Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 266 195 207
Rank change year-on-year -71 +12 -17
Contract jobs citing SOAP 370 228 394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.99% 1.32% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.05% 3.67% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 144 260
10th Percentile £400 £330 £370
25th Percentile £459 £400 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £650 £538 £575
90th Percentile £713 £625 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
10th Percentile - - £50.95
25th Percentile - - £54.63
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £62.50
Median % change year-on-year - -36.00% +21.95%
75th Percentile - - £68.63
90th Percentile - - £71.25
England median hourly rate £48.27 £50.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year -3.47% -5.66% +11.58%

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 12,132 6,213 10,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.45% 36.00% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,361 4,642 7,991
10th Percentile £413 £356 £375
25th Percentile £500 £425 £443
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% - -
75th Percentile £688 £613 £613
90th Percentile £763 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 24 58
10th Percentile £20.89 £22.38 £24.10
25th Percentile £35.00 £29.74 £36.70
Median hourly rate £55.50 £45.00 £48.34
Median % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.91% +27.21%
75th Percentile £71.00 £54.25 £53.28
90th Percentile £80.50 £64.18 £78.75
England median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +12.22% -2.17% +9.73%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -35 42 £625 +19.05% 21
South London -8 8 £460 -8.00% 4
East London - 1 £468 - 12
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 266 (71.89%) REST
2 169 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (44.59%) Java
4 138 (37.30%) Web Services
5 114 (30.81%) JSON
6 104 (28.11%) SQL
7 103 (27.84%) XML
8 101 (27.30%) JavaScript
9 99 (26.76%) HTML
10 88 (23.78%) Azure
11 84 (22.70%) AWS
12 81 (21.89%) Finance
12 81 (21.89%) DevOps
13 77 (20.81%) Microservices
13 77 (20.81%) Jenkins
14 70 (18.92%) C#
15 68 (18.38%) SQL Server
15 68 (18.38%) Scrum
16 67 (18.11%) CSS
16 67 (18.11%) Social Skills
17 64 (17.30%) .NET
18 63 (17.03%) Git (software)
19 57 (15.41%) Test Automation
19 57 (15.41%) Spring
20 55 (14.86%) JIRA
20 55 (14.86%) Microsoft
21 54 (14.59%) Spring Boot
22 52 (14.05%) RESTful
23 50 (13.51%) AngularJS
24 49 (13.24%) TDD

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 19 (5.14%) Confluence
2 15 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.78%) IIS
4 12 (3.24%) Apache
5 9 (2.43%) JBoss
6 8 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.16%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.89%) CMS
8 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.81%) nginx
9 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.54%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.54%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.54%) Jetty
10 2 (0.54%) Mule
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.54%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.54%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.54%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.54%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Maximo
4 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MDG-BP
Cloud Services
1 88 (23.78%) Azure
2 84 (22.70%) AWS
3 37 (10.00%) SaaS
4 34 (9.19%) GitHub
5 22 (5.95%) Serverless
6 19 (5.14%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (5.14%) GCP
7 17 (4.59%) PaaS
8 14 (3.78%) IaaS
9 13 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (2.43%) Azure Service Bus
12 8 (2.16%) OpenShift
12 8 (2.16%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (1.62%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (1.62%) Force.com
13 6 (1.62%) Kong
13 6 (1.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.62%) HTTP
2 23 (6.22%) HTTPS
3 8 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.62%) DNS
4 6 (1.62%) Intranet
5 5 (1.35%) Network Security
5 5 (1.35%) SAN
6 4 (1.08%) Firewall
6 4 (1.08%) Internet
6 4 (1.08%) LAN
6 4 (1.08%) WAN
7 3 (0.81%) FTP
7 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.81%) SSL
8 2 (0.54%) SMTP
8 2 (0.54%) VPN
8 2 (0.54%) VSAN
9 1 (0.27%) MVNO
9 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.27%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (18.38%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 24 (6.49%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.86%) MongoDB
5 17 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (4.05%) MySQL
7 13 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.97%) Parquet
9 10 (2.70%) Data Lake
10 9 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (2.16%) DTS
11 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2019
12 7 (1.89%) Metadata
12 7 (1.89%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.35%) Cloudant
14 4 (1.08%) DB2
14 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 77 (20.81%) Jenkins
2 63 (17.03%) Git (software)
3 55 (14.86%) JIRA
4 40 (10.81%) SoapUI
5 33 (8.92%) Maven
6 32 (8.65%) Selenium
7 30 (8.11%) Postman
8 25 (6.76%) JUnit
9 23 (6.22%) Cucumber
10 20 (5.41%) Bitbucket
11 16 (4.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (4.05%) Visual Studio
13 13 (3.51%) JMeter
14 11 (2.97%) Jasmine
14 11 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (2.97%) TeamCity
15 10 (2.70%) GitLab
15 10 (2.70%) Mocha
16 9 (2.43%) CircleCI
General
1 81 (21.89%) Finance
2 67 (18.11%) Social Skills
3 40 (10.81%) Banking
4 33 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (7.57%) Public Sector
6 15 (4.05%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.24%) Marketing
8 10 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (2.43%) Investment Banking
10 8 (2.16%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.89%) Electronics
11 7 (1.89%) Legal
12 6 (1.62%) Front Office
12 6 (1.62%) Law
13 5 (1.35%) Financial Institution
14 4 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
15 3 (0.81%) Back Office
15 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.54%) Retail
17 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (46.49%) Developer
2 60 (16.22%) Java Developer
3 57 (15.41%) Architect
4 31 (8.38%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (7.84%) ServiceNow Developer
6 28 (7.57%) Software Engineer
7 24 (6.49%) Senior Software Engineer
8 22 (5.95%) Senior Developer
9 21 (5.68%) Java Engineer
10 20 (5.41%) Salesforce Developer
11 19 (5.14%) Java Software Engineer
11 19 (5.14%) Senior Java Engineer
11 19 (5.14%) Tester
12 18 (4.86%) Senior Java Software Engineer
13 17 (4.59%) Consultant
14 16 (4.32%) Python Developer
15 14 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
16 13 (3.51%) HTML Developer
16 13 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
17 12 (3.24%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (71.89%) REST
2 138 (37.30%) Web Services
3 114 (30.81%) JSON
4 103 (27.84%) XML
5 99 (26.76%) HTML
6 67 (18.11%) CSS
7 64 (17.30%) .NET
8 57 (15.41%) Spring
9 54 (14.59%) Spring Boot
10 52 (14.05%) RESTful
11 50 (13.51%) AngularJS
12 31 (8.38%) XSLT
13 30 (8.11%) Kafka
14 26 (7.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 25 (6.76%) Hibernate
16 23 (6.22%) Node.js
16 23 (6.22%) React
17 20 (5.41%) .NET Framework
18 19 (5.14%) Middleware
19 18 (4.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.30%) Mobile App
2 24 (6.49%) User Experience
3 19 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.32%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.89%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.62%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.62%) PKI
9 5 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.35%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.08%) Legacy Code
10 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.81%) Blog
11 3 (0.81%) Equities
11 3 (0.81%) Legacy Applications
11 3 (0.81%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.11%) Linux
2 25 (6.76%) Windows
3 23 (6.22%) Unix
4 11 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.43%) Android
6 7 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.62%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (21.89%) DevOps
3 77 (20.81%) Microservices
4 68 (18.38%) Scrum
5 57 (15.41%) Test Automation
6 49 (13.24%) TDD
7 44 (11.89%) SDLC
7 44 (11.89%) Software Engineering
8 42 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (10.00%) BDD
10 32 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (8.65%) Unit Testing
11 25 (6.76%) SOA
12 23 (6.22%) Full Stack Development
12 23 (6.22%) ITSM
12 23 (6.22%) Technology Roadmap
13 22 (5.95%) OO
13 22 (5.95%) Software Testing
14 21 (5.68%) API Testing
14 21 (5.68%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 165 (44.59%) Java
2 104 (28.11%) SQL
3 101 (27.30%) JavaScript
4 70 (18.92%) C#
5 42 (11.35%) Python
6 23 (6.22%) Apex Code
7 21 (5.68%) Java 8
8 18 (4.86%) Shell Script
9 17 (4.59%) TypeScript
10 15 (4.05%) VB.NET
11 13 (3.51%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.97%) Java 11
13 10 (2.70%) T-SQL
14 9 (2.43%) Groovy
15 8 (2.16%) Apple Swift
15 8 (2.16%) C++
15 8 (2.16%) Perl
16 7 (1.89%) Kotlin
16 7 (1.89%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.62%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (4.86%) Degree
1 18 (4.86%) SC Cleared
1 18 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (1.89%) ISTQB
2 7 (1.89%) Master's Degree
3 5 (1.35%) CEH
3 5 (1.35%) CISSP
4 4 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.81%) CISA
5 3 (0.81%) CRISC
5 3 (0.81%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.54%) CCIE
6 2 (0.54%) CCNP
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.54%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.54%) GIAC
6 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.24%) QA
2 9 (2.43%) GRC
3 3 (0.81%) GDPR
4 2 (0.54%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.54%) HL7
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.27%) NIST
5 1 (0.27%) PSD2
System Software
1 31 (8.38%) Docker
2 11 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.54%) Postfix
4 2 (0.54%) vCloud
4 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.54%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (10.27%) Ansible
2 25 (6.76%) Kubernetes
3 18 (4.86%) Terraform
4 13 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.89%) Kibana
7 6 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.81%) Grafana
9 2 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.54%) Graphite
9 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.54%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.54%) logstash
9 2 (0.54%) Nessus
9 2 (0.54%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.54%) Puppet
9 2 (0.54%) vRealize
9 2 (0.54%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.27%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 55 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.08%) Salesforce.com
3 40 (10.81%) Oracle
4 37 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 24 (6.49%) MuleSoft
6 23 (6.22%) SAP
7 18 (4.86%) Confluent
8 14 (3.78%) Verint
9 9 (2.43%) Databricks
10 7 (1.89%) HP
10 7 (1.89%) IBM
11 6 (1.62%) Demandware
11 6 (1.62%) Workday
12 5 (1.35%) Intapp
12 5 (1.35%) Snow
13 4 (1.08%) CA
13 4 (1.08%) Cisco
13 4 (1.08%) Pega
13 4 (1.08%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.81%) Informatica