The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 484 386 471
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +85
Contract jobs citing WSDL 80 130 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 1.13% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 71 50
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13413 11531 14306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.99% 26.81% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8827 7372 8646
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 328 360
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 £17.70 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WSDL
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -19 44 £525 +31.25% 5
South East -24 14 £425 - 7
South West -5 10 £475 +46.15%
East of England -19 7 £475 -13.63% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £438 - 2
East Midlands -24 1 - -
North West -33 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Midlands - - - -
WSDL
UK

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 158 (82.29%) Web Services
2 139 (72.40%) XML
3 111 (57.81%) SOAP
4 103 (53.65%) Java
5 101 (52.60%) Oracle
6 73 (38.02%) HTML
7 68 (35.42%) SOA
8 66 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (33.85%) XSD
10 57 (29.69%) J2EE
11 55 (28.65%) Subversion
12 51 (26.56%) SQL
13 50 (26.04%) WebLogic
14 46 (23.96%) XSLT
14 46 (23.96%) REST
15 45 (23.44%) Oracle Database
16 44 (22.92%) .NET
16 44 (22.92%) Scrum
17 42 (21.88%) Finance
17 42 (21.88%) Spring
18 41 (21.35%) C#
19 40 (20.83%) TDD
20 39 (20.31%) CSS
21 38 (19.79%) Linux
22 36 (18.75%) JavaScript
23 35 (18.23%) PL/SQL
23 35 (18.23%) Ant
24 34 (17.71%) SQL Server
24 34 (17.71%) XSL
24 34 (17.71%) E-Commerce

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 50 (26.04%) WebLogic
2 23 (11.98%) Oracle Service Bus
3 22 (11.46%) WebSphere
4 18 (9.38%) Apache
5 13 (6.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (5.73%) Confluence
7 10 (5.21%) MQSeries
7 10 (5.21%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (4.69%) WebLogic Portal
9 8 (4.17%) Liferay
10 7 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (3.13%) SharePoint
12 5 (2.60%) Tomcat
12 5 (2.60%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (2.08%) Mule
13 4 (2.08%) AquaLogic
13 4 (2.08%) Node.js
13 4 (2.08%) IIS
14 3 (1.56%) LiveLink
14 3 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (6.25%) MS Office
1 12 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) SPSS
4 1 (0.52%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (5.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.65%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (3.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (1.56%) SAP HR
4 3 (1.56%) Workday HCM
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.04%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) SaaS
1 2 (1.04%) PaaS
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.50%) LDAP
2 12 (6.25%) HTTP
3 10 (5.21%) Internet
4 9 (4.69%) SSL
5 8 (4.17%) X.509
6 3 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.56%) Wireless
6 3 (1.56%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.04%) FTP
8 1 (0.52%) VPN
8 1 (0.52%) Firewall
8 1 (0.52%) SAN
8 1 (0.52%) DMZ
8 1 (0.52%) SSH
8 1 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (23.44%) Oracle Database
2 34 (17.71%) SQL Server
3 23 (11.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (5.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (4.69%) Oracle ODI
10 8 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 8 (4.17%) RDBMS
10 8 (4.17%) DB2
11 6 (3.13%) OLAP
11 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (3.13%) Siebel EIM
12 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (2.08%) MongoDB
14 3 (1.56%) Hadoop
14 3 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 55 (28.65%) Subversion
2 35 (18.23%) Ant
3 29 (15.10%) Maven
4 22 (11.46%) Visual Studio
5 16 (8.33%) JIRA
5 16 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 10 (5.21%) SoapUI
8 8 (4.17%) Selenium
9 7 (3.65%) JDeveloper
9 7 (3.65%) Hudson
10 6 (3.13%) Axure RP
10 6 (3.13%) PeopleTools
10 6 (3.13%) JUnit
11 4 (2.08%) PhoneGap
11 4 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (1.56%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.56%) JBehave
13 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
General
1 42 (21.88%) Finance
2 31 (16.15%) Telecoms
3 25 (13.02%) Retail
4 21 (10.94%) Banking
5 4 (2.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.04%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 109 (56.77%) Developer
2 28 (14.58%) Architect
3 24 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 21 (10.94%) Consultant
5 13 (6.77%) Analyst
6 12 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 12 (6.25%) UI Developer
7 11 (5.73%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 11 (5.73%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (5.73%) CRM Consultant
7 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Consultant
8 10 (5.21%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 10 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 10 (5.21%) Designer
9 9 (4.69%) UI Programmer
9 9 (4.69%) Technical Leader
9 9 (4.69%) WebLogic Developer
9 9 (4.69%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.69%) Software Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (82.29%) Web Services
2 139 (72.40%) XML
3 111 (57.81%) SOAP
4 73 (38.02%) HTML
5 65 (33.85%) XSD
6 57 (29.69%) J2EE
7 46 (23.96%) XSLT
7 46 (23.96%) REST
8 44 (22.92%) .NET
9 42 (21.88%) Spring
10 39 (20.31%) CSS
11 34 (17.71%) Middleware
11 34 (17.71%) XSL
12 26 (13.54%) Ajax
13 24 (12.50%) jQuery
13 24 (12.50%) RESTful
14 23 (11.98%) ASP.NET
15 21 (10.94%) CSS3
16 18 (9.38%) JAX-WS
16 18 (9.38%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.06%) iPad
2 23 (11.98%) Social Media
3 14 (7.29%) Open Source
3 14 (7.29%) NHS
4 11 (5.73%) Web 2.0
4 11 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.73%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.65%) RIA
6 6 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.56%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.56%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.56%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.04%) Equities
10 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.52%) Clustering
10 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.79%) Linux
2 23 (11.98%) UNIX
3 12 (6.25%) Windows
4 4 (2.08%) Android
4 4 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (35.42%) SOA
2 66 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (22.92%) Scrum
4 40 (20.83%) TDD
5 34 (17.71%) E-Commerce
6 31 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (15.10%) MVC
8 27 (14.06%) ERP
8 27 (14.06%) Waterfall
9 24 (12.50%) Content Management
10 21 (10.94%) CRM
10 21 (10.94%) Configuration Management
11 18 (9.38%) Validation
11 18 (9.38%) ITIL
12 14 (7.29%) Software Engineering
12 14 (7.29%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.77%) Integration Testing
13 13 (6.77%) Data Modelling
13 13 (6.77%) Workflow
14 12 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 103 (53.65%) Java
2 51 (26.56%) SQL
3 41 (21.35%) C#
4 36 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 35 (18.23%) PL/SQL
6 15 (7.81%) XPath
7 11 (5.73%) Groovy
8 7 (3.65%) Python
9 6 (3.13%) PeopleCode
9 6 (3.13%) C++
10 5 (2.60%) Perl
10 5 (2.60%) Ruby
11 4 (2.08%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.04%) C
13 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.38%) Degree
3 13 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.60%) ISEB
6 4 (2.08%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (1.04%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.04%) OCMJEA
9 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.52%) MCSE
9 1 (0.52%) CCNA
9 1 (0.52%) OCP
9 1 (0.52%) OCA
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) HL7
2 6 (3.13%) QA
3 4 (2.08%) COBIT
4 3 (1.56%) SLA
4 3 (1.56%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.04%) WMI
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 101 (52.60%) Oracle
2 32 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 26 (13.54%) Perforce
4 23 (11.98%) Endeca
4 23 (11.98%) ATG
5 20 (10.42%) JBoss
6 11 (5.73%) IBM
7 10 (5.21%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (4.17%) webMethods
9 7 (3.65%) SAP
9 7 (3.65%) Siebel
10 6 (3.13%) Adobe
10 6 (3.13%) Pega
10 6 (3.13%) F5
11 5 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (2.08%) CollabNet
13 3 (1.56%) BEA
13 3 (1.56%) Sun
13 3 (1.56%) Sybase
14 2 (1.04%) Reuters
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