The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 28 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 180 148 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.97% 5.46% 6.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.59% 18.88% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 101 133
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £265 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.29% -18.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
732 784 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.29% 28.93% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 413 545
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Web Services
England

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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Web Services Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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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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 +10 90 £325 +0.77% 66
Cheshire -8 36 £404 +7.66% 14
Lancashire -14 24 £425 +36.00% 10
Merseyside +9 13 £375 +25.00% 10
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 145 (43.81%) C#
2 127 (38.37%) JavaScript
3 126 (38.07%) .NET
4 114 (34.44%) Java
5 113 (34.14%) HTML
6 102 (30.82%) SQL
7 90 (27.19%) SQL Server
8 88 (26.59%) XML
9 84 (25.38%) ASP.NET
10 82 (24.77%) CSS
11 80 (24.17%) Oracle
12 70 (21.15%) WCF
13 68 (20.54%) MVC
14 65 (19.64%) TDD
15 58 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
16 53 (16.01%) jQuery
17 49 (14.80%) SOAP
17 49 (14.80%) Linux
18 44 (13.29%) OO
19 43 (12.99%) Windows
19 43 (12.99%) JSON
20 42 (12.69%) HTML5
21 38 (11.48%) Scrum
21 38 (11.48%) RESTful
22 37 (11.18%) Unit Testing
23 34 (10.27%) Ajax
23 34 (10.27%) Finance
24 33 (9.97%) T-SQL
24 33 (9.97%) Open Source
25 32 (9.67%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.32%) IIS
3 8 (2.42%) Apache
3 8 (2.42%) CMS
4 7 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.81%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.51%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.51%) Confluence
7 4 (1.21%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.21%) AquaLogic
7 4 (1.21%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.91%) Node.js
8 3 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.60%) Mule
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.51%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.30%) CorelDRAW
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) SAP CRM
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.51%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Office 365
6 1 (0.30%) Route 53
6 1 (0.30%) GitHub
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.65%) HTTP
2 9 (2.72%) Internet
3 7 (2.11%) FTP
4 6 (1.81%) DNS
5 5 (1.51%) DHCP
6 4 (1.21%) Intranet
6 4 (1.21%) Firewall
7 3 (0.91%) Network Security
7 3 (0.91%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.91%) DMZ
7 3 (0.91%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.60%) GSM
8 2 (0.60%) VoIP
8 2 (0.60%) AMQP
9 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.30%) DWDM
9 1 (0.30%) MPLS
9 1 (0.30%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (27.19%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.46%) NoSQL
3 26 (7.85%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.74%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.14%) MySQL
6 16 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (3.32%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.81%) Big Data
13 4 (1.21%) Couchbase
13 4 (1.21%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.21%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.21%) CouchDB
13 4 (1.21%) PowerCenter
14 3 (0.91%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 28 (8.46%) Visual Studio
2 20 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (5.44%) Eclipse
4 12 (3.63%) Maven
5 10 (3.02%) JIRA
6 9 (2.72%) Subversion
7 8 (2.42%) ERwin
7 8 (2.42%) JUnit
7 8 (2.42%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.11%) MSTest
9 6 (1.81%) Gradle
9 6 (1.81%) Ant
10 4 (1.21%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.91%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.91%) NUnit
11 3 (0.91%) Toad
11 3 (0.91%) Selenium
11 3 (0.91%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.60%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (10.27%) Finance
2 15 (4.53%) Retail
3 11 (3.32%) Back Office
4 8 (2.42%) Front Office
5 7 (2.11%) Games
6 4 (1.21%) Banking
6 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.21%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (69.79%) Developer
2 70 (21.15%) .NET Developer
3 41 (12.39%) C# Developer
4 34 (10.27%) Java Developer
5 33 (9.97%) Web Developer
6 30 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 26 (7.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (6.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 18 (5.44%) Software Developer
9 18 (5.44%) Oracle Developer
10 16 (4.83%) Consultant
11 14 (4.23%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.23%) Analyst
12 12 (3.63%) Portal Developer
13 11 (3.32%) Oracle Portal Developer
14 10 (3.02%) C# Web Developer
15 9 (2.72%) Architect
16 8 (2.42%) .NET Web Developer
17 7 (2.11%) Business Analyst
17 7 (2.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (38.07%) .NET
2 113 (34.14%) HTML
3 88 (26.59%) XML
4 84 (25.38%) ASP.NET
5 82 (24.77%) CSS
6 70 (21.15%) WCF
7 53 (16.01%) jQuery
8 49 (14.80%) SOAP
9 43 (12.99%) JSON
10 42 (12.69%) HTML5
11 38 (11.48%) RESTful
12 34 (10.27%) Ajax
13 32 (9.67%) Spring
13 32 (9.67%) .NET Framework
14 29 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (7.55%) WPF
16 24 (7.25%) XHTML
16 24 (7.25%) REST
17 21 (6.34%) XSLT
18 17 (5.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.97%) Open Source
2 16 (4.83%) Mainframe
3 13 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.42%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.11%) RIA
6 7 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.11%) IPTV
7 4 (1.21%) CMDB
7 4 (1.21%) Animation
7 4 (1.21%) W3C
7 4 (1.21%) New Media
8 3 (0.91%) Telematics
8 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.91%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.60%) SCADA
9 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
9 2 (0.60%) IVR
9 2 (0.60%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.80%) Linux
2 43 (12.99%) Windows
3 21 (6.34%) UNIX
4 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.51%) Fedora
4 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.91%) CentOS
5 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.91%) Android
6 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.30%) SUSE
7 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.54%) MVC
2 65 (19.64%) TDD
3 58 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (13.29%) OO
5 38 (11.48%) Scrum
6 37 (11.18%) Unit Testing
7 29 (8.76%) BDD
8 21 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (5.74%) Business Analysis
10 17 (5.14%) Software Engineering
10 17 (5.14%) OOP
10 17 (5.14%) E-Commerce
11 16 (4.83%) CRM
11 16 (4.83%) SOA
12 15 (4.53%) Integration Testing
13 14 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (3.63%) Project Management
14 12 (3.63%) Web Development
14 12 (3.63%) User Stories
15 11 (3.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 145 (43.81%) C#
2 127 (38.37%) JavaScript
3 114 (34.44%) Java
4 102 (30.82%) SQL
5 33 (9.97%) T-SQL
6 30 (9.06%) PL/SQL
7 27 (8.16%) PHP
8 26 (7.85%) C++
9 25 (7.55%) Python
9 25 (7.55%) Ruby
10 22 (6.65%) VB.NET
11 19 (5.74%) Scala
12 11 (3.32%) VB
13 10 (3.02%) XPath
14 8 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.42%) C
15 7 (2.11%) Apex Code
16 5 (1.51%) VBA
16 5 (1.51%) VBScript
17 4 (1.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.74%) Degree
3 16 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) MCSE
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.91%) CISSP
6 2 (0.60%) ISEB
6 2 (0.60%) OCP
6 2 (0.60%) OCA
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.60%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.21%) HL7
3 3 (0.91%) QA
4 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.51%) XenApp
2 5 (1.51%) XenServer
2 5 (1.51%) XenDesktop
2 5 (1.51%) vSphere
3 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.30%) GPFS
3 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) Puppet
2 5 (1.51%) Nagios
2 5 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.91%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.60%) Cacti
5 1 (0.30%) YUM
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 80 (24.17%) Oracle
2 32 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.02%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.72%) VMware
4 9 (2.72%) IBM
4 9 (2.72%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.42%) Twitter
5 8 (2.42%) CA
5 8 (2.42%) Informatica
5 8 (2.42%) HP
6 7 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.11%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.81%) JBoss
8 5 (1.51%) Compaq
8 5 (1.51%) Dell
8 5 (1.51%) Citrix
8 5 (1.51%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.21%) hybris
9 4 (1.21%) BEA
9 4 (1.21%) Adobe
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