The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 64 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing SOAP 10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 0.93% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.08% 4.22% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate £400 £313 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -11.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
197 166 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.29% 22.10% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 88 109
Average daily rate £375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.77 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £33.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SOAP
North West

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -10 6 - -
Macclesfield - 4 £400 - 2
Runcorn - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Frodsham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 24 (80.00%) Web Services
2 22 (73.33%) XML
3 19 (63.33%) HTML
3 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
4 16 (53.33%) .NET
4 16 (53.33%) CSS
5 14 (46.67%) SQL
6 12 (40.00%) WSDL
7 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (33.33%) HTTP
8 10 (33.33%) MVC
8 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 9 (30.00%) J2EE
9 9 (30.00%) C#
9 9 (30.00%) Java
9 9 (30.00%) TDD
9 9 (30.00%) Spring
10 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
10 8 (26.67%) Oracle
11 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
11 7 (23.33%) VB.NET
11 7 (23.33%) UNIX
11 7 (23.33%) Finance
11 7 (23.33%) JAX-RPC
11 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
12 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
12 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
12 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
13 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
13 5 (16.67%) Linux

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) Mule
3 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) HTTP
2 4 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.33%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) Informix
4 2 (6.67%) DB2
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) JUnit
2 3 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (73.33%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Java Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Administrator
6 3 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (80.00%) Web Services
2 22 (73.33%) XML
3 19 (63.33%) HTML
4 16 (53.33%) .NET
4 16 (53.33%) CSS
5 12 (40.00%) WSDL
6 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 9 (30.00%) J2EE
7 9 (30.00%) Spring
8 7 (23.33%) JAX-RPC
9 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (16.67%) XSLT
10 5 (16.67%) JSON
10 5 (16.67%) Apache Axis
10 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (13.33%) REST
11 4 (13.33%) JAX-WS
11 4 (13.33%) Ajax
11 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
11 4 (13.33%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.00%) Online Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (6.67%) RIA
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) UNIX
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) MVC
3 9 (30.00%) TDD
4 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.67%) OO
5 5 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 5 (16.67%) Scrum
5 5 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (13.33%) MVVM
6 4 (13.33%) Information Security
6 4 (13.33%) OOP
6 4 (13.33%) ITSM
6 4 (13.33%) SOA
7 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
9 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
2 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) C#
3 9 (30.00%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) VB.NET
5 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (13.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
1 3 (10.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Perforce
2 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.67%) Sybase
4 1 (3.33%) JBoss