Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 118 127
Rank change year-on-year -67 +9 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 987 2,126 2,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 2.15% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.83% 6.38% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 1,309 1,461
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £345 £346 £315
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.15% +9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.88% -11.11% -2.70%

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 20,428 33,313 32,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.08% 33.64% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,979 23,441 23,040
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 296 339
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +4.61% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.75 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £55.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19% +7.69%

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 15 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 22 February 2020. 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 -58 883 £488 -2.50% 376
UK excluding London -69 559 £475 +5.56% 320
London -19 395 £513 -2.38% 99
South East -34 159 £450 - 79
Midlands +7 117 £475 - 44
North of England -27 115 £425 -5.56% 82
West Midlands +2 82 £488 +6.85% 19
Scotland -28 73 £425 - 16
North West -18 62 £509 +13.11% 47
South West -66 60 £514 +14.17% 37
East Midlands +34 35 £379 -27.16% 24
Yorkshire +11 31 £388 -16.22% 31
East of England -60 30 £475 -9.52% 34
North East +20 27 £405 -2.41% 4
Wales -44 6 £456 +7.99% 26

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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.

1 549 (55.62%) REST
2 532 (53.90%) Java
3 512 (51.87%) Web Services
4 497 (50.35%) Agile Software Development
5 399 (40.43%) XML
6 325 (32.93%) JavaScript
7 282 (28.57%) SQL
8 272 (27.56%) JSON
9 238 (24.11%) HTML
9 238 (24.11%) Git (software)
10 230 (23.30%) RESTful
10 230 (23.30%) Jenkins
10 230 (23.30%) TDD
11 219 (22.19%) Spring
12 216 (21.88%) Scrum
13 211 (21.38%) CSS
14 210 (21.28%) AngularJS
15 207 (20.97%) Microservices
16 206 (20.87%) BDD
17 187 (18.95%) SQL Server
18 182 (18.44%) AWS
19 169 (17.12%) C#
20 163 (16.51%) Security Cleared
21 162 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
22 160 (16.21%) .NET
23 159 (16.11%) Linux
24 158 (16.01%) Oracle
25 152 (15.40%) JUnit
26 151 (15.30%) Maven
27 150 (15.20%) DevOps

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 50 (5.07%) Apache
2 47 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 44 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (4.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 43 (4.36%) Tomcat
5 38 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 36 (3.65%) Confluence
7 30 (3.04%) JBoss
8 25 (2.53%) Mule
9 18 (1.82%) Red Hat Fuse
10 17 (1.72%) SharePoint
11 13 (1.32%) CMS
11 13 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
12 12 (1.22%) nginx
13 11 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (1.01%) IIS
15 9 (0.91%) Anypoint
15 9 (0.91%) MQSeries
16 7 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
17 5 (0.51%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.41%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.10%) InVision
4 1 (0.10%) Sketch
4 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (3.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 22 (2.23%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.51%) Magento
4 4 (0.41%) Shopify
4 4 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.30%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 182 (18.44%) AWS
2 117 (11.85%) Azure
3 73 (7.40%) Amazon EC2
4 51 (5.17%) Amazon SQS
5 37 (3.75%) SaaS
6 36 (3.65%) GitHub
7 28 (2.84%) Serverless
8 27 (2.74%) Boomi
9 18 (1.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 17 (1.72%) Power Platform
10 17 (1.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 16 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (1.52%) PaaS
13 13 (1.32%) GCP
14 11 (1.11%) Heroku
15 9 (0.91%) iPaaS
15 9 (0.91%) npm
16 8 (0.81%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (0.71%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 100 (10.13%) HTTP
2 44 (4.46%) SSL
3 36 (3.65%) SNMP
4 25 (2.53%) TCP/IP
5 22 (2.23%) FTP
6 18 (1.82%) SSH
7 16 (1.62%) DNS
8 14 (1.42%) Network Security
9 13 (1.32%) Firewall
10 9 (0.91%) DMZ
10 9 (0.91%) Extranet
10 9 (0.91%) Intranet
11 7 (0.71%) Internet
12 5 (0.51%) AMQP
12 5 (0.51%) DHCP
12 5 (0.51%) DOCSIS
12 5 (0.51%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.51%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.41%) X.500
14 3 (0.30%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.11%) MySQL
3 79 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (5.67%) Amazon RDS
5 51 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 41 (4.15%) NoSQL
7 32 (3.24%) MongoDB
8 27 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (2.53%) Oracle Database
9 25 (2.53%) RDBMS
10 22 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (1.93%) DB2
12 17 (1.72%) Power BI
13 15 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.22%) Spotfire
14 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (1.01%) Pentaho
17 9 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 238 (24.11%) Git (software)
2 230 (23.30%) Jenkins
3 152 (15.40%) JUnit
4 151 (15.30%) Maven
5 125 (12.66%) Selenium
6 112 (11.35%) SoapUI
7 99 (10.03%) JIRA
8 92 (9.32%) Mockito
9 83 (8.41%) SonarQube
10 63 (6.38%) DbUnit
10 63 (6.38%) jMock
11 62 (6.28%) Cucumber
12 54 (5.47%) Postman
13 46 (4.66%) Gradle
14 42 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 40 (4.05%) GitLab
15 40 (4.05%) Subversion
16 36 (3.65%) Eclipse
16 36 (3.65%) JMeter
17 33 (3.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 123 (12.46%) Finance
2 88 (8.92%) Public Sector
3 60 (6.08%) Banking
4 46 (4.66%) Marketing
5 30 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.53%) Retail
7 23 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.32%) Electronics
9 12 (1.22%) Law
10 10 (1.01%) Games
11 7 (0.71%) Back Office
12 6 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.51%) Legal
14 4 (0.41%) Local Government
15 3 (0.30%) Advertising
15 3 (0.30%) Billing
15 3 (0.30%) Publishing
16 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 623 (63.12%) Developer
2 212 (21.48%) Java Developer
3 108 (10.94%) Architect
4 74 (7.50%) .NET Developer
5 49 (4.96%) Angular Developer
5 49 (4.96%) Designer
6 43 (4.36%) Senior Developer
7 42 (4.26%) Analyst
8 40 (4.05%) Consultant
9 39 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
10 37 (3.75%) Salesforce Developer
11 36 (3.65%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 34 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (3.34%) Integration Developer
14 30 (3.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 30 (3.04%) Solutions Designer
15 28 (2.84%) Applications Developer
16 24 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 24 (2.43%) Test Engineer
16 24 (2.43%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 549 (55.62%) REST
2 512 (51.87%) Web Services
3 399 (40.43%) XML
4 272 (27.56%) JSON
5 238 (24.11%) HTML
6 230 (23.30%) RESTful
7 219 (22.19%) Spring
8 211 (21.38%) CSS
9 210 (21.28%) AngularJS
10 160 (16.21%) .NET
11 99 (10.03%) Hibernate
12 96 (9.73%) HTML5
12 96 (9.73%) Node.js
13 87 (8.81%) J2EE
14 85 (8.61%) JPA
15 73 (7.40%) jQuery
16 71 (7.19%) React
17 70 (7.09%) XSLT
18 69 (6.99%) Spring Boot
19 68 (6.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
2 46 (4.66%) User Experience
3 40 (4.05%) PKI
4 39 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 30 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (2.43%) Algorithms
7 23 (2.33%) Data Structures
8 20 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.62%) NHS
10 15 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
14 10 (1.01%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.91%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.81%) Mainframe
17 7 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
18 5 (0.51%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 159 (16.11%) Linux
2 98 (9.93%) Unix
3 79 (8.00%) Windows
4 22 (2.23%) Android
5 15 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) MVS
9 1 (0.10%) OS/2
9 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (50.35%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (23.30%) TDD
3 216 (21.88%) Scrum
4 207 (20.97%) Microservices
5 206 (20.87%) BDD
6 162 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
7 150 (15.20%) DevOps
8 140 (14.18%) Test Automation
9 118 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
10 116 (11.75%) SOA
11 115 (11.65%) Kanban
12 114 (11.55%) Open Source
13 106 (10.74%) MVC
14 90 (9.12%) Unit Testing
15 76 (7.70%) OO
16 72 (7.29%) Migration
17 67 (6.79%) Web Development
18 59 (5.98%) SDLC
18 59 (5.98%) Software Engineering
19 55 (5.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 532 (53.90%) Java
2 325 (32.93%) JavaScript
3 282 (28.57%) SQL
4 169 (17.12%) C#
5 103 (10.44%) Python
6 69 (6.99%) Java 8
7 60 (6.08%) Shell Script
8 59 (5.98%) PHP
9 56 (5.67%) Perl
10 52 (5.27%) PowerShell
11 44 (4.46%) PL/SQL
12 43 (4.36%) T-SQL
13 39 (3.95%) Bash Shell
14 34 (3.44%) TypeScript
15 33 (3.34%) XPath
16 30 (3.04%) Groovy
17 28 (2.84%) Apex Code
18 26 (2.63%) Ruby
18 26 (2.63%) VB.NET
19 23 (2.33%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 163 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 139 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 56 (5.67%) Degree
4 20 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.42%) ISEB
7 12 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.30%) SANS
11 2 (0.20%) CCNA
11 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.10%) CCDA
12 1 (0.10%) CCIE
12 1 (0.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.27%) QA
2 9 (0.91%) GDPR
3 8 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.51%) ISO 20022
5 4 (0.41%) RMADS
5 4 (0.41%) SLA
6 3 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.30%) GxP
6 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.30%) NCSC
6 3 (0.30%) SEPA
7 2 (0.20%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.20%) WCAG
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.10%) NIST
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 135 (13.68%) Docker
2 48 (4.86%) Postfix
3 41 (4.15%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.52%) vSphere
6 7 (0.71%) NFS
7 4 (0.41%) NDS
7 4 (0.41%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 4 (0.41%) RACF
8 2 (0.20%) LXC
8 2 (0.20%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.10%) iptables
9 1 (0.10%) Varnish
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (4.15%) Kubernetes
2 33 (3.34%) Netcool
3 31 (3.14%) Amdocs OSS
3 31 (3.14%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 29 (2.94%) Ansible
4 29 (2.94%) Puppet
5 19 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.93%) Terraform
6 17 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.91%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 7 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 6 (0.61%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.51%) Control-M
12 4 (0.41%) Grafana
12 4 (0.41%) Kibana
12 4 (0.41%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
13 3 (0.30%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 158 (16.01%) Oracle
2 74 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 72 (7.29%) Salesforce.com
4 64 (6.48%) ServiceNow
5 59 (5.98%) IBM
6 42 (4.26%) SAP
7 39 (3.95%) BMC
8 34 (3.44%) Remedy
9 31 (3.14%) Cramer
9 31 (3.14%) Siebel
9 31 (3.14%) xMatters
10 30 (3.04%) MuleSoft
11 27 (2.74%) Dell
11 27 (2.74%) TIBCO
12 24 (2.43%) Red Hat
13 22 (2.23%) VMware
14 21 (2.13%) Google
15 19 (1.93%) webMethods
16 17 (1.72%) Cisco
16 17 (1.72%) ForgeRock