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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 246 244 215
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -29
Contract jobs citing WSDL 12 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.43% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Average daily rate £413 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £485 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
WSDL
England

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
2183 2314 2024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.61% 24.41% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1330 1098
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 64
Average hourly rate £46.25 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £44.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire - 7 £413 -
Hampshire - 5 £463 -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (94.74%) SOAP
2 17 (89.47%) XML
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) XSD
4 8 (42.11%) Oracle
5 7 (36.84%) JMS
5 7 (36.84%) HTTP
5 7 (36.84%) IBM
5 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
5 7 (36.84%) DataPower
6 6 (31.58%) SOA
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) XSLT
7 5 (26.32%) HTML
7 5 (26.32%) Java
7 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (26.32%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (26.32%) Middleware
7 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
7 5 (26.32%) High Availability
8 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
8 4 (21.05%) Big Data
8 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) HTTP
2 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
1 4 (21.05%) DB2
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Designer
1 4 (21.05%) SOA Designer
1 4 (21.05%) SOA Solution Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) AIX Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) TIBCO Architect
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Manager
4 1 (5.26%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) SOAP
2 17 (89.47%) XML
3 8 (42.11%) XSD
4 7 (36.84%) JMS
5 5 (26.32%) HTML
5 5 (26.32%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (26.32%) Middleware
5 5 (26.32%) XSLT
6 4 (21.05%) J2EE
6 4 (21.05%) Java EE
6 4 (21.05%) JSP
6 4 (21.05%) Spring
6 4 (21.05%) Struts
6 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (15.79%) REST
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
8 2 (10.53%) JSON
9 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.26%) Android SDK
9 1 (5.26%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) DataPower
2 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) AIX
2 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) SOA
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) High Availability
4 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) BPEL
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
7 1 (5.26%) UML
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) SAP