Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 130 130
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,930 2,036 1,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.12% 2.02% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.49% 6.15% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,174 1,334 1,154
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 14
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £45.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -6.85% +27.62%
10th Percentile £26.33 £21.25 £21.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% +31.94%

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 29,755 33,107 28,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.70% 32.85% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,820 23,307 19,915
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 333 353
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £40.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +4.98% +5.95%
10th Percentile £17.46 £16.25 £16.03
90th Percentile £60.00 £62.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +1 1,665 £500 +5.26% 110
UK excluding London +21 1,165 £450 +5.88% 94
London -17 718 £525 +5.00% 24
South East -26 293 £450 -5.26% 17
North of England +17 228 £450 +6.51% 29
Midlands -7 141 £450 +12.50% 15
East of England +5 139 £525 - 22
South West +14 136 £450 +7.46% 3
Scotland +34 123 £450 +9.09% 4
Yorkshire +33 113 £450 +5.88% 20
West Midlands -2 113 £450 +12.50% 8
Wales +54 90 £475 +28.38% 3
North West -24 87 £450 +6.51% 8
North East +24 28 £400 +1.91% 1
Northern Ireland +33 21 £400 -15.34% 1
East Midlands -16 18 £376 +0.13% 7
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,108 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,049 (54.35%) REST
3 981 (50.83%) Java
4 935 (48.45%) Web Services
5 711 (36.84%) XML
6 669 (34.66%) JSON
7 575 (29.79%) JavaScript
8 556 (28.81%) SQL
9 547 (28.34%) Git (software)
10 526 (27.25%) RESTful
11 512 (26.53%) HTML
12 485 (25.13%) TDD
13 448 (23.21%) C#
14 431 (22.33%) CSS
15 422 (21.87%) .NET
16 390 (20.21%) Spring
16 390 (20.21%) Jenkins
17 384 (19.90%) Oracle
18 375 (19.43%) Microservices
19 372 (19.27%) Scrum
20 343 (17.77%) Finance
21 337 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
21 337 (17.46%) Test Automation
22 332 (17.20%) Linux
23 301 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
24 292 (15.13%) BDD
25 287 (14.87%) AngularJS
26 278 (14.40%) SQL Server
27 276 (14.30%) DevOps
28 267 (13.83%) Maven

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
1 138 (7.15%) Mule
2 129 (6.68%) Confluence
3 108 (5.60%) Apache
4 96 (4.97%) JBoss
4 96 (4.97%) Tomcat
5 95 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 71 (3.68%) Oracle Service Bus
7 62 (3.21%) WebSphere
8 58 (3.01%) Anypoint
9 50 (2.59%) WebLogic
10 48 (2.49%) CMS
11 26 (1.35%) SharePoint
12 25 (1.30%) nginx
13 24 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (1.19%) Apache Spark
14 23 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
15 22 (1.14%) Mule ESB
15 22 (1.14%) NServiceBus
16 21 (1.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 21 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.47%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.93%) Workday HCM
3 9 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
5 7 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.26%) Magento
6 5 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.21%) SAP GTM
7 4 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
8 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.10%) BusinessWare
9 2 (0.10%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 337 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
2 250 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
4 92 (4.77%) GitHub
5 86 (4.46%) PaaS
6 68 (3.52%) SaaS
7 65 (3.37%) Serverless
8 58 (3.01%) Amazon SQS
9 54 (2.80%) Amazon S3
10 40 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 40 (2.07%) Azure Functions
11 35 (1.81%) OpenShift
12 33 (1.71%) Google Analytics
13 31 (1.61%) IaaS
14 29 (1.50%) Apigee
15 27 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 24 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
16 24 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
17 23 (1.19%) npm
17 23 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (5.44%) HTTP
2 79 (4.09%) SSL
3 55 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 40 (2.07%) FTP
5 24 (1.24%) DNS
6 18 (0.93%) Firewall
7 13 (0.67%) SMTP
8 11 (0.57%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.57%) Kerberos
8 11 (0.57%) Skype
8 11 (0.57%) SSH
9 10 (0.52%) LAN
9 10 (0.52%) WAN
10 8 (0.41%) Internet
10 8 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (0.41%) VPN
11 7 (0.36%) 4G
11 7 (0.36%) Network Security
11 7 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 136 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
3 135 (6.99%) Relational Database
4 132 (6.84%) MySQL
5 106 (5.49%) NoSQL
6 100 (5.18%) MongoDB
7 72 (3.73%) Oracle Database
8 67 (3.47%) Big Data
9 62 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
10 43 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 40 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (1.50%) RDBMS
14 28 (1.45%) DB2
15 27 (1.40%) Hadoop
16 21 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (1.04%) GIS
18 17 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 17 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 14 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 547 (28.34%) Git (software)
2 390 (20.21%) Jenkins
3 267 (13.83%) Maven
4 264 (13.68%) JIRA
5 248 (12.85%) SoapUI
6 219 (11.35%) Selenium
7 212 (10.98%) JUnit
8 132 (6.84%) Cucumber
9 129 (6.68%) Visual Studio
10 96 (4.97%) Eclipse
11 86 (4.46%) Mockito
11 86 (4.46%) TeamCity
12 81 (4.20%) Subversion
13 71 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 67 (3.47%) JMeter
14 67 (3.47%) jMock
15 64 (3.32%) SonarQube
16 59 (3.06%) gulp
17 58 (3.01%) Ant
17 58 (3.01%) DbUnit
General
1 343 (17.77%) Finance
2 146 (7.56%) Banking
3 141 (7.31%) Marketing
4 104 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 103 (5.34%) Manufacturing
6 94 (4.87%) Electronics
7 30 (1.55%) Retail
8 28 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.98%) Back Office
10 19 (0.98%) Legal
11 16 (0.83%) Law
11 16 (0.83%) Publishing
12 15 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.67%) Automotive
14 9 (0.47%) Billing
15 8 (0.41%) French Language
16 7 (0.36%) Front Office
16 7 (0.36%) Games
16 7 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,209 (62.64%) Developer
2 445 (23.06%) Java Developer
3 206 (10.67%) Architect
4 146 (7.56%) Senior Developer
5 142 (7.36%) .NET Developer
6 132 (6.84%) Analyst
7 86 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 81 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
9 78 (4.04%) Tester
10 72 (3.73%) Angular Developer
10 72 (3.73%) Technical Architect
11 70 (3.63%) C# Developer
12 69 (3.58%) Lead Developer
13 68 (3.52%) Test Analyst
14 58 (3.01%) MuleSoft Developer
14 58 (3.01%) Software Developer
15 57 (2.95%) Integration Developer
16 54 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
17 53 (2.75%) Consultant
18 50 (2.59%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,049 (54.35%) REST
2 935 (48.45%) Web Services
3 711 (36.84%) XML
4 669 (34.66%) JSON
5 526 (27.25%) RESTful
6 512 (26.53%) HTML
7 431 (22.33%) CSS
8 422 (21.87%) .NET
9 390 (20.21%) Spring
10 287 (14.87%) AngularJS
11 219 (11.35%) HTML5
12 185 (9.59%) jQuery
13 181 (9.38%) Node.js
14 169 (8.76%) Apache Camel
15 167 (8.65%) J2EE
16 162 (8.39%) Middleware
17 157 (8.13%) Spring Boot
18 141 (7.31%) Hibernate
19 132 (6.84%) .NET Framework
20 128 (6.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 134 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
4 72 (3.73%) Data Structures
5 53 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 46 (2.38%) User Experience
7 39 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (1.97%) Data Centre
9 30 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
10 23 (1.19%) Robotics
11 21 (1.09%) CMDB
11 21 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 18 (0.93%) Algorithms
13 17 (0.88%) DataPower
13 17 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 17 (0.88%) Virtual Team
14 16 (0.83%) Fintech
14 16 (0.83%) NHS
14 16 (0.83%) Public Cloud
15 15 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 332 (17.20%) Linux
2 184 (9.53%) Unix
3 178 (9.22%) Windows
4 56 (2.90%) CentOS
5 34 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.50%) Android
8 28 (1.45%) Windows Server
9 23 (1.19%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.41%) Fedora
11 7 (0.36%) Solaris
12 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.16%) AIX
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.052%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,108 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (25.13%) TDD
3 375 (19.43%) Microservices
4 372 (19.27%) Scrum
5 337 (17.46%) Test Automation
6 301 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
7 292 (15.13%) BDD
8 276 (14.30%) DevOps
9 240 (12.44%) SOA
10 204 (10.57%) OO
11 188 (9.74%) MVC
12 180 (9.33%) Migration
13 177 (9.17%) Open Source
14 162 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
15 142 (7.36%) Kanban
16 140 (7.25%) Unit Testing
17 139 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
18 131 (6.79%) Software Engineering
19 126 (6.53%) Analytics
20 121 (6.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 981 (50.83%) Java
2 575 (29.79%) JavaScript
3 556 (28.81%) SQL
4 448 (23.21%) C#
5 193 (10.00%) Python
6 191 (9.90%) Java 8
7 99 (5.13%) PHP
8 78 (4.04%) T-SQL
9 76 (3.94%) PowerShell
10 69 (3.58%) PL/SQL
10 69 (3.58%) Ruby
11 68 (3.52%) Bash Shell
12 66 (3.42%) Apex Code
13 63 (3.26%) Groovy
14 59 (3.06%) C++
15 57 (2.95%) Perl
16 50 (2.59%) Scala
17 44 (2.28%) TypeScript
18 38 (1.97%) C
19 37 (1.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 213 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 172 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 134 (6.94%) Degree
4 46 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 39 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.76%) ISTQB
7 32 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (1.09%) ISEB
9 20 (1.04%) Sun Certification
10 19 (0.98%) OCPJP
11 17 (0.88%) Master's Degree
12 14 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.31%) CISSP
16 4 (0.21%) CISM
16 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 2 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.08%) QA
2 32 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.62%) GDPR
4 11 (0.57%) HMG Infosec
4 11 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 11 (0.57%) JSP 440
4 11 (0.57%) SEPA
5 7 (0.36%) SLA
6 5 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.26%) HL7
7 3 (0.16%) MiFID
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.10%) WCAG
9 1 (0.052%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.052%) EMIR
9 1 (0.052%) PMO
9 1 (0.052%) PSD2
System Software
1 146 (7.56%) Docker
2 45 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.18%) vSphere
4 36 (1.87%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.47%) HDFS
5 9 (0.47%) Postfix
6 6 (0.31%) RACF
7 5 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.052%) iptables
10 1 (0.052%) NFS
Systems Management
1 84 (4.35%) Ansible
2 76 (3.94%) Kubernetes
3 41 (2.12%) Puppet
4 40 (2.07%) Kibana
5 34 (1.76%) Grafana
6 27 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
7 25 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (0.98%) Terraform
9 17 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (0.73%) CloudHub
12 13 (0.67%) Tivoli
13 11 (0.57%) Rancher
14 10 (0.52%) Nagios
15 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
15 8 (0.41%) SCOM
16 7 (0.36%) AirWatch
17 6 (0.31%) Control-M
17 6 (0.31%) logstash
18 5 (0.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 384 (19.90%) Oracle
2 202 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 140 (7.25%) SAP
4 110 (5.70%) MuleSoft
5 109 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
6 89 (4.61%) WSO2
7 82 (4.25%) Red Hat
8 76 (3.94%) IBM
9 65 (3.37%) Google
10 47 (2.44%) VMware
11 46 (2.38%) ServiceNow
12 42 (2.18%) Atlassian
13 40 (2.07%) Talend
14 39 (2.02%) Adobe
15 31 (1.61%) Informatica
16 25 (1.30%) hybris
17 24 (1.24%) webMethods
18 23 (1.19%) Workday
19 21 (1.09%) TIBCO
20 20 (1.04%) Sun