Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 217 147 119
Rank change year-on-year -70 -28 +17
Contract jobs citing SOAP 739 777 1,883
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.79% 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.97% 5.87% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 522 1,182
10th Percentile £350 £360 £350
25th Percentile £405 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £490
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.15% +5.84%
75th Percentile £569 £563 £563
90th Percentile £675 £606 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £460
% change year-on-year -5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 18
10th Percentile £20.05 £49.25 £29.78
25th Percentile £31.56 £50.98 £33.25
Median hourly rate £41.13 £59.56 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -30.95% +19.13% +48.06%
75th Percentile £49.66 £68.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £52.26 £69.13 £52.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.75 £59.56 £50.00
% change year-on-year -19.83% +19.13% +14.29%

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 18,606 13,236 29,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.27% 30.46% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,234 9,386 20,728
10th Percentile £350 £331 £331
25th Percentile £413 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £490
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +4.26%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 115 262
10th Percentile £22.10 £20.50 £16.11
25th Percentile £30.98 £31.25 £26.06
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.42% +7.54%
75th Percentile £56.50 £56.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £66.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% +6.25%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 14 June 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 -85 567 £488 -2.50% 250
London -53 325 £500 -4.76% 78
UK excluding London -72 262 £450 -5.26% 187
Work from Home -80 253 £458 -8.50% 65
South East -20 85 £506 +12.88% 41
Scotland -11 49 £425 +3.03% 12
North of England -39 46 £450 +5.88% 57
Midlands -30 33 £382 -24.46% 36
North West -20 29 £450 +5.88% 28
West Midlands -18 27 £380 -20.00% 29
South West -56 27 £500 -4.71% 26
East of England -19 20 £513 +6.22% 12
Yorkshire -9 15 £520 +29.19% 25
East Midlands -10 6 £425 -16.26% 7
Wales +8 2 £544 +38.10% 2
North East -7 2 £326 -23.24% 4

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 498 (67.39%) REST
2 319 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (40.73%) Web Services
4 293 (39.65%) Java
5 269 (36.40%) XML
6 224 (30.31%) SQL
7 221 (29.91%) JSON
8 184 (24.90%) JavaScript
9 160 (21.65%) Git (software)
10 156 (21.11%) HTML
11 145 (19.62%) Social Skills
12 136 (18.40%) Jenkins
13 131 (17.73%) Azure
14 127 (17.19%) Microservices
15 126 (17.05%) Oracle
15 126 (17.05%) CSS
16 121 (16.37%) SQL Server
17 119 (16.10%) Spring
17 119 (16.10%) DevOps
18 116 (15.70%) Scrum
19 111 (15.02%) SoapUI
19 111 (15.02%) Test Automation
20 110 (14.88%) AWS
21 103 (13.94%) .NET
22 100 (13.53%) JIRA
23 99 (13.40%) C#
24 97 (13.13%) RESTful
25 96 (12.99%) AngularJS
26 90 (12.18%) SOA
26 90 (12.18%) 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 41 (5.55%) Apache
2 38 (5.14%) Confluence
3 30 (4.06%) Tomcat
4 29 (3.92%) Anypoint
5 26 (3.52%) JBoss
6 22 (2.98%) WebLogic
7 20 (2.71%) SharePoint
8 19 (2.57%) CMS
8 19 (2.57%) Mule
9 16 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (2.03%) Mule ESB
10 15 (2.03%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.76%) IIS
12 10 (1.35%) Drupal
13 9 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
15 6 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.81%) WordPress
16 5 (0.68%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) Sketch
3 2 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.81%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.68%) Magento
5 5 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.54%) SAP FI-CA
6 4 (0.54%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.27%) Maximo
8 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 131 (17.73%) Azure
2 110 (14.88%) AWS
3 35 (4.74%) GitHub
3 35 (4.74%) PaaS
4 30 (4.06%) Serverless
5 28 (3.79%) Force.com
6 27 (3.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 26 (3.52%) SaaS
8 24 (3.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 20 (2.71%) Power Platform
10 19 (2.57%) IaaS
11 18 (2.44%) Azure Service Bus
12 15 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
13 14 (1.89%) Amazon S3
13 14 (1.89%) Azure Logic Apps
14 13 (1.76%) Microsoft 365
15 12 (1.62%) Apigee
15 12 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (11.77%) HTTP
2 29 (3.92%) SSL
3 23 (3.11%) DNS
4 13 (1.76%) FTP
5 12 (1.62%) HTTPS
5 12 (1.62%) Internet
5 12 (1.62%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.49%) Firewall
7 10 (1.35%) SMTP
7 10 (1.35%) SSH
8 7 (0.95%) 2G
8 7 (0.95%) 3G
8 7 (0.95%) 4G
8 7 (0.95%) 5G
8 7 (0.95%) INAP
9 6 (0.81%) M3UA
9 6 (0.81%) PuTTY
9 6 (0.81%) SCTP
9 6 (0.81%) SMPP
9 6 (0.81%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.22%) MySQL
3 44 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (5.68%) Relational Database
6 40 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (4.74%) MongoDB
8 27 (3.65%) NoSQL
9 20 (2.71%) Oracle Database
10 15 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (2.03%) Redis
11 13 (1.76%) DB2
11 13 (1.76%) Power BI
12 12 (1.62%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (1.35%) Big Data
14 10 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (1.22%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.22%) Riak
Development Applications
1 160 (21.65%) Git (software)
2 136 (18.40%) Jenkins
3 111 (15.02%) SoapUI
4 100 (13.53%) JIRA
5 90 (12.18%) Maven
6 85 (11.50%) Selenium
7 80 (10.83%) Postman
8 60 (8.12%) JUnit
9 44 (5.95%) Cucumber
10 33 (4.47%) Subversion
11 28 (3.79%) Mockito
12 25 (3.38%) Visual Studio
13 21 (2.84%) Eclipse
14 19 (2.57%) JMeter
15 18 (2.44%) Bitbucket
15 18 (2.44%) IntelliJ
15 18 (2.44%) REST Assured
16 17 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (2.17%) Gradle
18 15 (2.03%) GitLab
General
1 145 (19.62%) Social Skills
2 84 (11.37%) Finance
3 59 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (6.77%) Banking
5 48 (6.50%) Public Sector
6 32 (4.33%) Marketing
7 25 (3.38%) Presentation Skills
8 23 (3.11%) Influencing Skills
9 21 (2.84%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.17%) Retail
11 8 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (0.81%) Automotive
13 5 (0.68%) Legal
14 4 (0.54%) Back Office
14 4 (0.54%) Billing
14 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.54%) Local Government
14 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 336 (45.47%) Developer
2 136 (18.40%) Architect
3 80 (10.83%) Java Developer
4 67 (9.07%) Solutions Architect
5 47 (6.36%) Consultant
5 47 (6.36%) Tester
6 44 (5.95%) Senior Developer
7 40 (5.41%) Salesforce Developer
8 38 (5.14%) ServiceNow Developer
9 34 (4.60%) Automation Tester
10 32 (4.33%) .NET Developer
11 25 (3.38%) C# Developer
12 20 (2.71%) Full Stack Developer
12 20 (2.71%) Technical Architect
13 19 (2.57%) Lead Developer
14 18 (2.44%) Integration Architect
15 17 (2.30%) Technical Leader
15 17 (2.30%) Test Manager
16 15 (2.03%) Analyst
16 15 (2.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (67.39%) REST
2 301 (40.73%) Web Services
3 269 (36.40%) XML
4 221 (29.91%) JSON
5 156 (21.11%) HTML
6 126 (17.05%) CSS
7 119 (16.10%) Spring
8 103 (13.94%) .NET
9 97 (13.13%) RESTful
10 96 (12.99%) AngularJS
11 66 (8.93%) Middleware
12 62 (8.39%) XSLT
13 61 (8.25%) Node.js
14 59 (7.98%) JMS
15 57 (7.71%) jQuery
16 53 (7.17%) J2EE
17 49 (6.63%) Spring Boot
18 48 (6.50%) Hibernate
19 42 (5.68%) React
20 40 (5.41%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.06%) Mobile App
2 28 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (2.57%) User Experience
5 15 (2.03%) Cloud Native
6 14 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.62%) Clustering
7 12 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.49%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.08%) CMDB
11 7 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.81%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.81%) Marketing Technology
12 6 (0.81%) NHS
12 6 (0.81%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.54%) IVR
13 4 (0.54%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.54%) PKI
13 4 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.96%) Linux
2 59 (7.98%) Unix
2 59 (7.98%) Windows
3 22 (2.98%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.30%) Android
5 11 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.81%) Solaris
7 5 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) SUSE
11 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (17.19%) Microservices
3 119 (16.10%) DevOps
4 116 (15.70%) Scrum
5 111 (15.02%) Test Automation
6 90 (12.18%) SOA
7 81 (10.96%) Migration
8 74 (10.01%) SDLC
9 69 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
10 64 (8.66%) OO
10 64 (8.66%) TDD
11 63 (8.53%) Unit Testing
12 62 (8.39%) Data Modelling
13 59 (7.98%) ETL
13 59 (7.98%) MVC
14 57 (7.71%) BDD
15 56 (7.58%) API Integration
15 56 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (6.63%) Open Source
17 48 (6.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 293 (39.65%) Java
2 224 (30.31%) SQL
3 184 (24.90%) JavaScript
4 99 (13.40%) C#
5 74 (10.01%) Python
6 47 (6.36%) Apex Code
7 41 (5.55%) PL/SQL
8 35 (4.74%) T-SQL
9 34 (4.60%) PowerShell
10 31 (4.19%) Java 8
11 26 (3.52%) Perl
11 26 (3.52%) PHP
12 23 (3.11%) TypeScript
13 21 (2.84%) Bash Shell
14 20 (2.71%) VB.NET
15 17 (2.30%) C
16 16 (2.17%) Shell Script
17 14 (1.89%) Scala
17 14 (1.89%) XPath
18 12 (1.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 59 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 56 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.60%) Degree
4 20 (2.71%) ISEB
5 18 (2.44%) ISTQB
6 15 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.35%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.54%) PMP
11 3 (0.41%) CISA
11 3 (0.41%) CISM
11 3 (0.41%) CISSP
12 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.27%) CCA
12 2 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.27%) SSCP
13 1 (0.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.25%) QA
2 12 (1.62%) Accessibility
3 10 (1.35%) GDPR
4 8 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.95%) HL7
6 4 (0.54%) WCAG
7 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.27%) NCSC
7 2 (0.27%) NIST
7 2 (0.27%) SLA
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) GRC
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (5.55%) Docker
2 24 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.41%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.41%) RACF
6 2 (0.27%) KVM
6 2 (0.27%) NFS
6 2 (0.27%) Postfix
6 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.27%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) IAG
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (5.14%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.25%) Ansible
3 21 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
3 21 (2.84%) Terraform
4 16 (2.17%) CloudHub
5 14 (1.89%) Grafana
6 13 (1.76%) Kibana
7 12 (1.62%) HP ALM
8 11 (1.49%) Puppet
9 8 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.41%) Nagios
11 3 (0.41%) Nessus
11 3 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.41%) Salt
12 2 (0.27%) Fluentd
12 2 (0.27%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 126 (17.05%) Oracle
2 76 (10.28%) Salesforce.com
3 64 (8.66%) Microsoft
4 50 (6.77%) SAP
4 50 (6.77%) ServiceNow
5 47 (6.36%) MuleSoft
6 33 (4.47%) IBM
7 24 (3.25%) Adobe
8 19 (2.57%) webMethods
9 18 (2.44%) Splunk
10 16 (2.17%) Google
10 16 (2.17%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 16 (2.17%) TIBCO
11 14 (1.89%) HP
12 12 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.35%) hybris
14 9 (1.22%) CA
14 9 (1.22%) Dell
15 8 (1.08%) Sybase
15 8 (1.08%) VMware