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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 486 446 422
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -24
Contract jobs citing WSDL 83 93 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.73% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 54 61
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.24% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
12962 12714 11092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.32% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 8056 7087
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 249 284
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -23 20 £530 +23.97% 5
North West -9 14 £390 +9.47% 9
West Midlands - 13 £575 -
Yorkshire +4 10 £333 +10.83%
South East -23 9 £488 +8.33% 1
East Midlands - 8 - -
East of England +10 6 £425 -10.52%
South West -21 2 £550 +22.90% 1
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WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 143 (81.71%) XML
2 123 (70.29%) SOAP
3 103 (58.86%) Java
4 86 (49.14%) Oracle
5 82 (46.86%) XSD
6 81 (46.29%) Web Services
7 79 (45.14%) SOA
8 77 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (35.43%) HTML
10 56 (32.00%) REST
11 52 (29.71%) Scrum
12 51 (29.14%) WebSphere
13 44 (25.14%) Middleware
14 43 (24.57%) WebLogic
15 42 (24.00%) SQL
15 42 (24.00%) TDD
15 42 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (22.86%) Waterfall
16 40 (22.86%) J2EE
16 40 (22.86%) JMS
17 38 (21.71%) HTTP
18 37 (21.14%) Software Engineering
19 35 (20.00%) Maven
19 35 (20.00%) IBM
20 34 (19.43%) JavaScript
20 34 (19.43%) Linux
20 34 (19.43%) Oracle Database
21 33 (18.86%) XSL
22 32 (18.29%) Subversion
23 30 (17.14%) Retail

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 51 (29.14%) WebSphere
2 43 (24.57%) WebLogic
3 26 (14.86%) JBoss
4 20 (11.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (7.43%) Tomcat
6 9 (5.14%) Apache
7 8 (4.57%) NetWeaver
7 8 (4.57%) ArcGIS
7 8 (4.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (4.00%) WebSphere Process Server
8 7 (4.00%) AquaLogic
9 4 (2.29%) IIS
9 4 (2.29%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (1.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.71%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (1.14%) Mule
12 1 (0.57%) Confluence
12 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.86%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.14%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.57%) Cordys
5 1 (0.57%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.29%) PaaS
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.14%) IaaS
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.71%) HTTP
2 20 (11.43%) SSL
3 10 (5.71%) Firewall
4 9 (5.14%) Ethernet
5 8 (4.57%) HTTPS
5 8 (4.57%) DMZ
6 7 (4.00%) MPLS
6 7 (4.00%) SDH
7 3 (1.71%) LDAP
7 3 (1.71%) Internet
8 2 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (1.14%) LAN
8 2 (1.14%) WAN
9 1 (0.57%) FTP
9 1 (0.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.43%) Oracle Database
2 22 (12.57%) SQL Server
3 18 (10.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (7.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (6.29%) DB2
6 7 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.29%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.71%) Informix
9 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.14%) SQLite
10 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.14%) OLTP
10 2 (1.14%) MySQL
10 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 35 (20.00%) Maven
2 32 (18.29%) Subversion
3 28 (16.00%) Ant
4 21 (12.00%) SoapUI
5 17 (9.71%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.00%) Git (software)
7 11 (6.29%) JUnit
8 7 (4.00%) Toad
9 6 (3.43%) Hudson
10 5 (2.86%) Axure RP
10 5 (2.86%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.86%) JIRA
11 4 (2.29%) Introscope
11 4 (2.29%) JDeveloper
12 3 (1.71%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.71%) Selenium
12 3 (1.71%) Mockito
12 3 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.71%) Cucumber
General
1 30 (17.14%) Retail
2 25 (14.29%) Finance
3 16 (9.14%) Banking
4 9 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (46.29%) Developer
2 31 (17.71%) Architect
3 23 (13.14%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.71%) Analyst
5 16 (9.14%) Integration Architect
5 16 (9.14%) Software Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Oracle Developer
7 12 (6.86%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 12 (6.86%) SOA Developer
8 8 (4.57%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.00%) Consultant
9 7 (4.00%) webMethods Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Tester
10 6 (3.43%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.86%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.29%) Solutions Designer
12 4 (2.29%) Lead Developer
12 4 (2.29%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (2.29%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (81.71%) XML
2 123 (70.29%) SOAP
3 82 (46.86%) XSD
4 81 (46.29%) Web Services
5 62 (35.43%) HTML
6 56 (32.00%) REST
7 44 (25.14%) Middleware
8 40 (22.86%) JMS
8 40 (22.86%) J2EE
9 33 (18.86%) XSL
10 30 (17.14%) XSLT
10 30 (17.14%) JSON
11 24 (13.71%) RESTful
12 23 (13.14%) .NET
13 22 (12.57%) CSS
13 22 (12.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 21 (12.00%) Spring
15 19 (10.86%) Java EE
16 18 (10.29%) JDBC
17 17 (9.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.43%) Social Media
1 20 (11.43%) iPad
2 16 (9.14%) Open Source
3 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.43%) DataPower
5 8 (4.57%) Data Integration
5 8 (4.57%) Clustering
6 7 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.43%) Online Banking
8 5 (2.86%) Web 2.0
9 4 (2.29%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.71%) NHS
10 3 (1.71%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.14%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.43%) Linux
2 9 (5.14%) Windows
3 7 (4.00%) UNIX
4 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.29%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.29%) AIX
5 4 (2.29%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.29%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.14%) CentOS
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Android
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.57%) zOS
7 1 (0.57%) HPUX
7 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (45.14%) SOA
2 77 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (29.71%) Scrum
4 42 (24.00%) TDD
4 42 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (22.86%) Waterfall
6 37 (21.14%) Software Engineering
7 26 (14.86%) E-Commerce
7 26 (14.86%) UML
8 24 (13.71%) ERP
9 20 (11.43%) TOGAF
9 20 (11.43%) Content Management
10 19 (10.86%) BPEL
11 18 (10.29%) ITIL
12 17 (9.71%) OO
13 16 (9.14%) Integration Testing
14 15 (8.57%) SysML
15 13 (7.43%) EAI
16 12 (6.86%) Use Case
17 11 (6.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 103 (58.86%) Java
2 42 (24.00%) SQL
3 34 (19.43%) JavaScript
4 21 (12.00%) Groovy
5 18 (10.29%) C#
6 16 (9.14%) PL/SQL
7 13 (7.43%) XPath
8 10 (5.71%) C
9 7 (4.00%) C++
10 4 (2.29%) XQuery
10 4 (2.29%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.57%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.57%) Python
12 1 (0.57%) PHP
12 1 (0.57%) VB6
12 1 (0.57%) Ruby
12 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (12.00%) Degree
2 12 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.86%) ISEB
5 3 (1.71%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.14%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.57%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) COBIT
3 2 (1.14%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.14%) CA LISA
2 5 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.14%) OpenAM
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.14%) MOM
3 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.14%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.14%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 86 (49.14%) Oracle
2 35 (20.00%) IBM
3 22 (12.57%) Perforce
4 20 (11.43%) Endeca
4 20 (11.43%) ATG
5 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
5 19 (10.86%) Software AG
6 18 (10.29%) webMethods
7 17 (9.71%) SAP
8 14 (8.00%) BEA
8 14 (8.00%) TIBCO
9 9 (5.14%) Google
9 9 (5.14%) Green Hat
10 8 (4.57%) ESRI
11 7 (4.00%) Cramer
11 7 (4.00%) MetaSolv
11 7 (4.00%) Intel
12 5 (2.86%) Adobe
13 3 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (1.14%) CA
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