The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 43 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 168 208 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.88% 6.74% 5.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.92% 25.71% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 119 98
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £37.83 £31.67 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+19.22% +13.72%
Web Services
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1055 809 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.39% 26.22% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 473 453
Average daily rate £388 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Services across the North West region.

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the North West region.

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +1 62 £425 +26.86% 39
Manchester -33 54 £423 +30.00% 61
Lancashire -7 29 £489 -0.96% 10
Merseyside -15 10 £300 -11.11% 8
Cumbria -21 1 - -
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 150 (46.73%) Java
2 130 (40.50%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (29.28%) HTML
4 86 (26.79%) SQL
5 81 (25.23%) JavaScript
5 81 (25.23%) XML
5 81 (25.23%) JSON
6 74 (23.05%) TDD
7 73 (22.74%) CSS
8 67 (20.87%) SOAP
8 67 (20.87%) .NET
9 60 (18.69%) SQL Server
9 60 (18.69%) Spring
10 59 (18.38%) HTML5
10 59 (18.38%) Oracle
11 58 (18.07%) REST
12 57 (17.76%) Finance
13 56 (17.45%) J2EE
14 54 (16.82%) MVC
15 52 (16.20%) SOA
16 48 (14.95%) RESTful
17 46 (14.33%) Git (software)
18 45 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
19 44 (13.71%) WSDL
19 44 (13.71%) C#
20 41 (12.77%) Waterfall
21 40 (12.46%) jQuery
21 40 (12.46%) Scrum
22 38 (11.84%) Linux
22 38 (11.84%) Subversion

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 32 (9.97%) WebSphere
2 22 (6.85%) JBoss
3 21 (6.54%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (5.30%) Apache
5 15 (4.67%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.67%) WebLogic
6 14 (4.36%) SharePoint
7 13 (4.05%) IIS
8 11 (3.43%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (3.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (2.49%) Node.js
11 7 (2.18%) CMS
11 7 (2.18%) Zope
12 6 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (1.25%) Tuxedo
14 4 (1.25%) AquaLogic
14 4 (1.25%) Liferay
15 3 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (2.18%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.43%) Amazon S3
4 10 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.87%) IaaS
6 5 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (1.25%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.25%) Route 53
7 4 (1.25%) GitHub
8 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.93%) SaaS
8 3 (0.93%) PaaS
8 3 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.79%) Internet
2 20 (6.23%) HTTP
3 5 (1.56%) SSL
4 4 (1.25%) SMTP
4 4 (1.25%) SNMP
5 3 (0.93%) Firewall
6 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.62%) VPN
6 2 (0.62%) AMQP
7 1 (0.31%) HSRP
7 1 (0.31%) DNS
7 1 (0.31%) ATM
7 1 (0.31%) LAN
7 1 (0.31%) VoIP
7 1 (0.31%) WAN
7 1 (0.31%) IPsec
7 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.31%) VLAN
7 1 (0.31%) 802.11
7 1 (0.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.21%) Oracle Database
3 33 (10.28%) Relational Database
4 26 (8.10%) MySQL
5 22 (6.85%) MongoDB
6 17 (5.30%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (3.12%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (2.49%) Big Data
11 8 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (2.18%) SQLite
13 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.56%) Informix
Development Applications
1 46 (14.33%) Git (software)
2 38 (11.84%) Subversion
3 20 (6.23%) Eclipse
4 19 (5.92%) Jenkins
5 18 (5.61%) Visual Studio
6 17 (5.30%) SoapUI
7 16 (4.98%) JUnit
8 11 (3.43%) Maven
8 11 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.12%) JIRA
9 10 (3.12%) ProC
10 9 (2.80%) Selenium
10 9 (2.80%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.80%) Gradle
11 8 (2.49%) Hudson
11 8 (2.49%) Ant
12 6 (1.87%) NUnit
13 5 (1.56%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.56%) LoadRunner
13 5 (1.56%) Mockito
General
1 57 (17.76%) Finance
2 27 (8.41%) Banking
3 10 (3.12%) Retail
4 4 (1.25%) Marketing
5 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.62%) Electronics
6 2 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 167 (52.02%) Developer
2 57 (17.76%) Java Developer
3 45 (14.02%) Architect
4 25 (7.79%) Designer
5 21 (6.54%) Analyst
5 21 (6.54%) .NET Developer
6 15 (4.67%) Consultant
7 14 (4.36%) Business Analyst
7 14 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.43%) Solutions Designer
8 11 (3.43%) Oracle Developer
9 10 (3.12%) C# Developer
10 9 (2.80%) Senior Developer
10 9 (2.80%) Software Developer
10 9 (2.80%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.80%) Mobile Developer
11 8 (2.49%) Front-End Developer
11 8 (2.49%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (2.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (29.28%) HTML
2 81 (25.23%) XML
2 81 (25.23%) JSON
3 73 (22.74%) CSS
4 67 (20.87%) .NET
4 67 (20.87%) SOAP
5 60 (18.69%) Spring
6 59 (18.38%) HTML5
7 58 (18.07%) REST
8 56 (17.45%) J2EE
9 48 (14.95%) RESTful
10 44 (13.71%) WSDL
11 40 (12.46%) jQuery
12 36 (11.21%) ASP.NET
13 28 (8.72%) JSP
13 28 (8.72%) AngularJS
14 26 (8.10%) CSS3
15 25 (7.79%) Servlets
16 23 (7.17%) XSLT
16 23 (7.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.43%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.12%) User Experience
4 9 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.25%) DataPower
6 4 (1.25%) BYOD
6 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.25%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.93%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.93%) Web 2.0
7 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.93%) Replication
8 2 (0.62%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.62%) DTV
8 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.84%) Linux
2 34 (10.59%) Windows
3 21 (6.54%) Android
4 20 (6.23%) Apple iOS
5 15 (4.67%) Solaris
6 14 (4.36%) UNIX
6 14 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.49%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.25%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.25%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.25%) AIX
8 4 (1.25%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (40.50%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.05%) TDD
3 54 (16.82%) MVC
4 52 (16.20%) SOA
5 41 (12.77%) Waterfall
6 40 (12.46%) Scrum
7 37 (11.53%) SDLC
8 32 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (9.66%) OO
9 31 (9.66%) Software Engineering
10 28 (8.72%) Open Source
11 24 (7.48%) BDD
11 24 (7.48%) E-Commerce
12 22 (6.85%) Project Management
12 22 (6.85%) Data Management
13 21 (6.54%) OOP
14 20 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (5.61%) Integration Testing
15 18 (5.61%) Android Development
16 17 (5.30%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 150 (46.73%) Java
2 86 (26.79%) SQL
3 81 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 44 (13.71%) C#
5 27 (8.41%) PL/SQL
6 15 (4.67%) C
7 14 (4.36%) VB
8 12 (3.74%) Perl
8 12 (3.74%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.43%) PHP
9 11 (3.43%) Python
9 11 (3.43%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.12%) Objective-C
10 10 (3.12%) Ruby
11 9 (2.80%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.80%) C++
12 8 (2.49%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.49%) FQL
13 7 (2.18%) XPath
13 7 (2.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (8.10%) Degree
2 19 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.93%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.62%) PMP
6 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.31%) MCPD
7 1 (0.31%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.31%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.31%) CCIE
7 1 (0.31%) CCNP
7 1 (0.31%) CCNA
7 1 (0.31%) ISEB
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.43%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.56%) Docker
3 4 (1.25%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.93%) Squid
5 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.49%) Puppet
2 7 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.93%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.62%) Nagios
4 2 (0.62%) Cacti
4 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.62%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 59 (18.38%) Oracle
2 32 (9.97%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.61%) IBM
4 12 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.74%) EPiServer
5 10 (3.12%) TIBCO
6 9 (2.80%) Sybase
6 9 (2.80%) SAP
7 5 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (1.56%) Perforce
7 5 (1.56%) VMware
8 4 (1.25%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.25%) BEA
9 3 (0.93%) ATG
9 3 (0.93%) Adobe
10 2 (0.62%) Cisco
10 2 (0.62%) Stellent
10 2 (0.62%) webMethods
10 2 (0.62%) Retek
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
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Rate: £225 - £255 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £255 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
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Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
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Liverpool
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
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Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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Manchester
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
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Chester
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £260 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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Lytham St Annes
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Manchester
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Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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