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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 485 459 432
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -27
Contract jobs citing WSDL 110 124 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.89% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 78 57
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 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £536 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -0.66%
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
14460 13870 13417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.09% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9914 9065 8711
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 203 276
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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 29 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 29 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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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 -36 35 £463 -11.90% 6
South East -3 27 £425 - 1
North West -5 23 £473 +35.00% 5
South West +11 9 £333 +11.76% 11
Yorkshire - 9 £375 -
East of England -2 5 £450 +28.57% 1
West Midlands 0 2 £575 +35.29% 2
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WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 160 (78.43%) XML
2 156 (76.47%) SOAP
3 139 (68.14%) Web Services
4 113 (55.39%) Java
5 96 (47.06%) XSD
6 87 (42.65%) Oracle
7 75 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (35.78%) SOA
9 65 (31.86%) HTML
10 55 (26.96%) REST
11 54 (26.47%) SDLC
11 54 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (26.47%) SQL
12 53 (25.98%) Finance
13 51 (25.00%) J2EE
14 49 (24.02%) WebSphere
15 48 (23.53%) JMS
16 44 (21.57%) IBM
16 44 (21.57%) Middleware
17 43 (21.08%) JavaScript
18 42 (20.59%) JBoss
19 41 (20.10%) Spring
20 40 (19.61%) TDD
21 38 (18.63%) JSON
22 36 (17.65%) Waterfall
22 36 (17.65%) Maven
23 35 (17.16%) XSLT
23 35 (17.16%) WebLogic
24 34 (16.67%) Linux
24 34 (16.67%) Oracle Database

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (24.02%) WebSphere
2 42 (20.59%) JBoss
3 35 (17.16%) WebLogic
4 19 (9.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (7.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 13 (6.37%) Apache
6 13 (6.37%) Tomcat
7 10 (4.90%) IIS
8 9 (4.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (2.45%) Liferay
10 5 (2.45%) Confluence
11 4 (1.96%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (1.47%) NetWeaver
12 3 (1.47%) AquaLogic
12 3 (1.47%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.37%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.96%) Magento
4 3 (1.47%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.24%) HTTP
2 13 (6.37%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.88%) SSL
3 12 (5.88%) Internet
4 10 (4.90%) Firewall
5 5 (2.45%) LDAP
6 4 (1.96%) SNMP
7 3 (1.47%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.47%) DMZ
8 2 (0.98%) SAN
8 2 (0.98%) NAS
8 2 (0.98%) VoIP
9 1 (0.49%) WAN
9 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.49%) FTP
9 1 (0.49%) LAN
9 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 24 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 19 (9.31%) Relational Database
4 18 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (6.37%) DB2
5 13 (6.37%) Big Data
6 10 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (4.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.94%) Informix
7 6 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.94%) MySQL
8 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.98%) Adabas
11 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (17.65%) Maven
2 33 (16.18%) Subversion
2 33 (16.18%) JUnit
3 29 (14.22%) SoapUI
4 19 (9.31%) Selenium
5 18 (8.82%) Ant
6 15 (7.35%) Git (software)
7 13 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (5.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (5.39%) FindBugs
8 11 (5.39%) Gradle
8 11 (5.39%) Jenkins
8 11 (5.39%) Checkstyle
9 9 (4.41%) JIRA
10 7 (3.43%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.94%) Eclipse
11 6 (2.94%) Mockito
12 4 (1.96%) Hudson
13 3 (1.47%) Cactus
13 3 (1.47%) XMLSpy
General
1 53 (25.98%) Finance
2 29 (14.22%) Retail
3 25 (12.25%) Banking
4 6 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.96%) Back Office
6 3 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 123 (60.29%) Developer
2 36 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 28 (13.73%) Architect
4 20 (9.80%) Designer
5 17 (8.33%) Consultant
6 14 (6.86%) Integration Architect
7 11 (5.39%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (4.90%) SOA Developer
9 9 (4.41%) webMethods Developer
10 8 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 7 (3.43%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.45%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (2.45%) C# Developer
12 5 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (2.45%) WebSphere Developer
12 5 (2.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 4 (1.96%) SOA Architect
13 4 (1.96%) Java Architect
13 4 (1.96%) .NET Developer
13 4 (1.96%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (78.43%) XML
2 156 (76.47%) SOAP
3 139 (68.14%) Web Services
4 96 (47.06%) XSD
5 65 (31.86%) HTML
6 55 (26.96%) REST
7 51 (25.00%) J2EE
8 48 (23.53%) JMS
9 44 (21.57%) Middleware
10 41 (20.10%) Spring
11 38 (18.63%) JSON
12 35 (17.16%) XSLT
13 33 (16.18%) XSL
14 26 (12.75%) .NET
15 24 (11.76%) Hibernate
15 24 (11.76%) RESTful
16 23 (11.27%) HTML5
17 22 (10.78%) Servlets
18 21 (10.29%) JSP
18 21 (10.29%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.69%) DataPower
2 20 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.35%) Social Media
3 15 (7.35%) iPad
4 6 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.45%) Clustering
6 4 (1.96%) W3C
7 3 (1.47%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.47%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.47%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.98%) Replication
8 2 (0.98%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.49%) IVR
9 1 (0.49%) VUI
9 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.49%) PMI
9 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.67%) Linux
2 16 (7.84%) Windows
3 8 (3.92%) AIX
4 6 (2.94%) Solaris
5 5 (2.45%) UNIX
5 5 (2.45%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.45%) Windows Vista
5 5 (2.45%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.98%) HPUX
7 1 (0.49%) zOS
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (35.78%) SOA
3 54 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
3 54 (26.47%) SDLC
4 40 (19.61%) TDD
5 36 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 29 (14.22%) Scrum
7 28 (13.73%) E-Commerce
7 28 (13.73%) Integration Testing
8 26 (12.75%) Software Engineering
9 25 (12.25%) OO
10 20 (9.80%) ITIL
11 18 (8.82%) UML
11 18 (8.82%) ERP
11 18 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (8.33%) Content Management
12 17 (8.33%) BPEL
12 17 (8.33%) Use Case
13 15 (7.35%) EAI
14 13 (6.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 113 (55.39%) Java
2 54 (26.47%) SQL
3 43 (21.08%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 20 (9.80%) Groovy
6 17 (8.33%) C#
7 13 (6.37%) C++
8 10 (4.90%) T-SQL
9 9 (4.41%) Perl
9 9 (4.41%) XPath
10 6 (2.94%) VB6
10 6 (2.94%) C
10 6 (2.94%) VB
11 5 (2.45%) Python
11 5 (2.45%) XQuery
11 5 (2.45%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.96%) PHP
13 3 (1.47%) PHP5
14 2 (0.98%) COBOL
14 2 (0.98%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.35%) Degree
2 9 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) ISEB
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.29%) QA
2 3 (1.47%) SLA
3 2 (0.98%) BS7799
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.96%) Squid
3 2 (0.98%) Firmware
4 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (5.88%) CA LISA
2 2 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.49%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.49%) MOM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 87 (42.65%) Oracle
2 44 (21.57%) IBM
3 22 (10.78%) webMethods
4 19 (9.31%) Perforce
5 17 (8.33%) Endeca
5 17 (8.33%) ATG
5 17 (8.33%) TIBCO
6 16 (7.84%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.90%) Green Hat
7 10 (4.90%) Solace
8 9 (4.41%) Software AG
9 8 (3.92%) VMware
10 7 (3.43%) SAP
11 6 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (2.94%) HP
12 5 (2.45%) KANA
13 4 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.96%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.96%) BEA
14 3 (1.47%) CA
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