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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 132 138
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 906 980 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 1.82% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.37% 6.50% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 652 562
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Median hourly rate £51.25 £49.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +53.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.22 £39.90 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -5.61% +53.12%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14232 15083 14189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.46% 28.02% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9874 10486 9196
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 224 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 837 £450 - 295
London -6 356 £475 +5.55% 99
South East +14 184 £438 +6.06% 44
South West +46 71 £366 -8.43% 27
North West +7 52 £450 +12.50% 30
City of London -22 48 £500 +5.26% 28
Scotland -2 46 £375 +7.14% 11
Hampshire +20 45 £400 +2.56% 8
East Midlands +29 42 £363 +3.57% 14
West Midlands +5 39 £450 - 24
Yorkshire +25 37 £363 -3.33% 32
Buckinghamshire -14 31 £395 -7.05% 5
Oxfordshire +21 30 £500 +42.85% 7
East of England -52 30 £450 -8.62% 14
West Yorkshire +28 29 £358 +2.14% 24
West Sussex +27 28 £438 -8.85% 2
Berkshire +22 27 £413 -8.33% 8
Leeds +17 24 £360 -8.86% 16
Glasgow -13 24 £358 +19.16% 5
Manchester +10 23 £363 -6.45% 14
Cheshire +28 22 £475 - 11
North East +5 19 £450 +46.93% 11
Bristol +16 18 £340 -7.79% 5
Northamptonshire +14 17 £338 +5.88% 3
Surrey -27 17 £409 +0.61% 8
Worthing +31 16 £511 -16.61% 1
Nottinghamshire +25 16 £363 +16.00% 9
Nottingham +20 14 £363 +16.00% 9
Northampton +13 14 £338 +8.00% 2
Oxford +4 14 £500 +42.85% 3

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1017 (55.97%) Java
2 991 (54.54%) REST
3 980 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
4 937 (51.57%) Web Services
5 785 (43.20%) XML
6 635 (34.95%) JavaScript
7 629 (34.62%) SQL
8 535 (29.44%) HTML
9 533 (29.33%) Spring
10 497 (27.35%) JSON
11 466 (25.65%) CSS
12 459 (25.26%) TDD
13 420 (23.12%) Scrum
14 417 (22.95%) Git (software)
15 410 (22.56%) Oracle
16 380 (20.91%) Finance
17 340 (18.71%) Jenkins
18 337 (18.55%) Linux
19 327 (18.00%) RESTful
20 307 (16.90%) Hibernate
21 299 (16.46%) Maven
22 292 (16.07%) OO
23 291 (16.02%) J2EE
24 290 (15.96%) MVC
25 286 (15.74%) JIRA
25 286 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
26 285 (15.69%) .NET
26 285 (15.69%) C#
27 282 (15.52%) jQuery
28 268 (14.75%) Unix

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
1 175 (9.63%) JBoss
2 166 (9.14%) WebSphere
3 160 (8.81%) Apache
4 134 (7.37%) Tomcat
5 130 (7.15%) WebLogic
6 97 (5.34%) Confluence
7 90 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 77 (4.24%) CMS
9 61 (3.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 51 (2.81%) Mule
11 43 (2.37%) IIS
12 38 (2.09%) Apache Solr
13 34 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
14 31 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
15 28 (1.54%) SharePoint
16 24 (1.32%) GlassFish
17 23 (1.27%) Mule ESB
18 20 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
19 19 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 32 (1.76%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.39%) MS Office
4 6 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.055%) HipChat
5 1 (0.055%) MS Project
5 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 36 (1.98%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 9 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
7 7 (0.39%) OpenText Process Suite
8 6 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.22%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.22%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.17%) assyst
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
12 1 (0.055%) Eloqua
12 1 (0.055%) Sage 50
12 1 (0.055%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 111 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (4.46%) GitHub
4 57 (3.14%) PaaS
5 49 (2.70%) IaaS
6 35 (1.93%) SaaS
7 20 (1.10%) OpenShift
8 17 (0.94%) Boomi
9 14 (0.77%) Force.com
10 12 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.61%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.55%) CloudBees
12 10 (0.55%) Office 365
13 9 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.33%) TestFlight
16 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.22%) Akamai
17 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 105 (5.78%) HTTP
2 68 (3.74%) Internet
3 52 (2.86%) LDAP
4 46 (2.53%) SSL
5 40 (2.20%) TCP/IP
6 32 (1.76%) HTTPS
7 27 (1.49%) Firewall
8 20 (1.10%) SSH
9 19 (1.05%) SMTP
10 16 (0.88%) FTP
11 11 (0.61%) Broadband
11 11 (0.61%) SNMP
12 10 (0.55%) Diameter Protocol
13 9 (0.50%) Intranet
14 8 (0.44%) DNS
14 8 (0.44%) MPLS
15 7 (0.39%) INAP
15 7 (0.39%) Network Security
15 7 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 135 (7.43%) Relational Database
3 134 (7.37%) MySQL
4 123 (6.77%) NoSQL
5 122 (6.71%) MongoDB
6 114 (6.27%) Oracle Database
7 77 (4.24%) DB2
8 54 (2.97%) RDBMS
9 49 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 40 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 39 (2.15%) Big Data
12 33 (1.82%) Redis
13 29 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
14 25 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
15 21 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (0.99%) Endeca
18 15 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 417 (22.95%) Git (software)
2 340 (18.71%) Jenkins
3 299 (16.46%) Maven
4 286 (15.74%) JIRA
5 250 (13.76%) Selenium
6 223 (12.27%) SoapUI
7 206 (11.34%) JUnit
8 145 (7.98%) Cucumber
9 132 (7.26%) Eclipse
10 124 (6.82%) Subversion
11 116 (6.38%) Ant
12 112 (6.16%) Gradle
12 112 (6.16%) Mockito
13 93 (5.12%) TeamCity
14 91 (5.01%) WebDriver
15 78 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
16 63 (3.47%) Hudson
17 61 (3.36%) Bitbucket
18 56 (3.08%) Visual Studio
19 54 (2.97%) JMeter
General
1 380 (20.91%) Finance
2 256 (14.09%) Banking
3 102 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 80 (4.40%) Marketing
5 67 (3.69%) Retail
6 53 (2.92%) Electronics
7 51 (2.81%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.99%) Back Office
10 17 (0.94%) Games
11 14 (0.77%) Law
12 13 (0.72%) Publishing
13 12 (0.66%) Legal
14 9 (0.50%) Advertising
14 9 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.39%) Billing
15 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.39%) Front Office
16 5 (0.28%) Automotive
17 4 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1104 (60.76%) Developer
2 489 (26.91%) Java Developer
3 217 (11.94%) Architect
4 143 (7.87%) Senior Developer
5 119 (6.55%) Analyst
6 113 (6.22%) .NET Developer
7 88 (4.84%) Tester
8 83 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
8 83 (4.57%) Test Analyst
9 77 (4.24%) C# Developer
10 73 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
11 57 (3.14%) Consultant
12 56 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
13 51 (2.81%) Salesforce Developer
14 48 (2.64%) Automation Tester
14 48 (2.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 45 (2.48%) Software Developer
16 42 (2.31%) Agile Developer
16 42 (2.31%) Software Engineer
17 40 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 991 (54.54%) REST
2 937 (51.57%) Web Services
3 785 (43.20%) XML
4 535 (29.44%) HTML
5 533 (29.33%) Spring
6 497 (27.35%) JSON
7 466 (25.65%) CSS
8 327 (18.00%) RESTful
9 307 (16.90%) Hibernate
10 291 (16.02%) J2EE
11 285 (15.69%) .NET
12 282 (15.52%) jQuery
13 262 (14.42%) AngularJS
14 218 (12.00%) JMS
15 181 (9.96%) HTML5
16 165 (9.08%) XSLT
17 152 (8.37%) Java EE
18 150 (8.26%) Ajax
19 140 (7.71%) XSD
20 136 (7.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.57%) Mobile App
2 83 (4.57%) User Experience
3 47 (2.59%) Computer Science
4 34 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (1.71%) Virtual Team
6 30 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 24 (1.32%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.21%) iPad
10 21 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.05%) DataPower
12 18 (0.99%) Data Centre
13 17 (0.94%) Derivative
14 16 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.83%) CMDB
16 14 (0.77%) Mainframe
17 12 (0.66%) Wiki
18 11 (0.61%) Management Information System
18 11 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 337 (18.55%) Linux
2 268 (14.75%) Unix
3 155 (8.53%) Windows
4 47 (2.59%) Android
5 46 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 39 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 26 (1.43%) Solaris
8 12 (0.66%) HPUX
9 10 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.33%) CentOS
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.055%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.055%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 980 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (25.26%) TDD
3 420 (23.12%) Scrum
4 292 (16.07%) OO
5 290 (15.96%) MVC
6 286 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
7 252 (13.87%) SOA
8 231 (12.71%) BDD
9 202 (11.12%) DevOps
10 163 (8.97%) Microservices
11 159 (8.75%) E-Commerce
11 159 (8.75%) Unit Testing
12 139 (7.65%) Open Source
13 137 (7.54%) SDLC
14 122 (6.71%) Software Engineering
15 102 (5.61%) Test Automation
16 98 (5.39%) Web Development
17 93 (5.12%) UML
18 92 (5.06%) Refactoring
19 91 (5.01%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1017 (55.97%) Java
2 635 (34.95%) JavaScript
3 629 (34.62%) SQL
4 285 (15.69%) C#
5 128 (7.04%) Python
6 116 (6.38%) Shell Script
7 82 (4.51%) Scala
8 76 (4.18%) PL/SQL
9 51 (2.81%) PHP
10 50 (2.75%) Perl
10 50 (2.75%) Ruby
11 47 (2.59%) Groovy
11 47 (2.59%) Korn
12 46 (2.53%) Apex Code
13 45 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 45 (2.48%) T-SQL
14 39 (2.15%) XPath
15 35 (1.93%) Bash Shell
16 29 (1.60%) SOQL
17 26 (1.43%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 101 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 90 (4.95%) Degree
3 72 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 22 (1.21%) ISEB
6 15 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.17%) CISSP
10 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.11%) CISA
11 2 (0.11%) CISM
11 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) MCSE
12 1 (0.055%) CCA
12 1 (0.055%) CCNA
12 1 (0.055%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.055%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (7.37%) QA
2 26 (1.43%) MiFID
3 24 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 24 (1.32%) EMIR
4 21 (1.16%) FATCA
5 16 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.39%) PA-DSS
7 7 (0.39%) SDET
8 6 (0.33%) HL7
9 3 (0.17%) SLA
10 2 (0.11%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.055%) COBIT
11 1 (0.055%) PMO
11 1 (0.055%) SEPA
System Software
1 93 (5.12%) Docker
2 20 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.66%) LXC
5 5 (0.28%) Varnish
5 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.22%) vCloud
6 4 (0.22%) vSphere
7 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.17%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.11%) HDFS
9 1 (0.055%) etcd
9 1 (0.055%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 54 (2.97%) Puppet
2 36 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (1.93%) Ansible
4 27 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.66%) Kibana
6 10 (0.55%) logstash
7 9 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (0.44%) OpenSSO
8 8 (0.44%) Piwik
9 7 (0.39%) Control-M
9 7 (0.39%) Rancher
10 6 (0.33%) vRealize
11 5 (0.28%) Grafana
11 5 (0.28%) OpenAM
12 4 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.22%) CloudHub
12 4 (0.22%) MOM
12 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 4 (0.22%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.17%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 410 (22.56%) Oracle
2 161 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 123 (6.77%) IBM
4 86 (4.73%) Salesforce.com
5 83 (4.57%) SAP
6 71 (3.91%) Adobe
7 57 (3.14%) MuleSoft
8 56 (3.08%) Perforce
9 51 (2.81%) VMware
10 42 (2.31%) HP
11 40 (2.20%) hybris
11 40 (2.20%) ServiceNow
11 40 (2.20%) Solace
12 39 (2.15%) ATG
13 33 (1.82%) CA
13 33 (1.82%) TIBCO
14 32 (1.76%) Google
15 27 (1.49%) Informatica
15 27 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 27 (1.49%) webMethods
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Venturi
Rate: £275.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500 per day 6 month contract with view to extend
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £420 per day, 6 month rolling contract with view to entend
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £595 per day + potentially negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago