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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 72 93 101
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 97 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.48% 1.46% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.43% 6.40% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 41 16
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.14 £36.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-13.51% -17.71%
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
930 828 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.77% 22.74% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 531 410
Median daily rate £399 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 4
Median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.83 £27.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £45.50 £39.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +7.14%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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 +16 44 £475 +22.58% 8
Manchester +2 31 £375 +13.48% 18
Merseyside +1 8 £338 -4.92% 2
Lancashire +5 7 £475 +28.81% 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 144 (72.73%) XML
2 113 (57.07%) Java
3 105 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (53.03%) JSON
4 88 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 84 (42.42%) Web Services
6 79 (39.90%) HTML
7 72 (36.36%) CSS
8 70 (35.35%) REST
9 68 (34.34%) Oracle
10 65 (32.83%) HTTP
11 50 (25.25%) Spring
12 49 (24.75%) JDBC
13 47 (23.74%) J2EE
13 47 (23.74%) RESTful
14 45 (22.73%) Linux
15 42 (21.21%) SOA
15 42 (21.21%) IBM
16 41 (20.71%) MySQL
17 39 (19.70%) Banking
18 36 (18.18%) Middleware
18 36 (18.18%) HTML5
18 36 (18.18%) Apache Camel
19 35 (17.68%) JBoss
20 34 (17.17%) SQL
21 33 (16.67%) C++
21 33 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
21 33 (16.67%) Finance
22 32 (16.16%) Tomcat
23 30 (15.15%) High Availability

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 35 (17.68%) JBoss
2 32 (16.16%) Tomcat
3 28 (14.14%) Apache
4 19 (9.60%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.03%) Node.js
7 4 (2.02%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.52%) IIS
9 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.51%) Drupal
10 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (32.83%) HTTP
2 7 (3.54%) FTP
2 7 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.03%) Internet
4 4 (2.02%) Firewall
5 3 (1.52%) SSL
6 2 (1.01%) AMQP
6 2 (1.01%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.51%) LAN
7 1 (0.51%) WAN
7 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.71%) MySQL
2 33 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (8.59%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.04%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.03%) DB2
6 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.01%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.01%) MS Access
8 2 (1.01%) Redis
9 1 (0.51%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (10.61%) JIRA
2 18 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.56%) Subversion
4 10 (5.05%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.05%) SoapUI
5 7 (3.54%) Selenium
6 6 (3.03%) JUnit
7 4 (2.02%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.52%) Gradle
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.01%) Ant
9 2 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.01%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.01%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.01%) Toad
10 1 (0.51%) JMeter
10 1 (0.51%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (19.70%) Banking
2 33 (16.67%) Finance
3 6 (3.03%) Retail
4 4 (2.02%) Games
4 4 (2.02%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.01%) International Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (70.20%) Developer
2 67 (33.84%) Java Developer
3 32 (16.16%) Architect
4 25 (12.63%) Senior Developer
5 15 (7.58%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (7.07%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (7.07%) ServiceNow Developer
7 13 (6.57%) C# Developer
7 13 (6.57%) HTML Developer
8 12 (6.06%) Analyst
8 12 (6.06%) Digital Developer
9 11 (5.56%) HTML CSS Developer
10 10 (5.05%) Applications Developer
10 10 (5.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (5.05%) Technical Architect
10 10 (5.05%) XML Developer
11 9 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
12 8 (4.04%) Digital Architect
12 8 (4.04%) Test Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (72.73%) XML
2 105 (53.03%) JSON
3 84 (42.42%) Web Services
4 79 (39.90%) HTML
5 72 (36.36%) CSS
6 70 (35.35%) REST
7 50 (25.25%) Spring
8 49 (24.75%) JDBC
9 47 (23.74%) J2EE
9 47 (23.74%) RESTful
10 36 (18.18%) Apache Camel
10 36 (18.18%) HTML5
10 36 (18.18%) Middleware
11 27 (13.64%) ActiveMQ
12 23 (11.62%) CSS3
12 23 (11.62%) WSDL
13 22 (11.11%) .NET
14 19 (9.60%) Ajax
15 18 (9.09%) jQuery
16 16 (8.08%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.53%) Clustering
3 5 (2.53%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.53%) User Experience
4 4 (2.02%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.02%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.02%) iPad
4 4 (2.02%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.01%) DataPower
5 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.01%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.73%) Linux
2 13 (6.57%) Unix
3 9 (4.55%) Windows
4 6 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.52%) Android
5 3 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.21%) SOA
3 30 (15.15%) High Availability
4 29 (14.65%) Responsive Web Design
4 29 (14.65%) Web Design
5 28 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (13.13%) MVC
7 25 (12.63%) ITIL
8 24 (12.12%) Software Engineering
8 24 (12.12%) Unit Testing
9 21 (10.61%) Open Source
10 20 (10.10%) E-business
11 18 (9.09%) OO
12 17 (8.59%) TDD
13 16 (8.08%) Front End Development
13 16 (8.08%) Web Development
14 15 (7.58%) AOP
14 15 (7.58%) Kanban
14 15 (7.58%) Microservices
15 14 (7.07%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 113 (57.07%) Java
2 88 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 34 (17.17%) SQL
4 33 (16.67%) C++
5 25 (12.63%) C
6 19 (9.60%) C#
7 17 (8.59%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.55%) PHP
9 4 (2.02%) Python
9 4 (2.02%) XQuery
10 3 (1.52%) PHP 5
10 3 (1.52%) Ruby
10 3 (1.52%) XPath
11 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.01%) Go
11 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.58%) BC Cleared
3 10 (5.05%) Degree
4 6 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) OCPJP
6 2 (1.01%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.03%) Data Guard
1 6 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.53%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 2 (1.01%) DameWare
3 2 (1.01%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 68 (34.34%) Oracle
2 42 (21.21%) IBM
3 25 (12.63%) ServiceNow
4 11 (5.56%) HP
4 11 (5.56%) VMware
5 6 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.02%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.02%) webMethods
8 3 (1.52%) Software AG
8 3 (1.52%) Talend
8 3 (1.52%) Zend
9 2 (1.01%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.01%) F5
9 2 (1.01%) LexisNexis
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco
10 1 (0.51%) Telerik
10 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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