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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 18 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.47% 1.69% 3.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.55% 9.38% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.13 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -2.57%
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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
44 32 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 32.35% 18.08% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 12
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 8 (61.54%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
2 6 (46.15%) WCF
3 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
3 5 (38.46%) SAP
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) HTTP
4 4 (30.77%) XML Schema
4 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
4 4 (30.77%) CMS
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) JDBC
6 2 (15.38%) JSP
6 2 (15.38%) Servlets
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) JBoss
6 2 (15.38%) Apache

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
2 4 (30.77%) CMS
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (15.38%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 2 (15.38%) JBoss
3 2 (15.38%) Apache
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) NCover
3 1 (7.69%) StyleCop
3 1 (7.69%) MSTest
3 1 (7.69%) NDepend
3 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
3 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.69%) NuGet
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Developer
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) WCF
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) XML Schema
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (15.38%) JDBC
5 2 (15.38%) JSP
5 2 (15.38%) Servlets
5 2 (15.38%) Struts
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE
5 2 (15.38%) JMX
5 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
5 2 (15.38%) Spring
5 2 (15.38%) WF
5 2 (15.38%) XSLT
5 2 (15.38%) JMS
6 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) B2C
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Content Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) ATDD
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) ATG
4 2 (15.38%) Endeca
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) HP