The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 28 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.65% 6.31% 6.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.14% 17.50% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £525 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +68.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £525 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.88 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -0.36%
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West Midlands

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 Shropshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
56 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 37.09% 36.04% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 19
Average daily rate £360 £420 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £254 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £36.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +180.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Web Services
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) XML Schema
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) MCTS
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) SMTP
5 1 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (20.00%) XSD
5 1 (20.00%) MSI
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) WiX
5 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 5 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
1 1 (20.00%) WiX
1 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCTS
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft