Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 100 101
Rank change year-on-year +22 +1 +36
Contract jobs citing SOAP 156 89 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.06% 1.87% 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.99% 7.66% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 62 65
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £515 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.62% +28.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £319 £313
90th Percentile £603 £590 £532
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.44% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year +5.56% +41.07% -14.82%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,561 1,162 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.61% 24.42% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 769 981
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.57%
10th Percentile £14.00 £18.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £61.94 £41.15 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOAP in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Shropshire -24 48 £500 -9.09% 3
Birmingham +18 45 £450 -10.00% 10
Staffordshire - 21 £480 - 13
Warwickshire +24 14 £438 +2.94% 1
Coventry -22 10 £425 +21.43% 4
Solihull - 2 - - 2
Kingswinford +5 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £463 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 96 (61.54%) Web Services
2 82 (52.56%) Java
3 80 (51.28%) SQL
3 80 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (49.36%) XML
5 75 (48.08%) REST
6 51 (32.69%) Jenkins
7 50 (32.05%) Spring
7 50 (32.05%) Git (software)
8 48 (30.77%) Oracle
9 47 (30.13%) JavaScript
10 46 (29.49%) Maven
10 46 (29.49%) TDD
11 45 (28.85%) JSON
11 45 (28.85%) RESTful
12 43 (27.56%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (27.56%) C#
12 43 (27.56%) Scrum
13 41 (26.28%) Security Cleared
14 39 (25.00%) HTML
14 39 (25.00%) .NET
15 38 (24.36%) SC Cleared
16 37 (23.72%) JUnit
17 35 (22.44%) SQL Server
18 34 (21.79%) Test Automation
19 33 (21.15%) CSS
19 33 (21.15%) SoapUI
20 32 (20.51%) J2EE
21 31 (19.87%) Unix
21 31 (19.87%) Kanban

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 24 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 15 (9.62%) JBoss
3 13 (8.33%) Apache
3 13 (8.33%) Confluence
4 12 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (6.41%) Tomcat
6 9 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (4.49%) nginx
8 5 (3.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.92%) Mule
10 2 (1.28%) Documentum
11 1 (0.64%) CMS
11 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.28%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.41%) PaaS
4 9 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (5.13%) Force.com
5 8 (5.13%) IaaS
6 7 (4.49%) GitHub
6 7 (4.49%) Google Analytics
6 7 (4.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (3.21%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (3.21%) SaaS
8 3 (1.92%) Heroku
9 2 (1.28%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.28%) Office 365
9 2 (1.28%) Serverless
10 1 (0.64%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.62%) SSL
3 14 (8.97%) HTTP
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.74%) MongoDB
2 23 (14.74%) NoSQL
3 12 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.41%) Big Data
5 8 (5.13%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (3.85%) MySQL
7 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.21%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.28%) DB2
12 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (32.69%) Jenkins
2 50 (32.05%) Git (software)
3 46 (29.49%) Maven
4 37 (23.72%) JUnit
5 33 (21.15%) SoapUI
6 31 (19.87%) Selenium
7 22 (14.10%) DbUnit
7 22 (14.10%) SonarQube
8 21 (13.46%) Ant
8 21 (13.46%) jMock
8 21 (13.46%) Mockito
9 20 (12.82%) Cucumber
9 20 (12.82%) Visual Studio
10 18 (11.54%) JIRA
11 14 (8.97%) Eclipse
12 13 (8.33%) Subversion
13 11 (7.05%) Gradle
14 10 (6.41%) IntelliJ
15 8 (5.13%) Grunt
15 8 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (4.49%) Marketing
2 5 (3.21%) Retail
3 2 (1.28%) Finance
4 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (56.41%) Developer
2 35 (22.44%) Java Developer
3 29 (18.59%) Architect
4 21 (13.46%) Analyst
5 20 (12.82%) Test Analyst
6 16 (10.26%) .NET Developer
7 15 (9.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (8.97%) J2EE Developer
8 14 (8.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 10 (6.41%) Java Architect
10 9 (5.77%) Salesforce Developer
10 9 (5.77%) Technical Architect
11 8 (5.13%) BizTalk Developer
11 8 (5.13%) Integration Architect
12 7 (4.49%) Applications Developer
12 7 (4.49%) C# Developer
12 7 (4.49%) Consultant
13 6 (3.85%) Tester
14 5 (3.21%) Programmer
14 5 (3.21%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (61.54%) Web Services
2 77 (49.36%) XML
3 75 (48.08%) REST
4 50 (32.05%) Spring
5 45 (28.85%) JSON
5 45 (28.85%) RESTful
6 39 (25.00%) .NET
6 39 (25.00%) HTML
7 33 (21.15%) CSS
8 32 (20.51%) J2EE
9 27 (17.31%) jQuery
9 27 (17.31%) Spring Boot
10 25 (16.03%) XSD
11 22 (14.10%) Hibernate
12 21 (13.46%) PowerMock
13 19 (12.18%) Apache Camel
13 19 (12.18%) Middleware
14 18 (11.54%) ASP.NET
15 17 (10.90%) HTML5
15 17 (10.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.85%) User Experience
5 5 (3.21%) NHS
6 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.87%) Unix
2 26 (16.67%) Linux
2 26 (16.67%) Windows
3 7 (4.49%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.21%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.92%) AIX
7 3 (1.92%) Android
7 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.92%) HPUX
7 3 (1.92%) Solaris
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.49%) TDD
3 43 (27.56%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (27.56%) Scrum
4 34 (21.79%) Test Automation
5 31 (19.87%) Kanban
6 30 (19.23%) BDD
7 29 (18.59%) DevOps
8 28 (17.95%) Microservices
8 28 (17.95%) SOA
9 22 (14.10%) MVC
9 22 (14.10%) Open Source
10 21 (13.46%) Analytics
11 18 (11.54%) Test Scripting
12 15 (9.62%) Mentoring
13 14 (8.97%) E-Commerce
14 13 (8.33%) SDLC
15 11 (7.05%) Configuration Management
15 11 (7.05%) CRM
15 11 (7.05%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 82 (52.56%) Java
2 80 (51.28%) SQL
3 47 (30.13%) JavaScript
4 43 (27.56%) C#
5 14 (8.97%) Groovy
5 14 (8.97%) Ruby
6 13 (8.33%) Scala
7 11 (7.05%) Python
8 8 (5.13%) Apex Code
9 7 (4.49%) Haskell
9 7 (4.49%) Perl
9 7 (4.49%) SOQL
9 7 (4.49%) SOSL
10 6 (3.85%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.21%) Java 8
12 4 (2.56%) PHP
12 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.56%) XPath
13 3 (1.92%) C
13 3 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (26.28%) Security Cleared
2 38 (24.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.97%) ISEB
3 14 (8.97%) ISTQB
4 13 (8.33%) Degree
5 10 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) QA
2 4 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (10.90%) Docker
2 9 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.77%) vSphere
3 3 (1.92%) LXC
4 2 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (10.26%) Puppet
2 8 (5.13%) Ansible
3 7 (4.49%) Grafana
3 7 (4.49%) Kibana
4 6 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 48 (30.77%) Oracle
2 17 (10.90%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.62%) Google
4 14 (8.97%) VMware
4 14 (8.97%) webMethods
5 11 (7.05%) SAP
6 9 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.21%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.21%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.56%) Adobe
9 3 (1.92%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.92%) WSO2
10 2 (1.28%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.28%) HP
10 2 (1.28%) Pega
11 1 (0.64%) Aveksa
11 1 (0.64%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 1 (0.64%) TIBCO