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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 33 36 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Web Services 26 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.02% 3.08% 6.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.06% 12.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 18
Average daily rate
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£419 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £324 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £28.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -
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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
144 150 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.26% 24.31% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 84 64
Average daily rate £360 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
3 22 (39.29%) C#
3 22 (39.29%) .NET
4 20 (35.71%) Scrum
5 19 (33.93%) SQL
6 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
6 17 (30.36%) CRM
6 17 (30.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
8 14 (25.00%) Windows
8 14 (25.00%) Coaching
9 13 (23.21%) Unit Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Kanban
10 11 (19.64%) WCF
10 11 (19.64%) Silverlight
10 11 (19.64%) HTML
11 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
11 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
11 10 (17.86%) Open Source
12 9 (16.07%) iPad
12 9 (16.07%) System Testing
12 9 (16.07%) QA
12 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
13 8 (14.29%) CSS
13 8 (14.29%) C++
13 8 (14.29%) Embedded C++
13 8 (14.29%) Windows CE
13 8 (14.29%) JIRA
13 8 (14.29%) Windows Mobile

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.93%) Node.js
3 4 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) Drupal
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.29%) JIRA
2 8 (14.29%) Subversion
3 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) CRM Developer
3 14 (25.00%) Analyst
4 13 (23.21%) Business Analyst
4 13 (23.21%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 11 (19.64%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
6 8 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
6 8 (14.29%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Architect
9 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Applications Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Consultant
11 2 (3.57%) Technology Consultant
11 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) .NET
2 11 (19.64%) WCF
2 11 (19.64%) Silverlight
2 11 (19.64%) HTML
3 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
4 8 (14.29%) CSS
5 7 (12.50%) XML
6 6 (10.71%) jQuery
7 4 (7.14%) HTML5
8 3 (5.36%) JSON
8 3 (5.36%) SOAP
8 3 (5.36%) REST
9 2 (3.57%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (3.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.57%) Ajax
9 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.79%) RESTful
10 1 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Open Source
2 9 (16.07%) iPad
3 8 (14.29%) Pocket PC
3 8 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.79%) Social Media
5 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.79%) Blog
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Windows CE
2 8 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 8 (14.29%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (14.29%) Windows Phone
3 4 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Scrum
3 17 (30.36%) CRM
4 14 (25.00%) Coaching
5 13 (23.21%) Unit Testing
6 11 (19.64%) Kanban
7 9 (16.07%) System Testing
7 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
8 8 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (10.71%) User Stories
10 5 (8.93%) Business Transformation
10 5 (8.93%) Data Governance
10 5 (8.93%) TDD
10 5 (8.93%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.93%) OO
11 4 (7.14%) MVC
12 3 (5.36%) Workflow
12 3 (5.36%) OOP
12 3 (5.36%) SOA
13 2 (3.57%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
2 22 (39.29%) C#
3 19 (33.93%) SQL
4 8 (14.29%) C++
4 8 (14.29%) Embedded C++
5 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.57%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) Java
7 1 (1.79%) PHP5
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) MCITP
2 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
1 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) CA
2 1 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) SAP
2 1 (1.79%) Twitter