Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 175 148
Rank change year-on-year -22 -27 -16
Contract jobs citing SOAP 399 737 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.32% 1.66% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.69% 4.29% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 457 640
London median daily rate £513 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £372 £363 £355
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +132.56% -35.40%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +20.00%

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 10,803 17,192 17,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.85% 38.63% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,893 12,915 13,204
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £370 £350
90th Percentile £693 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 72 102
London median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £31.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% +14.74% -30.28%
10th Percentile £24.55 £24.45 £20.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.63 £47.83
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 -17 78 £450 -18.18% 41
South London +21 44 £506 -3.57% 4
West London +23 17 £400 -3.61% 19
East London +39 1 - - 6
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 252 (63.16%) REST
2 237 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (48.62%) Java
4 185 (46.37%) Web Services
5 126 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 124 (31.08%) TDD
7 120 (30.08%) XML
8 118 (29.57%) BDD
9 109 (27.32%) Git (software)
10 108 (27.07%) JSON
11 102 (25.56%) SQL
12 101 (25.31%) AngularJS
13 99 (24.81%) Scrum
14 96 (24.06%) Jenkins
15 95 (23.81%) Microservices
16 89 (22.31%) RESTful
17 88 (22.06%) AWS
18 84 (21.05%) HTML
18 84 (21.05%) DevOps
19 83 (20.80%) Spring
20 78 (19.55%) .NET
21 74 (18.55%) C#
22 69 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
23 67 (16.79%) CSS
23 67 (16.79%) Linux
24 65 (16.29%) JUnit
25 63 (15.79%) Docker
26 61 (15.29%) SQL Server
26 61 (15.29%) Test Automation
27 59 (14.79%) 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 43 (10.78%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (6.27%) Apache
3 24 (6.02%) WebLogic
4 19 (4.76%) Confluence
5 18 (4.51%) WebSphere
6 13 (3.26%) Tomcat
7 12 (3.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (2.76%) JBoss
9 8 (2.01%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.75%) Mule
11 6 (1.50%) Red Hat Fuse
12 5 (1.25%) CMS
12 5 (1.25%) Mule ESB
13 4 (1.00%) Anypoint
13 4 (1.00%) IIS
14 3 (0.75%) Sonic ESB
14 3 (0.75%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.75%) WildFly
15 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
15 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.01%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.75%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.50%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.50%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 88 (22.06%) AWS
2 38 (9.52%) Azure
3 25 (6.27%) GitHub
4 24 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (5.01%) SaaS
6 12 (3.01%) Boomi
7 9 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (2.26%) PaaS
8 7 (1.75%) Serverless
9 6 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.50%) GCP
9 6 (1.50%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (1.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.00%) IaaS
11 4 (1.00%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.75%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.03%) HTTP
2 24 (6.02%) SSL
3 15 (3.76%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.51%) FTP
5 13 (3.26%) DNS
6 5 (1.25%) DHCP
6 5 (1.25%) Firewall
7 3 (0.75%) AMQP
7 3 (0.75%) DMZ
7 3 (0.75%) DOCSIS
7 3 (0.75%) Extranet
7 3 (0.75%) Internet
7 3 (0.75%) Intranet
7 3 (0.75%) MQTT
7 3 (0.75%) Network Security
7 3 (0.75%) SNMP
8 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.50%) Wireless
9 1 (0.25%) IKE
9 1 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 44 (11.03%) MySQL
3 27 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (6.27%) Relational Database
5 24 (6.02%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 12 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.50%) Big Data
11 6 (1.50%) DTS
11 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.50%) Power BI
11 6 (1.50%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.00%) DB2
13 4 (1.00%) Flink
Development Applications
1 109 (27.32%) Git (software)
2 96 (24.06%) Jenkins
3 65 (16.29%) JUnit
4 59 (14.79%) Maven
5 54 (13.53%) Selenium
6 45 (11.28%) JIRA
7 40 (10.03%) SoapUI
8 39 (9.77%) SonarQube
9 34 (8.52%) Mockito
10 27 (6.77%) Gradle
11 24 (6.02%) DbUnit
11 24 (6.02%) jMock
12 23 (5.76%) Jasmine
13 22 (5.51%) Protractor
14 21 (5.26%) TeamCity
15 20 (5.01%) Postman
16 19 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
17 17 (4.26%) GitLab
18 16 (4.01%) Cucumber
18 16 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (12.53%) Banking
1 50 (12.53%) Finance
2 24 (6.02%) Marketing
3 22 (5.51%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.26%) Law
4 13 (3.26%) Retail
5 9 (2.26%) Games
6 8 (2.01%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.25%) Back Office
9 5 (1.25%) Legal
10 4 (1.00%) Advertising
10 4 (1.00%) Front Office
10 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.50%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) International Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 275 (68.92%) Developer
2 88 (22.06%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.77%) .NET Developer
4 32 (8.02%) Angular Developer
5 31 (7.77%) Architect
6 23 (5.76%) Senior Developer
7 22 (5.51%) Integration Developer
8 21 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 20 (5.01%) Analyst
9 20 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 19 (4.76%) AWS Developer
11 18 (4.51%) ServiceNow Developer
11 18 (4.51%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.51%) Consultant
13 13 (3.26%) Agile Developer
13 13 (3.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 13 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
14 11 (2.76%) Applications Developer
14 11 (2.76%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (63.16%) REST
2 185 (46.37%) Web Services
3 120 (30.08%) XML
4 108 (27.07%) JSON
5 101 (25.31%) AngularJS
6 89 (22.31%) RESTful
7 84 (21.05%) HTML
8 83 (20.80%) Spring
9 78 (19.55%) .NET
10 67 (16.79%) CSS
11 44 (11.03%) J2EE
12 41 (10.28%) Spring Boot
13 37 (9.27%) HTML5
14 36 (9.02%) React
15 33 (8.27%) Node.js
16 32 (8.02%) XSLT
17 30 (7.52%) Kafka
17 30 (7.52%) OAuth
18 28 (7.02%) JPA
19 26 (6.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.02%) User Experience
3 21 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.01%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.26%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.26%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.01%) NHS
7 8 (2.01%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.50%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.00%) Derivative
11 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.00%) PKI
12 3 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.75%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.79%) Linux
2 33 (8.27%) Windows
3 30 (7.52%) Unix
4 11 (2.76%) Android
5 8 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.75%) VMS
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (31.08%) TDD
3 118 (29.57%) BDD
4 99 (24.81%) Scrum
5 95 (23.81%) Microservices
6 84 (21.05%) DevOps
7 69 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (15.29%) Test Automation
9 58 (14.54%) Open Source
10 52 (13.03%) SOA
11 47 (11.78%) MVC
12 45 (11.28%) Kanban
13 44 (11.03%) Unit Testing
14 36 (9.02%) E-Commerce
15 34 (8.52%) API Development
16 33 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (8.02%) Front End Development
18 28 (7.02%) Software Engineering
19 25 (6.27%) Web Development
20 24 (6.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 194 (48.62%) Java
2 126 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 102 (25.56%) SQL
4 74 (18.55%) C#
5 52 (13.03%) Python
6 35 (8.77%) Java 8
7 22 (5.51%) T-SQL
8 20 (5.01%) Groovy
9 18 (4.51%) PL/SQL
10 14 (3.51%) Scala
11 13 (3.26%) Kotlin
11 13 (3.26%) Ruby
12 11 (2.76%) TypeScript
12 11 (2.76%) VB.NET
13 10 (2.51%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.26%) Apex Code
14 9 (2.26%) Bash Shell
15 8 (2.01%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.75%) Clojure
17 6 (1.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 49 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.02%) Degree
4 14 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.75%) ISEB
5 7 (1.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.50%) CCNA
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.50%) CISSP
7 2 (0.50%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.25%) CCIE
8 1 (0.25%) CCNP
8 1 (0.25%) CISM
8 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.27%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (0.75%) NCSC
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.25%) NIST
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (15.79%) Docker
2 16 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.51%) vSphere
4 13 (3.26%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.75%) Postfix
6 2 (0.50%) LXC
6 2 (0.50%) NFS
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 24 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.76%) Docker Swarm
3 10 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (2.26%) Control-M
5 8 (2.01%) Terraform
6 7 (1.75%) Ansible
7 5 (1.25%) Puppet
8 4 (1.00%) SCOM
9 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.75%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 45 (11.28%) Oracle
2 32 (8.02%) Salesforce.com
3 26 (6.52%) SAP
4 24 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 22 (5.51%) ServiceNow
6 19 (4.76%) MuleSoft
7 18 (4.51%) VMware
8 12 (3.01%) Dell
9 10 (2.51%) BMC
9 10 (2.51%) Cadence
9 10 (2.51%) Google
9 10 (2.51%) Informatica
9 10 (2.51%) TIBCO
9 10 (2.51%) webMethods
10 9 (2.26%) IBM
11 7 (1.75%) hybris
11 7 (1.75%) Intapp
11 7 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.25%) Apiary
12 5 (1.25%) Tableau