The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL 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 WSDL over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 132 134 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing WSDL 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.30% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 1.22% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
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£438 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
824 823 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.81% 24.90% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 518 360
Average daily rate £363 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 12
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WSDL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WSDL
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 WSDL within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
Wiltshire -2 5 £500 +5.26% 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £346 -
Dorset - - - - 1
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (66.67%) Web Services
1 6 (66.67%) XSD
1 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
2 3 (33.33%) B2B
2 3 (33.33%) B2C
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Nokia
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) XSL
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
1 2 (22.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) OLTP
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) SOA Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SOA Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
1 6 (66.67%) XSD
2 3 (33.33%) XSL
2 3 (33.33%) Java EE
2 3 (33.33%) JSON
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) XML Schema
2 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 3 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) COM+
4 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (11.11%) LINQ
4 1 (11.11%) XSLT
4 1 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) SOA
2 3 (33.33%) B2B
2 3 (33.33%) B2C
2 3 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) BPEL
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) BPMN
2 3 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 2 (22.22%) People Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB
2 2 (22.22%) VB6
2 2 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) COBIT
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Nokia
1 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 3 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) HP