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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 60 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 12 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.18% 1.06% 1.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.43% 4.62% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £533 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.28 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+23.99% -31.45%
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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
271 195 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.70% 22.86% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 98 139
Average daily rate £413 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -30.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 September 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (56.41%) XML
2 18 (46.15%) HTTP
3 16 (41.03%) IBM
4 15 (38.46%) DataPower
5 14 (35.90%) REST
5 14 (35.90%) JMS
6 13 (33.33%) SoapUI
7 12 (30.77%) Middleware
8 11 (28.21%) Java
8 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (28.21%) WebSphere
9 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
9 10 (25.64%) WSDL
9 10 (25.64%) High Availability
9 10 (25.64%) Big Data
9 10 (25.64%) Low Latency
10 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
11 8 (20.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 8 (20.51%) Degree
11 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
11 8 (20.51%) WCF
11 8 (20.51%) SSH
11 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
11 8 (20.51%) DB2
11 8 (20.51%) XSD
11 8 (20.51%) SSL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (28.21%) WebSphere
2 8 (20.51%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (12.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (7.69%) Apache
5 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.56%) Confluence
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) HTTP
2 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (20.51%) SSL
3 8 (20.51%) SSH
4 5 (12.82%) FTP
5 4 (10.26%) LDAP
6 3 (7.69%) VPN
6 3 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Big Data
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 8 (20.51%) DB2
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (12.82%) Fiddler
4 4 (10.26%) Selenium
5 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) DbUnit
6 1 (2.56%) Mockito
6 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.56%) jMock
6 1 (2.56%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) JUnit
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.56%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (12.82%) Spanish Language
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Tester
3 5 (12.82%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Lead Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.56%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (56.41%) XML
2 14 (35.90%) JMS
2 14 (35.90%) REST
3 12 (30.77%) Middleware
4 10 (25.64%) WSDL
5 8 (20.51%) XSD
5 8 (20.51%) WCF
5 8 (20.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 7 (17.95%) Web Services
7 6 (15.38%) HTML
8 5 (12.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (12.82%) HTML5
9 4 (10.26%) .NET
10 2 (5.13%) RESTful
11 1 (2.56%) Spring
11 1 (2.56%) PowerMock
11 1 (2.56%) RESTEasy
11 1 (2.56%) J2EE
11 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) DataPower
2 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
2 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 3 (7.69%) PKI
6 1 (2.56%) DTV
6 1 (2.56%) AS400
6 1 (2.56%) Wiki
6 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) High Availability
2 10 (25.64%) Low Latency
3 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
5 6 (15.38%) OO
5 6 (15.38%) SOA
5 6 (15.38%) Analytics
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (12.82%) Software Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) Workflow
6 5 (12.82%) Migration
6 5 (12.82%) ERP
6 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
6 5 (12.82%) Project Management
6 5 (12.82%) Service Management
6 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
6 5 (12.82%) Data Management
7 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.26%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) IBM
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) SAP
4 5 (12.82%) CA
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) F5
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Endeca
6 1 (2.56%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) Coremetrics