Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 89 82
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 54 64 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.99% 2.12% 2.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.44% 6.14% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 49 54
Manchester median daily rate £383 £330 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.91% -7.04% +4.41%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £285
90th Percentile £500 £440 £513
North West median daily rate £388 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +13.97% -15.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate - - £31.57
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 £41.32
% change year-on-year - +33.11% -

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 993 1,042 1,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.68% 34.56% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 715 625
Manchester median daily rate £388 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.16% +12.31%
10th Percentile £290 £285 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 28
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +28.21% -10.00%
10th Percentile £13.86 £15.03 £12.13
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.08 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% +44.44%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Bolton +4 6 £269 -28.33% 1
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 47 (87.04%) REST
2 45 (83.33%) Web Services
3 33 (61.11%) JavaScript
4 27 (50.00%) SQL
5 26 (48.15%) CSS
6 25 (46.30%) HTML
6 25 (46.30%) Java
7 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (31.48%) XML
8 17 (31.48%) jQuery
9 16 (29.63%) Ajax
10 15 (27.78%) TDD
11 14 (25.93%) Linux
11 14 (25.93%) .NET
12 13 (24.07%) MySQL
13 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 12 (22.22%) J2EE
14 11 (20.37%) DOM
14 11 (20.37%) XML Schema
14 11 (20.37%) SAX
14 11 (20.37%) Scrum
15 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
15 10 (18.52%) Unix
15 10 (18.52%) Node.js
15 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
16 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
16 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
16 9 (16.67%) Apache
16 9 (16.67%) SOA
16 9 (16.67%) MVC

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 9 (16.67%) Apache
2 6 (11.11%) CMS
3 5 (9.26%) nginx
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Beehive
4 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.41%) WildFly
5 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.70%) Umbraco
5 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Elite 3E
2 2 (3.70%) Magento
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) AdWords
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) SNMP
2 3 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) MySQL
2 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.26%) MongoDB
4 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
5 4 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (5.56%) Couchbase
7 2 (3.70%) CouchDB
7 2 (3.70%) MariaDB
7 2 (3.70%) Neo4j
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.85%) Big Data
8 1 (1.85%) Riak
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.26%) TeamCity
3 4 (7.41%) Liquibase
3 4 (7.41%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.70%) JIRA
5 2 (3.70%) JMeter
5 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.70%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) Ant
6 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.85%) JUnit
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
6 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.41%) Billing
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
1 4 (7.41%) General Ledger
2 3 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (74.07%) Developer
2 19 (35.19%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Implementation Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 6 (11.11%) ServiceNow Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Lead Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Technical Leader
6 5 (9.26%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Lead Java Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Developer
8 3 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 2 (3.70%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (87.04%) REST
2 45 (83.33%) Web Services
3 26 (48.15%) CSS
4 25 (46.30%) HTML
5 17 (31.48%) jQuery
5 17 (31.48%) XML
6 16 (29.63%) Ajax
7 14 (25.93%) .NET
8 12 (22.22%) J2EE
9 11 (20.37%) DOM
9 11 (20.37%) SAX
9 11 (20.37%) XML Schema
10 10 (18.52%) Node.js
11 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
12 7 (12.96%) CSS3
12 7 (12.96%) HTML5
12 7 (12.96%) Spring
13 6 (11.11%) JSON
13 6 (11.11%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) CMDB
1 8 (14.81%) User Experience
2 7 (12.96%) Algorithms
2 7 (12.96%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Linux
2 10 (18.52%) Unix
3 8 (14.81%) Windows
4 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) TDD
3 11 (20.37%) Scrum
4 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
5 9 (16.67%) MVC
5 9 (16.67%) SOA
5 9 (16.67%) Web Development
5 9 (16.67%) Workflow
6 8 (14.81%) Change Management
6 8 (14.81%) Data Integration
6 8 (14.81%) Data Modelling
6 8 (14.81%) ITIL
6 8 (14.81%) ITIL V3
6 8 (14.81%) ITSM
6 8 (14.81%) Operations Management
6 8 (14.81%) Pair Programming
6 8 (14.81%) Web Application Development
6 8 (14.81%) Workflow Development
7 7 (12.96%) Kanban
8 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (61.11%) JavaScript
2 27 (50.00%) SQL
3 25 (46.30%) Java
4 8 (14.81%) C#
4 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.96%) Ruby
6 6 (11.11%) Groovy
7 5 (9.26%) PHP
7 5 (9.26%) Scala
8 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
8 4 (7.41%) Python
8 4 (7.41%) VB
8 4 (7.41%) XPath
9 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.70%) C
11 1 (1.85%) ABAP
11 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) MCTS
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
1 4 (7.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) ServiceNow
2 8 (14.81%) Snow
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (7.41%) Intapp
4 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.56%) BT
6 2 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) SAP