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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / North West
Rank 89 75 87
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 42 87 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 2.25% 1.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.32% 8.63% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 56 34
Median daily rate £331 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £515 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £29.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.62%

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
790 1008 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.85% 26.02% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 633 534
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 40 23
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £30.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +21.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester +10 22 £325 +4.00% 11
Cheshire -6 11 £356 -20.83% 7
Lancashire +6 4 £255 -51.42% 2
Merseyside +3 2 £325 -27.77% 3
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 68 (52.31%) Web Services
2 63 (48.46%) Java
3 57 (43.85%) XML
4 55 (42.31%) Oracle
5 53 (40.77%) SQL
6 50 (38.46%) REST
7 49 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (36.15%) Spring
9 38 (29.23%) OO
10 34 (26.15%) SQL Server
10 34 (26.15%) Hibernate
11 27 (20.77%) JavaScript
12 25 (19.23%) HTML
13 24 (18.46%) JUnit
13 24 (18.46%) Finance
14 23 (17.69%) TDD
14 23 (17.69%) C#
14 23 (17.69%) .NET
15 22 (16.92%) Banking
15 22 (16.92%) JSON
15 22 (16.92%) Unit Testing
15 22 (16.92%) Git (software)
16 21 (16.15%) Software Engineering
16 21 (16.15%) J2EE
16 21 (16.15%) CSS
17 20 (15.38%) Windows
17 20 (15.38%) JPA
18 18 (13.85%) NoSQL
18 18 (13.85%) WebSphere
19 17 (13.08%) Scrum

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 18 (13.85%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (5.38%) Apache
3 7 (5.38%) JBoss
3 7 (5.38%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.38%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.85%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.08%) IIS
7 3 (2.31%) ColdFusion
7 3 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.54%) Confluence
8 2 (1.54%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.77%) Liferay
9 1 (0.77%) Mule
9 1 (0.77%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.77%) nginx
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.85%) MS Project
3 4 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) FTP
2 11 (8.46%) HTTP
3 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.62%) HTTPS
5 5 (3.85%) Internet
5 5 (3.85%) SMTP
6 4 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.31%) LDAP
8 2 (1.54%) Firewall
8 2 (1.54%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.77%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.77%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.85%) NoSQL
3 14 (10.77%) Relational Database
4 13 (10.00%) DB2
5 12 (9.23%) MySQL
5 12 (9.23%) Oracle Database
5 12 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (8.46%) MongoDB
7 10 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (5.38%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (5.38%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.31%) Couchbase
10 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.31%) SQLite
11 2 (1.54%) Firebird
11 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (18.46%) JUnit
2 22 (16.92%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
4 11 (8.46%) Eclipse
4 11 (8.46%) Subversion
5 10 (7.69%) JIRA
6 9 (6.92%) SoapUI
7 8 (6.15%) Maven
8 7 (5.38%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (4.62%) Selenium
10 5 (3.85%) IntelliJ
10 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.08%) JMeter
11 4 (3.08%) Moq
11 4 (3.08%) NUnit
12 3 (2.31%) ClearCase
12 3 (2.31%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (2.31%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.31%) Mockito
12 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (18.46%) Finance
2 22 (16.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Billing
3 2 (1.54%) Electronics
3 2 (1.54%) Marketing
3 2 (1.54%) Retail
3 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.77%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 91 (70.00%) Developer
2 45 (34.62%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.15%) .NET Developer
4 16 (12.31%) C# Developer
5 15 (11.54%) Architect
6 14 (10.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (8.46%) SQL Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Analyst
9 8 (6.15%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (6.15%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.38%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 7 (5.38%) PL/SQL Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Python Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Software Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Test Leader
12 5 (3.85%) BizTalk Developer
12 5 (3.85%) Integration Architect
12 5 (3.85%) Software Engineer
13 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (3.08%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (52.31%) Web Services
2 57 (43.85%) XML
3 50 (38.46%) REST
4 47 (36.15%) Spring
5 34 (26.15%) Hibernate
6 25 (19.23%) HTML
7 23 (17.69%) .NET
8 22 (16.92%) JSON
9 21 (16.15%) CSS
9 21 (16.15%) J2EE
10 20 (15.38%) JPA
11 16 (12.31%) jQuery
12 15 (11.54%) .NET Framework
12 15 (11.54%) AngularJS
12 15 (11.54%) Spring Boot
13 14 (10.77%) Java EE
13 14 (10.77%) WSDL
14 13 (10.00%) ASP.NET
14 13 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
15 12 (9.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.08%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.31%) User Experience
5 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) EPoS
5 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) DataPower
6 1 (0.77%) Derivative
6 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (0.77%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.38%) Windows
2 17 (13.08%) Unix
3 13 (10.00%) Linux
4 5 (3.85%) Android
5 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.77%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.23%) OO
3 23 (17.69%) TDD
4 22 (16.92%) Unit Testing
5 21 (16.15%) Software Engineering
6 17 (13.08%) Scrum
7 13 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 12 (9.23%) SOA
9 11 (8.46%) MVC
9 11 (8.46%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 10 (7.69%) SDLC
11 9 (6.92%) UML
11 9 (6.92%) Validation
12 8 (6.15%) Functional Testing
13 7 (5.38%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (5.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (4.62%) Data Analysis
14 6 (4.62%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 63 (48.46%) Java
2 53 (40.77%) SQL
3 27 (20.77%) JavaScript
4 23 (17.69%) C#
5 14 (10.77%) T-SQL
5 14 (10.77%) VB
6 11 (8.46%) VB6
7 10 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 9 (6.92%) Python
9 7 (5.38%) Scala
10 5 (3.85%) Ruby
11 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.31%) Groovy
12 3 (2.31%) PHP
12 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.54%) Perl
14 1 (0.77%) C
14 1 (0.77%) C++
14 1 (0.77%) COBOL
14 1 (0.77%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) Degree
2 7 (5.38%) ISEB
2 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.77%) MCSE
5 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.77%) MetaFrame
2 1 (0.77%) Varnish
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) SCCM
2 1 (0.77%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 55 (42.31%) Oracle
2 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.92%) Perforce
4 8 (6.15%) VMware
5 6 (4.62%) Sybase
6 5 (3.85%) IBM
7 4 (3.08%) hybris
8 2 (1.54%) Google
8 2 (1.54%) HP
8 2 (1.54%) SAP
9 1 (0.77%) Apple
9 1 (0.77%) Citrix
9 1 (0.77%) Kony
9 1 (0.77%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.77%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.77%) Remedy
9 1 (0.77%) Yahoo!
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