Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 112 132
Rank change year-on-year -45 +20 +12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 119 143 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.70% 2.09% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.24% 5.47% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 120 103
City of London median daily rate £550 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.68% +3.68% +8.57%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £338
90th Percentile £725 £635 £588
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +15.79% +1.06% +4.44%
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 2,808 2,615 2,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.06% 38.16% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,338 2,155 1,998
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.36 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.36% -30.40% -3.45%
10th Percentile £19.14 £19.80 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £26.61 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +48.84% -38.57% -3.45%

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 October 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 October 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 - 2 £525 -
London Bridge - 1 £425 -
SOAP
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 97 (81.51%) REST
2 74 (62.18%) Java
3 52 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (42.86%) OAuth
5 48 (40.34%) JavaScript
6 44 (36.97%) Amazon AWS
7 42 (35.29%) HTML
8 40 (33.61%) Web Services
8 40 (33.61%) Docker
9 39 (32.77%) CSS
9 39 (32.77%) Finance
10 38 (31.93%) TDD
10 38 (31.93%) Git (software)
11 37 (31.09%) Microservices
12 36 (30.25%) HTML5
12 36 (30.25%) MongoDB
12 36 (30.25%) Linux
13 35 (29.41%) JSON
14 33 (27.73%) Spring
14 33 (27.73%) HTTP
14 33 (27.73%) AngularJS
15 32 (26.89%) OAuth2
15 32 (26.89%) Heroku
15 32 (26.89%) Java 8
16 31 (26.05%) ES6
16 31 (26.05%) OWASP
16 31 (26.05%) FTP
16 31 (26.05%) DNS
16 31 (26.05%) TCP/IP
16 31 (26.05%) SSL

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 (21.01%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (15.97%) Apache Spark
3 10 (8.40%) JBoss
4 8 (6.72%) Apache
5 7 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (4.20%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.36%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.68%) Confluence
9 2 (1.68%) Jetty
10 1 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.84%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (36.97%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (26.89%) Heroku
3 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.52%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (2.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (1.68%) Force.com
5 2 (1.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.84%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.84%) IaaS
6 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.84%) PaaS
6 1 (0.84%) SaaS
6 1 (0.84%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.73%) HTTP
2 31 (26.05%) DNS
2 31 (26.05%) FTP
2 31 (26.05%) SSL
2 31 (26.05%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) AMQP
3 1 (0.84%) BGP
3 1 (0.84%) Firewall
3 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.84%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) LAN
3 1 (0.84%) MPLS
3 1 (0.84%) MRTG
3 1 (0.84%) Network Security
3 1 (0.84%) OSPF
3 1 (0.84%) SMS
3 1 (0.84%) SNMP
3 1 (0.84%) TACACS
3 1 (0.84%) VPN
3 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.25%) MongoDB
2 20 (16.81%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 14 (11.76%) Big Data
5 12 (10.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (10.08%) Hadoop
6 9 (7.56%) NoSQL
7 8 (6.72%) Redis
8 7 (5.88%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.36%) DB2
10 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.68%) KDB
12 1 (0.84%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.84%) MySQL
12 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
12 1 (0.84%) QlikView
12 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (31.93%) Git (software)
2 28 (23.53%) GitLab
3 24 (20.17%) Gradle
4 21 (17.65%) gulp
5 15 (12.61%) Jenkins
6 13 (10.92%) Maven
7 8 (6.72%) Gatling
7 8 (6.72%) Geb
7 8 (6.72%) Spock
8 7 (5.88%) Selenium
9 6 (5.04%) Ant
9 6 (5.04%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.36%) JIRA
11 3 (2.52%) JMeter
11 3 (2.52%) JUnit
11 3 (2.52%) MSBuild
11 3 (2.52%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.52%) webpack
12 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.68%) Mockito
General
1 39 (32.77%) Finance
2 24 (20.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.36%) Legal
3 4 (3.36%) Retail
3 4 (3.36%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.52%) Front Office
5 1 (0.84%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Billing
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (57.98%) Developer
2 30 (25.21%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 15 (12.61%) Architect
5 12 (10.08%) Agile Developer
5 12 (10.08%) Agile Java Developer
5 12 (10.08%) Senior Developer
6 9 (7.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) Lead Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Lead Java Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Technical Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Ruby Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Java Web Developer
11 4 (3.36%) J2EE Web Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Java/J2EE Web Developer
11 4 (3.36%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (81.51%) REST
2 51 (42.86%) OAuth
3 42 (35.29%) HTML
4 40 (33.61%) Web Services
5 39 (32.77%) CSS
6 36 (30.25%) HTML5
7 35 (29.41%) JSON
8 33 (27.73%) AngularJS
8 33 (27.73%) Spring
9 32 (26.89%) OAuth2
10 25 (21.01%) Dropwizard
11 24 (20.17%) Guice
11 24 (20.17%) J2EE
11 24 (20.17%) Ratpack
12 23 (19.33%) Spring Boot
13 22 (18.49%) XML
14 21 (17.65%) Ember.js
15 20 (16.81%) Kafka
16 18 (15.13%) OpenID
17 16 (13.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Fintech
2 7 (5.88%) Credit Risk
3 6 (5.04%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.36%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.36%) User Experience
5 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.52%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.68%) CCTV
6 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.68%) Derivative
6 2 (1.68%) Equities
7 1 (0.84%) DataPower
7 1 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.84%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.25%) Linux
2 7 (5.88%) Unix
3 6 (5.04%) Windows
4 3 (2.52%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.68%) Android
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.84%) CentOS
6 1 (0.84%) Debian
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.93%) TDD
3 37 (31.09%) Microservices
4 31 (26.05%) OWASP
5 27 (22.69%) Domain-Driven Design
6 21 (17.65%) SOA
7 20 (16.81%) BDD
8 18 (15.13%) Software Engineering
9 16 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (9.24%) Test Automation
12 10 (8.40%) Open Source
13 9 (7.56%) OO
14 8 (6.72%) Analytics
14 8 (6.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 8 (6.72%) Functional Programming
15 7 (5.88%) Parallel Computing
15 7 (5.88%) Parallel Processing
15 7 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 74 (62.18%) Java
2 48 (40.34%) JavaScript
3 32 (26.89%) Java 8
4 31 (26.05%) ES6
5 22 (18.49%) TypeScript
6 19 (15.97%) SQL
7 12 (10.08%) C#
8 8 (6.72%) Ruby
9 4 (3.36%) ANSI SQL
9 4 (3.36%) Apex Code
9 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.52%) PHP
10 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.52%) SOQL
10 3 (2.52%) XPath
11 2 (1.68%) C
11 2 (1.68%) Perl
11 2 (1.68%) Python
11 2 (1.68%) VBA
12 1 (0.84%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.52%) A+ Certification
1 3 (2.52%) Degree
1 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.84%) ISEB
2 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (0.84%) MOS
2 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.84%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) PSD2
2 4 (3.36%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 40 (33.61%) Docker
2 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.68%) vSphere
4 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.84%) KVM
4 1 (0.84%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.84%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 24 (20.17%) Docker Swarm
2 14 (11.76%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.88%) Marathon
3 7 (5.88%) Mesos
4 5 (4.20%) Ansible
5 4 (3.36%) Puppet
5 4 (3.36%) Terraform
6 2 (1.68%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.68%) Matomo
6 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 1 (0.84%) collectd
7 1 (0.84%) Grafana
7 1 (0.84%) Icinga
7 1 (0.84%) Kibana
7 1 (0.84%) logstash
7 1 (0.84%) Observium
7 1 (0.84%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.84%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Oracle
2 6 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.20%) IBM
4 4 (3.36%) Apigee
4 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.36%) VMware
5 3 (2.52%) CA
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco
6 2 (1.68%) HP
6 2 (1.68%) Pardot
6 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.84%) Bomgar
7 1 (0.84%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.84%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.84%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.84%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.84%) Snow
7 1 (0.84%) Splunk
7 1 (0.84%) Workday