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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 85 109 64
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -45
Contract jobs citing SOAP 60 21 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 0.70% 2.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.58% 3.17% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 14 40
Average daily rate
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£425 £356 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% +7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £56.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.03 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +23.65%
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
792 663 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.49% 22.11% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 394 369
Average daily rate £368 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 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
Manchester +5 27 £406 +16.07% 21
Cheshire +10 17 £425 -15.00% 6
Cumbria - 6 £550 - 2
Merseyside -11 3 £425 +188.13% 4
Lancashire - 3 £375 - 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 74 (61.16%) Web Services
2 71 (58.68%) Java
3 63 (52.07%) XML
4 47 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (37.19%) Spring
6 39 (32.23%) SQL
7 38 (31.40%) WSDL
7 38 (31.40%) JSON
8 37 (30.58%) J2EE
9 35 (28.93%) REST
10 33 (27.27%) SoapUI
10 33 (27.27%) Finance
11 32 (26.45%) Oracle
12 28 (23.14%) SOA
13 27 (22.31%) TDD
14 24 (19.83%) HTML
15 22 (18.18%) XSLT
15 22 (18.18%) QA
15 22 (18.18%) Integration Testing
15 22 (18.18%) RESTful
15 22 (18.18%) Oracle Database
16 19 (15.70%) Software Engineering
16 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
17 18 (14.88%) WebSphere
17 18 (14.88%) SDLC
18 17 (14.05%) HTTP
18 17 (14.05%) IBM
19 16 (13.22%) Hibernate
19 16 (13.22%) PL/SQL
19 16 (13.22%) XSD

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (14.88%) WebSphere
2 11 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
2 11 (9.09%) JBoss
3 9 (7.44%) Liferay
4 7 (5.79%) Apache ServiceMix
5 6 (4.96%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (4.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (3.31%) Apache
8 3 (2.48%) Node.js
9 2 (1.65%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.65%) CMS
10 1 (0.83%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.83%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (4.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.05%) HTTP
2 9 (7.44%) Internet
3 5 (4.13%) SSL
4 3 (2.48%) SNMP
5 1 (0.83%) GPRS
5 1 (0.83%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.44%) MySQL
4 8 (6.61%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.61%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (4.96%) Informix
6 6 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.48%) MS Access
7 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 16 (13.22%) Subversion
3 15 (12.40%) JUnit
4 14 (11.57%) Selenium
4 14 (11.57%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.61%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.96%) Mockito
7 4 (3.31%) JIRA
8 3 (2.48%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.48%) Ant
8 3 (2.48%) Maven
8 3 (2.48%) Cactus
9 2 (1.65%) HttpUnit
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.65%) XMLUnit
9 2 (1.65%) Hudson
9 2 (1.65%) Gradle
10 1 (0.83%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.83%) Introscope
General
1 33 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Banking
3 4 (3.31%) Back Office
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (54.55%) Developer
2 35 (28.93%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.05%) Architect
4 9 (7.44%) Tester
4 9 (7.44%) Analyst
4 9 (7.44%) Technical Architect
4 9 (7.44%) Java Architect
5 8 (6.61%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (4.96%) Consultant
6 6 (4.96%) QA Tester
6 6 (4.96%) Designer
7 5 (4.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Java Technical Architect
7 5 (4.13%) webMethods Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (61.16%) Web Services
2 63 (52.07%) XML
3 45 (37.19%) Spring
4 38 (31.40%) WSDL
4 38 (31.40%) JSON
5 37 (30.58%) J2EE
6 35 (28.93%) REST
7 24 (19.83%) HTML
8 22 (18.18%) XSLT
8 22 (18.18%) RESTful
9 16 (13.22%) XSD
9 16 (13.22%) CSS
9 16 (13.22%) Hibernate
10 15 (12.40%) .NET
11 14 (11.57%) Servlets
11 14 (11.57%) Middleware
12 10 (8.26%) JSF
12 10 (8.26%) JSP
12 10 (8.26%) Apache Camel
13 8 (6.61%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.13%) N-Tier
1 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.31%) DataPower
3 3 (2.48%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.48%) Online Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.31%) Android
1 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.65%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.83%) UNIX
3 1 (0.83%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) Solaris
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.14%) SOA
3 27 (22.31%) TDD
4 22 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 19 (15.70%) Software Engineering
6 18 (14.88%) SDLC
7 16 (13.22%) E-Commerce
8 14 (11.57%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (10.74%) Scrum
10 12 (9.92%) MVC
10 12 (9.92%) Unit Testing
11 8 (6.61%) Open Source
11 8 (6.61%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.61%) UML
11 8 (6.61%) TOGAF
12 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.96%) Test Strategy
13 6 (4.96%) BPEL
13 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (4.13%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (58.68%) Java
2 39 (32.23%) SQL
3 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.22%) PL/SQL
5 14 (11.57%) Groovy
6 7 (5.79%) XPath
7 6 (4.96%) XQuery
7 6 (4.96%) C#
8 5 (4.13%) VB
9 4 (3.31%) Perl
10 3 (2.48%) VBScript
11 2 (1.65%) PHP
11 2 (1.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.83%) Scala
12 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.83%) VBA
12 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.31%) ISEB
4 3 (2.48%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Squid
2 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 32 (26.45%) Oracle
2 17 (14.05%) IBM
3 6 (4.96%) webMethods
4 5 (4.13%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.31%) Adobe
5 4 (3.31%) Perforce
6 3 (2.48%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.65%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.65%) Sybase
7 2 (1.65%) ATG
7 2 (1.65%) Stellent
7 2 (1.65%) Retek
7 2 (1.65%) Endeca
8 1 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) Zend
8 1 (0.83%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.83%) Apple
8 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.83%) SAP
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