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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services
Rank 45 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing Web Services 20 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.59% 4.58% 2.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.89% 19.58% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 15
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
Web Services
West Midlands

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
144 189 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.68% 23.39% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 140 103
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% -53.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 18 (45.00%) Java
3 17 (42.50%) C#
3 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (40.00%) SOAP
5 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
6 13 (32.50%) HTML
6 13 (32.50%) REST
7 12 (30.00%) MVC
7 12 (30.00%) XML
7 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (27.50%) OO
8 11 (27.50%) SOA
9 9 (22.50%) SQL
10 8 (20.00%) Spring
10 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (17.50%) WCF
11 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
11 7 (17.50%) VB
11 7 (17.50%) Oracle
12 6 (15.00%) CRM
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (15.00%) J2EE
12 6 (15.00%) CSS
12 6 (15.00%) ITIL
12 6 (15.00%) Unix
12 6 (15.00%) Scrum
12 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.00%) Mule
4 2 (5.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) CMS
5 1 (2.50%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (2.50%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Heroku
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (10.00%) DTS
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (5.00%) Redis
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.50%) Ant
3 3 (7.50%) Artifactory
3 3 (7.50%) ClearQuest
3 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
3 3 (7.50%) JUnit
3 3 (7.50%) Maven
3 3 (7.50%) PVCS
3 3 (7.50%) Subversion
3 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.50%) Toad
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) Hudson
4 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) Moq
5 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (77.50%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 5 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Applications Architect
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (7.50%) WCF Developer
8 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) C++ Developer
9 1 (2.50%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (2.50%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 16 (40.00%) SOAP
3 13 (32.50%) HTML
3 13 (32.50%) REST
4 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (30.00%) XML
5 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (20.00%) Spring
6 7 (17.50%) WCF
7 6 (15.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (15.00%) CSS
7 6 (15.00%) J2EE
7 6 (15.00%) JSON
7 6 (15.00%) RESTful
8 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (12.50%) Entity Framework
8 5 (12.50%) HTML5
9 4 (10.00%) Apache CXF
9 4 (10.00%) EDI
9 4 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) MVC
3 11 (27.50%) OO
3 11 (27.50%) SOA
4 6 (15.00%) CRM
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 6 (15.00%) Scrum
4 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.00%) TDD
5 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.50%) ERP
5 5 (12.50%) Service Management
5 5 (12.50%) UML
5 5 (12.50%) Workflow
6 4 (10.00%) Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) EAI
6 4 (10.00%) OOP
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) Java
2 17 (42.50%) C#
3 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 7 (17.50%) VB
6 5 (12.50%) XPath
7 4 (10.00%) C++
8 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.00%) PHP
9 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.50%) Apex Code
10 1 (2.50%) C
10 1 (2.50%) PHP 5
10 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Sun Certification
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Apigee
3 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
3 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.50%) Splunk
4 1 (2.50%) Talend