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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 245 214 206
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -8
Contract jobs citing WSDL 12 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 1.09% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 22
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£550 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £34.22
% change year-on-year
- -12.31%
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
2338 2108 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.58% 24.73% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1181 1140
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 2014. 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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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
Berkshire -3 6 - - 3
Surrey -3 2 £550 +0.91% 1
Hampshire -24 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (92.00%) SOAP
2 22 (88.00%) XML
3 18 (72.00%) JMS
3 18 (72.00%) Java
4 16 (64.00%) WebSphere
5 14 (56.00%) REST
6 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
7 12 (48.00%) Web Services
8 11 (44.00%) SQL
8 11 (44.00%) SOA
8 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (40.00%) UML
9 10 (40.00%) Migration
9 10 (40.00%) Scrum
10 9 (36.00%) IBM
10 9 (36.00%) Oracle
10 9 (36.00%) TOGAF
11 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
11 8 (32.00%) ITIL
12 7 (28.00%) MetaSolv
12 7 (28.00%) Cramer
12 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
12 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (28.00%) JAXB
12 7 (28.00%) SDH
12 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
12 7 (28.00%) HTTP
12 7 (28.00%) Toad
12 7 (28.00%) SSL
12 7 (28.00%) Software AG

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (64.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (28.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (28.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (28.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (8.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) SDH
1 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
1 7 (28.00%) HTTP
1 7 (28.00%) SSL
1 7 (28.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.00%) SQLite
5 1 (4.00%) MySQL
5 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Toad
2 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) Checkstyle
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) FindBugs
3 1 (4.00%) Gradle
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) SOA Architect
4 2 (8.00%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.00%) webMethods Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.00%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (4.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (92.00%) SOAP
2 22 (88.00%) XML
3 18 (72.00%) JMS
4 14 (56.00%) REST
5 12 (48.00%) Web Services
6 7 (28.00%) JAXB
6 7 (28.00%) Middleware
7 5 (20.00%) XSD
7 5 (20.00%) JDBC
8 4 (16.00%) XSL
9 3 (12.00%) XSLT
10 2 (8.00%) Spring
10 2 (8.00%) .NET
11 1 (4.00%) J2EE
11 1 (4.00%) UDDI
11 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (4.00%) JSON
11 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
3 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (44.00%) SOA
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) UML
3 10 (40.00%) Migration
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
4 9 (36.00%) TOGAF
5 8 (32.00%) ITIL
6 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
6 7 (28.00%) TDD
6 7 (28.00%) SysML
7 6 (24.00%) Requirements Management
7 6 (24.00%) Release Management
7 6 (24.00%) Test Management
7 6 (24.00%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (24.00%) OOP
8 5 (20.00%) OO
8 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (16.00%) CAD
10 2 (8.00%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) Java
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) XPath
5 2 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) XQuery
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) IBM
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 7 (28.00%) MetaSolv
2 7 (28.00%) Cramer
2 7 (28.00%) Software AG
2 7 (28.00%) BEA
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.00%) webMethods
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