Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 111 110
Rank change year-on-year +27 -1 +16
Contract jobs citing SOAP 143 78 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.91% 1.67% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.83% 6.41% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 38 44
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £463 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.97% -12.39%
10th Percentile £331 £306 £284
90th Percentile £605 £575 £516
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +2.74%

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 1,454 1,217 1,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.54% 25.98% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 796 849
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £32.65 £14.21 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.13 £43.75 £33.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% 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 22 January 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
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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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
Shropshire -17 42 £576 +4.30% 3
Birmingham +20 35 £450 +2.86% 10
Staffordshire - 23 £480 - 4
Coventry -3 20 £450 +12.50% 3
Warwickshire +10 8 £425 - 3
Solihull +7 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £463 - 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 87 (60.84%) SQL
2 85 (59.44%) Web Services
2 85 (59.44%) REST
3 74 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (51.05%) XML
5 67 (46.85%) Java
6 50 (34.97%) JavaScript
6 50 (34.97%) SQL Server
7 49 (34.27%) C#
7 49 (34.27%) Git (software)
8 46 (32.17%) .NET
9 45 (31.47%) JSON
10 43 (30.07%) Maven
10 43 (30.07%) Oracle
10 43 (30.07%) Jenkins
10 43 (30.07%) Microservices
11 38 (26.57%) Spring
12 36 (25.17%) Security Cleared
12 36 (25.17%) Visual Studio
13 35 (24.48%) TDD
13 35 (24.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 34 (23.78%) RESTful
14 34 (23.78%) HTML
15 33 (23.08%) SC Cleared
15 33 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (20.98%) Scrum
17 27 (18.88%) JUnit
17 27 (18.88%) XSD
17 27 (18.88%) DevOps
18 26 (18.18%) J2EE

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 21 (14.69%) WebLogic
2 15 (10.49%) Tomcat
3 14 (9.79%) NServiceBus
4 13 (9.09%) JBoss
5 12 (8.39%) Confluence
6 9 (6.29%) Apache
7 7 (4.90%) nginx
7 7 (4.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (4.20%) Documentum
8 6 (4.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (2.80%) CMS
10 3 (2.10%) Mule
11 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 35 (24.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (13.29%) Azure Data Factory
3 19 (13.29%) PaaS
4 16 (11.19%) SaaS
5 7 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.90%) Force.com
5 7 (4.90%) GitHub
5 7 (4.90%) Google Analytics
6 6 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (4.20%) IaaS
6 6 (4.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.79%) SSL
2 13 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.39%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (34.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.69%) NoSQL
3 15 (10.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (9.79%) MongoDB
5 12 (8.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (7.69%) Big Data
6 11 (7.69%) Relational Database
7 9 (6.29%) Hadoop
7 9 (6.29%) RDBMS
8 6 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.10%) MySQL
11 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 49 (34.27%) Git (software)
2 43 (30.07%) Jenkins
2 43 (30.07%) Maven
3 36 (25.17%) Visual Studio
4 27 (18.88%) JUnit
5 23 (16.08%) SoapUI
6 22 (15.38%) Selenium
7 18 (12.59%) Ant
8 17 (11.89%) DbUnit
8 17 (11.89%) jMock
8 17 (11.89%) Mockito
8 17 (11.89%) SonarQube
9 16 (11.19%) Cucumber
9 16 (11.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (9.79%) JIRA
11 11 (7.69%) Eclipse
12 9 (6.29%) Apache Ivy
12 9 (6.29%) Gradle
13 8 (5.59%) Grunt
13 8 (5.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (6.29%) Publishing
2 7 (4.90%) Marketing
3 3 (2.10%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Billing
4 1 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (65.73%) Developer
2 29 (20.28%) .NET Developer
2 29 (20.28%) Java Developer
3 24 (16.78%) Architect
4 22 (15.38%) Analyst
5 15 (10.49%) Test Analyst
6 13 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (6.99%) Integration Architect
8 9 (6.29%) C# Developer
8 9 (6.29%) J2EE Developer
8 9 (6.29%) Java Architect
8 9 (6.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 8 (5.59%) Salesforce Developer
10 7 (4.90%) Analyst Developer
10 7 (4.90%) Applications Developer
10 7 (4.90%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.20%) C# Programmer
11 6 (4.20%) Programmer
11 6 (4.20%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (59.44%) REST
1 85 (59.44%) Web Services
2 73 (51.05%) XML
3 46 (32.17%) .NET
4 45 (31.47%) JSON
5 38 (26.57%) Spring
6 34 (23.78%) HTML
6 34 (23.78%) RESTful
7 27 (18.88%) XSD
8 26 (18.18%) J2EE
9 25 (17.48%) CSS
10 24 (16.78%) .NET Framework
10 24 (16.78%) jQuery
11 22 (15.38%) Middleware
12 21 (14.69%) Spring Boot
13 18 (12.59%) Hibernate
14 17 (11.89%) ASP.NET
14 17 (11.89%) Java EE
14 17 (11.89%) PowerMock
15 14 (9.79%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.89%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.10%) NHS
5 2 (1.40%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
6 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.48%) Windows
2 22 (15.38%) Unix
3 18 (12.59%) Linux
4 7 (4.90%) Ubuntu
5 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.50%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.10%) AIX
7 3 (2.10%) HPUX
7 3 (2.10%) Solaris
8 1 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (30.07%) Microservices
3 35 (24.48%) TDD
4 33 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (20.98%) Scrum
6 27 (18.88%) DevOps
7 24 (16.78%) BDD
8 23 (16.08%) Kanban
9 22 (15.38%) SOA
10 21 (14.69%) Analytics
10 21 (14.69%) Migration
10 21 (14.69%) Test Automation
11 20 (13.99%) MVC
12 14 (9.79%) Data Analysis
12 14 (9.79%) Data Migration
13 13 (9.09%) CRM
14 12 (8.39%) Use Case
15 11 (7.69%) Open Source
15 11 (7.69%) Software Architecture
15 11 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 87 (60.84%) SQL
2 67 (46.85%) Java
3 50 (34.97%) JavaScript
4 49 (34.27%) C#
5 14 (9.79%) T-SQL
6 10 (6.99%) Groovy
7 8 (5.59%) Python
7 8 (5.59%) Scala
8 7 (4.90%) Apex Code
8 7 (4.90%) Haskell
8 7 (4.90%) Perl
8 7 (4.90%) Ruby
8 7 (4.90%) SOQL
8 7 (4.90%) SOSL
9 5 (3.50%) Java 8
9 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.80%) C
11 3 (2.10%) XPath
12 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (25.17%) Security Cleared
2 33 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.79%) Degree
4 11 (7.69%) ISEB
4 11 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 10 (6.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) PMO
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.39%) Docker
2 7 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) Puppet
2 7 (4.90%) Grafana
2 7 (4.90%) Kibana
3 4 (2.80%) Ansible
3 4 (2.80%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (2.80%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.40%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (30.07%) Oracle
2 16 (11.19%) Google
3 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.39%) VMware
3 12 (8.39%) webMethods
4 8 (5.59%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (5.59%) SAP
5 6 (4.20%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.20%) Pega
6 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.50%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.80%) HP
8 3 (2.10%) Adobe
8 3 (2.10%) WSO2
9 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.70%) TIBCO