Period
to 18 January 2020

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 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 108 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 73 65 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.19% 1.57% 2.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.67% 5.98% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 54
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £435 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -20.91% +37.50%
10th Percentile £333 £284 £336
90th Percentile £550 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -22.22% -
10th Percentile £71.25 £35.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £35.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +107.14% -22.22% -

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 755 1,087 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.69% 26.32% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 655 569
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £325 £309 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 15
Berkshire median hourly rate £77.50 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% +21.21% -7.69%
10th Percentile £37.00 £18.90 £8.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.75 £45.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +7.60%

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 January 2020.

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 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
Reading -14 16 £425 -10.53% 6
Newbury +6 15 £450 +56.52% 3
Bracknell +23 3 £550 - 1
Maidenhead +11 3 £550 +41.94%
Wokingham +10 3 £313 -28.16% 1
Slough +6 1 £450 +20.00%
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 53 (72.60%) REST
2 39 (53.42%) Web Services
3 35 (47.95%) Security Cleared
4 34 (46.58%) JavaScript
5 31 (42.47%) SC Cleared
6 27 (36.99%) ServiceNow
7 24 (32.88%) Java
8 23 (31.51%) XML
8 23 (31.51%) Perl
8 23 (31.51%) SNMP
8 23 (31.51%) IBM
8 23 (31.51%) BMC
8 23 (31.51%) Netcool
8 23 (31.51%) Remedy
8 23 (31.51%) Remedy ITSM
8 23 (31.51%) Unit Testing
9 22 (30.14%) Shell Script
10 21 (28.77%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 21 (28.77%) Cramer
10 21 (28.77%) Siebel
10 21 (28.77%) HTML
10 21 (28.77%) Amdocs OSS
10 21 (28.77%) xMatters
11 18 (24.66%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (24.66%) CSS
12 17 (23.29%) Azure
12 17 (23.29%) JSON
13 16 (21.92%) Web Development
13 16 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (21.92%) Python

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 12 (16.44%) Apache
2 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.37%) Confluence
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (31.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.29%) Azure
2 11 (15.07%) IaaS
2 11 (15.07%) iPaaS
2 11 (15.07%) PaaS
2 11 (15.07%) Power Platform
2 11 (15.07%) SaaS
2 11 (15.07%) Serverless
3 3 (4.11%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.74%) Firebase
4 2 (2.74%) GitHub
4 2 (2.74%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.37%) AWS
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.37%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.51%) SNMP
2 4 (5.48%) Network Security
3 3 (4.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.74%) BGP
4 2 (2.74%) DOCSIS
4 2 (2.74%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.74%) HTTP
4 2 (2.74%) OSPF
4 2 (2.74%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.74%) RIP
5 1 (1.37%) 2G
5 1 (1.37%) 3G
5 1 (1.37%) 4G
5 1 (1.37%) Broadband
5 1 (1.37%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (1.37%) IPsec
5 1 (1.37%) SMS
5 1 (1.37%) SSH
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (16.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (15.07%) Cosmos DB
3 11 (15.07%) Data Lake
3 11 (15.07%) Data Mart
3 11 (15.07%) Power BI
3 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
4 10 (13.70%) MySQL
4 10 (13.70%) Pentaho
5 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.74%) DB2
6 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (20.55%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
3 10 (13.70%) Selenium
4 2 (2.74%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.74%) Crashlytics
4 2 (2.74%) JIRA
4 2 (2.74%) Subversion
5 1 (1.37%) DbUnit
5 1 (1.37%) JMeter
5 1 (1.37%) jMock
5 1 (1.37%) JUnit
5 1 (1.37%) Maven
5 1 (1.37%) Mockito
5 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Billing
3 1 (1.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Architect
2 30 (41.10%) Developer
3 21 (28.77%) Designer
3 21 (28.77%) Solutions Designer
4 14 (19.18%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (13.70%) Integration Architect
6 8 (10.96%) Java Developer
7 7 (9.59%) .NET Developer
7 7 (9.59%) React Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Azure Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Data Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow Developer
10 3 (4.11%) SQL BI Architect
11 2 (2.74%) Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) ITSM Architect
11 2 (2.74%) Mobile Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Salesforce Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.74%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (72.60%) REST
2 39 (53.42%) Web Services
3 23 (31.51%) XML
4 21 (28.77%) HTML
5 18 (24.66%) CSS
6 17 (23.29%) JSON
7 11 (15.07%) Hibernate
8 10 (13.70%) Apache POI
8 10 (13.70%) Drools
8 10 (13.70%) HTML5
8 10 (13.70%) jBPM
8 10 (13.70%) SAML
8 10 (13.70%) Vaadin
9 9 (12.33%) .NET
10 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (8.22%) AngularJS
11 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (6.85%) .NET Core
12 5 (6.85%) CSS3
12 5 (6.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.33%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.96%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Android
2 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.74%) Unix
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) Unit Testing
2 18 (24.66%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (21.92%) Web Development
4 15 (20.55%) Smoke Testing
5 14 (19.18%) Data Modelling
5 14 (19.18%) Integration Testing
5 14 (19.18%) Network Management
6 13 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (17.81%) Logical Data Model
7 12 (16.44%) Data Integration
7 12 (16.44%) High Availability
8 11 (15.07%) API Design
8 11 (15.07%) Computer Science
8 11 (15.07%) Data Governance
8 11 (15.07%) Data Stewardship
8 11 (15.07%) DevOps
8 11 (15.07%) Information Management
8 11 (15.07%) Machine Learning
8 11 (15.07%) Master Data Management
8 11 (15.07%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) JavaScript
2 24 (32.88%) Java
3 23 (31.51%) Perl
4 22 (30.14%) Shell Script
5 16 (21.92%) Python
6 14 (19.18%) PHP
7 10 (13.70%) SQL
8 9 (12.33%) C#
9 7 (9.59%) Java 8
10 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.74%) C
11 2 (2.74%) C++
11 2 (2.74%) Dart
12 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.37%) ES6
12 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.37%) SOQL
12 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 35 (47.95%) Security Cleared
2 31 (42.47%) SC Cleared
3 13 (17.81%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.07%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.74%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (31.51%) Netcool
2 21 (28.77%) Amdocs OSS
2 21 (28.77%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 4 (5.48%) Ansible
3 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.48%) Puppet
4 2 (2.74%) HP NNM
4 2 (2.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (2.74%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (2.74%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (2.74%) Nagios
4 2 (2.74%) SCCM
4 2 (2.74%) SCOM
4 2 (2.74%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) ServiceNow
2 23 (31.51%) BMC
2 23 (31.51%) IBM
2 23 (31.51%) Remedy
3 21 (28.77%) Cramer
3 21 (28.77%) Siebel
3 21 (28.77%) xMatters
4 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.07%) Databricks
6 9 (12.33%) Cisco
7 8 (10.96%) Huawei
7 8 (10.96%) Nokia
8 4 (5.48%) Oracle
9 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (2.74%) AppDynamics
10 2 (2.74%) CA
10 2 (2.74%) Facebook
10 2 (2.74%) Google
10 2 (2.74%) HP
10 2 (2.74%) Nimsoft