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 29 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.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 30 14
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 4 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.81% 0.65% 8.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.43% 1.82% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 13
Median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45%  
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 £46.25 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -5.61% +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 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 35 55 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 33.33% 35.71% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 47
Median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Chester region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) JAXB
4 3 (50.00%) JDBC
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) XSLT
4 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (50.00%) JAX-WS
4 3 (50.00%) RESTful
4 3 (50.00%) WSDL
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) AOP
4 3 (50.00%) JSON
4 3 (50.00%) POJO
4 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (33.33%) REST
5 2 (33.33%) Open Source
5 2 (33.33%) JiBX
5 2 (33.33%) hybris
5 2 (33.33%) JSTL

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 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) GlassFish
2 2 (33.33%) JBoss
2 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Testing Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Tester
3 1 (16.67%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) JAXB
3 3 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 3 (50.00%) JDBC
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) POJO
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) WSDL
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) JiBX
4 2 (33.33%) JSTL
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Struts
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) AOP
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) RAD
4 2 (33.33%) RUP
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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