Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 72 82
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 -11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 35 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.67% 2.04% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.72% 7.10% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 10
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £438 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +12.18% -29.09%
10th Percentile £376 £283 £309
90th Percentile £525 £511 £508
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £463 £389
% change year-on-year -2.70% +18.97% -11.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year +19.54% - -

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 360 451 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.44% 28.74% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 313 266
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.24% +7.57%
10th Percentile £313 £247 £273
90th Percentile £550 £574 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +200.00% -35.71%
10th Percentile £34.00 £15.40 £8.75
90th Percentile £73.00 £39.00 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08% -16.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019, 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 23 (65.71%) Web Services
2 18 (51.43%) Java
3 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (48.57%) TDD
3 17 (48.57%) Spring
3 17 (48.57%) Maven
3 17 (48.57%) RESTful
3 17 (48.57%) BDD
3 17 (48.57%) Jenkins
4 16 (45.71%) PowerMock
4 16 (45.71%) DbUnit
4 16 (45.71%) Mockito
4 16 (45.71%) SonarQube
4 16 (45.71%) Git (software)
4 16 (45.71%) jMock
4 16 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (45.71%) Kanban
4 16 (45.71%) Scrum
4 16 (45.71%) J2EE
4 16 (45.71%) JUnit
5 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 14 (40.00%) Spring Boot
6 14 (40.00%) REST
7 13 (37.14%) Apache Camel
8 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
9 11 (31.43%) SQL
10 10 (28.57%) XML
11 9 (25.71%) E-Commerce
12 8 (22.86%) C#
12 8 (22.86%) SQL Server

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 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (17.14%) Azure Data Factory
2 6 (17.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Jenkins
1 17 (48.57%) Maven
2 16 (45.71%) DbUnit
2 16 (45.71%) Git (software)
2 16 (45.71%) jMock
2 16 (45.71%) JUnit
2 16 (45.71%) Mockito
2 16 (45.71%) SonarQube
3 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
4 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.86%) Grunt
6 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.86%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) Protractor
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Developer
2 18 (51.43%) Java Developer
3 10 (28.57%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (25.71%) J2EE Developer
4 9 (25.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (17.14%) C# Programmer
5 6 (17.14%) Programmer
6 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Azure Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Tester
9 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.71%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
9 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
9 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Developer
9 2 (5.71%) C# Application Developer
9 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) Web Services
2 17 (48.57%) RESTful
2 17 (48.57%) Spring
3 16 (45.71%) J2EE
3 16 (45.71%) PowerMock
4 14 (40.00%) REST
4 14 (40.00%) Spring Boot
5 13 (37.14%) Apache Camel
6 10 (28.57%) XML
7 7 (20.00%) JSON
8 6 (17.14%) JSON Schema
8 6 (17.14%) XSD
9 5 (14.29%) Hibernate
9 5 (14.29%) JPA
10 3 (8.57%) Middleware
11 2 (5.71%) .NET
11 2 (5.71%) HTML
12 1 (2.86%) JMS
12 1 (2.86%) Rendezvous
12 1 (2.86%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (48.57%) BDD
1 17 (48.57%) TDD
2 16 (45.71%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (45.71%) Kanban
2 16 (45.71%) Scrum
3 9 (25.71%) E-Commerce
4 7 (20.00%) CRM
5 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (14.29%) OO
7 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.57%) Open Source
9 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 2 (5.71%) Microservices
9 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
10 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) Java 8
5 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PMO
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (17.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) TIBCO