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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 49 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.94% 1.40% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.41% 6.77% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Median daily rate £425 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £335 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £435 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 176 133 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.72% 20.62% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 93 120
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in Birmingham

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 11 (78.57%) REST
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) HTML
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) Java
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) CSS
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) SOA
5 4 (28.57%) ServiceNow
6 3 (21.43%) JPA
6 3 (21.43%) Office 365
6 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Spring
6 3 (21.43%) Ajax
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development
6 3 (21.43%) Java EE
6 3 (21.43%) jQuery
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (21.43%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 2 (14.29%) SOLID
7 2 (14.29%) JMS

SOAP
Top Related 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) JBoss
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Java Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) REST
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) HTML
4 7 (50.00%) CSS
4 7 (50.00%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) Ajax
6 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
6 3 (21.43%) Java EE
6 3 (21.43%) JPA
6 3 (21.43%) jQuery
6 3 (21.43%) Spring
7 2 (14.29%) JMS
7 2 (14.29%) XSD
7 2 (14.29%) XSLT
8 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
8 1 (7.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) SOA
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) SDLC
2 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 2 (14.29%) SOLID
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) ServiceNow
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle