Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 127 129 156
Rank change year-on-year +2 +27 -63
Contract jobs citing SOAP 20 32 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.74% 0.92% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.21% 2.70% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 62
10th Percentile £378 £350 £451
25th Percentile £450 £385 £479
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £503 £575
Median % change year-on-year -5.97% -12.61% +16.75%
75th Percentile £550 £566 £675
90th Percentile £638 £677 £725
Central London median daily rate £500 £519 £550
% change year-on-year -3.61% -5.68% +12.82%

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 906 1,186 2,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.51% 34.11% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 940 1,999
10th Percentile £394 £381 £413
25th Percentile £461 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
10th Percentile £15.25 £27.20 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.63 £32.75 £22.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £46.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -62.37% +32.86% +60.92%
75th Percentile £20.63 £57.50 £49.13
90th Percentile £21.75 £59.75 £56.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £50.75 £38.37
% change year-on-year -65.52% +32.26% +76.43%

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021, 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 12 (60.00%) REST
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (40.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) CSS
5 7 (35.00%) HTML
5 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
6 6 (30.00%) JSON
6 6 (30.00%) MySQL
6 6 (30.00%) Data Modelling
7 5 (25.00%) ETL
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) Drupal
7 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (25.00%) BDD
7 5 (25.00%) Sass
7 5 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (25.00%) User Experience
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (20.00%) Java 8
8 4 (20.00%) Master Data Management
8 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (20.00%) Data Governance
8 4 (20.00%) Azure

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 5 (25.00%) Drupal
2 2 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.00%) Camunda
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Azure
1 4 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) FTP
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
3 6 (30.00%) MySQL
4 5 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) GitLab
3 3 (15.00%) Gradle
3 3 (15.00%) Maven
4 2 (10.00%) Ant
4 2 (10.00%) Gatling
4 2 (10.00%) Geb
4 2 (10.00%) REST Assured
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 2 (10.00%) Spock
4 2 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) NetBeans
5 1 (5.00%) Postman
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Drupal Developer
4 3 (15.00%) ETL Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Lead Developer
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) SAP BI Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Workflow Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) REST
2 8 (40.00%) XML
3 7 (35.00%) CSS
3 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 6 (30.00%) JSON
5 5 (25.00%) Sass
6 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (20.00%) Spring
6 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) Node.js
8 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.00%) Dropwizard
8 2 (10.00%) Ember.js
8 2 (10.00%) Guice
8 2 (10.00%) Kafka
8 2 (10.00%) OAuth
8 2 (10.00%) Ratpack
8 2 (10.00%) Spring Boot
8 2 (10.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 5 (25.00%) BDD
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 5 (25.00%) ETL
4 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) Data Governance
4 4 (20.00%) Master Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (15.00%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
5 3 (15.00%) ETL Development
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (10.00%) OWASP
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) Java 8
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.00%) ABAP
5 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Tealium
2 1 (5.00%) Telerik