The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 20 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Web Services 6 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.90% 5.75% 5.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.04% 43.48% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£600 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £28.15
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.78%
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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 Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
46 23 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 22.22% 13.22% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 29
Average daily rate £500 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 9 (69.23%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) SOA
3 5 (38.46%) IBM
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) XSLT
5 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) RESTful
6 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Puppet
6 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) XSD

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Jetty
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) IPsec
2 1 (7.69%) IMAP
2 1 (7.69%) OpenVPN
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) SNMP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) JProfiler
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Juju
3 1 (7.69%) JConsole
3 1 (7.69%) VisualVM
3 1 (7.69%) YourKit
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ETL Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) XSLT
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) RESTful
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) XSD
3 2 (15.38%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (7.69%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Java EE
4 1 (7.69%) Dojo
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) LINQ
4 1 (7.69%) JMS
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Debian
1 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
1 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) SOA
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) LXC
2 1 (7.69%) NFS
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Varnish
2 1 (7.69%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (7.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) logstash
2 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) Cacti
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Northgate
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Talend
3 1 (7.69%) SaltStack