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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 60 61 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing SOAP 16 5 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.64% 0.63% 3.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.02% 2.66% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £413 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.82% +8.64%
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
228 188 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.31% 23.65% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 114 98
Average daily rate £363 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.58 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.23% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Warrington - 6 £650 -
Chester -6 3 £388 +3.33% 3
Northwich - 1 £343 -
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (78.57%) Web Services
2 29 (69.05%) XML
2 29 (69.05%) Java
3 23 (54.76%) Finance
3 23 (54.76%) Spring
4 22 (52.38%) J2EE
5 20 (47.62%) SQL
6 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (42.86%) JSON
7 17 (40.48%) Oracle
7 17 (40.48%) WSDL
7 17 (40.48%) SDLC
8 16 (38.10%) HTML
8 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
9 15 (35.71%) WebSphere
9 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
10 14 (33.33%) Integration Testing
10 14 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (30.95%) IBM
12 12 (28.57%) CSS
12 12 (28.57%) RESTful
13 10 (23.81%) REST
13 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
13 10 (23.81%) JUnit
13 10 (23.81%) PL/SQL
13 10 (23.81%) Servlets
13 10 (23.81%) XSLT
13 10 (23.81%) TDD
14 9 (21.43%) .NET
15 8 (19.05%) HTTP

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (7.14%) Node.js
4 2 (4.76%) JBoss
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) HTTP
2 6 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) SSL
3 1 (2.38%) GPRS
3 1 (2.38%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Informix
3 3 (7.14%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) JUnit
2 8 (19.05%) Selenium
3 6 (14.29%) Mockito
3 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.90%) Subversion
5 4 (9.52%) JIRA
6 3 (7.14%) Cactus
6 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.76%) Maven
8 1 (2.38%) Introscope
8 1 (2.38%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.38%) Hudson
8 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.38%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.38%) TestNG
8 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Developer
2 22 (52.38%) Java Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (78.57%) Web Services
2 29 (69.05%) XML
3 23 (54.76%) Spring
4 22 (52.38%) J2EE
5 18 (42.86%) JSON
6 17 (40.48%) WSDL
7 16 (38.10%) HTML
8 12 (28.57%) CSS
8 12 (28.57%) RESTful
9 10 (23.81%) Servlets
9 10 (23.81%) XSLT
9 10 (23.81%) REST
10 9 (21.43%) .NET
11 8 (19.05%) JAX-RPC
11 8 (19.05%) JAX-WS
12 6 (14.29%) XSL
12 6 (14.29%) JDBC
12 6 (14.29%) PowerMock
12 6 (14.29%) JAX-RS
13 5 (11.90%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 3 (7.14%) Web 2.0
2 3 (7.14%) Online Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Android
1 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) SDLC
3 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
4 14 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 14 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 10 (23.81%) TDD
6 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
7 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (11.90%) Scrum
8 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.90%) Web Application Development
9 3 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.14%) Web Design
10 2 (4.76%) MVC
10 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
10 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.38%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) Java
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.81%) PL/SQL
5 7 (16.67%) XPath
6 5 (11.90%) VB
7 4 (9.52%) C#
8 3 (7.14%) VBScript
9 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 13 (30.95%) IBM
3 5 (11.90%) Perforce
4 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe
4 1 (2.38%) Compuware
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Apple