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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 57 59 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 12 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.42% 1.81% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.74% 6.45% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £408 £234
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +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
209 279 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.76% 28.01% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 158 128
Average daily rate £355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (55.17%) Web Services
2 11 (37.93%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (27.59%) XML
5 7 (24.14%) Linux
5 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 7 (24.14%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
6 6 (20.69%) Apache Camel
6 6 (20.69%) REST
6 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
6 6 (20.69%) JUnit
6 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
7 5 (17.24%) HTTP
7 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
7 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.24%) UNIX
7 5 (17.24%) Spring
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 5 (17.24%) 3G
7 5 (17.24%) BDD
7 5 (17.24%) 4G
8 4 (13.79%) XCAP
8 4 (13.79%) M3UA
8 4 (13.79%) SCTP
8 4 (13.79%) LTE
8 4 (13.79%) MGW
8 4 (13.79%) jQuery

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (13.79%) JBoss
1 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) Drupal
4 1 (3.45%) WordPress
4 1 (3.45%) Liferay
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.45%) SAP R/3
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (10.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
1 5 (17.24%) 3G
1 5 (17.24%) 4G
2 4 (13.79%) M3UA
2 4 (13.79%) SCTP
2 4 (13.79%) XCAP
2 4 (13.79%) LTE
2 4 (13.79%) MGW
2 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 4 (13.79%) VoIP
2 4 (13.79%) LDAP
2 4 (13.79%) GSM
2 4 (13.79%) SMPP
2 4 (13.79%) Megaco
2 4 (13.79%) TCAP
2 4 (13.79%) SCCP
2 4 (13.79%) INAP
2 4 (13.79%) 2G
3 3 (10.34%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) JUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.79%) Maven
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 3 (10.34%) jMock
4 3 (10.34%) DbUnit
4 3 (10.34%) Mockito
5 2 (6.90%) Zephyr
5 2 (6.90%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) Toad
6 1 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) JBehave
6 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Lead Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Tester
4 3 (10.34%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) PHP Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Scala Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (3.45%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.45%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) Web Services
2 8 (27.59%) XML
3 6 (20.69%) REST
3 6 (20.69%) Apache Camel
4 5 (17.24%) Spring
5 4 (13.79%) XSD
5 4 (13.79%) HTML
5 4 (13.79%) .NET
5 4 (13.79%) J2EE
5 4 (13.79%) WCF
5 4 (13.79%) jQuery
6 3 (10.34%) Apache CXF
6 3 (10.34%) RESTful
6 3 (10.34%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (10.34%) PowerMock
6 3 (10.34%) Ajax
6 3 (10.34%) Middleware
6 3 (10.34%) CSS
6 3 (10.34%) WSDL
7 2 (6.90%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (17.24%) UNIX
4 4 (13.79%) Solaris
5 3 (10.34%) Windows
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Debian
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) TDD
2 7 (24.14%) Scrum
3 5 (17.24%) MVC
3 5 (17.24%) BDD
4 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
4 4 (13.79%) SOA
4 4 (13.79%) Coaching
5 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Modelling
5 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) SIEM
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) Kanban
6 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PHP5
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Scala
5 1 (3.45%) XPath
5 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) PMP
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.34%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) ZABBIX
1 3 (10.34%) Hyperic
1 3 (10.34%) logstash
2 1 (3.45%) MOM
2 1 (3.45%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Zend
4 2 (6.90%) BEA
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) MetaSolv
4 2 (6.90%) Cramer
5 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.45%) Cadence