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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 62 97 109
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 110 54 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.93% 1.46% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.43% 6.59% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 42 14
Median daily rate £425 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £18.80 £56.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.14 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-29.23% +3.52%
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
962 820 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.59% 22.13% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 538 402
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%

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 29 June 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
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 29 June 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 +40 64 £475 +18.60% 6
Manchester -3 31 £375 -3.29% 10
Lancashire +1 5 £475 +28.81% 2
Merseyside -1 4 £525 +23.52% 9
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 133 (71.89%) XML
2 117 (63.24%) Java
3 98 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (52.43%) Web Services
5 88 (47.57%) JSON
6 79 (42.70%) Oracle
7 76 (41.08%) REST
8 69 (37.30%) JavaScript
9 66 (35.68%) JDBC
9 66 (35.68%) Spring
10 60 (32.43%) HTTP
11 59 (31.89%) HTML
11 59 (31.89%) J2EE
12 52 (28.11%) CSS
13 48 (25.95%) Apache Camel
14 47 (25.41%) Linux
15 46 (24.86%) SQL
15 46 (24.86%) Finance
16 45 (24.32%) IBM
16 45 (24.32%) MySQL
17 44 (23.78%) SOA
18 42 (22.70%) Banking
19 41 (22.16%) RESTful
19 41 (22.16%) Middleware
20 39 (21.08%) JBoss
21 36 (19.46%) PostgreSQL
22 34 (18.38%) WSDL
22 34 (18.38%) High Availability
23 33 (17.84%) Tomcat
24 32 (17.30%) Apache

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 39 (21.08%) JBoss
2 33 (17.84%) Tomcat
3 32 (17.30%) Apache
4 21 (11.35%) WebSphere
5 13 (7.03%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.62%) IIS
8 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.54%) CMS
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 2 (1.08%) PaaS
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (32.43%) HTTP
2 7 (3.78%) FTP
2 7 (3.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.70%) Internet
4 4 (2.16%) Firewall
5 3 (1.62%) SSL
6 2 (1.08%) AMQP
6 2 (1.08%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.54%) LAN
7 1 (0.54%) WAN
7 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.32%) MySQL
2 36 (19.46%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (14.05%) Oracle Database
4 12 (6.49%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 9 (4.86%) NoSQL
7 8 (4.32%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.16%) DB2
9 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.08%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.08%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.08%) MS Access
10 2 (1.08%) Redis
11 1 (0.54%) Big Data
11 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (8.65%) JIRA
2 15 (8.11%) Subversion
3 13 (7.03%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.41%) JUnit
5 9 (4.86%) Selenium
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.16%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.62%) Gradle
8 3 (1.62%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.08%) Ant
9 2 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.08%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.08%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.08%) Toad
10 1 (0.54%) JMeter
10 1 (0.54%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.54%) NUnit
10 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (24.86%) Finance
2 42 (22.70%) Banking
3 5 (2.70%) International Banking
3 5 (2.70%) Retail
4 4 (2.16%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.16%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 134 (72.43%) Developer
2 81 (43.78%) Java Developer
3 28 (15.14%) Architect
4 27 (14.59%) Senior Developer
5 21 (11.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (8.11%) Applications Developer
7 11 (5.95%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (5.95%) XML Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Analyst
8 10 (5.41%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Digital Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Java Applications Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Senior Applications Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Senior Java Applications Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.32%) Digital Architect
9 8 (4.32%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (4.32%) ServiceNow Developer
10 7 (3.78%) Digital Technical Architect
10 7 (3.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (71.89%) XML
2 97 (52.43%) Web Services
3 88 (47.57%) JSON
4 76 (41.08%) REST
5 66 (35.68%) JDBC
5 66 (35.68%) Spring
6 59 (31.89%) HTML
6 59 (31.89%) J2EE
7 52 (28.11%) CSS
8 48 (25.95%) Apache Camel
9 41 (22.16%) Middleware
9 41 (22.16%) RESTful
10 34 (18.38%) WSDL
11 31 (16.76%) ActiveMQ
12 30 (16.22%) JAX-WS
13 27 (14.59%) HTML5
14 25 (13.51%) JAXB
15 23 (12.43%) CSS3
16 19 (10.27%) AngularJS
16 19 (10.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (3.78%) Computer Science
1 7 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (3.78%) iPad
2 6 (3.24%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.70%) Clustering
3 5 (2.70%) User Experience
4 4 (2.16%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.16%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (2.16%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.16%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.08%) DataPower
5 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.08%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.54%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.41%) Linux
2 11 (5.95%) Windows
3 8 (4.32%) Unix
4 6 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.62%) Android
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.08%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.78%) SOA
3 34 (18.38%) High Availability
4 31 (16.76%) Software Engineering
5 26 (14.05%) AOP
5 26 (14.05%) Kanban
6 25 (13.51%) Open Source
6 25 (13.51%) TDD
7 23 (12.43%) Integration Testing
8 22 (11.89%) MVC
9 21 (11.35%) System Integration Testing
9 21 (11.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (11.35%) Waterfall
10 20 (10.81%) E-business
10 20 (10.81%) Microservices
11 19 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (9.19%) BDD
13 14 (7.57%) Front End Development
14 13 (7.03%) SDLC
15 12 (6.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 117 (63.24%) Java
2 69 (37.30%) JavaScript
3 46 (24.86%) SQL
4 27 (14.59%) C++
5 26 (14.05%) PL/SQL
6 25 (13.51%) C
7 17 (9.19%) C#
8 9 (4.86%) PHP
9 6 (3.24%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.70%) Python
11 4 (2.16%) Groovy
11 4 (2.16%) Ruby
11 4 (2.16%) XQuery
12 3 (1.62%) PHP 5
12 3 (1.62%) XPath
13 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.08%) Go
13 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 18 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.78%) BC Cleared
2 7 (3.78%) Degree
3 6 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.62%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (4.86%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.24%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.08%) DameWare
3 2 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 79 (42.70%) Oracle
2 45 (24.32%) IBM
3 11 (5.95%) ServiceNow
3 11 (5.95%) VMware
4 10 (5.41%) HP
5 6 (3.24%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.16%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.62%) webMethods
8 2 (1.08%) F5
8 2 (1.08%) LexisNexis
8 2 (1.08%) Software AG
8 2 (1.08%) Talend
8 2 (1.08%) Zend
9 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.54%) Telerik
9 1 (0.54%) Twitter
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