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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 75 56 108
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +52
Contract jobs citing SOAP 58 79 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.88% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.27% 10.22% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £283 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
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
798 773 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.45% 28.21% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 430 461
Average daily rate £350 £349 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £18.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -21 25 £325 -7.14% 30
Cheshire +3 17 £363 +11.53% 7
Lancashire -14 6 £300 -6.25% 5
Merseyside - 4 £350 - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 53 (58.24%) Java
2 51 (56.04%) Web Services
3 45 (49.45%) XML
4 32 (35.16%) Oracle
4 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (31.87%) HTML
6 27 (29.67%) Spring
7 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
8 24 (26.37%) J2EE
9 21 (23.08%) SoapUI
9 21 (23.08%) REST
10 20 (21.98%) HTTP
11 19 (20.88%) Finance
11 19 (20.88%) SQL
12 18 (19.78%) SOA
12 18 (19.78%) jQuery
12 18 (19.78%) Integration Testing
12 18 (19.78%) Banking
13 16 (17.58%) XPath
13 16 (17.58%) JSON
14 15 (16.48%) MVC
15 14 (15.38%) XSLT
15 14 (15.38%) CSS
15 14 (15.38%) Selenium
16 13 (14.29%) Ajax
16 13 (14.29%) JSP
16 13 (14.29%) WSDL
17 12 (13.19%) Java EE
17 12 (13.19%) TDD
18 11 (12.09%) RESTful

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.40%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.30%) JBoss
3 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.20%) CMS
4 2 (2.20%) Liferay
4 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.10%) Node.js
5 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.98%) HTTP
2 8 (8.79%) HTTPS
2 8 (8.79%) SSH
3 7 (7.69%) FTP
4 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.30%) PuTTY
5 3 (3.30%) Internet
6 1 (1.10%) SMTP
6 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.49%) MySQL
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.20%) Informix
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (23.08%) SoapUI
2 14 (15.38%) Selenium
3 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.69%) JIRA
4 7 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (6.59%) JUnit
6 5 (5.49%) Subversion
6 5 (5.49%) Axure RP
6 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.40%) Toad
8 3 (3.30%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.20%) Ant
9 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.20%) Introscope
9 2 (2.20%) Mockito
10 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.10%) Gradle
10 1 (1.10%) Hudson
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 18 (19.78%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Retail
4 5 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (58.24%) Developer
2 30 (32.97%) Java Developer
3 10 (10.99%) Tester
4 9 (9.89%) Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.49%) UI Programmer
7 5 (5.49%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.30%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.30%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.20%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.20%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (56.04%) Web Services
2 45 (49.45%) XML
3 29 (31.87%) HTML
4 27 (29.67%) Spring
5 24 (26.37%) J2EE
6 21 (23.08%) REST
7 18 (19.78%) jQuery
8 16 (17.58%) JSON
9 14 (15.38%) XSLT
9 14 (15.38%) CSS
10 13 (14.29%) Ajax
10 13 (14.29%) JSP
10 13 (14.29%) WSDL
11 12 (13.19%) Java EE
12 11 (12.09%) RESTful
12 11 (12.09%) .NET
13 9 (9.89%) Hibernate
14 8 (8.79%) Struts
15 7 (7.69%) CSS3
15 7 (7.69%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Open Source
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.69%) Web 2.0
3 5 (5.49%) Online Banking
3 5 (5.49%) NHS
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.30%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.10%) Social Media
6 1 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Windows
2 8 (8.79%) UNIX
3 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) Linux
4 2 (2.20%) Android
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.78%) SOA
2 18 (19.78%) Integration Testing
3 15 (16.48%) MVC
4 12 (13.19%) TDD
5 8 (8.79%) Scrum
6 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.59%) Regression Testing
7 6 (6.59%) Workflow
7 6 (6.59%) Performance Testing
7 6 (6.59%) Test Strategy
7 6 (6.59%) iOS Development
8 5 (5.49%) EAI
9 4 (4.40%) UML
9 4 (4.40%) Validation
9 4 (4.40%) Web Design
9 4 (4.40%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.40%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 53 (58.24%) Java
2 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.88%) SQL
4 16 (17.58%) XPath
5 8 (8.79%) C#
6 6 (6.59%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.40%) Groovy
8 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.20%) Perl
8 2 (2.20%) Ruby
9 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.10%) PHP
9 1 (1.10%) C++
9 1 (1.10%) C
9 1 (1.10%) VB
9 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Docker
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Oracle
2 7 (7.69%) HP
3 6 (6.59%) Adobe
4 5 (5.49%) IBM
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.40%) Perforce
5 4 (4.40%) VMware
6 2 (2.20%) webMethods
6 2 (2.20%) Compuware
7 1 (1.10%) Google
7 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.10%) SAP
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