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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 83 108 61
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -47
Contract jobs citing SOAP 71 26 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 0.86% 2.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.34% 3.50% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 17 40
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £295 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £56.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.79% +8.64%
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
851 742 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.99% 24.52% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 438 420
Average daily rate £370 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 17
Average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.53 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -2.85%

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 August 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 August 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 +11 35 £450 +28.57% 24
Cheshire +3 15 £450 -10.00% 6
Cumbria - 10 £550 - 1
Merseyside -12 5 £350 +15.70% 3
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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%) Java
2 59 (48.76%) Web Services
3 58 (47.93%) XML
4 47 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (33.88%) SQL
6 38 (31.40%) WSDL
6 38 (31.40%) TDD
7 37 (30.58%) JSON
7 37 (30.58%) Oracle
7 37 (30.58%) SOA
7 37 (30.58%) REST
8 34 (28.10%) Spring
9 32 (26.45%) SoapUI
10 30 (24.79%) Finance
11 29 (23.97%) J2EE
12 25 (20.66%) Oracle Database
13 24 (19.83%) RESTful
14 20 (16.53%) Subversion
14 20 (16.53%) JavaScript
14 20 (16.53%) Scrum
15 19 (15.70%) HTML
15 19 (15.70%) Selenium
15 19 (15.70%) SDLC
16 18 (14.88%) QA
16 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
16 18 (14.88%) XSLT
16 18 (14.88%) Middleware
17 17 (14.05%) Integration Testing
17 17 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (14.05%) Open Source

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 16 (13.22%) WebSphere
2 15 (12.40%) Oracle Service Bus
3 12 (9.92%) JBoss
4 9 (7.44%) Liferay
5 7 (5.79%) Apache ServiceMix
5 7 (5.79%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.13%) IBM HTTP Server
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%) Confluence
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
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) HTTP
2 7 (5.79%) 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 25 (20.66%) Oracle Database
2 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.61%) MySQL
4 7 (5.79%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.79%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (4.13%) Informix
7 3 (2.48%) MS Access
7 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.48%) Big Data
7 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (26.45%) SoapUI
2 20 (16.53%) Subversion
3 19 (15.70%) Selenium
4 15 (12.40%) JUnit
5 9 (7.44%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.44%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.61%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.79%) Mercurial
7 7 (5.79%) JIRA
8 6 (4.96%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (4.13%) LoadRunner
9 5 (4.13%) Mockito
10 4 (3.31%) eggPlant
11 3 (2.48%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.48%) Maven
11 3 (2.48%) Cactus
12 2 (1.65%) Ant
12 2 (1.65%) Hudson
13 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.83%) XMLUnit
General
1 30 (24.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) 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 30 (24.79%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.05%) Architect
4 12 (9.92%) Analyst
5 11 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
5 11 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 11 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Test Analyst
6 9 (7.44%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.44%) Java Architect
7 7 (5.79%) Tester
8 6 (4.96%) Designer
8 6 (4.96%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 6 (4.96%) SOA Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.13%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Java Technical Architect
10 4 (3.31%) webMethods Developer
10 4 (3.31%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (48.76%) Web Services
2 58 (47.93%) XML
3 38 (31.40%) WSDL
4 37 (30.58%) JSON
4 37 (30.58%) REST
5 34 (28.10%) Spring
6 29 (23.97%) J2EE
7 24 (19.83%) RESTful
8 19 (15.70%) HTML
9 18 (14.88%) XSLT
9 18 (14.88%) Middleware
10 15 (12.40%) Hibernate
10 15 (12.40%) XSD
11 14 (11.57%) .NET
11 14 (11.57%) CSS
12 13 (10.74%) Servlets
13 10 (8.26%) JSP
13 10 (8.26%) JSF
13 10 (8.26%) Apache Camel
14 8 (6.61%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.13%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.31%) DataPower
4 3 (2.48%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.65%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.65%) NHS
5 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.31%) Android
1 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.48%) Linux
3 2 (1.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) AIX
4 1 (0.83%) Solaris
4 1 (0.83%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (0.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.40%) TDD
3 37 (30.58%) SOA
4 20 (16.53%) Scrum
5 19 (15.70%) SDLC
6 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
7 17 (14.05%) Integration Testing
7 17 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (14.05%) Open Source
8 15 (12.40%) E-Commerce
9 13 (10.74%) MVC
9 13 (10.74%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (9.92%) Performance Testing
11 11 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 11 (9.09%) OOP
12 10 (8.26%) Test Strategy
12 10 (8.26%) Mentoring
13 9 (7.44%) OO
14 8 (6.61%) UML
14 8 (6.61%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 74 (61.16%) Java
2 41 (33.88%) SQL
3 20 (16.53%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.40%) C#
4 15 (12.40%) PL/SQL
5 14 (11.57%) Groovy
6 10 (8.26%) XQuery
7 8 (6.61%) Scala
8 7 (5.79%) XPath
9 6 (4.96%) C++
10 5 (4.13%) VB
11 4 (3.31%) Perl
12 3 (2.48%) PHP
12 3 (2.48%) VBScript
13 1 (0.83%) VBA
13 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.83%) Ruby
13 1 (0.83%) C
13 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Degree
2 11 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 11 (9.09%) 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 18 (14.88%) 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 37 (30.58%) Oracle
2 16 (13.22%) IBM
3 6 (4.96%) Perforce
4 5 (4.13%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (4.13%) SAP
4 5 (4.13%) webMethods
5 4 (3.31%) Telerik
5 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.48%) Adobe
6 3 (2.48%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.65%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.65%) Sybase
7 2 (1.65%) Endeca
7 2 (1.65%) Zend
7 2 (1.65%) ATG
7 2 (1.65%) Stellent
7 2 (1.65%) Retek
8 1 (0.83%) Apple
8 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.83%) Eloqua
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