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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 81 76 86
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing SOAP 41 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.73% 1.97% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.61% 7.73% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 19
Median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.68% +14.06%

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
620 660 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.13% 25.45% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 407 323
Median daily rate £388 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 10 £450 -14.28% 3
Coventry - 9 £450 - 2
Shropshire +25 7 £463 - 4
Warwickshire +5 3 £438 +34.61% 2
Solihull - 2 £200 - 5
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 43 (50.59%) REST
2 41 (48.24%) XML
3 36 (42.35%) SQL
4 35 (41.18%) Web Services
5 33 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (36.47%) jQuery
7 30 (35.29%) HTML
8 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
9 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
9 28 (32.94%) CSS
10 26 (30.59%) Java
11 23 (27.06%) .NET
11 23 (27.06%) MVC
12 22 (25.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (24.71%) C#
13 21 (24.71%) SQL Server
14 18 (21.18%) Visual Studio
15 16 (18.82%) RESTful
15 16 (18.82%) PowerShell
15 16 (18.82%) WCF
16 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
17 13 (15.29%) Visualforce
17 13 (15.29%) XSLT
17 13 (15.29%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (15.29%) KnockoutJS
18 12 (14.12%) SDLC
18 12 (14.12%) Oracle
18 12 (14.12%) JSON
19 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
19 11 (12.94%) SQL Server 2008

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (12.94%) NServiceBus
2 6 (7.06%) JBoss
3 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.35%) Apache
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.18%) CMS
7 1 (1.18%) Confluence
7 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) assyst
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.18%) Magento
3 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Boomi
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) Broadband
2 3 (3.53%) OSPF
2 3 (3.53%) SNMP
3 2 (2.35%) FTP
3 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 2 (2.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) LDAP
4 1 (1.18%) SSH
4 1 (1.18%) SSL
4 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.18%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.88%) MySQL
4 3 (3.53%) DataStage
5 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (21.18%) Visual Studio
3 11 (12.94%) SoapUI
4 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.24%) JUnit
5 5 (5.88%) JMeter
6 4 (4.71%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.71%) Selenium
6 4 (4.71%) Subversion
7 3 (3.53%) JIRA
7 3 (3.53%) Toad
8 2 (2.35%) Ant
8 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.35%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.18%) GitLab
9 1 (1.18%) gulp
9 1 (1.18%) jMock
9 1 (1.18%) PhpStorm
9 1 (1.18%) webpack
9 1 (1.18%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (12.94%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.76%) Marketing
3 3 (3.53%) Automotive
4 2 (2.35%) Finance
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.18%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (11.76%) C# Software Engineer
2 10 (11.76%) Salesforce Developer
2 10 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.24%) .NET Software Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.06%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Middleware Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Salesforce Developer
8 4 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.53%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Messaging Developer
9 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow Developer
9 3 (3.53%) SharePoint Administrator
9 3 (3.53%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (50.59%) REST
2 41 (48.24%) XML
3 35 (41.18%) Web Services
4 31 (36.47%) jQuery
5 30 (35.29%) HTML
6 28 (32.94%) CSS
7 23 (27.06%) .NET
8 16 (18.82%) RESTful
8 16 (18.82%) WCF
9 13 (15.29%) KnockoutJS
9 13 (15.29%) Visualforce
9 13 (15.29%) XSLT
10 12 (14.12%) JSON
11 11 (12.94%) Middleware
11 11 (12.94%) StructureMap
12 9 (10.59%) Hibernate
12 9 (10.59%) Spring
13 6 (7.06%) Ajax
13 6 (7.06%) Java EE
14 5 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) DataPower
2 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) NHS
4 2 (2.35%) CMDB
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Unix
2 8 (9.41%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) MVC
3 12 (14.12%) SDLC
4 11 (12.94%) Scrum
4 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
5 10 (11.76%) SOA
5 10 (11.76%) TDD
6 8 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.24%) ETL
7 7 (8.24%) Regression Testing
7 7 (8.24%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (8.24%) Web Development
8 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Migration
8 6 (7.06%) OO
8 6 (7.06%) Visualisation
9 5 (5.88%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.88%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.35%) SQL
2 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
3 26 (30.59%) Java
4 21 (24.71%) C#
5 16 (18.82%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.71%) Apex Code
6 4 (4.71%) PHP
7 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.35%) XPath
9 1 (1.18%) Perl
9 1 (1.18%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.18%) Prolog
9 1 (1.18%) Python
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
9 1 (1.18%) XAML
9 1 (1.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.53%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.35%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (1.18%) OpenView
1 1 (1.18%) Puppet
1 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (14.12%) Oracle
4 10 (11.76%) IBM
5 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.71%) WSO2
6 3 (3.53%) Aruba
6 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco
6 3 (3.53%) Dell
6 3 (3.53%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.53%) Informatica
6 3 (3.53%) Remedy
6 3 (3.53%) Riverbed
6 3 (3.53%) webMethods
7 2 (2.35%) Adobe
7 2 (2.35%) HP
8 1 (1.18%) BMC
8 1 (1.18%) CA
8 1 (1.18%) SAP