Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 149 130
Rank change year-on-year -17 -19 +13
Contract jobs citing SOAP 766 885 855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.74% 1.88% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.57% 5.26% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 647 581
London median daily rate £525 £498 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.53% +10.56% -
10th Percentile £371 £363 £321
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £33.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -35.40% +62.34%
10th Percentile £28.63 £20.75 £27.69
90th Percentile £53.13 £36.75 £48.72
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +2.74%

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 16,767 16,837 14,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.09% 35.86% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,594 13,045 11,012
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 113 75
London median hourly rate £36.00 £33.77 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% -24.96% +28.57%
10th Percentile £24.79 £20.75 £20.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.15 £80.45
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -34 180 £550 +15.79% 39
South London +8 61 £525 +15.07% 8
West London +12 27 £420 -9.19% 32
East London -49 5 £513 - 14
North London -12 1 - - 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 486 (63.45%) REST
2 440 (57.44%) Java
2 440 (57.44%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (45.17%) Web Services
4 248 (32.38%) Git (software)
5 247 (32.25%) JavaScript
6 220 (28.72%) TDD
7 216 (28.20%) HTML
8 210 (27.42%) JSON
9 189 (24.67%) RESTful
10 187 (24.41%) Scrum
11 185 (24.15%) CSS
12 179 (23.37%) Jenkins
13 174 (22.72%) Amazon AWS
14 172 (22.45%) Spring
15 167 (21.80%) XML
16 159 (20.76%) BDD
17 157 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
18 146 (19.06%) AngularJS
19 142 (18.54%) Microservices
20 138 (18.02%) Linux
20 138 (18.02%) SQL
21 132 (17.23%) Finance
22 121 (15.80%) Test Automation
22 121 (15.80%) Open Source
23 119 (15.54%) C#
24 112 (14.62%) Security Cleared
25 107 (13.97%) .NET
26 101 (13.19%) HTML5
27 98 (12.79%) Maven

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 49 (6.40%) Apache
2 32 (4.18%) Confluence
3 27 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (3.52%) Mule
4 23 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 21 (2.74%) Apache Spark
6 19 (2.48%) Anypoint
7 18 (2.35%) Mule ESB
8 17 (2.22%) JBoss
9 16 (2.09%) CMS
9 16 (2.09%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.44%) Apache Solr
11 10 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (1.31%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.78%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.78%) Appian
13 6 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.52%) Magento
3 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.52%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Orchard Housing
5 2 (0.26%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.13%) AquaLogic BPM
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 174 (22.72%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (7.18%) GitHub
3 54 (7.05%) Amazon EC2
4 53 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (3.26%) OpenShift
6 24 (3.13%) PaaS
7 23 (3.00%) SaaS
8 22 (2.87%) Heroku
9 14 (1.83%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.57%) Apigee
11 10 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 9 (1.17%) BrowserStack
13 8 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (1.04%) IaaS
14 7 (0.91%) Boomi
14 7 (0.91%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.78%) Force.com
15 6 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.83%) HTTP
2 40 (5.22%) TCP/IP
3 38 (4.96%) SSL
4 27 (3.52%) DNS
5 26 (3.39%) FTP
6 12 (1.57%) Firewall
6 12 (1.57%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.65%) Internet
8 3 (0.39%) DSL
8 3 (0.39%) SMTP
9 2 (0.26%) BGP
9 2 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.26%) Junos
9 2 (0.26%) LAN
9 2 (0.26%) MPLS
9 2 (0.26%) Network Security
9 2 (0.26%) OSPF
9 2 (0.26%) Skype
9 2 (0.26%) VPN
9 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (10.84%) PostgreSQL
1 83 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.96%) MongoDB
3 60 (7.83%) MySQL
4 56 (7.31%) Relational Database
5 51 (6.66%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 27 (3.52%) Hadoop
8 20 (2.61%) Big Data
9 16 (2.09%) Power BI
10 15 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.04%) JanusGraph
13 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.78%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.78%) Redis
15 5 (0.65%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.65%) HBase
15 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.65%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 248 (32.38%) Git (software)
2 179 (23.37%) Jenkins
3 98 (12.79%) Maven
4 92 (12.01%) JUnit
5 87 (11.36%) Selenium
6 81 (10.57%) JIRA
7 77 (10.05%) SoapUI
8 62 (8.09%) Mockito
9 57 (7.44%) SonarQube
10 54 (7.05%) jMock
11 53 (6.92%) DbUnit
12 51 (6.66%) Cucumber
13 48 (6.27%) Subversion
14 39 (5.09%) Gradle
15 33 (4.31%) gulp
16 28 (3.66%) JMeter
16 28 (3.66%) TeamCity
17 27 (3.52%) GitLab
18 21 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
18 21 (2.74%) WebDriver
General
1 132 (17.23%) Finance
2 64 (8.36%) Banking
3 31 (4.05%) Marketing
4 15 (1.96%) Legal
4 15 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.83%) Financial Institution
5 14 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.44%) Electronics
8 10 (1.31%) Law
9 8 (1.04%) Front Office
9 8 (1.04%) Games
9 8 (1.04%) Retail
10 7 (0.91%) Back Office
10 7 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.78%) Advertising
11 6 (0.78%) Publishing
12 5 (0.65%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.52%) Billing
14 3 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 477 (62.27%) Developer
2 182 (23.76%) Java Developer
3 77 (10.05%) Architect
4 50 (6.53%) .NET Developer
4 50 (6.53%) Senior Developer
5 47 (6.14%) Angular Developer
6 45 (5.87%) Full Stack Developer
7 38 (4.96%) Technical Leader
8 36 (4.70%) Technical Architect
9 33 (4.31%) Tester
10 27 (3.52%) C# Developer
11 26 (3.39%) Analyst
12 25 (3.26%) Salesforce Developer
13 24 (3.13%) Agile Developer
13 24 (3.13%) Agile Java Developer
13 24 (3.13%) AWS Developer
13 24 (3.13%) MuleSoft Developer
14 21 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
14 21 (2.74%) Lead Developer
15 20 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (63.45%) REST
2 346 (45.17%) Web Services
3 216 (28.20%) HTML
4 210 (27.42%) JSON
5 189 (24.67%) RESTful
6 185 (24.15%) CSS
7 172 (22.45%) Spring
8 167 (21.80%) XML
9 146 (19.06%) AngularJS
10 107 (13.97%) .NET
11 101 (13.19%) HTML5
12 90 (11.75%) Spring Boot
13 88 (11.49%) Node.js
14 84 (10.97%) J2EE
15 71 (9.27%) jQuery
16 66 (8.62%) Apache Camel
17 61 (7.96%) OAuth
18 53 (6.92%) PowerMock
18 53 (6.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 49 (6.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (6.66%) Data Centre
4 44 (5.74%) Data Structures
5 23 (3.00%) User Experience
6 20 (2.61%) Algorithms
6 20 (2.61%) Clustering
6 20 (2.61%) Fat Client
6 20 (2.61%) Thin Client
7 16 (2.09%) Fintech
7 16 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.44%) CMDB
10 8 (1.04%) DataPower
10 8 (1.04%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.91%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 138 (18.02%) Linux
2 41 (5.35%) Windows
3 39 (5.09%) Unix
4 13 (1.70%) Android
5 10 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.04%) CentOS
6 8 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.65%) Fedora
8 5 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Debian
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (57.44%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (28.72%) TDD
3 187 (24.41%) Scrum
4 159 (20.76%) BDD
5 157 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
6 142 (18.54%) Microservices
7 121 (15.80%) Open Source
7 121 (15.80%) Test Automation
8 92 (12.01%) Kanban
9 90 (11.75%) DevOps
10 79 (10.31%) Collaborative Working
11 76 (9.92%) Coaching
12 68 (8.88%) User Stories
13 67 (8.75%) E-Commerce
14 61 (7.96%) MVC
15 58 (7.57%) SOA
16 54 (7.05%) OO
16 54 (7.05%) Software Engineering
17 53 (6.92%) Continuous Delivery
18 51 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 440 (57.44%) Java
2 247 (32.25%) JavaScript
3 138 (18.02%) SQL
4 119 (15.54%) C#
5 68 (8.88%) Java 8
6 63 (8.22%) Python
7 46 (6.01%) PHP
8 44 (5.74%) TypeScript
9 40 (5.22%) Bash Shell
10 35 (4.57%) Ruby
11 34 (4.44%) Groovy
12 30 (3.92%) Apex Code
13 23 (3.00%) ES6
14 22 (2.87%) PL/SQL
15 19 (2.48%) Scala
16 18 (2.35%) T-SQL
17 16 (2.09%) Perl
18 15 (1.96%) C++
19 14 (1.83%) SOQL
20 11 (1.44%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 112 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 86 (11.23%) SC Cleared
3 54 (7.05%) Degree
4 39 (5.09%) DV Cleared
5 20 (2.61%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.91%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.65%) ISEB
9 4 (0.52%) CISSP
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CCNA
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.13%) GIAC
11 1 (0.13%) MCSE
11 1 (0.13%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.70%) QA
2 10 (1.31%) SEPA
3 6 (0.78%) PSD2
4 5 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.65%) MiFID
4 5 (0.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.39%) EMIR
5 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) GDPR
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 82 (10.70%) Docker
2 52 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (6.79%) vSphere
3 6 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.65%) HDFS
5 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.26%) KVM
6 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) iptables
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (4.05%) Ansible
2 24 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
3 23 (3.00%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.48%) Kibana
5 16 (2.09%) CloudHub
6 15 (1.96%) Grafana
7 12 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (1.44%) HP ALM
8 11 (1.44%) Prometheus
9 10 (1.31%) Rancher
10 6 (0.78%) Puppet
11 5 (0.65%) Terraform
12 4 (0.52%) SCCM
12 4 (0.52%) SCOM
13 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
14 2 (0.26%) Control-M
14 2 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.26%) Salt
14 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 68 (8.88%) Oracle
2 61 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 53 (6.92%) VMware
4 46 (6.01%) MuleSoft
4 46 (6.01%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (3.92%) IBM
6 25 (3.26%) ServiceNow
7 22 (2.87%) HP
8 18 (2.35%) SAP
9 12 (1.57%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.57%) Google
9 12 (1.57%) hybris
10 11 (1.44%) Adobe
10 11 (1.44%) Talend
11 9 (1.17%) Xerox
12 8 (1.04%) Informatica
12 8 (1.04%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.91%) Dell
13 7 (0.91%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.91%) WSO2