The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 32 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 68 64 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.78% 5.71% 6.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.19% 20.32% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 55
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
420 315 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.49% 28.10% 37.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 199 257
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Altrincham +3 2 £450 +41.73% 2
Stockport +7 1 - - 9
Bury - 1 £225 - 1
Oldham - 1 £338 - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 1
Salford - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 1
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 74 (45.12%) .NET
2 70 (42.68%) JavaScript
3 67 (40.85%) C#
3 67 (40.85%) XML
4 60 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (35.98%) jQuery
6 58 (35.37%) CSS
7 57 (34.76%) HTML
7 57 (34.76%) MVC
8 51 (31.10%) SQL Server
9 49 (29.88%) ASP.NET
10 43 (26.22%) XSLT
10 43 (26.22%) WCF
11 39 (23.78%) SQL
12 38 (23.17%) OO
13 35 (21.34%) Oracle
14 32 (19.51%) Java
15 31 (18.90%) Ajax
16 30 (18.29%) Scrum
17 29 (17.68%) Visual Studio
17 29 (17.68%) TDD
18 28 (17.07%) Open Source
19 27 (16.46%) SOAP
19 27 (16.46%) Linux
20 25 (15.24%) Windows
20 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
20 25 (15.24%) Subversion
20 25 (15.24%) .NET Framework
20 25 (15.24%) ASP.NET MVC
21 23 (14.02%) Git (software)

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (7.93%) IIS
2 8 (4.88%) CMS
3 7 (4.27%) Confluence
4 5 (3.05%) Apache
5 4 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.83%) Orchard CMS
6 3 (1.83%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.83%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.83%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.61%) Drupal
8 1 (0.61%) Mule
8 1 (0.61%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.83%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.61%) PaaS
3 1 (0.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.66%) Internet
2 5 (3.05%) AMQP
3 1 (0.61%) Network Security
3 1 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (31.10%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.41%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.66%) MySQL
5 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.83%) RavenDB
6 3 (1.83%) SQLite
6 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.22%) Big Data
8 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (17.68%) Visual Studio
2 25 (15.24%) Subversion
3 23 (14.02%) Git (software)
4 16 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (7.32%) Eclipse
6 11 (6.71%) JIRA
7 8 (4.88%) JUnit
7 8 (4.88%) Selenium
8 7 (4.27%) Axure RP
9 6 (3.66%) Mercurial
10 5 (3.05%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.05%) MSTest
10 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (3.05%) Gradle
10 5 (3.05%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (2.44%) NetBeans
12 3 (1.83%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.83%) Xcode
13 2 (1.22%) NUnit
13 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (7.93%) Finance
2 12 (7.32%) Retail
3 6 (3.66%) Games
4 5 (3.05%) Back Office
5 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.22%) German Language
6 2 (1.22%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Front Office
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 123 (75.00%) Developer
2 38 (23.17%) .NET Developer
3 19 (11.59%) PHP Developer
4 16 (9.76%) C# Developer
5 14 (8.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (8.54%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (6.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (5.49%) UI Developer
8 8 (4.88%) Release Manager
8 8 (4.88%) Configuration Manager
8 8 (4.88%) Analyst
8 8 (4.88%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.88%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 7 (4.27%) UI Programmer
10 6 (3.66%) Tester
10 6 (3.66%) iOS Developer
11 5 (3.05%) Mobile Developer
11 5 (3.05%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (45.12%) .NET
2 67 (40.85%) XML
3 59 (35.98%) jQuery
4 58 (35.37%) CSS
5 57 (34.76%) HTML
6 49 (29.88%) ASP.NET
7 43 (26.22%) XSLT
7 43 (26.22%) WCF
8 31 (18.90%) Ajax
9 27 (16.46%) SOAP
10 25 (15.24%) .NET Framework
10 25 (15.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (12.20%) HTML5
11 20 (12.20%) REST
12 19 (11.59%) LAMP
13 18 (10.98%) WSDL
13 18 (10.98%) CSS3
14 17 (10.37%) XHTML
15 16 (9.76%) JSON
16 15 (9.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.07%) Open Source
2 14 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.93%) Derivative
4 12 (7.32%) User Experience
5 10 (6.10%) Mobile App
6 9 (5.49%) Web 2.0
7 8 (4.88%) NHS
8 5 (3.05%) IPTV
9 4 (2.44%) Animation
9 4 (2.44%) New Media
10 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.22%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.61%) iPad
12 1 (0.61%) Social Media
12 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.61%) iPhone
12 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.46%) Linux
2 25 (15.24%) Windows
3 10 (6.10%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.27%) Android
5 5 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.44%) UNIX
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.76%) MVC
3 38 (23.17%) OO
4 30 (18.29%) Scrum
5 29 (17.68%) TDD
6 16 (9.76%) Web Development
6 16 (9.76%) SOA
7 15 (9.15%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.71%) Web Design
9 10 (6.10%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.10%) Mentoring
10 9 (5.49%) iOS Development
10 9 (5.49%) Workflow
11 7 (4.27%) BDD
11 7 (4.27%) Integration Testing
11 7 (4.27%) Regression Testing
12 6 (3.66%) Business Analysis
12 6 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.05%) OO PHP
13 5 (3.05%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.68%) JavaScript
2 67 (40.85%) C#
3 39 (23.78%) SQL
4 32 (19.51%) Java
5 22 (13.41%) PHP
6 17 (10.37%) T-SQL
6 17 (10.37%) XPath
7 7 (4.27%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.66%) Ruby
9 5 (3.05%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.44%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.44%) Python
11 2 (1.22%) VB
11 2 (1.22%) C++
11 2 (1.22%) Scala
12 1 (0.61%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.15%) Degree
2 10 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) HL7
2 5 (3.05%) QA
3 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.61%) vSphere
1 1 (0.61%) Varnish
1 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (21.34%) Oracle
2 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (11.59%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.88%) Adobe
5 7 (4.27%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.05%) IBM
7 3 (1.83%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.22%) VMware
8 2 (1.22%) Kony
8 2 (1.22%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.61%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.61%) Google
9 1 (0.61%) Symbian
9 1 (0.61%) Cognos
9 1 (0.61%) SAP
9 1 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.61%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.61%) ESRI
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