Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 71 97
Rank change year-on-year -14 +26 +6
Contract jobs citing SOAP 84 162 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.29% 3.12% 1.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.34% 10.40% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 80 58
West Midlands median daily rate £481 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -10.00% +28.62%
10th Percentile £412 £332 £319
90th Percentile £582 £605 £590
England median daily rate £486 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +26.44% -
England median hourly rate £50.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.67% - +35.22%

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 899 1,557 1,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.52% 30.00% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 940 829
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £301 £313 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £480 £470
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 £30.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% +58.60% +39.00%
10th Percentile £29.38 £28.80 £14.31
90th Percentile £38.75 £62.31 £42.35
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019. 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 +8 50 £475 +5.56% 12
Coventry +18 24 £488 +11.43% 3
Shropshire +10 4 £558 +0.81% 2
Warwickshire -1 4 £365 -18.89% 3
Staffordshire +3 1 - - 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 74 (88.10%) Java
2 62 (73.81%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (66.67%) REST
4 52 (61.90%) Git (software)
4 52 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (59.52%) Kanban
5 50 (59.52%) Web Services
6 49 (58.33%) JUnit
7 47 (55.95%) Spring
7 47 (55.95%) Jenkins
8 45 (53.57%) Maven
8 45 (53.57%) Scrum
9 44 (52.38%) TDD
9 44 (52.38%) jMock
9 44 (52.38%) PowerMock
9 44 (52.38%) RESTful
9 44 (52.38%) DbUnit
9 44 (52.38%) Mockito
9 44 (52.38%) SonarQube
10 43 (51.19%) ActiveMQ
11 41 (48.81%) Microservices
11 41 (48.81%) BDD
11 41 (48.81%) Amazon EC2
11 41 (48.81%) AWS
12 40 (47.62%) Amazon SQS
12 40 (47.62%) Amazon RDS
13 39 (46.43%) Open Source
13 39 (46.43%) Postfix
14 38 (45.24%) PostgreSQL
15 36 (42.86%) AngularJS

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 4 (4.76%) Apache
2 3 (3.57%) JBoss
2 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.38%) nginx
3 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (48.81%) Amazon EC2
1 41 (48.81%) AWS
2 40 (47.62%) Amazon SQS
3 24 (28.57%) Azure
4 15 (17.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (7.14%) SaaS
6 2 (2.38%) GitHub
6 2 (2.38%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.38%) PaaS
7 1 (1.19%) Force.com
7 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) HTTP
1 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) SSL
3 1 (1.19%) DHCP
3 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (1.19%) OpenScape
3 1 (1.19%) PBX
3 1 (1.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (47.62%) Amazon RDS
2 38 (45.24%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.76%) MySQL
5 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (61.90%) Git (software)
2 49 (58.33%) JUnit
3 47 (55.95%) Jenkins
4 45 (53.57%) Maven
5 44 (52.38%) DbUnit
5 44 (52.38%) jMock
5 44 (52.38%) Mockito
5 44 (52.38%) SonarQube
6 5 (5.95%) Selenium
7 4 (4.76%) Ant
7 4 (4.76%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.57%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.57%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.57%) Travis CI
9 2 (2.38%) Gatling
9 2 (2.38%) Grunt
9 2 (2.38%) gulp
9 2 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.38%) Sublime Text
General
1 23 (27.38%) Public Sector
2 6 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (1.19%) Billing
3 1 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Police
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (90.48%) Developer
2 45 (53.57%) Java Developer
3 18 (21.43%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 12 (14.29%) Azure Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Architect
8 3 (3.57%) IAM Developer
8 3 (3.57%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.38%) Backend Developer
9 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Cloud Architect
10 1 (1.19%) Cloud Developer
10 1 (1.19%) CRM Architect
10 1 (1.19%) CRM Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 1 (1.19%) Salesforce Architect
10 1 (1.19%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (66.67%) REST
2 50 (59.52%) Web Services
3 47 (55.95%) Spring
4 44 (52.38%) PowerMock
4 44 (52.38%) RESTful
5 43 (51.19%) ActiveMQ
6 36 (42.86%) AngularJS
7 34 (40.48%) Hibernate
8 32 (38.10%) Spring Cloud
9 31 (36.90%) JPA
10 26 (30.95%) Node.js
11 24 (28.57%) OpenID
12 23 (27.38%) XML
13 21 (25.00%) JSON
14 16 (19.05%) SAML
15 15 (17.86%) LDAP
16 11 (13.10%) CSS
16 11 (13.10%) HTML
16 11 (13.10%) J2EE
17 5 (5.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) PKI
2 6 (7.14%) NHS
3 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Unix
2 17 (20.24%) Windows
3 3 (3.57%) Linux
4 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (73.81%) Continuous Integration
2 52 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (59.52%) Kanban
4 45 (53.57%) Scrum
5 44 (52.38%) TDD
6 41 (48.81%) BDD
6 41 (48.81%) Microservices
7 39 (46.43%) Open Source
8 30 (35.71%) BPMN
9 25 (29.76%) Migration
10 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
11 17 (20.24%) Biometrics
11 17 (20.24%) DevOps
11 17 (20.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (17.86%) Change Control
12 15 (17.86%) Identity Access Management
13 6 (7.14%) Use Case
14 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 4 (4.76%) ITSM
16 3 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 74 (88.10%) Java
2 27 (32.14%) SQL
3 23 (27.38%) Bash Shell
3 23 (27.38%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.76%) C#
5 4 (4.76%) PHP
6 3 (3.57%) Python
6 3 (3.57%) Scala
7 2 (2.38%) Groovy
7 2 (2.38%) Haskell
7 2 (2.38%) Perl
7 2 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.19%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.19%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 33 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 30 (35.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) COBIT
1 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (46.43%) Postfix
2 26 (30.95%) Docker
3 15 (17.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.38%) OpenIDM
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) Grafana
2 2 (2.38%) Kibana
3 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) ForgeRock
3 4 (4.76%) Adobe
4 3 (3.57%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.57%) webMethods
5 2 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.19%) Virgin Media
6 1 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) WSO2
6 1 (1.19%) Zend