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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 74 99 81
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -18
Contract jobs citing SOAP 44 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 0.77% 1.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.61% 3.09% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 3 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £428 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
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
666 582 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.89% 24.82% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 324 229
Average daily rate £335 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 15
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
Coventry +12 12 £550 +27.90%
Birmingham +2 11 £375 -10.71% 6
Staffordshire -5 6 £341 +42.18% 8
Solihull - 3 £400 -
Shropshire - 2 £313 -
Warwickshire -5 1 £438 - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 47 (72.31%) Web Services
2 42 (64.62%) XML
3 31 (47.69%) REST
4 27 (41.54%) .NET
4 27 (41.54%) Oracle
5 26 (40.00%) SOA
6 23 (35.38%) SQL Server
7 22 (33.85%) C#
8 21 (32.31%) Middleware
9 20 (30.77%) SQL
10 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
11 18 (27.69%) TIBCO
12 17 (26.15%) Java
13 16 (24.62%) EAI
13 16 (24.62%) IBM
14 15 (23.08%) Finance
15 14 (21.54%) WSDL
15 14 (21.54%) XSD
15 14 (21.54%) WebSphere
16 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (18.46%) WCF
18 11 (16.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
19 10 (15.38%) Use Case
19 10 (15.38%) .NET Framework
19 10 (15.38%) Java EE
19 10 (15.38%) DataPower
19 10 (15.38%) SoapUI
19 10 (15.38%) Clustering
19 10 (15.38%) webMethods
19 10 (15.38%) Visual Studio

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 14 (21.54%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.62%) WebLogic Integration
2 3 (4.62%) AquaLogic
2 3 (4.62%) AquaLogic Service Bus
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.54%) Mule
4 1 (1.54%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (4.62%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.54%) Magento
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) FTP
1 2 (3.08%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) RFID
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) SSH
2 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.54%) NFC
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.69%) MySQL
4 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.54%) DB2
6 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 10 (15.38%) SoapUI
2 6 (9.23%) ReSharper
3 5 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (3.08%) Subversion
5 1 (1.54%) Maven
5 1 (1.54%) Ant
5 1 (1.54%) WiX
5 1 (1.54%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.54%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (1.54%) Hudson
5 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.54%) MSI
5 1 (1.54%) NUnit
5 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Back Office
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (43.08%) Developer
2 22 (33.85%) Architect
3 10 (15.38%) Integration Architect
4 5 (7.69%) Consultant
4 5 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Systems Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (4.62%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (3.08%) Designer
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.08%) Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (72.31%) Web Services
2 42 (64.62%) XML
3 31 (47.69%) REST
4 27 (41.54%) .NET
5 21 (32.31%) Middleware
6 14 (21.54%) WSDL
6 14 (21.54%) XSD
7 12 (18.46%) WCF
8 11 (16.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 10 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 10 (15.38%) Java EE
10 9 (13.85%) XSLT
11 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
11 6 (9.23%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (9.23%) HTML
11 6 (9.23%) LINQ
11 6 (9.23%) Apache CXF
11 6 (9.23%) Entity Framework
11 6 (9.23%) Apache Camel
12 5 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Clustering
1 10 (15.38%) DataPower
2 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.62%) Open Source
3 3 (4.62%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
3 2 (3.08%) Android
3 2 (3.08%) UNIX
3 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.54%) AIX
4 1 (1.54%) HPUX
4 1 (1.54%) Solaris
4 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.54%) zOS
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) SOA
2 16 (24.62%) EAI
3 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.38%) Use Case
5 9 (13.85%) Integration Testing
6 8 (12.31%) OO
7 7 (10.77%) ETL
8 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.23%) Asset Management
8 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.69%) MVC
10 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (3.08%) BPEL
11 2 (3.08%) TDD
11 2 (3.08%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.08%) Scrum
11 2 (3.08%) CRM
11 2 (3.08%) UML
11 2 (3.08%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) C#
2 20 (30.77%) SQL
3 17 (26.15%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.23%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.15%) VB
6 3 (4.62%) PHP
7 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.08%) XPath
7 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.54%) Python
8 1 (1.54%) Perl
8 1 (1.54%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) CCNP
2 1 (1.54%) CCNA
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.54%) RHCE
2 1 (1.54%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.54%) MCTS
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.54%) QA
1 1 (1.54%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (41.54%) Oracle
2 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
3 18 (27.69%) TIBCO
4 16 (24.62%) IBM
5 10 (15.38%) webMethods
6 9 (13.85%) Solace
6 9 (13.85%) Green Hat
7 5 (7.69%) Talend
8 4 (6.15%) Akamai
9 1 (1.54%) Syclo
9 1 (1.54%) Twitter
9 1 (1.54%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.54%) Kony
9 1 (1.54%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 1 (1.54%) VMware
9 1 (1.54%) Sybase
9 1 (1.54%) SAP
9 1 (1.54%) Sun
9 1 (1.54%) HP
9 1 (1.54%) Dell
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