Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 October 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 110 85
Rank change year-on-year -2 -25 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 112 92 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.89% 1.64% 2.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.51% 5.28% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 68 129
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £300
90th Percentile £504 £483 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £33.95
% change year-on-year - +32.55% -6.99%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,031 1,744 1,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.32% 31.08% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,395 1,180 1,387
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £550 £513 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 37
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.88 £20.00 £18.67
90th Percentile £64.00 £50.00 £44.15
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% +0.68%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the North West

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the North West

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the North West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the North West

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in the North West

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Manchester -8 47 £410 +10.89% 31
Cheshire +8 44 £406 -9.72% 10
Merseyside -2 5 £445 +18.67% 11
Lancashire -23 1 - - 3
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 North West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (55.36%) Web Services
3 59 (52.68%) Java
4 50 (44.64%) REST
5 48 (42.86%) JSON
6 45 (40.18%) XML
7 42 (37.50%) Test Automation
8 34 (30.36%) Git (software)
9 31 (27.68%) .NET
9 31 (27.68%) Scrum
10 30 (26.79%) Selenium
11 29 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (25.89%) TDD
12 26 (23.21%) JavaScript
13 25 (22.32%) C#
14 24 (21.43%) DevOps
15 23 (20.54%) SQL
16 22 (19.64%) Spring
16 22 (19.64%) AngularJS
17 21 (18.75%) CRM
18 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
18 20 (17.86%) HTML
18 20 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
18 20 (17.86%) SoapUI
18 20 (17.86%) Deployment Automation
19 19 (16.96%) SDLC
19 19 (16.96%) Oracle
20 18 (16.07%) RESTful
21 16 (14.29%) Content Management
21 16 (14.29%) JIRA

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (14.29%) CMS
2 12 (10.71%) Confluence
3 10 (8.93%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.93%) Umbraco
4 6 (5.36%) Drupal
5 3 (2.68%) Apache
5 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.79%) JBoss
7 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.89%) Jetty
7 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.82%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.36%) Boomi
5 3 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.68%) BrowserStack
5 3 (2.68%) iPaaS
6 2 (1.79%) GitHub
6 2 (1.79%) IaaS
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (1.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.89%) AMQP
3 1 (0.89%) BGP
3 1 (0.89%) IPFIX
3 1 (0.89%) Junos
3 1 (0.89%) MPLS
3 1 (0.89%) MQTT
3 1 (0.89%) MRTG
3 1 (0.89%) OSPF
3 1 (0.89%) SNMP
3 1 (0.89%) TACACS
3 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.36%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.68%) MySQL
5 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.89%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.89%) Redis
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.89%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (30.36%) Git (software)
2 30 (26.79%) Selenium
3 20 (17.86%) SoapUI
4 16 (14.29%) Bitbucket
4 16 (14.29%) JIRA
4 16 (14.29%) JUnit
5 15 (13.39%) Jenkins
6 14 (12.50%) Subversion
7 12 (10.71%) Cucumber
8 11 (9.82%) Visual Studio
9 10 (8.93%) gulp
9 10 (8.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (8.93%) TeamCity
9 10 (8.93%) TestNG
10 8 (7.14%) Mercurial
11 6 (5.36%) Mockito
12 5 (4.46%) Android Studio
12 5 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (4.46%) IntelliJ
13 4 (3.57%) Gradle
General
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Back Office
3 4 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Publishing
5 2 (1.79%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Automotive
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (56.25%) Developer
2 23 (20.54%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.50%) Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) Architect
4 12 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) Consultant
6 9 (8.04%) CRM Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Tester
9 6 (5.36%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Android Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.57%) Azure Consultant
11 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Developer in Test
11 4 (3.57%) iOS Developer
12 3 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (55.36%) Web Services
2 50 (44.64%) REST
3 48 (42.86%) JSON
4 45 (40.18%) XML
5 31 (27.68%) .NET
6 22 (19.64%) AngularJS
6 22 (19.64%) Spring
7 20 (17.86%) HTML
8 18 (16.07%) RESTful
9 11 (9.82%) jQuery
10 10 (8.93%) CSS
10 10 (8.93%) Hibernate
11 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (8.04%) Java EE
12 7 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
12 7 (6.25%) Ionic Framework
12 7 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (5.36%) Ajax
13 6 (5.36%) Spring Boot
13 6 (5.36%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) User Experience
5 2 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Android
2 12 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 10 (8.93%) Windows
4 9 (8.04%) Linux
5 8 (7.14%) Unix
6 4 (3.57%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.79%) HPUX
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) CentOS
8 1 (0.89%) Debian
8 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 31 (27.68%) Scrum
4 29 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (25.89%) TDD
5 24 (21.43%) DevOps
6 21 (18.75%) CRM
7 20 (17.86%) Deployment Automation
8 19 (16.96%) SDLC
9 16 (14.29%) Content Management
9 16 (14.29%) Workflow
10 15 (13.39%) API Testing
10 15 (13.39%) Unit Testing
11 14 (12.50%) Kanban
11 14 (12.50%) SOA
12 13 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (10.71%) BDD
13 12 (10.71%) MVC
14 11 (9.82%) Collaborative Working
15 10 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 59 (52.68%) Java
2 26 (23.21%) JavaScript
3 25 (22.32%) C#
4 23 (20.54%) SQL
5 12 (10.71%) Groovy
6 10 (8.93%) Scala
7 5 (4.46%) Kotlin
7 5 (4.46%) PHP
8 4 (3.57%) Apple Swift
8 4 (3.57%) Objective-C
8 4 (3.57%) Python
9 3 (2.68%) Java 8
9 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.79%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.79%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.79%) Perl
11 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.89%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Degree
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.46%) HND
3 2 (1.79%) ISEB
3 2 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.89%) MCTS
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
1 4 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.79%) Docker
3 1 (0.89%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.89%) Cacti
4 1 (0.89%) collectd
4 1 (0.89%) Grafana
4 1 (0.89%) Graphite
4 1 (0.89%) Icinga
4 1 (0.89%) Kibana
4 1 (0.89%) logstash
4 1 (0.89%) Nagios
4 1 (0.89%) Netcool
4 1 (0.89%) Observium
4 1 (0.89%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.89%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) Salt
4 1 (0.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.96%) Oracle
3 7 (6.25%) Kony
4 6 (5.36%) Dell
4 6 (5.36%) Informatica
4 6 (5.36%) MuleSoft
5 4 (3.57%) Apple
6 3 (2.68%) Pega
6 3 (2.68%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.68%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.68%) webMethods
7 2 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.89%) Casewise
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco
8 1 (0.89%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.89%) HP
8 1 (0.89%) Juniper
8 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.89%) VMware