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 25 May 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
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 121 141
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 853 1082 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 2.01% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.83% 7.20% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 718 621
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.27 £28.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.91% +9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.02 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.70 £45.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.89 £36.00
% change year-on-year +29.51% -14.20%  

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 14621 15028 14672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.06% 27.98% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10046 10623 9640
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 177 201
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 25 May 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 25 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 30 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 25 May 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 -9 801 £450 +5.88% 263
London -25 337 £492 +9.38% 76
South East -5 170 £438 -2.77% 49
North West -10 57 £400 -2.14% 28
South West +14 56 £413 +17.85% 32
Buckinghamshire +2 55 £369 -26.25% 8
West Midlands +31 54 £475 +11.76% 15
City of London -11 52 £473 +3.84% 17
East of England -53 41 £488 +8.33% 23
Yorkshire +19 36 £358 -6.53% 28
Milton Keynes +9 34 £363 -9.37% 3
West Sussex +51 33 £475 -5.00% 4
Scotland +21 33 £375 +7.14% 8
East Midlands +3 33 £400 +23.07% 7
Berkshire +7 32 £450 -5.26% 12
West Yorkshire +31 26 £358 -13.33% 14
Cheshire +12 24 £463 -2.63% 10
Hampshire +2 23 £463 +14.19% 9
Essex -28 23 £475 +97.91% 6
Telford +33 22 £500 +20.48%
Shropshire +26 22 £500 +20.48% 1
Glasgow +1 22 £364 +11.92% 4
Worthing - 22 £488 - 4
Leeds +16 20 £358 -14.62% 7
Bristol +14 19 £345 +2.22% 17
Manchester -6 19 £340 -9.27% 15
Birmingham +26 17 £550 +40.12% 2
North East +62 16 £475 +22.58% 4
Reading +11 16 £450 +25.00% 10
Tyne and Wear +66 14 £475 +22.58% 4

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 982 (55.76%) Java
2 981 (55.71%) REST
3 939 (53.32%) Agile Software Development
4 873 (49.57%) Web Services
5 681 (38.67%) XML
6 565 (32.08%) SQL
7 548 (31.12%) JavaScript
8 528 (29.98%) Spring
9 460 (26.12%) TDD
10 456 (25.89%) HTML
11 435 (24.70%) JSON
12 414 (23.51%) Scrum
13 409 (23.23%) Git (software)
14 387 (21.98%) Finance
15 385 (21.86%) CSS
16 351 (19.93%) Jenkins
17 341 (19.36%) Oracle
17 341 (19.36%) Test Automation
18 329 (18.68%) Linux
19 313 (17.77%) Hibernate
20 309 (17.55%) RESTful
21 294 (16.70%) Continuous Integration
22 291 (16.52%) SOA
23 275 (15.62%) J2EE
24 270 (15.33%) .NET
25 268 (15.22%) C#
25 268 (15.22%) MVC
26 267 (15.16%) OO
27 262 (14.88%) Maven
28 258 (14.65%) Banking

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
1 199 (11.30%) JBoss
2 168 (9.54%) Apache
3 163 (9.26%) WebSphere
4 140 (7.95%) Tomcat
5 123 (6.98%) WebLogic
6 76 (4.32%) Confluence
6 76 (4.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 67 (3.80%) CMS
8 43 (2.44%) Mule
9 42 (2.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 36 (2.04%) IIS
10 36 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
11 33 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
12 28 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
13 23 (1.31%) nginx
14 22 (1.25%) Apache Solr
15 20 (1.14%) SharePoint
16 19 (1.08%) GlassFish
17 16 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.057%) HipChat
6 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 26 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.34%) OpenText Process Suite
5 6 (0.34%) Pega PRPC
5 6 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.34%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.11%) assyst
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 108 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (4.26%) GitHub
3 70 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (3.35%) PaaS
5 46 (2.61%) IaaS
6 36 (2.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 33 (1.87%) OpenShift
8 32 (1.82%) SaaS
9 20 (1.14%) Force.com
10 14 (0.80%) Boomi
10 14 (0.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 12 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.68%) Heroku
12 10 (0.57%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.51%) Office 365
14 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
16 5 (0.28%) Akamai
16 5 (0.28%) BrowserStack
17 4 (0.23%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 126 (7.16%) HTTP
2 85 (4.83%) Internet
3 70 (3.98%) SSL
4 57 (3.24%) LDAP
5 51 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 34 (1.93%) Firewall
7 32 (1.82%) HTTPS
8 20 (1.14%) SSH
9 19 (1.08%) SMTP
10 16 (0.91%) Diameter Protocol
11 13 (0.74%) FTP
11 13 (0.74%) INAP
11 13 (0.74%) SNMP
12 12 (0.68%) DNS
13 9 (0.51%) MPLS
14 7 (0.40%) 3G
14 7 (0.40%) 4G
14 7 (0.40%) Intranet
14 7 (0.40%) Network Security
14 7 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 138 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 136 (7.72%) MySQL
4 112 (6.36%) MongoDB
5 111 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 84 (4.77%) Oracle Database
7 68 (3.86%) DB2
8 57 (3.24%) RDBMS
9 47 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 32 (1.82%) Big Data
12 30 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (1.42%) Redis
14 25 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
16 20 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
17 18 (1.02%) Hadoop
17 18 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (0.74%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 409 (23.23%) Git (software)
2 351 (19.93%) Jenkins
3 262 (14.88%) Maven
4 247 (14.03%) Selenium
5 240 (13.63%) JIRA
6 207 (11.75%) JUnit
6 207 (11.75%) SoapUI
7 156 (8.86%) Cucumber
8 141 (8.01%) Subversion
9 118 (6.70%) Eclipse
10 103 (5.85%) Ant
11 101 (5.74%) Gradle
12 97 (5.51%) Mockito
13 77 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
14 72 (4.09%) TeamCity
15 71 (4.03%) WebDriver
16 69 (3.92%) IntelliJ
17 67 (3.80%) Hudson
18 60 (3.41%) Bitbucket
19 47 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 387 (21.98%) Finance
2 258 (14.65%) Banking
3 97 (5.51%) Telecoms
4 93 (5.28%) Marketing
5 68 (3.86%) Retail
6 48 (2.73%) Electronics
7 45 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.21%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.14%) Billing
10 18 (1.02%) Law
11 16 (0.91%) Front Office
11 16 (0.91%) Games
11 16 (0.91%) Publishing
12 14 (0.80%) Advertising
12 14 (0.80%) Back Office
13 13 (0.74%) Legal
14 9 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
14 9 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1077 (61.16%) Developer
2 450 (25.55%) Java Developer
3 208 (11.81%) Architect
4 163 (9.26%) Senior Developer
5 112 (6.36%) .NET Developer
6 106 (6.02%) Analyst
7 90 (5.11%) Tester
8 79 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
9 69 (3.92%) Test Analyst
10 67 (3.80%) C# Developer
11 62 (3.52%) Salesforce Developer
12 58 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
13 49 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 48 (2.73%) Automation Tester
15 44 (2.50%) Consultant
16 38 (2.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 38 (2.16%) Software Developer
17 37 (2.10%) Agile Developer
17 37 (2.10%) Lead Developer
18 35 (1.99%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 981 (55.71%) REST
2 873 (49.57%) Web Services
3 681 (38.67%) XML
4 528 (29.98%) Spring
5 456 (25.89%) HTML
6 435 (24.70%) JSON
7 385 (21.86%) CSS
8 313 (17.77%) Hibernate
9 309 (17.55%) RESTful
10 275 (15.62%) J2EE
11 270 (15.33%) .NET
12 245 (13.91%) AngularJS
13 232 (13.17%) jQuery
14 188 (10.68%) JMS
15 178 (10.11%) XSLT
16 160 (9.09%) HTML5
17 136 (7.72%) Java EE
18 130 (7.38%) Middleware
19 129 (7.33%) XSD
20 122 (6.93%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 82 (4.66%) Greenfield Project
4 69 (3.92%) User Experience
5 46 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 41 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (1.93%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.59%) iPad
9 25 (1.42%) Derivative
10 23 (1.31%) Data Structures
10 23 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (1.25%) DataPower
12 20 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.14%) N-Tier
13 17 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.80%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.80%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.68%) Data Centre
15 12 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 329 (18.68%) Linux
2 254 (14.42%) Unix
3 148 (8.40%) Windows
4 67 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 53 (3.01%) Android
6 32 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.42%) Mac OS X
8 23 (1.31%) Solaris
9 17 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.80%) HPUX
11 13 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.68%) CentOS
13 7 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.11%) AIX
17 2 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (53.32%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (26.12%) TDD
3 414 (23.51%) Scrum
4 341 (19.36%) Test Automation
5 294 (16.70%) Continuous Integration
6 291 (16.52%) SOA
7 268 (15.22%) MVC
8 267 (15.16%) OO
9 211 (11.98%) BDD
10 210 (11.93%) DevOps
11 202 (11.47%) Microservices
12 178 (10.11%) Open Source
13 158 (8.97%) Unit Testing
14 155 (8.80%) SDLC
15 133 (7.55%) E-Commerce
16 106 (6.02%) Workflow
17 105 (5.96%) Software Engineering
18 97 (5.51%) Data Modelling
19 93 (5.28%) Kanban
19 93 (5.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 982 (55.76%) Java
2 565 (32.08%) SQL
3 548 (31.12%) JavaScript
4 268 (15.22%) C#
5 133 (7.55%) Python
6 89 (5.05%) Shell Script
7 86 (4.88%) Scala
8 65 (3.69%) Ruby
9 59 (3.35%) PL/SQL
10 55 (3.12%) Perl
11 49 (2.78%) Apex Code
12 48 (2.73%) T-SQL
13 42 (2.39%) PHP
14 40 (2.27%) Groovy
15 33 (1.87%) Apple Swift
16 32 (1.82%) SOQL
17 31 (1.76%) PowerShell
17 31 (1.76%) XPath
18 30 (1.70%) C++
19 29 (1.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 90 (5.11%) Degree
2 80 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (1.08%) ISEB
7 16 (0.91%) Master's Degree
8 13 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.40%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.23%) CISSP
12 3 (0.17%) CISA
12 3 (0.17%) CISM
12 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.17%) PMP
13 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.057%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (8.86%) QA
2 31 (1.76%) MiFID
3 28 (1.59%) Dodd-Frank
3 28 (1.59%) EMIR
4 19 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.45%) FATCA
7 6 (0.34%) HL7
7 6 (0.34%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.34%) SLA
8 3 (0.17%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.11%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) WCAG
10 1 (0.057%) COBIT
10 1 (0.057%) WAI
System Software
1 101 (5.74%) Docker
2 18 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.45%) LXC
5 5 (0.28%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.23%) vCloud
6 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.23%) vSphere
7 3 (0.17%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.17%) HDFS
8 2 (0.11%) Varnish
9 1 (0.057%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 62 (3.52%) Puppet
2 49 (2.78%) Ansible
3 39 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (1.08%) Kibana
6 11 (0.62%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.62%) Piwik
7 10 (0.57%) Grafana
7 10 (0.57%) logstash
8 7 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
8 7 (0.40%) Rancher
9 5 (0.28%) vRealize
10 4 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.23%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.17%) MOM
11 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 2 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.11%) Opsview
12 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 1 (0.057%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 341 (19.36%) Oracle
2 141 (8.01%) IBM
3 126 (7.16%) Microsoft
4 106 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
5 80 (4.54%) SAP
6 59 (3.35%) Adobe
7 57 (3.24%) VMware
8 54 (3.07%) Perforce
9 47 (2.67%) MuleSoft
10 41 (2.33%) webMethods
11 37 (2.10%) CA
12 34 (1.93%) Google
13 32 (1.82%) HP
13 32 (1.82%) WSO2
14 30 (1.70%) ATG
14 30 (1.70%) Red Hat
14 30 (1.70%) TIBCO
15 28 (1.59%) ServiceNow
16 27 (1.53%) Informatica
17 25 (1.42%) Apple
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Collinson Central Services Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Vadis People
Rate: c£350 - £390 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £419.70 - £545.61 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: Best in the market
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £535 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Anatwine
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Avon
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Searchability
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London
Guru Careers
Rate: 300 Per Day
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 13 days ago