Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 224 178 165
Rank change year-on-year -46 -13 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 376 245 678
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.24% 1.55% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.50% 4.07% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 161 454
10th Percentile £400 £406 £375
25th Percentile £428 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £622 £588 £588
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
England median daily rate £495 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
10th Percentile £27.68 " £45.25
25th Percentile £30.19 £48.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £34.75 £51.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -31.86% +2.00% +49.08%
75th Percentile £39.69 £54.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £42.43 " £53.25
England median hourly rate £48.25 £66.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -26.89% +32.00% +17.65%

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 10,741 6,027 14,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.47% 38.11% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,992 4,482 11,146
10th Percentile £400 £375 £375
25th Percentile £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £603
90th Percentile £720 £713 £675
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 60
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.00 £13.28
25th Percentile £35.00 £31.15 £33.81
Median hourly rate £49.00 £46.75 £49.57
Median % change year-on-year +4.81% -5.68% +16.62%
75th Percentile £65.00 £63.00 £55.00
90th Percentile £68.86 £67.52 £68.88
England median hourly rate £47.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.39%

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -12 47 £500 -9.09% 26
South London +10 4 £450 - 6
East London +4 4 £400 -21.95% 7
West London -2 2 £178 -60.56% 10
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 282 (75.00%) REST
2 171 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (41.49%) Java
4 149 (39.63%) Web Services
5 128 (34.04%) SQL
6 124 (32.98%) JSON
7 120 (31.91%) XML
8 108 (28.72%) JavaScript
9 93 (24.73%) AWS
10 91 (24.20%) HTML
11 82 (21.81%) CSS
12 81 (21.54%) Social Skills
13 79 (21.01%) Git (software)
14 78 (20.74%) SQL Server
15 75 (19.95%) Azure
16 71 (18.88%) Jenkins
16 71 (18.88%) DevOps
17 69 (18.35%) Scrum
18 66 (17.55%) Oracle
19 64 (17.02%) Microservices
20 60 (15.96%) C#
21 57 (15.16%) Finance
21 57 (15.16%) Spring
22 55 (14.63%) Test Automation
23 53 (14.10%) .NET
24 51 (13.56%) Linux
25 50 (13.30%) Data Modelling
25 50 (13.30%) Unit Testing
25 50 (13.30%) Maven
26 47 (12.50%) Node.js

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 (4.79%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.99%) Anypoint
2 15 (3.99%) Mule
3 14 (3.72%) Apache
3 14 (3.72%) Mule ESB
4 13 (3.46%) Confluence
5 12 (3.19%) CMS
5 12 (3.19%) IIS
5 12 (3.19%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.39%) Drupal
7 8 (2.13%) JBoss
7 8 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.13%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (1.60%) WordPress
10 5 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.06%) Jetty
12 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.53%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.86%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (1.60%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.53%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.27%) Magento
6 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 93 (24.73%) AWS
2 75 (19.95%) Azure
3 31 (8.24%) GitHub
4 17 (4.52%) PaaS
5 16 (4.26%) SaaS
6 15 (3.99%) Azure Data Factory
6 15 (3.99%) Power Platform
7 13 (3.46%) GCP
7 13 (3.46%) IaaS
8 10 (2.66%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 10 (2.66%) Serverless
9 9 (2.39%) Azure Service Bus
9 9 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (2.13%) Power Automate
10 8 (2.13%) PowerApps
11 7 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.86%) Microsoft 365
12 6 (1.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.97%) HTTP
2 22 (5.85%) DNS
3 15 (3.99%) SSL
4 11 (2.93%) Firewall
4 11 (2.93%) SMTP
5 10 (2.66%) HTTPS
6 9 (2.39%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.86%) FTP
7 7 (1.86%) SSH
8 6 (1.60%) DHCP
8 6 (1.60%) Internet
8 6 (1.60%) Intranet
8 6 (1.60%) SMS
9 5 (1.33%) DMARC
9 5 (1.33%) PuTTY
9 5 (1.33%) Telnet
9 5 (1.33%) WinSCP
10 4 (1.06%) LAN
10 4 (1.06%) SNMP
11 3 (0.80%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (20.74%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.37%) MySQL
3 29 (7.71%) NoSQL
4 28 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (5.85%) MongoDB
8 19 (5.05%) Relational Database
9 12 (3.19%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.93%) Redis
11 10 (2.66%) Power BI
12 8 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (1.86%) Riak
14 6 (1.60%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (1.33%) CockroachDB
15 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 79 (21.01%) Git (software)
2 71 (18.88%) Jenkins
3 50 (13.30%) Maven
4 42 (11.17%) JIRA
5 35 (9.31%) SoapUI
6 34 (9.04%) Selenium
7 24 (6.38%) Postman
8 23 (6.12%) JUnit
9 22 (5.85%) Cucumber
10 16 (4.26%) Mocha
11 15 (3.99%) Subversion
11 15 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (3.72%) Bitbucket
13 13 (3.46%) Mockito
13 13 (3.46%) WebDriver
14 10 (2.66%) JMeter
15 9 (2.39%) Visual Studio
16 7 (1.86%) Ant
16 7 (1.86%) Cypress.io
16 7 (1.86%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (21.54%) Social Skills
2 57 (15.16%) Finance
3 37 (9.84%) Banking
4 35 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.59%) Marketing
6 16 (4.26%) Presentation Skills
7 15 (3.99%) Public Sector
8 11 (2.93%) Influencing Skills
9 9 (2.39%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.60%) Retail
11 4 (1.06%) Legal
11 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.80%) Front Office
13 2 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.53%) Publishing
14 1 (0.27%) Electronics
14 1 (0.27%) Law
14 1 (0.27%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 167 (44.41%) Developer
2 77 (20.48%) Architect
3 40 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
4 36 (9.57%) Java Developer
5 24 (6.38%) Senior Developer
6 19 (5.05%) Full Stack Developer
7 18 (4.79%) Tester
8 16 (4.26%) Consultant
8 16 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 15 (3.99%) Automation Tester
9 15 (3.99%) Salesforce Developer
9 15 (3.99%) Technical Architect
10 14 (3.72%) Lead Developer
11 11 (2.93%) .NET Developer
11 11 (2.93%) C# Developer
12 10 (2.66%) Analyst
12 10 (2.66%) Senior Software Engineer
12 10 (2.66%) Technical Leader
13 9 (2.39%) Java Engineer
14 8 (2.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (75.00%) REST
2 149 (39.63%) Web Services
3 124 (32.98%) JSON
4 120 (31.91%) XML
5 91 (24.20%) HTML
6 82 (21.81%) CSS
7 57 (15.16%) Spring
8 53 (14.10%) .NET
9 47 (12.50%) Node.js
10 45 (11.97%) RESTful
11 38 (10.11%) AngularJS
12 35 (9.31%) React
13 32 (8.51%) Spring Boot
14 31 (8.24%) XSLT
15 30 (7.98%) jQuery
16 27 (7.18%) JMS
17 24 (6.38%) Kafka
18 22 (5.85%) SAML
19 21 (5.59%) Hibernate
19 21 (5.59%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.85%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 20 (5.32%) User Experience
3 10 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.13%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.60%) Clustering
6 6 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.60%) Marketing Technology
7 5 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.33%) Legacy Applications
7 5 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.33%) Wiki
8 4 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) CMDB
9 3 (0.80%) IVR
9 3 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.56%) Linux
2 41 (10.90%) Windows
3 21 (5.59%) Unix
4 13 (3.46%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.93%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.39%) Android
7 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.53%) Solaris
10 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
11 1 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (18.88%) DevOps
3 69 (18.35%) Scrum
4 64 (17.02%) Microservices
5 55 (14.63%) Test Automation
6 50 (13.30%) Data Modelling
6 50 (13.30%) Unit Testing
7 45 (11.97%) Migration
8 40 (10.64%) ETL
8 40 (10.64%) SDLC
8 40 (10.64%) TDD
9 36 (9.57%) SOA
10 34 (9.04%) Full Stack Development
11 33 (8.78%) MVC
12 31 (8.24%) OO
13 29 (7.71%) Open Source
13 29 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (7.18%) BDD
14 27 (7.18%) Master Data Management
15 26 (6.91%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 156 (41.49%) Java
2 128 (34.04%) SQL
3 108 (28.72%) JavaScript
4 60 (15.96%) C#
5 43 (11.44%) Python
6 31 (8.24%) PowerShell
7 24 (6.38%) TypeScript
8 22 (5.85%) PL/SQL
9 21 (5.59%) Java 8
10 18 (4.79%) T-SQL
11 17 (4.52%) PHP
12 16 (4.26%) Apex Code
13 14 (3.72%) Perl
14 12 (3.19%) Shell Script
14 12 (3.19%) VB.NET
15 11 (2.93%) ES6
16 10 (2.66%) Bash Shell
17 8 (2.13%) Apple Swift
17 8 (2.13%) Objective-C
17 8 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.45%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.05%) Degree
4 11 (2.93%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.86%) ISEB
6 5 (1.33%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) CISA
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CISM
10 1 (0.27%) CISSP
10 1 (0.27%) CITP
10 1 (0.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.91%) QA
2 9 (2.39%) GDPR
3 7 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.60%) Accessibility
5 4 (1.06%) HL7
6 2 (0.53%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) GRC
7 1 (0.27%) NCSC
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (9.04%) Docker
2 13 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) RACF
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (7.98%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.46%) Terraform
3 12 (3.19%) CloudHub
4 10 (2.66%) Grafana
5 8 (2.13%) Kibana
5 8 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.60%) Nagios
7 5 (1.33%) Ansible
7 5 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.80%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.53%) Netcool
9 2 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.53%) Netcool/Webtop
9 2 (0.53%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.27%) Fluentd
10 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.27%) Nessus
10 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 66 (17.55%) Oracle
2 35 (9.31%) Salesforce.com
3 28 (7.45%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.65%) SAP
5 23 (6.12%) MuleSoft
6 17 (4.52%) Splunk
7 16 (4.26%) ServiceNow
8 12 (3.19%) Adobe
9 10 (2.66%) IBM
10 8 (2.13%) Xamarin
11 7 (1.86%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 6 (1.60%) Altova
12 6 (1.60%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.60%) Google
12 6 (1.60%) hybris
12 6 (1.60%) Informatica
13 5 (1.33%) CA
13 5 (1.33%) HP
13 5 (1.33%) webMethods
14 4 (1.06%) TIBCO