Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 69 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10 -4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 14 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.10% 2.07% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.38% 9.81% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 36
Reading median daily rate £400 £388 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -11.93% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £350 £280
90th Percentile £494 £468 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £394 £425
% change year-on-year +23.81% -7.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 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 320 316 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.06% 21.07% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 191 353
Reading median daily rate £390 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.27% -7.06% +9.68%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £288
90th Percentile £525 £488 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 16
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £21.06 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.76% -52.42% +132.89%
10th Percentile £10.75 £16.14 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £29.88 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.00 £33.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% -8.78% +13.85%

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 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) REST
2 8 (57.14%) XML
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (42.86%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) WSDL
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) XSD
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (21.43%) API Design
7 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (21.43%) SOA
7 3 (21.43%) HTTP
7 3 (21.43%) XMLSpy
7 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 3 (21.43%) MVC

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 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) XMLSpy
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Designer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) SOA Designer
3 3 (21.43%) SOA Solution Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) C Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SOA Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) REST
2 8 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) WSDL
3 4 (28.57%) XSD
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (7.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Robotics
2 1 (7.14%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Debian
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) SUSE
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) TDD
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) API Design
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) BPEL
5 2 (14.29%) Disruptive Innovation
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Microservices
5 2 (14.29%) Post-Production
5 2 (14.29%) Software Optimisation
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat