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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 27 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Web Services 9 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.10% 2.83% 5.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.00% 9.09% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.74% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -
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
45 66 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.52% 31.13% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 34
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £370
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 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 18 December 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
Liverpool +2 9 £400 +25.00% 7
Southport - - - - 1
Wirral - - - -
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 22 (81.48%) HTML
2 20 (74.07%) Java
3 19 (70.37%) Oracle
3 19 (70.37%) Spring
4 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (66.67%) jQuery
5 17 (62.96%) EJB
6 15 (55.56%) TIBCO
6 15 (55.56%) Hibernate
6 15 (55.56%) JSF
6 15 (55.56%) Swing
7 9 (33.33%) RDBMS
7 9 (33.33%) Degree
7 9 (33.33%) EJB 3.0
7 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
8 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
9 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
10 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
10 5 (18.52%) .NET
10 5 (18.52%) J2EE
10 5 (18.52%) JSP
10 5 (18.52%) Multimedia
11 4 (14.81%) SOAP
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
11 4 (14.81%) C#
12 3 (11.11%) Web Development
12 3 (11.11%) Umbraco
12 3 (11.11%) QA

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (11.11%) Umbraco
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JUnit
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (18.52%) Multimedia
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 15 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Java Software Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Software Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (81.48%) HTML
2 19 (70.37%) Spring
3 18 (66.67%) jQuery
4 17 (62.96%) EJB
5 15 (55.56%) Hibernate
5 15 (55.56%) JSF
5 15 (55.56%) Swing
6 9 (33.33%) EJB 3.0
7 5 (18.52%) .NET
7 5 (18.52%) J2EE
7 5 (18.52%) JSP
8 4 (14.81%) SOAP
9 3 (11.11%) WCF
9 3 (11.11%) HTML5
9 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 3 (11.11%) XML
9 3 (11.11%) XSLT
10 2 (7.41%) JAXB
10 2 (7.41%) WSDL
10 2 (7.41%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
3 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.11%) Web Development
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) MVC
4 3 (11.11%) Content Management
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Workflow
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analytics
6 1 (3.70%) Use Case
6 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) C#
5 3 (11.11%) VBScript
6 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Oracle
2 15 (55.56%) TIBCO
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft