Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 71 71
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +20
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.34% 1.18% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.41% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 16
Reading median daily rate £388 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +27.27% -36.54%
10th Percentile £310 £474 £369
90th Percentile £588 £580 £530
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £506 £470
% change year-on-year +3.70% +7.71% -10.48%
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 1,292 1,063 1,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.48% 83.37% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 623 629
Reading median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £228
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 44 49
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £14.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.39% -34.44% -27.18%
10th Percentile £17.40 £10.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £63.15 £45.18 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +38.98% -15.71% -41.67%

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 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (35.00%) TIBCO
3 7 (35.00%) REST
3 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (35.00%) Critical Thinking
4 6 (30.00%) Use Case
4 6 (30.00%) Middleware
4 6 (30.00%) SOAP
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) Network Management
6 4 (20.00%) Software Architecture
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) Docker
6 4 (20.00%) DevOps
6 4 (20.00%) Zephyr
6 4 (20.00%) Microservices
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) API Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (20.00%) Spring Boot
6 4 (20.00%) Network Optimisation

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 9 (45.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) BrowserStack
1 3 (15.00%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (5.00%) Apigee
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) MPLS
1 4 (20.00%) Wireless
2 3 (15.00%) FTP
3 2 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Zephyr
3 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) GitLab
5 1 (5.00%) MSTest
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (20.00%) OSS Architect
3 4 (20.00%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) TIBCO Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SOA Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SOA Designer
6 1 (5.00%) SOA Solution Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) REST
2 6 (30.00%) Middleware
2 6 (30.00%) SOAP
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
3 4 (20.00%) J2EE
3 4 (20.00%) Spring
3 4 (20.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (15.00%) WCF
4 3 (15.00%) XSLT
5 2 (10.00%) EDI
5 2 (10.00%) OAuth
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (10.00%) XML
6 1 (5.00%) .NET
6 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.00%) JPA
6 1 (5.00%) WSDL
6 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Critical Thinking
1 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (30.00%) Use Case
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (20.00%) API Testing
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Case Management
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (20.00%) DevOps
4 4 (20.00%) Microservices
4 4 (20.00%) Network Management
4 4 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) TIBCO
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Fiorano
4 2 (10.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft