Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 160 136
Rank change year-on-year -7 -24 +23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 822 712 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.78% 1.70% 1.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.71% 4.73% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 444 604
London median daily rate £513 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £384 £363 £320
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 1
London median hourly rate £27.52 £51.25 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.30% +0.49% +129.94%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year +6.25% +25.39% -4.78%

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 17,465 15,064 14,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.81% 35.98% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,294 11,201 11,236
London median daily rate £513 £490 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +5.38% +3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 98 52
London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.61% +33.62% -3.33%
10th Percentile £18.48 £18.40 £19.00
90th Percentile £71.19 £54.38 £57.25
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

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 19 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in London over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor 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 19 July 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 +24 198 £513 +3.02% 51
South London -26 42 £488 +8.33% 7
West London -20 34 £425 -19.05% 23
East London -20 17 £513 -4.65% 7
North London +6 1 £750 - 7
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 501 (60.95%) REST
2 473 (57.54%) Java
3 453 (55.11%) Web Services
4 434 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
5 283 (34.43%) TDD
6 272 (33.09%) JavaScript
7 266 (32.36%) XML
8 207 (25.18%) RESTful
9 198 (24.09%) JSON
10 193 (23.48%) HTML
11 184 (22.38%) Git (software)
12 180 (21.90%) Finance
12 180 (21.90%) Scrum
13 176 (21.41%) Spring
14 165 (20.07%) CSS
15 157 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
16 151 (18.37%) BDD
17 150 (18.25%) Microservices
18 147 (17.88%) SQL
19 140 (17.03%) .NET
19 140 (17.03%) SOA
20 136 (16.55%) AngularJS
21 133 (16.18%) Test Automation
22 127 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
23 124 (15.09%) Jenkins
24 119 (14.48%) C#
25 115 (13.99%) HTML5
26 114 (13.87%) SQL Server
27 111 (13.50%) Docker
28 110 (13.38%) Oracle

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 63 (7.66%) Tomcat
2 61 (7.42%) Apache
3 56 (6.81%) WebSphere
4 38 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 35 (4.26%) CMS
6 31 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (3.77%) JBoss
7 28 (3.41%) WebLogic
8 27 (3.28%) Apache Spark
8 27 (3.28%) Mule
9 26 (3.16%) Mule ESB
10 24 (2.92%) Confluence
11 20 (2.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 18 (2.19%) Apache Solr
13 13 (1.58%) SharePoint
14 12 (1.46%) WebLogic Portal
15 11 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
15 11 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (1.09%) WordPress
17 8 (0.97%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.61%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.97%) Elite 3E
2 8 (0.97%) Magento
3 6 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.49%) Front Arena
4 4 (0.49%) Global One
4 4 (0.49%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.49%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.24%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.12%) Shopify
7 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 157 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.38%) Heroku
4 20 (2.43%) GitHub
5 18 (2.19%) Force.com
6 17 (2.07%) BrowserStack
7 14 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.58%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.34%) IBM Cloud
9 11 (1.34%) SaaS
10 7 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 7 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (0.73%) npm
11 6 (0.73%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.61%) IaaS
12 5 (0.61%) PaaS
12 5 (0.61%) Serverless
13 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 82 (9.98%) HTTP
2 47 (5.72%) FTP
3 46 (5.60%) SSL
4 38 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 35 (4.26%) DNS
6 15 (1.82%) Internet
7 11 (1.34%) SMTP
8 9 (1.09%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.73%) Firewall
9 6 (0.73%) IMAP
9 6 (0.73%) SMS
10 5 (0.61%) MQTT
11 3 (0.36%) SAN
12 2 (0.24%) Broadband
12 2 (0.24%) CTI
12 2 (0.24%) Network Security
12 2 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.24%) SSH
12 2 (0.24%) VLAN
13 1 (0.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 79 (9.61%) MongoDB
3 63 (7.66%) MySQL
4 61 (7.42%) PostgreSQL
5 57 (6.93%) Relational Database
6 48 (5.84%) NoSQL
7 36 (4.38%) Big Data
8 29 (3.53%) Hadoop
9 27 (3.28%) Oracle Database
10 26 (3.16%) DB2
11 17 (2.07%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.95%) Redis
13 12 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.46%) Endeca
14 11 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (1.09%) HBase
15 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.97%) Power BI
16 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 184 (22.38%) Git (software)
2 124 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 103 (12.53%) Selenium
4 92 (11.19%) JUnit
5 89 (10.83%) Maven
6 60 (7.30%) SoapUI
7 58 (7.06%) JIRA
8 54 (6.57%) Mockito
9 53 (6.45%) Gradle
10 44 (5.35%) Cucumber
10 44 (5.35%) Subversion
11 38 (4.62%) TeamCity
12 33 (4.01%) GitLab
12 33 (4.01%) Visual Studio
13 32 (3.89%) Ant
14 29 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 28 (3.41%) SpecFlow
16 25 (3.04%) gulp
16 25 (3.04%) jMock
16 25 (3.04%) WebDriver
General
1 180 (21.90%) Finance
2 99 (12.04%) Banking
3 30 (3.65%) Retail
4 26 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.92%) Marketing
6 21 (2.55%) Front Office
7 19 (2.31%) Legal
8 18 (2.19%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.95%) Electronics
10 15 (1.82%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.70%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.22%) Law
13 7 (0.85%) Publishing
14 5 (0.61%) Games
15 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.36%) Advertising
16 3 (0.36%) Billing
16 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.12%) Finnish Language
17 1 (0.12%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 500 (60.83%) Developer
2 195 (23.72%) Java Developer
3 93 (11.31%) Architect
4 85 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 56 (6.81%) .NET Developer
6 44 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 42 (5.11%) Analyst
8 37 (4.50%) Agile Developer
9 36 (4.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 34 (4.14%) Java Engineer
11 28 (3.41%) Agile Java Developer
11 28 (3.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 26 (3.16%) Lead Developer
13 25 (3.04%) Technical Leader
14 24 (2.92%) Automation Engineer
14 24 (2.92%) Consultant
14 24 (2.92%) React Developer
15 23 (2.80%) Test Analyst
15 23 (2.80%) Web Developer
16 22 (2.68%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (60.95%) REST
2 453 (55.11%) Web Services
3 266 (32.36%) XML
4 207 (25.18%) RESTful
5 198 (24.09%) JSON
6 193 (23.48%) HTML
7 176 (21.41%) Spring
8 165 (20.07%) CSS
9 140 (17.03%) .NET
10 136 (16.55%) AngularJS
11 115 (13.99%) HTML5
12 97 (11.80%) J2EE
13 86 (10.46%) Node.js
14 72 (8.76%) Spring Boot
15 68 (8.27%) jQuery
16 67 (8.15%) React
17 66 (8.03%) JMS
18 63 (7.66%) OAuth
19 55 (6.69%) CSS3
20 54 (6.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.93%) Mobile App
2 53 (6.45%) User Experience
3 28 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.16%) Fintech
6 23 (2.80%) Derivative
7 21 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (2.43%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.07%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.95%) PKI
10 16 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.82%) Data Centre
12 14 (1.70%) Equities
13 13 (1.58%) Credit Risk
13 13 (1.58%) Fixed Income
14 12 (1.46%) N-Tier
15 11 (1.34%) Algorithms
16 10 (1.22%) DataPower
16 10 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 100 (12.17%) Linux
2 61 (7.42%) Unix
3 39 (4.74%) Windows
4 30 (3.65%) Android
5 22 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.97%) Solaris
7 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.61%) HPUX
9 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (34.43%) TDD
3 180 (21.90%) Scrum
4 151 (18.37%) BDD
5 150 (18.25%) Microservices
6 140 (17.03%) SOA
7 133 (16.18%) Test Automation
8 127 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
9 91 (11.07%) OO
10 89 (10.83%) MVC
11 82 (9.98%) Open Source
12 76 (9.25%) Unit Testing
13 71 (8.64%) E-Commerce
13 71 (8.64%) Software Engineering
14 63 (7.66%) Multithreading
15 60 (7.30%) SDLC
16 58 (7.06%) DevOps
17 50 (6.08%) CRM
17 50 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
18 48 (5.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 473 (57.54%) Java
2 272 (33.09%) JavaScript
3 147 (17.88%) SQL
4 119 (14.48%) C#
5 85 (10.34%) Java 8
6 57 (6.93%) ES6
7 43 (5.23%) Shell Script
8 41 (4.99%) XPath
9 35 (4.26%) PHP
9 35 (4.26%) Python
10 34 (4.14%) Groovy
11 28 (3.41%) TypeScript
12 25 (3.04%) Scala
13 21 (2.55%) C++
14 18 (2.19%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.95%) Apex Code
15 16 (1.95%) Ruby
16 13 (1.58%) Perl
17 12 (1.46%) C
18 11 (1.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 39 (4.74%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.26%) Degree
4 15 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.61%) ISEB
8 3 (0.36%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.24%) VCP6
9 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.12%) MCSD
10 1 (0.12%) MOS
10 1 (0.12%) OCP
10 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.84%) QA
2 12 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.09%) PSD2
4 7 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (0.85%) EMIR
4 7 (0.85%) MiFID
5 6 (0.73%) PMO
6 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 111 (13.50%) Docker
2 16 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.46%) vSphere
5 3 (0.36%) Varnish
6 2 (0.24%) Postfix
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (2.92%) Docker Swarm
1 24 (2.92%) Single Sign-On
2 20 (2.43%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.95%) Mesos
3 16 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.58%) CA Single Sign-On
4 13 (1.58%) OpenSSO
5 12 (1.46%) Ansible
5 12 (1.46%) Puppet
6 10 (1.22%) Marathon
7 8 (0.97%) CA Service Virtualization
8 7 (0.85%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 5 (0.61%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.61%) Rancher
10 4 (0.49%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.49%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.49%) Terraform
11 3 (0.36%) Control-M
11 3 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 110 (13.38%) Oracle
2 61 (7.42%) IBM
3 57 (6.93%) Microsoft
4 49 (5.96%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (3.77%) SAP
6 29 (3.53%) MuleSoft
7 25 (3.04%) CA
8 24 (2.92%) Apigee
9 23 (2.80%) Sitecore
10 17 (2.07%) VMware
11 16 (1.95%) Informatica
12 15 (1.82%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.58%) ATG
13 13 (1.58%) HP
14 12 (1.46%) BEA
15 10 (1.22%) Perforce
15 10 (1.22%) TIBCO
16 9 (1.09%) Google
16 9 (1.09%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.09%) Sybase