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 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 39 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 23 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.12% 1.32% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.94% 5.02% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 5
Median daily rate £400 £494 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £351 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £558 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.88% +21.42%
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
165 259 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.36% 26.32% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 203 101
Median daily rate £375 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.61 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% -7.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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
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 28 August 2016.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 21 (45.65%) Web Services
2 19 (41.30%) SoapUI
3 18 (39.13%) REST
3 18 (39.13%) Java
4 16 (34.78%) XML
5 15 (32.61%) C#
5 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
5 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
6 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (28.26%) Unix
7 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
8 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (26.09%) Finance
8 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
9 11 (23.91%) .NET
10 10 (21.74%) SOA
10 10 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (21.74%) Use Case
10 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
11 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
11 9 (19.57%) SDLC
11 9 (19.57%) JSON
12 8 (17.39%) TDD
12 8 (17.39%) Scrum
12 8 (17.39%) B2B
12 8 (17.39%) OO
12 8 (17.39%) Business Activity Monitoring
12 8 (17.39%) MSTest
12 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (15.22%) LDAP

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 10 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (10.87%) JBoss
3 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Boomi
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
1 1 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) LDAP
2 6 (13.04%) 3G
2 6 (13.04%) 4G
2 6 (13.04%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (13.04%) INAP
2 6 (13.04%) LTE
2 6 (13.04%) MGW
2 6 (13.04%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (8.70%) HTTP
4 2 (4.35%) PuTTY
4 2 (4.35%) SSH
4 2 (4.35%) SSL
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) FTP
5 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
1 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
2 1 (2.17%) Neo4j
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.17%) Redis
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) SoapUI
2 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (17.39%) MSTest
4 7 (15.22%) Selenium
5 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
5 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
5 6 (13.04%) SpecFlow
5 6 (13.04%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.70%) JUnit
7 3 (6.52%) Appium
7 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.52%) Maven
7 3 (6.52%) Subversion
8 2 (4.35%) Mockito
8 2 (4.35%) Toad
9 1 (2.17%) DbUnit
9 1 (2.17%) Gradle
9 1 (2.17%) Hudson
9 1 (2.17%) JBehave
9 1 (2.17%) LoadUI
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Back Office
3 4 (8.70%) Front Office
4 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
1 14 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Integration Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Integration Test Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Mobile Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.70%) BizTalk Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) BizTalk Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (6.52%) SOA Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) 4G Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) Web Services
2 18 (39.13%) REST
3 16 (34.78%) XML
4 11 (23.91%) .NET
5 9 (19.57%) JSON
6 6 (13.04%) SPML
6 6 (13.04%) Spring
7 4 (8.70%) Hibernate
7 4 (8.70%) RESTful
8 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
8 3 (6.52%) HTML
8 3 (6.52%) Java EE
8 3 (6.52%) jQuery
8 3 (6.52%) Middleware
8 3 (6.52%) WCF
9 2 (4.35%) Apache CXF
9 2 (4.35%) JMS
9 2 (4.35%) JPA
9 2 (4.35%) Spring MVC
9 2 (4.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) DataPower
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
3 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
4 10 (21.74%) SOA
4 10 (21.74%) Use Case
5 9 (19.57%) SDLC
5 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
6 8 (17.39%) B2B
6 8 (17.39%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 8 (17.39%) OO
6 8 (17.39%) Scrum
6 8 (17.39%) TDD
7 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.22%) OOD
7 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) Change Management
8 6 (13.04%) High Availability
8 6 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) Java
2 15 (32.61%) C#
3 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
1 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) HNC
2 4 (8.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SDET
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Nokia
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) IBM
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) CA
4 1 (2.17%) Concur
4 1 (2.17%) Dell
4 1 (2.17%) F5
4 1 (2.17%) SAP