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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 92 78 95
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing SOAP 66 83 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.03% 2.00% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.73% 8.55% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 55 32
Median daily rate £340 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
981 971 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.14% 23.45% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 587 526
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.78% -11.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 0 36 £338 +4.65% 19
Cheshire -1 12 £400 -11.11% 5
Merseyside +15 11 £413 -8.33% 2
Lancashire -7 4 £170 -54.36% 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 78 (56.12%) Web Services
2 73 (52.52%) Java
3 68 (48.92%) XML
4 62 (44.60%) Oracle
5 61 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (41.01%) SQL
7 54 (38.85%) Spring
8 43 (30.94%) REST
9 37 (26.62%) OO
10 35 (25.18%) SQL Server
11 33 (23.74%) Hibernate
12 32 (23.02%) Finance
13 30 (21.58%) Software Engineering
13 30 (21.58%) TDD
13 30 (21.58%) JSON
14 28 (20.14%) JavaScript
15 25 (17.99%) J2EE
15 25 (17.99%) JUnit
16 24 (17.27%) .NET
16 24 (17.27%) WSDL
17 23 (16.55%) HTML
18 22 (15.83%) RESTful
19 21 (15.11%) Git (software)
19 21 (15.11%) WebSphere
20 20 (14.39%) C#
21 19 (13.67%) T-SQL
21 19 (13.67%) CSS
21 19 (13.67%) Windows
21 19 (13.67%) Banking
21 19 (13.67%) NoSQL

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 21 (15.11%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.91%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (5.04%) JBoss
3 7 (5.04%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.32%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.88%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.88%) IIS
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.16%) Apache
6 3 (2.16%) ColdFusion
6 3 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.44%) Confluence
8 1 (0.72%) CICS
8 1 (0.72%) Liferay
8 1 (0.72%) Mule
8 1 (0.72%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.72%) nginx
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 9 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.60%) MS Project
3 4 (2.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.35%) FTP
2 12 (8.63%) HTTP
3 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.60%) SMTP
5 4 (2.88%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.16%) Internet
6 3 (2.16%) LDAP
7 2 (1.44%) Firewall
7 2 (1.44%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.67%) NoSQL
3 18 (12.95%) Oracle Database
4 12 (8.63%) DB2
4 12 (8.63%) Relational Database
5 11 (7.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (7.19%) MongoDB
6 10 (7.19%) MySQL
7 9 (6.47%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.60%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.16%) Couchbase
10 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.72%) Power BI
12 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (17.99%) JUnit
2 21 (15.11%) Git (software)
3 17 (12.23%) Jenkins
4 15 (10.79%) Subversion
5 11 (7.91%) JIRA
6 9 (6.47%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (6.47%) Selenium
7 8 (5.76%) Eclipse
7 8 (5.76%) Maven
7 8 (5.76%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.88%) JMeter
9 4 (2.88%) Moq
9 4 (2.88%) NUnit
10 3 (2.16%) ClearCase
10 3 (2.16%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (2.16%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.16%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.16%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.44%) LoadUI
General
1 32 (23.02%) Finance
2 19 (13.67%) Banking
3 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.16%) Retail
4 2 (1.44%) Billing
4 2 (1.44%) International Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (73.38%) Developer
2 58 (41.73%) Java Developer
3 20 (14.39%) .NET Developer
4 15 (10.79%) C# Developer
5 13 (9.35%) Architect
6 12 (8.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (8.63%) SQL Developer
7 10 (7.19%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (6.47%) Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) Oracle Forms Developer
8 9 (6.47%) PL/SQL Developer
8 9 (6.47%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.47%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.32%) Integration Architect
10 6 (4.32%) Python Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Test Leader
11 5 (3.60%) Java Applications Developer
11 5 (3.60%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (56.12%) Web Services
2 68 (48.92%) XML
3 54 (38.85%) Spring
4 43 (30.94%) REST
5 33 (23.74%) Hibernate
6 30 (21.58%) JSON
7 25 (17.99%) J2EE
8 24 (17.27%) .NET
8 24 (17.27%) WSDL
9 23 (16.55%) HTML
10 22 (15.83%) RESTful
11 19 (13.67%) CSS
12 17 (12.23%) JDBC
13 16 (11.51%) AngularJS
13 16 (11.51%) ASP.NET
13 16 (11.51%) jQuery
14 15 (10.79%) JPA
15 14 (10.07%) .NET Framework
16 12 (8.63%) JAX-WS
16 12 (8.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.32%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.16%) iPad
4 3 (2.16%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.16%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.16%) User Experience
5 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.44%) EPoS
5 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.72%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.67%) Windows
2 17 (12.23%) Unix
3 16 (11.51%) Linux
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.44%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) CentOS
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.62%) OO
3 30 (21.58%) Software Engineering
3 30 (21.58%) TDD
4 18 (12.95%) Unit Testing
5 16 (11.51%) Integration Testing
5 16 (11.51%) Scrum
6 15 (10.79%) Waterfall
7 14 (10.07%) SOA
8 13 (9.35%) Kanban
8 13 (9.35%) MVC
8 13 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (7.91%) Data Modelling
9 11 (7.91%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.19%) AOP
10 10 (7.19%) BDD
10 10 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (7.19%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (5.76%) SDLC
12 7 (5.04%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (52.52%) Java
2 57 (41.01%) SQL
3 28 (20.14%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.39%) C#
5 19 (13.67%) T-SQL
6 17 (12.23%) PL/SQL
7 14 (10.07%) VB
8 11 (7.91%) VB6
9 9 (6.47%) Python
10 6 (4.32%) Groovy
10 6 (4.32%) Scala
10 6 (4.32%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.60%) Ruby
12 3 (2.16%) PHP
12 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.72%) C
13 1 (0.72%) C++
13 1 (0.72%) Clojure
13 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (9.35%) Degree
2 7 (5.04%) ISEB
3 6 (4.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.72%) MCSE
6 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) QA
2 3 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (4.32%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.72%) MetaFrame
2 1 (0.72%) Varnish
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 62 (44.60%) Oracle
2 9 (6.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.76%) IBM
3 8 (5.76%) VMware
4 7 (5.04%) Perforce
5 5 (3.60%) Sybase
6 4 (2.88%) hybris
7 2 (1.44%) HP
7 2 (1.44%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) Citrix
8 1 (0.72%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.72%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.72%) Remedy
8 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
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