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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 127 130 101
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -29
Contract jobs citing WSDL 27 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.16% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.27% 0.73% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 13
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£425 £350 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
826 685 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.22% 22.30% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 413 349
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

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
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 1 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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 -2 12 £500 +42.85% 1
Cheshire - 10 £401 -
Lancashire - 3 £356 -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 38 (80.85%) SOAP
1 38 (80.85%) Web Services
2 35 (74.47%) XML
2 35 (74.47%) Java
3 26 (55.32%) Finance
3 26 (55.32%) SDLC
4 22 (46.81%) Spring
4 22 (46.81%) SQL
4 22 (46.81%) Oracle
5 21 (44.68%) Software Engineering
6 18 (38.30%) J2EE
6 18 (38.30%) XSD
6 18 (38.30%) XSLT
7 17 (36.17%) IBM
8 16 (34.04%) HTML
8 16 (34.04%) PL/SQL
8 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
8 16 (34.04%) Oracle Database
9 15 (31.91%) WebSphere
9 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (31.91%) Servlets
10 14 (29.79%) TDD
10 14 (29.79%) Degree
10 14 (29.79%) Integration Testing
10 14 (29.79%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (27.66%) JSON
11 13 (27.66%) Middleware
11 13 (27.66%) SOA
12 12 (25.53%) Banking
12 12 (25.53%) Waterfall

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 15 (31.91%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.89%) JBoss
3 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (12.77%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (10.64%) Liferay
4 5 (10.64%) Tomcat
5 4 (8.51%) Apache
6 3 (6.38%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (4.26%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (4.26%) CMS
8 1 (2.13%) iPlanet
8 1 (2.13%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle TCA
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) HTTP
2 6 (12.77%) SSL
2 6 (12.77%) Internet
3 4 (8.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle Database
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.77%) Informix
3 6 (12.77%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Subversion
2 9 (19.15%) JUnit
3 8 (17.02%) SoapUI
4 6 (12.77%) Selenium
4 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.77%) Mockito
4 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.51%) JIRA
6 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.38%) Cactus
7 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.26%) Hudson
8 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.13%) Ant
8 1 (2.13%) Maven
8 1 (2.13%) Introscope
8 1 (2.13%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (55.32%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Developer
2 16 (34.04%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Designer
4 5 (10.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) webMethods Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 4 (8.51%) SOA Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Java Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) webMethods Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (80.85%) SOAP
1 38 (80.85%) Web Services
2 35 (74.47%) XML
3 22 (46.81%) Spring
4 18 (38.30%) XSD
4 18 (38.30%) XSLT
4 18 (38.30%) J2EE
5 16 (34.04%) HTML
6 15 (31.91%) Servlets
7 13 (27.66%) Middleware
7 13 (27.66%) JSON
8 11 (23.40%) JSP
9 10 (21.28%) CSS
9 10 (21.28%) Java EE
9 10 (21.28%) JSF
9 10 (21.28%) HTML5
10 9 (19.15%) jQuery
11 8 (17.02%) JAX-WS
11 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
11 8 (17.02%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) DataPower
2 3 (6.38%) Web 2.0
2 3 (6.38%) Online Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Windows
3 6 (12.77%) AIX
3 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Vista
3 6 (12.77%) Mac OS
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
4 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) SDLC
2 21 (44.68%) Software Engineering
3 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.79%) TDD
4 14 (29.79%) Integration Testing
4 14 (29.79%) System Integration Testing
5 13 (27.66%) SOA
6 12 (25.53%) Waterfall
7 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.77%) BDD
8 6 (12.77%) BPEL
8 6 (12.77%) OOP
8 6 (12.77%) OO
8 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
8 6 (12.77%) MVC
9 5 (10.64%) UML
9 5 (10.64%) Web Application Development
9 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (6.38%) Web Design
10 3 (6.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 35 (74.47%) Java
2 22 (46.81%) SQL
3 16 (34.04%) PL/SQL
3 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.89%) C++
4 7 (14.89%) XPath
5 6 (12.77%) C
5 6 (12.77%) Objective-C
6 4 (8.51%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) XQuery
7 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Squid
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Oracle
2 17 (36.17%) IBM
3 6 (12.77%) webMethods
4 5 (10.64%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (8.51%) Perforce
6 2 (4.26%) ATG
6 2 (4.26%) Stellent
6 2 (4.26%) Endeca
6 2 (4.26%) Retek
7 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.13%) Compuware
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Eloqua
7 1 (2.13%) VMware