Period
to

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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 277 221 160
Rank change year-on-year -56 -61 +8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 374 345 304
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.96% 1.29% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.07% 3.54% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 234 203
10th Percentile £419 £385 £406
25th Percentile £463 £417 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £594
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
England median daily rate £550 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £48.00
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £51.00
Median % change year-on-year - -49.02% +2.00%
75th Percentile - - £54.00
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £54.25 £47.25 £59.56
% change year-on-year +14.81% -20.67% +19.13%

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 12,172 9,742 6,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 31.11% 36.30% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,402 7,240 4,938
10th Percentile £425 £393 £375
25th Percentile £505 £461 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £545 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.09% +3.81% -
75th Percentile £719 £638 £625
90th Percentile £800 £713 £711
England median daily rate £575 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +12.75% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 41 35
10th Percentile £29.75 £25.25 £22.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £35.25 £31.03
Median hourly rate £46.75 £45.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.92% -2.65%
75th Percentile £67.07 £60.97 £63.00
90th Percentile £75.39 £68.36 £67.91
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.17% +2.22%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Jobs
Central London -35 33 £625 +25.00% 16
South London -12 11 £625 +35.14%
East London -6 4 £520 +19.88% 6
West London -12 1 £750 +322.54% 6
North London - 1 £550 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 285 (76.20%) REST
2 191 (51.07%) Java
3 165 (44.12%) Web Services
4 161 (43.05%) Agile
5 145 (38.77%) SQL
6 128 (34.22%) XML
7 123 (32.89%) JSON
8 117 (31.28%) JavaScript
9 105 (28.07%) DevOps
10 94 (25.13%) Spring
11 93 (24.87%) Microservices
12 92 (24.60%) Azure
13 88 (23.53%) AWS
14 78 (20.86%) Finance
14 78 (20.86%) Spring Boot
15 74 (19.79%) CI/CD
15 74 (19.79%) Git (software)
16 73 (19.52%) Python
16 73 (19.52%) Social Skills
17 68 (18.18%) HTML
18 67 (17.91%) JIRA
19 58 (15.51%) Test Automation
19 58 (15.51%) NoSQL
20 57 (15.24%) SDLC
20 57 (15.24%) CSS
21 56 (14.97%) Jenkins
22 54 (14.44%) C#
22 54 (14.44%) J2EE
23 53 (14.17%) Scrum
24 51 (13.64%) 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 36 (9.63%) JBoss
2 32 (8.56%) Confluence
3 29 (7.75%) Tomcat
4 22 (5.88%) Red Hat Fuse
5 21 (5.61%) Apache
6 18 (4.81%) WebLogic
7 17 (4.55%) WebSphere
8 15 (4.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (3.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (3.48%) IIS
10 8 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.60%) CMS
12 6 (1.60%) nginx
13 5 (1.34%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
15 2 (0.53%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Carpe Diem
1 5 (1.34%) Elite 3E
1 5 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.80%) Shopify
4 2 (0.53%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.27%) assyst
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.27%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 92 (24.60%) Azure
2 88 (23.53%) AWS
3 41 (10.96%) GitHub
4 33 (8.82%) Azure DevOps
5 27 (7.22%) PaaS
6 22 (5.88%) GCP
7 21 (5.61%) IaaS
8 19 (5.08%) OpenShift
8 19 (5.08%) SaaS
9 16 (4.28%) Serverless
10 13 (3.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 10 (2.67%) Power Platform
12 8 (2.14%) PowerApps
13 7 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.87%) Azure Functions
13 7 (1.87%) CloudBees
13 7 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (1.60%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
15 5 (1.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (12.57%) HTTP
2 19 (5.08%) Firewall
3 13 (3.48%) DNS
4 11 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 9 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.14%) FTP
7 7 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.34%) LAN
8 5 (1.34%) SMTP
8 5 (1.34%) SSL
8 5 (1.34%) WAN
9 4 (1.07%) DHCP
9 4 (1.07%) SAN
10 3 (0.80%) Broadband
10 3 (0.80%) Internet
10 3 (0.80%) Intranet
10 3 (0.80%) Network Security
10 3 (0.80%) SNMP
11 2 (0.53%) CTI
11 2 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.51%) NoSQL
2 49 (13.10%) SQL Server
3 30 (8.02%) Relational Database
4 26 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.01%) MarkLogic
7 13 (3.48%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.87%) MySQL
8 7 (1.87%) OLAP
8 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.87%) Redis
8 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.34%) DB2
9 5 (1.34%) GIS
9 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.07%) DTS
11 3 (0.80%) OLTP
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 74 (19.79%) Git (software)
2 67 (17.91%) JIRA
3 56 (14.97%) Jenkins
4 46 (12.30%) Maven
5 45 (12.03%) SoapUI
6 36 (9.63%) Postman
7 35 (9.36%) Selenium
8 29 (7.75%) Eclipse
9 28 (7.49%) Cucumber
10 23 (6.15%) SonarQube
10 23 (6.15%) Subversion
11 21 (5.61%) Gradle
12 20 (5.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (5.35%) JUnit
13 15 (4.01%) Bitbucket
14 12 (3.21%) GitLab
14 12 (3.21%) REST Assured
15 10 (2.67%) JMeter
16 8 (2.14%) JHipster
17 6 (1.60%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 78 (20.86%) Finance
2 73 (19.52%) Social Skills
3 40 (10.70%) Banking
4 29 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (7.49%) Public Sector
6 15 (4.01%) Marketing
7 14 (3.74%) Billing
8 12 (3.21%) Law
9 11 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (2.94%) Retail
10 10 (2.67%) Legal
11 7 (1.87%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.60%) Investment Banking
13 5 (1.34%) Back Office
13 5 (1.34%) Local Government
14 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 4 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (1.07%) Publishing
15 3 (0.80%) Documentation Skills
15 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 152 (40.64%) Developer
2 71 (18.98%) Architect
3 61 (16.31%) Java Developer
4 26 (6.95%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (5.88%) Consultant
6 20 (5.35%) Analyst
6 20 (5.35%) Salesforce Developer
6 20 (5.35%) Software Engineer
7 17 (4.55%) Java Engineer
8 16 (4.28%) Tester
9 14 (3.74%) Senior Software Engineer
10 13 (3.48%) Python Developer
10 13 (3.48%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.21%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.21%) Automation Tester
11 12 (3.21%) Java Software Engineer
11 12 (3.21%) Senior Java Engineer
12 10 (2.67%) Senior Java Software Engineer
13 9 (2.41%) Cloud Architect
14 8 (2.14%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (76.20%) REST
2 165 (44.12%) Web Services
3 128 (34.22%) XML
4 123 (32.89%) JSON
5 94 (25.13%) Spring
6 78 (20.86%) Spring Boot
7 68 (18.18%) HTML
8 57 (15.24%) CSS
9 54 (14.44%) J2EE
10 50 (13.37%) Hibernate
11 46 (12.30%) .NET
12 42 (11.23%) RESTful
13 34 (9.09%) AngularJS
14 33 (8.82%) jQuery
14 33 (8.82%) XSLT
15 31 (8.29%) JPA
15 31 (8.29%) JSP
16 27 (7.22%) ASP.NET
16 27 (7.22%) CSS3
16 27 (7.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.82%) User Experience
2 18 (4.81%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.48%) Reinsurance
5 11 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.87%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.60%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.60%) Spread Betting
9 6 (1.60%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.34%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.34%) CMDB
10 5 (1.34%) NHS
10 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.34%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.34%) Replication
11 4 (1.07%) Legacy Applications
11 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.70%) Linux
2 33 (8.82%) Unix
3 32 (8.56%) Windows
4 5 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.80%) AIX
5 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.80%) SUSE
6 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.27%) Android
7 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (43.05%) Agile
2 105 (28.07%) DevOps
3 93 (24.87%) Microservices
4 74 (19.79%) CI/CD
5 58 (15.51%) Test Automation
6 57 (15.24%) SDLC
7 53 (14.17%) Scrum
8 43 (11.50%) Software Engineering
9 40 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (10.43%) TDD
11 36 (9.63%) BDD
12 35 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (9.09%) API Testing
14 33 (8.82%) OO
14 33 (8.82%) SOA
15 31 (8.29%) Migration
16 28 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
16 28 (7.49%) ETL
16 28 (7.49%) MVC
17 27 (7.22%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 191 (51.07%) Java
2 145 (38.77%) SQL
3 117 (31.28%) JavaScript
4 73 (19.52%) Python
5 54 (14.44%) C#
6 23 (6.15%) PL/SQL
7 18 (4.81%) T-SQL
8 17 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 16 (4.28%) Apex Code
10 13 (3.48%) Bash
11 11 (2.94%) SOQL
11 11 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.67%) Perl
12 10 (2.67%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.14%) C
14 7 (1.87%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.60%) PHP
16 5 (1.34%) Groovy
17 4 (1.07%) Go
18 3 (0.80%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 27 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.41%) Degree
4 7 (1.87%) CEH
4 7 (1.87%) CISSP
4 7 (1.87%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.34%) CISM
5 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.80%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.53%) CCNA
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.53%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.53%) GIAC
7 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.53%) MBA
7 2 (0.53%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.53%) PhD
8 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.63%) QA
2 5 (1.34%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.80%) GDPR
4 2 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.27%) FATCA
5 1 (0.27%) HL7
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (8.82%) Docker
2 6 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.53%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.53%) Postfix
4 2 (0.53%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.27%) vCloud
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 45 (12.03%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.81%) Ansible
3 11 (2.94%) Kibana
4 7 (1.87%) Terraform
5 6 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.07%) MOM
8 3 (0.80%) Grafana
8 3 (0.80%) Nessus
8 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.80%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 2 (0.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.53%) Ambari
9 2 (0.53%) Control-M
9 2 (0.53%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.53%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.53%) Istio
9 2 (0.53%) Puppet
9 2 (0.53%) SCCM
9 2 (0.53%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 51 (13.64%) Oracle
2 44 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 34 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 30 (8.02%) MuleSoft
4 30 (8.02%) Red Hat
5 17 (4.55%) Google
5 17 (4.55%) IBM
6 15 (4.01%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.14%) AppDynamics
7 8 (2.14%) Dynatrace
7 8 (2.14%) SAP
8 7 (1.87%) Confluent
8 7 (1.87%) ForgeRock
8 7 (1.87%) Splunk
9 6 (1.60%) Cisco
9 6 (1.60%) Pega
9 6 (1.60%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 6 (1.60%) VMware
10 5 (1.34%) ESRI
10 5 (1.34%) Reuters