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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 61 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WSDL 17 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.56% - 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.46% - 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 7
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£400 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.33% -
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
263 221 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.06% 26.92% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 122 122
Average daily rate £400 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 6
Average hourly rate £17.33 £34.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.02% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £30.00 £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 4 £423 - 1
Daresbury - 4 £350 - 1
WSDL
North West

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (87.50%) Web Services
2 26 (81.25%) Java
3 24 (75.00%) J2EE
3 24 (75.00%) SDLC
4 23 (71.88%) JavaScript
5 22 (68.75%) Spring
6 21 (65.63%) Finance
7 20 (62.50%) HTML
7 20 (62.50%) JSON
8 18 (56.25%) Servlets
8 18 (56.25%) SOAP
9 17 (53.13%) XML
9 17 (53.13%) SQL
9 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
9 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (46.88%) Waterfall
10 15 (46.88%) CSS
10 15 (46.88%) Oracle
11 14 (43.75%) WebSphere
12 13 (40.63%) Banking
12 13 (40.63%) HTML5
12 13 (40.63%) Integration Testing
12 13 (40.63%) JSP
12 13 (40.63%) System Integration Testing
13 12 (37.50%) JDBC
13 12 (37.50%) IBM
14 10 (31.25%) PL/SQL
14 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database
15 9 (28.13%) Linux
15 9 (28.13%) UML

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (43.75%) WebSphere
2 5 (15.63%) IBM HTTP Server
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (6.25%) JBoss
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) iPlanet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) HTTP
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
2 5 (15.63%) Informix
2 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) JUnit
1 8 (25.00%) Subversion
2 5 (15.63%) Mockito
2 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
2 5 (15.63%) Selenium
3 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.50%) JIRA
4 3 (9.38%) Cactus
4 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.13%) Introscope
5 1 (3.13%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.13%) Maven
5 1 (3.13%) Hudson
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) SonarQube
General
1 21 (65.63%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Designer
4 5 (15.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Service Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Web Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (87.50%) Web Services
2 24 (75.00%) J2EE
3 22 (68.75%) Spring
4 20 (62.50%) JSON
4 20 (62.50%) HTML
5 18 (56.25%) Servlets
5 18 (56.25%) SOAP
6 17 (53.13%) XML
7 15 (46.88%) CSS
8 13 (40.63%) JSP
8 13 (40.63%) HTML5
9 12 (37.50%) JDBC
10 8 (25.00%) Hibernate
10 8 (25.00%) JAX-WS
11 7 (21.88%) jQuery
11 7 (21.88%) JAX-RPC
11 7 (21.88%) XSLT
11 7 (21.88%) EJB
12 5 (15.63%) Struts
12 5 (15.63%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Web 2.0
3 2 (6.25%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 8 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) AIX
4 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Vista
4 3 (9.38%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) SDLC
2 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
3 15 (46.88%) Waterfall
4 13 (40.63%) System Integration Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Integration Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (28.13%) TDD
5 9 (28.13%) UML
6 7 (21.88%) MVC
7 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) OO
9 4 (12.50%) Information Security
9 4 (12.50%) Web Application Development
10 3 (9.38%) BDD
10 3 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (9.38%) OOP
10 3 (9.38%) Web Design
10 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
11 2 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) Java
2 23 (71.88%) JavaScript
3 17 (53.13%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) PL/SQL
5 7 (21.88%) XPath
6 4 (12.50%) C
6 4 (12.50%) C++
7 3 (9.38%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Oracle
2 12 (37.50%) IBM
3 5 (15.63%) Perforce
4 4 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Compuware
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