The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 75 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 58 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.07% 1.04% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.34% 5.35% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 4
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£400 £285 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £175 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
SOAP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
621 523 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.20% 19.41% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 309 229
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 72
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.24% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Berkshire region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Berkshire region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 31 £400 +50.94% 8
Slough -3 8 £350 +22.80% 2
Newbury -5 3 £425 +295.34%
Maidenhead +4 1 £438 - 2
Bracknell -1 1 - -
Thatcham - 1 £163 -
SOAP
South East

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SOAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOAP.

1 53 (49.07%) Java
2 49 (45.37%) XML
3 42 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (37.96%) Web Services
5 25 (23.15%) TDD
6 24 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 24 (22.22%) HTTP
7 22 (20.37%) WSDL
8 21 (19.44%) Linux
9 20 (18.52%) UNIX
10 19 (17.59%) REST
11 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 18 (16.67%) OO
11 18 (16.67%) JMS
11 18 (16.67%) SOA
11 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 17 (15.74%) HTML
13 16 (14.81%) WebSphere
14 15 (13.89%) RESTful
15 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
16 13 (12.04%) JUnit
16 13 (12.04%) Oracle
16 13 (12.04%) IBM
17 12 (11.11%) J2EE
17 12 (11.11%) DB2
17 12 (11.11%) Finance
17 12 (11.11%) Scrum
17 12 (11.11%) Retail
18 11 (10.19%) High Availability
18 11 (10.19%) Big Data

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SOAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (14.81%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.56%) JBoss
5 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.85%) CMS
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.93%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.93%) Liferay
6 1 (0.93%) Mule
6 1 (0.93%) Drupal
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.93%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.93%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.85%) GitHub
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.22%) HTTP
2 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.41%) DNS
4 4 (3.70%) FTP
4 4 (3.70%) VoIP
4 4 (3.70%) 3G
4 4 (3.70%) 4G
5 3 (2.78%) M3UA
5 3 (2.78%) XCAP
5 3 (2.78%) 2G
5 3 (2.78%) LTE
5 3 (2.78%) SCTP
5 3 (2.78%) MGW
5 3 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (2.78%) MPLS
5 3 (2.78%) SCCP
5 3 (2.78%) INAP
5 3 (2.78%) DAB
5 3 (2.78%) SMPP
5 3 (2.78%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.11%) DB2
3 11 (10.19%) Big Data
4 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.56%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (3.70%) MySQL
7 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (12.04%) JUnit
2 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.41%) SoapUI
4 6 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.63%) Maven
5 5 (4.63%) Subversion
5 5 (4.63%) Fiddler
6 4 (3.70%) XMLSpy
6 4 (3.70%) JIRA
7 3 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.78%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.78%) Grunt
7 3 (2.78%) DbUnit
7 3 (2.78%) Mockito
7 3 (2.78%) JMeter
7 3 (2.78%) Selenium
7 3 (2.78%) jMock
7 3 (2.78%) Toad
7 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 12 (11.11%) Retail
3 6 (5.56%) Banking
4 5 (4.63%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.78%) Marketing
6 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (52.78%) Developer
2 12 (11.11%) Java Developer
2 12 (11.11%) Designer
3 10 (9.26%) Analyst
4 9 (8.33%) Architect
4 9 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 6 (5.56%) webMethods Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Project Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Tester
8 4 (3.70%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 3 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.78%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Lead Architect
9 3 (2.78%) Customer Engineer
10 2 (1.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (45.37%) XML
2 41 (37.96%) Web Services
3 22 (20.37%) WSDL
4 19 (17.59%) REST
5 18 (16.67%) JMS
6 17 (15.74%) HTML
7 15 (13.89%) RESTful
8 12 (11.11%) J2EE
9 11 (10.19%) XSD
10 10 (9.26%) Middleware
10 10 (9.26%) JSON
11 9 (8.33%) .NET
12 8 (7.41%) HTML5
13 7 (6.48%) WCF
13 7 (6.48%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (5.56%) CSS
15 5 (4.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 5 (4.63%) Java EE
16 4 (3.70%) JDBC
16 4 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) DataPower
2 9 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.70%) Open Source
6 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.85%) DTV
7 2 (1.85%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) AS400
8 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.93%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.44%) Linux
2 20 (18.52%) UNIX
3 8 (7.41%) Solaris
3 8 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.78%) Windows
5 2 (1.85%) Android
5 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.15%) TDD
3 18 (16.67%) OO
3 18 (16.67%) SOA
4 12 (11.11%) Scrum
5 11 (10.19%) High Availability
5 11 (10.19%) Low Latency
6 7 (6.48%) Project Management
6 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.48%) ERP
6 7 (6.48%) UML
7 6 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 6 (5.56%) Multithreading
7 6 (5.56%) Analytics
7 6 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 5 (4.63%) Software Architecture
8 5 (4.63%) BDD
8 5 (4.63%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.63%) Data Management
8 5 (4.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 53 (49.07%) Java
2 18 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (9.26%) SQL
4 6 (5.56%) MUMPS
4 6 (5.56%) C#
4 6 (5.56%) Perl
5 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.78%) Python
6 2 (1.85%) PHP
6 2 (1.85%) Groovy
6 2 (1.85%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.93%) Scala
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) VB6
7 1 (0.93%) PHP5
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) C++
7 1 (0.93%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.63%) Degree
4 3 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.85%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.63%) NFS
3 3 (2.78%) vSphere
4 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.78%) Hyperic
2 3 (2.78%) logstash
2 3 (2.78%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.85%) MOM
3 2 (1.85%) Puppet
3 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (12.04%) Oracle
1 13 (12.04%) IBM
2 11 (10.19%) VMware
3 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.41%) SAP
4 8 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.56%) webMethods
5 6 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.56%) Software AG
5 6 (5.56%) InterSystems
6 5 (4.63%) Redknee
6 5 (4.63%) Citrix
7 4 (3.70%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.78%) Cramer
8 3 (2.78%) BEA
8 3 (2.78%) MetaSolv
9 2 (1.85%) Google
10 1 (0.93%) Endeca
10 1 (0.93%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.93%) Axway