The first table below looks at the demand for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 24 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 Preston 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 19 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 5 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 4.39% 15.25% 18.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 36.00% 54.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 26
Average daily rate
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£488 £306 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.18% -23.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.56% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -15.55%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
20 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 17.54% 42.37% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 50
Average daily rate £258 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 £135.37 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Web Services
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Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Web Services
Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the Preston region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Web Services Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) VBA
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) InfoPath
4 2 (33.33%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Curam
5 1 (16.67%) VB6
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) Ajax
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) SAP

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Architect
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
1 1 (16.67%) WF
1 1 (16.67%) LINQ
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (16.67%) POCO
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) VBA
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Curam
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) SAP