Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 120 149
Rank change year-on-year +14 +29 +20
Contract jobs citing SOAP 158 129 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.21% 1.93% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.86% 5.37% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 111 117
City of London median daily rate £486 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.21% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £388 £321 £313
90th Percentile £636 £588 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £20.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £20.50

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 2696 2403 2806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.76% 35.88% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2265 2031 2316
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £464
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.43% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +29.17%

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 23 November 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 November 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.

1 116 (73.42%) REST
2 104 (65.82%) Java
3 94 (59.49%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (54.43%) Web Services
5 75 (47.47%) XML
6 67 (42.41%) JavaScript
7 58 (36.71%) TDD
8 49 (31.01%) .NET
9 47 (29.75%) Finance
10 46 (29.11%) JSON
11 45 (28.48%) AngularJS
12 44 (27.85%) HTML
13 42 (26.58%) C#
14 40 (25.32%) SQL
14 40 (25.32%) Spring
15 39 (24.68%) SQL Server
16 33 (20.89%) Banking
17 31 (19.62%) ASP.NET Web API
18 30 (18.99%) Node.js
18 30 (18.99%) RESTful
19 29 (18.35%) Scrum
20 28 (17.72%) Jenkins
21 26 (16.46%) API Development
22 25 (15.82%) Linux
23 24 (15.19%) CSS
23 24 (15.19%) SOA
23 24 (15.19%) Apigee
24 23 (14.56%) RabbitMQ
24 23 (14.56%) BDD
24 23 (14.56%) JUnit

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 13 (8.23%) Tomcat
2 12 (7.59%) JBoss
3 11 (6.96%) Apache
4 9 (5.70%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.53%) Confluence
6 3 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.90%) Mule
7 2 (1.27%) CMS
7 2 (1.27%) IIS
7 2 (1.27%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.63%) nginx
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.63%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.90%) Radian6
1 3 (1.90%) Social Studio
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.43%) Heroku
3 7 (4.43%) SaaS
3 7 (4.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 6 (3.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 4 (2.53%) GitHub
5 4 (2.53%) PaaS
6 3 (1.90%) IaaS
7 2 (1.27%) CloudBees
7 2 (1.27%) Force.com
7 2 (1.27%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.63%) Akamai
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.63%) npm
8 1 (0.63%) Office 365
8 1 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.03%) HTTP
2 15 (9.49%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.43%) DNS
3 7 (4.43%) FTP
3 7 (4.43%) SSL
4 3 (1.90%) CTI
4 3 (1.90%) LDAP
4 3 (1.90%) SMS
5 2 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (0.63%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.63%) Firewall
6 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.63%) LAN
6 1 (0.63%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.63%) VLAN
6 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.29%) Relational Database
3 19 (12.03%) NoSQL
4 10 (6.33%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.06%) MySQL
6 7 (4.43%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.53%) MarkLogic
8 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.27%) Big Data
9 2 (1.27%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.27%) Hazelcast
9 2 (1.27%) Power BI
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.27%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.63%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 28 (17.72%) Jenkins
2 23 (14.56%) JUnit
3 17 (10.76%) Git (software)
3 17 (10.76%) Maven
4 13 (8.23%) Mockito
5 12 (7.59%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.59%) Selenium
6 11 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (5.06%) Gradle
7 8 (5.06%) SoapUI
7 8 (5.06%) TeamCity
7 8 (5.06%) TestNG
8 6 (3.80%) Ant
8 6 (3.80%) JIRA
8 6 (3.80%) Subversion
9 5 (3.16%) Spock
9 5 (3.16%) webpack
10 4 (2.53%) Gatling
10 4 (2.53%) MSBuild
10 4 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 47 (29.75%) Finance
2 33 (20.89%) Banking
3 23 (14.56%) Legal
4 14 (8.86%) Law
5 13 (8.23%) Retail
6 6 (3.80%) Front Office
7 5 (3.16%) Back Office
7 5 (3.16%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.53%) Marketing
8 4 (2.53%) Publishing
9 3 (1.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 105 (66.46%) Developer
2 51 (32.28%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.76%) Agile Developer
4 16 (10.13%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (8.86%) .NET Developer
5 14 (8.86%) Web Developer
6 13 (8.23%) J2EE Developer
6 13 (8.23%) Java Web Developer
6 13 (8.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 13 (8.23%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.70%) Analyst
7 9 (5.70%) E-Commerce Developer
7 9 (5.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.70%) Integration Specialist
7 9 (5.70%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 9 (5.70%) Salesforce Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Architect
8 8 (5.06%) Cloud Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (73.42%) REST
2 86 (54.43%) Web Services
3 75 (47.47%) XML
4 49 (31.01%) .NET
5 46 (29.11%) JSON
6 45 (28.48%) AngularJS
7 44 (27.85%) HTML
8 40 (25.32%) Spring
9 31 (19.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 30 (18.99%) Node.js
10 30 (18.99%) RESTful
11 24 (15.19%) CSS
12 23 (14.56%) RabbitMQ
13 21 (13.29%) J2EE
14 17 (10.76%) WCF
15 16 (10.13%) Hibernate
15 16 (10.13%) HTML5
16 15 (9.49%) Dropwizard
17 14 (8.86%) jQuery
18 12 (7.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) N-Tier
2 10 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (6.33%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.06%) Fixed Income
3 8 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.16%) Fintech
5 4 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.53%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.53%) User Experience
6 3 (1.90%) Derivative
6 3 (1.90%) IVR
6 3 (1.90%) PKI
6 3 (1.90%) Social Media
7 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) DataPower
8 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.82%) Linux
2 17 (10.76%) Unix
3 6 (3.80%) Android
4 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.16%) Windows
5 4 (2.53%) CoreOS
6 3 (1.90%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.63%) HPUX
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (59.49%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (36.71%) TDD
3 29 (18.35%) Scrum
4 26 (16.46%) API Development
5 24 (15.19%) SOA
6 23 (14.56%) BDD
7 21 (13.29%) MVC
7 21 (13.29%) Test Automation
7 21 (13.29%) Web Development
8 19 (12.03%) API Integration
8 19 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (10.76%) User Stories
10 16 (10.13%) E-Commerce
10 16 (10.13%) Open Source
10 16 (10.13%) Test Scripting
11 15 (9.49%) DevOps
12 13 (8.23%) Unit Testing
13 12 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (7.59%) Document Management
13 12 (7.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 104 (65.82%) Java
2 67 (42.41%) JavaScript
3 42 (26.58%) C#
4 40 (25.32%) SQL
5 10 (6.33%) Groovy
6 9 (5.70%) Apex Code
6 9 (5.70%) Scala
6 9 (5.70%) XPath
7 7 (4.43%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.80%) Kotlin
8 6 (3.80%) PHP
8 6 (3.80%) Python
9 4 (2.53%) Perl
9 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.53%) Ruby
9 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.90%) ES6
10 3 (1.90%) SOQL
10 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (4.43%) Degree
2 5 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.13%) QA
2 6 (3.80%) MiFID
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (10.13%) Docker
2 12 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) Ansible
2 7 (4.43%) Docker Swarm
2 7 (4.43%) Puppet
3 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.53%) Terraform
4 2 (1.27%) Control-M
5 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) Opsview
5 1 (0.63%) Piwik
5 1 (0.63%) Rancher
5 1 (0.63%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.63%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 24 (15.19%) Apigee
2 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.03%) Oracle
4 13 (8.23%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (6.96%) IBM
6 8 (5.06%) ServiceNow
7 7 (4.43%) Informatica
8 4 (2.53%) Pardot
8 4 (2.53%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 4 (2.53%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.90%) Conga
9 3 (1.90%) DocuSign
9 3 (1.90%) Splunk
10 2 (1.27%) BMC
10 2 (1.27%) Sybase
10 2 (1.27%) Telerik
10 2 (1.27%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.63%) Google
11 1 (0.63%) ION Trading
11 1 (0.63%) Perforce