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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 96 87 94
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing SOAP 21 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 1.18% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.68% 4.73% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £315 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £491 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £33.55 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.21% +17.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.08%
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
570 634 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.92% 25.04% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 360 361
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 7
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Shropshire -8 5 £418 +19.28% 1
Birmingham +5 4 £550 +29.41% 3
Staffordshire -6 3 £400 +37.93%
Warwickshire -7 3 £356 -24.20% 4
Coventry - 2 - - 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (62.50%) Java
1 30 (62.50%) XML
2 26 (54.17%) Web Services
3 20 (41.67%) SQL
4 18 (37.50%) REST
5 16 (33.33%) SOA
6 15 (31.25%) .NET
6 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (25.00%) J2EE
7 12 (25.00%) IBM
8 11 (22.92%) WebLogic
8 11 (22.92%) Oracle
8 11 (22.92%) JSON
8 11 (22.92%) webMethods
9 10 (20.83%) Hibernate
9 10 (20.83%) Spring
9 10 (20.83%) C#
9 10 (20.83%) HTML
10 9 (18.75%) UNIX
10 9 (18.75%) Open Source
11 8 (16.67%) HTML5
11 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (16.67%) DevOps
11 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (16.67%) Apache
11 8 (16.67%) J2SE
11 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 8 (16.67%) JUnit

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (22.92%) WebLogic
2 8 (16.67%) Apache
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 5 (10.42%) JBoss
4 4 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (4.17%) AquaLogic
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 8 (16.67%) JUnit
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.42%) ClearCase
4 4 (8.33%) ReSharper
5 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.25%) IntelliJ
6 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Developer
2 20 (41.67%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Integration Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Android Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Software Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Information Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) SAP Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.17%) SAP XI Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (62.50%) XML
2 26 (54.17%) Web Services
3 18 (37.50%) REST
4 15 (31.25%) .NET
5 12 (25.00%) J2EE
6 11 (22.92%) JSON
7 10 (20.83%) Hibernate
7 10 (20.83%) Spring
7 10 (20.83%) HTML
8 8 (16.67%) J2SE
8 8 (16.67%) HTML5
9 7 (14.58%) WCF
9 7 (14.58%) Middleware
9 7 (14.58%) XSD
10 6 (12.50%) Java EE
11 5 (10.42%) XSLT
11 5 (10.42%) WSDL
11 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
12 4 (8.33%) LINQ
12 4 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) DataPower
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) AIX
3 1 (2.08%) Solaris
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) SOA
2 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.75%) Open Source
4 8 (16.67%) DevOps
4 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.50%) EAI
6 6 (12.50%) Software Architecture
7 4 (8.33%) Use Case
7 4 (8.33%) CRM
7 4 (8.33%) Scrum
7 4 (8.33%) Web Development
8 3 (6.25%) TDD
8 3 (6.25%) OO
8 3 (6.25%) ETL
8 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) Java
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) C#
4 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) Scala
6 1 (2.08%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) XAML
6 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Puppet
1 3 (6.25%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) IBM
2 11 (22.92%) Oracle
2 11 (22.92%) webMethods
3 7 (14.58%) TIBCO
4 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.42%) Informatica
6 3 (6.25%) Green Hat
6 3 (6.25%) Solace
7 2 (4.17%) Northgate
7 2 (4.17%) SAP
8 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.08%) Sun
8 1 (2.08%) HP
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) DevExpress
8 1 (2.08%) hybris
8 1 (2.08%) Demandware
8 1 (2.08%) ATG
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago