Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 85 75
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 +6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 30 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.82% 0.89% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.76% 2.83% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
Birmingham median daily rate £456 £369 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.73% -32.95% +29.41%
10th Percentile £298 £294 £420
90th Percentile £560 £525 £607
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £388 £431
% change year-on-year +29.03% -10.14% +12.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £23.75

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 444 459 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 26.89% 31.46% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 290 189
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £377 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.24% +7.57% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £243
90th Percentile £538 £525 £490
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £9.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +344.44% -35.71% -49.09%
10th Percentile £18.00 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £41.60 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £22.00 £29.35
% change year-on-year +39.00% -25.03% +0.43%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 23 (76.67%) Web Services
2 18 (60.00%) Java
2 18 (60.00%) REST
3 14 (46.67%) Spring
3 14 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (43.33%) RESTful
4 13 (43.33%) Scrum
5 12 (40.00%) J2EE
5 12 (40.00%) JUnit
5 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 12 (40.00%) DbUnit
5 12 (40.00%) Mockito
5 12 (40.00%) BDD
5 12 (40.00%) PowerMock
5 12 (40.00%) TDD
5 12 (40.00%) Maven
5 12 (40.00%) Kanban
5 12 (40.00%) jMock
5 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 12 (40.00%) SonarQube
6 11 (36.67%) Spring Boot
6 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
7 10 (33.33%) XML
8 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (26.67%) Apache Camel
10 7 (23.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 7 (23.33%) VMware
10 7 (23.33%) HTML
10 7 (23.33%) 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 2 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Drupal
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (13.33%) SaaS
4 2 (6.67%) GitHub
4 2 (6.67%) Heroku
4 2 (6.67%) IaaS
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.67%) OpenShift
4 2 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) DbUnit
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 12 (40.00%) jMock
1 12 (40.00%) JUnit
1 12 (40.00%) Maven
1 12 (40.00%) Mockito
1 12 (40.00%) SonarQube
2 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.67%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (6.67%) Billing
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Architect
4 6 (20.00%) ServiceNow Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Developer
8 2 (6.67%) BPM Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Consultant
8 2 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 2 (6.67%) SOA Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
9 1 (3.33%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) Web Services
2 18 (60.00%) REST
3 14 (46.67%) Spring
4 13 (43.33%) RESTful
5 12 (40.00%) J2EE
5 12 (40.00%) PowerMock
6 11 (36.67%) Spring Boot
7 10 (33.33%) XML
8 8 (26.67%) Apache Camel
9 7 (23.33%) HTML
10 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
10 4 (13.33%) CSS
11 2 (6.67%) .NET
11 2 (6.67%) CSS3
11 2 (6.67%) jQuery
11 2 (6.67%) Middleware
11 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
12 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
12 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) CMDB
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) iPhone
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) BDD
3 12 (40.00%) Kanban
3 12 (40.00%) TDD
4 11 (36.67%) E-Commerce
5 7 (23.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 6 (20.00%) Open Source
7 5 (16.67%) OO
8 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 4 (13.33%) Microservices
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 3 (10.00%) Data Transformation
9 3 (10.00%) SOA
9 3 (10.00%) Workflow
10 2 (6.67%) API Development
10 2 (6.67%) DevOps
10 2 (6.67%) MVC
10 2 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (23.33%) vSphere
2 2 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.67%) Apigee
4 2 (6.67%) MuleSoft
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) BT
5 1 (3.33%) Informatica
5 1 (3.33%) Jitterbit
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft