Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 136 119
Rank change year-on-year +10 -17 +20
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2,109 1,821 2,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.90% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.99% 5.87% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,350 1,161 1,468
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +26.98% -14.86%
10th Percentile £20.81 £11.17 £27.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +26.98% -25.88%

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 35,210 31,027 31,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.40% 32.45% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,875 21,424 22,143
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £291
90th Percentile £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 382 385
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.70%

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 14 August 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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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 -6 1,858 £450 - 507
UK excluding London +16 1,312 £425 +5.59% 404
London -12 760 £500 +2.04% 149
South East -9 385 £425 - 101
North of England +11 266 £420 +12.00% 88
East of England +52 180 £525 +7.69% 58
Midlands -1 178 £425 -5.56% 56
Scotland +35 167 £450 +20.00% 26
North West -10 127 £413 +3.13% 50
West Midlands -11 124 £425 -15.00% 36
Yorkshire +26 120 £425 +18.88% 34
South West -35 80 £375 -6.54% 55
Wales +19 54 £400 +14.29% 12
East Midlands +2 54 £406 +14.04% 20
North East -18 19 £391 -17.63% 4
Northern Ireland +27 2 £473 +9.25% 7

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,230 (58.32%) Java
2 1,171 (55.52%) Web Services
3 1,153 (54.67%) REST
4 1,139 (54.01%) Agile Software Development
5 752 (35.66%) XML
6 612 (29.02%) TDD
7 565 (26.79%) JavaScript
8 561 (26.60%) JSON
9 533 (25.27%) Spring
10 511 (24.23%) SQL
11 506 (23.99%) Git (software)
12 487 (23.09%) HTML
13 485 (23.00%) RESTful
14 475 (22.52%) Oracle
15 471 (22.33%) Scrum
16 430 (20.39%) Finance
17 422 (20.01%) Continuous Integration
18 418 (19.82%) Jenkins
19 407 (19.30%) SOA
20 396 (18.78%) Test Automation
21 389 (18.44%) CSS
22 363 (17.21%) C#
22 363 (17.21%) Microservices
23 351 (16.64%) .NET
24 314 (14.89%) Selenium
25 312 (14.79%) Linux
26 310 (14.70%) Maven
27 304 (14.41%) BDD
28 297 (14.08%) AngularJS
29 281 (13.32%) SoapUI

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
1 174 (8.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 140 (6.64%) Confluence
3 118 (5.60%) Apache
4 115 (5.45%) Tomcat
5 100 (4.74%) Mule
5 100 (4.74%) WebSphere
6 90 (4.27%) WebLogic
7 85 (4.03%) Oracle Service Bus
8 78 (3.70%) JBoss
9 67 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
10 47 (2.23%) CMS
11 37 (1.75%) Apache Spark
12 32 (1.52%) IIS
13 29 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (1.19%) Apache Solr
15 23 (1.09%) Mule ESB
16 21 (1.00%) SharePoint
17 20 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 20 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
17 20 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.095%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.047%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.047%) Maya
6 1 (0.047%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 31 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
4 14 (0.66%) Magento
5 10 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
5 10 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.28%) AquaLogic BPM
7 6 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
8 5 (0.24%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.19%) Front Arena
9 4 (0.19%) SAP MII
9 4 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 275 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.47%) GitHub
4 43 (2.04%) OpenShift
5 40 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 39 (1.85%) Heroku
7 37 (1.75%) PaaS
8 28 (1.33%) Force.com
9 25 (1.19%) Boomi
9 25 (1.19%) BrowserStack
9 25 (1.19%) IaaS
10 20 (0.95%) npm
10 20 (0.95%) SaaS
11 17 (0.81%) Serverless
12 15 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
13 14 (0.66%) iPaaS
13 14 (0.66%) Office 365
13 14 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 13 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 147 (6.97%) HTTP
2 85 (4.03%) SSL
3 70 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 54 (2.56%) FTP
5 43 (2.04%) Internet
6 40 (1.90%) DNS
7 14 (0.66%) Firewall
8 13 (0.62%) HTTPS
8 13 (0.62%) SSH
9 11 (0.52%) Network Security
9 11 (0.52%) SMS
9 11 (0.52%) SMTP
10 10 (0.47%) 3G
10 10 (0.47%) 4G
11 9 (0.43%) Diameter Protocol
12 8 (0.38%) Wireshark
13 7 (0.33%) DOCSIS
13 7 (0.33%) SNMP
14 6 (0.28%) Bluetooth
14 6 (0.28%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 171 (8.11%) MongoDB
3 156 (7.40%) MySQL
4 152 (7.21%) Oracle Database
5 149 (7.06%) Relational Database
6 135 (6.40%) NoSQL
7 91 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (2.99%) Big Data
9 57 (2.70%) DB2
10 48 (2.28%) RDBMS
11 46 (2.18%) Hadoop
12 40 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 38 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
14 28 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 26 (1.23%) Redis
16 24 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (1.00%) HBase
19 16 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 506 (23.99%) Git (software)
2 418 (19.82%) Jenkins
3 314 (14.89%) Selenium
4 310 (14.70%) Maven
5 281 (13.32%) SoapUI
6 239 (11.33%) JIRA
7 228 (10.81%) JUnit
8 156 (7.40%) Subversion
9 154 (7.30%) Cucumber
10 110 (5.22%) Eclipse
11 104 (4.93%) Mockito
12 100 (4.74%) Visual Studio
13 98 (4.65%) Ant
14 95 (4.50%) Gradle
15 75 (3.56%) SonarQube
15 75 (3.56%) TeamCity
16 71 (3.37%) Bitbucket
17 69 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
18 66 (3.13%) JMeter
19 62 (2.94%) jMock
General
1 430 (20.39%) Finance
2 173 (8.20%) Banking
3 130 (6.16%) Marketing
4 124 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 102 (4.84%) Manufacturing
6 98 (4.65%) Electronics
7 75 (3.56%) Retail
8 26 (1.23%) Front Office
9 22 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.00%) Legal
11 17 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.76%) Publishing
13 15 (0.71%) Games
14 12 (0.57%) Back Office
15 11 (0.52%) Law
16 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.14%) Advertising
17 3 (0.14%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.095%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.095%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,243 (58.94%) Developer
2 550 (26.08%) Java Developer
3 244 (11.57%) Architect
4 183 (8.68%) Senior Developer
5 157 (7.44%) .NET Developer
6 140 (6.64%) Analyst
7 110 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
8 105 (4.98%) Tester
9 98 (4.65%) C# Developer
10 94 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
11 93 (4.41%) Test Analyst
12 81 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
13 75 (3.56%) Integration Developer
14 72 (3.41%) Automation Tester
15 67 (3.18%) Consultant
16 66 (3.13%) Lead Developer
17 59 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
18 55 (2.61%) Agile Developer
19 53 (2.51%) Java Engineer
20 51 (2.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,171 (55.52%) Web Services
2 1,153 (54.67%) REST
3 752 (35.66%) XML
4 561 (26.60%) JSON
5 533 (25.27%) Spring
6 487 (23.09%) HTML
7 485 (23.00%) RESTful
8 389 (18.44%) CSS
9 351 (16.64%) .NET
10 297 (14.08%) AngularJS
11 243 (11.52%) HTML5
12 234 (11.10%) jQuery
13 232 (11.00%) Spring Boot
14 225 (10.67%) J2EE
15 212 (10.05%) Hibernate
16 182 (8.63%) Middleware
17 170 (8.06%) Node.js
18 163 (7.73%) Apache Camel
18 163 (7.73%) JMS
19 151 (7.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 110 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
2 101 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 93 (4.41%) User Experience
4 85 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 59 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 57 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (1.56%) DataPower
9 32 (1.52%) Derivative
10 27 (1.28%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.28%) Fintech
11 23 (1.09%) Data Centre
11 23 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.00%) Clustering
13 20 (0.95%) Algorithms
13 20 (0.95%) NHS
13 20 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 17 (0.81%) PKI
15 16 (0.76%) Equities
15 16 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 312 (14.79%) Linux
2 213 (10.10%) Unix
3 138 (6.54%) Windows
4 59 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 56 (2.66%) Android
6 25 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.76%) Solaris
8 15 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 13 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.47%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.33%) CentOS
13 5 (0.24%) HPUX
14 4 (0.19%) AIX
14 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.14%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.14%) Debian
15 3 (0.14%) SUSE
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,139 (54.01%) Agile Software Development
2 612 (29.02%) TDD
3 471 (22.33%) Scrum
4 422 (20.01%) Continuous Integration
5 407 (19.30%) SOA
6 396 (18.78%) Test Automation
7 363 (17.21%) Microservices
8 304 (14.41%) BDD
9 252 (11.95%) MVC
10 229 (10.86%) OO
11 201 (9.53%) DevOps
12 197 (9.34%) Open Source
13 162 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
14 159 (7.54%) Kanban
15 157 (7.44%) SDLC
16 143 (6.78%) Unit Testing
17 142 (6.73%) E-Commerce
18 140 (6.64%) Software Engineering
19 129 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
20 116 (5.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1,230 (58.32%) Java
2 565 (26.79%) JavaScript
3 511 (24.23%) SQL
4 363 (17.21%) C#
5 222 (10.53%) Java 8
6 161 (7.63%) Python
7 113 (5.36%) PL/SQL
8 101 (4.79%) Groovy
9 97 (4.60%) XPath
10 74 (3.51%) Scala
11 70 (3.32%) Ruby
12 64 (3.03%) Shell Script
13 62 (2.94%) ES6
14 55 (2.61%) PHP
15 52 (2.47%) Perl
16 44 (2.09%) TypeScript
17 43 (2.04%) PowerShell
18 36 (1.71%) Bash Shell
18 36 (1.71%) C++
19 32 (1.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 130 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 113 (5.36%) Degree
3 98 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.80%) ISTQB
5 35 (1.66%) ISEB
6 32 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.43%) Sun Certification
10 8 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.28%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.24%) HND
12 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.19%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.14%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (6.21%) QA
2 17 (0.81%) PMO
3 12 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.43%) PSD2
5 6 (0.28%) WAI
6 5 (0.24%) SLA
7 4 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.19%) EMIR
7 4 (0.19%) MiFID
8 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.14%) GDPR
8 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.095%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.047%) COBIT
10 1 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.047%) IFRS
10 1 (0.047%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 219 (10.38%) Docker
2 46 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.71%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.56%) vSphere
5 13 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.28%) LXC
6 6 (0.28%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.19%) NFS
7 4 (0.19%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.19%) OpenDJ
7 4 (0.19%) Varnish
8 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.14%) Xen
9 2 (0.095%) Postfix
9 2 (0.095%) Samba
9 2 (0.095%) Squid
9 2 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.095%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 96 (4.55%) Ansible
2 91 (4.31%) Puppet
3 58 (2.75%) Kubernetes
3 58 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
5 26 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
6 25 (1.19%) HP ALM
7 18 (0.85%) Mesos
8 17 (0.81%) Terraform
9 13 (0.62%) CA Service Virtualization
10 12 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.57%) Kibana
11 11 (0.52%) Grafana
12 10 (0.47%) Marathon
13 8 (0.38%) Nagios
13 8 (0.38%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
14 6 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.28%) OpenSSO
14 6 (0.28%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 475 (22.52%) Oracle
2 178 (8.44%) Microsoft
3 143 (6.78%) SAP
4 125 (5.93%) IBM
5 79 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
6 73 (3.46%) WSO2
7 53 (2.51%) VMware
8 52 (2.47%) MuleSoft
9 51 (2.42%) CA
10 41 (1.94%) Adobe
11 39 (1.85%) HP
12 38 (1.80%) Red Hat
13 31 (1.47%) Sitecore
14 30 (1.42%) webMethods
15 27 (1.28%) Apigee
15 27 (1.28%) BMC
16 26 (1.23%) Remedy
17 24 (1.14%) Google
18 23 (1.09%) Dell
18 23 (1.09%) ServiceNow