Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 60 80
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 33 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.49% 2.66% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.82% 10.46% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 28
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £292
90th Percentile £485 £515 £641
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £55.75

SOAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 336 373 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.36% 25.48% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 284 360
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £299
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £396
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.21% +16.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.50 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -2 13 £450 +18.42% 2
Warrington +15 4 £450 +21.62% 3
Chester -6 3 £371 -21.84% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £525 -
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 23 (69.70%) Spring
3 21 (63.64%) Git (software)
4 20 (60.61%) Web Services
5 18 (54.55%) REST
6 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
7 16 (48.48%) SQL
7 16 (48.48%) TDD
7 16 (48.48%) Banking
8 14 (42.42%) Hibernate
8 14 (42.42%) Oracle
8 14 (42.42%) JUnit
9 13 (39.39%) Perforce
9 13 (39.39%) Relational Database
10 12 (36.36%) JPA
10 12 (36.36%) Unit Testing
10 12 (36.36%) Java EE
10 12 (36.36%) Finance
10 12 (36.36%) RDBMS
10 12 (36.36%) OO
10 12 (36.36%) Data Modelling
10 12 (36.36%) IntelliJ
10 12 (36.36%) Spring Boot
11 11 (33.33%) Data Protection
12 10 (30.30%) Gradle
12 10 (30.30%) MongoDB
12 10 (30.30%) Scrum
13 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
14 8 (24.24%) JIRA

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 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle SCM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) Relational Database
2 12 (36.36%) RDBMS
3 10 (30.30%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 14 (42.42%) JUnit
3 12 (36.36%) IntelliJ
4 10 (30.30%) Gradle
5 8 (24.24%) JIRA
6 6 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 6 (18.18%) Maven
7 5 (15.15%) JProfiler
7 5 (15.15%) SonarQube
8 3 (9.09%) Bitbucket
8 3 (9.09%) Selenium
8 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
8 3 (9.09%) Subversion
9 2 (6.06%) gulp
9 2 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
9 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
9 2 (6.06%) Xcode
10 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
General
1 16 (48.48%) Banking
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 24 (72.73%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) CRM Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (6.06%) iOS Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) Spring
2 20 (60.61%) Web Services
3 18 (54.55%) REST
4 14 (42.42%) Hibernate
5 12 (36.36%) Java EE
5 12 (36.36%) JPA
5 12 (36.36%) Spring Boot
6 7 (21.21%) J2EE
6 7 (21.21%) JSON
7 6 (18.18%) HTML
7 6 (18.18%) jQuery
7 6 (18.18%) RESTful
7 6 (18.18%) Servlets
8 5 (15.15%) Ajax
8 5 (15.15%) EJB
8 5 (15.15%) JSP
9 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
9 4 (12.12%) Struts
10 3 (9.09%) Dropwizard
10 3 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) RIA
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
3 16 (48.48%) TDD
4 12 (36.36%) Data Modelling
4 12 (36.36%) OO
4 12 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Data Protection
6 10 (30.30%) Scrum
7 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 5 (15.15%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (15.15%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 5 (15.15%) RAD
9 4 (12.12%) OOP
10 3 (9.09%) BDD
10 3 (9.09%) DevOps
11 2 (6.06%) API Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Collaborative Working
11 2 (6.06%) iOS Development
11 2 (6.06%) Microservices
11 2 (6.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) Apple Swift
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Oracle
2 13 (39.39%) Perforce
3 2 (6.06%) Apple
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) IBM