Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 95 95
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +40
Contract jobs citing SOAP 106 145 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.85% 2.13% 1.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.83% 7.59% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 106 120
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +15.57%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £280
90th Percentile £491 £506 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North West median hourly rate - - £55.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.23
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.30% +6.36%

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 1819 1910 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.71% 28.01% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1337 1259
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +11.43%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.53 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.51 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -2 45 £358 +6.07% 13
Cheshire -2 34 £450 +0.28% 13
Merseyside +4 17 £375 -8.81%
Lancashire +8 3 £308 +41.38% 2
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 61 (57.55%) Web Services
2 58 (54.72%) REST
3 56 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (47.17%) Java
5 43 (40.57%) Spring
6 39 (36.79%) TDD
7 36 (33.96%) JavaScript
7 36 (33.96%) SQL
8 34 (32.08%) Git (software)
9 31 (29.25%) Test Automation
9 31 (29.25%) Finance
10 28 (26.42%) Oracle
11 27 (25.47%) Hibernate
12 26 (24.53%) XML
12 26 (24.53%) HTML
12 26 (24.53%) Banking
13 21 (19.81%) CSS
13 21 (19.81%) .NET
13 21 (19.81%) C#
13 21 (19.81%) Relational Database
14 20 (18.87%) OO
14 20 (18.87%) Java EE
15 19 (17.92%) RESTful
15 19 (17.92%) Data Modelling
15 19 (17.92%) J2EE
15 19 (17.92%) JUnit
15 19 (17.92%) Scrum
16 18 (16.98%) JPA
16 18 (16.98%) JSON
16 18 (16.98%) 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 7 (6.60%) Confluence
1 7 (6.60%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.66%) CMS
2 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.83%) nginx
5 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.89%) Apache
6 2 (1.89%) IIS
6 2 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.94%) JBoss
7 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Magento
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.38%) GitHub
2 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.89%) Force.com
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) SNMP
2 3 (2.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.94%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.94%) Firewall
3 1 (0.94%) HTTP
3 1 (0.94%) NFC
3 1 (0.94%) OpenFlow
3 1 (0.94%) Skype
3 1 (0.94%) SSL
3 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) Relational Database
2 16 (15.09%) RDBMS
3 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
4 13 (12.26%) MongoDB
4 13 (12.26%) MySQL
5 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.89%) Big Data
9 2 (1.89%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.94%) DB2
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (32.08%) Git (software)
2 19 (17.92%) JUnit
3 18 (16.98%) JIRA
4 13 (12.26%) IntelliJ
4 13 (12.26%) Jenkins
5 11 (10.38%) Visual Studio
6 10 (9.43%) Gradle
7 8 (7.55%) Maven
8 7 (6.60%) Eclipse
8 7 (6.60%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.66%) gulp
9 6 (5.66%) Subversion
10 5 (4.72%) Bitbucket
10 5 (4.72%) JProfiler
10 5 (4.72%) Selenium
10 5 (4.72%) SonarQube
10 5 (4.72%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (3.77%) Mockito
11 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (29.25%) Finance
2 26 (24.53%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (74.53%) Developer
2 41 (38.68%) Java Developer
3 7 (6.60%) .NET Developer
3 7 (6.60%) Consultant
4 6 (5.66%) C# Developer
4 6 (5.66%) PHP Developer
4 6 (5.66%) Python Developer
5 5 (4.72%) Technical Leader
6 4 (3.77%) Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) Architect
6 4 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Elasticsearch Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Implementation Consultant
6 4 (3.77%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 4 (3.77%) ServiceNow Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) CRM Developer
7 3 (2.83%) iOS Developer
7 3 (2.83%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (2.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (57.55%) Web Services
2 58 (54.72%) REST
3 43 (40.57%) Spring
4 27 (25.47%) Hibernate
5 26 (24.53%) HTML
5 26 (24.53%) XML
6 21 (19.81%) .NET
6 21 (19.81%) CSS
7 20 (18.87%) Java EE
8 19 (17.92%) J2EE
8 19 (17.92%) RESTful
9 18 (16.98%) JPA
9 18 (16.98%) JSON
10 17 (16.04%) jQuery
11 15 (14.15%) Spring Boot
12 14 (13.21%) Ajax
12 14 (13.21%) CSS3
12 14 (13.21%) HTML5
13 13 (12.26%) AngularJS
14 8 (7.55%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) CMDB
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Equities
4 3 (2.83%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.89%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
5 2 (1.89%) RIA
6 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.94%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Linux
3 12 (11.32%) Unix
4 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.83%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.79%) TDD
3 31 (29.25%) Test Automation
4 20 (18.87%) OO
5 19 (17.92%) Data Modelling
5 19 (17.92%) Scrum
6 17 (16.04%) Unit Testing
7 16 (15.09%) MVC
8 13 (12.26%) Data Protection
8 13 (12.26%) OOP
9 12 (11.32%) DevOps
10 11 (10.38%) Workflow
11 10 (9.43%) SOA
12 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (6.60%) OWASP
13 7 (6.60%) SDLC
13 7 (6.60%) Waterfall
14 6 (5.66%) ITIL
14 6 (5.66%) ITSM
14 6 (5.66%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (47.17%) Java
2 36 (33.96%) JavaScript
2 36 (33.96%) SQL
3 21 (19.81%) C#
4 9 (8.49%) PHP
4 9 (8.49%) PowerShell
4 9 (8.49%) Python
5 6 (5.66%) PHP 5
6 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.83%) Apple Swift
7 3 (2.83%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.89%) C
8 2 (1.89%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.94%) ABAP
9 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.94%) Groovy
9 1 (0.94%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (2.83%) Degree
2 1 (0.94%) ISEB
2 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.94%) VMware NSX
2 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.66%) Rancher
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (26.42%) Oracle
2 15 (14.15%) Perforce
3 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.66%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.72%) Snow
6 4 (3.77%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.83%) Apple
8 2 (1.89%) Citrix
8 2 (1.89%) IBM
8 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.94%) Google
9 1 (0.94%) SAP
9 1 (0.94%) Siebel
9 1 (0.94%) VMware