The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / North West
Rank 84 67 88
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +21
Contract jobs citing SOAP 47 97 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 2.54% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.64% 9.19% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 58 46
Median daily rate £338 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £527 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.68% +14.06%

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
833 1056 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.49% 27.65% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 691 546
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 53 25
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.93 £19.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester +7 23 £313 -2.79% 18
Cheshire +1 13 £475 - 14
Lancashire +11 8 £280 -20.00% 1
Merseyside -4 2 £331 +22.68% 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 68 (58.62%) Web Services
2 67 (57.76%) Java
3 52 (44.83%) XML
4 51 (43.97%) SQL
4 51 (43.97%) Oracle
4 51 (43.97%) REST
5 47 (40.52%) Spring
6 44 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (31.03%) OO
8 34 (29.31%) SQL Server
9 32 (27.59%) HTML
10 29 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 27 (23.28%) J2EE
11 27 (23.28%) Finance
11 27 (23.28%) Hibernate
12 26 (22.41%) TDD
12 26 (22.41%) CSS
13 23 (19.83%) Unit Testing
13 23 (19.83%) Git (software)
14 22 (18.97%) JSON
14 22 (18.97%) C#
15 21 (18.10%) JPA
15 21 (18.10%) Banking
16 20 (17.24%) JUnit
17 19 (16.38%) .NET
18 17 (14.66%) Scrum
18 17 (14.66%) MySQL
18 17 (14.66%) AngularJS
19 16 (13.79%) Spring Boot
19 16 (13.79%) Software Engineering

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (12.07%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.76%) Apache
3 7 (6.03%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.31%) GlassFish
5 5 (4.31%) JBoss
6 4 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.72%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.72%) OpenEdge
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.72%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.86%) CICS
8 1 (0.86%) Confluence
8 1 (0.86%) IIS
8 1 (0.86%) nginx
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.86%) MS Office
1 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) HTTP
2 5 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.59%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.59%) Internet
3 3 (2.59%) LDAP
4 2 (1.72%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.72%) Firewall
4 2 (1.72%) FTP
4 2 (1.72%) NFC
4 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.66%) MySQL
3 15 (12.93%) NoSQL
3 15 (12.93%) Oracle Database
4 13 (11.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (11.21%) Relational Database
5 12 (10.34%) DB2
5 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (9.48%) MongoDB
7 7 (6.03%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
8 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.59%) Couchbase
9 3 (2.59%) CouchDB
9 3 (2.59%) Firebird
9 3 (2.59%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.59%) Riak
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.59%) SQLite
10 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 23 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 20 (17.24%) JUnit
3 13 (11.21%) Eclipse
3 13 (11.21%) JIRA
4 12 (10.34%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.76%) SoapUI
6 8 (6.90%) Subversion
7 7 (6.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (6.03%) IntelliJ
8 6 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.31%) Bitbucket
9 5 (4.31%) Hudson
9 5 (4.31%) Selenium
10 4 (3.45%) Maven
10 4 (3.45%) Moq
10 4 (3.45%) NUnit
11 3 (2.59%) ClearCase
11 3 (2.59%) JMeter
11 3 (2.59%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (23.28%) Finance
2 21 (18.10%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Electronics
4 2 (1.72%) Billing
4 2 (1.72%) Marketing
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 94 (81.03%) Developer
2 52 (44.83%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.52%) .NET Developer
4 13 (11.21%) C# Developer
5 12 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (7.76%) PL/SQL Developer
6 9 (7.76%) SQL Developer
7 8 (6.90%) Architect
8 7 (6.03%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Python Developer
9 6 (5.17%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 5 (4.31%) BizTalk Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Agile Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Agile Java Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.59%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (58.62%) Web Services
2 52 (44.83%) XML
3 51 (43.97%) REST
4 47 (40.52%) Spring
5 32 (27.59%) HTML
6 27 (23.28%) Hibernate
6 27 (23.28%) J2EE
7 26 (22.41%) CSS
8 22 (18.97%) JSON
9 21 (18.10%) JPA
10 19 (16.38%) .NET
11 17 (14.66%) AngularJS
12 16 (13.79%) Java EE
12 16 (13.79%) Spring Boot
13 15 (12.93%) jQuery
14 14 (12.07%) WSDL
15 13 (11.21%) Ajax
15 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET
16 12 (10.34%) .NET Framework
16 12 (10.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Client/Server
2 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.45%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.59%) User Experience
5 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.72%) Wiki
6 1 (0.86%) Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) DataPower
6 1 (0.86%) Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (0.86%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.48%) Windows
2 9 (7.76%) Unix
3 8 (6.90%) Linux
4 7 (6.03%) Android
5 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.59%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.86%) CentOS
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.03%) OO
3 26 (22.41%) TDD
4 23 (19.83%) Unit Testing
5 17 (14.66%) Scrum
6 16 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 14 (12.07%) Data Modelling
8 11 (9.48%) MVC
9 10 (8.62%) UML
10 9 (7.76%) Test Scripting
11 8 (6.90%) BDD
11 8 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.90%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.90%) Validation
12 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.17%) Data Analysis
13 6 (5.17%) RAD
13 6 (5.17%) SDLC
14 5 (4.31%) Kanban
14 5 (4.31%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 67 (57.76%) Java
2 51 (43.97%) SQL
3 29 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.97%) C#
5 12 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 12 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.48%) Python
6 11 (9.48%) Scala
7 10 (8.62%) VB
7 10 (8.62%) VB6
8 5 (4.31%) Groovy
9 4 (3.45%) Ruby
10 3 (2.59%) PHP
10 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.72%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.86%) Clojure
12 1 (0.86%) COBOL
12 1 (0.86%) Perl
12 1 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Degree
2 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.86%) ISEB
4 1 (0.86%) MCSE
4 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) MetaFrame
2 1 (0.86%) Varnish
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.86%) SCCM
1 1 (0.86%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 51 (43.97%) Oracle
2 10 (8.62%) Perforce
3 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.90%) Sybase
4 4 (3.45%) hybris
4 4 (3.45%) IBM
5 3 (2.59%) Google
6 2 (1.72%) Apple
6 2 (1.72%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.72%) VMware
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix
7 1 (0.86%) HP
7 1 (0.86%) Kony
7 1 (0.86%) Remedy
7 1 (0.86%) Yahoo!
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