Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 99 106
Rank change year-on-year +34 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 112 53 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.85% 1.39% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.03% 7.08% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 24 52
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £280
90th Percentile £591 £593 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 931 749 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.67% 19.65% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 443 636
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £283 £284
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +20.00% -61.54%
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.65%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Bracknell +20 23 £483 +338.64% 1
Reading -7 15 £350 -20.00% 6
Slough +5 13 £400 +17.65% 5
Maidenhead - 13 £375 - 1
Windsor - 3 £575 - 2
Newbury -23 1 - - 2
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 73 (65.18%) Java
2 56 (50.00%) Web Services
3 47 (41.96%) REST
4 39 (34.82%) Linux
5 38 (33.93%) RESTful
6 30 (26.79%) XML
6 30 (26.79%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (25.00%) Analytics
8 25 (22.32%) Jenkins
9 24 (21.43%) SOA
10 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
10 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (20.54%) JIRA
11 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
11 22 (19.64%) HTTP
12 21 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (18.75%) CentOS
12 21 (18.75%) Hadoop
12 21 (18.75%) Bash Shell
12 21 (18.75%) Hortonworks
12 21 (18.75%) Cloudera
12 21 (18.75%) Kafka
12 21 (18.75%) Apache Flume
12 21 (18.75%) MapR
12 21 (18.75%) Sqoop
12 21 (18.75%) Big Data
12 21 (18.75%) Oozie
12 21 (18.75%) HDFS
12 21 (18.75%) Data Lake
12 21 (18.75%) Data Strategy

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 18 (16.07%) Apache Spark
1 18 (16.07%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (9.82%) Apache
2 11 (9.82%) Apache Solr
3 7 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.46%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.89%) CMS
7 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (6.25%) Magento
3 2 (1.79%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.79%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.79%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.07%) Google Tag Manager
2 7 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.36%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (2.68%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.68%) Serverless
5 2 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.79%) iPaaS
5 2 (1.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Force.com
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.64%) HTTP
2 7 (6.25%) DOCSIS
3 5 (4.46%) SNMP
4 2 (1.79%) SSL
5 1 (0.89%) 2G
5 1 (0.89%) 3G
5 1 (0.89%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.89%) Broadband
5 1 (0.89%) GPRS
5 1 (0.89%) GSM
5 1 (0.89%) INAP
5 1 (0.89%) Internet
5 1 (0.89%) Network Security
5 1 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.89%) SCCP
5 1 (0.89%) SCTP
5 1 (0.89%) SMPP
5 1 (0.89%) TCAP
5 1 (0.89%) UMTS
5 1 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 21 (18.75%) Big Data
2 21 (18.75%) Data Lake
2 21 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 21 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (18.75%) Sqoop
3 18 (16.07%) Apache Hive
3 18 (16.07%) HBase
3 18 (16.07%) Impala
4 12 (10.71%) DB2
4 12 (10.71%) MySQL
4 12 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 9 (8.04%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.89%) KNIME
8 1 (0.89%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 25 (22.32%) Jenkins
2 23 (20.54%) JIRA
3 17 (15.18%) SoapUI
4 16 (14.29%) XMLSpy
5 15 (13.39%) Git (software)
6 13 (11.61%) Bitbucket
7 11 (9.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (8.93%) Selenium
9 7 (6.25%) GitLab
9 7 (6.25%) JUnit
9 7 (6.25%) Subversion
9 7 (6.25%) Zephyr
10 5 (4.46%) Eclipse
10 5 (4.46%) Maven
11 4 (3.57%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.57%) IntelliJ
11 4 (3.57%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.68%) JMeter
13 2 (1.79%) Appium
13 2 (1.79%) JBehave
General
1 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.14%) Finance
3 7 (6.25%) Marketing
4 5 (4.46%) Games
5 2 (1.79%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (51.79%) Developer
2 17 (15.18%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.61%) webMethods Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Architect
4 8 (7.14%) CRM Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Consultant
5 7 (6.25%) Magento Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (4.46%) Software Consultant
7 5 (4.46%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (3.57%) E-Commerce Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Java Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Developer in Test
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (2.68%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (50.00%) Web Services
2 47 (41.96%) REST
3 38 (33.93%) RESTful
4 30 (26.79%) XML
5 21 (18.75%) Kafka
6 17 (15.18%) HTML
6 17 (15.18%) JDBC
6 17 (15.18%) Spring
6 17 (15.18%) WSDL
6 17 (15.18%) XSD
7 16 (14.29%) JMS
8 14 (12.50%) Java EE
9 13 (11.61%) Hibernate
10 11 (9.82%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (8.93%) JSON
12 9 (8.04%) CSS
13 8 (7.14%) Middleware
14 7 (6.25%) Sass
15 4 (3.57%) .NET
15 4 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.89%) CMDB
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.89%) STB
7 1 (0.89%) TM Forum
7 1 (0.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (34.82%) Linux
2 21 (18.75%) CentOS
3 15 (13.39%) Unix
4 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.79%) Solaris
6 1 (0.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.00%) Analytics
2 24 (21.43%) SOA
3 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (18.75%) Data Strategy
5 18 (16.07%) Tag Management
5 18 (16.07%) Web Analytics
6 16 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (13.39%) Unit Testing
8 13 (11.61%) SDLC
9 12 (10.71%) OO
9 12 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (10.71%) Regression Testing
10 11 (9.82%) CRM
10 11 (9.82%) E-Commerce
10 11 (9.82%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.04%) BDD
12 8 (7.14%) Front End Development
13 7 (6.25%) OO PHP
13 7 (6.25%) Performance Testing
14 6 (5.36%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (65.18%) Java
2 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
3 21 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 19 (16.96%) Scala
5 15 (13.39%) Python
6 14 (12.50%) SQL
7 11 (9.82%) Java 8
8 8 (7.14%) PHP
9 6 (5.36%) Groovy
9 6 (5.36%) Perl
9 6 (5.36%) Ruby
10 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.68%) C#
11 3 (2.68%) VBScript
12 2 (1.79%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.79%) SOQL
13 1 (0.89%) C
13 1 (0.89%) C++
13 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) ISEB
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (18.75%) Apache Flume
1 21 (18.75%) HDFS
2 13 (11.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (18.75%) Oozie
2 7 (6.25%) HP ALM
3 6 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.46%) Ansible
4 5 (4.46%) Puppet
5 2 (1.79%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (26.79%) Salesforce.com
2 21 (18.75%) Cloudera
2 21 (18.75%) Hortonworks
2 21 (18.75%) MapR
3 18 (16.07%) Google
3 18 (16.07%) Talend
3 18 (16.07%) Tealium
4 14 (12.50%) Software AG
4 14 (12.50%) webMethods
5 9 (8.04%) Adobe
6 5 (4.46%) Oracle
6 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.68%) Capita
7 3 (2.68%) Remedy
7 3 (2.68%) Twitter
8 2 (1.79%) HP
8 2 (1.79%) Jitterbit
8 2 (1.79%) SAP
8 2 (1.79%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.89%) IBM