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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 122 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing WSDL 15 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.76% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.92% 2.68% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £369 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £283 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £410 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.53% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £34.22
% change year-on-year
- -40.08%
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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
780 783 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 28.44% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 434 536
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £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 13 30 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.31 £16.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 27 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 -8 7 £373 +18.41% 1
Merseyside - 3 £350 -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 23 (88.46%) XML
2 22 (84.62%) Web Services
3 20 (76.92%) XSLT
4 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (57.69%) CSS
5 12 (46.15%) SOAP
5 12 (46.15%) HTML
5 12 (46.15%) SOA
6 11 (42.31%) .NET
7 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 10 (38.46%) IIS
7 10 (38.46%) Visual Studio
7 10 (38.46%) WCF
7 10 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (34.62%) XPath
9 8 (30.77%) jQuery
9 8 (30.77%) CSS3
9 8 (30.77%) Sass
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
9 8 (30.77%) Ajax
9 8 (30.77%) Web 2.0
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle
9 8 (30.77%) C#
9 8 (30.77%) Java
9 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
9 8 (30.77%) XHTML
10 7 (26.92%) Adobe
10 7 (26.92%) J2EE
10 7 (26.92%) HL7
10 7 (26.92%) Adobe Creative Suite

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 10 (38.46%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Visual Studio
1 10 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (26.92%) Axure RP
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Release Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Configuration Manager
3 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (15.38%) UI Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 3 (11.54%) SOA Developer
6 2 (7.69%) iOS Developer
6 2 (7.69%) UI Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (88.46%) XML
2 22 (84.62%) Web Services
3 20 (76.92%) XSLT
4 15 (57.69%) CSS
5 12 (46.15%) SOAP
5 12 (46.15%) HTML
6 11 (42.31%) .NET
7 10 (38.46%) WCF
8 8 (30.77%) jQuery
8 8 (30.77%) CSS3
8 8 (30.77%) Sass
8 8 (30.77%) Ajax
8 8 (30.77%) XHTML
9 7 (26.92%) J2EE
10 4 (15.38%) JDBC
10 4 (15.38%) JSP
10 4 (15.38%) JAXB
10 4 (15.38%) Spring
10 4 (15.38%) JiBX
10 4 (15.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Web 2.0
2 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 7 (26.92%) Open Source
3 5 (19.23%) NHS
4 3 (11.54%) Online Banking
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) SOA
3 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 4 (15.38%) Web Design
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 4 (15.38%) iOS Development
4 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) BPEL
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Use Case
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) XPath
2 8 (30.77%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) XQuery
4 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) HL7
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Adobe
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) IBM