The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 1 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 74 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing WSDL 15 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.49% 1.54% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.70% 5.32% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 0
Median daily rate £475 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.10% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
263 282 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.09% 29.04% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 199 86
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing WSDL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 June 2016.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

WSDL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +3 15 £475 +22.50%
WSDL
North West

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WSDL.

1 23 (100.00%) Java
1 23 (100.00%) J2EE
1 23 (100.00%) Web Services
1 23 (100.00%) XML
2 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Waterfall
3 17 (73.91%) Oracle
3 17 (73.91%) SQL
4 15 (65.22%) JDBC
4 15 (65.22%) SOAP
4 15 (65.22%) Spring
5 14 (60.87%) JAX-WS
6 13 (56.52%) Subversion
6 13 (56.52%) WebSphere
7 12 (52.17%) AOP
7 12 (52.17%) IBM
7 12 (52.17%) BDD
8 11 (47.83%) Kanban
8 11 (47.83%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (47.83%) JAXB
8 11 (47.83%) JSP
8 11 (47.83%) Software Engineering
8 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
9 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (39.13%) TDD
10 9 (39.13%) PL/SQL
10 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database
11 8 (34.78%) SDLC

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (56.52%) WebSphere
2 8 (34.78%) CICS
2 8 (34.78%) JBoss
2 8 (34.78%) WebLogic
3 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database
2 8 (34.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Subversion
2 8 (34.78%) ClearCase
3 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
3 5 (21.74%) JIRA
4 4 (17.39%) JUnit
4 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) International Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) Java Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Applications Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Java Applications Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Applications Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Java Applications Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Designer
5 3 (13.04%) Digital Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Smartphone Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Architect
7 1 (4.35%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) J2EE
1 23 (100.00%) Web Services
1 23 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (65.22%) JDBC
2 15 (65.22%) SOAP
2 15 (65.22%) Spring
3 14 (60.87%) JAX-WS
4 11 (47.83%) JAXB
4 11 (47.83%) JSP
5 8 (34.78%) EJB
5 8 (34.78%) Hibernate
5 8 (34.78%) JMS
5 8 (34.78%) RESTful
5 8 (34.78%) Servlets
5 8 (34.78%) Struts
5 8 (34.78%) XSD
6 7 (30.43%) JSON
6 7 (30.43%) XSLT
7 5 (21.74%) Apache Camel
8 4 (17.39%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Mainframe
1 8 (34.78%) PMI
2 7 (30.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (82.61%) Waterfall
2 12 (52.17%) AOP
2 12 (52.17%) BDD
3 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
3 11 (47.83%) Kanban
3 11 (47.83%) Software Engineering
3 11 (47.83%) System Integration Testing
3 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (39.13%) TDD
6 8 (34.78%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (34.78%) CMMI
6 8 (34.78%) PRINCE
6 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
6 8 (34.78%) Project Management
6 8 (34.78%) RUP
6 8 (34.78%) SDLC
6 8 (34.78%) Service Management
7 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (73.91%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) PL/SQL
4 8 (34.78%) Assembly Language
4 8 (34.78%) COBOL
4 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) PMI Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) IBM
3 8 (34.78%) Chordiant
4 5 (21.74%) Sun