The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 22 29 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing Web Services 21 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.83% 4.90% 9.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.17% 29.49% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £369 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £670 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £374 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.33% +11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +22.80%
Web Services
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
72 78 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.00% 16.63% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 49
Average daily rate £425 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £504 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £24.20 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Preston +10 8 £425 -12.82% 2
Blackpool -10 4 £425 -2.85%
Burnley -1 3 £300 -29.41% 1
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 24 (43.64%) Java
2 23 (41.82%) SQL
3 17 (30.91%) Oracle
4 16 (29.09%) Solaris
4 16 (29.09%) Open Source
5 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.45%) Windows
6 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database
7 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
7 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
7 13 (23.64%) Linux
7 13 (23.64%) JBoss
8 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (21.82%) Data Structures
9 11 (20.00%) ETL
10 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (18.18%) JSP
10 10 (18.18%) PL/SQL
10 10 (18.18%) Shell Script
10 10 (18.18%) ProC
10 10 (18.18%) Data Security
11 9 (16.36%) Project Management
11 9 (16.36%) RDBMS
11 9 (16.36%) Informatica
11 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
12 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (14.55%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (14.55%) SAS
12 8 (14.55%) C
12 8 (14.55%) Migration

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (23.64%) JBoss
2 8 (14.55%) SAS
3 6 (10.91%) WebSphere
4 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.09%) IIS
5 4 (7.27%) Tuxedo
6 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.64%) Apache
6 2 (3.64%) nginx
6 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.82%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) PaaS
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.82%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) SNMP
1 4 (7.27%) SSL
2 1 (1.82%) DHCP
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database
2 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
3 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (16.36%) RDBMS
5 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (14.55%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (7.27%) Big Data
9 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
10 2 (3.64%) MySQL
11 1 (1.82%) CouchDB
11 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) ProC
2 6 (10.91%) SoapUI
3 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.45%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.45%) JMeter
5 3 (5.45%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (5.45%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Developer
2 8 (14.55%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Data Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) JSP
2 7 (12.73%) XML
3 6 (10.91%) .NET
4 5 (9.09%) SOAP
5 4 (7.27%) XSD
5 4 (7.27%) XSLT
5 4 (7.27%) WSDL
6 3 (5.45%) Spring
6 3 (5.45%) HTML
7 2 (3.64%) LAMP
7 2 (3.64%) Apache CXF
7 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.64%) REST
8 1 (1.82%) Akka
8 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.82%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.82%) Java SE
8 1 (1.82%) Java EE
8 1 (1.82%) Batik
8 1 (1.82%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Structures
2 6 (10.91%) Private Cloud
3 5 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.27%) DataPower
5 3 (5.45%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Solaris
2 14 (25.45%) Windows
3 13 (23.64%) Linux
4 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.09%) UNIX
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.64%) CentOS
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Open Source
2 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.00%) ETL
4 10 (18.18%) Data Security
5 9 (16.36%) Project Management
6 8 (14.55%) Migration
7 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.09%) Data Modelling
9 4 (7.27%) Change Management
9 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.27%) Web Development
9 4 (7.27%) Release Management
10 3 (5.45%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
10 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) Java
2 23 (41.82%) SQL
3 10 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 10 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 8 (14.55%) C
5 5 (9.09%) VB
6 3 (5.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.64%) PHP
7 2 (3.64%) C#
7 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.64%) Python
7 2 (3.64%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) Scala
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) OCAJ
6 1 (1.82%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.82%) OCP
6 1 (1.82%) OCA
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.82%) XenApp
1 1 (1.82%) XenServer
1 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Nagios
1 2 (3.64%) Cacti
1 2 (3.64%) Puppet
1 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Oracle
2 9 (16.36%) Informatica
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.64%) Percona
5 1 (1.82%) McAfee
5 1 (1.82%) Stellent
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Compaq
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
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