Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 133 124
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 +10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 144 115 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.05% 1.74% 1.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.17% 4.60% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 88 111
City of London median daily rate £525 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% +11.76%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £338
90th Percentile £675 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £525 £498 £474
% change year-on-year +5.53% +5.01% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 2,787 2,499 2,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.73% 37.81% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,279 2,013 1,993
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £374 £363 £321
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £452
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.74% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.49 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +22.43% -32.47%
10th Percentile £20.38 £20.75 £16.69
90th Percentile £45.63 £29.62 £50.43
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.69% +21.80% -42.86%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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.

1 117 (81.25%) REST
2 101 (70.14%) Java
3 71 (49.31%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (40.97%) JavaScript
5 54 (37.50%) Web Services
6 51 (35.42%) TDD
6 51 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
7 50 (34.72%) HTML
8 47 (32.64%) OAuth
9 46 (31.94%) CSS
10 45 (31.25%) Microservices
11 43 (29.86%) Git (software)
12 41 (28.47%) HTTP
13 40 (27.78%) Docker
14 39 (27.08%) Linux
14 39 (27.08%) XML
14 39 (27.08%) Finance
15 38 (26.39%) AngularJS
16 37 (25.69%) HTML5
16 37 (25.69%) Java 8
16 37 (25.69%) Spring
17 35 (24.31%) MongoDB
17 35 (24.31%) OAuth2
18 33 (22.92%) Heroku
18 33 (22.92%) OWASP
18 33 (22.92%) ES6
18 33 (22.92%) DNS
18 33 (22.92%) SSL
18 33 (22.92%) TCP/IP
18 33 (22.92%) FTP

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 25 (17.36%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (15.97%) Apache
3 22 (15.28%) Apache Spark
4 14 (9.72%) JBoss
4 14 (9.72%) WebSphere
5 12 (8.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (3.47%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.08%) WordPress
8 2 (1.39%) Jetty
9 1 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.69%) Confluence
9 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.69%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.69%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (22.92%) Heroku
3 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (2.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.69%) Force.com
5 1 (0.69%) GitHub
5 1 (0.69%) npm
5 1 (0.69%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 41 (28.47%) HTTP
2 33 (22.92%) DNS
2 33 (22.92%) FTP
2 33 (22.92%) SSL
2 33 (22.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.08%) IMAP
3 3 (2.08%) SMS
3 3 (2.08%) SMTP
4 2 (1.39%) Internet
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.31%) MongoDB
2 22 (15.28%) SQL Server
3 21 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (12.50%) Big Data
5 15 (10.42%) Hadoop
6 13 (9.03%) NoSQL
7 12 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 10 (6.94%) Redis
9 5 (3.47%) DB2
10 4 (2.78%) MySQL
10 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (2.08%) HBase
12 2 (1.39%) Blockchain
12 2 (1.39%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 43 (29.86%) Git (software)
2 30 (20.83%) GitLab
3 26 (18.06%) Gradle
4 20 (13.89%) gulp
5 16 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 14 (9.72%) JUnit
7 13 (9.03%) Maven
8 9 (6.25%) Ant
8 9 (6.25%) Selenium
8 9 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 8 (5.56%) TestNG
10 7 (4.86%) Gatling
10 7 (4.86%) Geb
10 7 (4.86%) Spock
11 4 (2.78%) JMeter
11 4 (2.78%) Mockito
12 3 (2.08%) JIRA
12 3 (2.08%) jMock
12 3 (2.08%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 39 (27.08%) Finance
2 25 (17.36%) Banking
3 8 (5.56%) Legal
4 6 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.17%) Retail
5 4 (2.78%) Law
5 4 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Marketing
7 2 (1.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.69%) Advertising
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (65.97%) Developer
2 47 (32.64%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 16 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 15 (10.42%) Java Web Developer
4 15 (10.42%) Web Developer
5 14 (9.72%) Agile Developer
6 13 (9.03%) Architect
6 13 (9.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
8 10 (6.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (6.94%) Ruby Developer
9 8 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Cloud Developer
9 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce Developer
9 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce Web Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Java E-Commerce Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Lead Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Lead Java Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (81.25%) REST
2 54 (37.50%) Web Services
3 50 (34.72%) HTML
4 47 (32.64%) OAuth
5 46 (31.94%) CSS
6 39 (27.08%) XML
7 38 (26.39%) AngularJS
8 37 (25.69%) HTML5
8 37 (25.69%) Spring
9 35 (24.31%) OAuth2
10 32 (22.22%) JSON
11 31 (21.53%) Dropwizard
12 27 (18.75%) J2EE
13 26 (18.06%) Kafka
14 23 (15.97%) Guice
14 23 (15.97%) Ratpack
15 22 (15.28%) RESTful
16 21 (14.58%) Spring Boot
17 20 (13.89%) Ember.js
18 18 (12.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.19%) Fintech
2 10 (6.94%) Credit Risk
3 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.86%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.78%) User Experience
6 3 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.39%) CCTV
7 2 (1.39%) Derivative
7 2 (1.39%) Equities
7 2 (1.39%) Tandem
7 2 (1.39%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.69%) Animation
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.69%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.08%) Linux
2 8 (5.56%) Windows
3 6 (4.17%) Unix
4 3 (2.08%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.39%) Android
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (49.31%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.42%) TDD
3 45 (31.25%) Microservices
4 33 (22.92%) OWASP
5 27 (18.75%) SOA
6 25 (17.36%) Domain-Driven Design
7 21 (14.58%) BDD
8 19 (13.19%) Web Development
9 17 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (10.42%) Software Engineering
11 14 (9.72%) MVC
11 14 (9.72%) Test Automation
12 13 (9.03%) OO
12 13 (9.03%) Open Source
12 13 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (9.03%) Scrum
13 12 (8.33%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.64%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (6.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 101 (70.14%) Java
2 59 (40.97%) JavaScript
3 37 (25.69%) Java 8
4 33 (22.92%) ES6
5 23 (15.97%) SQL
6 21 (14.58%) TypeScript
7 14 (9.72%) C#
8 10 (6.94%) Ruby
9 7 (4.86%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.86%) XPath
10 6 (4.17%) Kotlin
11 5 (3.47%) Groovy
11 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.47%) Python
11 5 (3.47%) Scala
12 4 (2.78%) ANSI SQL
13 3 (2.08%) Apex Code
13 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.08%) BeanShell
13 3 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.08%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.39%) Degree
4 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) ISEB
5 1 (0.69%) MOS
5 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.08%) PSD2
2 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 40 (27.78%) Docker
2 6 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.69%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 23 (15.97%) Docker Swarm
2 13 (9.03%) Kubernetes
3 10 (6.94%) Marathon
3 10 (6.94%) Mesos
4 5 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.78%) Ansible
5 4 (2.78%) Puppet
5 4 (2.78%) Terraform
6 3 (2.08%) HP ALM
7 2 (1.39%) Matomo
7 2 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.69%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 13 (9.03%) Oracle
2 11 (7.64%) IBM
3 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.47%) Apigee
4 5 (3.47%) CA
5 4 (2.78%) HP
5 4 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.08%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.08%) Hortonworks
6 3 (2.08%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.39%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.39%) InterSystems
7 2 (1.39%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.39%) Pardot
7 2 (1.39%) Sybase
8 1 (0.69%) Adobe
8 1 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.69%) Omniture
8 1 (0.69%) VMware
8 1 (0.69%) Workday