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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 62 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing WSDL 15 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 0.12% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 0.51% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Average daily rate
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£381 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
285 195 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.61% 24.04% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 87 91
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.83 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.98% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £38.77 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.81 £140.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 +12 8 £375 -
Knutsford - 4 £375 -
WSDL
North West

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (100.00%) Java
1 19 (100.00%) Web Services
2 18 (94.74%) Finance
2 18 (94.74%) Software Engineering
3 17 (89.47%) XML
4 14 (73.68%) TDD
4 14 (73.68%) HTML
4 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
5 13 (68.42%) Oracle
5 13 (68.42%) SQL
5 13 (68.42%) SOAP
5 13 (68.42%) Degree
5 13 (68.42%) JSON
6 12 (63.16%) WebSphere
6 12 (63.16%) Spring
6 12 (63.16%) Banking
6 12 (63.16%) J2EE
7 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (52.63%) Integration Testing
8 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (52.63%) IBM
9 9 (47.37%) Servlets
9 9 (47.37%) JAX-RPC
10 8 (42.11%) Subversion
10 8 (42.11%) JUnit
10 8 (42.11%) CSS
10 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
11 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
11 7 (36.84%) PowerMock
11 7 (36.84%) Web Application Development

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (63.16%) WebSphere
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (36.84%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) iPlanet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) HTTP
1 7 (36.84%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
1 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
1 7 (36.84%) Informix
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Subversion
1 8 (42.11%) JUnit
2 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
2 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) Mockito
3 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) Introscope
5 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.53%) SonarQube
6 1 (5.26%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) Cactus
6 1 (5.26%) Hudson
6 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
General
1 18 (94.74%) Finance
2 12 (63.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 16 (84.21%) Java Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.26%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) Web Services
2 17 (89.47%) XML
3 14 (73.68%) HTML
4 13 (68.42%) SOAP
4 13 (68.42%) JSON
5 12 (63.16%) Spring
5 12 (63.16%) J2EE
6 9 (47.37%) Servlets
6 9 (47.37%) JAX-RPC
7 8 (42.11%) CSS
8 7 (36.84%) PowerMock
8 7 (36.84%) JAX-RS
8 7 (36.84%) jQuery
8 7 (36.84%) RESTful
8 7 (36.84%) HTML5
8 7 (36.84%) JDBC
8 7 (36.84%) XSL
9 6 (31.58%) Java EE
9 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
10 4 (21.05%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Online Banking
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Web 2.0
3 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) AIX
2 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
2 6 (31.58%) Mac OS
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (52.63%) Integration Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
6 7 (36.84%) Web Application Development
7 6 (31.58%) OOP
7 6 (31.58%) OO
7 6 (31.58%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Service Management
8 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.26%) Web Design
9 1 (5.26%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
3 13 (68.42%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) C++
5 6 (31.58%) Objective-C
5 6 (31.58%) C
5 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
6 3 (15.79%) XPath
7 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Perforce
4 2 (10.53%) Compuware
4 2 (10.53%) HP