Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 114 130
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 +19
Contract jobs citing SOAP 159 147 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.01% 1.71% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.38% 6.23% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 74 87
Midlands median daily rate £425 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +13.33%
10th Percentile £259 £300 £320
90th Percentile £599 £500 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +14.06%

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 2,155 2,358 2,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.30% 27.40% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,394 1,438 1,283
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £261 £269 £256
90th Percentile £560 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 27 44
Midlands median hourly rate £30.66 £25.00 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% -18.29% +2.84%
10th Percentile £13.92 £18.45 £11.23
90th Percentile £47.05 £41.20 £45.88
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +24 100 £425 - 33
East Midlands 0 58 £425 +17.24% 22
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 84 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (50.94%) Web Services
2 81 (50.94%) REST
3 74 (46.54%) XML
3 74 (46.54%) Java
4 59 (37.11%) SQL
5 46 (28.93%) RESTful
6 42 (26.42%) Spring
7 41 (25.79%) HTML
8 40 (25.16%) C#
8 40 (25.16%) JSON
9 39 (24.53%) Git (software)
10 38 (23.90%) .NET
11 37 (23.27%) SOA
12 35 (22.01%) J2EE
12 35 (22.01%) Scrum
13 34 (21.38%) TDD
13 34 (21.38%) Oracle
14 33 (20.75%) JavaScript
15 31 (19.50%) CSS
16 30 (18.87%) JUnit
16 30 (18.87%) Jenkins
17 28 (17.61%) Maven
18 26 (16.35%) Hibernate
19 25 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (15.72%) Microservices
20 24 (15.09%) SonarQube
20 24 (15.09%) Kanban
20 24 (15.09%) MVC
21 23 (14.47%) 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 12 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (6.29%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.03%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (5.03%) JBoss
3 8 (5.03%) NServiceBus
3 8 (5.03%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.40%) IIS
5 5 (3.14%) Apache
6 4 (2.52%) Documentum
6 4 (2.52%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.26%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.26%) CMS
7 2 (1.26%) Mule
7 2 (1.26%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.26%) WordPress
8 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (6.92%) Boomi
5 6 (3.77%) iPaaS
6 5 (3.14%) SaaS
7 2 (1.26%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.63%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.40%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.52%) SSL
3 3 (1.89%) HTTP
3 3 (1.89%) Internet
4 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (6.92%) MySQL
4 11 (6.92%) Oracle Database
5 10 (6.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.40%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.77%) MongoDB
9 5 (3.14%) DB2
9 5 (3.14%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.89%) JasperReports
11 2 (1.26%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.26%) Redis
12 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 39 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 30 (18.87%) Jenkins
2 30 (18.87%) JUnit
3 28 (17.61%) Maven
4 24 (15.09%) SonarQube
5 23 (14.47%) Mockito
6 19 (11.95%) DbUnit
6 19 (11.95%) jMock
7 18 (11.32%) Eclipse
8 15 (9.43%) Visual Studio
9 13 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (6.29%) Gradle
11 9 (5.66%) IntelliJ
11 9 (5.66%) Selenium
12 6 (3.77%) Ant
12 6 (3.77%) Subversion
13 5 (3.14%) JIRA
13 5 (3.14%) JProfiler
13 5 (3.14%) SoapUI
13 5 (3.14%) Xcode
General
1 14 (8.81%) Banking
2 13 (8.18%) Finance
3 7 (4.40%) Back Office
4 5 (3.14%) Marketing
5 3 (1.89%) Retail
6 2 (1.26%) Local Government
6 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (59.75%) Developer
2 46 (28.93%) Java Developer
3 27 (16.98%) Architect
4 14 (8.81%) .NET Developer
5 13 (8.18%) Lead Architect
6 11 (6.92%) Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Lead Developer
7 10 (6.29%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Enterprise Architect
9 8 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Lead Enterprise Architect
9 8 (5.03%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.40%) BizTalk Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Integration Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Lead .NET Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Lead C# Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (50.94%) REST
1 81 (50.94%) Web Services
2 74 (46.54%) XML
3 46 (28.93%) RESTful
4 42 (26.42%) Spring
5 41 (25.79%) HTML
6 40 (25.16%) JSON
7 38 (23.90%) .NET
8 35 (22.01%) J2EE
9 31 (19.50%) CSS
10 26 (16.35%) Hibernate
11 23 (14.47%) jQuery
12 21 (13.21%) PowerMock
13 20 (12.58%) Apache Camel
13 20 (12.58%) WCF
14 18 (11.32%) JPA
15 17 (10.69%) Spring Boot
16 15 (9.43%) HTML5
17 13 (8.18%) AngularJS
18 12 (7.55%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.66%) User Experience
2 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.14%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.89%) CMDB
5 3 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.26%) iPad
6 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.43%) Unix
2 14 (8.81%) Linux
3 11 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.77%) Windows
5 5 (3.14%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.52%) Android
7 1 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (23.27%) SOA
3 35 (22.01%) Scrum
4 34 (21.38%) TDD
5 25 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (15.72%) Microservices
6 24 (15.09%) Kanban
6 24 (15.09%) MVC
7 19 (11.95%) BDD
7 19 (11.95%) DevOps
7 19 (11.95%) E-Commerce
8 15 (9.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 14 (8.81%) OO
9 14 (8.81%) Test Automation
10 12 (7.55%) EAI
11 11 (6.92%) UML
11 11 (6.92%) Unit Testing
12 10 (6.29%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (5.66%) Waterfall
14 8 (5.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 74 (46.54%) Java
2 59 (37.11%) SQL
3 40 (25.16%) C#
4 33 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.55%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.29%) Shell Script
6 10 (6.29%) XPath
6 10 (6.29%) XQuery
7 9 (5.66%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.40%) Objective-C
9 6 (3.77%) Apple Swift
9 6 (3.77%) PHP
10 2 (1.26%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.26%) Ruby
10 2 (1.26%) Scala
10 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.63%) Python
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.14%) Degree
4 4 (2.52%) OCP
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (9.43%) vSphere
2 6 (3.77%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.63%) XenApp
3 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) Puppet
2 4 (2.52%) Ansible
2 4 (2.52%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.52%) Terraform
3 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (21.38%) Oracle
2 21 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.43%) VMware
4 11 (6.92%) Dell
4 11 (6.92%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.40%) Capita
5 7 (4.40%) Perforce
6 6 (3.77%) IBM
7 5 (3.14%) Apple
7 5 (3.14%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.52%) OpenText
8 4 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.89%) Google
10 2 (1.26%) ATG
10 2 (1.26%) SAP
10 2 (1.26%) webMethods
11 1 (0.63%) BT
11 1 (0.63%) Informatica
11 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.63%) TIBCO