Period
to 19 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 157 148
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 -19
Contract jobs citing SOAP 714 794 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.78% 1.77% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.82% 4.78% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 541 445
London median daily rate £525 £505 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +2.54% +9.44%
10th Percentile £381 £381 £356
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 7
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -58.05% +0.49%
10th Percentile £33.73 £20.90 £19.25
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.50 £57.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.14 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.89% -4.66% +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 14,813 16,602 14,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.92% 36.97% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,051 12,668 10,551
London median daily rate £525 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +5.37% +2.70%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £332
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 118 99
London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.21 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +2.21% +16.89%
10th Percentile £32.50 £19.73 £19.40
90th Percentile £122.50 £74.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.38 £40.38
% change year-on-year +3.82% +4.96% +6.97%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 -31 131 £550 +10.00% 7
South London +39 69 £513 +7.89% 2
West London +8 22 £390 -15.68% 2
East London -9 5 £525 +2.44%
North London -6 2 £388 -48.33% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 483 (67.65%) REST
2 432 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (51.40%) Java
4 349 (48.88%) Web Services
5 278 (38.94%) JavaScript
6 233 (32.63%) JSON
7 220 (30.81%) TDD
8 218 (30.53%) HTML
8 218 (30.53%) Git (software)
9 216 (30.25%) XML
10 198 (27.73%) CSS
10 198 (27.73%) RESTful
11 188 (26.33%) Amazon AWS
12 186 (26.05%) Jenkins
13 182 (25.49%) Microservices
14 167 (23.39%) SQL
15 151 (21.15%) Linux
16 149 (20.87%) BDD
17 145 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
18 144 (20.17%) Scrum
19 142 (19.89%) Spring
20 129 (18.07%) DevOps
21 127 (17.79%) C#
22 121 (16.95%) Security Cleared
23 118 (16.53%) Oracle
24 117 (16.39%) .NET
25 108 (15.13%) Finance
26 107 (14.99%) Test Automation
26 107 (14.99%) AngularJS
27 102 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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 56 (7.84%) Apache
2 43 (6.02%) Confluence
3 28 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 27 (3.78%) JBoss
5 21 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 18 (2.52%) Apache Spark
6 18 (2.52%) Mule
7 17 (2.38%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.38%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.96%) CMS
10 13 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (1.40%) Apache Solr
12 9 (1.26%) Anypoint
13 8 (1.12%) Drupal
13 8 (1.12%) GeoServer
14 7 (0.98%) nginx
15 6 (0.84%) Jetty
15 6 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.10%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.42%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.28%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 188 (26.33%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (9.66%) Amazon EC2
2 69 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (5.46%) Amazon SQS
4 32 (4.48%) Amazon S3
4 32 (4.48%) GitHub
4 32 (4.48%) PaaS
5 28 (3.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 26 (3.64%) Apigee
7 23 (3.22%) AWS CloudTrail
7 23 (3.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 22 (3.08%) Amazon Glacier
8 22 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (2.24%) Office 365
9 16 (2.24%) OpenShift
9 16 (2.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 13 (1.82%) Heroku
11 12 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.58%) HTTP
2 27 (3.78%) TCP/IP
3 24 (3.36%) SSL
4 20 (2.80%) FTP
5 16 (2.24%) DNS
6 12 (1.68%) SMTP
7 11 (1.54%) WAN
8 10 (1.40%) LAN
9 7 (0.98%) Firewall
10 6 (0.84%) Internet
11 5 (0.70%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.70%) VPN
11 5 (0.70%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.56%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.56%) MPLS
12 4 (0.56%) SMS
13 3 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
14 2 (0.28%) IPsec
15 1 (0.14%) BGP
15 1 (0.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 86 (12.04%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (9.66%) Relational Database
4 64 (8.96%) NoSQL
5 61 (8.54%) MySQL
6 51 (7.14%) MongoDB
7 35 (4.90%) Amazon RDS
8 31 (4.34%) Big Data
9 29 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (2.52%) Hadoop
11 15 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.96%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (1.54%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.54%) Power BI
15 10 (1.40%) Redis
16 8 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
17 7 (0.98%) DB2
18 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
19 5 (0.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 218 (30.53%) Git (software)
2 186 (26.05%) Jenkins
3 91 (12.75%) JIRA
4 80 (11.20%) Maven
5 79 (11.06%) JUnit
6 65 (9.10%) Selenium
7 49 (6.86%) TeamCity
8 48 (6.72%) SoapUI
9 46 (6.44%) Mockito
10 44 (6.16%) SonarQube
11 43 (6.02%) Subversion
12 42 (5.88%) jMock
13 39 (5.46%) DbUnit
14 37 (5.18%) Cucumber
15 27 (3.78%) gulp
16 26 (3.64%) Bitbucket
16 26 (3.64%) Eclipse
17 20 (2.80%) Gradle
18 19 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
19 18 (2.52%) JMeter
General
1 108 (15.13%) Finance
2 62 (8.68%) Banking
3 58 (8.12%) Marketing
4 24 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.80%) Financial Institution
7 18 (2.52%) Retail
8 16 (2.24%) Electronics
8 16 (2.24%) Law
9 15 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.96%) Legal
11 12 (1.68%) Front Office
11 12 (1.68%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.84%) Games
13 5 (0.70%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.42%) Back Office
14 3 (0.42%) Billing
14 3 (0.42%) French Language
14 3 (0.42%) German Language
15 2 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 470 (65.83%) Developer
2 190 (26.61%) Java Developer
3 77 (10.78%) Architect
4 57 (7.98%) Senior Developer
5 39 (5.46%) Salesforce Developer
6 38 (5.32%) Analyst
7 37 (5.18%) .NET Developer
8 34 (4.76%) Tester
9 29 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (3.78%) Technical Architect
11 26 (3.64%) Full Stack Developer
11 26 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
12 25 (3.50%) Angular Developer
12 25 (3.50%) Technical Leader
13 24 (3.36%) AWS Developer
13 24 (3.36%) Lead Developer
14 22 (3.08%) C# Developer
14 22 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
15 20 (2.80%) Integration Developer
16 19 (2.66%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (67.65%) REST
2 349 (48.88%) Web Services
3 233 (32.63%) JSON
4 218 (30.53%) HTML
5 216 (30.25%) XML
6 198 (27.73%) CSS
6 198 (27.73%) RESTful
7 142 (19.89%) Spring
8 117 (16.39%) .NET
9 107 (14.99%) AngularJS
10 90 (12.61%) HTML5
11 76 (10.64%) J2EE
12 70 (9.80%) Spring Boot
13 65 (9.10%) Apache Camel
14 64 (8.96%) Kafka
15 59 (8.26%) jQuery
16 56 (7.84%) Node.js
16 56 (7.84%) Visualforce
17 48 (6.72%) Hibernate
18 44 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
1 45 (6.30%) Data Structures
2 41 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.80%) User Experience
6 18 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.10%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.54%) Marketing Technology
8 11 (1.54%) Video on Demand
9 10 (1.40%) Derivative
9 10 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.26%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.98%) Video\Live Streaming
13 6 (0.84%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 151 (21.15%) Linux
2 53 (7.42%) Windows
3 47 (6.58%) Unix
4 11 (1.54%) CentOS
5 8 (1.12%) Fedora
6 7 (0.98%) Android
6 7 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.70%) Solaris
7 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (30.81%) TDD
3 182 (25.49%) Microservices
4 149 (20.87%) BDD
5 145 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
6 144 (20.17%) Scrum
7 129 (18.07%) DevOps
8 107 (14.99%) Test Automation
9 92 (12.89%) OO
10 88 (12.32%) Kanban
11 87 (12.18%) Open Source
12 78 (10.92%) Migration
13 76 (10.64%) E-Commerce
14 72 (10.08%) MVC
15 70 (9.80%) Collaborative Working
16 69 (9.66%) Coaching
17 57 (7.98%) Analytics
18 54 (7.56%) CRM
19 51 (7.14%) User Stories
20 50 (7.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 367 (51.40%) Java
2 278 (38.94%) JavaScript
3 167 (23.39%) SQL
4 127 (17.79%) C#
5 102 (14.29%) Python
6 69 (9.66%) Java 8
7 59 (8.26%) Apex Code
8 53 (7.42%) Bash Shell
9 42 (5.88%) PHP
10 31 (4.34%) Ruby
11 28 (3.92%) Groovy
11 28 (3.92%) SOQL
12 25 (3.50%) Scala
13 24 (3.36%) SOSL
14 19 (2.66%) TypeScript
15 18 (2.52%) C++
16 17 (2.38%) Clojure
17 16 (2.24%) PowerShell
18 15 (2.10%) ES6
19 11 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 102 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 56 (7.84%) Degree
4 21 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
7 9 (1.26%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.56%) ISEB
8 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.42%) CISSP
10 2 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.14%) CCSP
11 1 (0.14%) CEH
11 1 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.14%) CISM
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Project+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.84%) QA
2 28 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.26%) SEPA
4 5 (0.70%) GDPR
5 3 (0.42%) EMIR
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (0.42%) MiFID
6 2 (0.28%) WCAG
7 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) PSD2
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (10.64%) Docker
2 35 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (4.90%) vSphere
3 15 (2.10%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.70%) HDFS
5 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 40 (5.60%) Ansible
3 19 (2.66%) Kibana
4 15 (2.10%) Grafana
5 13 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.40%) Terraform
8 9 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (1.26%) Puppet
9 6 (0.84%) Control-M
9 6 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.70%) Rancher
11 3 (0.42%) CloudHub
11 3 (0.42%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.28%) Nagios
12 2 (0.28%) SCCM
13 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 118 (16.53%) Oracle
2 82 (11.48%) Salesforce.com
3 41 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 40 (5.60%) MuleSoft
5 36 (5.04%) VMware
6 27 (3.78%) Adobe
7 26 (3.64%) Google
7 26 (3.64%) Informatica
8 24 (3.36%) SAP
9 23 (3.22%) IBM
10 18 (2.52%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.38%) hybris
11 17 (2.38%) TIBCO
12 16 (2.24%) CA
13 12 (1.68%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.40%) HP
15 9 (1.26%) Atlassian
16 8 (1.12%) InterSystems
16 8 (1.12%) webMethods
16 8 (1.12%) Xerox