The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services
Rank 40 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 127 147 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.28% 4.64% 4.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.86% 19.32% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 91 70
Average daily rate £395 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £648 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 0
Average hourly rate £57.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +2.85%
Web Services
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
801 761 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.02% 24.00% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 507 382
Average daily rate £368 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 20
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Services across the South West region.

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the South West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the South West region.

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Web Services
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the South West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Web Services Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the South West region over the 3 months to 14 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
Bristol +1 29 £375 -11.76% 27
Devon +11 27 £325 -18.75% 6
Somerset -2 26 £425 +6.25% 4
Gloucestershire -8 21 £415 +3.75% 11
Wiltshire -6 14 £350 -29.82% 14
Dorset 0 4 £413 - 5
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Web Services 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 Web Services.

1 138 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (44.68%) Java
3 113 (40.07%) JavaScript
4 92 (32.62%) HTML
5 91 (32.27%) .NET
6 81 (28.72%) C#
7 79 (28.01%) Security Cleared
8 78 (27.66%) SQL
9 74 (26.24%) CSS
10 69 (24.47%) Scrum
11 59 (20.92%) SQL Server
12 54 (19.15%) RESTful
13 52 (18.44%) TDD
14 46 (16.31%) SOAP
14 46 (16.31%) XML
15 43 (15.25%) SC Cleared
16 42 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
16 42 (14.89%) OO
16 42 (14.89%) MVC
17 41 (14.54%) Spring
17 41 (14.54%) BDD
18 40 (14.18%) jQuery
19 39 (13.83%) ASP.NET
19 39 (13.83%) Microsoft
20 38 (13.48%) Software Engineering
21 37 (13.12%) REST
22 35 (12.41%) DV Cleared
22 35 (12.41%) .NET Framework
22 35 (12.41%) E-Commerce
23 34 (12.06%) Open Source

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Web Services 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 Web Services. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (7.09%) Tomcat
2 18 (6.38%) Apache
2 18 (6.38%) IIS
2 18 (6.38%) Node.js
3 13 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.90%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.55%) CMS
5 10 (3.55%) JBoss
6 9 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (2.48%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.13%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.13%) nginx
9 5 (1.77%) EPiServer CMS
10 4 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.42%) Confluence
11 3 (1.06%) LiveLink
11 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (1.06%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.71%) Jetty
13 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.06%) MS Office
2 1 (0.35%) HipChat
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.84%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.42%) FastStats
4 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.48%) SaaS
4 5 (1.77%) PaaS
5 3 (1.06%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.06%) IaaS
6 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) Trello
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.32%) Internet
2 9 (3.19%) HTTP
2 9 (3.19%) LDAP
3 8 (2.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.48%) SSL
5 5 (1.77%) DNS
5 5 (1.77%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.42%) DHCP
7 2 (0.71%) Firewall
7 2 (0.71%) IPsec
7 2 (0.71%) IPv6
7 2 (0.71%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.71%) OSPF
7 2 (0.71%) SSH
8 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.35%) MQTT
8 1 (0.35%) PABX
8 1 (0.35%) SMS
8 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.03%) RDBMS
4 16 (5.67%) MySQL
5 14 (4.96%) Big Data
6 11 (3.90%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.48%) Apache Accumulo
10 7 (2.48%) OrientDB
10 7 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.13%) MongoDB
11 6 (2.13%) SQLite
12 5 (1.77%) GIS
12 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.77%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 23 (8.16%) Jenkins
2 22 (7.80%) Maven
3 21 (7.45%) Cucumber
4 20 (7.09%) Git (software)
4 20 (7.09%) JUnit
5 17 (6.03%) Eclipse
6 14 (4.96%) NUnit
7 13 (4.61%) Selenium
8 11 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 9 (3.19%) JIRA
10 8 (2.84%) Moq
10 8 (2.84%) Rhino Mocks
10 8 (2.84%) SpecFlow
10 8 (2.84%) Subversion
10 8 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.48%) Ant
11 7 (2.48%) gulp
12 6 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.77%) IntelliJ
14 3 (1.06%) GitLab
General
1 33 (11.70%) Finance
2 14 (4.96%) Marketing
3 9 (3.19%) Aerospace
4 8 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.48%) Electronics
5 7 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.13%) Back Office
7 4 (1.42%) Retail
8 3 (1.06%) Billing
9 2 (0.71%) Local Government
10 1 (0.35%) Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Legal
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 179 (63.48%) Developer
2 70 (24.82%) Java Developer
3 40 (14.18%) .NET Developer
4 29 (10.28%) Architect
5 21 (7.45%) Software Engineer
6 20 (7.09%) C# Developer
7 19 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (6.74%) Software Developer
8 15 (5.32%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 15 (5.32%) SQL Developer
9 14 (4.96%) Analyst
9 14 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (4.96%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.96%) Web Developer
10 13 (4.61%) .NET Software Developer
11 12 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (4.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 10 (3.55%) Agile Developer
12 10 (3.55%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (32.62%) HTML
2 91 (32.27%) .NET
3 74 (26.24%) CSS
4 54 (19.15%) RESTful
5 46 (16.31%) SOAP
5 46 (16.31%) XML
6 41 (14.54%) Spring
7 40 (14.18%) jQuery
8 39 (13.83%) ASP.NET
9 37 (13.12%) REST
10 35 (12.41%) .NET Framework
11 33 (11.70%) WCF
12 32 (11.35%) HTML5
13 30 (10.64%) J2EE
14 29 (10.28%) Middleware
15 24 (8.51%) Apache Camel
15 24 (8.51%) Hibernate
15 24 (8.51%) Java EE
16 23 (8.16%) AngularJS
17 20 (7.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.03%) Client/Server
2 16 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.26%) User Experience
5 10 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.84%) iPad
7 6 (2.13%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.77%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.06%) VLE
10 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) DTV
11 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.35%) IVR
11 1 (0.35%) PKI
11 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.70%) Windows
2 25 (8.87%) Unix
3 24 (8.51%) Linux
4 10 (3.55%) Android
4 10 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.13%) CentOS
8 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.42%) Fedora
8 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.71%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.71%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Solaris
11 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (24.47%) Scrum
3 52 (18.44%) TDD
4 42 (14.89%) MVC
4 42 (14.89%) OO
5 41 (14.54%) BDD
6 38 (13.48%) Software Engineering
7 35 (12.41%) E-Commerce
8 34 (12.06%) Open Source
9 32 (11.35%) UML
10 31 (10.99%) Unit Testing
11 26 (9.22%) SOA
12 25 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (7.45%) OOD
14 19 (6.74%) High Availability
15 17 (6.03%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (6.03%) Web Development
16 15 (5.32%) Requirements Analysis
17 14 (4.96%) Change Management
18 13 (4.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 126 (44.68%) Java
2 113 (40.07%) JavaScript
3 81 (28.72%) C#
4 78 (27.66%) SQL
5 29 (10.28%) Ruby
6 24 (8.51%) C
6 24 (8.51%) C++
7 17 (6.03%) Perl
8 16 (5.67%) Python
9 11 (3.90%) PHP
10 10 (3.55%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.48%) Groovy
11 7 (2.48%) Scala
11 7 (2.48%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.42%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.42%) VB
13 4 (1.42%) VB6
14 3 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (28.01%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 35 (12.41%) DV Cleared
4 9 (3.19%) Degree
5 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.71%) CISSP
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.35%) GWAPT
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) OSCE
7 1 (0.35%) OSCP
7 1 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.55%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.13%) KVM
3 5 (1.77%) vCloud
4 4 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.06%) Docker
5 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.06%) vSphere
5 3 (1.06%) XenApp
6 2 (0.71%) Btrfs
6 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.71%) iptables
6 2 (0.71%) LXC
6 2 (0.71%) Snort
6 2 (0.71%) Squid
6 2 (0.71%) Varnish
7 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (4.26%) Puppet
2 7 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.13%) Ansible
4 4 (1.42%) Ganglia
4 4 (1.42%) Graphite
4 4 (1.42%) Kibana
4 4 (1.42%) Nagios
4 4 (1.42%) Riemann
5 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.71%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.71%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.71%) Nessus
5 2 (0.71%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.71%) systemd
6 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.45%) Oracle
3 16 (5.67%) webMethods
4 11 (3.90%) VMware
5 10 (3.55%) IBM
6 9 (3.19%) Google
6 9 (3.19%) Luciad
7 8 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.48%) SAP
9 5 (1.77%) EPiServer
10 4 (1.42%) Alterian
10 4 (1.42%) Citrix
10 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.06%) Blackboard
11 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.06%) Symantec
12 2 (0.71%) hybris
12 2 (0.71%) SaltStack
12 2 (0.71%) Sencha
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