Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 56 87
Rank change year-on-year -6 +31 -6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 44 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.00% 2.27% 0.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.13% 8.43% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 7
Birmingham median daily rate £438 £500 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +21.95% -8.89%
10th Percentile £293 £378 £313
90th Percentile £530 £575 £479
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £500 £415
% change year-on-year -15.00% +20.48% -3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

SOAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 482 356 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.83% 26.99% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 257 277
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £287 £266 £247
90th Percentile £550 £525 £498
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £28.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +216.67% -37.77%
10th Percentile £16.20 £18.75 £8.80
90th Percentile £68.40 £38.65 £31.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.26% +26.53% -16.51%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Birmingham

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in Birmingham

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in Birmingham

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 31 (70.45%) Web Services
2 29 (65.91%) Java
3 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (63.64%) RESTful
4 27 (61.36%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (61.36%) Jenkins
5 26 (59.09%) BDD
5 26 (59.09%) TDD
6 25 (56.82%) Maven
6 25 (56.82%) Git (software)
7 24 (54.55%) Security Cleared
7 24 (54.55%) Scrum
8 23 (52.27%) JUnit
8 23 (52.27%) DbUnit
8 23 (52.27%) SonarQube
9 22 (50.00%) Spring Boot
9 22 (50.00%) Mockito
9 22 (50.00%) Apache Camel
9 22 (50.00%) PowerMock
9 22 (50.00%) J2EE
9 22 (50.00%) Kanban
9 22 (50.00%) jMock
10 21 (47.73%) Spring
11 20 (45.45%) SC Cleared
12 15 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (29.55%) XML
13 13 (29.55%) VMware
14 11 (25.00%) E-Commerce
14 11 (25.00%) Amazon EC2

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (20.45%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (6.82%) JBoss
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.55%) GlassFish
4 2 (4.55%) IIS
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP MII
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (6.82%) SaaS
5 2 (4.55%) Azure Functions
5 2 (4.55%) PaaS
5 2 (4.55%) Serverless
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) DNS
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
1 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (4.55%) iSCSI
1 2 (4.55%) SSL
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (6.82%) MySQL
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (61.36%) Jenkins
2 25 (56.82%) Git (software)
2 25 (56.82%) Maven
3 23 (52.27%) DbUnit
3 23 (52.27%) JUnit
3 23 (52.27%) SonarQube
4 22 (50.00%) jMock
4 22 (50.00%) Mockito
5 7 (15.91%) Selenium
5 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (11.36%) JIRA
6 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
7 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
8 3 (6.82%) Protractor
8 3 (6.82%) Sahi
8 3 (6.82%) WATIR
9 2 (4.55%) MSBuild
9 2 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (75.00%) Developer
2 24 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 17 (38.64%) J2EE Developer
3 17 (38.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 14 (31.82%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (15.91%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Azure Developer
8 1 (2.27%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.27%) C# Programmer
8 1 (2.27%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (70.45%) Web Services
2 28 (63.64%) RESTful
3 22 (50.00%) Apache Camel
3 22 (50.00%) J2EE
3 22 (50.00%) PowerMock
3 22 (50.00%) Spring Boot
4 21 (47.73%) Spring
5 13 (29.55%) XML
6 8 (18.18%) REST
7 7 (15.91%) WCF
8 5 (11.36%) .NET
9 4 (9.09%) HTML
9 4 (9.09%) JSON
10 3 (6.82%) Ajax
10 3 (6.82%) WSDL
10 3 (6.82%) XSLT
11 2 (4.55%) CGI
11 2 (4.55%) LAMP
11 2 (4.55%) LDAP
11 2 (4.55%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) NHS
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.55%) Wiki
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) CentOS
2 2 (4.55%) Debian
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (61.36%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (59.09%) BDD
3 26 (59.09%) TDD
4 24 (54.55%) Scrum
5 22 (50.00%) Kanban
6 11 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 11 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 9 (20.45%) Open Source
8 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 6 (13.64%) ERP
10 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (11.36%) SOA
10 5 (11.36%) Translating Business Requirements
11 4 (9.09%) API Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.09%) SDLC
12 3 (6.82%) Change Management
12 3 (6.82%) Continuous Deployment
12 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.82%) PHP
5 3 (6.82%) Ruby
5 3 (6.82%) XPath
6 2 (4.55%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.27%) Java 8
7 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.27%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 20 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) ISEB
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) NFS
3 2 (4.55%) Samba
3 2 (4.55%) Squid
3 2 (4.55%) Varnish
3 2 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HAProxy
1 2 (4.55%) Nagios
1 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
1 2 (4.55%) WMI
2 1 (2.27%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) VMware
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) JD Edwards
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) Splunk
4 2 (4.55%) WSO2