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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 132 122 132
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing WSDL 28 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.75% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.94% 3.41% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 4
Median daily rate £475 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.08% +13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £364 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50
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
951 822 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.35% 22.10% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 538 421
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Cheshire +10 25 £475 +18.67%
Manchester -18 1 £400 -20.00% 1
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 42 (100.00%) XML
2 39 (92.86%) Java
2 39 (92.86%) Web Services
3 38 (90.48%) J2EE
4 33 (78.57%) SOAP
4 33 (78.57%) Finance
4 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (71.43%) JDBC
5 30 (71.43%) Spring
6 29 (69.05%) JAX-WS
6 29 (69.05%) Waterfall
7 25 (59.52%) Software Engineering
7 25 (59.52%) AOP
8 24 (57.14%) JAXB
9 23 (54.76%) Oracle
9 23 (54.76%) SQL
10 20 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (47.62%) Integration Testing
10 20 (47.62%) Kanban
10 20 (47.62%) System Integration Testing
11 18 (42.86%) BDD
11 18 (42.86%) Subversion
12 17 (40.48%) WebSphere
12 17 (40.48%) XSLT
13 16 (38.10%) IBM
14 15 (35.71%) PL/SQL
14 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (35.71%) Oracle Database
15 14 (33.33%) TDD
15 14 (33.33%) Banking

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 17 (40.48%) WebSphere
2 9 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (19.05%) CICS
3 8 (19.05%) JBoss
3 8 (19.05%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 8 (19.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Subversion
2 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (21.43%) JIRA
3 8 (19.05%) ClearCase
3 8 (19.05%) JUnit
3 8 (19.05%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (78.57%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) International Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 4 (9.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (73.81%) Developer
2 28 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 12 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (23.81%) Applications Developer
5 9 (21.43%) Java Applications Developer
5 9 (21.43%) Senior Applications Developer
5 9 (21.43%) Senior Java Applications Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Architect
6 5 (11.90%) Digital Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Designer
7 3 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (7.14%) webMethods Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.76%) webMethods Developer
8 2 (4.76%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (100.00%) XML
2 39 (92.86%) Web Services
3 38 (90.48%) J2EE
4 33 (78.57%) SOAP
5 30 (71.43%) JDBC
5 30 (71.43%) Spring
6 29 (69.05%) JAX-WS
7 24 (57.14%) JAXB
8 17 (40.48%) XSLT
9 13 (30.95%) JSON
9 13 (30.95%) JSP
9 13 (30.95%) RESTful
10 11 (26.19%) XSD
11 9 (21.43%) Apache Camel
12 8 (19.05%) EJB
12 8 (19.05%) Hibernate
12 8 (19.05%) JMS
12 8 (19.05%) POJO
12 8 (19.05%) Servlets
12 8 (19.05%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Mainframe
1 8 (19.05%) PMI
2 7 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (9.52%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) AIX
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
1 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (69.05%) Waterfall
3 25 (59.52%) AOP
3 25 (59.52%) Software Engineering
4 20 (47.62%) Integration Testing
4 20 (47.62%) Kanban
4 20 (47.62%) System Integration Testing
4 20 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (42.86%) BDD
6 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (33.33%) TDD
8 9 (21.43%) SDLC
9 8 (19.05%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (19.05%) CMMI
9 8 (19.05%) Extreme Programming
9 8 (19.05%) PRINCE
9 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
9 8 (19.05%) Project Management
9 8 (19.05%) RUP
9 8 (19.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) Java
2 23 (54.76%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) PL/SQL
4 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (19.05%) Assembly Language
5 8 (19.05%) COBOL
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) PMI Certification
2 5 (11.90%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Oracle
2 16 (38.10%) IBM
3 8 (19.05%) Chordiant
4 5 (11.90%) Sun
5 3 (7.14%) webMethods