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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 41 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Contract jobs citing SOAP 48 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.72% 2.03% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.11% 7.02% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 13 2
Median daily rate £475 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.14 £36.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-13.51% -17.71%
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
265 285 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.08% 28.99% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 199 87
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 - 21 £500 - 1
Chester +2 20 £456 +17.74% 2
Knutsford - 2 £325 -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 77 (82.80%) XML
2 65 (69.89%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (64.52%) JSON
4 59 (63.44%) Java
5 54 (58.06%) Web Services
6 53 (56.99%) HTML
7 50 (53.76%) JavaScript
8 48 (51.61%) CSS
9 38 (40.86%) HTTP
10 31 (33.33%) Oracle
10 31 (33.33%) RESTful
11 30 (32.26%) J2EE
12 28 (30.11%) JDBC
13 27 (29.03%) Web Design
13 27 (29.03%) HTML5
13 27 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design
14 25 (26.88%) Spring
15 22 (23.66%) REST
16 21 (22.58%) ServiceNow
16 21 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (22.58%) Linux
16 21 (22.58%) ITIL
17 20 (21.51%) IBM
17 20 (21.51%) Banking
17 20 (21.51%) Apache Camel
18 19 (20.43%) JBoss
19 18 (19.35%) Finance
19 18 (19.35%) JIRA
19 18 (19.35%) Security Cleared
20 17 (18.28%) SOA

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 (20.43%) JBoss
2 13 (13.98%) Apache
2 13 (13.98%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.60%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.15%) Node.js
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.86%) HTTP
2 5 (5.38%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) AMQP
4 1 (1.08%) LAN
4 1 (1.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) MySQL
1 13 (13.98%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.15%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (19.35%) JIRA
2 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.38%) Selenium
3 5 (5.38%) Subversion
4 4 (4.30%) JUnit
5 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.15%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (21.51%) Banking
2 18 (19.35%) Finance
3 3 (3.23%) International Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Games
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 67 (72.04%) Developer
2 32 (34.41%) Java Developer
3 21 (22.58%) Architect
4 17 (18.28%) Senior Developer
5 13 (13.98%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (11.83%) HTML Developer
6 11 (11.83%) ServiceNow Developer
7 10 (10.75%) Digital Developer
7 10 (10.75%) HTML CSS Developer
8 9 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (9.68%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (9.68%) Technical Architect
9 7 (7.53%) Digital Architect
10 6 (6.45%) Applications Developer
10 6 (6.45%) Digital Technical Architect
10 6 (6.45%) Systems Architect
10 6 (6.45%) XML Developer
11 5 (5.38%) Java Applications Developer
11 5 (5.38%) Senior Applications Developer
11 5 (5.38%) Senior Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (82.80%) XML
2 60 (64.52%) JSON
3 54 (58.06%) Web Services
4 53 (56.99%) HTML
5 48 (51.61%) CSS
6 31 (33.33%) RESTful
7 30 (32.26%) J2EE
8 28 (30.11%) JDBC
9 27 (29.03%) HTML5
10 25 (26.88%) Spring
11 22 (23.66%) REST
12 20 (21.51%) Apache Camel
13 15 (16.13%) Middleware
13 15 (16.13%) WSDL
14 14 (15.05%) CSS3
14 14 (15.05%) JAX-WS
15 13 (13.98%) D3.js
15 13 (13.98%) Handlebars
15 13 (13.98%) Mustache
15 13 (13.98%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.38%) Clustering
2 5 (5.38%) Smart Meter
3 4 (4.30%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.08%) iPad
5 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (69.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design
2 27 (29.03%) Web Design
3 21 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (22.58%) ITIL
4 17 (18.28%) SOA
5 15 (16.13%) Unit Testing
6 14 (15.05%) MVC
7 13 (13.98%) E-business
7 13 (13.98%) High Availability
8 12 (12.90%) AOP
8 12 (12.90%) Kanban
9 11 (11.83%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.83%) Software Engineering
9 11 (11.83%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (11.83%) Waterfall
10 10 (10.75%) Front End Development
11 9 (9.68%) BDD
11 9 (9.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (63.44%) Java
2 50 (53.76%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.13%) C
3 15 (16.13%) C++
4 14 (15.05%) SQL
5 11 (11.83%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.23%) C#
6 3 (3.23%) Python
7 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.08%) Ruby
8 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.98%) BC Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) Oracle
2 21 (22.58%) ServiceNow
3 20 (21.51%) IBM
4 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.45%) VMware
5 4 (4.30%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Software AG
6 2 (2.15%) Talend
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco