%) HTML
8 264 (19.01%) CSS
9 257 (18.50%) .NET
10 181 (13.03%) AngularJS
11 133 (9.58%) Apache Camel
12 128 (9.22%) J2EE
13 119 (8.57%) Spring Boot
14 117 (8.42%) Hibernate
15 114 (8.21%) jQuery
16 105 (7.56%) HTML5
17 93 (6.70%) Middleware
18 87 (6.26%) Node.js
19 75 (5.40%) ASP.NET
20 70 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
3 57 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (3.17%) User Experience
5 38 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 27 (1.94%) Public Cloud
8 25 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.51%) Data Centre
10 21 (1.51%) Derivative
10 21 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.37%) Robotics
12 17 (1.22%) Algorithms
13 15 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
13 15 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (1.08%) Marketing Technology
14 14 (1.01%) CMDB
14 14 (1.01%) NHS
15 13 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 199 (14.33%) Linux
2 136 (9.79%) Unix
3 117 (8.42%) Windows
4 35 (2.52%) Android
5 29 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.94%) CentOS
7 20 (1.44%) Windows Server
8 15 (1.08%) Mac OS
9 14 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.65%) Solaris
10 9 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.29%) AIX
12 3 (0.22%) VMS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.072%) Fedora
14 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (55.08%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (25.41%) TDD
3 267 (19.22%) Scrum
4 263 (18.93%) Microservices
5 260 (18.72%) BDD
6 257 (18.50%) Test Automation
7 216 (15.55%) DevOps
8 198 (14.25%) SOA
9 190 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
10 160 (11.52%) MVC
11 151 (10.87%) OO
12 129 (9.29%) Kanban
13 115 (8.28%) Unit Testing
14 106 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
15 102 (7.34%) Migration
16 98 (7.06%) Open Source
17 96 (6.91%) E-Commerce
18 77 (5.54%) CRM
19 76 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
20 68 (4.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 681 (49.03%) Java
2 422 (30.38%) SQL
3 413 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 258 (18.57%) C#
5 104 (7.49%) Python
6 95 (6.84%) Java 8
7 55 (3.96%) PHP
8 50 (3.60%) PowerShell
9 45 (3.24%) Apex Code
10 42 (3.02%) PL/SQL
11 33 (2.38%) Perl
11 33 (2.38%) TypeScript
12 31 (2.23%) C
12 31 (2.23%) Groovy
12 31 (2.23%) T-SQL
13 29 (2.09%) Ruby
14 28 (2.02%) Scala
15 22 (1.58%) Bash Shell
16 21 (1.51%) Shell Script
17 19 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 154 (11.09%) Security Cleared
2 116 (8.35%) SC Cleared
3 97 (6.98%) Degree
4 34 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.73%) ISEB
7 16 (1.15%) Sun Certification
8 14 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (1.01%) OCPJP
9 12 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.58%) CISSP
12 7 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.36%) CISM
13 5 (0.36%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.22%) EC-Council LPT
14 3 (0.22%) GIAC
14 3 (0.22%) GPEN
15 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.47%) QA
2 19 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.86%) SLA
4 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.36%) GDPR
5 5 (0.36%) HMG Infosec
5 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.22%) EMIR
6 3 (0.22%) MiFID
6 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.14%) NIST
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.072%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.072%) GxP
8 1 (0.072%) PMO
8 1 (0.072%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 122 (8.78%) Docker
2 33 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.73%) Postfix
5 23 (1.66%) vSphere
6 6 (0.43%) RACF
7 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.14%) Snort
9 1 (0.072%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.072%) LXC
9 1 (0.072%) NFS
9 1 (0.072%) Varnish
9 1 (0.072%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 67 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 42 (3.02%) Ansible
3 26 (1.87%) Terraform
4 23 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
5 17 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
6 16 (1.15%) Puppet
7 15 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (1.01%) Control-M
9 12 (0.86%) Kibana
10 11 (0.79%) Grafana
11 10 (0.72%) SCOM
12 9 (0.65%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
15 5 (0.36%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.36%) Netcool
16 4 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
16 4 (0.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
16 4 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 240 (17.28%) Oracle
2 155 (11.16%) Microsoft
3 92 (6.62%) SAP
4 89 (6.41%) Salesforce.com
5 86 (6.19%) MuleSoft
6 58 (4.18%) Google
7 57 (4.10%) IBM
8 54 (3.89%) Red Hat
9 51 (3.67%) WSO2
10 44 (3.17%) ServiceNow
11 42 (3.02%) Adobe
12 34 (2.45%) TIBCO
13 33 (2.38%) BMC
14 30 (2.16%) VMware
15 29 (2.09%) Talend
16 27 (1.94%) CA
16 27 (1.94%) Informatica
17 23 (1.66%) webMethods
18 20 (1.44%) Pega
18 20 (1.44%) Splunk