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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 85 61 110
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +49
Contract jobs citing SOAP 54 70 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.68% 2.47% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.72% 8.79% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 11
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£350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £283 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.32% -15.00%
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
804 796 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.04% 28.11% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 446 528
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.00 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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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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 -26 23 £323 -7.85% 11
Cheshire -1 17 £350 +7.69% 3
Lancashire -19 5 - - 1
Merseyside - 5 £306 - 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 47 (58.02%) Java
2 45 (55.56%) Web Services
3 37 (45.68%) XML
4 32 (39.51%) Oracle
5 25 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (29.63%) JavaScript
7 23 (28.40%) HTML
8 22 (27.16%) Spring
9 21 (25.93%) REST
10 19 (23.46%) J2EE
11 18 (22.22%) SOA
12 16 (19.75%) SQL
12 16 (19.75%) XPath
12 16 (19.75%) jQuery
12 16 (19.75%) Banking
13 15 (18.52%) Integration Testing
13 15 (18.52%) SoapUI
13 15 (18.52%) JSP
13 15 (18.52%) HTTP
13 15 (18.52%) Finance
14 14 (17.28%) MVC
15 13 (16.05%) Ajax
16 12 (14.81%) Java EE
16 12 (14.81%) Selenium
16 12 (14.81%) CSS
17 11 (13.58%) .NET
17 11 (13.58%) XSLT
17 11 (13.58%) WSDL
18 10 (12.35%) Hibernate
18 10 (12.35%) Windows

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.94%) IIS
3 3 (3.70%) JBoss
3 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.47%) CMS
4 2 (2.47%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.47%) Liferay
5 1 (1.23%) Node.js
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.47%) SaaS
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) HTTP
2 8 (9.88%) HTTPS
2 8 (9.88%) SSH
3 7 (8.64%) FTP
4 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.70%) PuTTY
6 2 (2.47%) Internet
7 1 (1.23%) LDAP
7 1 (1.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.17%) MySQL
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.94%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.23%) DB2
7 1 (1.23%) Informix
7 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) SoapUI
2 12 (14.81%) Selenium
3 7 (8.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (7.41%) JIRA
5 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.17%) Axure RP
6 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.94%) Toad
6 4 (4.94%) JUnit
7 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.70%) Subversion
7 3 (3.70%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.47%) Ant
8 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.23%) Introscope
9 1 (1.23%) Xcode
9 1 (1.23%) NUnit
9 1 (1.23%) HttpUnit
General
1 16 (19.75%) Banking
2 15 (18.52%) Finance
3 7 (8.64%) Retail
4 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.70%) Advertising
6 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (58.02%) Developer
2 25 (30.86%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.11%) Tester
4 8 (9.88%) Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) UI Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.17%) UI Programmer
8 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.47%) Senior Automation Tester
10 2 (2.47%) iOS Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (55.56%) Web Services
2 37 (45.68%) XML
3 23 (28.40%) HTML
4 22 (27.16%) Spring
5 21 (25.93%) REST
6 19 (23.46%) J2EE
7 16 (19.75%) jQuery
8 15 (18.52%) JSP
9 13 (16.05%) Ajax
10 12 (14.81%) CSS
10 12 (14.81%) Java EE
11 11 (13.58%) WSDL
11 11 (13.58%) .NET
11 11 (13.58%) XSLT
12 10 (12.35%) Hibernate
12 10 (12.35%) JSON
12 10 (12.35%) RESTful
13 8 (9.88%) XHTML
13 8 (9.88%) Struts
14 7 (8.64%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Web 2.0
1 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
1 7 (8.64%) Open Source
2 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.17%) NHS
3 4 (4.94%) Online Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 8 (9.88%) UNIX
3 6 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Android
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.22%) SOA
3 15 (18.52%) Integration Testing
4 14 (17.28%) MVC
5 8 (9.88%) TDD
5 8 (9.88%) Unit Testing
6 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.64%) Workflow
6 7 (8.64%) EAI
7 6 (7.41%) Regression Testing
7 6 (7.41%) Test Strategy
7 6 (7.41%) iOS Development
8 5 (6.17%) Performance Testing
8 5 (6.17%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.94%) UML
9 4 (4.94%) Validation
9 4 (4.94%) Scrum
9 4 (4.94%) Web Design
9 4 (4.94%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.02%) Java
2 24 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.75%) SQL
3 16 (19.75%) XPath
4 8 (9.88%) C#
5 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.47%) Perl
6 2 (2.47%) PHP
6 2 (2.47%) Ruby
6 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.23%) VB
7 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) Puppet
2 1 (1.23%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 32 (39.51%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.41%) Adobe
2 6 (7.41%) HP
3 4 (4.94%) IBM
3 4 (4.94%) VMware
4 3 (3.70%) Perforce
5 1 (1.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.23%) webMethods
5 1 (1.23%) Compuware
5 1 (1.23%) SAP
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