Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 86 71
Rank change year-on-year -14 -15 +23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 45 76 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.52% 2.14% 2.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.14% 6.97% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 56 64
Manchester median daily rate £358 £334 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -17.08% +7.33%
10th Percentile £284 £300 £277
90th Percentile £493 £388 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £33.64
North West median hourly rate - - £55.75

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 1088 1091 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.86% 30.73% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 780 557
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £271
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 28
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £16.55 £14.80 £10.93
90th Percentile £47.40 £44.25 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017. 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
Altrincham - 3 £338 -
Bolton -4 2 £300 +4.35% 1
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (71.11%) Web Services
2 26 (57.78%) REST
3 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (40.00%) Java
6 17 (37.78%) TDD
7 16 (35.56%) HTML
7 16 (35.56%) SQL
7 16 (35.56%) CSS
8 14 (31.11%) Spring
9 13 (28.89%) XML
9 13 (28.89%) HTML5
10 12 (26.67%) CSS3
10 12 (26.67%) C#
10 12 (26.67%) .NET
10 12 (26.67%) Finance
11 11 (24.44%) Oracle
12 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 10 (22.22%) RESTful
13 9 (20.00%) J2EE
13 9 (20.00%) jQuery
14 8 (17.78%) Java EE
14 8 (17.78%) Hibernate
14 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
15 7 (15.56%) GitHub
15 7 (15.56%) Workflow
15 7 (15.56%) Ajax
15 7 (15.56%) JSON
15 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (15.56%) Unix

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 5 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.89%) CMS
2 4 (8.89%) Confluence
2 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) nginx
4 2 (4.44%) Apache
5 1 (2.22%) JBoss
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) GitHub
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) SNMP
2 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.22%) NFC
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
2 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (8.89%) MySQL
3 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.44%) MariaDB
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.67%) Grunt
3 3 (6.67%) gulp
3 3 (6.67%) JUnit
3 3 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.22%) Ant
5 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.22%) JMeter
5 1 (2.22%) jMock
5 1 (2.22%) Maven
5 1 (2.22%) Mockito
5 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (66.67%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Elasticsearch Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Implementation Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.44%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Administrator
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.22%) JSP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (71.11%) Web Services
2 26 (57.78%) REST
3 16 (35.56%) CSS
3 16 (35.56%) HTML
4 14 (31.11%) Spring
5 13 (28.89%) HTML5
5 13 (28.89%) XML
6 12 (26.67%) .NET
6 12 (26.67%) CSS3
7 10 (22.22%) RESTful
8 9 (20.00%) J2EE
8 9 (20.00%) jQuery
9 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
9 8 (17.78%) Hibernate
9 8 (17.78%) Java EE
10 7 (15.56%) Ajax
10 7 (15.56%) JSON
11 5 (11.11%) JPA
11 5 (11.11%) LINQ
11 5 (11.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) CMDB
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Unix
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TDD
3 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
3 7 (15.56%) SOA
3 7 (15.56%) Workflow
4 6 (13.33%) DevOps
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) ITSM
5 5 (11.11%) Change Management
5 5 (11.11%) Data Integration
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 5 (11.11%) OO
5 5 (11.11%) Operations Management
5 5 (11.11%) Workflow Development
6 4 (8.89%) Database Tuning
6 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Search
6 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.67%) Prototyping
7 3 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 18 (40.00%) Java
3 16 (35.56%) SQL
4 12 (26.67%) C#
5 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.67%) Python
6 3 (6.67%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.44%) C
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
7 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.22%) ABAP
8 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Rancher
2 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 5 (11.11%) Snow
4 4 (8.89%) TIBCO
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) Perforce
7 1 (2.22%) Apple
7 1 (2.22%) Google
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) SAP