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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 36 40 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Web Services 5 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.34% 2.95% 3.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.42% 14.85% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+19.22% +13.72%
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
48 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.87% 19.88% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 67 26
Average daily rate £363 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +8 1 £363 -14.70%
Shefford - 1 - -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £375 -
Web Services
East of England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (69.23%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) CRM
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 3 (23.08%) SSH
5 3 (23.08%) Web Development
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Telnet
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (15.38%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) Pega
6 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
6 2 (15.38%) Middleware
6 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (15.38%) ERP
6 2 (15.38%) HTTP

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Telnet
1 3 (23.08%) SSH
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.69%) Intranet
3 1 (7.69%) Extranet
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Software Designer
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) JSP
5 2 (15.38%) Servlets
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 2 (15.38%) EJB
5 2 (15.38%) Middleware
5 2 (15.38%) WCF
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) LAMP
6 1 (7.69%) XSLT
6 1 (7.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Web Development
2 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (7.69%) API Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (7.69%) XPath
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Pega
3 1 (7.69%) Lagan
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian