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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 35 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Web Services 13 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.70% 6.05% 4.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.75% 23.64% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +14.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -12.30%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
102 55 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.21% 25.58% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 30
Average daily rate £300 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -14 10 £381 -10.29%
Bedford - - - - 2
Web Services
East of England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
3 16 (66.67%) C#
3 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (45.83%) XML
5 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
5 11 (45.83%) XSLT
5 11 (45.83%) E-Commerce
5 11 (45.83%) WCF
6 10 (41.67%) IIS
7 9 (37.50%) Windows
8 8 (33.33%) WSDL
8 8 (33.33%) B2C
8 8 (33.33%) HTML
8 8 (33.33%) Subversion
9 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
11 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (20.83%) DevOps
11 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (20.83%) jQuery
11 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
12 4 (16.67%) Confluence
12 4 (16.67%) ICEfaces

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (41.67%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) Confluence
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
2 8 (33.33%) Subversion
3 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.67%) JIRA
5 4 (16.67%) MyEclipse
5 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
6 3 (12.50%) Log4Net
6 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (12.50%) Artifactory
7 1 (4.17%) FinalBuilder
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Technical Architect
2 7 (29.17%) Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Configuration Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Head of Development
8 1 (4.17%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 11 (45.83%) XML
3 11 (45.83%) XSLT
3 11 (45.83%) WCF
4 8 (33.33%) WSDL
4 8 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (20.83%) jQuery
6 4 (16.67%) ICEfaces
6 4 (16.67%) Java EE
6 4 (16.67%) Ajax
6 4 (16.67%) JSF
6 4 (16.67%) JSP
6 4 (16.67%) Struts
7 3 (12.50%) MSMQ
7 3 (12.50%) XSD
8 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
9 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) E-Commerce
3 8 (33.33%) B2C
4 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.83%) DevOps
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Web Development
6 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) OO
6 4 (16.67%) RAD
7 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Workflow
8 1 (4.17%) ITIL
8 1 (4.17%) ETL
8 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.17%) Change Management
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Akamai