The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 145 138 129
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing WSDL 12 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 1.82% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 9
Median daily rate £418 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £328 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £420 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.25% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 - -
WSDL
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
959 989 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.52% 23.84% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 595 518
Median daily rate £375 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 37 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.06% -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WSDL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSDL across the North West region.

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WSDL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSDL across the North West region.

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WSDL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 8 £375 +1.69%
Merseyside +3 3 - -
Cheshire +5 1 £460 +18.70%
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for WSDL.

1 16 (94.12%) SOAP
2 15 (88.24%) XML
3 13 (76.47%) Java
4 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 10 (58.82%) Spring
5 9 (52.94%) Finance
6 7 (41.18%) JDBC
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (29.41%) J2EE
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 5 (29.41%) CSS
7 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) MVC
8 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
8 4 (23.53%) SOA
8 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
8 4 (23.53%) JAXB
8 4 (23.53%) JUnit
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (23.53%) XSLT
8 4 (23.53%) JAX-WS
8 4 (23.53%) Kanban
8 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
8 4 (23.53%) Subversion
8 4 (23.53%) AOP
8 4 (23.53%) WebSphere

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
1 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
1 4 (23.53%) JUnit
1 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
1 4 (23.53%) Subversion
2 3 (17.65%) ClearCase
3 2 (11.76%) Checkstyle
3 2 (11.76%) FindBugs
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Log4j
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 12 (70.59%) Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Applications Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Applications Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Java Applications Developer
4 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) SOA Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Developer
6 1 (5.88%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) SOA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) SOAP
2 15 (88.24%) XML
3 10 (58.82%) Spring
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) JDBC
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) J2EE
6 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
6 4 (23.53%) HTML5
6 4 (23.53%) JAXB
6 4 (23.53%) JAX-WS
6 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) JSON
6 4 (23.53%) XSLT
7 3 (17.65%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (17.65%) RESTful
7 3 (17.65%) Spring MVC
7 3 (17.65%) Spring Security
7 3 (17.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) AOP
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Kanban
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) SOA
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) BPEL
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) OWASP
5 2 (11.76%) Secure Coding
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) UML
6 1 (5.88%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) XPath
3 1 (5.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy