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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 58 37 73
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +36
Contract jobs citing SOAP 25 51 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.79% 4.54% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.68% 14.17% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
374 360 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.71% 32.06% 35.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 219 225
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 7
Wigan - - - -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (65.12%) Web Services
2 19 (44.19%) Java
2 19 (44.19%) SoapUI
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 14 (32.56%) XML
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.23%) SOA
5 12 (27.91%) HTML
5 12 (27.91%) JSON
6 11 (25.58%) Integration Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Ajax
7 10 (23.26%) jQuery
7 10 (23.26%) QA
7 10 (23.26%) Selenium
7 10 (23.26%) REST
8 9 (20.93%) J2EE
8 9 (20.93%) Oracle
9 8 (18.60%) CSS
10 7 (16.28%) MVC
10 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (16.28%) Web 2.0
10 7 (16.28%) TDD
10 7 (16.28%) CSS3
10 7 (16.28%) Open Source
11 6 (13.95%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
11 6 (13.95%) Sass
11 6 (13.95%) Retail
11 6 (13.95%) Spring
11 6 (13.95%) Scrum

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (6.98%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.65%) Liferay
2 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) FTP
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) SoapUI
2 10 (23.26%) Selenium
3 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (11.63%) Axure RP
5 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.30%) Subversion
6 3 (6.98%) JIRA
6 3 (6.98%) Zephyr
7 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (2.33%) Xcode
8 1 (2.33%) Gradle
8 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 6 (13.95%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Tester
3 6 (13.95%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.63%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) UI Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.63%) UI Programmer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (4.65%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Tester
7 2 (4.65%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (65.12%) Web Services
2 14 (32.56%) XML
3 12 (27.91%) HTML
3 12 (27.91%) JSON
4 11 (25.58%) Ajax
5 10 (23.26%) jQuery
5 10 (23.26%) REST
6 9 (20.93%) J2EE
7 8 (18.60%) CSS
8 7 (16.28%) CSS3
9 6 (13.95%) Sass
9 6 (13.95%) Spring
9 6 (13.95%) WSDL
10 5 (11.63%) XSLT
10 5 (11.63%) XHTML
10 5 (11.63%) Java EE
10 5 (11.63%) RESTful
11 4 (9.30%) HTML5
11 4 (9.30%) Apache Cordova
11 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Web 2.0
1 7 (16.28%) Open Source
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) NHS
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) SOA
3 11 (25.58%) Integration Testing
4 7 (16.28%) MVC
4 7 (16.28%) TDD
5 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
5 6 (13.95%) Scrum
5 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
6 5 (11.63%) iOS Development
7 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Web Design
8 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.98%) ERP
8 3 (6.98%) Workflow
8 3 (6.98%) Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) EAI
8 3 (6.98%) Kanban
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.65%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) Java
2 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) XPath
5 4 (9.30%) Groovy
6 2 (4.65%) C#
7 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Adobe
3 2 (4.65%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
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