Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 89 76
Rank change year-on-year +22 -13 +9
Contract jobs citing SOAP 31 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.07% 0.96% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.12% 3.09% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 6
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £458 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.29% -22.46% +38.82%
10th Percentile £401 £335 £488
90th Percentile £575 £523 £633
West Midlands median daily rate £510 £410 £450
% change year-on-year +24.39% -8.89% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £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 382 485 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.55% 30.99% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 330 201
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -0.14%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.75 £9.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -24.53% -56.64%
10th Percentile £15.38 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £38.33 £89.85 £16.99
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £23.50 £29.35
% change year-on-year +29.79% -19.92% +6.71%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 24 (77.42%) Java
2 22 (70.97%) Spring
3 21 (67.74%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (64.52%) Spring Boot
5 19 (61.29%) REST
6 16 (51.61%) Open Source
7 15 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (41.94%) Scrum
8 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (41.94%) Web Services
9 12 (38.71%) TDD
9 12 (38.71%) RESTful
9 12 (38.71%) BDD
9 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
10 11 (35.48%) Kanban
10 11 (35.48%) jMock
10 11 (35.48%) Maven
10 11 (35.48%) PowerMock
10 11 (35.48%) DbUnit
10 11 (35.48%) Mockito
10 11 (35.48%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (35.48%) JUnit
10 11 (35.48%) SonarQube
10 11 (35.48%) Microservices
10 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
11 10 (32.26%) OpenShift
11 10 (32.26%) IaaS
11 10 (32.26%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (32.26%) GitLab
11 10 (32.26%) Kubernetes

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 10 (32.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Drupal
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (32.26%) GitHub
2 10 (32.26%) Heroku
2 10 (32.26%) IaaS
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (32.26%) OpenShift
2 10 (32.26%) PaaS
2 10 (32.26%) SaaS
3 5 (16.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (35.48%) DbUnit
2 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 11 (35.48%) jMock
2 11 (35.48%) JUnit
2 11 (35.48%) Maven
2 11 (35.48%) Mockito
2 11 (35.48%) SonarQube
3 10 (32.26%) Bitbucket
3 10 (32.26%) GitLab
4 1 (3.23%) Grunt
4 1 (3.23%) gulp
4 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.23%) PhantomJS
4 1 (3.23%) Protractor
4 1 (3.23%) Sublime Text
4 1 (3.23%) WebStorm
General
1 10 (32.26%) Billing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Architect
2 14 (45.16%) Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (12.90%) DevOps Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Java Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (6.45%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Angular Developer
8 1 (3.23%) BPM Developer
8 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Salesforce Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (70.97%) Spring
2 20 (64.52%) Spring Boot
3 19 (61.29%) REST
4 13 (41.94%) Web Services
5 12 (38.71%) RESTful
6 11 (35.48%) PowerMock
7 9 (29.03%) J2EE
8 6 (19.35%) XML
9 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
9 5 (16.13%) Apache Camel
9 5 (16.13%) CSS
9 5 (16.13%) HTML
10 3 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (6.45%) .NET
11 2 (6.45%) CSS3
11 2 (6.45%) jQuery
12 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
12 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
12 1 (3.23%) Middleware
12 1 (3.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) CMDB
1 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.23%) iPhone
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (51.61%) Open Source
3 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) Scrum
4 12 (38.71%) BDD
4 12 (38.71%) TDD
5 11 (35.48%) Kanban
5 11 (35.48%) Microservices
6 10 (32.26%) API Design
6 10 (32.26%) API Development
6 10 (32.26%) API Integration
6 10 (32.26%) DevOps
6 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
8 5 (16.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (12.90%) OO
10 2 (6.45%) Front End Development
10 2 (6.45%) MVC
10 2 (6.45%) Validation
10 2 (6.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) WAI
1 1 (3.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Docker
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (32.26%) Apigee
2 10 (32.26%) MuleSoft
2 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Informatica
4 1 (3.23%) Jitterbit
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow