The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 10 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Web Services 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.90% 5.80% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 44.44% 17.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.13 £34.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+26.83% -0.72%
Web Services
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
9 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 15.52% 33.33% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
Average daily rate £338 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Services across the Bedford region.

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Web Services also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Web Services.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (80.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Web Services also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Web Services. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft