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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 235 233 211
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing WSDL 24 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 0.64% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 26
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2322 2178 2091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.39% 23.42% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1269 1099
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 134
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £18.30 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +4 14 £450 +5.88%
Hampshire 0 6 £406 -4.41%
Surrey +2 2 £325 -23.52%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 - 3
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 33 (97.06%) XML
2 32 (94.12%) SOAP
3 21 (61.76%) JMS
4 15 (44.12%) SOA
4 15 (44.12%) HTTP
5 14 (41.18%) Java
6 13 (38.24%) TCP/IP
6 13 (38.24%) IBM
6 13 (38.24%) Big Data
6 13 (38.24%) Low Latency
7 12 (35.29%) High Availability
7 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (35.29%) DataPower
8 11 (32.35%) WebSphere
8 11 (32.35%) Web Services
9 10 (29.41%) XSD
10 9 (26.47%) DB2
11 8 (23.53%) JUnit
11 8 (23.53%) SQL
11 8 (23.53%) Oracle
11 8 (23.53%) UML
11 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
11 8 (23.53%) REST
12 7 (20.59%) Software AG
12 7 (20.59%) webMethods
12 7 (20.59%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
13 6 (17.65%) JDBC
13 6 (17.65%) Middleware
13 6 (17.65%) WebSphere MQ

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 11 (32.35%) WebSphere
2 7 (20.59%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.88%) JBoss
4 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) HTTP
2 13 (38.24%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.82%) MPLS
3 3 (8.82%) SDH
3 3 (8.82%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) Big Data
2 9 (26.47%) DB2
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) JUnit
2 4 (11.76%) XMLSpy
3 3 (8.82%) Toad
4 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.88%) Selenium
4 2 (5.88%) Maven
4 2 (5.88%) Checkstyle
4 2 (5.88%) FindBugs
4 2 (5.88%) Gradle
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) webMethods Developer
3 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (5.88%) SOA Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Development Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Business Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Business Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Designer
5 1 (2.94%) SOA Developer
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (97.06%) XML
2 32 (94.12%) SOAP
3 21 (61.76%) JMS
4 11 (32.35%) Web Services
5 10 (29.41%) XSD
6 8 (23.53%) REST
7 6 (17.65%) JDBC
7 6 (17.65%) Middleware
7 6 (17.65%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (8.82%) JAXB
10 2 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (5.88%) Spring
10 2 (5.88%) JSF
10 2 (5.88%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (5.88%) JSON
10 2 (5.88%) ICEfaces
10 2 (5.88%) RichFaces
10 2 (5.88%) Apache Camel
10 2 (5.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) DataPower
2 4 (11.76%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.88%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.88%) Taxonomies
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) FMCG
4 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) SOA
2 13 (38.24%) Low Latency
3 12 (35.29%) High Availability
3 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) UML
4 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 5 (14.71%) TDD
5 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.88%) OWASP
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.88%) BPEL
7 2 (5.88%) BPMN
7 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.88%) ArchiMate
7 2 (5.88%) EAI
7 2 (5.88%) ERP
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) XQuery
4 1 (2.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) IBM
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle
3 7 (20.59%) Software AG
3 7 (20.59%) webMethods
4 3 (8.82%) BEA
4 3 (8.82%) MetaSolv
4 3 (8.82%) Cramer
5 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 2 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft