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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 38 42 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Web Services 30 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.69% 2.96% 3.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.85% 11.38% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £311 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £375 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +17.20%
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
202 167 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.85% 26.05% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 107 49
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.11% -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 26 (56.52%) .NET
2 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
3 16 (34.78%) C#
3 16 (34.78%) SQL
4 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
5 14 (30.43%) XML
5 14 (30.43%) MVC
6 13 (28.26%) HTML
7 12 (26.09%) Oracle
7 12 (26.09%) .NET Framework
8 11 (23.91%) WCF
8 11 (23.91%) SOAP
9 10 (21.74%) Middleware
9 10 (21.74%) CSS
9 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET
10 9 (19.57%) jQuery
11 8 (17.39%) REST
11 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
11 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
12 7 (15.22%) ETL
12 7 (15.22%) Visual Studio
12 7 (15.22%) Entity Framework
12 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
13 6 (13.04%) JSON
13 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (13.04%) TIBCO
13 6 (13.04%) Workflow

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) Node.js
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.35%) Mule
4 2 (4.35%) JBoss
4 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.35%) SAS
4 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.35%) Magento
3 1 (2.17%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (10.87%) MySQL
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (6.52%) DB2
6 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.35%) Big Data
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.17%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.35%) ReSharper
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) JMeter
3 1 (2.17%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.17%) Moq
3 1 (2.17%) XMLUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.17%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.17%) JConsole
3 1 (2.17%) VisualVM
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (71.74%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Architect
3 9 (19.57%) Senior Developer
4 8 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.35%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.35%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.35%) TIBCO Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Tester
8 1 (2.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (56.52%) .NET
2 14 (30.43%) XML
3 13 (28.26%) HTML
4 12 (26.09%) .NET Framework
5 11 (23.91%) WCF
5 11 (23.91%) SOAP
6 10 (21.74%) Middleware
6 10 (21.74%) CSS
7 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET
7 9 (19.57%) jQuery
8 8 (17.39%) REST
9 7 (15.22%) Entity Framework
10 6 (13.04%) JSON
11 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
11 4 (8.70%) HTML5
11 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (6.52%) XSLT
12 3 (6.52%) LINQ
12 3 (6.52%) Java EE
12 3 (6.52%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) MVC
2 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 7 (15.22%) ETL
4 6 (13.04%) Workflow
5 5 (10.87%) SOA
5 5 (10.87%) CRM
5 5 (10.87%) OO
6 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.52%) TDD
7 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Android Development
7 3 (6.52%) Mobile Development
8 2 (4.35%) iOS Development
8 2 (4.35%) Parallel Processing
8 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.35%) Web Development
8 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) C#
1 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.87%) PHP
3 5 (10.87%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.35%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) C
5 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.17%) ABAP
6 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.17%) PHP5
6 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) TIBCO
4 4 (8.70%) Akamai
5 3 (6.52%) SAP
6 2 (4.35%) Pega
6 2 (4.35%) BEA
6 2 (4.35%) Informatica
6 2 (4.35%) Netezza
6 2 (4.35%) IBM
6 2 (4.35%) Vitria
6 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.17%) Telerik
7 1 (2.17%) Sybase
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Cognos
7 1 (2.17%) Tableau
7 1 (2.17%) Nintex