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 26 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 38 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 153 130 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.17% 4.24% 4.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.57% 18.73% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 68 90
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£388 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +22.92%
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
824 694 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 22.64% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 414 338
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £437 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.96 £20.30 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Manchester -13 57 £375 +7.14% 61
Cheshire +15 54 £401 +23.23% 22
Lancashire +15 28 £360 +10.76% 13
Merseyside -13 4 £363 -23.68% 5
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 155 (47.55%) Java
2 144 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (30.06%) XML
4 89 (27.30%) SQL
5 88 (26.99%) HTML
6 87 (26.69%) JavaScript
7 80 (24.54%) TDD
8 77 (23.62%) .NET
9 71 (21.78%) JSON
10 67 (20.55%) Spring
11 66 (20.25%) Oracle
12 65 (19.94%) SQL Server
12 65 (19.94%) SOAP
12 65 (19.94%) REST
13 64 (19.63%) CSS
14 62 (19.02%) C#
14 62 (19.02%) OO
15 59 (18.10%) Windows
16 56 (17.18%) Open Source
17 53 (16.26%) Scrum
18 51 (15.64%) RESTful
18 51 (15.64%) Software Engineering
19 50 (15.34%) Finance
20 49 (15.03%) MVC
20 49 (15.03%) Linux
20 49 (15.03%) Subversion
21 47 (14.42%) J2EE
21 47 (14.42%) SOA
22 42 (12.88%) Git (software)
23 41 (12.58%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 26 (7.98%) IIS
2 24 (7.36%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.21%) Apache
4 13 (3.99%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (3.68%) JBoss
6 10 (3.07%) SAS
7 9 (2.76%) MQSeries
7 9 (2.76%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (2.45%) CMS
8 8 (2.45%) Zope
8 8 (2.45%) IBM HTTP Server
8 8 (2.45%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.15%) Confluence
9 7 (2.15%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.23%) nginx
10 4 (1.23%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.92%) Node.js
11 3 (0.92%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 12 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.37%) PaaS
3 8 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.45%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.23%) IaaS
6 3 (0.92%) Route 53
6 3 (0.92%) SaaS
6 3 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.92%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.82%) HTTP
1 32 (9.82%) Internet
2 7 (2.15%) AMQP
3 4 (1.23%) VPN
3 4 (1.23%) SSL
4 3 (0.92%) SNMP
4 3 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.61%) iBeacon
5 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.61%) WAN
5 2 (0.61%) LAN
5 2 (0.61%) Firewall
6 1 (0.31%) DNS
6 1 (0.31%) 802.11
6 1 (0.31%) MPLS
6 1 (0.31%) OSPF
6 1 (0.31%) BGP
6 1 (0.31%) UMTS
6 1 (0.31%) VoIP
6 1 (0.31%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.04%) Relational Database
3 34 (10.43%) Oracle Database
4 32 (9.82%) MySQL
5 26 (7.98%) RDBMS
5 26 (7.98%) NoSQL
6 21 (6.44%) Big Data
7 19 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (4.91%) MongoDB
9 13 (3.99%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (2.45%) Informix
10 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.15%) CouchDB
12 5 (1.53%) SQLite
12 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (15.03%) Subversion
2 42 (12.88%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.82%) Visual Studio
4 23 (7.06%) JUnit
4 23 (7.06%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.44%) Ant
6 20 (6.13%) Selenium
7 19 (5.83%) SoapUI
8 18 (5.52%) Jenkins
9 17 (5.21%) Eclipse
10 16 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (4.91%) Gradle
11 15 (4.60%) JIRA
12 11 (3.37%) Maven
13 8 (2.45%) Mockito
14 7 (2.15%) Mercurial
15 5 (1.53%) Xcode
16 3 (0.92%) NUnit
16 3 (0.92%) ProC
16 3 (0.92%) Introscope
General
1 50 (15.34%) Finance
2 22 (6.75%) Banking
3 9 (2.76%) Retail
4 4 (1.23%) Back Office
5 3 (0.92%) Games
6 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (57.36%) Developer
2 70 (21.47%) Java Developer
3 38 (11.66%) Architect
4 28 (8.59%) .NET Developer
5 16 (4.91%) Analyst
5 16 (4.91%) Consultant
6 15 (4.60%) C# Developer
7 13 (3.99%) Software Engineer
7 13 (3.99%) Business Analyst
8 11 (3.37%) Tester
8 11 (3.37%) Mobile Developer
9 10 (3.07%) BizTalk Developer
9 10 (3.07%) Software Architect
10 9 (2.76%) Applications Developer
10 9 (2.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 9 (2.76%) iOS Developer
11 8 (2.45%) Android Developer
11 8 (2.45%) Senior Developer
11 8 (2.45%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (30.06%) XML
2 88 (26.99%) HTML
3 77 (23.62%) .NET
4 71 (21.78%) JSON
5 67 (20.55%) Spring
6 65 (19.94%) SOAP
6 65 (19.94%) REST
7 64 (19.63%) CSS
8 51 (15.64%) RESTful
9 47 (14.42%) J2EE
10 39 (11.96%) jQuery
11 38 (11.66%) ASP.NET
12 37 (11.35%) WCF
13 35 (10.74%) HTML5
14 29 (8.90%) WSDL
15 26 (7.98%) XSLT
16 25 (7.67%) CSS3
17 21 (6.44%) Ajax
18 18 (5.52%) .NET Framework
18 18 (5.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.29%) Data Structures
3 13 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.15%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.84%) Video on Demand
6 6 (1.84%) Online Banking
6 6 (1.84%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.23%) NHS
7 4 (1.23%) BYOD
7 4 (1.23%) User Experience
8 3 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.92%) DataPower
8 3 (0.92%) MHEG
8 3 (0.92%) Interactive TV
8 3 (0.92%) PKI
8 3 (0.92%) IPTV
8 3 (0.92%) Derivative
9 2 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 59 (18.10%) Windows
2 49 (15.03%) Linux
3 25 (7.67%) Apple iOS
4 24 (7.36%) Android
5 14 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.99%) UNIX
7 10 (3.07%) AIX
8 9 (2.76%) Solaris
9 7 (2.15%) Windows XP
9 7 (2.15%) Mac OS
9 7 (2.15%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.84%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (1.53%) CentOS
12 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.61%) VMS
13 2 (0.61%) HPUX
14 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (24.54%) TDD
3 62 (19.02%) OO
4 56 (17.18%) Open Source
5 53 (16.26%) Scrum
6 51 (15.64%) Software Engineering
7 49 (15.03%) MVC
8 47 (14.42%) SOA
9 41 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (11.66%) OOP
11 37 (11.35%) SDLC
12 31 (9.51%) E-Commerce
13 26 (7.98%) Waterfall
14 23 (7.06%) BDD
15 21 (6.44%) iOS Development
15 21 (6.44%) Web Development
16 20 (6.13%) Integration Testing
16 20 (6.13%) Project Management
16 20 (6.13%) Android Development
17 18 (5.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (47.55%) Java
2 89 (27.30%) SQL
3 87 (26.69%) JavaScript
4 62 (19.02%) C#
5 20 (6.13%) Ruby
6 18 (5.52%) PHP
6 18 (5.52%) PL/SQL
7 16 (4.91%) T-SQL
7 16 (4.91%) Objective-C
7 16 (4.91%) XPath
8 15 (4.60%) Python
8 15 (4.60%) Perl
9 13 (3.99%) C++
10 12 (3.68%) XQuery
11 9 (2.76%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.76%) C
12 7 (2.15%) ABAP
12 7 (2.15%) Groovy
13 6 (1.84%) VB
14 4 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (9.82%) Degree
2 21 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.45%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.92%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.92%) ISEB
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.31%) PMP
6 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.31%) MCSE
6 1 (0.31%) CCIE
6 1 (0.31%) CCNP
6 1 (0.31%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.60%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.92%) Docker
3 2 (0.61%) vSphere
3 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.61%) Squid
4 1 (0.31%) XenApp
4 1 (0.31%) XenServer
4 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.99%) Puppet
2 7 (2.15%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.53%) Nagios
4 4 (1.23%) Cacti
5 3 (0.92%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (0.92%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.31%) yum
6 1 (0.31%) Ansible
6 1 (0.31%) Salt
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 66 (20.25%) Oracle
2 39 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.06%) IBM
4 18 (5.52%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.37%) Informatica
6 10 (3.07%) TIBCO
6 10 (3.07%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.15%) SAP
7 7 (2.15%) HP
7 7 (2.15%) VMware
7 7 (2.15%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.53%) Perforce
9 4 (1.23%) Apple
9 4 (1.23%) Percona
9 4 (1.23%) Sybase
10 3 (0.92%) Adobe
10 3 (0.92%) Compuware
10 3 (0.92%) Twitter
10 3 (0.92%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.92%) OpenTV
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £240 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £1 - £2 per day + Open
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 20 days ago