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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 25 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 56 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.73% 4.39% 6.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.56% 17.86% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 33
Average daily rate
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£425 £453 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +20.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £28.15
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.78%
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
228 196 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.34% 24.59% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 114 102
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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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
Warrington +1 20 £475 -5.47% 8
Knutsford -4 4 £572 +76.00% 1
Chester -7 4 £379 +44.28% 6
Crewe -8 2 £244 -43.96% 2
Macclesfield -5 1 £475 +40.74% 2
Wilmslow - 1 £500 - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 63 (54.78%) Java
2 47 (40.87%) XML
3 42 (36.52%) JavaScript
3 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (36.52%) JSON
4 40 (34.78%) HTML
5 39 (33.91%) Finance
6 36 (31.30%) Spring
7 33 (28.70%) SOAP
7 33 (28.70%) SDLC
8 32 (27.83%) CSS
8 32 (27.83%) J2EE
9 28 (24.35%) SQL
9 28 (24.35%) WSDL
10 26 (22.61%) RESTful
11 24 (20.87%) MVC
12 22 (19.13%) .NET
13 21 (18.26%) Software Engineering
14 20 (17.39%) HTML5
14 20 (17.39%) jQuery
14 20 (17.39%) Oracle
15 19 (16.52%) Banking
16 18 (15.65%) Servlets
17 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
17 17 (14.78%) C#
17 17 (14.78%) TDD
17 17 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (13.91%) Waterfall
18 16 (13.91%) WebSphere
18 16 (13.91%) SOA

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (13.91%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.43%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (5.22%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (2.61%) JBoss
4 3 (2.61%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.74%) Node.js
6 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.87%) Railo
6 1 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.87%) Mule
6 1 (0.87%) Documentum
6 1 (0.87%) Apache
6 1 (0.87%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.87%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 5 (4.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (3.48%) Amazon Glacier
3 4 (3.48%) Route 53
4 3 (2.61%) PaaS
4 3 (2.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.87%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) Internet
2 9 (7.83%) HTTP
3 3 (2.61%) VPN
3 3 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.87%) SSL
4 1 (0.87%) ATM
4 1 (0.87%) GPRS
4 1 (0.87%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.17%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.22%) Informix
4 6 (5.22%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.22%) MySQL
5 5 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.48%) Big Data
7 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.87%) SQLite
9 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.87%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.87%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.30%) Subversion
3 10 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.83%) JUnit
5 7 (6.09%) Maven
5 7 (6.09%) Selenium
5 7 (6.09%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.22%) Mockito
7 5 (4.35%) Ant
7 5 (4.35%) Gradle
7 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.48%) Grunt
8 4 (3.48%) Bower
8 4 (3.48%) gulp
8 4 (3.48%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.48%) JIRA
8 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.61%) Cactus
10 2 (1.74%) Hudson
11 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (33.91%) Finance
2 19 (16.52%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (52.17%) Developer
2 31 (26.96%) Java Developer
3 22 (19.13%) Architect
4 11 (9.57%) Designer
5 8 (6.96%) Technical Architect
5 8 (6.96%) Consultant
5 8 (6.96%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.09%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (5.22%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) Technical Leader
8 5 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (4.35%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.61%) SAP Workflow Consultant
10 3 (2.61%) ABAP Consultant
10 3 (2.61%) Java Software Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (40.87%) XML
2 42 (36.52%) JSON
3 40 (34.78%) HTML
4 36 (31.30%) Spring
5 33 (28.70%) SOAP
6 32 (27.83%) J2EE
6 32 (27.83%) CSS
7 28 (24.35%) WSDL
8 26 (22.61%) RESTful
9 22 (19.13%) .NET
10 20 (17.39%) jQuery
10 20 (17.39%) HTML5
11 18 (15.65%) Servlets
12 16 (13.91%) REST
13 15 (13.04%) AngularJS
14 11 (9.57%) XSLT
14 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET
15 10 (8.70%) JDBC
15 10 (8.70%) JSP
16 9 (7.83%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.48%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.61%) PKI
3 3 (2.61%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.61%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Replication
4 2 (1.74%) BYOD
4 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.74%) User Experience
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.87%) Tandem
5 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Blog
5 1 (0.87%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.87%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.04%) Linux
2 13 (11.30%) Windows
3 6 (5.22%) AIX
3 6 (5.22%) Windows Vista
3 6 (5.22%) Windows XP
3 6 (5.22%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.48%) Android
4 4 (3.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.87%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.87%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.70%) SDLC
3 24 (20.87%) MVC
4 21 (18.26%) Software Engineering
5 17 (14.78%) TDD
5 17 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (13.91%) Waterfall
6 16 (13.91%) SOA
7 14 (12.17%) Integration Testing
7 14 (12.17%) System Integration Testing
8 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
9 12 (10.43%) OO
10 10 (8.70%) Scrum
11 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (6.96%) BDD
12 7 (6.09%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (6.09%) Target Operating Model
12 7 (6.09%) TOGAF
12 7 (6.09%) Load Balancing
12 7 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (54.78%) Java
2 42 (36.52%) JavaScript
3 28 (24.35%) SQL
4 17 (14.78%) C#
5 12 (10.43%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.09%) XPath
7 6 (5.22%) ABAP
7 6 (5.22%) C
7 6 (5.22%) C++
8 5 (4.35%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.61%) SAPscript
11 2 (1.74%) VB
11 2 (1.74%) XAML
11 2 (1.74%) Scala
12 1 (0.87%) R
12 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.87%) VBScript
12 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) Degree
2 5 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (17.39%) Oracle
2 15 (13.04%) IBM
3 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.22%) SAP
5 5 (4.35%) Perforce
6 2 (1.74%) webMethods
7 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.87%) Adobe
7 1 (0.87%) Compuware
7 1 (0.87%) HP
7 1 (0.87%) Apple
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