Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 79 75
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 11 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.73% 0.72% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.86% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 9
Reading median daily rate £475 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +21.88% -38.46%
10th Percentile £310 £481 £395
90th Percentile £588 £569 £638
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £490 £470
% change year-on-year +12.24% +4.26% -14.55%
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 1,295 1,051 1,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.28% 83.81% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 650 573
Reading median daily rate £450 £403 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £230 £265 £235
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 41
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -35.56% -27.18%
10th Percentile £18.50 £11.05 £13.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.75 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.55
% change year-on-year +37.93% -21.83% -30.00%

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

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Reading over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SOA 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 Reading region with a requirement for SOA.

1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Replication
2 4 (36.36%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VBScript
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) SMS
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Use Case

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 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (9.09%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (18.18%) IaaS
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
2 2 (18.18%) SaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Apigee
3 1 (9.09%) BrowserStack
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle CX
3 1 (9.09%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
1 4 (36.36%) Reverse Proxy
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) SMS
3 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
3 1 (9.09%) GitLab
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) JPA
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) WSDL
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
4 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) API Testing
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Case Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Mapping
3 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile First
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) HP