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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 245 240 224
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing WSDL 23 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.47% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 13
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£425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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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
2531 2335 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.05% 25.17% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1645 1319 1289
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 63
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

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 August 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 August 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
Hampshire +11 22 £425 +6.25% 2
Oxfordshire -18 1 - -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 48 (96.00%) SOAP
2 47 (94.00%) XML
3 32 (64.00%) JMS
4 29 (58.00%) Web Services
4 29 (58.00%) Java
5 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (54.00%) REST
7 26 (52.00%) SOA
8 22 (44.00%) XSD
9 18 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (32.00%) ActiveMQ
10 16 (32.00%) JBoss
10 16 (32.00%) Oracle
10 16 (32.00%) JUnit
11 15 (30.00%) QA
11 15 (30.00%) Apache Camel
12 14 (28.00%) Low Latency
12 14 (28.00%) Big Data
12 14 (28.00%) HTTP
12 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
12 14 (28.00%) IBM
13 13 (26.00%) High Availability
13 13 (26.00%) DataPower
14 12 (24.00%) Relational Database
15 11 (22.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (22.00%) FindBugs
15 11 (22.00%) Gradle
15 11 (22.00%) Selenium
15 11 (22.00%) JSON
15 11 (22.00%) Checkstyle

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 16 (32.00%) JBoss
2 9 (18.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.00%) Apache
6 1 (2.00%) JCAPS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Magento
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) HTTP
1 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) Big Data
2 12 (24.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (16.00%) DB2
4 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (6.00%) MySQL
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) JUnit
2 11 (22.00%) Maven
2 11 (22.00%) Checkstyle
2 11 (22.00%) Selenium
2 11 (22.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (22.00%) FindBugs
2 11 (22.00%) Gradle
3 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.00%) XMLSpy
3 3 (6.00%) Subversion
4 2 (4.00%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (84.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Designer
4 5 (10.00%) webMethods Developer
5 4 (8.00%) WebSphere Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Magento Developer
6 3 (6.00%) SOA Designer
6 3 (6.00%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (4.00%) SOA Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Integration Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Business Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Business Consultant
8 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Specialist
8 1 (2.00%) Development Manager
8 1 (2.00%) TIBCO Developer
8 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (96.00%) SOAP
2 47 (94.00%) XML
3 32 (64.00%) JMS
4 29 (58.00%) Web Services
5 27 (54.00%) REST
6 22 (44.00%) XSD
7 16 (32.00%) ActiveMQ
8 15 (30.00%) Apache Camel
9 11 (22.00%) Middleware
9 11 (22.00%) JSON
10 6 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (10.00%) HTML
11 5 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 5 (10.00%) HTML5
12 4 (8.00%) LAMP
12 4 (8.00%) J2EE
12 4 (8.00%) Spring
13 3 (6.00%) JSF
13 3 (6.00%) XSLT
13 3 (6.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) DataPower
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) SOA
3 18 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (28.00%) Low Latency
5 13 (26.00%) High Availability
6 9 (18.00%) ITIL
6 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (18.00%) ITSM
7 6 (12.00%) Scrum
7 6 (12.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) TDD
8 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.00%) BDD
9 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.00%) BPEL
9 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.00%) Web Development
9 3 (6.00%) Migration
9 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) Java
2 7 (14.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) PHP
4 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.00%) XQuery
5 3 (6.00%) PHP5
6 1 (2.00%) C#
6 1 (2.00%) XPath
6 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
6 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Oracle
2 14 (28.00%) IBM
3 5 (10.00%) Software AG
3 5 (10.00%) webMethods
4 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.00%) BEA