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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 459 450 464
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing WSDL 137 136 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 0.95% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 58
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £360 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
15221 14359 14498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.72% 28.07% 29.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10516 9261 9498
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 191 250
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
London -55 45 £450 -14.28% 7
North West -1 38 £420 +33.33% 5
South East 0 19 £413 +3.12% 1
Yorkshire - 10 £245 - 5
North East - 8 £575 - 1
South West -4 7 £375 +26.05% 6
East of England +5 5 £300 -11.11% 2
East Midlands -21 4 £450 +20.00% 3
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UK

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 188 (80.34%) SOAP
2 179 (76.50%) XML
3 164 (70.09%) Web Services
4 131 (55.98%) Java
5 107 (45.73%) XSD
6 82 (35.04%) Oracle
7 79 (33.76%) HTML
8 77 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (31.62%) SOA
10 66 (28.21%) JavaScript
11 64 (27.35%) Finance
12 60 (25.64%) SQL
13 59 (25.21%) REST
14 55 (23.50%) J2EE
15 54 (23.08%) JSON
16 53 (22.65%) JMS
17 52 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
18 50 (21.37%) WebSphere
19 49 (20.94%) SDLC
20 48 (20.51%) Spring
20 48 (20.51%) XSLT
20 48 (20.51%) JBoss
21 45 (19.23%) Linux
22 43 (18.38%) Oracle Database
23 42 (17.95%) Middleware
23 42 (17.95%) IBM
24 34 (14.53%) TDD
24 34 (14.53%) SoapUI
24 34 (14.53%) DataPower
25 33 (14.10%) Maven

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 50 (21.37%) WebSphere
2 48 (20.51%) JBoss
3 31 (13.25%) WebLogic
4 24 (10.26%) Tomcat
5 22 (9.40%) Apache
6 21 (8.97%) Oracle Service Bus
6 21 (8.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (8.12%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (7.26%) Node.js
9 13 (5.56%) IIS
10 8 (3.42%) Jetty
11 6 (2.56%) Confluence
12 5 (2.14%) Liferay
12 5 (2.14%) OpenStack
12 5 (2.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (1.71%) GlassFish
13 4 (1.71%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (1.28%) Apache ServiceMix
15 2 (0.85%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.27%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.71%) Magento
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.26%) HTTP
2 20 (8.55%) SSL
3 14 (5.98%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.13%) SNMP
5 11 (4.70%) Internet
6 7 (2.99%) Firewall
7 6 (2.56%) LDAP
8 5 (2.14%) VoIP
9 1 (0.43%) WAN
9 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.43%) FTP
9 1 (0.43%) LAN
9 1 (0.43%) NAS
9 1 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.38%) Oracle Database
2 22 (9.40%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 14 (5.98%) Big Data
6 12 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (5.13%) DB2
7 11 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.56%) MySQL
9 4 (1.71%) Informix
9 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.85%) Adabas
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 34 (14.53%) SoapUI
2 33 (14.10%) Maven
3 30 (12.82%) JUnit
4 29 (12.39%) Subversion
4 29 (12.39%) Git (software)
5 27 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 17 (7.26%) Selenium
6 17 (7.26%) Ant
7 16 (6.84%) Eclipse
8 15 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (5.56%) JIRA
10 12 (5.13%) Visual Studio
11 11 (4.70%) Checkstyle
11 11 (4.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (4.70%) FindBugs
11 11 (4.70%) Gradle
12 9 (3.85%) Grunt
12 9 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
12 9 (3.85%) Sublime Text
12 9 (3.85%) Bower
General
1 64 (27.35%) Finance
2 30 (12.82%) Banking
3 24 (10.26%) Retail
4 8 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.14%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.14%) Back Office
6 4 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 141 (60.26%) Developer
2 43 (18.38%) Java Developer
3 29 (12.39%) Consultant
4 23 (9.83%) Designer
5 20 (8.55%) Architect
6 11 (4.70%) Senior Developer
6 11 (4.70%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
7 9 (3.85%) SOA Developer
8 8 (3.42%) webMethods Developer
9 7 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 6 (2.56%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.56%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (2.56%) Integration Architect
11 5 (2.14%) Tester
11 5 (2.14%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.14%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.14%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (80.34%) SOAP
2 179 (76.50%) XML
3 164 (70.09%) Web Services
4 107 (45.73%) XSD
5 79 (33.76%) HTML
6 59 (25.21%) REST
7 55 (23.50%) J2EE
8 54 (23.08%) JSON
9 53 (22.65%) JMS
10 48 (20.51%) XSLT
10 48 (20.51%) Spring
11 42 (17.95%) Middleware
12 33 (14.10%) HTML5
13 31 (13.25%) XSL
14 29 (12.39%) Hibernate
14 29 (12.39%) CSS
14 29 (12.39%) JSP
15 28 (11.97%) Servlets
16 26 (11.11%) jQuery
17 24 (10.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.53%) DataPower
2 24 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.70%) iPad
4 10 (4.27%) Social Media
5 7 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.56%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.71%) W3C
8 3 (1.28%) Clustering
8 3 (1.28%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.85%) Replication
9 2 (0.85%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.43%) VUI
10 1 (0.43%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.23%) Linux
2 20 (8.55%) Windows
3 15 (6.41%) Solaris
4 8 (3.42%) AIX
5 7 (2.99%) UNIX
6 5 (2.14%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.71%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.71%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.85%) HPUX
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.43%) zOS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (31.62%) SOA
3 52 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (20.94%) SDLC
5 34 (14.53%) TDD
6 31 (13.25%) OO
6 31 (13.25%) Waterfall
7 26 (11.11%) UML
7 26 (11.11%) Scrum
7 26 (11.11%) BPEL
7 26 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 24 (10.26%) E-Commerce
9 23 (9.83%) Software Engineering
10 20 (8.55%) System Integration Testing
11 18 (7.69%) ITIL
11 18 (7.69%) MVC
12 16 (6.84%) Unit Testing
13 15 (6.41%) Use Case
14 14 (5.98%) High Availability
14 14 (5.98%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 131 (55.98%) Java
2 66 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 60 (25.64%) SQL
4 28 (11.97%) Groovy
5 21 (8.97%) C#
5 21 (8.97%) PL/SQL
6 20 (8.55%) Perl
7 15 (6.41%) C++
8 12 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.85%) VB
10 8 (3.42%) Python
10 8 (3.42%) VB6
10 8 (3.42%) XPath
11 6 (2.56%) C
12 5 (2.14%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.71%) PHP
13 4 (1.71%) XQuery
14 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.28%) PHP5
15 2 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (5.13%) Degree
2 9 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.71%) ISEB
5 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.83%) QA
2 3 (1.28%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) BS7799
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.71%) Squid
3 2 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.99%) CA LISA
2 6 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 82 (35.04%) Oracle
2 42 (17.95%) IBM
3 16 (6.84%) Perforce
4 14 (5.98%) webMethods
5 13 (5.56%) ATG
5 13 (5.56%) Endeca
6 11 (4.70%) VMware
7 10 (4.27%) TIBCO
7 10 (4.27%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.27%) HP
8 7 (2.99%) Software AG
9 6 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (2.14%) KANA
11 4 (1.71%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.71%) SAP
12 3 (1.28%) Informatica
12 3 (1.28%) Green Hat
12 3 (1.28%) Solace
13 2 (0.85%) Stellent
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