Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 111 101
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -16
Contract jobs citing SOAP 136 99 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.26% 1.75% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.71% 5.38% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 73 98
North West median daily rate £428 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.00% +10.29% -20.00%
10th Percentile £331 £287 £300
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £24.75 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £33.28
% change year-on-year - +35.22% -9.44%

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 2,027 1,840 1,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.68% 32.43% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,405 1,271 1,333
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £485 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +3.19% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 24
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.68% +5.53%
10th Percentile £11.64 £18.78 £15.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.80 £44.93
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 December 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 December 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 +3 58 £416 +16.27% 40
Cheshire +13 53 £438 -2.78% 22
Merseyside -7 7 £400 +3.23% 3
Lancashire -19 6 £385 +28.33% 3
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 74 (54.41%) Web Services
2 71 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 55 (40.44%) C#
4 55 (40.44%) SQL
5 52 (38.24%) XML
6 50 (36.76%) Java
7 49 (36.03%) .NET
8 44 (32.35%) JSON
9 43 (31.62%) REST
9 43 (31.62%) HTML
10 37 (27.21%) Microsoft
10 37 (27.21%) TDD
11 34 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
12 32 (23.53%) CRM
12 32 (23.53%) CSS
13 31 (22.79%) Git (software)
14 30 (22.06%) Selenium
15 29 (21.32%) JavaScript
16 27 (19.85%) Scrum
16 27 (19.85%) AngularJS
17 26 (19.12%) RESTful
18 25 (18.38%) Visual Studio
18 25 (18.38%) Jenkins
19 24 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (17.65%) jQuery
20 23 (16.91%) Oracle
20 23 (16.91%) Deployment Automation

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 21 (15.44%) CMS
2 14 (10.29%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (10.29%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.82%) Umbraco
4 10 (7.35%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.88%) Apache
6 7 (5.15%) Confluence
6 7 (5.15%) Drupal
7 4 (2.94%) JBoss
8 3 (2.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (2.21%) Jetty
9 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.97%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.82%) GitHub
4 11 (8.09%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (5.15%) Boomi
6 3 (2.21%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.21%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (2.21%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.47%) IaaS
8 1 (0.74%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.09%) HTTP
2 2 (1.47%) FTP
2 2 (1.47%) Internet
2 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.50%) RavenDB
3 7 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.41%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.21%) Amazon Athena
5 3 (2.21%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.21%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.47%) MySQL
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.74%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (22.79%) Git (software)
2 30 (22.06%) Selenium
3 25 (18.38%) Jenkins
3 25 (18.38%) Visual Studio
4 20 (14.71%) JIRA
5 17 (12.50%) Bitbucket
6 15 (11.03%) JUnit
7 14 (10.29%) gulp
7 14 (10.29%) JMeter
7 14 (10.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (10.29%) TeamCity
8 12 (8.82%) Subversion
9 10 (7.35%) SoapUI
10 9 (6.62%) Cucumber
11 8 (5.88%) Maven
11 8 (5.88%) TestNG
11 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (4.41%) Eclipse
12 6 (4.41%) IntelliJ
12 6 (4.41%) Mockito
General
1 17 (12.50%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Banking
3 4 (2.94%) Law
4 3 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 77 (56.62%) Developer
2 24 (17.65%) Analyst
3 21 (15.44%) Java Developer
3 21 (15.44%) Tester
4 15 (11.03%) CRM Developer
4 15 (11.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 15 (11.03%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.35%) Architect
6 9 (6.62%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Consultant
7 8 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.68%) Android Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (3.68%) iOS Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Applications Support
10 4 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (2.94%) Developer in Test
10 4 (2.94%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.21%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (54.41%) Web Services
2 52 (38.24%) XML
3 49 (36.03%) .NET
4 44 (32.35%) JSON
5 43 (31.62%) HTML
5 43 (31.62%) REST
6 32 (23.53%) CSS
7 27 (19.85%) AngularJS
8 26 (19.12%) RESTful
9 24 (17.65%) jQuery
9 24 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
11 18 (13.24%) ASP.NET Core
11 18 (13.24%) CSS3
11 18 (13.24%) HTML5
12 17 (12.50%) Spring
13 15 (11.03%) WSDL
14 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (8.82%) JSP
16 11 (8.09%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.56%) Semantic Web
3 9 (6.62%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.62%) NHS
4 6 (4.41%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (4.41%) User Experience
5 3 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.18%) Windows
2 13 (9.56%) Android
2 13 (9.56%) Apple iOS
3 12 (8.82%) Unix
4 7 (5.15%) Linux
4 7 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.68%) HPUX
5 5 (3.68%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.68%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 37 (27.21%) TDD
4 34 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (23.53%) CRM
6 27 (19.85%) Scrum
7 23 (16.91%) Deployment Automation
8 21 (15.44%) Content Management
8 21 (15.44%) DevOps
8 21 (15.44%) Workflow
9 20 (14.71%) SOA
10 18 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (12.50%) SDLC
12 14 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (9.56%) Collaborative Working
13 13 (9.56%) Ontologies
13 13 (9.56%) OWASP
13 13 (9.56%) Refactoring
14 12 (8.82%) MVC
15 11 (8.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (40.44%) C#
1 55 (40.44%) SQL
2 50 (36.76%) Java
3 29 (21.32%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.41%) R
5 5 (3.68%) Apple Swift
5 5 (3.68%) Kotlin
5 5 (3.68%) Objective-C
6 4 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.47%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (1.47%) Java 8
9 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.74%) C++
9 1 (0.74%) MUMPS
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) PHP
9 1 (0.74%) Python
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) Degree
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.94%) ISEB
4 3 (2.21%) HND
4 3 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) WAI
2 5 (3.68%) SLA
3 3 (2.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 37 (27.21%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.91%) Oracle
3 7 (5.15%) Dell
3 7 (5.15%) Informatica
3 7 (5.15%) Kony
3 7 (5.15%) MuleSoft
4 6 (4.41%) HP
5 5 (3.68%) Apple
6 4 (2.94%) Pega
6 4 (2.94%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.21%) Adobe
7 3 (2.21%) Tealium
8 2 (1.47%) VMware