Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 100 81
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 +24
Contract jobs citing SOAP 93 116 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.74% 1.96% 2.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.34% 6.35% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 114
North West median daily rate £388 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £267
90th Percentile £525 £508 £523
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 £41.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.11% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +14.06%

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 1,742 1,827 2,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.66% 30.93% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 1,269 1,318
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £523
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 87
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% +44.44%
10th Percentile £17.90 £20.00 £16.66
90th Percentile £45.00 £51.67 £47.13
England median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%

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 February 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 February 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 54 £383 +15.91% 31
Cheshire -13 17 £400 -7.25% 11
Merseyside +4 8 £425 +19.30% 4
Lancashire +2 7 £300 +17.65% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 66 (70.97%) REST
2 65 (69.89%) Web Services
3 45 (48.39%) JavaScript
4 43 (46.24%) HTML
5 41 (44.09%) SQL
6 37 (39.78%) Java
7 34 (36.56%) XML
8 33 (35.48%) CSS
8 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (30.11%) TDD
10 24 (25.81%) Git (software)
11 21 (22.58%) jQuery
12 20 (21.51%) Ajax
12 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
12 20 (21.51%) Windows
13 19 (20.43%) Jenkins
14 18 (19.35%) Linux
14 18 (19.35%) MySQL
14 18 (19.35%) .NET
14 18 (19.35%) Spring
14 18 (19.35%) JSON
15 17 (18.28%) Test Automation
15 17 (18.28%) J2EE
15 17 (18.28%) Oracle
15 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
15 17 (18.28%) MVC
16 16 (17.20%) Relational Database
17 15 (16.13%) Scrum
18 14 (15.05%) RESTful
19 13 (13.98%) 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 9 (9.68%) Apache
2 6 (6.45%) CMS
3 5 (5.38%) nginx
4 4 (4.30%) Confluence
4 4 (4.30%) Oracle Beehive
4 4 (4.30%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.30%) WildFly
5 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.15%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.08%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Elite 3E
2 2 (2.15%) Magento
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.30%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.30%) Amazon S3
3 4 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (4.30%) PaaS
4 3 (3.23%) IaaS
5 2 (2.15%) GitHub
6 1 (1.08%) AdWords
6 1 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) SNMP
2 5 (5.38%) SSL
3 4 (4.30%) HTTP
4 2 (2.15%) FTP
4 2 (2.15%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.35%) MySQL
3 16 (17.20%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.53%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.45%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.30%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (3.23%) Couchbase
8 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.15%) CouchDB
9 2 (2.15%) MariaDB
9 2 (2.15%) Neo4j
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.08%) Big Data
10 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.08%) Riak
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 19 (20.43%) Jenkins
3 13 (13.98%) JIRA
4 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio
5 7 (7.53%) JUnit
5 7 (7.53%) Subversion
6 6 (6.45%) Gradle
6 6 (6.45%) Maven
7 5 (5.38%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.38%) IntelliJ
7 5 (5.38%) Selenium
7 5 (5.38%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.30%) JProfiler
8 4 (4.30%) Liquibase
8 4 (4.30%) SonarQube
8 4 (4.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (4.30%) Xcode
9 3 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (12.90%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Billing
3 4 (4.30%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.23%) Marketing
5 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 66 (70.97%) Developer
2 30 (32.26%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.05%) Consultant
4 8 (8.60%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (7.53%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.53%) Implementation Consultant
5 7 (7.53%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 6 (6.45%) ServiceNow Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Architect
7 5 (5.38%) iOS Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Lead Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Python Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.30%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Technical Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (70.97%) REST
2 65 (69.89%) Web Services
3 43 (46.24%) HTML
4 34 (36.56%) XML
5 33 (35.48%) CSS
6 21 (22.58%) jQuery
7 20 (21.51%) Ajax
8 18 (19.35%) .NET
8 18 (19.35%) JSON
8 18 (19.35%) Spring
9 17 (18.28%) J2EE
10 14 (15.05%) RESTful
11 12 (12.90%) DOM
12 11 (11.83%) AngularJS
12 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET
12 11 (11.83%) SAX
12 11 (11.83%) XML Schema
13 10 (10.75%) Node.js
14 9 (9.68%) CSS3
14 9 (9.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (10.75%) User Experience
3 8 (8.60%) CMDB
4 7 (7.53%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.23%) Equities
7 3 (3.23%) Fixed Income
8 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.15%) RIA
9 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.08%) Social Media
9 1 (1.08%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Windows
2 18 (19.35%) Linux
3 13 (13.98%) Unix
4 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.11%) TDD
3 17 (18.28%) MVC
3 17 (18.28%) Test Automation
4 15 (16.13%) Scrum
5 12 (12.90%) Data Modelling
5 12 (12.90%) OOP
5 12 (12.90%) SDLC
5 12 (12.90%) SOA
5 12 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 11 (11.83%) BDD
7 10 (10.75%) Mentoring
7 10 (10.75%) OO
7 10 (10.75%) Web Development
8 9 (9.68%) Web Application Development
8 9 (9.68%) Workflow
9 8 (8.60%) Data Integration
9 8 (8.60%) ITIL V3
9 8 (8.60%) Pair Programming
9 8 (8.60%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (48.39%) JavaScript
2 41 (44.09%) SQL
3 37 (39.78%) Java
4 12 (12.90%) C#
5 11 (11.83%) Python
6 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
6 8 (8.60%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.53%) PHP
7 7 (7.53%) Ruby
7 7 (7.53%) XPath
8 6 (6.45%) Groovy
9 5 (5.38%) Apple Swift
9 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.38%) Scala
10 4 (4.30%) Objective-C
10 4 (4.30%) VB
11 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.15%) C
12 2 (2.15%) PHP 5
13 1 (1.08%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.30%) Puppet
1 4 (4.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
1 17 (18.28%) Oracle
2 8 (8.60%) ServiceNow
2 8 (8.60%) Snow
3 5 (5.38%) Capita
3 5 (5.38%) Perforce
4 4 (4.30%) Apple
4 4 (4.30%) Intapp
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.23%) BT
5 3 (3.23%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) Splunk
7 1 (1.08%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) SAP