The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 40 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2491 2223 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.50% 4.30% 4.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.73% 15.45% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1712 1462 1395
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.74% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 50
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.88 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.46% -3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £22.72 £19.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £38.80 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14889 14390 14026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.92% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10174 9260 8767
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 299 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.58 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Services within the UK.

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services within the UK.

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Web Services
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Web Services Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Web Services
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 December 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
England +1 2258 £404 +7.66% 757
London +7 1109 £428 +6.87% 266
South East -1 366 £375 +7.14% 141
City of London +6 234 £450 +12.50% 104
East of England +8 189 £425 +16.04% 64
North West -6 136 £350 +7.69% 95
Yorkshire -10 133 £325 +3.17% 55
South West -12 127 £375 +7.14% 66
Scotland +16 126 £360 +14.28% 34
West Midlands +13 114 £375 +15.38% 28
West Yorkshire -7 101 £325 +3.17% 35
Hampshire +7 85 £355 +0.56% 33
Manchester -3 77 £328 -1.13% 45
Berkshire -10 74 £400 +20.30% 30
Leeds -7 73 £325 +8.33% 15
Surrey -3 65 £350 - 18
Oxfordshire +7 56 £411 +2.81% 20
Edinburgh +7 49 £338 +14.89% 13
Wales -2 49 £315 +3.70% 10
Glasgow +7 47 £338 -1.81% 15
Southampton +15 44 £365 +46.00% 7
Essex 0 44 £425 +70.00% 11
Cambridgeshire +13 43 £450 +12.50% 15
East Midlands -6 43 £325 +1.56% 18
Bristol -8 39 £400 +14.28% 16
Hertfordshire +4 35 £425 +4.61% 15
Reading +6 34 £350 +6.87% 19
Oxford +1 31 £428 +6.87% 10
South Wales -11 31 £315 +5.00% 8
Somerset +4 30 £363 +20.83% 11

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2110 (41.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1992 (39.35%) Java
3 1577 (31.15%) XML
4 1515 (29.93%) JavaScript
5 1494 (29.51%) HTML
6 1479 (29.22%) SQL
7 1432 (28.29%) .NET
8 1176 (23.23%) C#
9 1121 (22.15%) CSS
10 1091 (21.55%) TDD
11 951 (18.79%) SQL Server
12 947 (18.71%) SOAP
13 931 (18.39%) Oracle
14 913 (18.04%) Linux
15 890 (17.58%) Scrum
16 873 (17.25%) MVC
17 756 (14.93%) Spring
18 744 (14.70%) ASP.NET
19 740 (14.62%) RESTful
20 717 (14.16%) REST
21 707 (13.97%) Microsoft
22 677 (13.37%) Finance
23 673 (13.30%) jQuery
24 664 (13.12%) Amazon AWS
25 654 (12.92%) OO
26 630 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
27 616 (12.17%) SOA
28 598 (11.81%) Windows
29 594 (11.73%) J2EE
30 567 (11.20%) JSON

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 420 (8.30%) Apache
2 301 (5.95%) Tomcat
3 261 (5.16%) IIS
4 260 (5.14%) CMS
5 226 (4.46%) SharePoint
5 226 (4.46%) JBoss
6 214 (4.23%) WebLogic
7 213 (4.21%) WebSphere
8 115 (2.27%) Node.js
9 106 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
10 79 (1.56%) Confluence
11 77 (1.52%) nginx
12 73 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 65 (1.28%) Apache Solr
14 56 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
15 55 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
16 47 (0.93%) Drupal
17 45 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
17 45 (0.89%) FileNet
18 43 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 267 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 96 (1.90%) MS Office
3 37 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.36%) MS Project
7 16 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.20%) Doxygen
10 5 (0.099%) Final Cut Pro
11 4 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.079%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.040%) Blender
12 2 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.020%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.020%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 151 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
3 28 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 26 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 25 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 16 (0.32%) Magento
7 15 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
11 7 (0.14%) WebTrends
11 7 (0.14%) RMDS
11 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.14%) Summit
11 7 (0.14%) ION MarketView
12 6 (0.12%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.12%) assyst
13 5 (0.099%) SAP HR
13 5 (0.099%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 664 (13.12%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
4 103 (2.03%) Amazon S3
5 79 (1.56%) SaaS
6 53 (1.05%) Force.com
7 44 (0.87%) PaaS
8 38 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (0.73%) IaaS
10 28 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 25 (0.49%) Route 53
12 24 (0.47%) GitHub
12 24 (0.47%) Heroku
13 17 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
14 12 (0.24%) Engine Yard
15 11 (0.22%) Office 365
16 8 (0.16%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
17 5 (0.099%) Google App Engine
18 3 (0.059%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 314 (6.20%) HTTP
2 207 (4.09%) Internet
3 125 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 118 (2.33%) DNS
5 101 (2.00%) Firewall
6 97 (1.92%) SSL
7 77 (1.52%) LDAP
8 71 (1.40%) VPN
9 69 (1.36%) FTP
10 47 (0.93%) SAN
10 47 (0.93%) DHCP
10 47 (0.93%) Intranet
11 36 (0.71%) Network Security
12 33 (0.65%) HTTPS
13 25 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
14 23 (0.45%) AMQP
15 19 (0.38%) LAN
16 18 (0.36%) WAN
17 16 (0.32%) SNMP
18 15 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 951 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 478 (9.44%) MySQL
3 357 (7.05%) Relational Database
4 296 (5.85%) NoSQL
5 255 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 254 (5.02%) MongoDB
7 250 (4.94%) Oracle Database
8 181 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 174 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 154 (3.04%) RDBMS
11 126 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
12 114 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
13 107 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
14 97 (1.92%) Big Data
15 89 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
16 81 (1.60%) Hadoop
17 69 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
18 68 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
19 65 (1.28%) DB2
20 61 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 519 (10.25%) Subversion
2 516 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 428 (8.46%) Maven
4 422 (8.34%) Jenkins
5 343 (6.78%) JUnit
6 339 (6.70%) Visual Studio
7 300 (5.93%) JIRA
8 277 (5.47%) Selenium
9 275 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 247 (4.88%) Eclipse
11 245 (4.84%) Cucumber
12 163 (3.22%) Ant
13 151 (2.98%) Hudson
14 121 (2.39%) NUnit
15 105 (2.07%) SoapUI
16 98 (1.94%) Mockito
17 80 (1.58%) TeamCity
18 69 (1.36%) JMeter
19 58 (1.15%) WebDriver
20 55 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 677 (13.37%) Finance
2 235 (4.64%) Banking
3 163 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 154 (3.04%) Retail
5 123 (2.43%) Marketing
6 78 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 71 (1.40%) Games
8 70 (1.38%) Publishing
9 54 (1.07%) Front Office
10 52 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 47 (0.93%) Back Office
12 40 (0.79%) Advertising
13 35 (0.69%) Legal
14 28 (0.55%) Electronics
15 27 (0.53%) Billing
16 24 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 23 (0.45%) Automotive
18 13 (0.26%) Local Government
19 11 (0.22%) Turkish Language
20 10 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2985 (58.97%) Developer
2 798 (15.76%) Java Developer
3 470 (9.28%) .NET Developer
4 413 (8.16%) Architect
5 348 (6.87%) Senior Developer
6 320 (6.32%) Analyst
7 242 (4.78%) C# Developer
8 239 (4.72%) Consultant
9 184 (3.63%) Web Developer
10 167 (3.30%) PHP Developer
11 166 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 150 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
13 135 (2.67%) Tester
14 128 (2.53%) Business Analyst
15 122 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
16 121 (2.39%) Senior Java Developer
17 110 (2.17%) Test Analyst
18 109 (2.15%) Software Engineer
18 109 (2.15%) Android Developer
19 99 (1.96%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1577 (31.15%) XML
2 1494 (29.51%) HTML
3 1432 (28.29%) .NET
4 1121 (22.15%) CSS
5 947 (18.71%) SOAP
6 756 (14.93%) Spring
7 744 (14.70%) ASP.NET
8 740 (14.62%) RESTful
9 717 (14.16%) REST
10 673 (13.30%) jQuery
11 594 (11.73%) J2EE
12 567 (11.20%) JSON
13 538 (10.63%) HTML5
14 516 (10.19%) WCF
15 454 (8.97%) Hibernate
16 447 (8.83%) Ajax
17 360 (7.11%) .NET Framework
18 334 (6.60%) XSLT
19 318 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
20 256 (5.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 457 (9.03%) Open Source
2 244 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 227 (4.48%) User Experience
5 199 (3.93%) Mobile App
6 143 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 97 (1.92%) iPad
8 92 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 85 (1.68%) Data Structures
10 82 (1.62%) Social Media
11 79 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 72 (1.42%) N-Tier
13 60 (1.19%) NHS
14 59 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
15 58 (1.15%) iPhone
15 58 (1.15%) Clustering
16 56 (1.11%) Algorithms
17 53 (1.05%) Replication
18 50 (0.99%) Data Integration
19 43 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 913 (18.04%) Linux
2 598 (11.81%) Windows
3 523 (10.33%) UNIX
4 225 (4.44%) Android
5 208 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 127 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 111 (2.19%) CentOS
8 71 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (0.87%) Solaris
11 42 (0.83%) Ubuntu
12 39 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (0.77%) AIX
13 38 (0.75%) Debian
14 28 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 24 (0.47%) Windows Phone
16 20 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
16 20 (0.40%) Windows XP
17 17 (0.34%) HPUX
18 12 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2110 (41.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1091 (21.55%) TDD
3 890 (17.58%) Scrum
4 873 (17.25%) MVC
5 654 (12.92%) OO
6 630 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
7 616 (12.17%) SOA
8 504 (9.96%) BDD
9 389 (7.68%) DevOps
10 388 (7.66%) E-Commerce
11 368 (7.27%) Unit Testing
12 318 (6.28%) CRM
13 311 (6.14%) Software Engineering
14 293 (5.79%) Web Development
15 270 (5.33%) Configuration Management
16 215 (4.25%) Workflow
17 214 (4.23%) Migration
18 208 (4.11%) Waterfall
19 203 (4.01%) Test Automation
20 202 (3.99%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1992 (39.35%) Java
2 1515 (29.93%) JavaScript
3 1479 (29.22%) SQL
4 1176 (23.23%) C#
5 435 (8.59%) PHP
6 358 (7.07%) Ruby
7 306 (6.05%) Python
8 224 (4.43%) PL/SQL
9 209 (4.13%) T-SQL
10 154 (3.04%) C++
11 148 (2.92%) Bash Shell
12 139 (2.75%) Shell Script
13 137 (2.71%) Perl
13 137 (2.71%) Scala
14 136 (2.69%) PowerShell
15 122 (2.41%) VB.NET
16 114 (2.25%) Objective-C
17 90 (1.78%) PHP5
18 88 (1.74%) C
19 83 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 366 (7.23%) Degree
2 276 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 186 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 65 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 59 (1.17%) ISEB
6 37 (0.73%) Sun Certification
7 29 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (0.41%) MCITP
10 19 (0.38%) CCNA
10 19 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.24%) CCSA
12 12 (0.24%) JNCIA
12 12 (0.24%) CISM
12 12 (0.24%) CISSP
13 11 (0.22%) BC Cleared
14 10 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (6.64%) QA
2 34 (0.67%) SLA
3 20 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.30%) HL7
6 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.18%) WCAG
8 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 7 (0.14%) GPG13
9 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.079%) WAI
11 3 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.020%) COBIT
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.020%) PAS 55
12 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 111 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 99 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (0.99%) Varnish
4 26 (0.51%) vSphere
5 25 (0.49%) Docker
6 21 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.40%) vCloud
8 19 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 17 (0.34%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.26%) XenApp
12 12 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.24%) VMware ESX
13 8 (0.16%) KVM
14 7 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.099%) NFS
15 5 (0.099%) RHEV
16 4 (0.079%) Shibboleth
17 3 (0.059%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 383 (7.57%) Puppet
2 256 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (1.82%) Nagios
4 78 (1.54%) Ansible
5 69 (1.36%) Vagrant
6 46 (0.91%) Cacti
7 45 (0.89%) Salt
8 41 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
9 40 (0.79%) SCOM
10 34 (0.67%) SCCM
11 31 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.32%) HP UCMDB
13 13 (0.26%) collectd
14 12 (0.24%) CA SiteMinder
15 11 (0.22%) Cobbler
16 10 (0.20%) Tivoli
17 9 (0.18%) OpenView
17 9 (0.18%) logstash
18 8 (0.16%) Zenoss
18 8 (0.16%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 931 (18.39%) Oracle
2 707 (13.97%) Microsoft
3 229 (4.52%) Red Hat
4 210 (4.15%) IBM
5 170 (3.36%) VMware
6 146 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 129 (2.55%) SAP
8 117 (2.31%) Google
9 98 (1.94%) HP
10 72 (1.42%) TIBCO
11 63 (1.24%) Adobe
12 58 (1.15%) Twitter
12 58 (1.15%) Zend
13 57 (1.13%) Perforce
14 56 (1.11%) Sitecore
14 56 (1.11%) ATG
15 52 (1.03%) Rackspace
16 48 (0.95%) Informatica
16 48 (0.95%) ServiceNow
17 47 (0.93%) Endeca
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