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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services
Rank 33 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing Web Services 163 167 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.74% 3.92% 6.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.25% 16.07% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 104 122
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 £37.83 £31.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.98% +19.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £33.78
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +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
945 1039 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.46% 24.40% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 672 475
Median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 14
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +9 71 £420 -0.88% 45
Cheshire +1 46 £408 -3.83% 14
Merseyside +23 25 £403 +34.16% 9
Lancashire -2 8 £350 -30.00% 4
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 196 (54.60%) Java
2 174 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (38.72%) XML
4 96 (26.74%) JavaScript
5 92 (25.63%) SOAP
6 91 (25.35%) Oracle
7 82 (22.84%) SQL
8 78 (21.73%) Spring
9 73 (20.33%) RESTful
10 72 (20.06%) J2EE
10 72 (20.06%) TDD
11 71 (19.78%) Finance
12 65 (18.11%) .NET
13 63 (17.55%) HTML
14 51 (14.21%) C#
14 51 (14.21%) JSON
15 50 (13.93%) Software Engineering
16 48 (13.37%) REST
16 48 (13.37%) CSS
17 47 (13.09%) MVC
17 47 (13.09%) JIRA
18 46 (12.81%) Scrum
18 46 (12.81%) SQL Server
19 44 (12.26%) BDD
20 43 (11.98%) Linux
21 41 (11.42%) Open Source
22 40 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
22 40 (11.14%) Jenkins
23 39 (10.86%) JDBC
24 37 (10.31%) JAXB

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 31 (8.64%) WebSphere
2 22 (6.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 21 (5.85%) JBoss
4 11 (3.06%) IIS
5 10 (2.79%) Confluence
5 10 (2.79%) GeoServer
6 9 (2.51%) ATG Dynamo
6 9 (2.51%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.95%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (1.67%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.39%) Apache
9 5 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.11%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.84%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.84%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.84%) nginx
12 2 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) Mingle
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.79%) GitHub
3 7 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.56%) Engine Yard
5 2 (0.56%) Heroku
5 2 (0.56%) Office 365
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) Google Play
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.13%) HTTP
2 14 (3.90%) Internet
3 8 (2.23%) FTP
4 6 (1.67%) Firewall
5 5 (1.39%) SMTP
6 4 (1.11%) DNS
6 4 (1.11%) SSL
7 3 (0.84%) AMQP
7 3 (0.84%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.84%) LAN
7 3 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.84%) WAN
8 2 (0.56%) LDAP
8 2 (0.56%) Network Security
8 2 (0.56%) VPN
8 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.28%) DMZ
9 1 (0.28%) ICMP
9 1 (0.28%) Intranet
9 1 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.91%) NoSQL
3 30 (8.36%) Oracle Database
4 20 (5.57%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (4.18%) MySQL
7 14 (3.90%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.79%) GIS
9 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.84%) Big Data
12 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.56%) DataStage
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (13.09%) JIRA
2 40 (11.14%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.24%) JUnit
4 25 (6.96%) Git (software)
5 24 (6.69%) Selenium
6 23 (6.41%) Subversion
7 12 (3.34%) Maven
8 10 (2.79%) Mocha
9 8 (2.23%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.23%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.95%) Rational Performance Tester
10 7 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.67%) Hudson
11 6 (1.67%) Mercurial
12 4 (1.11%) Ant
12 4 (1.11%) Gradle
12 4 (1.11%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.11%) Xcode
13 3 (0.84%) Appium
13 3 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 71 (19.78%) Finance
2 28 (7.80%) Banking
3 9 (2.51%) Local Government
4 8 (2.23%) Retail
5 5 (1.39%) International Banking
5 5 (1.39%) Law
6 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.11%) Publishing
6 4 (1.11%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 222 (61.84%) Developer
2 104 (28.97%) Java Developer
3 32 (8.91%) .NET Developer
4 30 (8.36%) Analyst
5 29 (8.08%) Architect
6 24 (6.69%) C# Developer
7 22 (6.13%) Senior Developer
8 18 (5.01%) Business Analyst
8 18 (5.01%) Senior Java Developer
9 15 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (3.90%) Node.js Developer
11 13 (3.62%) Applications Developer
12 12 (3.34%) Consultant
12 12 (3.34%) Digital Analyst
12 12 (3.34%) Digital Business Analyst
13 10 (2.79%) Java Applications Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Senior Applications Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Senior Java Applications Developer
13 10 (2.79%) SQL Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (38.72%) XML
2 92 (25.63%) SOAP
3 78 (21.73%) Spring
4 73 (20.33%) RESTful
5 72 (20.06%) J2EE
6 65 (18.11%) .NET
7 63 (17.55%) HTML
8 51 (14.21%) JSON
9 48 (13.37%) CSS
9 48 (13.37%) REST
10 39 (10.86%) JDBC
11 37 (10.31%) JAXB
12 36 (10.03%) XSLT
13 34 (9.47%) Middleware
14 33 (9.19%) ASP.NET
15 32 (8.91%) AngularJS
15 32 (8.91%) WSDL
16 30 (8.36%) JAX-WS
17 28 (7.80%) Hibernate
18 26 (7.24%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.46%) User Experience
3 12 (3.34%) IVR
4 7 (1.95%) Clustering
4 7 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.39%) iPad
5 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.39%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.39%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.11%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.11%) Biometrics
6 4 (1.11%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.11%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.11%) SWIFT
7 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.84%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.84%) Streaming Media
8 2 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.98%) Linux
2 26 (7.24%) Windows
3 14 (3.90%) Unix
4 11 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.23%) Android
5 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.84%) CentOS
8 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.56%) AIX
9 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.28%) HPUX
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.28%) OS/2
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (20.06%) TDD
3 50 (13.93%) Software Engineering
4 47 (13.09%) MVC
5 46 (12.81%) Scrum
6 44 (12.26%) BDD
7 41 (11.42%) Open Source
8 37 (10.31%) Waterfall
9 33 (9.19%) SDLC
10 32 (8.91%) SOA
11 31 (8.64%) Integration Testing
12 28 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (7.52%) Kanban
14 26 (7.24%) AOP
15 22 (6.13%) OO
16 21 (5.85%) System Integration Testing
16 21 (5.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (5.01%) Web Development
18 16 (4.46%) Automated Testing
19 15 (4.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 196 (54.60%) Java
2 96 (26.74%) JavaScript
3 82 (22.84%) SQL
4 51 (14.21%) C#
5 33 (9.19%) Python
6 31 (8.64%) PL/SQL
7 19 (5.29%) Ruby
8 14 (3.90%) PHP
9 12 (3.34%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.79%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.79%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.23%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.95%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.95%) C++
12 7 (1.95%) VB
13 6 (1.67%) Groovy
14 5 (1.39%) Scala
15 4 (1.11%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.11%) Perl
16 3 (0.84%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.34%) Degree
4 10 (2.79%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.11%) CISSP
6 3 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.56%) ISEB
7 2 (0.56%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.28%) CCIE
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.96%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (4.18%) Docker
2 7 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) vCloud
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (4.18%) Puppet
2 12 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.39%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.11%) Ansible
5 2 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.56%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.56%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.28%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.28%) Kibana
6 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.28%) logstash
6 1 (0.28%) Packer
6 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.28%) Salt
6 1 (0.28%) Terraform
6 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (25.35%) Oracle
2 28 (7.80%) IBM
3 26 (7.24%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.90%) VMware
5 13 (3.62%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.79%) ESRI
7 9 (2.51%) ATG
7 9 (2.51%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.95%) Endeca
8 7 (1.95%) Siebel
9 5 (1.39%) Citrix
10 4 (1.11%) Avaya
10 4 (1.11%) HP
10 4 (1.11%) Nortel
10 4 (1.11%) Splunk
10 4 (1.11%) Sybase
10 4 (1.11%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.84%) Apple
11 3 (0.84%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.84%) Palo Alto
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