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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 63 73 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 33 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.04% 1.22% 2.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.89% 4.20% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 14
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £320 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.82% +8.64%
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
371 357 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.94% 29.00% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 226 210
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +30.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 - 2 £220 -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (52.00%) SOA
2 25 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 23 (46.00%) Java
3 23 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (44.00%) TDD
5 21 (42.00%) Web Services
6 19 (38.00%) SQL
6 19 (38.00%) QA
7 15 (30.00%) REST
7 15 (30.00%) Groovy
8 14 (28.00%) Subversion
9 13 (26.00%) Spring
10 12 (24.00%) Hibernate
10 12 (24.00%) WSDL
11 11 (22.00%) E-Commerce
11 11 (22.00%) Open Source
12 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
12 10 (20.00%) Apache Camel
12 10 (20.00%) JBoss
12 10 (20.00%) JSON
13 9 (18.00%) MVC
13 9 (18.00%) XML
13 9 (18.00%) Liferay
14 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
14 8 (16.00%) UML
14 8 (16.00%) OOP
14 8 (16.00%) J2EE
14 8 (16.00%) Scrum
14 8 (16.00%) Selenium
14 8 (16.00%) Squid

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (20.00%) JBoss
2 9 (18.00%) Liferay
3 7 (14.00%) Apache ServiceMix
4 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (8.00%) Apache
6 2 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (4.00%) CMS
7 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.00%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) MySQL
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.00%) Big Data
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 14 (28.00%) Subversion
3 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.00%) Selenium
5 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.00%) Mercurial
6 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.00%) Hudson
7 1 (2.00%) Gradle
7 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.00%) Maven
7 1 (2.00%) Ant
7 1 (2.00%) JUnit
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 9 (18.00%) Java Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Designer
6 5 (10.00%) Java Technical Architect
6 5 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 5 (10.00%) QA Tester
7 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 4 (8.00%) SOA Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) Web Services
2 15 (30.00%) REST
3 13 (26.00%) Spring
4 12 (24.00%) WSDL
4 12 (24.00%) Hibernate
5 10 (20.00%) JSON
5 10 (20.00%) Apache Camel
6 9 (18.00%) XML
7 8 (16.00%) J2EE
8 7 (14.00%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (14.00%) RESTful
8 7 (14.00%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (12.00%) JPA
9 6 (12.00%) JSF
9 6 (12.00%) JMS
9 6 (12.00%) Middleware
9 6 (12.00%) XSD
9 6 (12.00%) JSP
10 5 (10.00%) XSLT
11 4 (8.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Solaris
1 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) SOA
2 23 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.00%) TDD
4 11 (22.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (22.00%) Open Source
5 9 (18.00%) MVC
6 8 (16.00%) Scrum
6 8 (16.00%) UML
6 8 (16.00%) OOP
6 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (12.00%) OO
7 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.00%) Software Delivery
8 5 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (10.00%) Pair Programming
8 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.00%) BDD
9 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Java
2 19 (38.00%) SQL
3 15 (30.00%) Groovy
4 6 (12.00%) C#
5 5 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (10.00%) Scala
6 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) Apex Code
8 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) ISEB
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Squid
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (8.00%) IBM
3 4 (8.00%) Telerik
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) Retek
5 2 (4.00%) ATG
5 2 (4.00%) Stellent
5 2 (4.00%) Endeca
5 2 (4.00%) Zend
6 1 (2.00%) Eloqua
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe
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