The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL 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 WSDL over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 26 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing WSDL 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.04% 0.87% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.27% 2.02% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£363 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WSDL
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
55 99 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.06% 42.86% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 37 19
Average daily rate £388 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in Chester

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (66.67%) JAX-RPC
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) Informix
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
3 4 (66.67%) RDBMS
3 4 (66.67%) XSL
3 4 (66.67%) JUnit
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) JDBC
3 4 (66.67%) Servlets
3 4 (66.67%) Online Banking
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (66.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Informix
1 4 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Mockito
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Introscope
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) JSON
2 4 (66.67%) JAX-RPC
2 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 4 (66.67%) PowerMock
2 4 (66.67%) JAX-RS
2 4 (66.67%) XSL
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) JDBC
2 4 (66.67%) Servlets
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JiBX
3 2 (33.33%) POJO
3 2 (33.33%) JAXB
3 2 (33.33%) JAX-WS
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Online Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Web Application Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Compuware
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Perforce