The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 13 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 6 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.20% 15.28% 4.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.84% 43.42% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 31 7
Median daily rate £463 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £338 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.51% -29.54%  

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 Chester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 61 76 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 42.66% 35.19% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 72 38
Median daily rate £450 £453 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.55% +13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.15 £20.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.09% -38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Chester

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Chester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) XSLT
2 6 (60.00%) JAXB
2 6 (60.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) WSDL
2 6 (60.00%) JDBC
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Spring
2 6 (60.00%) AOP
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
2 6 (60.00%) JAX-WS
2 6 (60.00%) RESTful
2 6 (60.00%) POJO
3 5 (50.00%) JiBX
3 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (40.00%) API Testing
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (60.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Business Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) UAT Tester
5 1 (10.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) JAXB
2 6 (60.00%) JAX-WS
2 6 (60.00%) JDBC
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
2 6 (60.00%) POJO
2 6 (60.00%) RESTful
2 6 (60.00%) Spring
2 6 (60.00%) WSDL
2 6 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) XSLT
3 5 (50.00%) JiBX
4 2 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (10.00%) JDOM
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) AOP
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) API Testing
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
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