Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 115 63
Rank change year-on-year +40 -52 +42
Contract jobs citing SOAP 66 60 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.40% 1.40% 2.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.60% 5.84% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 73
Median daily rate £450 £450 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.16% +18.79%
10th Percentile £364 £400 £321
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £453 £475
% change year-on-year -0.55% -4.74% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -51.72% -
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 569 1,027 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.70% 23.92% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 619 575
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £581 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 16
Median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +462.50% -68.93%
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +4.65%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Berkshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in Berkshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in Berkshire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in Berkshire.

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 April 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
Newbury +20 24 £463 - 2
Reading +3 12 £425 -9.33% 3
Bracknell +19 3 £550 +32.53% 2
Wokingham - 2 £313 -
Maidenhead +14 1 £600 +47.24%
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 50 (75.76%) Web Services
2 49 (74.24%) REST
3 38 (57.58%) ServiceNow
3 38 (57.58%) JavaScript
4 37 (56.06%) IBM
4 37 (56.06%) BMC
4 37 (56.06%) Netcool
4 37 (56.06%) Remedy
4 37 (56.06%) Remedy ITSM
5 36 (54.55%) SNMP
5 36 (54.55%) Perl
6 35 (53.03%) Siebel
6 35 (53.03%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 35 (53.03%) Shell Script
6 35 (53.03%) Cramer
6 35 (53.03%) Amdocs OSS
6 35 (53.03%) xMatters
7 34 (51.52%) Security Cleared
7 34 (51.52%) Java
8 30 (45.45%) SC Cleared
9 29 (43.94%) Unit Testing
10 25 (37.88%) Web Development
10 25 (37.88%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
11 24 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (36.36%) Python
12 23 (34.85%) PHP
12 23 (34.85%) Integration Testing
12 23 (34.85%) Network Management
13 20 (30.30%) XML

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 9 (13.64%) Apache
2 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.52%) Anypoint
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 37 (56.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Azure
2 2 (3.03%) AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (3.03%) Firebase
2 2 (3.03%) GitHub
2 2 (3.03%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.52%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 36 (54.55%) SNMP
2 3 (4.55%) Network Security
3 2 (3.03%) BGP
3 2 (3.03%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.03%) Firewall
3 2 (3.03%) HTTP
3 2 (3.03%) OSPF
3 2 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (3.03%) RIP
4 1 (1.52%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) MySQL
1 8 (12.12%) Pentaho
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) DB2
3 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) UniData
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.12%) Selenium
4 3 (4.55%) Maven
5 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.03%) Crashlytics
5 2 (3.03%) DbUnit
5 2 (3.03%) jMock
5 2 (3.03%) JUnit
5 2 (3.03%) Mockito
5 2 (3.03%) Subversion
6 1 (1.52%) Hudson
6 1 (1.52%) JIRA
6 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Designer
2 29 (43.94%) Architect
3 28 (42.42%) Solutions Designer
4 26 (39.39%) Developer
5 22 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 6 (9.09%) React Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.03%) ITSM Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Design Architect
9 1 (1.52%) Junior
9 1 (1.52%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (1.52%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (75.76%) Web Services
2 49 (74.24%) REST
3 20 (30.30%) XML
4 16 (24.24%) CSS
4 16 (24.24%) HTML
5 13 (19.70%) JSON
6 10 (15.15%) Hibernate
7 9 (13.64%) HTML5
8 8 (12.12%) .NET
8 8 (12.12%) Apache POI
8 8 (12.12%) Drools
8 8 (12.12%) jBPM
8 8 (12.12%) SAML
8 8 (12.12%) Vaadin
9 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (7.58%) jQuery
10 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (6.06%) CSS3
11 3 (4.55%) .NET Core
11 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) CMDB
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Android
1 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Unit Testing
2 25 (37.88%) Web Development
3 24 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
4 23 (34.85%) Integration Testing
4 23 (34.85%) Network Management
5 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.61%) OO
6 6 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 6 (9.09%) Migration
6 6 (9.09%) MVC
7 5 (7.58%) OOD
8 4 (6.06%) CRM
8 4 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (6.06%) Value Proposition
9 3 (4.55%) API Integration
9 3 (4.55%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (4.55%) MVVM
9 3 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (57.58%) JavaScript
2 36 (54.55%) Perl
3 35 (53.03%) Shell Script
4 34 (51.52%) Java
5 24 (36.36%) Python
6 23 (34.85%) PHP
7 8 (12.12%) C#
8 5 (7.58%) Java 8
9 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
10 3 (4.55%) SQL
11 2 (3.03%) C
11 2 (3.03%) C++
11 2 (3.03%) Dart
12 1 (1.52%) ES6
12 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (51.52%) Security Cleared
2 30 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
3 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.52%) MCITP
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (56.06%) Netcool
2 35 (53.03%) Amdocs OSS
2 35 (53.03%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 3 (4.55%) Ansible
3 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.55%) Puppet
3 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.03%) HP NNM
4 2 (3.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (3.03%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (3.03%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (3.03%) Nagios
4 2 (3.03%) SCCM
4 2 (3.03%) SCOM
4 2 (3.03%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 38 (57.58%) ServiceNow
2 37 (56.06%) BMC
2 37 (56.06%) IBM
2 37 (56.06%) Remedy
3 35 (53.03%) Cramer
3 35 (53.03%) Siebel
3 35 (53.03%) xMatters
4 15 (22.73%) Cisco
5 14 (21.21%) Huawei
5 14 (21.21%) Nokia
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.03%) AppDynamics
7 2 (3.03%) CA
7 2 (3.03%) Dynatrace
7 2 (3.03%) Facebook
7 2 (3.03%) Google
7 2 (3.03%) HP
7 2 (3.03%) Nimsoft
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle
7 2 (3.03%) Tealium