The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 25 65
Rank change year-on-year -15 +40  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 20 64 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.18% 7.15% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.43% 24.06% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 54 9
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.60%  
10th Percentile £307 £313 £365
90th Percentile £494 £596 £443
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £18.80 £56.50
% change year-on-year - -66.72%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 212 266 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 33.76% 29.72% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 949 820
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £334 £313 £313
90th Percentile £494 £588 £525
North West median daily rate £388 £390 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
10th Percentile £30.00 £20.78 £15.50
90th Percentile £40.20 £33.75 £34.50
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Cheshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Cheshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Cheshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Cheshire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Cheshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +8 6 £406 - 6
Chester -8 6 £463 -2.63% 4
Macclesfield - 1 £525 -
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 33 (78.57%) Java
2 27 (64.29%) Git (software)
3 25 (59.52%) J2EE
4 24 (57.14%) JIRA
4 24 (57.14%) REST
5 21 (50.00%) Spring
5 21 (50.00%) Finance
6 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (47.62%) Web Services
6 20 (47.62%) SQL
7 19 (45.24%) EJB
7 19 (45.24%) Banking
7 19 (45.24%) JSON
8 18 (42.86%) Oracle
9 16 (38.10%) IntelliJ
10 15 (35.71%) Scrum
10 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (30.95%) Data Protection
11 13 (30.95%) XML
12 12 (28.57%) JUnit
12 12 (28.57%) MySQL
12 12 (28.57%) EJB 3.0
12 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
12 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
13 11 (26.19%) jQuery
13 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
14 10 (23.81%) HTML
14 10 (23.81%) Client/Server
14 10 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) MySQL
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 10 (23.81%) MongoDB
2 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.14%) JasperReports
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.76%) Big Data
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (64.29%) Git (software)
2 24 (57.14%) JIRA
3 16 (38.10%) IntelliJ
4 12 (28.57%) JUnit
5 10 (23.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (23.81%) Bitbucket
5 10 (23.81%) Hudson
6 9 (21.43%) Eclipse
6 9 (21.43%) Gradle
7 6 (14.29%) Subversion
8 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
8 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
9 4 (9.52%) Mockito
9 4 (9.52%) MyEclipse
9 4 (9.52%) Xcode
10 3 (7.14%) JProfiler
10 3 (7.14%) Selenium
11 1 (2.38%) JMeter
11 1 (2.38%) Maven
11 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 19 (45.24%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (88.10%) Developer
2 32 (76.19%) Java Developer
3 8 (19.05%) J2EE Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (9.52%) iOS Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Business Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Middleware Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Java Software Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Testing Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) J2EE
2 24 (57.14%) REST
3 21 (50.00%) Spring
4 20 (47.62%) Web Services
5 19 (45.24%) EJB
5 19 (45.24%) JSON
6 13 (30.95%) XML
7 12 (28.57%) EJB 3.0
8 11 (26.19%) jQuery
9 10 (23.81%) HTML
10 9 (21.43%) Ajax
11 8 (19.05%) Hibernate
11 8 (19.05%) XSLT
12 7 (16.67%) JPA
12 7 (16.67%) JSP
12 7 (16.67%) Servlets
12 7 (16.67%) Struts
13 6 (14.29%) Java EE
13 6 (14.29%) JAX-WS
13 6 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
1 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
1 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (35.71%) Scrum
3 13 (30.95%) Data Protection
4 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 8 (19.05%) TDD
8 6 (14.29%) AOP
8 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
8 6 (14.29%) Mobile Development
8 6 (14.29%) OO
9 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
10 4 (9.52%) API Testing
10 4 (9.52%) iOS Development
10 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
11 3 (7.14%) RAD
11 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
12 2 (4.76%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 33 (78.57%) Java
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) PL/SQL
5 4 (9.52%) Apple Swift
5 4 (9.52%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) Perforce
3 4 (9.52%) Apple
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) HP
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