The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 140 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing WSDL 5 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.042% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.14% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £500 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £500 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £30.00
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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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
950 733 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.20% 30.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 380 467
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 66
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.23 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSDL across the East of England region.

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

WSDL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
Bedfordshire - - - -
East Anglia - - - -
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WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 9 (75.00%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) XSLT
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) WCF
4 5 (41.67%) Subversion
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) B2C
4 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (33.33%) XSD
5 4 (33.33%) SOA
5 4 (33.33%) Java EE
6 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (25.00%) TopLink
6 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (25.00%) OO
6 3 (25.00%) RAD
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
8 1 (8.33%) Ajax

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
1 5 (41.67%) Subversion
2 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 9 (75.00%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) XSLT
4 5 (41.67%) WCF
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) XSD
5 4 (33.33%) Java EE
6 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (25.00%) TopLink
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
8 1 (8.33%) Struts
8 1 (8.33%) JDBC
8 1 (8.33%) JSP
8 1 (8.33%) J2EE
8 1 (8.33%) Ajax
8 1 (8.33%) JMS
8 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) B2C
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) RAD
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA