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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 60 52 63
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 7 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 2.23% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.68% 9.89% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 2
Median daily rate £424 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £352 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £645 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £34.28
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +7.95%
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
190 263 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.87% 22.59% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 202 104
Median daily rate £380 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £540 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 10
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.33 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.53% -46.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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
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 29 September 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
Warrington +9 2 £475 -26.92%
Knutsford +7 1 £380 -10.05%
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 61 (85.92%) Java
2 52 (73.24%) Web Services
2 52 (73.24%) XML
3 42 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (56.34%) J2EE
5 37 (52.11%) JDBC
5 37 (52.11%) Spring
6 35 (49.30%) Oracle
7 30 (42.25%) JSON
8 28 (39.44%) Finance
9 26 (36.62%) WSDL
9 26 (36.62%) REST
10 25 (35.21%) Apache Camel
10 25 (35.21%) JAX-WS
11 21 (29.58%) Integration Testing
11 21 (29.58%) AOP
11 21 (29.58%) Banking
11 21 (29.58%) IBM
11 21 (29.58%) SQL
12 20 (28.17%) JAXB
12 20 (28.17%) Software Engineering
12 20 (28.17%) Kanban
12 20 (28.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (28.17%) System Integration Testing
12 20 (28.17%) RESTful
12 20 (28.17%) Waterfall
13 19 (26.76%) HTML
13 19 (26.76%) Linux
14 17 (23.94%) JBoss
14 17 (23.94%) HTTP

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 17 (23.94%) JBoss
2 11 (15.49%) Apache
2 11 (15.49%) Tomcat
3 10 (14.08%) WebSphere
4 8 (11.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) HTTP
2 4 (5.63%) Internet
3 2 (2.82%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle Database
2 11 (15.49%) MySQL
2 11 (15.49%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) JUnit
2 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.27%) JIRA
3 8 (11.27%) Subversion
4 7 (9.86%) Selenium
5 2 (2.82%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.41%) Gradle
6 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.41%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.41%) Maven
6 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (39.44%) Finance
2 21 (29.58%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) International Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (67.61%) Developer
2 40 (56.34%) Java Developer
3 19 (26.76%) Architect
4 15 (21.13%) Senior Developer
4 15 (21.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (15.49%) Applications Developer
6 10 (14.08%) Java Applications Developer
6 10 (14.08%) Senior Applications Developer
6 10 (14.08%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 9 (12.68%) Technical Architect
8 7 (9.86%) Digital Architect
9 6 (8.45%) Digital Technical Architect
9 6 (8.45%) Systems Architect
9 6 (8.45%) XML Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Digital Developer
11 4 (5.63%) C# Developer
11 4 (5.63%) Java Architect
12 3 (4.23%) J2EE Developer
12 3 (4.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 2 (2.82%) Senior Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (73.24%) Web Services
1 52 (73.24%) XML
2 40 (56.34%) J2EE
3 37 (52.11%) JDBC
3 37 (52.11%) Spring
4 30 (42.25%) JSON
5 26 (36.62%) REST
5 26 (36.62%) WSDL
6 25 (35.21%) Apache Camel
6 25 (35.21%) JAX-WS
7 20 (28.17%) JAXB
7 20 (28.17%) RESTful
8 19 (26.76%) HTML
9 15 (21.13%) Middleware
10 12 (16.90%) CSS
10 12 (16.90%) CSS3
10 12 (16.90%) HTML5
10 12 (16.90%) XSLT
11 11 (15.49%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (9.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Clustering
1 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (7.04%) Smart Meter
2 4 (5.63%) Internet of Things
2 4 (5.63%) iPad
3 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.58%) AOP
2 21 (29.58%) Integration Testing
3 20 (28.17%) Kanban
3 20 (28.17%) Software Engineering
3 20 (28.17%) System Integration Testing
3 20 (28.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (28.17%) Waterfall
4 16 (22.54%) TDD
5 15 (21.13%) BDD
6 14 (19.72%) SOA
7 11 (15.49%) E-business
7 11 (15.49%) High Availability
8 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (11.27%) Open Source
10 7 (9.86%) Extreme Programming
10 7 (9.86%) Microservices
11 6 (8.45%) Validation
12 5 (7.04%) ArchiMate
13 4 (5.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (85.92%) Java
2 21 (29.58%) SQL
3 16 (22.54%) PL/SQL
4 13 (18.31%) C
4 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.49%) C++
6 4 (5.63%) C#
6 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.23%) Python
8 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 35 (49.30%) Oracle
2 21 (29.58%) IBM
3 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.45%) VMware
4 4 (5.63%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) Perforce