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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 92 90 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing SOAP 26 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.65% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.35% 2.38% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
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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 £410 £413 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £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
598 546 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.41% 27.42% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 316 288
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 £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 20
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 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
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 30 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 30 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
Warwickshire +9 13 £470 -
Birmingham 0 7 £425 +3.03% 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 (57.14%) XML
2 19 (45.24%) REST
3 18 (42.86%) Middleware
3 18 (42.86%) Web Services
4 16 (38.10%) IBM
4 16 (38.10%) Java
5 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 13 (30.95%) SOA
6 13 (30.95%) Oracle
7 11 (26.19%) WebSphere
8 10 (23.81%) Windows
8 10 (23.81%) JBoss
9 9 (21.43%) SAP
9 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 9 (21.43%) HTML
9 9 (21.43%) J2EE
9 9 (21.43%) E-Commerce
10 8 (19.05%) JMS
10 8 (19.05%) XSLT
10 8 (19.05%) JSP
10 8 (19.05%) QA
10 8 (19.05%) jQuery
11 7 (16.67%) Load Testing
11 7 (16.67%) Spring
11 7 (16.67%) Endeca
11 7 (16.67%) ATG
11 7 (16.67%) CMS
11 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
11 7 (16.67%) Content Management
11 7 (16.67%) Servlets

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 11 (26.19%) WebSphere
2 7 (16.67%) CMS
2 7 (16.67%) Apache
2 7 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 7 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.38%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Internet
2 5 (11.90%) HTTP
3 4 (9.52%) FTP
4 1 (2.38%) DDNS
4 1 (2.38%) SMTP
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQLite
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (14.29%) Automotive
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Architect
2 16 (38.10%) Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Integration Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Applications Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) SAP Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Java Applications Developer
8 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (57.14%) XML
2 19 (45.24%) REST
3 18 (42.86%) Middleware
3 18 (42.86%) Web Services
4 9 (21.43%) HTML
4 9 (21.43%) J2EE
5 8 (19.05%) JMS
5 8 (19.05%) XSLT
5 8 (19.05%) JSP
5 8 (19.05%) jQuery
6 7 (16.67%) Spring
6 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 7 (16.67%) Servlets
6 7 (16.67%) Struts
6 7 (16.67%) JDBC
6 7 (16.67%) JMX
7 5 (11.90%) Ajax
7 5 (11.90%) JSON
7 5 (11.90%) .NET
7 5 (11.90%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) iPad
2 5 (11.90%) DataPower
3 4 (9.52%) Open Source
3 4 (9.52%) Kindle
3 4 (9.52%) AS400
4 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.52%) Android
3 4 (9.52%) zOS
3 4 (9.52%) Windows CE
3 4 (9.52%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) SOA
2 9 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 7 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 7 (16.67%) Content Management
3 7 (16.67%) B2C
3 7 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 7 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (14.29%) EAI
4 6 (14.29%) Migration
4 6 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (11.90%) iOS Development
5 5 (11.90%) Web Application Development
5 5 (11.90%) Network Management
6 4 (9.52%) Android Development
6 4 (9.52%) UML
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) PHP
4 4 (9.52%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) SQL
6 2 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) VB6
7 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CITP
3 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.38%) MCTS
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) IBM
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.95%) Oracle
4 10 (23.81%) JBoss
5 9 (21.43%) SAP
6 7 (16.67%) Endeca
6 7 (16.67%) ATG
7 5 (11.90%) TIBCO
8 4 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
10 1 (2.38%) Google
10 1 (2.38%) webMethods
10 1 (2.38%) Sage
10 1 (2.38%) Intel
10 1 (2.38%) Green Hat
10 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
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