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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 455 431 416
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -15
Contract jobs citing WSDL 120 123 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.91% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 76 64
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £540 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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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
13812 13476 12888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.14% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9443 8867 8294
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 194 319
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £21.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
South East +5 36 £425 - 5
North West 0 27 £425 +25.92% 3
London -49 27 £456 -13.09% 8
Yorkshire -11 11 £375 - 3
South West -6 8 £350 +17.64% 11
East of England -4 5 £450 +28.57%
West Midlands +2 4 £563 +32.35%
East Midlands -17 2 - -
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UK

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 158 (78.22%) SOAP
1 158 (78.22%) XML
2 131 (64.85%) Web Services
3 110 (54.46%) Java
4 98 (48.51%) XSD
5 89 (44.06%) Oracle
6 79 (39.11%) SOA
7 72 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (28.71%) HTML
9 56 (27.72%) REST
10 54 (26.73%) SDLC
11 53 (26.24%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (24.26%) WebSphere
12 49 (24.26%) SQL
12 49 (24.26%) Finance
13 48 (23.76%) Middleware
13 48 (23.76%) J2EE
13 48 (23.76%) JMS
14 47 (23.27%) IBM
15 40 (19.80%) JBoss
15 40 (19.80%) TDD
16 37 (18.32%) Spring
16 37 (18.32%) JavaScript
16 37 (18.32%) WebLogic
17 36 (17.82%) JSON
17 36 (17.82%) Waterfall
17 36 (17.82%) Oracle Database
18 35 (17.33%) Maven
19 33 (16.34%) Subversion
19 33 (16.34%) JUnit

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (24.26%) WebSphere
2 40 (19.80%) JBoss
3 37 (18.32%) WebLogic
4 20 (9.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (7.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 12 (5.94%) Apache
6 12 (5.94%) Tomcat
7 8 (3.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (3.47%) IIS
9 6 (2.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (2.97%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (2.48%) Liferay
10 5 (2.48%) Confluence
10 5 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.98%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (1.98%) NetWeaver
11 4 (1.98%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.98%) AquaLogic
12 3 (1.49%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (6.93%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.98%) AquaLogic BPM
4 3 (1.49%) Magento
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
1 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.36%) HTTP
2 13 (6.44%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.45%) Internet
4 10 (4.95%) Firewall
5 8 (3.96%) SSL
6 4 (1.98%) DMZ
6 4 (1.98%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.98%) SNMP
6 4 (1.98%) LDAP
7 2 (0.99%) LAN
7 2 (0.99%) VoIP
7 2 (0.99%) WAN
7 2 (0.99%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.99%) SAN
7 2 (0.99%) NAS
7 2 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.82%) Oracle Database
2 22 (10.89%) SQL Server
3 19 (9.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (7.92%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.93%) DB2
6 13 (6.44%) Big Data
7 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (2.97%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.97%) Informix
9 5 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.48%) MySQL
10 4 (1.98%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.99%) Adabas
13 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.50%) OLTP
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (17.33%) Maven
2 33 (16.34%) Subversion
2 33 (16.34%) JUnit
3 32 (15.84%) SoapUI
4 18 (8.91%) Selenium
5 17 (8.42%) Ant
6 16 (7.92%) Git (software)
7 10 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (4.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (4.95%) FindBugs
7 10 (4.95%) Gradle
7 10 (4.95%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.95%) Checkstyle
8 9 (4.46%) JIRA
9 7 (3.47%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.97%) Mockito
10 6 (2.97%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.98%) XMLSpy
11 4 (1.98%) Hudson
12 3 (1.49%) LoadUI
General
1 49 (24.26%) Finance
2 29 (14.36%) Retail
3 21 (10.40%) Banking
4 6 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.49%) Back Office
6 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 116 (57.43%) Developer
2 33 (16.34%) Architect
2 33 (16.34%) Java Developer
3 19 (9.41%) Designer
4 17 (8.42%) Integration Architect
5 16 (7.92%) Consultant
6 11 (5.45%) Oracle Developer
6 11 (5.45%) webMethods Developer
7 10 (4.95%) SOA Developer
8 8 (3.96%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 7 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.48%) Analyst
10 5 (2.48%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (2.48%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (2.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 5 (2.48%) WebSphere Developer
10 5 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (1.98%) SOA Architect
11 4 (1.98%) SOA Consultant
11 4 (1.98%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (78.22%) SOAP
1 158 (78.22%) XML
2 131 (64.85%) Web Services
3 98 (48.51%) XSD
4 58 (28.71%) HTML
5 56 (27.72%) REST
6 48 (23.76%) J2EE
6 48 (23.76%) JMS
6 48 (23.76%) Middleware
7 37 (18.32%) Spring
8 36 (17.82%) JSON
9 32 (15.84%) XSLT
10 29 (14.36%) XSL
11 24 (11.88%) .NET
11 24 (11.88%) RESTful
12 21 (10.40%) Hibernate
12 21 (10.40%) ActiveMQ
13 20 (9.90%) Servlets
13 20 (9.90%) HTML5
13 20 (9.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.85%) DataPower
2 18 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.43%) Social Media
3 15 (7.43%) iPad
4 7 (3.47%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.48%) Clustering
6 4 (1.98%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.98%) W3C
7 3 (1.49%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.49%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.49%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.99%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.50%) VUI
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.34%) Linux
2 16 (7.92%) Windows
3 7 (3.47%) AIX
4 6 (2.97%) Windows Vista
4 6 (2.97%) Windows XP
4 6 (2.97%) Mac OS
5 5 (2.48%) Solaris
6 3 (1.49%) UNIX
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) zOS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.11%) SOA
2 72 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (26.73%) SDLC
4 53 (26.24%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (19.80%) TDD
6 36 (17.82%) Waterfall
7 29 (14.36%) Integration Testing
8 28 (13.86%) E-Commerce
9 27 (13.37%) Scrum
9 27 (13.37%) Software Engineering
10 22 (10.89%) OO
11 20 (9.90%) BPEL
12 18 (8.91%) Use Case
12 18 (8.91%) ERP
12 18 (8.91%) ITIL
12 18 (8.91%) System Integration Testing
13 17 (8.42%) UML
13 17 (8.42%) EAI
13 17 (8.42%) Content Management
14 13 (6.44%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 110 (54.46%) Java
2 49 (24.26%) SQL
3 37 (18.32%) JavaScript
4 23 (11.39%) PL/SQL
5 20 (9.90%) Groovy
6 13 (6.44%) C#
7 11 (5.45%) C++
8 9 (4.46%) Perl
8 9 (4.46%) XPath
9 7 (3.47%) C
9 7 (3.47%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.97%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.48%) Python
11 5 (2.48%) XQuery
12 3 (1.49%) VB
12 3 (1.49%) PHP
12 3 (1.49%) VB6
13 2 (0.99%) PHP5
13 2 (0.99%) COBOL
13 2 (0.99%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.92%) Degree
2 9 (4.46%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.99%) ISEB
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.90%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) COBIT
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.98%) Squid
3 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (6.44%) CA LISA
2 2 (0.99%) MOM
2 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 89 (44.06%) Oracle
2 47 (23.27%) IBM
3 25 (12.38%) webMethods
4 20 (9.90%) TIBCO
5 19 (9.41%) Perforce
6 18 (8.91%) Microsoft
7 17 (8.42%) Endeca
7 17 (8.42%) ATG
8 11 (5.45%) Green Hat
8 11 (5.45%) Solace
9 10 (4.95%) Software AG
10 8 (3.96%) SAP
10 8 (3.96%) VMware
11 6 (2.97%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (2.97%) HP
12 5 (2.48%) BEA
12 5 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.98%) KANA
13 4 (1.98%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.98%) Informatica
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