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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services
Rank 29 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 207 158 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.52% 4.85% 6.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.50% 18.90% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 103 90
Average daily rate £405 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £76.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +2.85%
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
1010 836 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 25.68% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 539 433
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.74 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 99 £400 +14.28% 57
Cheshire +8 67 £405 +11.72% 23
Merseyside +1 16 £325 -18.75% 6
Lancashire -7 12 £528 -1.86% 3
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 265 (59.95%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (45.25%) Java
3 163 (36.88%) JavaScript
4 161 (36.43%) HTML
5 144 (32.58%) TDD
6 139 (31.45%) XML
7 135 (30.54%) JSON
8 123 (27.83%) SQL
9 120 (27.15%) Scrum
10 108 (24.43%) CSS
11 104 (23.53%) RESTful
12 92 (20.81%) BDD
13 89 (20.14%) REST
14 85 (19.23%) SOAP
15 75 (16.97%) Amazon AWS
15 75 (16.97%) HTML5
15 75 (16.97%) Git (software)
16 72 (16.29%) MVC
17 70 (15.84%) .NET
18 69 (15.61%) C#
18 69 (15.61%) Linux
18 69 (15.61%) HTTP
19 67 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
20 64 (14.48%) jQuery
21 59 (13.35%) Subversion
21 59 (13.35%) Finance
22 58 (13.12%) SQL Server
23 56 (12.67%) Spring
24 52 (11.76%) Open Source
25 51 (11.54%) AngularJS

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 24 (5.43%) Tomcat
2 22 (4.98%) Node.js
3 20 (4.52%) WebLogic
4 18 (4.07%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.39%) JBoss
7 11 (2.49%) IIS
7 11 (2.49%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (2.26%) CMS
8 10 (2.26%) Confluence
9 7 (1.58%) Apache
10 6 (1.36%) ATG Dynamo
10 6 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.90%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.68%) CICS
12 3 (0.68%) EPiServer CMS
12 3 (0.68%) SAS
12 3 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
13 2 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.45%) SPSS
3 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (16.97%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.58%) GitHub
4 5 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.13%) Amazon Glacier
4 5 (1.13%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (1.13%) Route 53
4 5 (1.13%) SaaS
5 4 (0.90%) IaaS
6 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Office 365
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (15.61%) HTTP
2 20 (4.52%) Internet
3 14 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.94%) SMTP
5 11 (2.49%) DNS
6 10 (2.26%) SSL
7 8 (1.81%) SNMP
8 6 (1.36%) LDAP
9 4 (0.90%) Firewall
10 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.45%) Network Security
10 2 (0.45%) SSH
10 2 (0.45%) VLAN
11 1 (0.23%) DHCP
11 1 (0.23%) FTP
11 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.23%) LAN
11 1 (0.23%) VoIP
11 1 (0.23%) WAN
11 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.86%) NoSQL
3 30 (6.79%) MySQL
4 21 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (4.07%) MongoDB
5 18 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 14 (3.17%) DB2
7 14 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.26%) GIS
9 9 (2.04%) Big Data
9 9 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.58%) SQLite
12 6 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.13%) Redis
14 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 75 (16.97%) Git (software)
2 59 (13.35%) Subversion
3 41 (9.28%) JIRA
4 33 (7.47%) Jenkins
5 27 (6.11%) JUnit
6 25 (5.66%) Maven
7 23 (5.20%) Cucumber
8 21 (4.75%) Selenium
9 17 (3.85%) Gradle
9 17 (3.85%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (2.71%) Ant
11 12 (2.71%) Eclipse
12 11 (2.49%) NUnit
13 10 (2.26%) gulp
14 9 (2.04%) SoapUI
15 8 (1.81%) Grunt
15 8 (1.81%) Hudson
15 8 (1.81%) JBehave
16 7 (1.58%) Xcode
General
1 59 (13.35%) Finance
2 31 (7.01%) Banking
3 8 (1.81%) Law
4 5 (1.13%) Games
4 5 (1.13%) Retail
5 3 (0.68%) Marketing
5 3 (0.68%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.45%) Advertising
6 2 (0.45%) Billing
6 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Legal
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Publishing
7 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 274 (61.99%) Developer
2 101 (22.85%) Java Developer
3 57 (12.90%) Architect
4 41 (9.28%) .NET Developer
5 40 (9.05%) Analyst
6 31 (7.01%) Business Analyst
7 26 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 24 (5.43%) Consultant
9 22 (4.98%) Digital Analyst
9 22 (4.98%) Digital Business Analyst
10 20 (4.52%) C# Developer
11 17 (3.85%) Scala Developer
12 16 (3.62%) iOS Developer
12 16 (3.62%) Technical Architect
13 15 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (3.39%) HTML Developer
13 15 (3.39%) ServiceNow Developer
14 14 (3.17%) Node.js Developer
15 12 (2.71%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (36.43%) HTML
2 139 (31.45%) XML
3 135 (30.54%) JSON
4 108 (24.43%) CSS
5 104 (23.53%) RESTful
6 89 (20.14%) REST
7 85 (19.23%) SOAP
8 75 (16.97%) HTML5
9 70 (15.84%) .NET
10 64 (14.48%) jQuery
11 56 (12.67%) Spring
12 51 (11.54%) AngularJS
13 50 (11.31%) ASP.NET
14 41 (9.28%) J2EE
15 33 (7.47%) .NET Framework
16 30 (6.79%) CSS3
17 25 (5.66%) Spring MVC
18 24 (5.43%) WSDL
18 24 (5.43%) XSLT
19 23 (5.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
1 40 (9.05%) Computer Science
2 28 (6.33%) User Experience
3 18 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.71%) iPad
5 7 (1.58%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.13%) Replication
7 4 (0.90%) Driving Licence
7 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.90%) Telematics
8 3 (0.68%) Animation
8 3 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.68%) PMI
8 3 (0.68%) Social Media
8 3 (0.68%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.68%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.61%) Linux
2 46 (10.41%) Windows
3 30 (6.79%) Apple iOS
3 30 (6.79%) Unix
4 24 (5.43%) Android
5 23 (5.20%) AIX
6 15 (3.39%) Mac OS
7 14 (3.17%) Windows Vista
7 14 (3.17%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.04%) Solaris
9 8 (1.81%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.58%) Windows Server
11 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (59.95%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (32.58%) TDD
3 120 (27.15%) Scrum
4 92 (20.81%) BDD
5 72 (16.29%) MVC
6 67 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (11.76%) Open Source
8 48 (10.86%) OO
9 47 (10.63%) Project Management
10 44 (9.95%) Software Engineering
11 42 (9.50%) E-Commerce
12 40 (9.05%) Waterfall
13 39 (8.82%) SDLC
14 37 (8.37%) ITIL
15 34 (7.69%) OOP
16 33 (7.47%) High Availability
17 27 (6.11%) SOA
17 27 (6.11%) Unit Testing
18 26 (5.88%) iOS Development
18 26 (5.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 200 (45.25%) Java
2 163 (36.88%) JavaScript
3 123 (27.83%) SQL
4 69 (15.61%) C#
5 37 (8.37%) Objective-C
6 35 (7.92%) Scala
7 31 (7.01%) Python
8 29 (6.56%) C++
9 21 (4.75%) C
10 19 (4.30%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.17%) Ruby
12 13 (2.94%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.49%) PHP
13 11 (2.49%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.49%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.49%) VB
13 11 (2.49%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.49%) XPath
14 9 (2.04%) FQL
15 7 (1.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (7.92%) Degree
2 19 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.68%) CISSP
5 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.23%) APMP
7 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.23%) MCPD
7 1 (0.23%) MCSE
7 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.23%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.88%) QA
2 11 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (2.49%) Docker
2 9 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.13%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.90%) vSphere
5 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.68%) XenServer
6 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.45%) Xen
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.23%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.49%) Puppet
2 7 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.45%) Ansible
3 2 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.45%) Cobbler
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 46 (10.41%) Oracle
2 33 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.33%) EPiServer
3 28 (6.33%) ServiceNow
4 17 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (3.39%) IBM
6 8 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.81%) ESRI
7 7 (1.58%) ATG
8 6 (1.36%) VMware
8 6 (1.36%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.13%) hybris
10 4 (0.90%) Appcelerator
10 4 (0.90%) Google
10 4 (0.90%) Siebel
11 3 (0.68%) Apple
11 3 (0.68%) Chordiant
11 3 (0.68%) OpenText
12 2 (0.45%) Perforce
12 2 (0.45%) webMethods
Liverpool, Merseyside
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Workington, Cumbria
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Workington
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago