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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 32 57 47
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 23 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.33% 2.43% 2.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.13% 9.02% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 19
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £337 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £497 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

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 152 266 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.63% 26.95% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 190 161
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +43.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 - 4 £475 - 5
Chester +9 3 £450 +9.09% 4
Warrington +15 2 £513 +4.59% 2
SOAP
North West

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 24 (75.00%) Java
2 22 (68.75%) REST
3 20 (62.50%) J2EE
4 16 (50.00%) EJB
4 16 (50.00%) Web Services
5 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (43.75%) JIRA
5 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
6 12 (37.50%) EJB 3.0
6 12 (37.50%) Spring
6 12 (37.50%) Finance
6 12 (37.50%) MySQL
7 11 (34.38%) Oracle
7 11 (34.38%) XML
7 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (34.38%) Oracle Database
8 10 (31.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (31.25%) Bitbucket
8 10 (31.25%) Hudson
8 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (31.25%) Scrum
8 10 (31.25%) Client/Server
9 9 (28.13%) IntelliJ
9 9 (28.13%) SQL
9 9 (28.13%) Banking
9 9 (28.13%) JSON
10 8 (25.00%) HTML
11 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
11 7 (21.88%) Waterfall

SOAP
Top Related 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 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.38%) GlassFish
2 3 (9.38%) JBoss
2 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) MySQL
2 11 (34.38%) Oracle Database
3 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (9.38%) JasperReports
4 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.13%) DB2
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
1 14 (43.75%) JIRA
2 10 (31.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (31.25%) Bitbucket
2 10 (31.25%) Hudson
3 9 (28.13%) IntelliJ
4 6 (18.75%) Eclipse
5 5 (15.63%) JUnit
5 5 (15.63%) Mockito
6 4 (12.50%) MyEclipse
7 3 (9.38%) JMeter
7 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
8 2 (6.25%) Gradle
8 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 2 (6.25%) LoadUI
9 1 (3.13%) Log4j
9 1 (3.13%) Subversion
9 1 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Developer
2 21 (65.63%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.88%) J2EE Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) REST
2 20 (62.50%) J2EE
3 16 (50.00%) EJB
3 16 (50.00%) Web Services
4 12 (37.50%) EJB 3.0
4 12 (37.50%) Spring
5 11 (34.38%) XML
6 9 (28.13%) JSON
7 8 (25.00%) HTML
8 6 (18.75%) jQuery
8 6 (18.75%) Struts
9 5 (15.63%) Hibernate
9 5 (15.63%) JSF
9 5 (15.63%) RESTful
10 4 (12.50%) Ajax
10 4 (12.50%) JSP
10 4 (12.50%) Servlets
11 3 (9.38%) JPA
11 3 (9.38%) WSDL
11 3 (9.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) DataPower
4 1 (3.13%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Android
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (31.25%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
5 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.50%) TDD
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.38%) AOP
6 3 (9.38%) Mobile Development
6 3 (9.38%) OO
6 3 (9.38%) Open Source
6 3 (9.38%) UML
6 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (6.25%) RAD
7 2 (6.25%) RUP
7 2 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) hybris
3 1 (3.13%) Apple
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Kony
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Sybase
3 1 (3.13%) Yahoo!
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