The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL 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 WSDL over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WSDL 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.79% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.09% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£365 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.26% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £34.22
% change year-on-year
- -40.08%
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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
53 50 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 31.74% 33.78% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 12
Average daily rate £365 £437 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £330 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £520
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 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

WSDL
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) XSD
2 6 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (75.00%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) JMS
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) SysML
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing WSDL 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 WSDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Business Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Junior Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Junior
2 3 (37.50%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) XSD
2 6 (75.00%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) JMS
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) SysML
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) UML
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
1 3 (37.50%) IBM