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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West / Manchester
Rank 64 77 74
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 25 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.92% 1.75% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.39% 6.16% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 19
Median daily rate £325 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £570 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 464 503 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.66% 28.34% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 327 244
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.87 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Manchester

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Stockport +1 1 - - 2
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 41 (80.39%) Java
2 40 (78.43%) Web Services
3 27 (52.94%) Spring
4 23 (45.10%) REST
5 22 (43.14%) SQL
5 22 (43.14%) J2EE
6 19 (37.25%) Oracle
6 19 (37.25%) Banking
7 17 (33.33%) Finance
7 17 (33.33%) HTML
7 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 16 (31.37%) XML
8 16 (31.37%) CSS
8 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (31.37%) JPA
9 14 (27.45%) TDD
9 14 (27.45%) Hibernate
9 14 (27.45%) JSON
10 13 (25.49%) OO
10 13 (25.49%) Data Modelling
11 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
11 12 (23.53%) JUnit
11 12 (23.53%) Java EE
11 12 (23.53%) Spring Boot
12 11 (21.57%) HTML5
12 11 (21.57%) AngularJS
12 11 (21.57%) Unit Testing
13 9 (17.65%) SoapUI
13 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (15.69%) CSS3

SOAP
Top Related 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 (13.73%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.84%) Apache
2 4 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 2 (3.92%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.96%) nginx
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.88%) HTTP
2 3 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.92%) NFC
4 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
2 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
2 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.80%) MySQL
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.88%) SQLite
5 2 (3.92%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.92%) DB2
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) JUnit
2 9 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 8 (15.69%) JIRA
4 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
4 7 (13.73%) Selenium
5 6 (11.76%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.88%) Appium
7 3 (5.88%) Bugzilla
7 3 (5.88%) ClearCase
7 3 (5.88%) Maven
7 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.92%) Ant
8 2 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (3.92%) Checkstyle
8 2 (3.92%) FindBugs
8 2 (3.92%) Gradle
8 2 (3.92%) IntelliJ
8 2 (3.92%) Subversion
8 2 (3.92%) Xcode
General
1 19 (37.25%) Banking
2 17 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (80.39%) Developer
2 30 (58.82%) Java Developer
3 5 (9.80%) Architect
4 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Agile Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.88%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.88%) UI Developer
5 3 (5.88%) WCF Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Architect
6 2 (3.92%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Java Technical Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Lead Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (3.92%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (78.43%) Web Services
2 27 (52.94%) Spring
3 23 (45.10%) REST
4 22 (43.14%) J2EE
5 17 (33.33%) HTML
6 16 (31.37%) CSS
6 16 (31.37%) JPA
6 16 (31.37%) XML
7 14 (27.45%) Hibernate
7 14 (27.45%) JSON
8 12 (23.53%) Java EE
8 12 (23.53%) Spring Boot
9 11 (21.57%) AngularJS
9 11 (21.57%) HTML5
10 8 (15.69%) CSS3
11 6 (11.76%) jQuery
12 5 (9.80%) Ajax
12 5 (9.80%) Middleware
12 5 (9.80%) WSDL
12 5 (9.80%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) SWIFT
3 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.88%) User Experience
4 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Android
2 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.88%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) TDD
3 13 (25.49%) Data Modelling
3 13 (25.49%) OO
4 11 (21.57%) Unit Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.84%) Scrum
7 3 (5.88%) Data Entry
7 3 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (5.88%) MVC
7 3 (5.88%) Validation
8 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Kanban
8 2 (3.92%) OWASP
8 2 (3.92%) Pair Programming
8 2 (3.92%) Refactoring
8 2 (3.92%) SOA
8 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (80.39%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) SQL
3 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.76%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) Python
6 3 (5.88%) Groovy
6 3 (5.88%) Scala
7 2 (3.92%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.92%) PHP
7 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Clojure
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.96%) XPath
8 1 (1.96%) XQuery
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
1 1 (1.96%) Varnish
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Sybase
2 5 (9.80%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Perforce
4 2 (3.92%) Apple
4 2 (3.92%) Google
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Remedy