The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 25 34 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Web Services 32 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.74% 3.06% 6.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.28% 12.67% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 26
Average daily rate
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£419 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £350 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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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 Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
166 150 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.59% 24.19% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 89 90
Average daily rate £360 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) Scrum
3 23 (34.85%) C#
4 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 22 (33.33%) .NET
5 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 18 (27.27%) SQL
6 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
7 16 (24.24%) Windows
7 16 (24.24%) CRM
7 16 (24.24%) Dynamics CRM
8 14 (21.21%) WCF
8 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
8 14 (21.21%) Coaching
9 13 (19.70%) Unit Testing
10 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
11 11 (16.67%) Kanban
12 10 (15.15%) Open Source
12 10 (15.15%) Silverlight
12 10 (15.15%) Project Management
12 10 (15.15%) Social Media
13 9 (13.64%) iPad
13 9 (13.64%) User Stories
13 9 (13.64%) Intranet
13 9 (13.64%) XML
13 9 (13.64%) HTML
13 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
13 9 (13.64%) System Testing
13 9 (13.64%) QA
13 9 (13.64%) Subversion

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.12%) CMS
3 6 (9.09%) WordPress
4 5 (7.58%) Node.js
5 4 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Apache
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
3 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Subversion
2 8 (12.12%) JIRA
2 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (59.09%) Developer
2 16 (24.24%) CRM Developer
3 14 (21.21%) Analyst
4 13 (19.70%) Business Analyst
4 13 (19.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 11 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Mobile Developer
6 8 (12.12%) Senior Business Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 5 (7.58%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) .NET
2 14 (21.21%) WCF
3 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 10 (15.15%) Silverlight
5 9 (13.64%) HTML
5 9 (13.64%) XML
6 7 (10.61%) CSS
7 5 (7.58%) jQuery
8 4 (6.06%) SOAP
8 4 (6.06%) HTML5
8 4 (6.06%) REST
9 2 (3.03%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (3.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.03%) Middleware
9 2 (3.03%) JSON
9 2 (3.03%) Ajax
10 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Open Source
1 10 (15.15%) Social Media
2 9 (13.64%) iPad
3 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 8 (12.12%) Pocket PC
4 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.52%) Blog
5 1 (1.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Windows CE
2 8 (12.12%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (12.12%) Windows 8
2 8 (12.12%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (12.12%) Windows Phone
3 4 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) Scrum
3 16 (24.24%) CRM
4 14 (21.21%) Coaching
5 13 (19.70%) Unit Testing
6 11 (16.67%) Kanban
7 10 (15.15%) Project Management
8 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 9 (13.64%) System Testing
8 9 (13.64%) User Stories
9 8 (12.12%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (7.58%) Line Management
10 5 (7.58%) Business Transformation
10 5 (7.58%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.58%) Data Governance
10 5 (7.58%) TDD
10 5 (7.58%) OO
11 4 (6.06%) Workflow
12 3 (4.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) C#
2 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 18 (27.27%) SQL
4 8 (12.12%) Embedded C++
4 8 (12.12%) C++
5 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.55%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) Java
8 1 (1.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) SCCM
1 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.52%) CA
2 1 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.52%) Twitter
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle
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