Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 19 October 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 78 65
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 +18
Contract jobs citing SOAP 32 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.23% 0.88% 2.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.65% 3.58% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 17
Reading median daily rate £400 £378 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -2.58% -22.50%
10th Percentile £286 £256 £350
90th Percentile £523 £494 £458
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £480 £400
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Reading median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Berkshire 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 Reading with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 370 307 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.77% 24.42% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 203 203
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -4.08%
10th Percentile £313 £302 £288
90th Percentile £575 £530 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 8
Reading median hourly rate £38.75 £15.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.33% -23.51% -56.42%
10th Percentile £29.38 £10.75 £13.05
90th Percentile £47.13 £47.50 £24.13
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.75 £33.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -31.06% +164.00% -65.03%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Reading

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Reading

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Reading over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Reading region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 17 (53.13%) Java
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) Web Services
2 15 (46.88%) BDD
2 15 (46.88%) REST
3 10 (31.25%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) TDD
4 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
4 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
5 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) SOA
7 6 (18.75%) HP
7 6 (18.75%) C#
7 6 (18.75%) .NET
7 6 (18.75%) J2EE
7 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 6 (18.75%) Kanban
7 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
7 6 (18.75%) SDLC
8 5 (15.63%) SonarQube
8 5 (15.63%) Apache Camel
8 5 (15.63%) Mockito
8 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.63%) PowerMock
8 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
8 5 (15.63%) RESTful

SOAP
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 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.25%) JBoss
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) BrowserStack
1 4 (12.50%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle CX
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) FTP
2 2 (6.25%) 3G
2 2 (6.25%) 4G
2 2 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.13%) DOCSIS
3 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) SNMP
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Pentaho
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
1 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
2 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.63%) DbUnit
3 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.63%) jMock
3 5 (15.63%) JUnit
3 5 (15.63%) Maven
3 5 (15.63%) Mockito
3 5 (15.63%) SonarQube
4 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 4 (12.50%) JIRA
4 4 (12.50%) Selenium
4 4 (12.50%) Zephyr
5 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
5 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.25%) NUnit
7 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (6.25%) BPM Developer
8 2 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
9 1 (3.13%) Integration Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Integration Specialist
9 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) REST
1 15 (46.88%) Web Services
2 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) J2EE
3 5 (15.63%) Apache Camel
3 5 (15.63%) PowerMock
3 5 (15.63%) RESTful
3 5 (15.63%) XML
4 4 (12.50%) Middleware
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.38%) Spring
5 3 (9.38%) Spring Boot
5 3 (9.38%) WCF
5 3 (9.38%) XSLT
6 2 (6.25%) EDI
6 2 (6.25%) Grails
6 2 (6.25%) LDAP
6 2 (6.25%) OAuth
6 2 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.25%) CMDB
1 2 (6.25%) TM Forum
2 1 (3.13%) DataPower
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) BDD
3 10 (31.25%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) TDD
5 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (21.88%) SOA
7 6 (18.75%) Kanban
7 6 (18.75%) SDLC
8 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
8 5 (15.63%) OO
8 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
9 4 (12.50%) API Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Case Management
9 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 3 (9.38%) Concurrent Programming
10 3 (9.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) C#
4 5 (15.63%) Python
5 4 (12.50%) VBScript
6 2 (6.25%) C
6 2 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (6.25%) Groovy
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) Fiorano
4 2 (6.25%) MuleSoft
4 2 (6.25%) Nokia
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
4 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat