Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 73 72
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 +16
Contract jobs citing SOAP 20 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.60% 2.15% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.38% 9.41% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 32
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +68.42%
10th Percentile £331 £335 £313
90th Percentile £538 £500 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +45.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 271 425 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.70% 22.87% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 267 314
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £313 £270
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 1
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £19.61 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.51% +3.21% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.85 £18.50
90th Percentile £53.70 £34.17 £19.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -62.69% +69.62%

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 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP 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 SOAP.

1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) SOA
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (30.00%) REST
4 6 (30.00%) User Stories
4 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) J2EE
4 6 (30.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Apigee
5 5 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) SAML
5 5 (25.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) LDAP
5 5 (25.00%) JSON
5 5 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (20.00%) SPML
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (20.00%) OAuth2
6 4 (20.00%) 4G
6 4 (20.00%) Node.js

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 (20.00%) nginx
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (25.00%) LDAP
2 4 (20.00%) 3G
2 4 (20.00%) 4G
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) INAP
2 4 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
3 2 (10.00%) LTE
3 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (10.00%) SMPP
3 2 (10.00%) VoLTE
4 1 (5.00%) HTTP
4 1 (5.00%) IMAP
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (5.00%) SMS
4 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.00%) DataStax
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) JMeter
2 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.00%) Maven
3 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) DbUnit
4 1 (5.00%) jMock
4 1 (5.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Mockito
4 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.00%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Messaging Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SOA Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) J2EE
1 6 (30.00%) REST
1 6 (30.00%) XML
2 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) JSON
2 5 (25.00%) SAML
3 4 (20.00%) Node.js
3 4 (20.00%) OAuth2
3 4 (20.00%) SPML
3 4 (20.00%) XSLT
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (10.00%) Apache CXF
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (5.00%) Ehcache
5 1 (5.00%) OSGi
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (5.00%) Spring
5 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (50.00%) SOA
2 6 (30.00%) Scrum
2 6 (30.00%) TDD
2 6 (30.00%) User Stories
3 5 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Use Case
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (10.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) Data Management
6 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Apigee
2 4 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Nokia
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) VMware