The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 22 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 17 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.83% 4.40% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.81% 19.51% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +140.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.80 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +5.29%
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
59 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.76% 22.53% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 17
Average daily rate £350 £308 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £399 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
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 27 February 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
Liverpool -1 16 £400 -11.11% 6
Southport - - - -
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) XML
3 12 (52.17%) HTTP
3 12 (52.17%) REST
4 11 (47.83%) WCF
4 11 (47.83%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (43.48%) XPath
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) XQuery
5 10 (43.48%) Windows
5 10 (43.48%) OOP
5 10 (43.48%) OO
5 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
5 10 (43.48%) IIS
5 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (39.13%) Web Application Development
6 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
6 9 (39.13%) C#
6 9 (39.13%) .NET
6 9 (39.13%) MSMQ
6 9 (39.13%) MQSeries
6 9 (39.13%) Release Management
6 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (34.78%) Spring
7 8 (34.78%) SOA
7 8 (34.78%) HTML
7 8 (34.78%) Java
7 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (47.83%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (43.48%) IIS
3 9 (39.13%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Appium
3 2 (8.70%) Xcode
4 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.35%) Ant
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Applications Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Android Developer
4 2 (8.70%) iOS Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) XML
2 12 (52.17%) REST
3 11 (47.83%) WCF
4 9 (39.13%) .NET
4 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
4 9 (39.13%) MSMQ
5 8 (34.78%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) Spring
6 6 (26.09%) jQuery
7 5 (21.74%) JSF
7 5 (21.74%) Swing
7 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
7 5 (21.74%) EJB
8 3 (13.04%) JDBC
8 3 (13.04%) JSP
8 3 (13.04%) J2EE
9 2 (8.70%) XSLT
9 2 (8.70%) SOAP
9 2 (8.70%) Cocoa
9 2 (8.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Online Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Animation
1 2 (8.70%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
1 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) OOP
2 10 (43.48%) OO
3 9 (39.13%) Release Management
3 9 (39.13%) Web Application Development
4 8 (34.78%) SOA
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Android Development
5 2 (8.70%) iOS Development
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) XQuery
1 10 (43.48%) XPath
2 9 (39.13%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.70%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) IBM