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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 119 140
Rank change year-on-year -17 +21  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 872 1111 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 2.06% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.79% 7.24% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 752 671
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.27 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.91% -18.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £24.76 £20.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.20 £57.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year +28.47% -29.23%  

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 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40527 42125 37909
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 521 675
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 11 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 28 June 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 -18 822 £475 +10.46% 254
UK excluding London -16 516 £425 +2.40% 199
London -18 351 £500 +11.11% 72
South East +5 187 £425 -6.84% 35
North of England +20 102 £380 -7.87% 74
Midlands +15 79 £500 +20.48% 25
East of England -32 53 £494 +19.69% 27
South West -27 47 £350 - 21
Scotland +20 32 £375 +10.29% 15
Wales +1 13 £350 -26.70% 2
Northern Ireland -49 3 £433 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1032 (58.14%) REST
2 1019 (57.41%) Java
3 951 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
4 889 (50.08%) Web Services
5 675 (38.03%) XML
6 564 (31.77%) Spring
7 553 (31.15%) SQL
8 534 (30.08%) JavaScript
9 478 (26.93%) TDD
10 465 (26.20%) Git (software)
11 451 (25.41%) Scrum
12 440 (24.79%) JSON
13 435 (24.51%) HTML
14 381 (21.46%) Jenkins
15 379 (21.35%) Finance
16 361 (20.34%) CSS
17 358 (20.17%) Oracle
18 355 (20.00%) Test Automation
19 340 (19.15%) Linux
20 312 (17.58%) SOA
21 310 (17.46%) Hibernate
22 303 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
23 291 (16.39%) RESTful
24 285 (16.06%) J2EE
25 281 (15.83%) Maven
26 276 (15.55%) MVC
27 275 (15.49%) .NET
28 269 (15.15%) C#
29 267 (15.04%) Banking
30 266 (14.99%) JIRA

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
1 219 (12.34%) JBoss
2 163 (9.18%) WebSphere
3 153 (8.62%) Apache
3 153 (8.62%) Tomcat
4 135 (7.61%) WebLogic
5 83 (4.68%) Confluence
6 73 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 64 (3.61%) CMS
8 45 (2.54%) Mule
9 37 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 31 (1.75%) IIS
11 30 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (1.46%) nginx
13 25 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 25 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 23 (1.30%) SharePoint
16 22 (1.24%) GlassFish
17 15 (0.85%) Drupal
17 15 (0.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) SmartSuite
6 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.056%) HipChat
7 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
3 17 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
5 9 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.34%) Pega PRPC
7 6 (0.34%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.17%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
10 1 (0.056%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.056%) RMDS
10 1 (0.056%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 133 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (3.72%) GitHub
4 53 (2.99%) PaaS
5 42 (2.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 40 (2.25%) IaaS
7 37 (2.08%) OpenShift
8 35 (1.97%) SaaS
9 22 (1.24%) Force.com
10 19 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.07%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 18 (1.01%) Heroku
12 15 (0.85%) Boomi
13 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.45%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
14 6 (0.34%) Akamai
14 6 (0.34%) Office 365
15 5 (0.28%) BrowserStack
16 4 (0.23%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 137 (7.72%) HTTP
2 94 (5.30%) Internet
3 76 (4.28%) SSL
4 59 (3.32%) LDAP
5 56 (3.15%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.86%) Firewall
7 24 (1.35%) SMTP
8 18 (1.01%) Diameter Protocol
9 17 (0.96%) FTP
10 16 (0.90%) DNS
10 16 (0.90%) HTTPS
10 16 (0.90%) SSH
11 15 (0.85%) INAP
12 13 (0.73%) SNMP
13 12 (0.68%) IMAP
14 10 (0.56%) Network Security
15 8 (0.45%) Intelligent Network
15 8 (0.45%) MVNO
15 8 (0.45%) SS7
16 7 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 164 (9.24%) Relational Database
3 143 (8.06%) MySQL
4 116 (6.54%) MongoDB
5 106 (5.97%) NoSQL
6 94 (5.30%) Oracle Database
7 69 (3.89%) RDBMS
8 56 (3.15%) DB2
9 52 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 33 (1.86%) Redis
11 33 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
13 26 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 26 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
14 21 (1.18%) Big Data
15 19 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (0.96%) Hadoop
16 17 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 465 (26.20%) Git (software)
2 381 (21.46%) Jenkins
3 281 (15.83%) Maven
4 266 (14.99%) JIRA
5 247 (13.92%) Selenium
6 231 (13.01%) JUnit
7 189 (10.65%) SoapUI
8 167 (9.41%) Subversion
9 148 (8.34%) Cucumber
10 118 (6.65%) Eclipse
11 107 (6.03%) Gradle
11 107 (6.03%) Mockito
12 92 (5.18%) Ant
13 80 (4.51%) IntelliJ
14 77 (4.34%) TeamCity
15 69 (3.89%) Bitbucket
15 69 (3.89%) Hudson
16 66 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
17 62 (3.49%) WebDriver
18 50 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 379 (21.35%) Finance
2 267 (15.04%) Banking
3 81 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 74 (4.17%) Marketing
5 69 (3.89%) Retail
6 38 (2.14%) Electronics
7 37 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.18%) Billing
9 21 (1.18%) Front Office
10 19 (1.07%) Games
10 19 (1.07%) Publishing
11 17 (0.96%) Back Office
12 13 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
12 13 (0.73%) Law
12 13 (0.73%) Legal
13 12 (0.68%) Advertising
14 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1101 (62.03%) Developer
2 461 (25.97%) Java Developer
3 211 (11.89%) Architect
4 169 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 110 (6.20%) .NET Developer
6 102 (5.75%) Analyst
7 95 (5.35%) Tester
8 77 (4.34%) Senior Java Developer
9 65 (3.66%) C# Developer
10 64 (3.61%) Salesforce Developer
10 64 (3.61%) Test Analyst
11 57 (3.21%) Automation Tester
12 52 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
13 47 (2.65%) Agile Developer
14 44 (2.48%) Consultant
15 43 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
16 41 (2.31%) Technical Architect
17 40 (2.25%) iOS Developer
18 39 (2.20%) Software Developer
18 39 (2.20%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1032 (58.14%) REST
2 889 (50.08%) Web Services
3 675 (38.03%) XML
4 564 (31.77%) Spring
5 440 (24.79%) JSON
6 435 (24.51%) HTML
7 361 (20.34%) CSS
8 310 (17.46%) Hibernate
9 291 (16.39%) RESTful
10 285 (16.06%) J2EE
11 275 (15.49%) .NET
12 252 (14.20%) AngularJS
13 217 (12.23%) jQuery
14 188 (10.59%) JMS
15 185 (10.42%) XSLT
16 172 (9.69%) HTML5
17 136 (7.66%) Java EE
18 129 (7.27%) Middleware
19 128 (7.21%) XSD
20 120 (6.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.87%) Mobile App
2 119 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (4.28%) User Experience
4 63 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 48 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.69%) iPad
9 28 (1.58%) Derivative
10 27 (1.52%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.30%) N-Tier
12 21 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.01%) DataPower
14 18 (1.01%) Fixed Income
14 18 (1.01%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (0.68%) Wiki
17 11 (0.62%) Mainframe
18 10 (0.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 340 (19.15%) Linux
2 265 (14.93%) Unix
3 147 (8.28%) Windows
4 73 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 61 (3.44%) Android
6 32 (1.80%) Mac OS X
7 31 (1.75%) Windows Server
8 28 (1.58%) Solaris
9 22 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.01%) HPUX
11 13 (0.73%) CentOS
12 12 (0.68%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.45%) AIX
14 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.17%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 951 (53.58%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (26.93%) TDD
3 451 (25.41%) Scrum
4 355 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 312 (17.58%) SOA
6 303 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
7 276 (15.55%) MVC
8 262 (14.76%) OO
9 231 (13.01%) DevOps
10 223 (12.56%) Microservices
11 195 (10.99%) BDD
12 189 (10.65%) Open Source
13 183 (10.31%) Unit Testing
14 157 (8.85%) SDLC
15 146 (8.23%) E-Commerce
16 110 (6.20%) Software Engineering
17 108 (6.08%) Web Development
18 107 (6.03%) Workflow
19 106 (5.97%) Kanban
20 97 (5.46%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1019 (57.41%) Java
2 553 (31.15%) SQL
3 534 (30.08%) JavaScript
4 269 (15.15%) C#
5 138 (7.77%) Python
6 95 (5.35%) Scala
7 90 (5.07%) Shell Script
8 69 (3.89%) Ruby
9 66 (3.72%) PL/SQL
10 57 (3.21%) Apex Code
11 56 (3.15%) Perl
12 54 (3.04%) T-SQL
13 49 (2.76%) Groovy
14 47 (2.65%) PHP
15 44 (2.48%) C++
16 39 (2.20%) Apple Swift
17 37 (2.08%) SOQL
17 37 (2.08%) XPath
18 32 (1.80%) Objective-C
19 31 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 93 (5.24%) Degree
2 70 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (0.85%) Master's Degree
8 13 (0.73%) ISEB
9 11 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.39%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.28%) CISSP
12 4 (0.23%) CISA
12 4 (0.23%) CISM
12 4 (0.23%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.17%) PMP
14 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (8.51%) QA
2 31 (1.75%) MiFID
3 28 (1.58%) Dodd-Frank
3 28 (1.58%) EMIR
4 15 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.45%) HL7
7 7 (0.39%) FATCA
7 7 (0.39%) SLA
8 6 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.23%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.11%) PMO
10 2 (0.11%) WCAG
11 1 (0.056%) COBIT
11 1 (0.056%) GDPR
11 1 (0.056%) WAI
System Software
1 120 (6.76%) Docker
2 19 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.73%) LXC
4 9 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.34%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.28%) vSphere
7 4 (0.23%) HDFS
7 4 (0.23%) vCloud
7 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.11%) Varnish
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.056%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 78 (4.39%) Puppet
2 64 (3.61%) Ansible
3 61 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.85%) Kibana
6 13 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.62%) Piwik
8 9 (0.51%) Grafana
9 7 (0.39%) logstash
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
9 7 (0.39%) Rancher
10 6 (0.34%) vRealize
11 3 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.17%) MOM
11 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.17%) Opsview
11 3 (0.17%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.17%) Terraform
11 3 (0.17%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 358 (20.17%) Oracle
2 138 (7.77%) IBM
3 135 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 115 (6.48%) Salesforce.com
5 68 (3.83%) SAP
6 60 (3.38%) Perforce
7 53 (2.99%) MuleSoft
8 49 (2.76%) VMware
9 44 (2.48%) webMethods
10 42 (2.37%) Adobe
11 39 (2.20%) WSO2
12 38 (2.14%) TIBCO
13 35 (1.97%) Red Hat
14 34 (1.92%) ATG
15 30 (1.69%) ServiceNow
16 27 (1.52%) Apigee
17 26 (1.46%) CA
17 26 (1.46%) Google
17 26 (1.46%) Informatica
18 25 (1.41%) Apple
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