Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 April 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 95 128
Rank change year-on-year -58 +33 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 98 188 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.47% 2.68% 1.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.90% 7.08% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 162 80
City of London median daily rate £575 £479 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.98% +6.50% -5.26%
10th Percentile £438 £413 £374
90th Percentile £725 £588 £626
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
City of London median hourly rate - £21.50 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.78% +30.73%
Central London median hourly rate - £21.50 £26.80
% change year-on-year - -19.78% +30.73%

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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,513 2,656 2,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.64% 37.91% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,018 2,229 1,815
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £412 £367 £332
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 5
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -13.52% -42.94%
10th Percentile £17.60 £21.25 £23.98
90th Percentile £77.75 £61.73 £33.73
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.86
% change year-on-year +62.79% -13.52% -42.94%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the City of London

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the City of London

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the City of London

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in the City of London

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 25 April 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
Moorgate - 1 - -
SOAP
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 69 (70.41%) REST
2 43 (43.88%) Java
2 43 (43.88%) JavaScript
3 39 (39.80%) Web Services
4 38 (38.78%) HTML
5 35 (35.71%) Finance
6 34 (34.69%) Git (software)
7 32 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (31.63%) Spring
8 31 (31.63%) Linux
9 30 (30.61%) CSS
10 27 (27.55%) RESTful
10 27 (27.55%) Microservices
11 26 (26.53%) AngularJS
11 26 (26.53%) Docker
12 25 (25.51%) HTML5
13 24 (24.49%) XML
13 24 (24.49%) TCP/IP
14 23 (23.47%) TDD
14 23 (23.47%) Java 8
15 22 (22.45%) SSL
15 22 (22.45%) HTTP
15 22 (22.45%) SQL
15 22 (22.45%) OAuth
16 21 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
16 21 (21.43%) Docker Swarm
16 21 (21.43%) TypeScript
16 21 (21.43%) gulp
17 20 (20.41%) GitLab
17 20 (20.41%) Ratpack

SOAP
Co-occurring 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 16 (16.33%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (8.16%) Apache
2 8 (8.16%) Apache Spark
2 8 (8.16%) JBoss
3 5 (5.10%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.06%) CMS
4 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.04%) Confluence
5 2 (2.04%) Drupal
6 1 (1.02%) nginx
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.02%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (15.31%) Heroku
3 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (4.08%) GitHub
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (2.04%) Force.com
6 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.02%) PaaS
7 1 (1.02%) SaaS
7 1 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.49%) TCP/IP
2 22 (22.45%) HTTP
2 22 (22.45%) SSL
3 20 (20.41%) DNS
3 20 (20.41%) FTP
4 5 (5.10%) Firewall
5 4 (4.08%) SMTP
6 2 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.04%) LAN
6 2 (2.04%) WAN
7 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) MongoDB
2 14 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (10.20%) Big Data
4 9 (9.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (8.16%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.02%) OLAP
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.02%) QlikView
9 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 34 (34.69%) Git (software)
2 21 (21.43%) gulp
3 20 (20.41%) GitLab
3 20 (20.41%) Gradle
3 20 (20.41%) Selenium
4 15 (15.31%) Cucumber
5 14 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 13 (13.27%) Gatling
7 12 (12.24%) Geb
7 12 (12.24%) Spock
8 9 (9.18%) JIRA
9 6 (6.12%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.10%) Subversion
11 3 (3.06%) Eclipse
11 3 (3.06%) JUnit
11 3 (3.06%) Mocha
11 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.06%) Zephyr
12 2 (2.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 35 (35.71%) Finance
2 20 (20.41%) Banking
3 15 (15.31%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.08%) Retail
4 4 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Front Office
6 1 (1.02%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (48.98%) Developer
2 23 (23.47%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 11 (11.22%) Tester
5 9 (9.18%) Agile Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Agile Java Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Architect
6 7 (7.14%) Lead Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (6.12%) ServiceNow Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Technical Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Administrator
8 5 (5.10%) Lead Java Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Salesforce Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.04%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.04%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (70.41%) REST
2 39 (39.80%) Web Services
3 38 (38.78%) HTML
4 31 (31.63%) Spring
5 30 (30.61%) CSS
6 27 (27.55%) RESTful
7 26 (26.53%) AngularJS
8 25 (25.51%) HTML5
9 24 (24.49%) XML
10 22 (22.45%) OAuth
11 20 (20.41%) Dropwizard
11 20 (20.41%) Guice
11 20 (20.41%) Kafka
11 20 (20.41%) OAuth2
11 20 (20.41%) Ratpack
12 19 (19.39%) Ember.js
12 19 (19.39%) JSON
13 18 (18.37%) Spring Boot
14 13 (13.27%) Middleware
15 12 (12.24%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) CMDB
3 4 (4.08%) User Experience
4 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.04%) PKI
4 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.02%) DataPower
5 1 (1.02%) Derivative
5 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.63%) Linux
2 8 (8.16%) Unix
3 3 (3.06%) Windows
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.55%) Microservices
3 23 (23.47%) TDD
4 20 (20.41%) BDD
4 20 (20.41%) Domain-Driven Design
4 20 (20.41%) OWASP
5 18 (18.37%) API Testing
6 16 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
7 13 (13.27%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.24%) API Development
8 12 (12.24%) DevOps
9 11 (11.22%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.22%) Validation
10 10 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (10.20%) Migration
10 10 (10.20%) Scrum
11 9 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (9.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.88%) Java
1 43 (43.88%) JavaScript
2 23 (23.47%) Java 8
3 22 (22.45%) SQL
4 21 (21.43%) TypeScript
5 20 (20.41%) ES6
6 11 (11.22%) Apex Code
7 7 (7.14%) Python
8 6 (6.12%) C#
8 6 (6.12%) PHP
8 6 (6.12%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.10%) Perl
10 4 (4.08%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.06%) Ruby
11 3 (3.06%) SOQL
12 2 (2.04%) Scala
12 2 (2.04%) SOSL
12 2 (2.04%) XPath
13 1 (1.02%) Haskell
13 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) Degree
4 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.06%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) CISSP
7 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.33%) QA
2 11 (11.22%) SEPA
3 5 (5.10%) SLA
4 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.04%) GDPR
4 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (2.04%) MiFID
5 1 (1.02%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (26.53%) Docker
2 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (21.43%) Docker Swarm
2 19 (19.39%) Kubernetes
3 11 (11.22%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (4.08%) Terraform
5 3 (3.06%) Ansible
6 2 (2.04%) Puppet
7 1 (1.02%) Grafana
7 1 (1.02%) Kibana
7 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Oracle
2 11 (11.22%) HP
2 11 (11.22%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (6.12%) ServiceNow
4 5 (5.10%) IBM
4 5 (5.10%) Informatica
4 5 (5.10%) xMatters
5 3 (3.06%) Google
6 2 (2.04%) InterSystems
6 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.04%) webMethods
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe
7 1 (1.02%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.02%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.02%) Pega
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.02%) SAP
7 1 (1.02%) Sencha
7 1 (1.02%) Tableau
7 1 (1.02%) TIBCO