Period
to 21 August 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 21 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)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 89 82
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 +35
Contract jobs citing SOAP 128 119 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.10% 2.07% 2.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.98% 6.40% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 85 130
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £303 £313 £313
90th Percentile £483 £488 £546
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £38.28
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +26.98% -14.86%

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 2,140 1,858 1,923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.14% 32.29% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,463 1,235 1,338
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.26% -3.38%
10th Percentile £300 £284 £275
90th Percentile £549 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 60 40
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +16.79% -8.67%
10th Percentile £13.05 £16.13 £21.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.88 £45.08
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +3.83% +8.84% -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 21 August 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 21 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
Manchester 0 69 £410 +11.64% 29
Cheshire -3 43 £425 -5.56% 17
Merseyside +8 7 £406 +8.33% 5
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 82 (64.06%) Web Services
2 80 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (53.13%) Java
4 54 (42.19%) REST
5 46 (35.94%) .NET
5 46 (35.94%) XML
6 40 (31.25%) HTML
6 40 (31.25%) SQL
7 39 (30.47%) TDD
8 38 (29.69%) CSS
9 36 (28.13%) JavaScript
9 36 (28.13%) C#
9 36 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (28.13%) Test Automation
10 35 (27.34%) Spring
11 34 (26.56%) JSON
12 33 (25.78%) jQuery
13 31 (24.22%) Scrum
14 30 (23.44%) RESTful
14 30 (23.44%) Git (software)
15 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
16 25 (19.53%) ASP.NET
17 24 (18.75%) MVC
17 24 (18.75%) Selenium
18 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (17.19%) Oracle
19 21 (16.41%) SoapUI
19 21 (16.41%) BDD
20 20 (15.63%) SQL Server
20 20 (15.63%) Amazon AWS

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 14 (10.94%) Confluence
2 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.91%) CMS
4 4 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.34%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.56%) Apache
6 2 (1.56%) Drupal
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (10.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.81%) GitHub
4 6 (4.69%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (3.13%) BrowserStack
5 4 (3.13%) iPaaS
6 3 (2.34%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.56%) Boomi
7 2 (1.56%) IaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.78%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) HTTP
2 3 (2.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) AMQP
3 1 (0.78%) BGP
3 1 (0.78%) FTP
3 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.78%) IPFIX
3 1 (0.78%) Junos
3 1 (0.78%) MPLS
3 1 (0.78%) MQTT
3 1 (0.78%) MRTG
3 1 (0.78%) OSPF
3 1 (0.78%) SMS
3 1 (0.78%) SNMP
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.78%) TACACS
3 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.94%) MongoDB
3 13 (10.16%) RavenDB
4 12 (9.38%) MySQL
5 11 (8.59%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
7 6 (4.69%) CouchDB
7 6 (4.69%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.78%) DB2
9 1 (0.78%) Redis
9 1 (0.78%) Riak
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 24 (18.75%) Selenium
3 21 (16.41%) SoapUI
4 20 (15.63%) JIRA
5 13 (10.16%) Cucumber
6 12 (9.38%) Jenkins
7 11 (8.59%) Visual Studio
8 10 (7.81%) Bitbucket
8 10 (7.81%) JUnit
8 10 (7.81%) TestNG
9 8 (6.25%) Mercurial
10 7 (5.47%) Subversion
10 7 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.91%) Mockito
12 4 (3.13%) IntelliJ
12 4 (3.13%) LoadRunner
13 3 (2.34%) Gradle
13 3 (2.34%) JMeter
13 3 (2.34%) Maven
13 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (10.94%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Back Office
3 6 (4.69%) Retail
4 3 (2.34%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Automotive
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (56.25%) Developer
2 27 (21.09%) Java Developer
3 15 (11.72%) Architect
4 14 (10.94%) .NET Developer
5 13 (10.16%) Tester
6 11 (8.59%) Analyst
6 11 (8.59%) Consultant
6 11 (8.59%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.47%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Developer in Test
10 4 (3.13%) Integration Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Integration Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Java Architect
11 3 (2.34%) CRM Developer
11 3 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (64.06%) Web Services
2 54 (42.19%) REST
3 46 (35.94%) .NET
3 46 (35.94%) XML
4 40 (31.25%) HTML
5 38 (29.69%) CSS
6 35 (27.34%) Spring
7 34 (26.56%) JSON
8 33 (25.78%) jQuery
9 30 (23.44%) RESTful
10 25 (19.53%) ASP.NET
11 18 (14.06%) Ajax
11 18 (14.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (13.28%) AngularJS
13 16 (12.50%) HTML5
14 14 (10.94%) CSS3
15 12 (9.38%) Java EE
16 11 (8.59%) ASP.NET Core
16 11 (8.59%) Hibernate
17 10 (7.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.25%) Semantic Web
3 7 (5.47%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (3.13%) NHS
6 3 (2.34%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.78%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) Linux
1 8 (6.25%) Unix
2 6 (4.69%) Android
2 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.34%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) CentOS
4 1 (0.78%) Debian
4 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.47%) TDD
3 36 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (28.13%) Test Automation
4 31 (24.22%) Scrum
5 24 (18.75%) MVC
6 21 (16.41%) BDD
7 19 (14.84%) SOA
8 18 (14.06%) Kanban
9 16 (12.50%) API Testing
9 16 (12.50%) SDLC
10 15 (11.72%) DevOps
10 15 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (11.72%) Unit Testing
11 14 (10.94%) CRM
12 11 (8.59%) Open Source
13 10 (7.81%) Regression Testing
14 9 (7.03%) Deployment Automation
14 9 (7.03%) Microservices
14 9 (7.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.13%) Java
2 40 (31.25%) SQL
3 36 (28.13%) C#
3 36 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.16%) Groovy
5 12 (9.38%) Scala
6 6 (4.69%) Python
6 6 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.13%) Java 8
7 4 (3.13%) PHP
8 3 (2.34%) R
8 3 (2.34%) Ruby
8 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.56%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (1.56%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.56%) Perl
9 2 (1.56%) XPath
10 1 (0.78%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (6.25%) Degree
2 5 (3.91%) HND
3 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.56%) ISEB
5 2 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.56%) MCTS
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) WAI
2 3 (2.34%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.78%) Ansible
4 1 (0.78%) Cacti
4 1 (0.78%) collectd
4 1 (0.78%) Grafana
4 1 (0.78%) Graphite
4 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) Icinga
4 1 (0.78%) Kibana
4 1 (0.78%) logstash
4 1 (0.78%) Nagios
4 1 (0.78%) Netcool
4 1 (0.78%) Observium
4 1 (0.78%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.78%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.78%) Salt
4 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.19%) Oracle
3 5 (3.91%) Kony
3 5 (3.91%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (3.91%) Sitecore
3 5 (3.91%) webMethods
4 3 (2.34%) Adobe
4 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.34%) Tealium
5 2 (1.56%) Capita
5 2 (1.56%) Dell
5 2 (1.56%) Informatica
5 2 (1.56%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.78%) Google
6 1 (0.78%) Huawei
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) Splunk
6 1 (0.78%) VMware