Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 155 147
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 -14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 403 820 870
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.57% 1.91% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.21% 5.14% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 522 637
Median daily rate £500 £525 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.53% +6.99%
10th Percentile £376 £370 £375
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
England median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -35.40%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +1.69% +18.00%

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 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 9,571 15,968 16,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.26% 37.21% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,909 11,998 12,961
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £370 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 79 123
Median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% -4.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £25.72 £24.11 £20.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £56.75
Median hourly rate £36.70 £42.50 £41.41
% change year-on-year -13.65% +2.63% +2.86%

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 30 March 2020.

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
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 30 March 2020. 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 -11 64 £500 -9.09% 21
South London +7 36 £488 -7.14% 5
West London +25 9 £400 -5.88% 16
East London +50 2 £513 +2.50% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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.

1 253 (62.78%) REST
2 210 (52.11%) Java
3 209 (51.86%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (46.40%) Web Services
5 139 (34.49%) XML
6 134 (33.25%) JavaScript
7 112 (27.79%) JSON
8 102 (25.31%) SQL
9 101 (25.06%) HTML
10 98 (24.32%) AngularJS
10 98 (24.32%) Microservices
11 95 (23.57%) Scrum
12 94 (23.33%) Jenkins
13 93 (23.08%) TDD
14 92 (22.83%) Spring
15 90 (22.33%) Git (software)
15 90 (22.33%) BDD
16 82 (20.35%) Linux
17 77 (19.11%) CSS
17 77 (19.11%) DevOps
18 74 (18.36%) AWS
19 72 (17.87%) RESTful
20 70 (17.37%) JUnit
21 67 (16.63%) .NET
22 64 (15.88%) Oracle
23 63 (15.63%) SQL Server
23 63 (15.63%) Docker
24 60 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
25 59 (14.64%) C#
26 57 (14.14%) Selenium

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 34 (8.44%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (7.94%) WebLogic
3 28 (6.95%) Apache
4 25 (6.20%) WebSphere
5 20 (4.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (4.22%) Confluence
6 17 (4.22%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.98%) JBoss
8 6 (1.49%) Mule
8 6 (1.49%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.99%) CMS
9 4 (0.99%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.74%) IIS
10 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Fuse
10 3 (0.74%) WildFly
11 2 (0.50%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.50%) Drupal
11 2 (0.50%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.50%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (0.99%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.50%) Magento
3 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.25%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 74 (18.36%) AWS
2 39 (9.68%) Azure
3 26 (6.45%) GitHub
4 22 (5.46%) SaaS
5 19 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (2.48%) Boomi
6 10 (2.48%) PaaS
6 10 (2.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 8 (1.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 7 (1.74%) GCP
8 7 (1.74%) Serverless
9 6 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.49%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.24%) npm
10 5 (1.24%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.24%) Yarn
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 3 (0.74%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.15%) HTTP
2 24 (5.96%) SSL
3 13 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.73%) Firewall
5 9 (2.23%) DHCP
5 9 (2.23%) DNS
6 8 (1.99%) FTP
7 7 (1.74%) AMQP
7 7 (1.74%) DOCSIS
7 7 (1.74%) SNMP
8 5 (1.24%) MQTT
9 4 (0.99%) DMZ
9 4 (0.99%) Extranet
9 4 (0.99%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.99%) Intranet
9 4 (0.99%) Network Security
10 3 (0.74%) Wireless
11 2 (0.50%) Internet
11 2 (0.50%) SSH
12 1 (0.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 55 (13.65%) MySQL
3 23 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 20 (4.96%) MongoDB
4 20 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.74%) Aerospike
10 7 (1.74%) Redis
10 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.49%) DTS
11 6 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.24%) Big Data
12 5 (1.24%) DB2
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 94 (23.33%) Jenkins
2 90 (22.33%) Git (software)
3 70 (17.37%) JUnit
4 57 (14.14%) Selenium
5 54 (13.40%) Maven
5 54 (13.40%) SoapUI
6 42 (10.42%) JIRA
7 35 (8.68%) Postman
8 34 (8.44%) Gradle
9 30 (7.44%) Mockito
10 24 (5.96%) Jasmine
10 24 (5.96%) Protractor
10 24 (5.96%) SonarQube
11 21 (5.21%) Cucumber
12 18 (4.47%) Octopus Deploy
12 18 (4.47%) TeamCity
13 17 (4.22%) JMeter
13 17 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (3.72%) Ant
15 14 (3.47%) GitLab
General
1 53 (13.15%) Banking
2 50 (12.41%) Finance
3 29 (7.20%) Marketing
4 25 (6.20%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.73%) Retail
6 9 (2.23%) Games
6 9 (2.23%) Law
7 7 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.49%) Legal
9 5 (1.24%) Back Office
9 5 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.24%) Front Office
10 4 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.50%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) International Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 258 (64.02%) Developer
2 76 (18.86%) Java Developer
3 44 (10.92%) Architect
4 34 (8.44%) Angular Developer
5 32 (7.94%) .NET Developer
6 26 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 26 (6.45%) Salesforce Developer
7 25 (6.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 20 (4.96%) Consultant
9 17 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 17 (4.22%) AWS Developer
10 16 (3.97%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.47%) Applications Developer
11 14 (3.47%) Integration Developer
12 12 (2.98%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.73%) ServiceNow Developer
14 10 (2.48%) Java Mobile Developer
14 10 (2.48%) Software Developer
15 9 (2.23%) Mobile Applications Developer
16 8 (1.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (62.78%) REST
2 187 (46.40%) Web Services
3 139 (34.49%) XML
4 112 (27.79%) JSON
5 101 (25.06%) HTML
6 98 (24.32%) AngularJS
7 92 (22.83%) Spring
8 77 (19.11%) CSS
9 72 (17.87%) RESTful
10 67 (16.63%) .NET
11 46 (11.41%) Spring Boot
12 45 (11.17%) XSLT
13 43 (10.67%) J2EE
14 41 (10.17%) HTML5
14 41 (10.17%) JPA
15 38 (9.43%) Node.js
16 32 (7.94%) Hibernate
17 31 (7.69%) React
18 25 (6.20%) Middleware
18 25 (6.20%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.44%) Mobile App
2 26 (6.45%) User Experience
3 23 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.97%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.48%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.74%) NHS
8 6 (1.49%) PKI
9 5 (1.24%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.99%) DataPower
11 3 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.50%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.50%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.50%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 82 (20.35%) Linux
2 42 (10.42%) Windows
3 35 (8.68%) Unix
4 12 (2.98%) Android
5 8 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.49%) AIX
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (51.86%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.32%) Microservices
3 95 (23.57%) Scrum
4 93 (23.08%) TDD
5 90 (22.33%) BDD
6 77 (19.11%) DevOps
7 60 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (13.90%) SOA
9 52 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 49 (12.16%) Unit Testing
11 48 (11.91%) Open Source
12 40 (9.93%) MVC
13 37 (9.18%) Kanban
14 32 (7.94%) SDLC
15 30 (7.44%) Front End Development
16 28 (6.95%) E-Commerce
16 28 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (6.95%) Software Engineering
17 27 (6.70%) API Development
17 27 (6.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 210 (52.11%) Java
2 134 (33.25%) JavaScript
3 102 (25.31%) SQL
4 59 (14.64%) C#
5 48 (11.91%) Python
6 44 (10.92%) Java 8
7 29 (7.20%) Groovy
8 27 (6.70%) PL/SQL
9 21 (5.21%) T-SQL
10 19 (4.71%) Apex Code
10 19 (4.71%) Kotlin
11 17 (4.22%) Ruby
12 15 (3.72%) VB.NET
13 13 (3.23%) PHP
13 13 (3.23%) SOQL
14 11 (2.73%) Scala
14 11 (2.73%) SOSL
15 10 (2.48%) Shell Script
16 9 (2.23%) ES6
16 9 (2.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.21%) Degree
4 11 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.48%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.23%) ISEB
7 7 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.49%) CCNA
8 6 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.24%) CCNP
9 5 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.25%) CCIE
11 1 (0.25%) CISM
11 1 (0.25%) CISSP
11 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.20%) QA
2 6 (1.49%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.74%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.74%) NCSC
4 2 (0.50%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (15.63%) Docker
2 12 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.49%) Postfix
5 5 (1.24%) vSphere
6 2 (0.50%) LXC
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 24 (5.96%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (2.23%) Ansible
4 7 (1.74%) Control-M
5 6 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (1.49%) Puppet
6 5 (1.24%) Terraform
7 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.74%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 64 (15.88%) Oracle
2 46 (11.41%) Salesforce.com
3 36 (8.93%) SAP
4 21 (5.21%) Microsoft
5 19 (4.71%) IBM
6 15 (3.72%) MuleSoft
7 14 (3.47%) ServiceNow
8 11 (2.73%) webMethods
9 9 (2.23%) Dell
10 8 (1.99%) Informatica
10 8 (1.99%) VMware
11 7 (1.74%) BMC
11 7 (1.74%) Gemalto
11 7 (1.74%) HP
11 7 (1.74%) hybris
11 7 (1.74%) Intapp
12 6 (1.49%) Apiary
12 6 (1.49%) Cisco
12 6 (1.49%) Google
12 6 (1.49%) Sun