The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 57 42
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 16 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.42% 2.35% 3.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.35% 9.96% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 23
Median daily rate £450 £448 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.55% +11.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £329 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.14 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +14.67%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 141 241 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.33% 23.60% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 146 170
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -52.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.82%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Reading

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Reading

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Reading over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 14 (56.00%) Java
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) SOA
3 10 (40.00%) REST
4 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
4 9 (36.00%) Web Services
5 8 (32.00%) SQL
5 8 (32.00%) J2EE
6 7 (28.00%) SAML
6 7 (28.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 6 (24.00%) XML
7 6 (24.00%) Linux
7 6 (24.00%) XSLT
7 6 (24.00%) LDAP
7 6 (24.00%) JSON
7 6 (24.00%) User Stories
7 6 (24.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (20.00%) Apigee
8 5 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (20.00%) TDD
8 5 (20.00%) Selenium
8 5 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 4 (16.00%) Firewall
9 4 (16.00%) INAP
9 4 (16.00%) 3G
9 4 (16.00%) Python

SOAP
Co-occurring 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 4 (16.00%) JBoss
1 4 (16.00%) nginx
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 6 (24.00%) LDAP
2 4 (16.00%) 3G
2 4 (16.00%) 4G
2 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) INAP
2 4 (16.00%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (12.00%) SMPP
4 2 (8.00%) IMAP
4 2 (8.00%) LTE
4 2 (8.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (8.00%) SMS
4 2 (8.00%) SMTP
4 2 (8.00%) VoLTE
5 1 (4.00%) HTTP
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) DataStax
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.00%) Maven
4 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.00%) Bitbucket
5 2 (8.00%) JMeter
5 2 (8.00%) JUnit
5 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.00%) DbUnit
6 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA
6 1 (4.00%) jMock
6 1 (4.00%) Mockito
6 1 (4.00%) NUnit
6 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Design Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Architect
5 2 (8.00%) SOA Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 2 (8.00%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) REST
2 9 (36.00%) Web Services
3 8 (32.00%) J2EE
4 7 (28.00%) SAML
5 6 (24.00%) JSON
5 6 (24.00%) XML
5 6 (24.00%) XSLT
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
6 4 (16.00%) Node.js
6 4 (16.00%) OAuth2
6 4 (16.00%) SPML
7 3 (12.00%) Apache CXF
7 3 (12.00%) Middleware
7 3 (12.00%) Spring
8 2 (8.00%) Apache Camel
8 2 (8.00%) CORBA
8 2 (8.00%) Java EE
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (8.00%) WSDL
8 2 (8.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (16.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) SOA
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) User Stories
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (16.00%) Use Case
7 3 (12.00%) Service Design
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) BPEL
8 2 (8.00%) Data Management
8 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.00%) DevOps
8 2 (8.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) SDLC
8 2 (8.00%) UML
8 2 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 3 (12.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) C
6 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Apigee
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Nokia
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Capita
5 1 (4.00%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (4.00%) VMware