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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / North West
Rank 74 85 93
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 54 73 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.10% 1.90% 1.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.77% 7.16% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 44
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £57.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

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 798 1020 828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.10% 26.58% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 680 505
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Manchester +8 24 £363 -6.45% 16
Cheshire +30 22 £475 - 12
Lancashire +20 6 £500 +42.85%
Merseyside -3 1 £338 +3.84% 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 76 (74.51%) Java
2 70 (68.63%) Web Services
3 52 (50.98%) REST
4 51 (50.00%) Spring
5 44 (43.14%) J2EE
6 42 (41.18%) XML
7 41 (40.20%) Oracle
7 41 (40.20%) SQL
8 40 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (35.29%) Finance
10 33 (32.35%) HTML
11 30 (29.41%) Banking
12 29 (28.43%) JavaScript
13 28 (27.45%) Git (software)
14 26 (25.49%) JIRA
15 25 (24.51%) JSON
15 25 (24.51%) TDD
15 25 (24.51%) CSS
16 23 (22.55%) OO
17 22 (21.57%) Hibernate
18 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
18 21 (20.59%) MySQL
18 21 (20.59%) JUnit
19 20 (19.61%) Unit Testing
20 19 (18.63%) JPA
20 19 (18.63%) EJB
20 19 (18.63%) Scrum
21 17 (16.67%) Software Engineering
22 16 (15.69%) WebSphere
22 16 (15.69%) AngularJS

SOAP
Top Related 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 16 (15.69%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.82%) Apache
3 7 (6.86%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.90%) GlassFish
5 5 (4.90%) JBoss
5 5 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.96%) Confluence
7 2 (1.96%) OpenEdge
7 2 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.96%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.98%) CMS
8 1 (0.98%) IIS
8 1 (0.98%) nginx
8 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) GitHub
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) HTTP
2 5 (4.90%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.94%) Internet
3 3 (2.94%) LDAP
4 2 (1.96%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.96%) NFC
5 1 (0.98%) Firewall
5 1 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.59%) MySQL
1 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.69%) Oracle Database
3 13 (12.75%) MongoDB
3 13 (12.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (10.78%) Relational Database
5 10 (9.80%) NoSQL
5 10 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (5.88%) DB2
6 6 (5.88%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.94%) CouchDB
8 3 (2.94%) Firebird
8 3 (2.94%) JasperReports
8 3 (2.94%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.94%) Riak
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.94%) SQLite
9 2 (1.96%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 28 (27.45%) Git (software)
2 26 (25.49%) JIRA
3 21 (20.59%) JUnit
4 15 (14.71%) Eclipse
5 13 (12.75%) Jenkins
6 12 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (10.78%) Bitbucket
7 11 (10.78%) IntelliJ
7 11 (10.78%) SoapUI
8 10 (9.80%) Hudson
9 8 (7.84%) Selenium
9 8 (7.84%) Subversion
10 6 (5.88%) Mockito
11 4 (3.92%) Gradle
11 4 (3.92%) MyEclipse
12 3 (2.94%) ClearCase
12 3 (2.94%) Maven
12 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.94%) Xcode
General
1 36 (35.29%) Finance
2 30 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 83 (81.37%) Developer
2 60 (58.82%) Java Developer
3 8 (7.84%) J2EE Developer
3 8 (7.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (6.86%) PL/SQL Developer
5 6 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Architect
5 6 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (4.90%) BizTalk Developer
6 5 (4.90%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Agile Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (2.94%) C# WCF Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Java Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 3 (2.94%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (68.63%) Web Services
2 52 (50.98%) REST
3 51 (50.00%) Spring
4 44 (43.14%) J2EE
5 42 (41.18%) XML
6 33 (32.35%) HTML
7 25 (24.51%) CSS
7 25 (24.51%) JSON
8 22 (21.57%) Hibernate
9 19 (18.63%) EJB
9 19 (18.63%) JPA
10 16 (15.69%) AngularJS
10 16 (15.69%) Spring Boot
11 15 (14.71%) EJB 3.0
11 15 (14.71%) Java EE
11 15 (14.71%) jQuery
11 15 (14.71%) WSDL
12 14 (13.73%) Ajax
12 14 (13.73%) HTML5
13 12 (11.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Client/Server
2 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.92%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) Wiki
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) DataPower
6 1 (0.98%) Derivative
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Android
2 7 (6.86%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.86%) Windows
3 5 (4.90%) Linux
3 5 (4.90%) Unix
4 4 (3.92%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.98%) CentOS
6 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.51%) TDD
3 23 (22.55%) OO
4 20 (19.61%) Unit Testing
5 19 (18.63%) Scrum
6 17 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (12.75%) Data Modelling
9 12 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 11 (10.78%) MVC
11 8 (7.84%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.84%) UML
12 7 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (6.86%) Validation
13 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
13 5 (4.90%) Integration Testing
13 5 (4.90%) Kanban
13 5 (4.90%) Pair Programming
13 5 (4.90%) Refactoring
13 5 (4.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 76 (74.51%) Java
2 41 (40.20%) SQL
3 29 (28.43%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.73%) C#
5 11 (10.78%) PL/SQL
6 10 (9.80%) Scala
7 9 (8.82%) Python
8 5 (4.90%) Groovy
9 4 (3.92%) Ruby
10 3 (2.94%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.94%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.94%) PHP
11 1 (0.98%) Clojure
11 1 (0.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.98%) XPath
11 1 (0.98%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.98%) ISEB
3 1 (0.98%) MCSE
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
1 1 (0.98%) MetaFrame
1 1 (0.98%) Varnish
1 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (40.20%) Oracle
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.86%) Perforce
2 7 (6.86%) Sybase
3 5 (4.90%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.92%) hybris
4 4 (3.92%) IBM
5 3 (2.94%) Apple
5 3 (2.94%) Google
6 1 (0.98%) Citrix
6 1 (0.98%) HP
6 1 (0.98%) Kony
6 1 (0.98%) Remedy
6 1 (0.98%) VMware
6 1 (0.98%) Yahoo!
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago