The first table below looks at the demand for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 47 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 22 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.84% 5.85% 6.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.91% 17.87% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 19
Average daily rate £388 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £257 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £578 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
222 207 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.61% 32.75% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 124 134
Average daily rate £395 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.90 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Web Services
East of England

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Services across the Hertfordshire region.

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the Hertfordshire region.

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Watford -14 6 £360 -28.00% 8
Stevenage -3 3 £225 -18.18% 5
Hemel Hempstead -7 1 - - 1
Hertford - - - - 3
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Web Services
East of England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Web Services 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 Web Services.

1 40 (61.54%) .NET
2 36 (55.38%) SQL Server
3 29 (44.62%) C#
3 29 (44.62%) HTML
3 29 (44.62%) Java
4 28 (43.08%) XML
5 27 (41.54%) SQL
6 25 (38.46%) JavaScript
7 22 (33.85%) CSS
8 21 (32.31%) ASP.NET
9 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (29.23%) Windows
10 19 (29.23%) MVC
10 19 (29.23%) Finance
11 17 (26.15%) Linux
12 16 (24.62%) SOAP
13 15 (23.08%) T-SQL
14 14 (21.54%) SOA
15 13 (20.00%) Oracle
15 13 (20.00%) JSON
16 12 (18.46%) Unit Testing
16 12 (18.46%) Spring
16 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
16 12 (18.46%) E-Commerce
16 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
17 11 (16.92%) XSLT
17 11 (16.92%) RESTful
17 11 (16.92%) TDD
17 11 (16.92%) NUnit
17 11 (16.92%) jQuery

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Web Services 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 Web Services. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.85%) IIS
1 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
1 9 (13.85%) Node.js
2 7 (10.77%) CMS
2 7 (10.77%) Apache
3 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.62%) Sonic ESB
5 3 (4.62%) Gentran
6 2 (3.08%) AquaLogic
6 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.08%) OpenEdge
6 2 (3.08%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.54%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.54%) Liferay
7 1 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.54%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Office
2 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.08%) Mingle
3 2 (3.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) SaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) Intranet
2 7 (10.77%) Internet
3 6 (9.23%) NFC
4 4 (6.15%) HTTP
5 3 (4.62%) FTP
5 3 (4.62%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.08%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.08%) Extranet
6 2 (3.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (55.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.85%) MySQL
3 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (12.31%) JasperReports
5 7 (10.77%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (9.23%) RavenDB
6 6 (9.23%) Neo4j
6 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
7 5 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
8 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
9 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.54%) DTS
11 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.92%) NUnit
3 9 (13.85%) Visual Studio
4 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.23%) Maven
5 6 (9.23%) Subversion
5 6 (9.23%) TeamCity
6 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
7 4 (6.15%) MSTest
7 4 (6.15%) Ant
7 4 (6.15%) JUnit
8 3 (4.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (3.08%) Selenium
9 2 (3.08%) PhoneGap
9 2 (3.08%) Mockito
9 2 (3.08%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.08%) WebSpeed
10 1 (1.54%) JMeter
10 1 (1.54%) Log4j
10 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (29.23%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Marketing
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) French Language
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (56.92%) Developer
2 16 (24.62%) .NET Developer
3 15 (23.08%) Architect
4 13 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 12 (18.46%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (16.92%) Java Developer
7 10 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (9.23%) Mobile Solutions Architect
9 4 (6.15%) Technical Architect
9 4 (6.15%) Web Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Consultant
10 3 (4.62%) Applications Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Agile C# Developer
10 3 (4.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (3.08%) PHP LAMP Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Integration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (61.54%) .NET
2 29 (44.62%) HTML
3 28 (43.08%) XML
4 22 (33.85%) CSS
5 21 (32.31%) ASP.NET
6 16 (24.62%) SOAP
7 13 (20.00%) JSON
8 12 (18.46%) Spring
9 11 (16.92%) XSLT
9 11 (16.92%) RESTful
9 11 (16.92%) jQuery
9 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
10 10 (15.38%) HTML5
10 10 (15.38%) J2EE
10 10 (15.38%) Hibernate
11 9 (13.85%) CSS3
11 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 7 (10.77%) Qt
12 7 (10.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 5 (7.69%) Open Source
2 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) GIS
4 3 (4.62%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.08%) Taxonomies
5 2 (3.08%) W3C
6 1 (1.54%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.54%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.54%) Statistics
6 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Windows
2 17 (26.15%) Linux
3 8 (12.31%) Apple iOS
4 7 (10.77%) bada
5 6 (9.23%) Android
6 4 (6.15%) CentOS
6 4 (6.15%) UNIX
7 1 (1.54%) HPUX
7 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) MVC
2 14 (21.54%) SOA
3 12 (18.46%) Unit Testing
3 12 (18.46%) E-Commerce
4 11 (16.92%) TDD
5 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.38%) OO
6 7 (10.77%) Scrum
6 7 (10.77%) BDD
7 6 (9.23%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (9.23%) CQRS
7 6 (9.23%) UML
8 5 (7.69%) EAI
8 5 (7.69%) Migration
9 4 (6.15%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.15%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (4.62%) B2B
10 3 (4.62%) Content Management
10 3 (4.62%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (4.62%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (44.62%) C#
1 29 (44.62%) Java
2 27 (41.54%) SQL
3 25 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 15 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.77%) VB.NET
6 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
7 5 (7.69%) XPath
8 3 (4.62%) PHP
8 3 (4.62%) ActionScript
8 3 (4.62%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (3.08%) Progress 4GL
9 2 (3.08%) Python
9 2 (3.08%) C
10 1 (1.54%) C++
10 1 (1.54%) VBA
10 1 (1.54%) VBScript
10 1 (1.54%) VB
10 1 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) MCSD
3 1 (1.54%) MCSE
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.54%) MCTS
3 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) SCOM
2 1 (1.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Oracle
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.77%) Symbian
3 7 (10.77%) Sybase
4 4 (6.15%) IBM
5 2 (3.08%) Progress
5 2 (3.08%) BEA
5 2 (3.08%) Plumtree
6 1 (1.54%) JBoss
6 1 (1.54%) Sun
6 1 (1.54%) Interwoven