Period
to 13 August 2020

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 August 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 79 80
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing SOAP 24 98 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.58% 2.24% 2.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.19% 8.77% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 64 75
Median daily rate £432 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £334 £335 £318
90th Percentile £558 £588 £573
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +6.25%

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 334 1,118 1,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.02% 25.53% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 779 938
Median daily rate £432 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £575 £575 £573
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.74% -10.77%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.43% +3.75%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOAP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the West Midlands.

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 August 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
Shropshire +16 14 £432 -24.87% 2
Birmingham +11 5 £356 -20.83% 4
Coventry +25 3 £575 +27.78% 3
Staffordshire +14 1 - - 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 19 (79.17%) XML
2 18 (75.00%) JSON
3 14 (58.33%) Java
3 14 (58.33%) SoapUI
4 13 (54.17%) Windows
5 12 (50.00%) Unix
5 12 (50.00%) SQL
5 12 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
6 11 (45.83%) Microservices
7 10 (41.67%) Postman
7 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
7 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
7 10 (41.67%) Selenium
7 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
7 10 (41.67%) Oracle Database
7 10 (41.67%) Oracle
7 10 (41.67%) Linux
8 9 (37.50%) JIRA
8 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
8 9 (37.50%) SAP
8 9 (37.50%) PL/SQL
8 9 (37.50%) MySQL
8 9 (37.50%) Toad
8 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 9 (37.50%) HDFS
8 9 (37.50%) Data Analytics
8 9 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (37.50%) Apache Hive
8 9 (37.50%) MongoDB

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 9 (37.50%) Confluence
1 9 (37.50%) Mule
1 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.17%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (37.50%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Azure
2 6 (25.00%) AWS
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (8.33%) PaaS
5 1 (4.17%) IaaS
5 1 (4.17%) SaaS
5 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
1 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 9 (37.50%) Apache Hive
2 9 (37.50%) Hadoop
2 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 9 (37.50%) MySQL
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) SoapUI
2 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
3 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 10 (41.67%) Postman
3 10 (41.67%) Selenium
4 9 (37.50%) JIRA
4 9 (37.50%) Toad
5 2 (8.33%) eggPlant
5 2 (8.33%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) Android Studio
6 1 (4.17%) Appium
6 1 (4.17%) Babel
6 1 (4.17%) Grunt
6 1 (4.17%) gulp
6 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.17%) webpack
6 1 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 6 (25.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Azure Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Azure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Backend Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Salesforce Developer
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) XML
2 18 (75.00%) JSON
3 9 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (29.17%) REST
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) LDAP
5 4 (16.67%) Node.js
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) WSDL
6 3 (12.50%) OpenID
6 3 (12.50%) SAML
7 2 (8.33%) .NET Core
7 2 (8.33%) RESTful
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.17%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (4.17%) Enzyme
8 1 (4.17%) Java EE
8 1 (4.17%) Jest
8 1 (4.17%) jQuery
8 1 (4.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Unix
3 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (45.83%) Microservices
3 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 9 (37.50%) Analytics
4 9 (37.50%) API Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (37.50%) Data Analytics
5 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (29.17%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (29.17%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) SOA
8 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) Change Control
8 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (12.50%) Kanban
8 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.50%) TDD
8 3 (12.50%) Use Case
9 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
7 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.17%) PHP 7
7 1 (4.17%) Python
7 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) HDFS
2 6 (25.00%) Docker
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (8.33%) Rancher
2 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) F5
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow