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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 39 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2366 2152 1680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.66% 4.20% 3.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.20% 15.52% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1500 1392 1088
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £30.00 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £72.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
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
13752 13864 11648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.10% 27.06% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9015 9070 7417
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 210 331
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 -1 1062 £425 +6.25% 302
South East +9 433 £375 +12.78% 154
South West +21 181 £400 -5.88% 72
North West -3 170 £385 +10.00% 98
East of England +12 161 £400 +6.66% 80
Yorkshire -10 121 £350 +16.66% 60
East Midlands +16 98 £330 +13.79% 39
West Midlands +10 92 £356 -5.00% 47
North East +19 39 £300 +11.62% 16
Midlands +2 7 £470 +34.28% 1
Web Services
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Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 1949 (43.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1760 (39.50%) Java
3 1362 (30.57%) XML
4 1304 (29.26%) JavaScript
5 1291 (28.97%) .NET
6 1252 (28.10%) SQL
7 1248 (28.01%) HTML
8 1064 (23.88%) C#
9 1011 (22.69%) CSS
10 956 (21.45%) TDD
11 948 (21.27%) SOAP
12 829 (18.60%) SQL Server
13 813 (18.25%) Oracle
14 793 (17.80%) Linux
15 764 (17.15%) Scrum
16 746 (16.74%) REST
17 679 (15.24%) MVC
18 674 (15.13%) ASP.NET
19 672 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
20 654 (14.68%) Spring
21 644 (14.45%) RESTful
22 616 (13.82%) jQuery
23 599 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
24 590 (13.24%) Microsoft
25 589 (13.22%) Finance
26 572 (12.84%) SOA
27 568 (12.75%) OO
28 524 (11.76%) WCF
29 513 (11.51%) JSON
30 504 (11.31%) Windows

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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
1 278 (6.24%) Apache
2 248 (5.57%) CMS
3 237 (5.32%) Tomcat
4 227 (5.09%) WebLogic
5 215 (4.82%) IIS
6 201 (4.51%) JBoss
7 181 (4.06%) WebSphere
8 177 (3.97%) SharePoint
9 153 (3.43%) Node.js
10 148 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
11 75 (1.68%) Mule
12 61 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
13 60 (1.35%) Confluence
14 59 (1.32%) nginx
15 56 (1.26%) Mule ESB
16 51 (1.14%) SAS
17 50 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
18 43 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
19 42 (0.94%) OpenStack
20 35 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 191 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 75 (1.68%) MS Office
3 51 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.27%) MS Project
8 11 (0.25%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.090%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.067%) SPSS
10 3 (0.067%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.022%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 111 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 28 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
7 18 (0.40%) Magento
7 18 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
8 14 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
10 9 (0.20%) assyst
10 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
12 7 (0.16%) Summit
12 7 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
13 6 (0.13%) Maximo
14 5 (0.11%) Tridion
15 4 (0.090%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 672 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 90 (2.02%) SaaS
5 80 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 61 (1.37%) Amazon S3
7 49 (1.10%) GitHub
8 48 (1.08%) PaaS
9 41 (0.92%) Heroku
10 36 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 21 (0.47%) IaaS
13 20 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
15 18 (0.40%) Force.com
16 17 (0.38%) Office 365
17 16 (0.36%) Engine Yard
18 15 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 13 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 268 (6.01%) HTTP
2 200 (4.49%) Internet
3 112 (2.51%) Firewall
4 106 (2.38%) SSL
5 101 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 92 (2.06%) DNS
7 70 (1.57%) VPN
8 66 (1.48%) LDAP
9 59 (1.32%) Intranet
10 46 (1.03%) Network Security
11 42 (0.94%) FTP
12 41 (0.92%) SAN
13 30 (0.67%) DHCP
14 28 (0.63%) HTTPS
15 26 (0.58%) WAN
16 25 (0.56%) LAN
17 20 (0.45%) VLAN
18 19 (0.43%) AMQP
19 18 (0.40%) DMZ
20 17 (0.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 829 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 316 (7.09%) MySQL
3 281 (6.31%) Relational Database
4 258 (5.79%) MongoDB
5 246 (5.52%) Oracle Database
6 243 (5.45%) NoSQL
7 188 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 133 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 118 (2.65%) RDBMS
10 116 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
11 112 (2.51%) Big Data
12 110 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
13 106 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 92 (2.06%) Hadoop
15 87 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
16 75 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
17 62 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
18 61 (1.37%) DB2
19 59 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
20 48 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 494 (11.09%) Git (software)
2 407 (9.13%) Subversion
3 372 (8.35%) Maven
4 357 (8.01%) Jenkins
5 316 (7.09%) Visual Studio
6 314 (7.05%) JUnit
7 243 (5.45%) Cucumber
8 237 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 231 (5.18%) Selenium
10 214 (4.80%) JIRA
11 148 (3.32%) Eclipse
12 142 (3.19%) Ant
13 114 (2.56%) SoapUI
14 87 (1.95%) Mockito
15 78 (1.75%) NUnit
16 76 (1.71%) Hudson
17 67 (1.50%) TeamCity
18 54 (1.21%) RSpec
19 53 (1.19%) Grunt
20 51 (1.14%) JMeter
General
1 589 (13.22%) Finance
2 176 (3.95%) Banking
3 144 (3.23%) Retail
4 140 (3.14%) Marketing
5 96 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 73 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 69 (1.55%) Games
8 64 (1.44%) Publishing
9 57 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 39 (0.88%) Back Office
11 29 (0.65%) Billing
12 27 (0.61%) Electronics
13 26 (0.58%) Advertising
14 25 (0.56%) Legal
14 25 (0.56%) Front Office
15 23 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.45%) Automotive
17 13 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.29%) Multimedia
18 10 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 2559 (57.43%) Developer
2 740 (16.61%) Java Developer
3 464 (10.41%) Architect
4 424 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 341 (7.65%) Senior Developer
6 321 (7.20%) Analyst
7 242 (5.43%) C# Developer
8 176 (3.95%) Consultant
9 166 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
9 166 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
10 158 (3.55%) Web Developer
11 128 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
12 126 (2.83%) Business Analyst
13 96 (2.15%) Tester
13 96 (2.15%) Senior Java Developer
14 95 (2.13%) ASP.NET Developer
14 95 (2.13%) iOS Developer
15 91 (2.04%) Technical Architect
16 89 (2.00%) Test Analyst
17 82 (1.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1362 (30.57%) XML
2 1291 (28.97%) .NET
3 1248 (28.01%) HTML
4 1011 (22.69%) CSS
5 948 (21.27%) SOAP
6 746 (16.74%) REST
7 674 (15.13%) ASP.NET
8 654 (14.68%) Spring
9 644 (14.45%) RESTful
10 616 (13.82%) jQuery
11 524 (11.76%) WCF
12 513 (11.51%) JSON
13 502 (11.27%) HTML5
14 474 (10.64%) J2EE
15 391 (8.77%) Hibernate
16 389 (8.73%) .NET Framework
17 337 (7.56%) Ajax
18 282 (6.33%) AngularJS
19 268 (6.01%) CSS3
20 259 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 387 (8.68%) Open Source
2 227 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 220 (4.94%) User Experience
4 202 (4.53%) Mobile App
5 154 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
6 95 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 77 (1.73%) Clustering
7 77 (1.73%) Data Integration
8 67 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 64 (1.44%) iPad
10 63 (1.41%) Client/Server
11 56 (1.26%) Social Media
12 53 (1.19%) Data Structures
12 53 (1.19%) W3C
13 48 (1.08%) iPhone
13 48 (1.08%) CMDB
14 47 (1.05%) Digital Media
15 39 (0.88%) GIS
16 35 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 793 (17.80%) Linux
2 504 (11.31%) Windows
3 336 (7.54%) UNIX
4 217 (4.87%) Apple iOS
5 213 (4.78%) Android
6 113 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 78 (1.75%) CentOS
8 65 (1.46%) Solaris
9 49 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (1.01%) Ubuntu
11 39 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 30 (0.67%) AIX
15 16 (0.36%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.34%) Windows Phone
16 15 (0.34%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.29%) Debian
18 10 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
19 9 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1949 (43.74%) Agile Software Development
2 956 (21.45%) TDD
3 764 (17.15%) Scrum
4 679 (15.24%) MVC
5 599 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
6 572 (12.84%) SOA
7 568 (12.75%) OO
8 430 (9.65%) BDD
9 340 (7.63%) E-Commerce
10 319 (7.16%) DevOps
11 285 (6.40%) Software Engineering
12 269 (6.04%) CRM
13 268 (6.01%) Unit Testing
14 265 (5.95%) Web Development
15 235 (5.27%) ITIL
16 214 (4.80%) Content Management
17 209 (4.69%) UML
18 185 (4.15%) OOP
19 173 (3.88%) Workflow
20 167 (3.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1760 (39.50%) Java
2 1304 (29.26%) JavaScript
3 1252 (28.10%) SQL
4 1064 (23.88%) C#
5 315 (7.07%) Ruby
6 303 (6.80%) Python
7 260 (5.83%) PHP
8 200 (4.49%) T-SQL
9 190 (4.26%) PL/SQL
10 127 (2.85%) VB.NET
11 117 (2.63%) Perl
12 113 (2.54%) Bash Shell
13 109 (2.45%) C++
14 97 (2.18%) VB
15 95 (2.13%) Objective-C
16 90 (2.02%) C
17 84 (1.89%) Shell Script
18 74 (1.66%) Groovy
19 71 (1.59%) Scala
20 54 (1.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 400 (8.98%) Degree
2 274 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 139 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 62 (1.39%) ISEB
6 48 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 25 (0.56%) Sun Certification
9 22 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
11 16 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.31%) MCSE
13 13 (0.29%) MCITP
14 11 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.22%) BC Cleared
15 10 (0.22%) CISSP
16 9 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (0.18%) HND
17 8 (0.18%) OCPJP
18 7 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (6.31%) QA
2 30 (0.67%) SLA
3 22 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.31%) ISO 9000
5 14 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.25%) HL7
8 8 (0.18%) WCAG
9 6 (0.13%) WAI
9 6 (0.13%) DICOM
9 6 (0.13%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.090%) COBIT
10 4 (0.090%) GxP
11 3 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.045%) JSP 440
System Software
1 96 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 65 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.03%) Varnish
4 40 (0.90%) Docker
5 31 (0.70%) vSphere
6 26 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 23 (0.52%) vCloud
8 19 (0.43%) VirtualBox
9 15 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.25%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.16%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.16%) XenApp
14 5 (0.11%) Firmware
15 4 (0.090%) Xen
15 4 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.090%) iptables
16 3 (0.067%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 290 (6.51%) Puppet
2 168 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (1.62%) Ansible
4 68 (1.53%) Nagios
5 57 (1.28%) Vagrant
6 53 (1.19%) Salt
7 35 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
8 29 (0.65%) ZABBIX
9 25 (0.56%) SCOM
10 22 (0.49%) Cacti
10 22 (0.49%) Kibana
10 22 (0.49%) HP UCMDB
11 19 (0.43%) SCCM
12 16 (0.36%) logstash
12 16 (0.36%) collectd
13 15 (0.34%) Cobbler
13 15 (0.34%) HAProxy
14 12 (0.27%) CloudHub
15 10 (0.22%) Zenoss
16 9 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 813 (18.25%) Oracle
2 590 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 198 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 154 (3.46%) SAP
5 150 (3.37%) IBM
6 144 (3.23%) VMware
7 125 (2.81%) Google
8 114 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
9 98 (2.20%) HP
10 81 (1.82%) Sitecore
11 69 (1.55%) Adobe
12 68 (1.53%) ServiceNow
13 60 (1.35%) TIBCO
14 50 (1.12%) Informatica
15 47 (1.05%) Citrix
16 45 (1.01%) Cisco
16 45 (1.01%) Remedy
17 37 (0.83%) Akamai
17 37 (0.83%) Rackspace
18 35 (0.79%) Siebel
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