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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 17 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 4 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.28% 4.29% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.90% 11.25% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
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£376 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.69% -7.14%
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
31 80 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.41% 38.10% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 11
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.13% -5.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
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 19 December 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) Informix
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (25.00%) Perforce
4 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (25.00%) Introscope
4 1 (25.00%) Online Banking
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) WSDL
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (25.00%) JAX-RPC
4 1 (25.00%) Compuware

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Informix
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Introscope
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Mockito
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JAX-WS
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) JDBC
3 1 (25.00%) Servlets
3 1 (25.00%) XSL
3 1 (25.00%) PowerMock
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (25.00%) Online Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Android Development
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Perforce
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Compuware
2 1 (25.00%) HP