Period
to 27 February 2021

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 February 2021 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 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 71 130
Rank change year-on-year +6 +59 -48
Contract jobs citing SOAP 24 78 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.76% 2.54% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.49% 11.30% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 21
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £358 £300
90th Percentile £638 £560 £575
South East median daily rate £489 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.61% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £72.50 -
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £72.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -68.97% +45.00% +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 253 690 1,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 22.51% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 408 640
Median daily rate £470 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% +0.56% +11.88%
10th Percentile £309 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £78.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.38% +96.88% +21.21%
10th Percentile £25.50 £71.25 £18.55
90th Percentile £62.35 £82.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -

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 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 +32 8 £469 +10.29% 8
Slough +11 3 £525 +16.67%
Maidenhead +7 3 £625 +13.64%
Newbury +8 2 £225 -51.35% 1
Bracknell +10 1 £388 -29.55% 1
Wokingham +1 1 - -
SOAP
South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 14 (58.33%) REST
2 12 (50.00%) Web Services
3 11 (45.83%) Java
4 10 (41.67%) XML
4 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (41.67%) JSON
5 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 9 (37.50%) DevOps
5 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (33.33%) JIRA
7 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
8 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) HTTP
8 6 (25.00%) Selenium
8 6 (25.00%) RESTful
8 6 (25.00%) AWS
8 6 (25.00%) Microservices
8 6 (25.00%) Kubernetes
9 5 (20.83%) Azure
9 5 (20.83%) MuleSoft
9 5 (20.83%) Scrum
9 5 (20.83%) Linux
10 4 (16.67%) Python
10 4 (16.67%) SOA
10 4 (16.67%) SSL
10 4 (16.67%) Spring
10 4 (16.67%) Maven
10 4 (16.67%) Spring Boot
10 4 (16.67%) Workday

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 4 (16.67%) Anypoint
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Appian
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (4.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) AWS
2 5 (20.83%) Azure
3 3 (12.50%) Apigee
3 3 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (12.50%) GCP
3 3 (12.50%) OpenShift
4 2 (8.33%) Amazon Cognito
4 2 (8.33%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.33%) GitHub
4 2 (8.33%) Serverless
5 1 (4.17%) Firebase
5 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (16.67%) SSL
3 3 (12.50%) SSH
3 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 2 (8.33%) 2G
4 2 (8.33%) 3GPP
4 2 (8.33%) 4G
4 2 (8.33%) 5G
4 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (8.33%) GPRS
4 2 (8.33%) GSM
4 2 (8.33%) INAP
4 2 (8.33%) M3UA
4 2 (8.33%) SCCP
4 2 (8.33%) SCTP
4 2 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (8.33%) SMPP
4 2 (8.33%) TCAP
4 2 (8.33%) UMTS
4 2 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Neo4j
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (25.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.67%) Maven
5 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (12.50%) Hudson
5 3 (12.50%) Postman
5 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (12.50%) SonarQube
5 3 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (8.33%) JMeter
6 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
6 2 (8.33%) Subversion
7 1 (4.17%) Appium
7 1 (4.17%) JUnit
7 1 (4.17%) ProC
7 1 (4.17%) Rational Rose
General
1 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) BSS Architect
5 2 (8.33%) BSS Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Manager
5 2 (8.33%) OSS Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.17%) OSS Architect
6 1 (4.17%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) REST
2 12 (50.00%) Web Services
3 10 (41.67%) JSON
3 10 (41.67%) XML
4 6 (25.00%) RESTful
5 4 (16.67%) Spring
5 4 (16.67%) Spring Boot
6 3 (12.50%) JDBC
6 3 (12.50%) JMS
6 3 (12.50%) Kafka
6 3 (12.50%) XSLT
6 3 (12.50%) YAML
7 2 (8.33%) Lambda Expressions
7 2 (8.33%) Swagger
8 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
8 1 (4.17%) Apache CXF
8 1 (4.17%) HTML5
8 1 (4.17%) OpenJDK
8 1 (4.17%) POJO
8 1 (4.17%) Puppeteer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Robotics
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) e-Health
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon Linux
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) DevOps
3 6 (25.00%) Microservices
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) SOA
6 3 (12.50%) API Integration
6 3 (12.50%) API Testing
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) Data Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Test Management
7 2 (8.33%) Architectural Design
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Strategic Roadmap
7 2 (8.33%) Technology Roadmap
7 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (12.50%) Cypher
5 3 (12.50%) Go
5 3 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (8.33%) C
6 2 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (4.17%) C++
7 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CAPM
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (12.50%) Ansible
2 3 (12.50%) Grafana
2 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) Terraform
3 2 (8.33%) HP ALM
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) MuleSoft
2 4 (16.67%) Workday
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (4.17%) Blue Prism
5 1 (4.17%) Broadcom
5 1 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (4.17%) Cerillion
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Pega
5 1 (4.17%) Sparx
5 1 (4.17%) Talend
5 1 (4.17%) UiPath