Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 97 82
Rank change year-on-year -1 -15 +43
Contract jobs citing SOAP 125 106 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.13% 1.93% 2.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.11% 6.23% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 77 125
North West median daily rate £416 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £299 £310 £313
90th Percentile £483 £496 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 £53.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.04% -5.53%
England median hourly rate £38.14 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -4.66% +10.34% +13.28%

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 2,045 1,701 1,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.77% 30.91% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 1,129 1,364
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £291 £273 £271
90th Percentile £538 £506 £523
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 63 61
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +10.45%
10th Percentile £12.83 £22.70 £17.30
90th Percentile £61.91 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £42.38 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.75% +8.55% +8.57%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +17 76 £413 +3.13% 44
Cheshire -16 30 £425 -6.85% 21
Merseyside +19 8 £406 +8.33% 3
Lancashire -12 2 £300 -40.00% 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 90 (72.00%) Web Services
2 71 (56.80%) REST
3 66 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (49.60%) Java
5 50 (40.00%) HTML
5 50 (40.00%) CSS
6 48 (38.40%) JavaScript
6 48 (38.40%) .NET
7 44 (35.20%) XML
8 40 (32.00%) SQL
9 39 (31.20%) TDD
10 37 (29.60%) jQuery
11 36 (28.80%) C#
12 34 (27.20%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (25.60%) MVC
13 32 (25.60%) Scrum
14 31 (24.80%) ASP.NET
15 30 (24.00%) Git (software)
16 28 (22.40%) Microsoft
17 27 (21.60%) Spring
18 25 (20.00%) SOA
19 24 (19.20%) Ajax
19 24 (19.20%) Test Automation
19 24 (19.20%) RESTful
20 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
20 23 (18.40%) BDD
21 20 (16.00%) HTML5
21 20 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
21 20 (16.00%) Oracle
22 19 (15.20%) MySQL

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 9 (7.20%) Apache
1 9 (7.20%) Confluence
2 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle Beehive
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.20%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.20%) WildFly
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.60%) CMS
5 2 (1.60%) nginx
5 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.80%) IIS
6 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.60%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.00%) GitHub
4 4 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.20%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.20%) BrowserStack
4 4 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (3.20%) iPaaS
5 3 (2.40%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.60%) IaaS
6 2 (1.60%) PaaS
7 1 (0.80%) AdWords
7 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.80%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) HTTP
1 5 (4.00%) SSL
2 4 (3.20%) SNMP
3 3 (2.40%) FTP
3 3 (2.40%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.80%) AMQP
4 1 (0.80%) BGP
4 1 (0.80%) Internet
4 1 (0.80%) IPFIX
4 1 (0.80%) Junos
4 1 (0.80%) MPLS
4 1 (0.80%) MQTT
4 1 (0.80%) MRTG
4 1 (0.80%) OSPF
4 1 (0.80%) SMS
4 1 (0.80%) TACACS
4 1 (0.80%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.20%) MySQL
3 14 (11.20%) Relational Database
4 13 (10.40%) RavenDB
5 11 (8.80%) MongoDB
6 10 (8.00%) NoSQL
7 8 (6.40%) CouchDB
7 8 (6.40%) Neo4j
8 4 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.60%) Riak
10 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.80%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.80%) DB2
11 1 (0.80%) Redis
11 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.80%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.60%) Selenium
3 15 (12.00%) JIRA
4 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
4 14 (11.20%) SoapUI
5 11 (8.80%) Visual Studio
6 9 (7.20%) Subversion
7 8 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.00%) Mercurial
9 4 (3.20%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.20%) CA Release Automation
9 4 (3.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.20%) JMeter
9 4 (3.20%) Liquibase
9 4 (3.20%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (2.40%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.40%) JUnit
10 3 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.60%) TestNG
General
1 16 (12.80%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Retail
3 6 (4.80%) Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Back Office
5 3 (2.40%) Publishing
6 2 (1.60%) Billing
6 2 (1.60%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.80%) Automotive
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (60.00%) Developer
2 28 (22.40%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.40%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.60%) Architect
4 12 (9.60%) Consultant
5 10 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Test Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Tester
7 8 (6.40%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Integration Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Java Architect
10 4 (3.20%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (72.00%) Web Services
2 71 (56.80%) REST
3 50 (40.00%) CSS
3 50 (40.00%) HTML
4 48 (38.40%) .NET
5 44 (35.20%) XML
6 37 (29.60%) jQuery
7 31 (24.80%) ASP.NET
8 27 (21.60%) Spring
9 24 (19.20%) Ajax
9 24 (19.20%) RESTful
10 20 (16.00%) HTML5
11 18 (14.40%) CSS3
12 17 (13.60%) J2EE
13 16 (12.80%) JSON
14 13 (10.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (9.60%) AngularJS
16 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET Core
17 10 (8.00%) .NET Framework
17 10 (8.00%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.40%) Semantic Web
3 7 (5.60%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.00%) User Experience
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.20%) NHS
6 3 (2.40%) CMDB
6 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.60%) Wiki
8 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.80%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.60%) Linux
2 5 (4.00%) Unix
2 5 (4.00%) Windows
3 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.80%) CentOS
5 1 (0.80%) Debian
5 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (31.20%) TDD
3 34 (27.20%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (25.60%) MVC
4 32 (25.60%) Scrum
5 25 (20.00%) SOA
6 24 (19.20%) Test Automation
7 23 (18.40%) BDD
8 19 (15.20%) Kanban
9 15 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (11.20%) Unit Testing
11 13 (10.40%) Open Source
11 13 (10.40%) Web Development
12 12 (9.60%) DevOps
13 10 (8.00%) Regression Testing
13 10 (8.00%) SDLC
14 9 (7.20%) CRM
14 9 (7.20%) Microservices
14 9 (7.20%) OO
14 9 (7.20%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 62 (49.60%) Java
2 48 (38.40%) JavaScript
3 40 (32.00%) SQL
4 36 (28.80%) C#
5 16 (12.80%) Groovy
6 15 (12.00%) Scala
7 9 (7.20%) Python
8 8 (6.40%) PHP
9 7 (5.60%) Ruby
9 7 (5.60%) T-SQL
10 6 (4.80%) XPath
11 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.20%) VB
12 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.40%) R
12 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.60%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.60%) Java 8
14 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.80%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.20%) Degree
3 3 (2.40%) MCTS
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) HND
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) WAI
2 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.00%) Puppet
2 5 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (3.20%) Terraform
4 3 (2.40%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.80%) Ansible
5 1 (0.80%) Cacti
5 1 (0.80%) collectd
5 1 (0.80%) Grafana
5 1 (0.80%) Graphite
5 1 (0.80%) Icinga
5 1 (0.80%) Kibana
5 1 (0.80%) logstash
5 1 (0.80%) Nagios
5 1 (0.80%) Netcool
5 1 (0.80%) Observium
5 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.80%) Salt
5 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.00%) Oracle
3 5 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.00%) Sitecore
3 5 (4.00%) webMethods
4 4 (3.20%) Capita
5 3 (2.40%) Adobe
5 3 (2.40%) BT
5 3 (2.40%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.40%) Snow
5 3 (2.40%) Splunk
5 3 (2.40%) Tealium
6 2 (1.60%) Google
6 2 (1.60%) Intapp
6 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.80%) Casewise
7 1 (0.80%) Huawei
7 1 (0.80%) VMware