Period
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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 253 220 150
Rank change year-on-year -33 -70 -22
Contract jobs citing SOAP 963 806 736
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.21% 1.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.01% 3.99% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 524 507
10th Percentile £381 £350 £362
25th Percentile £450 £406 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% -5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £633 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
10th Percentile - £20.45 £48.88
25th Percentile - £26.00 £50.98
Median hourly rate £54.25 £35.00 £59.56
Median % change year-on-year +55.00% -41.24% +19.13%
75th Percentile - £49.00 £68.75
90th Percentile - £52.05 £69.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.25 £47.75 £66.00
% change year-on-year +13.61% -27.65% +32.00%

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 24,008 20,206 12,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.98% 30.46% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,626 14,389 8,944
10th Percentile £400 £350 £331
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £673 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £504 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 200 115
10th Percentile £20.25 £19.35 £20.28
25th Percentile £35.00 £27.67 £30.43
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - +0.19%
75th Percentile £65.75 £56.75 £56.75
90th Percentile £75.39 £66.05 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% -11.11% +2.48%

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 3 July 2022.

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
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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -28 755 £550 +12.53% 157
Work from Home -39 481 £525 +13.82% 75
London -55 386 £569 +13.70% 58
UK excluding London -8 353 £525 +16.67% 108
South East -8 125 £575 +13.75% 20
North of England -23 74 £525 +19.32% 25
Midlands -12 56 £500 +30.55% 29
Scotland -7 48 £475 +11.76% 5
North West -21 46 £525 +25.00% 12
West Midlands -35 31 £459 +23.64% 23
East Midlands +13 25 £525 +23.53% 6
South West -17 23 £468 -6.40% 12
Yorkshire -28 19 £438 -15.87% 9
East of England -28 16 £581 +13.27% 12
Wales +5 13 £525 -3.45% 5
North East -3 9 £410 +20.59% 4

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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.

1 661 (68.64%) REST
2 463 (48.08%) Java
3 396 (41.12%) Web Services
4 393 (40.81%) Agile
5 362 (37.59%) XML
6 335 (34.79%) SQL
7 303 (31.46%) JSON
8 276 (28.66%) JavaScript
9 239 (24.82%) Git (software)
10 237 (24.61%) Microservices
11 226 (23.47%) DevOps
12 222 (23.05%) Spring
13 220 (22.85%) Azure
14 205 (21.29%) Oracle
15 199 (20.66%) Jenkins
16 197 (20.46%) JIRA
17 195 (20.25%) Social Skills
18 176 (18.28%) HTML
19 174 (18.07%) CI/CD
20 172 (17.86%) Test Automation
21 168 (17.45%) AWS
22 161 (16.72%) SoapUI
23 150 (15.58%) RESTful
24 148 (15.37%) Scrum
25 147 (15.26%) Spring Boot
26 145 (15.06%) Finance
27 141 (14.64%) Security Cleared
28 132 (13.71%) CSS
29 131 (13.60%) Python
30 129 (13.40%) Linux

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 98 (10.18%) Confluence
2 53 (5.50%) Tomcat
3 43 (4.47%) Apache
4 41 (4.26%) JBoss
5 35 (3.63%) WebLogic
6 34 (3.53%) WebSphere
7 27 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 22 (2.28%) Red Hat Fuse
9 17 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (1.66%) IIS
11 14 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (1.45%) CMS
12 13 (1.35%) NetWeaver
13 12 (1.25%) Mule
14 11 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.83%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.83%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.62%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.62%) nginx
17 5 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Smart View
5 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 36 (3.74%) Oracle ERP
2 13 (1.35%) Primavera
3 11 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.04%) SAP FI-CA
4 10 (1.04%) SAP PSCD
5 8 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.62%) Carpe Diem
6 6 (0.62%) Elite 3E
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
8 3 (0.31%) Shopify
9 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 220 (22.85%) Azure
2 168 (17.45%) AWS
3 82 (8.52%) SaaS
4 75 (7.79%) PaaS
5 71 (7.37%) GitHub
6 58 (6.02%) Azure DevOps
7 42 (4.36%) Serverless
8 34 (3.53%) Azure Logic Apps
9 33 (3.43%) Power Platform
10 32 (3.32%) GCP
11 31 (3.22%) IaaS
12 28 (2.91%) OpenShift
12 28 (2.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 22 (2.28%) Azure Functions
14 20 (2.08%) Apigee
14 20 (2.08%) Power Automate
15 18 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
16 17 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (1.77%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
17 16 (1.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 122 (12.67%) HTTP
2 41 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 30 (3.12%) Firewall
4 26 (2.70%) HTTPS
5 21 (2.18%) DNS
5 21 (2.18%) FTP
6 12 (1.25%) SMTP
7 10 (1.04%) SSL
8 9 (0.93%) Network Security
8 9 (0.93%) VPN
9 8 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (0.83%) WAN
10 7 (0.73%) SAN
10 7 (0.73%) WinSCP
11 6 (0.62%) LAN
11 6 (0.62%) SNMP
12 5 (0.52%) Intranet
12 5 (0.52%) SSH
13 4 (0.42%) DHCP
13 4 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (12.25%) SQL Server
2 81 (8.41%) NoSQL
3 73 (7.58%) Relational Database
4 58 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (4.47%) MongoDB
6 42 (4.36%) MySQL
7 33 (3.43%) DB2
8 31 (3.22%) Oracle Database
9 28 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (1.66%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (1.56%) MarkLogic
13 14 (1.45%) Data Mining
13 14 (1.45%) SAP HANA
14 13 (1.35%) SAP BW
15 12 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (1.25%) Redis
15 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 239 (24.82%) Git (software)
2 199 (20.66%) Jenkins
3 197 (20.46%) JIRA
4 161 (16.72%) SoapUI
5 126 (13.08%) Maven
6 117 (12.15%) Postman
7 113 (11.73%) Selenium
8 87 (9.03%) Cucumber
9 61 (6.33%) JUnit
10 55 (5.71%) JMeter
11 44 (4.57%) Bitbucket
12 42 (4.36%) SonarQube
12 42 (4.36%) Subversion
13 39 (4.05%) Eclipse
14 31 (3.22%) REST Assured
15 29 (3.01%) Gradle
16 27 (2.80%) Mockito
17 26 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 25 (2.60%) GitLab
19 19 (1.97%) Zephyr
General
1 195 (20.25%) Social Skills
2 145 (15.06%) Finance
3 92 (9.55%) Public Sector
4 79 (8.20%) Banking
5 77 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (3.12%) Marketing
7 23 (2.39%) Retail
8 22 (2.28%) Presentation Skills
8 22 (2.28%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
10 16 (1.66%) Legal
11 15 (1.56%) Billing
11 15 (1.56%) Law
12 12 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
13 11 (1.14%) Back Office
14 9 (0.93%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.83%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.83%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.62%) Local Government
17 4 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 411 (42.68%) Developer
2 153 (15.89%) Java Developer
3 123 (12.77%) Architect
4 61 (6.33%) Consultant
5 56 (5.82%) Salesforce Developer
6 52 (5.40%) Analyst
7 49 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
8 44 (4.57%) Tester
9 43 (4.47%) Senior Developer
10 35 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
11 33 (3.43%) .NET Developer
12 31 (3.22%) Oracle Specialist
13 30 (3.12%) Integration Specialist
13 30 (3.12%) Software Engineer
14 28 (2.91%) Automation Tester
14 28 (2.91%) Test Analyst
15 27 (2.80%) Java Engineer
16 22 (2.28%) Test Engineer
17 20 (2.08%) Designer
18 19 (1.97%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 661 (68.64%) REST
2 396 (41.12%) Web Services
3 362 (37.59%) XML
4 303 (31.46%) JSON
5 222 (23.05%) Spring
6 176 (18.28%) HTML
7 150 (15.58%) RESTful
8 147 (15.26%) Spring Boot
9 132 (13.71%) CSS
10 123 (12.77%) .NET
11 94 (9.76%) AngularJS
11 94 (9.76%) XSLT
12 88 (9.14%) J2EE
13 81 (8.41%) Hibernate
14 68 (7.06%) JDBC
15 59 (6.13%) Node.js
16 58 (6.02%) OAuth
16 58 (6.02%) Swagger
17 56 (5.82%) Kafka
18 54 (5.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.88%) User Experience
2 38 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 30 (3.12%) Cloud Native
4 26 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.18%) W3C
7 18 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 17 (1.77%) CMDB
9 14 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.45%) Reinsurance
10 13 (1.35%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
12 10 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.93%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.83%) DataPower
14 8 (0.83%) Smart Meter
15 7 (0.73%) NHS
15 7 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 129 (13.40%) Linux
2 95 (9.87%) Unix
3 88 (9.14%) Windows
4 13 (1.35%) Solaris
5 7 (0.73%) AIX
5 7 (0.73%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.31%) SUSE
8 2 (0.21%) Android
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (40.81%) Agile
2 237 (24.61%) Microservices
3 226 (23.47%) DevOps
4 174 (18.07%) CI/CD
5 172 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 148 (15.37%) Scrum
7 114 (11.84%) TDD
8 107 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 99 (10.28%) BDD
10 97 (10.07%) SDLC
11 88 (9.14%) Software Engineering
12 83 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
13 81 (8.41%) Full Stack Development
14 78 (8.10%) Migration
15 75 (7.79%) API Testing
16 68 (7.06%) OO
17 67 (6.96%) Unit Testing
18 63 (6.54%) SOA
19 62 (6.44%) Kanban
20 61 (6.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 463 (48.08%) Java
2 335 (34.79%) SQL
3 276 (28.66%) JavaScript
4 131 (13.60%) Python
5 117 (12.15%) C#
6 77 (8.00%) PL/SQL
7 45 (4.67%) Apex Code
8 41 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 41 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 33 (3.43%) T-SQL
10 32 (3.32%) TypeScript
11 29 (3.01%) Bash
12 28 (2.91%) Perl
13 27 (2.80%) PHP
14 19 (1.97%) ABAP
15 17 (1.77%) SOQL
16 13 (1.35%) C
16 13 (1.35%) VB.NET
17 11 (1.14%) Ruby
18 10 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 141 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 117 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.43%) Degree
4 27 (2.80%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 22 (2.28%) ISEB
6 22 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.04%) CEH
8 10 (1.04%) CISSP
8 10 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.93%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.62%) CISM
12 5 (0.52%) CCNP
12 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.42%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.58%) QA
2 23 (2.39%) Accessibility
3 13 (1.35%) WCAG
4 5 (0.52%) SLA
5 4 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.31%) GDPR
6 3 (0.31%) WAI
7 2 (0.21%) FATCA
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 107 (11.11%) Docker
2 16 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
2 16 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.73%) Postfix
5 5 (0.52%) vSphere
6 4 (0.42%) NFS
7 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.10%) HDFS
9 1 (0.10%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.10%) vCloud
9 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 90 (9.35%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.36%) Ansible
3 27 (2.80%) Single Sign-On
4 23 (2.39%) Terraform
5 15 (1.56%) Kibana
6 11 (1.14%) Puppet
7 10 (1.04%) Istio
7 10 (1.04%) Nessus
8 9 (0.93%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.73%) Grafana
9 7 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.52%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.52%) Packer
11 5 (0.52%) WebInspect
12 4 (0.42%) MOM
12 4 (0.42%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 205 (21.29%) Oracle
2 98 (10.18%) Microsoft
3 89 (9.24%) Salesforce.com
4 59 (6.13%) SAP
5 47 (4.88%) IBM
5 47 (4.88%) MuleSoft
6 46 (4.78%) Red Hat
7 42 (4.36%) ServiceNow
8 34 (3.53%) Splunk
9 33 (3.43%) AppDynamics
10 22 (2.28%) Atlassian
11 21 (2.18%) Google
12 16 (1.66%) VMware
13 15 (1.56%) HP
14 14 (1.45%) Pega
15 13 (1.35%) webMethods
16 12 (1.25%) Jitterbit
17 11 (1.14%) Dynatrace
18 10 (1.04%) Cisco
18 10 (1.04%) Dell