Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 124 131
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2,274 2,126 1,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.17% 2.06% 1.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.25% 6.40% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,424 1,451 1,320
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £310
90th Percentile £600 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 8
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £33.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.22% -8.82%
10th Percentile £27.64 £41.40 £29.40
90th Percentile £62.13 £49.63 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +2.04%

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 36,389 33,232 31,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.71% 32.17% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,739 23,498 21,807
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 362 358
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.78 £14.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.45 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -8 1,951 £475 +5.56% 474
UK excluding London +5 1,453 £450 +5.88% 380
London -24 767 £513 +7.89% 131
South East -24 387 £436 -0.34% 91
North of England +26 237 £425 +8.28% 127
Midlands +12 200 £463 +2.78% 56
East of England +1 188 £525 +16.67% 39
Scotland +42 175 £425 +13.33% 20
West Midlands +15 161 £450 -10.00% 32
South West -4 156 £450 +24.14% 30
North West +18 136 £428 +14.00% 74
Wales +20 98 £425 +6.25% 14
Yorkshire +10 79 £431 +9.87% 43
East Midlands -14 37 £520 +30.00% 24
North East -13 22 £375 -11.76% 10
Northern Ireland +27 12 £388 -13.89% 2
Isle of Man - 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1,232 (54.18%) Java
2 1,220 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
3 1,206 (53.03%) REST
4 1,132 (49.78%) Web Services
5 702 (30.87%) XML
6 682 (29.99%) SQL
7 601 (26.43%) JavaScript
8 588 (25.86%) JSON
9 569 (25.02%) Git (software)
10 548 (24.10%) TDD
11 506 (22.25%) HTML
12 493 (21.68%) Test Automation
13 491 (21.59%) Scrum
14 468 (20.58%) Spring
15 454 (19.96%) RESTful
16 453 (19.92%) Jenkins
17 446 (19.61%) C#
18 426 (18.73%) Oracle
19 415 (18.25%) Finance
20 412 (18.12%) .NET
21 409 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
22 406 (17.85%) CSS
23 371 (16.31%) AngularJS
24 369 (16.23%) SoapUI
25 344 (15.13%) Linux
26 339 (14.91%) Microservices
27 336 (14.78%) Selenium
28 322 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
29 320 (14.07%) BDD
30 314 (13.81%) SOA

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
1 182 (8.00%) Confluence
2 133 (5.85%) Mule
3 120 (5.28%) Apache
4 112 (4.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 109 (4.79%) Tomcat
6 100 (4.40%) JBoss
7 96 (4.22%) WebLogic
8 83 (3.65%) WebSphere
9 74 (3.25%) CMS
10 64 (2.81%) Oracle Service Bus
11 43 (1.89%) Anypoint
12 42 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
13 37 (1.63%) Mule ESB
14 35 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
15 34 (1.50%) nginx
16 33 (1.45%) Apache Spark
17 28 (1.23%) SharePoint
18 21 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 21 (0.92%) IIS
18 21 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.53%) Chatbot
3 12 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.35%) Maximo
4 8 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.31%) AquaLogic BPM
5 7 (0.31%) Workday HCM
6 6 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.22%) HFM
8 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.13%) Magento
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.088%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 322 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (5.10%) GitHub
4 67 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
5 57 (2.51%) PaaS
6 50 (2.20%) SaaS
7 46 (2.02%) Apigee
8 39 (1.72%) IaaS
9 38 (1.67%) OpenShift
10 37 (1.63%) Google Analytics
11 36 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
11 36 (1.58%) Heroku
12 34 (1.50%) Boomi
13 26 (1.14%) Serverless
14 24 (1.06%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.75%) Azure Functions
15 17 (0.75%) Force.com
15 17 (0.75%) npm
16 16 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 15 (0.66%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 163 (7.17%) HTTP
2 120 (5.28%) SSL
3 100 (4.40%) TCP/IP
4 38 (1.67%) FTP
5 35 (1.54%) DNS
6 21 (0.92%) Internet
7 17 (0.75%) 3G
7 17 (0.75%) 4G
7 17 (0.75%) Diameter Protocol
7 17 (0.75%) HTTPS
7 17 (0.75%) Skype
7 17 (0.75%) VPN
8 16 (0.70%) Wireshark
9 14 (0.62%) Firewall
10 9 (0.40%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.31%) SSH
12 5 (0.22%) Bluetooth
12 5 (0.22%) SMS
13 4 (0.18%) Network Security
13 4 (0.18%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 176 (7.74%) MongoDB
3 154 (6.77%) NoSQL
4 132 (5.80%) MySQL
5 125 (5.50%) Relational Database
6 95 (4.18%) Oracle Database
7 90 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
8 61 (2.68%) Big Data
9 56 (2.46%) Hadoop
10 42 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
11 37 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
13 32 (1.41%) DB2
14 27 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 24 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (0.79%) Apache Hive
18 17 (0.75%) RavenDB
19 16 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 569 (25.02%) Git (software)
2 453 (19.92%) Jenkins
3 369 (16.23%) SoapUI
4 336 (14.78%) Selenium
5 314 (13.81%) Maven
6 286 (12.58%) JIRA
7 266 (11.70%) JUnit
8 197 (8.66%) Cucumber
9 134 (5.89%) Visual Studio
10 132 (5.80%) Subversion
11 128 (5.63%) JMeter
12 108 (4.75%) Ant
12 108 (4.75%) Eclipse
13 107 (4.71%) Mockito
14 104 (4.57%) Gradle
15 93 (4.09%) TeamCity
16 89 (3.91%) SonarQube
17 83 (3.65%) gulp
18 79 (3.47%) DbUnit
19 78 (3.43%) jMock
General
1 415 (18.25%) Finance
2 173 (7.61%) Banking
3 146 (6.42%) Marketing
4 132 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 103 (4.53%) Manufacturing
6 92 (4.05%) Electronics
7 51 (2.24%) Retail
8 30 (1.32%) Back Office
9 20 (0.88%) Front Office
10 19 (0.84%) Publishing
11 18 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.62%) Legal
13 13 (0.57%) Law
14 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.35%) Games
14 8 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.31%) Advertising
15 7 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.26%) Billing
17 5 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,265 (55.63%) Developer
2 491 (21.59%) Java Developer
3 257 (11.30%) Architect
4 205 (9.01%) Analyst
5 185 (8.14%) .NET Developer
6 151 (6.64%) Senior Developer
7 149 (6.55%) Test Analyst
8 128 (5.63%) Tester
9 94 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
10 93 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
11 81 (3.56%) Automation Tester
11 81 (3.56%) Senior Java Developer
12 76 (3.34%) Lead Developer
13 72 (3.17%) Angular Developer
14 71 (3.12%) C# Developer
15 69 (3.03%) Software Developer
16 62 (2.73%) Consultant
16 62 (2.73%) Technical Leader
17 60 (2.64%) Test Engineer
18 57 (2.51%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,206 (53.03%) REST
2 1,132 (49.78%) Web Services
3 702 (30.87%) XML
4 588 (25.86%) JSON
5 506 (22.25%) HTML
6 468 (20.58%) Spring
7 454 (19.96%) RESTful
8 412 (18.12%) .NET
9 406 (17.85%) CSS
10 371 (16.31%) AngularJS
11 244 (10.73%) jQuery
12 241 (10.60%) HTML5
13 227 (9.98%) J2EE
14 210 (9.23%) Node.js
15 203 (8.93%) Spring Boot
16 174 (7.65%) Middleware
17 168 (7.39%) Hibernate
18 162 (7.12%) Apache Camel
19 154 (6.77%) ASP.NET
20 129 (5.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 179 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
3 92 (4.05%) User Experience
4 82 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 77 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 53 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
7 48 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 47 (2.07%) Data Structures
9 33 (1.45%) DataPower
9 33 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.36%) Clustering
11 29 (1.28%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.14%) NHS
13 22 (0.97%) CMDB
14 20 (0.88%) Algorithms
15 18 (0.79%) Fat Client
15 18 (0.79%) Thin Client
16 16 (0.70%) Fintech
17 15 (0.66%) Derivative
18 13 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 344 (15.13%) Linux
2 210 (9.23%) Windows
3 205 (9.01%) Unix
4 59 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 50 (2.20%) Android
6 42 (1.85%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.36%) Ubuntu
9 22 (0.97%) Solaris
10 20 (0.88%) CentOS
11 19 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.48%) AIX
13 8 (0.35%) HPUX
14 7 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.13%) Debian
15 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.088%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.044%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,220 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
2 548 (24.10%) TDD
3 493 (21.68%) Test Automation
4 491 (21.59%) Scrum
5 409 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
6 339 (14.91%) Microservices
7 320 (14.07%) BDD
8 314 (13.81%) SOA
9 261 (11.48%) DevOps
10 226 (9.94%) MVC
11 194 (8.53%) Open Source
12 185 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
13 164 (7.21%) Kanban
13 164 (7.21%) OO
14 156 (6.86%) Software Engineering
15 155 (6.82%) Unit Testing
16 148 (6.51%) API Testing
17 132 (5.80%) E-Commerce
18 130 (5.72%) Test Scripting
19 128 (5.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1,232 (54.18%) Java
2 682 (29.99%) SQL
3 601 (26.43%) JavaScript
4 446 (19.61%) C#
5 191 (8.40%) Java 8
6 185 (8.14%) Python
7 128 (5.63%) Groovy
8 106 (4.66%) PL/SQL
9 84 (3.69%) Ruby
10 77 (3.39%) Perl
11 67 (2.95%) Scala
12 63 (2.77%) PowerShell
13 62 (2.73%) PHP
14 58 (2.55%) Bash Shell
15 57 (2.51%) TypeScript
16 55 (2.42%) C
17 49 (2.15%) C++
18 48 (2.11%) XPath
19 41 (1.80%) T-SQL
20 35 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 223 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 170 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 128 (5.63%) Degree
4 66 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 51 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 50 (2.20%) ISEB
7 36 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.35%) Sun Certification
14 6 (0.26%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.22%) CISSP
15 5 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.18%) OCPJP
17 3 (0.13%) GIAC
17 3 (0.13%) Linux+ Certification
17 3 (0.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (6.46%) QA
2 24 (1.06%) HMG Infosec
2 24 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 24 (1.06%) JSP 440
3 14 (0.62%) SLA
4 9 (0.40%) PMO
5 8 (0.35%) PSD2
5 8 (0.35%) WAI
6 7 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.22%) GDPR
7 5 (0.22%) HL7
7 5 (0.22%) MiFID
8 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.13%) EMIR
9 3 (0.13%) SEPA
10 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.044%) GMP
11 1 (0.044%) IFRS
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 219 (9.63%) Docker
2 66 (2.90%) vSphere
3 65 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.10%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.26%) Postfix
7 4 (0.18%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.18%) OpenDJ
7 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.13%) LXC
8 3 (0.13%) NFS
9 2 (0.088%) iptables
9 2 (0.088%) KVM
10 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 90 (3.96%) Ansible
2 82 (3.61%) Puppet
3 58 (2.55%) Kubernetes
4 38 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (1.63%) Kibana
6 33 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
7 32 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
7 32 (1.41%) Grafana
8 29 (1.28%) HP ALM
9 21 (0.92%) Terraform
10 18 (0.79%) CloudHub
11 15 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.40%) CA Service Virtualization
12 9 (0.40%) Nagios
13 8 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.35%) Rancher
14 6 (0.26%) Rundeck
15 4 (0.18%) Control-M
15 4 (0.18%) Mesos
15 4 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 426 (18.73%) Oracle
2 265 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 147 (6.46%) SAP
4 108 (4.75%) IBM
5 95 (4.18%) MuleSoft
6 84 (3.69%) VMware
7 72 (3.17%) WSO2
8 68 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
9 61 (2.68%) ServiceNow
10 56 (2.46%) Google
11 50 (2.20%) webMethods
12 49 (2.15%) HP
13 47 (2.07%) Adobe
14 45 (1.98%) CA
15 40 (1.76%) Red Hat
16 33 (1.45%) Dell
17 28 (1.23%) Talend
18 24 (1.06%) BMC
19 23 (1.01%) Informatica
20 22 (0.97%) Remedy