The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Oxford 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 19 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 10 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.78% 2.80% 2.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.41% 11.76% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
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£250 £450 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +51.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.29% -18.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
49 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.44% 23.83% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 40
Average daily rate £250 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +26.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
Web Services
Oxfordshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 19 (86.36%) C#
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 14 (63.64%) SQL
4 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
5 9 (40.91%) MVC
5 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (36.36%) jQuery
7 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
7 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
7 7 (31.82%) HTML
7 7 (31.82%) XML
7 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 6 (27.27%) REST
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 5 (22.73%) XSLT
9 5 (22.73%) CSS
9 5 (22.73%) WCF
9 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (18.18%) RESTful
10 4 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (18.18%) Sitecore
10 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (18.18%) Umbraco
10 4 (18.18%) LINQ
10 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (18.18%) Umbraco
1 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (36.36%) C# Developer
4 7 (31.82%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (31.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (18.18%) CMS Developer
5 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) CRM Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (36.36%) jQuery
5 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
5 7 (31.82%) HTML
5 7 (31.82%) XML
6 6 (27.27%) REST
7 5 (22.73%) XSLT
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
7 5 (22.73%) WCF
7 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (18.18%) RESTful
8 4 (18.18%) LINQ
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (18.18%) Kendo UI
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (18.18%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (18.18%) OOP
4 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) ETL
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Management
6 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Sitecore
2 4 (18.18%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds