Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 90 85
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 68 49 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.08% 1.71% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.10% 4.89% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 48
Manchester median daily rate £411 £370 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.30% +4.08% -8.39%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £304
90th Percentile £481 £475 £445
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £38.28

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 1,333 1,002 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 40.79% 34.99% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 665 687
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.99%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £545 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 6
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +22.09% -12.63%
10th Percentile £12.80 £14.75 £20.56
90th Percentile £42.00 £45.00 £43.25
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -9.38% +16.79% -8.67%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +5 1 £450 - 3
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 44 (64.71%) Web Services
2 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (51.47%) .NET
4 33 (48.53%) CSS
5 32 (47.06%) REST
6 31 (45.59%) SQL
6 31 (45.59%) HTML
6 31 (45.59%) TDD
7 30 (44.12%) Java
8 29 (42.65%) XML
9 27 (39.71%) C#
10 25 (36.76%) jQuery
11 24 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (30.88%) ASP.NET
13 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
13 20 (29.41%) MVC
13 20 (29.41%) RESTful
13 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
15 18 (26.47%) SOA
16 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
16 17 (25.00%) Spring
16 17 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (25.00%) JSON
16 17 (25.00%) BDD
16 17 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (23.53%) Test Automation
17 16 (23.53%) Oracle
18 15 (22.06%) HTML5
19 14 (20.59%) CSS3

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 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Drupal
2 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (11.76%) GitHub
4 6 (8.82%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (5.88%) iPaaS
6 2 (2.94%) IaaS
7 1 (1.47%) Boomi
7 1 (1.47%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) AMQP
3 1 (1.47%) BGP
3 1 (1.47%) IPFIX
3 1 (1.47%) Junos
3 1 (1.47%) MPLS
3 1 (1.47%) MQTT
3 1 (1.47%) MRTG
3 1 (1.47%) OSPF
3 1 (1.47%) SMS
3 1 (1.47%) SNMP
3 1 (1.47%) TACACS
3 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.12%) RavenDB
3 11 (16.18%) MongoDB
4 10 (14.71%) MySQL
5 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
6 7 (10.29%) NoSQL
7 6 (8.82%) CouchDB
7 6 (8.82%) Neo4j
8 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.47%) DB2
9 1 (1.47%) Redis
9 1 (1.47%) Riak
9 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.76%) JIRA
2 8 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.29%) Subversion
4 6 (8.82%) JUnit
4 6 (8.82%) Selenium
4 6 (8.82%) SoapUI
4 6 (8.82%) TestNG
5 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.35%) Mockito
6 4 (5.88%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.41%) Bitbucket
7 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.47%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.47%) JMeter
8 1 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.47%) Mocha
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Back Office
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (60.29%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) .NET Developer
2 14 (20.59%) Architect
3 12 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.24%) C# Developer
5 7 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Java Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Developer in Test
9 3 (4.41%) Java Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Java Technical Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Java Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.94%) AWS Developer
10 2 (2.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.94%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (64.71%) Web Services
2 35 (51.47%) .NET
3 33 (48.53%) CSS
4 32 (47.06%) REST
5 31 (45.59%) HTML
6 29 (42.65%) XML
7 25 (36.76%) jQuery
8 21 (30.88%) ASP.NET
9 20 (29.41%) RESTful
10 17 (25.00%) JSON
10 17 (25.00%) Spring
10 17 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (22.06%) HTML5
12 14 (20.59%) CSS3
13 12 (17.65%) Ajax
14 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET Core
15 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
16 7 (10.29%) .NET Framework
16 7 (10.29%) Java EE
16 7 (10.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Semantic Web
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (5.88%) NHS
5 2 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Linux
1 6 (8.82%) Unix
2 5 (7.35%) Android
2 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) CentOS
4 1 (1.47%) Debian
4 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) TDD
3 24 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (29.41%) MVC
5 18 (26.47%) SOA
6 17 (25.00%) BDD
7 16 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (14.71%) Kanban
9 10 (14.71%) Scrum
9 10 (14.71%) Unit Testing
10 9 (13.24%) DevOps
11 8 (11.76%) Ontologies
11 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
12 7 (10.29%) SDLC
13 6 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (8.82%) CRM
13 6 (8.82%) Microservices
14 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
14 5 (7.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (45.59%) SQL
2 30 (44.12%) Java
3 27 (39.71%) C#
4 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.82%) Groovy
5 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.35%) Scala
7 3 (4.41%) Python
7 3 (4.41%) R
7 3 (4.41%) Ruby
8 2 (2.94%) Java 8
8 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.47%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.47%) Perl
9 1 (1.47%) PHP
9 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) Degree
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.94%) MCTS
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) WAI
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.94%) Docker
3 1 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.41%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.47%) Ansible
4 1 (1.47%) Cacti
4 1 (1.47%) collectd
4 1 (1.47%) Grafana
4 1 (1.47%) Graphite
4 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.47%) Icinga
4 1 (1.47%) Kibana
4 1 (1.47%) logstash
4 1 (1.47%) Nagios
4 1 (1.47%) Netcool
4 1 (1.47%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.47%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.47%) Puppet
4 1 (1.47%) Salt
4 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.53%) Oracle
3 5 (7.35%) Kony
3 5 (7.35%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (7.35%) Sitecore
3 5 (7.35%) webMethods
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco
4 1 (1.47%) Dell
4 1 (1.47%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Huawei
4 1 (1.47%) Informatica
4 1 (1.47%) Juniper
4 1 (1.47%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.47%) Splunk
4 1 (1.47%) VMware