Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 97 98
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 92 60 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.35% 1.55% 1.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.21% 7.53% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 47
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £463 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +6.32% -3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £350
90th Percentile £525 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £435
% change year-on-year - -2.30% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £11.93 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 999 797 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.47% 20.59% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 464 620
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £306 £294 £275
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 29
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +20.00% -62.69%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.95 £26.90
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.89%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +5 30 £388 -13.89% 6
Maidenhead - 13 £375 - 1
Slough +5 12 £400 +17.65% 1
Bracknell -1 8 £425 +286.36% 3
Newbury -8 4 £340 +4.62% 1
Wokingham - 2 £430 -
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 44 (47.83%) REST
2 39 (42.39%) Java
3 38 (41.30%) Web Services
4 28 (30.43%) Jenkins
5 27 (29.35%) SoapUI
5 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (27.17%) SQL
7 22 (23.91%) Git (software)
8 21 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
10 19 (20.65%) Python
10 19 (20.65%) Telecoms
10 19 (20.65%) RESTful
10 19 (20.65%) JIRA
10 19 (20.65%) BDD
11 17 (18.48%) Test Automation
12 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (17.39%) Spring
12 16 (17.39%) Linux
12 16 (17.39%) HP ALM
13 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (16.30%) HTML
14 14 (15.22%) XML
14 14 (15.22%) OO
14 14 (15.22%) HP
15 13 (14.13%) SOA
15 13 (14.13%) MySQL
15 13 (14.13%) Oracle
16 12 (13.04%) Unix
16 12 (13.04%) Salesforce.com

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 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (9.78%) Apache
2 9 (9.78%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (7.61%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.43%) Apache Solr
5 5 (5.43%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.35%) Alfresco
6 4 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.17%) JBoss
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle BPEL
8 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.09%) Documentum
9 1 (1.09%) Drupal
9 1 (1.09%) FileNet
9 1 (1.09%) Liferay
9 1 (1.09%) LiveCycle
9 1 (1.09%) LiveLink
9 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (7.61%) Magento
3 2 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.17%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.52%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (5.43%) BrowserStack
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (3.26%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.17%) Serverless
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.09%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) 3G
1 10 (10.87%) 4G
2 9 (9.78%) Diameter Protocol
2 9 (9.78%) HTTP
3 8 (8.70%) Wireshark
4 7 (7.61%) DOCSIS
5 5 (5.43%) SNMP
6 2 (2.17%) 2G
6 2 (2.17%) DNS
6 2 (2.17%) FTP
6 2 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (2.17%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (1.09%) Internet
7 1 (1.09%) M3UA
7 1 (1.09%) Network Security
7 1 (1.09%) SCCP
7 1 (1.09%) SCTP
7 1 (1.09%) SMPP
7 1 (1.09%) SS7
7 1 (1.09%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) MySQL
2 11 (11.96%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.70%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.17%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.09%) DB2
8 1 (1.09%) KNIME
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 27 (29.35%) SoapUI
3 22 (23.91%) Git (software)
4 19 (20.65%) JIRA
5 12 (13.04%) Selenium
6 11 (11.96%) Maven
7 10 (10.87%) JUnit
8 9 (9.78%) Cucumber
8 9 (9.78%) Zephyr
9 8 (8.70%) Subversion
10 7 (7.61%) Bitbucket
10 7 (7.61%) GitLab
11 5 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
12 4 (4.35%) SonarQube
12 4 (4.35%) SpecFlow
12 4 (4.35%) WebDriver
13 3 (3.26%) HP UFT
13 3 (3.26%) IntelliJ
13 3 (3.26%) XMLSpy
General
1 19 (20.65%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.87%) Finance
3 7 (7.61%) Marketing
4 5 (5.43%) Games
5 3 (3.26%) Retail
6 2 (2.17%) Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (47.83%) Developer
2 17 (18.48%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.30%) Test Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) Architect
5 9 (9.78%) Analyst
5 9 (9.78%) Test Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) CRM Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Consultant
7 7 (7.61%) Magento Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Software Consultant
10 4 (4.35%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.26%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Quality Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (47.83%) REST
2 38 (41.30%) Web Services
3 19 (20.65%) RESTful
4 16 (17.39%) Spring
5 15 (16.30%) HTML
6 14 (15.22%) XML
7 11 (11.96%) Hibernate
7 11 (11.96%) Middleware
8 10 (10.87%) CSS
8 10 (10.87%) Java EE
9 8 (8.70%) J2EE
9 8 (8.70%) LDAP
10 7 (7.61%) .NET
10 7 (7.61%) JSON
10 7 (7.61%) Sass
11 6 (6.52%) XSD
12 5 (5.43%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (4.35%) Spring Boot
13 4 (4.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) CMDB
4 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.17%) TM Forum
4 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) User Experience
5 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) Unix
3 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Solaris
5 2 (2.17%) CentOS
6 1 (1.09%) Android
6 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (20.65%) BDD
4 17 (18.48%) Test Automation
5 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.22%) OO
7 13 (14.13%) SOA
8 11 (11.96%) CRM
8 11 (11.96%) E-Commerce
8 11 (11.96%) Regression Testing
8 11 (11.96%) TDD
9 9 (9.78%) Scrum
9 9 (9.78%) SDLC
10 8 (8.70%) Front End Development
10 8 (8.70%) Security Testing
11 7 (7.61%) Analytics
11 7 (7.61%) OO PHP
11 7 (7.61%) Performance Testing
12 6 (6.52%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.39%) Java
2 25 (27.17%) SQL
3 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 19 (20.65%) Python
5 8 (8.70%) C#
5 8 (8.70%) Groovy
5 8 (8.70%) Perl
6 7 (7.61%) PHP
7 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.52%) Ruby
8 5 (5.43%) Java 8
9 3 (3.26%) C
9 3 (3.26%) C++
9 3 (3.26%) VBScript
10 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.09%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.09%) SOQL
11 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Degree
2 6 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) SLA
3 2 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) NFS
3 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) HP ALM
2 7 (7.61%) Puppet
3 6 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.43%) Ansible
5 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) HP
2 13 (14.13%) Oracle
3 12 (13.04%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (10.87%) Adobe
5 9 (9.78%) Nokia
6 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.35%) Remedy
9 3 (3.26%) Capita
9 3 (3.26%) IBM
9 3 (3.26%) SAP
9 3 (3.26%) Twitter
9 3 (3.26%) VMware
10 2 (2.17%) Citrix
10 2 (2.17%) Fiorano
10 2 (2.17%) MuleSoft
10 2 (2.17%) NetApp
10 2 (2.17%) Tekelec
10 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.09%) FatWire