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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 55 50 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 13 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.78% 2.14% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.02% 7.55% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 6
Average daily rate
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£356 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £287 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £385 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
162 278 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.22% 28.37% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 142 162
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £9.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 27 November 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
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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
Knutsford +9 3 £345 +17.94%
Chester +8 3 £381 +1.66% 1
Crewe - 2 - - 1
Warrington -16 1 £375 - 5
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 14 (70.00%) Oracle
2 12 (60.00%) Java
3 9 (45.00%) XML
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) MVC
4 7 (35.00%) SOA
5 6 (30.00%) JSP
5 6 (30.00%) EAI
5 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (30.00%) HTTPS
5 6 (30.00%) SSH
5 6 (30.00%) XPath
5 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (25.00%) Java EE
6 5 (25.00%) Spring
6 5 (25.00%) jQuery
6 5 (25.00%) J2EE
6 5 (25.00%) EJB
6 5 (25.00%) Struts
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (20.00%) C#
7 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) HTTP
7 4 (20.00%) Banking
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) REST

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (10.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) HTTPS
1 6 (30.00%) SSH
2 4 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) SMTP
3 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) NUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) MSTest
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) J2EE Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Senior J2EE Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Java Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) webMethods Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) XML
2 6 (30.00%) JSP
3 5 (25.00%) Java EE
3 5 (25.00%) Spring
3 5 (25.00%) jQuery
3 5 (25.00%) J2EE
3 5 (25.00%) EJB
3 5 (25.00%) Struts
4 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) .NET
5 3 (15.00%) REST
5 3 (15.00%) RESTful
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (10.00%) Apache Camel
6 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) MVC
1 7 (35.00%) SOA
2 6 (30.00%) EAI
3 2 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (10.00%) Web Development
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) B2B
4 1 (5.00%) B2C
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) MVVM
4 1 (5.00%) BDD
4 1 (5.00%) Kanban
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) XPath
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) webMethods
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter