Period
to 18 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 152 128
Rank change year-on-year -21 -24 +23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 716 854 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.57% 1.83% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 4.92% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 603 622
London median daily rate £513 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +8.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £328
90th Percentile £688 £625 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
London median hourly rate £51.25 - £30.39
10th Percentile £47.88 - £26.73
90th Percentile £53.63 - £34.84
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year +5.56% +41.07% -14.82%

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 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 17,908 17,345 15,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.24% 37.26% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,502 13,249 11,753
London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £373 £350 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 102 73
London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.88 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -17.81% +11.89%
10th Percentile £19.25 £19.04 £19.23
90th Percentile £64.58 £49.88 £57.38
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in London

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in London

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in London

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 November 2018. 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 -42 147 £543 +14.21% 47
South London +17 58 £525 +16.67% 2
West London 0 24 £415 -9.78% 16
East London -27 12 £513 +3.80% 5
North London -7 2 £750 +50.00% 2
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 422 (58.94%) REST
2 409 (57.12%) Java
3 361 (50.42%) Web Services
3 361 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (31.15%) TDD
5 219 (30.59%) JavaScript
6 187 (26.12%) Git (software)
7 167 (23.32%) XML
8 165 (23.04%) JSON
9 159 (22.21%) Scrum
10 158 (22.07%) Spring
11 157 (21.93%) RESTful
12 155 (21.65%) Amazon AWS
12 155 (21.65%) BDD
13 150 (20.95%) HTML
14 148 (20.67%) Finance
15 137 (19.13%) Jenkins
16 130 (18.16%) SQL
17 123 (17.18%) Microservices
18 122 (17.04%) Test Automation
19 120 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
19 120 (16.76%) CSS
20 117 (16.34%) AngularJS
21 116 (16.20%) .NET
22 108 (15.08%) C#
23 95 (13.27%) Docker
24 93 (12.99%) SOA
24 93 (12.99%) Maven
25 92 (12.85%) Selenium
25 92 (12.85%) J2EE

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 33 (4.61%) Apache
2 29 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (3.77%) Confluence
4 26 (3.63%) Apache Spark
5 24 (3.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 21 (2.93%) Mule
6 21 (2.93%) Tomcat
7 20 (2.79%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.23%) Mule ESB
9 15 (2.09%) CMS
9 15 (2.09%) JBoss
9 15 (2.09%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.96%) Anypoint
11 7 (0.98%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.70%) IIS
13 5 (0.70%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.70%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.42%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.28%) Global One
5 2 (0.28%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.28%) Magento
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.28%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 155 (21.65%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (5.73%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (4.33%) GitHub
5 30 (4.19%) Heroku
6 28 (3.91%) Apigee
7 21 (2.93%) SaaS
8 15 (2.09%) BrowserStack
8 15 (2.09%) OpenShift
9 12 (1.68%) PaaS
10 9 (1.26%) Sauce Labs
11 7 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.98%) Force.com
11 7 (0.98%) IaaS
11 7 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.84%) Serverless
13 5 (0.70%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.70%) Boomi
13 5 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.64%) HTTP
2 42 (5.87%) SSL
3 36 (5.03%) TCP/IP
4 31 (4.33%) FTP
5 28 (3.91%) DNS
6 16 (2.23%) HTTPS
7 9 (1.26%) Firewall
8 5 (0.70%) SMTP
9 3 (0.42%) DSL
9 3 (0.42%) Network Security
9 3 (0.42%) Skype
10 2 (0.28%) BGP
10 2 (0.28%) Internet
10 2 (0.28%) Junos
10 2 (0.28%) LAN
10 2 (0.28%) MPLS
10 2 (0.28%) MQTT
10 2 (0.28%) OSPF
10 2 (0.28%) VPN
10 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 67 (9.36%) MongoDB
3 46 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (4.89%) MySQL
5 31 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 29 (4.05%) Hadoop
6 29 (4.05%) NoSQL
7 26 (3.63%) Big Data
8 17 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 16 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.09%) DB2
11 13 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.84%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.70%) Power BI
15 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.56%) Data Lake
16 4 (0.56%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 187 (26.12%) Git (software)
2 137 (19.13%) Jenkins
3 93 (12.99%) Maven
4 92 (12.85%) Selenium
5 82 (11.45%) SoapUI
6 77 (10.75%) JUnit
7 63 (8.80%) JIRA
8 60 (8.38%) Mockito
9 51 (7.12%) SonarQube
10 50 (6.98%) DbUnit
11 46 (6.42%) jMock
12 44 (6.15%) Cucumber
13 43 (6.01%) Subversion
14 41 (5.73%) Gradle
15 38 (5.31%) JMeter
16 30 (4.19%) TeamCity
17 28 (3.91%) gulp
18 27 (3.77%) GitLab
18 27 (3.77%) WebDriver
19 21 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 148 (20.67%) Finance
2 68 (9.50%) Banking
3 17 (2.37%) Front Office
3 17 (2.37%) Marketing
4 16 (2.23%) Retail
5 15 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.68%) Legal
6 12 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.54%) Electronics
8 7 (0.98%) Games
9 6 (0.84%) Advertising
10 5 (0.70%) French Language
11 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.56%) Law
12 3 (0.42%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.28%) German Language
13 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 412 (57.54%) Developer
2 176 (24.58%) Java Developer
3 70 (9.78%) Architect
4 58 (8.10%) .NET Developer
5 40 (5.59%) Senior Developer
6 39 (5.45%) Analyst
7 37 (5.17%) Technical Leader
8 30 (4.19%) Tester
9 28 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
10 27 (3.77%) AWS Developer
11 26 (3.63%) Consultant
12 23 (3.21%) Angular Developer
12 23 (3.21%) C# Developer
12 23 (3.21%) Lead Developer
13 21 (2.93%) Lead Java Developer
13 21 (2.93%) Technical Architect
14 20 (2.79%) Agile Developer
15 19 (2.65%) Agile Java Developer
15 19 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 19 (2.65%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (58.94%) REST
2 361 (50.42%) Web Services
3 167 (23.32%) XML
4 165 (23.04%) JSON
5 158 (22.07%) Spring
6 157 (21.93%) RESTful
7 150 (20.95%) HTML
8 120 (16.76%) CSS
9 117 (16.34%) AngularJS
10 116 (16.20%) .NET
11 92 (12.85%) J2EE
12 82 (11.45%) Spring Boot
13 79 (11.03%) HTML5
14 71 (9.92%) OAuth
15 61 (8.52%) Node.js
16 59 (8.24%) Apache Camel
17 54 (7.54%) jQuery
18 46 (6.42%) PowerMock
19 42 (5.87%) ASP.NET Web API
20 41 (5.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.75%) User Experience
2 31 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.19%) Data Centre
4 25 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 24 (3.35%) Data Structures
6 19 (2.65%) Fintech
7 18 (2.51%) Derivative
8 16 (2.23%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.23%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.96%) Equities
9 14 (1.96%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (1.40%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.40%) Video on Demand
11 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.98%) CMDB
14 6 (0.84%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 87 (12.15%) Linux
2 41 (5.73%) Unix
3 23 (3.21%) Windows
4 16 (2.23%) Android
5 11 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (31.15%) TDD
3 159 (22.21%) Scrum
4 155 (21.65%) BDD
5 123 (17.18%) Microservices
6 122 (17.04%) Test Automation
7 120 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
8 93 (12.99%) SOA
9 81 (11.31%) Kanban
10 71 (9.92%) Open Source
11 56 (7.82%) E-Commerce
12 53 (7.40%) MVC
13 52 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (7.12%) OO
15 49 (6.84%) DevOps
16 47 (6.56%) Unit Testing
17 45 (6.28%) Software Engineering
18 43 (6.01%) Multithreading
19 41 (5.73%) Test Scripting
20 40 (5.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 409 (57.12%) Java
2 219 (30.59%) JavaScript
3 130 (18.16%) SQL
4 108 (15.08%) C#
5 73 (10.20%) Java 8
6 37 (5.17%) TypeScript
7 31 (4.33%) ES6
7 31 (4.33%) PL/SQL
8 28 (3.91%) Python
9 25 (3.49%) PHP
10 20 (2.79%) Groovy
11 19 (2.65%) Ruby
11 19 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 18 (2.51%) Bash Shell
13 15 (2.09%) Apex Code
14 12 (1.68%) C
14 12 (1.68%) Scala
15 11 (1.54%) Perl
16 9 (1.26%) C++
16 9 (1.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 69 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.87%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.91%) Degree
4 17 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.98%) ISEB
8 3 (0.42%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.28%) CISSP
9 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CBAP
10 1 (0.14%) GIAC
10 1 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.14%) MOS
10 1 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.56%) QA
2 12 (1.68%) PSD2
3 3 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.42%) EMIR
3 3 (0.42%) MiFID
4 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.14%) IFRS
5 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.14%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 95 (13.27%) Docker
2 39 (5.45%) vSphere
3 38 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.42%) OpenAM
5 3 (0.42%) OpenDJ
6 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.28%) KVM
6 2 (0.28%) Postfix
6 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.14%) iptables
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (4.75%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.35%) Docker Swarm
3 17 (2.37%) Ansible
4 16 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (1.54%) HP ALM
6 9 (1.26%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 8 (1.12%) Mesos
8 7 (0.98%) CloudHub
9 6 (0.84%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.84%) Terraform
10 5 (0.70%) Puppet
10 5 (0.70%) Rancher
11 4 (0.56%) Control-M
11 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.56%) Kibana
11 4 (0.56%) SCCM
11 4 (0.56%) SCOM
12 3 (0.42%) CA Service Virtualization
12 3 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 83 (11.59%) Oracle
2 43 (6.01%) Microsoft
3 40 (5.59%) VMware
4 36 (5.03%) MuleSoft
5 34 (4.75%) IBM
6 33 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (2.79%) ServiceNow
8 19 (2.65%) CA
9 18 (2.51%) SAP
10 13 (1.82%) HP
10 13 (1.82%) Talend
11 10 (1.40%) TIBCO
12 9 (1.26%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 9 (1.26%) Perfecto Mobile
13 8 (1.12%) Google
13 8 (1.12%) Sybase
14 7 (0.98%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.98%) Sitecore
15 6 (0.84%) WSO2