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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services
Rank 38 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 160 210 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.51% 4.68% 5.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.70% 19.39% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 140 112
Median daily rate £400 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £28.00 £33.64 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.76% +3.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £33.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.43%
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
958 1083 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.02% 24.14% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 704 479
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Web Services as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 75 £400 +6.66% 56
Merseyside +17 32 £400 +4.57% 8
Cheshire -18 29 £410 -12.53% 11
Lancashire -4 8 £375 -11.76% 10
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 173 (49.71%) Java
2 154 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (35.63%) XML
4 90 (25.86%) SOAP
5 87 (25.00%) Oracle
6 86 (24.71%) SQL
7 79 (22.70%) .NET
8 75 (21.55%) JavaScript
9 72 (20.69%) RESTful
10 69 (19.83%) J2EE
11 67 (19.25%) Finance
11 67 (19.25%) Spring
12 65 (18.68%) TDD
12 65 (18.68%) C#
13 64 (18.39%) SQL Server
14 55 (15.80%) Linux
15 52 (14.94%) BDD
16 50 (14.37%) JSON
17 47 (13.51%) HTML
18 45 (12.93%) REST
19 43 (12.36%) Open Source
20 42 (12.07%) Windows
20 42 (12.07%) Jenkins
21 40 (11.49%) MVC
22 39 (11.21%) ASP.NET
22 39 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
22 39 (11.21%) Software Engineering
23 38 (10.92%) JIRA
24 37 (10.63%) Scrum
25 36 (10.34%) SOA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (7.76%) WebSphere
2 18 (5.17%) JBoss
2 18 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (2.87%) IIS
3 10 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.59%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (2.30%) GeoServer
5 8 (2.30%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.72%) Apache
6 6 (1.72%) CICS
6 6 (1.72%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.44%) ATG Dynamo
7 5 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.44%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.15%) Confluence
8 4 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.86%) nginx
10 2 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.86%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) Mingle
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.87%) GitHub
3 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.57%) Engine Yard
5 2 (0.57%) Heroku
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Office 365
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.75%) HTTP
2 13 (3.74%) Internet
3 12 (3.45%) Firewall
4 8 (2.30%) FTP
4 8 (2.30%) LAN
4 8 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.30%) WAN
5 7 (2.01%) VPN
6 5 (1.44%) SMTP
6 5 (1.44%) VoIP
7 4 (1.15%) DNS
7 4 (1.15%) SSL
7 4 (1.15%) Wireless
8 3 (0.86%) AMQP
8 3 (0.86%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.29%) NFC
10 1 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.76%) NoSQL
2 27 (7.76%) Oracle Database
3 21 (6.03%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.46%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (4.02%) MySQL
7 11 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (2.30%) GIS
11 7 (2.01%) Redis
12 6 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (1.15%) Big Data
14 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.86%) DB2
15 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (12.07%) Jenkins
2 38 (10.92%) JIRA
3 26 (7.47%) Git (software)
4 25 (7.18%) JUnit
5 23 (6.61%) Selenium
6 21 (6.03%) Subversion
7 10 (2.87%) Maven
7 10 (2.87%) Mocha
7 10 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.30%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.30%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.72%) Gradle
9 6 (1.72%) Hudson
10 5 (1.44%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (1.15%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.15%) Moq
11 4 (1.15%) NUnit
11 4 (1.15%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.86%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.86%) Xcode
General
1 67 (19.25%) Finance
2 26 (7.47%) Banking
3 9 (2.59%) Retail
4 5 (1.44%) International Banking
5 4 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.15%) Games
5 4 (1.15%) Marketing
5 4 (1.15%) Publishing
6 2 (0.57%) Advertising
6 2 (0.57%) Billing
6 2 (0.57%) Law
6 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (61.21%) Developer
2 87 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 45 (12.93%) .NET Developer
4 35 (10.06%) Analyst
5 32 (9.20%) C# Developer
6 30 (8.62%) Architect
7 25 (7.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 23 (6.61%) Senior Developer
9 18 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (4.89%) SQL Developer
11 16 (4.60%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.74%) Applications Developer
12 13 (3.74%) Node.js Developer
13 12 (3.45%) Digital Analyst
13 12 (3.45%) Digital Business Analyst
14 11 (3.16%) Test Leader
15 10 (2.87%) Java Applications Developer
15 10 (2.87%) Senior Applications Developer
15 10 (2.87%) Senior Java Applications Developer
15 10 (2.87%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (35.63%) XML
2 90 (25.86%) SOAP
3 79 (22.70%) .NET
4 72 (20.69%) RESTful
5 69 (19.83%) J2EE
6 67 (19.25%) Spring
7 50 (14.37%) JSON
8 47 (13.51%) HTML
9 45 (12.93%) REST
10 39 (11.21%) ASP.NET
11 34 (9.77%) Middleware
12 31 (8.91%) AngularJS
12 31 (8.91%) CSS
12 31 (8.91%) JAXB
12 31 (8.91%) JDBC
12 31 (8.91%) XSLT
13 28 (8.05%) WSDL
14 27 (7.76%) Hibernate
15 26 (7.47%) JAX-WS
16 22 (6.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.16%) User Experience
3 10 (2.87%) IVR
4 8 (2.30%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.01%) Clustering
5 7 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.72%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.44%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.44%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.15%) Biometrics
8 4 (1.15%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.15%) iPad
8 4 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.15%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.86%) Replication
9 3 (0.86%) Streaming Media
10 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.57%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.80%) Linux
2 42 (12.07%) Windows
3 20 (5.75%) Unix
4 10 (2.87%) Android
4 10 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.59%) AIX
5 9 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.72%) HPUX
6 6 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.15%) CentOS
8 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.29%) OS/2
10 1 (0.29%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.68%) TDD
3 52 (14.94%) BDD
4 43 (12.36%) Open Source
5 40 (11.49%) MVC
6 39 (11.21%) Software Engineering
7 37 (10.63%) Scrum
8 36 (10.34%) SOA
9 29 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 29 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 28 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (8.05%) SDLC
11 24 (6.90%) Kanban
12 22 (6.32%) AOP
12 22 (6.32%) OO
13 20 (5.75%) System Integration Testing
13 20 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (5.17%) Unit Testing
15 17 (4.89%) Microservices
16 16 (4.60%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 173 (49.71%) Java
2 86 (24.71%) SQL
3 75 (21.55%) JavaScript
4 65 (18.68%) C#
5 31 (8.91%) Python
6 26 (7.47%) PL/SQL
7 25 (7.18%) T-SQL
8 20 (5.75%) Ruby
9 16 (4.60%) VB
10 14 (4.02%) VB.NET
11 13 (3.74%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.45%) VB6
13 11 (3.16%) PHP
14 8 (2.30%) Objective-C
15 7 (2.01%) Bash Shell
15 7 (2.01%) Groovy
16 5 (1.44%) Scala
17 4 (1.15%) C++
17 4 (1.15%) Perl
18 3 (0.86%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 26 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.03%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.87%) CISSP
4 9 (2.59%) Degree
5 6 (1.72%) SANS
5 6 (1.72%) SSCP
6 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) ISEB
6 2 (0.57%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.29%) CCIE
7 1 (0.29%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.29%) MCSE
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.61%) QA
2 4 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.02%) Docker
2 8 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.44%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.29%) vCloud
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (4.31%) Puppet
2 12 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.01%) Kibana
3 7 (2.01%) logstash
4 5 (1.44%) Data Guard
4 5 (1.44%) QRadar
5 4 (1.15%) Ansible
6 3 (0.86%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.57%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.57%) Nagios
8 1 (0.29%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.29%) Packer
8 1 (0.29%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.29%) Salt
8 1 (0.29%) Terraform
8 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 87 (25.00%) Oracle
2 33 (9.48%) IBM
3 26 (7.47%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.31%) VMware
5 10 (2.87%) Splunk
6 9 (2.59%) Apple
6 9 (2.59%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.30%) ESRI
8 6 (1.72%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.72%) Citrix
8 6 (1.72%) Siebel
9 5 (1.44%) ATG
9 5 (1.44%) Endeca
9 5 (1.44%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.15%) Avaya
10 4 (1.15%) HP
10 4 (1.15%) Nortel
11 3 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.86%) Sybase
11 3 (0.86%) TIBCO
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
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