Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 108 125
Rank change year-on-year -34 +17 +31
Contract jobs citing SOAP 119 169 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.69% 2.36% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.23% 6.28% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 149 101
City of London median daily rate £550 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £413 £396 £338
90th Percentile £725 £600 £575
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 2,814 2,691 2,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.88% 37.66% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,339 2,275 1,970
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £406 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £639
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.79 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -26.32% -6.67%
10th Percentile £14.90 £19.33 £19.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £41.25 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.58% -38.57% -6.67%

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 16 December 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

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 16 December 2018. 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 - 6 £525 -
London Bridge - 1 £425 -
SOAP
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 81 (68.07%) REST
2 68 (57.14%) Java
3 47 (39.50%) JavaScript
4 45 (37.82%) Git (software)
4 45 (37.82%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (36.97%) HTML
6 43 (36.13%) OAuth
7 42 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (32.77%) Spring
8 39 (32.77%) Finance
9 37 (31.09%) AngularJS
10 36 (30.25%) Web Services
10 36 (30.25%) Linux
11 35 (29.41%) Docker
12 34 (28.57%) HTML5
12 34 (28.57%) CSS
13 33 (27.73%) TDD
14 32 (26.89%) MongoDB
14 32 (26.89%) Spring Boot
15 31 (26.05%) Microservices
16 30 (25.21%) Java 8
16 30 (25.21%) HTTP
16 30 (25.21%) TCP/IP
17 29 (24.37%) Domain-Driven Design
17 29 (24.37%) ES6
17 29 (24.37%) OAuth2
17 29 (24.37%) Heroku
18 28 (23.53%) GitLab
18 28 (23.53%) OWASP
18 28 (23.53%) DNS

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 26 (21.85%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (15.97%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.20%) Apache
3 5 (4.20%) JBoss
4 4 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.36%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.52%) CMS
6 2 (1.68%) Confluence
6 2 (1.68%) Drupal
6 2 (1.68%) Jetty
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.84%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 45 (37.82%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (24.37%) Heroku
3 7 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.36%) Apigee
5 3 (2.52%) Force.com
5 3 (2.52%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) GitHub
6 2 (1.68%) PaaS
6 2 (1.68%) SaaS
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.84%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.84%) IaaS
7 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.84%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.21%) HTTP
1 30 (25.21%) TCP/IP
2 28 (23.53%) DNS
2 28 (23.53%) FTP
2 28 (23.53%) SSL
3 3 (2.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.84%) AMQP
4 1 (0.84%) BGP
4 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.84%) IPFIX
4 1 (0.84%) Junos
4 1 (0.84%) LAN
4 1 (0.84%) MPLS
4 1 (0.84%) MQTT
4 1 (0.84%) MRTG
4 1 (0.84%) Network Security
4 1 (0.84%) OSPF
4 1 (0.84%) SNMP
4 1 (0.84%) VPN
4 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (26.89%) MongoDB
2 19 (15.97%) Big Data
3 17 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 12 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.36%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.52%) DB2
7 3 (2.52%) Redis
8 2 (1.68%) KDB
8 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.84%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.84%) MySQL
9 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 45 (37.82%) Git (software)
2 28 (23.53%) GitLab
3 26 (21.85%) Gradle
3 26 (21.85%) gulp
4 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 13 (10.92%) Maven
6 12 (10.08%) SoapUI
7 9 (7.56%) Selenium
8 8 (6.72%) Gatling
8 8 (6.72%) Geb
8 8 (6.72%) Spock
9 7 (5.88%) jMock
9 7 (5.88%) JUnit
9 7 (5.88%) Mockito
9 7 (5.88%) SonarQube
10 6 (5.04%) DbUnit
10 6 (5.04%) JIRA
11 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.52%) Mocha
12 3 (2.52%) MSBuild
General
1 39 (32.77%) Finance
2 23 (19.33%) Banking
3 5 (4.20%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.20%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Front Office
5 1 (0.84%) Billing
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (56.30%) Developer
2 34 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.81%) Technical Leader
4 14 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 13 (10.92%) Agile Developer
5 13 (10.92%) Agile Java Developer
5 13 (10.92%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (10.08%) Lead Developer
6 12 (10.08%) Lead Java Developer
6 12 (10.08%) Technical Developer
7 11 (9.24%) Architect
8 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) ServiceNow Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) Integration Specialist
10 4 (3.36%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.52%) Consultant
11 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (68.07%) REST
2 44 (36.97%) HTML
3 43 (36.13%) OAuth
4 39 (32.77%) Spring
5 37 (31.09%) AngularJS
6 36 (30.25%) Web Services
7 34 (28.57%) CSS
7 34 (28.57%) HTML5
8 32 (26.89%) Spring Boot
9 29 (24.37%) OAuth2
10 26 (21.85%) Dropwizard
10 26 (21.85%) Ember.js
10 26 (21.85%) Guice
10 26 (21.85%) Ratpack
11 24 (20.17%) JSON
12 20 (16.81%) Kafka
13 19 (15.97%) XML
14 18 (15.13%) J2EE
15 17 (14.29%) RESTful
16 13 (10.92%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Fintech
2 8 (6.72%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.20%) User Experience
5 4 (3.36%) CMDB
6 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.52%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.68%) CCTV
7 2 (1.68%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.84%) Derivative
8 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.25%) Linux
2 7 (5.88%) Unix
3 5 (4.20%) Windows
4 2 (1.68%) Android
5 1 (0.84%) CentOS
5 1 (0.84%) Debian
5 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.73%) TDD
3 31 (26.05%) Microservices
4 29 (24.37%) Domain-Driven Design
5 28 (23.53%) OWASP
6 19 (15.97%) BDD
7 15 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (12.61%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.92%) SOA
9 12 (10.08%) Scrum
9 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (9.24%) Open Source
11 10 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (7.56%) DevOps
12 9 (7.56%) ITIL
12 9 (7.56%) Test Automation
13 8 (6.72%) API Testing
13 8 (6.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 8 (6.72%) Kanban
13 8 (6.72%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 68 (57.14%) Java
2 47 (39.50%) JavaScript
3 30 (25.21%) Java 8
4 29 (24.37%) ES6
5 27 (22.69%) TypeScript
6 23 (19.33%) SQL
7 10 (8.40%) C#
8 7 (5.88%) PHP
9 6 (5.04%) Perl
10 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.36%) XPath
12 3 (2.52%) Apex Code
12 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.52%) Ruby
12 3 (2.52%) SOQL
13 2 (1.68%) C
14 1 (0.84%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.84%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.84%) Python
14 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) Degree
3 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) MOS
4 1 (0.84%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) SLA
3 3 (2.52%) SEPA
4 2 (1.68%) PSD2
5 1 (0.84%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.84%) MiFID
System Software
1 35 (29.41%) Docker
2 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.04%) vSphere
4 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.84%) KVM
5 1 (0.84%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.84%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 27 (22.69%) Docker Swarm
2 19 (15.97%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.68%) Ansible
4 2 (1.68%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.68%) Marathon
4 2 (1.68%) Mesos
4 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 1 (0.84%) collectd
5 1 (0.84%) Grafana
5 1 (0.84%) Graphite
5 1 (0.84%) Icinga
5 1 (0.84%) Kibana
5 1 (0.84%) logstash
5 1 (0.84%) Observium
5 1 (0.84%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.84%) Salt
5 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Oracle
2 8 (6.72%) IBM
3 7 (5.88%) ServiceNow
3 7 (5.88%) VMware
4 5 (4.20%) HP
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.36%) xMatters
6 3 (2.52%) CA
7 2 (1.68%) Cisco
7 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.84%) BMC
8 1 (0.84%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.84%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.84%) Juniper
8 1 (0.84%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.84%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (0.84%) Remedy
8 1 (0.84%) Snow
8 1 (0.84%) Workday