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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 89 115
Rank change year-on-year -26 +26  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 47 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.53% 1.97% 1.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.38% 6.06% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 61 61
Median daily rate £500 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +13.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.80 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

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 1073 1090 1552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.04% 32.50% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 917 1243
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 57 (55.88%) REST
2 52 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (46.08%) Java
4 45 (44.12%) Web Services
5 43 (42.16%) XML
6 42 (41.18%) SQL
7 37 (36.27%) TDD
8 34 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 33 (32.35%) HTML
10 32 (31.37%) Banking
11 31 (30.39%) Finance
12 30 (29.41%) JSON
13 26 (25.49%) Oracle
13 26 (25.49%) CSS
14 25 (24.51%) Scrum
15 23 (22.55%) Selenium
15 23 (22.55%) Linux
15 23 (22.55%) Jenkins
16 22 (21.57%) Maven
17 20 (19.61%) Unix
17 20 (19.61%) Cucumber
17 20 (19.61%) BDD
18 18 (17.65%) JBoss
18 18 (17.65%) J2EE
19 17 (16.67%) Spring
20 16 (15.69%) Unit Testing
20 16 (15.69%) OO
21 15 (14.71%) Windows
21 15 (14.71%) .NET
21 15 (14.71%) jQuery

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 (17.65%) JBoss
2 12 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.82%) WebLogic
4 8 (7.84%) Mule
5 7 (6.86%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.88%) Apache
6 6 (5.88%) IIS
7 5 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (3.92%) Apache Solr
8 4 (3.92%) Confluence
9 3 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.98%) CMS
10 1 (0.98%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.98%) nginx
10 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.88%) SaaS
2 6 (5.88%) TestFlight
3 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.92%) IaaS
5 3 (2.94%) GitHub
5 3 (2.94%) PaaS
6 2 (1.96%) Google Play
7 1 (0.98%) Akamai
7 1 (0.98%) Firebase
7 1 (0.98%) Force.com
7 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) HTTP
2 7 (6.86%) Firewall
3 6 (5.88%) Internet
3 6 (5.88%) LDAP
3 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.92%) LAN
5 3 (2.94%) SMTP
5 3 (2.94%) SSL
6 2 (1.96%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.96%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.98%) Intranet
7 1 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 9 (8.82%) MySQL
3 6 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (5.88%) CouchDB
3 6 (5.88%) SQLite
4 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.94%) Big Data
6 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.96%) QlikView
6 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.96%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.98%) Endeca
7 1 (0.98%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.98%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 23 (22.55%) Jenkins
1 23 (22.55%) Selenium
2 22 (21.57%) Maven
3 20 (19.61%) Cucumber
4 15 (14.71%) Git (software)
4 15 (14.71%) JIRA
5 14 (13.73%) JUnit
6 10 (9.80%) Ant
6 10 (9.80%) SoapUI
7 9 (8.82%) Mockito
8 7 (6.86%) TeamCity
9 6 (5.88%) EasyMock
10 4 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.92%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.94%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.94%) JMeter
11 3 (2.94%) Mocha
11 3 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 32 (31.37%) Banking
2 31 (30.39%) Finance
3 9 (8.82%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.84%) Retail
5 6 (5.88%) Advertising
6 4 (3.92%) Games
6 4 (3.92%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.98%) Back Office
8 1 (0.98%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (53.92%) Developer
2 20 (19.61%) Java Developer
3 15 (14.71%) Senior Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Architect
5 11 (10.78%) Consultant
6 10 (9.80%) iOS Developer
7 9 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Integration Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Android Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.90%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Senior iOS Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Tester
10 4 (3.92%) Angular Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (55.88%) REST
2 45 (44.12%) Web Services
3 43 (42.16%) XML
4 33 (32.35%) HTML
5 30 (29.41%) JSON
6 26 (25.49%) CSS
7 18 (17.65%) J2EE
8 17 (16.67%) Spring
9 15 (14.71%) .NET
9 15 (14.71%) jQuery
10 14 (13.73%) AngularJS
11 12 (11.76%) Hibernate
12 11 (10.78%) Apache Camel
12 11 (10.78%) JMS
12 11 (10.78%) JSP
12 11 (10.78%) RESTful
13 9 (8.82%) HTML5
14 8 (7.84%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (7.84%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.84%) User Experience
4 7 (6.86%) Data Structures
4 7 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.90%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.94%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.94%) Online Banking
6 3 (2.94%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.98%) Derivative
8 1 (0.98%) Equities
8 1 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.98%) PKI
8 1 (0.98%) Social Media
8 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.55%) Linux
2 20 (19.61%) Unix
3 15 (14.71%) Windows
4 12 (11.76%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.88%) Android
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.27%) TDD
3 25 (24.51%) Scrum
4 20 (19.61%) BDD
5 16 (15.69%) OO
5 16 (15.69%) Unit Testing
6 14 (13.73%) Test Automation
7 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce
7 13 (12.75%) SOA
8 12 (11.76%) DevOps
8 12 (11.76%) Web Development
9 11 (10.78%) iOS Development
9 11 (10.78%) MVC
9 11 (10.78%) Open Source
10 10 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.80%) Kanban
11 9 (8.82%) UML
12 8 (7.84%) Automated Testing
12 8 (7.84%) Multithreading
12 8 (7.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (46.08%) Java
2 42 (41.18%) SQL
3 34 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.78%) Apple Swift
5 10 (9.80%) C#
5 10 (9.80%) Objective-C
5 10 (9.80%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.82%) PL/SQL
7 8 (7.84%) Perl
8 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
8 7 (6.86%) Python
9 6 (5.88%) PHP
9 6 (5.88%) XPath
10 5 (4.90%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.94%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.96%) BeanShell
12 2 (1.96%) C++
12 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.96%) SOQL
12 2 (1.96%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) HL7
3 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.98%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.98%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.98%) HDFS
2 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.96%) Ansible
2 2 (1.96%) Control-M
2 2 (1.96%) MOM
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.98%) Nagios
3 1 (0.98%) Opsview
3 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (25.49%) Oracle
2 6 (5.88%) IBM
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.92%) Informatica
4 4 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.94%) Adobe
5 3 (2.94%) Apple
5 3 (2.94%) Splunk
5 3 (2.94%) Telerik
5 3 (2.94%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.96%) BMC
6 2 (1.96%) Google
6 2 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.96%) Tableau
6 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.96%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) Workday
7 1 (0.98%) Cerner
7 1 (0.98%) McKesson
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