The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 94 84 107
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 42 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 1.28% 0.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.64% 4.92% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 14
Average daily rate £350 £313 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
745 630 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.25% 26.07% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 329 505
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 33
Average hourly rate £40.57 £29.96 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +49.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.65 £14.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £155.70 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SOAP
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 26 £350 +22.80% 5
Cheshire -4 9 £400 +28.00% 3
Lancashire -30 3 - -
Merseyside +7 1 - - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 92 (75.41%) Web Services
2 66 (54.10%) HTML
3 65 (53.28%) XML
4 61 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 61 (50.00%) SQL
4 61 (50.00%) .NET
5 50 (40.98%) CSS
6 48 (39.34%) C#
7 43 (35.25%) Java
8 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
10 32 (26.23%) MVC
11 29 (23.77%) RESTful
12 27 (22.13%) Scrum
12 27 (22.13%) HTTP
13 25 (20.49%) WSDL
13 25 (20.49%) ASP.NET
13 25 (20.49%) REST
14 24 (19.67%) jQuery
14 24 (19.67%) TDD
14 24 (19.67%) Degree
15 23 (18.85%) Spring
16 22 (18.03%) WCF
16 22 (18.03%) J2EE
17 21 (17.21%) XSLT
17 21 (17.21%) XHTML
18 19 (15.57%) Ajax
18 19 (15.57%) Selenium
18 19 (15.57%) HTML5
19 18 (14.75%) SOA

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 10 (8.20%) SharePoint Server
1 10 (8.20%) CMS
2 7 (5.74%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.92%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.92%) Jadu
4 4 (3.28%) Mule
5 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.46%) Node.js
6 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.64%) Liferay
7 1 (0.82%) Apache
7 1 (0.82%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.64%) MS Office
4 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.82%) CorelDRAW
4 1 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.82%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.82%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) HTTP
2 8 (6.56%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.56%) Internet
2 8 (6.56%) FTP
3 1 (0.82%) Firewall
3 1 (0.82%) VLAN
3 1 (0.82%) DNS
3 1 (0.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.82%) LDAP
3 1 (0.82%) LAN
3 1 (0.82%) WAN
3 1 (0.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.11%) MySQL
3 14 (11.48%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.56%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.56%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.64%) RavenDB
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.64%) DB2
8 2 (1.64%) Informix
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.82%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (15.57%) Selenium
2 18 (14.75%) JUnit
3 9 (7.38%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.92%) Axure RP
4 6 (4.92%) SoapUI
4 6 (4.92%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (4.10%) JIRA
5 5 (4.10%) Mockito
6 4 (3.28%) XMLUnit
6 4 (3.28%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.28%) Toad
6 4 (3.28%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.28%) Ant
6 4 (3.28%) HttpUnit
7 3 (2.46%) Subversion
8 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (6.56%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Retail
4 2 (1.64%) Games
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (64.75%) Developer
2 19 (15.57%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.75%) .NET Developer
4 16 (13.11%) Analyst
5 10 (8.20%) UI Developer
6 9 (7.38%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Software Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (5.74%) UI Programmer
8 7 (5.74%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Web Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Tester
10 5 (4.10%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Tester
11 4 (3.28%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.28%) Consultant
11 4 (3.28%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (75.41%) Web Services
2 66 (54.10%) HTML
3 65 (53.28%) XML
4 61 (50.00%) .NET
5 50 (40.98%) CSS
6 29 (23.77%) RESTful
7 25 (20.49%) REST
7 25 (20.49%) ASP.NET
7 25 (20.49%) WSDL
8 24 (19.67%) jQuery
9 23 (18.85%) Spring
10 22 (18.03%) J2EE
10 22 (18.03%) WCF
11 21 (17.21%) XSLT
11 21 (17.21%) XHTML
12 19 (15.57%) Ajax
12 19 (15.57%) HTML5
13 15 (12.30%) CSS3
14 14 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (10.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.48%) NHS
3 11 (9.02%) Web 2.0
4 10 (8.20%) Open Source
5 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.46%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.64%) RIA
7 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Social Media
8 1 (0.82%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Windows
2 11 (9.02%) UNIX
3 5 (4.10%) Linux
3 5 (4.10%) Fedora
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.23%) MVC
3 27 (22.13%) Scrum
4 24 (19.67%) TDD
5 18 (14.75%) SOA
6 16 (13.11%) Unit Testing
7 15 (12.30%) OOP
8 14 (11.48%) Integration Testing
9 11 (9.02%) CRM
10 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.56%) Web Design
11 8 (6.56%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.56%) Web Application Development
12 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.74%) OO
13 6 (4.92%) Pair Programming
14 5 (4.10%) ITSM
14 5 (4.10%) Requirements Management
14 5 (4.10%) Web Development
14 5 (4.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 61 (50.00%) SQL
2 48 (39.34%) C#
3 43 (35.25%) Java
4 16 (13.11%) T-SQL
5 14 (11.48%) VB.NET
6 12 (9.84%) XPath
7 8 (6.56%) PHP
8 7 (5.74%) Apex Code
9 6 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.92%) Ruby
10 3 (2.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (19.67%) Degree
2 5 (4.10%) ISEB
2 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) HL7
2 3 (2.46%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.46%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 18 (14.75%) Oracle
2 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.74%) HP
3 7 (5.74%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.92%) Adobe
5 4 (3.28%) FatWire
5 4 (3.28%) VMware
5 4 (3.28%) Endeca
5 4 (3.28%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.46%) Perforce
6 3 (2.46%) Twitter
6 3 (2.46%) IBM
6 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.64%) Sybase
7 2 (1.64%) JBoss
7 2 (1.64%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.82%) Zend
8 1 (0.82%) Citrix
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Rate: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Posted: 21 days ago