Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 133 145
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 +17
Contract jobs citing SOAP 884 901 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.86% 2.04% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.06% 5.90% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 609 597
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £306
90th Percentile £624 £588 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £421
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.89% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
London median hourly rate - £33.28 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.34% -48.75%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.28 £36.50
% change year-on-year +35.22% -8.82% +4.29%

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 17476 15276 14926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.76% 34.60% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 11400 11133
London median daily rate £500 £472 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.04% +4.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £353 £321 £310
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 73 93
London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.36% +11.18% +8.57%
10th Percentile £19.00 £19.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £57.38 £54.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 2017. 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 +23 197 £475 +5.56% 16
South London -5 48 £456 +1.39% 9
West London -32 20 £448 +11.88% 12
East London -4 16 £445 +3.49% 5
North London -7 7 £500 +17.65% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 534 (60.41%) REST
2 532 (60.18%) Java
3 496 (56.11%) Web Services
4 480 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
5 347 (39.25%) XML
6 333 (37.67%) JavaScript
7 266 (30.09%) HTML
8 251 (28.39%) TDD
9 248 (28.05%) Finance
10 232 (26.24%) JSON
11 206 (23.30%) Spring
12 196 (22.17%) CSS
13 194 (21.95%) SQL
14 181 (20.48%) Scrum
15 180 (20.36%) .NET
16 175 (19.80%) RESTful
17 171 (19.34%) AngularJS
18 165 (18.67%) Oracle
19 159 (17.99%) C#
20 150 (16.97%) Git (software)
21 149 (16.86%) OO
22 146 (16.52%) BDD
23 143 (16.18%) Jenkins
24 130 (14.71%) Banking
25 129 (14.59%) HTML5
26 128 (14.48%) SOA
27 126 (14.25%) JUnit
28 122 (13.80%) Maven
29 121 (13.69%) SQL Server
29 121 (13.69%) MVC

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 86 (9.73%) JBoss
2 63 (7.13%) Tomcat
3 47 (5.32%) WebSphere
4 46 (5.20%) Apache
5 28 (3.17%) Mule
6 24 (2.71%) Confluence
6 24 (2.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 21 (2.38%) WebLogic
8 19 (2.15%) CMS
9 18 (2.04%) IIS
9 18 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (1.92%) Mule ESB
11 12 (1.36%) MQSeries
12 11 (1.24%) SharePoint
13 10 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.90%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.79%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.57%) SmartSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.45%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.45%) RMDS
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.34%) Radian6
5 3 (0.34%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.23%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.11%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 103 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.28%) GitHub
4 26 (2.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 22 (2.49%) Force.com
6 20 (2.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 17 (1.92%) Heroku
8 14 (1.58%) npm
8 14 (1.58%) SaaS
9 11 (1.24%) IaaS
10 10 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.13%) PaaS
11 9 (1.02%) Office 365
12 7 (0.79%) Trello
13 6 (0.68%) BrowserStack
13 6 (0.68%) iPaaS
14 5 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.57%) Boomi
15 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.67%) HTTP
2 51 (5.77%) Internet
3 34 (3.85%) SSL
4 33 (3.73%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.83%) FTP
6 23 (2.60%) LDAP
7 18 (2.04%) Firewall
8 13 (1.47%) DNS
9 9 (1.02%) SMS
9 9 (1.02%) SMTP
10 7 (0.79%) NFC
11 6 (0.68%) Network Security
12 5 (0.57%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.57%) LAN
12 5 (0.57%) S/MIME
13 3 (0.34%) CTI
13 3 (0.34%) SSH
14 2 (0.23%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.23%) IMAP
14 2 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 80 (9.05%) NoSQL
3 72 (8.14%) Relational Database
4 54 (6.11%) MongoDB
5 48 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (5.20%) MySQL
7 31 (3.51%) Oracle Database
7 31 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.04%) DB2
10 17 (1.92%) Big Data
11 15 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.13%) Hazelcast
12 10 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.02%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.02%) OLAP
13 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.90%) InterSystems Cache
15 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 150 (16.97%) Git (software)
2 143 (16.18%) Jenkins
3 126 (14.25%) JUnit
4 122 (13.80%) Maven
5 86 (9.73%) Selenium
5 86 (9.73%) SoapUI
6 78 (8.82%) Mockito
7 74 (8.37%) Subversion
8 73 (8.26%) JIRA
9 63 (7.13%) Cucumber
10 45 (5.09%) TeamCity
11 39 (4.41%) Ant
11 39 (4.41%) Gradle
12 33 (3.73%) gulp
13 31 (3.51%) jMock
14 30 (3.39%) Eclipse
14 30 (3.39%) Jasmine
15 27 (3.05%) Grunt
16 25 (2.83%) SonarQube
17 24 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 248 (28.05%) Finance
2 130 (14.71%) Banking
3 42 (4.75%) Retail
4 36 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.73%) Marketing
6 32 (3.62%) Law
7 31 (3.51%) Legal
8 24 (2.71%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.58%) Games
11 13 (1.47%) Electronics
11 13 (1.47%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.36%) Front Office
13 11 (1.24%) Back Office
14 9 (1.02%) Publishing
15 3 (0.34%) Advertising
16 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.11%) International Banking
17 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 577 (65.27%) Developer
2 233 (26.36%) Java Developer
3 88 (9.95%) Senior Developer
4 84 (9.50%) Architect
5 59 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 58 (6.56%) Agile Developer
7 48 (5.43%) Salesforce Developer
8 47 (5.32%) Tester
9 43 (4.86%) JavaScript Developer
10 42 (4.75%) Analyst
11 40 (4.52%) Agile Java Developer
12 36 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
13 33 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 33 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
14 31 (3.51%) C# Developer
14 31 (3.51%) Consultant
14 31 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (3.17%) MuleSoft Developer
16 27 (3.05%) Automation Tester
17 24 (2.71%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 534 (60.41%) REST
2 496 (56.11%) Web Services
3 347 (39.25%) XML
4 266 (30.09%) HTML
5 232 (26.24%) JSON
6 206 (23.30%) Spring
7 196 (22.17%) CSS
8 180 (20.36%) .NET
9 175 (19.80%) RESTful
10 171 (19.34%) AngularJS
11 129 (14.59%) HTML5
12 117 (13.24%) J2EE
13 103 (11.65%) Node.js
14 102 (11.54%) jQuery
15 88 (9.95%) Hibernate
16 78 (8.82%) CSS3
17 77 (8.71%) ASP.NET Web API
18 62 (7.01%) Ajax
19 60 (6.79%) XSLT
20 58 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.48%) Mobile App
2 61 (6.90%) User Experience
3 46 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (3.28%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.26%) iPad
7 20 (2.26%) Virtual Team
8 19 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (2.04%) Algorithms
9 18 (2.04%) PKI
9 18 (2.04%) W3C
10 16 (1.81%) N-Tier
11 14 (1.58%) Fintech
11 14 (1.58%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.24%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.24%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.13%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 104 (11.76%) Linux
2 72 (8.14%) Unix
3 46 (5.20%) Windows
4 40 (4.52%) Android
5 29 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.26%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.13%) CentOS
9 7 (0.79%) HPUX
9 7 (0.79%) Solaris
10 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) Fedora
12 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.11%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (28.39%) TDD
3 181 (20.48%) Scrum
4 149 (16.86%) OO
5 146 (16.52%) BDD
6 128 (14.48%) SOA
7 121 (13.69%) MVC
8 115 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
9 114 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 112 (12.67%) E-Commerce
11 91 (10.29%) DevOps
12 79 (8.94%) Kanban
13 76 (8.60%) Microservices
14 75 (8.48%) Unit Testing
15 63 (7.13%) Open Source
16 60 (6.79%) OOP
17 59 (6.67%) SDLC
18 57 (6.45%) API Development
18 57 (6.45%) Web Development
19 54 (6.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 532 (60.18%) Java
2 333 (37.67%) JavaScript
3 194 (21.95%) SQL
4 159 (17.99%) C#
5 53 (6.00%) Apex Code
6 52 (5.88%) Python
7 46 (5.20%) Scala
8 38 (4.30%) Groovy
9 34 (3.85%) PHP
10 29 (3.28%) Shell Script
11 28 (3.17%) ES6
12 26 (2.94%) C++
12 26 (2.94%) PL/SQL
13 22 (2.49%) SOQL
14 17 (1.92%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.70%) Perl
15 15 (1.70%) XPath
16 14 (1.58%) T-SQL
17 12 (1.36%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (6.90%) Degree
2 31 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.90%) DBS Check
4 8 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.68%) ISEB
5 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.45%) PMP
7 3 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.34%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CISA
9 1 (0.11%) CISM
9 1 (0.11%) CISSP
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (13.24%) QA
2 18 (2.04%) MiFID
3 6 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.68%) EMIR
3 6 (0.68%) WCAG
4 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) HL7
6 2 (0.23%) SLA
6 2 (0.23%) WAI
7 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.11%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (8.82%) Docker
2 48 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.90%) Apache Flume
4 8 (0.90%) vSphere
5 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.23%) Varnish
7 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.11%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (2.71%) Ansible
1 24 (2.71%) Puppet
2 18 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
3 10 (1.13%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.79%) Kibana
5 7 (0.79%) logstash
6 6 (0.68%) Control-M
7 5 (0.57%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.45%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.45%) Nagios
8 4 (0.45%) Thomson Reuters DACS
9 3 (0.34%) Piwik
9 3 (0.34%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.23%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.23%) Rancher
11 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.11%) Terraform
11 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 165 (18.67%) Oracle
2 88 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 64 (7.24%) Salesforce.com
4 56 (6.33%) IBM
5 46 (5.20%) Apigee
6 43 (4.86%) MuleSoft
7 30 (3.39%) ServiceNow
8 23 (2.60%) SAP
9 19 (2.15%) ATG
10 18 (2.04%) Informatica
11 15 (1.70%) Adobe
11 15 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.70%) VMware
12 12 (1.36%) ForgeRock
12 12 (1.36%) HP
13 11 (1.24%) TIBCO
14 9 (1.02%) Google
14 9 (1.02%) Splunk
15 8 (0.90%) hybris
15 8 (0.90%) Perforce