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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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 161 142 115
Rank change year-on-year -19 -27 +42
Contract jobs citing SOAP 32 22 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 0.71% 0.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.48% 2.12% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 16
10th Percentile £468 £400 £385
25th Percentile £544 £450 £422
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £596 £473 £515
Median % change year-on-year +26.03% -8.25% -1.90%
75th Percentile £713 £550 £600
90th Percentile £735 £672 £684
Central London median daily rate £610 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +22.05% -4.76% -4.55%

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 1,289 1,039 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.48% 33.64% 33.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 789 721
10th Percentile £425 £395 £375
25th Percentile £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £713 £644 £625
90th Percentile £800 £722 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £525
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
10th Percentile £42.25 £15.75 £27.20
25th Percentile £43.75 £16.88 £32.75
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.50 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +86.27% -45.16% +21.18%
75th Percentile £62.88 £36.38 £57.50
90th Percentile £71.35 £37.75 £59.75
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 £25.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +86.27% -45.16% +11.39%

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022, 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 27 (84.38%) REST
2 20 (62.50%) Java
3 16 (50.00%) SQL
3 16 (50.00%) Microservices
4 14 (43.75%) Spring Boot
4 14 (43.75%) HTTP
5 13 (40.63%) Agile
6 12 (37.50%) Web Services
7 11 (34.38%) AWS
8 10 (31.25%) JSON
8 10 (31.25%) NoSQL
8 10 (31.25%) XML
8 10 (31.25%) Software Engineering
9 9 (28.13%) Python
9 9 (28.13%) HTTPS
9 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (25.00%) Kafka
10 8 (25.00%) DevOps
10 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 7 (21.88%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (21.88%) Serverless
11 7 (21.88%) Technology Roadmap
11 7 (21.88%) Confluent
12 6 (18.75%) Social Skills
12 6 (18.75%) Spring
12 6 (18.75%) Scrum
12 6 (18.75%) Oracle
13 5 (15.63%) J2EE
13 5 (15.63%) C#
13 5 (15.63%) HTML

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 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 3 (9.38%) JBoss
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
3 2 (6.25%) CMS
3 2 (6.25%) IIS
3 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (3.13%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) WebTrends
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) AWS
2 7 (21.88%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (21.88%) Serverless
3 3 (9.38%) Azure
4 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) OpenShift
4 2 (6.25%) SaaS
5 1 (3.13%) Boomi
5 1 (3.13%) GCP
5 1 (3.13%) GitHub
5 1 (3.13%) PaaS
5 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) HTTP
2 9 (28.13%) HTTPS
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) Intranet
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) VSAN
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) FTP
4 1 (3.13%) S/MIME
4 1 (3.13%) SMS
4 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.13%) Big Data
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.13%) HBase
5 1 (3.13%) OLTP
5 1 (3.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Maven
2 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.38%) JIRA
4 2 (6.25%) AppScan
4 2 (6.25%) Burp Suite
4 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.25%) Gradle
4 2 (6.25%) IntelliJ
4 2 (6.25%) JUnit
4 2 (6.25%) Postman
4 2 (6.25%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.13%) GitLab
5 1 (3.13%) JHipster
5 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
5 1 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (18.75%) Social Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Billing
5 1 (3.13%) German Language
5 1 (3.13%) Law
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Java Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Java Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Salesforce Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Integration Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Tester
9 1 (3.13%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (84.38%) REST
2 14 (43.75%) Spring Boot
3 12 (37.50%) Web Services
4 10 (31.25%) JSON
4 10 (31.25%) XML
5 8 (25.00%) Kafka
6 6 (18.75%) Spring
7 5 (15.63%) CSS
7 5 (15.63%) HTML
7 5 (15.63%) J2EE
7 5 (15.63%) jQuery
8 4 (12.50%) .NET
8 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 4 (12.50%) JSP
9 3 (9.38%) CSS3
9 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
9 3 (9.38%) HTML5
9 3 (9.38%) JDBC
9 3 (9.38%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Unix
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Microservices
2 13 (40.63%) Agile
3 10 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.00%) DevOps
6 7 (21.88%) Technology Roadmap
7 6 (18.75%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) SDLC
9 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 4 (12.50%) Workflow
10 3 (9.38%) API Design
10 3 (9.38%) CI/CD
10 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
10 3 (9.38%) Front End Development
10 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (6.25%) Application Security
11 2 (6.25%) Dynamic Application Security Testing
11 2 (6.25%) Project Delivery
11 2 (6.25%) Static Application Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) Python
4 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.63%) C#
6 2 (6.25%) Apex Code
6 2 (6.25%) Bash
6 2 (6.25%) Perl
6 2 (6.25%) PHP
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) ES6
7 1 (3.13%) Kotlin
7 1 (3.13%) Scala
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) CCIE
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) CEH
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CISSP
2 2 (6.25%) CSSLP
2 2 (6.25%) GIAC
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) Accessibility
2 2 (6.25%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (6.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) vCloud
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) VMware NSX
2 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 3 (9.38%) Ansible
3 2 (6.25%) HP Fortify
3 2 (6.25%) Nessus
3 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.25%) Puppet
3 2 (6.25%) vRealize
3 2 (6.25%) WebInspect
4 1 (3.13%) Ambari
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Confluent
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (9.38%) Google
4 3 (9.38%) IBM
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) Checkmarx
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) FatWire
5 2 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) Qualys
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
6 1 (3.13%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft
6 1 (3.13%) Software AG
6 1 (3.13%) Sun
6 1 (3.13%) Teradata
6 1 (3.13%) webMethods