Period
to 17 June 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 17 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 99 125
Rank change year-on-year -2 +26 +1
Contract jobs citing SOAP 163 150 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.07% 1.99% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.06% 7.27% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 107 80
Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £316 £312 £313
90th Percentile £488 £563 £494
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.14 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -4.66% +11.11% +12.50%

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 2,309 2,063 2,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 29.32% 27.38% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,460 1,315 1,393
Midlands median daily rate £408 £394 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +6.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 31
Midlands median hourly rate £30.35 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -10.77% +5.45%
10th Percentile £14.63 £21.00 £19.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +7.14%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +2 112 £400 -15.79% 25
East Midlands -10 51 £400 +6.67% 26
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 101 (61.96%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (55.83%) Java
3 86 (52.76%) Web Services
4 82 (50.31%) XML
5 64 (39.26%) REST
6 58 (35.58%) SQL
7 57 (34.97%) Spring
8 55 (33.74%) Git (software)
9 51 (31.29%) TDD
10 48 (29.45%) Jenkins
11 46 (28.22%) RESTful
12 44 (26.99%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (26.38%) JSON
14 42 (25.77%) Maven
14 42 (25.77%) SonarQube
15 41 (25.15%) JUnit
16 40 (24.54%) Scrum
17 39 (23.93%) J2EE
18 37 (22.70%) Oracle
18 37 (22.70%) HTML
19 36 (22.09%) C#
20 34 (20.86%) Spring Boot
20 34 (20.86%) BDD
21 33 (20.25%) SQL Server
22 32 (19.63%) .NET
22 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
23 31 (19.02%) Kanban
23 31 (19.02%) CSS
24 30 (18.40%) Linux
25 29 (17.79%) jQuery

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 15 (9.20%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (7.98%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (4.91%) IIS
4 8 (4.91%) NServiceBus
5 7 (4.29%) JBoss
6 6 (3.68%) Apache
7 5 (3.07%) Confluence
8 3 (1.84%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.23%) Anypoint
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.23%) CMS
9 2 (1.23%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.23%) Mule
9 2 (1.23%) Mule ESB
9 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.23%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.23%) WordPress
10 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (11.04%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (6.75%) Boomi
4 7 (4.29%) Office 365
5 5 (3.07%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.84%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.84%) npm
6 3 (1.84%) SaaS
7 2 (1.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.61%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.61%) IaaS
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.68%) SSL
2 4 (2.45%) HTTP
2 4 (2.45%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.84%) Internet
4 2 (1.23%) DNS
4 2 (1.23%) Firewall
4 2 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.23%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (9.82%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.91%) MySQL
5 8 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.68%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.68%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.07%) DB2
7 5 (3.07%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.07%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.84%) JasperReports
9 2 (1.23%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.23%) Endeca
9 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.61%) Flink
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (33.74%) Git (software)
2 48 (29.45%) Jenkins
3 42 (25.77%) Maven
3 42 (25.77%) SonarQube
4 41 (25.15%) JUnit
5 29 (17.79%) DbUnit
5 29 (17.79%) Mockito
6 28 (17.18%) jMock
7 20 (12.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (11.66%) Subversion
8 19 (11.66%) Visual Studio
9 18 (11.04%) Selenium
10 15 (9.20%) JIRA
11 14 (8.59%) Eclipse
12 12 (7.36%) Gradle
12 12 (7.36%) SoapUI
13 10 (6.13%) IntelliJ
14 8 (4.91%) HP UFT
15 6 (3.68%) Cucumber
16 5 (3.07%) JProfiler
General
1 16 (9.82%) Finance
2 11 (6.75%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Retail
4 5 (3.07%) Back Office
5 4 (2.45%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (67.48%) Developer
2 59 (36.20%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.88%) Full Stack Developer
4 19 (11.66%) .NET Developer
5 15 (9.20%) J2EE Developer
5 15 (9.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 14 (8.59%) BizTalk Developer
7 13 (7.98%) Lead Developer
8 12 (7.36%) C# Developer
9 11 (6.75%) Analyst
9 11 (6.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (5.52%) Lead .NET Developer
11 8 (4.91%) Lead C# Developer
12 7 (4.29%) Architect
13 5 (3.07%) Applications Support
13 5 (3.07%) SQL Developer
14 4 (2.45%) Development Project Manager
14 4 (2.45%) Software Development Manager
14 4 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
14 4 (2.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (52.76%) Web Services
2 82 (50.31%) XML
3 64 (39.26%) REST
4 57 (34.97%) Spring
5 46 (28.22%) RESTful
6 43 (26.38%) JSON
7 39 (23.93%) J2EE
8 37 (22.70%) HTML
9 34 (20.86%) Spring Boot
10 32 (19.63%) .NET
11 31 (19.02%) CSS
12 29 (17.79%) Apache Camel
12 29 (17.79%) jQuery
12 29 (17.79%) PowerMock
13 28 (17.18%) Hibernate
14 23 (14.11%) Java EE
14 23 (14.11%) WCF
15 17 (10.43%) HTML5
15 17 (10.43%) JPA
16 16 (9.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.13%) User Experience
2 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.45%) NHS
4 3 (1.84%) Clustering
4 3 (1.84%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.23%) Wiki
6 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.40%) Linux
2 21 (12.88%) Windows
3 18 (11.04%) Unix
4 12 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.91%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.45%) Android
7 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.84%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.84%) SUSE
7 3 (1.84%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.23%) CentOS
8 2 (1.23%) Debian
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (61.96%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (31.29%) TDD
3 44 (26.99%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (24.54%) Scrum
5 34 (20.86%) BDD
6 31 (19.02%) Kanban
7 26 (15.95%) Test Automation
8 21 (12.88%) MVC
9 20 (12.27%) OO
9 20 (12.27%) SDLC
10 18 (11.04%) DevOps
10 18 (11.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 17 (10.43%) SOA
12 15 (9.20%) E-Commerce
12 15 (9.20%) Open Source
13 14 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (5.52%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (5.52%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (5.52%) UML
15 8 (4.91%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (55.83%) Java
2 58 (35.58%) SQL
3 36 (22.09%) C#
4 25 (15.34%) JavaScript
5 22 (13.50%) PowerShell
6 19 (11.66%) Java 8
7 12 (7.36%) PL/SQL
8 11 (6.75%) XPath
9 10 (6.13%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.91%) Ruby
10 8 (4.91%) XQuery
11 7 (4.29%) Python
12 5 (3.07%) PHP
12 5 (3.07%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.45%) Scala
14 3 (1.84%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.84%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.84%) Perl
15 1 (0.61%) VB
15 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.68%) ISEB
4 4 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (11.04%) vSphere
3 9 (5.52%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.07%) Docker
5 3 (1.84%) LXC
6 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.23%) NFS
6 2 (1.23%) Samba
6 2 (1.23%) Squid
6 2 (1.23%) Varnish
6 2 (1.23%) Xen
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) Puppet
2 8 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.23%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.23%) Nagios
3 2 (1.23%) WMI
4 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.61%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.61%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.61%) Grafana
4 1 (0.61%) Kibana
4 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.61%) SCCM
4 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (22.70%) Oracle
2 28 (17.18%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.27%) VMware
4 14 (8.59%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.75%) Dell
6 5 (3.07%) Capita
6 5 (3.07%) Google
6 5 (3.07%) Perforce
6 5 (3.07%) SAP
7 4 (2.45%) IBM
8 3 (1.84%) Apple
8 3 (1.84%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.23%) Adobe
9 2 (1.23%) Aveksa
9 2 (1.23%) Splunk
9 2 (1.23%) WSO2
10 1 (0.61%) Citrix
10 1 (0.61%) webMethods