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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 27 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 3 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.80% 0.74% 6.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.38% 2.33% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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
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
32 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.16% 31.85% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 10
Average daily rate £350 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 18 (90.00%) Java
2 15 (75.00%) Web Services
3 13 (65.00%) Spring
3 13 (65.00%) Finance
4 12 (60.00%) J2EE
5 11 (55.00%) XML
6 10 (50.00%) SQL
7 8 (40.00%) Oracle
7 8 (40.00%) WSDL
7 8 (40.00%) SDLC
8 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
8 7 (35.00%) HTML
9 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
9 6 (30.00%) XSLT
9 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (30.00%) TDD
9 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
9 6 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (25.00%) IBM
11 4 (20.00%) JAX-RPC
11 4 (20.00%) Banking
11 4 (20.00%) CSS
11 4 (20.00%) Servlets
11 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (20.00%) JAX-WS
11 4 (20.00%) HTTP
12 3 (15.00%) XPath
12 3 (15.00%) Degree

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) iPlanet
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.00%) Informix
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JUnit
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 2 (10.00%) Mockito
2 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Hudson
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) Cactus
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 17 (85.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) Web Services
2 13 (65.00%) Spring
3 12 (60.00%) J2EE
4 11 (55.00%) XML
5 8 (40.00%) WSDL
6 7 (35.00%) HTML
7 6 (30.00%) XSLT
8 4 (20.00%) JAX-RPC
8 4 (20.00%) Servlets
8 4 (20.00%) CSS
8 4 (20.00%) JAX-WS
9 3 (15.00%) JSON
9 3 (15.00%) JiBX
9 3 (15.00%) POJO
9 3 (15.00%) REST
9 3 (15.00%) JAXB
10 2 (10.00%) JSF
10 2 (10.00%) Ajax
10 2 (10.00%) JDBC
10 2 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) SDLC
2 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (5.00%) Web Design
5 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) XPath
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Perforce