The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 34 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Web Services 30 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.85% 4.47% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.22% 16.18% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 14
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 - £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 - £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -
Web Services
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
185 272 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.72% 27.64% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 146 157
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.51% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.34 £9.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £40.57 £42.29
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 Cheshire

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Chester +1 6 £388 +19.30% 10
Knutsford +7 5 £323 -0.76% 1
Runcorn +3 2 - - 1
Warrington -16 2 £385 - 7
Crewe -3 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Northwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 34 (47.89%) .NET
2 32 (45.07%) HTML
3 31 (43.66%) JavaScript
4 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (38.03%) Java
5 27 (38.03%) C#
6 22 (30.99%) CSS
6 22 (30.99%) XML
7 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET
7 20 (28.17%) SQL
8 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
8 17 (23.94%) Windows
9 16 (22.54%) TDD
10 14 (19.72%) MVC
11 13 (18.31%) J2EE
12 12 (16.90%) Visual Studio
13 11 (15.49%) Oracle
13 11 (15.49%) OO
13 11 (15.49%) HTTP
14 10 (14.08%) Python
14 10 (14.08%) Eclipse
14 10 (14.08%) XSLT
14 10 (14.08%) RESTful
15 9 (12.68%) jQuery
15 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
15 9 (12.68%) WCF
15 9 (12.68%) Linux
16 8 (11.27%) Struts
16 8 (11.27%) Finance
16 8 (11.27%) Struts2

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (8.45%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.04%) ArcGIS
2 5 (7.04%) IIS
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.41%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.41%) MS Office
1 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) IaaS
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) HTTP
2 6 (8.45%) FTP
3 3 (4.23%) GSM
3 3 (4.23%) VoIP
4 2 (2.82%) DNS
4 2 (2.82%) Intranet
4 2 (2.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.63%) MySQL
3 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.23%) SQLite
4 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.41%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.41%) Informix
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Visual Studio
2 10 (14.08%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.04%) JIRA
4 4 (5.63%) NUnit
4 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.23%) Selenium
5 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.23%) Subversion
5 3 (4.23%) JUnit
6 2 (2.82%) Xcode
6 2 (2.82%) JBehave
6 2 (2.82%) FxCop
6 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.41%) RSpec
7 1 (1.41%) OpenSTA
7 1 (1.41%) Maven
7 1 (1.41%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.41%) Bower
7 1 (1.41%) Grunt
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Back Office
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (73.24%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) .NET Developer
3 13 (18.31%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.04%) GIS Developer
5 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.63%) J2EE Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.23%) WebSphere Consultant
8 2 (2.82%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (47.89%) .NET
2 32 (45.07%) HTML
3 22 (30.99%) CSS
3 22 (30.99%) XML
4 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET
5 13 (18.31%) J2EE
6 10 (14.08%) XSLT
6 10 (14.08%) RESTful
7 9 (12.68%) jQuery
7 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
7 9 (12.68%) WCF
8 8 (11.27%) Struts
8 8 (11.27%) Struts2
8 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 7 (9.86%) JSON
10 6 (8.45%) DHTML
10 6 (8.45%) WinForms
10 6 (8.45%) Spring
10 6 (8.45%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.04%) Open Source
2 5 (7.04%) GIS
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) IVR
3 3 (4.23%) User Experience
4 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.41%) Wiki
5 1 (1.41%) Statistics
5 1 (1.41%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.41%) Biology
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Life Science
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Social Media
5 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
3 5 (7.04%) UNIX
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.23%) Android
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.82%) CentOS
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) TDD
3 14 (19.72%) MVC
4 11 (15.49%) OO
5 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.63%) Scrum
8 4 (5.63%) BDD
8 4 (5.63%) User Stories
8 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.23%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.23%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.23%) Web Development
9 3 (4.23%) Trend Analysis
9 3 (4.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) JavaScript
2 27 (38.03%) Java
2 27 (38.03%) C#
3 20 (28.17%) SQL
4 10 (14.08%) Python
5 7 (9.86%) C++
6 6 (8.45%) VB
7 5 (7.04%) PHP
8 3 (4.23%) Ruby
8 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.82%) Perl
9 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.82%) Scala
10 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.41%) R
10 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.41%) Varnish
2 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.41%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.82%) Nagios
2 2 (2.82%) yum
2 2 (2.82%) Puppet
2 2 (2.82%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.41%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
3 1 (1.41%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) IBM
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.82%) Kony
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.41%) webMethods
5 1 (1.41%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) CA
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe
5 1 (1.41%) Compuware
5 1 (1.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Perforce
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
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