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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 31 24
Contract jobs citing SOAP 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 0.53% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 3.23% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.97 £31.14 £44.00
% change year-on-year -16.60% -29.23%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 17 31 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 16.19% 16.58% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 5
Median daily rate £450 £350 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) ABAP
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) JDBC
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) EDI
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Axis
1 1 (100.00%) SAP PI
1 1 (100.00%) IDoc

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Integration Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) SAP PI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Axis
1 1 (100.00%) EDI
1 1 (100.00%) IDoc
1 1 (100.00%) JDBC
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) SAP PI
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) ABAP
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP