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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 80 68 92
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Contract jobs citing SOAP 34 45 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 2.09% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.91% 8.30% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £240 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £431 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
575 542 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.21% 25.17% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 299 262
Average daily rate £338 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 20
Average hourly rate £30.20 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.07% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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
Coventry +6 9 £550 +46.66% 2
Birmingham -11 7 £355 -15.47% 1
Staffordshire -7 5 £325 +35.41% 4
Shropshire -13 2 £313 -40.47%
Solihull - 1 £400 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 39 (66.10%) Web Services
2 34 (57.63%) XML
3 32 (54.24%) REST
4 25 (42.37%) .NET
5 24 (40.68%) Oracle
6 20 (33.90%) Middleware
6 20 (33.90%) C#
7 19 (32.20%) SQL Server
7 19 (32.20%) SOA
8 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
9 17 (28.81%) TIBCO
10 16 (27.12%) IBM
11 14 (23.73%) EAI
11 14 (23.73%) XSD
11 14 (23.73%) WebSphere
12 13 (22.03%) SQL
13 12 (20.34%) Java
13 12 (20.34%) WSDL
13 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (20.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 12 (20.34%) SoapUI
14 11 (18.64%) Finance
15 10 (16.95%) webMethods
15 10 (16.95%) Clustering
15 10 (16.95%) DataPower
16 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
16 9 (15.25%) WCF
16 9 (15.25%) Use Case
16 9 (15.25%) CA LISA
16 9 (15.25%) Green Hat

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (23.73%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.69%) AquaLogic
3 1 (1.69%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) JBoss
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.69%) Mule
3 1 (1.69%) AquaLogic Service Bus
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.69%) Magento
3 1 (1.69%) SAP MII
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) RFID
2 1 (1.69%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) SSH
2 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.69%) NFC
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.47%) MySQL
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.69%) DB2
6 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) SoapUI
2 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.47%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (5.08%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.39%) Subversion
5 2 (3.39%) NUnit
5 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.69%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.69%) Hudson
6 1 (1.69%) WiX
6 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.69%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.69%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.69%) MSI
6 1 (1.69%) Maven
6 1 (1.69%) Ant
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Developer
2 20 (33.90%) Architect
3 10 (16.95%) Integration Architect
4 7 (11.86%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Systems Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.08%) Middleware Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Integration Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Designer
7 2 (3.39%) CRM Developer
8 1 (1.69%) Technical Developer
8 1 (1.69%) TIBCO Developer
8 1 (1.69%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (1.69%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (66.10%) Web Services
2 34 (57.63%) XML
3 32 (54.24%) REST
4 25 (42.37%) .NET
5 20 (33.90%) Middleware
6 14 (23.73%) XSD
7 12 (20.34%) WSDL
7 12 (20.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 9 (15.25%) WCF
9 8 (13.56%) .NET Framework
10 7 (11.86%) XSLT
10 7 (11.86%) Apache Camel
11 6 (10.17%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (10.17%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (10.17%) Apache CXF
11 6 (10.17%) RESTful
12 5 (8.47%) HTML
13 4 (6.78%) WinForms
13 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
13 4 (6.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Clustering
1 10 (16.95%) DataPower
2 3 (5.08%) Open Source
2 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Android
3 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) UNIX
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.69%) HPUX
4 1 (1.69%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.69%) zOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) SOA
2 14 (23.73%) EAI
3 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Use Case
5 8 (13.56%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.17%) ETL
6 6 (10.17%) OO
6 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.17%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.78%) Scrum
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (5.08%) Web Development
8 3 (5.08%) TDD
8 3 (5.08%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (5.08%) MVC
8 3 (5.08%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.39%) Validation
9 2 (3.39%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) C#
2 13 (22.03%) SQL
3 12 (20.34%) Java
4 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) VB
6 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) XPath
7 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.69%) Python
8 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) VCP4
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.39%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) RHCE
3 1 (1.69%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.69%) MCTS
3 1 (1.69%) MCITP
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) CCNP
3 1 (1.69%) CCNA
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) QA
1 1 (1.69%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Oracle
2 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
3 17 (28.81%) TIBCO
4 16 (27.12%) IBM
5 10 (16.95%) webMethods
6 9 (15.25%) Green Hat
7 5 (8.47%) Talend
8 4 (6.78%) Akamai
9 2 (3.39%) Motorola
9 2 (3.39%) SAP
10 1 (1.69%) Sybase
10 1 (1.69%) VMware
10 1 (1.69%) CA
10 1 (1.69%) Kony
10 1 (1.69%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 1 (1.69%) Syclo
10 1 (1.69%) Twitter
10 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago