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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
Rank 129 130 145
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 888 957 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 1.81% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.25% 6.45% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 626 559
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 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £571 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Median hourly rate £51.25 £49.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +53.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.22 £39.90 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

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 14206 14834 13989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.99% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9854 10283 9074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +16 820 £450 - 286
London -3 354 £475 +5.55% 96
South East +25 177 £438 +6.06% 45
South West +49 69 £355 +9.23% 28
North West +14 56 £450 +12.50% 32
Hampshire +21 47 £400 +1.26% 8
Scotland -7 46 £375 +7.14% 9
City of London -18 43 £500 +5.26% 23
East Midlands +27 37 £363 -3.33% 15
West Midlands -3 37 £450 - 19
Yorkshire +20 36 £363 -7.05% 27
Oxfordshire +14 30 £500 +42.85% 5
West Yorkshire +23 28 £358 -2.05% 20
East of England -50 28 £450 -7.21% 15
Buckinghamshire -20 27 £395 -7.05% 6
West Sussex +23 26 £500 +19.40% 4
Manchester +3 25 £325 -13.33% 18
Berkshire +17 24 £413 -8.33% 12
Cheshire +30 23 £475 - 12
Leeds +19 23 £363 -14.70% 15
Glasgow -9 23 £358 +19.16% 2
North East -5 19 £450 +35.84% 9
Bristol +20 18 £348 +6.92% 5
Surrey -13 18 £415 +2.15% 6
Worthing +30 16 £511 -16.61% 3
Nottinghamshire +18 15 £369 +18.00% 10
Northamptonshire +13 15 £338 +8.00% 3
Edinburgh +7 14 £400 +10.34% 3
Oxford +2 14 £500 +42.85% 3
Essex -24 14 £463 +92.70% 4

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 998 (55.29%) Java
2 983 (54.46%) REST
3 980 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
4 944 (52.30%) Web Services
5 780 (43.21%) XML
6 643 (35.62%) JavaScript
7 627 (34.74%) SQL
8 541 (29.97%) HTML
9 524 (29.03%) Spring
10 492 (27.26%) JSON
11 476 (26.37%) CSS
12 459 (25.43%) TDD
13 417 (23.10%) Scrum
14 413 (22.88%) Oracle
15 404 (22.38%) Git (software)
16 370 (20.50%) Finance
17 339 (18.78%) Linux
18 332 (18.39%) Jenkins
19 322 (17.84%) RESTful
20 306 (16.95%) Hibernate
21 298 (16.51%) Maven
22 294 (16.29%) MVC
23 292 (16.18%) J2EE
24 290 (16.07%) OO
25 288 (15.96%) C#
26 287 (15.90%) JIRA
27 282 (15.62%) .NET
28 280 (15.51%) jQuery
29 275 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
30 272 (15.07%) Unix

SOAP
Top Related 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
1 175 (9.70%) JBoss
2 171 (9.47%) WebSphere
3 158 (8.75%) Apache
4 133 (7.37%) Tomcat
5 131 (7.26%) WebLogic
6 100 (5.54%) Confluence
7 91 (5.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 75 (4.16%) CMS
9 62 (3.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 52 (2.88%) Mule
11 41 (2.27%) IIS
12 37 (2.05%) Apache Solr
13 36 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
14 34 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
15 32 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
16 29 (1.61%) SharePoint
17 24 (1.33%) GlassFish
17 24 (1.33%) Mule ESB
18 19 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
19 16 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 33 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.39%) MS Office
4 6 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.055%) HipChat
5 1 (0.055%) MS Project
5 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (2.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 38 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
5 10 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 7 (0.39%) OpenText Process Suite
7 6 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.22%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.22%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.17%) assyst
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
11 1 (0.055%) Eloqua
11 1 (0.055%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 108 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (4.38%) GitHub
4 53 (2.94%) PaaS
5 49 (2.71%) IaaS
6 38 (2.11%) SaaS
7 17 (0.94%) Boomi
8 14 (0.78%) Force.com
8 14 (0.78%) OpenShift
9 11 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.55%) CloudBees
10 10 (0.55%) Office 365
11 9 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.33%) TestFlight
14 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.22%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (6.09%) HTTP
2 65 (3.60%) Internet
3 53 (2.94%) LDAP
4 49 (2.71%) SSL
5 41 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.83%) HTTPS
7 27 (1.50%) Firewall
8 20 (1.11%) SSH
9 19 (1.05%) SMTP
10 17 (0.94%) FTP
11 11 (0.61%) Broadband
11 11 (0.61%) SNMP
12 9 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
12 9 (0.50%) Intranet
13 8 (0.44%) MPLS
14 7 (0.39%) DNS
14 7 (0.39%) Network Security
14 7 (0.39%) VPN
14 7 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 140 (7.76%) MySQL
3 132 (7.31%) Relational Database
4 123 (6.81%) NoSQL
5 117 (6.48%) MongoDB
5 117 (6.48%) Oracle Database
6 77 (4.27%) DB2
7 51 (2.83%) RDBMS
8 48 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 41 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 38 (2.11%) Big Data
12 32 (1.77%) Redis
13 30 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
15 24 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
16 21 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
17 17 (0.94%) Endeca
17 17 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 14 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 404 (22.38%) Git (software)
2 332 (18.39%) Jenkins
3 298 (16.51%) Maven
4 287 (15.90%) JIRA
5 244 (13.52%) Selenium
6 221 (12.24%) SoapUI
7 203 (11.25%) JUnit
8 139 (7.70%) Cucumber
9 132 (7.31%) Eclipse
10 126 (6.98%) Subversion
11 113 (6.26%) Ant
11 113 (6.26%) Mockito
12 107 (5.93%) Gradle
13 90 (4.99%) WebDriver
14 89 (4.93%) TeamCity
15 71 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
16 62 (3.43%) Hudson
17 58 (3.21%) Bitbucket
18 55 (3.05%) JMeter
18 55 (3.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 370 (20.50%) Finance
2 244 (13.52%) Banking
3 101 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 81 (4.49%) Marketing
5 65 (3.60%) Retail
6 53 (2.94%) Electronics
7 51 (2.83%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.00%) Back Office
10 17 (0.94%) Games
11 14 (0.78%) Law
12 12 (0.66%) Publishing
13 11 (0.61%) Legal
14 9 (0.50%) Advertising
14 9 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.39%) Billing
16 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.28%) Automotive
17 5 (0.28%) Front Office
18 3 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1094 (60.61%) Developer
2 482 (26.70%) Java Developer
3 223 (12.35%) Architect
4 137 (7.59%) Senior Developer
5 119 (6.59%) Analyst
6 113 (6.26%) .NET Developer
7 88 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
8 85 (4.71%) Tester
9 83 (4.60%) Test Analyst
10 78 (4.32%) C# Developer
11 70 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
12 59 (3.27%) Consultant
13 56 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
14 51 (2.83%) Salesforce Developer
15 45 (2.49%) Automation Tester
15 45 (2.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 45 (2.49%) Software Developer
16 42 (2.33%) Agile Developer
16 42 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
16 42 (2.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 983 (54.46%) REST
2 944 (52.30%) Web Services
3 780 (43.21%) XML
4 541 (29.97%) HTML
5 524 (29.03%) Spring
6 492 (27.26%) JSON
7 476 (26.37%) CSS
8 322 (17.84%) RESTful
9 306 (16.95%) Hibernate
10 292 (16.18%) J2EE
11 282 (15.62%) .NET
12 280 (15.51%) jQuery
13 262 (14.52%) AngularJS
14 221 (12.24%) JMS
15 184 (10.19%) HTML5
16 162 (8.98%) XSLT
17 151 (8.37%) Java EE
18 150 (8.31%) Ajax
19 139 (7.70%) XSD
20 136 (7.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (4.54%) User Experience
3 75 (4.16%) Mobile App
4 48 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 36 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.33%) N-Tier
10 22 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 21 (1.16%) iPad
12 19 (1.05%) Data Centre
12 19 (1.05%) DataPower
13 17 (0.94%) CMDB
14 15 (0.83%) Fixed Income
14 15 (0.83%) Mainframe
15 14 (0.78%) Derivative
16 12 (0.66%) Wiki
17 11 (0.61%) PKI
17 11 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 339 (18.78%) Linux
2 272 (15.07%) Unix
3 153 (8.48%) Windows
4 43 (2.38%) Android
5 42 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 38 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.39%) Solaris
8 11 (0.61%) HPUX
9 10 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.39%) CentOS
12 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.055%) AIX
16 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.055%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 980 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (25.43%) TDD
3 417 (23.10%) Scrum
4 294 (16.29%) MVC
5 290 (16.07%) OO
6 275 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
7 254 (14.07%) SOA
8 230 (12.74%) BDD
9 191 (10.58%) DevOps
10 159 (8.81%) Microservices
11 157 (8.70%) Unit Testing
12 153 (8.48%) E-Commerce
13 139 (7.70%) SDLC
14 137 (7.59%) Open Source
15 124 (6.87%) Software Engineering
16 98 (5.43%) Test Automation
17 96 (5.32%) Web Development
18 94 (5.21%) Test Scripting
19 92 (5.10%) Refactoring
20 91 (5.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 998 (55.29%) Java
2 643 (35.62%) JavaScript
3 627 (34.74%) SQL
4 288 (15.96%) C#
5 125 (6.93%) Python
6 115 (6.37%) Shell Script
7 82 (4.54%) Scala
8 79 (4.38%) PL/SQL
9 56 (3.10%) PHP
10 49 (2.71%) Korn
11 48 (2.66%) Groovy
12 47 (2.60%) Ruby
12 47 (2.60%) T-SQL
13 46 (2.55%) Apex Code
14 45 (2.49%) Perl
15 41 (2.27%) PowerShell
15 41 (2.27%) XPath
16 35 (1.94%) Bash Shell
17 29 (1.61%) SOQL
18 24 (1.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 100 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.10%) Degree
3 71 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.44%) ISTQB
5 22 (1.22%) ISEB
6 15 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.39%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.22%) MCSE
12 3 (0.17%) CISSP
12 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CISA
13 2 (0.11%) CISM
13 2 (0.11%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.055%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.055%) CHFI
14 1 (0.055%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (7.37%) QA
2 25 (1.39%) MiFID
3 23 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
3 23 (1.27%) EMIR
4 22 (1.22%) FATCA
5 16 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.39%) PA-DSS
7 7 (0.39%) SDET
8 6 (0.33%) HL7
9 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.17%) SLA
11 2 (0.11%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.055%) COBIT
12 1 (0.055%) PMO
12 1 (0.055%) SEPA
12 1 (0.055%) WCAG
System Software
1 92 (5.10%) Docker
2 21 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.72%) LXC
5 5 (0.28%) Varnish
5 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.22%) vCloud
6 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.17%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.11%) HDFS
9 1 (0.055%) etcd
9 1 (0.055%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.055%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 57 (3.16%) Puppet
2 35 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (1.72%) Ansible
4 28 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.66%) Kibana
6 10 (0.55%) logstash
7 8 (0.44%) OpenSSO
7 8 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (0.44%) Piwik
8 7 (0.39%) Control-M
8 7 (0.39%) Rancher
9 5 (0.28%) CloudHub
9 5 (0.28%) Grafana
9 5 (0.28%) OpenAM
9 5 (0.28%) vRealize
10 4 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.22%) MOM
10 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.22%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 413 (22.88%) Oracle
2 162 (8.98%) Microsoft
3 127 (7.04%) IBM
4 85 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
5 82 (4.54%) SAP
6 73 (4.04%) Adobe
7 58 (3.21%) MuleSoft
8 51 (2.83%) VMware
9 50 (2.77%) Perforce
10 43 (2.38%) HP
10 43 (2.38%) ServiceNow
11 42 (2.33%) Solace
12 39 (2.16%) hybris
13 38 (2.11%) ATG
14 32 (1.77%) CA
14 32 (1.77%) TIBCO
15 30 (1.66%) Google
16 27 (1.50%) webMethods
17 26 (1.44%) Atlassian
17 26 (1.44%) Informatica
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 - £675 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£60,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £700.00 - £850.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago