Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 117 139
Rank change year-on-year +13 +22 +11
Contract jobs citing SOAP 143 172 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.82% 1.76% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.89% 6.85% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 106 60
Midlands median daily rate £500 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.38% -1.76% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £590 £538 £591
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Midlands median hourly rate - - £23.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.95 £36.50
% change year-on-year +32.55% -6.99% +4.29%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2076 2512 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 26.37% 25.66% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1563 1224
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £219
90th Percentile £545 £513 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 25 35
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £24.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -16.35% -18.03%
10th Percentile £20.25 £9.85 £11.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £41.62 £45.26
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.24% +8.94%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the Midlands

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the Midlands

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the Midlands

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in the Midlands

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +17 99 £510 +24.39% 11
East Midlands -13 44 £394 -1.56% 12
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 80 (55.94%) REST
2 78 (54.55%) Java
3 60 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (37.76%) Web Services
5 50 (34.97%) Spring
5 50 (34.97%) Git (software)
6 49 (34.27%) XML
7 48 (33.57%) Linux
8 45 (31.47%) JSON
9 41 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (27.27%) TDD
11 38 (26.57%) HTML
12 37 (25.87%) Microservices
13 36 (25.17%) Spring Boot
14 35 (24.48%) CSS
15 34 (23.78%) JavaScript
15 34 (23.78%) SOA
15 34 (23.78%) Scrum
16 31 (21.68%) JUnit
17 30 (20.98%) Unix
18 29 (20.28%) SQL
19 28 (19.58%) jQuery
19 28 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
19 28 (19.58%) Open Source
19 28 (19.58%) SoapUI
20 27 (18.88%) RESTful
21 25 (17.48%) Salesforce.com
21 25 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
21 25 (17.48%) DevOps
21 25 (17.48%) MuleSoft

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 20 (13.99%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (11.89%) JBoss
3 15 (10.49%) Apache
4 13 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.90%) Mule
5 7 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.20%) IIS
7 5 (3.50%) Mule ESB
7 5 (3.50%) Umbraco
7 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.80%) Documentum
9 3 (2.10%) CMS
9 3 (2.10%) Confluence
9 3 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.70%) Drupal
11 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.70%) Magento
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (15.38%) PaaS
4 20 (13.99%) Heroku
5 16 (11.19%) SaaS
6 15 (10.49%) OpenShift
7 13 (9.09%) GitHub
7 13 (9.09%) IaaS
8 5 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.70%) Boomi
9 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.70%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.69%) SSL
2 18 (12.59%) HTTP
3 11 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.20%) Internet
5 5 (3.50%) Intranet
6 3 (2.10%) AMQP
6 3 (2.10%) ATM
6 3 (2.10%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.40%) LDAP
8 1 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) MySQL
1 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.20%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.80%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.80%) Redis
6 3 (2.10%) GIS
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.40%) Power BI
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 50 (34.97%) Git (software)
2 31 (21.68%) JUnit
3 28 (19.58%) SoapUI
4 24 (16.78%) Jenkins
5 21 (14.69%) Maven
6 20 (13.99%) Subversion
7 14 (9.79%) Mockito
8 13 (9.09%) Eclipse
8 13 (9.09%) jMock
8 13 (9.09%) Selenium
9 11 (7.69%) Bitbucket
9 11 (7.69%) DbUnit
9 11 (7.69%) GitLab
9 11 (7.69%) SonarQube
10 10 (6.99%) IntelliJ
11 6 (4.20%) JIRA
12 5 (3.50%) Ant
12 5 (3.50%) ReSharper
12 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.80%) JMeter
General
1 18 (12.59%) Billing
2 13 (9.09%) Finance
3 5 (3.50%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Marketing
4 3 (2.10%) Back Office
4 3 (2.10%) Legal
4 3 (2.10%) Local Government
5 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 82 (57.34%) Developer
2 41 (28.67%) Architect
3 26 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 24 (16.78%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.29%) Agile Developer
5 9 (6.29%) Java Architect
6 8 (5.59%) Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) Integration Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Scala Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.90%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (4.20%) Messaging Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.50%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.50%) iOS Developer
9 5 (3.50%) Linux Developer
9 5 (3.50%) Salesforce Developer
9 5 (3.50%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (55.94%) REST
2 54 (37.76%) Web Services
3 50 (34.97%) Spring
4 49 (34.27%) XML
5 45 (31.47%) JSON
6 38 (26.57%) HTML
7 36 (25.17%) Spring Boot
8 35 (24.48%) CSS
9 28 (19.58%) jQuery
10 27 (18.88%) RESTful
11 24 (16.78%) Middleware
12 23 (16.08%) J2EE
13 21 (14.69%) HTML5
13 21 (14.69%) WSDL
14 20 (13.99%) Hibernate
15 19 (13.29%) JSON Schema
16 18 (12.59%) XSD
17 17 (11.89%) .NET
18 14 (9.79%) CSS3
19 13 (9.09%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.20%) User Experience
2 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.50%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.10%) iPad
4 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.40%) CMDB
5 2 (1.40%) iPhone
5 2 (1.40%) IVR
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) DataPower
6 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 48 (33.57%) Linux
2 30 (20.98%) Unix
3 15 (10.49%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.80%) Windows
6 3 (2.10%) Android
7 2 (1.40%) AIX
7 2 (1.40%) HPUX
7 2 (1.40%) Solaris
8 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (27.27%) TDD
4 37 (25.87%) Microservices
5 34 (23.78%) Scrum
5 34 (23.78%) SOA
6 28 (19.58%) Open Source
7 25 (17.48%) DevOps
8 24 (16.78%) API Design
8 24 (16.78%) API Development
9 22 (15.38%) Kanban
10 21 (14.69%) API Integration
10 21 (14.69%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (11.89%) E-Commerce
11 17 (11.89%) Test Automation
12 14 (9.79%) MVC
13 13 (9.09%) BDD
14 12 (8.39%) Coaching
14 12 (8.39%) Mentoring
14 12 (8.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 78 (54.55%) Java
2 34 (23.78%) JavaScript
3 29 (20.28%) SQL
4 19 (13.29%) C#
5 14 (9.79%) PHP
6 8 (5.59%) Scala
7 5 (3.50%) Python
7 5 (3.50%) Ruby
8 4 (2.80%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.80%) PHP 5
8 4 (2.80%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.10%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.10%) Groovy
9 3 (2.10%) XPath
10 2 (1.40%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.70%) Haskell
11 1 (0.70%) Perl
11 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) Degree
1 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.80%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) WAI
2 1 (0.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (16.78%) Docker
2 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (11.19%) Kubernetes
1 16 (11.19%) Puppet
2 14 (9.79%) Ansible
3 8 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.70%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.70%) Grafana
5 1 (0.70%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (17.48%) MuleSoft
1 25 (17.48%) Salesforce.com
2 22 (15.38%) WSO2
3 14 (9.79%) Oracle
4 12 (8.39%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.69%) Apigee
5 11 (7.69%) webMethods
6 6 (4.20%) Zend
7 5 (3.50%) VMware
8 4 (2.80%) Adobe
8 4 (2.80%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.80%) OpenText
9 3 (2.10%) Perforce
9 3 (2.10%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.40%) ATG
10 2 (1.40%) HP
10 2 (1.40%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.70%) Dell
11 1 (0.70%) InterSystems
11 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards