Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 72 90
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 -31
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.17% 1.82% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 2.28% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 30
Reading median daily rate £525 £400 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -38.46% +19.27%
10th Percentile £474 £368 £521
90th Percentile £580 £542 £700
Berkshire median daily rate £506 £470 £550
% change year-on-year +7.71% -14.55% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1061 1186 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.57% 79.87% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 618 920
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £272 £228 £237
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £30.45
% change year-on-year -19.44% -40.89% +77.45%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Reading

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SOA.

1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (20.00%) Presales
3 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (20.00%) NAS
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) XMLSpy
3 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) WSDL
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) SOAP
3 3 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) XSD
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) WebLogic

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) NAS
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (20.00%) XMLSpy
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Designer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) SOA Designer
2 4 (26.67%) SOA Solution Designer
2 4 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (20.00%) SOA Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) BSS Architect
5 1 (6.67%) BSS Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) ETL Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) SOAP
1 3 (20.00%) WSDL
1 3 (20.00%) XML
1 3 (20.00%) XSD
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) Akka
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) Ehcache
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
3 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (20.00%) Presales
2 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Microservices
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile First
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) Scala
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCITP
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) RHCE
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) VMware