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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 93 94 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -22
Contract jobs citing SOAP 25 11 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.56% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.26% 2.10% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £416 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +29.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £413 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £434 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £35.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+8.64% +9.03%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
587 524 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.25% 26.69% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 294 293
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 7 £425 +3.03% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 24 (55.81%) XML
2 20 (46.51%) REST
3 19 (44.19%) Middleware
4 18 (41.86%) IBM
5 17 (39.53%) Web Services
6 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
6 16 (37.21%) Java
7 15 (34.88%) SOA
8 11 (25.58%) Oracle
8 11 (25.58%) Windows
9 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
9 10 (23.26%) HTML
9 10 (23.26%) WebSphere
10 9 (20.93%) J2EE
10 9 (20.93%) SAP
10 9 (20.93%) JBoss
10 9 (20.93%) jQuery
11 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
11 8 (18.60%) JMS
11 8 (18.60%) EAI
12 7 (16.28%) Internet
12 7 (16.28%) .NET
12 7 (16.28%) JSP
12 7 (16.28%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (16.28%) Migration
12 7 (16.28%) QA
13 6 (13.95%) Load Testing
13 6 (13.95%) Software Architecture
13 6 (13.95%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (13.95%) Network Management

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (23.26%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.95%) CMS
2 6 (13.95%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (13.95%) WebLogic
2 6 (13.95%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) Internet
2 4 (9.30%) FTP
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
3 2 (4.65%) DDNS
3 2 (4.65%) LDAP
4 1 (2.33%) IPv4
4 1 (2.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQLite
3 1 (2.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.98%) Subversion
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.95%) Automotive
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Architect
2 16 (37.21%) Developer
3 12 (27.91%) Integration Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Applications Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (55.81%) XML
2 20 (46.51%) REST
3 19 (44.19%) Middleware
4 17 (39.53%) Web Services
5 10 (23.26%) HTML
6 9 (20.93%) J2EE
6 9 (20.93%) jQuery
7 8 (18.60%) JMS
8 7 (16.28%) .NET
8 7 (16.28%) JSP
9 6 (13.95%) Servlets
9 6 (13.95%) Struts
9 6 (13.95%) JDBC
9 6 (13.95%) JMX
9 6 (13.95%) XSLT
9 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
9 6 (13.95%) Spring
10 5 (11.63%) Ajax
10 5 (11.63%) JSON
10 5 (11.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) iPad
2 5 (11.63%) DataPower
3 4 (9.30%) Open Source
3 4 (9.30%) AS400
3 4 (9.30%) Kindle
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Social Media
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.30%) UNIX
3 4 (9.30%) Android
3 4 (9.30%) zOS
3 4 (9.30%) Windows CE
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) SOA
2 8 (18.60%) EAI
2 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
3 7 (16.28%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (13.95%) Load Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Content Management
4 6 (13.95%) Software Architecture
4 6 (13.95%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (13.95%) B2C
4 6 (13.95%) Network Management
4 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (11.63%) iOS Development
5 5 (11.63%) Web Application Development
6 4 (9.30%) Android Development
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.30%) UML
7 3 (6.98%) Web Design
7 3 (6.98%) Information Security
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) Java
2 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) PHP
4 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.65%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) XAML
6 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.33%) VB6
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) CITP
2 1 (2.33%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 4 (9.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) IBM
2 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.58%) Oracle
4 9 (20.93%) SAP
4 9 (20.93%) JBoss
5 6 (13.95%) ATG
5 6 (13.95%) Endeca
6 5 (11.63%) TIBCO
7 4 (9.30%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (6.98%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.33%) Intel
9 1 (2.33%) Sage
9 1 (2.33%) webMethods
9 1 (2.33%) Google
9 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
9 1 (2.33%) DevExpress
9 1 (2.33%) Green Hat