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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 85 77 97
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing SOAP 43 59 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.72% 2.09% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.79% 9.70% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 18
Average daily rate £456 £400 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.27 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.91% +9.23%
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
489 608 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.58% 21.53% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 376 313
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £10.75 £35.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.93% +74.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 25 £448 +11.87% 4
Bracknell -1 3 - - 1
Slough +7 2 £150 -57.14%
Newbury +8 1 - - 1
Maidenhead +3 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £450 - 1
SOAP
South East

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 34 (50.00%) REST
2 33 (48.53%) XML
3 31 (45.59%) Web Services
4 30 (44.12%) Java
5 19 (27.94%) SQL
6 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (23.53%) SoapUI
8 14 (20.59%) Integration Testing
9 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
10 12 (17.65%) Service Delivery
10 12 (17.65%) Oracle
10 12 (17.65%) Unix
10 12 (17.65%) LDAP
11 11 (16.18%) .NET
11 11 (16.18%) C#
11 11 (16.18%) Change Management
11 11 (16.18%) 3G
12 10 (14.71%) INAP
12 10 (14.71%) Middleware
12 10 (14.71%) Nokia
12 10 (14.71%) Telecoms
12 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
12 10 (14.71%) CSS
12 10 (14.71%) jQuery
12 10 (14.71%) MGW
12 10 (14.71%) SPML
12 10 (14.71%) JSON
12 10 (14.71%) SIGTRAN
12 10 (14.71%) 4G
12 10 (14.71%) High Availability

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (8.82%) JBoss
2 4 (5.88%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.41%) Node.js
4 2 (2.94%) Confluence
4 2 (2.94%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.47%) Mule
5 1 (1.47%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.47%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (1.47%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Boomi
2 2 (2.94%) Force.com
2 2 (2.94%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.47%) Heroku
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) LDAP
2 11 (16.18%) 3G
3 10 (14.71%) 4G
3 10 (14.71%) Diameter Protocol
3 10 (14.71%) INAP
3 10 (14.71%) MGW
3 10 (14.71%) SIGTRAN
4 9 (13.24%) HTTP
4 9 (13.24%) LTE
5 5 (7.35%) SSL
6 4 (5.88%) SSH
7 3 (4.41%) FTP
7 3 (4.41%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.94%) Nokia DX200
9 1 (1.47%) GGSN
9 1 (1.47%) Internet
9 1 (1.47%) RNC
9 1 (1.47%) SGSN
9 1 (1.47%) SNMP
9 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) MySQL
3 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.47%) Big Data
6 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) DB2
6 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.47%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) SoapUI
2 7 (10.29%) Selenium
3 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.88%) JUnit
4 4 (5.88%) Maven
4 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.41%) JIRA
5 3 (4.41%) JMeter
6 2 (2.94%) Ant
6 2 (2.94%) Build Forge
6 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.94%) MSTest
7 1 (1.47%) JBehave
7 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.47%) Subversion
7 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.76%) Back Office
3 7 (10.29%) Finance
4 6 (8.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Architect
3 7 (10.29%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Test Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Mobile Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) PHP Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Tester
5 4 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.41%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Integration Developer
6 3 (4.41%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.41%) TIBCO Architect
7 2 (2.94%) 4G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (50.00%) REST
2 33 (48.53%) XML
3 31 (45.59%) Web Services
4 11 (16.18%) .NET
5 10 (14.71%) CSS
5 10 (14.71%) jQuery
5 10 (14.71%) JSON
5 10 (14.71%) Middleware
5 10 (14.71%) SPML
6 9 (13.24%) Spring
7 7 (10.29%) HTML
8 6 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET
9 5 (7.35%) Gherkin
9 5 (7.35%) HTML5
9 5 (7.35%) JMS
9 5 (7.35%) XSD
9 5 (7.35%) XSL
10 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
11 3 (4.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.41%) DataPower
3 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Unix
2 7 (10.29%) Linux
3 3 (4.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) AIX
4 1 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) Integration Testing
3 12 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 11 (16.18%) Change Management
5 10 (14.71%) High Availability
6 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (10.29%) Functional Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Project Management
7 7 (10.29%) SDLC
7 7 (10.29%) Use Case
7 7 (10.29%) Workflow
8 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.82%) Network Design
8 6 (8.82%) Scrum
8 6 (8.82%) SOA
9 5 (7.35%) MVC
9 5 (7.35%) OO
9 5 (7.35%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) Java
2 19 (27.94%) SQL
3 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.18%) C#
5 4 (5.88%) PHP
5 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.41%) Apex Code
6 3 (4.41%) Groovy
6 3 (4.41%) Python
6 3 (4.41%) Ruby
7 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) C++
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.47%) VB
8 1 (1.47%) VBScript
8 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) HNC
2 8 (11.76%) HND
2 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.47%) MOM
3 1 (1.47%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Oracle
2 10 (14.71%) Nokia
3 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.82%) HP
5 5 (7.35%) TIBCO
6 4 (5.88%) IBM
7 3 (4.41%) ATG
7 3 (4.41%) CA
7 3 (4.41%) Dell
7 3 (4.41%) hybris
7 3 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.94%) Axway
8 2 (2.94%) Concur
9 1 (1.47%) BEA
9 1 (1.47%) F5
9 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.47%) SmartCo
9 1 (1.47%) Velocent
9 1 (1.47%) webMethods
9 1 (1.47%) Zend