The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 33 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 13 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.88% 2.02% 3.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.12% 12.90% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
68 31 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.04% 15.66% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 31
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Web Services
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -13 5 £425 +30.76% 5
Bedford - 1 £250 - 2
Web Services
East of England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (81.48%) C#
1 22 (81.48%) .NET
2 21 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 16 (59.26%) Visual Studio
5 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (51.85%) WCF
7 12 (44.44%) HTML
8 11 (40.74%) XML
9 10 (37.04%) XSLT
10 9 (33.33%) Windows
10 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
10 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
11 7 (25.93%) TDD
11 7 (25.93%) Subversion
11 7 (25.93%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
12 6 (22.22%) WSDL
12 6 (22.22%) B2C
12 6 (22.22%) IIS
12 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
13 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (18.52%) RESTful
13 5 (18.52%) HTML5
13 5 (18.52%) TeamCity
13 5 (18.52%) NUnit
13 5 (18.52%) Finance
13 5 (18.52%) CSS
13 5 (18.52%) MVC

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (25.93%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (22.22%) IIS
3 5 (18.52%) Node.js
4 4 (14.81%) Papyrus
5 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.70%) Confluence
6 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
6 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Exstream
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SNMP
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Neo4j
3 5 (18.52%) RavenDB
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Visual Studio
2 7 (25.93%) Subversion
3 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (18.52%) TeamCity
4 5 (18.52%) NUnit
5 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.41%) MSTest
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.70%) JIRA
7 1 (3.70%) Log4Net
7 1 (3.70%) Xcode
7 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Legal
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Developer
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.70%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (81.48%) .NET
2 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 14 (51.85%) WCF
4 12 (44.44%) HTML
5 11 (40.74%) XML
6 10 (37.04%) XSLT
7 6 (22.22%) WSDL
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (18.52%) RESTful
8 5 (18.52%) HTML5
8 5 (18.52%) CSS
8 5 (18.52%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (18.52%) CSS3
8 5 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (14.81%) Silverlight
9 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
10 3 (11.11%) XSD
11 2 (7.41%) jQuery
12 1 (3.70%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) CMDB
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 7 (25.93%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
4 6 (22.22%) B2C
5 5 (18.52%) MVC
5 5 (18.52%) CQRS
6 4 (14.81%) SOA
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (11.11%) Workflow
8 2 (7.41%) BDD
9 1 (3.70%) High Availability
9 1 (3.70%) iOS Development
9 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.70%) Game Development
9 1 (3.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) VB
4 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) PMP
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (14.81%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Demandware
2 1 (3.70%) hybris
2 1 (3.70%) ATG
2 1 (3.70%) Perforce
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.70%) TIBCO