Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 182 186 120
Rank change year-on-year +4 -66 +10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 595 992 2,135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.38% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.71% 4.61% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 602 1,377
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £324 £330 £338
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 21
Median hourly rate £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £33.18 £33.88 £26.65
90th Percentile £55.00 £73.68 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +15.00% -

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 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 12,628 21,529 33,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.45% 30.02% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,874 15,111 24,068
Median daily rate £482 £495 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.58% +3.13% +3.84%
10th Percentile £313 £330 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 200 267
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.54% +4.61%
10th Percentile £25.00 £17.11 £17.50
90th Percentile £63.35 £78.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year +2.22% +7.34% +4.81%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SOAP over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +4 474 £475 - 207
UK excluding London +25 262 £450 - 153
London +8 233 £500 -2.44% 72
Work from Home -52 182 £509 +7.05% 35
North of England +47 69 £475 +11.76% 39
South East +28 53 £489 +8.61% 31
North West +61 48 £500 +5.82% 19
Midlands -2 48 £432 -7.84% 32
Scotland +9 37 £425 - 12
West Midlands -2 33 £432 -11.38% 19
East of England +71 28 £450 -10.00% 14
South West +52 22 £463 -8.64% 17
Yorkshire +34 16 £425 +9.68% 17
East Midlands +18 11 £342 -2.29% 13
North East +12 5 £500 +24.22% 3
Wales +14 3 £550 +96.43% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 £424 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 346 (58.15%) REST
2 322 (54.12%) Java
3 279 (46.89%) Web Services
4 264 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (31.93%) XML
6 187 (31.43%) Microservices
7 162 (27.23%) JSON
8 147 (24.71%) Jenkins
9 145 (24.37%) SQL
10 134 (22.52%) Oracle
11 130 (21.85%) Test Automation
12 128 (21.51%) JavaScript
13 125 (21.01%) Git (software)
14 122 (20.50%) AWS
15 119 (20.00%) JIRA
16 118 (19.83%) HTML
16 118 (19.83%) DevOps
17 114 (19.16%) RESTful
18 111 (18.66%) Public Sector
19 107 (17.98%) Scrum
20 104 (17.48%) SOA
21 103 (17.31%) Spring
22 100 (16.81%) TDD
23 99 (16.64%) .NET
24 96 (16.13%) Python
25 94 (15.80%) SoapUI
26 85 (14.29%) Finance
26 85 (14.29%) Middleware
27 84 (14.12%) Selenium
28 82 (13.78%) CSS

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 63 (10.59%) Confluence
2 38 (6.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 38 (6.39%) WebLogic
3 37 (6.22%) Mule
4 32 (5.38%) WebSphere
5 28 (4.71%) Red Hat Fuse
6 27 (4.54%) JBoss
7 23 (3.87%) Apache
8 22 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (2.86%) SharePoint
10 16 (2.69%) CMS
10 16 (2.69%) Oracle Service Bus
11 14 (2.35%) Anypoint
12 11 (1.85%) Tomcat
13 10 (1.68%) Apache ServiceMix
13 10 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (1.18%) Appian
14 7 (1.18%) IIS
14 7 (1.18%) Mule ESB
15 6 (1.01%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.34%) Sketch
2 2 (0.34%) SPSS
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.02%) SAP FI-CA
2 10 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.84%) Magento
5 5 (0.84%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.67%) Maximo
7 3 (0.50%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.17%) Exstream
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.17%) Radian6
8 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 122 (20.50%) AWS
2 81 (13.61%) Azure
3 39 (6.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 38 (6.39%) Amazon EKS
5 36 (6.05%) GitHub
6 19 (3.19%) Boomi
6 19 (3.19%) SaaS
6 19 (3.19%) Serverless
7 18 (3.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 17 (2.86%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 16 (2.69%) Apigee
10 15 (2.52%) PaaS
11 13 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (2.02%) IaaS
13 11 (1.85%) Power Platform
14 10 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (1.51%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (1.51%) Force.com
15 9 (1.51%) Oracle Service Cloud
16 8 (1.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 78 (13.11%) HTTP
2 15 (2.52%) SSL
3 14 (2.35%) FTP
4 13 (2.18%) DNS
4 13 (2.18%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.68%) SNMP
6 7 (1.18%) Firewall
6 7 (1.18%) SSH
7 5 (0.84%) Internet
7 5 (0.84%) LAN
7 5 (0.84%) WAN
8 4 (0.67%) DHCP
8 4 (0.67%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.67%) Intranet
8 4 (0.67%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.67%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.67%) Wireless
9 2 (0.34%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.17%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 60 (10.08%) MySQL
3 42 (7.06%) MongoDB
4 33 (5.55%) Relational Database
5 31 (5.21%) NoSQL
6 22 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 20 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (2.02%) Big Data
12 11 (1.85%) Power BI
12 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.68%) Apache Hive
13 10 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.34%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.84%) DB2
16 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 147 (24.71%) Jenkins
2 125 (21.01%) Git (software)
3 119 (20.00%) JIRA
4 94 (15.80%) SoapUI
5 84 (14.12%) Selenium
6 62 (10.42%) Cucumber
7 60 (10.08%) Maven
8 57 (9.58%) JUnit
9 48 (8.07%) Postman
10 42 (7.06%) JMeter
11 35 (5.88%) GitLab
12 32 (5.38%) SonarQube
13 29 (4.87%) Gradle
14 23 (3.87%) Subversion
15 20 (3.36%) Mockito
16 19 (3.19%) SpecFlow
16 19 (3.19%) Visual Studio
17 18 (3.03%) Ant
17 18 (3.03%) Bitbucket
18 15 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (18.66%) Public Sector
2 85 (14.29%) Finance
3 46 (7.73%) Marketing
4 40 (6.72%) Telecoms
5 31 (5.21%) Banking
5 31 (5.21%) Electronics
5 31 (5.21%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.52%) Retail
7 5 (0.84%) Law
8 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.34%) Automotive
9 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.34%) Front Office
9 2 (0.34%) Local Government
9 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 253 (42.52%) Developer
2 90 (15.13%) Java Developer
3 79 (13.28%) Architect
4 41 (6.89%) Senior Developer
5 37 (6.22%) Tester
6 36 (6.05%) Integration Developer
7 35 (5.88%) Consultant
7 35 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 34 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 27 (4.54%) ServiceNow Developer
10 26 (4.37%) Automation Tester
11 25 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
12 23 (3.87%) Analyst
13 21 (3.53%) .NET Developer
14 20 (3.36%) AWS DevOps
14 20 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
15 19 (3.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.19%) Senior Integration Developer
15 19 (3.19%) Test Analyst
16 17 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (58.15%) REST
2 279 (46.89%) Web Services
3 190 (31.93%) XML
4 162 (27.23%) JSON
5 118 (19.83%) HTML
6 114 (19.16%) RESTful
7 103 (17.31%) Spring
8 99 (16.64%) .NET
9 85 (14.29%) Middleware
10 82 (13.78%) CSS
11 72 (12.10%) AngularJS
12 52 (8.74%) Spring Boot
13 51 (8.57%) J2EE
13 51 (8.57%) XSLT
14 49 (8.24%) Node.js
15 44 (7.39%) Apache Camel
16 43 (7.23%) HTML5
17 40 (6.72%) WSDL
18 33 (5.55%) jQuery
19 28 (4.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.22%) Mobile App
2 31 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.36%) Data Structures
5 19 (3.19%) User Experience
6 15 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.02%) Mobile Payment
8 10 (1.68%) Clustering
8 10 (1.68%) CMDB
9 8 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.01%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.84%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.67%) iPad
13 4 (0.67%) iPhone
13 4 (0.67%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.08%) Linux
2 49 (8.24%) Unix
2 49 (8.24%) Windows
3 22 (3.70%) Android
4 21 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) VMS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (31.43%) Microservices
3 130 (21.85%) Test Automation
4 118 (19.83%) DevOps
5 107 (17.98%) Scrum
6 104 (17.48%) SOA
7 100 (16.81%) TDD
8 76 (12.77%) BDD
9 67 (11.26%) Migration
10 66 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (10.25%) SDLC
12 50 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (8.40%) Open Source
13 43 (7.23%) API Testing
13 43 (7.23%) Waterfall
14 42 (7.06%) Infrastructure as Code
14 42 (7.06%) Unit Testing
15 40 (6.72%) Data Modelling
16 39 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (6.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 322 (54.12%) Java
2 145 (24.37%) SQL
3 128 (21.51%) JavaScript
4 96 (16.13%) Python
5 65 (10.92%) C#
6 42 (7.06%) Bash Shell
7 36 (6.05%) XPath
8 35 (5.88%) Java 8
9 32 (5.38%) PL/SQL
10 30 (5.04%) Perl
11 26 (4.37%) Shell Script
12 25 (4.20%) PHP
13 24 (4.03%) Apex Code
14 16 (2.69%) Kotlin
14 16 (2.69%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.85%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.68%) C
16 10 (1.68%) Scala
16 10 (1.68%) T-SQL
17 9 (1.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 62 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.37%) Degree
4 22 (3.70%) ISTQB
5 21 (3.53%) ISEB
6 16 (2.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.50%) CISSP
9 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.34%) PMP
11 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.17%) ISSMP
11 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.41%) QA
2 4 (0.67%) GDPR
2 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.50%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.34%) HL7
4 2 (0.34%) NCSC
4 2 (0.34%) NIST
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 56 (9.41%) Docker
2 15 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.18%) HDFS
4 5 (0.84%) Postfix
5 3 (0.50%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.34%) KVM
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 72 (12.10%) Kubernetes
2 52 (8.74%) Ansible
3 50 (8.40%) Terraform
4 12 (2.02%) HP ALM
4 12 (2.02%) Puppet
5 10 (1.68%) Netcool
5 10 (1.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 10 (1.68%) Netcool/Webtop
5 10 (1.68%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.34%) CloudHub
7 7 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.84%) Kibana
9 4 (0.67%) Grafana
10 3 (0.50%) Control-M
10 3 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.50%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 134 (22.52%) Oracle
2 56 (9.41%) SAP
3 45 (7.56%) Salesforce.com
4 40 (6.72%) IBM
4 40 (6.72%) Microsoft
5 38 (6.39%) ServiceNow
6 36 (6.05%) MuleSoft
7 24 (4.03%) TIBCO
8 20 (3.36%) Red Hat
9 19 (3.19%) webMethods
10 18 (3.03%) Dell
11 16 (2.69%) Atlassian
11 16 (2.69%) WSO2
12 14 (2.35%) Talend
13 12 (2.02%) HP
13 12 (2.02%) Splunk
14 11 (1.85%) Axway
15 10 (1.68%) Fiorano
15 10 (1.68%) Jitterbit
15 10 (1.68%) Pega