The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 19 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 3 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.26% 7.51% 2.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.89% 22.86% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Average daily rate
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£269 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £430 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £29.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+13.52% -24.20%
Web Services
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
38 70 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.57% 32.86% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 12
Average daily rate £313 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £310 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the Chester region.

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) JSP
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Struts2
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (14.29%) OpenSTA
5 1 (14.29%) DHTML

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) DWDM
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) OpenSTA
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) FxCop
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
1 1 (14.29%) T4 Templates
1 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
1 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) JSP
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) Struts2
4 1 (14.29%) DHTML
4 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Servlets
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Struts
4 1 (14.29%) Flash
4 1 (14.29%) JAXB
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) JiBX
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Juniper
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter