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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 57 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 19 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.93% 1.37% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.23% 5.66% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Average daily rate £425 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £565 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
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
231 212 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.45% 24.20% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 129 140
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 2016.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (58.62%) Web Services
1 17 (58.62%) REST
2 13 (44.83%) XML
3 11 (37.93%) Java
3 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) SSH
4 9 (31.03%) FTP
4 9 (31.03%) HTTP
4 9 (31.03%) SSL
4 9 (31.03%) CA
5 8 (27.59%) IBM
5 8 (27.59%) Middleware
5 8 (27.59%) Migration
5 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
5 8 (27.59%) IBM Integration Bus
5 8 (27.59%) DataPower
5 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
6 7 (24.14%) jQuery
6 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (24.14%) SQL
6 7 (24.14%) CSS
6 7 (24.14%) JMS
7 6 (20.69%) Selenium
7 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
8 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
8 5 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (17.24%) Spring
8 5 (17.24%) JSON
8 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.79%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) JBoss
3 3 (10.34%) Node.js
4 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.45%) Mule
5 1 (3.45%) Mule ESB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) FTP
1 9 (31.03%) HTTP
1 9 (31.03%) SSH
1 9 (31.03%) SSL
2 5 (17.24%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
2 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
2 6 (20.69%) Selenium
3 4 (13.79%) JUnit
3 4 (13.79%) Maven
4 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) Build Forge
5 2 (6.90%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.45%) JBehave
6 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.45%) Subversion
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) PHP Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) PHP Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) XML Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) REST
1 17 (58.62%) Web Services
2 13 (44.83%) XML
3 8 (27.59%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (27.59%) Middleware
4 7 (24.14%) CSS
4 7 (24.14%) JMS
4 7 (24.14%) jQuery
5 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
5 5 (17.24%) JSON
5 5 (17.24%) Spring
5 5 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (13.79%) HTML
7 3 (10.34%) Apache Commons
7 3 (10.34%) Grails
7 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
7 3 (10.34%) HTML5
7 3 (10.34%) Laravel
7 3 (10.34%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (10.34%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (27.59%) DataPower
2 5 (17.24%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
4 3 (10.34%) MVC
4 3 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (10.34%) TDD
4 3 (10.34%) Test Management
4 3 (10.34%) Use Case
5 2 (6.90%) API Integration
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.90%) OOP
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Software Optimisation
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) PHP
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) CA Single Sign-On
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) CA
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
3 5 (17.24%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) ATG
4 3 (10.34%) hybris
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Zend
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