Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 82 95
Rank change year-on-year -17 +13 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 76 94 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.82% 2.37% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.03% 9.34% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 51 32
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.51% +6.32%
10th Percentile £400 £313 £331
90th Percentile £575 £525 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £72.50 -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £11.93
% change year-on-year +17.65% +256.24% -70.18%

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 947 1,006 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.63% 25.39% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 623 464
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £336 £310 £294
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 20
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +242.86% -6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27.25 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £81.75 £48.00 £48.95
South East median hourly rate £49.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +17.06% - +6.25%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +13 46 £440 +13.55% 8
Bracknell -5 5 £415 -2.35% 4
Slough -13 4 £450 +12.50%
Newbury -4 2 £425 +25.00% 3
Wokingham 0 1 - - 1
Maidenhead -3 1 £450 +20.00%
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 47 (61.84%) REST
2 44 (57.89%) Web Services
3 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (35.53%) Java
5 25 (32.89%) XML
6 21 (27.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 19 (25.00%) .NET
8 18 (23.68%) SQL
8 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
9 17 (22.37%) J2EE
9 17 (22.37%) Data Modelling
10 15 (19.74%) C#
10 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
10 15 (19.74%) TDD
10 15 (19.74%) jQuery
11 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
11 14 (18.42%) SaaS
11 14 (18.42%) Scrum
11 14 (18.42%) HTML
11 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
11 14 (18.42%) CSS
11 14 (18.42%) OO
11 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (17.11%) DevOps
12 13 (17.11%) SOA
12 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
12 13 (17.11%) MVC
12 13 (17.11%) JSON
13 12 (15.79%) Git (software)

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 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.63%) JBoss
4 2 (2.63%) Mule
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.32%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) Confluence
5 1 (1.32%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) FileZilla
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.32%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Magento
2 2 (2.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.42%) SaaS
3 9 (11.84%) IaaS
3 9 (11.84%) iPaaS
3 9 (11.84%) PaaS
3 9 (11.84%) Power Platform
3 9 (11.84%) Serverless
4 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (9.21%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.95%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.63%) GitHub
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle CX
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) 4G
2 7 (9.21%) Network Security
2 7 (9.21%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (5.26%) SNMP
4 1 (1.32%) 2G
4 1 (1.32%) 3G
4 1 (1.32%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) FTP
4 1 (1.32%) IPsec
4 1 (1.32%) SMS
4 1 (1.32%) SSH
4 1 (1.32%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) Wireless
4 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (11.84%) Cosmos DB
3 9 (11.84%) Data Lake
3 9 (11.84%) Data Mart
3 9 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (11.84%) Power BI
4 7 (9.21%) Pentaho
5 6 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.63%) Apache Ignite
7 2 (2.63%) MySQL
8 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.16%) Maven
3 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.84%) JUnit
3 9 (11.84%) Mockito
4 8 (10.53%) jMock
4 8 (10.53%) SonarQube
5 7 (9.21%) DbUnit
6 5 (6.58%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.63%) JIRA
8 2 (2.63%) JMeter
8 2 (2.63%) Selenium
8 2 (2.63%) Subversion
9 1 (1.32%) MSTest
9 1 (1.32%) NUnit
9 1 (1.32%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Retail
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (46.05%) Architect
2 33 (43.42%) Developer
3 15 (19.74%) Integration Architect
4 14 (18.42%) Java Developer
5 12 (15.79%) .NET Developer
6 10 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.89%) Salesforce Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Designer
8 4 (5.26%) Lead Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (5.26%) Workday Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.95%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (61.84%) REST
2 44 (57.89%) Web Services
3 25 (32.89%) XML
4 19 (25.00%) .NET
5 17 (22.37%) J2EE
6 15 (19.74%) jQuery
7 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (18.42%) CSS
7 14 (18.42%) HTML
8 13 (17.11%) JSON
9 11 (14.47%) .NET Framework
9 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (13.16%) CSS3
10 10 (13.16%) RESTful
11 9 (11.84%) .NET Core
11 9 (11.84%) Middleware
11 9 (11.84%) PowerMock
12 8 (10.53%) Apache Camel
12 8 (10.53%) XSLT
13 6 (7.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) CMDB
1 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
1 7 (9.21%) TM Forum
2 5 (6.58%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) DataPower
6 1 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.63%) Linux
1 2 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (1.32%) Solaris
2 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.37%) Data Modelling
3 15 (19.74%) TDD
4 14 (18.42%) OO
4 14 (18.42%) Scrum
4 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
5 13 (17.11%) DevOps
5 13 (17.11%) MVC
5 13 (17.11%) SOA
6 12 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 11 (14.47%) BDD
7 11 (14.47%) Data Integration
8 10 (13.16%) API Design
8 10 (13.16%) High Availability
8 10 (13.16%) Information Management
8 10 (13.16%) OOD
9 9 (11.84%) Data Stewardship
9 9 (11.84%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.53%) Java
2 18 (23.68%) SQL
3 15 (19.74%) C#
3 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.26%) Perl
6 4 (5.26%) PHP
6 4 (5.26%) XQuery
7 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.63%) Python
8 1 (1.32%) Groovy
8 1 (1.32%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) Degree
3 7 (9.21%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.32%) ISEB
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.58%) vSphere
2 2 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Amdocs OSS
1 4 (5.26%) Netcool
1 4 (5.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (1.32%) CloudHub
2 1 (1.32%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) IBM
3 11 (14.47%) Remedy
4 10 (13.16%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (11.84%) Databricks
6 7 (9.21%) Oracle
7 5 (6.58%) BMC
7 5 (6.58%) SAP
7 5 (6.58%) VMware
8 4 (5.26%) Cramer
8 4 (5.26%) Google
8 4 (5.26%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.26%) Siebel
8 4 (5.26%) Workday
8 4 (5.26%) xMatters
9 3 (3.95%) MuleSoft
10 2 (2.63%) Cisco
10 2 (2.63%) Huawei
10 2 (2.63%) Nokia
10 2 (2.63%) Sparx