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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 19 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 17 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.02% 2.03% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 5.32% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
Average daily rate
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£388 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +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
68 94 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.10% 38.21% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 34 13
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 (96.00%) Java
2 20 (80.00%) Web Services
3 19 (76.00%) XML
3 19 (76.00%) Spring
4 18 (72.00%) Finance
5 17 (68.00%) J2EE
6 13 (52.00%) HTML
7 12 (48.00%) Oracle
8 11 (44.00%) SQL
8 11 (44.00%) XSLT
8 11 (44.00%) HTTP
8 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (40.00%) WSDL
10 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
10 9 (36.00%) WebSphere
11 8 (32.00%) TDD
12 7 (28.00%) Banking
12 7 (28.00%) IBM
12 7 (28.00%) Integration Testing
13 6 (24.00%) JAX-WS
13 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
13 6 (24.00%) JAX-RPC
13 6 (24.00%) CSS
13 6 (24.00%) Servlets
13 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
13 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
14 5 (20.00%) JUnit
14 5 (20.00%) RESTful
14 5 (20.00%) JSON
15 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (36.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (16.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.00%) iPlanet
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) HTTP
2 4 (16.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (16.00%) Informix
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JUnit
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.00%) Mockito
3 3 (12.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) Maven
4 2 (8.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) Introscope
4 2 (8.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) Cactus
5 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.00%) Hudson
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 23 (92.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (8.00%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) Web Services
2 19 (76.00%) XML
2 19 (76.00%) Spring
3 17 (68.00%) J2EE
4 13 (52.00%) HTML
5 11 (44.00%) XSLT
6 10 (40.00%) WSDL
7 6 (24.00%) JAX-WS
7 6 (24.00%) JAX-RPC
7 6 (24.00%) CSS
7 6 (24.00%) Servlets
8 5 (20.00%) RESTful
8 5 (20.00%) JSON
9 4 (16.00%) PowerMock
9 4 (16.00%) JAX-RS
9 4 (16.00%) JDBC
9 4 (16.00%) XSL
10 3 (12.00%) JAXB
10 3 (12.00%) POJO
10 3 (12.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (32.00%) TDD
4 7 (28.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) Web Design
8 1 (4.00%) Extreme Programming
8 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) Java
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.00%) XPath
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle
2 7 (28.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.00%) Perforce
4 2 (8.00%) Compuware
4 2 (8.00%) HP