Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 137 123
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14 +44
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1967 2009 2083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 1.91% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.12% 6.34% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1389 1439
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 26
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £33.95 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.55% -7.62% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.59 £30.30 £21.88
90th Percentile £48.38 £45.60 £57.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.00
% change year-on-year +41.07% -13.78% +5.71%

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 32130 31687 31900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.07% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22571 22049 21755
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £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 368 369 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.19% -4.00% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +8 1806 £450 +5.88% 202
UK excluding London +20 1122 £400 - 153
London -16 835 £488 +8.33% 63
South East +26 366 £425 -5.56% 41
North of England +15 182 £375 - 40
Midlands +8 145 £500 +24.84% 25
East of England +4 142 £463 +15.63% 18
South West -5 137 £360 +2.86% 15
West Midlands +24 101 £510 +24.39% 12
North West -33 94 £375 - 20
Scotland +3 92 £380 +11.76% 7
Yorkshire +12 55 £360 -10.00% 18
Wales +36 46 £370 -8.92% 6
East Midlands -16 44 £394 -1.56% 13
North East +83 35 £450 +5.88% 2
Northern Ireland -45 13 £450 +125.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1105 (56.18%) REST
2 1100 (55.92%) Java
3 1086 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
4 1042 (52.97%) Web Services
5 761 (38.69%) XML
6 617 (31.37%) JavaScript
7 548 (27.86%) HTML
8 546 (27.76%) SQL
8 546 (27.76%) TDD
9 520 (26.44%) Spring
10 501 (25.47%) JSON
11 476 (24.20%) Git (software)
12 466 (23.69%) Finance
13 459 (23.34%) Scrum
14 432 (21.96%) CSS
15 374 (19.01%) Jenkins
16 370 (18.81%) .NET
17 364 (18.51%) C#
18 361 (18.35%) Oracle
19 356 (18.10%) RESTful
20 339 (17.23%) Test Automation
21 326 (16.57%) Continuous Integration
22 325 (16.52%) AngularJS
23 322 (16.37%) SOA
24 310 (15.76%) Linux
25 306 (15.56%) Maven
26 300 (15.25%) SoapUI
27 297 (15.10%) SQL Server
28 278 (14.13%) MVC
29 270 (13.73%) OO

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
1 187 (9.51%) JBoss
2 143 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 133 (6.76%) Tomcat
4 112 (5.69%) WebLogic
5 102 (5.19%) Apache
6 86 (4.37%) Confluence
7 76 (3.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 66 (3.36%) IIS
8 66 (3.36%) Mule
9 51 (2.59%) CMS
10 47 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
12 31 (1.58%) SharePoint
13 29 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 29 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
14 27 (1.37%) Drupal
14 27 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
15 20 (1.02%) JCAPS
16 19 (0.97%) Mule ESB
17 17 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 19 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 16 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.36%) SmartSuite
4 6 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (1.27%) BusinessWorks
2 20 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.41%) Magento
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.20%) RMDS
8 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.15%) Radian6
8 3 (0.15%) Social Studio
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.10%) Pega PRPC
9 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.051%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.051%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.051%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 167 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (3.86%) PaaS
4 62 (3.15%) GitHub
5 51 (2.59%) IaaS
6 44 (2.24%) SaaS
7 37 (1.88%) OpenShift
8 33 (1.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 29 (1.47%) Heroku
10 26 (1.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 25 (1.27%) npm
12 24 (1.22%) Force.com
13 21 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (0.92%) Sauce Labs
15 16 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (0.71%) Google Analytics
17 11 (0.56%) Office 365
18 9 (0.46%) Serverless
19 7 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
19 7 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 142 (7.22%) HTTP
2 109 (5.54%) Internet
3 67 (3.41%) SSL
3 67 (3.41%) TCP/IP
4 53 (2.69%) LDAP
5 32 (1.63%) Firewall
6 21 (1.07%) Intranet
7 19 (0.97%) SMS
8 17 (0.86%) FTP
9 16 (0.81%) AMQP
10 13 (0.66%) HTTPS
10 13 (0.66%) SMTP
11 11 (0.56%) DNS
11 11 (0.56%) IMAP
11 11 (0.56%) SNMP
12 9 (0.46%) ATM
12 9 (0.46%) BIG-IP
12 9 (0.46%) NetScaler
12 9 (0.46%) Network Security
12 9 (0.46%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 173 (8.80%) Relational Database
3 133 (6.76%) MySQL
4 109 (5.54%) MongoDB
5 107 (5.44%) NoSQL
6 91 (4.63%) Oracle Database
7 88 (4.47%) RDBMS
8 66 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
9 43 (2.19%) Redis
10 41 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (1.83%) Big Data
12 35 (1.78%) DB2
13 30 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (1.22%) Hadoop
15 23 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
17 18 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 15 (0.76%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 476 (24.20%) Git (software)
2 374 (19.01%) Jenkins
3 306 (15.56%) Maven
4 300 (15.25%) SoapUI
5 260 (13.22%) Selenium
6 248 (12.61%) JIRA
6 248 (12.61%) JUnit
7 172 (8.74%) Subversion
8 146 (7.42%) Cucumber
9 118 (6.00%) Mockito
10 98 (4.98%) Eclipse
11 90 (4.58%) Ant
12 84 (4.27%) TeamCity
13 81 (4.12%) Bitbucket
14 70 (3.56%) Gradle
15 68 (3.46%) Visual Studio
16 66 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
17 63 (3.20%) WebDriver
18 62 (3.15%) IntelliJ
19 52 (2.64%) jMock
General
1 466 (23.69%) Finance
2 236 (12.00%) Banking
3 128 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 106 (5.39%) Marketing
5 85 (4.32%) Retail
6 81 (4.12%) Manufacturing
7 74 (3.76%) Electronics
8 33 (1.68%) Legal
9 31 (1.58%) Law
10 24 (1.22%) Billing
11 22 (1.12%) Publishing
12 21 (1.07%) Front Office
13 20 (1.02%) Back Office
14 19 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
14 19 (0.97%) Investment Banking
15 17 (0.86%) Games
16 16 (0.81%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.41%) Advertising
18 8 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1189 (60.45%) Developer
2 466 (23.69%) Java Developer
3 226 (11.49%) Architect
4 178 (9.05%) Senior Developer
5 139 (7.07%) Analyst
6 135 (6.86%) Tester
7 126 (6.41%) .NET Developer
8 99 (5.03%) Agile Developer
9 86 (4.37%) C# Developer
10 82 (4.17%) Test Analyst
11 73 (3.71%) Automation Tester
12 62 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
13 61 (3.10%) Consultant
14 59 (3.00%) Software Developer
15 56 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
15 56 (2.85%) Full Stack Developer
15 56 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
16 55 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
16 55 (2.80%) Salesforce Developer
17 53 (2.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1105 (56.18%) REST
2 1042 (52.97%) Web Services
3 761 (38.69%) XML
4 548 (27.86%) HTML
5 520 (26.44%) Spring
6 501 (25.47%) JSON
7 432 (21.96%) CSS
8 370 (18.81%) .NET
9 356 (18.10%) RESTful
10 325 (16.52%) AngularJS
11 267 (13.57%) J2EE
12 262 (13.32%) jQuery
13 259 (13.17%) Hibernate
14 228 (11.59%) HTML5
15 175 (8.90%) XSLT
16 154 (7.83%) Node.js
17 149 (7.57%) Ajax
18 144 (7.32%) CSS3
19 140 (7.12%) Java EE
20 137 (6.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 138 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 109 (5.54%) User Experience
3 102 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
5 78 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
6 55 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.93%) N-Tier
8 29 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 29 (1.47%) iPad
9 28 (1.42%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.32%) CMDB
10 26 (1.32%) Derivative
10 26 (1.32%) PKI
11 23 (1.17%) DataPower
12 22 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (0.97%) W3C
15 18 (0.92%) Fintech
16 17 (0.86%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.81%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 310 (15.76%) Linux
2 209 (10.63%) Unix
3 150 (7.63%) Windows
4 78 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 67 (3.41%) Android
6 36 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (1.78%) Mac OS X
7 35 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.86%) CentOS
8 17 (0.86%) Solaris
9 14 (0.71%) AIX
9 14 (0.71%) HPUX
10 11 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.20%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.10%) SUSE
13 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1086 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 546 (27.76%) TDD
3 459 (23.34%) Scrum
4 339 (17.23%) Test Automation
5 326 (16.57%) Continuous Integration
6 322 (16.37%) SOA
7 278 (14.13%) MVC
8 270 (13.73%) OO
9 237 (12.05%) BDD
10 211 (10.73%) DevOps
11 205 (10.42%) Microservices
12 188 (9.56%) E-Commerce
13 175 (8.90%) Open Source
13 175 (8.90%) SDLC
14 162 (8.24%) Kanban
15 145 (7.37%) Unit Testing
16 115 (5.85%) Software Engineering
17 114 (5.80%) Web Development
17 114 (5.80%) Workflow
18 110 (5.59%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1100 (55.92%) Java
2 617 (31.37%) JavaScript
3 546 (27.76%) SQL
4 364 (18.51%) C#
5 111 (5.64%) Python
6 84 (4.27%) PHP
7 77 (3.91%) C++
8 76 (3.86%) PL/SQL
9 74 (3.76%) Scala
10 72 (3.66%) T-SQL
11 71 (3.61%) Groovy
12 67 (3.41%) Shell Script
13 66 (3.36%) XPath
14 56 (2.85%) Apex Code
15 51 (2.59%) Ruby
16 48 (2.44%) Perl
17 37 (1.88%) Apple Swift
18 35 (1.78%) C
19 32 (1.63%) PowerShell
20 27 (1.37%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 107 (5.44%) Degree
2 74 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 24 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.02%) ISEB
7 18 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.25%) PMP
11 4 (0.20%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.15%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.15%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.10%) CISA
13 2 (0.10%) CISSP
13 2 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.10%) MCSD
13 2 (0.10%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.10%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (10.02%) QA
2 36 (1.83%) HL7
3 20 (1.02%) MiFID
3 20 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.56%) GDPR
4 11 (0.56%) SLA
5 10 (0.51%) WCAG
6 9 (0.46%) PSD2
7 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.36%) EMIR
9 5 (0.25%) WAI
10 2 (0.10%) FATCA
10 2 (0.10%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.051%) GCP
11 1 (0.051%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 162 (8.24%) Docker
2 61 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.66%) HDFS
5 12 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.56%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.51%) LXC
8 8 (0.41%) vSphere
9 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.15%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.15%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.10%) Varnish
11 2 (0.10%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.051%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.051%) KVM
12 1 (0.051%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 77 (3.91%) Puppet
2 66 (3.36%) Ansible
3 65 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.86%) Kibana
7 12 (0.61%) Grafana
8 10 (0.51%) Rancher
9 8 (0.41%) Oozie
9 8 (0.41%) TIBCO Hawk
10 7 (0.36%) RSA Archer
11 6 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 6 (0.31%) Control-M
12 5 (0.25%) Nagios
13 4 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
13 4 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.20%) logstash
13 4 (0.20%) Terraform
13 4 (0.20%) Thomson Reuters DACS
14 3 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 361 (18.35%) Oracle
2 214 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 133 (6.76%) IBM
4 108 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
5 98 (4.98%) SAP
6 61 (3.10%) MuleSoft
7 57 (2.90%) WSO2
8 56 (2.85%) ServiceNow
9 54 (2.75%) VMware
10 46 (2.34%) Apigee
11 45 (2.29%) Red Hat
12 41 (2.08%) webMethods
13 39 (1.98%) TIBCO
14 37 (1.88%) Google
15 35 (1.78%) HP
16 33 (1.68%) Adobe
17 32 (1.63%) Perforce
18 31 (1.58%) InterSystems
19 27 (1.37%) ATG
20 21 (1.07%) CA