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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 86 103
Rank change year-on-year +30 +17  
Contract jobs citing SOAP 60 55 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.96% 1.83% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.27% 7.22% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 26 12
Median daily rate £500 £415 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -6.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £390 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £466 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £31.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -61.51% -29.54%  

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 489 762 553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.11% 25.33% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 491 360
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £36.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.06% +53.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +20 26 £500 +20.48% 1
Birmingham +24 19 £550 +20.21% 2
Coventry +15 4 £331 -20.89% 2
Walsall - 2 £550 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 62 (65.96%) REST
2 49 (52.13%) Java
3 40 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (37.23%) Spring
4 35 (37.23%) Linux
4 35 (37.23%) Git (software)
5 34 (36.17%) XML
6 33 (35.11%) TDD
6 33 (35.11%) JSON
7 32 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (30.85%) Scrum
8 29 (30.85%) Microservices
9 27 (28.72%) Middleware
9 27 (28.72%) Unix
10 25 (26.60%) SOA
10 25 (26.60%) Open Source
11 24 (25.53%) Web Services
12 23 (24.47%) JUnit
12 23 (24.47%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (23.40%) XSLT
13 22 (23.40%) SoapUI
14 21 (22.34%) DevOps
14 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
14 21 (22.34%) HTTP
14 21 (22.34%) API Design
15 20 (21.28%) Spring Boot
15 20 (21.28%) SSL
15 20 (21.28%) Hibernate
16 19 (20.21%) SQL
16 19 (20.21%) Kanban

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 17 (18.09%) JBoss
2 13 (13.83%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (11.70%) WebLogic
4 9 (9.57%) Apache
5 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.19%) Confluence
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.13%) Mule
7 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.06%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.06%) nginx
8 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (13.83%) Heroku
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (13.83%) OpenShift
1 13 (13.83%) PaaS
2 12 (12.77%) GitHub
3 10 (10.64%) IaaS
3 10 (10.64%) SaaS
4 3 (3.19%) Boomi
5 2 (2.13%) Office 365
6 1 (1.06%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.06%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.06%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.34%) HTTP
2 20 (21.28%) SSL
3 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.19%) DataStage
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.06%) MySQL
4 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (37.23%) Git (software)
2 23 (24.47%) JUnit
3 22 (23.40%) SoapUI
4 18 (19.15%) Subversion
5 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
6 13 (13.83%) Maven
7 12 (12.77%) Eclipse
7 12 (12.77%) Selenium
8 11 (11.70%) IntelliJ
9 10 (10.64%) GitLab
10 9 (9.57%) Bitbucket
11 8 (8.51%) jMock
11 8 (8.51%) Mockito
12 6 (6.38%) JMeter
12 6 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
13 5 (5.32%) DbUnit
13 5 (5.32%) SonarQube
14 4 (4.26%) Ant
15 3 (3.19%) JIRA
General
1 11 (11.70%) Billing
2 8 (8.51%) Marketing
3 2 (2.13%) Finance
4 1 (1.06%) Automotive
4 1 (1.06%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (61.70%) Developer
2 17 (18.09%) Architect
3 12 (12.77%) SOA Developer
4 11 (11.70%) Agile Developer
4 11 (11.70%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.70%) Linux Developer
4 11 (11.70%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.57%) Salesforce Developer
6 8 (8.51%) Messaging Developer
6 8 (8.51%) Scala Developer
7 7 (7.45%) Middleware Developer
8 6 (6.38%) Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Java Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Senior Agile Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.26%) DevOps Architect
10 4 (4.26%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (65.96%) REST
2 35 (37.23%) Spring
3 34 (36.17%) XML
4 33 (35.11%) JSON
5 27 (28.72%) Middleware
6 24 (25.53%) Web Services
7 22 (23.40%) XSLT
8 20 (21.28%) Hibernate
8 20 (21.28%) Spring Boot
9 18 (19.15%) HTML
10 15 (15.96%) jQuery
10 15 (15.96%) XSD
11 14 (14.89%) CSS
11 14 (14.89%) J2EE
11 14 (14.89%) JSON Schema
11 14 (14.89%) WSDL
12 12 (12.77%) EJB
12 12 (12.77%) RESTful
12 12 (12.77%) Visualforce
13 10 (10.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.26%) DataPower
3 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.19%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (37.23%) Linux
2 27 (28.72%) Unix
3 13 (13.83%) Mac OS X
4 6 (6.38%) Windows
5 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.19%) Android
7 1 (1.06%) AIX
7 1 (1.06%) HPUX
7 1 (1.06%) Solaris
7 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.11%) TDD
3 32 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (30.85%) Microservices
4 29 (30.85%) Scrum
5 25 (26.60%) Open Source
5 25 (26.60%) SOA
6 21 (22.34%) API Design
6 21 (22.34%) DevOps
7 19 (20.21%) Kanban
8 17 (18.09%) Test Automation
9 15 (15.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (15.96%) SDLC
10 14 (14.89%) API Integration
11 13 (13.83%) API Development
12 12 (12.77%) Conceptual Models
13 10 (10.64%) Configuration Management
13 10 (10.64%) Mentoring
14 9 (9.57%) Coaching
15 7 (7.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 49 (52.13%) Java
2 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.21%) SQL
4 9 (9.57%) Scala
5 7 (7.45%) C#
5 7 (7.45%) Python
6 4 (4.26%) Apex Code
6 4 (4.26%) PHP
6 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.13%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.13%) Groovy
7 2 (2.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.06%) Haskell
8 1 (1.06%) Perl
8 1 (1.06%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.06%) Ruby
8 1 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.19%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.13%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.06%) ISEB
4 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) WAI
2 1 (1.06%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (19.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) Puppet
2 9 (9.57%) Kubernetes
3 8 (8.51%) Ansible
4 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.06%) Grafana
5 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.06%) Kibana
5 1 (1.06%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) Salesforce.com
2 18 (19.15%) MuleSoft
2 18 (19.15%) WSO2
3 10 (10.64%) webMethods
4 9 (9.57%) Apigee
4 9 (9.57%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.45%) Adobe
5 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.32%) Oracle
7 4 (4.26%) IBM
8 3 (3.19%) Dell
8 3 (3.19%) Informatica
9 2 (2.13%) HP
10 1 (1.06%) Google
10 1 (1.06%) SAP
10 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.06%) Xamarin
West Midlands
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