The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 28 22 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 19 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.90% 5.47% 7.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.94% 27.27% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 11
Average daily rate
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£428 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.88 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -0.36%
Web Services
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
68 55 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.53% 20.07% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 30
Average daily rate £419 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the Bedfordshire region.

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -9 7 £475 +46.15% 4
Bedford +1 4 £300 - 1
Web Services
East of England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 32 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 32 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (64.58%) .NET
4 30 (62.50%) Windows
4 30 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (60.42%) IIS
5 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
6 25 (52.08%) SCCM
6 25 (52.08%) SCOM
6 25 (52.08%) Akamai
7 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 14 (29.17%) DHCP
8 14 (29.17%) FTP
8 14 (29.17%) DNS
8 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (18.75%) DevOps
10 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
10 7 (14.58%) WCF
10 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.58%) C#
10 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
10 7 (14.58%) XML
11 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.50%) SQL
12 5 (10.42%) HTML
12 5 (10.42%) CSS
12 5 (10.42%) ITIL
12 5 (10.42%) Project Management
12 5 (10.42%) Workflow

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 29 (60.42%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) CMS
2 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 32 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) DHCP
1 14 (29.17%) FTP
1 14 (29.17%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.08%) FinalBuilder
2 1 (2.08%) MSTest
2 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) MyEclipse
2 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Log4Net
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
2 1 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 4 (8.33%) Publishing
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Electronics
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Web Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Web Architect
5 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Software Configuration Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Configuration Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (64.58%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) WCF
2 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
2 7 (14.58%) XML
3 5 (10.42%) HTML
3 5 (10.42%) CSS
4 4 (8.33%) Middleware
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.25%) jQuery
6 2 (4.17%) LINQ
6 2 (4.17%) JSON
6 2 (4.17%) REST
7 1 (2.08%) LESS
7 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.08%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.08%) HTML5
7 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) DTV
2 2 (4.17%) Social Media
3 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.75%) DevOps
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) Project Management
4 5 (10.42%) Workflow
4 5 (10.42%) CRM
4 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) SOA
5 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.25%) MVC
6 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.25%) OO
6 3 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.25%) Content Management
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.17%) Web Development
7 2 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
1 7 (14.58%) C#
2 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (6.25%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) PHP
4 2 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) Golang
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (52.08%) SCCM
1 25 (52.08%) SCOM
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 25 (52.08%) Akamai
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) KANA
4 2 (4.17%) hybris
5 1 (2.08%) Facebook
5 1 (2.08%) Twitter
5 1 (2.08%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.08%) Siebel
5 1 (2.08%) Google