The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 52 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 0.96% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.32% 3.25% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £420 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
162 154 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.30% 29.67% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 91
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SOAP
West Midlands

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
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 16 April 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 8 (53.33%) jQuery
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
5 7 (46.67%) SOA
5 7 (46.67%) IBM
5 7 (46.67%) Migration
5 7 (46.67%) J2EE
5 7 (46.67%) Business Objects
5 7 (46.67%) LDAP
5 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (46.67%) JMS
5 7 (46.67%) EAI
6 6 (40.00%) IIS
6 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (40.00%) DDNS
6 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (26.67%) COM+
8 4 (26.67%) DCOM
8 4 (26.67%) CSS
8 4 (26.67%) JavaScript

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) LDAP
2 6 (40.00%) DDNS
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) IPv4
3 3 (20.00%) IPv6
4 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (20.00%) DB2
4 3 (20.00%) MS Access
5 1 (6.67%) Redis
5 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (6.67%) TextMate
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) NetBeans
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) PHP Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Programmer
4 3 (20.00%) PHP Programmer
4 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) jQuery
3 7 (46.67%) J2EE
3 7 (46.67%) JMS
4 4 (26.67%) COM+
4 4 (26.67%) DCOM
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 3 (20.00%) Symfony
5 3 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) XHTML
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (13.33%) WCF
6 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (6.67%) CSS3
7 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
7 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
1 7 (46.67%) SOA
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
1 7 (46.67%) EAI
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) OOP
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) OO PHP
6 1 (6.67%) OOD
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Content Management
6 1 (6.67%) Web Design
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) PHP
5 3 (20.00%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (6.67%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) IBM
2 7 (46.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian