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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 50 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 29 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.90% 1.20% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.10% 4.98% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 7
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£388 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.05% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +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
287 201 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.67% 24.13% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 88 93
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £478 £425
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 £16.16 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.67 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +22 20 £388 - 3
Crewe - - - - 3
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 3
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 38 (86.36%) Java
2 36 (81.82%) XML
3 26 (59.09%) Web Services
4 25 (56.82%) Spring
5 24 (54.55%) Oracle
6 23 (52.27%) J2EE
6 23 (52.27%) Finance
7 19 (43.18%) HTML
8 17 (38.64%) SQL
9 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
9 16 (36.36%) HTTP
10 13 (29.55%) WSDL
10 13 (29.55%) Software Engineering
10 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (29.55%) Banking
10 13 (29.55%) JSON
11 12 (27.27%) XPath
11 12 (27.27%) WebSphere
12 11 (25.00%) TDD
12 11 (25.00%) JUnit
12 11 (25.00%) CSS
12 11 (25.00%) XSLT
12 11 (25.00%) REST
13 10 (22.73%) IBM
13 10 (22.73%) Integration Testing
14 9 (20.45%) RESTful
14 9 (20.45%) JAX-RPC
14 9 (20.45%) JSP
14 9 (20.45%) Servlets
15 8 (18.18%) Selenium

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (15.91%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (6.82%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) HTTP
2 7 (15.91%) HTTPS
2 7 (15.91%) Internet
2 7 (15.91%) SSH
3 1 (2.27%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) GPRS
3 1 (2.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Informix
1 7 (15.91%) RDBMS
1 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) MS Access
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) JUnit
2 8 (18.18%) Selenium
3 7 (15.91%) Mockito
3 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.82%) JIRA
5 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.55%) SonarQube
5 2 (4.55%) Subversion
5 2 (4.55%) Maven
5 2 (4.55%) Introscope
6 1 (2.27%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.27%) Cactus
6 1 (2.27%) TestNG
6 1 (2.27%) Hudson
6 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (52.27%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (95.45%) Developer
2 33 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Java Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) J2EE Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Senior J2EE Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Designer
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (81.82%) XML
2 26 (59.09%) Web Services
3 25 (56.82%) Spring
4 23 (52.27%) J2EE
5 19 (43.18%) HTML
6 13 (29.55%) WSDL
6 13 (29.55%) JSON
7 11 (25.00%) XSLT
7 11 (25.00%) CSS
7 11 (25.00%) REST
8 9 (20.45%) JSP
8 9 (20.45%) Servlets
8 9 (20.45%) JAX-RPC
8 9 (20.45%) RESTful
9 7 (15.91%) XSL
9 7 (15.91%) JDBC
9 7 (15.91%) PowerMock
9 7 (15.91%) JAX-RS
10 6 (13.64%) Struts
10 6 (13.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) N-Tier
2 4 (9.09%) Online Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Open Source
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.27%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
1 4 (9.09%) Android
1 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows CE
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (29.55%) Software Engineering
2 11 (25.00%) TDD
3 10 (22.73%) Integration Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Web Application Development
5 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.82%) MVC
7 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.55%) Workflow
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.55%) SOA
8 2 (4.55%) Android Development
8 2 (4.55%) iOS Development
8 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.27%) Mobile Development
9 1 (2.27%) MVVM
9 1 (2.27%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (2.27%) Web Design
9 1 (2.27%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (86.36%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 12 (27.27%) XPath
5 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
6 5 (11.36%) VB
7 3 (6.82%) C#
7 3 (6.82%) VBScript
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) IBM
3 3 (6.82%) Perforce
4 2 (4.55%) Compuware
4 2 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Apple
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe
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