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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 68 120 69
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -51
Contract jobs citing SOAP 102 23 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.32% 0.74% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.54% 2.82% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 16 30
Average daily rate
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£473 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.08%
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
1069 816 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.32% 26.11% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 478 454
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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 +23 44 £475 +31.03% 19
Cheshire +2 20 £425 -15.00% 15
Lancashire +4 14 £405 +40.86% 5
Cumbria - 14 £550 - 2
Merseyside -4 4 £350 +7.27% 5
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 96 (63.58%) Java
2 69 (45.70%) Web Services
3 67 (44.37%) XML
4 64 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (34.44%) SOA
6 50 (33.11%) TDD
7 49 (32.45%) SQL
8 48 (31.79%) WSDL
8 48 (31.79%) REST
9 41 (27.15%) Oracle
9 41 (27.15%) Spring
10 38 (25.17%) JavaScript
11 37 (24.50%) HTML
11 37 (24.50%) J2EE
12 35 (23.18%) JSON
13 32 (21.19%) Git (software)
14 31 (20.53%) Scrum
15 30 (19.87%) CSS
15 30 (19.87%) Oracle Database
16 29 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (18.54%) Finance
17 28 (18.54%) RESTful
17 28 (18.54%) SoapUI
18 26 (17.22%) jQuery
19 24 (15.89%) Subversion
19 24 (15.89%) XSD
19 24 (15.89%) Open Source
20 23 (15.23%) Middleware
21 21 (13.91%) C#
22 20 (13.25%) MVC

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (13.25%) Oracle Service Bus
2 18 (11.92%) Tomcat
3 16 (10.60%) WebSphere
4 12 (7.95%) JBoss
5 9 (5.96%) Node.js
5 9 (5.96%) Liferay
6 7 (4.64%) Apache ServiceMix
7 6 (3.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (3.97%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.65%) Apache
8 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (2.65%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.32%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.32%) CMS
10 1 (0.66%) Mule
10 1 (0.66%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
2 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.66%) Magento
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.65%) GitHub
2 2 (1.32%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.93%) HTTP
2 9 (5.96%) Internet
3 5 (3.31%) SSL
4 3 (1.99%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.87%) Oracle Database
2 12 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.28%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.30%) MySQL
5 7 (4.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.97%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.97%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.97%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.97%) Big Data
7 5 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.65%) Informix
8 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.32%) SQLite
10 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (21.19%) Git (software)
2 28 (18.54%) SoapUI
3 24 (15.89%) Subversion
4 18 (11.92%) Selenium
4 18 (11.92%) Jenkins
5 15 (9.93%) Mercurial
5 15 (9.93%) Eclipse
6 13 (8.61%) JUnit
7 10 (6.62%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (6.62%) JIRA
8 9 (5.96%) Grunt
8 9 (5.96%) Jasmine
9 8 (5.30%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (5.30%) Visual Studio
9 8 (5.30%) Sublime Text
9 8 (5.30%) Bower
9 8 (5.30%) GitLab
10 7 (4.64%) Cucumber
11 6 (3.97%) Hudson
11 6 (3.97%) LoadRunner
General
1 28 (18.54%) Finance
2 6 (3.97%) Banking
3 3 (1.99%) Retail
3 3 (1.99%) Marketing
4 2 (1.32%) Back Office
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
5 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (60.93%) Developer
2 41 (27.15%) Java Developer
3 23 (15.23%) Architect
4 19 (12.58%) Senior Developer
5 18 (11.92%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (9.93%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (7.28%) Analyst
7 11 (7.28%) Java Architect
8 10 (6.62%) Test Analyst
8 10 (6.62%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.96%) Front-End Developer
10 8 (5.30%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 8 (5.30%) SOA Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Designer
11 6 (3.97%) Java Technical Architect
11 6 (3.97%) Tester
12 5 (3.31%) Consultant
12 5 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.65%) Software Engineer
13 4 (2.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (45.70%) Web Services
2 67 (44.37%) XML
3 48 (31.79%) WSDL
3 48 (31.79%) REST
4 41 (27.15%) Spring
5 37 (24.50%) HTML
5 37 (24.50%) J2EE
6 35 (23.18%) JSON
7 30 (19.87%) CSS
8 28 (18.54%) RESTful
9 26 (17.22%) jQuery
10 24 (15.89%) XSD
11 23 (15.23%) Middleware
12 20 (13.25%) AngularJS
13 18 (11.92%) Hibernate
14 17 (11.26%) XSLT
14 17 (11.26%) .NET
15 16 (10.60%) HTML5
16 14 (9.27%) Servlets
17 12 (7.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.95%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.65%) DataPower
3 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.99%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) iPad
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.66%) NHS
6 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.66%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.96%) Linux
2 5 (3.31%) UNIX
3 4 (2.65%) Mac OS X
3 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.99%) Windows
5 2 (1.32%) Android
6 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (34.44%) SOA
3 50 (33.11%) TDD
4 31 (20.53%) Scrum
5 29 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (15.89%) Open Source
7 20 (13.25%) MVC
8 19 (12.58%) OOP
8 19 (12.58%) OO
9 18 (11.92%) E-Commerce
9 18 (11.92%) SDLC
10 17 (11.26%) Mentoring
10 17 (11.26%) Software Engineering
11 16 (10.60%) Integration Testing
12 15 (9.93%) Unit Testing
13 13 (8.61%) Pair Programming
13 13 (8.61%) Software Delivery
14 12 (7.95%) System Integration Testing
14 12 (7.95%) Performance Testing
15 11 (7.28%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (63.58%) Java
2 49 (32.45%) SQL
3 38 (25.17%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.91%) C#
5 17 (11.26%) Groovy
6 15 (9.93%) Scala
6 15 (9.93%) PL/SQL
7 14 (9.27%) XQuery
8 7 (4.64%) XPath
9 6 (3.97%) C++
10 5 (3.31%) PHP
11 4 (2.65%) VB
11 4 (2.65%) Perl
11 4 (2.65%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.65%) FQL
12 3 (1.99%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.99%) VBA
13 2 (1.32%) Python
13 2 (1.32%) Ruby
13 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.95%) Degree
4 4 (2.65%) ISEB
5 3 (1.99%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.30%) Squid
2 7 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Puppet
1 2 (1.32%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 41 (27.15%) Oracle
2 16 (10.60%) IBM
3 10 (6.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.62%) SAP
4 6 (3.97%) Perforce
5 5 (3.31%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (3.31%) webMethods
5 5 (3.31%) Telerik
6 3 (1.99%) Adobe
6 3 (1.99%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.32%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.32%) Sybase
7 2 (1.32%) Endeca
7 2 (1.32%) Google
7 2 (1.32%) Zend
7 2 (1.32%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.32%) ATG
7 2 (1.32%) Stellent
7 2 (1.32%) Retek
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
WEX Europe Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago