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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 57 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SOAP 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.69% 0.97% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.40% 4.12% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.79% +8.64%
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
147 170 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.42% 23.68% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 105 120
Average daily rate £363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

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 4 August 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 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) XML
3 7 (43.75%) Middleware
4 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) TIBCO
5 5 (31.25%) REST
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) ETL
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) Clustering
6 4 (25.00%) MySQL
6 4 (25.00%) Akamai
6 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (18.75%) Java EE
7 3 (18.75%) WCF
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
8 2 (12.50%) OO
8 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (12.50%) Back Office
8 2 (12.50%) MVC
8 2 (12.50%) CSS

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Architect
5 2 (12.50%) TIBCO Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Lead Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Information Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Magento Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) Middleware
3 7 (43.75%) XML
4 5 (31.25%) REST
5 3 (18.75%) Java EE
5 3 (18.75%) WCF
6 2 (12.50%) LINQ
6 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (12.50%) RESTful
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
7 1 (6.25%) JDBC
7 1 (6.25%) XSD
7 1 (6.25%) XSL
7 1 (6.25%) XSLT
7 1 (6.25%) WSDL
7 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (31.25%) SOA
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.25%) BPEL
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (6.25%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) TIBCO
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Akamai
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Northgate
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