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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 23 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 89 66 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.51% 5.52% 4.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.19% 17.79% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 47
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £30.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+10.73% -16.43%
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
401 371 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.33% 31.02% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 230 262
Average daily rate £325 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 25
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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
Stockport 0 3 - - 9
Altrincham - 3 £325 -
Salford -6 2 £296 -13.50% 2
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £338 -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 73 (43.98%) .NET
2 70 (42.17%) C#
3 64 (38.55%) JavaScript
4 63 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (34.34%) XML
6 56 (33.73%) HTML
7 55 (33.13%) MVC
8 52 (31.33%) ASP.NET
8 52 (31.33%) CSS
9 49 (29.52%) Oracle
9 49 (29.52%) SQL Server
9 49 (29.52%) jQuery
10 46 (27.71%) WCF
11 41 (24.70%) OO
12 40 (24.10%) SQL
13 34 (20.48%) XSLT
14 33 (19.88%) Java
15 29 (17.47%) TDD
16 27 (16.27%) Scrum
17 26 (15.66%) Linux
17 26 (15.66%) HTML5
18 25 (15.06%) Subversion
18 25 (15.06%) Visual Studio
19 24 (14.46%) PHP
20 23 (13.86%) SOAP
20 23 (13.86%) .NET Framework
20 23 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
21 22 (13.25%) Finance
22 21 (12.65%) Windows
22 21 (12.65%) Git (software)

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (8.43%) IIS
2 9 (5.42%) CMS
3 6 (3.61%) Apache
3 6 (3.61%) Confluence
4 5 (3.01%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.60%) CICS
8 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.60%) Mule
8 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Route 53
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) Internet
2 4 (2.41%) AMQP
3 2 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) DMZ
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (29.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.65%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.42%) MySQL
4 9 (5.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.20%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.60%) DB2
7 1 (0.60%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.60%) Big Data
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (15.06%) Visual Studio
1 25 (15.06%) Subversion
2 21 (12.65%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (9.04%) Eclipse
4 10 (6.02%) JIRA
5 7 (4.22%) JUnit
6 6 (3.61%) NetBeans
7 5 (3.01%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.01%) MSTest
8 4 (2.41%) Gradle
9 3 (1.81%) Selenium
10 2 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.20%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.20%) NUnit
10 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.20%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
General
1 22 (13.25%) Finance
2 10 (6.02%) Retail
3 9 (5.42%) Back Office
4 8 (4.82%) Front Office
5 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.61%) Games
6 3 (1.81%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 127 (76.51%) Developer
2 40 (24.10%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.65%) PHP Developer
4 18 (10.84%) C# Developer
5 16 (9.64%) Web Developer
6 15 (9.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (8.43%) Java Developer
8 12 (7.23%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (7.23%) Portal Developer
9 11 (6.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Oracle Portal Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (4.82%) Release Manager
10 8 (4.82%) Configuration Manager
10 8 (4.82%) Configuration and Release Manager
11 6 (3.61%) Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.01%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.01%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (43.98%) .NET
2 57 (34.34%) XML
3 56 (33.73%) HTML
4 52 (31.33%) ASP.NET
4 52 (31.33%) CSS
5 49 (29.52%) jQuery
6 46 (27.71%) WCF
7 34 (20.48%) XSLT
8 26 (15.66%) HTML5
9 23 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (13.86%) SOAP
9 23 (13.86%) .NET Framework
10 19 (11.45%) XSD
11 18 (10.84%) Ajax
11 18 (10.84%) LAMP
12 14 (8.43%) WebCenter
12 14 (8.43%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (7.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 13 (7.83%) Java EE
13 13 (7.83%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.24%) Open Source
2 16 (9.64%) Mainframe
3 13 (7.83%) Derivative
4 9 (5.42%) User Experience
5 5 (3.01%) IPTV
6 4 (2.41%) New Media
6 4 (2.41%) Animation
7 3 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.81%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.81%) Telematics
8 2 (1.20%) RIA
8 2 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.20%) Social Media
8 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.20%) NHS
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) CMDB
9 1 (0.60%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.66%) Linux
2 21 (12.65%) Windows
3 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) Fedora
4 2 (1.20%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) UNIX
5 1 (0.60%) zOS
5 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (33.13%) MVC
3 41 (24.70%) OO
4 29 (17.47%) TDD
5 27 (16.27%) Scrum
6 15 (9.04%) E-Commerce
7 10 (6.02%) OOP
7 10 (6.02%) Software Engineering
7 10 (6.02%) Web Development
8 7 (4.22%) BDD
8 7 (4.22%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.61%) User Stories
9 6 (3.61%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.61%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.61%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.01%) Workflow
10 5 (3.01%) OOD
10 5 (3.01%) SOA
10 5 (3.01%) OO PHP
11 4 (2.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.17%) C#
2 64 (38.55%) JavaScript
3 40 (24.10%) SQL
4 33 (19.88%) Java
5 24 (14.46%) PHP
6 10 (6.02%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.02%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.61%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.01%) XPath
9 4 (2.41%) Python
10 3 (1.81%) Ruby
11 2 (1.20%) Scala
11 2 (1.20%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.20%) C++
12 1 (0.60%) Perl
12 1 (0.60%) VB
12 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.01%) Degree
4 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) HL7
2 4 (2.41%) QA
3 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.81%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 49 (29.52%) Oracle
2 20 (12.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (10.84%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.82%) IBM
5 6 (3.61%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.81%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.20%) hybris
7 2 (1.20%) Telerik
7 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.20%) Adobe
7 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.60%) FatWire
8 1 (0.60%) VMware
8 1 (0.60%) Endeca
8 1 (0.60%) Ceridian
8 1 (0.60%) F5
8 1 (0.60%) Twitter
8 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
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