Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 98 108
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 71 77 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.65% 1.89% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.23% 8.24% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 37
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +21.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £340 £340
90th Percentile £575 £588 £500
South East median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
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% -5.88%

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 1,139 934 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.54% 22.88% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 566 558
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £312 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 29
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.53% - -13.51%
10th Percentile £15.88 £9.58 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.88 £44.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +10 30 £431 +7.81% 6
Bracknell -17 7 - - 3
Newbury -1 5 £288 -40.10% 2
Slough -7 4 £313 -21.88%
Wokingham - 2 £430 - 3
Maidenhead - 2 £300 - 2
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) Java
3 26 (36.62%) Telecoms
4 25 (35.21%) REST
5 23 (32.39%) SoapUI
6 22 (30.99%) SQL
7 21 (29.58%) HP
8 18 (25.35%) 3G
8 18 (25.35%) Web Services
8 18 (25.35%) 4G
8 18 (25.35%) Diameter Protocol
8 18 (25.35%) HP ALM
8 18 (25.35%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (23.94%) BDD
9 17 (23.94%) LDAP
9 17 (23.94%) Nokia
10 16 (22.54%) .NET
10 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (22.54%) Wireshark
11 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
12 13 (18.31%) C#
12 13 (18.31%) TDD
12 13 (18.31%) Scrum
12 13 (18.31%) Jenkins
13 11 (15.49%) XML
13 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
14 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (14.08%) RESTful
14 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (14.08%) Oracle

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 (7.04%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.23%) Alfresco
3 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.82%) Apache
4 2 (2.82%) JBoss
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.41%) BusinessWare
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) Apigee
2 5 (7.04%) IaaS
2 5 (7.04%) PaaS
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.82%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
3 2 (2.82%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle CX
4 1 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.35%) 3G
1 18 (25.35%) 4G
1 18 (25.35%) Diameter Protocol
2 16 (22.54%) Wireshark
3 7 (9.86%) SSL
4 5 (7.04%) Skype
5 3 (4.23%) FTP
6 2 (2.82%) DNS
6 2 (2.82%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (1.41%) 2G
7 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.41%) INAP
7 1 (1.41%) LTE
7 1 (1.41%) Network Security
7 1 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.41%) SS7
7 1 (1.41%) SSH
7 1 (1.41%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.23%) DB2
5 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.82%) MySQL
5 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 23 (32.39%) SoapUI
2 13 (18.31%) Jenkins
3 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.27%) Maven
5 7 (9.86%) JUnit
5 7 (9.86%) SonarQube
6 6 (8.45%) JIRA
7 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
7 5 (7.04%) DbUnit
7 5 (7.04%) jMock
7 5 (7.04%) Mockito
8 4 (5.63%) Selenium
9 3 (4.23%) Gradle
9 3 (4.23%) NUnit
9 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.82%) Hudson
10 2 (2.82%) Mocha
10 2 (2.82%) Moq
10 2 (2.82%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (36.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (45.07%) Developer
2 20 (28.17%) Test Engineer
3 12 (16.90%) Java Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Architect
4 8 (11.27%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Azure Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) HTML Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Integration Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Architect
9 2 (2.82%) BPM Developer
9 2 (2.82%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.21%) REST
2 18 (25.35%) Web Services
3 17 (23.94%) LDAP
4 16 (22.54%) .NET
5 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
5 11 (15.49%) XML
6 10 (14.08%) RESTful
7 7 (9.86%) J2EE
7 7 (9.86%) JSON
7 7 (9.86%) Middleware
7 7 (9.86%) Node.js
7 7 (9.86%) Spring
8 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (8.45%) Hibernate
8 6 (8.45%) HTML
8 6 (8.45%) XSLT
9 5 (7.04%) Apache Camel
9 5 (7.04%) jQuery
9 5 (7.04%) React
9 5 (7.04%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) DataPower
4 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.41%) EPoS
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) CentOS
1 7 (9.86%) Linux
1 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (7.04%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Solaris
3 2 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.35%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (23.94%) BDD
4 13 (18.31%) Scrum
4 13 (18.31%) TDD
5 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.27%) Migration
6 8 (11.27%) MVC
6 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.86%) SOA
8 6 (8.45%) Validation
9 5 (7.04%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (7.04%) Kanban
9 5 (7.04%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 5 (7.04%) Speech Recognition
9 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.04%) TOGAF
9 5 (7.04%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) Java
2 22 (30.99%) SQL
3 13 (18.31%) C#
4 9 (12.68%) Python
5 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.04%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.04%) R
7 3 (4.23%) Groovy
7 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.82%) Perl
8 2 (2.82%) VBScript
9 1 (1.41%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.41%) C
9 1 (1.41%) C++
9 1 (1.41%) Java 8
9 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.41%) XPath
9 1 (1.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) Docker
3 2 (2.82%) NFS
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (25.35%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) HP
2 17 (23.94%) Nokia
3 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.08%) Oracle
5 7 (9.86%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (8.45%) IBM
6 6 (8.45%) SAP
7 5 (7.04%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.63%) VMware
9 3 (4.23%) Telerik
10 2 (2.82%) Citrix
10 2 (2.82%) Fiorano
10 2 (2.82%) MuleSoft
10 2 (2.82%) NetApp
10 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.82%) Tekelec
11 1 (1.41%) Ariba
11 1 (1.41%) Concur
11 1 (1.41%) Sandvine
11 1 (1.41%) Vitria