Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 89 82
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 49 56 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.66% 1.98% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.60% 5.28% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 57
Manchester median daily rate £430 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.37% +9.48% -8.78%
10th Percentile £363 £305 £300
90th Percentile £580 £469 £400
North West median daily rate £438 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +16.67% +10.29% -19.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £24.75 - -
North West median hourly rate £24.75 - £55.00

SOAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,066 1,061 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.20% 37.54% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 732 715
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +6.16%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £288
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £410 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.81% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 6
Manchester median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £22.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -12.14% -27.74%
10th Percentile £12.37 £17.00 £14.88
90th Percentile £43.25 £44.00 £39.38
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £38.13 £38.50
% change year-on-year -4.98% -0.97% +13.84%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Manchester

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Manchester

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Manchester

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Manchester

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 3 £300 -
Salford - 2 - - 3
Altrincham -1 1 - - 3
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 30 (61.22%) .NET
2 28 (57.14%) C#
2 28 (57.14%) Web Services
2 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (53.06%) XML
4 23 (46.94%) HTML
4 23 (46.94%) CSS
5 22 (44.90%) SQL
6 21 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
7 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
8 19 (38.78%) jQuery
9 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (36.73%) ASP.NET
9 18 (36.73%) HTML5
9 18 (36.73%) CSS3
9 18 (36.73%) ASP.NET Core
10 17 (34.69%) RavenDB
11 16 (32.65%) SOA
11 16 (32.65%) JSON
12 15 (30.61%) WSDL
13 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (28.57%) RESTful
13 14 (28.57%) TDD
14 13 (26.53%) Ontologies
14 13 (26.53%) Semantic Web
14 13 (26.53%) REST
15 12 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (22.45%) Java
16 11 (22.45%) GitHub

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (14.29%) CMS
1 7 (14.29%) Drupal
2 3 (6.12%) Confluence
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) JBoss
4 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (22.45%) GitHub
4 7 (14.29%) Boomi
4 7 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) RavenDB
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.12%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) JUnit
3 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.08%) Gradle
4 2 (4.08%) Hudson
4 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
4 2 (4.08%) Maven
4 2 (4.08%) Mockito
5 1 (2.04%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.04%) Ant
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.04%) Selenium
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 7 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Tester
3 7 (14.29%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Azure Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Database Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Designer
8 2 (4.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Integration Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (61.22%) .NET
2 28 (57.14%) Web Services
3 26 (53.06%) XML
4 23 (46.94%) CSS
4 23 (46.94%) HTML
5 21 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 19 (38.78%) jQuery
7 18 (36.73%) ASP.NET
7 18 (36.73%) ASP.NET Core
7 18 (36.73%) CSS3
7 18 (36.73%) HTML5
8 16 (32.65%) JSON
9 15 (30.61%) WSDL
10 14 (28.57%) RESTful
11 13 (26.53%) REST
12 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
13 5 (10.20%) Spring
14 4 (8.16%) Apache Cordova
14 4 (8.16%) Ionic Framework
14 4 (8.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Semantic Web
2 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) NHS
3 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.16%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Android
2 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
3 16 (32.65%) SOA
4 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (28.57%) TDD
5 13 (26.53%) Ontologies
6 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (16.33%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.29%) Content Management
9 7 (14.29%) CRM
9 7 (14.29%) DevOps
9 7 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (8.16%) High Availability
10 4 (8.16%) MVC
10 4 (8.16%) SDLC
11 3 (6.12%) Kanban
11 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) C#
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) R
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Java 8
7 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) WAI
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) Dell
3 7 (14.29%) Informatica
3 7 (14.29%) MuleSoft
4 4 (8.16%) Kony
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow