Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 99 113
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14 +37
Contract jobs citing SOAP 184 155 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.33% 2.00% 1.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.55% 7.47% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 122 115
Midlands median daily rate £425 £478 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.99% +19.23% -2.91%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £316
90th Percentile £575 £590 £538
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +26.98% -14.29%

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 2,437 2,075 2,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.92% 26.75% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,582 1,336 1,548
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £253
90th Percentile £550 £542 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 24
Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £31.08 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +29.48% -15.79%
10th Percentile £11.08 £16.85 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £39.85
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -7 133 £425 -18.27% 35
East Midlands +5 51 £400 +6.67% 26
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 119 (64.67%) Web Services
2 111 (60.33%) Java
3 110 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (50.54%) REST
5 89 (48.37%) XML
6 74 (40.22%) Spring
7 68 (36.96%) Git (software)
8 67 (36.41%) SQL
9 60 (32.61%) JSON
9 60 (32.61%) Jenkins
10 54 (29.35%) TDD
10 54 (29.35%) Scrum
11 52 (28.26%) Maven
12 50 (27.17%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (26.63%) HTML
14 47 (25.54%) Oracle
15 46 (25.00%) Test Automation
16 44 (23.91%) C#
17 43 (23.37%) JUnit
18 42 (22.83%) CSS
18 42 (22.83%) RESTful
19 41 (22.28%) JavaScript
20 40 (21.74%) Selenium
21 39 (21.20%) J2EE
21 39 (21.20%) Linux
22 38 (20.65%) Spring Boot
23 35 (19.02%) Unix
23 35 (19.02%) Hibernate
24 34 (18.48%) SQL Server
24 34 (18.48%) BDD

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 19 (10.33%) JBoss
1 19 (10.33%) WebLogic
2 18 (9.78%) Confluence
3 15 (8.15%) Apache
4 14 (7.61%) Tomcat
5 13 (7.07%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (5.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (3.26%) nginx
8 5 (2.72%) Mule
8 5 (2.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.63%) IIS
9 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.09%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.09%) CMS
10 2 (1.09%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.09%) Mule ESB
10 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.54%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.17%) SAP MII
2 3 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.43%) PaaS
4 9 (4.89%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (4.35%) IaaS
6 7 (3.80%) Force.com
6 7 (3.80%) GitHub
6 7 (3.80%) SaaS
7 6 (3.26%) Boomi
7 6 (3.26%) Google Analytics
7 6 (3.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.63%) Heroku
9 3 (1.63%) npm
9 3 (1.63%) Office 365
10 2 (1.09%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.09%) iPaaS
10 2 (1.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.24%) SSL
2 16 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.15%) HTTP
4 3 (1.63%) Internet
5 2 (1.09%) DNS
5 2 (1.09%) Firewall
5 2 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.09%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.41%) MongoDB
3 18 (9.78%) NoSQL
4 17 (9.24%) Oracle Database
5 11 (5.98%) MySQL
6 8 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (3.26%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.63%) DB2
10 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.09%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.09%) Endeca
11 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.54%) Flink
Development Applications
1 68 (36.96%) Git (software)
2 60 (32.61%) Jenkins
3 52 (28.26%) Maven
4 43 (23.37%) JUnit
5 40 (21.74%) Selenium
6 33 (17.93%) SonarQube
7 30 (16.30%) SoapUI
7 30 (16.30%) Subversion
8 28 (15.22%) JIRA
9 23 (12.50%) Cucumber
10 22 (11.96%) DbUnit
11 21 (11.41%) jMock
11 21 (11.41%) Mockito
12 17 (9.24%) Eclipse
13 16 (8.70%) Ant
13 16 (8.70%) Visual Studio
14 14 (7.61%) IntelliJ
15 11 (5.98%) Gradle
15 11 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (4.89%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (7.61%) Finance
2 8 (4.35%) Marketing
3 7 (3.80%) Retail
4 6 (3.26%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (61.96%) Developer
2 55 (29.89%) Java Developer
3 23 (12.50%) Architect
4 20 (10.87%) Full Stack Developer
5 18 (9.78%) Analyst
6 17 (9.24%) J2EE Developer
6 17 (9.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 13 (7.07%) Test Analyst
8 11 (5.98%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.89%) BizTalk Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.35%) Applications Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Consultant
10 8 (4.35%) Java Architect
10 8 (4.35%) Salesforce Developer
11 6 (3.26%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.72%) CRM Developer
12 5 (2.72%) Scala Developer
12 5 (2.72%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (64.67%) Web Services
2 93 (50.54%) REST
3 89 (48.37%) XML
4 74 (40.22%) Spring
5 60 (32.61%) JSON
6 49 (26.63%) HTML
7 42 (22.83%) CSS
7 42 (22.83%) RESTful
8 39 (21.20%) J2EE
9 38 (20.65%) Spring Boot
10 35 (19.02%) Hibernate
11 32 (17.39%) .NET
12 30 (16.30%) jQuery
13 26 (14.13%) HTML5
14 23 (12.50%) AngularJS
14 23 (12.50%) Java EE
15 21 (11.41%) Apache Camel
15 21 (11.41%) PowerMock
16 20 (10.87%) XSD
17 18 (9.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.98%) User Experience
2 10 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.17%) Clustering
5 4 (2.17%) NHS
6 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.63%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.09%) Wiki
8 1 (0.54%) CMDB
8 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.20%) Linux
2 35 (19.02%) Unix
3 31 (16.85%) Windows
4 8 (4.35%) Mac OS
4 8 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.26%) Android
7 5 (2.72%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.72%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.63%) AIX
8 3 (1.63%) HPUX
8 3 (1.63%) Solaris
9 2 (1.09%) CentOS
9 2 (1.09%) Debian
9 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (29.35%) Scrum
2 54 (29.35%) TDD
3 50 (27.17%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 34 (18.48%) BDD
6 33 (17.93%) Kanban
7 31 (16.85%) DevOps
7 31 (16.85%) MVC
8 28 (15.22%) Open Source
9 23 (12.50%) SOA
10 21 (11.41%) SDLC
11 18 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (8.15%) Configuration Management
12 15 (8.15%) Mentoring
12 15 (8.15%) Microservices
12 15 (8.15%) Test Scripting
13 14 (7.61%) Deployment Automation
13 14 (7.61%) OO
14 12 (6.52%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (60.33%) Java
2 67 (36.41%) SQL
3 44 (23.91%) C#
4 41 (22.28%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.78%) Python
6 16 (8.70%) Ruby
7 15 (8.15%) Groovy
7 15 (8.15%) Scala
8 13 (7.07%) Java 8
8 13 (7.07%) PL/SQL
9 11 (5.98%) XPath
10 9 (4.89%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.35%) Perl
12 7 (3.80%) Apex Code
12 7 (3.80%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.26%) Haskell
13 6 (3.26%) PHP
13 6 (3.26%) SOQL
13 6 (3.26%) SOSL
14 5 (2.72%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.98%) ISEB
4 10 (5.43%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.26%) Degree
5 6 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.54%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.61%) QA
2 3 (1.63%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (10.87%) Docker
2 11 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.89%) vSphere
4 6 (3.26%) LXC
5 5 (2.72%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.09%) NFS
6 2 (1.09%) Samba
6 2 (1.09%) Squid
6 2 (1.09%) Varnish
6 2 (1.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (12.50%) Puppet
2 14 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.35%) Ansible
4 6 (3.26%) Grafana
4 6 (3.26%) Kibana
5 2 (1.09%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.09%) CloudHub
5 2 (1.09%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.09%) Nagios
5 2 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.09%) WMI
6 1 (0.54%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 47 (25.54%) Oracle
2 19 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.24%) SAP
4 11 (5.98%) VMware
5 10 (5.43%) webMethods
6 9 (4.89%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.35%) Google
7 8 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.26%) Adobe
8 6 (3.26%) Dell
9 5 (2.72%) WSO2
10 4 (2.17%) HP
10 4 (2.17%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.63%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.63%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (1.63%) IBM
11 3 (1.63%) JD Edwards
12 2 (1.09%) hybris
12 2 (1.09%) MuleSoft
12 2 (1.09%) Perforce