Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 126 127
Rank change year-on-year -72 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1,134 2,232 2,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 2.13% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 6.12% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1,423 1,429
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £331 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 16
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +35.22%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.92 £25.59
90th Percentile £73.75 £62.31 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +12.22% - +20.00%

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 24,752 36,456 33,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.24% 34.84% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,087 25,800 23,496
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £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 285 315 376
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £18.77 £17.00 £17.88
90th Percentile £73.75 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.13% +3.83% +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 5 December 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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 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 -66 996 £485 +2.11% 368
UK excluding London -86 627 £450 - 302
London -13 480 £513 +1.49% 98
South East -26 220 £475 +8.57% 72
Midlands -6 119 £475 +5.56% 43
Scotland -24 88 £425 - 18
North of England -76 88 £415 -2.35% 91
West Midlands -9 87 £475 +5.56% 32
South West -63 63 £500 +11.11% 35
North West -65 40 £495 +15.12% 41
East Midlands +26 30 £350 -32.37% 11
Yorkshire -16 30 £400 -5.88% 37
Wales -25 25 £415 -2.35% 15
East of England -91 25 £475 -9.52% 29
North East +16 18 £350 -11.39% 13
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 659 (58.11%) REST
2 643 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
3 556 (49.03%) Java
4 550 (48.50%) Web Services
5 390 (34.39%) XML
6 356 (31.39%) JavaScript
7 339 (29.89%) SQL
8 306 (26.98%) JSON
9 288 (25.40%) TDD
10 272 (23.99%) Scrum
11 269 (23.72%) BDD
12 267 (23.54%) Git (software)
13 264 (23.28%) RESTful
14 261 (23.02%) HTML
15 249 (21.96%) Spring
15 249 (21.96%) Jenkins
16 228 (20.11%) CSS
17 219 (19.31%) Test Automation
18 210 (18.52%) C#
19 208 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
20 205 (18.08%) Microservices
21 195 (17.20%) AngularJS
22 193 (17.02%) AWS
23 192 (16.93%) Maven
24 191 (16.84%) SQL Server
25 184 (16.23%) .NET
26 183 (16.14%) Security Cleared
27 180 (15.87%) DevOps
28 178 (15.70%) JUnit
29 168 (14.81%) Kanban

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 59 (5.20%) Apache
2 57 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 45 (3.97%) Confluence
3 45 (3.97%) WebSphere
4 35 (3.09%) WebLogic
5 34 (3.00%) JBoss
6 33 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 26 (2.29%) SharePoint
8 25 (2.20%) CMS
9 21 (1.85%) Mule
10 16 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (1.41%) nginx
11 15 (1.32%) Anypoint
11 15 (1.32%) IIS
12 14 (1.23%) MQSeries
13 9 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.79%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.53%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.088%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.088%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.50%) BusinessWorks
1 17 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.15%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.26%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.088%) SAP CAR
7 1 (0.088%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.088%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 193 (17.02%) AWS
2 155 (13.67%) Azure
3 81 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
4 51 (4.50%) Amazon SQS
5 49 (4.32%) SaaS
6 37 (3.26%) GitHub
6 37 (3.26%) Serverless
7 33 (2.91%) PaaS
8 26 (2.29%) OpenShift
9 22 (1.94%) IaaS
9 22 (1.94%) Power Platform
10 21 (1.85%) Apigee
11 20 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (1.68%) iPaaS
12 19 (1.68%) npm
13 16 (1.41%) Google Analytics
14 15 (1.32%) Boomi
14 15 (1.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 11 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
15 11 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.41%) HTTP
2 50 (4.41%) SSL
3 28 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 23 (2.03%) FTP
5 21 (1.85%) SSH
6 18 (1.59%) SNMP
7 14 (1.23%) DNS
8 10 (0.88%) Firewall
8 10 (0.88%) Internet
9 7 (0.62%) Network Security
10 6 (0.53%) Intranet
10 6 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (0.53%) SMTP
11 5 (0.44%) X.509
12 4 (0.35%) 2G
12 4 (0.35%) 3G
12 4 (0.35%) DMZ
12 4 (0.35%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.35%) Extranet
12 4 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 102 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
3 65 (5.73%) MySQL
4 64 (5.64%) NoSQL
5 54 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 50 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
7 45 (3.97%) MongoDB
8 36 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (2.29%) Oracle Database
11 24 (2.12%) DB2
12 22 (1.94%) Power BI
13 19 (1.68%) Data Mart
14 18 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
15 17 (1.50%) Data Lake
16 15 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
18 12 (1.06%) RDBMS
19 10 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
20 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 267 (23.54%) Git (software)
2 249 (21.96%) Jenkins
3 192 (16.93%) Maven
4 178 (15.70%) JUnit
5 152 (13.40%) Selenium
6 135 (11.90%) SoapUI
7 130 (11.46%) JIRA
8 105 (9.26%) Mockito
9 97 (8.55%) SonarQube
10 87 (7.67%) Cucumber
10 87 (7.67%) jMock
11 81 (7.14%) DbUnit
12 49 (4.32%) Ant
12 49 (4.32%) Subversion
13 47 (4.14%) JMeter
14 45 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
15 44 (3.88%) Gradle
16 43 (3.79%) Eclipse
16 43 (3.79%) Visual Studio
17 40 (3.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 157 (13.84%) Finance
2 97 (8.55%) Banking
3 78 (6.88%) Public Sector
4 50 (4.41%) Marketing
5 36 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.73%) Retail
7 21 (1.85%) Front Office
8 16 (1.41%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.23%) Law
9 14 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.62%) Advertising
11 7 (0.62%) Games
11 7 (0.62%) Publishing
12 6 (0.53%) Electronics
13 4 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.26%) Back Office
14 3 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 666 (58.73%) Developer
2 237 (20.90%) Java Developer
3 129 (11.38%) Architect
4 83 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 76 (6.70%) Senior Developer
6 63 (5.56%) Analyst
7 46 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
8 42 (3.70%) Consultant
8 42 (3.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 42 (3.70%) Test Engineer
9 36 (3.17%) Angular Developer
10 35 (3.09%) Integration Developer
10 35 (3.09%) Tester
11 33 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
12 32 (2.82%) Salesforce Developer
12 32 (2.82%) Software Developer
12 32 (2.82%) Test Automation Engineer
13 31 (2.73%) C# Developer
13 31 (2.73%) Test Analyst
14 29 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 659 (58.11%) REST
2 550 (48.50%) Web Services
3 390 (34.39%) XML
4 306 (26.98%) JSON
5 264 (23.28%) RESTful
6 261 (23.02%) HTML
7 249 (21.96%) Spring
8 228 (20.11%) CSS
9 195 (17.20%) AngularJS
10 184 (16.23%) .NET
11 115 (10.14%) J2EE
12 114 (10.05%) Hibernate
13 102 (8.99%) Node.js
14 94 (8.29%) HTML5
15 93 (8.20%) jQuery
16 84 (7.41%) PowerMock
17 80 (7.05%) React
18 70 (6.17%) JPA
18 70 (6.17%) Spring Boot
19 63 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.41%) User Experience
3 42 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (2.29%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.12%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.94%) PKI
9 19 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (1.68%) NHS
10 18 (1.59%) Data Centre
11 17 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.41%) Derivative
13 15 (1.32%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.15%) Private Cloud
15 12 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
17 10 (0.88%) Marketing Technology
17 10 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 156 (13.76%) Linux
2 106 (9.35%) Unix
3 94 (8.29%) Windows
4 36 (3.17%) Android
5 30 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.32%) Mac OS
7 10 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.71%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.44%) Solaris
10 3 (0.26%) CentOS
10 3 (0.26%) VMS
11 2 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.088%) MVS
12 1 (0.088%) OS/2
12 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (25.40%) TDD
3 272 (23.99%) Scrum
4 269 (23.72%) BDD
5 219 (19.31%) Test Automation
6 208 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
7 205 (18.08%) Microservices
8 180 (15.87%) DevOps
9 168 (14.81%) Kanban
10 130 (11.46%) MVC
11 116 (10.23%) Open Source
12 114 (10.05%) SOA
13 96 (8.47%) OO
14 94 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
15 85 (7.50%) Unit Testing
16 76 (6.70%) E-Commerce
17 72 (6.35%) Migration
18 71 (6.26%) SDLC
19 58 (5.11%) Software Engineering
19 58 (5.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 556 (49.03%) Java
2 356 (31.39%) JavaScript
3 339 (29.89%) SQL
4 210 (18.52%) C#
5 96 (8.47%) Python
6 60 (5.29%) Java 8
7 59 (5.20%) PowerShell
8 50 (4.41%) PHP
9 40 (3.53%) Bash Shell
10 37 (3.26%) Perl
11 36 (3.17%) Shell Script
12 32 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 32 (2.82%) T-SQL
13 31 (2.73%) TypeScript
14 29 (2.56%) Ruby
15 26 (2.29%) Scala
16 24 (2.12%) Apex Code
16 24 (2.12%) Kotlin
17 22 (1.94%) Groovy
18 18 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 183 (16.14%) Security Cleared
2 152 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 77 (6.79%) Degree
4 30 (2.65%) ISTQB
5 21 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.85%) ISEB
6 10 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.26%) EC-Council LPT
7 3 (0.26%) GIAC
7 3 (0.26%) GPEN
7 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.26%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.18%) CEPT
8 2 (0.18%) CISSP
8 2 (0.18%) GXPN
8 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.73%) QA
2 19 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.97%) SLA
4 7 (0.62%) GDPR
4 7 (0.62%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.35%) HMG Infosec
5 4 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.26%) EMIR
6 3 (0.26%) MiFID
6 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.26%) SEPA
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.18%) NIST
7 2 (0.18%) RMADS
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.088%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.088%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 123 (10.85%) Docker
2 46 (4.06%) Postfix
3 33 (2.91%) Active Directory
4 30 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (2.56%) vSphere
6 8 (0.71%) NFS
7 2 (0.18%) LXC
7 2 (0.18%) OpenIDM
7 2 (0.18%) Snort
7 2 (0.18%) Varnish
8 1 (0.088%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.088%) iptables
Systems Management
1 52 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.91%) Puppet
3 29 (2.56%) Ansible
4 18 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.50%) Netcool
5 17 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (1.32%) Terraform
7 14 (1.23%) Amdocs OSS
7 14 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 12 (1.06%) Control-M
9 11 (0.97%) Grafana
10 10 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.88%) Kibana
11 7 (0.62%) SCOM
12 5 (0.44%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 4 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 126 (11.11%) Oracle
2 123 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 71 (6.26%) Salesforce.com
4 56 (4.94%) ServiceNow
5 55 (4.85%) MuleSoft
6 52 (4.59%) SAP
7 48 (4.23%) IBM
8 46 (4.06%) Google
9 39 (3.44%) BMC
10 35 (3.09%) VMware
11 31 (2.73%) Adobe
12 28 (2.47%) webMethods
13 27 (2.38%) CA
14 26 (2.29%) TIBCO
15 21 (1.85%) Remedy
16 17 (1.50%) Pega
16 17 (1.50%) Red Hat
17 16 (1.41%) Databricks
18 15 (1.32%) Dell
19 14 (1.23%) Siebel