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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 36 27 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing Web Services 161 172 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.46% 6.07% 4.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.63% 22.34% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 92 69
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £140.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +324.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
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
820 770 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.73% 27.17% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 429 332
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £22.20 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £103.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 March 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 March 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 -19 62 £350 +7.69% 56
Cheshire +10 50 £388 +3.19% 24
Lancashire +1 29 £500 +17.64% 10
Merseyside -16 13 £415 -7.77% 5
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 133 (43.04%) Java
2 122 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (36.25%) XML
4 106 (34.30%) HTML
5 91 (29.45%) JavaScript
6 90 (29.13%) .NET
7 83 (26.86%) SQL
8 72 (23.30%) C#
9 70 (22.65%) CSS
10 67 (21.68%) SQL Server
11 66 (21.36%) Windows
12 65 (21.04%) OO
12 65 (21.04%) Oracle
13 64 (20.71%) SOAP
14 63 (20.39%) TDD
15 62 (20.06%) jQuery
16 57 (18.45%) Spring
17 55 (17.80%) Open Source
17 55 (17.80%) MVC
18 54 (17.48%) Linux
18 54 (17.48%) JSON
19 52 (16.83%) REST
19 52 (16.83%) SOA
20 51 (16.50%) ASP.NET
21 44 (14.24%) Scrum
22 43 (13.92%) RESTful
23 42 (13.59%) Finance
24 41 (13.27%) J2EE
25 40 (12.94%) Visual Studio
26 39 (12.62%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (7.44%) IIS
2 15 (4.85%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.88%) Apache
4 11 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.24%) CMS
5 10 (3.24%) SAS
6 9 (2.91%) MQSeries
7 8 (2.59%) JBoss
7 8 (2.59%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.27%) Confluence
9 6 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (1.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.62%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.62%) Orchard CMS
10 5 (1.62%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.29%) nginx
11 4 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.97%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 15 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) MS Office
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.91%) PaaS
3 6 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.65%) IaaS
4 2 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.32%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.32%) Route 53
5 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.68%) HTTP
2 22 (7.12%) Internet
3 7 (2.27%) AMQP
4 3 (0.97%) VPN
4 3 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.65%) Network Security
5 2 (0.65%) Firewall
5 2 (0.65%) FTP
5 2 (0.65%) DNS
5 2 (0.65%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.32%) SSL
6 1 (0.32%) SNMP
6 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.32%) DHCP
6 1 (0.32%) ATM
6 1 (0.32%) GPRS
6 1 (0.32%) LAN
6 1 (0.32%) UMTS
6 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (21.68%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.33%) Oracle Database
3 33 (10.68%) Relational Database
4 26 (8.41%) RDBMS
5 21 (6.80%) NoSQL
5 21 (6.80%) MySQL
6 18 (5.83%) Big Data
7 15 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (4.53%) Hadoop
8 14 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (3.56%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.91%) SQLite
11 9 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.94%) RavenDB
13 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.94%) Informix
14 5 (1.62%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (12.94%) Visual Studio
2 33 (10.68%) Subversion
3 29 (9.39%) Git (software)
4 24 (7.77%) Selenium
5 22 (7.12%) Cucumber
6 18 (5.83%) SoapUI
6 18 (5.83%) Eclipse
6 18 (5.83%) Ant
6 18 (5.83%) JUnit
7 16 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (4.85%) JIRA
9 14 (4.53%) Jenkins
10 12 (3.88%) Gradle
11 8 (2.59%) Xcode
12 7 (2.27%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.94%) Maven
13 6 (1.94%) Mockito
13 6 (1.94%) NUnit
14 5 (1.62%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (1.62%) Axure RP
General
1 42 (13.59%) Finance
2 19 (6.15%) Banking
3 11 (3.56%) Retail
4 7 (2.27%) Back Office
5 3 (0.97%) Games
5 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 185 (59.87%) Developer
2 64 (20.71%) Java Developer
3 35 (11.33%) .NET Developer
4 32 (10.36%) Architect
5 20 (6.47%) C# Developer
6 15 (4.85%) Consultant
7 14 (4.53%) Tester
8 12 (3.88%) iOS Developer
8 12 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (3.88%) Analyst
9 11 (3.56%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (3.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (3.24%) Technical Architect
11 9 (2.91%) Software Developer
11 9 (2.91%) Business Analyst
11 9 (2.91%) Software Architect
11 9 (2.91%) Android Developer
11 9 (2.91%) BizTalk Developer
12 8 (2.59%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (36.25%) XML
2 106 (34.30%) HTML
3 90 (29.13%) .NET
4 70 (22.65%) CSS
5 64 (20.71%) SOAP
6 62 (20.06%) jQuery
7 57 (18.45%) Spring
8 54 (17.48%) JSON
9 52 (16.83%) REST
10 51 (16.50%) ASP.NET
11 43 (13.92%) RESTful
12 41 (13.27%) J2EE
13 37 (11.97%) WCF
13 37 (11.97%) XSLT
14 30 (9.71%) Ajax
15 28 (9.06%) HTML5
16 27 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC
17 25 (8.09%) WSDL
17 25 (8.09%) .NET Framework
18 24 (7.77%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.80%) Open Source
2 23 (7.44%) Computer Science
3 20 (6.47%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.83%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.24%) NHS
6 8 (2.59%) User Experience
7 7 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.27%) Online Banking
8 6 (1.94%) Web 2.0
8 6 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.62%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.29%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.97%) iPad
11 3 (0.97%) MHEG
11 3 (0.97%) iPhone
11 3 (0.97%) IPTV
11 3 (0.97%) PKI
11 3 (0.97%) Interactive TV
11 3 (0.97%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 66 (21.36%) Windows
2 54 (17.48%) Linux
3 24 (7.77%) Apple iOS
4 19 (6.15%) Android
5 18 (5.83%) UNIX
6 12 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.91%) AIX
8 8 (2.59%) Solaris
8 8 (2.59%) Windows Phone
9 7 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (1.94%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.94%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.94%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.62%) CentOS
12 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.65%) VMS
13 2 (0.65%) HPUX
14 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (21.04%) OO
3 63 (20.39%) TDD
4 55 (17.80%) MVC
5 52 (16.83%) SOA
6 44 (14.24%) Scrum
7 39 (12.62%) Software Engineering
8 38 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (9.71%) OOP
10 29 (9.39%) E-Commerce
11 23 (7.44%) Web Development
12 20 (6.47%) iOS Development
13 19 (6.15%) BDD
14 18 (5.83%) Mentoring
15 17 (5.50%) Integration Testing
16 15 (4.85%) Waterfall
16 15 (4.85%) Unit Testing
16 15 (4.85%) Web Application Development
17 14 (4.53%) DevOps
17 14 (4.53%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 133 (43.04%) Java
2 91 (29.45%) JavaScript
3 83 (26.86%) SQL
4 72 (23.30%) C#
5 23 (7.44%) XPath
5 23 (7.44%) Ruby
6 21 (6.80%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.50%) PL/SQL
7 17 (5.50%) Objective-C
8 16 (5.18%) PHP
9 14 (4.53%) Python
9 14 (4.53%) C++
10 11 (3.56%) XQuery
11 9 (2.91%) C
12 8 (2.59%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.94%) Groovy
14 5 (1.62%) Perl
14 5 (1.62%) VB
15 4 (1.29%) ABAP
16 3 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (12.30%) Degree
2 16 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.59%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.29%) ISEB
5 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) MCSE
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.32%) PMP
7 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.53%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.97%) vSphere
4 2 (0.65%) Varnish
4 2 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.32%) Docker
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.21%) Puppet
2 7 (2.27%) Vagrant
3 6 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.62%) Nagios
5 4 (1.29%) Cacti
6 3 (0.97%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.32%) Ansible
8 1 (0.32%) Salt
8 1 (0.32%) yum
8 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (21.04%) Oracle
2 34 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.47%) IBM
4 19 (6.15%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.56%) Informatica
6 10 (3.24%) TIBCO
6 10 (3.24%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.91%) Adobe
8 8 (2.59%) VMware
8 8 (2.59%) HP
9 7 (2.27%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.62%) Kony
10 5 (1.62%) SAP
11 4 (1.29%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.29%) Apple
11 4 (1.29%) Appcelerator
11 4 (1.29%) Percona
12 3 (0.97%) Twitter
12 3 (0.97%) OpenTV
12 3 (0.97%) Google
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