Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 87 84
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 77 46 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.53% 1.72% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.54% 5.12% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 48
Manchester median daily rate £420 £325 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -11.50% +13.00%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £286
90th Percentile £490 £445 £508
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £29.50
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 £49.00
% change year-on-year - +12.24% -

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 1,178 898 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.67% 33.67% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 581 641
Manchester median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 14
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +37.93% -22.67%
10th Percentile £12.77 £14.75 £16.19
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.00 £38.80
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +62.22%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 £219 - 1
Stockport -1 1 £450 - 4
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 62 (80.52%) Web Services
2 56 (72.73%) REST
3 47 (61.04%) CSS
4 42 (54.55%) HTML
5 41 (53.25%) SQL
5 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (50.65%) .NET
7 34 (44.16%) Java
8 33 (42.86%) JavaScript
9 30 (38.96%) XML
9 30 (38.96%) TDD
10 28 (36.36%) jQuery
11 27 (35.06%) C#
11 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
12 26 (33.77%) ASP.NET
13 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
13 24 (31.17%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (31.17%) Ajax
14 23 (29.87%) MVC
15 19 (24.68%) MySQL
15 19 (24.68%) SOA
15 19 (24.68%) HTML5
16 18 (23.38%) CSS3
17 17 (22.08%) Relational Database
18 16 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
18 16 (20.78%) Scrum
19 15 (19.48%) XML Schema
19 15 (19.48%) SAX
19 15 (19.48%) DOM
19 15 (19.48%) 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 8 (10.39%) Apache
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Beehive
2 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.19%) WildFly
3 2 (2.60%) CMS
3 2 (2.60%) nginx
3 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.30%) Confluence
4 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (5.19%) Elite 3E
2 2 (2.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.39%) GitHub
4 4 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (5.19%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.30%) AdWords
5 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.30%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) SNMP
2 2 (2.60%) HTTP
2 2 (2.60%) SSL
3 1 (1.30%) AMQP
3 1 (1.30%) BGP
3 1 (1.30%) IPFIX
3 1 (1.30%) Junos
3 1 (1.30%) MPLS
3 1 (1.30%) MQTT
3 1 (1.30%) MRTG
3 1 (1.30%) OSPF
3 1 (1.30%) SMS
3 1 (1.30%) TACACS
3 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (24.68%) MySQL
3 17 (22.08%) Relational Database
4 13 (16.88%) RavenDB
5 12 (15.58%) NoSQL
6 11 (14.29%) MongoDB
7 8 (10.39%) CouchDB
7 8 (10.39%) Neo4j
8 4 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (3.90%) Couchbase
10 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.60%) Riak
11 1 (1.30%) DB2
11 1 (1.30%) Redis
11 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (19.48%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.49%) Selenium
5 4 (5.19%) Liquibase
5 4 (5.19%) Subversion
5 4 (5.19%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.90%) JMeter
6 3 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.30%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.30%) JIRA
7 1 (1.30%) JUnit
7 1 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.30%) Mocha
7 1 (1.30%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Billing
2 4 (5.19%) General Ledger
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Back Office
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (68.83%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Architect
5 7 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Leader
6 6 (7.79%) Tester
6 6 (7.79%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Lead Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Java Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Technical Developer
9 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Implementation Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (80.52%) Web Services
2 56 (72.73%) REST
3 47 (61.04%) CSS
4 42 (54.55%) HTML
5 39 (50.65%) .NET
6 30 (38.96%) XML
7 28 (36.36%) jQuery
8 26 (33.77%) ASP.NET
9 24 (31.17%) Ajax
10 19 (24.68%) HTML5
11 18 (23.38%) CSS3
12 15 (19.48%) DOM
12 15 (19.48%) SAX
12 15 (19.48%) XML Schema
13 13 (16.88%) Node.js
13 13 (16.88%) Spring
14 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
14 12 (15.58%) RESTful
14 12 (15.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Algorithms
2 9 (11.69%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (10.39%) Semantic Web
4 7 (9.09%) User Experience
5 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.19%) NHS
7 3 (3.90%) CMDB
8 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.60%) Wiki
9 1 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
2 5 (6.49%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) CentOS
4 1 (1.30%) Debian
4 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.96%) TDD
3 24 (31.17%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (29.87%) MVC
5 19 (24.68%) SOA
6 16 (20.78%) Scrum
7 15 (19.48%) BDD
8 12 (15.58%) Kanban
9 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 10 (12.99%) Unit Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Web Development
11 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
11 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (11.69%) Regression Testing
12 8 (10.39%) Ontologies
12 8 (10.39%) Pair Programming
13 7 (9.09%) DevOps
13 7 (9.09%) Web Application Development
13 7 (9.09%) Workflow
14 6 (7.79%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) SQL
2 34 (44.16%) Java
3 33 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 27 (35.06%) C#
5 9 (11.69%) Ruby
6 7 (9.09%) Groovy
6 7 (9.09%) Python
6 7 (9.09%) Scala
7 5 (6.49%) PHP
7 5 (6.49%) XPath
8 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.19%) VB
9 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.90%) R
9 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.30%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.30%) Java 8
10 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.60%) Degree
1 2 (2.60%) MCTS
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) WAI
2 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Puppet
1 5 (6.49%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (5.19%) Terraform
3 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) Cacti
4 1 (1.30%) collectd
4 1 (1.30%) Grafana
4 1 (1.30%) Graphite
4 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.30%) Icinga
4 1 (1.30%) Kibana
4 1 (1.30%) logstash
4 1 (1.30%) Netcool
4 1 (1.30%) Observium
4 1 (1.30%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.30%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.30%) Salt
4 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.18%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.49%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.49%) webMethods
4 4 (5.19%) Intapp
5 3 (3.90%) BT
5 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.90%) Snow
6 2 (2.60%) Google
7 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.30%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.30%) HP
7 1 (1.30%) Huawei
7 1 (1.30%) IBM
7 1 (1.30%) Juniper
7 1 (1.30%) Splunk
7 1 (1.30%) VMware