Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 147 96
Rank change year-on-year +1 -51 +40
Contract jobs citing SOAP 43 109 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.92% 1.60% 2.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 4.15% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 76 163
City of London median daily rate £505 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.18% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £350 £413 £408
90th Percentile £675 £725 £599
Central London median daily rate £475 £550 £465
% change year-on-year -13.64% +18.28% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
City of London median hourly rate - - £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50

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 1,575 2,629 2,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.80% 38.56% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,269 2,166 2,302
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +4.06%
10th Percentile £385 £408 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
City of London median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.84% -11.63% -60.37%
10th Percentile £24.50 £14.90 £21.25
90th Percentile £63.12 £84.50 £67.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -60.37%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 32 (74.42%) REST
2 26 (60.47%) Java
3 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (44.19%) HTTP
5 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
5 18 (41.86%) Web Services
5 18 (41.86%) XML
5 18 (41.86%) Git (software)
6 17 (39.53%) AngularJS
6 17 (39.53%) Jenkins
6 17 (39.53%) Linux
6 17 (39.53%) Spring
7 16 (37.21%) HTML
8 15 (34.88%) CSS
8 15 (34.88%) Gradle
8 15 (34.88%) Docker
9 14 (32.56%) Microservices
9 14 (32.56%) SQL
10 13 (30.23%) TDD
10 13 (30.23%) DevOps
11 12 (27.91%) BDD
11 12 (27.91%) JSON
12 11 (25.58%) SSL
12 11 (25.58%) Kubernetes
12 11 (25.58%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (23.26%) Kafka
13 10 (23.26%) HTML5
13 10 (23.26%) Java 8
14 9 (20.93%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (20.93%) Dropwizard

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 11 (25.58%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
3 6 (13.95%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.98%) Apache
5 2 (4.65%) Anypoint
5 2 (4.65%) Mule
5 2 (4.65%) Mule ESB
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
6 1 (2.33%) CMS
6 1 (2.33%) Drupal
6 1 (2.33%) nginx
6 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) GitHub
2 7 (16.28%) Azure
3 5 (11.63%) AWS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.33%) Heroku
4 1 (2.33%) PaaS
4 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) HTTP
2 11 (25.58%) SSL
3 9 (20.93%) DNS
3 9 (20.93%) FTP
3 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) AMQP
4 1 (2.33%) DHCP
4 1 (2.33%) DOCSIS
4 1 (2.33%) MQTT
4 1 (2.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.30%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.65%) Big Data
4 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.33%) Aerospike
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (2.33%) OLAP
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) Redis
5 1 (2.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Git (software)
2 17 (39.53%) Jenkins
3 15 (34.88%) Gradle
4 9 (20.93%) GitLab
5 8 (18.60%) Gatling
5 8 (18.60%) Geb
5 8 (18.60%) Maven
5 8 (18.60%) Spock
6 7 (16.28%) JUnit
7 6 (13.95%) Ant
7 6 (13.95%) git-flow
7 6 (13.95%) JMeter
7 6 (13.95%) Mockito
8 4 (9.30%) Postman
8 4 (9.30%) Selenium
9 3 (6.98%) JIRA
9 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
10 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
10 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) ServiceNow Developer
6 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Data Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Data Integration Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Data Centre Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (74.42%) REST
2 18 (41.86%) Web Services
2 18 (41.86%) XML
3 17 (39.53%) AngularJS
3 17 (39.53%) Spring
4 16 (37.21%) HTML
5 15 (34.88%) CSS
6 12 (27.91%) JSON
7 10 (23.26%) HTML5
7 10 (23.26%) Kafka
8 9 (20.93%) Dropwizard
8 9 (20.93%) Guice
8 9 (20.93%) OAuth
8 9 (20.93%) OAuth2
8 9 (20.93%) Ratpack
8 9 (20.93%) RESTful
8 9 (20.93%) Spring Boot
9 8 (18.60%) Ember.js
9 8 (18.60%) J2EE
9 8 (18.60%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
1 6 (13.95%) Mobile Payment
1 6 (13.95%) User Experience
2 5 (11.63%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Microservices
3 13 (30.23%) DevOps
3 13 (30.23%) TDD
4 12 (27.91%) BDD
5 9 (20.93%) API Development
5 9 (20.93%) Domain-Driven Design
5 9 (20.93%) OWASP
5 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
6 8 (18.60%) Open Source
7 7 (16.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 7 (16.28%) SDLC
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.95%) Multithreaded Programming
8 6 (13.95%) Multithreading
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
8 6 (13.95%) SOA
8 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.95%) Web Development
9 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) Java
2 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
3 14 (32.56%) SQL
4 10 (23.26%) Java 8
5 9 (20.93%) TypeScript
6 6 (13.95%) Kotlin
7 5 (11.63%) C#
7 5 (11.63%) Python
8 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.65%) ES6
9 2 (4.65%) Groovy
9 2 (4.65%) PHP
9 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.33%) Ruby
10 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) CCIE
4 1 (2.33%) CCNA
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) Kubernetes
2 9 (20.93%) Docker Swarm
3 8 (18.60%) Terraform
4 3 (6.98%) Ansible
5 1 (2.33%) Control-M
5 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
1 5 (11.63%) ServiceNow
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.33%) BMC
3 1 (2.33%) Gemalto
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Informatica
3 1 (2.33%) InterSystems
3 1 (2.33%) Netezza
3 1 (2.33%) Nokia
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.33%) Sencha
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.33%) Workday