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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 72 63 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Contract jobs citing SOAP 34 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.88% 1.96% 4.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.56% 7.18% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 24
Average daily rate £314 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £229 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £365 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
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
518 390 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.59% 27.31% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 266 224
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £32.50 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oldham - 4 £305 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £275 -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 43 (50.59%) Java
2 37 (43.53%) XML
3 28 (32.94%) RESTful
4 27 (31.76%) OO
5 25 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 25 (29.41%) JSON
6 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (28.24%) Web Services
7 22 (25.88%) OOP
8 20 (23.53%) Linux
8 20 (23.53%) REST
9 19 (22.35%) TDD
10 18 (21.18%) C#
10 18 (21.18%) C++
10 18 (21.18%) .NET
11 16 (18.82%) Scrum
11 16 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (16.47%) SoapUI
12 14 (16.47%) Open Source
12 14 (16.47%) Subversion
12 14 (16.47%) MySQL
12 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
12 14 (16.47%) SOA
13 13 (15.29%) J2EE
14 12 (14.12%) Mercurial
14 12 (14.12%) WCF
14 12 (14.12%) Mentoring
15 11 (12.94%) Oracle
15 11 (12.94%) Unix
15 11 (12.94%) Pair Programming

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (10.59%) JBoss
2 7 (8.24%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.24%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.71%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (3.53%) WildFly
6 2 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.35%) SugarCRM
6 2 (2.35%) WordPress
7 1 (1.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Magento
2 1 (1.18%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.35%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.59%) Modbus
3 5 (5.88%) HTTP
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.18%) SSL
4 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) MySQL
2 8 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.88%) Big Data
3 5 (5.88%) DB2
3 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.35%) SQLite
6 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.47%) SoapUI
2 14 (16.47%) Subversion
3 12 (14.12%) Mercurial
4 9 (10.59%) CppUnit
5 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.06%) JIRA
7 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.88%) Gradle
8 3 (3.53%) JUnit
8 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.53%) Log4j
8 3 (3.53%) Selenium
9 2 (2.35%) Firebug
9 2 (2.35%) NUnit
10 1 (1.18%) Ant
10 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.18%) Maven
10 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (5.88%) Games
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (61.18%) Developer
2 27 (31.76%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Senior Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Tester
7 5 (5.88%) Author
7 5 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Hadoop Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Technical Author
7 5 (5.88%) Technical Tester
8 4 (4.71%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.71%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.53%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Web Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (43.53%) XML
2 28 (32.94%) RESTful
3 25 (29.41%) JSON
4 24 (28.24%) Web Services
5 20 (23.53%) REST
6 18 (21.18%) .NET
7 13 (15.29%) J2EE
8 12 (14.12%) WCF
9 10 (11.76%) Spring
10 9 (10.59%) .NET Framework
10 9 (10.59%) Hibernate
10 9 (10.59%) HTML
10 9 (10.59%) WebSockets
11 8 (9.41%) jQuery
12 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
12 6 (7.06%) CSS
12 6 (7.06%) JDBC
13 5 (5.88%) Ajax
13 5 (5.88%) DHTML
13 5 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) SCADA
2 9 (10.59%) CCTV
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.53%) User Experience
6 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.18%) iPad
7 1 (1.18%) iPhone
7 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Linux
2 11 (12.94%) Unix
3 9 (10.59%) CentOS
4 7 (8.24%) Windows
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) OO
2 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (25.88%) OOP
4 19 (22.35%) TDD
5 16 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (18.82%) Scrum
6 14 (16.47%) Open Source
6 14 (16.47%) SOA
7 12 (14.12%) Mentoring
8 11 (12.94%) Pair Programming
9 10 (11.76%) Software Delivery
10 9 (10.59%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.24%) Functional Testing
12 6 (7.06%) BDD
12 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
13 5 (5.88%) Analytics
13 5 (5.88%) Automated Testing
13 5 (5.88%) MVC
13 5 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
13 5 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 43 (50.59%) Java
2 18 (21.18%) C#
2 18 (21.18%) C++
3 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.76%) Groovy
4 10 (11.76%) Scala
5 9 (10.59%) SQL
6 6 (7.06%) PHP
7 3 (3.53%) XPath
8 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.35%) Python
8 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.18%) C
9 1 (1.18%) Ruby
9 1 (1.18%) VB
9 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) OCPJP
2 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) Red Hat
3 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.88%) IBM
4 5 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.71%) Google
6 3 (3.53%) Zend
7 2 (2.35%) Adobe
7 2 (2.35%) HP
7 2 (2.35%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.35%) Telerik
7 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.18%) Assembla
8 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.18%) Facebook
8 1 (1.18%) Perforce
8 1 (1.18%) SAP
8 1 (1.18%) Wonderware
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