Period
to 24 May 2018

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 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 134 125
Rank change year-on-year +43 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 184 101 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.66% 1.64% 1.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.91% 4.47% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 77 90
City of London median daily rate £498 £473 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% -0.53% +14.46%
10th Percentile £413 £370 £361
90th Percentile £588 £630 £614
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +10.56% -5.26% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £26.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.78% - -
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £26.80 -
% change year-on-year -19.78% - -

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 2,662 2,262 2,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.42% 36.73% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,183 1,862 1,812
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £313
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
Central London median daily rate £505 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £24.86 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% -42.94% +79.82%
10th Percentile £21.08 £23.98 £17.09
90th Percentile £58.23 £33.73 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.86 £43.57
% change year-on-year -11.50% -42.94% +59.19%

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 24 May 2018.

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

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 across the City of London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 143 (77.72%) REST
2 135 (73.37%) Java
3 109 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (48.91%) Web Services
5 81 (44.02%) TDD
6 72 (39.13%) JavaScript
7 63 (34.24%) XML
8 58 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
9 55 (29.89%) HTML
10 52 (28.26%) CSS
11 51 (27.72%) Git (software)
12 48 (26.09%) AngularJS
12 48 (26.09%) HTTP
13 47 (25.54%) Microservices
14 46 (25.00%) Java 8
15 43 (23.37%) Dropwizard
16 42 (22.83%) RESTful
16 42 (22.83%) Finance
17 40 (21.74%) Web Development
18 39 (21.20%) OAuth
18 39 (21.20%) Linux
18 39 (21.20%) HTML5
19 38 (20.65%) BDD
19 38 (20.65%) Docker
20 37 (20.11%) JSON
21 34 (18.48%) MongoDB
22 33 (17.93%) OAuth2
22 33 (17.93%) Apache
23 32 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
24 31 (16.85%) Spring

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 33 (17.93%) Apache
2 22 (11.96%) Tomcat
3 18 (9.78%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (5.98%) JBoss
6 8 (4.35%) Apache Spark
7 6 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.17%) Confluence
8 4 (2.17%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.63%) WordPress
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.54%) Liferay
10 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.54%) nginx
10 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 58 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (16.85%) Heroku
3 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (1.09%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.54%) Force.com
6 1 (0.54%) GitHub
6 1 (0.54%) npm
6 1 (0.54%) NuGet
6 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.09%) HTTP
2 31 (16.85%) DNS
2 31 (16.85%) FTP
2 31 (16.85%) SSL
2 31 (16.85%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.80%) IMAP
3 7 (3.80%) SMTP
4 5 (2.72%) SMS
5 3 (1.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.48%) MongoDB
2 32 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (16.30%) SQL Server
4 16 (8.70%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.98%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (4.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
7 8 (4.35%) Redis
8 7 (3.80%) Blockchain
9 6 (3.26%) Big Data
9 6 (3.26%) MySQL
10 4 (2.17%) HBase
11 3 (1.63%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.63%) Power BI
11 3 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 51 (27.72%) Git (software)
2 28 (15.22%) GitLab
2 28 (15.22%) JUnit
3 27 (14.67%) Gradle
4 22 (11.96%) Gatling
5 21 (11.41%) Spock
5 21 (11.41%) TestNG
6 20 (10.87%) Geb
6 20 (10.87%) gulp
6 20 (10.87%) Selenium
7 17 (9.24%) Jenkins
8 14 (7.61%) SoapUI
9 13 (7.07%) Maven
10 12 (6.52%) JIRA
11 9 (4.89%) JMeter
12 8 (4.35%) Ant
13 7 (3.80%) Visual Studio
14 6 (3.26%) Cucumber
14 6 (3.26%) WebDriver
15 5 (2.72%) Mockito
General
1 42 (22.83%) Finance
2 24 (13.04%) Banking
3 17 (9.24%) Law
4 14 (7.61%) Legal
5 13 (7.07%) Financial Institution
6 9 (4.89%) Marketing
7 7 (3.80%) Retail
8 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 129 (70.11%) Developer
2 74 (40.22%) Java Developer
3 28 (15.22%) Agile Developer
3 28 (15.22%) Java Web Developer
3 28 (15.22%) Web Developer
4 21 (11.41%) Agile Java Developer
5 20 (10.87%) Cloud Developer
5 20 (10.87%) E-Commerce Developer
5 20 (10.87%) E-Commerce Web Developer
5 20 (10.87%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 16 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 15 (8.15%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.07%) C# Developer
8 13 (7.07%) Integration Specialist
8 13 (7.07%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (6.52%) .NET Developer
9 12 (6.52%) Java Scala Developer
9 12 (6.52%) Scala Developer
9 12 (6.52%) Senior Java Scala Developer
9 12 (6.52%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (77.72%) REST
2 90 (48.91%) Web Services
3 63 (34.24%) XML
4 55 (29.89%) HTML
5 52 (28.26%) CSS
6 48 (26.09%) AngularJS
7 43 (23.37%) Dropwizard
8 42 (22.83%) RESTful
9 39 (21.20%) HTML5
9 39 (21.20%) OAuth
10 37 (20.11%) JSON
11 33 (17.93%) OAuth2
12 31 (16.85%) Spring
13 30 (16.30%) .NET
14 24 (13.04%) J2EE
15 23 (12.50%) Guice
15 23 (12.50%) Ratpack
16 20 (10.87%) Ember.js
16 20 (10.87%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (10.87%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.78%) Fintech
2 10 (5.43%) Hedge funds
3 8 (4.35%) Credit Risk
3 8 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 7 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.63%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.63%) User Experience
7 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.09%) Derivative
7 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.54%) Animation
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) CMDB
8 1 (0.54%) Equities
8 1 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) Tandem
8 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.20%) Linux
2 16 (8.70%) Windows
3 6 (3.26%) Unix
4 3 (1.63%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.63%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.09%) Android
5 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.09%) Solaris
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (44.02%) TDD
3 47 (25.54%) Microservices
4 40 (21.74%) Web Development
5 38 (20.65%) BDD
6 31 (16.85%) OWASP
7 30 (16.30%) Scrum
8 29 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (15.76%) SOA
9 27 (14.67%) MVC
9 27 (14.67%) Software Engineering
9 27 (14.67%) Test Automation
10 25 (13.59%) E-Commerce
11 23 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
12 22 (11.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (11.41%) DevOps
14 20 (10.87%) B2C
14 20 (10.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (8.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (73.37%) Java
2 72 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 46 (25.00%) Java 8
4 30 (16.30%) ES6
5 29 (15.76%) C#
5 29 (15.76%) SQL
6 27 (14.67%) Scala
7 21 (11.41%) TypeScript
8 20 (10.87%) Groovy
9 16 (8.70%) XPath
10 12 (6.52%) Kotlin
11 10 (5.43%) BeanShell
11 10 (5.43%) Shell Script
12 9 (4.89%) MUMPS
12 9 (4.89%) VB.NET
13 8 (4.35%) Ruby
14 6 (3.26%) Python
15 5 (2.72%) PowerShell
16 4 (2.17%) Bash Shell
17 3 (1.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.17%) Degree
4 3 (1.63%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.26%) QA
3 3 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.63%) PSD2
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 38 (20.65%) Docker
2 17 (9.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (12.50%) Docker Swarm
2 9 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.35%) Marathon
3 8 (4.35%) Mesos
4 5 (2.72%) HP ALM
4 5 (2.72%) Puppet
5 4 (2.17%) Ansible
5 4 (2.17%) Terraform
6 2 (1.09%) Matomo
6 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.54%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 19 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.61%) IBM
3 11 (5.98%) Oracle
3 11 (5.98%) ServiceNow
4 10 (5.43%) Apigee
5 6 (3.26%) HP
6 4 (2.17%) Sybase
7 3 (1.63%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.63%) Hortonworks
7 3 (1.63%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.63%) Solace
8 2 (1.09%) CA
8 2 (1.09%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.09%) InterSystems
8 2 (1.09%) Pardot
8 2 (1.09%) SAP
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe
9 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.54%) VMware