The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Lancashire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 23 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 24 26 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.59% 9.35% 11.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.17% 25.49% 33.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 30
Average daily rate
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£425 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £275 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £338 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.92% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+19.29% -19.71%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
77 102 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.95% 36.69% 33.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 84
Average daily rate £370 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £325 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Web Services
North West

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 1 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Web Services Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 August 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
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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 5 £488 +59.18%
Burnley - 2 £425 - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 3
Skelmersdale - - - -
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 12 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (26.19%) ETL
3 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
4 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
4 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (21.43%) Windows
5 9 (21.43%) Java
6 8 (19.05%) PL/SQL
6 8 (19.05%) EAI
6 8 (19.05%) Data Modelling
6 8 (19.05%) HP
6 8 (19.05%) CA
6 8 (19.05%) Informatica
6 8 (19.05%) ERwin
6 8 (19.05%) VMware
6 8 (19.05%) Data Integration
6 8 (19.05%) Data Architecture
7 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
7 7 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.67%) C#
7 7 (16.67%) .NET
8 6 (14.29%) ITIL
8 6 (14.29%) Open Source

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) nginx
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) InfoPath
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DHCP
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) PuTTY
2 3 (7.14%) FTP
2 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (9.52%) PowerCenter
5 3 (7.14%) Big Data
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.38%) MySQL
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) ERwin
2 4 (9.52%) Maven
3 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.14%) Toad
3 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.76%) Subversion
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) T4 Templates
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Architect
3 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Data Modeller
4 2 (4.76%) Applications Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Data Modeller
4 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (2.38%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (2.38%) Web Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (2.38%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Data Build Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) JSON
2 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.90%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) Ajax
3 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.52%) SOAP
3 4 (9.52%) HTML
3 4 (9.52%) jQuery
4 3 (7.14%) REST
4 3 (7.14%) WCF
4 3 (7.14%) WPF
5 2 (4.76%) WinForms
5 2 (4.76%) WF
5 2 (4.76%) Silverlight
5 2 (4.76%) LINQ
5 2 (4.76%) JMS
5 2 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (4.76%) POCO
6 1 (2.38%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Data Integration
2 6 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (4.76%) CESG
3 2 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) RMADS
4 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (26.19%) ETL
3 8 (19.05%) EAI
3 8 (19.05%) Data Modelling
3 8 (19.05%) Data Architecture
4 7 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (7.14%) TDD
8 3 (7.14%) Data Security
8 3 (7.14%) Validation
9 2 (4.76%) MVC
9 2 (4.76%) Service Management
9 2 (4.76%) Change Management
9 2 (4.76%) ITSM
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) Java
3 8 (19.05%) PL/SQL
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.67%) C#
5 5 (11.90%) VBA
6 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.76%) Ruby
7 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
7 2 (4.76%) VB
7 2 (4.76%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) Scala
8 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.38%) C++
8 1 (2.38%) VBScript
8 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.52%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) XenApp
1 5 (11.90%) XenServer
1 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
1 5 (11.90%) vSphere
1 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Cacti
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) HP
2 8 (19.05%) CA
2 8 (19.05%) Informatica
2 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Compaq
4 5 (11.90%) Dell
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.38%) Percona
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) Curam