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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 26 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 4 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.35% 2.21% 8.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.50% 7.14% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Average daily rate
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£379 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £263 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £34.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+22.46% +21.05%
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
32 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.82% 30.88% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 10
Average daily rate £350 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Chester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015, 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 28 (93.33%) Java
2 19 (63.33%) Spring
3 15 (50.00%) SOAP
4 14 (46.67%) Finance
5 13 (43.33%) J2EE
5 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (40.00%) SDLC
7 11 (36.67%) XML
8 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce
9 9 (30.00%) JSON
10 8 (26.67%) WSDL
10 8 (26.67%) Oracle
10 8 (26.67%) HTML
10 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
11 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
11 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
11 7 (23.33%) RESTful
12 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
12 6 (20.00%) REST
12 6 (20.00%) Maven
12 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
12 6 (20.00%) CSS
12 6 (20.00%) XSLT
12 6 (20.00%) OO
12 6 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
12 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 5 (16.67%) IBM
13 5 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (16.67%) Git (software)

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) iPlanet
3 1 (3.33%) Mule
3 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) HTTP
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) Informix
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Maven
2 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) Gradle
3 4 (13.33%) Ant
4 3 (10.00%) JUnit
4 3 (10.00%) Subversion
4 3 (10.00%) Selenium
4 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.67%) Hudson
5 2 (6.67%) Mockito
6 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) Cactus
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 4 (13.33%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Java Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) Spring
2 15 (50.00%) SOAP
3 13 (43.33%) J2EE
4 11 (36.67%) XML
5 9 (30.00%) JSON
6 8 (26.67%) WSDL
6 8 (26.67%) HTML
7 7 (23.33%) RESTful
8 6 (20.00%) CSS
8 6 (20.00%) XSLT
8 6 (20.00%) REST
9 4 (13.33%) JAX-WS
9 4 (13.33%) Servlets
9 4 (13.33%) JAX-RPC
10 3 (10.00%) JAXB
10 3 (10.00%) JiBX
10 3 (10.00%) POJO
10 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 2 (6.67%) PowerMock
11 2 (6.67%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Android
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) SDLC
3 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (20.00%) OO
5 6 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (13.33%) Web Development
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 3 (10.00%) MVC
9 2 (6.67%) Scrum
9 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
10 1 (3.33%) Microservices
10 1 (3.33%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.00%) XPath
5 2 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VBScript
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Perforce
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