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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 114 74 94
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +20
Contract jobs citing SOAP 25 67 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 2.25% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.14% 7.52% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £283 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £46.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +27.77%
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
797 891 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.10% 29.94% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 477 591
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 -21 12 £425 +25.92% 25
Cheshire -11 5 £500 +33.33% 16
Lancashire -27 5 £288 - 5
Merseyside +2 2 £326 - 3
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 38 (65.52%) Web Services
2 24 (41.38%) HTML
2 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 23 (39.66%) XML
4 19 (32.76%) CSS
4 19 (32.76%) .NET
4 19 (32.76%) MVC
5 18 (31.03%) SQL Server
5 18 (31.03%) Java
6 17 (29.31%) C#
7 15 (25.86%) SQL
7 15 (25.86%) Oracle
7 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
8 13 (22.41%) HTTP
9 12 (20.69%) HTML5
9 12 (20.69%) REST
10 11 (18.97%) WCF
10 11 (18.97%) SOA
11 10 (17.24%) Windows
11 10 (17.24%) jQuery
11 10 (17.24%) Spring
11 10 (17.24%) RESTful
12 8 (13.79%) EJB
12 8 (13.79%) J2EE
12 8 (13.79%) EAI
12 8 (13.79%) HP
12 8 (13.79%) CSS3
12 8 (13.79%) Ajax
13 7 (12.07%) JSON

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.45%) Liferay
3 2 (3.45%) Node.js
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.72%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.72%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) HTTP
2 6 (10.34%) FTP
3 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.17%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.72%) LDAP
5 1 (1.72%) Internet
5 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Selenium
2 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.90%) Toad
2 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.90%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.17%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.17%) JUnit
3 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.17%) Subversion
3 3 (5.17%) JIRA
4 2 (3.45%) Mockito
4 2 (3.45%) Axure RP
4 2 (3.45%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.72%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.72%) Hudson
5 1 (1.72%) Ant
General
1 3 (5.17%) Advertising
1 3 (5.17%) Retail
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (60.34%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.79%) .NET Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.90%) ServiceNow Developer
6 3 (5.17%) UI Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (65.52%) Web Services
2 24 (41.38%) HTML
3 23 (39.66%) XML
4 19 (32.76%) CSS
4 19 (32.76%) .NET
5 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
6 12 (20.69%) HTML5
6 12 (20.69%) REST
7 11 (18.97%) WCF
8 10 (17.24%) jQuery
8 10 (17.24%) Spring
8 10 (17.24%) RESTful
9 8 (13.79%) CSS3
9 8 (13.79%) Ajax
9 8 (13.79%) EJB
9 8 (13.79%) J2EE
10 7 (12.07%) XHTML
10 7 (12.07%) JSON
10 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.62%) Web 2.0
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.17%) Open Source
6 2 (3.45%) Social Media
6 2 (3.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) UNIX
3 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) Fedora
6 1 (1.72%) Android
6 1 (1.72%) Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) MVC
2 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.97%) SOA
4 8 (13.79%) EAI
5 6 (10.34%) TDD
5 6 (10.34%) Scrum
6 5 (8.62%) Web Development
6 5 (8.62%) Workflow
6 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.90%) Validation
7 4 (6.90%) ITSM
7 4 (6.90%) Service Management
8 3 (5.17%) CRM
8 3 (5.17%) Web Design
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.45%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 18 (31.03%) Java
3 17 (29.31%) C#
4 15 (25.86%) SQL
5 6 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.17%) XPath
7 2 (3.45%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) VB
8 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.17%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Oracle
2 8 (13.79%) HP
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) VMware
3 4 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.17%) Adobe
4 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.45%) FatWire
5 2 (3.45%) JBoss
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) Endeca
5 2 (3.45%) Twitter
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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