The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 15 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.22% 4.63% 6.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.04% 9.56% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate £363 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £175 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £288 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
46 136 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 40.00% 48.40% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 94 11
Average daily rate £356 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Web Services
UK

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +9 6 £363 +31.81% 3
Web Services
UK

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (76.47%) SharePoint
2 12 (70.59%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) .NET
3 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
4 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
6 7 (41.18%) WCF
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) IIS
8 5 (29.41%) OO
8 5 (29.41%) CSS
8 5 (29.41%) SOAP
8 5 (29.41%) XML
8 5 (29.41%) HTML
8 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 5 (29.41%) OOD
8 5 (29.41%) SOA
8 5 (29.41%) EDRMS
8 5 (29.41%) jQuery
8 5 (29.41%) Ajax
8 5 (29.41%) Data Management
8 5 (29.41%) REST
8 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (23.53%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (23.53%) Online Marketing
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (23.53%) Kentico
9 4 (23.53%) Sitefinity

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (76.47%) SharePoint
2 6 (35.29%) IIS
3 4 (23.53%) Kentico
3 4 (23.53%) Sitefinity
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) StarTeam
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) C# Developer
3 8 (47.06%) Senior Developer
4 7 (41.18%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Silverlight Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) WCF
4 5 (29.41%) CSS
4 5 (29.41%) SOAP
4 5 (29.41%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) Ajax
4 5 (29.41%) REST
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (23.53%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Silverlight
7 1 (5.88%) WinForms
7 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
7 1 (5.88%) Spring
7 1 (5.88%) WPF
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) OO
2 5 (29.41%) OOD
2 5 (29.41%) SOA
2 5 (29.41%) Data Management
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Online Marketing
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) SEO
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) XAML
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Telerik
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.88%) Actimize
3 1 (5.88%) Websense
3 1 (5.88%) Cognos