Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 187 156
Rank change year-on-year -27 -31 -4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 250 392 783
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.40% 1.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.41% 3.83% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 262 498
Median daily rate £500 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £360 £375 £370
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
England median daily rate £475 £495 £500
% change year-on-year -4.04% -1.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £53.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -24.53% +6.00% +11.11%

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 7,336 10,240 16,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.59% 36.67% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,426 7,623 12,497
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £375 £370
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 62
Median hourly rate £44.25 £48.85 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.42% +26.88% +32.76%
10th Percentile £23.13 £25.33 £24.11
90th Percentile £67.25 £78.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +8.75%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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 +25 20 £513 +3.02% 14
South London +23 7 £400 -21.95% 4
West London +33 2 £600 +50.00% 8
North London - 1 £318 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 150 (60.00%) Web Services
2 142 (56.80%) REST
3 139 (55.60%) Java
4 117 (46.80%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (40.40%) XML
6 90 (36.00%) JSON
7 65 (26.00%) RESTful
8 64 (25.60%) Git (software)
9 61 (24.40%) Spring
10 59 (23.60%) Jenkins
11 57 (22.80%) Finance
12 56 (22.40%) SQL
13 55 (22.00%) JavaScript
13 55 (22.00%) HTML
14 50 (20.00%) Test Automation
15 49 (19.60%) TDD
15 49 (19.60%) SOA
15 49 (19.60%) Microservices
16 47 (18.80%) HTTP
17 44 (17.60%) Middleware
17 44 (17.60%) .NET
17 44 (17.60%) Oracle
17 44 (17.60%) CSS
18 43 (17.20%) Scrum
18 43 (17.20%) Selenium
19 42 (16.80%) XSLT
20 41 (16.40%) JUnit
21 40 (16.00%) Public Sector
22 39 (15.60%) BDD
23 37 (14.80%) JIRA

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 25 (10.00%) Confluence
1 25 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 24 (9.60%) Red Hat Fuse
3 23 (9.20%) Mule
4 20 (8.00%) JBoss
5 15 (6.00%) WebLogic
6 12 (4.80%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (4.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (4.40%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (4.00%) Anypoint
8 10 (4.00%) Apache ServiceMix
9 9 (3.60%) Apache
10 7 (2.80%) CMS
11 6 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (2.40%) Tomcat
12 5 (2.00%) Drupal
12 5 (2.00%) IIS
12 5 (2.00%) Mule ESB
13 4 (1.60%) EPiServer
13 4 (1.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.80%) Sketch
2 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.20%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.80%) Magento
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 36 (14.40%) Azure
2 32 (12.80%) AWS
3 19 (7.60%) GitHub
4 14 (5.60%) Boomi
5 12 (4.80%) Apigee
5 12 (4.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 10 (4.00%) PaaS
6 10 (4.00%) SaaS
7 9 (3.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 6 (2.40%) IaaS
9 5 (2.00%) Force.com
10 4 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.60%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.60%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.60%) Serverless
11 3 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.20%) GCP
11 3 (1.20%) Microsoft 365
11 3 (1.20%) Power Automate
11 3 (1.20%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.80%) HTTP
2 11 (4.40%) DNS
3 8 (3.20%) SSL
4 6 (2.40%) FTP
5 5 (2.00%) Firewall
5 5 (2.00%) LAN
5 5 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.00%) WAN
6 4 (1.60%) SSH
7 3 (1.20%) DHCP
7 3 (1.20%) DMARC
7 3 (1.20%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.20%) Internet
7 3 (1.20%) Intranet
7 3 (1.20%) SMS
7 3 (1.20%) SMTP
8 2 (0.80%) Wireless
9 1 (0.40%) ISDN
9 1 (0.40%) SNMP
9 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.20%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.40%) MySQL
4 14 (5.60%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.40%) DTS
8 6 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.60%) Redis
10 3 (1.20%) Big Data
10 3 (1.20%) CockroachDB
10 3 (1.20%) DB2
10 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.80%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 64 (25.60%) Git (software)
2 59 (23.60%) Jenkins
3 43 (17.20%) Selenium
4 41 (16.40%) JUnit
5 37 (14.80%) JIRA
6 35 (14.00%) Maven
7 31 (12.40%) SoapUI
8 30 (12.00%) Cucumber
9 19 (7.60%) Postman
10 18 (7.20%) Gradle
11 16 (6.40%) Mockito
11 16 (6.40%) SonarQube
12 12 (4.80%) JMeter
12 12 (4.80%) SpecFlow
13 11 (4.40%) Visual Studio
14 10 (4.00%) Ant
15 7 (2.80%) LoadRunner
15 7 (2.80%) Subversion
16 6 (2.40%) git-flow
16 6 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (22.80%) Finance
2 40 (16.00%) Public Sector
3 36 (14.40%) Marketing
4 29 (11.60%) Telecoms
5 26 (10.40%) Electronics
5 26 (10.40%) Manufacturing
6 21 (8.40%) Banking
7 4 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 133 (53.20%) Developer
2 54 (21.60%) Java Developer
3 28 (11.20%) Senior Developer
4 25 (10.00%) Integration Developer
5 23 (9.20%) Architect
6 20 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 20 (8.00%) Tester
7 17 (6.80%) Automation Tester
7 17 (6.80%) Senior Integration Developer
8 13 (5.20%) ServiceNow Developer
9 12 (4.80%) Consultant
9 12 (4.80%) Lead Developer
10 10 (4.00%) .NET Developer
10 10 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (3.60%) Salesforce Developer
12 8 (3.20%) Lead Java Developer
12 8 (3.20%) QA Engineer
13 7 (2.80%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 7 (2.80%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (60.00%) Web Services
2 142 (56.80%) REST
3 101 (40.40%) XML
4 90 (36.00%) JSON
5 65 (26.00%) RESTful
6 61 (24.40%) Spring
7 55 (22.00%) HTML
8 44 (17.60%) .NET
8 44 (17.60%) CSS
8 44 (17.60%) Middleware
9 42 (16.80%) XSLT
10 32 (12.80%) AngularJS
10 32 (12.80%) Spring Boot
11 31 (12.40%) Apache Camel
12 26 (10.40%) J2EE
13 15 (6.00%) Node.js
13 15 (6.00%) React
14 14 (5.60%) HTML5
15 13 (5.20%) OAuth
15 13 (5.20%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 17 (6.80%) User Experience
4 16 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 9 (3.60%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (2.80%) Clustering
8 6 (2.40%) Marketing Technology
8 6 (2.40%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.20%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.20%) CMDB
11 3 (1.20%) iPad
11 3 (1.20%) iPhone
11 3 (1.20%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.80%) Derivative
12 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.40%) Linux
2 13 (5.20%) Windows
3 11 (4.40%) Unix
4 10 (4.00%) Android
4 10 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (46.80%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 49 (19.60%) Microservices
3 49 (19.60%) SOA
3 49 (19.60%) TDD
4 43 (17.20%) Scrum
5 39 (15.60%) BDD
6 32 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (11.60%) Data Modelling
8 28 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (10.40%) Digital Marketing
9 26 (10.40%) Programme Management
9 26 (10.40%) Unit Testing
10 24 (9.60%) SDLC
11 22 (8.80%) Migration
12 21 (8.40%) API Development
12 21 (8.40%) Open Source
13 19 (7.60%) Web Development
14 18 (7.20%) DevOps
15 17 (6.80%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 139 (55.60%) Java
2 56 (22.40%) SQL
3 55 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.60%) XPath
5 25 (10.00%) C#
5 25 (10.00%) Python
6 21 (8.40%) Java 8
7 17 (6.80%) Apex Code
8 16 (6.40%) PL/SQL
9 14 (5.60%) Perl
10 13 (5.20%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.40%) Kotlin
12 10 (4.00%) PHP
12 10 (4.00%) T-SQL
13 9 (3.60%) PowerShell
14 8 (3.20%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.40%) SOQL
15 6 (2.40%) TypeScript
16 5 (2.00%) SOSL
16 5 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (10.80%) SC Cleared
1 27 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.80%) Degree
3 9 (3.60%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.40%) ISEB
5 4 (1.60%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.20%) PMP
6 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.80%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CISM
8 1 (0.40%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.40%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) MCSE
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.20%) QA
2 6 (2.40%) GDPR
3 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (6.80%) Docker
2 8 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.80%) KVM
3 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.40%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.40%) CloudHub
3 4 (1.60%) Puppet
4 3 (1.20%) Control-M
4 3 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.20%) Terraform
4 3 (1.20%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.20%) vRealize
5 2 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.40%) Ansible
6 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 44 (17.60%) Oracle
2 32 (12.80%) SAP
3 21 (8.40%) MuleSoft
3 21 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (7.20%) Microsoft
5 17 (6.80%) ServiceNow
6 14 (5.60%) Dell
7 13 (5.20%) webMethods
8 12 (4.80%) Atlassian
8 12 (4.80%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.40%) Talend
9 11 (4.40%) TIBCO
9 11 (4.40%) WSO2
10 10 (4.00%) Axway
10 10 (4.00%) Fiorano
10 10 (4.00%) Jitterbit
11 7 (2.80%) Splunk
12 6 (2.40%) IBM
13 5 (2.00%) Adobe
13 5 (2.00%) BMC