Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 95 77
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18 -10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 47 40 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.50% 1.41% 2.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.83% 3.98% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 64
Manchester median daily rate £410 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.89% +8.75% -16.05%
10th Percentile £313 £317 £300
90th Percentile £570 £475 £429
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 1,226 1,005 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.12% 35.54% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 679 773
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £281
90th Percentile £550 £525 £512
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 10
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +37.87% -22.63%
10th Percentile £12.26 £17.85 £14.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £49.50 £43.88
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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
Stockport - 1 £450 - 1
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 26 (55.32%) JSON
2 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) Java
2 25 (53.19%) XML
3 20 (42.55%) REST
4 18 (38.30%) Web Services
5 17 (36.17%) .NET
6 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
7 15 (31.91%) TDD
8 14 (29.79%) Oracle
8 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (25.53%) RESTful
9 12 (25.53%) DevOps
9 12 (25.53%) C#
9 12 (25.53%) Spring
10 11 (23.40%) HTML
10 11 (23.40%) SQL
11 10 (21.28%) SOA
11 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
12 9 (19.15%) Dynamics CRM
12 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
12 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
12 9 (19.15%) CSS
12 9 (19.15%) CRM
12 9 (19.15%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (19.15%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
13 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
13 8 (17.02%) Git (software)

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 (14.89%) Confluence
2 6 (12.77%) CMS
2 6 (12.77%) Drupal
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (19.15%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (12.77%) Boomi
4 3 (6.38%) iPaaS
5 2 (4.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) AMQP
3 1 (2.13%) BGP
3 1 (2.13%) IPFIX
3 1 (2.13%) Junos
3 1 (2.13%) MPLS
3 1 (2.13%) MQTT
3 1 (2.13%) MRTG
3 1 (2.13%) OSPF
3 1 (2.13%) SNMP
3 1 (2.13%) TACACS
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.38%) MySQL
4 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.13%) Redis
5 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.02%) JUnit
3 7 (14.89%) JIRA
3 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
4 6 (12.77%) Mockito
4 6 (12.77%) Subversion
4 6 (12.77%) TestNG
5 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.64%) Selenium
6 4 (8.51%) Mercurial
7 3 (6.38%) Bitbucket
7 3 (6.38%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
8 2 (4.26%) Gradle
8 2 (4.26%) Hudson
8 2 (4.26%) Maven
9 1 (2.13%) Android Studio
9 1 (2.13%) Robot Framework
9 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.02%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
3 3 (6.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Architect
3 10 (21.28%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Developer in Test
7 3 (6.38%) Java Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Java Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Azure Developer
8 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (55.32%) JSON
2 25 (53.19%) XML
3 20 (42.55%) REST
4 18 (38.30%) Web Services
5 17 (36.17%) .NET
6 12 (25.53%) RESTful
6 12 (25.53%) Spring
7 11 (23.40%) HTML
8 9 (19.15%) CSS
9 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
10 7 (14.89%) Apache Cordova
10 7 (14.89%) Ionic Framework
10 7 (14.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
11 6 (12.77%) jQuery
11 6 (12.77%) WSDL
12 5 (10.64%) Spring Boot
13 4 (8.51%) Java EE
13 4 (8.51%) Kafka
14 3 (6.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.77%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Android
2 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
2 7 (14.89%) Unix
3 6 (12.77%) Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Windows
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Debian
5 1 (2.13%) HPUX
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.91%) TDD
4 12 (25.53%) DevOps
5 10 (21.28%) SOA
6 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (19.15%) CRM
6 9 (19.15%) Deployment Automation
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 8 (17.02%) MVC
7 8 (17.02%) SDLC
8 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Content Management
9 6 (12.77%) Kanban
9 6 (12.77%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (12.77%) Scrum
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.64%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) Groovy
6 3 (6.38%) Java 8
6 3 (6.38%) Scala
6 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.13%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.13%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.13%) Python
8 1 (2.13%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) HND
2 1 (2.13%) MCTS
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.26%) Docker
3 1 (2.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Kubernetes
1 3 (6.38%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Cacti
3 1 (2.13%) collectd
3 1 (2.13%) Grafana
3 1 (2.13%) Graphite
3 1 (2.13%) Icinga
3 1 (2.13%) Kibana
3 1 (2.13%) logstash
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) Netcool
3 1 (2.13%) Observium
3 1 (2.13%) OpenNMS
3 1 (2.13%) Prometheus
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) Salt
3 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Kony
4 6 (12.77%) Dell
4 6 (12.77%) Informatica
4 6 (12.77%) MuleSoft
5 3 (6.38%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (6.38%) Sitecore
5 3 (6.38%) webMethods
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Huawei
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.13%) Splunk
6 1 (2.13%) VMware