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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 144 136 142
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing WSDL 22 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.64% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.20% 2.78% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 0
Median daily rate £425 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1002 899 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.85% 22.99% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 567 439
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -12 15 £425 +9.67%
Manchester -2 4 £400 +3.22% 1
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 33 (97.06%) XML
2 30 (88.24%) Java
3 28 (82.35%) Web Services
3 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (76.47%) Finance
5 22 (64.71%) J2EE
5 22 (64.71%) Waterfall
6 20 (58.82%) Subversion
6 20 (58.82%) Software Engineering
7 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
7 18 (52.94%) SOAP
7 18 (52.94%) TDD
8 17 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (47.06%) BDD
9 16 (47.06%) SDLC
9 16 (47.06%) Banking
10 15 (44.12%) Oracle
11 14 (41.18%) WebSphere
12 13 (38.24%) SQL
13 12 (35.29%) JDBC
13 12 (35.29%) XSD
13 12 (35.29%) Spring
14 11 (32.35%) JSON
14 11 (32.35%) AOP
14 11 (32.35%) IBM
15 10 (29.41%) JAXB
15 10 (29.41%) OO
15 10 (29.41%) HTML
15 10 (29.41%) DB2
15 10 (29.41%) WebLogic

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 14 (41.18%) WebSphere
2 10 (29.41%) WebLogic
3 8 (23.53%) CICS
3 8 (23.53%) JBoss
4 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) DB2
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Subversion
2 8 (23.53%) ClearCase
2 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.76%) JIRA
4 3 (8.82%) JUnit
4 3 (8.82%) Selenium
5 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (76.47%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
3 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Developer
2 20 (58.82%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Applications Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.76%) webMethods Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Designer
5 3 (8.82%) Integration Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Integration Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Applications Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (8.82%) webMethods Developer
5 3 (8.82%) XML Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Applications Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (97.06%) XML
2 28 (82.35%) Web Services
3 22 (64.71%) J2EE
4 18 (52.94%) SOAP
5 12 (35.29%) JDBC
5 12 (35.29%) Spring
5 12 (35.29%) XSD
6 11 (32.35%) JSON
7 10 (29.41%) HTML
7 10 (29.41%) JAXB
7 10 (29.41%) JAX-WS
8 9 (26.47%) Hibernate
8 9 (26.47%) XSLT
9 8 (23.53%) AngularJS
9 8 (23.53%) HTML5
9 8 (23.53%) Java EE
9 8 (23.53%) jQuery
9 8 (23.53%) JSP
9 8 (23.53%) Servlets
9 8 (23.53%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Mainframe
1 8 (23.53%) PMI
2 7 (20.59%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (11.76%) Online Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) AIX
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
1 8 (23.53%) Mac OS
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
1 8 (23.53%) Windows Vista
1 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) Waterfall
3 20 (58.82%) Software Engineering
4 18 (52.94%) TDD
5 17 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (47.06%) BDD
6 16 (47.06%) SDLC
7 11 (32.35%) AOP
8 10 (29.41%) OO
9 8 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (23.53%) CMMI
9 8 (23.53%) Data Protection
9 8 (23.53%) OOP
9 8 (23.53%) PRINCE
9 8 (23.53%) PRINCE2
9 8 (23.53%) Project Management
9 8 (23.53%) RUP
9 8 (23.53%) Service Management
10 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
10 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) Java
2 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 13 (38.24%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) Assembly Language
4 8 (23.53%) C
4 8 (23.53%) C++
4 8 (23.53%) COBOL
4 8 (23.53%) Objective-C
5 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Degree
2 8 (23.53%) PMI Certification
3 5 (14.71%) Sun Certification
4 2 (5.88%) OCPJP
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Oracle
2 11 (32.35%) IBM
3 8 (23.53%) Chordiant
4 5 (14.71%) Sun
5 4 (11.76%) webMethods