The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 30 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 43 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.56% 1.64% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.61% 6.98% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 4
Median daily rate £463 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.70 £39.00 £38.03
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +2.56%
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
231 215 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.88% 23.45% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 151 104
Median daily rate £395 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.16 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.58% -59.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester +17 27 £475 +22.58% 1
Warrington +4 11 £370 -43.07% 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 62 (79.49%) Java
1 62 (79.49%) XML
2 52 (66.67%) Web Services
3 48 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (55.13%) J2EE
5 40 (51.28%) JDBC
5 40 (51.28%) JSON
6 37 (47.44%) Oracle
7 34 (43.59%) Spring
8 28 (35.90%) HTML
8 28 (35.90%) Apache Camel
9 27 (34.62%) Finance
9 27 (34.62%) WSDL
10 26 (33.33%) JAX-WS
10 26 (33.33%) RESTful
11 24 (30.77%) IBM
12 23 (29.49%) HTTP
12 23 (29.49%) SQL
13 22 (28.21%) AOP
13 22 (28.21%) Banking
13 22 (28.21%) REST
14 21 (26.92%) Waterfall
14 21 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
14 21 (26.92%) Software Engineering
14 21 (26.92%) Kanban
14 21 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (26.92%) Integration Testing
14 21 (26.92%) JavaScript
14 21 (26.92%) CSS
14 21 (26.92%) Linux

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 19 (24.36%) JBoss
2 13 (16.67%) Apache
2 13 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 12 (15.38%) WebSphere
4 9 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.49%) HTTP
2 5 (6.41%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) AMQP
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) SSL
4 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 13 (16.67%) MySQL
2 13 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.56%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) JIRA
2 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.54%) Subversion
3 8 (10.26%) JUnit
3 8 (10.26%) Selenium
4 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
General
1 27 (34.62%) Finance
2 22 (28.21%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) International Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (67.95%) Developer
2 39 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 19 (24.36%) Architect
4 18 (23.08%) Senior Developer
5 16 (20.51%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (14.10%) Applications Developer
7 10 (12.82%) Java Applications Developer
7 10 (12.82%) Senior Applications Developer
7 10 (12.82%) Senior Java Applications Developer
8 9 (11.54%) Technical Architect
9 7 (8.97%) Digital Architect
10 6 (7.69%) Digital Developer
10 6 (7.69%) Digital Technical Architect
10 6 (7.69%) Systems Architect
10 6 (7.69%) XML Developer
11 5 (6.41%) C# Developer
11 5 (6.41%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (5.13%) HTML Developer
12 4 (5.13%) J2EE Developer
12 4 (5.13%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (79.49%) XML
2 52 (66.67%) Web Services
3 43 (55.13%) J2EE
4 40 (51.28%) JDBC
4 40 (51.28%) JSON
5 34 (43.59%) Spring
6 28 (35.90%) Apache Camel
6 28 (35.90%) HTML
7 27 (34.62%) WSDL
8 26 (33.33%) JAX-WS
8 26 (33.33%) RESTful
9 22 (28.21%) REST
10 21 (26.92%) CSS
10 21 (26.92%) JAXB
11 18 (23.08%) HTML5
12 17 (21.79%) Middleware
13 14 (17.95%) CSS3
14 13 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
14 13 (16.67%) XSLT
15 8 (10.26%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Clustering
1 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (6.41%) Smart Meter
2 4 (5.13%) Internet of Things
2 4 (5.13%) iPad
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.28%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.92%) Linux
2 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.21%) AOP
3 21 (26.92%) Integration Testing
3 21 (26.92%) Kanban
3 21 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 21 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
3 21 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (26.92%) Waterfall
4 18 (23.08%) SOA
5 14 (17.95%) BDD
5 14 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (16.67%) E-business
6 13 (16.67%) High Availability
6 13 (16.67%) TDD
7 8 (10.26%) Extreme Programming
7 8 (10.26%) MVC
7 8 (10.26%) Open Source
8 7 (8.97%) Microservices
9 6 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 62 (79.49%) Java
2 23 (29.49%) SQL
3 21 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 17 (21.79%) PL/SQL
5 15 (19.23%) C
6 14 (17.95%) C++
7 5 (6.41%) C#
8 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.85%) Python
10 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) BC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 37 (47.44%) Oracle
2 24 (30.77%) IBM
3 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 6 (7.69%) VMware
4 4 (5.13%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.56%) Software AG
6 2 (2.56%) Talend
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco