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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 90 86 106
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Contract jobs citing SOAP 35 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.34% 1.44% 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.23% 6.54% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £240 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.08%
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
562 535 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.56% 22.04% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 262 298
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.73% -47.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -2 13 £494 +23.43% 5
Slough -6 11 £482 +48.15% 1
Newbury -11 4 - -
Maidenhead +4 1 - -
SOAP
South East

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (51.95%) XML
2 31 (40.26%) Java
3 29 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (32.47%) REST
5 22 (28.57%) Web Services
6 19 (24.68%) HTTP
7 17 (22.08%) IBM
8 16 (20.78%) WSDL
8 16 (20.78%) SOA
8 16 (20.78%) Middleware
8 16 (20.78%) SoapUI
8 16 (20.78%) DataPower
9 15 (19.48%) JMS
9 15 (19.48%) Low Latency
10 13 (16.88%) XSD
10 13 (16.88%) HTML
10 13 (16.88%) Oracle
11 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
11 12 (15.58%) DB2
11 12 (15.58%) WebSphere
12 11 (14.29%) High Availability
12 11 (14.29%) Big Data
12 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 11 (14.29%) Scrum
13 10 (12.99%) C#
13 10 (12.99%) JUnit
13 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
14 9 (11.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 9 (11.69%) WCF

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (15.58%) WebSphere
2 9 (11.69%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.79%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.19%) Node.js
5 3 (3.90%) Apache
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) GitHub
2 3 (3.90%) SaaS
3 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) HTTP
2 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.69%) SSL
4 8 (10.39%) FTP
4 8 (10.39%) SSH
5 5 (6.49%) LDAP
6 4 (5.19%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (3.90%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.90%) GPRS
7 3 (3.90%) GSM
7 3 (3.90%) UMTS
7 3 (3.90%) VPN
7 3 (3.90%) ISUP
7 3 (3.90%) INAP
7 3 (3.90%) Firewall
8 1 (1.30%) HSDPA
8 1 (1.30%) 2G
8 1 (1.30%) 3G
8 1 (1.30%) SS7
8 1 (1.30%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
1 12 (15.58%) DB2
2 11 (14.29%) Big Data
3 8 (10.39%) MySQL
4 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.60%) MS Access
7 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.30%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) SoapUI
2 10 (12.99%) JUnit
3 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (10.39%) Selenium
5 7 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.79%) JIRA
6 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.49%) Fiddler
7 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.19%) Grunt
8 4 (5.19%) Jasmine
8 4 (5.19%) TestNG
8 4 (5.19%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.90%) XMLSpy
9 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.60%) Maven
11 1 (1.30%) jMock
General
1 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Retail
2 5 (6.49%) Spanish Language
3 3 (3.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) Analyst
2 18 (23.38%) Test Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Tester
4 8 (10.39%) Designer
5 6 (7.79%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (6.49%) Lead Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) webMethods Developer
7 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Design Authority
7 4 (5.19%) Android Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Lead Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.95%) XML
2 25 (32.47%) REST
3 22 (28.57%) Web Services
4 16 (20.78%) WSDL
4 16 (20.78%) Middleware
5 15 (19.48%) JMS
6 13 (16.88%) XSD
6 13 (16.88%) HTML
7 9 (11.69%) WCF
7 9 (11.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (7.79%) JSON
8 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
8 6 (7.79%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (6.49%) .NET
9 5 (6.49%) HTML5
10 4 (5.19%) RESTful
10 4 (5.19%) Sass
10 4 (5.19%) CSS
11 3 (3.90%) Ajax
12 2 (2.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) DataPower
2 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.79%) Algorithms
6 5 (6.49%) Mainframe
7 4 (5.19%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
8 3 (3.90%) PKI
9 1 (1.30%) Ergonomics
9 1 (1.30%) Wiki
9 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.30%) DTV
9 1 (1.30%) AS400
9 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.30%) iSeries
9 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Android
2 4 (5.19%) UNIX
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Solaris
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.78%) SOA
3 15 (19.48%) Low Latency
4 11 (14.29%) Scrum
4 11 (14.29%) High Availability
5 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
6 8 (10.39%) Project Management
7 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.79%) OO
8 6 (7.79%) ERP
8 6 (7.79%) TDD
8 6 (7.79%) Workflow
8 6 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.79%) Analytics
8 6 (7.79%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.49%) Software Architecture
9 5 (6.49%) Migration
9 5 (6.49%) Data Protection
9 5 (6.49%) BDD
9 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.26%) Java
2 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.99%) C#
4 5 (6.49%) SQL
4 5 (6.49%) Groovy
5 4 (5.19%) Scala
6 3 (3.90%) C++
7 2 (2.60%) Perl
7 2 (2.60%) VBScript
7 2 (2.60%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.19%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.60%) OVSD
3 2 (2.60%) HP NNM
3 2 (2.60%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (2.60%) CA LISA
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) IBM
2 13 (16.88%) Oracle
3 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.69%) CA
4 7 (9.09%) HP
5 6 (7.79%) SAP
6 4 (5.19%) Software AG
6 4 (5.19%) TIBCO
6 4 (5.19%) webMethods
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco
7 3 (3.90%) Citrix
7 3 (3.90%) F5
8 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.60%) BMC
8 2 (2.60%) VMware
9 1 (1.30%) Endeca
9 1 (1.30%) Google
9 1 (1.30%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.30%) Axway
9 1 (1.30%) Remedy