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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 501 429 442
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +13
Contract jobs citing WSDL 84 127 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.97% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 77 68
Average daily rate
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£431 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £34.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £34.22
% change year-on-year
- -12.31%
WSDL
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
13562 13160 12847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.20% 27.92% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9437 8578 8195
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 275 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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 -26 23 £530 +6.00% 5
North West -21 17 £375 +3.44% 2
South East -29 13 £500 +25.00% 6
East Midlands - 8 £385 -
Yorkshire - 6 £320 - 1
East of England -9 5 £425 - 3
South West -29 3 £463 - 3
North East - - - -
WSDL
UK

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 163 (79.13%) XML
2 147 (71.36%) SOAP
3 131 (63.59%) Java
4 111 (53.88%) Web Services
5 104 (50.49%) Oracle
6 103 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (40.29%) XSD
7 83 (40.29%) Scrum
8 76 (36.89%) REST
9 75 (36.41%) SOA
10 67 (32.52%) HTML
11 66 (32.04%) SQL
12 57 (27.67%) J2EE
13 53 (25.73%) JMS
14 52 (25.24%) WebLogic
15 51 (24.76%) Linux
15 51 (24.76%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (23.79%) HTTP
17 47 (22.82%) Maven
17 47 (22.82%) WebSphere
18 46 (22.33%) XSL
19 45 (21.84%) TDD
20 44 (21.36%) Middleware
20 44 (21.36%) Subversion
20 44 (21.36%) Oracle Database
21 43 (20.87%) XSLT
21 43 (20.87%) Software Engineering
22 41 (19.90%) JBoss
23 40 (19.42%) UML
23 40 (19.42%) Waterfall

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 52 (25.24%) WebLogic
2 47 (22.82%) WebSphere
3 41 (19.90%) JBoss
4 22 (10.68%) Apache
5 20 (9.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (6.80%) WebSphere Process Server
6 14 (6.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (6.80%) Tomcat
7 12 (5.83%) IIS
8 11 (5.34%) ArcGIS
9 9 (4.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (3.40%) AquaLogic
11 4 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.94%) NetWeaver
12 3 (1.46%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (1.46%) Liferay
12 3 (1.46%) Confluence
13 2 (0.97%) Node.js
13 2 (0.97%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.94%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.46%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (1.46%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.49%) Cordys
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) PaaS
3 2 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.97%) IaaS
3 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (23.79%) HTTP
2 34 (16.50%) SSL
3 8 (3.88%) Ethernet
4 7 (3.40%) SDH
4 7 (3.40%) MPLS
5 6 (2.91%) Firewall
5 6 (2.91%) LDAP
6 4 (1.94%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.94%) DMZ
6 4 (1.94%) Internet
7 2 (0.97%) SMTP
7 2 (0.97%) FTP
8 1 (0.49%) LAN
8 1 (0.49%) WAN
8 1 (0.49%) SSH
8 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.49%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.36%) Oracle Database
2 26 (12.62%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (5.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (3.40%) MySQL
6 6 (2.91%) DB2
7 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.43%) Spotfire
7 5 (2.43%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.94%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.94%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.46%) Text Mining
9 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.46%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.97%) SQLite
10 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 47 (22.82%) Maven
2 44 (21.36%) Subversion
3 37 (17.96%) Ant
4 20 (9.71%) Jenkins
5 16 (7.77%) Eclipse
6 15 (7.28%) JIRA
7 14 (6.80%) Git (software)
8 13 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (5.34%) Hudson
9 11 (5.34%) Visual Studio
10 10 (4.85%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.88%) JUnit
12 7 (3.40%) Toad
12 7 (3.40%) Bugzilla
12 7 (3.40%) Mercurial
13 5 (2.43%) Axure RP
13 5 (2.43%) JDeveloper
14 4 (1.94%) Redmine
14 4 (1.94%) Gradle
15 3 (1.46%) MyEclipse
General
1 35 (16.99%) Retail
2 17 (8.25%) Finance
3 11 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.34%) Banking
4 4 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 101 (49.03%) Developer
2 29 (14.08%) Architect
3 24 (11.65%) Software Engineer
3 24 (11.65%) Java Developer
4 13 (6.31%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 12 (5.83%) SOA Developer
6 11 (5.34%) Consultant
6 11 (5.34%) Integration Architect
6 11 (5.34%) Analyst
7 7 (3.40%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.40%) Release Manager
7 7 (3.40%) Configuration Manager
7 7 (3.40%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 6 (2.91%) Software Developer
8 6 (2.91%) Senior Developer
9 4 (1.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (1.94%) Lead Developer
9 4 (1.94%) C# Developer
9 4 (1.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (79.13%) XML
2 147 (71.36%) SOAP
3 111 (53.88%) Web Services
4 83 (40.29%) XSD
5 76 (36.89%) REST
6 67 (32.52%) HTML
7 57 (27.67%) J2EE
8 53 (25.73%) JMS
9 46 (22.33%) XSL
10 44 (21.36%) Middleware
11 43 (20.87%) XSLT
12 31 (15.05%) Spring
13 30 (14.56%) RESTful
14 28 (13.59%) JSON
15 26 (12.62%) JDBC
16 25 (12.14%) CSS
17 24 (11.65%) jQuery
18 23 (11.17%) .NET
19 22 (10.68%) Java EE
20 16 (7.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.08%) Social Media
1 29 (14.08%) iPad
2 17 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.28%) Data Integration
4 11 (5.34%) Open Source
5 8 (3.88%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.91%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.91%) DataPower
7 5 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.43%) Web 2.0
7 5 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.94%) Clustering
8 4 (1.94%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.94%) Life Science
8 4 (1.94%) Kindle
9 3 (1.46%) Ontologies
9 3 (1.46%) NHS
10 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.97%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.76%) Linux
2 16 (7.77%) UNIX
3 9 (4.37%) Windows
4 5 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
5 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.97%) CentOS
7 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (40.29%) Scrum
3 75 (36.41%) SOA
4 51 (24.76%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (21.84%) TDD
6 43 (20.87%) Software Engineering
7 40 (19.42%) UML
7 40 (19.42%) Waterfall
8 37 (17.96%) E-Commerce
9 35 (16.99%) ERP
10 32 (15.53%) OO
11 31 (15.05%) ITIL
11 31 (15.05%) TOGAF
12 30 (14.56%) Content Management
13 28 (13.59%) SysML
14 20 (9.71%) MVC
15 19 (9.22%) Migration
16 16 (7.77%) BPEL
17 15 (7.28%) ETL
18 14 (6.80%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 131 (63.59%) Java
2 66 (32.04%) SQL
3 39 (18.93%) JavaScript
4 30 (14.56%) Groovy
5 27 (13.11%) C#
6 21 (10.19%) PL/SQL
7 16 (7.77%) C
7 16 (7.77%) XPath
8 7 (3.40%) C++
9 6 (2.91%) Python
10 4 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.46%) XQuery
11 3 (1.46%) PHP
11 3 (1.46%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.97%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 2 (0.97%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.49%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.22%) Degree
3 7 (3.40%) BC Cleared
4 6 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.97%) ISEB
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.88%) QA
2 7 (3.40%) HL7
3 4 (1.94%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.97%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.97%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.97%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.49%) Netcool
Vendors
1 104 (50.49%) Oracle
2 38 (18.45%) IBM
3 30 (14.56%) Perforce
4 29 (14.08%) ATG
4 29 (14.08%) Endeca
5 19 (9.22%) Software AG
6 17 (8.25%) Microsoft
7 16 (7.77%) SAP
8 14 (6.80%) BEA
9 11 (5.34%) Google
9 11 (5.34%) ESRI
9 11 (5.34%) TIBCO
10 7 (3.40%) webMethods
10 7 (3.40%) MetaSolv
10 7 (3.40%) Cramer
11 5 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (2.43%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (2.43%) Adobe
12 4 (1.94%) Intel
12 4 (1.94%) AppDynamics
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