The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 57 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 7 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.97% 1.88% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.76% 7.88% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 5
Median daily rate £313 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.77% +27.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.68% +14.06%

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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
147 241 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.47% 23.86% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 163 142
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Median hourly rate £50.50 £27.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.03% +4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £13.70 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) REST
3 8 (53.33%) SoapUI
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) Java
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Selenium
6 5 (33.33%) SOA
7 4 (26.67%) JBoss
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
8 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (20.00%) Service Design
8 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (20.00%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) J2EE
8 3 (20.00%) Apache
8 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (20.00%) SAML
8 3 (20.00%) Middleware
9 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
9 2 (13.33%) SMPP
9 2 (13.33%) UML
9 2 (13.33%) CORBA
9 2 (13.33%) LDAP
9 2 (13.33%) SMS
9 2 (13.33%) SMTP
9 2 (13.33%) WSDL
9 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (13.33%) C#

SOAP
Top Related 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 4 (26.67%) JBoss
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (13.33%) IMAP
1 2 (13.33%) LDAP
1 2 (13.33%) SMPP
1 2 (13.33%) SMS
1 2 (13.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) SoapUI
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
5 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) JMeter
6 1 (6.67%) JUnit
6 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
6 1 (6.67%) Maven
6 1 (6.67%) NUnit
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Core Network Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Messaging Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Middleware Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Architect
3 2 (13.33%) SOA Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (20.00%) J2EE
3 3 (20.00%) Middleware
3 3 (20.00%) SAML
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) Apache CXF
4 2 (13.33%) CORBA
4 2 (13.33%) Java EE
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) WSDL
4 2 (13.33%) XSD
4 2 (13.33%) XSLT
5 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
5 1 (6.67%) Ehcache
5 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (6.67%) OSGi
5 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (20.00%) Service Design
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) BPEL
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) Capita
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com