The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 29 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 370 348 330
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -18
Contract jobs citing WSDL 16 53 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.077% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.83% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 34
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£530 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.97% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
WSDL
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6178 6407 6168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.87% 29.31% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4625 4562 4472
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 60
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £21.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +60.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £77.50 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in London

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in London

WSDL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL across the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in London

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in London

WSDL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
City of London +3 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 68 (82.93%) SOAP
2 64 (78.05%) XML
3 61 (74.39%) Java
4 52 (63.41%) Oracle
4 52 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (59.76%) Scrum
6 48 (58.54%) Web Services
7 40 (48.78%) HTML
8 38 (46.34%) XSD
8 38 (46.34%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (43.90%) Subversion
9 36 (43.90%) Maven
10 35 (42.68%) SQL
11 32 (39.02%) J2EE
11 32 (39.02%) REST
12 31 (37.80%) JBoss
13 28 (34.15%) XSL
13 28 (34.15%) Linux
14 27 (32.93%) E-Commerce
14 27 (32.93%) WebLogic
15 26 (31.71%) JavaScript
15 26 (31.71%) ERP
15 26 (31.71%) TDD
16 25 (30.49%) Ant
17 24 (29.27%) SOA
18 23 (28.05%) Retail
18 23 (28.05%) Groovy
18 23 (28.05%) Waterfall
19 22 (26.83%) Social Media
19 22 (26.83%) iPad

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 31 (37.80%) JBoss
2 27 (32.93%) WebLogic
3 11 (13.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (12.20%) ArcGIS
4 10 (12.20%) WebSphere
5 9 (10.98%) Apache
5 9 (10.98%) Tomcat
6 7 (8.54%) AquaLogic
7 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.44%) IIS
8 2 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.22%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (1.22%) Mule
9 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.22%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (4.88%) SAP HR
3 3 (3.66%) Workday HCM
3 3 (3.66%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) HTTP
2 15 (18.29%) SSL
3 3 (3.66%) LDAP
4 2 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (1.22%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.22%) SMTP
5 1 (1.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.32%) MySQL
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.88%) Spotfire
5 3 (3.66%) Text Mining
5 3 (3.66%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.22%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.22%) DB2
7 1 (1.22%) OLAP
7 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (43.90%) Subversion
1 36 (43.90%) Maven
2 25 (30.49%) Ant
3 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
4 14 (17.07%) Git (software)
5 11 (13.41%) Eclipse
6 10 (12.20%) Hudson
7 8 (9.76%) JIRA
8 7 (8.54%) Mercurial
8 7 (8.54%) Bugzilla
9 4 (4.88%) JUnit
9 4 (4.88%) Redmine
10 3 (3.66%) MyEclipse
10 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.66%) NetBeans
10 3 (3.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.22%) Log4j
12 1 (1.22%) JDeveloper
General
1 23 (28.05%) Retail
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Finance
4 3 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.22%) Law
6 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (58.54%) Developer
2 11 (13.41%) Software Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Architect
4 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 4 (4.88%) SOA Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Data Scientist
7 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Software Architect
8 2 (2.44%) WebLogic Specialist
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.44%) Database Architect
8 2 (2.44%) Software Consultant
8 2 (2.44%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 2 (2.44%) DevOps Specialist
9 1 (1.22%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (82.93%) SOAP
2 64 (78.05%) XML
3 48 (58.54%) Web Services
4 40 (48.78%) HTML
5 38 (46.34%) XSD
6 32 (39.02%) J2EE
6 32 (39.02%) REST
7 28 (34.15%) XSL
8 22 (26.83%) RESTful
9 20 (24.39%) JMS
10 16 (19.51%) Spring
11 15 (18.29%) jQuery
12 13 (15.85%) JDBC
12 13 (15.85%) XSLT
13 12 (14.63%) JSON
14 10 (12.20%) Java EE
14 10 (12.20%) Ajax
14 10 (12.20%) Google Maps API
15 9 (10.98%) Velocity
15 9 (10.98%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.83%) Social Media
1 22 (26.83%) iPad
2 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (14.63%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.88%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.66%) Life Science
5 3 (3.66%) Ontologies
6 2 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.44%) Semantic Web
6 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) DataPower
7 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.22%) Informatics
7 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.22%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.15%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) Windows
3 4 (4.88%) UNIX
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000
4 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (59.76%) Scrum
3 38 (46.34%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (32.93%) E-Commerce
5 26 (31.71%) ERP
5 26 (31.71%) TDD
6 24 (29.27%) SOA
7 23 (28.05%) Waterfall
8 22 (26.83%) Content Management
9 20 (24.39%) UML
10 19 (23.17%) OO
11 14 (17.07%) MVC
12 13 (15.85%) TOGAF
12 13 (15.85%) SysML
12 13 (15.85%) Software Engineering
13 12 (14.63%) ITIL
13 12 (14.63%) ETL
14 11 (13.41%) Web Development
15 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
16 7 (8.54%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 61 (74.39%) Java
2 35 (42.68%) SQL
3 26 (31.71%) JavaScript
4 23 (28.05%) Groovy
5 15 (18.29%) C#
6 11 (13.41%) C
7 6 (7.32%) Python
8 5 (6.10%) XPath
9 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.66%) SPARQL
10 3 (3.66%) C++
10 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.22%) PHP5
12 1 (1.22%) Perl
12 1 (1.22%) PHP
12 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.22%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) Degree
3 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 52 (63.41%) Oracle
2 22 (26.83%) Endeca
2 22 (26.83%) ATG
2 22 (26.83%) Perforce
3 11 (13.41%) IBM
4 10 (12.20%) ESRI
4 10 (12.20%) Google
5 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.54%) BEA
7 4 (4.88%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (4.88%) SAP
8 3 (3.66%) hybris
8 3 (3.66%) Software AG
8 3 (3.66%) Mercator
9 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.44%) Xamarin
10 1 (1.22%) Tableau
10 1 (1.22%) CollabNet
10 1 (1.22%) VMware
10 1 (1.22%) TIBCO