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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 50 26 57
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +31
Contract jobs citing Web Services 116 123 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.50% 5.58% 2.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.52% 20.60% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 87 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £190.00 £55.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+245.45% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £29.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+13.52% -24.20%
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
799 597 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.09% 27.06% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 408 342
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £15.28 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £55.00 £50.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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
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 18 September 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
Bristol -2 38 £375 +7.14% 29
Somerset -3 25 £300 - 9
Wiltshire -24 20 £450 +15.07% 14
Gloucestershire -14 19 £400 +100.00% 6
Dorset -16 3 £375 -21.05% 3
Devon -26 1 - - 6
Cornwall - - - - 1
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 116 (43.77%) Java
2 96 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 62 (23.40%) SQL
4 59 (22.26%) .NET
5 53 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 49 (18.49%) HTML
7 48 (18.11%) Linux
8 46 (17.36%) TDD
9 45 (16.98%) C#
9 45 (16.98%) CSS
10 39 (14.72%) PHP
10 39 (14.72%) SOAP
10 39 (14.72%) Finance
11 38 (14.34%) OO
11 38 (14.34%) Microsoft
12 37 (13.96%) XML
13 35 (13.21%) J2EE
13 35 (13.21%) SAP
13 35 (13.21%) Spring
13 35 (13.21%) jQuery
13 35 (13.21%) Security Cleared
14 34 (12.83%) Scrum
14 34 (12.83%) Oracle
15 33 (12.45%) BDD
16 31 (11.70%) REST
17 29 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (10.94%) Web Development
17 29 (10.94%) SQL Server
18 28 (10.57%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 19 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.66%) Apache
3 13 (4.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (4.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (4.15%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.77%) nginx
6 9 (3.40%) WebLogic
6 9 (3.40%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (3.02%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (2.64%) Drupal
9 6 (2.26%) IIS
9 6 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.51%) Mule
10 4 (1.51%) CMS
11 3 (1.13%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.75%) TeamSite
13 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (7.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.51%) Shopify
3 4 (1.51%) Magento
4 3 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.38%) Cordys
5 1 (0.38%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 53 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (10.57%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.77%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.26%) SaaS
6 3 (1.13%) PaaS
6 3 (1.13%) Force.com
6 3 (1.13%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.92%) Firewall
2 11 (4.15%) VPN
3 10 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.26%) DNS
4 6 (2.26%) LAN
5 5 (1.89%) LDAP
5 5 (1.89%) WAN
5 5 (1.89%) SAN
5 5 (1.89%) Internet
6 4 (1.51%) Network Security
6 4 (1.51%) IPv4
6 4 (1.51%) IPv6
6 4 (1.51%) HTTP
7 3 (1.13%) DHCP
7 3 (1.13%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.13%) PuTTY
7 3 (1.13%) SSH
8 2 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.75%) IPsec
8 2 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.19%) MySQL
3 23 (8.68%) CouchDB
4 19 (7.17%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.66%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.53%) NoSQL
7 11 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (3.77%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.51%) Hazelcast
12 3 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.13%) JasperReports
12 3 (1.13%) Ingres
13 2 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.75%) SQLite
13 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.04%) JUnit
2 12 (4.53%) Cucumber
2 12 (4.53%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.40%) SoapUI
3 9 (3.40%) Maven
3 9 (3.40%) FitNesse
4 8 (3.02%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.02%) Eclipse
4 8 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.51%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.51%) Hudson
5 4 (1.51%) JDeveloper
5 4 (1.51%) Selenium
6 3 (1.13%) PHPUnit
6 3 (1.13%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.75%) JIRA
7 2 (0.75%) WATIR
7 2 (0.75%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.38%) Subversion
8 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (14.72%) Finance
2 24 (9.06%) Telecoms
3 23 (8.68%) Marketing
4 22 (8.30%) Manufacturing
5 20 (7.55%) Electronics
6 6 (2.26%) Banking
7 5 (1.89%) Retail
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 133 (50.19%) Developer
2 51 (19.25%) Java Developer
3 43 (16.23%) Architect
4 21 (7.92%) Analyst
5 16 (6.04%) Consultant
5 16 (6.04%) Senior Developer
6 14 (5.28%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (4.53%) Scala Developer
8 11 (4.15%) SharePoint Developer
8 11 (4.15%) Java Architect
8 11 (4.15%) PHP Developer
8 11 (4.15%) .NET Developer
9 10 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.77%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.77%) Tester
10 8 (3.02%) Integration Architect
10 8 (3.02%) Programmer
10 8 (3.02%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.02%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.64%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (22.26%) .NET
2 49 (18.49%) HTML
3 45 (16.98%) CSS
4 39 (14.72%) SOAP
5 37 (13.96%) XML
6 35 (13.21%) J2EE
6 35 (13.21%) Spring
6 35 (13.21%) jQuery
7 31 (11.70%) REST
8 28 (10.57%) RESTful
9 23 (8.68%) Batik
9 23 (8.68%) WCF
9 23 (8.68%) Hibernate
9 23 (8.68%) SVG
9 23 (8.68%) Akka
9 23 (8.68%) Play Framework
10 19 (7.17%) Ajax
11 17 (6.42%) ASP.NET
12 16 (6.04%) LAMP
13 13 (4.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.55%) DTV
2 19 (7.17%) CMDB
2 19 (7.17%) Open Source
3 13 (4.91%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.53%) iPad
5 11 (4.15%) Client/Server
5 11 (4.15%) GIS
6 10 (3.77%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.64%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.64%) User Experience
9 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.51%) Clustering
10 4 (1.51%) Web 2.0
11 3 (1.13%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.13%) CESG
11 3 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (1.13%) PKI
11 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.13%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 48 (18.11%) Linux
2 24 (9.06%) UNIX
3 20 (7.55%) Windows
4 13 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.91%) CentOS
5 11 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.15%) Android
6 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.51%) Solaris
8 4 (1.51%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.13%) Fedora
9 3 (1.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.38%) Debian
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (17.36%) TDD
3 38 (14.34%) OO
4 34 (12.83%) Scrum
5 33 (12.45%) BDD
6 29 (10.94%) Web Development
7 28 (10.57%) Software Engineering
7 28 (10.57%) SOA
8 24 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (8.68%) Process Management
10 22 (8.30%) Unit Testing
11 20 (7.55%) Digital Marketing
11 20 (7.55%) Programme Management
12 19 (7.17%) Configuration Management
13 18 (6.79%) E-Commerce
13 18 (6.79%) UML
14 16 (6.04%) Service Delivery
14 16 (6.04%) MVC
15 15 (5.66%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (43.77%) Java
2 62 (23.40%) JavaScript
2 62 (23.40%) SQL
3 45 (16.98%) C#
4 39 (14.72%) PHP
5 24 (9.06%) Scala
6 21 (7.92%) VB.NET
7 19 (7.17%) Python
8 14 (5.28%) Ruby
9 13 (4.91%) PHP5
9 13 (4.91%) C
10 11 (4.15%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.77%) C++
12 8 (3.02%) Perl
13 7 (2.64%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.51%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.13%) VB
15 3 (1.13%) Korn
15 3 (1.13%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.66%) Degree
4 14 (5.28%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.02%) IBM WebSphere Certification
6 6 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.13%) ISEB
7 3 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.53%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.02%) QA
3 3 (1.13%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 9 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.64%) vSphere
4 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.26%) XenApp
4 6 (2.26%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.89%) Varnish
5 5 (1.89%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.13%) NFS
6 3 (1.13%) Shibboleth
6 3 (1.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (5.66%) Puppet
2 12 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.77%) Nagios
3 10 (3.77%) Cacti
4 4 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.51%) WSUS
5 3 (1.13%) MIIS
5 3 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.75%) Ansible
7 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 38 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.21%) SAP
3 34 (12.83%) Oracle
4 19 (7.17%) Red Hat
5 15 (5.66%) JBoss
6 14 (5.28%) SolarWinds
7 10 (3.77%) Percona
7 10 (3.77%) VMware
7 10 (3.77%) Citrix
8 9 (3.40%) Apple
8 9 (3.40%) Cisco
9 8 (3.02%) Juniper
10 7 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.26%) AppSense
12 5 (1.89%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.51%) McAfee
13 4 (1.51%) Zend
13 4 (1.51%) IBM
14 3 (1.13%) Sitecore
14 3 (1.13%) Eloqua
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