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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 114 97 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing WSDL 18 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.90% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.25% 3.23% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 4
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£376 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £283 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £361 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WSDL
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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
799 743 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.41% 27.84% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 419 460
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £21.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSDL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Cheshire 0 5 £376 +3.58% 4
Manchester -15 2 £377 +7.71% 4
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 25 (96.15%) XML
2 18 (69.23%) Web Services
3 16 (61.54%) Java
4 14 (53.85%) HTML
4 14 (53.85%) Oracle
4 14 (53.85%) SOAP
4 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (50.00%) XSLT
5 13 (50.00%) SOA
6 12 (46.15%) J2EE
6 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
7 11 (42.31%) CSS
7 11 (42.31%) Oracle Database
8 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
9 9 (34.62%) Degree
9 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
9 9 (34.62%) Finance
10 8 (30.77%) SQL
10 8 (30.77%) Java EE
10 8 (30.77%) Banking
10 8 (30.77%) Spring
11 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (26.92%) jQuery
11 7 (26.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (26.92%) BPEL
11 7 (26.92%) Open Source
11 7 (26.92%) JDBC
11 7 (26.92%) HTTP
12 6 (23.08%) Scrum
12 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WSDL 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 WSDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 3 (11.54%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (11.54%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) HTTP
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle Database
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) Informix
3 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Axure RP
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) Mockito
2 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) JUnit
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Introscope
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Ant
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 6 (23.08%) SOA Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Release Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (7.69%) iOS Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.85%) J2EE Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) webMethods Developer
7 1 (3.85%) UI Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) XML
2 18 (69.23%) Web Services
3 14 (53.85%) HTML
3 14 (53.85%) SOAP
4 13 (50.00%) XSLT
5 12 (46.15%) J2EE
6 11 (42.31%) CSS
7 8 (30.77%) Java EE
7 8 (30.77%) Spring
8 7 (26.92%) jQuery
8 7 (26.92%) JDBC
9 6 (23.08%) JSON
10 5 (19.23%) Ajax
10 5 (19.23%) Java ME
10 5 (19.23%) Java SE
10 5 (19.23%) Sass
10 5 (19.23%) CSS3
10 5 (19.23%) XHTML
10 5 (19.23%) J2ME
10 5 (19.23%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Open Source
2 6 (23.08%) Online Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Web 2.0
3 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (11.54%) NHS
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) AIX
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) SOA
3 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
5 7 (26.92%) BPEL
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 6 (23.08%) TDD
7 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (15.38%) iOS Development
9 3 (11.54%) Web Application Development
9 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
10 2 (7.69%) OOP
10 2 (7.69%) OO
10 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 2 (7.69%) Service Management
10 2 (7.69%) MVC
10 2 (7.69%) BDD
10 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
11 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 6 (23.08%) XPath
5 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
6 3 (11.54%) C#
6 3 (11.54%) C++
7 2 (7.69%) C
7 2 (7.69%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) HL7
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Adobe
3 4 (15.38%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Perforce
4 2 (7.69%) Compuware
5 1 (3.85%) webMethods