The first table below looks at the demand for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Merseyside 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 16 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.81% 1.51% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.31% 5.66% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate £450 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
61 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.94% 26.63% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 36
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £153 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.79 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.10% -40.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +14 11 £463 - 5
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - - 2
Wirral - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Security Management
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 4 (25.00%) Network Design
5 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (25.00%) WPF
5 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (25.00%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (18.75%) WinForms
6 3 (18.75%) WCF
6 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) Sybase
6 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) CISSP
7 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (6.25%) AquaLogic
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQLPlus
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (25.00%) WPF
2 4 (25.00%) HTML5
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (18.75%) WinForms
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 3 (18.75%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) Ajax
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Security Management
1 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (25.00%) Information Security
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
1 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) BPEL
3 1 (6.25%) Android Development
3 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) XQuery
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Nagios
1 2 (12.50%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Sybase
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Cloudera
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) BEA
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik
3 1 (6.25%) Google