The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 61 57 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing SOAP 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.76% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.23% 1.81% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £43.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.71% +45.83%
SOAP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
186 166 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.57% 25.78% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 105 50
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.11% -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOAP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOAP across the Birmingham region.

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOAP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SOAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOAP.

1 11 (84.62%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Middleware
3 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) TIBCO
4 5 (38.46%) REST
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) SOA
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) ETL
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Clustering
5 4 (30.77%) MySQL
5 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
5 4 (30.77%) Akamai
5 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
6 3 (23.08%) Java EE
6 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
7 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) IBM
7 2 (15.38%) OO
7 2 (15.38%) CSS
7 2 (15.38%) HTML
7 2 (15.38%) JavaScript

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SOAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Systems Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Lead Architect
5 2 (15.38%) TIBCO Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Magento Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Middleware
3 5 (38.46%) REST
4 3 (23.08%) Java EE
4 3 (23.08%) WCF
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) LINQ
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) JDBC
6 1 (7.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) SOA
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
3 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) OO PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (7.69%) BPEL
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) TIBCO
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Akamai
4 2 (15.38%) IBM