Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 162 164
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 312 726 823
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.77% 1.74% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.59% 4.71% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 474 565
Median daily rate £520 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +3.96% +2.02%
10th Percentile £403 £400 £375
90th Percentile £650 £675 £670
England median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -58.05%
England median hourly rate £42.75 £45.84 £38.14
% change year-on-year -6.73% +20.19% -4.66%

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 6,799 15,427 17,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.58% 37.06% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,851 11,535 13,269
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £363
90th Percentile £713 £675 £669
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 123
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.92 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% +3.25% +8.05%
10th Percentile £25.53 £32.50 £18.45
90th Percentile £64.99 £112.00 £72.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +2.44%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in London

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in London.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in London

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in London

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in London.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in London

SOAP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SOAP in London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +41 48 £525 -4.55% 5
South London -12 18 £450 -10.00% 2
West London +45 4 £450 +16.13% 4
East London +40 2 £513 -2.38% 2
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 217 (69.55%) REST
2 158 (50.64%) Web Services
3 146 (46.79%) Java
4 145 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (35.26%) XML
6 94 (30.13%) JavaScript
7 83 (26.60%) JSON
8 81 (25.96%) SQL
9 74 (23.72%) HTML
9 74 (23.72%) Microservices
10 70 (22.44%) Scrum
11 68 (21.79%) Oracle
12 66 (21.15%) Jenkins
13 65 (20.83%) Git (software)
14 60 (19.23%) AngularJS
15 58 (18.59%) SoapUI
16 55 (17.63%) DevOps
17 54 (17.31%) Security Cleared
17 54 (17.31%) CSS
18 53 (16.99%) Linux
18 53 (16.99%) TDD
19 52 (16.67%) Selenium
19 52 (16.67%) Test Automation
20 50 (16.03%) SC Cleared
20 50 (16.03%) Spring
20 50 (16.03%) Docker
21 48 (15.38%) Finance
21 48 (15.38%) BDD
22 44 (14.10%) MySQL
23 43 (13.78%) AWS

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 33 (10.58%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (9.29%) WebLogic
3 26 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 24 (7.69%) Apache
4 24 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (5.45%) WebSphere
6 11 (3.53%) Confluence
7 7 (2.24%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (1.92%) Mule
8 6 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.28%) CMS
9 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.96%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.96%) JBoss
11 2 (0.64%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.64%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.32%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.32%) Appian
12 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.28%) RoboHelp
3 3 (0.96%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (4.81%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Summit
3 2 (0.64%) Magento
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.32%) Maximo
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.78%) AWS
2 27 (8.65%) SaaS
3 19 (6.09%) Azure
4 18 (5.77%) PaaS
5 14 (4.49%) GitHub
6 11 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 6 (1.92%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 5 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.60%) npm
9 5 (1.60%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.60%) Serverless
9 5 (1.60%) Yarn
10 3 (0.96%) GCP
10 3 (0.96%) IaaS
10 3 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.64%) Apigee
11 2 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.54%) HTTP
2 12 (3.85%) SSL
3 10 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.88%) Firewall
5 7 (2.24%) DNS
6 6 (1.92%) DHCP
6 6 (1.92%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.60%) AMQP
7 5 (1.60%) DOCSIS
7 5 (1.60%) FTP
7 5 (1.60%) SNMP
8 3 (0.96%) MQTT
9 2 (0.64%) SSH
9 2 (0.64%) VPN
9 2 (0.64%) Wireless
10 1 (0.32%) DMZ
10 1 (0.32%) IKE
10 1 (0.32%) Intranet
10 1 (0.32%) LAN
10 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.10%) MySQL
2 42 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 19 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.21%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
7 8 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.24%) Redis
9 6 (1.92%) Power BI
10 5 (1.60%) Aerospike
10 5 (1.60%) Big Data
10 5 (1.60%) DB2
10 5 (1.60%) DTS
11 4 (1.28%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (21.15%) Jenkins
2 65 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 58 (18.59%) SoapUI
4 52 (16.67%) Selenium
5 35 (11.22%) JUnit
6 33 (10.58%) Postman
7 27 (8.65%) Maven
8 26 (8.33%) JIRA
9 24 (7.69%) Jasmine
9 24 (7.69%) Protractor
10 22 (7.05%) Gradle
11 21 (6.73%) Cucumber
12 14 (4.49%) Mockito
12 14 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (3.53%) SonarQube
14 10 (3.21%) JMeter
15 9 (2.88%) Ant
15 9 (2.88%) Cypress.io
16 7 (2.24%) Eclipse
16 7 (2.24%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (15.38%) Finance
2 27 (8.65%) Banking
3 24 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 16 (5.13%) Marketing
5 9 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.24%) Retail
7 6 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.60%) Front Office
9 4 (1.28%) Law
10 3 (0.96%) Back Office
10 3 (0.96%) Legal
10 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.64%) Police
12 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.32%) Electronics
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) French Language
12 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 179 (57.37%) Developer
2 41 (13.14%) Java Developer
3 32 (10.26%) Architect
4 26 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 25 (8.01%) Angular Developer
5 25 (8.01%) Salesforce Developer
6 18 (5.77%) Consultant
7 17 (5.45%) .NET Developer
8 14 (4.49%) Senior Developer
8 14 (4.49%) Software Engineer
9 12 (3.85%) Tester
10 11 (3.53%) Automation Tester
10 11 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
11 10 (3.21%) Senior Automation Tester
11 10 (3.21%) Senior Tester
11 10 (3.21%) ServiceNow Developer
12 9 (2.88%) Cloud Developer
12 9 (2.88%) Java Engineer
12 9 (2.88%) Java Mobile Developer
12 9 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (69.55%) REST
2 158 (50.64%) Web Services
3 110 (35.26%) XML
4 83 (26.60%) JSON
5 74 (23.72%) HTML
6 60 (19.23%) AngularJS
7 54 (17.31%) CSS
8 50 (16.03%) Spring
9 38 (12.18%) .NET
10 36 (11.54%) XSLT
11 31 (9.94%) Spring Boot
12 30 (9.62%) J2EE
12 30 (9.62%) RESTful
13 26 (8.33%) Node.js
14 23 (7.37%) Oracle Fusion
15 22 (7.05%) Swagger
16 21 (6.73%) HTML5
17 20 (6.41%) JPA
18 19 (6.09%) Hibernate
18 19 (6.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.97%) User Experience
2 24 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.88%) DataPower
5 8 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.24%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.60%) CMDB
7 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.28%) PKI
8 4 (1.28%) Spread Betting
9 3 (0.96%) Marketing Technology
9 3 (0.96%) NHS
10 2 (0.64%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.64%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.99%) Linux
2 31 (9.94%) Windows
3 26 (8.33%) Unix
4 8 (2.56%) AIX
5 3 (0.96%) Android
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.32%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.72%) Microservices
3 70 (22.44%) Scrum
4 55 (17.63%) DevOps
5 53 (16.99%) TDD
6 52 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 48 (15.38%) BDD
8 42 (13.46%) SOA
9 41 (13.14%) Unit Testing
10 34 (10.90%) Front End Development
11 31 (9.94%) Open Source
12 29 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (7.37%) ERP
13 23 (7.37%) Pair Programming
13 23 (7.37%) Software Engineering
14 22 (7.05%) Kanban
15 20 (6.41%) API Development
15 20 (6.41%) Integration Testing
15 20 (6.41%) SDLC
15 20 (6.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 146 (46.79%) Java
2 94 (30.13%) JavaScript
3 81 (25.96%) SQL
4 40 (12.82%) Python
5 32 (10.26%) C#
6 29 (9.29%) Java 8
7 28 (8.97%) PL/SQL
8 20 (6.41%) Apex Code
8 20 (6.41%) Groovy
9 12 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.53%) Ruby
10 11 (3.53%) SOQL
11 10 (3.21%) Kotlin
11 10 (3.21%) PHP
11 10 (3.21%) SOSL
12 9 (2.88%) ES6
12 9 (2.88%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.88%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.24%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 50 (16.03%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.81%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.88%) Degree
5 5 (1.60%) CCNA
5 5 (1.60%) CCNP
5 5 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.28%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.96%) ISEB
7 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.32%) CISM
9 1 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.49%) QA
2 5 (1.60%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.96%) GDPR
4 2 (0.64%) NCSC
5 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (16.03%) Docker
2 11 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.96%) vSphere
4 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.92%) Ansible
3 5 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.28%) Control-M
5 3 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.96%) Grafana
5 3 (0.96%) Kibana
6 2 (0.64%) Terraform
7 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.32%) Istio
7 1 (0.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) Rancher
7 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (21.79%) Oracle
2 35 (11.22%) Salesforce.com
3 22 (7.05%) IBM
4 20 (6.41%) SAP
5 14 (4.49%) ServiceNow
6 13 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 10 (3.21%) MuleSoft
8 9 (2.88%) HP
8 9 (2.88%) PeopleSoft
9 8 (2.56%) Novell
9 8 (2.56%) Sun
9 8 (2.56%) Sybase
10 6 (1.92%) Apiary
10 6 (1.92%) Remedy
11 5 (1.60%) Cisco
11 5 (1.60%) Gemalto
11 5 (1.60%) Juniper
11 5 (1.60%) Pardot
12 4 (1.28%) Informatica
12 4 (1.28%) VMware