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 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 141 124 135
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing WSDL 20 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.71% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.14% 3.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 0
Median daily rate £475 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.41% -3.52%
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
934 832 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.95% 22.64% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 532 413
Median daily rate £393 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 5
Median hourly rate £27.75 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.70% +47.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

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 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 25 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 13 £475 +22.58%
Manchester -4 4 £400 +3.22% 1
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 (100.00%) XML
2 29 (87.88%) Java
3 27 (81.82%) J2EE
3 27 (81.82%) Web Services
4 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (72.73%) Finance
6 23 (69.70%) SOAP
7 20 (60.61%) Waterfall
8 18 (54.55%) Oracle
8 18 (54.55%) Spring
8 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
9 17 (51.52%) JDBC
10 16 (48.48%) SQL
10 16 (48.48%) JAX-WS
11 15 (45.45%) AOP
11 15 (45.45%) Subversion
11 15 (45.45%) WebSphere
12 14 (42.42%) JAXB
13 13 (39.39%) TDD
13 13 (39.39%) BDD
14 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (36.36%) Banking
14 12 (36.36%) IBM
14 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
14 12 (36.36%) XSD
14 12 (36.36%) XSLT
15 10 (30.30%) JSP
15 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
15 10 (30.30%) DB2
15 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing

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 15 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
3 8 (24.24%) CICS
3 8 (24.24%) JBoss
4 5 (15.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Subversion
2 8 (24.24%) ClearCase
3 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 5 (15.15%) JIRA
4 4 (12.12%) JUnit
4 4 (12.12%) Selenium
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (72.73%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
3 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.06%) International Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Developer
2 19 (57.58%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Applications Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Java Applications Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Applications Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Java Applications Developer
5 4 (12.12%) webMethods Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Designer
6 3 (9.09%) Digital Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (9.09%) webMethods Developer
6 3 (9.09%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) XML
2 27 (81.82%) J2EE
2 27 (81.82%) Web Services
3 23 (69.70%) SOAP
4 18 (54.55%) Spring
5 17 (51.52%) JDBC
6 16 (48.48%) JAX-WS
7 14 (42.42%) JAXB
8 12 (36.36%) XSD
8 12 (36.36%) XSLT
9 10 (30.30%) JSP
10 8 (24.24%) EJB
10 8 (24.24%) Hibernate
10 8 (24.24%) JMS
10 8 (24.24%) JSON
10 8 (24.24%) Servlets
10 8 (24.24%) Struts
11 7 (21.21%) RESTful
12 6 (18.18%) HTML
12 6 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
1 8 (24.24%) PMI
2 7 (21.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (12.12%) Online Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) AIX
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Mac OS
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
1 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (60.61%) Waterfall
3 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 15 (45.45%) AOP
5 13 (39.39%) BDD
5 13 (39.39%) TDD
6 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
7 10 (30.30%) Kanban
7 10 (30.30%) SDLC
7 10 (30.30%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (24.24%) CMMI
8 8 (24.24%) PRINCE
8 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
8 8 (24.24%) Project Management
8 8 (24.24%) RUP
8 8 (24.24%) Service Management
9 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (24.24%) Assembly Language
4 8 (24.24%) COBOL
4 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.06%) C
5 2 (6.06%) C++
5 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) PMI Certification
2 5 (15.15%) Sun Certification
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) OCPJP
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Oracle
2 12 (36.36%) IBM
3 8 (24.24%) Chordiant
4 5 (15.15%) Sun
5 4 (12.12%) webMethods