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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 97 102 74
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -28
Contract jobs citing SOAP 53 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 1.13% 1.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.33% 5.12% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 35
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£388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £43.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.71% +45.83%
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
837 703 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.44% 22.09% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 426 341
Average daily rate £375 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £20.60 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.25 £157.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Cheshire +8 21 £388 -3.12% 4
Manchester -12 17 £320 -8.57% 20
Lancashire +13 5 £369 - 2
Merseyside -9 3 £425 +188.13% 6
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 71 (62.28%) Java
2 66 (57.89%) Web Services
3 52 (45.61%) XML
4 47 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (40.35%) Spring
6 39 (34.21%) J2EE
7 38 (33.33%) SQL
8 34 (29.82%) SoapUI
9 31 (27.19%) Finance
10 30 (26.32%) WSDL
10 30 (26.32%) TDD
10 30 (26.32%) REST
11 29 (25.44%) Oracle
12 28 (24.56%) JSON
13 26 (22.81%) Integration Testing
13 26 (22.81%) HTML
14 25 (21.93%) QA
15 20 (17.54%) JavaScript
15 20 (17.54%) HTTP
16 18 (15.79%) Selenium
16 18 (15.79%) WebSphere
17 17 (14.91%) Banking
17 17 (14.91%) SOA
18 16 (14.04%) XSLT
18 16 (14.04%) Software Engineering
18 16 (14.04%) RESTful
18 16 (14.04%) SDLC
19 15 (13.16%) System Integration Testing
19 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
19 15 (13.16%) Unit Testing

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 18 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.02%) IBM HTTP Server
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 7 (6.14%) JBoss
4 6 (5.26%) Liferay
4 6 (5.26%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (2.63%) Node.js
6 2 (1.75%) Apache
6 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.54%) HTTP
2 10 (8.77%) Internet
3 5 (4.39%) SSL
4 3 (2.63%) SNMP
5 2 (1.75%) SSH
5 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.88%) GPRS
6 1 (0.88%) UMTS
6 1 (0.88%) FTP
6 1 (0.88%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.28%) Relational Database
2 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 11 (9.65%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.02%) Informix
5 6 (5.26%) MySQL
6 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.63%) MS Access
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (29.82%) SoapUI
2 18 (15.79%) Selenium
3 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 15 (13.16%) Subversion
4 14 (12.28%) JUnit
5 9 (7.89%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.02%) Mockito
7 5 (4.39%) JIRA
8 3 (2.63%) Introscope
8 3 (2.63%) Maven
8 3 (2.63%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.75%) Gradle
9 2 (1.75%) Cactus
9 2 (1.75%) Ant
9 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.88%) Toad
10 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.88%) XMLUnit
General
1 31 (27.19%) Finance
2 17 (14.91%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (57.89%) Developer
2 43 (37.72%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.53%) Tester
4 11 (9.65%) Analyst
5 7 (6.14%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (6.14%) QA Tester
6 6 (5.26%) Architect
7 5 (4.39%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.39%) Consultant
7 5 (4.39%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.39%) webMethods Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Java Technical Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) QA Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Java Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (57.89%) Web Services
2 52 (45.61%) XML
3 46 (40.35%) Spring
4 39 (34.21%) J2EE
5 30 (26.32%) WSDL
5 30 (26.32%) REST
6 28 (24.56%) JSON
7 26 (22.81%) HTML
8 16 (14.04%) XSLT
8 16 (14.04%) RESTful
9 15 (13.16%) CSS
10 14 (12.28%) Hibernate
10 14 (12.28%) Servlets
11 11 (9.65%) XSD
12 10 (8.77%) JAX-RPC
13 9 (7.89%) JDBC
13 9 (7.89%) JSP
14 8 (7.02%) XSL
14 8 (7.02%) Middleware
14 8 (7.02%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.14%) N-Tier
2 6 (5.26%) Online Banking
3 4 (3.51%) DataPower
4 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.75%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) Android
1 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
1 4 (3.51%) UNIX
1 4 (3.51%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.32%) TDD
3 26 (22.81%) Integration Testing
4 17 (14.91%) SOA
5 16 (14.04%) Software Engineering
5 16 (14.04%) SDLC
6 15 (13.16%) System Integration Testing
6 15 (13.16%) Unit Testing
7 12 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 10 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.89%) MVC
9 9 (7.89%) Open Source
10 8 (7.02%) UML
11 7 (6.14%) Web Application Development
11 7 (6.14%) Scrum
11 7 (6.14%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.14%) Performance Testing
12 6 (5.26%) BPEL
12 6 (5.26%) Manual Testing
13 5 (4.39%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (62.28%) Java
2 38 (33.33%) SQL
3 20 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.28%) Groovy
5 11 (9.65%) PL/SQL
6 9 (7.89%) XPath
7 6 (5.26%) C#
7 6 (5.26%) Perl
8 5 (4.39%) VB
9 3 (2.63%) VBScript
10 2 (1.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.88%) C++
11 1 (0.88%) VBA
11 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
11 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Degree
2 7 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) ISEB
4 3 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.93%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (25.44%) Oracle
2 15 (13.16%) IBM
3 7 (6.14%) Perforce
4 6 (5.26%) webMethods
5 4 (3.51%) HP
6 3 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.63%) Adobe
6 3 (2.63%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.63%) Compuware
7 2 (1.75%) Sybase
8 1 (0.88%) Apple
8 1 (0.88%) VMware
8 1 (0.88%) Zend
8 1 (0.88%) Google
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