The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 58 63 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 50 41 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.75% 2.23% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.29% 9.45% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 10
Median daily rate £330 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £285 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.64 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £34.28
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +7.95%
SOAP
North West

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
538 434 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.64% 23.59% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 260
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 2
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Manchester region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Manchester region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 3 £505 - 1
Bolton - 2 £275 - 1
Wigan - 1 £375 -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 44 (55.70%) Oracle
2 37 (46.84%) XML
2 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (44.30%) SQL
4 34 (43.04%) Java
5 33 (41.77%) REST
6 23 (29.11%) Spring
6 23 (29.11%) JavaScript
6 23 (29.11%) Web Services
7 21 (26.58%) HTTP
8 20 (25.32%) Linux
9 19 (24.05%) JSON
10 17 (21.52%) SOA
10 17 (21.52%) JDBC
11 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
11 16 (20.25%) RESTful
12 15 (18.99%) Hibernate
13 14 (17.72%) IBM
13 14 (17.72%) Tomcat
13 14 (17.72%) OO
13 14 (17.72%) AngularJS
14 13 (16.46%) Software Engineering
14 13 (16.46%) JBoss
14 13 (16.46%) MySQL
14 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (15.19%) Middleware
15 12 (15.19%) PL/SQL
15 12 (15.19%) Oracle Forms
15 12 (15.19%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (15.19%) Apache

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 14 (17.72%) Tomcat
2 13 (16.46%) JBoss
3 12 (15.19%) Apache
4 8 (10.13%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.27%) CICS
7 1 (1.27%) Confluence
7 1 (1.27%) Liferay
7 1 (1.27%) Mule
7 1 (1.27%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.53%) MS Project
3 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) PaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.58%) HTTP
2 8 (10.13%) FTP
3 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.80%) Firewall
5 2 (2.53%) Internet
5 2 (2.53%) SSL
5 2 (2.53%) WinSCP
5 2 (2.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.46%) MySQL
2 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (15.19%) Hadoop
3 12 (15.19%) Oracle Database
3 12 (15.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (15.19%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (13.92%) NoSQL
5 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.06%) DB2
7 3 (3.80%) Couchbase
7 3 (3.80%) MS Access
8 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.27%) Power BI
9 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.86%) JUnit
4 6 (7.59%) Maven
5 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.06%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.06%) Moq
6 4 (5.06%) NUnit
6 4 (5.06%) Selenium
7 3 (3.80%) JIRA
7 3 (3.80%) JMeter
7 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.80%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.80%) Toad
8 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.53%) WiX
9 1 (1.27%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Billing
4 2 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (73.42%) Developer
2 30 (37.97%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.99%) SQL Developer
4 12 (15.19%) Oracle Developer
4 12 (15.19%) Oracle Forms Developer
4 12 (15.19%) PL/SQL Developer
5 11 (13.92%) .NET Developer
6 9 (11.39%) Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Architect
10 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Oracle Reports Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Report Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.80%) OAT Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) OAT Test Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) T-SQL Developer
12 2 (2.53%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (46.84%) XML
2 33 (41.77%) REST
3 23 (29.11%) Spring
3 23 (29.11%) Web Services
4 19 (24.05%) JSON
5 17 (21.52%) JDBC
6 16 (20.25%) RESTful
7 15 (18.99%) Hibernate
8 14 (17.72%) AngularJS
9 12 (15.19%) Apache Camel
9 12 (15.19%) Middleware
10 11 (13.92%) .NET
10 11 (13.92%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET
11 9 (11.39%) .NET Framework
11 9 (11.39%) Entity Framework
11 9 (11.39%) WinForms
12 8 (10.13%) HTML
13 6 (7.59%) CSS
13 6 (7.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.53%) EPoS
2 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.27%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.27%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Linux
2 11 (13.92%) Windows
3 6 (7.59%) Unix
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.52%) SOA
3 14 (17.72%) OO
4 13 (16.46%) Software Engineering
5 12 (15.19%) Microservices
6 11 (13.92%) High Availability
6 11 (13.92%) Open Source
7 10 (12.66%) Front End Development
8 8 (10.13%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.86%) Test Management
10 5 (6.33%) Migration
10 5 (6.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.33%) TDD
10 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.06%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.06%) Defect Management
11 4 (5.06%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
12 3 (3.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.30%) SQL
2 34 (43.04%) Java
3 23 (29.11%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.19%) PL/SQL
5 11 (13.92%) C#
5 11 (13.92%) T-SQL
5 11 (13.92%) VB
6 8 (10.13%) VB6
7 5 (6.33%) Groovy
8 3 (3.80%) Ruby
9 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.27%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.27%) C
10 1 (1.27%) C++
10 1 (1.27%) Clojure
10 1 (1.27%) COBOL
10 1 (1.27%) JCL
10 1 (1.27%) Perl
10 1 (1.27%) Python
10 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Degree
1 4 (5.06%) ISEB
1 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.80%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (2.53%) DameWare
Vendors
1 44 (55.70%) Oracle
2 14 (17.72%) IBM
3 5 (6.33%) VMware
4 3 (3.80%) HP
5 2 (2.53%) LexisNexis
5 2 (2.53%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.27%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.27%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com