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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 25 26 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Web Services 191 161 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.01% 5.44% 4.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.12% 18.17% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 105 110
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £483 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £29.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+13.52% -24.20%
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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
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 £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 -4 80 £325 - 77
Cheshire -1 41 £325 -16.39% 29
Lancashire -10 28 £455 +45.60% 7
Merseyside +11 18 £338 +12.50% 13
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 119 (35.63%) JavaScript
2 118 (35.33%) C#
2 118 (35.33%) .NET
3 115 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (29.64%) SQL
4 99 (29.64%) Java
5 96 (28.74%) HTML
5 96 (28.74%) Oracle
6 84 (25.15%) SQL Server
7 79 (23.65%) XML
8 77 (23.05%) ASP.NET
9 71 (21.26%) MVC
10 69 (20.66%) CSS
11 65 (19.46%) jQuery
12 61 (18.26%) WCF
13 56 (16.77%) Linux
13 56 (16.77%) TDD
14 48 (14.37%) Open Source
15 47 (14.07%) Windows
16 46 (13.77%) OO
17 45 (13.47%) PHP
18 42 (12.57%) Oracle Database
19 39 (11.68%) XSLT
20 36 (10.78%) RESTful
20 36 (10.78%) HTML5
21 33 (9.88%) Scrum
21 33 (9.88%) SOAP
22 32 (9.58%) JSON
23 31 (9.28%) Spring
23 31 (9.28%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (4.79%) IIS
2 14 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.69%) Apache
3 9 (2.69%) CMS
4 8 (2.40%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.10%) Confluence
5 7 (2.10%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.10%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.80%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.50%) AquaLogic
7 5 (1.50%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.50%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.60%) Node.js
10 2 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.20%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS Office
4 1 (0.30%) CorelDRAW
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.69%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.90%) SaaS
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Route 53
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.19%) HTTP
2 9 (2.69%) FTP
2 9 (2.69%) Internet
3 4 (1.20%) Firewall
3 4 (1.20%) AMQP
4 3 (0.90%) DMZ
4 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.90%) GSM
4 3 (0.90%) VoIP
4 3 (0.90%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.60%) Intranet
5 2 (0.60%) DNS
5 2 (0.60%) Network Security
6 1 (0.30%) SMTP
6 1 (0.30%) DHCP
6 1 (0.30%) LDAP
6 1 (0.30%) DWDM
6 1 (0.30%) MPLS
6 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (25.15%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.57%) Oracle Database
3 26 (7.78%) NoSQL
4 24 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.19%) Big Data
8 12 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (3.59%) RDBMS
9 11 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (3.29%) MySQL
10 9 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (2.40%) PowerCenter
12 7 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (1.20%) Couchbase
14 4 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.20%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.90%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 31 (9.28%) Visual Studio
2 27 (8.08%) Subversion
3 23 (6.89%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (6.59%) Eclipse
5 14 (4.19%) JIRA
6 12 (3.59%) ERwin
7 9 (2.69%) JUnit
8 8 (2.40%) Gradle
9 6 (1.80%) NetBeans
10 5 (1.50%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.50%) MSTest
10 5 (1.50%) Ant
11 4 (1.20%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.20%) Selenium
12 3 (0.90%) NUnit
12 3 (0.90%) Maven
12 3 (0.90%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.90%) Toad
12 3 (0.90%) Rational Rose
General
1 30 (8.98%) Finance
2 17 (5.09%) Back Office
3 15 (4.49%) Retail
4 8 (2.40%) Front Office
5 6 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.80%) Games
6 5 (1.50%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.20%) Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 220 (65.87%) Developer
2 60 (17.96%) .NET Developer
3 38 (11.38%) Java Developer
4 26 (7.78%) C# Developer
5 21 (6.29%) PHP Developer
6 20 (5.99%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (5.69%) Web Developer
8 18 (5.39%) Analyst
9 17 (5.09%) Software Developer
9 17 (5.09%) ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (4.79%) Oracle Developer
10 16 (4.79%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.19%) Consultant
11 14 (4.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (3.59%) Portal Developer
13 11 (3.29%) Oracle Portal Developer
14 9 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
14 9 (2.69%) Business Analyst
15 8 (2.40%) Configuration and Release Manager
15 8 (2.40%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (35.33%) .NET
2 96 (28.74%) HTML
3 79 (23.65%) XML
4 77 (23.05%) ASP.NET
5 69 (20.66%) CSS
6 65 (19.46%) jQuery
7 61 (18.26%) WCF
8 39 (11.68%) XSLT
9 36 (10.78%) RESTful
9 36 (10.78%) HTML5
10 33 (9.88%) SOAP
11 32 (9.58%) JSON
12 31 (9.28%) Spring
13 30 (8.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (8.08%) .NET Framework
15 26 (7.78%) Ajax
16 21 (6.29%) EJB
16 21 (6.29%) LAMP
16 21 (6.29%) Middleware
17 18 (5.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.37%) Open Source
2 17 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.79%) Mainframe
4 13 (3.89%) Derivative
5 12 (3.59%) Data Integration
6 11 (3.29%) User Experience
7 7 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.50%) IPTV
9 5 (1.50%) GIS
10 4 (1.20%) New Media
10 4 (1.20%) Animation
10 4 (1.20%) CMDB
11 3 (0.90%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.90%) Telematics
11 3 (0.90%) Social Media
11 3 (0.90%) IVR
11 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.60%) NHS
12 2 (0.60%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 56 (16.77%) Linux
2 47 (14.07%) Windows
3 14 (4.19%) UNIX
4 6 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.20%) CentOS
6 3 (0.90%) Android
6 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.60%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) zOS
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (21.26%) MVC
3 56 (16.77%) TDD
4 46 (13.77%) OO
5 33 (9.88%) Scrum
6 29 (8.68%) BDD
7 28 (8.38%) Mentoring
8 27 (8.08%) Unit Testing
9 25 (7.49%) ETL
10 24 (7.19%) E-Commerce
11 23 (6.89%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.59%) SOA
13 20 (5.99%) Data Modelling
14 17 (5.09%) Business Analysis
15 16 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (4.49%) Web Development
17 14 (4.19%) EAI
18 13 (3.89%) Data Security
19 12 (3.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (35.63%) JavaScript
2 118 (35.33%) C#
3 99 (29.64%) SQL
3 99 (29.64%) Java
4 45 (13.47%) PHP
5 31 (9.28%) Python
6 25 (7.49%) PL/SQL
6 25 (7.49%) C++
7 24 (7.19%) Ruby
8 19 (5.69%) Scala
9 18 (5.39%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.89%) VB.NET
11 11 (3.29%) VB
12 9 (2.69%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.40%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.80%) XPath
15 5 (1.50%) XQuery
15 5 (1.50%) VBA
16 3 (0.90%) VBScript
16 3 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.69%) Degree
4 2 (0.60%) PhD
4 2 (0.60%) OCP
4 2 (0.60%) OCA
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.60%) ISEB
4 2 (0.60%) OCAJ
5 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.69%) QA
2 7 (2.10%) HL7
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) GPFS
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) XenApp
3 1 (0.30%) XenServer
3 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.30%) vSphere
3 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.10%) Puppet
2 6 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.20%) Nagios
4 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.60%) YUM
4 2 (0.60%) Cacti
4 2 (0.60%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 96 (28.74%) Oracle
2 27 (8.08%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.59%) Red Hat
4 14 (4.19%) IBM
5 13 (3.89%) CA
6 12 (3.59%) Informatica
7 10 (2.99%) TIBCO
8 7 (2.10%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.10%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.80%) VMware
10 5 (1.50%) BEA
11 4 (1.20%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.20%) HP
11 4 (1.20%) Adobe
12 3 (0.90%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.60%) SAP
13 2 (0.60%) JBoss
13 2 (0.60%) Percona
13 2 (0.60%) Twitter
13 2 (0.60%) hybris
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