The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL 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 WSDL over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 60 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WSDL 12 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.32% - 1.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.17% - 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 7
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£401 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
WSDL
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
232 168 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.47% 21.46% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 104 91
Average daily rate £375 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.60% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WSDL
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 WSDL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 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
Chester - 3 £401 - 1
Knutsford - 2 £375 -
WSDL
North West

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 25 (100.00%) Java
1 25 (100.00%) Web Services
2 24 (96.00%) SDLC
3 21 (84.00%) Software Engineering
3 21 (84.00%) Finance
4 18 (72.00%) XML
4 18 (72.00%) HTML
4 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (72.00%) J2EE
4 18 (72.00%) Spring
5 16 (64.00%) Oracle
5 16 (64.00%) SQL
5 16 (64.00%) SOAP
6 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (60.00%) WebSphere
6 15 (60.00%) JSON
7 14 (56.00%) Integration Testing
7 14 (56.00%) System Integration Testing
7 14 (56.00%) Waterfall
8 13 (52.00%) Degree
8 13 (52.00%) TDD
8 13 (52.00%) Banking
8 13 (52.00%) IBM
8 13 (52.00%) Servlets
9 12 (48.00%) CSS
9 12 (48.00%) HTML5
10 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (40.00%) Subversion
11 10 (40.00%) Oracle Database
11 10 (40.00%) PL/SQL

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WSDL 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 WSDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (24.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) iPlanet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) HTTP
1 6 (24.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (24.00%) Informix
2 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Subversion
2 9 (36.00%) JUnit
3 6 (24.00%) Selenium
3 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (24.00%) Mockito
3 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
5 3 (12.00%) Cactus
5 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.00%) Introscope
6 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
6 1 (4.00%) Hudson
6 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
General
1 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Developer
2 16 (64.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Designer
6 2 (8.00%) Web Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) Web Services
2 18 (72.00%) XML
2 18 (72.00%) HTML
2 18 (72.00%) J2EE
2 18 (72.00%) Spring
3 16 (64.00%) SOAP
4 15 (60.00%) JSON
5 13 (52.00%) Servlets
6 12 (48.00%) CSS
6 12 (48.00%) HTML5
7 9 (36.00%) jQuery
8 8 (32.00%) JAX-WS
8 8 (32.00%) JDBC
8 8 (32.00%) JAX-RPC
9 7 (28.00%) XSLT
9 7 (28.00%) JSP
10 6 (24.00%) XSL
10 6 (24.00%) RESTful
10 6 (24.00%) Java EE
10 6 (24.00%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Web 2.0
1 3 (12.00%) Online Banking
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 6 (24.00%) AIX
3 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Vista
3 6 (24.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (8.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) SDLC
2 21 (84.00%) Software Engineering
3 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (56.00%) Integration Testing
4 14 (56.00%) System Integration Testing
4 14 (56.00%) Waterfall
5 13 (52.00%) TDD
6 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (24.00%) OOP
7 6 (24.00%) OO
7 6 (24.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.00%) Web Application Development
9 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (12.00%) MVC
9 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.00%) UML
9 3 (12.00%) Web Design
10 1 (4.00%) Extreme Programming
10 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (64.00%) SQL
4 10 (40.00%) PL/SQL
5 7 (28.00%) C
5 7 (28.00%) C++
5 7 (28.00%) XPath
6 6 (24.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Oracle
2 13 (52.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.00%) Perforce
4 1 (4.00%) Compuware
4 1 (4.00%) HP