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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 34 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 157 138 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.32% 4.58% 5.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.39% 20.88% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 73 97
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£413 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £286 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £498 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £27.53 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.78 £36.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +26.72%
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
770 661 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.18% 21.95% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 395 369
Average daily rate £370 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -15 58 £400 +23.07% 58
Cheshire +17 52 £425 +14.09% 26
Lancashire +20 26 £375 -6.25% 12
Merseyside -7 8 £425 -5.55% 5
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 153 (46.36%) Java
2 135 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (33.64%) XML
4 89 (26.97%) SQL
5 77 (23.33%) JSON
6 76 (23.03%) HTML
7 74 (22.42%) SOAP
8 73 (22.12%) JavaScript
9 72 (21.82%) Oracle
10 71 (21.52%) .NET
11 70 (21.21%) TDD
12 67 (20.30%) REST
13 63 (19.09%) Spring
14 61 (18.48%) Finance
14 61 (18.48%) CSS
15 60 (18.18%) SQL Server
16 55 (16.67%) RESTful
17 52 (15.76%) SOA
18 51 (15.45%) C#
18 51 (15.45%) OO
19 50 (15.15%) Windows
19 50 (15.15%) J2EE
20 48 (14.55%) Scrum
20 48 (14.55%) Oracle Database
21 45 (13.64%) Software Engineering
22 44 (13.33%) Subversion
22 44 (13.33%) HTML5
23 43 (13.03%) MVC
24 40 (12.12%) Open Source
24 40 (12.12%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 33 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 21 (6.36%) IIS
2 21 (6.36%) JBoss
3 18 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (4.85%) Apache
5 15 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 10 (3.03%) SAS
6 10 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
7 9 (2.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (2.73%) MQSeries
7 9 (2.73%) Zope
8 8 (2.42%) CMS
9 7 (2.12%) SharePoint
9 7 (2.12%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (1.82%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (1.82%) Node.js
11 5 (1.52%) Confluence
12 4 (1.21%) Liferay
12 4 (1.21%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.03%) PaaS
2 10 (3.03%) Amazon S3
3 9 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.52%) IaaS
5 4 (1.21%) Route 53
5 4 (1.21%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (1.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.91%) SaaS
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.30%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.30%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.39%) HTTP
2 29 (8.79%) Internet
3 5 (1.52%) VPN
3 5 (1.52%) SSL
3 5 (1.52%) AMQP
4 4 (1.21%) SNMP
5 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.61%) iBeacon
6 2 (0.61%) WAN
6 2 (0.61%) LAN
6 2 (0.61%) Firewall
7 1 (0.30%) DNS
7 1 (0.30%) 802.11
7 1 (0.30%) MPLS
7 1 (0.30%) OSPF
7 1 (0.30%) BGP
7 1 (0.30%) UMTS
7 1 (0.30%) VoIP
7 1 (0.30%) ATM
7 1 (0.30%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 48 (14.55%) Oracle Database
3 31 (9.39%) MySQL
4 28 (8.48%) Relational Database
5 21 (6.36%) NoSQL
6 20 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (5.76%) RDBMS
8 15 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (4.55%) MongoDB
8 15 (4.55%) Big Data
9 11 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (2.42%) CouchDB
12 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.82%) Informix
14 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.52%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 44 (13.33%) Subversion
2 40 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 21 (6.36%) SoapUI
5 20 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (5.45%) JUnit
7 17 (5.15%) Cucumber
8 16 (4.85%) Ant
9 15 (4.55%) Eclipse
9 15 (4.55%) Selenium
10 14 (4.24%) Gradle
11 13 (3.94%) Jenkins
12 11 (3.33%) JIRA
12 11 (3.33%) Maven
13 10 (3.03%) ProC
14 6 (1.82%) Mockito
15 5 (1.52%) Xcode
15 5 (1.52%) Mercurial
16 3 (0.91%) Hudson
16 3 (0.91%) Cactus
General
1 61 (18.48%) Finance
2 24 (7.27%) Banking
3 12 (3.64%) Retail
4 7 (2.12%) Back Office
5 3 (0.91%) Games
5 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 186 (56.36%) Developer
2 65 (19.70%) Java Developer
3 45 (13.64%) Architect
4 24 (7.27%) .NET Developer
5 19 (5.76%) Consultant
6 17 (5.15%) Analyst
7 13 (3.94%) Software Engineer
7 13 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.64%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (3.33%) BizTalk Developer
9 11 (3.33%) Mobile Developer
10 9 (2.73%) Android Developer
10 9 (2.73%) iOS Developer
10 9 (2.73%) C# Developer
10 9 (2.73%) Applications Developer
10 9 (2.73%) Business Analyst
11 8 (2.42%) Web Developer
11 8 (2.42%) Perl Developer
12 7 (2.12%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (33.64%) XML
2 77 (23.33%) JSON
3 76 (23.03%) HTML
4 74 (22.42%) SOAP
5 71 (21.52%) .NET
6 67 (20.30%) REST
7 63 (19.09%) Spring
8 61 (18.48%) CSS
9 55 (16.67%) RESTful
10 50 (15.15%) J2EE
11 44 (13.33%) HTML5
12 38 (11.52%) WSDL
13 36 (10.91%) ASP.NET
14 31 (9.39%) XSLT
14 31 (9.39%) WCF
14 31 (9.39%) jQuery
15 30 (9.09%) CSS3
16 23 (6.97%) Middleware
17 22 (6.67%) AngularJS
18 21 (6.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.94%) Data Structures
3 11 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.12%) Video on Demand
5 7 (2.12%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.52%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.21%) DataPower
8 4 (1.21%) User Experience
8 4 (1.21%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.21%) BYOD
9 3 (0.91%) MHEG
9 3 (0.91%) Derivative
9 3 (0.91%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.91%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.91%) PKI
9 3 (0.91%) IPTV
9 3 (0.91%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.15%) Windows
2 37 (11.21%) Linux
3 24 (7.27%) Android
3 24 (7.27%) Apple iOS
4 18 (5.45%) Solaris
5 17 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.42%) AIX
8 7 (2.12%) UNIX
8 7 (2.12%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.12%) Mac OS
8 7 (2.12%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.91%) CentOS
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (21.21%) TDD
3 52 (15.76%) SOA
4 51 (15.45%) OO
5 48 (14.55%) Scrum
6 45 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 43 (13.03%) MVC
8 40 (12.12%) Open Source
8 40 (12.12%) SDLC
9 36 (10.91%) OOP
10 34 (10.30%) E-Commerce
11 32 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (9.70%) Waterfall
12 22 (6.67%) Integration Testing
13 21 (6.36%) BDD
14 20 (6.06%) Android Development
14 20 (6.06%) iOS Development
14 20 (6.06%) Web Development
15 18 (5.45%) Mobile Development
16 16 (4.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (46.36%) Java
2 89 (26.97%) SQL
3 73 (22.12%) JavaScript
4 51 (15.45%) C#
5 28 (8.48%) PL/SQL
6 17 (5.15%) XPath
7 16 (4.85%) Objective-C
7 16 (4.85%) XQuery
8 15 (4.55%) Perl
9 14 (4.24%) C
10 13 (3.94%) PHP
11 12 (3.64%) Shell Script
12 11 (3.33%) T-SQL
13 10 (3.03%) Ruby
14 7 (2.12%) Groovy
14 7 (2.12%) ABAP
14 7 (2.12%) C++
15 6 (1.82%) Python
15 6 (1.82%) VB
16 4 (1.21%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 32 (9.70%) Degree
2 21 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.21%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.61%) PMP
6 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.61%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.30%) OCP
7 1 (0.30%) OCA
7 1 (0.30%) MCSE
7 1 (0.30%) CCIE
7 1 (0.30%) CCNP
7 1 (0.30%) CCNA
7 1 (0.30%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.91%) Squid
2 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.91%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) XenApp
3 1 (0.30%) XenServer
3 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.42%) Puppet
2 5 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.91%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (0.91%) Nagios
3 3 (0.91%) Cacti
4 1 (0.30%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 72 (21.82%) Oracle
2 38 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.36%) IBM
4 12 (3.64%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.33%) Informatica
6 10 (3.03%) Business Objects
6 10 (3.03%) TIBCO
7 8 (2.42%) Sybase
8 7 (2.12%) SAP
9 5 (1.52%) Adobe
9 5 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.52%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.21%) VMware
10 4 (1.21%) Perforce
10 4 (1.21%) BEA
11 3 (0.91%) OpenTV
11 3 (0.91%) ATG
11 3 (0.91%) Stellent
11 3 (0.91%) Apple
11 3 (0.91%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day £300-325/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: 250-320 Per Day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cumbria
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago