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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 97 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing SOAP 31 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.76% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.84% 2.76% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +7.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £394 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £483 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £46.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-25.48% +26.02%
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
640 580 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.89% 27.48% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 364 336
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 19
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +3 13 £460 - 3
Birmingham -4 5 £425 +3.03% 2
Staffordshire - 2 £290 -
Coventry - 1 £385 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (54.17%) XML
2 22 (45.83%) Web Services
3 19 (39.58%) Middleware
4 17 (35.42%) SOA
5 16 (33.33%) Oracle
5 16 (33.33%) REST
6 15 (31.25%) E-Commerce
6 15 (31.25%) IBM
7 14 (29.17%) WebSphere
8 13 (27.08%) C#
8 13 (27.08%) Java
8 13 (27.08%) .NET
8 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (22.92%) XSLT
10 11 (22.92%) JBoss
10 11 (22.92%) CMS
11 10 (20.83%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (20.83%) QA
12 9 (18.75%) JSP
12 9 (18.75%) J2EE
13 8 (16.67%) SAP
13 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
13 8 (16.67%) Servlets
13 8 (16.67%) Struts
13 8 (16.67%) JDBC
13 8 (16.67%) Apache
13 8 (16.67%) JMS
13 8 (16.67%) HTTP

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (29.17%) WebSphere
2 11 (22.92%) CMS
3 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 8 (16.67%) Apache
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) HTTP
1 8 (16.67%) Internet
2 5 (10.42%) FTP
3 1 (2.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.25%) Selenium
3 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) NUnit
4 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (58.33%) Architect
2 15 (31.25%) Developer
3 14 (29.17%) Integration Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.08%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.08%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (54.17%) XML
2 22 (45.83%) Web Services
3 19 (39.58%) Middleware
4 16 (33.33%) REST
5 13 (27.08%) .NET
6 11 (22.92%) XSLT
7 9 (18.75%) JSP
7 9 (18.75%) J2EE
8 8 (16.67%) Servlets
8 8 (16.67%) Struts
8 8 (16.67%) JDBC
8 8 (16.67%) JMS
8 8 (16.67%) JMX
8 8 (16.67%) Spring
8 8 (16.67%) Hibernate
9 7 (14.58%) RESTful
9 7 (14.58%) HTML
10 6 (12.50%) XSD
10 6 (12.50%) WSDL
11 5 (10.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) iPad
2 7 (14.58%) DataPower
3 5 (10.42%) AS400
4 4 (8.33%) Kindle
4 4 (8.33%) User Experience
5 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.17%) Open Source
6 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.08%) Social Media
7 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) zOS
2 5 (10.42%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) SOA
2 15 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.83%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (16.67%) B2C
5 8 (16.67%) Content Management
5 8 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 8 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (14.58%) Scrum
6 7 (14.58%) EAI
7 6 (12.50%) Migration
8 5 (10.42%) Web Development
8 5 (10.42%) UML
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.33%) Network Management
9 4 (8.33%) TDD
10 3 (6.25%) Web Design
10 3 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) C#
1 13 (27.08%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) VB
5 3 (6.25%) VB6
5 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) MCITP
3 1 (2.08%) MCTS
3 1 (2.08%) CITP
3 1 (2.08%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) CA LISA
2 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle
2 15 (31.25%) IBM
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.92%) JBoss
5 8 (16.67%) SAP
5 8 (16.67%) ATG
5 8 (16.67%) Endeca
6 6 (12.50%) TIBCO
7 2 (4.17%) Green Hat
7 2 (4.17%) webMethods
8 1 (2.08%) Google
8 1 (2.08%) Motorola
8 1 (2.08%) Sage
8 1 (2.08%) HP
8 1 (2.08%) Intel
8 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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