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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 35 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 169 151 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.35% 4.87% 4.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.14% 19.87% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 85 78
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £470 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £140.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +324.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
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
883 760 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.75% 24.49% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 440 333
Average daily rate £363 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.57 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £155.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -12 66 £350 +6.87% 51
Cheshire +15 56 £394 +4.86% 30
Lancashire +18 34 £375 - 8
Merseyside -24 5 £300 -33.33% 6
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 144 (45.57%) Java
2 131 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (31.96%) XML
4 96 (30.38%) HTML
5 84 (26.58%) JavaScript
5 84 (26.58%) SQL
5 84 (26.58%) .NET
6 70 (22.15%) TDD
7 69 (21.84%) C#
8 68 (21.52%) SOAP
8 68 (21.52%) OO
9 66 (20.89%) Oracle
10 63 (19.94%) CSS
10 63 (19.94%) JSON
11 62 (19.62%) Spring
11 62 (19.62%) SQL Server
11 62 (19.62%) Windows
12 61 (19.30%) REST
13 54 (17.09%) MVC
14 53 (16.77%) Open Source
14 53 (16.77%) jQuery
15 52 (16.46%) Linux
16 47 (14.87%) SOA
17 46 (14.56%) ASP.NET
17 46 (14.56%) Scrum
17 46 (14.56%) Software Engineering
18 45 (14.24%) Finance
19 44 (13.92%) RESTful
20 42 (13.29%) Subversion
21 40 (12.66%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (8.54%) IIS
2 19 (6.01%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.38%) Apache
4 12 (3.80%) JBoss
5 11 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (3.16%) SAS
7 9 (2.85%) MQSeries
7 9 (2.85%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.53%) Zope
8 8 (2.53%) CMS
8 8 (2.53%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.22%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 7 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (2.22%) Confluence
10 4 (1.27%) nginx
10 4 (1.27%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.95%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) MS Office
2 2 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.48%) PaaS
3 6 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.90%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.27%) IaaS
5 3 (0.95%) SaaS
6 2 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.32%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.32%) Route 53
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.08%) HTTP
2 25 (7.91%) Internet
3 7 (2.22%) AMQP
4 4 (1.27%) SSL
5 3 (0.95%) VPN
5 3 (0.95%) SNMP
5 3 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.63%) LAN
6 2 (0.63%) FTP
6 2 (0.63%) WAN
6 2 (0.63%) DNS
6 2 (0.63%) iBeacon
7 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.32%) DHCP
7 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.32%) UMTS
7 1 (0.32%) ATM
7 1 (0.32%) GPRS
7 1 (0.32%) Firewall
7 1 (0.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.71%) Oracle Database
3 31 (9.81%) Relational Database
4 27 (8.54%) MySQL
5 25 (7.91%) NoSQL
6 24 (7.59%) RDBMS
7 19 (6.01%) Big Data
8 17 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (4.43%) MongoDB
11 13 (4.11%) Hadoop
11 13 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (2.22%) Informix
13 7 (2.22%) CouchDB
14 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (1.58%) Couchbase
15 5 (1.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (13.29%) Subversion
2 37 (11.71%) Visual Studio
3 36 (11.39%) Git (software)
4 23 (7.28%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.65%) Ant
6 20 (6.33%) JUnit
7 18 (5.70%) SoapUI
7 18 (5.70%) Selenium
8 16 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (4.75%) Eclipse
9 15 (4.75%) JIRA
9 15 (4.75%) Gradle
10 14 (4.43%) Jenkins
11 10 (3.16%) Maven
12 7 (2.22%) Mockito
12 7 (2.22%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.90%) NUnit
14 5 (1.58%) Xcode
15 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 3 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 45 (14.24%) Finance
2 20 (6.33%) Banking
3 10 (3.16%) Retail
4 6 (1.90%) Back Office
5 3 (0.95%) Games
6 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 187 (59.18%) Developer
2 64 (20.25%) Java Developer
3 34 (10.76%) Architect
4 33 (10.44%) .NET Developer
5 17 (5.38%) C# Developer
6 16 (5.06%) Consultant
7 12 (3.80%) Analyst
8 11 (3.48%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.48%) Mobile Developer
9 10 (3.16%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.16%) Tester
10 9 (2.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (2.85%) Software Architect
10 9 (2.85%) Senior Developer
10 9 (2.85%) BizTalk Developer
10 9 (2.85%) iOS Developer
10 9 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (2.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (2.53%) Applications Developer
11 8 (2.53%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (31.96%) XML
2 96 (30.38%) HTML
3 84 (26.58%) .NET
4 68 (21.52%) SOAP
5 63 (19.94%) CSS
5 63 (19.94%) JSON
6 62 (19.62%) Spring
7 61 (19.30%) REST
8 53 (16.77%) jQuery
9 46 (14.56%) ASP.NET
10 44 (13.92%) RESTful
11 40 (12.66%) J2EE
12 39 (12.34%) WCF
13 31 (9.81%) WSDL
13 31 (9.81%) XSLT
14 28 (8.86%) HTML5
15 24 (7.59%) Ajax
16 22 (6.96%) .NET Framework
17 21 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (6.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.77%) Open Source
2 23 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.43%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.48%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.22%) Online Banking
7 6 (1.90%) Video on Demand
7 6 (1.90%) User Experience
7 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.58%) NHS
8 5 (1.58%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.95%) IPTV
9 3 (0.95%) Web 2.0
9 3 (0.95%) PKI
9 3 (0.95%) Derivative
9 3 (0.95%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.95%) DataPower
9 3 (0.95%) iPhone
9 3 (0.95%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.62%) Windows
2 52 (16.46%) Linux
3 24 (7.59%) Apple iOS
4 20 (6.33%) Android
5 18 (5.70%) UNIX
6 12 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.85%) AIX
8 8 (2.53%) Solaris
9 6 (1.90%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.90%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (1.90%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.58%) CentOS
11 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.63%) VMS
12 2 (0.63%) HPUX
12 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (22.15%) TDD
3 68 (21.52%) OO
4 54 (17.09%) MVC
5 47 (14.87%) SOA
6 46 (14.56%) Scrum
6 46 (14.56%) Software Engineering
7 38 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (11.39%) OOP
9 31 (9.81%) E-Commerce
10 25 (7.91%) Web Development
11 21 (6.65%) iOS Development
12 20 (6.33%) BDD
12 20 (6.33%) Integration Testing
13 19 (6.01%) Waterfall
14 17 (5.38%) Android Development
15 16 (5.06%) Web Application Development
16 15 (4.75%) Configuration Management
17 14 (4.43%) DevOps
17 14 (4.43%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 144 (45.57%) Java
2 84 (26.58%) JavaScript
2 84 (26.58%) SQL
3 69 (21.84%) C#
4 22 (6.96%) Ruby
5 20 (6.33%) PL/SQL
6 19 (6.01%) XPath
7 17 (5.38%) PHP
7 17 (5.38%) Objective-C
8 16 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.75%) Python
10 14 (4.43%) Perl
10 14 (4.43%) C++
11 12 (3.80%) XQuery
12 9 (2.85%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.53%) C
14 6 (1.90%) Groovy
14 6 (1.90%) VB
14 6 (1.90%) ABAP
15 5 (1.58%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 32 (10.13%) Degree
2 17 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.95%) ISEB
6 2 (0.63%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) MCSE
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.32%) PMP
7 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.11%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.95%) vSphere
4 2 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.63%) Varnish
4 2 (0.63%) Squid
5 1 (0.32%) Docker
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.11%) Puppet
2 7 (2.22%) Vagrant
3 6 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.58%) Nagios
5 4 (1.27%) Cacti
6 3 (0.95%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.32%) Ansible
8 1 (0.32%) Salt
8 1 (0.32%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.32%) yum
Vendors
1 66 (20.89%) Oracle
2 39 (12.34%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.96%) IBM
4 18 (5.70%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.48%) Informatica
6 10 (3.16%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.85%) TIBCO
7 9 (2.85%) VMware
8 7 (2.22%) HP
8 7 (2.22%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.90%) SAP
10 5 (1.58%) Adobe
11 4 (1.27%) Percona
11 4 (1.27%) Apple
12 3 (0.95%) Perforce
12 3 (0.95%) OpenTV
12 3 (0.95%) Twitter
12 3 (0.95%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.63%) Google
13 2 (0.63%) ESRI
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