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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 77 87 111
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Contract jobs citing SOAP 84 65 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 1.72% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.94% 7.93% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 16
Median daily rate £383 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £56.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.70 £39.00 £38.03
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +2.56%
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
940 820 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.68% 21.65% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 530 425
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 9
Median hourly rate £27.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.62% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £16.16 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +26 41 £450 - 2
Manchester -3 36 £360 -7.09% 19
Merseyside -3 3 £525 +50.00% 3
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 122 (71.35%) XML
2 114 (66.67%) Java
3 93 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (49.71%) Web Services
5 83 (48.54%) Oracle
6 81 (47.37%) JSON
7 73 (42.69%) REST
8 67 (39.18%) JDBC
9 62 (36.26%) Spring
10 61 (35.67%) J2EE
10 61 (35.67%) JavaScript
11 52 (30.41%) HTTP
12 51 (29.82%) HTML
13 48 (28.07%) Linux
13 48 (28.07%) Apache Camel
14 46 (26.90%) SOA
15 45 (26.32%) SQL
15 45 (26.32%) Finance
15 45 (26.32%) IBM
16 44 (25.73%) CSS
17 42 (24.56%) Banking
18 41 (23.98%) Middleware
18 41 (23.98%) RESTful
19 40 (23.39%) MySQL
19 40 (23.39%) JBoss
20 34 (19.88%) Tomcat
20 34 (19.88%) WSDL
20 34 (19.88%) High Availability
21 33 (19.30%) PostgreSQL
21 33 (19.30%) Software Engineering

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 40 (23.39%) JBoss
2 34 (19.88%) Tomcat
3 32 (18.71%) Apache
4 21 (12.28%) WebSphere
5 13 (7.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.34%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.75%) IIS
8 2 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.58%) CMS
9 1 (0.58%) Confluence
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 2 (1.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (30.41%) HTTP
2 7 (4.09%) FTP
3 6 (3.51%) Internet
3 6 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.34%) Firewall
5 3 (1.75%) SSL
6 2 (1.17%) AMQP
6 2 (1.17%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.58%) LAN
7 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (23.39%) MySQL
2 33 (19.30%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (15.79%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.02%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.85%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.09%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.92%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.34%) DB2
10 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.17%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.17%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.17%) MS Access
11 2 (1.17%) Redis
12 1 (0.58%) Big Data
12 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (10.53%) JIRA
2 15 (8.77%) Subversion
3 13 (7.60%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.43%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.43%) JUnit
5 8 (4.68%) Selenium
6 6 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.17%) Ant
7 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.17%) eggPlant
7 2 (1.17%) Gradle
7 2 (1.17%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.17%) JMeter
7 2 (1.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.17%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.17%) Toad
8 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.58%) Mockito
General
1 45 (26.32%) Finance
2 42 (24.56%) Banking
3 7 (4.09%) Retail
4 5 (2.92%) International Banking
5 4 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.34%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 124 (72.51%) Developer
2 78 (45.61%) Java Developer
3 25 (14.62%) Architect
4 23 (13.45%) Senior Developer
5 19 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (8.77%) Applications Developer
7 12 (7.02%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (5.85%) Analyst
8 10 (5.85%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.85%) Java Applications Developer
8 10 (5.85%) Senior Applications Developer
8 10 (5.85%) Senior Java Applications Developer
8 10 (5.85%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.85%) XML Developer
9 8 (4.68%) Digital Architect
10 7 (4.09%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Digital Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Digital Technical Architect
10 7 (4.09%) SQL Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (71.35%) XML
2 85 (49.71%) Web Services
3 81 (47.37%) JSON
4 73 (42.69%) REST
5 67 (39.18%) JDBC
6 62 (36.26%) Spring
7 61 (35.67%) J2EE
8 51 (29.82%) HTML
9 48 (28.07%) Apache Camel
10 44 (25.73%) CSS
11 41 (23.98%) Middleware
11 41 (23.98%) RESTful
12 34 (19.88%) WSDL
13 31 (18.13%) ActiveMQ
14 30 (17.54%) JAX-WS
15 27 (15.79%) HTML5
16 25 (14.62%) JAXB
17 23 (13.45%) CSS3
18 19 (11.11%) AngularJS
18 19 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.09%) iPad
2 6 (3.51%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.92%) Clustering
3 5 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.92%) User Experience
4 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.34%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.34%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.17%) DataPower
6 2 (1.17%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.17%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.17%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.58%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.58%) EPoS
7 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.07%) Linux
2 11 (6.43%) Windows
3 8 (4.68%) Unix
4 6 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.75%) Android
5 3 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.17%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (26.90%) SOA
3 34 (19.88%) High Availability
4 33 (19.30%) Software Engineering
5 26 (15.20%) AOP
6 24 (14.04%) Integration Testing
6 24 (14.04%) Kanban
6 24 (14.04%) Open Source
7 23 (13.45%) TDD
8 22 (12.87%) Waterfall
9 21 (12.28%) MVC
9 21 (12.28%) System Integration Testing
9 21 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (11.70%) E-business
10 20 (11.70%) Microservices
11 14 (8.19%) BDD
11 14 (8.19%) Front End Development
12 12 (7.02%) OO
12 12 (7.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (66.67%) Java
2 61 (35.67%) JavaScript
3 45 (26.32%) SQL
4 27 (15.79%) C++
4 27 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 24 (14.04%) C
6 17 (9.94%) C#
7 8 (4.68%) PHP
8 6 (3.51%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.92%) Python
10 4 (2.34%) Groovy
10 4 (2.34%) XQuery
11 3 (1.75%) PHP 5
11 3 (1.75%) Ruby
12 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.17%) Go
12 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.58%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 17 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.09%) BC Cleared
2 7 (4.09%) Degree
3 6 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.17%) PhD
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.85%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.51%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.17%) DameWare
3 2 (1.17%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 83 (48.54%) Oracle
2 45 (26.32%) IBM
3 11 (6.43%) VMware
4 9 (5.26%) HP
5 6 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.75%) webMethods
7 2 (1.17%) F5
7 2 (1.17%) LexisNexis
7 2 (1.17%) Software AG
7 2 (1.17%) Talend
7 2 (1.17%) Zend
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) SAP
8 1 (0.58%) Twitter
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