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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 79 107 100
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 88 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.18% 1.29% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.87% 5.65% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 42 14
Median daily rate £406 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.91% +9.23%
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
992 885 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.58% 22.77% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 552 437
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.09 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 5 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

SOAP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 May 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
Cheshire -2 34 £483 +26.75% 4
Manchester +3 26 £368 +8.08% 19
Lancashire +8 9 £413 +11.86% 3
Merseyside +5 9 £325 +14.03% 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 137 (74.46%) XML
2 102 (55.43%) JSON
3 97 (52.72%) Java
4 95 (51.63%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (44.02%) JavaScript
6 76 (41.30%) HTML
7 75 (40.76%) Web Services
8 71 (38.59%) CSS
9 52 (28.26%) Oracle
9 52 (28.26%) HTTP
9 52 (28.26%) REST
10 46 (25.00%) RESTful
11 44 (23.91%) J2EE
12 41 (22.28%) C++
13 38 (20.65%) Spring
14 37 (20.11%) MySQL
15 36 (19.57%) JDBC
15 36 (19.57%) Banking
15 36 (19.57%) HTML5
16 35 (19.02%) SOA
17 34 (18.48%) IBM
18 32 (17.39%) Linux
19 29 (15.76%) Web Design
19 29 (15.76%) Responsive Web Design
20 28 (15.22%) Middleware
20 28 (15.22%) .NET
20 28 (15.22%) SQL
21 27 (14.67%) Finance
21 27 (14.67%) PostgreSQL
21 27 (14.67%) Unit Testing

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 24 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 22 (11.96%) JBoss
3 20 (10.87%) Apache
4 17 (9.24%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.17%) Node.js
6 4 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.63%) IIS
7 3 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.09%) WordPress
9 1 (0.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.09%) Magento
3 1 (0.54%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (28.26%) HTTP
2 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.72%) FTP
4 4 (2.17%) Firewall
5 2 (1.09%) AMQP
5 2 (1.09%) Internet
5 2 (1.09%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.54%) LAN
6 1 (0.54%) SSL
6 1 (0.54%) WAN
6 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.11%) MySQL
2 27 (14.67%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (7.07%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.89%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.35%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.80%) DB2
7 7 (3.80%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.09%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.09%) MS Access
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.09%) Redis
9 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (11.41%) JIRA
2 18 (9.78%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.43%) SoapUI
3 10 (5.43%) Subversion
4 8 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.26%) Selenium
6 5 (2.72%) JUnit
7 4 (2.17%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.63%) Gradle
8 3 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.09%) Ant
9 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.09%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.09%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.09%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.09%) Toad
10 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.54%) Log4j
10 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (19.57%) Banking
2 27 (14.67%) Finance
3 8 (4.35%) Games
4 6 (3.26%) Retail
5 4 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (72.28%) Developer
2 56 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 26 (14.13%) Architect
4 23 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 20 (10.87%) C# Developer
6 15 (8.15%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (7.61%) ServiceNow Developer
8 13 (7.07%) HTML Developer
9 12 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (5.98%) Analyst
10 11 (5.98%) Digital Developer
10 11 (5.98%) HTML CSS Developer
11 10 (5.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (5.43%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.89%) XML Developer
13 8 (4.35%) Applications Developer
13 8 (4.35%) Digital Architect
13 8 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
13 8 (4.35%) Tester
14 7 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (74.46%) XML
2 102 (55.43%) JSON
3 76 (41.30%) HTML
4 75 (40.76%) Web Services
5 71 (38.59%) CSS
6 52 (28.26%) REST
7 46 (25.00%) RESTful
8 44 (23.91%) J2EE
9 38 (20.65%) Spring
10 36 (19.57%) HTML5
10 36 (19.57%) JDBC
11 28 (15.22%) .NET
11 28 (15.22%) Middleware
12 26 (14.13%) Apache Camel
13 23 (12.50%) CSS3
14 21 (11.41%) .NET Framework
14 21 (11.41%) WCF
15 20 (10.87%) ActiveMQ
16 18 (9.78%) Ajax
16 18 (9.78%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.13%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.72%) User Experience
4 4 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (2.17%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.63%) iPad
6 2 (1.09%) DataPower
6 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.09%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.39%) Linux
2 14 (7.61%) Unix
3 11 (5.98%) Windows
4 3 (1.63%) Android
4 3 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (51.63%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.02%) SOA
3 29 (15.76%) Responsive Web Design
3 29 (15.76%) Web Design
4 27 (14.67%) Unit Testing
5 26 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (13.59%) ITIL
6 25 (13.59%) OO
7 24 (13.04%) MVC
8 23 (12.50%) OOP
9 22 (11.96%) High Availability
10 20 (10.87%) E-business
11 19 (10.33%) Software Engineering
12 18 (9.78%) TDD
13 16 (8.70%) Scrum
13 16 (8.70%) Web Development
14 14 (7.61%) Automated Testing
14 14 (7.61%) Kanban
14 14 (7.61%) Open Source
15 13 (7.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 97 (52.72%) Java
2 81 (44.02%) JavaScript
3 41 (22.28%) C++
4 28 (15.22%) SQL
5 25 (13.59%) C
5 25 (13.59%) C#
6 13 (7.07%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.43%) PHP
8 4 (2.17%) Python
8 4 (2.17%) XQuery
9 3 (1.63%) PHP 5
9 3 (1.63%) Ruby
9 3 (1.63%) XPath
10 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.09%) Go
10 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.61%) BC Cleared
2 14 (7.61%) Degree
3 5 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.09%) OCPJP
5 2 (1.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.17%) QA
3 3 (1.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.72%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 2 (1.09%) DameWare
3 2 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 52 (28.26%) Oracle
2 34 (18.48%) IBM
3 25 (13.59%) ServiceNow
4 7 (3.80%) HP
5 5 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.72%) VMware
6 4 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.17%) webMethods
6 4 (2.17%) Zend
7 3 (1.63%) Software AG
7 3 (1.63%) Talend
8 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.09%) F5
8 2 (1.09%) LexisNexis
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco
9 1 (0.54%) Facebook
9 1 (0.54%) Google
9 1 (0.54%) Telerik
9 1 (0.54%) Twitter
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