Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 103 164
Rank change year-on-year -42 +61 -26
Contract jobs citing SOAP 28 14 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 0.80% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 2.60% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 60
10th Percentile £429 £356 £413
25th Percentile £462 £413 £427
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £518
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -0.97% -5.91%
75th Percentile £614 £591 £625
90th Percentile £680 £628 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £52.00

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 1,234 538 2,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.85% 30.62% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 413 1,775
10th Percentile £400 £371 £406
25th Percentile £475 £431 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £532
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% -1.22% +1.24%
75th Percentile £653 £613 £625
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
10th Percentile £23.65 £27.20 £16.85
25th Percentile £30.13 £32.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year -2.67% -10.17% +54.61%
75th Percentile £52.75 £40.00 £47.99
90th Percentile £68.65 £44.65 £51.68
Central London median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year -4.67% -10.17% +54.61%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in the City of London

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in the City of London

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 17 (60.71%) REST
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) HTTP
5 10 (35.71%) Java
5 10 (35.71%) Azure
6 9 (32.14%) AWS
6 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
6 9 (32.14%) NoSQL
7 8 (28.57%) JSON
8 7 (25.00%) HTTPS
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) XML
8 7 (25.00%) UML
8 7 (25.00%) Kafka
8 7 (25.00%) Microservices
8 7 (25.00%) Spring Boot
8 7 (25.00%) Confluent
8 7 (25.00%) Technology Roadmap
9 6 (21.43%) Scrum
9 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 5 (17.86%) HTML
10 5 (17.86%) Web Services
10 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (17.86%) Node.js
10 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
11 4 (14.29%) DevOps
11 4 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (14.29%) Oracle

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 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) nginx
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
1 1 (3.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Azure
2 9 (32.14%) AWS
3 4 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (3.57%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (3.57%) Collibra
5 1 (3.57%) iPaaS
5 1 (3.57%) SaaS
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (3.57%) Stripe
5 1 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) HTTP
2 7 (25.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) NoSQL
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.71%) MySQL
5 2 (7.14%) Data Lake
5 2 (7.14%) Parquet
6 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) DB2
6 1 (3.57%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) Selenium
3 3 (10.71%) Ant
3 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.14%) JMeter
4 2 (7.14%) Maven
4 2 (7.14%) Postman
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) Cypress.io
5 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.57%) JBehave
5 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.57%) Mockito
5 1 (3.57%) NetBeans
5 1 (3.57%) NUnit
5 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.57%) TestNG
5 1 (3.57%) TestRail
General
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Social Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Java Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) ETL Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Lead Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Django Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce Architect
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) REST
2 8 (28.57%) JSON
3 7 (25.00%) Kafka
3 7 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 7 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (17.86%) HTML
4 5 (17.86%) Node.js
4 5 (17.86%) Web Services
5 4 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (14.29%) RESTful
6 3 (10.71%) Spring
7 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.14%) CSS3
7 2 (7.14%) Django
7 2 (7.14%) HTML5
7 2 (7.14%) JSP
7 2 (7.14%) React
7 2 (7.14%) SAML
8 1 (3.57%) IDoc
8 1 (3.57%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
3 7 (25.00%) Microservices
3 7 (25.00%) Technology Roadmap
3 7 (25.00%) UML
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.29%) Change Management
6 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 4 (14.29%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) ETL
7 3 (10.71%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (10.71%) Data Governance
7 3 (10.71%) Data Mapping
7 3 (10.71%) ETL Development
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) ABAP
5 1 (3.57%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.57%) BeanShell
5 1 (3.57%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) Korn
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) SOQL
5 1 (3.57%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) RACF
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Confluent
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Databricks
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) MuleSoft
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.57%) iManage
4 1 (3.57%) Intapp
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Tealium
4 1 (3.57%) WorldPay
4 1 (3.57%) Zend