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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 97 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 57 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 1.37% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.44% 5.65% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 16 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.87% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
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
885 743 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.82% 24.23% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 428 330
Average daily rate £363 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.57 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £155.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 27 April 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
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 27 April 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
Cheshire +9 26 £375 -6.25% 4
Manchester -18 17 £340 -2.85% 17
Lancashire +10 7 £369 - 6
Merseyside -15 1 £285 - 6
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 75 (65.22%) Java
2 68 (59.13%) Web Services
3 59 (51.30%) XML
4 46 (40.00%) Spring
5 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (33.04%) J2EE
7 36 (31.30%) SQL
8 35 (30.43%) Oracle
9 31 (26.96%) HTML
9 31 (26.96%) WSDL
9 31 (26.96%) Finance
9 31 (26.96%) REST
10 29 (25.22%) SoapUI
10 29 (25.22%) JSON
11 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
12 26 (22.61%) TDD
13 25 (21.74%) Integration Testing
14 24 (20.87%) HTTP
15 21 (18.26%) XSLT
15 21 (18.26%) Banking
16 19 (16.52%) QA
17 17 (14.78%) Selenium
18 16 (13.91%) SOA
18 16 (13.91%) JSP
19 15 (13.04%) CSS
19 15 (13.04%) XPath
20 14 (12.17%) WebSphere
20 14 (12.17%) jQuery
20 14 (12.17%) JUnit
20 14 (12.17%) Hibernate

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (12.17%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.09%) IBM HTTP Server
2 7 (6.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (5.22%) JBoss
4 4 (3.48%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (3.48%) Liferay
5 3 (2.61%) Node.js
6 2 (1.74%) Apache
6 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.87%) iPlanet
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.87%) HTTP
2 9 (7.83%) Internet
3 7 (6.09%) SSH
3 7 (6.09%) HTTPS
4 5 (4.35%) SSL
5 3 (2.61%) SNMP
6 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.87%) GPRS
6 1 (0.87%) UMTS
6 1 (0.87%) FTP
6 1 (0.87%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
1 12 (10.43%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.09%) Informix
4 6 (5.22%) MySQL
5 3 (2.61%) MS Access
5 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (25.22%) SoapUI
2 17 (14.78%) Selenium
3 14 (12.17%) JUnit
4 13 (11.30%) Subversion
4 13 (11.30%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.96%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.09%) Mockito
7 4 (3.48%) JIRA
8 3 (2.61%) Maven
8 3 (2.61%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.74%) Introscope
9 2 (1.74%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.74%) Gradle
9 2 (1.74%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.74%) Ant
10 1 (0.87%) Hudson
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (26.96%) Finance
2 21 (18.26%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Back Office
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (63.48%) Developer
2 46 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (8.70%) Tester
4 9 (7.83%) Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (5.22%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Consultant
6 6 (5.22%) QA Tester
7 4 (3.48%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Architect
7 4 (3.48%) UI Programmer
7 4 (3.48%) webMethods Developer
7 4 (3.48%) UI Developer
8 3 (2.61%) Designer
8 3 (2.61%) Test Leader
8 3 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.61%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (2.61%) QA Analyst
8 3 (2.61%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (59.13%) Web Services
2 59 (51.30%) XML
3 46 (40.00%) Spring
4 38 (33.04%) J2EE
5 31 (26.96%) HTML
5 31 (26.96%) WSDL
5 31 (26.96%) REST
6 29 (25.22%) JSON
7 21 (18.26%) XSLT
8 16 (13.91%) JSP
9 15 (13.04%) CSS
10 14 (12.17%) Hibernate
10 14 (12.17%) jQuery
11 13 (11.30%) RESTful
12 12 (10.43%) Ajax
12 12 (10.43%) Servlets
13 11 (9.57%) JDBC
14 10 (8.70%) XSD
14 10 (8.70%) JAX-WS
15 9 (7.83%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Open Source
2 7 (6.09%) Online Banking
3 6 (5.22%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.48%) DataPower
5 3 (2.61%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.74%) NHS
6 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.35%) UNIX
1 5 (4.35%) Windows
1 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.61%) Android
2 3 (2.61%) Linux
3 1 (0.87%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.61%) TDD
3 25 (21.74%) Integration Testing
4 16 (13.91%) SOA
5 13 (11.30%) Unit Testing
5 13 (11.30%) Software Engineering
6 10 (8.70%) MVC
6 10 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 9 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.09%) Web Application Development
9 6 (5.22%) UML
9 6 (5.22%) Scrum
9 6 (5.22%) Performance Testing
10 5 (4.35%) BPEL
11 4 (3.48%) Web Design
11 4 (3.48%) Waterfall
11 4 (3.48%) Agile Testing
12 3 (2.61%) Test Strategy
12 3 (2.61%) iOS Development
12 3 (2.61%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (65.22%) Java
2 36 (31.30%) SQL
3 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.04%) XPath
5 12 (10.43%) Groovy
5 12 (10.43%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.22%) Perl
6 6 (5.22%) C#
7 5 (4.35%) VB
8 3 (2.61%) VBScript
9 2 (1.74%) C++
9 2 (1.74%) PHP
10 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.87%) Scala
10 1 (0.87%) VBA
10 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (9.57%) Degree
2 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (30.43%) Oracle
2 13 (11.30%) IBM
3 5 (4.35%) Adobe
3 5 (4.35%) webMethods
3 5 (4.35%) Perforce
4 3 (2.61%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.61%) HP
5 2 (1.74%) Compuware
6 1 (0.87%) VMware
6 1 (0.87%) Google
6 1 (0.87%) Apple
6 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
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