The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 73 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 16 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 1.78% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.53% 6.36% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 14
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £282 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £43.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.71% +45.83%
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
353 346 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.28% 27.93% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 209 151
Average daily rate £350 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +30.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £220 - 1
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 26 (61.90%) SoapUI
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (52.38%) QA
3 22 (52.38%) Web Services
4 18 (42.86%) Java
5 16 (38.10%) TDD
6 15 (35.71%) SOA
7 14 (33.33%) SQL
7 14 (33.33%) JSON
7 14 (33.33%) Groovy
8 12 (28.57%) Subversion
8 12 (28.57%) Jenkins
9 11 (26.19%) Spring
9 11 (26.19%) J2EE
10 10 (23.81%) REST
11 8 (19.05%) Hibernate
11 8 (19.05%) Selenium
12 7 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 6 (14.29%) UML
13 6 (14.29%) JBoss
13 6 (14.29%) Scrum
13 6 (14.29%) MVC
13 6 (14.29%) Squid
13 6 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (14.29%) Liferay
13 6 (14.29%) Open Source
13 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
13 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
13 6 (14.29%) Apache Camel
13 6 (14.29%) Apache ServiceMix

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (14.29%) JBoss
1 6 (14.29%) Liferay
1 6 (14.29%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (61.90%) SoapUI
2 12 (28.57%) Subversion
2 12 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 8 (19.05%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.76%) Gradle
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Tester
2 8 (19.05%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Technical Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 4 (9.52%) Java Architect
6 4 (9.52%) QA Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Designer
8 1 (2.38%) .NET Architect
8 1 (2.38%) .NET Technical Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) Web Services
2 14 (33.33%) JSON
3 11 (26.19%) Spring
3 11 (26.19%) J2EE
4 10 (23.81%) REST
5 8 (19.05%) Hibernate
6 6 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (14.29%) Apache Camel
6 6 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 4 (9.52%) XML
8 3 (7.14%) JSF
8 3 (7.14%) Java EE
8 3 (7.14%) RESTful
8 3 (7.14%) JPA
8 3 (7.14%) WSDL
8 3 (7.14%) JSP
8 3 (7.14%) Servlets
8 3 (7.14%) HTML
9 2 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Open Source
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) TDD
3 15 (35.71%) SOA
4 7 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 6 (14.29%) UML
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 6 (14.29%) MVC
5 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Kanban
7 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.76%) OOP
9 2 (4.76%) CRM
9 2 (4.76%) ERP
9 2 (4.76%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 14 (33.33%) Groovy
3 2 (4.76%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.38%) VBA
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (52.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) IBM
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Zend
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe
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