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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 132 122 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing WSDL 26 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.33% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.14% 1.36% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 14
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£454 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.44% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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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
829 735 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.66% 24.48% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 438 423
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 £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 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 31 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
Cheshire - 13 £400 -
Manchester -8 10 £500 +48.14% 5
Lancashire - 1 - -
WSDL
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WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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 43 (82.69%) Web Services
2 41 (78.85%) Java
3 39 (75.00%) SOAP
4 34 (65.38%) XML
5 30 (57.69%) SDLC
6 29 (55.77%) Finance
7 28 (53.85%) Spring
8 24 (46.15%) J2EE
9 22 (42.31%) Oracle
9 22 (42.31%) SQL
10 21 (40.38%) HTML
10 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
10 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (38.46%) Software Engineering
11 20 (38.46%) Servlets
12 19 (36.54%) JSON
13 18 (34.62%) XSLT
14 17 (32.69%) XSD
14 17 (32.69%) IBM
15 16 (30.77%) JSP
15 16 (30.77%) PL/SQL
15 16 (30.77%) Waterfall
15 16 (30.77%) Oracle Database
16 15 (28.85%) WebSphere
16 15 (28.85%) CSS
16 15 (28.85%) Banking
17 14 (26.92%) TDD
17 14 (26.92%) Integration Testing
17 14 (26.92%) HTML5
17 14 (26.92%) System Integration Testing

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (28.85%) WebSphere
2 8 (15.38%) JBoss
3 7 (13.46%) Tomcat
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
4 6 (11.54%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (9.62%) Liferay
6 4 (7.69%) Apache
7 3 (5.77%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (3.85%) CMS
9 1 (1.92%) iPlanet
9 1 (1.92%) Confluence
9 1 (1.92%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle TCA
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) HTTP
2 6 (11.54%) SSL
2 6 (11.54%) Internet
3 4 (7.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 6 (11.54%) Informix
3 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.77%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Subversion
2 9 (17.31%) JUnit
3 8 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
5 6 (11.54%) Mockito
5 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.54%) Selenium
6 5 (9.62%) JIRA
7 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.77%) Cactus
8 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.85%) Hudson
9 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.92%) Ant
9 1 (1.92%) Maven
9 1 (1.92%) Introscope
9 1 (1.92%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (55.77%) Finance
2 15 (28.85%) Banking
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Developer
2 17 (32.69%) Java Developer
3 11 (21.15%) Designer
4 5 (9.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.69%) webMethods Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 4 (7.69%) SOA Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Java Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) webMethods Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Web Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (82.69%) Web Services
2 39 (75.00%) SOAP
3 34 (65.38%) XML
4 28 (53.85%) Spring
5 24 (46.15%) J2EE
6 21 (40.38%) HTML
7 20 (38.46%) Servlets
8 19 (36.54%) JSON
9 18 (34.62%) XSLT
10 17 (32.69%) XSD
11 16 (30.77%) JSP
12 15 (28.85%) CSS
13 14 (26.92%) HTML5
14 13 (25.00%) Hibernate
15 12 (23.08%) Middleware
16 10 (19.23%) JSF
16 10 (19.23%) Java EE
16 10 (19.23%) jQuery
16 10 (19.23%) JDBC
16 10 (19.23%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) DataPower
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Web 2.0
2 3 (5.77%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) Windows
3 6 (11.54%) AIX
3 6 (11.54%) Mac OS
4 5 (9.62%) Solaris
4 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) SDLC
2 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 16 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 14 (26.92%) Integration Testing
5 14 (26.92%) TDD
5 14 (26.92%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (25.00%) SOA
7 11 (21.15%) MVC
7 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (19.23%) UML
9 6 (11.54%) OOP
9 6 (11.54%) OO
9 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.54%) BDD
10 5 (9.62%) Web Application Development
10 5 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (9.62%) BPEL
10 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (5.77%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (78.85%) Java
2 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
4 16 (30.77%) PL/SQL
5 7 (13.46%) C
5 7 (13.46%) C++
5 7 (13.46%) XPath
6 6 (11.54%) Objective-C
7 4 (7.69%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) XQuery
8 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Squid
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Oracle
2 17 (32.69%) IBM
3 6 (11.54%) Perforce
4 5 (9.62%) webMethods
4 5 (9.62%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.85%) Retek
5 2 (3.85%) ATG
5 2 (3.85%) Stellent
5 2 (3.85%) Endeca
6 1 (1.92%) Eloqua
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) Compuware
6 1 (1.92%) HP