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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 67 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.85% 1.24% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 5.64% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.79% +8.64%
SOAP
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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
233 195 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.63% 22.03% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 94 111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

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 4 August 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 24 (63.16%) XML
2 13 (34.21%) HTTP
2 13 (34.21%) SoapUI
3 11 (28.95%) JMS
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
3 11 (28.95%) WSDL
3 11 (28.95%) IBM
4 10 (26.32%) Java
4 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 10 (26.32%) DataPower
4 10 (26.32%) High Availability
4 10 (26.32%) Big Data
4 10 (26.32%) Low Latency
5 9 (23.68%) REST
5 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
5 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.68%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (21.05%) XSD
6 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 8 (21.05%) .NET
6 8 (21.05%) DB2
6 8 (21.05%) HTML
6 8 (21.05%) WebSphere
6 8 (21.05%) WCF
7 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
7 7 (18.42%) Degree
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (23.68%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 6 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) CMS
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.63%) Drupal
5 1 (2.63%) Liferay
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.63%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) HTTP
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) SSH
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) Big Data
3 8 (21.05%) DB2
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) SoapUI
2 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.16%) Fiddler
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.16%) Spanish Language
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Developer
2 15 (39.47%) Analyst
3 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Lead Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Tester
6 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (63.16%) XML
2 11 (28.95%) JMS
2 11 (28.95%) WSDL
3 9 (23.68%) REST
4 8 (21.05%) XSD
4 8 (21.05%) HTML
4 8 (21.05%) .NET
4 8 (21.05%) WCF
5 6 (15.79%) Web Services
5 6 (15.79%) Middleware
6 5 (13.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (13.16%) HTML5
7 4 (10.53%) RESTful
8 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 2 (5.26%) jQuery
9 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.63%) EJB
10 1 (2.63%) JavaBeans
10 1 (2.63%) Ajax
10 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) DataPower
2 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.42%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.63%) AS400
4 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.63%) DTV
4 1 (2.63%) Wiki
4 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) High Availability
1 10 (26.32%) Low Latency
2 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
3 7 (18.42%) SOA
3 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
3 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) Analytics
5 5 (13.16%) Software Architecture
5 5 (13.16%) Data Management
5 5 (13.16%) Workflow
5 5 (13.16%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) Service Management
5 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
5 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
5 5 (13.16%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) ERP
6 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) C#
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
5 2 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) IBM
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) SAP
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Google
6 2 (5.26%) F5
7 1 (2.63%) Coremetrics
7 1 (2.63%) Endeca