The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 16 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 9 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.33% 5.36% 2.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.91% 13.79% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -15.55%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
22 87 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.02% 38.84% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 29 22
Average daily rate £300 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Web Services
England

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 25 July 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 8 (53.33%) XML
1 8 (53.33%) Java
1 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 7 (46.67%) E-Commerce
3 6 (40.00%) JMS
3 6 (40.00%) XSLT
3 6 (40.00%) JBoss
3 6 (40.00%) Apache
3 6 (40.00%) J2EE
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (40.00%) JDBC
3 6 (40.00%) JSP
3 6 (40.00%) Servlets
3 6 (40.00%) SOAP
3 6 (40.00%) Struts
3 6 (40.00%) Internet
3 6 (40.00%) B2C
3 6 (40.00%) JMX
3 6 (40.00%) ATG
3 6 (40.00%) CMS
3 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (40.00%) QA
3 6 (40.00%) Endeca
3 6 (40.00%) Content Management
3 6 (40.00%) Spring
3 6 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Software Architecture
3 6 (40.00%) Capacity Planning

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) CMS
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (40.00%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) OpenROAD
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV Developer
4 1 (6.67%) OpenROAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) XML
2 6 (40.00%) XSLT
2 6 (40.00%) JMS
2 6 (40.00%) J2EE
2 6 (40.00%) JDBC
2 6 (40.00%) JSP
2 6 (40.00%) Servlets
2 6 (40.00%) SOAP
2 6 (40.00%) Struts
2 6 (40.00%) JMX
2 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (40.00%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (13.33%) XML Schema
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (40.00%) B2C
2 6 (40.00%) Content Management
2 6 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Software Architecture
2 6 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
1 6 (40.00%) JBoss
1 6 (40.00%) ATG
1 6 (40.00%) Endeca
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
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