Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 101 136
Rank change year-on-year +3 +35 -12
Contract jobs citing SOAP 89 112 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.87% 1.81% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.73% 7.12% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 25
West Midlands median daily rate £515 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.75% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £328
90th Percentile £590 £532 £590
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
West 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 £37.45
% change year-on-year +41.07% -14.82% +7.00%

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 1152 1573 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.21% 25.48% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 965 684
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £563 £519 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

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 2017.

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
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 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
Birmingham +18 30 £500 +11.11% 2
Shropshire +20 24 £550 +32.53%
Coventry +9 14 £350 -12.50%
Walsall - 6 £580 -
Warwickshire +3 4 £425 +21.43%
Kingswinford -2 1 - -
SOAP
England

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

1 55 (61.80%) Java
2 51 (57.30%) REST
3 41 (46.07%) XML
4 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (41.57%) Spring
6 33 (37.08%) Git (software)
7 31 (34.83%) Web Services
8 30 (33.71%) Linux
9 28 (31.46%) JSON
10 26 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (29.21%) Spring Boot
11 25 (28.09%) SQL
12 23 (25.84%) Scrum
12 23 (25.84%) JUnit
12 23 (25.84%) Unix
12 23 (25.84%) SoapUI
12 23 (25.84%) Microservices
13 21 (23.60%) TDD
14 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
14 20 (22.47%) HTML
14 20 (22.47%) Jenkins
15 19 (21.35%) J2EE
15 19 (21.35%) Middleware
15 19 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (21.35%) Kanban
16 18 (20.22%) Maven
16 18 (20.22%) Subversion
16 18 (20.22%) Open Source
16 18 (20.22%) SOA
16 18 (20.22%) WSDL

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 14 (15.73%) Cloud Foundry
1 14 (15.73%) JBoss
2 10 (11.24%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.87%) Apache
4 6 (6.74%) Mule
4 6 (6.74%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.49%) Mule ESB
7 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.12%) CMS
8 1 (1.12%) Confluence
8 1 (1.12%) Drupal
8 1 (1.12%) IIS
8 1 (1.12%) nginx
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (17.98%) PaaS
4 14 (15.73%) Heroku
5 13 (14.61%) SaaS
6 9 (10.11%) OpenShift
7 8 (8.99%) GitHub
7 8 (8.99%) IaaS
8 5 (5.62%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.61%) HTTP
1 13 (14.61%) SSL
2 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.49%) Internet
3 4 (4.49%) LDAP
4 3 (3.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) MongoDB
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (37.08%) Git (software)
2 23 (25.84%) JUnit
2 23 (25.84%) SoapUI
3 20 (22.47%) Jenkins
4 18 (20.22%) Maven
4 18 (20.22%) Subversion
5 14 (15.73%) Mockito
6 12 (13.48%) Eclipse
6 12 (13.48%) jMock
7 11 (12.36%) DbUnit
7 11 (12.36%) SonarQube
8 8 (8.99%) Selenium
9 7 (7.87%) Ant
10 6 (6.74%) Bitbucket
10 6 (6.74%) GitLab
10 6 (6.74%) IntelliJ
11 4 (4.49%) JMeter
12 3 (3.37%) Gatling
13 2 (2.25%) Gradle
13 2 (2.25%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 12 (13.48%) Billing
2 4 (4.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Back Office
3 3 (3.37%) Local Government
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (62.92%) Developer
2 25 (28.09%) Architect
2 25 (28.09%) Java Developer
3 22 (24.72%) Senior Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Agile Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Integration Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Java Architect
4 7 (7.87%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) ServiceNow Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Messaging Developer
6 5 (5.62%) MuleSoft Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Scala Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Salesforce Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (57.30%) REST
2 41 (46.07%) XML
3 37 (41.57%) Spring
4 31 (34.83%) Web Services
5 28 (31.46%) JSON
6 26 (29.21%) Spring Boot
7 20 (22.47%) HTML
8 19 (21.35%) J2EE
8 19 (21.35%) Middleware
9 18 (20.22%) WSDL
10 17 (19.10%) JSON Schema
11 16 (17.98%) CSS
12 15 (16.85%) XSD
13 14 (15.73%) Hibernate
14 13 (14.61%) RESTful
15 12 (13.48%) jQuery
16 11 (12.36%) PowerMock
17 10 (11.24%) .NET
17 10 (11.24%) EJB
17 10 (11.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Virtual Team
2 4 (4.49%) CMDB
2 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.37%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) DataPower
5 1 (1.12%) iPhone
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (33.71%) Linux
2 23 (25.84%) Unix
3 13 (14.61%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.49%) Windows
5 2 (2.25%) AIX
5 2 (2.25%) Android
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.25%) HPUX
5 2 (2.25%) Solaris
6 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (25.84%) Microservices
3 23 (25.84%) Scrum
4 21 (23.60%) TDD
5 19 (21.35%) Kanban
6 18 (20.22%) DevOps
6 18 (20.22%) Open Source
6 18 (20.22%) SOA
7 16 (17.98%) API Design
8 15 (16.85%) API Integration
9 14 (15.73%) API Development
9 14 (15.73%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (12.36%) BDD
10 11 (12.36%) E-Commerce
11 10 (11.24%) Test Automation
12 9 (10.11%) Sequence Diagram
13 8 (8.99%) Coaching
13 8 (8.99%) Mentoring
14 7 (7.87%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 55 (61.80%) Java
2 25 (28.09%) SQL
3 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.11%) C#
5 6 (6.74%) PHP
5 6 (6.74%) Scala
6 3 (3.37%) Groovy
6 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.37%) Python
7 2 (2.25%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.25%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.25%) XPath
8 1 (1.12%) Haskell
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
8 1 (1.12%) Ruby
8 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Degree
1 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) Docker
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) Puppet
2 12 (13.48%) Ansible
3 11 (12.36%) Kubernetes
4 7 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.12%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (1.12%) Grafana
5 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) MuleSoft
2 16 (17.98%) Salesforce.com
2 16 (17.98%) WSO2
3 9 (10.11%) webMethods
4 6 (6.74%) Apigee
4 6 (6.74%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.74%) ServiceNow
5 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle
5 5 (5.62%) VMware
6 2 (2.25%) Adobe
6 2 (2.25%) ATG
7 1 (1.12%) Google
7 1 (1.12%) Green Hat
7 1 (1.12%) HP
7 1 (1.12%) IBM
7 1 (1.12%) Informatica
7 1 (1.12%) Jitterbit
7 1 (1.12%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.12%) Xamarin