The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 91 85 103
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing SOAP 27 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.98% 0.089%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.58% 3.72% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate £420 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
590 484 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.81% 26.42% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 254 278
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SOAP
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 9 - -
Birmingham -7 7 £420 +5.00% 3
Staffordshire - 2 £240 - 1
Coventry -8 1 £430 +72.00% 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 31 (54.39%) HTML
1 31 (54.39%) JavaScript
2 28 (49.12%) SQL Server
3 27 (47.37%) Java
3 27 (47.37%) REST
4 23 (40.35%) .NET
4 23 (40.35%) XML
5 22 (38.60%) jQuery
6 21 (36.84%) Web Services
7 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 18 (31.58%) J2EE
7 18 (31.58%) SQL
8 17 (29.82%) HTML5
9 15 (26.32%) Windows
10 14 (24.56%) CSS
10 14 (24.56%) SOA
10 14 (24.56%) EAI
11 13 (22.81%) JMS
11 13 (22.81%) PHP
12 12 (21.05%) IBM
12 12 (21.05%) Internet
13 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (19.30%) WCF
13 11 (19.30%) Web Application Development
14 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
14 10 (17.54%) IIS
15 9 (15.79%) Business Objects
15 9 (15.79%) Eclipse
15 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (17.54%) IIS
2 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.51%) NetWeaver
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) Internet
2 8 (14.04%) LDAP
3 7 (12.28%) DDNS
4 3 (5.26%) IPv4
4 3 (5.26%) IPv6
5 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (49.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 6 (10.53%) MySQL
5 3 (5.26%) DB2
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.51%) MS Access
7 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.75%) Redis
7 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Eclipse
2 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.28%) TeamCity
4 5 (8.77%) Log4j
4 5 (8.77%) Subversion
5 3 (5.26%) Selenium
6 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) Maven
6 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (3.51%) Ant
7 1 (1.75%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (1.75%) TextMate
General
1 5 (8.77%) Automotive
2 4 (7.02%) Front Office
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (68.42%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Applications Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Web Developer
4 8 (14.04%) PHP Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Software Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Software Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Programmer
5 7 (12.28%) Java Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Java Web Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Web Applications Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Java Applications Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (5.26%) PHP Programmer
9 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (54.39%) HTML
2 27 (47.37%) REST
3 23 (40.35%) .NET
3 23 (40.35%) XML
4 22 (38.60%) jQuery
5 21 (36.84%) Web Services
6 18 (31.58%) J2EE
7 17 (29.82%) HTML5
8 14 (24.56%) CSS
9 13 (22.81%) JMS
10 11 (19.30%) WCF
11 9 (15.79%) JSON
12 7 (12.28%) JSP
12 7 (12.28%) Symfony
12 7 (12.28%) JAX-RS
13 6 (10.53%) RESTful
13 6 (10.53%) Middleware
13 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
14 5 (8.77%) COM+
14 5 (8.77%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Clustering
2 3 (5.26%) Open Source
2 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.77%) Linux
4 5 (8.77%) Windows CE
4 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) SOA
1 14 (24.56%) EAI
2 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) Web Application Development
3 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.04%) Data Migration
4 8 (14.04%) Migration
4 8 (14.04%) OOP
5 7 (12.28%) CRM
5 7 (12.28%) TDD
5 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
6 5 (8.77%) BPEL
6 5 (8.77%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 5 (8.77%) Android Development
6 5 (8.77%) iOS Development
7 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.26%) Web Design
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) JavaScript
2 27 (47.37%) Java
3 18 (31.58%) SQL
4 13 (22.81%) PHP
5 8 (14.04%) C#
6 7 (12.28%) VB
6 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.77%) VB6
8 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.51%) XAML
10 1 (1.75%) ABAP
10 1 (1.75%) PHP5
10 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
1 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.05%) IBM
3 9 (15.79%) Business Objects
4 5 (8.77%) SAP
4 5 (8.77%) Sage
4 5 (8.77%) WSO2
5 3 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (3.51%) DevExpress
6 2 (3.51%) Northgate
6 2 (3.51%) JBoss
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
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