Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 150 130
Rank change year-on-year -30 -20 +23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 735 788 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.60% 1.79% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.06% 4.84% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 514 589
London median daily rate £513 £493 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +9.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £384 £363 £313
90th Percentile £688 £625 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
London median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.20% +0.49% +129.94%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +30.95% -14.29%

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 18,099 16,290 15,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.44% 36.93% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,687 12,245 11,290
London median daily rate £518 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £370 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 96 62
London median hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £20.65 £18.75 £19.00
90th Percentile £72.50 £52.25 £87.28
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -25 157 £546 +15.00% 50
South London -9 61 £525 +16.67% 12
West London -6 26 £415 -20.95% 21
East London -23 12 £513 - 4
North London -5 2 £750 +50.00% 2
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 427 (58.10%) REST
2 407 (55.37%) Web Services
3 402 (54.69%) Java
4 373 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
5 245 (33.33%) TDD
6 236 (32.11%) JavaScript
7 205 (27.89%) XML
8 175 (23.81%) Git (software)
9 170 (23.13%) JSON
10 165 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
11 164 (22.31%) RESTful
12 161 (21.90%) Finance
13 160 (21.77%) HTML
13 160 (21.77%) Scrum
14 154 (20.95%) Spring
14 154 (20.95%) BDD
15 133 (18.10%) SQL
16 131 (17.82%) Test Automation
17 128 (17.41%) CSS
18 127 (17.28%) .NET
19 124 (16.87%) Jenkins
20 123 (16.73%) Microservices
21 122 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
22 120 (16.33%) AngularJS
23 119 (16.19%) Docker
24 115 (15.65%) SOA
25 114 (15.51%) C#
26 103 (14.01%) Selenium
27 102 (13.88%) J2EE
28 100 (13.61%) HTML5

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 40 (5.44%) Apache
2 35 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 34 (4.63%) Tomcat
4 33 (4.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 32 (4.35%) Apache Spark
6 31 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (3.67%) JBoss
8 21 (2.86%) Confluence
8 21 (2.86%) Mule
8 21 (2.86%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.72%) CMS
10 19 (2.59%) Mule ESB
11 12 (1.63%) Apache Solr
11 12 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (1.22%) Appian
13 8 (1.09%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.95%) Anypoint
15 6 (0.82%) MQSeries
15 6 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.54%) Front Arena
3 4 (0.54%) Magento
3 4 (0.54%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.41%) Global One
4 3 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.27%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 165 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (5.44%) Heroku
4 35 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (2.31%) GitHub
6 15 (2.04%) BrowserStack
6 15 (2.04%) SaaS
7 12 (1.63%) OpenShift
8 11 (1.50%) Force.com
9 9 (1.22%) PaaS
9 9 (1.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 9 (1.22%) Serverless
10 8 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
13 4 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (11.02%) HTTP
2 46 (6.26%) SSL
3 45 (6.12%) FTP
4 43 (5.85%) TCP/IP
5 37 (5.03%) DNS
6 12 (1.63%) HTTPS
7 10 (1.36%) Internet
8 6 (0.82%) Firewall
8 6 (0.82%) MQTT
9 4 (0.54%) SMTP
10 3 (0.41%) SMS
11 2 (0.27%) VLAN
12 1 (0.14%) Broadband
12 1 (0.14%) IMAP
12 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.14%) LAN
12 1 (0.14%) SNMP
12 1 (0.14%) SSH
12 1 (0.14%) VPN
12 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 79 (10.75%) MongoDB
3 53 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (5.03%) MySQL
5 31 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 26 (3.54%) Big Data
8 22 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 19 (2.59%) DB2
10 18 (2.45%) Oracle Database
11 15 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.77%) Redis
13 10 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.82%) Endeca
15 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (0.54%) InterSystems Cache
17 4 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 175 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 124 (16.87%) Jenkins
3 103 (14.01%) Selenium
4 94 (12.79%) Maven
5 78 (10.61%) SoapUI
6 77 (10.48%) JUnit
7 62 (8.44%) Mockito
8 54 (7.35%) JIRA
9 44 (5.99%) Cucumber
9 44 (5.99%) DbUnit
10 42 (5.71%) Gradle
10 42 (5.71%) SonarQube
11 41 (5.58%) jMock
12 39 (5.31%) Subversion
13 35 (4.76%) GitLab
14 34 (4.63%) TeamCity
15 33 (4.49%) JMeter
16 30 (4.08%) Ant
17 28 (3.81%) WebDriver
18 26 (3.54%) gulp
General
1 161 (21.90%) Finance
2 86 (11.70%) Banking
3 26 (3.54%) Retail
4 23 (3.13%) Front Office
5 19 (2.59%) Marketing
6 17 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.77%) Legal
8 9 (1.22%) Electronics
8 9 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.95%) Publishing
11 6 (0.82%) Advertising
11 6 (0.82%) Games
12 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.54%) French Language
14 3 (0.41%) Billing
14 3 (0.41%) Law
15 2 (0.27%) German Language
15 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 410 (55.78%) Developer
2 167 (22.72%) Java Developer
3 75 (10.20%) Architect
4 54 (7.35%) .NET Developer
5 50 (6.80%) Senior Developer
6 46 (6.26%) Analyst
7 33 (4.49%) AWS Developer
8 32 (4.35%) Java Engineer
9 30 (4.08%) Technical Leader
10 29 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
11 27 (3.67%) Consultant
12 26 (3.54%) Automation Engineer
13 25 (3.40%) Agile Developer
13 25 (3.40%) Tester
13 25 (3.40%) Web Engineer
14 24 (3.27%) Angular Developer
15 22 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 22 (2.99%) Lead Developer
16 20 (2.72%) Agile Java Developer
16 20 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (58.10%) REST
2 407 (55.37%) Web Services
3 205 (27.89%) XML
4 170 (23.13%) JSON
5 164 (22.31%) RESTful
6 160 (21.77%) HTML
7 154 (20.95%) Spring
8 128 (17.41%) CSS
9 127 (17.28%) .NET
10 120 (16.33%) AngularJS
11 102 (13.88%) J2EE
12 100 (13.61%) HTML5
13 79 (10.75%) OAuth
14 64 (8.71%) Spring Boot
15 61 (8.30%) Node.js
16 52 (7.07%) React
17 51 (6.94%) jQuery
18 50 (6.80%) Apache Camel
19 45 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
20 43 (5.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.53%) User Experience
2 42 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 28 (3.81%) Fintech
4 25 (3.40%) Derivative
5 24 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.59%) Data Structures
8 17 (2.31%) Equities
8 17 (2.31%) Fixed Income
8 17 (2.31%) Public Cloud
9 16 (2.18%) Credit Risk
9 16 (2.18%) Data Centre
10 15 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.90%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (1.50%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.50%) DataPower
14 11 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.29%) Linux
2 41 (5.58%) Unix
3 25 (3.40%) Windows
4 16 (2.18%) Android
5 14 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.41%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.41%) Solaris
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Debian
8 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.14%) VMS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (33.33%) TDD
3 160 (21.77%) Scrum
4 154 (20.95%) BDD
5 131 (17.82%) Test Automation
6 123 (16.73%) Microservices
7 122 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
8 115 (15.65%) SOA
9 82 (11.16%) Open Source
10 66 (8.98%) OO
11 63 (8.57%) MVC
12 62 (8.44%) Kanban
12 62 (8.44%) Software Engineering
13 61 (8.30%) E-Commerce
14 53 (7.21%) Unit Testing
15 50 (6.80%) Multithreading
16 48 (6.53%) SDLC
17 47 (6.39%) Test Scripting
18 45 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
19 44 (5.99%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 402 (54.69%) Java
2 236 (32.11%) JavaScript
3 133 (18.10%) SQL
4 114 (15.51%) C#
5 75 (10.20%) Java 8
6 53 (7.21%) ES6
7 34 (4.63%) TypeScript
8 29 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 28 (3.81%) PL/SQL
9 28 (3.81%) Python
10 23 (3.13%) Groovy
11 22 (2.99%) PHP
12 21 (2.86%) XPath
13 20 (2.72%) C++
14 17 (2.31%) Apex Code
14 17 (2.31%) Perl
14 17 (2.31%) Ruby
15 13 (1.77%) C
16 11 (1.50%) Scala
17 10 (1.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (6.39%) Security Cleared
2 37 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.08%) Degree
4 14 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.90%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.95%) ISEB
6 3 (0.41%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.27%) VCP6
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.14%) CBAP
8 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.71%) QA
2 15 (2.04%) PSD2
3 7 (0.95%) PMO
4 5 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 119 (16.19%) Docker
2 33 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.22%) vSphere
4 8 (1.09%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.41%) OpenAM
5 3 (0.41%) OpenDJ
6 2 (0.27%) Postfix
6 2 (0.27%) Varnish
6 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.14%) KVM
7 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (4.49%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.54%) Docker Swarm
3 18 (2.45%) Mesos
4 17 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (2.04%) Ansible
6 11 (1.50%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 10 (1.36%) Marathon
8 9 (1.22%) HP ALM
8 9 (1.22%) Puppet
9 8 (1.09%) CA Service Virtualization
10 7 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.82%) OpenSSO
11 6 (0.82%) SCCM
12 5 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.68%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.68%) Terraform
13 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.54%) Rancher
13 4 (0.54%) SCOM
14 3 (0.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 93 (12.65%) Oracle
2 45 (6.12%) IBM
3 44 (5.99%) Salesforce.com
4 38 (5.17%) Microsoft
5 37 (5.03%) VMware
6 31 (4.22%) MuleSoft
7 27 (3.67%) CA
8 26 (3.54%) Apigee
9 20 (2.72%) SAP
10 18 (2.45%) ServiceNow
11 17 (2.31%) HP
12 12 (1.63%) Sitecore
12 12 (1.63%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.22%) BMC
13 9 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.22%) Sybase
13 9 (1.22%) Talend
14 8 (1.09%) Informatica
14 8 (1.09%) Remedy
15 7 (0.95%) ATG