Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 147 113 147
Rank change year-on-year -34 +34 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 40 13 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.00% 0.64% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.17% 2.07% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 40
10th Percentile £477 £353 £349
25th Percentile £560 £466 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £538 £498
Median % change year-on-year +16.28% +8.04% -9.55%
75th Percentile £691 £594 £606
90th Percentile £713 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £625 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +19.05% +10.53% -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £48.50
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
75th Percentile - - £55.50
90th Percentile - - -
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 1,261 628 1,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.53% 30.77% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,001 489 1,370
10th Percentile £414 £363 £400
25th Percentile £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £688 £618 £613
90th Percentile £760 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
10th Percentile £18.23 - £49.82
25th Percentile £26.06 £17.50 £51.79
Median hourly rate £39.75 £20.00 £57.67
Median % change year-on-year +98.75% -65.32% +249.48%
75th Percentile £54.06 £22.50 £62.62
90th Percentile £62.28 - £64.05
Central London median hourly rate £39.75 £20.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +98.75% -66.67% +263.64%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 33 (82.50%) REST
2 26 (65.00%) SQL
3 25 (62.50%) Java
4 20 (50.00%) HTTP
4 20 (50.00%) AWS
4 20 (50.00%) Microservices
5 19 (47.50%) NoSQL
5 19 (47.50%) Software Engineering
5 19 (47.50%) HTTPS
6 18 (45.00%) Kafka
6 18 (45.00%) Spring Boot
6 18 (45.00%) Confluent
6 18 (45.00%) Technology Roadmap
7 15 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (30.00%) Serverless
9 11 (27.50%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.00%) JSON
10 8 (20.00%) C#
11 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
12 6 (15.00%) UML
12 6 (15.00%) Web Services
12 6 (15.00%) .NET
12 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (15.00%) Azure
13 5 (12.50%) HTML
13 5 (12.50%) Finance
13 5 (12.50%) Scrum
14 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 4 (10.00%) XML

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 2 (5.00%) IIS
1 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (50.00%) AWS
2 12 (30.00%) Serverless
3 11 (27.50%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (15.00%) Azure
5 3 (7.50%) SaaS
6 2 (5.00%) Force.com
6 2 (5.00%) OpenShift
6 2 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (2.50%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.50%) Azure Monitor
7 1 (2.50%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (2.50%) Azure Storage
7 1 (2.50%) Collibra
7 1 (2.50%) GCP
7 1 (2.50%) GitHub
7 1 (2.50%) iPaaS
7 1 (2.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (2.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (2.50%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) HTTP
2 19 (47.50%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (5.00%) VSAN
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (47.50%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) Data Lake
3 2 (5.00%) Parquet
4 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) Postman
2 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.00%) AppScan
3 2 (5.00%) Burp Suite
3 2 (5.00%) JMeter
3 2 (5.00%) Selenium
3 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Ant
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) Maven
4 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.50%) TestNG
4 1 (2.50%) TestRail
4 1 (2.50%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Front Office
4 2 (5.00%) Social Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.50%) International Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Java Engineer
1 18 (45.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 18 (45.00%) Senior Java Engineer
1 18 (45.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
1 18 (45.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 18 (45.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Salesforce Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Architect
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (82.50%) REST
2 18 (45.00%) Kafka
2 18 (45.00%) Spring Boot
3 8 (20.00%) JSON
4 6 (15.00%) .NET
4 6 (15.00%) Web Services
5 5 (12.50%) HTML
6 4 (10.00%) XML
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.50%) RESTful
8 2 (5.00%) COM
8 2 (5.00%) CSS
8 2 (5.00%) IDoc
8 2 (5.00%) Spring
8 2 (5.00%) Visualforce
9 1 (2.50%) .NET Core
9 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.50%) ARM Templates
9 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) Cloud Native
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Equities
4 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Microservices
2 19 (47.50%) Software Engineering
3 18 (45.00%) Technology Roadmap
4 15 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.00%) UML
7 5 (12.50%) Scrum
8 4 (10.00%) DevOps
8 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (7.50%) API Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Network Virtualisation
9 3 (7.50%) SDLC
9 3 (7.50%) Security Architecture
9 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.00%) Data Architecture
10 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
10 2 (5.00%) OWASP
10 2 (5.00%) Use Case
10 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 25 (62.50%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.00%) Python
6 3 (7.50%) Bash
6 3 (7.50%) SOQL
6 3 (7.50%) SOSL
7 2 (5.00%) Apex Code
7 2 (5.00%) Formula Language
7 2 (5.00%) Perl
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) CCIE
1 2 (5.00%) CCNA
1 2 (5.00%) CCNP
1 2 (5.00%) CEH
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.00%) CISSP
1 2 (5.00%) CSSLP
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) GIAC
1 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) GRC
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Docker
1 2 (5.00%) vCloud
1 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) VMware NSX
1 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Ansible
2 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.00%) HP Fortify
3 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.00%) Nessus
3 2 (5.00%) Puppet
3 2 (5.00%) vRealize
3 2 (5.00%) WebInspect
4 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Confluent
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Checkmarx
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) Databricks
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.00%) Qualys
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Aveksa
5 1 (2.50%) Concur
5 1 (2.50%) Genesys
5 1 (2.50%) iManage
5 1 (2.50%) Intapp
5 1 (2.50%) Verint