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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 50 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 7 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.01% 1.16% 2.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.05% 4.17% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £35.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+8.64% +9.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
173 168 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.96% 27.72% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 101 81
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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 23 July 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 11 (78.57%) SOA
2 10 (71.43%) EAI
2 10 (71.43%) IBM
3 8 (57.14%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) Migration
4 7 (50.00%) Data Migration
5 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) DDNS
5 6 (42.86%) Business Objects
5 6 (42.86%) J2EE
5 6 (42.86%) Java
5 6 (42.86%) LDAP
5 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (42.86%) JMS
5 6 (42.86%) REST
6 5 (35.71%) Middleware
7 4 (28.57%) TIBCO
7 4 (28.57%) XSD
7 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
7 4 (28.57%) WSDL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LDAP
1 6 (42.86%) DDNS
2 3 (21.43%) IPv4
2 3 (21.43%) IPv6
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) DB2
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Software Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) J2EE
3 6 (42.86%) JMS
3 6 (42.86%) REST
4 5 (35.71%) Middleware
5 4 (28.57%) WSDL
5 4 (28.57%) XSD
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) COM+
6 3 (21.43%) DCOM
7 1 (7.14%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) HTML
7 1 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (7.14%) XML-RPC
7 1 (7.14%) WCF
7 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
7 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) SOA
2 10 (71.43%) EAI
3 7 (50.00%) Migration
3 7 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) TDD
7 1 (7.14%) Web Design
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 1 (7.14%) MVVM
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) IBM
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Business Objects
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) TIBCO
5 1 (7.14%) Intel