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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 31 28 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Web Services 150 155 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.77% 5.67% 4.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.84% 20.26% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 86 74
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£361 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.88 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -0.36%
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
796 765 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.30% 27.99% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 434 460
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -11 75 £355 +1.79% 71
Cheshire +6 39 £363 +11.53% 26
Merseyside +11 18 £400 +14.28% 9
Lancashire -20 12 £350 -17.64% 13
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 122 (38.01%) XML
2 113 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (34.89%) Java
4 109 (33.96%) .NET
5 107 (33.33%) HTML
6 104 (32.40%) JavaScript
7 91 (28.35%) SQL
8 88 (27.41%) Oracle
9 85 (26.48%) SQL Server
10 83 (25.86%) C#
11 74 (23.05%) jQuery
12 73 (22.74%) CSS
13 67 (20.87%) OO
14 65 (20.25%) Windows
14 65 (20.25%) MVC
15 63 (19.63%) ASP.NET
16 60 (18.69%) XSLT
17 56 (17.45%) Linux
18 54 (16.82%) SOA
19 53 (16.51%) Open Source
20 52 (16.20%) SOAP
21 51 (15.89%) WCF
22 47 (14.64%) Visual Studio
23 46 (14.33%) TDD
24 45 (14.02%) Spring
25 44 (13.71%) Oracle Database
26 42 (13.08%) Scrum
27 38 (11.84%) J2EE
28 37 (11.53%) Microsoft
28 37 (11.53%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (8.72%) IIS
2 12 (3.74%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (3.74%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.80%) Confluence
3 9 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.80%) MQSeries
3 9 (2.80%) Apache
3 9 (2.80%) CMS
4 8 (2.49%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.18%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.56%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.56%) Orchard CMS
6 5 (1.56%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.56%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.25%) JBoss
8 3 (0.93%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 15 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.93%) MS Office
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Mingle
5 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.87%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.80%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.62%) SaaS
5 2 (0.62%) IaaS
6 1 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.28%) HTTP
2 9 (2.80%) Internet
3 8 (2.49%) FTP
3 8 (2.49%) AMQP
4 3 (0.93%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.62%) Firewall
5 2 (0.62%) Network Security
6 1 (0.31%) DNS
6 1 (0.31%) SMTP
6 1 (0.31%) GSM
6 1 (0.31%) VoIP
6 1 (0.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (26.48%) SQL Server
2 44 (13.71%) Oracle Database
3 21 (6.54%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.92%) Big Data
5 16 (4.98%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.36%) RDBMS
7 14 (4.36%) MySQL
7 14 (4.36%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.49%) SQLite
11 7 (2.18%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.87%) RavenDB
13 5 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 47 (14.64%) Visual Studio
2 37 (11.53%) Subversion
3 35 (10.90%) Git (software)
4 27 (8.41%) Eclipse
5 23 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (5.92%) JIRA
6 19 (5.92%) Selenium
7 16 (4.98%) JUnit
8 15 (4.67%) SoapUI
9 13 (4.05%) Ant
10 12 (3.74%) Cucumber
10 12 (3.74%) Gradle
11 10 (3.12%) Jenkins
12 8 (2.49%) Mercurial
13 7 (2.18%) QuickTest Pro
14 6 (1.87%) NUnit
15 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (1.56%) Axure RP
16 4 (1.25%) ERwin
16 4 (1.25%) Xcode
General
1 27 (8.41%) Finance
2 12 (3.74%) Retail
3 10 (3.12%) Back Office
3 10 (3.12%) Banking
4 6 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.31%) Law
6 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 195 (60.75%) Developer
2 55 (17.13%) Java Developer
3 36 (11.21%) .NET Developer
4 22 (6.85%) PHP Developer
5 20 (6.23%) Analyst
6 19 (5.92%) Architect
7 18 (5.61%) C# Developer
8 15 (4.67%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.05%) Consultant
10 11 (3.43%) Tester
10 11 (3.43%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.43%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.12%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (2.80%) BizTalk Developer
12 9 (2.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (2.80%) Software Architect
13 8 (2.49%) Web Developer
13 8 (2.49%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (38.01%) XML
2 109 (33.96%) .NET
3 107 (33.33%) HTML
4 74 (23.05%) jQuery
5 73 (22.74%) CSS
6 63 (19.63%) ASP.NET
7 60 (18.69%) XSLT
8 52 (16.20%) SOAP
9 51 (15.89%) WCF
10 45 (14.02%) Spring
11 38 (11.84%) J2EE
12 37 (11.53%) REST
13 33 (10.28%) Ajax
14 30 (9.35%) RESTful
15 29 (9.03%) JSON
16 28 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 25 (7.79%) LAMP
18 24 (7.48%) .NET Framework
19 22 (6.85%) HTML5
19 22 (6.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.51%) Open Source
2 19 (5.92%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.30%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.98%) Derivative
5 15 (4.67%) Data Structures
6 10 (3.12%) NHS
7 7 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.18%) GIS
8 6 (1.87%) Web 2.0
8 6 (1.87%) User Experience
9 5 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.56%) Online Banking
10 4 (1.25%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.93%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.62%) Social Media
13 1 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.31%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 65 (20.25%) Windows
2 56 (17.45%) Linux
3 21 (6.54%) UNIX
4 15 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.74%) Android
7 11 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (1.87%) Windows Phone
9 5 (1.56%) CentOS
9 5 (1.56%) AIX
10 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.62%) HPUX
11 2 (0.62%) Solaris
11 2 (0.62%) VMS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (20.87%) OO
3 65 (20.25%) MVC
4 54 (16.82%) SOA
5 46 (14.33%) TDD
6 42 (13.08%) Scrum
7 27 (8.41%) E-Commerce
7 27 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (8.10%) Software Engineering
9 22 (6.85%) Web Development
10 17 (5.30%) Mentoring
11 16 (4.98%) OOP
12 15 (4.67%) Performance Testing
12 15 (4.67%) ETL
12 15 (4.67%) DevOps
13 14 (4.36%) Integration Testing
14 13 (4.05%) BDD
14 13 (4.05%) Workflow
15 12 (3.74%) Unit Testing
15 12 (3.74%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 112 (34.89%) Java
2 104 (32.40%) JavaScript
3 91 (28.35%) SQL
4 83 (25.86%) C#
5 31 (9.66%) PHP
6 25 (7.79%) XPath
7 24 (7.48%) T-SQL
8 19 (5.92%) Python
9 18 (5.61%) Ruby
10 17 (5.30%) PL/SQL
11 16 (4.98%) C++
12 13 (4.05%) XQuery
13 10 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.18%) PowerShell
14 7 (2.18%) VB
14 7 (2.18%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.87%) C
16 5 (1.56%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.93%) Scala
17 3 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (8.72%) Degree
2 27 (8.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.56%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.56%) ISEB
5 2 (0.62%) PhD
6 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.67%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) HL7
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.62%) vSphere
3 2 (0.62%) Varnish
3 2 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.62%) GPFS
4 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (3.12%) Puppet
2 5 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.56%) Nagios
3 4 (1.25%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.93%) yum
4 3 (0.93%) Ganglia
4 3 (0.93%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.62%) Cacti
6 1 (0.31%) Salt
6 1 (0.31%) Ansible
6 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.31%) SCCM
6 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (27.41%) Oracle
2 37 (11.53%) Microsoft
3 32 (9.97%) Red Hat
4 21 (6.54%) IBM
5 12 (3.74%) TIBCO
6 10 (3.12%) VMware
6 10 (3.12%) HP
7 9 (2.80%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.18%) Adobe
9 5 (1.56%) CA
10 4 (1.25%) Informatica
10 4 (1.25%) Kony
11 3 (0.93%) Appcelerator
11 3 (0.93%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.93%) Google
11 3 (0.93%) BEA
11 3 (0.93%) SAP
12 2 (0.62%) Compuware
12 2 (0.62%) webMethods
12 2 (0.62%) Perforce
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