The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 37 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2352 2118 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.43% 4.41% 4.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.41% 15.12% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 1424 1243
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.96% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 46
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.25 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -9.43%
Web Services
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14334 14010 14522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.99% 29.19% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9604 9318 8834
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 252 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in England

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in England

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in England

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in England

Web Services
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Web Services Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +7 1180 £425 +3.03% 290
South East -3 315 £355 -1.04% 172
North West +1 185 £335 +3.07% 124
East of England +3 184 £400 +2.56% 55
West Midlands +4 136 £375 +20.00% 38
Yorkshire -6 132 £328 +0.76% 70
South West -23 123 £375 +15.38% 92
East Midlands -17 41 £325 +1.56% 25
North East -6 40 £275 +10.00% 18
Midlands +9 12 £313 -
Web Services
UK

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1940 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1672 (36.63%) Java
3 1377 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 1356 (29.70%) XML
5 1304 (28.57%) .NET
6 1287 (28.19%) HTML
7 1221 (26.75%) SQL
8 1108 (24.27%) C#
9 997 (21.84%) TDD
10 964 (21.12%) CSS
11 815 (17.85%) MVC
12 806 (17.66%) SQL Server
13 795 (17.42%) Linux
14 793 (17.37%) SOAP
15 785 (17.20%) Oracle
16 779 (17.06%) Scrum
17 672 (14.72%) ASP.NET
18 669 (14.65%) RESTful
19 639 (14.00%) REST
20 626 (13.71%) jQuery
21 625 (13.69%) Spring
22 618 (13.54%) Finance
23 612 (13.41%) OO
24 583 (12.77%) Microsoft
24 583 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
25 565 (12.38%) Windows
26 541 (11.85%) SOA
27 530 (11.61%) JSON
28 529 (11.59%) J2EE
28 529 (11.59%) Continuous Integration

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 386 (8.46%) Apache
2 281 (6.16%) Tomcat
3 213 (4.67%) SharePoint
4 208 (4.56%) IIS
5 201 (4.40%) WebSphere
6 200 (4.38%) CMS
7 195 (4.27%) JBoss
8 175 (3.83%) WebLogic
9 114 (2.50%) Node.js
10 105 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
11 79 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
12 59 (1.29%) nginx
13 56 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 55 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
15 52 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 52 (1.14%) Confluence
16 46 (1.01%) Apache Solr
16 46 (1.01%) Drupal
17 45 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
18 35 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 199 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 61 (1.34%) MS Office
3 25 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 22 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 19 (0.42%) MS Project
7 16 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (0.26%) Doxygen
9 5 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
10 4 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.066%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.044%) Blender
13 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 140 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.42%) Magento
6 13 (0.28%) Workday HCM
7 12 (0.26%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.18%) WebTrends
11 8 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.18%) Markit EDM
12 7 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.13%) RMDS
13 6 (0.13%) ION MarketView
13 6 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
15 4 (0.088%) SAP CRM
15 4 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 583 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
3 136 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 107 (2.34%) Amazon S3
5 69 (1.51%) SaaS
6 52 (1.14%) Force.com
7 47 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
9 26 (0.57%) IaaS
10 22 (0.48%) PaaS
11 20 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
12 17 (0.37%) Route 53
13 12 (0.26%) GitHub
14 11 (0.24%) CloudFront
14 11 (0.24%) Heroku
15 10 (0.22%) Office 365
16 3 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.066%) ElastiCache
16 3 (0.066%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 2 (0.044%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 281 (6.16%) HTTP
2 199 (4.36%) Internet
3 101 (2.21%) DNS
4 100 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 100 (2.19%) Firewall
5 83 (1.82%) LDAP
6 69 (1.51%) FTP
7 66 (1.45%) SSL
8 55 (1.20%) VPN
9 44 (0.96%) HTTPS
9 44 (0.96%) SAN
10 40 (0.88%) Intranet
11 38 (0.83%) DHCP
12 22 (0.48%) LAN
13 20 (0.44%) SSH
14 19 (0.42%) WAN
15 18 (0.39%) Network Security
16 17 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
17 14 (0.31%) SNMP
18 12 (0.26%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 806 (17.66%) SQL Server
2 451 (9.88%) MySQL
3 264 (5.78%) Relational Database
4 245 (5.37%) NoSQL
5 203 (4.45%) Oracle Database
6 173 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 172 (3.77%) MongoDB
8 168 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 140 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 112 (2.45%) RDBMS
11 88 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 81 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
13 72 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 72 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
14 70 (1.53%) Big Data
15 61 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 54 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
17 52 (1.14%) Hadoop
18 49 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
18 49 (1.07%) DB2
Development Applications
1 468 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 429 (9.40%) Subversion
3 351 (7.69%) Maven
4 311 (6.81%) Visual Studio
5 285 (6.24%) JUnit
6 274 (6.00%) Jenkins
7 256 (5.61%) Eclipse
8 243 (5.32%) Selenium
9 235 (5.15%) JIRA
10 230 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 212 (4.64%) Cucumber
12 162 (3.55%) Ant
13 136 (2.98%) NUnit
14 109 (2.39%) SoapUI
15 102 (2.23%) Hudson
16 77 (1.69%) TeamCity
17 76 (1.66%) Mockito
18 66 (1.45%) SpecFlow
19 59 (1.29%) Xcode
20 57 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 618 (13.54%) Finance
2 228 (4.99%) Banking
3 157 (3.44%) Retail
4 153 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 117 (2.56%) Marketing
6 84 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 72 (1.58%) Front Office
8 66 (1.45%) Publishing
9 59 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 55 (1.20%) Games
11 52 (1.14%) Back Office
12 30 (0.66%) Electronics
12 30 (0.66%) Advertising
13 29 (0.64%) Automotive
14 28 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 25 (0.55%) Legal
16 15 (0.33%) Billing
17 11 (0.24%) Local Government
18 10 (0.22%) German Language
18 10 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2723 (59.65%) Developer
2 644 (14.11%) Java Developer
3 481 (10.54%) .NET Developer
4 387 (8.48%) Architect
5 297 (6.51%) Senior Developer
6 282 (6.18%) Analyst
7 259 (5.67%) C# Developer
8 201 (4.40%) Consultant
9 181 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
10 160 (3.50%) PHP Developer
11 159 (3.48%) Web Developer
12 145 (3.18%) Software Engineer
13 141 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
14 124 (2.72%) Tester
15 117 (2.56%) iOS Developer
16 116 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
16 116 (2.54%) Android Developer
17 110 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
18 106 (2.32%) Business Analyst
19 105 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1356 (29.70%) XML
2 1304 (28.57%) .NET
3 1287 (28.19%) HTML
4 964 (21.12%) CSS
5 793 (17.37%) SOAP
6 672 (14.72%) ASP.NET
7 669 (14.65%) RESTful
8 639 (14.00%) REST
9 626 (13.71%) jQuery
10 625 (13.69%) Spring
11 530 (11.61%) JSON
12 529 (11.59%) J2EE
13 499 (10.93%) WCF
14 465 (10.19%) HTML5
15 396 (8.67%) Ajax
16 368 (8.06%) Hibernate
17 348 (7.62%) .NET Framework
18 284 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC
19 264 (5.78%) XSLT
20 213 (4.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 351 (7.69%) Open Source
2 229 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 225 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 196 (4.29%) User Experience
5 160 (3.50%) Computer Science
6 119 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 113 (2.48%) iPad
8 106 (2.32%) Social Media
9 88 (1.93%) Client/Server
10 77 (1.69%) N-Tier
11 75 (1.64%) Data Structures
12 69 (1.51%) iPhone
13 65 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
14 51 (1.12%) Management Information System
15 50 (1.10%) Algorithms
16 44 (0.96%) Visualisation
17 42 (0.92%) NHS
18 40 (0.88%) Replication
19 39 (0.85%) Derivative
20 33 (0.72%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 795 (17.42%) Linux
2 565 (12.38%) Windows
3 465 (10.19%) UNIX
4 239 (5.24%) Android
5 226 (4.95%) Apple iOS
6 102 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 98 (2.15%) CentOS
8 64 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (1.14%) Solaris
10 47 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (0.79%) Debian
13 26 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 26 (0.57%) AIX
14 23 (0.50%) Windows Phone
15 19 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
17 14 (0.31%) HPUX
18 13 (0.28%) Windows 7
19 11 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1940 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 997 (21.84%) TDD
3 815 (17.85%) MVC
4 779 (17.06%) Scrum
5 612 (13.41%) OO
6 541 (11.85%) SOA
7 529 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
8 488 (10.69%) BDD
9 381 (8.35%) E-Commerce
10 360 (7.89%) Unit Testing
11 315 (6.90%) DevOps
12 307 (6.73%) Software Engineering
13 295 (6.46%) CRM
14 278 (6.09%) Web Development
15 229 (5.02%) Configuration Management
16 222 (4.86%) Migration
17 217 (4.75%) Workflow
18 204 (4.47%) OOP
19 197 (4.32%) Project Management
20 191 (4.18%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1672 (36.63%) Java
2 1377 (30.16%) JavaScript
3 1221 (26.75%) SQL
4 1108 (24.27%) C#
5 416 (9.11%) PHP
6 296 (6.48%) Ruby
7 289 (6.33%) Python
8 180 (3.94%) PL/SQL
9 168 (3.68%) T-SQL
10 163 (3.57%) C++
11 152 (3.33%) Scala
12 141 (3.09%) Bash Shell
13 140 (3.07%) Objective-C
14 134 (2.94%) Shell Script
15 128 (2.80%) VB.NET
16 125 (2.74%) PowerShell
17 113 (2.48%) Perl
18 92 (2.02%) C
19 84 (1.84%) PHP5
20 78 (1.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 311 (6.81%) Degree
2 215 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 135 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 57 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (1.05%) ISEB
6 30 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.42%) MCITP
7 19 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 19 (0.42%) Sun Certification
8 18 (0.39%) CCNA
8 18 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.31%) BC Cleared
10 13 (0.28%) CISSP
10 13 (0.28%) CISM
11 12 (0.26%) CCSA
11 12 (0.26%) JNCIA
11 12 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.18%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 8 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (6.48%) QA
2 36 (0.79%) SLA
3 21 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.28%) HL7
5 11 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.088%) WAI
8 3 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.044%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.044%) WCAG
10 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.022%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.022%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.022%) PAS 55
10 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 14443
10 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 89 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.66%) Varnish
4 19 (0.42%) vCloud
5 18 (0.39%) vSphere
6 15 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.31%) XenApp
8 13 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.28%) Docker
9 10 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 10 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.22%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.18%) KVM
11 7 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.11%) NFS
14 4 (0.088%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.088%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 323 (7.08%) Puppet
2 257 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (1.93%) Nagios
4 52 (1.14%) Ansible
5 51 (1.12%) Vagrant
6 47 (1.03%) Salt
7 44 (0.96%) Cacti
8 26 (0.57%) ZABBIX
9 24 (0.53%) SCOM
9 24 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (0.46%) SCCM
11 13 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (0.24%) Zenoss
13 10 (0.22%) Capistrano
14 9 (0.20%) Opsview
15 8 (0.18%) HAProxy
15 8 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
16 7 (0.15%) OpenView
16 7 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
16 7 (0.15%) collectd
Vendors
1 785 (17.20%) Oracle
2 583 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 183 (4.01%) Red Hat
4 166 (3.64%) IBM
5 142 (3.11%) SAP
6 134 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 134 (2.94%) VMware
7 79 (1.73%) Google
8 68 (1.49%) HP
9 64 (1.40%) Zend
10 57 (1.25%) TIBCO
10 57 (1.25%) ATG
11 54 (1.18%) Apple
12 51 (1.12%) Perforce
13 50 (1.10%) Endeca
14 45 (0.99%) Siebel
15 44 (0.96%) Informatica
16 41 (0.90%) Citrix
17 40 (0.88%) Adobe
17 40 (0.88%) ServiceNow
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