The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 134 121 139
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing WSDL 10 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.086% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 0.35% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Average daily rate £475 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £325 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
807 579 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.37% 24.89% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 360 510
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WSDL
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 10 £475 - 3
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (64.71%) Java
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
2 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) LDAP
2 10 (58.82%) Subversion
2 10 (58.82%) Spring
2 10 (58.82%) JAX-WS
2 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Confluence
3 9 (52.94%) JIRA
3 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) WebLogic
4 8 (47.06%) SSL
4 8 (47.06%) SAML
4 8 (47.06%) X.509
4 8 (47.06%) Validation
5 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
6 6 (35.29%) Project Management
6 6 (35.29%) PeopleTools
6 6 (35.29%) PeopleCode
6 6 (35.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 6 (35.29%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) XML

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) Confluence
1 9 (52.94%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) LDAP
2 8 (47.06%) SSL
2 8 (47.06%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Subversion
1 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
2 9 (52.94%) JIRA
3 6 (35.29%) PeopleTools
4 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.76%) Ant
4 2 (11.76%) Maven
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium
5 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) WebLogic Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Security Designer
3 7 (41.18%) Designer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior WebLogic Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior Developer
4 6 (35.29%) PeopleSoft Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 5 (29.41%) Senior Designer
6 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) WebLogic Consultant
8 1 (5.88%) UI Programmer
8 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Middleware Developer
8 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
2 10 (58.82%) Spring
2 10 (58.82%) JAX-WS
3 8 (47.06%) SAML
4 3 (17.65%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) JPA
5 1 (5.88%) JSF
5 1 (5.88%) XML-RPC
5 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware
5 1 (5.88%) J2EE
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Scrum
3 8 (47.06%) Validation
4 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.88%) B2B
5 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) PeopleCode
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) PeopleSoft