Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 119 140
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21 +15
Contract jobs citing SOAP 152 178 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.85% 1.82% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.16% 7.02% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 104 64
Midlands median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £325
90th Percentile £615 £538 £589
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £23.75
10th Percentile £41.75 - £21.88
90th Percentile £45.25 - £25.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £37.23
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.30% +6.36%

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 2124 2537 1951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.85% 25.92% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1537 1195
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £270 £268 £225
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 22 39
Midlands median hourly rate £31.33 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.30% -21.67% -10.45%
10th Percentile £20.62 £9.03 £11.60
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.28 £45.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +4 88 £520 +30.74% 10
East Midlands +1 63 £400 - 3
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 (52.63%) REST
2 77 (50.66%) Web Services
3 73 (48.03%) Java
4 63 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (36.18%) XML
6 51 (33.55%) Git (software)
7 48 (31.58%) Spring
8 46 (30.26%) JSON
9 42 (27.63%) SOA
10 41 (26.97%) Microservices
11 40 (26.32%) RESTful
12 39 (25.66%) HTML
13 38 (25.00%) Linux
14 35 (23.03%) SQL
15 34 (22.37%) TDD
15 34 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (22.37%) Spring Boot
16 32 (21.05%) Scrum
17 31 (20.39%) JUnit
18 30 (19.74%) CSS
19 29 (19.08%) JavaScript
19 29 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
20 28 (18.42%) Unix
21 27 (17.76%) SoapUI
22 26 (17.11%) jQuery
23 23 (15.13%) Hibernate
23 23 (15.13%) Jenkins
24 22 (14.47%) .NET
24 22 (14.47%) J2EE
24 22 (14.47%) Maven

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 14 (9.21%) Cloud Foundry
1 14 (9.21%) JBoss
2 13 (8.55%) Apache
3 10 (6.58%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.61%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.95%) IIS
5 6 (3.95%) Mule
6 5 (3.29%) Umbraco
6 5 (3.29%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.63%) Documentum
7 4 (2.63%) Mule ESB
8 3 (1.97%) CMS
8 3 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.66%) Confluence
10 1 (0.66%) Drupal
10 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.66%) Magento
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (10.53%) PaaS
4 15 (9.87%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (9.21%) Heroku
6 13 (8.55%) SaaS
7 9 (5.92%) OpenShift
8 8 (5.26%) IaaS
9 7 (4.61%) GitHub
10 5 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.32%) Boomi
12 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.18%) SSL
2 13 (8.55%) HTTP
3 9 (5.92%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.61%) Internet
5 5 (3.29%) Intranet
6 4 (2.63%) LDAP
7 3 (1.97%) AMQP
7 3 (1.97%) ATM
7 3 (1.97%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) Relational Database
2 12 (7.89%) MySQL
2 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.58%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.58%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.97%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.97%) GIS
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.97%) Redis
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 51 (33.55%) Git (software)
2 31 (20.39%) JUnit
3 27 (17.76%) SoapUI
4 23 (15.13%) Jenkins
5 22 (14.47%) Maven
6 21 (13.82%) Subversion
7 16 (10.53%) Eclipse
8 15 (9.87%) Mockito
9 14 (9.21%) SonarQube
10 12 (7.89%) jMock
10 12 (7.89%) Selenium
11 11 (7.24%) DbUnit
11 11 (7.24%) IntelliJ
12 7 (4.61%) Ant
12 7 (4.61%) JIRA
12 7 (4.61%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.95%) Bitbucket
13 6 (3.95%) GitLab
14 5 (3.29%) Gradle
14 5 (3.29%) ReSharper
General
1 18 (11.84%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Banking
2 12 (7.89%) Billing
3 3 (1.97%) Back Office
3 3 (1.97%) Legal
3 3 (1.97%) Local Government
3 3 (1.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Automotive
5 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (55.26%) Developer
2 44 (28.95%) Architect
3 34 (22.37%) Java Developer
4 23 (15.13%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.89%) Analyst
6 11 (7.24%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (5.26%) Lead Architect
7 8 (5.26%) Lead Enterprise Architect
7 8 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Agile Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Integration Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Java Architect
9 6 (3.95%) iOS Developer
9 6 (3.95%) ServiceNow Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.95%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.29%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (3.29%) Messaging Developer
10 5 (3.29%) MuleSoft Developer
10 5 (3.29%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (52.63%) REST
2 77 (50.66%) Web Services
3 55 (36.18%) XML
4 48 (31.58%) Spring
5 46 (30.26%) JSON
6 40 (26.32%) RESTful
7 39 (25.66%) HTML
8 34 (22.37%) Spring Boot
9 30 (19.74%) CSS
10 26 (17.11%) jQuery
11 23 (15.13%) Hibernate
12 22 (14.47%) .NET
12 22 (14.47%) J2EE
13 20 (13.16%) Middleware
14 19 (12.50%) WSDL
15 18 (11.84%) HTML5
16 17 (11.18%) JSON Schema
16 17 (11.18%) XSD
17 13 (8.55%) CSS3
18 12 (7.89%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.29%) User Experience
1 5 (3.29%) Virtual Team
2 4 (2.63%) CMDB
3 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.97%) iPad
3 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.32%) iPhone
4 2 (1.32%) IVR
5 1 (0.66%) DataPower
5 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.00%) Linux
2 28 (18.42%) Unix
3 16 (10.53%) Mac OS X
4 7 (4.61%) Windows
5 6 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.97%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.97%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (1.32%) HPUX
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.66%) Android
8 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.63%) SOA
3 41 (26.97%) Microservices
4 34 (22.37%) TDD
5 32 (21.05%) Scrum
6 29 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (13.82%) DevOps
7 21 (13.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 20 (13.16%) Kanban
8 20 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 19 (12.50%) Open Source
10 18 (11.84%) API Development
11 16 (10.53%) API Design
11 16 (10.53%) E-Commerce
12 15 (9.87%) API Integration
12 15 (9.87%) OO
13 11 (7.24%) BDD
13 11 (7.24%) MVC
13 11 (7.24%) Unit Testing
14 9 (5.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 73 (48.03%) Java
2 35 (23.03%) SQL
3 29 (19.08%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.82%) C#
5 13 (8.55%) PHP
6 6 (3.95%) Objective-C
6 6 (3.95%) Scala
7 5 (3.29%) Apple Swift
7 5 (3.29%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.63%) PHP 5
8 4 (2.63%) Ruby
8 4 (2.63%) XPath
9 3 (1.97%) Groovy
9 3 (1.97%) Python
10 2 (1.32%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.32%) XQuery
11 1 (0.66%) Haskell
11 1 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.29%) Degree
3 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.97%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.18%) Docker
2 5 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (8.55%) Puppet
2 12 (7.89%) Ansible
3 11 (7.24%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.66%) Grafana
5 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.66%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (12.50%) Oracle
2 18 (11.84%) MuleSoft
3 17 (11.18%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (11.18%) WSO2
4 9 (5.92%) webMethods
5 8 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.61%) Perforce
6 7 (4.61%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.95%) Apigee
7 6 (3.95%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.95%) Zend
8 5 (3.29%) VMware
9 4 (2.63%) OpenText
10 3 (1.97%) Apple
10 3 (1.97%) Capita
11 2 (1.32%) Adobe
11 2 (1.32%) ATG
11 2 (1.32%) Dell
11 2 (1.32%) SAP
11 2 (1.32%) TIBCO