The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 41 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 32 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.19% 1.14% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.60% 5.43% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £251 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
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
Berkshire

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
254 221 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.32% 20.97% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 139 83
Average daily rate £375 £336 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £181 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 22 (50.00%) XML
2 16 (36.36%) HTTP
3 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.27%) WSDL
4 12 (27.27%) Web Services
5 11 (25.00%) JMS
5 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (25.00%) IBM
6 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 10 (22.73%) DataPower
6 10 (22.73%) High Availability
6 10 (22.73%) Big Data
6 10 (22.73%) Low Latency
7 9 (20.45%) SOA
7 9 (20.45%) HTML
7 9 (20.45%) Java
7 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.45%) WebSphere
8 8 (18.18%) .NET
8 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (18.18%) SoapUI
9 7 (15.91%) REST
9 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
9 7 (15.91%) RESTful
9 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
9 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
9 7 (15.91%) WCF
10 6 (13.64%) Scrum

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (20.45%) WebSphere
2 8 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (6.82%) JBoss
5 2 (4.55%) CMS
6 1 (2.27%) Liferay
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) HTTP
2 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.36%) 4G
3 5 (11.36%) 3G
4 4 (9.09%) 2G
4 4 (9.09%) VoIP
4 4 (9.09%) GSM
4 4 (9.09%) DNS
4 4 (9.09%) SMPP
4 4 (9.09%) Megaco
4 4 (9.09%) TCAP
4 4 (9.09%) SCCP
4 4 (9.09%) INAP
4 4 (9.09%) LDAP
4 4 (9.09%) SCTP
4 4 (9.09%) XCAP
4 4 (9.09%) LTE
4 4 (9.09%) MGW
4 4 (9.09%) M3UA
5 3 (6.82%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.73%) Big Data
3 6 (13.64%) DB2
4 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.36%) Fiddler
3 5 (11.36%) JUnit
4 3 (6.82%) SonarQube
4 3 (6.82%) Mockito
4 3 (6.82%) DbUnit
4 3 (6.82%) Maven
4 3 (6.82%) jMock
5 2 (4.55%) JIRA
5 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.27%) Selenium
6 1 (2.27%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.27%) JMeter
General
1 5 (11.36%) Spanish Language
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Developer
2 9 (20.45%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Lead Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Tester
7 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.27%) SOA Designer
9 1 (2.27%) Designer
9 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) XML
2 12 (27.27%) WSDL
2 12 (27.27%) Web Services
3 11 (25.00%) JMS
4 9 (20.45%) HTML
5 8 (18.18%) .NET
6 7 (15.91%) REST
6 7 (15.91%) RESTful
6 7 (15.91%) WCF
7 5 (11.36%) HTML5
7 5 (11.36%) XSD
7 5 (11.36%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (9.09%) Middleware
9 3 (6.82%) Apache Camel
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.82%) Apache CXF
9 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (6.82%) PowerMock
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
9 3 (6.82%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) DataPower
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.27%) iSeries
4 1 (2.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) UNIX
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Solaris
2 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) High Availability
2 10 (22.73%) Low Latency
3 9 (20.45%) SOA
4 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.64%) Scrum
5 6 (13.64%) ERP
5 6 (13.64%) Analytics
6 5 (11.36%) Software Architecture
6 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.36%) OO
6 5 (11.36%) Project Management
6 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
6 5 (11.36%) Workflow
6 5 (11.36%) Service Management
6 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.36%) TDD
6 5 (11.36%) Data Management
7 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) Java
1 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.64%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.55%) ISEB
6 1 (2.27%) PMP
6 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.82%) vSphere
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.82%) logstash
2 3 (6.82%) ZABBIX
2 3 (6.82%) Hyperic
3 2 (4.55%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) IBM
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.36%) SAP
4 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.82%) VMware
6 2 (4.55%) Google
7 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle
7 1 (2.27%) Coremetrics
7 1 (2.27%) Endeca