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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 94 96 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing SOAP 28 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.65% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.51% 2.31% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £416 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +18.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £413 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £434 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%
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
621 606 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.91% 28.25% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 367 300
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
Warwickshire +4 12 £485 -
Birmingham +4 6 £425 +3.03% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £290 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 23 (56.10%) XML
2 19 (46.34%) Web Services
2 19 (46.34%) Middleware
3 17 (41.46%) REST
4 16 (39.02%) IBM
4 16 (39.02%) Java
5 15 (36.59%) Oracle
6 14 (34.15%) SOA
7 13 (31.71%) WebSphere
8 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
9 11 (26.83%) E-Commerce
9 11 (26.83%) JBoss
10 10 (24.39%) XSLT
11 9 (21.95%) JSP
11 9 (21.95%) SAP
11 9 (21.95%) J2EE
11 9 (21.95%) QA
12 8 (19.51%) Load Testing
12 8 (19.51%) Spring
12 8 (19.51%) Endeca
12 8 (19.51%) ATG
12 8 (19.51%) CMS
12 8 (19.51%) Hibernate
12 8 (19.51%) Content Management
12 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
12 8 (19.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (19.51%) Servlets
12 8 (19.51%) Struts
12 8 (19.51%) JDBC
12 8 (19.51%) Apache

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 13 (31.71%) WebSphere
2 8 (19.51%) CMS
2 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
2 8 (19.51%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (19.51%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Magento
1 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Internet
2 6 (14.63%) HTTP
3 4 (9.76%) FTP
4 1 (2.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.44%) SQLite
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Automotive
1 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Back Office
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Architect
2 13 (31.71%) Developer
3 12 (29.27%) Integration Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.44%) CRM Developer
7 1 (2.44%) SAP Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Magento Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.44%) SAP Architect
7 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (56.10%) XML
2 19 (46.34%) Web Services
2 19 (46.34%) Middleware
3 17 (41.46%) REST
4 10 (24.39%) XSLT
5 9 (21.95%) JSP
5 9 (21.95%) J2EE
6 8 (19.51%) Spring
6 8 (19.51%) Hibernate
6 8 (19.51%) Servlets
6 8 (19.51%) Struts
6 8 (19.51%) JDBC
6 8 (19.51%) JMS
6 8 (19.51%) JMX
7 6 (14.63%) WSDL
7 6 (14.63%) XSD
7 6 (14.63%) .NET
7 6 (14.63%) HTML
8 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (9.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) iPad
2 6 (14.63%) DataPower
3 4 (9.76%) AS400
3 4 (9.76%) Kindle
3 4 (9.76%) Open Source
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) Social Media
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) UNIX
2 4 (9.76%) zOS
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) SOA
2 11 (26.83%) E-Commerce
3 8 (19.51%) Load Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Content Management
3 8 (19.51%) B2C
3 8 (19.51%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (19.51%) Software Architecture
3 8 (19.51%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (17.07%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (14.63%) EAI
6 5 (12.20%) Network Management
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
7 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.76%) UML
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.32%) Time Management
8 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (7.32%) Scrum
8 3 (7.32%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.63%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) VB
4 2 (4.88%) VB6
4 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.88%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.44%) CITP
3 1 (2.44%) MCTS
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) IBM
2 15 (36.59%) Oracle
3 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
4 11 (26.83%) JBoss
5 9 (21.95%) SAP
6 8 (19.51%) Endeca
6 8 (19.51%) ATG
7 6 (14.63%) TIBCO
8 4 (9.76%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (4.88%) webMethods
9 2 (4.88%) Green Hat
10 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
10 1 (2.44%) Sage
10 1 (2.44%) Intel
10 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
10 1 (2.44%) Google
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