The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
London / City of London
Rank 107 102 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing SOAP 50 51 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.69% 1.60% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.77% 5.05% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 53
Median daily rate £470 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £608 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.68% +14.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1049 1009 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.40% 31.56% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 854 1258
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the City of London region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the City of London region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 59 (56.73%) REST
2 57 (54.81%) Web Services
3 56 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (48.08%) SQL
5 45 (43.27%) XML
6 44 (42.31%) Java
7 40 (38.46%) HTML
8 39 (37.50%) TDD
9 38 (36.54%) JavaScript
10 29 (27.88%) CSS
10 29 (27.88%) Finance
11 27 (25.96%) Banking
11 27 (25.96%) JSON
12 26 (25.00%) Scrum
13 25 (24.04%) Jenkins
14 24 (23.08%) Oracle
15 23 (22.12%) Maven
16 21 (20.19%) Linux
17 20 (19.23%) OO
17 20 (19.23%) J2EE
17 20 (19.23%) Unix
18 19 (18.27%) .NET
18 19 (18.27%) JIRA
18 19 (18.27%) Selenium
18 19 (18.27%) Unit Testing
18 19 (18.27%) BDD
19 18 (17.31%) Git (software)
19 18 (17.31%) Spring
20 16 (15.38%) C#
20 16 (15.38%) Cucumber

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 15 (14.42%) JBoss
2 12 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.62%) WebLogic
3 10 (9.62%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.73%) Mule
5 5 (4.81%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.85%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.85%) Confluence
6 4 (3.85%) IIS
7 3 (2.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (2.88%) Apache
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.96%) CMS
9 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.65%) TestFlight
3 6 (5.77%) SaaS
4 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.85%) IaaS
5 3 (2.88%) PaaS
6 2 (1.92%) GitHub
7 1 (0.96%) Firebase
7 1 (0.96%) Force.com
7 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) HTTP
2 7 (6.73%) LDAP
3 5 (4.81%) Internet
4 4 (3.85%) Firewall
4 4 (3.85%) LAN
5 3 (2.88%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.88%) SMTP
5 3 (2.88%) SSL
5 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.92%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.96%) FTP
7 1 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) MySQL
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (8.65%) CouchDB
2 9 (8.65%) MongoDB
2 9 (8.65%) SQLite
3 7 (6.73%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.92%) Big Data
4 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.92%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.96%) Endeca
5 1 (0.96%) QlikView
5 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.96%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 25 (24.04%) Jenkins
2 23 (22.12%) Maven
3 19 (18.27%) JIRA
3 19 (18.27%) Selenium
4 18 (17.31%) Git (software)
5 16 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 11 (10.58%) Ant
6 11 (10.58%) JUnit
6 11 (10.58%) SoapUI
7 9 (8.65%) Mockito
8 8 (7.69%) TeamCity
9 6 (5.77%) EasyMock
10 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.85%) HP UFT
11 4 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (3.85%) Subversion
11 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.88%) JMeter
12 3 (2.88%) Mocha
12 3 (2.88%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 29 (27.88%) Finance
2 27 (25.96%) Banking
3 8 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 8 (7.69%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Advertising
5 3 (2.88%) Legal
5 3 (2.88%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Back Office
6 2 (1.92%) Games
6 2 (1.92%) Marketing
7 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (60.58%) Developer
2 21 (20.19%) Senior Developer
3 19 (18.27%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.58%) .NET Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Architect
4 11 (10.58%) iOS Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (9.62%) Consultant
6 8 (7.69%) Senior iOS Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Angular Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Integration Consultant
9 5 (4.81%) Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.81%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Tester
10 4 (3.85%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.88%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (56.73%) REST
2 57 (54.81%) Web Services
3 45 (43.27%) XML
4 40 (38.46%) HTML
5 29 (27.88%) CSS
6 27 (25.96%) JSON
7 20 (19.23%) J2EE
8 19 (18.27%) .NET
9 18 (17.31%) Spring
10 15 (14.42%) AngularJS
10 15 (14.42%) jQuery
10 15 (14.42%) JSP
11 14 (13.46%) RESTful
12 12 (11.54%) HTML5
12 12 (11.54%) JMS
13 11 (10.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (10.58%) Hibernate
14 10 (9.62%) Apache Camel
14 10 (9.62%) Cocoa
14 10 (9.62%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (6.73%) Data Structures
4 7 (6.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (5.77%) User Experience
6 5 (4.81%) N-Tier
7 4 (3.85%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.88%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.92%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.96%) Derivative
10 1 (0.96%) Equities
10 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.96%) PKI
10 1 (0.96%) Social Media
10 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Linux
2 20 (19.23%) Unix
3 14 (13.46%) Windows
4 13 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.85%) Android
5 4 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) TDD
3 26 (25.00%) Scrum
4 20 (19.23%) OO
5 19 (18.27%) BDD
5 19 (18.27%) Unit Testing
6 14 (13.46%) E-Commerce
7 13 (12.50%) MVC
7 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.54%) iOS Development
9 11 (10.58%) SOA
9 11 (10.58%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.58%) Web Development
10 10 (9.62%) Open Source
11 9 (8.65%) Progressive Enhancement
11 9 (8.65%) UML
12 8 (7.69%) API Testing
12 8 (7.69%) DevOps
12 8 (7.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 50 (48.08%) SQL
2 44 (42.31%) Java
3 38 (36.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.38%) C#
5 12 (11.54%) Apple Swift
5 12 (11.54%) Shell Script
6 11 (10.58%) Objective-C
7 10 (9.62%) PL/SQL
8 9 (8.65%) PHP
9 8 (7.69%) Bash Shell
10 7 (6.73%) Python
10 7 (6.73%) XPath
11 5 (4.81%) Perl
11 5 (4.81%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.88%) Apex Code
12 3 (2.88%) BeanShell
13 2 (1.92%) C
13 2 (1.92%) C++
13 2 (1.92%) Korn
13 2 (1.92%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) HL7
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) SDET
3 1 (0.96%) SEPA
3 1 (0.96%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.96%) HDFS
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Control-M
1 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (0.96%) MOM
2 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) Oracle
2 7 (6.73%) IBM
3 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.85%) Adobe
5 3 (2.88%) Informatica
5 3 (2.88%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (2.88%) Solace
5 3 (2.88%) Workday
6 2 (1.92%) BMC
6 2 (1.92%) HP
6 2 (1.92%) hybris
6 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.92%) VMware
7 1 (0.96%) Cerner
7 1 (0.96%) Citrix
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.96%) McKesson
7 1 (0.96%) MEDITECH
7 1 (0.96%) Pega
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