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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 60 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 23 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.34% 0.89% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.88% 4.22% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £43.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.71% +45.83%
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
292 166 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.64% 21.15% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 94 79
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £43.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £24.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.49 £44.70 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 14 £381 - 1
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 36 (85.71%) Java
2 32 (76.19%) XML
3 29 (69.05%) Web Services
4 26 (61.90%) Spring
5 24 (57.14%) Finance
5 24 (57.14%) J2EE
6 21 (50.00%) Oracle
7 20 (47.62%) SQL
8 19 (45.24%) HTML
9 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
9 16 (38.10%) WSDL
10 15 (35.71%) HTTP
10 15 (35.71%) Software Engineering
10 15 (35.71%) WebSphere
11 13 (30.95%) JSON
11 13 (30.95%) Integration Testing
11 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (30.95%) IBM
11 13 (30.95%) CSS
12 12 (28.57%) TDD
13 11 (26.19%) Servlets
13 11 (26.19%) XSLT
13 11 (26.19%) JUnit
13 11 (26.19%) REST
14 10 (23.81%) JAX-RPC
14 10 (23.81%) Banking
14 10 (23.81%) XPath
15 9 (21.43%) Selenium
15 9 (21.43%) RESTful
15 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 8 (19.05%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (7.14%) Node.js
4 1 (2.38%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) HTTP
2 8 (19.05%) Internet
3 3 (7.14%) HTTPS
3 3 (7.14%) SSH
4 1 (2.38%) GPRS
4 1 (2.38%) UMTS
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Informix
1 8 (19.05%) RDBMS
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database
1 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.14%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) JUnit
2 9 (21.43%) Selenium
3 8 (19.05%) Mockito
3 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.90%) JIRA
5 3 (7.14%) Introscope
5 3 (7.14%) Subversion
5 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.14%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.76%) Maven
6 2 (4.76%) Cactus
6 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.38%) TestNG
7 1 (2.38%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.38%) Hudson
7 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (97.62%) Developer
2 31 (73.81%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Junior
7 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (76.19%) XML
2 29 (69.05%) Web Services
3 26 (61.90%) Spring
4 24 (57.14%) J2EE
5 19 (45.24%) HTML
6 16 (38.10%) WSDL
7 13 (30.95%) JSON
7 13 (30.95%) CSS
8 11 (26.19%) Servlets
8 11 (26.19%) XSLT
8 11 (26.19%) REST
9 10 (23.81%) JAX-RPC
10 9 (21.43%) RESTful
11 8 (19.05%) JDBC
11 8 (19.05%) XSL
11 8 (19.05%) PowerMock
11 8 (19.05%) JAX-RS
12 6 (14.29%) JAX-WS
12 6 (14.29%) JSP
13 4 (9.52%) JiBX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 5 (11.90%) Online Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Open Source
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.38%) NHS
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 4 (9.52%) Android
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 13 (30.95%) Integration Testing
2 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) TDD
4 7 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (4.76%) Web Design
8 2 (4.76%) Workflow
8 2 (4.76%) SOA
9 1 (2.38%) MVC
9 1 (2.38%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (2.38%) MVVM
9 1 (2.38%) Android Development
9 1 (2.38%) iOS Development
9 1 (2.38%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) Java
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.81%) XPath
5 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 5 (11.90%) VB
7 3 (7.14%) C#
7 3 (7.14%) VBScript
8 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Oracle
2 13 (30.95%) IBM
3 5 (11.90%) Perforce
4 3 (7.14%) Compuware
4 3 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe
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