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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 85 91 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Contract jobs citing SOAP 39 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.55% 1.00% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.36% 4.65% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 24
Average daily rate £450 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -1.53%
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
613 473 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.35% 21.41% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 295 307
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 10 £500 - 10
Shropshire -18 3 - - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £413 - 3
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 50 (76.92%) Web Services
2 43 (66.15%) REST
3 30 (46.15%) Unix
3 30 (46.15%) SQL
4 28 (43.08%) XML
5 25 (38.46%) Java
5 25 (38.46%) RESTful
6 23 (35.38%) DataPower
6 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
6 23 (35.38%) Middleware
7 20 (30.77%) IBM
7 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (29.23%) Windows
9 17 (26.15%) HTML
10 16 (24.62%) SOA
11 15 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (23.08%) .NET
11 15 (23.08%) HTML5
12 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 12 (18.46%) Oracle
14 11 (16.92%) C#
14 11 (16.92%) J2EE
14 11 (16.92%) Spring
15 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
16 9 (13.85%) TDD
17 8 (12.31%) XPath

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (12.31%) WebLogic
4 7 (10.77%) WebSphere
5 5 (7.69%) Apache
5 5 (7.69%) JBoss
6 3 (4.62%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (3.08%) WildFly
8 1 (1.54%) Commerce Server
8 1 (1.54%) IIS
8 1 (1.54%) Liferay
8 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.62%) PaaS
1 3 (4.62%) SaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) SSL
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (12.31%) DTS
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.62%) MySQL
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.77%) Eclipse
2 7 (10.77%) Selenium
3 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.69%) JUnit
5 4 (6.15%) ClearCase
5 4 (6.15%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.08%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.08%) Moq
7 2 (3.08%) NSubstitute
7 2 (3.08%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.08%) Subversion
8 1 (1.54%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.54%) JIRA
8 1 (1.54%) Log4j
8 1 (1.54%) Log4Net
8 1 (1.54%) Maven
8 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Back Office
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) Consultant
3 19 (29.23%) Architect
3 19 (29.23%) Middleware Consultant
4 9 (13.85%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Applications Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Integration Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Software Architect
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Android Developer
7 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (3.08%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (3.08%) SAP Developer
8 2 (3.08%) SAP PI Developer
8 2 (3.08%) SAP XI Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.08%) SOA Developer
8 2 (3.08%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (76.92%) Web Services
2 43 (66.15%) REST
3 28 (43.08%) XML
4 25 (38.46%) RESTful
5 23 (35.38%) Middleware
6 17 (26.15%) HTML
7 15 (23.08%) .NET
7 15 (23.08%) HTML5
8 11 (16.92%) J2EE
8 11 (16.92%) Spring
9 8 (12.31%) EDI
9 8 (12.31%) JSON
10 7 (10.77%) WCF
11 6 (9.23%) CSS
11 6 (9.23%) Hibernate
12 5 (7.69%) J2SE
13 4 (6.15%) jQuery
14 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
14 3 (4.62%) Android SDK
14 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.38%) DataPower
2 20 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.08%) User Experience
6 1 (1.54%) Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.15%) Unix
2 19 (29.23%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Android
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.62%) SOA
3 9 (13.85%) TDD
4 8 (12.31%) CRM
4 8 (12.31%) EAI
4 8 (12.31%) ERP
4 8 (12.31%) Software Architecture
5 7 (10.77%) Analytics
5 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.23%) Open Source
7 5 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (7.69%) DevOps
7 5 (7.69%) Project Management
7 5 (7.69%) Scrum
8 4 (6.15%) Service Management
8 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.62%) Android Development
9 3 (4.62%) MVC
9 3 (4.62%) Web Development
9 3 (4.62%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) SQL
2 25 (38.46%) Java
3 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.92%) C#
5 8 (12.31%) VB
5 8 (12.31%) XPath
6 7 (10.77%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.08%) Haskell
8 2 (3.08%) Scala
9 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Grafana
2 1 (1.54%) Graphite
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.77%) IBM
3 12 (18.46%) Oracle
4 5 (7.69%) webMethods
5 3 (4.62%) Informatica
5 3 (4.62%) SAP
6 2 (3.08%) Adobe
6 2 (3.08%) ATG
6 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.08%) hybris
7 1 (1.54%) Demandware
7 1 (1.54%) Northgate
7 1 (1.54%) Talend
7 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
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