Period
to 19 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 91 102
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 -23
Contract jobs citing SOAP 81 130 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 2.23% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.00% 6.49% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 82 74
North West median daily rate £469 £416 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.61% -0.06% +0.97%
10th Percentile £249 £291 £313
90th Percentile £579 £482 £504
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
North West median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.14 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.89% -4.66% +11.11%

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 1,621 2,002 1,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.74% 34.28% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 1,351 1,123
North West median daily rate £424 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +3.23% +3.06%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £270
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 58
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.83 £18.52
90th Percentile £46.23 £61.91 £50.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.38 £40.38
% change year-on-year +3.82% +4.96% +6.97%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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
Cheshire +16 32 £433 +1.88% 4
Manchester -42 25 £500 +20.12% 1
Lancashire +7 12 £500 +66.67%
Merseyside -1 9 £238 -41.54%
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 49 (60.49%) REST
2 42 (51.85%) C#
2 42 (51.85%) .NET
3 38 (46.91%) Web Services
4 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 28 (34.57%) Git (software)
5 28 (34.57%) SQL
6 26 (32.10%) XML
7 24 (29.63%) JSON
8 23 (28.40%) JavaScript
8 23 (28.40%) DevOps
9 22 (27.16%) HTML
10 21 (25.93%) Java
11 20 (24.69%) TDD
11 20 (24.69%) Workflow
11 20 (24.69%) SoapUI
12 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
13 18 (22.22%) CRM
13 18 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
13 18 (22.22%) Selenium
14 17 (20.99%) Scrum
14 17 (20.99%) CSS
14 17 (20.99%) AngularJS
15 16 (19.75%) Microservices
15 16 (19.75%) ASP.NET
15 16 (19.75%) MVC
15 16 (19.75%) .NET Framework
16 15 (18.52%) Windows
17 13 (16.05%) jQuery

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 6 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (6.17%) CMS
3 4 (4.94%) Confluence
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.70%) WordPress
5 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.47%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.23%) Anypoint
6 1 (1.23%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.23%) Drupal
6 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.64%) Boomi
3 3 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.70%) GitHub
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.23%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Slack
5 1 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) HTTP
2 5 (6.17%) FTP
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.47%) MySQL
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (34.57%) Git (software)
2 20 (24.69%) SoapUI
3 18 (22.22%) Selenium
4 10 (12.35%) JUnit
4 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
5 8 (9.88%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.41%) JMeter
6 6 (7.41%) Maven
7 5 (6.17%) Bitbucket
7 5 (6.17%) gulp
7 5 (6.17%) JIRA
7 5 (6.17%) LoadRunner
7 5 (6.17%) NSubstitute
7 5 (6.17%) NUnit
7 5 (6.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (6.17%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.94%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.94%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (3.70%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Automotive
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (59.26%) Developer
2 10 (12.35%) C# Developer
3 9 (11.11%) Tester
4 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Designer
6 6 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.41%) CRM Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Salesforce Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Integration Specialist
10 2 (2.47%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.47%) Xamarin Developer
10 2 (2.47%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (60.49%) REST
2 42 (51.85%) .NET
3 38 (46.91%) Web Services
4 26 (32.10%) XML
5 24 (29.63%) JSON
6 22 (27.16%) HTML
7 17 (20.99%) AngularJS
7 17 (20.99%) CSS
8 16 (19.75%) .NET Framework
8 16 (19.75%) ASP.NET
9 13 (16.05%) jQuery
10 12 (14.81%) Spring
11 11 (13.58%) J2EE
12 10 (12.35%) Entity Framework
12 10 (12.35%) RESTful
12 10 (12.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (11.11%) ADO.NET
14 8 (9.88%) Ajax
14 8 (9.88%) Hibernate
14 8 (9.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.94%) NHS
3 2 (2.47%) Life Science
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.23%) PKI
4 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (37.04%) Test Automation
2 23 (28.40%) DevOps
3 20 (24.69%) TDD
3 20 (24.69%) Workflow
4 18 (22.22%) CRM
5 17 (20.99%) Scrum
6 16 (19.75%) Microservices
6 16 (19.75%) MVC
7 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (13.58%) OO
7 11 (13.58%) Unit Testing
8 10 (12.35%) API Development
8 10 (12.35%) Migration
9 9 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 9 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (11.11%) SOA
10 8 (9.88%) API Testing
10 8 (9.88%) User Stories
11 7 (8.64%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 42 (51.85%) C#
2 28 (34.57%) SQL
3 23 (28.40%) JavaScript
4 21 (25.93%) Java
5 8 (9.88%) Java 8
5 8 (9.88%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 5 (6.17%) ActionScript
7 5 (6.17%) ActionScript 2.0
7 5 (6.17%) Python
8 4 (4.94%) PHP
8 4 (4.94%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.70%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.23%) Groovy
10 1 (1.23%) Scala
10 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) CISSP
4 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) GDPR
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Ansible
1 1 (1.23%) CloudHub
1 1 (1.23%) Kibana
1 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.23%) logstash
1 1 (1.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.81%) Oracle
3 9 (11.11%) MuleSoft
4 7 (8.64%) Dell
5 5 (6.17%) Xamarin
6 3 (3.70%) Google
6 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.47%) Informatica
8 1 (1.23%) Adobe
8 1 (1.23%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.23%) SAP
8 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.23%) Tealium
8 1 (1.23%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.23%) Twitter