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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 21 12 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 3 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.10% 10.30% 2.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.25% 34.69% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +2.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £29.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -19.17%
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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
48 49 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.57% 29.70% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 12
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 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 21 August 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 9 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) J2EE
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) JAXB
4 4 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (33.33%) JiBX
5 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (16.67%) JSP
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) HTTP
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (8.33%) Mule
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) DWDM
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) OpenSTA
1 1 (8.33%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) J2EE
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) JAXB
4 4 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (33.33%) JiBX
5 3 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) JSP
7 1 (8.33%) Servlets
7 1 (8.33%) XSLT
7 1 (8.33%) Flash
7 1 (8.33%) WSDL
7 1 (8.33%) DHTML
7 1 (8.33%) Struts
7 1 (8.33%) Ajax
7 1 (8.33%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) MVC
1 3 (25.00%) Scrum
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
2 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Twitter
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper