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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 238 216 200
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -16
Contract jobs citing WSDL 11 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.99% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 16
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £354 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
2295 2023 1836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.03% 24.02% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1091 1008
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 94
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -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
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 28 January 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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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 -2 9 £500 +14.28% 5
Surrey +2 2 £550 +0.91% 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 26 (92.86%) SOAP
2 25 (89.29%) XML
3 20 (71.43%) Java
3 20 (71.43%) JMS
4 16 (57.14%) WebSphere
5 15 (53.57%) SOA
6 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
6 13 (46.43%) REST
7 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (42.86%) UML
8 11 (39.29%) Web Services
8 11 (39.29%) SQL
9 10 (35.71%) Software AG
9 10 (35.71%) Scrum
10 9 (32.14%) TDD
10 9 (32.14%) Migration
10 9 (32.14%) TOGAF
10 9 (32.14%) HTTP
10 9 (32.14%) IBM
11 8 (28.57%) Oracle
11 8 (28.57%) ITIL
11 8 (28.57%) XSD
11 8 (28.57%) JDBC
11 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
12 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
12 7 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
12 7 (25.00%) Middleware
12 7 (25.00%) MPLS
12 7 (25.00%) Toad

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (7.14%) Confluence
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.57%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) HTTP
2 7 (25.00%) MPLS
2 7 (25.00%) SSL
2 7 (25.00%) SDH
2 7 (25.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.14%) SQLite
4 2 (7.14%) DB2
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Toad
2 4 (14.29%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (7.14%) XMLSpy
4 1 (3.57%) FindBugs
4 1 (3.57%) Gradle
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Maven
4 1 (3.57%) Checkstyle
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) webMethods Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) SOA Architect
4 2 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (3.57%) SOA Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) SOAP
2 25 (89.29%) XML
3 20 (71.43%) JMS
4 13 (46.43%) REST
5 11 (39.29%) Web Services
6 8 (28.57%) XSD
6 8 (28.57%) JDBC
7 7 (25.00%) Middleware
7 7 (25.00%) JAXB
8 4 (14.29%) XSL
9 3 (10.71%) .NET
9 3 (10.71%) XSLT
10 2 (7.14%) Spring
11 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
11 1 (3.57%) J2EE
11 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (3.57%) Apache Camel
11 1 (3.57%) JSON
11 1 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Taxonomies
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) SOA
2 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
3 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) UML
4 10 (35.71%) Scrum
5 9 (32.14%) TDD
5 9 (32.14%) Migration
5 9 (32.14%) TOGAF
6 8 (28.57%) ITIL
7 7 (25.00%) SysML
7 7 (25.00%) Data Migration
8 6 (21.43%) Test Management
8 6 (21.43%) Release Management
8 6 (21.43%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (21.43%) Requirements Management
8 6 (21.43%) OOP
9 5 (17.86%) OO
9 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (14.29%) CAD
11 2 (7.14%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (14.29%) C
5 2 (7.14%) XPath
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) XQuery
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Software AG
2 9 (32.14%) IBM
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
4 7 (25.00%) BEA
4 7 (25.00%) Cramer
4 7 (25.00%) MetaSolv
5 4 (14.29%) webMethods
6 2 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
6 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft