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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 98 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 44 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.59% 0.86% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.14% 3.84% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 23
Median daily rate £309 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £335 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £590 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
717 573 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.90% 22.40% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 351 360
Median daily rate £375 £350 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £33.55 £29.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +14.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 2 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Solihull - 13 - - 4
Coventry -10 11 £331 -11.66% 2
Birmingham -12 6 £388 -34.32% 6
Shropshire - 6 - - 1
Staffordshire -3 3 £308 -23.12% 2
Warwickshire -3 1 £225 -55.00% 2
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 72 (64.86%) SQL
1 72 (64.86%) XML
2 65 (58.56%) Java
3 61 (54.95%) REST
4 53 (47.75%) HTML
5 49 (44.14%) CSS
6 48 (43.24%) Web Services
7 47 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (41.44%) MVC
9 44 (39.64%) Spring
10 43 (38.74%) JavaScript
11 37 (33.33%) Hibernate
12 36 (32.43%) JSON
13 33 (29.73%) .NET
14 31 (27.93%) C#
14 31 (27.93%) RESTful
15 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
16 27 (24.32%) HTML5
17 26 (23.42%) Java EE
18 25 (22.52%) jQuery
18 25 (22.52%) JSP
19 23 (20.72%) Adobe
19 23 (20.72%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (19.82%) Servlets
20 22 (19.82%) SQL Server
20 22 (19.82%) Visual Studio
21 21 (18.92%) IBM
22 20 (18.02%) Unix
22 20 (18.02%) WCF
23 19 (17.12%) Software Engineering

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 19 (17.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 15 (13.51%) JBoss
3 13 (11.71%) WebLogic
4 11 (9.91%) NServiceBus
5 9 (8.11%) Tomcat
6 8 (7.21%) Apache
7 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.60%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.70%) CMS
10 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.90%) Confluence
11 1 (0.90%) IIS
11 1 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.90%) WildFly
11 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.50%) MS Office
3 4 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) assyst
2 1 (0.90%) Magento
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.60%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.91%) Broadband
2 2 (1.80%) FTP
2 2 (1.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.80%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) LDAP
2 2 (1.80%) OSPF
2 2 (1.80%) SNMP
3 1 (0.90%) Firewall
3 1 (0.90%) SSH
3 1 (0.90%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.82%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.32%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.50%) MySQL
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 23 (20.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (19.82%) Visual Studio
3 18 (16.22%) SoapUI
4 15 (13.51%) Git (software)
4 15 (13.51%) JUnit
5 13 (11.71%) Selenium
6 12 (10.81%) Eclipse
7 7 (6.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (6.31%) Maven
8 6 (5.41%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.50%) JMeter
9 5 (4.50%) Subversion
10 4 (3.60%) Ant
10 4 (3.60%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.60%) JIRA
11 3 (2.70%) ClearCase
11 3 (2.70%) ClearQuest
11 3 (2.70%) Toad
12 2 (1.80%) DbUnit
12 2 (1.80%) jMock
General
1 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.41%) Marketing
3 3 (2.70%) Automotive
4 2 (1.80%) Finance
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (65.77%) Developer
2 30 (27.03%) Java Developer
3 18 (16.22%) Software Engineer
4 14 (12.61%) Architect
5 13 (11.71%) .NET Developer
6 12 (10.81%) Administrator
6 12 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (9.91%) C# Developer
8 10 (9.01%) C# Software Engineer
9 9 (8.11%) Analyst
9 9 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) Java Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) Java Scala Software Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) Scala Software Engineer
11 7 (6.31%) .NET Software Engineer
11 7 (6.31%) Software Developer
12 6 (5.41%) Java Software Developer
12 6 (5.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (64.86%) XML
2 61 (54.95%) REST
3 53 (47.75%) HTML
4 49 (44.14%) CSS
5 48 (43.24%) Web Services
6 44 (39.64%) Spring
7 37 (33.33%) Hibernate
8 36 (32.43%) JSON
9 33 (29.73%) .NET
10 31 (27.93%) RESTful
11 27 (24.32%) HTML5
12 26 (23.42%) Java EE
13 25 (22.52%) jQuery
13 25 (22.52%) JSP
14 22 (19.82%) Servlets
15 20 (18.02%) WCF
16 18 (16.22%) Apache Felix
16 18 (16.22%) Apache Sling
17 17 (15.32%) J2EE
18 13 (11.71%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) DataPower
2 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.60%) User Experience
4 3 (2.70%) Data Conversion
4 3 (2.70%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.90%) CMDB
6 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.90%) IVR
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.02%) Unix
2 19 (17.12%) Linux
3 7 (6.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (41.44%) MVC
3 19 (17.12%) Software Engineering
4 15 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.91%) Microservices
5 11 (9.91%) Open Source
5 11 (9.91%) Scrum
6 10 (9.01%) DevOps
7 9 (8.11%) SOA
8 8 (7.21%) OO
9 6 (5.41%) ETL
9 6 (5.41%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.41%) SDLC
9 6 (5.41%) TDD
10 5 (4.50%) API Integration
10 5 (4.50%) Data Transformation
10 5 (4.50%) Data Validation
10 5 (4.50%) Service Design
10 5 (4.50%) Software Architecture
10 5 (4.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (64.86%) SQL
2 65 (58.56%) Java
3 43 (38.74%) JavaScript
4 31 (27.93%) C#
5 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
6 10 (9.01%) Scala
7 4 (3.60%) XAML
8 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.70%) XPath
9 2 (1.80%) PHP
9 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.80%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) Degree
4 3 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
5 1 (0.90%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) QA
2 4 (3.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (15.32%) Docker
2 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (15.32%) Puppet
2 7 (6.31%) Grafana
2 7 (6.31%) Graphite
3 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.72%) Adobe
3 21 (18.92%) IBM
4 14 (12.61%) Oracle
5 12 (10.81%) webMethods
6 5 (4.50%) WSO2
7 4 (3.60%) Google
8 3 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.70%) SAP
8 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.80%) Aruba
9 2 (1.80%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.80%) Cisco
9 2 (1.80%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.80%) Remedy
9 2 (1.80%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.90%) Avaya
10 1 (0.90%) Genesys
10 1 (0.90%) KANA
10 1 (0.90%) Zend