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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services
Rank 34 31 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Web Services 13 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.28% 4.00% 6.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.30% 13.28% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 11
Average daily rate £525 £513 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £35.59 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+54.54% +1.67%
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
115 128 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.04% 30.12% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 88 28
Average daily rate £413 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.54 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.24% +150.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool -8 11 £528 -1.86%
Preston 0 1 £420 +20.00% 1
Chorley - 1 - -
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 39 (78.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (54.00%) TDD
3 25 (50.00%) Open Source
4 23 (46.00%) Project Management
5 19 (38.00%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (36.00%) Waterfall
7 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
8 15 (30.00%) BDD
9 14 (28.00%) HTML
9 14 (28.00%) Java
10 13 (26.00%) Analytics
11 12 (24.00%) Data Analytics
11 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
11 12 (24.00%) CSS
11 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
12 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET
12 11 (22.00%) .NET
12 11 (22.00%) C#
12 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (22.00%) Business Analysis
12 11 (22.00%) Agile Project Management
12 11 (22.00%) Product Management
13 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 10 (20.00%) jQuery
13 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 10 (20.00%) VB
14 9 (18.00%) C++
14 9 (18.00%) ITIL

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (12.00%) Apache
3 6 (12.00%) IIS
4 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Internet
2 6 (12.00%) HTTP
2 6 (12.00%) SMTP
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (10.00%) MySQL
4 5 (10.00%) SQLite
5 1 (2.00%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.00%) OLAP
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.00%) SAS EBI
5 1 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (18.00%) Eclipse
3 7 (14.00%) JUnit
4 6 (12.00%) NUnit
4 6 (12.00%) PHPUnit
4 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (10.00%) Subversion
6 3 (6.00%) Hudson
6 3 (6.00%) IntelliJ
6 3 (6.00%) Maven
7 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (16.00%) Law
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Analyst
2 24 (48.00%) Business Analyst
3 20 (40.00%) Developer
4 17 (34.00%) Digital Analyst
4 17 (34.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Java Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Digital Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Technical Business Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Public Sector Business Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
9 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
9 3 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
10 2 (4.00%) VB Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) HTML
2 12 (24.00%) CSS
3 11 (22.00%) .NET
3 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (20.00%) jQuery
5 9 (18.00%) CAML
6 7 (14.00%) SOAP
7 6 (12.00%) REST
8 5 (10.00%) Django
8 5 (10.00%) LAMP
8 5 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (8.00%) HTML5
9 4 (8.00%) Spring
10 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
10 3 (6.00%) J2EE
10 3 (6.00%) RESTful
11 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
11 2 (4.00%) JSON
11 2 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
1 9 (18.00%) Mac OS X
1 9 (18.00%) Unix
2 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (78.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (54.00%) TDD
3 25 (50.00%) Open Source
4 23 (46.00%) Project Management
5 18 (36.00%) Waterfall
6 15 (30.00%) BDD
7 13 (26.00%) Analytics
8 12 (24.00%) Data Analytics
9 11 (22.00%) Agile Project Management
9 11 (22.00%) Business Analysis
9 11 (22.00%) Product Management
9 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (18.00%) Data Management
11 9 (18.00%) ITIL
12 8 (16.00%) Data Protection
12 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
14 6 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (12.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (28.00%) Java
3 11 (22.00%) C#
4 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 10 (20.00%) VB
5 9 (18.00%) C++
5 9 (18.00%) FQL
5 9 (18.00%) Python
6 7 (14.00%) VBA
7 6 (12.00%) C
7 6 (12.00%) Ruby
7 6 (12.00%) SQL
8 5 (10.00%) PHP
8 5 (10.00%) VB.NET
8 5 (10.00%) VBScript
9 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Software AG
2 2 (4.00%) webMethods
3 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.00%) Citrix
3 1 (2.00%) Compaq
3 1 (2.00%) Dell
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.00%) Stellent
3 1 (2.00%) ThinPrint
3 1 (2.00%) VMware