Period
to 20 October 2018

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 6 months to 20 October 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 109 108
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 65 53 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.67% 1.33% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.26% 6.24% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 45
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £478 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.23% +19.38% -13.28%
10th Percentile £268 £341 £341
90th Percentile £518 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +1.76% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -

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 Berkshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,038 850 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.65% 21.35% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 513 606
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £543 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +164.00% -65.03%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.40 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +12.33%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 6 months to 20 October 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
Reading +12 32 £400 +5.96% 4
Slough - 8 £400 - 2
Newbury -7 6 £340 -29.17% 3
Wokingham - 2 £430 -
Bracknell -4 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 3
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 28 (43.08%) REST
2 24 (36.92%) Java
3 23 (35.38%) SoapUI
4 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 20 (30.77%) HP
6 19 (29.23%) Web Services
6 19 (29.23%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (26.15%) SQL
7 17 (26.15%) BDD
8 15 (23.08%) 4G
8 15 (23.08%) Nokia
8 15 (23.08%) 3G
8 15 (23.08%) HP ALM
8 15 (23.08%) Diameter Protocol
9 14 (21.54%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (21.54%) LDAP
9 14 (21.54%) Jenkins
9 14 (21.54%) Wireshark
10 11 (16.92%) Scrum
11 10 (15.38%) TDD
11 10 (15.38%) .NET
11 10 (15.38%) XML
11 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (13.85%) Git (software)
12 9 (13.85%) Oracle
12 9 (13.85%) C#
12 9 (13.85%) OO
12 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce

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 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.15%) Alfresco
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.08%) Apache
4 2 (3.08%) JBoss
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.54%) Documentum
5 1 (1.54%) Drupal
5 1 (1.54%) FileNet
5 1 (1.54%) Liferay
5 1 (1.54%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.54%) LiveLink
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Magento
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) BrowserStack
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (6.15%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle CX
3 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) 3G
1 15 (23.08%) 4G
1 15 (23.08%) Diameter Protocol
2 14 (21.54%) Wireshark
3 3 (4.62%) FTP
4 2 (3.08%) DNS
4 2 (3.08%) HTTP
4 2 (3.08%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.54%) 2G
5 1 (1.54%) DOCSIS
5 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.54%) Network Security
5 1 (1.54%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (1.54%) SNMP
5 1 (1.54%) SS7
5 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) MySQL
2 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.08%) Pentaho
3 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) SoapUI
2 14 (21.54%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.85%) Git (software)
4 8 (12.31%) Maven
5 7 (10.77%) Cucumber
6 6 (9.23%) JIRA
6 6 (9.23%) JUnit
6 6 (9.23%) SonarQube
7 5 (7.69%) DbUnit
7 5 (7.69%) jMock
7 5 (7.69%) Mockito
7 5 (7.69%) Selenium
8 4 (6.15%) HP UFT
8 4 (6.15%) NUnit
8 4 (6.15%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.15%) Zephyr
9 3 (4.62%) Gradle
9 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.08%) Mocha
10 2 (3.08%) Moq
General
1 20 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) Test Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Java Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Architect
4 8 (12.31%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Magento Developer
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) E-Commerce Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.62%) Integration Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.08%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (43.08%) REST
2 19 (29.23%) Web Services
3 14 (21.54%) LDAP
4 10 (15.38%) .NET
4 10 (15.38%) XML
5 8 (12.31%) RESTful
5 8 (12.31%) Spring
6 7 (10.77%) CSS
6 7 (10.77%) Hibernate
6 7 (10.77%) J2EE
7 6 (9.23%) Middleware
8 5 (7.69%) Apache Camel
8 5 (7.69%) HTML
8 5 (7.69%) PowerMock
9 4 (6.15%) Sass
9 4 (6.15%) XSLT
10 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.62%) LESS
10 3 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (4.62%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) CMDB
2 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) NHS
2 2 (3.08%) TM Forum
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) DataPower
3 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
1 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.08%) CentOS
2 2 (3.08%) Solaris
2 2 (3.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Android
3 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.23%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (26.15%) BDD
4 11 (16.92%) Scrum
5 10 (15.38%) TDD
5 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
6 9 (13.85%) OO
6 9 (13.85%) SOA
7 7 (10.77%) SDLC
8 6 (9.23%) Kanban
8 6 (9.23%) Migration
9 5 (7.69%) Front End Development
9 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.69%) Validation
10 4 (6.15%) API Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Case Management
10 4 (6.15%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) Java
2 17 (26.15%) SQL
3 9 (13.85%) C#
4 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.77%) Python
6 4 (6.15%) PHP
6 4 (6.15%) VBScript
7 3 (4.62%) Perl
7 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.08%) C
8 2 (3.08%) C++
8 2 (3.08%) Groovy
9 1 (1.54%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.54%) Java 8
9 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.54%) XPath
9 1 (1.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) PMO
3 1 (1.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) Docker
3 2 (3.08%) NFS
3 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (23.08%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.62%) Puppet
3 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.54%) Ansible
4 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) HP
2 15 (23.08%) Nokia
3 9 (13.85%) Oracle
4 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.69%) IBM
6 4 (6.15%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (6.15%) VMware
7 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.62%) SAP
7 3 (4.62%) Twitter
8 2 (3.08%) Citrix
8 2 (3.08%) Fiorano
8 2 (3.08%) MuleSoft
8 2 (3.08%) NetApp
8 2 (3.08%) Remedy
8 2 (3.08%) Tekelec
9 1 (1.54%) FatWire
9 1 (1.54%) OpenText
9 1 (1.54%) Sandvine
9 1 (1.54%) Xerox