The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 14 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Web Services 17 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.97% 4.88% 3.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.97% 13.33% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 2
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£350 £383 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £29.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+13.52% -21.19%
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Oxfordshire

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 Oxford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
74 75 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 30.33% 36.59% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 44 33
Average daily rate £350 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 16 (66.67%) SQL
1 16 (66.67%) MVC
2 15 (62.50%) XML
3 14 (58.33%) HTML
4 13 (54.17%) C#
4 13 (54.17%) .NET
4 13 (54.17%) XSLT
5 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (33.33%) jQuery
7 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (33.33%) TDD
7 8 (33.33%) Spring
7 8 (33.33%) J2EE
7 8 (33.33%) Java
8 7 (29.17%) Oracle
8 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
8 7 (29.17%) Spring MVC
9 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (25.00%) BDD
9 6 (25.00%) REST
10 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.83%) WCF

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
2 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Publishing
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 6 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) XML
2 14 (58.33%) HTML
3 13 (54.17%) .NET
3 13 (54.17%) XSLT
4 12 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (33.33%) jQuery
6 8 (33.33%) Spring
6 8 (33.33%) J2EE
7 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
7 7 (29.17%) Spring MVC
8 6 (25.00%) REST
9 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (20.83%) WCF
10 4 (16.67%) NHibernate
10 4 (16.67%) OOXML
10 4 (16.67%) CSS
10 4 (16.67%) LINQ
10 4 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) MVC
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.67%) OOP
6 4 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Workflow
8 2 (8.33%) Service Management
8 2 (8.33%) CRM
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) ETL
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) C#
3 8 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Telerik
4 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Google