Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 75 71
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing SOAP 40 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.49% 1.36% 1.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.94% 4.21% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 11
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £420 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -23.64% +69.23%
10th Percentile £335 £344 £431
90th Percentile £545 £498 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - -

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 504 451 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.38% 32.33% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 288 192
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £256
90th Percentile £588 £525 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £368
% change year-on-year +0.57% +8.23% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.50 £54.50 £12.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.85% +320.44% -52.86%
10th Percentile £20.70 £16.88 £10.96
90th Percentile £68.25 £99.93 £17.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% +11.11% -24.37%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 32 (80.00%) Web Services
2 27 (67.50%) Java
3 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (57.50%) RESTful
4 21 (52.50%) Scrum
4 21 (52.50%) Maven
4 21 (52.50%) Jenkins
5 20 (50.00%) PowerMock
5 20 (50.00%) DbUnit
5 20 (50.00%) Mockito
5 20 (50.00%) BDD
5 20 (50.00%) SonarQube
5 20 (50.00%) TDD
5 20 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 20 (50.00%) jMock
5 20 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (50.00%) Kanban
5 20 (50.00%) J2EE
5 20 (50.00%) JUnit
6 19 (47.50%) Spring
6 19 (47.50%) Apache Camel
7 17 (42.50%) XML
8 16 (40.00%) VMware
8 16 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 16 (40.00%) vSphere
9 14 (35.00%) REST
9 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce

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 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.50%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) NServiceBus
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Drupal
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) JasperReports
3 3 (7.50%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 21 (52.50%) Jenkins
1 21 (52.50%) Maven
2 20 (50.00%) DbUnit
2 20 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (50.00%) jMock
2 20 (50.00%) JUnit
2 20 (50.00%) Mockito
2 20 (50.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (5.00%) Selenium
3 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
1 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Developer
2 20 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Agile Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) J2EE Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 5 (12.50%) ServiceNow Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (7.50%) BPM Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Angular Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Lead .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (80.00%) Web Services
2 23 (57.50%) RESTful
3 20 (50.00%) J2EE
3 20 (50.00%) PowerMock
4 19 (47.50%) Apache Camel
4 19 (47.50%) Spring
5 17 (42.50%) XML
6 14 (35.00%) REST
7 11 (27.50%) Spring Boot
8 8 (20.00%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) CSS
9 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (12.50%) Java EE
11 4 (10.00%) .NET
11 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 4 (10.00%) JDBC
11 4 (10.00%) JPA
11 4 (10.00%) Struts
12 3 (7.50%) JSP
12 3 (7.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) CMDB
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) iPhone
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Scrum
3 20 (50.00%) BDD
3 20 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (50.00%) Kanban
3 20 (50.00%) TDD
4 16 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (15.00%) MVC
7 5 (12.50%) OO
8 4 (10.00%) Migration
8 4 (10.00%) Open Source
9 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
9 3 (7.50%) Concurrent Programming
9 3 (7.50%) Data Transformation
9 3 (7.50%) Microservices
9 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
9 3 (7.50%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (7.50%) Workflow
10 2 (5.00%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) Apex Code
5 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (40.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) BT
5 1 (2.50%) Informatica
5 1 (2.50%) Jitterbit
5 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com