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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 122 127 107
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing WSDL 26 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.033% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.15% 0.14% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 12
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£388 - £336
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
825 701 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.48% 23.18% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 420 332
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £20.40 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.40 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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 +4 16 £388 - 1
Lancashire - 4 £363 -
Manchester - 2 £388 - 2
WSDL
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WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (85.00%) XML
2 33 (82.50%) Java
3 30 (75.00%) SOAP
4 29 (72.50%) Web Services
5 24 (60.00%) Software Engineering
6 22 (55.00%) Finance
7 21 (52.50%) Oracle
8 19 (47.50%) Spring
9 18 (45.00%) SQL
9 18 (45.00%) J2EE
10 17 (42.50%) HTML
11 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
11 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (37.50%) TDD
12 15 (37.50%) WebSphere
12 15 (37.50%) JSON
12 15 (37.50%) IBM
13 14 (35.00%) Servlets
13 14 (35.00%) Degree
13 14 (35.00%) Banking
14 13 (32.50%) Integration Testing
14 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
14 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database
15 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (30.00%) XSD
16 11 (27.50%) XSLT
16 11 (27.50%) HTTP
16 11 (27.50%) Java EE
17 10 (25.00%) JAX-RPC
17 10 (25.00%) PL/SQL

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 8 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (7.50%) JBoss
5 2 (5.00%) Liferay
5 2 (5.00%) Apache
5 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.00%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.50%) iPlanet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) HTTP
2 8 (20.00%) Internet
3 5 (12.50%) SSL
4 3 (7.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database
2 8 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 8 (20.00%) Informix
2 8 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) JUnit
2 9 (22.50%) Subversion
3 8 (20.00%) Selenium
3 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (20.00%) Mockito
4 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (12.50%) JIRA
6 3 (7.50%) SonarQube
6 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.50%) Introscope
7 2 (5.00%) Cactus
7 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.50%) Hudson
8 1 (2.50%) Ant
8 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 14 (35.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (75.00%) Developer
2 18 (45.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (12.50%) webMethods Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 3 (7.50%) SOA Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) webMethods Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Designer
7 2 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (2.50%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (85.00%) XML
2 30 (75.00%) SOAP
3 29 (72.50%) Web Services
4 19 (47.50%) Spring
5 18 (45.00%) J2EE
6 17 (42.50%) HTML
7 15 (37.50%) JSON
8 14 (35.00%) Servlets
9 12 (30.00%) XSD
10 11 (27.50%) XSLT
10 11 (27.50%) Java EE
11 10 (25.00%) JAX-RPC
11 10 (25.00%) CSS
12 9 (22.50%) JDBC
13 8 (20.00%) jQuery
13 8 (20.00%) RESTful
13 8 (20.00%) XSL
13 8 (20.00%) PowerMock
13 8 (20.00%) HTML5
13 8 (20.00%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Online Banking
2 4 (10.00%) DataPower
3 3 (7.50%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.50%) Open Source
4 2 (5.00%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Vista
2 6 (15.00%) Mac OS
2 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) AIX
2 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) TDD
4 13 (32.50%) Integration Testing
4 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
5 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (22.50%) BPEL
7 7 (17.50%) Web Application Development
7 7 (17.50%) SOA
8 6 (15.00%) OOP
8 6 (15.00%) OO
8 6 (15.00%) BDD
9 3 (7.50%) Scrum
9 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.50%) MVC
10 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
10 2 (5.00%) Web Design
10 2 (5.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) Java
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 7 (17.50%) C++
6 6 (15.00%) Objective-C
6 6 (15.00%) C
7 5 (12.50%) XPath
8 4 (10.00%) Perl
9 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Oracle
2 15 (37.50%) IBM
3 6 (15.00%) webMethods
4 5 (12.50%) Perforce
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Compuware
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