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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 257 223 200
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -23
Contract jobs citing WSDL 9 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.092% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.73% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 14
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£488 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £340 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £361 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.10% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2424 2048 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.73% 23.13% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 1138 911
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 57 92
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.55 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £41.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -1 6 £500 +11.11%
Hampshire -18 2 £330 -9.58%
Surrey 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (100.00%) XML
2 24 (88.89%) SOAP
3 20 (74.07%) Java
4 19 (70.37%) JMS
5 17 (62.96%) SOA
5 17 (62.96%) WebSphere
6 13 (48.15%) UML
7 12 (44.44%) SQL
7 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
7 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (40.74%) Software AG
9 10 (37.04%) Web Services
9 10 (37.04%) REST
10 9 (33.33%) TDD
10 9 (33.33%) TOGAF
10 9 (33.33%) Oracle
10 9 (33.33%) Migration
10 9 (33.33%) Scrum
10 9 (33.33%) HTTP
10 9 (33.33%) IBM
11 8 (29.63%) PL/SQL
11 8 (29.63%) XSD
11 8 (29.63%) JDBC
11 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database
12 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Process Server
12 7 (25.93%) SysML
12 7 (25.93%) Data Migration
12 7 (25.93%) SDH
12 7 (25.93%) Ethernet
12 7 (25.93%) ITIL

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (62.96%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (25.93%) WebLogic
2 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.41%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) HTTP
2 7 (25.93%) SSL
2 7 (25.93%) MPLS
2 7 (25.93%) SDH
2 7 (25.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) DB2
4 2 (7.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Toad
2 4 (14.81%) JUnit
3 2 (7.41%) XMLSpy
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) webMethods Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SOA Architect
5 2 (7.41%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SOA Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) XML
2 24 (88.89%) SOAP
3 19 (70.37%) JMS
4 10 (37.04%) Web Services
4 10 (37.04%) REST
5 8 (29.63%) XSD
5 8 (29.63%) JDBC
6 7 (25.93%) JAXB
6 7 (25.93%) Middleware
7 4 (14.81%) XSL
8 3 (11.11%) XSLT
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
9 2 (7.41%) .NET
9 2 (7.41%) Spring
10 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Cryptography
2 2 (7.41%) Taxonomies
2 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) SOA
2 13 (48.15%) UML
3 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 9 (33.33%) TDD
4 9 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 9 (33.33%) Migration
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) SysML
5 7 (25.93%) Data Migration
5 7 (25.93%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (22.22%) Release Management
6 6 (22.22%) Test Management
6 6 (22.22%) Requirements Management
6 6 (22.22%) OOP
6 6 (22.22%) OO
7 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (14.81%) CAD
9 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.11%) XPath
5 2 (7.41%) C
6 1 (3.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Software AG
2 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) IBM
3 7 (25.93%) BEA
3 7 (25.93%) MetaSolv
3 7 (25.93%) Cramer
4 5 (18.52%) webMethods
5 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
5 2 (7.41%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft