Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 6 April 2020 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 20 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - +34
Contract jobs citing SOAP 2 18 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.79% 8.41% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.18% 30.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £438 -
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £450 £401
% change year-on-year +8.33% +12.15% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +3.45% -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 11 59 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.82% 27.57% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 63
Median daily rate £368 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £323 £304 £287
90th Percentile £463 £455 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -2.70% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £33.25 £42.88
90th Percentile £43.75 £61.38 £48.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +47.54% +22.00%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Staffordshire

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in Staffordshire

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for SOAP in Staffordshire

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
Stafford +2 2 - - 1
SOAP
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) SVG
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Xcode
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Android Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) SVG
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Apple Swift
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP