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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 91 73 92
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Contract jobs citing SOAP 56 59 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 2.20% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.12% 7.98% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £398 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +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
787 739 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.44% 27.52% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 412 338
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £48.70 £29.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 23 £340 -2.85% 28
Cheshire +13 22 £369 +13.46% 7
Lancashire -3 6 £300 - 7
Merseyside -13 1 - - 3
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 63 (58.88%) Web Services
2 62 (57.94%) Java
3 57 (53.27%) XML
4 40 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (33.64%) Spring
6 35 (32.71%) HTML
7 32 (29.91%) J2EE
7 32 (29.91%) Oracle
8 30 (28.04%) SQL
8 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
9 28 (26.17%) REST
10 27 (25.23%) SoapUI
11 26 (24.30%) JSON
12 25 (23.36%) Finance
13 22 (20.56%) HTTP
14 21 (19.63%) Integration Testing
15 20 (18.69%) Banking
16 18 (16.82%) jQuery
16 18 (16.82%) CSS
17 17 (15.89%) XSLT
17 17 (15.89%) SOA
17 17 (15.89%) WSDL
17 17 (15.89%) Selenium
18 16 (14.95%) QA
18 16 (14.95%) XPath
18 16 (14.95%) TDD
19 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
19 14 (13.08%) RESTful
20 13 (12.15%) JSP
20 13 (12.15%) MVC

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (6.54%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.74%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (3.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (3.74%) Node.js
3 3 (2.80%) IIS
4 2 (1.87%) JBoss
4 2 (1.87%) CMS
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.87%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.93%) Liferay
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.56%) HTTP
2 8 (7.48%) HTTPS
2 8 (7.48%) SSH
3 6 (5.61%) Internet
4 4 (3.74%) FTP
5 2 (1.87%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.93%) GPRS
6 1 (0.93%) UMTS
6 1 (0.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.35%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.48%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.54%) MySQL
4 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.74%) Informix
6 3 (2.80%) MS Access
6 3 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (25.23%) SoapUI
2 17 (15.89%) Selenium
3 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.41%) Subversion
4 9 (8.41%) JUnit
5 6 (5.61%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (4.67%) JIRA
6 5 (4.67%) Axure RP
6 5 (4.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.74%) Mockito
8 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.80%) Ant
9 2 (1.87%) Toad
9 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.87%) Introscope
9 2 (1.87%) Maven
9 2 (1.87%) Gradle
9 2 (1.87%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.93%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.93%) XMLUnit
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 20 (18.69%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Back Office
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (64.49%) Developer
2 40 (37.38%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.28%) Analyst
3 11 (10.28%) Tester
4 7 (6.54%) Test Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) QA Tester
5 5 (4.67%) UI Developer
5 5 (4.67%) Test Leader
5 5 (4.67%) UI Programmer
6 4 (3.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Senior Tester
6 4 (3.74%) Software Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Consultant
7 3 (2.80%) Web Developer
7 3 (2.80%) Architect
7 3 (2.80%) QA Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) .NET Developer
7 3 (2.80%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (58.88%) Web Services
2 57 (53.27%) XML
3 36 (33.64%) Spring
4 35 (32.71%) HTML
5 32 (29.91%) J2EE
6 28 (26.17%) REST
7 26 (24.30%) JSON
8 18 (16.82%) CSS
8 18 (16.82%) jQuery
9 17 (15.89%) XSLT
9 17 (15.89%) WSDL
10 14 (13.08%) RESTful
11 13 (12.15%) JSP
12 12 (11.21%) .NET
12 12 (11.21%) Ajax
13 11 (10.28%) Java EE
14 9 (8.41%) Hibernate
14 9 (8.41%) JDBC
15 8 (7.48%) Struts
16 7 (6.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Open Source
2 7 (6.54%) Online Banking
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.61%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.61%) NHS
3 6 (5.61%) Web 2.0
4 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.54%) Windows
1 7 (6.54%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.61%) UNIX
3 3 (2.80%) Android
4 2 (1.87%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) Integration Testing
3 17 (15.89%) SOA
4 16 (14.95%) TDD
5 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
6 13 (12.15%) MVC
7 9 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.48%) Scrum
8 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.61%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.61%) iOS Development
11 5 (4.67%) Test Strategy
11 5 (4.67%) Kanban
11 5 (4.67%) Regression Testing
12 4 (3.74%) Workflow
12 4 (3.74%) Web Design
12 4 (3.74%) Test Automation
12 4 (3.74%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.74%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (57.94%) Java
2 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
2 30 (28.04%) SQL
3 16 (14.95%) XPath
4 10 (9.35%) Groovy
4 10 (9.35%) C#
5 7 (6.54%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.61%) VB
7 3 (2.80%) VBScript
8 2 (1.87%) Ruby
8 2 (1.87%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) Degree
2 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) VCP4
4 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 32 (29.91%) Oracle
2 8 (7.48%) Adobe
3 6 (5.61%) IBM
4 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.67%) HP
5 4 (3.74%) Perforce
6 3 (2.80%) webMethods
7 2 (1.87%) VMware
7 2 (1.87%) Compuware
8 1 (0.93%) Apple
8 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.93%) SAP
8 1 (0.93%) Google
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