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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 20 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 6 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.95% 2.90% 4.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.95% 31.58% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£470 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
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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
43 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 28.29% 9.18% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 9
Average daily rate £363 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 30 March 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 7 (63.64%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 4 (36.36%) SAP
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (36.36%) WCF
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) CRM
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) XML Schema
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Developer
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) WCF
4 3 (27.27%) XML Schema
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) WF
6 1 (9.09%) LINQ
6 1 (9.09%) SOAP
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
6 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Northgate
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle