The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 96 96 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 21 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.06% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.94% 4.34% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
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£450 £425 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £410 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £476 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £33.55 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.21% +17.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £38.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.79% +8.64%
SOAP
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
533 599 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.15% 24.40% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 345 316
Average daily rate £335 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 8
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -2.85%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SOAP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SOAP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

SOAP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SOAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SOAP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 5 £450 +5.88% 7
Shropshire -3 5 £418 +7.74%
Warwickshire -8 3 £356 -24.20% 2
Coventry - 3 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £618 - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 43 (69.35%) XML
2 38 (61.29%) Web Services
3 29 (46.77%) REST
4 28 (45.16%) Java
5 27 (43.55%) SOA
6 26 (41.94%) SQL
7 25 (40.32%) .NET
8 22 (35.48%) Oracle
9 19 (30.65%) IBM
9 19 (30.65%) Middleware
10 18 (29.03%) TIBCO
10 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
11 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
11 17 (27.42%) webMethods
12 16 (25.81%) C#
13 15 (24.19%) EAI
14 14 (22.58%) XSD
15 13 (20.97%) WebSphere
16 12 (19.35%) WSDL
17 11 (17.74%) HTML
17 11 (17.74%) Finance
17 11 (17.74%) Use Case
17 11 (17.74%) DataPower
18 10 (16.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
18 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
18 10 (16.13%) SoapUI
18 10 (16.13%) CA LISA
18 10 (16.13%) Green Hat
18 10 (16.13%) Solace

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (20.97%) WebSphere
2 10 (16.13%) WebLogic
3 7 (11.29%) Apache
4 5 (8.06%) JBoss
5 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.84%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (4.84%) WebLogic Integration
5 3 (4.84%) AquaLogic
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) HTTP
1 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (8.06%) MySQL
2 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) SoapUI
2 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
3 7 (11.29%) JUnit
3 7 (11.29%) Selenium
4 6 (9.68%) ReSharper
5 4 (6.45%) ClearCase
6 3 (4.84%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.23%) Subversion
8 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Games
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Architect
2 25 (40.32%) Developer
3 14 (22.58%) Integration Architect
4 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Systems Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Software Architect
6 3 (4.84%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Information Specialist
7 2 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.23%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.23%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (69.35%) XML
2 38 (61.29%) Web Services
3 29 (46.77%) REST
4 25 (40.32%) .NET
5 19 (30.65%) Middleware
6 14 (22.58%) XSD
7 12 (19.35%) WSDL
8 11 (17.74%) HTML
9 10 (16.13%) J2EE
9 10 (16.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 10 (16.13%) JSON
9 10 (16.13%) WCF
10 9 (14.52%) Java EE
10 9 (14.52%) Spring
10 9 (14.52%) Hibernate
11 8 (12.90%) XSLT
11 8 (12.90%) .NET Framework
11 8 (12.90%) HTML5
12 7 (11.29%) J2SE
13 6 (9.68%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) DataPower
2 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.45%) Clustering
4 3 (4.84%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) UNIX
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) AIX
3 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) SOA
2 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.19%) EAI
4 11 (17.74%) Use Case
5 10 (16.13%) E-Commerce
5 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
6 8 (12.90%) Open Source
7 7 (11.29%) Software Architecture
7 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.29%) ETL
7 7 (11.29%) DevOps
7 7 (11.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (9.68%) Asset Management
8 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.06%) OO
10 4 (6.45%) CRM
10 4 (6.45%) MVC
10 4 (6.45%) Scrum
11 3 (4.84%) TDD
11 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) Java
2 26 (41.94%) SQL
3 16 (25.81%) C#
4 7 (11.29%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.45%) VB
6 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.84%) Scala
8 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) C
9 1 (1.61%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.61%) XAML
9 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) CA LISA
2 3 (4.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Oracle
2 19 (30.65%) IBM
3 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 18 (29.03%) TIBCO
4 17 (27.42%) webMethods
5 10 (16.13%) Green Hat
5 10 (16.13%) Solace
6 4 (6.45%) Informatica
6 4 (6.45%) Akamai
7 2 (3.23%) Northgate
8 1 (1.61%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.61%) Sun
8 1 (1.61%) HP
8 1 (1.61%) Dell
8 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
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