The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 24 8 25
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Web Services 5 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.45% 11.70% 3.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.33% 32.35% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +126.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Web Services
UK

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 Northern Ireland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
79 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 54.48% 36.17% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 16
Average daily rate £300 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Services across the Northern Ireland region.

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the Northern Ireland region.

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
County Antrim -15 5 £325 -18.75% 3
Web Services
UK

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Web Services 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 Web Services.

1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (80.00%) iPhone
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (60.00%) Android
3 3 (60.00%) Android SDK
3 3 (60.00%) Android Development
3 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (60.00%) iOS SDK
3 3 (60.00%) iPhone SDK
3 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (60.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Social Media
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) Spring
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) Google
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) TIBCO

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Web Services 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 Web Services. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Android Developer
2 2 (40.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Android SDK
2 3 (60.00%) iOS SDK
2 3 (60.00%) iPhone SDK
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (20.00%) FIXML
3 1 (20.00%) Struts
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (80.00%) iPhone
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Android Development
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle