Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 205 167 120
Rank change year-on-year -38 -47 +9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 633 975 2,123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.63% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.98% 5.44% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 604 1,309
10th Percentile £330 £350 £350
25th Percentile £385 £413 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £458 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year -8.50% +2.56% +8.33%
75th Percentile £538 £550 £556
90th Percentile £638 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 28
10th Percentile £19.65 " £25.69
25th Percentile £28.13 £49.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.96% +6.00% +48.06%
75th Percentile £50.00 £56.94 £52.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £68.75 £55.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £53.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -31.60% +17.78% -

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 15,908 17,934 31,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.26% 30.07% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,361 12,627 22,749
10th Percentile £325 £331 £325
25th Percentile £405 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £579 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 168 280
10th Percentile £23.70 £18.79 £17.95
25th Percentile £33.75 £29.74 £27.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +6.98% +6.83%
75th Percentile £57.50 £54.06 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.60 £71.13 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.66%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SOAP over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -62 478 £473 -5.50% 232
London -43 266 £500 -2.44% 81
UK excluding London -57 245 £450 -5.26% 162
Work from Home -65 229 £461 -9.56% 47
South East -1 68 £450 - 40
Scotland +5 52 £400 -5.88% 5
North of England -16 47 £465 +8.77% 58
Midlands -33 36 £380 -22.05% 22
West Midlands -25 28 £363 -26.58% 14
North West -8 27 £465 +3.33% 30
South West +8 24 £475 -9.52% 17
Yorkshire +14 19 £450 +11.80% 24
East of England +26 16 £488 +2.63% 12
East Midlands +3 8 £425 -10.53% 8
Wales +16 2 £544 +35.94% 5
North East +2 1 £475 +11.11% 4

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 403 (63.67%) REST
2 303 (47.87%) Web Services
3 289 (45.66%) Agile Software Development
4 284 (44.87%) Java
5 234 (36.97%) XML
6 181 (28.59%) JSON
7 163 (25.75%) JavaScript
8 159 (25.12%) SQL
9 146 (23.06%) HTML
10 138 (21.80%) Microservices
11 129 (20.38%) Jenkins
12 127 (20.06%) Git (software)
13 117 (18.48%) Spring
14 115 (18.17%) CSS
15 112 (17.69%) Test Automation
15 112 (17.69%) RESTful
16 108 (17.06%) Oracle
17 106 (16.75%) .NET
18 104 (16.43%) AWS
19 103 (16.27%) Scrum
20 101 (15.96%) JIRA
21 100 (15.80%) SOA
22 98 (15.48%) AngularJS
23 93 (14.69%) Finance
24 92 (14.53%) Azure
24 92 (14.53%) DevOps
25 86 (13.59%) HTTP
25 86 (13.59%) SQL Server
26 85 (13.43%) SoapUI
27 82 (12.95%) Maven

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 44 (6.95%) Confluence
2 31 (4.90%) Apache
3 28 (4.42%) Mule
4 27 (4.27%) Anypoint
4 27 (4.27%) JBoss
5 26 (4.11%) WebLogic
6 24 (3.79%) WebSphere
7 21 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 19 (3.00%) Tomcat
9 17 (2.69%) Red Hat Fuse
10 15 (2.37%) CMS
10 15 (2.37%) SharePoint
11 14 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (2.05%) Mule ESB
13 12 (1.90%) IIS
14 11 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.95%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.32%) Sketch
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.95%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.79%) Magento
4 5 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.79%) SAP FI-CA
4 5 (0.79%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.63%) Maximo
6 3 (0.47%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.16%) Radian6
8 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.16%) Shopify
8 1 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 104 (16.43%) AWS
2 92 (14.53%) Azure
3 34 (5.37%) GitHub
4 26 (4.11%) PaaS
4 26 (4.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 24 (3.79%) Serverless
6 21 (3.32%) SaaS
7 20 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (3.00%) Amazon EKS
8 19 (3.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 16 (2.53%) Force.com
10 15 (2.37%) Apigee
11 12 (1.90%) IaaS
11 12 (1.90%) Power Platform
12 10 (1.58%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.58%) Boomi
12 10 (1.58%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (1.11%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (13.59%) HTTP
2 27 (4.27%) SSL
3 17 (2.69%) DNS
4 16 (2.53%) FTP
5 13 (2.05%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.90%) Internet
7 10 (1.58%) HTTPS
7 10 (1.58%) SSH
8 8 (1.26%) LAN
9 7 (1.11%) Intranet
9 7 (1.11%) WAN
10 6 (0.95%) 2G
10 6 (0.95%) 3G
10 6 (0.95%) DHCP
10 6 (0.95%) Firewall
10 6 (0.95%) INAP
10 6 (0.95%) SCCP
10 6 (0.95%) SMPP
10 6 (0.95%) SMTP
10 6 (0.95%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.32%) MySQL
3 36 (5.69%) MongoDB
4 30 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 27 (4.27%) Relational Database
8 20 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (2.69%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (2.21%) Redis
12 12 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.42%) DB2
13 9 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.42%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.26%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.26%) Power BI
15 7 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (0.95%) DTS
Development Applications
1 129 (20.38%) Jenkins
2 127 (20.06%) Git (software)
3 101 (15.96%) JIRA
4 85 (13.43%) SoapUI
5 82 (12.95%) Maven
6 80 (12.64%) Selenium
7 55 (8.69%) Postman
8 52 (8.21%) JUnit
9 45 (7.11%) Cucumber
10 29 (4.58%) JMeter
11 28 (4.42%) Gradle
12 27 (4.27%) Subversion
13 24 (3.79%) Visual Studio
14 23 (3.63%) Mockito
15 20 (3.16%) SonarQube
16 18 (2.84%) GitLab
16 18 (2.84%) SpecFlow
17 14 (2.21%) REST Assured
17 14 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 93 (14.69%) Finance
2 79 (12.48%) Public Sector
3 44 (6.95%) Marketing
4 42 (6.64%) Banking
5 36 (5.69%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 19 (3.00%) Electronics
8 10 (1.58%) Retail
9 5 (0.79%) Law
10 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.63%) Local Government
10 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 3 (0.47%) Back Office
11 3 (0.47%) Front Office
12 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 291 (45.97%) Developer
2 104 (16.43%) Architect
3 78 (12.32%) Java Developer
4 54 (8.53%) Solutions Architect
5 50 (7.90%) ServiceNow Developer
6 40 (6.32%) Tester
7 39 (6.16%) Senior Developer
8 34 (5.37%) Consultant
9 29 (4.58%) Automation Tester
10 28 (4.42%) Integration Developer
11 24 (3.79%) .NET Developer
12 22 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (3.48%) Lead Developer
13 19 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.00%) Salesforce Developer
13 19 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
14 17 (2.69%) Integration Architect
15 14 (2.21%) Analyst
15 14 (2.21%) Senior Integration Developer
15 14 (2.21%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (63.67%) REST
2 303 (47.87%) Web Services
3 234 (36.97%) XML
4 181 (28.59%) JSON
5 146 (23.06%) HTML
6 117 (18.48%) Spring
7 115 (18.17%) CSS
8 112 (17.69%) RESTful
9 106 (16.75%) .NET
10 98 (15.48%) AngularJS
11 69 (10.90%) Middleware
12 66 (10.43%) XSLT
13 62 (9.79%) Node.js
14 55 (8.69%) J2EE
15 48 (7.58%) Spring Boot
16 47 (7.42%) jQuery
17 44 (6.95%) JMS
18 42 (6.64%) Hibernate
19 39 (6.16%) React
20 38 (6.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (3.32%) User Experience
5 15 (2.37%) Clustering
6 13 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.74%) CMDB
8 11 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.42%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.11%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.95%) Marketing Technology
13 5 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.79%) PKI
13 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.63%) Web 2.0
15 3 (0.47%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.43%) Linux
2 44 (6.95%) Windows
3 36 (5.69%) Unix
4 20 (3.16%) Android
5 19 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.32%) Solaris
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.16%) SUSE
10 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (45.66%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (21.80%) Microservices
3 112 (17.69%) Test Automation
4 103 (16.27%) Scrum
5 100 (15.80%) SOA
6 92 (14.53%) DevOps
7 70 (11.06%) TDD
8 65 (10.27%) BDD
9 61 (9.64%) Migration
10 60 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (9.32%) SDLC
12 55 (8.69%) Data Modelling
13 49 (7.74%) ETL
14 48 (7.58%) Open Source
15 47 (7.42%) Workflow
16 45 (7.11%) Unit Testing
17 43 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
18 39 (6.16%) Mentoring
19 38 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
19 38 (6.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 284 (44.87%) Java
2 163 (25.75%) JavaScript
3 159 (25.12%) SQL
4 74 (11.69%) Python
5 64 (10.11%) C#
6 35 (5.53%) Java 8
7 30 (4.74%) PL/SQL
8 29 (4.58%) Apex Code
8 29 (4.58%) XPath
9 27 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 25 (3.95%) PHP
11 21 (3.32%) Perl
12 19 (3.00%) PowerShell
13 17 (2.69%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.69%) VB.NET
14 14 (2.21%) Groovy
14 14 (2.21%) TypeScript
15 13 (2.05%) C
15 13 (2.05%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.90%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 54 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.90%) Degree
4 21 (3.32%) ISEB
5 15 (2.37%) ISTQB
6 14 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.79%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.63%) PMP
10 3 (0.47%) CISSP
10 3 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.32%) CCNA
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.32%) CISM
12 1 (0.16%) CISA
12 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.21%) QA
2 6 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.95%) GDPR
3 3 (0.47%) HL7
3 3 (0.47%) NIST
3 3 (0.47%) SLA
4 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.32%) NCSC
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) GRC
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (5.21%) Docker
2 18 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.32%) KVM
5 2 (0.32%) NFS
5 2 (0.32%) Postfix
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.16%) IAG
Systems Management
1 46 (7.27%) Kubernetes
2 35 (5.53%) Ansible
3 28 (4.42%) Terraform
4 17 (2.69%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (2.21%) CloudHub
6 9 (1.42%) Grafana
7 8 (1.26%) HP ALM
7 8 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.26%) Kibana
7 8 (1.26%) Puppet
8 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (0.47%) Control-M
9 3 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.47%) Salt
9 3 (0.47%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.47%) vRealize
10 2 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.32%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 108 (17.06%) Oracle
2 63 (9.95%) ServiceNow
3 54 (8.53%) SAP
4 52 (8.21%) Microsoft
5 46 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
6 41 (6.48%) MuleSoft
7 23 (3.63%) IBM
8 19 (3.00%) Red Hat
9 17 (2.69%) TIBCO
10 13 (2.05%) webMethods
11 10 (1.58%) Adobe
11 10 (1.58%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.58%) HP
11 10 (1.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 9 (1.42%) Dell
12 9 (1.42%) Google
12 9 (1.42%) hybris
12 9 (1.42%) Pega
12 9 (1.42%) VMware
12 9 (1.42%) WSO2