The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 50 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 22 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.78% 1.50% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.23% 5.24% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 10
Average daily rate
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£369 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £344 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
SOAP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
215 229 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.22% 28.55% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 101 105
Average daily rate £350 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £19.45 £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Cheshire region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Cheshire region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +19 13 £388 +12.72% 3
Crewe - 1 - - 3
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 1
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SOAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOAP.

1 31 (86.11%) XML
2 28 (77.78%) Java
3 17 (47.22%) Spring
3 17 (47.22%) Oracle
3 17 (47.22%) Web Services
4 16 (44.44%) HTML
5 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 15 (41.67%) J2EE
5 15 (41.67%) HTTP
5 15 (41.67%) Finance
6 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (33.33%) REST
7 11 (30.56%) Banking
7 11 (30.56%) SQL
8 10 (27.78%) XPath
8 10 (27.78%) JSON
9 8 (22.22%) SSH
9 8 (22.22%) JSP
9 8 (22.22%) CSS
9 8 (22.22%) XSLT
9 8 (22.22%) HTTPS
10 7 (19.44%) Struts
10 7 (19.44%) JUnit
10 7 (19.44%) Java EE
11 6 (16.67%) RESTful
11 6 (16.67%) MVC
11 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 6 (16.67%) C#
12 5 (13.89%) VB
12 5 (13.89%) .NET

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SOAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 4 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) HTTP
2 8 (22.22%) SSH
2 8 (22.22%) HTTPS
3 4 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) GPRS
4 1 (2.78%) UMTS
4 1 (2.78%) SMTP
4 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 4 (11.11%) Informix
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) MS Access
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) JUnit
2 5 (13.89%) Selenium
3 4 (11.11%) Mockito
3 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) Introscope
6 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.78%) MSTest
6 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) Ant
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) NUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Maven
6 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.78%) TestNG
6 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (91.67%) Developer
2 22 (61.11%) Java Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (5.56%) J2EE Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Senior J2EE Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Java Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (2.78%) Programmer
5 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (86.11%) XML
2 17 (47.22%) Spring
2 17 (47.22%) Web Services
3 16 (44.44%) HTML
4 15 (41.67%) J2EE
5 12 (33.33%) REST
6 10 (27.78%) JSON
7 8 (22.22%) JSP
7 8 (22.22%) CSS
7 8 (22.22%) XSLT
8 7 (19.44%) Struts
8 7 (19.44%) Java EE
9 6 (16.67%) RESTful
10 5 (13.89%) .NET
10 5 (13.89%) JDBC
10 5 (13.89%) jQuery
11 4 (11.11%) WSDL
11 4 (11.11%) JAX-RPC
11 4 (11.11%) XSL
11 4 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) N-Tier
2 4 (11.11%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Open Source
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) MVC
3 5 (13.89%) TDD
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 4 (11.11%) SOA
4 4 (11.11%) Web Application Development
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (5.56%) Workflow
6 2 (5.56%) MVVM
6 2 (5.56%) Android Development
6 2 (5.56%) iOS Development
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps
7 1 (2.78%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (2.78%) BDD
7 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (30.56%) SQL
4 10 (27.78%) XPath
5 6 (16.67%) C#
6 5 (13.89%) VB
7 3 (8.33%) VBScript
8 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.78%) Ruby
8 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Perforce
4 2 (5.56%) Compuware
4 2 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) webMethods
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
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