The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Manchester 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 21 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 88 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.12% 5.44% 5.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.51% 17.27% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 48
Average daily rate
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£325 £323 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
359 359 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.05% 31.52% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 207 242
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 22
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -14.49%
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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Altrincham - 5 £325 -
Stockport 0 3 £283 - 6
Salford -5 3 £288 -13.53% 3
Bolton - 1 £205 - 2
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Wigan - - - - 4
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 88 (51.76%) C#
2 82 (48.24%) .NET
3 66 (38.82%) JavaScript
4 64 (37.65%) HTML
5 62 (36.47%) ASP.NET
6 58 (34.12%) CSS
6 58 (34.12%) WCF
7 57 (33.53%) SQL Server
8 52 (30.59%) MVC
9 45 (26.47%) XML
10 44 (25.88%) SQL
11 42 (24.71%) Java
12 38 (22.35%) Oracle
13 37 (21.76%) jQuery
14 35 (20.59%) OO
15 33 (19.41%) TDD
16 31 (18.24%) Scrum
16 31 (18.24%) HTML5
17 30 (17.65%) SOAP
18 26 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
19 25 (14.71%) Visual Studio
20 24 (14.12%) .NET Framework
21 22 (12.94%) Finance
21 22 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
22 21 (12.35%) T-SQL
22 21 (12.35%) Windows
23 20 (11.76%) XHTML
23 20 (11.76%) Microsoft
24 18 (10.59%) Ajax
24 18 (10.59%) WPF

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (5.29%) IIS
2 8 (4.71%) CMS
3 6 (3.53%) Apache
4 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.94%) Umbraco
4 5 (2.94%) Confluence
5 3 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.18%) Node.js
6 2 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.59%) Mule
7 1 (0.59%) CICS
7 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.59%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.59%) PaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Route 53
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.53%) HTTP
1 6 (3.53%) Internet
2 3 (1.76%) AMQP
3 1 (0.59%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.59%) DMZ
3 1 (0.59%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (33.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.88%) MySQL
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.76%) SQLPlus
8 3 (1.76%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.59%) DB2
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.59%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.24%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.12%) JIRA
4 7 (4.12%) JUnit
5 6 (3.53%) MSTest
6 5 (2.94%) Subversion
7 4 (2.35%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.76%) Gradle
8 3 (1.76%) NetBeans
9 2 (1.18%) NUnit
9 2 (1.18%) Selenium
9 2 (1.18%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.59%) IntelliJ
General
1 22 (12.94%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Retail
3 9 (5.29%) Back Office
4 8 (4.71%) Front Office
5 7 (4.12%) Games
6 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.76%) Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 134 (78.82%) Developer
2 51 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 32 (18.82%) C# Developer
4 25 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (14.12%) Web Developer
6 20 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (7.06%) Portal Developer
9 11 (6.47%) Oracle Portal Developer
9 11 (6.47%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.47%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
11 9 (5.29%) Software Developer
12 7 (4.12%) .NET Web Developer
13 6 (3.53%) Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 5 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
14 5 (2.94%) Configuration and Release Manager
14 5 (2.94%) Business Analyst
14 5 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (48.24%) .NET
2 64 (37.65%) HTML
3 62 (36.47%) ASP.NET
4 58 (34.12%) CSS
4 58 (34.12%) WCF
5 45 (26.47%) XML
6 37 (21.76%) jQuery
7 31 (18.24%) HTML5
8 30 (17.65%) SOAP
9 24 (14.12%) .NET Framework
10 22 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (11.76%) XHTML
12 18 (10.59%) Ajax
12 18 (10.59%) WPF
13 17 (10.00%) XSLT
14 14 (8.24%) Spring
14 14 (8.24%) WebCenter
14 14 (8.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 14 (8.24%) REST
15 13 (7.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Mainframe
2 9 (5.29%) Open Source
3 8 (4.71%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.12%) IPTV
4 7 (4.12%) RIA
5 4 (2.35%) Animation
5 4 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.35%) W3C
5 4 (2.35%) New Media
6 3 (1.76%) Telematics
6 3 (1.76%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.18%) NHS
7 2 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) DataPower
8 1 (0.59%) MHEG
8 1 (0.59%) CMDB
8 1 (0.59%) SCADA
8 1 (0.59%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.35%) Windows
2 12 (7.06%) Linux
3 5 (2.94%) Fedora
4 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) zOS
5 1 (0.59%) SUSE
5 1 (0.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.59%) MVC
2 35 (20.59%) OO
3 33 (19.41%) TDD
4 31 (18.24%) Scrum
5 26 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.82%) OOP
7 12 (7.06%) User Stories
8 11 (6.47%) CRM
8 11 (6.47%) Unit Testing
9 10 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 10 (5.88%) OOD
10 9 (5.29%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.29%) MVVM
10 9 (5.29%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.29%) Web Development
11 8 (4.71%) Web Design
12 7 (4.12%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.12%) Business Analysis
13 6 (3.53%) SOA
13 6 (3.53%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 88 (51.76%) C#
2 66 (38.82%) JavaScript
3 44 (25.88%) SQL
4 42 (24.71%) Java
5 21 (12.35%) T-SQL
6 15 (8.82%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.12%) PHP
8 6 (3.53%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.53%) Apex Code
9 5 (2.94%) XPath
10 4 (2.35%) Python
10 4 (2.35%) Ruby
11 3 (1.76%) ABAP
11 3 (1.76%) C++
12 2 (1.18%) C
12 2 (1.18%) Scala
13 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.59%) VB
13 1 (0.59%) Perl
13 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.29%) Degree
1 9 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.35%) HL7
2 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Puppet
2 1 (0.59%) Ansible
Vendors
1 38 (22.35%) Oracle
2 20 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.71%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.53%) Twitter
5 5 (2.94%) IBM
5 5 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.35%) hybris
6 4 (2.35%) JBoss
7 3 (1.76%) SAP
7 3 (1.76%) Telerik
8 2 (1.18%) Adobe
8 2 (1.18%) Ceridian
8 2 (1.18%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.18%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.59%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.59%) F5
9 1 (0.59%) Endeca
9 1 (0.59%) OpenTV
9 1 (0.59%) FatWire
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