The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL 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 WSDL over the 3 months to 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 473 421 421
Rank change year-on-year
-52 0
Contract jobs citing WSDL 82 113 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.93% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 67
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £395
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -8.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12559 12177 11793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.36% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 7823 7618
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 257 321
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in England

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in England

WSDL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL across the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in England

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in England

WSDL
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 WSDL within the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 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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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
North West -18 18 £376 +5.40% 10
London -49 16 £530 +20.45% 11
South East -27 12 £500 +17.64% 10
Yorkshire +8 11 £340 +13.33% 3
East Midlands - 7 £385 -
West Midlands - 6 £430 -
East of England - 5 £425 - 5
South West -22 3 £550 +100.00% 2
North East - - - -
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WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 151 (78.65%) XML
2 142 (73.96%) SOAP
3 120 (62.50%) Java
4 97 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (50.00%) Web Services
6 91 (47.40%) Oracle
7 81 (42.19%) SOA
8 73 (38.02%) XSD
8 73 (38.02%) Scrum
9 72 (37.50%) REST
10 65 (33.85%) HTML
11 60 (31.25%) SQL
12 53 (27.60%) JMS
13 49 (25.52%) WebSphere
14 47 (24.48%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (24.48%) HTTP
15 45 (23.44%) J2EE
15 45 (23.44%) Software Engineering
16 42 (21.88%) WebLogic
16 42 (21.88%) TDD
16 42 (21.88%) Middleware
17 41 (21.35%) Maven
18 40 (20.83%) Subversion
18 40 (20.83%) XSL
18 40 (20.83%) Linux
18 40 (20.83%) UML
19 39 (20.31%) JavaScript
19 39 (20.31%) Waterfall
19 39 (20.31%) Oracle Database
20 38 (19.79%) IBM

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 49 (25.52%) WebSphere
2 42 (21.88%) WebLogic
3 34 (17.71%) JBoss
4 20 (10.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (8.85%) Apache
6 14 (7.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (7.29%) Tomcat
6 14 (7.29%) WebSphere Process Server
7 10 (5.21%) ArcGIS
8 7 (3.65%) AquaLogic
8 7 (3.65%) IIS
9 5 (2.60%) NetWeaver
10 4 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (1.56%) Confluence
11 3 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (1.04%) Mule
12 2 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
13 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.08%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.56%) Workday HCM
3 3 (1.56%) AquaLogic BPM
4 2 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.52%) Cordys
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.08%) PaaS
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.04%) SaaS
2 2 (1.04%) IaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (24.48%) HTTP
2 31 (16.15%) SSL
3 9 (4.69%) Ethernet
4 7 (3.65%) MPLS
4 7 (3.65%) Firewall
4 7 (3.65%) SDH
5 5 (2.60%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.60%) DMZ
6 4 (2.08%) Internet
7 3 (1.56%) LDAP
8 2 (1.04%) FTP
8 2 (1.04%) WAN
8 2 (1.04%) LAN
8 2 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.52%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.31%) Oracle Database
2 23 (11.98%) SQL Server
3 17 (8.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (4.69%) DB2
6 7 (3.65%) MySQL
7 6 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.08%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.56%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.56%) Text Mining
9 3 (1.56%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.56%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.04%) OLTP
10 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.04%) Informix
10 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 41 (21.35%) Maven
2 40 (20.83%) Subversion
3 30 (15.63%) Ant
4 21 (10.94%) Jenkins
5 16 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 14 (7.29%) Eclipse
6 14 (7.29%) JIRA
6 14 (7.29%) SoapUI
7 12 (6.25%) Hudson
8 10 (5.21%) JUnit
9 8 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.65%) Mercurial
10 7 (3.65%) Bugzilla
10 7 (3.65%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.65%) Toad
11 5 (2.60%) Axure RP
12 4 (2.08%) JDeveloper
12 4 (2.08%) Introscope
12 4 (2.08%) Redmine
12 4 (2.08%) Gradle
General
1 29 (15.10%) Retail
2 23 (11.98%) Finance
3 13 (6.77%) Banking
4 9 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 89 (46.35%) Developer
2 28 (14.58%) Architect
3 24 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 24 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 14 (7.29%) Analyst
5 13 (6.77%) Oracle Developer
6 12 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 12 (6.25%) SOA Developer
7 10 (5.21%) Integration Architect
7 10 (5.21%) Consultant
8 7 (3.65%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.13%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.13%) Tester
9 6 (3.13%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.13%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.60%) Designer
10 5 (2.60%) webMethods Developer
10 5 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.08%) Lead Developer
11 4 (2.08%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (78.65%) XML
2 142 (73.96%) SOAP
3 96 (50.00%) Web Services
4 73 (38.02%) XSD
5 72 (37.50%) REST
6 65 (33.85%) HTML
7 53 (27.60%) JMS
8 45 (23.44%) J2EE
9 42 (21.88%) Middleware
10 40 (20.83%) XSL
11 37 (19.27%) XSLT
12 31 (16.15%) JSON
13 29 (15.10%) Spring
14 28 (14.58%) JDBC
15 25 (13.02%) RESTful
16 24 (12.50%) jQuery
16 24 (12.50%) CSS
17 23 (11.98%) .NET
18 22 (11.46%) Java EE
19 15 (7.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.46%) iPad
1 22 (11.46%) Social Media
2 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.77%) Open Source
3 13 (6.77%) Data Integration
4 8 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.65%) DataPower
6 5 (2.60%) Web 2.0
6 5 (2.60%) Online Banking
6 5 (2.60%) Clustering
7 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.08%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.56%) Life Science
8 3 (1.56%) Ontologies
8 3 (1.56%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.56%) NHS
9 2 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.83%) Linux
2 11 (5.73%) Windows
3 10 (5.21%) UNIX
4 5 (2.60%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.60%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.56%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.04%) AIX
6 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.04%) CentOS
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.52%) Android
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.52%) HPUX
7 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (42.19%) SOA
3 73 (38.02%) Scrum
4 47 (24.48%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (23.44%) Software Engineering
6 42 (21.88%) TDD
7 40 (20.83%) UML
8 39 (20.31%) Waterfall
9 31 (16.15%) E-Commerce
10 30 (15.63%) OO
10 30 (15.63%) TOGAF
11 28 (14.58%) ITIL
11 28 (14.58%) ERP
12 26 (13.54%) SysML
13 23 (11.98%) Content Management
14 19 (9.90%) BPEL
15 17 (8.85%) Migration
15 17 (8.85%) MVC
16 14 (7.29%) Release Management
17 13 (6.77%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 120 (62.50%) Java
2 60 (31.25%) SQL
3 39 (20.31%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.50%) C#
5 23 (11.98%) Groovy
6 18 (9.38%) C
7 17 (8.85%) PL/SQL
8 15 (7.81%) XPath
9 9 (4.69%) C++
10 6 (3.13%) Python
11 3 (1.56%) SPARQL
11 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.56%) PHP
11 3 (1.56%) XQuery
12 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.04%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.04%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.52%) Ruby
13 1 (0.52%) PHP5
13 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (10.94%) Degree
1 21 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.65%) BC Cleared
3 6 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.60%) ISEB
5 3 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (2.08%) HL7
3 2 (1.04%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.56%) CA LISA
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.04%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.04%) OpenAM
3 2 (1.04%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.52%) MOM
4 1 (0.52%) Netcool
Vendors
1 91 (47.40%) Oracle
2 38 (19.79%) IBM
3 24 (12.50%) Perforce
4 22 (11.46%) Endeca
4 22 (11.46%) ATG
5 21 (10.94%) Software AG
6 18 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 15 (7.81%) SAP
8 14 (7.29%) BEA
9 10 (5.21%) webMethods
9 10 (5.21%) ESRI
9 10 (5.21%) Google
10 9 (4.69%) TIBCO
11 7 (3.65%) Cramer
11 7 (3.65%) MetaSolv
12 5 (2.60%) Adobe
12 5 (2.60%) Intel
13 4 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (1.56%) Green Hat
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