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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 73 76 117
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +41
Contract jobs citing SOAP 85 93 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.43% 2.22% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.80% 9.06% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 70 17
Median daily rate £350 £470 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £324 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £373
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £55.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.88% +21.42%
SOAP
England

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
966 1026 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.56% 24.45% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 663 480
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 13
Median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

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 29 August 2016.

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 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 44 £330 -30.52% 12
Cheshire +19 25 £463 +9.14% 7
Merseyside +11 8 £411 +17.50% 3
Lancashire +7 6 £325 -19.75% 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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.

1 113 (63.13%) XML
2 104 (58.10%) Java
3 94 (52.51%) Web Services
4 91 (50.84%) Oracle
5 88 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (38.55%) REST
7 68 (37.99%) Spring
8 63 (35.20%) JSON
9 62 (34.64%) JDBC
10 56 (31.28%) SQL
11 55 (30.73%) J2EE
12 52 (29.05%) HTTP
13 49 (27.37%) JavaScript
14 47 (26.26%) Linux
15 43 (24.02%) SOA
15 43 (24.02%) Finance
15 43 (24.02%) Apache Camel
16 41 (22.91%) Middleware
17 40 (22.35%) IBM
18 39 (21.79%) RESTful
19 37 (20.67%) HTML
19 37 (20.67%) Software Engineering
19 37 (20.67%) Banking
20 35 (19.55%) MySQL
20 35 (19.55%) JBoss
20 35 (19.55%) WSDL
21 30 (16.76%) Tomcat
21 30 (16.76%) CSS
21 30 (16.76%) JAX-WS
22 29 (16.20%) High Availability

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 35 (19.55%) JBoss
2 30 (16.76%) Tomcat
3 28 (15.64%) WebSphere
4 27 (15.08%) Apache
5 20 (11.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.35%) IIS
7 2 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.56%) CMS
8 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) Liferay
8 1 (0.56%) Mule
8 1 (0.56%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.79%) MS Office
2 5 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) PaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (29.05%) HTTP
2 19 (10.61%) FTP
3 13 (7.26%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.91%) Internet
5 5 (2.79%) SMTP
6 4 (2.23%) Firewall
7 3 (1.68%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.68%) SSL
8 2 (1.12%) AMQP
8 2 (1.12%) WinSCP
8 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.56%) LAN
9 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.55%) MySQL
2 29 (16.20%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (13.97%) Oracle Database
4 22 (12.29%) SQL Server
5 13 (7.26%) Hadoop
5 13 (7.26%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.47%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.91%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.35%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.79%) DB2
10 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.12%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.12%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.12%) MS Access
11 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.56%) Power BI
12 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (10.06%) JIRA
2 17 (9.50%) Jenkins
3 16 (8.94%) JUnit
3 16 (8.94%) Subversion
4 10 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.59%) Selenium
5 8 (4.47%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (3.35%) Maven
7 4 (2.23%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.68%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.12%) JMeter
9 2 (1.12%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.12%) Moq
9 2 (1.12%) NUnit
9 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.12%) Toad
10 1 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.56%) jMock
10 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (24.02%) Finance
2 37 (20.67%) Banking
3 7 (3.91%) Retail
4 5 (2.79%) International Banking
5 4 (2.23%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.23%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 117 (65.36%) Developer
2 75 (41.90%) Java Developer
3 33 (18.44%) Architect
4 19 (10.61%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (8.38%) Analyst
7 14 (7.82%) C# Developer
8 13 (7.26%) .NET Developer
8 13 (7.26%) Applications Developer
9 11 (6.15%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (6.15%) Technical Architect
9 11 (6.15%) Test Analyst
10 10 (5.59%) Java Applications Developer
10 10 (5.59%) Senior Applications Developer
10 10 (5.59%) Senior Java Applications Developer
10 10 (5.59%) SQL Developer
11 9 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (5.03%) Integration Architect
11 9 (5.03%) OAT Test Analyst
11 9 (5.03%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (63.13%) XML
2 94 (52.51%) Web Services
3 69 (38.55%) REST
4 68 (37.99%) Spring
5 63 (35.20%) JSON
6 62 (34.64%) JDBC
7 55 (30.73%) J2EE
8 43 (24.02%) Apache Camel
9 41 (22.91%) Middleware
10 39 (21.79%) RESTful
11 37 (20.67%) HTML
12 35 (19.55%) WSDL
13 30 (16.76%) CSS
13 30 (16.76%) JAX-WS
14 26 (14.53%) ActiveMQ
15 25 (13.97%) JAXB
16 19 (10.61%) .NET
16 19 (10.61%) AngularJS
16 19 (10.61%) XSLT
17 18 (10.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.35%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.79%) Clustering
3 5 (2.79%) iPad
4 4 (2.23%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.23%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.12%) DataPower
5 2 (1.12%) EPoS
5 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.12%) User Experience
5 2 (1.12%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 47 (26.26%) Linux
2 23 (12.85%) Windows
3 18 (10.06%) Unix
4 6 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.12%) Windows NT
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.02%) SOA
3 37 (20.67%) Software Engineering
4 29 (16.20%) High Availability
5 26 (14.53%) AOP
6 24 (13.41%) Integration Testing
7 23 (12.85%) Open Source
8 22 (12.29%) Waterfall
9 21 (11.73%) Kanban
9 21 (11.73%) Microservices
9 21 (11.73%) System Integration Testing
9 21 (11.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (10.61%) TDD
11 16 (8.94%) MVC
12 15 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (7.82%) BDD
13 14 (7.82%) E-business
14 12 (6.70%) OO
14 12 (6.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 12 (6.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 104 (58.10%) Java
2 56 (31.28%) SQL
3 49 (27.37%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.08%) PL/SQL
5 18 (10.06%) C
5 18 (10.06%) C#
6 17 (9.50%) C++
7 12 (6.70%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.47%) VB
9 5 (2.79%) Groovy
9 5 (2.79%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.79%) Python
9 5 (2.79%) Ruby
9 5 (2.79%) VB6
10 4 (2.23%) PHP
11 3 (1.68%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.56%) Clojure
13 1 (0.56%) Go
13 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.26%) Degree
3 8 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.91%) ISEB
5 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.68%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.15%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.35%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.12%) DameWare
3 2 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 91 (50.84%) Oracle
2 40 (22.35%) IBM
3 18 (10.06%) VMware
4 10 (5.59%) HP
5 6 (3.35%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.35%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.68%) webMethods
7 2 (1.12%) F5
7 2 (1.12%) LexisNexis
7 2 (1.12%) SAP
7 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) Software AG
8 1 (0.56%) Talend
8 1 (0.56%) Zend
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