Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 140 122
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18 +39
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2080 1983 2097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 1.89% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.32% 6.21% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1359 1465
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £266
90th Percentile £600 £575 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +11.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 29
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.07% -14.82% +7.00%
10th Percentile £25.59 £29.85 £21.88
90th Percentile £49.38 £41.00 £57.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.93% +7.14%

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 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +14 1923 £450 +5.88% 243
UK excluding London +35 1206 £416 +11.00% 169
London -18 863 £479 +6.50% 81
South East +52 406 £425 - 51
North of England +13 191 £388 +3.33% 46
East of England +50 167 £450 +12.50% 19
Midlands +16 154 £494 +23.53% 21
South West +1 143 £363 +3.57% 24
North West -11 102 £375 +7.14% 25
Scotland +9 94 £375 +10.29% 6
West Midlands +1 90 £510 +29.85% 18
East Midlands +3 63 £400 - 3
Yorkshire +8 58 £383 -4.38% 19
Wales +32 38 £400 - 2
North East +66 33 £450 +5.88% 2
Northern Ireland -33 15 £450 +125.00%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SOAP.

1 1180 (56.73%) Java
2 1165 (56.01%) REST
3 1155 (55.53%) Agile Software Development
4 1130 (54.33%) Web Services
5 815 (39.18%) XML
6 674 (32.40%) JavaScript
7 603 (28.99%) HTML
8 582 (27.98%) SQL
9 577 (27.74%) TDD
10 550 (26.44%) JSON
11 544 (26.15%) Spring
12 492 (23.65%) Git (software)
13 486 (23.37%) Finance
14 472 (22.69%) Scrum
15 466 (22.40%) CSS
16 414 (19.90%) RESTful
17 403 (19.38%) .NET
18 396 (19.04%) C#
19 390 (18.75%) Jenkins
20 385 (18.51%) Oracle
21 350 (16.83%) Maven
22 349 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
23 348 (16.73%) Test Automation
24 340 (16.35%) SOA
25 331 (15.91%) AngularJS
26 318 (15.29%) SQL Server
27 317 (15.24%) SoapUI
28 292 (14.04%) Linux
29 290 (13.94%) OO
30 287 (13.80%) MVC

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
1 188 (9.04%) JBoss
2 140 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 121 (5.82%) WebSphere
4 117 (5.63%) WebLogic
5 108 (5.19%) Apache
6 89 (4.28%) Confluence
7 88 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 72 (3.46%) Mule
9 69 (3.32%) IIS
10 53 (2.55%) CMS
11 48 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
12 40 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
13 35 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
13 35 (1.68%) Oracle Service Bus
14 32 (1.54%) SharePoint
15 23 (1.11%) Apache Spark
15 23 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
16 22 (1.06%) Drupal
17 21 (1.01%) Mule ESB
18 20 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.34%) SmartSuite
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.096%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
2 20 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.38%) Magento
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.24%) RMDS
8 4 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.19%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.14%) Radian6
9 3 (0.14%) Social Studio
10 2 (0.096%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 2 (0.096%) Maximo
10 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle SCM
11 1 (0.048%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.048%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 181 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (3.41%) GitHub
4 69 (3.32%) PaaS
5 44 (2.12%) IaaS
5 44 (2.12%) SaaS
6 31 (1.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 27 (1.30%) Force.com
8 26 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (1.15%) Heroku
9 24 (1.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 21 (1.01%) OpenShift
11 20 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.91%) npm
12 19 (0.91%) Sauce Labs
13 14 (0.67%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.53%) Office 365
15 10 (0.48%) Boomi
15 10 (0.48%) Serverless
16 9 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 144 (6.92%) HTTP
2 115 (5.53%) Internet
3 70 (3.37%) SSL
3 70 (3.37%) TCP/IP
4 46 (2.21%) LDAP
5 35 (1.68%) Firewall
6 20 (0.96%) FTP
6 20 (0.96%) Intranet
7 19 (0.91%) SMS
8 18 (0.87%) AMQP
9 15 (0.72%) DNS
10 12 (0.58%) SMTP
11 11 (0.53%) HTTPS
12 10 (0.48%) LAN
13 9 (0.43%) ATM
13 9 (0.43%) BIG-IP
13 9 (0.43%) NetScaler
13 9 (0.43%) Network Security
14 8 (0.38%) NFC
14 8 (0.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 180 (8.65%) Relational Database
3 129 (6.20%) MongoDB
4 127 (6.11%) MySQL
5 123 (5.91%) NoSQL
6 99 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 92 (4.42%) RDBMS
8 80 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (2.26%) Redis
10 39 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 38 (1.83%) Big Data
12 34 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (1.59%) DB2
14 29 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 27 (1.30%) Hadoop
16 25 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
18 19 (0.91%) HBase
19 18 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
19 18 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 492 (23.65%) Git (software)
2 390 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 350 (16.83%) Maven
4 317 (15.24%) SoapUI
5 274 (13.17%) JUnit
6 269 (12.93%) Selenium
7 250 (12.02%) JIRA
8 174 (8.37%) Subversion
9 151 (7.26%) Cucumber
10 121 (5.82%) Eclipse
11 117 (5.63%) Mockito
12 98 (4.71%) Ant
13 89 (4.28%) Gradle
14 85 (4.09%) TeamCity
15 75 (3.61%) Bitbucket
15 75 (3.61%) Visual Studio
16 73 (3.51%) IntelliJ
17 68 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
18 63 (3.03%) WebDriver
19 54 (2.60%) jMock
General
1 486 (23.37%) Finance
2 235 (11.30%) Banking
3 130 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 112 (5.38%) Marketing
5 93 (4.47%) Manufacturing
6 84 (4.04%) Electronics
7 82 (3.94%) Retail
8 39 (1.88%) Legal
9 31 (1.49%) Law
10 27 (1.30%) Publishing
11 25 (1.20%) Back Office
12 22 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.06%) Games
13 20 (0.96%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.77%) Front Office
15 14 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
16 12 (0.58%) Billing
16 12 (0.58%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.43%) Automotive
18 8 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1280 (61.54%) Developer
2 525 (25.24%) Java Developer
3 229 (11.01%) Architect
4 194 (9.33%) Senior Developer
5 146 (7.02%) Analyst
6 138 (6.63%) Tester
7 136 (6.54%) .NET Developer
8 111 (5.34%) Agile Developer
9 93 (4.47%) C# Developer
10 88 (4.23%) Test Analyst
11 70 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
12 69 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
13 68 (3.27%) Automation Tester
14 67 (3.22%) Consultant
15 66 (3.17%) Integration Developer
16 62 (2.98%) Software Developer
17 61 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
17 61 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
18 60 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
18 60 (2.88%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1165 (56.01%) REST
2 1130 (54.33%) Web Services
3 815 (39.18%) XML
4 603 (28.99%) HTML
5 550 (26.44%) JSON
6 544 (26.15%) Spring
7 466 (22.40%) CSS
8 414 (19.90%) RESTful
9 403 (19.38%) .NET
10 331 (15.91%) AngularJS
11 272 (13.08%) jQuery
12 268 (12.88%) J2EE
13 267 (12.84%) Hibernate
14 246 (11.83%) HTML5
15 173 (8.32%) XSLT
16 165 (7.93%) Ajax
17 158 (7.60%) Node.js
18 152 (7.31%) Java EE
19 149 (7.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 147 (7.07%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 127 (6.11%) Mobile App
2 111 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 107 (5.14%) User Experience
4 75 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 59 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 41 (1.97%) N-Tier
7 32 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.35%) iPad
9 27 (1.30%) CMDB
9 27 (1.30%) PKI
10 25 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 23 (1.11%) Derivative
11 23 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.01%) Fintech
12 21 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (0.96%) Fixed Income
13 20 (0.96%) W3C
14 19 (0.91%) Algorithms
15 18 (0.87%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 292 (14.04%) Linux
2 195 (9.38%) Unix
3 165 (7.93%) Windows
4 71 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 67 (3.22%) Android
6 41 (1.97%) Windows Server
7 38 (1.83%) Mac OS X
8 34 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.01%) Solaris
10 18 (0.87%) HPUX
11 15 (0.72%) CentOS
12 13 (0.63%) AIX
13 8 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.19%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1155 (55.53%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (27.74%) TDD
3 472 (22.69%) Scrum
4 349 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
5 348 (16.73%) Test Automation
6 340 (16.35%) SOA
7 290 (13.94%) OO
8 287 (13.80%) MVC
9 261 (12.55%) BDD
10 230 (11.06%) Microservices
11 212 (10.19%) DevOps
12 198 (9.52%) E-Commerce
13 180 (8.65%) Kanban
14 161 (7.74%) SDLC
15 150 (7.21%) Open Source
16 149 (7.16%) Unit Testing
17 118 (5.67%) Web Development
18 111 (5.34%) Software Engineering
19 106 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
20 105 (5.05%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1180 (56.73%) Java
2 674 (32.40%) JavaScript
3 582 (27.98%) SQL
4 396 (19.04%) C#
5 108 (5.19%) Python
6 94 (4.52%) Scala
7 80 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 79 (3.80%) PHP
8 79 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 76 (3.65%) Groovy
10 72 (3.46%) C++
11 69 (3.32%) XPath
12 62 (2.98%) Apex Code
13 55 (2.64%) Shell Script
14 46 (2.21%) Ruby
15 39 (1.88%) Perl
16 36 (1.73%) Apple Swift
17 35 (1.68%) C
18 32 (1.54%) PowerShell
19 26 (1.25%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 114 (5.48%) Degree
2 85 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 56 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.91%) ISEB
8 15 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.43%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.29%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.19%) MCSD
12 4 (0.19%) PMP
13 3 (0.14%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.096%) Master's Degree
15 1 (0.048%) CISSP
15 1 (0.048%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (10.38%) QA
2 34 (1.63%) HL7
3 18 (0.87%) MiFID
4 15 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.53%) GDPR
5 11 (0.53%) PSD2
6 8 (0.38%) SLA
6 8 (0.38%) WCAG
7 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.24%) EMIR
9 4 (0.19%) WAI
10 1 (0.048%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.048%) GCP
10 1 (0.048%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.048%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 174 (8.37%) Docker
2 69 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.01%) Apache Flume
5 17 (0.82%) HDFS
6 14 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.53%) vSphere
8 9 (0.43%) LXC
9 3 (0.14%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.14%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.096%) Varnish
10 2 (0.096%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.048%) KVM
11 1 (0.048%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 83 (3.99%) Puppet
2 66 (3.17%) Ansible
3 59 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (1.25%) Kibana
5 21 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.82%) Grafana
7 13 (0.63%) Oozie
8 11 (0.53%) Rancher
9 10 (0.48%) TIBCO Hawk
10 8 (0.38%) logstash
11 7 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
11 7 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.34%) RSA Archer
12 6 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.29%) Control-M
13 5 (0.24%) Nagios
13 5 (0.24%) Terraform
13 5 (0.24%) Thomson Reuters DACS
14 3 (0.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 385 (18.51%) Oracle
2 243 (11.68%) Microsoft
3 117 (5.63%) Salesforce.com
4 113 (5.43%) IBM
5 109 (5.24%) SAP
6 68 (3.27%) ServiceNow
7 60 (2.88%) WSO2
8 55 (2.64%) MuleSoft
9 48 (2.31%) VMware
10 46 (2.21%) Apigee
11 43 (2.07%) Red Hat
12 41 (1.97%) HP
12 41 (1.97%) webMethods
13 39 (1.88%) Google
14 38 (1.83%) Perforce
14 38 (1.83%) TIBCO
15 28 (1.35%) Adobe
15 28 (1.35%) ATG
16 26 (1.25%) CA
16 26 (1.25%) InterSystems