Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 123 96
Rank change year-on-year -26 -27 +38
Contract jobs citing SOAP 77 175 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.29% 1.97% 2.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.70% 4.90% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 115 196
Central London median daily rate £475 £550 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.02% +4.44%
10th Percentile £350 £409 £400
90th Percentile £675 £725 £599
London median daily rate £513 £525 £498
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.53% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -35.40%

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 2,081 3,570 3,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.86% 40.18% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,616 2,871 2,847
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 13
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +25.58% -60.37%
10th Percentile £24.50 £15.35 £20.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £81.03 £163.50
London median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £32.77
% change year-on-year +32.86% +9.86% -27.18%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 +4 48 £509 -7.50% 21
West End of London +36 2 £495 -1.00%
City of Westminster +6 1 - -
Camden +4 1 £495 -
SOAP
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 54 (70.13%) REST
2 46 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (53.25%) Java
4 31 (40.26%) Microservices
5 28 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 28 (36.36%) SQL
6 27 (35.06%) Spring
7 26 (33.77%) Web Services
7 26 (33.77%) Docker
8 25 (32.47%) AngularJS
9 23 (29.87%) Jenkins
9 23 (29.87%) Git (software)
9 23 (29.87%) TDD
9 23 (29.87%) XML
10 22 (28.57%) HTTP
10 22 (28.57%) BDD
11 21 (27.27%) Gradle
11 21 (27.27%) Linux
12 19 (24.68%) HTML
12 19 (24.68%) Scrum
13 18 (23.38%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (23.38%) Java 8
14 17 (22.08%) RESTful
14 17 (22.08%) CSS
15 16 (20.78%) Kubernetes
16 15 (19.48%) Spring Boot
16 15 (19.48%) DevOps
16 15 (19.48%) JSON
17 14 (18.18%) Selenium
17 14 (18.18%) OAuth

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 18 (23.38%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (11.69%) WebLogic
3 7 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.49%) Apache
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.60%) Anypoint
6 2 (2.60%) Mule
6 2 (2.60%) Mule ESB
6 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.30%) CMS
7 1 (1.30%) Confluence
7 1 (1.30%) Drupal
7 1 (1.30%) nginx
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) GitHub
2 9 (11.69%) AWS
3 7 (9.09%) Azure
4 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.90%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.30%) Heroku
6 1 (1.30%) PaaS
6 1 (1.30%) SaaS
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) HTTP
2 13 (16.88%) SSL
3 11 (14.29%) DNS
3 11 (14.29%) FTP
3 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.30%) AMQP
4 1 (1.30%) DHCP
4 1 (1.30%) DOCSIS
4 1 (1.30%) MQTT
4 1 (1.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) MySQL
2 10 (12.99%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.90%) Big Data
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.90%) Power BI
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.30%) Aerospike
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) DB2
6 1 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.30%) OLAP
6 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (29.87%) Git (software)
1 23 (29.87%) Jenkins
2 21 (27.27%) Gradle
3 14 (18.18%) Selenium
4 13 (16.88%) Maven
5 12 (15.58%) JUnit
6 11 (14.29%) GitLab
7 10 (12.99%) Gatling
7 10 (12.99%) Geb
7 10 (12.99%) Spock
8 9 (11.69%) Jasmine
8 9 (11.69%) Protractor
9 7 (9.09%) Ant
9 7 (9.09%) git-flow
9 7 (9.09%) JMeter
9 7 (9.09%) Mockito
9 7 (9.09%) Postman
9 7 (9.09%) SoapUI
10 4 (5.19%) gulp
10 4 (5.19%) JIRA
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
1 9 (11.69%) Law
2 4 (5.19%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Advertising
4 2 (2.60%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (71.43%) Developer
2 25 (32.47%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.69%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (10.39%) Agile Developer
4 8 (10.39%) Agile Java Developer
4 8 (10.39%) Angular Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Applications Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Java Mobile Developer
6 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Backend Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Intapp Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (70.13%) REST
2 27 (35.06%) Spring
3 26 (33.77%) Web Services
4 25 (32.47%) AngularJS
5 23 (29.87%) XML
6 19 (24.68%) HTML
7 17 (22.08%) CSS
7 17 (22.08%) RESTful
8 15 (19.48%) JSON
8 15 (19.48%) Spring Boot
9 14 (18.18%) .NET
9 14 (18.18%) Kafka
9 14 (18.18%) OAuth
9 14 (18.18%) OAuth2
10 12 (15.58%) HTML5
10 12 (15.58%) J2EE
11 11 (14.29%) Dropwizard
11 11 (14.29%) Guice
11 11 (14.29%) Ratpack
12 10 (12.99%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Mobile App
1 10 (12.99%) User Experience
2 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.79%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (6.49%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.60%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Unix
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.26%) Microservices
3 23 (29.87%) TDD
4 22 (28.57%) BDD
5 19 (24.68%) Scrum
6 15 (19.48%) DevOps
7 11 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
7 11 (14.29%) OWASP
7 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.99%) API Development
8 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
9 9 (11.69%) Open Source
10 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
10 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (10.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 8 (10.39%) Front End Development
10 8 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (10.39%) SDLC
10 8 (10.39%) SOA
10 8 (10.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) Java
2 28 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 28 (36.36%) SQL
3 18 (23.38%) Java 8
4 11 (14.29%) C#
4 11 (14.29%) TypeScript
5 7 (9.09%) Kotlin
5 7 (9.09%) Python
6 6 (7.79%) Groovy
7 3 (3.90%) ES6
7 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.60%) PHP
8 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
2 6 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CCIE
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.30%) ISO 20022
1 1 (1.30%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 26 (33.77%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) Kubernetes
2 11 (14.29%) Docker Swarm
3 9 (11.69%) Terraform
4 4 (5.19%) Ansible
5 1 (1.30%) Control-M
5 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.90%) Aderant
4 3 (3.90%) iManage
4 3 (3.90%) Intapp
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.60%) Google
5 2 (2.60%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.30%) BMC
6 1 (1.30%) Gemalto
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
6 1 (1.30%) InterSystems
6 1 (1.30%) Netezza
6 1 (1.30%) Nokia
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) Sencha
6 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.30%) Workday