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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 132 139 105
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -34
Contract jobs citing WSDL 24 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.032% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 0.13% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 9
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£388 - £322
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 - £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
893 789 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.11% 24.92% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 449 336
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.29 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +38.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £136.50 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
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 17 April 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
Cheshire +8 15 £381 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Manchester - 1 £388 - 2
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 39 (90.70%) XML
2 34 (79.07%) Java
3 30 (69.77%) SOAP
3 30 (69.77%) Web Services
4 25 (58.14%) Software Engineering
5 24 (55.81%) Oracle
6 22 (51.16%) Finance
7 21 (48.84%) HTML
7 21 (48.84%) J2EE
8 18 (41.86%) SQL
8 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (41.86%) Spring
9 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
9 17 (39.53%) Oracle Database
10 16 (37.21%) Degree
11 15 (34.88%) TDD
11 15 (34.88%) Banking
11 15 (34.88%) Waterfall
12 14 (32.56%) JSON
12 14 (32.56%) XSLT
13 13 (30.23%) WebSphere
13 13 (30.23%) Java EE
14 12 (27.91%) SOA
14 12 (27.91%) HTTP
14 12 (27.91%) IBM
15 11 (25.58%) Servlets
15 11 (25.58%) PL/SQL
15 11 (25.58%) CSS
15 11 (25.58%) JDBC
15 11 (25.58%) Integration Testing

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (30.23%) WebSphere
2 7 (16.28%) IBM HTTP Server
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.98%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.33%) Liferay
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.33%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) HTTP
2 7 (16.28%) Internet
3 4 (9.30%) SSL
4 2 (4.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) Oracle Database
2 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (16.28%) Informix
3 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Subversion
2 8 (18.60%) JUnit
3 7 (16.28%) Selenium
3 7 (16.28%) Mockito
3 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
4 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.30%) JIRA
6 3 (6.98%) Axure RP
6 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
7 2 (4.65%) Introscope
7 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.33%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.33%) Ant
8 1 (2.33%) Maven
8 1 (2.33%) Cactus
8 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 22 (51.16%) Finance
2 15 (34.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (83.72%) Developer
2 23 (53.49%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Oracle Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 6 (13.95%) SOA Developer
5 4 (9.30%) webMethods Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.65%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) webMethods Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (90.70%) XML
2 30 (69.77%) SOAP
2 30 (69.77%) Web Services
3 21 (48.84%) HTML
3 21 (48.84%) J2EE
4 18 (41.86%) Spring
5 14 (32.56%) JSON
5 14 (32.56%) XSLT
6 13 (30.23%) Java EE
7 11 (25.58%) Servlets
7 11 (25.58%) CSS
7 11 (25.58%) JDBC
8 10 (23.26%) XSD
8 10 (23.26%) jQuery
9 9 (20.93%) JAX-RPC
10 8 (18.60%) JSP
10 8 (18.60%) JAX-WS
11 7 (16.28%) RESTful
11 7 (16.28%) JiBX
11 7 (16.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Online Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Open Source
3 4 (9.30%) Web 2.0
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) DataPower
5 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.33%) NHS
6 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Vista
2 6 (13.95%) Mac OS
2 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) AIX
3 3 (6.98%) UNIX
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Software Engineering
2 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) TDD
3 15 (34.88%) Waterfall
4 12 (27.91%) SOA
5 11 (25.58%) BPEL
5 11 (25.58%) Integration Testing
5 11 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (16.28%) Web Application Development
7 6 (13.95%) BDD
7 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
7 6 (13.95%) OOP
7 6 (13.95%) OO
8 3 (6.98%) iOS Development
9 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.65%) MVC
9 2 (4.65%) Service Management
9 2 (4.65%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) Java
2 18 (41.86%) SQL
3 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.58%) PL/SQL
5 8 (18.60%) C++
6 7 (16.28%) XPath
7 6 (13.95%) C
7 6 (13.95%) Objective-C
8 3 (6.98%) Perl
9 1 (2.33%) XQuery
9 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Squid
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Oracle
2 12 (27.91%) IBM
3 5 (11.63%) webMethods
4 3 (6.98%) Perforce
4 3 (6.98%) Adobe
5 2 (4.65%) Compuware
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago