Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 26 June 2019 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 124 144
Rank change year-on-year -27 +20 -14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 130 201 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.54% 2.20% 1.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.96% 5.56% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 166 87
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +0.50% +4.74%
10th Percentile £413 £403 £338
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
London median daily rate £525 £505 £498
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.51% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Central London median hourly rate - £21.50 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.78% -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £51.25
% change year-on-year +62.79% -58.05% +0.49%

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 advertised in Central London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3,280 3,618 2,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.81% 39.66% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,616 2,953 2,205
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +3.02% +7.57%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £330
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
London median daily rate £525 £510 £480
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 7
Central London median hourly rate £44.57 £22.00 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.57% -11.50% -24.17%
10th Percentile £24.30 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £68.15 £103.50 £31.85
London median hourly rate £44.96 £44.21 £43.13
% change year-on-year +1.70% +2.51% +26.84%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Central London

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Central London

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Central London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Central London

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Central London

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 June 2019. 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
City of London -54 84 £525 +5.00% 5
West End of London +13 8 £550 -12.00%
City of Westminster -15 6 £588 +62.07%
SOAP
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 95 (73.08%) REST
2 69 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (46.92%) JavaScript
4 55 (42.31%) Web Services
5 54 (41.54%) Java
6 52 (40.00%) HTML
6 52 (40.00%) JSON
7 50 (38.46%) CSS
8 48 (36.92%) Linux
9 45 (34.62%) TDD
10 44 (33.85%) Git (software)
11 41 (31.54%) Microservices
12 36 (27.69%) XML
13 35 (26.92%) RESTful
13 35 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
13 35 (26.92%) BDD
14 28 (21.54%) Spring
15 27 (20.77%) Kafka
16 26 (20.00%) Finance
17 25 (19.23%) Migration
17 25 (19.23%) HTML5
18 23 (17.69%) Security Cleared
19 22 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (16.92%) Apache
19 22 (16.92%) Python
19 22 (16.92%) Java 8
20 21 (16.15%) Kubernetes
20 21 (16.15%) Docker
21 20 (15.38%) DevOps
21 20 (15.38%) SQL

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 22 (16.92%) Apache
2 8 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.15%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.85%) Confluence
3 5 (3.85%) JBoss
4 4 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (3.08%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.08%) CMS
4 4 (3.08%) Drupal
5 3 (2.31%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.54%) Mule
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.77%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.77%) nginx
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.77%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.54%) GitHub
3 14 (10.77%) Amazon SQS
4 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (7.69%) Amazon S3
6 9 (6.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (6.92%) AWS CloudTrail
6 9 (6.92%) Heroku
7 8 (6.15%) Amazon Glacier
7 8 (6.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (6.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (5.38%) Force.com
9 3 (2.31%) Apigee
9 3 (2.31%) IaaS
9 3 (2.31%) PaaS
10 2 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.77%) Office 365
11 1 (0.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) HTTP
2 16 (12.31%) TCP/IP
3 15 (11.54%) SSL
4 14 (10.77%) DNS
5 13 (10.00%) FTP
6 6 (4.62%) SMTP
7 4 (3.08%) Firewall
7 4 (3.08%) LAN
7 4 (3.08%) WAN
8 2 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.77%) Internet
9 1 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.62%) MySQL
2 18 (13.85%) MongoDB
3 17 (13.08%) Relational Database
4 16 (12.31%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (11.54%) SQL Server
6 12 (9.23%) NoSQL
7 10 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (6.92%) Big Data
9 8 (6.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.77%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.77%) OLAP
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.77%) Power BI
11 1 (0.77%) QlikView
11 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.77%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 44 (33.85%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.08%) JIRA
3 15 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 14 (10.77%) gulp
4 14 (10.77%) Selenium
5 13 (10.00%) GitLab
5 13 (10.00%) Gradle
6 12 (9.23%) Cucumber
6 12 (9.23%) Gatling
7 11 (8.46%) Geb
7 11 (8.46%) Spock
8 7 (5.38%) SoapUI
8 7 (5.38%) Subversion
9 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.08%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.31%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.31%) JUnit
11 2 (1.54%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.54%) JMeter
11 2 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 26 (20.00%) Finance
2 17 (13.08%) Banking
3 10 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.15%) Financial Institution
4 8 (6.15%) Marketing
5 4 (3.08%) Electronics
5 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.08%) Retail
5 4 (3.08%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Front Office
6 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.77%) Billing
7 1 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (60.77%) Developer
2 25 (19.23%) Java Developer
3 20 (15.38%) Architect
4 12 (9.23%) Full Stack Developer
5 11 (8.46%) Salesforce Developer
6 10 (7.69%) Tester
7 9 (6.92%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 9 (6.92%) Technical Leader
8 8 (6.15%) Lead Developer
9 7 (5.38%) Agile Developer
9 7 (5.38%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.62%) Telecoms Developer
11 5 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Hybris Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Analyst
12 4 (3.08%) AWS Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.08%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (73.08%) REST
2 55 (42.31%) Web Services
3 52 (40.00%) HTML
3 52 (40.00%) JSON
4 50 (38.46%) CSS
5 36 (27.69%) XML
6 35 (26.92%) RESTful
7 28 (21.54%) Spring
8 27 (20.77%) Kafka
9 25 (19.23%) HTML5
10 19 (14.62%) AngularJS
11 17 (13.08%) Visualforce
12 16 (12.31%) .NET
12 16 (12.31%) OAuth
13 15 (11.54%) jQuery
14 13 (10.00%) Guice
14 13 (10.00%) OAuth2
14 13 (10.00%) Ratpack
14 13 (10.00%) Spring Boot
14 13 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Data Structures
2 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.62%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.08%) iPad
5 4 (3.08%) User Experience
6 3 (2.31%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.54%) Derivative
7 2 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.54%) PKI
7 2 (1.54%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.77%) DataPower
8 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.92%) Linux
2 9 (6.92%) Windows
3 7 (5.38%) Unix
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.62%) TDD
3 41 (31.54%) Microservices
4 35 (26.92%) BDD
5 25 (19.23%) Migration
6 22 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (15.38%) DevOps
8 19 (14.62%) OO
9 18 (13.85%) Scrum
10 15 (11.54%) Data Migration
10 15 (11.54%) MVC
11 14 (10.77%) Coaching
11 14 (10.77%) Collaborative Working
11 14 (10.77%) E-Commerce
12 13 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
12 13 (10.00%) ETL
12 13 (10.00%) Kanban
12 13 (10.00%) OWASP
13 12 (9.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 61 (46.92%) JavaScript
2 54 (41.54%) Java
3 22 (16.92%) Java 8
3 22 (16.92%) Python
4 20 (15.38%) SQL
5 17 (13.08%) Apex Code
5 17 (13.08%) C#
6 14 (10.77%) TypeScript
7 13 (10.00%) ES6
7 13 (10.00%) Ruby
8 11 (8.46%) Bash Shell
9 8 (6.15%) SOQL
9 8 (6.15%) SOSL
10 7 (5.38%) PHP
10 7 (5.38%) Scala
11 6 (4.62%) Groovy
12 5 (3.85%) Clojure
13 4 (3.08%) XPath
14 2 (1.54%) Perl
14 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (17.69%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) Degree
4 5 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.31%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.00%) QA
2 7 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 7 (5.38%) SEPA
3 2 (1.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.77%) EMIR
4 1 (0.77%) MiFID
4 1 (0.77%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (16.15%) Docker
2 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (16.15%) Kubernetes
2 13 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
3 9 (6.92%) Ansible
4 7 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.85%) Terraform
6 2 (1.54%) Grafana
6 2 (1.54%) Kibana
6 2 (1.54%) Puppet
7 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (13.85%) Oracle
2 17 (13.08%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (5.38%) HP
3 7 (5.38%) Informatica
4 6 (4.62%) IBM
5 5 (3.85%) Adobe
5 5 (3.85%) hybris
5 5 (3.85%) MuleSoft
6 4 (3.08%) SAP
7 3 (2.31%) CA
7 3 (2.31%) Google
7 3 (2.31%) InterSystems
8 2 (1.54%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.54%) webMethods
9 1 (0.77%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.77%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.77%) Pega
9 1 (0.77%) Sencha
9 1 (0.77%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.77%) Workday