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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 108 113
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 62 56 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.88% 1.65% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.96% 4.76% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 45 83
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.80 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.51% -29.54%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1250 1176 1729
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.88% 34.75% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 1007 1404
Median daily rate £500 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 12
Median hourly rate £24.86 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.30% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 66 (64.08%) REST
2 59 (57.28%) Java
3 52 (50.49%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (45.63%) TDD
4 47 (45.63%) XML
5 40 (38.83%) Web Services
6 33 (32.04%) Jenkins
7 31 (30.10%) Finance
8 30 (29.13%) Banking
9 29 (28.16%) SQL
10 28 (27.18%) BDD
11 27 (26.21%) Test Automation
11 27 (26.21%) Linux
11 27 (26.21%) Scrum
12 24 (23.30%) Selenium
13 23 (22.33%) Spring
13 23 (22.33%) Oracle
13 23 (22.33%) JavaScript
13 23 (22.33%) Cucumber
14 21 (20.39%) HTML
14 21 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (20.39%) JSON
15 20 (19.42%) Maven
15 20 (19.42%) JUnit
15 20 (19.42%) Unix
15 20 (19.42%) OO
16 19 (18.45%) Unit Testing
17 18 (17.48%) JBoss
18 17 (16.50%) J2EE
18 17 (16.50%) Hibernate

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 18 (17.48%) JBoss
2 14 (13.59%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.74%) Mule
4 8 (7.77%) WebLogic
5 7 (6.80%) Apache
5 7 (6.80%) IIS
5 7 (6.80%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.85%) Confluence
7 4 (3.88%) nginx
8 3 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.94%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.97%) CMS
10 1 (0.97%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.97%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.88%) Akamai
3 4 (3.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 4 (3.88%) TestFlight
4 3 (2.91%) GitHub
4 3 (2.91%) Google Play
4 3 (2.91%) Heroku
5 2 (1.94%) IaaS
5 2 (1.94%) PaaS
5 2 (1.94%) SaaS
5 2 (1.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.97%) Firebase
6 1 (0.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) TCP/IP
2 12 (11.65%) HTTP
3 10 (9.71%) Firewall
4 8 (7.77%) SSL
5 4 (3.88%) DNS
6 3 (2.91%) FTP
6 3 (2.91%) Internet
6 3 (2.91%) LAN
6 3 (2.91%) LDAP
7 1 (0.97%) Intranet
7 1 (0.97%) Network Security
7 1 (0.97%) SNMP
7 1 (0.97%) SSH
7 1 (0.97%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.59%) Relational Database
2 11 (10.68%) MySQL
3 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
4 9 (8.74%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.80%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.85%) MarkLogic
7 4 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (3.88%) CouchDB
7 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.88%) SQLite
8 3 (2.91%) Big Data
8 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.94%) QlikView
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (32.04%) Jenkins
2 24 (23.30%) Selenium
3 23 (22.33%) Cucumber
4 20 (19.42%) JUnit
4 20 (19.42%) Maven
5 15 (14.56%) Git (software)
5 15 (14.56%) JIRA
6 13 (12.62%) Mockito
7 11 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (9.71%) Subversion
9 8 (7.77%) Ant
10 7 (6.80%) SoapUI
11 6 (5.83%) EasyMock
11 6 (5.83%) TeamCity
12 5 (4.85%) Capybara
12 5 (4.85%) Gradle
13 3 (2.91%) Android Studio
13 3 (2.91%) Bitbucket
13 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.91%) webpack
General
1 31 (30.10%) Finance
2 30 (29.13%) Banking
3 10 (9.71%) Retail
4 9 (8.74%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.80%) Advertising
6 5 (4.85%) Games
6 5 (4.85%) Publishing
7 3 (2.91%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.94%) Front Office
8 2 (1.94%) Law
8 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 2 (1.94%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.97%) Back Office
9 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 56 (54.37%) Developer
2 24 (23.30%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.62%) Architect
4 10 (9.71%) Senior Developer
5 9 (8.74%) iOS Developer
6 8 (7.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Android Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (3.88%) Integration Specialist
10 4 (3.88%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Lead Java Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Software Development Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (64.08%) REST
2 47 (45.63%) XML
3 40 (38.83%) Web Services
4 23 (22.33%) Spring
5 21 (20.39%) HTML
5 21 (20.39%) JSON
6 17 (16.50%) Hibernate
6 17 (16.50%) J2EE
7 16 (15.53%) CSS
8 15 (14.56%) .NET
9 14 (13.59%) JMS
10 13 (12.62%) jQuery
11 12 (11.65%) AngularJS
12 11 (10.68%) Java EE
13 10 (9.71%) Apache Camel
14 9 (8.74%) WebSphere MQ
14 9 (8.74%) XSLT
15 8 (7.77%) JSP
15 8 (7.77%) Node.js
15 8 (7.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.77%) Data Structures
3 8 (7.77%) User Experience
4 7 (6.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.88%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.91%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.91%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.91%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.91%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.94%) Derivative
7 2 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.97%) DataPower
8 1 (0.97%) Fintech
8 1 (0.97%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.21%) Linux
2 20 (19.42%) Unix
3 10 (9.71%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.83%) Android
4 6 (5.83%) Windows
5 3 (2.91%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.49%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (45.63%) TDD
3 28 (27.18%) BDD
4 27 (26.21%) Scrum
4 27 (26.21%) Test Automation
5 21 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (19.42%) OO
7 19 (18.45%) Unit Testing
8 17 (16.50%) DevOps
9 16 (15.53%) SOA
10 15 (14.56%) Kanban
11 13 (12.62%) Open Source
12 12 (11.65%) E-Commerce
13 11 (10.68%) UML
13 11 (10.68%) User Stories
13 11 (10.68%) Web Development
14 10 (9.71%) iOS Development
15 8 (7.77%) Software Engineering
15 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (7.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 59 (57.28%) Java
2 29 (28.16%) SQL
3 23 (22.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.62%) Perl
5 12 (11.65%) Python
6 10 (9.71%) Apple Swift
7 9 (8.74%) Objective-C
7 9 (8.74%) Shell Script
8 8 (7.77%) Bash Shell
9 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
10 6 (5.83%) C#
10 6 (5.83%) PL/SQL
11 5 (4.85%) Ruby
11 5 (4.85%) XPath
12 4 (3.88%) Apex Code
12 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.91%) Groovy
13 3 (2.91%) SOQL
14 2 (1.94%) C++
14 2 (1.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (4.85%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) Docker
2 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.97%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.97%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) Ansible
2 7 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.83%) Puppet
4 3 (2.91%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (2.91%) Terraform
5 2 (1.94%) MOM
5 2 (1.94%) Nagios
5 2 (1.94%) Opsview
5 2 (1.94%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.97%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.97%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) Oracle
2 8 (7.77%) IBM
3 6 (5.83%) Splunk
4 5 (4.85%) Apple
4 5 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (4.85%) Telerik
4 5 (4.85%) TIBCO
4 5 (4.85%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.88%) Perforce
6 3 (2.91%) Google
7 2 (1.94%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.94%) hybris
7 2 (1.94%) Informatica
7 2 (1.94%) Tableau
8 1 (0.97%) CA
8 1 (0.97%) F5
8 1 (0.97%) NetApp
8 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.97%) Sun
8 1 (0.97%) Sybase
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