Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 196 179
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 -25
Contract jobs citing SOAP 193 517 739
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.34% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.82% 3.72% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 342 489
Median daily rate £500 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +4.59%
10th Percentile £365 £381 £385
90th Percentile £655 £675 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £51.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11% +15.31%
10th Percentile £48.00 £39.38 £42.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £64.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £51.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11% +12.50%

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 5,057 13,915 18,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.18% 36.15% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,540 10,364 13,638
Median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £370
90th Percentile £715 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £43.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +9.12% +25.24%
10th Percentile £22.60 £20.50 £20.83
90th Percentile £53.64 £82.90 £73.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.13
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.82% +5.31%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +50 23 £525 +5.00% 12
South London +5 12 £450 -2.70% 2
West London +44 9 £450 +10.43% 8
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 121 (62.69%) REST
2 109 (56.48%) Web Services
3 91 (47.15%) Java
4 88 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (35.23%) XML
6 57 (29.53%) SC Cleared
6 57 (29.53%) Security Cleared
7 52 (26.94%) Oracle
8 51 (26.42%) Git (software)
9 49 (25.39%) JSON
9 49 (25.39%) Scrum
10 47 (24.35%) SQL
11 46 (23.83%) Test Automation
12 45 (23.32%) JavaScript
13 40 (20.73%) HTML
13 40 (20.73%) SoapUI
14 35 (18.13%) Jenkins
14 35 (18.13%) Selenium
15 34 (17.62%) TDD
16 32 (16.58%) BDD
17 31 (16.06%) Microservices
18 30 (15.54%) DevOps
18 30 (15.54%) Spring
18 30 (15.54%) SOA
19 29 (15.03%) JIRA
20 27 (13.99%) Finance
21 26 (13.47%) Python
22 25 (12.95%) Unix
22 25 (12.95%) CSS
23 23 (11.92%) PostgreSQL

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 (10.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (9.33%) Apache
2 18 (9.33%) Tomcat
3 16 (8.29%) WebLogic
4 12 (6.22%) Confluence
5 11 (5.70%) WebSphere
6 10 (5.18%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (3.63%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (3.11%) CMS
8 6 (3.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (2.59%) Mule
10 4 (2.07%) Apache ServiceMix
10 4 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.07%) EPiServer
10 4 (2.07%) JBoss
10 4 (2.07%) MQSeries
10 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Fuse
10 4 (2.07%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.04%) NServiceBus
11 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.07%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.52%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.74%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.04%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (1.04%) Summit
4 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.52%) Maximo
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.88%) AWS
2 17 (8.81%) SaaS
3 12 (6.22%) PaaS
4 10 (5.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 7 (3.63%) Azure
6 6 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.11%) GitHub
6 6 (3.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (2.59%) Apigee
8 4 (2.07%) Boomi
9 3 (1.55%) GCP
9 3 (1.55%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.55%) Serverless
10 2 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.04%) IaaS
10 2 (1.04%) iTunes
10 2 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.52%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.29%) HTTP
2 4 (2.07%) DNS
2 4 (2.07%) SNMP
2 4 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.55%) Firewall
3 3 (1.55%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.55%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) FTP
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) ISDN
4 1 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.52%) Skype
4 1 (0.52%) SSH
4 1 (0.52%) VoIP
4 1 (0.52%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.92%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (8.29%) MySQL
3 14 (7.25%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.18%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.66%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.63%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (2.07%) Big Data
7 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.55%) DB2
8 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.55%) Power BI
8 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.04%) DTS
9 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (1.04%) Redis
9 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (26.42%) Git (software)
2 40 (20.73%) SoapUI
3 35 (18.13%) Jenkins
3 35 (18.13%) Selenium
4 29 (15.03%) JIRA
5 20 (10.36%) JUnit
6 19 (9.84%) Cucumber
7 14 (7.25%) Postman
8 13 (6.74%) Cypress.io
9 11 (5.70%) Maven
10 10 (5.18%) LoadRunner
10 10 (5.18%) SonarQube
11 7 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (3.63%) Zephyr
12 6 (3.11%) DbUnit
12 6 (3.11%) Eclipse
12 6 (3.11%) jMock
12 6 (3.11%) Mockito
12 6 (3.11%) WebLogic Workshop
13 5 (2.59%) JMeter
General
1 27 (13.99%) Finance
2 19 (9.84%) Public Sector
3 14 (7.25%) Banking
4 10 (5.18%) Marketing
4 10 (5.18%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.11%) Retail
6 5 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.04%) Back Office
8 2 (1.04%) Electronics
8 2 (1.04%) Police
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (48.70%) Developer
2 24 (12.44%) Architect
3 23 (11.92%) Java Developer
4 15 (7.77%) Consultant
5 12 (6.22%) Python Developer
6 11 (5.70%) Java Engineer
6 11 (5.70%) Salesforce Developer
7 10 (5.18%) ServiceNow Developer
7 10 (5.18%) Tester
8 9 (4.66%) Automation Tester
8 9 (4.66%) Django Developer
8 9 (4.66%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (4.66%) Python/Django Developer
8 9 (4.66%) Senior Automation Tester
8 9 (4.66%) Senior Tester
9 8 (4.15%) Angular Developer
9 8 (4.15%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.15%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) QA Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (62.69%) REST
2 109 (56.48%) Web Services
3 68 (35.23%) XML
4 49 (25.39%) JSON
5 40 (20.73%) HTML
6 30 (15.54%) Spring
7 25 (12.95%) CSS
8 22 (11.40%) AngularJS
9 19 (9.84%) Oracle Fusion
10 17 (8.81%) Middleware
11 16 (8.29%) .NET
11 16 (8.29%) XSLT
12 15 (7.77%) RESTful
13 14 (7.25%) Spring Boot
14 13 (6.74%) WSDL
15 12 (6.22%) Apache Camel
15 12 (6.22%) Visualforce
16 11 (5.70%) J2EE
16 11 (5.70%) XSD
17 10 (5.18%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.70%) User Experience
3 8 (4.15%) CMDB
4 6 (3.11%) DataPower
5 5 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.07%) Marketing Technology
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.04%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.52%) Clustering
9 1 (0.52%) Frameworx
9 1 (0.52%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.95%) Unix
2 21 (10.88%) Linux
3 17 (8.81%) Windows
4 3 (1.55%) AIX
5 2 (1.04%) Android
5 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.52%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.39%) Scrum
3 46 (23.83%) Test Automation
4 34 (17.62%) TDD
5 32 (16.58%) BDD
6 31 (16.06%) Microservices
7 30 (15.54%) DevOps
7 30 (15.54%) SOA
8 23 (11.92%) Open Source
9 22 (11.40%) Unit Testing
10 21 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (10.88%) ERP
11 19 (9.84%) Migration
12 18 (9.33%) Kanban
13 16 (8.29%) Regression Testing
14 14 (7.25%) ITIL
15 13 (6.74%) SDLC
15 13 (6.74%) Software Engineering
16 12 (6.22%) User Stories
16 12 (6.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 91 (47.15%) Java
2 47 (24.35%) SQL
3 45 (23.32%) JavaScript
4 26 (13.47%) Python
5 20 (10.36%) PL/SQL
6 17 (8.81%) Apex Code
6 17 (8.81%) Shell Script
7 12 (6.22%) C#
8 11 (5.70%) Perl
9 9 (4.66%) Java 8
10 7 (3.63%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.11%) SOQL
12 5 (2.59%) SOSL
13 4 (2.07%) Groovy
14 3 (1.55%) C
14 3 (1.55%) Go
14 3 (1.55%) PHP
14 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (29.53%) SC Cleared
1 57 (29.53%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.25%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) Degree
3 3 (1.55%) ISEB
3 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.77%) QA
2 4 (2.07%) GDPR
3 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.52%) NCSC
System Software
1 11 (5.70%) Docker
2 4 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.55%) vSphere
4 2 (1.04%) Postfix
5 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.59%) Kibana
1 5 (2.59%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.07%) Grafana
2 4 (2.07%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.07%) Netcool
2 4 (2.07%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 4 (2.07%) Netcool/Webtop
2 4 (2.07%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.52%) Ansible
3 1 (0.52%) Control-M
3 1 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Istio
3 1 (0.52%) logstash
3 1 (0.52%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 1 (0.52%) Rancher
3 1 (0.52%) Salt
3 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (26.94%) Oracle
2 20 (10.36%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (8.81%) IBM
4 13 (6.74%) SAP
4 13 (6.74%) ServiceNow
5 10 (5.18%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.18%) MuleSoft
6 7 (3.63%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.63%) HP
7 6 (3.11%) Remedy
7 6 (3.11%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.07%) Axway
8 4 (2.07%) Dell
8 4 (2.07%) Fiorano
8 4 (2.07%) Google
8 4 (2.07%) Pardot
8 4 (2.07%) Pega
8 4 (2.07%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.07%) webMethods