Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 63 80
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 0
Contract jobs citing SOAP 46 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.10% 1.99% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.73% 7.20% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 7
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £330 £375 £343
90th Percentile £553 £575 £479
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 527 347 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.46% 27.61% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 236 264
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £480
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 £33.25 £28.50 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +138.99% -17.55%
10th Percentile £16.80 £18.75 £9.39
90th Percentile £68.25 £38.65 £32.58
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.25 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.81% +15.56% -25.50%

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 June 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 June 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 35 (76.09%) Web Services
2 34 (73.91%) Java
3 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (67.39%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (65.22%) RESTful
5 30 (65.22%) Jenkins
6 29 (63.04%) BDD
6 29 (63.04%) Git (software)
6 29 (63.04%) TDD
7 28 (60.87%) Maven
7 28 (60.87%) Scrum
8 27 (58.70%) JUnit
8 27 (58.70%) DbUnit
8 27 (58.70%) SonarQube
9 26 (56.52%) Apache Camel
9 26 (56.52%) PowerMock
9 26 (56.52%) Mockito
9 26 (56.52%) Kanban
9 26 (56.52%) jMock
9 26 (56.52%) J2EE
10 25 (54.35%) Security Cleared
11 22 (47.83%) Spring
11 22 (47.83%) Spring Boot
12 19 (41.30%) SC Cleared
13 18 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (36.96%) VMware
15 15 (32.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 15 (32.61%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (32.61%) vSphere

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 (15.22%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (8.70%) Apache
2 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.52%) JBoss
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.35%) GlassFish
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (32.61%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.52%) SaaS
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) DNS
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
1 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
1 2 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.35%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.17%) JasperReports
5 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (65.22%) Jenkins
2 29 (63.04%) Git (software)
3 28 (60.87%) Maven
4 27 (58.70%) DbUnit
4 27 (58.70%) JUnit
4 27 (58.70%) SonarQube
5 26 (56.52%) jMock
5 26 (56.52%) Mockito
6 6 (13.04%) Selenium
7 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
8 4 (8.70%) JIRA
8 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
9 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
9 3 (6.52%) Sahi
9 3 (6.52%) WATIR
10 2 (4.35%) Bugzilla
10 2 (4.35%) JMeter
10 2 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (80.43%) Developer
2 27 (58.70%) Java Developer
3 17 (36.96%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (32.61%) J2EE Developer
4 15 (32.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (15.22%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Lead C# Developer
7 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.17%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (2.17%) BPM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (76.09%) Web Services
2 30 (65.22%) RESTful
3 26 (56.52%) Apache Camel
3 26 (56.52%) J2EE
3 26 (56.52%) PowerMock
4 22 (47.83%) Spring
4 22 (47.83%) Spring Boot
5 13 (28.26%) XML
6 8 (17.39%) REST
7 6 (13.04%) HTML
8 5 (10.87%) .NET
8 5 (10.87%) WCF
9 3 (6.52%) Ajax
9 3 (6.52%) CSS
9 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
9 3 (6.52%) JPA
9 3 (6.52%) jQuery
9 3 (6.52%) JSON
9 3 (6.52%) WSDL
9 3 (6.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) NHS
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) CentOS
2 2 (4.35%) Debian
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (63.04%) BDD
3 29 (63.04%) TDD
4 28 (60.87%) Scrum
5 26 (56.52%) Kanban
6 15 (32.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
8 7 (15.22%) Open Source
9 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.70%) Translating Business Requirements
11 3 (6.52%) API Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (6.52%) ERP
11 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.52%) MVC
11 3 (6.52%) SOA
12 2 (4.35%) OO
12 2 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (73.91%) Java
2 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.87%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.52%) PHP
4 3 (6.52%) Ruby
4 3 (6.52%) XPath
5 2 (4.35%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.17%) Java 8
6 1 (2.17%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 25 (54.35%) Security Cleared
2 19 (41.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (32.61%) vSphere
3 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) NFS
3 2 (4.35%) Samba
3 2 (4.35%) Squid
3 2 (4.35%) Varnish
3 2 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HAProxy
1 2 (4.35%) Nagios
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
1 2 (4.35%) WMI
2 1 (2.17%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) VMware
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.35%) Splunk
3 2 (4.35%) WSO2