Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 106 115
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -16
Contract jobs citing SOAP 63 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.53% 1.42% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.90% 6.83% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 50
Berkshire median daily rate £484 £394 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -13.46% +21.33%
10th Percentile £363 £339 £293
90th Percentile £588 £488 £579
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%

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 913 893 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.21% 20.75% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 529 620
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £549 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 30
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -31.97% +93.42%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £44.88 £50.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -11 13 £413 +4.76% 5
Bracknell - 10 £400 - 3
Newbury 0 4 £480 - 3
Windsor - 3 - - 1
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 38 (60.32%) REST
2 34 (53.97%) Java
3 30 (47.62%) Web Services
4 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 18 (28.57%) XML
7 16 (25.40%) TDD
7 16 (25.40%) RESTful
8 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (23.81%) Analytics
8 15 (23.81%) Google
8 15 (23.81%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (22.22%) Big Data
9 14 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (20.63%) Data Strategy
10 13 (20.63%) Data Lake
10 13 (20.63%) Apache Spark
10 13 (20.63%) Cloudera
10 13 (20.63%) Kafka
10 13 (20.63%) Apache Flume
10 13 (20.63%) HBase
10 13 (20.63%) Apache Hive
10 13 (20.63%) Sqoop
10 13 (20.63%) Oozie
10 13 (20.63%) HDFS
10 13 (20.63%) Impala
10 13 (20.63%) Scala
10 13 (20.63%) Hadoop
10 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
11 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008

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 13 (20.63%) Apache Spark
2 8 (12.70%) Apache Solr
2 8 (12.70%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (9.52%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.76%) Apache
6 2 (3.17%) Apache TomEE
6 2 (3.17%) Confluence
6 2 (3.17%) GlassFish
6 2 (3.17%) JBoss
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.59%) IIS
7 1 (1.59%) Liferay
7 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.17%) GitHub
2 2 (3.17%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.17%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (3.17%) Google Tag Manager
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.59%) Heroku
3 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) HTTP
2 4 (6.35%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (4.76%) SS7
3 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.17%) Firewall
4 2 (3.17%) INAP
4 2 (3.17%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (3.17%) LDAP
4 2 (3.17%) MVNO
4 2 (3.17%) SMPP
4 2 (3.17%) SNMP
4 2 (3.17%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (1.59%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.59%) IMAP
5 1 (1.59%) SMTP
5 1 (1.59%) VPN
5 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.22%) Big Data
3 13 (20.63%) Apache Hive
3 13 (20.63%) Data Lake
3 13 (20.63%) Hadoop
3 13 (20.63%) HBase
3 13 (20.63%) Impala
3 13 (20.63%) Sqoop
4 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 5 (7.94%) MySQL
7 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Bitbucket
1 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
1 10 (15.87%) JIRA
2 8 (12.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.94%) Selenium
5 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.35%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.35%) XMLSpy
7 3 (4.76%) Subversion
7 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (3.17%) Artifactory
8 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.17%) FishEye
8 2 (3.17%) jMock
8 2 (3.17%) JUnit
8 2 (3.17%) Maven
8 2 (3.17%) Mockito
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
1 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.70%) Big Data Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Data Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Hadoop Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Designer
5 4 (6.35%) Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) SOA Designer
5 4 (6.35%) SOA Solution Designer
5 4 (6.35%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.76%) C# WCF Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (60.32%) REST
2 30 (47.62%) Web Services
3 18 (28.57%) XML
4 16 (25.40%) RESTful
5 13 (20.63%) Kafka
6 10 (15.87%) .NET
6 10 (15.87%) Hibernate
6 10 (15.87%) Java EE
6 10 (15.87%) WSDL
6 10 (15.87%) XSD
7 9 (14.29%) Spring
7 9 (14.29%) WCF
8 8 (12.70%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (11.11%) HTML
9 7 (11.11%) JSON
10 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
10 6 (9.52%) CSS
11 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
11 5 (7.94%) Middleware
11 5 (7.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.17%) Derivative
4 2 (3.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Robotics
5 1 (1.59%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) CentOS
3 2 (3.17%) Debian
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.17%) SUSE
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.40%) TDD
3 15 (23.81%) Analytics
3 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (20.63%) Data Strategy
5 12 (19.05%) BDD
6 11 (17.46%) Scrum
7 10 (15.87%) SDLC
8 7 (11.11%) Kanban
8 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (9.52%) SOA
10 5 (7.94%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.94%) SOLID
11 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.35%) Data Modelling
11 4 (6.35%) OOD
11 4 (6.35%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) Java
2 13 (20.63%) Scala
3 11 (17.46%) C#
4 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.11%) SQL
5 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.94%) XPath
7 4 (6.35%) Perl
7 4 (6.35%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.17%) C
8 2 (3.17%) PHP
8 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.59%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.59%) Ruby
9 1 (1.59%) SOQL
9 1 (1.59%) SOSL
9 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.63%) Apache Flume
1 13 (20.63%) HDFS
2 8 (12.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) Oozie
2 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Google
1 15 (23.81%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (20.63%) Cloudera
2 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (7.94%) Adobe
5 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.35%) Talend
6 3 (4.76%) HP
7 2 (3.17%) Capita
7 2 (3.17%) Citrix
7 2 (3.17%) Ericsson
7 2 (3.17%) Hortonworks
7 2 (3.17%) Huawei
7 2 (3.17%) MapR
7 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.17%) Tealium
7 2 (3.17%) webMethods
8 1 (1.59%) Informatica
8 1 (1.59%) LANDesk