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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 91 97 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 51 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 1.08% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.37% 4.70% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 3
Median daily rate £425 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £575 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.14 £36.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-13.51% -17.71%
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
692 575 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.30% 23.06% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 379 320
Median daily rate £388 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.47 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.55% +38.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.60 £37.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 19 £415 -
Birmingham +3 9 £434 -3.61% 3
Solihull -10 8 - - 2
Coventry -7 3 £400 -27.27% 7
Staffordshire +7 2 £425 -12.82% 3
Warwickshire -6 2 £450 +2.85% 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 69 (66.99%) REST
2 65 (63.11%) Web Services
3 58 (56.31%) SQL
4 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (45.63%) Java
6 46 (44.66%) Unix
7 41 (39.81%) Spring
8 38 (36.89%) XML
9 32 (31.07%) Docker
9 32 (31.07%) Puppet
9 32 (31.07%) MongoDB
10 31 (30.10%) RESTful
10 31 (30.10%) HTML
10 31 (30.10%) Linux
11 30 (29.13%) Microsoft
11 30 (29.13%) C#
11 30 (29.13%) J2EE
12 28 (27.18%) DataPower
12 28 (27.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (26.21%) Git (software)
13 27 (26.21%) CSS
14 25 (24.27%) .NET
14 25 (24.27%) Middleware
15 24 (23.30%) JavaScript
15 24 (23.30%) IBM
15 24 (23.30%) JSON
16 23 (22.33%) HTML5
16 23 (22.33%) Windows
17 22 (21.36%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (20.39%) Open Source

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (17.48%) WebLogic
2 12 (11.65%) JBoss
3 11 (10.68%) Apache
4 9 (8.74%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.77%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (4.85%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.91%) Confluence
9 2 (1.94%) IIS
9 2 (1.94%) Mule
9 2 (1.94%) Node.js
9 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.97%) CMS
10 1 (0.97%) Liferay
10 1 (0.97%) nginx
10 1 (0.97%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.88%) MS Office
1 4 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (5.83%) Google App Engine
2 6 (5.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.94%) IaaS
3 2 (1.94%) PaaS
4 1 (0.97%) GitHub
4 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.97%) Office 365
4 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) HTTP
1 7 (6.80%) SSL
1 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.94%) FTP
3 1 (0.97%) DNS
3 1 (0.97%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (31.07%) MongoDB
2 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.88%) DTS
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.94%) MySQL
6 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.97%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (27.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (26.21%) Git (software)
3 18 (17.48%) Selenium
4 17 (16.50%) SoapUI
5 14 (13.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (13.59%) Maven
6 11 (10.68%) Eclipse
7 10 (9.71%) IntelliJ
7 10 (9.71%) Jenkins
7 10 (9.71%) JUnit
8 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.88%) JIRA
9 4 (3.88%) Subversion
10 3 (2.91%) ClearCase
10 3 (2.91%) ClearQuest
11 2 (1.94%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.97%) Grunt
12 1 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.97%) Sublime Text
12 1 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (2.91%) Finance
2 2 (1.94%) Billing
3 1 (0.97%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (48.54%) Developer
2 24 (23.30%) Architect
3 23 (22.33%) Consultant
3 23 (22.33%) Middleware Consultant
4 19 (18.45%) Java Developer
5 18 (17.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 18 (17.48%) Software Engineer
6 12 (11.65%) .NET Developer
7 11 (10.68%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) Java Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) Java Scala Developer
7 11 (10.68%) Java Scala Software Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) Java Software Developer
7 11 (10.68%) Java Software Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) Scala Developer
7 11 (10.68%) Scala Software Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) Software Architect
8 10 (9.71%) Lead Developer
8 10 (9.71%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.77%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (66.99%) REST
2 65 (63.11%) Web Services
3 41 (39.81%) Spring
4 38 (36.89%) XML
5 31 (30.10%) HTML
5 31 (30.10%) RESTful
6 30 (29.13%) J2EE
7 27 (26.21%) CSS
8 25 (24.27%) .NET
8 25 (24.27%) Middleware
9 24 (23.30%) JSON
10 23 (22.33%) HTML5
11 18 (17.48%) Hibernate
11 18 (17.48%) J2SE
11 18 (17.48%) Play Framework
12 14 (13.59%) Hystrix
12 14 (13.59%) Spring Boot
12 14 (13.59%) Swagger
13 13 (12.62%) ELK Stack
14 12 (11.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.18%) DataPower
2 22 (21.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.94%) Data Conversion
4 2 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) Clustering
5 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (44.66%) Unix
2 31 (30.10%) Linux
3 23 (22.33%) Windows
4 2 (1.94%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.39%) Open Source
3 20 (19.42%) Software Engineering
4 18 (17.48%) DevOps
4 18 (17.48%) Microservices
5 16 (15.53%) SOA
6 13 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.65%) Scrum
8 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
8 10 (9.71%) MVC
8 10 (9.71%) Software Architecture
9 8 (7.77%) Network Management
10 6 (5.83%) TDD
11 5 (4.85%) Data Modelling
11 5 (4.85%) EAI
12 4 (3.88%) CRM
12 4 (3.88%) ERP
12 4 (3.88%) ETL
12 4 (3.88%) ITIL
12 4 (3.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.31%) SQL
2 47 (45.63%) Java
3 30 (29.13%) C#
4 24 (23.30%) JavaScript
5 18 (17.48%) Scala
6 8 (7.77%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.80%) Haskell
8 5 (4.85%) XPath
9 4 (3.88%) VB
9 4 (3.88%) XAML
10 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.94%) C
11 2 (1.94%) Groovy
11 2 (1.94%) Lua
12 1 (0.97%) Perl
12 1 (0.97%) PHP
12 1 (0.97%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.85%) Degree
2 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (31.07%) Docker
2 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (31.07%) Puppet
2 15 (14.56%) Grafana
3 14 (13.59%) Graphite
4 4 (3.88%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.97%) Kibana
Vendors
1 30 (29.13%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.30%) IBM
3 18 (17.48%) webMethods
4 15 (14.56%) Oracle
5 12 (11.65%) Adobe
6 7 (6.80%) Google
7 4 (3.88%) CA
7 4 (3.88%) SevOne
8 3 (2.91%) SAP
9 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.94%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.94%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.94%) WSO2
10 1 (0.97%) CODA
10 1 (0.97%) HP
10 1 (0.97%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.97%) Talend