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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 76 74 109
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +35
Contract jobs citing SOAP 80 101 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 2.26% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.47% 9.41% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 78 16
Median daily rate £340 £473 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.04% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.64 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £34.28
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +7.95%
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
944 1073 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.98% 23.98% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 699 478
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Manchester +5 49 £330 -30.52% 18
Merseyside +15 13 £400 +14.28% 8
Cheshire -5 9 £424 -0.29% 2
Lancashire +13 8 £325 -19.75% 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 115 (60.21%) XML
2 104 (54.45%) Java
3 102 (53.40%) Oracle
4 92 (48.17%) Web Services
4 92 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (39.27%) REST
6 69 (36.13%) Spring
7 68 (35.60%) SQL
8 64 (33.51%) JSON
9 59 (30.89%) JDBC
10 51 (26.70%) HTTP
11 50 (26.18%) Linux
12 49 (25.65%) JavaScript
13 48 (25.13%) J2EE
14 42 (21.99%) SOA
15 41 (21.47%) Apache Camel
16 40 (20.94%) Middleware
16 40 (20.94%) Finance
17 38 (19.90%) IBM
17 38 (19.90%) Banking
17 38 (19.90%) RESTful
18 37 (19.37%) HTML
19 35 (18.32%) JBoss
19 35 (18.32%) Software Engineering
20 33 (17.28%) MySQL
21 32 (16.75%) WSDL
22 31 (16.23%) SQL Server
23 30 (15.71%) Tomcat
24 29 (15.18%) PostgreSQL
24 29 (15.18%) 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 (18.32%) JBoss
2 30 (15.71%) Tomcat
3 27 (14.14%) Apache
4 24 (12.57%) WebSphere
5 19 (9.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.62%) IIS
7 3 (1.57%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.52%) CICS
9 1 (0.52%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) Confluence
9 1 (0.52%) Liferay
9 1 (0.52%) Mule
9 1 (0.52%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.14%) MS Office
3 5 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) PaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (26.70%) HTTP
2 20 (10.47%) FTP
3 14 (7.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.66%) Internet
5 5 (2.62%) Firewall
5 5 (2.62%) SMTP
6 3 (1.57%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.57%) SSL
7 2 (1.05%) AMQP
7 2 (1.05%) WinSCP
7 2 (1.05%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.52%) LAN
8 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.28%) MySQL
2 31 (16.23%) SQL Server
3 29 (15.18%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (13.61%) Oracle Database
5 16 (8.38%) NoSQL
6 13 (6.81%) Hadoop
7 12 (6.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (6.28%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (5.24%) DB2
9 9 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (4.19%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.66%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.57%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.57%) MS Access
12 3 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (1.05%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.52%) Big Data
14 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (10.47%) JUnit
2 18 (9.42%) Jenkins
3 16 (8.38%) JIRA
3 16 (8.38%) Subversion
4 14 (7.33%) Git (software)
5 12 (6.28%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (5.24%) Selenium
7 8 (4.19%) Maven
8 5 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.09%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.09%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.09%) JMeter
9 4 (2.09%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.09%) Moq
9 4 (2.09%) NUnit
9 4 (2.09%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (1.57%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.57%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.57%) Toad
General
1 40 (20.94%) Finance
2 38 (19.90%) Banking
3 5 (2.62%) International Banking
4 4 (2.09%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.09%) Retail
5 2 (1.05%) Billing
5 2 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (66.49%) Developer
2 74 (38.74%) Java Developer
3 34 (17.80%) Architect
4 21 (10.99%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.90%) C# Developer
6 16 (8.38%) Senior Developer
6 16 (8.38%) Senior Java Developer
7 15 (7.85%) Analyst
7 15 (7.85%) SQL Developer
8 14 (7.33%) Oracle Developer
9 13 (6.81%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (6.28%) Applications Developer
10 12 (6.28%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 12 (6.28%) PL/SQL Developer
10 12 (6.28%) Test Analyst
11 11 (5.76%) Technical Architect
12 10 (5.24%) Java Applications Developer
12 10 (5.24%) Senior Applications Developer
12 10 (5.24%) Senior Java Applications Developer
13 9 (4.71%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (60.21%) XML
2 92 (48.17%) Web Services
3 75 (39.27%) REST
4 69 (36.13%) Spring
5 64 (33.51%) JSON
6 59 (30.89%) JDBC
7 48 (25.13%) J2EE
8 41 (21.47%) Apache Camel
9 40 (20.94%) Middleware
10 38 (19.90%) RESTful
11 37 (19.37%) HTML
12 32 (16.75%) WSDL
13 28 (14.66%) CSS
14 26 (13.61%) .NET
14 26 (13.61%) ActiveMQ
14 26 (13.61%) Hibernate
14 26 (13.61%) JAX-WS
15 23 (12.04%) AngularJS
16 21 (10.99%) JAXB
17 19 (9.95%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.14%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.62%) Clustering
4 4 (2.09%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.09%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.09%) iPad
5 3 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.57%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.05%) DataPower
6 2 (1.05%) EPoS
6 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.52%) User Experience
7 1 (0.52%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.18%) Linux
2 24 (12.57%) Windows
3 21 (10.99%) Unix
4 6 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.62%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.05%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.99%) SOA
3 35 (18.32%) Software Engineering
4 29 (15.18%) High Availability
5 25 (13.09%) OO
6 23 (12.04%) Integration Testing
6 23 (12.04%) TDD
7 22 (11.52%) AOP
7 22 (11.52%) Open Source
8 21 (10.99%) Kanban
8 21 (10.99%) Microservices
8 21 (10.99%) Waterfall
9 20 (10.47%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (9.42%) BDD
11 16 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (7.33%) E-business
12 14 (7.33%) MVC
13 13 (6.81%) Scrum
13 13 (6.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 104 (54.45%) Java
2 68 (35.60%) SQL
3 49 (25.65%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.66%) PL/SQL
5 23 (12.04%) C#
6 19 (9.95%) T-SQL
7 17 (8.90%) C
8 15 (7.85%) C++
9 14 (7.33%) VB
10 11 (5.76%) VB6
11 8 (4.19%) Python
12 5 (2.62%) Groovy
12 5 (2.62%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.62%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.09%) Ruby
14 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.05%) Scala
15 1 (0.52%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.52%) Clojure
15 1 (0.52%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.28%) Degree
3 8 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.66%) ISEB
5 6 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) PCI DSS
1 5 (2.62%) QA
2 4 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (7.33%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.14%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.57%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.05%) DameWare
Vendors
1 102 (53.40%) Oracle
2 38 (19.90%) IBM
3 18 (9.42%) VMware
4 11 (5.76%) HP
5 7 (3.66%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.14%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.09%) Perforce
7 4 (2.09%) Sybase
8 2 (1.05%) F5
8 2 (1.05%) LexisNexis
8 2 (1.05%) SAP
8 2 (1.05%) webMethods
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco
9 1 (0.52%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
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