Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 132 126
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +28
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2,030 1,759 2,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 1.95% 1.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.14% 6.09% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,331 1,144 1,398
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 14
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.63 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +27.62% +11.72%
10th Percentile £21.25 £21.13 £26.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £56.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +31.94% +11.63%

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 33,070 28,886 30,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.82% 31.98% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,298 19,959 21,007
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 351 435
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.96% +7.86%

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 24 May 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 24 May 2018.

Contractor 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 24 May 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 +4 1,864 £475 +5.56% 497
UK excluding London -6 1,159 £430 +1.18% 399
London -10 836 £500 +5.26% 150
South East -2 398 £475 +5.56% 79
North of England 0 229 £423 +7.30% 115
Midlands -2 168 £400 -5.88% 76
East of England +57 152 £525 +13.51% 35
North West +8 130 £420 +5.00% 56
West Midlands 0 113 £400 -11.11% 48
Scotland -8 109 £413 +3.13% 35
Yorkshire -3 86 £425 +17.24% 47
South West -36 76 £413 +16.20% 42
East Midlands -7 55 £375 - 28
Wales +1 25 £370 +5.71% 14
North East -9 13 £411 -13.42% 12
Northern Ireland +4 2 £473 +5.41% 3

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,177 (57.98%) Java
2 1,130 (55.67%) REST
3 1,122 (55.27%) Web Services
4 1,110 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
5 816 (40.20%) XML
6 612 (30.15%) TDD
7 587 (28.92%) JavaScript
8 541 (26.65%) JSON
9 522 (25.71%) Git (software)
10 516 (25.42%) RESTful
11 512 (25.22%) Spring
12 511 (25.17%) HTML
13 492 (24.24%) SQL
14 434 (21.38%) Scrum
15 425 (20.94%) CSS
16 414 (20.39%) SOA
17 413 (20.34%) Finance
18 400 (19.70%) Oracle
18 400 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
19 379 (18.67%) Jenkins
20 354 (17.44%) C#
21 351 (17.29%) Linux
22 337 (16.60%) SQL Server
23 333 (16.40%) .NET
24 322 (15.86%) Test Automation
25 307 (15.12%) Microservices
26 297 (14.63%) BDD
27 288 (14.19%) Maven
27 288 (14.19%) AngularJS
28 282 (13.89%) MVC

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
1 167 (8.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 139 (6.85%) Tomcat
3 135 (6.65%) Apache
4 121 (5.96%) WebSphere
5 109 (5.37%) Mule
6 101 (4.98%) Confluence
7 83 (4.09%) WebLogic
8 79 (3.89%) Oracle Service Bus
9 72 (3.55%) JBoss
10 60 (2.96%) CMS
10 60 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
11 43 (2.12%) Apache Solr
12 40 (1.97%) Apache Spark
13 35 (1.72%) Mule ESB
14 34 (1.67%) IIS
15 32 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
17 25 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
18 24 (1.18%) SharePoint
19 16 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 34 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.049%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.049%) Maya
7 1 (0.049%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 23 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.99%) Magento
3 14 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.59%) Elite 3E
5 10 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
5 10 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.20%) Front Arena
9 4 (0.20%) Global One
9 4 (0.20%) thinkFolio
10 3 (0.15%) AquaLogic BPM
10 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 247 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (2.71%) GitHub
4 52 (2.56%) OpenShift
5 42 (2.07%) Heroku
6 39 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (1.72%) PaaS
8 34 (1.67%) IaaS
9 26 (1.28%) Force.com
10 24 (1.18%) Boomi
11 23 (1.13%) SaaS
12 21 (1.03%) BrowserStack
13 20 (0.99%) npm
14 19 (0.94%) Google Tag Manager
15 16 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 16 (0.79%) Serverless
16 15 (0.74%) iPaaS
17 11 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
17 11 (0.54%) Google Analytics
17 11 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 173 (8.52%) HTTP
2 96 (4.73%) SSL
3 67 (3.30%) TCP/IP
4 60 (2.96%) FTP
5 47 (2.32%) Internet
6 39 (1.92%) DNS
7 24 (1.18%) SMTP
8 14 (0.69%) HTTPS
9 13 (0.64%) Firewall
9 13 (0.64%) SMS
10 11 (0.54%) Network Security
10 11 (0.54%) SNMP
11 9 (0.44%) SSH
12 7 (0.34%) DOCSIS
12 7 (0.34%) IMAP
13 6 (0.30%) MQTT
14 5 (0.25%) AMQP
15 4 (0.20%) IPsec
16 3 (0.15%) Broadband
17 2 (0.099%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 196 (9.66%) MySQL
3 181 (8.92%) Relational Database
4 153 (7.54%) MongoDB
5 148 (7.29%) NoSQL
6 130 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
7 116 (5.71%) Oracle Database
8 80 (3.94%) Big Data
9 72 (3.55%) DB2
10 65 (3.20%) Hadoop
11 54 (2.66%) RDBMS
12 41 (2.02%) HBase
13 38 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 37 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 35 (1.72%) Redis
16 33 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
17 24 (1.18%) Apache Hive
17 24 (1.18%) Sqoop
18 22 (1.08%) Data Lake
18 22 (1.08%) Impala
Development Applications
1 522 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 379 (18.67%) Jenkins
3 288 (14.19%) Maven
4 239 (11.77%) Selenium
5 231 (11.38%) JUnit
6 222 (10.94%) JIRA
7 192 (9.46%) SoapUI
8 157 (7.73%) Subversion
9 117 (5.76%) Eclipse
10 113 (5.57%) Mockito
11 112 (5.52%) Visual Studio
12 109 (5.37%) Cucumber
13 103 (5.07%) Gradle
14 92 (4.53%) TeamCity
15 90 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
16 89 (4.38%) Ant
17 74 (3.65%) SonarQube
18 56 (2.76%) IntelliJ
18 56 (2.76%) jMock
19 52 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 413 (20.34%) Finance
2 182 (8.97%) Banking
3 114 (5.62%) Marketing
4 101 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 83 (4.09%) Manufacturing
6 78 (3.84%) Electronics
7 58 (2.86%) Retail
8 33 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 25 (1.23%) Legal
11 23 (1.13%) Law
12 19 (0.94%) Games
13 17 (0.84%) Front Office
14 14 (0.69%) Back Office
15 12 (0.59%) Publishing
16 10 (0.49%) Billing
17 9 (0.44%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.39%) General Ledger
19 3 (0.15%) Advertising
19 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,272 (62.66%) Developer
2 534 (26.31%) Java Developer
3 216 (10.64%) Senior Developer
4 189 (9.31%) Architect
5 144 (7.09%) .NET Developer
6 103 (5.07%) Analyst
7 101 (4.98%) Senior Java Developer
8 96 (4.73%) C# Developer
9 95 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
10 91 (4.48%) Integration Developer
11 79 (3.89%) Agile Developer
12 73 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
13 68 (3.35%) Tester
14 63 (3.10%) Test Analyst
15 62 (3.05%) Consultant
16 61 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
16 61 (3.00%) Lead Developer
17 54 (2.66%) Agile Java Developer
18 52 (2.56%) Java Engineer
19 51 (2.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,130 (55.67%) REST
2 1,122 (55.27%) Web Services
3 816 (40.20%) XML
4 541 (26.65%) JSON
5 516 (25.42%) RESTful
6 512 (25.22%) Spring
7 511 (25.17%) HTML
8 425 (20.94%) CSS
9 333 (16.40%) .NET
10 288 (14.19%) AngularJS
11 267 (13.15%) HTML5
12 236 (11.63%) Hibernate
13 229 (11.28%) J2EE
14 221 (10.89%) Spring Boot
15 220 (10.84%) jQuery
16 194 (9.56%) Node.js
17 187 (9.21%) JMS
18 182 (8.97%) XSLT
19 145 (7.14%) CSS3
20 144 (7.09%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
2 114 (5.62%) Mobile App
3 99 (4.88%) User Experience
4 84 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 68 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (2.51%) Computer Science
8 39 (1.92%) Clustering
9 32 (1.58%) Derivative
10 28 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.18%) DataPower
12 23 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.13%) Mainframe
13 22 (1.08%) Fintech
14 20 (0.99%) Fat Client
14 20 (0.99%) Thin Client
15 18 (0.89%) PKI
16 17 (0.84%) Data Centre
17 15 (0.74%) N-Tier
18 14 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 351 (17.29%) Linux
2 209 (10.30%) Unix
3 157 (7.73%) Windows
4 68 (3.35%) Android
5 55 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 43 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.58%) CentOS
8 23 (1.13%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.84%) Solaris
10 15 (0.74%) Windows Server
11 13 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.49%) HPUX
12 10 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.15%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.15%) Debian
15 3 (0.15%) SUSE
16 2 (0.099%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,110 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 612 (30.15%) TDD
3 434 (21.38%) Scrum
4 414 (20.39%) SOA
5 400 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
6 322 (15.86%) Test Automation
7 307 (15.12%) Microservices
8 297 (14.63%) BDD
9 282 (13.89%) MVC
10 221 (10.89%) OO
11 209 (10.30%) DevOps
12 190 (9.36%) Unit Testing
13 172 (8.47%) Open Source
14 159 (7.83%) SDLC
15 155 (7.64%) E-Commerce
16 146 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
17 145 (7.14%) Kanban
18 143 (7.04%) Software Engineering
19 120 (5.91%) Web Development
20 116 (5.71%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,177 (57.98%) Java
2 587 (28.92%) JavaScript
3 492 (24.24%) SQL
4 354 (17.44%) C#
5 199 (9.80%) Java 8
6 153 (7.54%) Python
7 122 (6.01%) XPath
8 120 (5.91%) Scala
9 88 (4.33%) Groovy
10 85 (4.19%) PL/SQL
11 76 (3.74%) Ruby
12 74 (3.65%) Shell Script
13 68 (3.35%) ES6
14 62 (3.05%) Bash Shell
15 61 (3.00%) TypeScript
16 57 (2.81%) PowerShell
17 56 (2.76%) T-SQL
18 52 (2.56%) PHP
19 39 (1.92%) Perl
20 37 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 105 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 103 (5.07%) Degree
3 79 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (0.84%) ISEB
7 16 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (0.34%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.20%) OCP
14 3 (0.15%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.15%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
15 2 (0.099%) VCP6
15 2 (0.099%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.96%) QA
2 10 (0.49%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
2 10 (0.49%) EMIR
2 10 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (0.49%) MiFID
2 10 (0.49%) PMO
3 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.30%) PSD2
3 6 (0.30%) WAI
4 3 (0.15%) GDPR
4 3 (0.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.099%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.099%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.049%) COBIT
6 1 (0.049%) HL7
6 1 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.049%) SEPA
System Software
1 193 (9.51%) Docker
2 49 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 45 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.58%) vSphere
5 25 (1.23%) Apache Flume
6 22 (1.08%) HDFS
7 9 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.30%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.25%) Varnish
10 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.15%) LXC
10 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.15%) Xen
11 2 (0.099%) NFS
11 2 (0.099%) Samba
11 2 (0.099%) Squid
12 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.049%) XenApp
12 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (4.73%) Puppet
2 94 (4.63%) Ansible
3 63 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
5 27 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
6 25 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 25 (1.23%) Oozie
7 24 (1.18%) HP ALM
8 16 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
9 15 (0.74%) OpenSSO
10 14 (0.69%) BladeLogic
11 13 (0.64%) Mesos
12 12 (0.59%) Terraform
13 11 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.49%) Grafana
14 10 (0.49%) Kibana
15 8 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
15 8 (0.39%) Marathon
16 6 (0.30%) Prometheus
16 6 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 400 (19.70%) Oracle
2 228 (11.23%) Microsoft
3 134 (6.60%) IBM
4 106 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
5 105 (5.17%) SAP
6 60 (2.96%) WSO2
7 58 (2.86%) MuleSoft
8 49 (2.41%) VMware
9 46 (2.27%) Google
10 38 (1.87%) HP
11 37 (1.82%) Red Hat
12 35 (1.72%) CA
12 35 (1.72%) Sitecore
13 34 (1.67%) webMethods
14 33 (1.63%) Cloudera
14 33 (1.63%) Hortonworks
15 31 (1.53%) Informatica
15 31 (1.53%) ServiceNow
16 28 (1.38%) Adobe
17 25 (1.23%) Atlassian