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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 49 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 26 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.97% 1.26% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.79% 4.55% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £400 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £333
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
241 220 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.51% 27.71% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 95 98
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £140.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 17 £388 - 2
Crewe - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 36 (83.72%) XML
2 35 (81.40%) Java
3 23 (53.49%) Spring
4 22 (51.16%) Oracle
4 22 (51.16%) Web Services
5 21 (48.84%) J2EE
5 21 (48.84%) Finance
6 18 (41.86%) HTML
7 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
8 16 (37.21%) SQL
8 16 (37.21%) HTTP
9 13 (30.23%) JSON
9 13 (30.23%) Banking
10 12 (27.91%) XPath
10 12 (27.91%) REST
11 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
11 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (23.26%) TDD
12 10 (23.26%) WSDL
12 10 (23.26%) JUnit
12 10 (23.26%) XSLT
12 10 (23.26%) CSS
13 9 (20.93%) IBM
13 9 (20.93%) WebSphere
13 9 (20.93%) RESTful
14 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
14 8 (18.60%) Selenium
14 8 (18.60%) SSH
14 8 (18.60%) HTTPS
14 8 (18.60%) JSP

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 9 (20.93%) WebSphere
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (16.28%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (6.98%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) HTTP
2 8 (18.60%) HTTPS
2 8 (18.60%) SSH
3 7 (16.28%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) GPRS
4 1 (2.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Informix
1 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
1 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.98%) MS Access
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) JUnit
2 8 (18.60%) Selenium
3 7 (16.28%) Mockito
3 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Introscope
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) TestNG
General
1 21 (48.84%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (95.35%) Developer
2 31 (72.09%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.65%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (4.65%) J2EE Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Senior J2EE Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Java Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Designer
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (83.72%) XML
2 23 (53.49%) Spring
3 22 (51.16%) Web Services
4 21 (48.84%) J2EE
5 18 (41.86%) HTML
6 13 (30.23%) JSON
7 12 (27.91%) REST
8 10 (23.26%) WSDL
8 10 (23.26%) CSS
8 10 (23.26%) XSLT
9 9 (20.93%) RESTful
10 8 (18.60%) JSP
11 7 (16.28%) Servlets
11 7 (16.28%) Struts
11 7 (16.28%) JDBC
11 7 (16.28%) XSL
11 7 (16.28%) JAX-RPC
11 7 (16.28%) Java EE
11 7 (16.28%) PowerMock
11 7 (16.28%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) N-Tier
2 4 (9.30%) Online Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Android
2 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
2 10 (23.26%) TDD
3 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Web Application Development
5 5 (11.63%) MVC
6 4 (9.30%) SOA
6 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.65%) Workflow
7 2 (4.65%) Android Development
7 2 (4.65%) iOS Development
7 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.33%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (2.33%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (2.33%) MVVM
8 1 (2.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) Java
2 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 16 (37.21%) SQL
4 12 (27.91%) XPath
5 5 (11.63%) VB
5 5 (11.63%) C#
6 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.98%) VBScript
8 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Oracle
2 9 (20.93%) IBM
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Compuware
4 2 (4.65%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) Perforce
5 1 (2.33%) Apple
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
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