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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 125 147
Rank change year-on-year -27 +22  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 337 455 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.64% 1.98% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.70% 6.24% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 319 261
Median daily rate £490 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Median hourly rate £39.03 - £22.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.14 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +13.05%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7176 7297 6868
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.86% 31.71% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5374 5500 4886
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 25 32
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.25 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.71% +18.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £17.35 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £54.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -24 46 £450 -5.26% 18
Croydon +7 6 £450 +9.75% 3
Canary Wharf - 6 £588 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
Bromley +10 1 £425 -17.07% 1
Docklands, London -5 1 £550 +39.24%
Chiswick - 1 £425 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 459 (59.84%) REST
2 452 (58.93%) Web Services
3 405 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
4 387 (50.46%) Java
5 343 (44.72%) XML
6 302 (39.37%) JavaScript
7 264 (34.42%) SQL
8 238 (31.03%) JSON
9 227 (29.60%) HTML
10 204 (26.60%) TDD
11 198 (25.81%) CSS
12 195 (25.42%) Spring
13 188 (24.51%) Finance
14 174 (22.69%) Scrum
15 169 (22.03%) Jenkins
16 165 (21.51%) Banking
17 152 (19.82%) RESTful
18 140 (18.25%) Linux
19 139 (18.12%) OO
20 138 (17.99%) Unix
21 136 (17.73%) Git (software)
22 129 (16.82%) Oracle
23 124 (16.17%) Maven
24 122 (15.91%) AngularJS
25 118 (15.38%) BDD
26 112 (14.60%) jQuery
27 110 (14.34%) .NET
28 106 (13.82%) SOA
28 106 (13.82%) Selenium
29 99 (12.91%) Hibernate

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 91 (11.86%) Apache
2 89 (11.60%) WebSphere
3 81 (10.56%) Tomcat
4 78 (10.17%) JBoss
5 52 (6.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 40 (5.22%) CMS
7 39 (5.08%) WebLogic
8 35 (4.56%) Apache Solr
9 25 (3.26%) Confluence
10 22 (2.87%) Mule
11 21 (2.74%) IIS
12 18 (2.35%) SharePoint
13 17 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (1.83%) GlassFish
15 12 (1.56%) MQSeries
16 11 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
17 8 (1.04%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.91%) nginx
19 6 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.52%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.39%) Pega PRPC
6 3 (0.39%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.26%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.13%) Magento
8 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 72 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.56%) GitHub
4 21 (2.74%) PaaS
5 18 (2.35%) SaaS
6 15 (1.96%) IaaS
7 13 (1.69%) Force.com
8 11 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (1.17%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.17%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.91%) Boomi
12 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.78%) CloudBees
12 6 (0.78%) Office 365
12 6 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
13 5 (0.65%) Akamai
14 4 (0.52%) Google Play
14 4 (0.52%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.87%) HTTP
2 29 (3.78%) Internet
3 25 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 24 (3.13%) LDAP
5 23 (3.00%) Firewall
6 21 (2.74%) HTTPS
7 20 (2.61%) SSL
8 12 (1.56%) SMTP
9 11 (1.43%) SSH
10 9 (1.17%) FTP
10 9 (1.17%) MPLS
11 6 (0.78%) Intranet
11 6 (0.78%) VPN
12 5 (0.65%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.65%) IPsec
12 5 (0.65%) PuTTY
13 4 (0.52%) DNS
13 4 (0.52%) Network Security
14 3 (0.39%) SNMP
14 3 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.82%) MySQL
2 59 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 57 (7.43%) SQL Server
4 41 (5.35%) NoSQL
5 39 (5.08%) MongoDB
6 36 (4.69%) DB2
7 26 (3.39%) Big Data
8 19 (2.48%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.96%) Redis
10 13 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.56%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.30%) Hazelcast
13 10 (1.30%) MariaDB
14 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.78%) HBase
16 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 169 (22.03%) Jenkins
2 136 (17.73%) Git (software)
3 124 (16.17%) Maven
4 106 (13.82%) Selenium
5 98 (12.78%) JIRA
6 94 (12.26%) JUnit
7 67 (8.74%) Cucumber
8 59 (7.69%) SoapUI
9 53 (6.91%) Mockito
10 52 (6.78%) Ant
11 50 (6.52%) Subversion
12 46 (6.00%) TeamCity
13 45 (5.87%) Gradle
14 42 (5.48%) Hudson
15 33 (4.30%) WebDriver
16 32 (4.17%) Eclipse
16 32 (4.17%) NUnit
17 19 (2.48%) SonarQube
17 19 (2.48%) Spock
18 17 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 188 (24.51%) Finance
2 165 (21.51%) Banking
3 50 (6.52%) Retail
4 36 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.30%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.52%) Marketing
7 14 (1.83%) Games
8 12 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.43%) Electronics
10 10 (1.30%) Law
11 9 (1.17%) Advertising
11 9 (1.17%) Front Office
11 9 (1.17%) Publishing
11 9 (1.17%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.04%) Legal
13 7 (0.91%) Billing
14 6 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.65%) Back Office
15 5 (0.65%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 455 (59.32%) Developer
2 160 (20.86%) Java Developer
3 119 (15.51%) Architect
4 82 (10.69%) Senior Developer
5 47 (6.13%) Consultant
6 46 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
7 42 (5.48%) Senior Java Developer
8 39 (5.08%) Salesforce Developer
9 36 (4.69%) .NET Developer
10 34 (4.43%) Analyst
11 27 (3.52%) Tester
12 24 (3.13%) Integration Architect
13 20 (2.61%) Software Engineer
13 20 (2.61%) WebSphere Developer
14 19 (2.48%) Lead Developer
14 19 (2.48%) ServiceNow Developer
15 18 (2.35%) Automation Tester
15 18 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.22%) C# Developer
17 16 (2.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (59.84%) REST
2 452 (58.93%) Web Services
3 343 (44.72%) XML
4 238 (31.03%) JSON
5 227 (29.60%) HTML
6 198 (25.81%) CSS
7 195 (25.42%) Spring
8 152 (19.82%) RESTful
9 122 (15.91%) AngularJS
10 112 (14.60%) jQuery
11 110 (14.34%) .NET
12 99 (12.91%) Hibernate
13 95 (12.39%) J2EE
14 80 (10.43%) HTML5
15 77 (10.04%) JMS
16 65 (8.47%) Java EE
17 57 (7.43%) JSP
18 56 (7.30%) Ajax
18 56 (7.30%) XSD
19 51 (6.65%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.65%) User Experience
3 38 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 35 (4.56%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (3.00%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (2.22%) Derivative
9 16 (2.09%) N-Tier
10 14 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.83%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.83%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.69%) PKI
11 13 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.30%) CMDB
13 9 (1.17%) SWIFT
14 8 (1.04%) Data Centre
14 8 (1.04%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.04%) Reference Data
15 7 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 140 (18.25%) Linux
2 138 (17.99%) Unix
3 52 (6.78%) Windows
4 32 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.61%) Solaris
6 19 (2.48%) Android
7 15 (1.96%) HPUX
8 13 (1.69%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.39%) CentOS
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (26.60%) TDD
3 174 (22.69%) Scrum
4 139 (18.12%) OO
5 118 (15.38%) BDD
6 106 (13.82%) SOA
7 96 (12.52%) DevOps
8 88 (11.47%) MVC
9 79 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (9.65%) Open Source
11 70 (9.13%) E-Commerce
12 67 (8.74%) Unit Testing
13 57 (7.43%) Microservices
14 52 (6.78%) Workflow
15 51 (6.65%) SDLC
16 49 (6.39%) Enterprise Architecture
16 49 (6.39%) UML
17 48 (6.26%) Test Automation
17 48 (6.26%) Web Development
18 44 (5.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 387 (50.46%) Java
2 302 (39.37%) JavaScript
3 264 (34.42%) SQL
4 91 (11.86%) C#
5 71 (9.26%) Shell Script
6 52 (6.78%) Python
7 41 (5.35%) Apex Code
8 31 (4.04%) Perl
9 30 (3.91%) SOQL
10 26 (3.39%) Bash Shell
11 24 (3.13%) PHP
12 23 (3.00%) Scala
12 23 (3.00%) XPath
13 20 (2.61%) Korn
14 19 (2.48%) PL/SQL
15 16 (2.09%) Ruby
16 15 (1.96%) Apple Swift
16 15 (1.96%) Objective-C
17 13 (1.69%) C++
17 13 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (8.74%) Degree
2 16 (2.09%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.04%) ISEB
4 8 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.39%) CISSP
6 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.26%) CISA
7 2 (0.26%) CISM
7 2 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.13%) CEH
8 1 (0.13%) CHFI
8 1 (0.13%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMP
8 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.30%) QA
2 21 (2.74%) MiFID
3 19 (2.48%) Dodd-Frank
3 19 (2.48%) EMIR
4 8 (1.04%) FATCA
5 7 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.78%) HL7
6 6 (0.78%) SDET
7 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.26%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.26%) SLA
10 1 (0.13%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.13%) PMO
10 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 37 (4.82%) Docker
2 16 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.52%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) HDFS
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) etcd
7 1 (0.13%) Varnish
7 1 (0.13%) vCloud
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (2.35%) Puppet
3 17 (2.22%) Ansible
4 10 (1.30%) Piwik
5 8 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.04%) OpenSSO
6 7 (0.91%) Rancher
7 6 (0.78%) Control-M
8 5 (0.65%) OpenAM
8 5 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.52%) MOM
9 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Kibana
10 2 (0.26%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.26%) logstash
10 2 (0.26%) Opsview
10 2 (0.26%) vRealize
11 1 (0.13%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 129 (16.82%) Oracle
2 74 (9.65%) IBM
3 59 (7.69%) Adobe
4 58 (7.56%) Salesforce.com
5 56 (7.30%) Microsoft
6 33 (4.30%) ServiceNow
7 29 (3.78%) Perforce
7 29 (3.78%) SAP
8 25 (3.26%) MuleSoft
9 21 (2.74%) Apigee
10 20 (2.61%) Pega
11 19 (2.48%) Solace
12 18 (2.35%) hybris
13 17 (2.22%) Informatica
14 16 (2.09%) HP
15 15 (1.96%) Google
16 13 (1.69%) VMware
17 12 (1.56%) BMC
18 10 (1.30%) Apple
18 10 (1.30%) TIBCO
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