Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 134 139
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2,114 1,942 2,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.95% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.92% 6.06% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,286 1,399
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £332 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 10
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £33.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +32.55% -6.99%
10th Percentile £32.61 £13.59 £30.30
90th Percentile £65.38 £48.38 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year -5.56% +41.07% -13.20%

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 35,698 32,056 32,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.88% 32.27% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,134 22,499 22,443
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £296
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 365 382
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £18.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.34% +11.96% -4.00%

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 17 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 21 October 2018. 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 -3 1,841 £475 +5.56% 451
UK excluding London +14 1,342 £441 +10.31% 343
London -22 734 £525 +6.60% 145
South East -12 371 £433 +1.76% 80
North of England +9 235 £425 +13.33% 89
East of England +35 196 £525 +10.53% 41
Midlands +8 184 £425 -15.00% 53
Scotland +30 165 £420 +9.09% 25
West Midlands +14 145 £431 -15.44% 32
South West -34 115 £445 +23.61% 44
North West +2 110 £425 +13.33% 51
Yorkshire +24 102 £431 +19.79% 27
Wales +2 72 £425 +14.86% 6
East Midlands +6 39 £375 -4.76% 21
North East -7 23 £390 -8.24% 11
Northern Ireland +28 5 £418 -7.22% 5
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 1,181 (55.87%) Java
2 1,136 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,136 (53.74%) REST
3 1,121 (53.03%) Web Services
4 696 (32.92%) XML
5 583 (27.58%) TDD
6 579 (27.39%) JavaScript
7 561 (26.54%) SQL
8 557 (26.35%) JSON
9 533 (25.21%) Git (software)
10 475 (22.47%) Scrum
11 471 (22.28%) Spring
12 448 (21.19%) HTML
13 444 (21.00%) Test Automation
14 438 (20.72%) Finance
15 437 (20.67%) RESTful
16 427 (20.20%) Jenkins
17 422 (19.96%) Oracle
18 408 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
19 381 (18.02%) C#
20 370 (17.50%) CSS
21 348 (16.46%) SOA
22 345 (16.32%) SoapUI
23 342 (16.18%) .NET
24 339 (16.04%) Microservices
25 329 (15.56%) Selenium
26 328 (15.52%) BDD
27 325 (15.37%) AngularJS
28 323 (15.28%) Maven
29 298 (14.10%) Linux

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
1 177 (8.37%) Confluence
2 139 (6.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 108 (5.11%) Mule
4 103 (4.87%) Apache
5 94 (4.45%) JBoss
5 94 (4.45%) Tomcat
5 94 (4.45%) WebLogic
6 79 (3.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 78 (3.69%) WebSphere
8 59 (2.79%) CMS
9 54 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (1.56%) Apache Spark
11 31 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (1.18%) Anypoint
13 24 (1.14%) Mule ESB
13 24 (1.14%) nginx
14 22 (1.04%) SharePoint
15 20 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
16 18 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 17 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.047%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.047%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.047%) Maya
5 1 (0.047%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.47%) AquaLogic BPM
4 10 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 8 (0.38%) Magento
6 6 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
6 6 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.24%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.19%) SAP MII
9 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.14%) Maximo
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.095%) Global One
10 2 (0.095%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 283 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
2 193 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (3.45%) GitHub
4 61 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (1.89%) Heroku
5 40 (1.89%) PaaS
6 31 (1.47%) Serverless
7 30 (1.42%) OpenShift
8 29 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
8 29 (1.37%) SaaS
9 28 (1.32%) Apigee
9 28 (1.32%) Boomi
9 28 (1.32%) IaaS
10 25 (1.18%) BrowserStack
11 22 (1.04%) Google Analytics
12 21 (0.99%) Force.com
13 17 (0.80%) Azure Functions
13 17 (0.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 17 (0.80%) Sauce Labs
14 16 (0.76%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 158 (7.47%) HTTP
2 89 (4.21%) SSL
3 85 (4.02%) TCP/IP
4 45 (2.13%) FTP
5 38 (1.80%) DNS
6 29 (1.37%) Internet
7 21 (0.99%) HTTPS
8 16 (0.76%) 3G
8 16 (0.76%) 4G
8 16 (0.76%) Diameter Protocol
9 15 (0.71%) Wireshark
10 10 (0.47%) VPN
11 9 (0.43%) Firewall
11 9 (0.43%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.43%) SSH
12 6 (0.28%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.28%) MQTT
12 6 (0.28%) SMS
13 5 (0.24%) SMTP
14 3 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 173 (8.18%) MongoDB
3 142 (6.72%) NoSQL
4 125 (5.91%) MySQL
5 114 (5.39%) Oracle Database
6 102 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
7 97 (4.59%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.13%) Big Data
9 41 (1.94%) Oracle Database 12c
10 40 (1.89%) Hadoop
11 36 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 36 (1.70%) DB2
12 31 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
13 30 (1.42%) RDBMS
14 25 (1.18%) Redis
15 17 (0.80%) SQLite
16 16 (0.76%) Apache Hive
16 16 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 533 (25.21%) Git (software)
2 427 (20.20%) Jenkins
3 345 (16.32%) SoapUI
4 329 (15.56%) Selenium
5 323 (15.28%) Maven
6 262 (12.39%) JIRA
7 234 (11.07%) JUnit
8 177 (8.37%) Cucumber
9 138 (6.53%) Subversion
10 114 (5.39%) Mockito
11 105 (4.97%) JMeter
12 102 (4.82%) Ant
13 99 (4.68%) Eclipse
14 97 (4.59%) Visual Studio
15 94 (4.45%) Gradle
16 91 (4.30%) SonarQube
17 82 (3.88%) Bitbucket
17 82 (3.88%) TeamCity
18 81 (3.83%) DbUnit
19 77 (3.64%) jMock
General
1 438 (20.72%) Finance
2 170 (8.04%) Banking
3 155 (7.33%) Marketing
4 145 (6.86%) Telecoms
5 117 (5.53%) Manufacturing
6 110 (5.20%) Electronics
7 68 (3.22%) Retail
8 28 (1.32%) Front Office
9 18 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.85%) Publishing
10 17 (0.80%) Back Office
11 16 (0.76%) Legal
12 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.33%) Law
14 6 (0.28%) Advertising
14 6 (0.28%) Games
15 5 (0.24%) French Language
15 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,173 (55.49%) Developer
2 512 (24.22%) Java Developer
3 238 (11.26%) Architect
4 164 (7.76%) Analyst
5 156 (7.38%) Senior Developer
6 149 (7.05%) .NET Developer
7 117 (5.53%) Tester
8 115 (5.44%) Test Analyst
9 98 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
10 89 (4.21%) Automation Tester
11 88 (4.16%) Senior Java Developer
12 81 (3.83%) C# Developer
13 66 (3.12%) Consultant
13 66 (3.12%) Full Stack Developer
14 60 (2.84%) Integration Developer
15 58 (2.74%) Lead Developer
16 53 (2.51%) Agile Developer
16 53 (2.51%) Software Developer
16 53 (2.51%) Test Engineer
17 48 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,136 (53.74%) REST
2 1,121 (53.03%) Web Services
3 696 (32.92%) XML
4 557 (26.35%) JSON
5 471 (22.28%) Spring
6 448 (21.19%) HTML
7 437 (20.67%) RESTful
8 370 (17.50%) CSS
9 342 (16.18%) .NET
10 325 (15.37%) AngularJS
11 229 (10.83%) J2EE
12 212 (10.03%) HTML5
13 205 (9.70%) jQuery
14 204 (9.65%) Spring Boot
15 183 (8.66%) Hibernate
15 183 (8.66%) Middleware
16 181 (8.56%) Apache Camel
17 157 (7.43%) Node.js
18 140 (6.62%) XSLT
19 124 (5.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
2 106 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.64%) User Experience
4 75 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 70 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 55 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 32 (1.51%) DataPower
10 31 (1.47%) Data Centre
11 29 (1.37%) Derivative
12 26 (1.23%) Fintech
12 26 (1.23%) Management Information System
13 23 (1.09%) Public Cloud
14 21 (0.99%) CMDB
15 19 (0.90%) NHS
16 17 (0.80%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
17 15 (0.71%) PKI
18 13 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 298 (14.10%) Linux
2 196 (9.27%) Unix
3 164 (7.76%) Windows
4 56 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 51 (2.41%) Android
6 20 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 19 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.80%) Solaris
9 15 (0.71%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.47%) AIX
12 9 (0.43%) CentOS
13 7 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.24%) HPUX
16 4 (0.19%) Debian
17 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
18 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,136 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (27.58%) TDD
3 475 (22.47%) Scrum
4 444 (21.00%) Test Automation
5 408 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
6 348 (16.46%) SOA
7 339 (16.04%) Microservices
8 328 (15.52%) BDD
9 225 (10.64%) MVC
10 212 (10.03%) DevOps
11 197 (9.32%) Open Source
12 188 (8.89%) OO
13 178 (8.42%) Kanban
14 174 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
15 152 (7.19%) Software Engineering
16 145 (6.86%) API Testing
17 141 (6.67%) Unit Testing
18 140 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
19 138 (6.53%) SDLC
20 132 (6.24%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,181 (55.87%) Java
2 579 (27.39%) JavaScript
3 561 (26.54%) SQL
4 381 (18.02%) C#
5 209 (9.89%) Java 8
6 172 (8.14%) Python
7 125 (5.91%) Groovy
8 106 (5.01%) PL/SQL
9 84 (3.97%) Ruby
10 75 (3.55%) Scala
10 75 (3.55%) XPath
11 65 (3.07%) Perl
12 63 (2.98%) PHP
13 49 (2.32%) Shell Script
14 47 (2.22%) ES6
15 45 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 44 (2.08%) TypeScript
17 42 (1.99%) Bash Shell
17 42 (1.99%) C++
18 40 (1.89%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 172 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 125 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 98 (4.64%) Degree
4 51 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 44 (2.08%) ISEB
6 30 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.33%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.24%) CISSP
13 5 (0.24%) HND
14 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
15 3 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
15 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (6.39%) QA
2 16 (0.76%) PSD2
3 15 (0.71%) PMO
4 11 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (0.47%) HMG Infosec
5 10 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.33%) SLA
7 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.19%) GDPR
9 2 (0.095%) HL7
9 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.047%) GMP
10 1 (0.047%) IFRS
10 1 (0.047%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.047%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.047%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 236 (11.16%) Docker
2 55 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (2.55%) vSphere
4 25 (1.18%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.28%) LXC
6 6 (0.28%) Postfix
7 5 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.19%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.19%) OpenDJ
8 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.14%) KVM
10 2 (0.095%) NFS
10 2 (0.095%) Varnish
10 2 (0.095%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.047%) iptables
11 1 (0.047%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 91 (4.30%) Ansible
1 91 (4.30%) Puppet
2 69 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 50 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
5 30 (1.42%) HP ALM
6 29 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
7 22 (1.04%) Kibana
8 21 (0.99%) Terraform
9 20 (0.95%) Grafana
10 15 (0.71%) Mesos
11 13 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.52%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 9 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
14 7 (0.33%) Nagios
14 7 (0.33%) Salt
15 6 (0.28%) SCCM
16 5 (0.24%) Control-M
16 5 (0.24%) Prometheus
16 5 (0.24%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 422 (19.96%) Oracle
2 184 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 159 (7.52%) SAP
4 108 (5.11%) IBM
5 84 (3.97%) WSO2
6 74 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
7 65 (3.07%) VMware
8 63 (2.98%) MuleSoft
9 50 (2.37%) CA
10 47 (2.22%) HP
11 42 (1.99%) ServiceNow
11 42 (1.99%) webMethods
12 38 (1.80%) Adobe
13 37 (1.75%) Google
14 33 (1.56%) BMC
15 30 (1.42%) Remedy
16 29 (1.37%) Red Hat
17 27 (1.28%) Dell
18 25 (1.18%) Talend
19 23 (1.09%) Informatica