The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 25 June 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 80 81
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 27 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.49% 1.68% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.09% 7.86% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 27
Median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £345 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.68% -29.23%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 381 496 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 21.04% 21.33% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 299 304
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.06 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.57% -46.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.00 £33.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Berkshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Berkshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Berkshire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Berkshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 13 £463 +28.47% 3
Windsor - 3 - -
Newbury +5 2 - -
Slough +1 1 £340 -9.33%
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 30 (58.82%) Java
2 24 (47.06%) REST
3 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
5 16 (31.37%) Linux
5 16 (31.37%) Diameter Protocol
6 15 (29.41%) Web Services
7 13 (25.49%) INAP
8 12 (23.53%) Python
8 12 (23.53%) SOA
9 11 (21.57%) .NET
9 11 (21.57%) TDD
9 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
9 11 (21.57%) Load Balancing
10 10 (19.61%) BDD
10 10 (19.61%) J2EE
10 10 (19.61%) SQL
10 10 (19.61%) OO
11 9 (17.65%) XML
11 9 (17.65%) CSS
11 9 (17.65%) LDAP
11 9 (17.65%) Finance
11 9 (17.65%) SDLC
12 8 (15.69%) Degree
12 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
12 8 (15.69%) SPML
12 8 (15.69%) Middleware
12 8 (15.69%) Scrum
12 8 (15.69%) HTTP

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (7.84%) Apache
1 4 (7.84%) nginx
2 3 (5.88%) JBoss
3 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Pega PRPC
1 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.80%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Boomi
3 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) Diameter Protocol
2 13 (25.49%) INAP
3 9 (17.65%) LDAP
4 8 (15.69%) HTTP
4 8 (15.69%) SNMP
5 7 (13.73%) Intelligent Network
5 7 (13.73%) MVNO
5 7 (13.73%) SS7
6 6 (11.76%) 3G
6 6 (11.76%) 4G
6 6 (11.76%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (7.84%) DNS
7 4 (7.84%) Firewall
7 4 (7.84%) LTE
7 4 (7.84%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (7.84%) SMPP
7 4 (7.84%) VoLTE
8 3 (5.88%) IMAP
8 3 (5.88%) SMTP
9 2 (3.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.96%) DataStax
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
2 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
3 7 (13.73%) Maven
4 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.76%) Selenium
5 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.88%) gulp
7 3 (5.88%) JIRA
7 3 (5.88%) JMeter
7 3 (5.88%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.88%) Protractor
7 3 (5.88%) Subversion
7 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (5.88%) webpack
8 2 (3.92%) Mockito
9 1 (1.96%) DbUnit
9 1 (1.96%) jMock
9 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Design Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Ericsson Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Messaging Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Test Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Test Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (47.06%) REST
2 15 (29.41%) Web Services
3 11 (21.57%) .NET
4 10 (19.61%) J2EE
5 9 (17.65%) CSS
5 9 (17.65%) XML
6 8 (15.69%) Middleware
6 8 (15.69%) SPML
7 7 (13.73%) Node.js
8 6 (11.76%) HTML
8 6 (11.76%) JSON
8 6 (11.76%) RESTful
8 6 (11.76%) SAML
9 5 (9.80%) XSLT
10 4 (7.84%) Angular 2
10 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
10 4 (7.84%) OAuth2
10 4 (7.84%) Spring
11 3 (5.88%) Apache Camel
11 3 (5.88%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (7.84%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) SOA
3 11 (21.57%) Load Balancing
3 11 (21.57%) TDD
4 10 (19.61%) BDD
4 10 (19.61%) OO
5 9 (17.65%) SDLC
6 8 (15.69%) Scrum
7 7 (13.73%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (13.73%) Network Design
7 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.73%) User Stories
8 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.76%) Use Case
8 6 (11.76%) Validation
9 4 (7.84%) Capacity Management
9 4 (7.84%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) Java
2 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.53%) Python
4 10 (19.61%) SQL
5 8 (15.69%) Perl
6 5 (9.80%) C#
7 3 (5.88%) C
7 3 (5.88%) Scala
7 3 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.92%) BeanShell
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
9 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.96%) Kibana
2 1 (1.96%) logstash
2 1 (1.96%) Netcool
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Ericsson
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Apigee
2 6 (11.76%) Nokia
3 5 (9.80%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) Huawei
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (3.92%) Pega
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.96%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.96%) Cramer
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy
6 1 (1.96%) SAP
6 1 (1.96%) VMware
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