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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
England / North West
Rank 129 151 138
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs citing WSDL 4 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.34% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 1.22% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 8
Median daily rate £425 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £420 £438
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -

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
815 1068 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.49% 27.89% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 691 539
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 52 26
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.93 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £46.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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
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 1 March 2017. 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 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
Lancashire - 3 - -
Cheshire +20 1 £425 - 3
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 15 (93.75%) XML
2 14 (87.50%) SOAP
3 9 (56.25%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) Web Services
3 9 (56.25%) Spring
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle
5 7 (43.75%) HTML
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
7 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (31.25%) CSS
7 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 5 (31.25%) UML
8 4 (25.00%) ClearCase
8 4 (25.00%) EJB
8 4 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) DB2
8 4 (25.00%) MVC
8 4 (25.00%) HTTP
8 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 4 (25.00%) Subversion
8 4 (25.00%) JIRA
8 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
8 4 (25.00%) SDLC
8 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared

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 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (18.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Firebird
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (25.00%) Subversion
4 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
4 3 (18.75%) JUnit
5 2 (12.50%) Checkstyle
5 2 (12.50%) FindBugs
6 1 (6.25%) Gradle
6 1 (6.25%) Log4j
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java WebSphere Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) XML
2 14 (87.50%) SOAP
3 9 (56.25%) Spring
3 9 (56.25%) Web Services
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) EJB
6 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (25.00%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
7 3 (18.75%) Apache Camel
7 3 (18.75%) CSS3
7 3 (18.75%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (18.75%) JSP
7 3 (18.75%) Servlets
7 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
7 3 (18.75%) Spring Security
7 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (18.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PMI
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) UML
2 4 (25.00%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) BPEL
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) OWASP
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Secure Coding
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) RUP
5 1 (6.25%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) Groovy
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) XPath
5 1 (6.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Perforce
3 1 (6.25%) Chordiant
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy