Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 68 92
Rank change year-on-year +12 +24 -14
Contract jobs citing SOAP 45 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.14% 2.12% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.39% 8.18% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 7
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.29% -22.46%
10th Percentile £313 £401 £335
90th Percentile £483 £575 £523
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £510 £410
% change year-on-year -14.22% +24.39% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 - -

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 433 391 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 30.17% 25.86% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 280 334
Birmingham median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £250
90th Percentile £560 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £29.50 £26.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.28% +197.22% -24.53%
10th Percentile £16.80 £15.38 £8.75
90th Percentile £67.25 £38.33 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £30.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.30% +29.79% -18.09%

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 October 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 October 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 (71.11%) Web Services
2 26 (57.78%) Java
3 25 (55.56%) RESTful
4 23 (51.11%) BDD
4 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (51.11%) TDD
4 23 (51.11%) Jenkins
5 22 (48.89%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (46.67%) Spring
6 21 (46.67%) Maven
6 21 (46.67%) DbUnit
6 21 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 21 (46.67%) JUnit
6 21 (46.67%) SonarQube
6 21 (46.67%) Spring Boot
7 20 (44.44%) PowerMock
7 20 (44.44%) J2EE
7 20 (44.44%) Scrum
7 20 (44.44%) Kanban
7 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
7 20 (44.44%) Mockito
7 20 (44.44%) jMock
8 19 (42.22%) SC Cleared
8 19 (42.22%) Apache Camel
9 17 (37.78%) XML
10 13 (28.89%) SQL
11 12 (26.67%) C#
11 12 (26.67%) REST
12 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 9 (20.00%) 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 7 (15.56%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.67%) SAP MII
3 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (17.78%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (8.89%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (8.89%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (6.67%) SaaS
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Functions
6 2 (4.44%) PaaS
6 2 (4.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 23 (51.11%) Jenkins
2 21 (46.67%) DbUnit
2 21 (46.67%) JUnit
2 21 (46.67%) Maven
2 21 (46.67%) SonarQube
3 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 20 (44.44%) jMock
3 20 (44.44%) Mockito
4 8 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (15.56%) Selenium
5 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
5 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
6 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.89%) HP UFT
7 3 (6.67%) JIRA
7 3 (6.67%) Protractor
7 3 (6.67%) Sahi
7 3 (6.67%) WATIR
8 1 (2.22%) JMeter
8 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) Developer
2 23 (51.11%) Java Developer
3 15 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
3 15 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 12 (26.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (11.11%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Azure Developer
6 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.89%) C# Programmer
6 4 (8.89%) Programmer
6 4 (8.89%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Agile Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) TIBCO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (71.11%) Web Services
2 25 (55.56%) RESTful
3 21 (46.67%) Spring
3 21 (46.67%) Spring Boot
4 20 (44.44%) J2EE
4 20 (44.44%) PowerMock
5 19 (42.22%) Apache Camel
6 17 (37.78%) XML
7 12 (26.67%) REST
8 7 (15.56%) WCF
9 6 (13.33%) .NET
10 5 (11.11%) HTML
10 5 (11.11%) JSON
11 4 (8.89%) Hibernate
11 4 (8.89%) JPA
11 4 (8.89%) JSON Schema
11 4 (8.89%) XSD
12 3 (6.67%) WSDL
12 3 (6.67%) XSLT
13 2 (4.44%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (51.11%) BDD
1 23 (51.11%) TDD
2 22 (48.89%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (44.44%) Kanban
3 20 (44.44%) Scrum
4 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.78%) Open Source
5 8 (17.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 6 (13.33%) ERP
7 5 (11.11%) SOA
8 4 (8.89%) API Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.89%) CRM
8 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) SDLC
9 3 (6.67%) Build Automation
9 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) Java
2 13 (28.89%) SQL
3 12 (26.67%) C#
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) XPath
5 1 (2.22%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (42.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) PMO
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (17.78%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
1 8 (17.78%) VMware
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) SAP
4 3 (6.67%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) TIBCO