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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 63 98
Rank change year-on-year -18 +35  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 55 109 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.86% 2.89% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.15% 11.34% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 83 42
Median daily rate £400 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £18.80 £56.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year +28.47% -29.23%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 895 961 803
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.31% 25.49% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 679 528
Median daily rate £388 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.27% +4.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 22
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -21 20 £450 -5.26% 17
Manchester +1 16 £421 +12.13% 23
Merseyside +3 11 £375 -28.57% 5
Lancashire +1 1 - - 2
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 81 (74.31%) Java
2 59 (54.13%) REST
3 57 (52.29%) Web Services
4 51 (46.79%) Spring
5 50 (45.87%) J2EE
6 49 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (41.28%) Finance
8 44 (40.37%) Oracle
9 43 (39.45%) SQL
9 43 (39.45%) XML
10 40 (36.70%) Git (software)
11 37 (33.94%) JIRA
12 36 (33.03%) Banking
13 31 (28.44%) Scrum
14 29 (26.61%) JavaScript
14 29 (26.61%) JSON
15 26 (23.85%) HTML
15 26 (23.85%) MySQL
15 26 (23.85%) TDD
16 23 (21.10%) Test Automation
17 22 (20.18%) SQL Server
18 21 (19.27%) JUnit
18 21 (19.27%) Hibernate
19 19 (17.43%) EJB
19 19 (17.43%) IntelliJ
20 18 (16.51%) MongoDB
20 18 (16.51%) Continuous Integration
21 16 (14.68%) Unit Testing
21 16 (14.68%) RESTful
21 16 (14.68%) JPA

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 13 (11.93%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.26%) Apache
3 6 (5.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.75%) Confluence
5 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) OpenEdge
5 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) JBoss
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Force.com
2 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.75%) GitHub
3 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) HTTP
2 3 (2.75%) Bluetooth
2 3 (2.75%) NFC
2 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) Internet
4 1 (0.92%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.85%) MySQL
2 22 (20.18%) SQL Server
3 18 (16.51%) MongoDB
4 16 (14.68%) Relational Database
5 14 (12.84%) Oracle Database
6 11 (10.09%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (9.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (9.17%) RDBMS
8 7 (6.42%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.75%) CouchDB
9 3 (2.75%) Firebird
9 3 (2.75%) JasperReports
9 3 (2.75%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.75%) Riak
9 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.83%) Big Data
10 2 (1.83%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 40 (36.70%) Git (software)
2 37 (33.94%) JIRA
3 21 (19.27%) JUnit
4 19 (17.43%) IntelliJ
5 16 (14.68%) Eclipse
6 13 (11.93%) Jenkins
7 12 (11.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (11.01%) Bitbucket
8 11 (10.09%) Gradle
9 10 (9.17%) Hudson
9 10 (9.17%) SoapUI
10 9 (8.26%) Selenium
10 9 (8.26%) Subversion
11 7 (6.42%) Mockito
12 6 (5.50%) Xcode
13 5 (4.59%) Maven
14 4 (3.67%) JProfiler
14 4 (3.67%) MyEclipse
15 3 (2.75%) jMock
15 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (41.28%) Finance
2 36 (33.03%) Banking
3 8 (7.34%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Electronics
5 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.83%) Front Office
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (78.90%) Developer
2 61 (55.96%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.01%) Architect
4 9 (8.26%) Analyst
4 9 (8.26%) J2EE Developer
4 9 (8.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.50%) PL/SQL Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Salesforce Architect
6 6 (5.50%) Salesforce Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) iOS Developer
8 4 (3.67%) PHP Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Applications Architect
9 3 (2.75%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (2.75%) Business Developer
9 3 (2.75%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (54.13%) REST
2 57 (52.29%) Web Services
3 51 (46.79%) Spring
4 50 (45.87%) J2EE
5 43 (39.45%) XML
6 29 (26.61%) JSON
7 26 (23.85%) HTML
8 21 (19.27%) Hibernate
9 19 (17.43%) EJB
10 16 (14.68%) JPA
10 16 (14.68%) RESTful
11 14 (12.84%) Ajax
11 14 (12.84%) CSS
11 14 (12.84%) Java EE
11 14 (12.84%) jQuery
12 12 (11.01%) AngularJS
12 12 (11.01%) EJB 3.0
12 12 (11.01%) Servlets
13 11 (10.09%) Middleware
13 11 (10.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.09%) Client/Server
3 9 (8.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.75%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.83%) Wiki
6 1 (0.92%) CMDB
6 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) Apple iOS
2 8 (7.34%) Android
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
3 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
3 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.75%) Linux
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) HPUX
5 2 (1.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.44%) Scrum
3 26 (23.85%) TDD
4 23 (21.10%) Test Automation
5 18 (16.51%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.68%) OO
6 16 (14.68%) Unit Testing
7 15 (13.76%) Data Protection
8 14 (12.84%) Data Modelling
8 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
9 11 (10.09%) MVC
10 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
11 9 (8.26%) Mobile Development
12 7 (6.42%) CRM
13 6 (5.50%) AOP
13 6 (5.50%) Data Migration
13 6 (5.50%) DevOps
13 6 (5.50%) ETL
13 6 (5.50%) Migration
14 5 (4.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 81 (74.31%) Java
2 43 (39.45%) SQL
3 29 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.34%) C#
4 8 (7.34%) PL/SQL
4 8 (7.34%) Python
4 8 (7.34%) Scala
5 7 (6.42%) Apple Swift
6 6 (5.50%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.59%) Groovy
7 5 (4.59%) PHP
8 4 (3.67%) PHP 5
8 4 (3.67%) Ruby
9 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.92%) Clojure
10 1 (0.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Docker
1 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.92%) Puppet
1 1 (0.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (40.37%) Oracle
2 12 (11.01%) Perforce
3 10 (9.17%) TIBCO
4 8 (7.34%) Sybase
5 7 (6.42%) Apple
6 6 (5.50%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.75%) Google
7 3 (2.75%) HP
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.92%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.92%) VMware
9 1 (0.92%) Xamarin
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