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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 91 76 94
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing SOAP 20 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 1.68% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.26% 6.65% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 4
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£380 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £240 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £389 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
470 526 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.69% 25.23% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 313 278
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 23
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 2 £493 +31.33% 1
Shropshire -8 2 £355 -32.33%
Warwickshire -10 2 £405 +8.00% 1
Birmingham -8 1 £225 -25.00% 3
Staffordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 26 (57.78%) Web Services
2 22 (48.89%) XML
3 17 (37.78%) C#
3 17 (37.78%) REST
4 16 (35.56%) .NET
5 13 (28.89%) Oracle
6 12 (26.67%) SOA
6 12 (26.67%) IBM
7 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
7 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
7 11 (24.44%) Java
7 11 (24.44%) WebSphere
8 10 (22.22%) Middleware
8 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (20.00%) XSLT
9 9 (20.00%) RESTful
10 8 (17.78%) WCF
10 8 (17.78%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (17.78%) XSD
10 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
11 7 (15.56%) EAI
11 7 (15.56%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (15.56%) Web Development
11 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
12 6 (13.33%) Apache Camel
12 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 6 (13.33%) CMS
12 6 (13.33%) Scrum
12 6 (13.33%) WSDL

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (24.44%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.33%) CMS
3 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.67%) JBoss
4 2 (4.44%) Apache
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.67%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (2.22%) SAP MII
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) FTP
2 4 (8.89%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) SSH
4 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
2 4 (8.89%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.44%) NUnit
5 1 (2.22%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Maven
5 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.22%) MSI
5 1 (2.22%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (2.22%) Hudson
5 1 (2.22%) WiX
5 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.22%) Ant
General
1 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Architect
1 13 (28.89%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Integration Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Middleware Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) CRM Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Designer
6 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (57.78%) Web Services
2 22 (48.89%) XML
3 17 (37.78%) REST
4 16 (35.56%) .NET
5 10 (22.22%) Middleware
6 9 (20.00%) XSLT
6 9 (20.00%) RESTful
7 8 (17.78%) WCF
7 8 (17.78%) XSD
8 7 (15.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (13.33%) WSDL
9 6 (13.33%) HTML
9 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 6 (13.33%) Apache Camel
10 5 (11.11%) Apache CXF
10 5 (11.11%) J2EE
10 5 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
11 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
11 4 (8.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Clustering
1 5 (11.11%) DataPower
2 3 (6.67%) Open Source
3 2 (4.44%) iPad
3 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) zOS
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) SOA
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.78%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
4 7 (15.56%) EAI
4 7 (15.56%) Web Development
4 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
6 5 (11.11%) TDD
7 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Use Case
8 3 (6.67%) OO
8 3 (6.67%) CRM
8 3 (6.67%) OOP
8 3 (6.67%) MVVM
9 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.44%) Software Architecture
9 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) C#
2 11 (24.44%) Java
3 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (6.67%) VB
4 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 3 (6.67%) VB6
5 2 (4.44%) XPath
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) BC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) MCTS
3 1 (2.22%) MCITP
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) RHCE
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) HL7
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) CA LISA
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Oracle
2 12 (26.67%) IBM
3 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) TIBCO
4 4 (8.89%) webMethods
4 4 (8.89%) Talend
5 3 (6.67%) Green Hat
5 3 (6.67%) SAP
6 2 (4.44%) ATG
6 2 (4.44%) Motorola
6 2 (4.44%) Endeca
7 1 (2.22%) Twitter
7 1 (2.22%) Sage
7 1 (2.22%) VMware
7 1 (2.22%) HP