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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 81 84 80
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 37 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.74% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.79% 6.95% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 34
Median daily rate £450 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £49.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.24% +53.12%  

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 545 676 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.08% 25.09% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 413 392
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £32.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -39.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SOAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +33 10 £500 - 1
Coventry - 10 £450 - 7
Birmingham -2 6 £425 +13.33% 3
Warwickshire -2 3 £438 +34.61% 3
Solihull - 1 £200 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 44 (52.38%) REST
2 41 (48.81%) XML
3 33 (39.29%) SQL
4 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (35.71%) jQuery
6 28 (33.33%) Web Services
7 27 (32.14%) HTML
7 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
8 25 (29.76%) Java
8 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
8 25 (29.76%) CSS
9 21 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (21.43%) JSON
11 17 (20.24%) .NET
11 17 (20.24%) C#
11 17 (20.24%) MVC
12 16 (19.05%) Middleware
12 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
12 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
13 15 (17.86%) SoapUI
13 15 (17.86%) SDLC
13 15 (17.86%) Unix
14 14 (16.67%) SOA
14 14 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (16.67%) Visualforce
15 13 (15.48%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (15.48%) TDD
15 13 (15.48%) XSLT
15 13 (15.48%) Visual Studio
16 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared

SOAP
Top Related 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 11 (13.10%) NServiceBus
2 8 (9.52%) JBoss
3 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.57%) Apache
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) assyst
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Boomi
1 3 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) Broadband
2 6 (7.14%) HTTP
2 6 (7.14%) SSL
3 3 (3.57%) OSPF
3 3 (3.57%) SNMP
3 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.38%) Internet
5 1 (1.19%) FTP
5 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.76%) MySQL
4 3 (3.57%) DataStage
4 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (17.86%) SoapUI
3 13 (15.48%) Visual Studio
4 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.52%) Subversion
6 7 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 7 (8.33%) JUnit
7 5 (5.95%) JMeter
7 5 (5.95%) Selenium
8 3 (3.57%) Ant
8 3 (3.57%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.38%) Maven
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (2.38%) Toad
10 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.19%) JIRA
10 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.19%) NWDS
10 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.90%) Marketing
3 3 (3.57%) Automotive
4 2 (2.38%) Finance
5 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (58.33%) Developer
2 11 (13.10%) Salesforce Developer
3 10 (11.90%) Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) C# Software Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Software Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Messaging Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Salesforce Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Architect
8 4 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Administrator
9 3 (3.57%) Scala Developer
9 3 (3.57%) ServiceNow Developer
9 3 (3.57%) SOA Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (52.38%) REST
2 41 (48.81%) XML
3 30 (35.71%) jQuery
4 28 (33.33%) Web Services
5 27 (32.14%) HTML
6 25 (29.76%) CSS
7 18 (21.43%) JSON
8 17 (20.24%) .NET
9 16 (19.05%) Middleware
10 14 (16.67%) Visualforce
11 13 (15.48%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (15.48%) XSLT
12 11 (13.10%) Hibernate
12 11 (13.10%) StructureMap
12 11 (13.10%) WCF
13 9 (10.71%) RESTful
14 8 (9.52%) Spring
15 6 (7.14%) EJB
15 6 (7.14%) HTML5
16 5 (5.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) DataPower
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (2.38%) CMDB
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Unix
2 10 (11.90%) Linux
3 8 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.19%) Android
5 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.24%) MVC
3 15 (17.86%) SDLC
4 14 (16.67%) SOA
5 13 (15.48%) TDD
6 11 (13.10%) Scrum
6 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.71%) Microservices
8 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 7 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (7.14%) API Design
10 6 (7.14%) Coaching
10 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.14%) Visualisation
11 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.95%) Performance Testing
11 5 (5.95%) Regression Testing
11 5 (5.95%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.29%) SQL
2 25 (29.76%) Java
2 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.24%) C#
4 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.76%) Apex Code
6 3 (3.57%) PHP
6 3 (3.57%) Python
6 3 (3.57%) Scala
7 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.19%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.19%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.19%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.19%) OpenView
3 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (11.90%) IBM
3 10 (11.90%) Oracle
4 8 (9.52%) WSO2
5 5 (5.95%) webMethods
6 4 (4.76%) Adobe
6 4 (4.76%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.57%) Aruba
7 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.57%) Cisco
7 3 (3.57%) Dell
7 3 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.57%) Informatica
7 3 (3.57%) Remedy
7 3 (3.57%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.38%) HP
9 1 (1.19%) BMC
9 1 (1.19%) CA
9 1 (1.19%) SAP
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