The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 15 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 16 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.16% 3.03% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.09% 7.07% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
Average daily rate
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£388 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
SOAP
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
55 99 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.06% 42.86% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 37 19
Average daily rate £388 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Chester region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Chester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Chester region.

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 20 (95.24%) Java
2 17 (80.95%) XML
3 16 (76.19%) Finance
3 16 (76.19%) Spring
4 15 (71.43%) Web Services
5 14 (66.67%) J2EE
6 12 (57.14%) HTML
7 11 (52.38%) HTTP
8 9 (42.86%) XSLT
9 8 (38.10%) Oracle
10 7 (33.33%) SQL
10 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (33.33%) TDD
10 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
11 6 (28.57%) Banking
11 6 (28.57%) JSON
11 6 (28.57%) RESTful
11 6 (28.57%) WSDL
12 5 (23.81%) IBM
12 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
12 5 (23.81%) CSS
12 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
13 4 (19.05%) Online Banking
13 4 (19.05%) Selenium
13 4 (19.05%) Mockito
13 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
13 4 (19.05%) JAX-WS
13 4 (19.05%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (19.05%) JDBC
13 4 (19.05%) Servlets

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (19.05%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) HTTP
2 4 (19.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Informix
1 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) MS Access
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
1 4 (19.05%) Mockito
1 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
1 4 (19.05%) JUnit
2 2 (9.52%) Introscope
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (95.24%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) XML
2 16 (76.19%) Spring
3 15 (71.43%) Web Services
4 14 (66.67%) J2EE
5 12 (57.14%) HTML
6 9 (42.86%) XSLT
7 6 (28.57%) WSDL
7 6 (28.57%) RESTful
7 6 (28.57%) JSON
8 5 (23.81%) CSS
9 4 (19.05%) JDBC
9 4 (19.05%) Servlets
9 4 (19.05%) XSL
9 4 (19.05%) JAX-RPC
9 4 (19.05%) JAX-WS
9 4 (19.05%) PowerMock
9 4 (19.05%) JAX-RS
10 2 (9.52%) JAXB
10 2 (9.52%) JiBX
10 2 (9.52%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Online Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) TDD
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Android Development
4 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Compuware
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Perforce
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