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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 56 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 7 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.87% 2.92% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.50% 9.84% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 9
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£500 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-28.59% +33.33%
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
200 254 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.97% 29.71% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 126 193
Average daily rate £325 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.56 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 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
Chester -1 1 £375 - 3
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Warrington - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 1
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (38.46%) EJB
3 5 (38.46%) EAI
3 5 (38.46%) SOA
4 4 (30.77%) HTTP
4 4 (30.77%) ITSM
4 4 (30.77%) JSON
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) J2EE
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Spring
6 2 (15.38%) Advertising
7 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (38.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Mule
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) EJB
4 4 (30.77%) JSON
5 2 (15.38%) Spring
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) JiBX
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) POJO
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
6 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (7.69%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) EAI
1 5 (38.46%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) ITSM
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter