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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 14 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Web Services 12 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.70% 5.47% 5.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.29% 13.92% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £29.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -19.17%
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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
34 79 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.99% 39.30% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 34 19
Average daily rate £475 £437 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +16.53%
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 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 28 August 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) XML
2 9 (52.94%) SOAP
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) E-Commerce
2 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
3 8 (47.06%) Software Architecture
3 8 (47.06%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (47.06%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (47.06%) JMS
3 8 (47.06%) B2C
3 8 (47.06%) JMX
3 8 (47.06%) ATG
3 8 (47.06%) CMS
3 8 (47.06%) Hibernate
3 8 (47.06%) J2EE
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 8 (47.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (47.06%) WebLogic
3 8 (47.06%) Struts
3 8 (47.06%) JDBC
3 8 (47.06%) JSP
3 8 (47.06%) Servlets
3 8 (47.06%) XSLT
3 8 (47.06%) JBoss
3 8 (47.06%) Apache
3 8 (47.06%) Internet
3 8 (47.06%) Content Management
3 8 (47.06%) Spring
3 8 (47.06%) Endeca
3 8 (47.06%) QA

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
2 8 (47.06%) CMS
2 8 (47.06%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (47.06%) WebLogic
2 8 (47.06%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) OpenROAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) NUnit
1 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
1 1 (5.88%) NCover
1 1 (5.88%) StyleCop
1 1 (5.88%) MSTest
1 1 (5.88%) NDepend
1 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
1 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.88%) NuGet
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) OpenROAD Developer
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) XML
2 9 (52.94%) SOAP
3 8 (47.06%) Struts
3 8 (47.06%) XSLT
3 8 (47.06%) JMS
3 8 (47.06%) J2EE
3 8 (47.06%) JDBC
3 8 (47.06%) JSP
3 8 (47.06%) Servlets
3 8 (47.06%) JMX
3 8 (47.06%) Hibernate
3 8 (47.06%) Spring
4 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (11.76%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) WF
6 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) E-Commerce
2 8 (47.06%) B2C
2 8 (47.06%) Content Management
2 8 (47.06%) Load Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Software Architecture
2 8 (47.06%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (47.06%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) ATDD
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
1 8 (47.06%) JBoss
1 8 (47.06%) ATG
1 8 (47.06%) Endeca
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP