Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 172 206
Rank change year-on-year -62 +34 -22
Contract jobs citing SOAP 429 206 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.21% 1.49% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.51% 3.94% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 130 334
10th Percentile £400 £386 £363
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £588
90th Percentile £675 £628 £675
England median daily rate £506 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.42% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
10th Percentile £27.68 £40.80 £45.25
25th Percentile £30.19 £42.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £34.75 £45.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -23.63% -9.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £39.69 £50.50 £55.50
90th Percentile £42.43 £52.60 £66.00
England median hourly rate £48.26 £52.81 £52.00
% change year-on-year -8.62% +1.56% +15.56%

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 12,210 5,232 13,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.36% 37.94% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,161 3,876 10,130
10th Percentile £406 £360 £375
25th Percentile £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £613
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 20 66
10th Percentile £19.91 £22.38 £19.38
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.63 £36.70
Median hourly rate £49.00 £34.23 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +43.17% -31.55% +18.30%
75th Percentile £64.56 £40.94 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.85 £50.75 £64.37
England median hourly rate £49.00 £40.00 £45.95
% change year-on-year +22.50% -12.95% +10.54%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in London

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in London.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in London

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in London

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in London.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in London

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SOAP in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SOAP in London

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the London region over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -38 49 £563 +2.27% 19
South London -4 6 £475 +5.56% 6
East London - 5 £434 - 8
West London -23 1 £178 -60.56% 12
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 316 (73.66%) REST
2 199 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (40.56%) Java
4 168 (39.16%) Web Services
5 138 (32.17%) JSON
6 129 (30.07%) XML
7 127 (29.60%) JavaScript
8 121 (28.21%) SQL
9 111 (25.87%) AWS
10 107 (24.94%) DevOps
11 104 (24.24%) HTML
12 102 (23.78%) Social Skills
13 100 (23.31%) Azure
14 89 (20.75%) CSS
15 88 (20.51%) Jenkins
16 87 (20.28%) Microservices
17 85 (19.81%) Scrum
18 83 (19.35%) Finance
19 79 (18.41%) C#
20 77 (17.95%) SQL Server
21 75 (17.48%) Git (software)
22 70 (16.32%) Test Automation
23 67 (15.62%) .NET
24 64 (14.92%) Oracle
25 59 (13.75%) Spring
26 58 (13.52%) AngularJS
27 57 (13.29%) JIRA
28 53 (12.35%) Unit Testing
28 53 (12.35%) Spring Boot
28 53 (12.35%) SDLC

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 20 (4.66%) Apache
2 19 (4.43%) Confluence
2 19 (4.43%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.96%) IIS
4 14 (3.26%) CMS
5 12 (2.80%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.33%) Mule
6 10 (2.33%) Mule ESB
6 10 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.10%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.86%) Anypoint
9 6 (1.40%) JBoss
9 6 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.93%) Drupal
12 3 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.63%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.47%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Magento
5 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 111 (25.87%) AWS
2 100 (23.31%) Azure
3 46 (10.72%) GitHub
4 38 (8.86%) SaaS
5 27 (6.29%) GCP
6 20 (4.66%) PaaS
7 18 (4.20%) IaaS
8 14 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (3.26%) Serverless
9 12 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (2.80%) Azure Service Bus
9 12 (2.80%) Power Platform
10 10 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (2.10%) Force.com
11 9 (2.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 8 (1.86%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.66%) HTTP
2 17 (3.96%) DNS
3 16 (3.73%) HTTPS
4 11 (2.56%) Firewall
5 10 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.10%) SSL
7 7 (1.63%) FTP
7 7 (1.63%) SSH
8 6 (1.40%) Intranet
8 6 (1.40%) SMTP
9 5 (1.17%) DHCP
9 5 (1.17%) Internet
9 5 (1.17%) PuTTY
9 5 (1.17%) Telnet
9 5 (1.17%) WinSCP
10 4 (0.93%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.93%) LAN
10 4 (0.93%) SNMP
10 4 (0.93%) WAN
11 3 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.93%) NoSQL
3 29 (6.76%) MySQL
4 22 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.73%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (2.56%) Data Lake
8 11 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.56%) Parquet
9 10 (2.33%) Power BI
9 10 (2.33%) SQL Server 2019
10 9 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.63%) Metadata
11 7 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.40%) Redis
12 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (20.51%) Jenkins
2 75 (17.48%) Git (software)
3 57 (13.29%) JIRA
4 51 (11.89%) Maven
5 41 (9.56%) SoapUI
6 33 (7.69%) Selenium
7 30 (6.99%) Postman
8 26 (6.06%) JUnit
9 23 (5.36%) Bitbucket
10 21 (4.90%) Cucumber
11 17 (3.96%) Mocha
11 17 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (3.96%) TeamCity
12 16 (3.73%) JMeter
12 16 (3.73%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 13 (3.03%) Jasmine
15 12 (2.80%) Ant
15 12 (2.80%) Subversion
15 12 (2.80%) WebDriver
General
1 102 (23.78%) Social Skills
2 83 (19.35%) Finance
3 40 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (9.32%) Banking
4 18 (4.20%) Presentation Skills
5 16 (3.73%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.56%) Marketing
7 10 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.86%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (1.63%) Legal
10 6 (1.40%) Retail
11 5 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.17%) Front Office
12 4 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.70%) Back Office
13 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.70%) Law
13 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 200 (46.62%) Developer
2 74 (17.25%) Architect
3 48 (11.19%) Java Developer
4 35 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (6.29%) Salesforce Developer
5 27 (6.29%) Software Engineer
6 24 (5.59%) ServiceNow Developer
7 23 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 20 (4.66%) Senior Software Engineer
8 20 (4.66%) Tester
9 18 (4.20%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
10 16 (3.73%) Automation Tester
11 15 (3.50%) Java Engineer
12 14 (3.26%) Analyst
12 14 (3.26%) Consultant
13 13 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
14 12 (2.80%) Senior Java Engineer
14 12 (2.80%) Technical Architect
15 11 (2.56%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (73.66%) REST
2 168 (39.16%) Web Services
3 138 (32.17%) JSON
4 129 (30.07%) XML
5 104 (24.24%) HTML
6 89 (20.75%) CSS
7 67 (15.62%) .NET
8 59 (13.75%) Spring
9 58 (13.52%) AngularJS
10 53 (12.35%) Spring Boot
11 51 (11.89%) RESTful
12 36 (8.39%) Kafka
13 33 (7.69%) React
14 31 (7.23%) Node.js
15 29 (6.76%) XSLT
16 25 (5.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 23 (5.36%) Hibernate
17 23 (5.36%) Middleware
18 22 (5.13%) jQuery
19 20 (4.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.23%) Mobile App
2 23 (5.36%) User Experience
3 20 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.73%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.10%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.86%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.17%) Legacy Applications
10 5 (1.17%) Wiki
11 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.70%) Clustering
12 3 (0.70%) Equities
12 3 (0.70%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.12%) Linux
2 41 (9.56%) Windows
3 27 (6.29%) Unix
4 14 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.33%) Android
7 8 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (24.94%) DevOps
3 87 (20.28%) Microservices
4 85 (19.81%) Scrum
5 70 (16.32%) Test Automation
6 53 (12.35%) SDLC
6 53 (12.35%) Unit Testing
7 50 (11.66%) TDD
8 38 (8.86%) Migration
8 38 (8.86%) Software Engineering
9 36 (8.39%) BDD
9 36 (8.39%) Data Modelling
10 34 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (7.69%) OO
12 29 (6.76%) SOA
13 28 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (6.53%) Full Stack Development
14 27 (6.29%) MVC
15 26 (6.06%) API Development
16 22 (5.13%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (40.56%) Java
2 127 (29.60%) JavaScript
3 121 (28.21%) SQL
4 79 (18.41%) C#
5 45 (10.49%) Python
6 30 (6.99%) TypeScript
7 29 (6.76%) PowerShell
8 26 (6.06%) Apex Code
9 22 (5.13%) Java 8
10 20 (4.66%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.73%) VB.NET
12 15 (3.50%) T-SQL
13 14 (3.26%) Perl
13 14 (3.26%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.56%) Bash Shell
15 10 (2.33%) Groovy
15 10 (2.33%) PHP
16 9 (2.10%) Apple Swift
16 9 (2.10%) Kotlin
17 8 (1.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (6.29%) Degree
2 24 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.10%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.17%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.93%) CISA
7 4 (0.93%) CISSP
7 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.70%) CEH
8 3 (0.70%) CRISC
8 3 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.70%) ISEB
9 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.47%) CISM
10 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.13%) QA
2 7 (1.63%) GRC
3 5 (1.17%) Accessibility
3 5 (1.17%) GDPR
4 4 (0.93%) HL7
5 2 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.23%) NCSC
6 1 (0.23%) NIST
6 1 (0.23%) PSD2
6 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (9.79%) Docker
2 20 (4.66%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) RACF
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (7.93%) Kubernetes
2 27 (6.29%) Terraform
3 17 (3.96%) Ansible
4 10 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.86%) Kibana
7 7 (1.63%) CloudHub
7 7 (1.63%) Grafana
8 6 (1.40%) Nagios
9 5 (1.17%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (0.93%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.47%) Graphite
11 2 (0.47%) logstash
11 2 (0.47%) Netcool
11 2 (0.47%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 2 (0.47%) Netcool/Webtop
11 2 (0.47%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 64 (14.92%) Oracle
2 50 (11.66%) Salesforce.com
3 35 (8.16%) ServiceNow
4 34 (7.93%) Microsoft
5 29 (6.76%) MuleSoft
6 18 (4.20%) SAP
7 14 (3.26%) Splunk
8 11 (2.56%) Confluent
9 10 (2.33%) IBM
10 9 (2.10%) Databricks
11 8 (1.86%) Adobe
11 8 (1.86%) Xamarin
12 7 (1.63%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.63%) Informatica
13 6 (1.40%) Google
13 6 (1.40%) Workday
14 5 (1.17%) HP
14 5 (1.17%) hybris
14 5 (1.17%) Snow
14 5 (1.17%) webMethods