Period
to 19 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 65 78
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 24 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.65% 1.60% 2.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.50% 7.46% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 20
Reading median daily rate £350 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +16.13% -3.13%
10th Percentile £168 £331 £333
90th Percentile £473 £538 £502
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 - -

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 320 268 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.98% 21.39% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 166 266
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £313 £291 £313
90th Percentile £515 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Reading median hourly rate £51.25 £15.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +241.67% -23.51% +3.21%
10th Percentile £31.88 £10.75 £8.85
90th Percentile £69.63 £53.70 £34.17
Berkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +20.00% -62.12%

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 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 14 (58.33%) REST
2 11 (45.83%) Web Services
3 9 (37.50%) Python
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (33.33%) HTTP
4 8 (33.33%) BDD
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) DOCSIS
5 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
6 6 (25.00%) Perl
6 6 (25.00%) SOA
6 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 5 (20.83%) Puppet
7 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Apache
7 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
7 5 (20.83%) SNMP
7 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (20.83%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (20.83%) Ansible
7 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (20.83%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (16.67%) Service Design
8 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (16.67%) API Integration
8 4 (16.67%) SDLC
8 4 (16.67%) Cucumber

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 5 (20.83%) Apache
1 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) BrowserStack
1 3 (12.50%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) HTTP
2 7 (29.17%) DOCSIS
3 5 (20.83%) SNMP
4 2 (8.33%) FTP
4 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (4.17%) 3G
5 1 (4.17%) 4G
5 1 (4.17%) Broadband
5 1 (4.17%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) Pentaho
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 3 (12.50%) Subversion
4 3 (12.50%) Zephyr
5 2 (8.33%) jMock
5 2 (8.33%) JUnit
5 2 (8.33%) Mockito
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium
5 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.17%) DbUnit
6 1 (4.17%) Maven
6 1 (4.17%) NUnit
6 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
1 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Software Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) REST
2 11 (45.83%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) Middleware
3 3 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (8.33%) EDI
4 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) J2EE
4 2 (8.33%) OAuth
4 2 (8.33%) WCF
4 2 (8.33%) XSLT
5 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) PowerMock
5 1 (4.17%) RESTful
5 1 (4.17%) Spring
5 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) CMDB
2 2 (8.33%) TM Forum
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) BDD
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) SOA
4 5 (20.83%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (20.83%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) API Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (16.67%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Service Design
5 4 (16.67%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) MVC
6 3 (12.50%) OO
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Python
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) VBScript
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Ansible
1 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (20.83%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) Fiorano
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) MuleSoft
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Capita
4 1 (4.17%) Nokia