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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services
Rank 32 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 210 167 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.22% 4.27% 4.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.67% 18.62% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 112 84
Average daily rate £381 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £57.75 - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
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
1016 897 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.25% 22.92% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 568 428
Average daily rate £385 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 7
Average hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +14 102 £375 +7.14% 58
Cheshire -1 68 £375 -4.76% 9
Merseyside +18 21 £350 +16.66% 4
Lancashire -20 9 £413 +10.00% 7
Cumbria - 1 - -
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 247 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (53.25%) Java
3 173 (41.69%) XML
4 163 (39.28%) JavaScript
5 127 (30.60%) TDD
6 119 (28.67%) HTML
7 118 (28.43%) SQL
8 103 (24.82%) Scrum
9 102 (24.58%) JSON
10 97 (23.37%) CSS
11 84 (20.24%) Finance
11 84 (20.24%) RESTful
12 74 (17.83%) Oracle
12 74 (17.83%) SOAP
13 73 (17.59%) Spring
14 72 (17.35%) REST
15 69 (16.63%) MVC
16 65 (15.66%) BDD
17 63 (15.18%) Linux
18 62 (14.94%) SQL Server
19 61 (14.70%) .NET
20 60 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
21 58 (13.98%) HTTP
22 56 (13.49%) Open Source
23 55 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
24 54 (13.01%) Software Engineering
25 53 (12.77%) NoSQL
25 53 (12.77%) C#
26 51 (12.29%) J2EE
27 50 (12.05%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 34 (8.19%) WebSphere
2 22 (5.30%) JBoss
2 22 (5.30%) Node.js
3 21 (5.06%) WebLogic
4 16 (3.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (3.61%) Confluence
5 15 (3.61%) GeoServer
6 13 (3.13%) ATG Dynamo
7 11 (2.65%) IIS
8 9 (2.17%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.93%) CICS
10 7 (1.69%) CMS
10 7 (1.69%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.20%) Apache
12 3 (0.72%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.72%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.48%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) MS Office
2 2 (0.48%) SPSS
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 60 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.20%) SaaS
4 4 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.96%) GitHub
5 3 (0.72%) Amazon Glacier
5 3 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.72%) IaaS
5 3 (0.72%) Route 53
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.48%) Office 365
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (13.98%) HTTP
2 11 (2.65%) DNS
2 11 (2.65%) SSL
3 10 (2.41%) SMTP
3 10 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.17%) Internet
5 8 (1.93%) LDAP
5 8 (1.93%) SNMP
6 5 (1.20%) Firewall
7 4 (0.96%) LAN
7 4 (0.96%) WAN
8 2 (0.48%) Network Security
8 2 (0.48%) Skype
9 1 (0.24%) H.323
9 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.24%) Intranet
9 1 (0.24%) VoIP
9 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 53 (12.77%) NoSQL
3 24 (5.78%) Oracle Database
4 21 (5.06%) MySQL
5 18 (4.34%) DB2
6 17 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (3.86%) MongoDB
8 15 (3.61%) GIS
9 12 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.69%) Big Data
12 7 (1.69%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.96%) Redis
15 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (12.05%) Subversion
2 43 (10.36%) JIRA
3 40 (9.64%) Git (software)
4 29 (6.99%) JUnit
5 28 (6.75%) Jenkins
6 23 (5.54%) Maven
7 18 (4.34%) Selenium
8 17 (4.10%) Ant
9 16 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (3.86%) Visual Studio
10 13 (3.13%) Gradle
11 11 (2.65%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.93%) ClearCase
13 7 (1.69%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.69%) Mocha
13 7 (1.69%) NUnit
14 6 (1.45%) Mercurial
14 6 (1.45%) Xcode
15 5 (1.20%) JBehave
15 5 (1.20%) MSTest
General
1 84 (20.24%) Finance
2 41 (9.88%) Banking
3 9 (2.17%) Local Government
4 8 (1.93%) Retail
5 7 (1.69%) Law
6 4 (0.96%) Games
6 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.48%) Advertising
7 2 (0.48%) Billing
7 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.48%) Legal
7 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 284 (68.43%) Developer
2 120 (28.92%) Java Developer
3 36 (8.67%) Analyst
3 36 (8.67%) Architect
4 29 (6.99%) .NET Developer
5 27 (6.51%) Business Analyst
6 24 (5.78%) Senior Developer
7 20 (4.82%) C# Developer
8 18 (4.34%) Digital Analyst
8 18 (4.34%) Digital Business Analyst
8 18 (4.34%) Scala Developer
9 16 (3.86%) ServiceNow Developer
10 15 (3.61%) Node.js Developer
11 14 (3.37%) Consultant
11 14 (3.37%) HTML Developer
11 14 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
13 12 (2.89%) GIS Developer
13 12 (2.89%) SQL Developer
13 12 (2.89%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (41.69%) XML
2 119 (28.67%) HTML
3 102 (24.58%) JSON
4 97 (23.37%) CSS
5 84 (20.24%) RESTful
6 74 (17.83%) SOAP
7 73 (17.59%) Spring
8 72 (17.35%) REST
9 61 (14.70%) .NET
10 51 (12.29%) J2EE
11 50 (12.05%) jQuery
12 48 (11.57%) AngularJS
13 42 (10.12%) HTML5
14 36 (8.67%) ASP.NET
15 30 (7.23%) JSP
15 30 (7.23%) XSLT
16 28 (6.75%) Ajax
16 28 (6.75%) WSDL
17 25 (6.02%) .NET Framework
18 23 (5.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.19%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.75%) User Experience
4 21 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.17%) iPad
5 9 (2.17%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.93%) PMI
7 7 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.96%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.96%) Online Banking
8 4 (0.96%) SWIFT
8 4 (0.96%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.72%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (15.18%) Linux
2 35 (8.43%) Windows
3 21 (5.06%) Unix
4 19 (4.58%) Android
5 18 (4.34%) AIX
6 17 (4.10%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.41%) Mac OS
8 9 (2.17%) Windows Vista
8 9 (2.17%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.93%) Solaris
10 7 (1.69%) Windows Server
11 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (30.60%) TDD
3 103 (24.82%) Scrum
4 69 (16.63%) MVC
5 65 (15.66%) BDD
6 56 (13.49%) Open Source
7 55 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (13.01%) Software Engineering
9 44 (10.60%) Waterfall
10 43 (10.36%) SDLC
11 37 (8.92%) OO
12 36 (8.67%) E-Commerce
13 35 (8.43%) Web Development
14 34 (8.19%) Project Management
15 31 (7.47%) High Availability
16 29 (6.99%) ITIL
17 27 (6.51%) Kanban
18 24 (5.78%) SOA
19 22 (5.30%) Unit Testing
19 22 (5.30%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 221 (53.25%) Java
2 163 (39.28%) JavaScript
3 118 (28.43%) SQL
4 53 (12.77%) C#
5 42 (10.12%) Python
6 27 (6.51%) Scala
7 25 (6.02%) PL/SQL
8 24 (5.78%) C++
9 18 (4.34%) Objective-C
10 17 (4.10%) T-SQL
11 16 (3.86%) PHP
12 13 (3.13%) C
13 11 (2.65%) Ruby
14 10 (2.41%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.41%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.41%) XPath
15 8 (1.93%) Assembly Language
15 8 (1.93%) COBOL
16 6 (1.45%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.96%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 24 (5.78%) Degree
1 24 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 8 (1.93%) DV Cleared
2 8 (1.93%) PMI Certification
2 8 (1.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.20%) Sun Certification
4 3 (0.72%) CISSP
5 2 (0.48%) PhD
6 1 (0.24%) APMP
6 1 (0.24%) ISEB
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.06%) QA
2 9 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (3.37%) Docker
2 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.72%) vSphere
4 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.48%) Xen
4 2 (0.48%) XenServer
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.17%) Puppet
2 6 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.48%) Cobbler
3 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 74 (17.83%) Oracle
2 30 (7.23%) IBM
3 27 (6.51%) ServiceNow
4 25 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 16 (3.86%) Atlassian
6 14 (3.37%) ATG
7 13 (3.13%) ESRI
8 9 (2.17%) EPiServer
9 8 (1.93%) Chordiant
10 6 (1.45%) Sybase
10 6 (1.45%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.20%) hybris
11 5 (1.20%) Sun
11 5 (1.20%) Zend
12 4 (0.96%) Appcelerator
12 4 (0.96%) Endeca
12 4 (0.96%) Google
12 4 (0.96%) VMware
12 4 (0.96%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.72%) Talend
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