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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 31 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing Web Services 23 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.76% 1.45% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.50% 5.41% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £31.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+8.08% -20.38%
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
107 74 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.15% 26.81% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 26 39
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 13 £425 - 2
Bedford - 1 £385 - 3
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Web Services
East of England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 20 (54.05%) IIS
3 19 (51.35%) Windows
4 18 (48.65%) E-Commerce
5 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
5 17 (45.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (45.95%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
6 16 (43.24%) C#
7 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
8 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
9 10 (27.03%) SCCM
9 10 (27.03%) SCOM
10 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
10 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
10 9 (24.32%) DevOps
11 8 (21.62%) Akamai
11 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
11 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
11 8 (21.62%) WCF
11 8 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (18.92%) HTML
12 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
12 7 (18.92%) XML
12 7 (18.92%) XSLT
12 7 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
13 6 (16.22%) OO
13 6 (16.22%) DHCP

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 20 (54.05%) IIS
2 5 (13.51%) Confluence
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (8.11%) CMS
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
6 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (45.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) DHCP
1 6 (16.22%) FTP
1 6 (16.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (10.81%) DB2
6 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
3 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (13.51%) JIRA
5 4 (10.81%) MyEclipse
5 4 (10.81%) TeamCity
5 4 (10.81%) Subversion
5 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
5 4 (10.81%) Log4Net
6 3 (8.11%) Artifactory
7 2 (5.41%) FinalBuilder
8 1 (2.70%) MSTest
8 1 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Publishing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Software Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Configuration Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Web Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Head of Development
8 1 (2.70%) Database Developer
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
3 8 (21.62%) WCF
4 7 (18.92%) HTML
4 7 (18.92%) XML
4 7 (18.92%) XSLT
5 6 (16.22%) jQuery
6 4 (10.81%) ICEfaces
6 4 (10.81%) MSMQ
6 4 (10.81%) JSF
6 4 (10.81%) Ajax
6 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
6 4 (10.81%) Java EE
6 4 (10.81%) Struts
6 4 (10.81%) CSS
6 4 (10.81%) JSP
7 3 (8.11%) WSDL
7 3 (8.11%) XSD
8 2 (5.41%) Silverlight
8 2 (5.41%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) CMDB
2 2 (5.41%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) AS400
3 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) UNIX
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) E-Commerce
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
3 9 (24.32%) DevOps
4 6 (16.22%) OO
4 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.51%) Workflow
5 5 (13.51%) Web Development
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) RAD
6 4 (10.81%) ITIL
6 4 (10.81%) Analytics
7 3 (8.11%) Project Management
7 3 (8.11%) CRM
7 3 (8.11%) B2C
7 3 (8.11%) Content Management
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C#
2 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.51%) Java
4 5 (13.51%) VB
5 3 (8.11%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VBScript
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) C
7 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM
1 10 (27.03%) SCOM
2 7 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Akamai
3 4 (10.81%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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