Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 125 137
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +26
Contract jobs citing SOAP 1827 2171 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 2.00% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.94% 6.93% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 1462 1395
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £285
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 19
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -14.86% +5.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £27.05 £20.58
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.80 £57.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +26.98% -25.88% +21.43%

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 30770 31324 30904
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.16% 28.79% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21246 21910 20500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 381 465
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.02
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +9.71%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -2 1723 £450 +5.88% 255
UK excluding London +4 1064 £408 +1.88% 191
London -21 751 £490 +8.89% 79
South East +10 364 £425 -2.30% 40
North of England +26 219 £375 -3.23% 61
Midlands +9 165 £450 +8.43% 25
South West -2 124 £400 +14.29% 27
North West -14 121 £400 - 36
West Midlands +25 108 £500 +20.48% 15
East of England -40 95 £488 +13.04% 21
Yorkshire +32 66 £358 -4.67% 19
Scotland -13 65 £375 +10.29% 15
East Midlands -1 58 £356 -9.58% 10
North East +74 32 £475 +26.67% 6
Wales +4 25 £350 -23.08% 2
Northern Ireland -47 6 £433 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1058 (57.91%) Java
2 1048 (57.36%) REST
3 984 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
4 923 (50.52%) Web Services
5 710 (38.86%) XML
6 558 (30.54%) Spring
7 546 (29.89%) JavaScript
8 545 (29.83%) SQL
9 533 (29.17%) TDD
10 489 (26.77%) JSON
11 482 (26.38%) HTML
12 477 (26.11%) Git (software)
13 461 (25.23%) Scrum
14 449 (24.58%) Finance
15 377 (20.63%) CSS
16 368 (20.14%) Jenkins
17 351 (19.21%) Oracle
18 334 (18.28%) Test Automation
19 321 (17.57%) Linux
20 314 (17.19%) .NET
21 308 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
22 307 (16.80%) AngularJS
23 302 (16.53%) RESTful
24 301 (16.48%) C#
25 300 (16.42%) SOA
26 291 (15.93%) SQL Server
27 284 (15.54%) J2EE
28 281 (15.38%) Banking
29 275 (15.05%) Hibernate
30 271 (14.83%) MVC

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
1 198 (10.84%) JBoss
2 172 (9.41%) WebSphere
3 138 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 132 (7.22%) Apache
5 103 (5.64%) WebLogic
6 68 (3.72%) Confluence
7 61 (3.34%) Mule
8 50 (2.74%) IIS
9 48 (2.63%) CMS
9 48 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 38 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
10 38 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
11 35 (1.92%) SharePoint
12 32 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
13 25 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (1.31%) Mule ESB
15 22 (1.20%) Drupal
15 22 (1.20%) nginx
16 20 (1.09%) GlassFish
17 18 (0.99%) JCAPS
Applications
1 17 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.22%) SmartSuite
6 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
3 12 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.33%) SAP WM
5 5 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.16%) Pega PRPC
7 3 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.11%) Magento
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.11%) Radian6
8 2 (0.11%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.055%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 139 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.56%) GitHub
4 59 (3.23%) PaaS
5 43 (2.35%) OpenShift
6 42 (2.30%) SaaS
7 41 (2.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 37 (2.03%) IaaS
9 26 (1.42%) Heroku
10 23 (1.26%) Force.com
11 22 (1.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 19 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.82%) Sauce Labs
14 14 (0.77%) Google Analytics
15 10 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.49%) Boomi
17 7 (0.38%) BrowserStack
17 7 (0.38%) Trello
18 6 (0.33%) Akamai
19 4 (0.22%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 149 (8.16%) HTTP
2 108 (5.91%) Internet
3 80 (4.38%) SSL
4 66 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 57 (3.12%) LDAP
6 40 (2.19%) Firewall
7 17 (0.93%) Intranet
7 17 (0.93%) SMTP
8 16 (0.88%) Diameter Protocol
9 15 (0.82%) DNS
10 14 (0.77%) INAP
11 11 (0.60%) HTTPS
11 11 (0.60%) IMAP
11 11 (0.60%) SMS
11 11 (0.60%) SNMP
11 11 (0.60%) SSH
12 10 (0.55%) Network Security
13 8 (0.44%) FTP
13 8 (0.44%) SS7
14 7 (0.38%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 177 (9.69%) Relational Database
3 136 (7.44%) MySQL
4 113 (6.19%) MongoDB
4 113 (6.19%) NoSQL
5 90 (4.93%) RDBMS
6 75 (4.11%) Oracle Database
7 45 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
8 40 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (1.97%) DB2
10 31 (1.70%) Big Data
10 31 (1.70%) Redis
11 27 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 23 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 22 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 19 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (0.71%) InterSystems Cache
17 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 477 (26.11%) Git (software)
2 368 (20.14%) Jenkins
3 267 (14.61%) Maven
4 242 (13.25%) JUnit
5 240 (13.14%) Selenium
6 236 (12.92%) SoapUI
7 235 (12.86%) JIRA
8 160 (8.76%) Subversion
9 138 (7.55%) Cucumber
10 110 (6.02%) Eclipse
10 110 (6.02%) Mockito
11 95 (5.20%) Gradle
12 87 (4.76%) Ant
13 82 (4.49%) IntelliJ
14 76 (4.16%) Bitbucket
14 76 (4.16%) TeamCity
15 63 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 56 (3.07%) Visual Studio
17 53 (2.90%) WebDriver
18 49 (2.68%) JMeter
General
1 449 (24.58%) Finance
2 281 (15.38%) Banking
3 110 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 100 (5.47%) Marketing
5 82 (4.49%) Retail
6 57 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 56 (3.07%) Electronics
8 28 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.42%) Legal
10 25 (1.37%) Billing
10 25 (1.37%) Front Office
11 22 (1.20%) Law
12 19 (1.04%) Back Office
12 19 (1.04%) Games
13 17 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.93%) Publishing
14 16 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.55%) Advertising
16 9 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1153 (63.11%) Developer
2 469 (25.67%) Java Developer
3 203 (11.11%) Architect
4 177 (9.69%) Senior Developer
5 111 (6.08%) Tester
6 109 (5.97%) .NET Developer
7 103 (5.64%) Analyst
8 80 (4.38%) Agile Developer
9 76 (4.16%) C# Developer
10 73 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
11 68 (3.72%) Automation Tester
12 66 (3.61%) Test Analyst
13 58 (3.17%) Salesforce Developer
14 49 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
14 49 (2.68%) Software Developer
15 44 (2.41%) Consultant
15 44 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
16 42 (2.30%) iOS Developer
16 42 (2.30%) Technical Architect
17 41 (2.24%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1048 (57.36%) REST
2 923 (50.52%) Web Services
3 710 (38.86%) XML
4 558 (30.54%) Spring
5 489 (26.77%) JSON
6 482 (26.38%) HTML
7 377 (20.63%) CSS
8 314 (17.19%) .NET
9 307 (16.80%) AngularJS
10 302 (16.53%) RESTful
11 284 (15.54%) J2EE
12 275 (15.05%) Hibernate
13 247 (13.52%) jQuery
14 197 (10.78%) HTML5
15 181 (9.91%) XSLT
16 148 (8.10%) Middleware
17 145 (7.94%) Ajax
18 142 (7.77%) Java EE
19 134 (7.33%) Spring Boot
20 129 (7.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 127 (6.95%) Mobile App
2 120 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
3 76 (4.16%) User Experience
4 61 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.92%) iPad
7 32 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 31 (1.70%) Derivative
9 25 (1.37%) N-Tier
10 23 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.04%) Fixed Income
12 19 (1.04%) W3C
13 18 (0.99%) DataPower
14 17 (0.93%) Fintech
14 17 (0.93%) Private Cloud
15 16 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
16 15 (0.82%) CMDB
16 15 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 321 (17.57%) Linux
2 235 (12.86%) Unix
3 138 (7.55%) Windows
4 82 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 64 (3.50%) Android
6 44 (2.41%) Mac OS X
7 34 (1.86%) Windows Server
8 28 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (1.53%) Solaris
9 22 (1.20%) HPUX
10 13 (0.71%) AIX
10 13 (0.71%) CentOS
11 11 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.055%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
2 533 (29.17%) TDD
3 461 (25.23%) Scrum
4 334 (18.28%) Test Automation
5 308 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
6 300 (16.42%) SOA
7 271 (14.83%) MVC
8 269 (14.72%) OO
9 231 (12.64%) DevOps
10 206 (11.28%) Microservices
11 198 (10.84%) BDD
12 180 (9.85%) Open Source
13 168 (9.20%) Unit Testing
14 165 (9.03%) E-Commerce
15 142 (7.77%) Kanban
15 142 (7.77%) SDLC
16 112 (6.13%) Software Engineering
17 108 (5.91%) Web Development
18 102 (5.58%) Data Modelling
18 102 (5.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1058 (57.91%) Java
2 546 (29.89%) JavaScript
3 545 (29.83%) SQL
4 301 (16.48%) C#
5 132 (7.22%) Python
6 83 (4.54%) Scala
7 66 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 65 (3.56%) Ruby
8 65 (3.56%) T-SQL
9 60 (3.28%) Perl
10 59 (3.23%) PHP
11 55 (3.01%) Groovy
12 54 (2.96%) Apex Code
13 53 (2.90%) C++
14 48 (2.63%) PL/SQL
15 47 (2.57%) XPath
16 39 (2.13%) Apple Swift
17 35 (1.92%) PowerShell
18 31 (1.70%) SOQL
19 30 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (5.20%) Degree
2 63 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 21 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.04%) ISEB
7 12 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.22%) CISA
10 4 (0.22%) CISM
10 4 (0.22%) CISSP
10 4 (0.22%) PMP
11 3 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.11%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.055%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.055%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (8.48%) QA
2 27 (1.48%) HL7
3 20 (1.09%) MiFID
4 14 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.71%) EMIR
6 7 (0.38%) SLA
7 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.22%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.22%) WCAG
9 3 (0.16%) FATCA
9 3 (0.16%) WAI
10 2 (0.11%) GDPR
10 2 (0.11%) PMO
11 1 (0.055%) COBIT
11 1 (0.055%) GCP
11 1 (0.055%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 122 (6.68%) Docker
2 44 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.66%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.66%) HDFS
3 12 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.55%) LXC
5 6 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.27%) vSphere
7 3 (0.16%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.16%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.11%) Varnish
9 1 (0.055%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.055%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.055%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 70 (3.83%) Ansible
2 66 (3.61%) Puppet
3 59 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 17 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (0.77%) Kibana
7 10 (0.55%) Rancher
8 8 (0.44%) Piwik
9 7 (0.38%) Grafana
9 7 (0.38%) logstash
9 7 (0.38%) Oozie
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.27%) Nagios
11 4 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 4 (0.22%) RSA Archer
12 3 (0.16%) CloudHub
12 3 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.16%) Terraform
12 3 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
12 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 351 (19.21%) Oracle
2 170 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 142 (7.77%) IBM
4 120 (6.57%) Salesforce.com
5 84 (4.60%) SAP
6 61 (3.34%) MuleSoft
7 55 (3.01%) WSO2
8 47 (2.57%) Perforce
9 46 (2.52%) webMethods
10 42 (2.30%) TIBCO
11 38 (2.08%) Google
11 38 (2.08%) VMware
12 37 (2.03%) ServiceNow
13 35 (1.92%) Adobe
14 34 (1.86%) Apigee
14 34 (1.86%) Red Hat
15 31 (1.70%) ATG
16 25 (1.37%) Informatica
16 25 (1.37%) InterSystems
17 23 (1.26%) HP