Period
to 14 May 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 14 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)
England > London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 160 161
Rank change year-on-year -50 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 298 347 739
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.67% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.44% 4.41% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 229 465
10th Percentile £360 £400 £375
25th Percentile £413 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £575 £580 £600
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £53.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -57.55% +6.00% +48.06%

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 8,674 7,861 14,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.34% 37.86% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,497 5,888 11,268
10th Percentile £381 £375 £375
25th Percentile £450 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 61
10th Percentile £20.33 £25.30 £24.11
25th Percentile £36.38 £38.59 £30.75
Median hourly rate £49.83 £54.00 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -7.73% +22.23% +3.95%
75th Percentile £65.00 £64.94 £50.00
90th Percentile £68.00 £69.50 £56.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £44.34
% change year-on-year -3.23% +4.87% +6.17%

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 14 May 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
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 14 May 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 +2 32 £500 -4.76% 14
South London +13 5 £475 -2.56% 2
West London +21 2 £178 -62.43% 13
East London +14 1 £468 -8.78% 5
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 213 (71.48%) REST
2 135 (45.30%) Java
3 134 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (43.29%) Web Services
5 100 (33.56%) XML
6 92 (30.87%) SQL
7 90 (30.20%) JSON
8 72 (24.16%) JavaScript
9 71 (23.83%) Git (software)
10 65 (21.81%) HTML
11 62 (20.81%) SQL Server
12 60 (20.13%) Jenkins
13 58 (19.46%) CSS
14 57 (19.13%) Test Automation
14 57 (19.13%) Azure
15 55 (18.46%) Scrum
16 53 (17.79%) Spring
17 52 (17.45%) Finance
18 51 (17.11%) Microservices
19 48 (16.11%) AWS
20 47 (15.77%) Oracle
21 45 (15.10%) SoapUI
22 44 (14.77%) Selenium
22 44 (14.77%) Data Modelling
23 43 (14.43%) .NET
23 43 (14.43%) Social Skills
24 42 (14.09%) Maven
25 41 (13.76%) SOA
26 39 (13.09%) DevOps
27 38 (12.75%) C#

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 18 (6.04%) Confluence
2 16 (5.37%) Mule
3 14 (4.70%) Anypoint
3 14 (4.70%) JBoss
4 12 (4.03%) Apache
5 11 (3.69%) Mule ESB
6 10 (3.36%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.36%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.35%) Drupal
8 6 (2.01%) CMS
8 6 (2.01%) WordPress
9 5 (1.68%) IIS
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (1.68%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.34%) Jetty
10 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.01%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Sketch
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.01%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.13%) Azure
2 48 (16.11%) AWS
3 17 (5.70%) GitHub
4 11 (3.69%) PaaS
5 10 (3.36%) Azure Data Factory
5 10 (3.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 9 (3.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 8 (2.68%) Serverless
8 7 (2.35%) Azure Service Bus
8 7 (2.35%) Power Platform
8 7 (2.35%) SaaS
9 6 (2.01%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.01%) Boomi
9 6 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.01%) Power Automate
10 5 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.68%) Azure Logic Apps
10 5 (1.68%) IaaS
10 5 (1.68%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (1.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.72%) HTTP
2 12 (4.03%) DNS
3 10 (3.36%) SSL
4 6 (2.01%) SMS
5 5 (1.68%) DMARC
5 5 (1.68%) SMTP
6 4 (1.34%) FTP
6 4 (1.34%) Intranet
6 4 (1.34%) LAN
6 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.01%) WAN
8 2 (0.67%) Firewall
8 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.67%) VPN
9 1 (0.34%) DHCP
9 1 (0.34%) Internet
9 1 (0.34%) SNMP
9 1 (0.34%) SSH
9 1 (0.34%) VLAN
9 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.73%) MongoDB
3 25 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (8.05%) MySQL
5 22 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (5.70%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.03%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.69%) Redis
9 7 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.01%) DTS
10 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.68%) CockroachDB
11 5 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.68%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 71 (23.83%) Git (software)
2 60 (20.13%) Jenkins
3 45 (15.10%) SoapUI
4 44 (14.77%) Selenium
5 42 (14.09%) Maven
6 33 (11.07%) JIRA
7 31 (10.40%) Cucumber
7 31 (10.40%) Postman
8 28 (9.40%) JUnit
9 15 (5.03%) Subversion
10 14 (4.70%) Gradle
10 14 (4.70%) Visual Studio
11 13 (4.36%) Mockito
12 10 (3.36%) Mocha
13 9 (3.02%) JMeter
13 9 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (2.68%) REST Assured
14 8 (2.68%) SpecFlow
14 8 (2.68%) WebDriver
15 7 (2.35%) SonarQube
General
1 52 (17.45%) Finance
2 43 (14.43%) Social Skills
3 35 (11.74%) Banking
4 24 (8.05%) Marketing
5 20 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (5.70%) Public Sector
7 15 (5.03%) Telecoms
8 10 (3.36%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.36%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (3.02%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (2.68%) Electronics
11 3 (1.01%) Front Office
11 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.01%) Retail
12 2 (0.67%) Law
12 2 (0.67%) Legal
12 2 (0.67%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.34%) Back Office
13 1 (0.34%) Billing
13 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (43.96%) Developer
2 54 (18.12%) Architect
3 33 (11.07%) Java Developer
4 30 (10.07%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (8.05%) Senior Developer
6 23 (7.72%) Tester
7 21 (7.05%) Automation Tester
8 18 (6.04%) Consultant
9 14 (4.70%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (4.03%) .NET Developer
10 12 (4.03%) ServiceNow Developer
11 11 (3.69%) Lead Developer
12 9 (3.02%) Integration Architect
12 9 (3.02%) Integration Developer
12 9 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (2.68%) Senior Integration Developer
13 8 (2.68%) Technical Leader
13 8 (2.68%) Test Manager
14 7 (2.35%) Java Engineer
14 7 (2.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (71.48%) REST
2 129 (43.29%) Web Services
3 100 (33.56%) XML
4 90 (30.20%) JSON
5 65 (21.81%) HTML
6 58 (19.46%) CSS
7 53 (17.79%) Spring
8 43 (14.43%) .NET
9 37 (12.42%) AngularJS
9 37 (12.42%) XSLT
10 36 (12.08%) Node.js
10 36 (12.08%) RESTful
11 27 (9.06%) Spring Boot
12 24 (8.05%) jQuery
13 22 (7.38%) Middleware
14 19 (6.38%) .NET Framework
14 19 (6.38%) React
15 18 (6.04%) Hibernate
16 17 (5.70%) J2EE
16 17 (5.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.37%) Mobile App
2 13 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.03%) User Experience
4 9 (3.02%) Clustering
5 7 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.01%) Marketing Technology
7 5 (1.68%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.34%) Web 2.0
9 3 (1.01%) CMDB
9 3 (1.01%) IVR
9 3 (1.01%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.34%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.40%) Linux
2 15 (5.03%) Windows
3 12 (4.03%) Unix
4 11 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.36%) Android
6 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Solaris
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.13%) Test Automation
3 55 (18.46%) Scrum
4 51 (17.11%) Microservices
5 44 (14.77%) Data Modelling
6 41 (13.76%) SOA
7 39 (13.09%) DevOps
8 36 (12.08%) BDD
9 35 (11.74%) TDD
10 33 (11.07%) ETL
11 31 (10.40%) Unit Testing
12 30 (10.07%) Migration
12 30 (10.07%) SDLC
13 29 (9.73%) Open Source
14 25 (8.39%) Change Management
15 24 (8.05%) API Integration
15 24 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (7.72%) OO
17 22 (7.38%) Data Governance
17 22 (7.38%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (45.30%) Java
2 92 (30.87%) SQL
3 72 (24.16%) JavaScript
4 38 (12.75%) C#
5 27 (9.06%) Java 8
6 23 (7.72%) PL/SQL
7 20 (6.71%) Python
8 17 (5.70%) T-SQL
9 14 (4.70%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.36%) Apex Code
11 12 (4.03%) VB.NET
11 12 (4.03%) XPath
12 11 (3.69%) PHP
12 11 (3.69%) TypeScript
13 7 (2.35%) Perl
13 7 (2.35%) Scala
14 6 (2.01%) Groovy
15 5 (1.68%) ES6
16 4 (1.34%) ABAP
16 4 (1.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (7.38%) SC Cleared
1 22 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.36%) Degree
3 6 (2.01%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.68%) ISEB
5 4 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.01%) PMP
7 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.34%) CCNA
8 1 (0.34%) CISA
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.34%) CISM
8 1 (0.34%) CISSP
8 1 (0.34%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.34%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.07%) QA
2 7 (2.35%) GDPR
3 6 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.34%) GRC
4 1 (0.34%) NCSC
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (5.70%) Docker
2 4 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.67%) KVM
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (5.37%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.03%) CloudHub
3 6 (2.01%) Grafana
3 6 (2.01%) Kibana
3 6 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.34%) Puppet
4 4 (1.34%) Terraform
5 3 (1.01%) Control-M
6 2 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.34%) Ansible
7 1 (0.34%) Graphite
7 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.34%) logstash
7 1 (0.34%) Nessus
7 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.34%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 47 (15.77%) Oracle
2 25 (8.39%) SAP
3 24 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 21 (7.05%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (6.71%) MuleSoft
6 16 (5.37%) ServiceNow
7 10 (3.36%) Adobe
8 8 (2.68%) Splunk
8 8 (2.68%) webMethods
9 6 (2.01%) Dell
9 6 (2.01%) IBM
9 6 (2.01%) Informatica
10 5 (1.68%) BMC
10 5 (1.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 5 (1.68%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.34%) Altova
11 4 (1.34%) CA
11 4 (1.34%) hybris
12 3 (1.01%) Pega
12 3 (1.01%) Red Hat