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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 36 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 139 134 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.36% 4.85% 4.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.91% 17.27% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 79 77
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £33.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
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
776 776 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.36% 28.10% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 418 498
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
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 12 31 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £16.00 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -1 69 £325 - 63
Cheshire -5 28 £325 - 26
Lancashire -8 24 £423 +44.14% 16
Merseyside -7 6 £400 +23.07% 8
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 124 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (35.04%) JavaScript
2 123 (35.04%) .NET
3 115 (32.76%) C#
3 115 (32.76%) HTML
4 113 (32.19%) Java
5 102 (29.06%) XML
6 100 (28.49%) SQL
7 86 (24.50%) Oracle
7 86 (24.50%) CSS
7 86 (24.50%) jQuery
8 85 (24.22%) SQL Server
9 80 (22.79%) MVC
10 78 (22.22%) ASP.NET
11 59 (16.81%) TDD
12 57 (16.24%) Open Source
13 56 (15.95%) XSLT
14 55 (15.67%) Linux
14 55 (15.67%) WCF
15 54 (15.38%) Windows
16 53 (15.10%) OO
17 42 (11.97%) SOAP
17 42 (11.97%) RESTful
17 42 (11.97%) Oracle Database
18 41 (11.68%) Visual Studio
18 41 (11.68%) PHP
19 40 (11.40%) JSON
20 37 (10.54%) Spring
20 37 (10.54%) Ajax
20 37 (10.54%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 19 (5.41%) IIS
2 12 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.28%) CMS
4 8 (2.28%) Confluence
5 7 (1.99%) Apache
5 7 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.99%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.71%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.42%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.14%) AquaLogic
8 4 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.85%) JBoss
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.85%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.85%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) MS Office
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.56%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.57%) IaaS
5 2 (0.57%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.84%) HTTP
2 10 (2.85%) Internet
3 9 (2.56%) FTP
4 5 (1.42%) AMQP
5 3 (0.85%) Firewall
5 3 (0.85%) GSM
5 3 (0.85%) VoIP
6 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.57%) DNS
6 2 (0.57%) DMZ
6 2 (0.57%) Intranet
6 2 (0.57%) Network Security
6 2 (0.57%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.28%) SMTP
7 1 (0.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (24.22%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.97%) Oracle Database
3 27 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 21 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (4.56%) Relational Database
7 14 (3.99%) Big Data
8 13 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (3.70%) RDBMS
9 11 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.85%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (2.56%) MySQL
12 8 (2.28%) PowerCenter
13 6 (1.71%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (1.42%) SQLite
14 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
16 3 (0.85%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 41 (11.68%) Visual Studio
2 27 (7.69%) Subversion
3 25 (7.12%) Eclipse
4 24 (6.84%) Git (software)
5 22 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (4.84%) JIRA
7 12 (3.42%) Selenium
8 10 (2.85%) JUnit
9 9 (2.56%) ERwin
10 7 (1.99%) Axure RP
10 7 (1.99%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.99%) Gradle
11 6 (1.71%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (1.42%) Xcode
12 5 (1.42%) NetBeans
12 5 (1.42%) NUnit
12 5 (1.42%) MSTest
13 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (1.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (8.55%) Finance
2 18 (5.13%) Retail
3 12 (3.42%) Back Office
4 7 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.71%) Games
5 6 (1.71%) Banking
6 5 (1.42%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.57%) German Language
7 2 (0.57%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 228 (64.96%) Developer
2 57 (16.24%) .NET Developer
3 49 (13.96%) Java Developer
4 24 (6.84%) Analyst
4 24 (6.84%) C# Developer
5 22 (6.27%) Senior Developer
6 21 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (5.70%) PHP Developer
8 17 (4.84%) Software Developer
9 16 (4.56%) ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (4.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (3.70%) Consultant
12 12 (3.42%) Business Analyst
13 10 (2.85%) Test Analyst
13 10 (2.85%) Senior Java Developer
14 9 (2.56%) Architect
14 9 (2.56%) Web Developer
14 9 (2.56%) UI Developer
15 8 (2.28%) Configuration Manager
15 8 (2.28%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (35.04%) .NET
2 115 (32.76%) HTML
3 102 (29.06%) XML
4 86 (24.50%) CSS
4 86 (24.50%) jQuery
5 78 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 56 (15.95%) XSLT
7 55 (15.67%) WCF
8 42 (11.97%) RESTful
8 42 (11.97%) SOAP
9 40 (11.40%) JSON
10 37 (10.54%) Spring
10 37 (10.54%) Ajax
11 36 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 35 (9.97%) .NET Framework
13 31 (8.83%) HTML5
14 27 (7.69%) J2EE
15 26 (7.41%) REST
16 25 (7.12%) EJB
17 24 (6.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 57 (16.24%) Open Source
2 18 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.27%) Data Structures
5 14 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.99%) User Experience
6 13 (3.70%) Derivative
7 9 (2.56%) Web 2.0
7 9 (2.56%) Data Integration
8 8 (2.28%) NHS
9 5 (1.42%) GIS
9 5 (1.42%) IPTV
10 4 (1.14%) Animation
10 4 (1.14%) New Media
10 4 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.85%) IVR
12 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.57%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.67%) Linux
2 54 (15.38%) Windows
3 14 (3.99%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.42%) UNIX
5 11 (3.13%) Android
6 7 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.71%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.57%) CentOS
8 2 (0.57%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (22.79%) MVC
3 59 (16.81%) TDD
4 53 (15.10%) OO
5 37 (10.54%) Scrum
6 34 (9.69%) SOA
7 30 (8.55%) Mentoring
8 28 (7.98%) BDD
9 27 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 25 (7.12%) Software Engineering
10 25 (7.12%) E-Commerce
11 22 (6.27%) ETL
12 21 (5.98%) Web Development
12 21 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (4.84%) Business Analysis
14 15 (4.27%) Migration
15 14 (3.99%) Data Modelling
15 14 (3.99%) Performance Testing
16 13 (3.70%) Integration Testing
16 13 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 123 (35.04%) JavaScript
2 115 (32.76%) C#
3 113 (32.19%) Java
4 100 (28.49%) SQL
5 41 (11.68%) PHP
6 31 (8.83%) Python
7 28 (7.98%) C++
8 26 (7.41%) Ruby
9 22 (6.27%) PL/SQL
10 21 (5.98%) Scala
11 19 (5.41%) T-SQL
12 17 (4.84%) XPath
13 9 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.56%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.28%) VB
14 8 (2.28%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.71%) Objective-C
16 5 (1.42%) C
17 4 (1.14%) XQuery
17 4 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.98%) Degree
3 22 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) ISEB
5 2 (0.57%) PhD
5 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.85%) QA
2 7 (1.99%) HL7
3 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) Varnish
2 2 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.57%) GPFS
3 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.42%) Puppet
3 2 (0.57%) YUM
3 2 (0.57%) Nagios
3 2 (0.57%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.28%) WSUS
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 86 (24.50%) Oracle
2 33 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.98%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.27%) IBM
5 13 (3.70%) TIBCO
6 10 (2.85%) CA
6 10 (2.85%) Adobe
7 9 (2.56%) Informatica
8 8 (2.28%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.42%) HP
10 4 (1.14%) BEA
10 4 (1.14%) SAP
10 4 (1.14%) VMware
10 4 (1.14%) Kony
11 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.85%) Appcelerator
12 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.57%) webMethods
13 1 (0.28%) Curam
13 1 (0.28%) Google
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