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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 38 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 139 146 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.30% 5.16% 4.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.40% 18.16% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 81 87
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £36.25 £33.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £33.00 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £33.00 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -
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
799 804 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 28.39% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 454 537
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £16.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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 -6 78 £340 -2.50% 43
Cheshire -2 30 £363 +11.53% 31
Lancashire -16 15 £414 +9.17% 7
Merseyside -4 9 £400 +23.07% 8
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 121 (36.67%) .NET
2 111 (33.64%) HTML
3 110 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 109 (33.03%) Java
5 108 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (31.82%) XML
7 94 (28.48%) Oracle
8 93 (28.18%) C#
8 93 (28.18%) SQL
9 85 (25.76%) SQL Server
10 80 (24.24%) jQuery
11 76 (23.03%) CSS
12 75 (22.73%) MVC
13 66 (20.00%) ASP.NET
14 58 (17.58%) XSLT
14 58 (17.58%) Windows
15 56 (16.97%) OO
16 48 (14.55%) Linux
16 48 (14.55%) Visual Studio
17 47 (14.24%) WCF
18 46 (13.94%) TDD
18 46 (13.94%) Oracle Database
19 44 (13.33%) SOAP
19 44 (13.33%) Spring
19 44 (13.33%) Open Source
20 40 (12.12%) SOA
20 40 (12.12%) Scrum
21 36 (10.91%) Microsoft
22 35 (10.61%) .NET Framework
23 33 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 20 (6.06%) IIS
2 9 (2.73%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.73%) Confluence
3 8 (2.42%) CMS
4 7 (2.12%) ArcGIS
4 7 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.12%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.12%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.12%) Apache
4 7 (2.12%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.52%) JBoss
6 4 (1.21%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.21%) Orchard CMS
6 4 (1.21%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.91%) AquaLogic
7 3 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.91%) MS Office
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.73%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.91%) IaaS
6 2 (0.61%) SaaS
6 2 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.76%) HTTP
2 9 (2.73%) FTP
2 9 (2.73%) Internet
3 6 (1.82%) AMQP
4 3 (0.91%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.91%) GSM
4 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.91%) VoIP
4 3 (0.91%) Network Security
5 2 (0.61%) DNS
5 2 (0.61%) Intranet
5 2 (0.61%) Firewall
6 1 (0.30%) LDAP
6 1 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 46 (13.94%) Oracle Database
3 23 (6.97%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 19 (5.76%) Big Data
6 18 (5.45%) NoSQL
6 18 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (3.94%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (3.64%) MySQL
9 8 (2.42%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.82%) SQLite
10 6 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.52%) RavenDB
11 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 48 (14.55%) Visual Studio
2 33 (10.00%) Subversion
3 28 (8.48%) Git (software)
4 24 (7.27%) Eclipse
5 23 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (6.06%) JIRA
7 16 (4.85%) Selenium
8 13 (3.94%) JUnit
9 11 (3.33%) SoapUI
10 8 (2.42%) ERwin
10 8 (2.42%) Gradle
11 7 (2.12%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (2.12%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.82%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.82%) Jenkins
13 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (1.52%) NUnit
13 5 (1.52%) Xcode
13 5 (1.52%) LoadRunner
13 5 (1.52%) Axure RP
General
1 22 (6.67%) Finance
2 19 (5.76%) Retail
3 10 (3.03%) Back Office
4 9 (2.73%) Banking
5 6 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.52%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.61%) German Language
7 2 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 202 (61.21%) Developer
2 51 (15.45%) Java Developer
3 47 (14.24%) .NET Developer
4 22 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 19 (5.76%) Analyst
5 19 (5.76%) PHP Developer
6 18 (5.45%) Software Developer
6 18 (5.45%) Architect
7 17 (5.15%) Senior Developer
8 16 (4.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (3.64%) Consultant
12 10 (3.03%) Tester
12 10 (3.03%) Test Analyst
13 9 (2.73%) Web Developer
13 9 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
14 8 (2.42%) Software Architect
14 8 (2.42%) Business Analyst
15 7 (2.12%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (36.67%) .NET
2 111 (33.64%) HTML
3 105 (31.82%) XML
4 80 (24.24%) jQuery
5 76 (23.03%) CSS
6 66 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 58 (17.58%) XSLT
8 47 (14.24%) WCF
9 44 (13.33%) SOAP
9 44 (13.33%) Spring
10 35 (10.61%) .NET Framework
11 33 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (9.39%) J2EE
12 31 (9.39%) Ajax
13 30 (9.09%) RESTful
13 30 (9.09%) REST
14 28 (8.48%) EJB
15 27 (8.18%) JSON
16 24 (7.27%) Hibernate
17 22 (6.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.33%) Open Source
2 19 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.76%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.15%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.85%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.94%) Derivative
6 10 (3.03%) User Experience
7 8 (2.42%) Data Integration
7 8 (2.42%) NHS
8 7 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.12%) GIS
9 6 (1.82%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.52%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.21%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.91%) IVR
12 3 (0.91%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.61%) Social Media
13 2 (0.61%) New Media
13 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.30%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.58%) Windows
2 48 (14.55%) Linux
3 16 (4.85%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.55%) UNIX
5 13 (3.94%) Android
6 11 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.82%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.91%) CentOS
9 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.61%) VMS
10 2 (0.61%) HPUX
10 2 (0.61%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) Debian
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (22.73%) MVC
3 56 (16.97%) OO
4 46 (13.94%) TDD
5 40 (12.12%) SOA
5 40 (12.12%) Scrum
6 27 (8.18%) E-Commerce
6 27 (8.18%) Software Engineering
7 22 (6.67%) Web Development
8 20 (6.06%) ETL
8 20 (6.06%) Mentoring
9 18 (5.45%) Unit Testing
9 18 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (4.85%) DevOps
10 16 (4.85%) Business Analysis
10 16 (4.85%) Performance Testing
11 15 (4.55%) Workflow
11 15 (4.55%) Integration Testing
12 14 (4.24%) Migration
13 13 (3.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 110 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 109 (33.03%) Java
3 93 (28.18%) C#
3 93 (28.18%) SQL
4 30 (9.09%) PHP
5 24 (7.27%) PL/SQL
6 22 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 22 (6.67%) Python
7 18 (5.45%) Ruby
7 18 (5.45%) C++
8 15 (4.55%) XPath
9 11 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.73%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.12%) VB
12 7 (2.12%) Scala
13 6 (1.82%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.21%) C
15 3 (0.91%) VBScript
15 3 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (8.79%) Degree
2 28 (8.48%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.91%) ISEB
4 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) PhD
6 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.24%) QA
2 7 (2.12%) HL7
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.61%) vSphere
2 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.61%) Varnish
2 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.61%) GPFS
3 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (2.42%) Puppet
2 7 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.91%) Nagios
3 3 (0.91%) yum
3 3 (0.91%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) Salt
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.30%) WSUS
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 94 (28.48%) Oracle
2 36 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.58%) Red Hat
4 16 (4.85%) TIBCO
5 15 (4.55%) IBM
6 9 (2.73%) HP
6 9 (2.73%) CA
6 9 (2.73%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.42%) Informatica
7 8 (2.42%) Adobe
7 8 (2.42%) VMware
8 4 (1.21%) Kony
9 3 (0.91%) SAP
9 3 (0.91%) BEA
9 3 (0.91%) Google
9 3 (0.91%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.91%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.61%) webMethods
10 2 (0.61%) ESRI
11 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Preston
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago