The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 225 236 207
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -29
Contract jobs citing WSDL 26 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.13% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 0.57% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 25
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£438 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WSDL
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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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2200 2117 1988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.31% 23.57% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1200 1073
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 47 123
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £20.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSDL across the South East region.

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WSDL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSDL across the South East region.

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WSDL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 16 £450 +5.88%
Hampshire +2 4 £481 +13.23%
Surrey +12 3 £325 -23.52%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £425 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 34 (97.14%) XML
2 33 (94.29%) SOAP
3 19 (54.29%) JMS
4 17 (48.57%) SOA
5 16 (45.71%) Java
6 15 (42.86%) HTTP
7 14 (40.00%) XSD
8 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
8 13 (37.14%) IBM
8 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (37.14%) Big Data
8 13 (37.14%) Low Latency
9 12 (34.29%) High Availability
9 12 (34.29%) DataPower
10 11 (31.43%) Web Services
11 10 (28.57%) DB2
11 10 (28.57%) JUnit
12 9 (25.71%) Software AG
12 9 (25.71%) webMethods
12 9 (25.71%) REST
13 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
13 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
13 8 (22.86%) UML
14 7 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (20.00%) Oracle
14 7 (20.00%) Middleware
15 6 (17.14%) JDBC
15 6 (17.14%) WebSphere MQ
16 5 (14.29%) XMLSpy
16 5 (14.29%) Mainframe

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing WSDL 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 WSDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
2 7 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) HTTP
2 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) Big Data
2 10 (28.57%) DB2
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) JUnit
2 5 (14.29%) XMLSpy
3 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) Maven
3 2 (5.71%) Checkstyle
3 2 (5.71%) Gradle
3 2 (5.71%) FindBugs
General
1 4 (11.43%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (85.71%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) webMethods Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) SOA Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Business Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Business Developer
7 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 1 (2.86%) SOA Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.86%) TIBCO Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (97.14%) XML
2 33 (94.29%) SOAP
3 19 (54.29%) JMS
4 14 (40.00%) XSD
5 11 (31.43%) Web Services
6 9 (25.71%) REST
7 7 (20.00%) Middleware
8 6 (17.14%) JDBC
8 6 (17.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 4 (11.43%) J2EE
11 3 (8.57%) Spring
11 3 (8.57%) JSF
11 3 (8.57%) ICEfaces
11 3 (8.57%) RichFaces
12 2 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (5.71%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (5.71%) JSON
12 2 (5.71%) Apache Camel
12 2 (5.71%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) DataPower
2 5 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) SOA
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Low Latency
3 12 (34.29%) High Availability
4 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
4 8 (22.86%) UML
5 3 (8.57%) Scrum
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.71%) OWASP
6 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.71%) ArchiMate
6 2 (5.71%) ITSM
6 2 (5.71%) TDD
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) EAI
7 1 (2.86%) OOD
7 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.86%) ERP
7 1 (2.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) XQuery
5 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) MOM
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) IBM
2 9 (25.71%) Software AG
2 9 (25.71%) webMethods
3 7 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) SAP