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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 37 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2655 2512 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.75% 4.75% 3.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.35% 16.90% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1773 1606 1255
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 21 47
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.67 £15.06 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.78 £36.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +26.72%

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
15302 14868 13755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 28.09% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10241 9644 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 213 332
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
England +2 2382 £400 - 906
London -1 1117 £430 +4.24% 350
South East +3 386 £390 +7.58% 147
City of London -1 261 £450 - 114
East of England +13 192 £400 +8.47% 71
South West +4 175 £390 +4.00% 79
North West +3 161 £413 +22.22% 106
Scotland -9 116 £375 -8.53% 47
Yorkshire -11 114 £350 +7.69% 66
Hampshire -3 90 £385 +10.00% 21
West Yorkshire -12 90 £369 +13.46% 43
West Midlands -8 87 £300 -9.09% 42
Wales -3 81 £400 -11.11% 18
Berkshire +3 76 £375 +15.38% 44
Cambridgeshire +29 75 £388 -8.82% 33
South Wales +1 74 £400 -11.11% 16
Bristol +8 66 £375 -16.66% 26
East Midlands -7 66 £344 +14.58% 25
Leeds -16 65 £375 +15.38% 24
Manchester -14 60 £400 +23.07% 61
Oxfordshire +15 58 £400 +22.13% 16
North East +10 57 £300 -11.11% 13
Tyne and Wear +19 56 £300 -14.28% 13
Cambridge +19 55 £388 -8.82% 25
Cheshire +19 53 £425 +14.09% 26
Buckinghamshire +11 50 £325 -10.95% 11
Glasgow +6 49 £305 -13.16% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 45 £325 -7.14% 9
Surrey -21 44 £416 +9.53% 23
Hertfordshire -5 41 £450 +20.00% 23

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2214 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 2121 (41.10%) Java
3 1578 (30.58%) XML
4 1483 (28.74%) JavaScript
5 1456 (28.22%) SQL
6 1415 (27.42%) .NET
7 1338 (25.93%) HTML
8 1215 (23.55%) C#
9 1146 (22.21%) SOAP
10 1143 (22.15%) TDD
11 1070 (20.74%) CSS
12 1028 (19.92%) SQL Server
13 958 (18.57%) Oracle
14 921 (17.85%) Linux
15 920 (17.83%) Scrum
16 873 (16.92%) REST
17 841 (16.30%) MVC
18 790 (15.31%) Spring
19 763 (14.79%) RESTful
20 746 (14.46%) ASP.NET
21 736 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
22 723 (14.01%) Finance
23 719 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
24 702 (13.60%) SOA
25 663 (12.85%) OO
26 650 (12.60%) jQuery
27 612 (11.86%) Microsoft
28 599 (11.61%) J2EE
29 592 (11.47%) HTML5
30 580 (11.24%) Git (software)

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 344 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 322 (6.24%) JBoss
3 299 (5.79%) Apache
4 276 (5.35%) WebLogic
5 240 (4.65%) IIS
6 235 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 226 (4.38%) CMS
8 190 (3.68%) SharePoint
9 170 (3.29%) Node.js
10 165 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
11 110 (2.13%) Confluence
12 72 (1.40%) nginx
13 67 (1.30%) Mule
14 65 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 54 (1.05%) Mule ESB
16 51 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
17 50 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
18 48 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 47 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
20 46 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 199 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 65 (1.26%) MS Office
3 55 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.33%) MS Project
6 8 (0.16%) Siemens NX
6 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.097%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.078%) S-PLUS
9 4 (0.078%) CATIA
9 4 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.058%) SPSS
11 2 (0.039%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.019%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 97 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 30 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 26 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 24 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.45%) Magento
7 14 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
8 11 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 10 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
9 10 (0.19%) Workday HCM
9 10 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.19%) Maximo
10 9 (0.17%) Teamcenter
10 9 (0.17%) SAP HR
10 9 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.097%) Tridion
12 5 (0.097%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.097%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 736 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (1.76%) SaaS
4 84 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 64 (1.24%) Amazon S3
6 56 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 45 (0.87%) PaaS
8 43 (0.83%) GitHub
9 35 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (0.64%) IaaS
11 29 (0.56%) Office 365
12 27 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
13 25 (0.48%) Heroku
13 25 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 16 (0.31%) Force.com
17 14 (0.27%) Route 53
17 14 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 11 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 296 (5.74%) HTTP
2 240 (4.65%) Internet
3 124 (2.40%) Firewall
4 93 (1.80%) SSL
5 92 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 79 (1.53%) DNS
7 78 (1.51%) VPN
8 73 (1.41%) LDAP
9 54 (1.05%) Intranet
10 51 (0.99%) SAN
11 44 (0.85%) Network Security
12 40 (0.78%) HTTPS
13 35 (0.68%) WAN
14 33 (0.64%) LAN
14 33 (0.64%) FTP
15 28 (0.54%) AMQP
16 24 (0.47%) SNMP
17 23 (0.45%) DHCP
18 20 (0.39%) DMZ
19 18 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1028 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 439 (8.51%) MySQL
3 358 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 303 (5.87%) Oracle Database
5 300 (5.81%) MongoDB
6 266 (5.16%) NoSQL
7 188 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 141 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 131 (2.54%) RDBMS
10 124 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 115 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
12 111 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 106 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 103 (2.00%) Big Data
15 89 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 77 (1.49%) Hadoop
17 63 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
17 63 (1.22%) DB2
18 60 (1.16%) Redis
19 57 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 580 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 457 (8.86%) Subversion
3 429 (8.31%) Maven
4 399 (7.73%) Jenkins
5 349 (6.76%) JUnit
6 332 (6.43%) Visual Studio
7 267 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 261 (5.06%) JIRA
9 256 (4.96%) Selenium
10 252 (4.88%) Cucumber
11 208 (4.03%) Eclipse
12 187 (3.62%) Ant
13 144 (2.79%) SoapUI
14 90 (1.74%) Gradle
15 89 (1.72%) Mockito
15 89 (1.72%) NUnit
16 76 (1.47%) TeamCity
17 63 (1.22%) Hudson
18 61 (1.18%) JMeter
19 60 (1.16%) Grunt
General
1 723 (14.01%) Finance
2 268 (5.19%) Banking
3 180 (3.49%) Retail
4 130 (2.52%) Marketing
5 118 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 84 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 84 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 69 (1.34%) Back Office
8 53 (1.03%) Publishing
9 52 (1.01%) Games
10 34 (0.66%) Front Office
11 31 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.58%) Legal
13 27 (0.52%) Electronics
14 26 (0.50%) Automotive
15 19 (0.37%) Advertising
16 18 (0.35%) Multimedia
17 15 (0.29%) Billing
17 15 (0.29%) Law
18 14 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3055 (59.21%) Developer
2 946 (18.33%) Java Developer
3 499 (9.67%) Architect
4 486 (9.42%) .NET Developer
5 382 (7.40%) Senior Developer
6 376 (7.29%) Analyst
7 281 (5.45%) C# Developer
8 206 (3.99%) Web Developer
9 192 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
10 185 (3.59%) Consultant
11 180 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 167 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
13 149 (2.89%) Senior Java Developer
14 131 (2.54%) Software Engineer
15 120 (2.33%) Business Analyst
16 109 (2.11%) iOS Developer
17 108 (2.09%) Test Analyst
18 101 (1.96%) Tester
19 99 (1.92%) Technical Architect
19 99 (1.92%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1578 (30.58%) XML
2 1415 (27.42%) .NET
3 1338 (25.93%) HTML
4 1146 (22.21%) SOAP
5 1070 (20.74%) CSS
6 873 (16.92%) REST
7 790 (15.31%) Spring
8 763 (14.79%) RESTful
9 746 (14.46%) ASP.NET
10 650 (12.60%) jQuery
11 599 (11.61%) J2EE
12 592 (11.47%) HTML5
13 574 (11.12%) JSON
14 557 (10.79%) WCF
15 458 (8.88%) .NET Framework
16 453 (8.78%) Hibernate
17 375 (7.27%) AngularJS
18 339 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 313 (6.07%) Ajax
20 274 (5.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 273 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 249 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 228 (4.42%) User Experience
4 185 (3.59%) Computer Science
5 158 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 104 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 93 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 77 (1.49%) iPad
9 76 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 69 (1.34%) Data Centre
11 63 (1.22%) Clustering
12 60 (1.16%) Data Integration
13 59 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 58 (1.12%) Social Media
15 57 (1.10%) iPhone
16 54 (1.05%) Digital Media
17 49 (0.95%) CMDB
18 46 (0.89%) GIS
19 43 (0.83%) Visualisation
20 39 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 921 (17.85%) Linux
2 571 (11.07%) Windows
3 409 (7.93%) UNIX
4 258 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 242 (4.69%) Android
6 151 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 90 (1.74%) Solaris
8 82 (1.59%) CentOS
9 48 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 44 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 26 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (0.47%) SUSE
15 18 (0.35%) AIX
15 18 (0.35%) Windows Phone
16 12 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 12 (0.23%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.21%) Windows CE
18 10 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2214 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1143 (22.15%) TDD
3 920 (17.83%) Scrum
4 841 (16.30%) MVC
5 719 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
6 702 (13.60%) SOA
7 663 (12.85%) OO
8 549 (10.64%) BDD
9 406 (7.87%) E-Commerce
10 382 (7.40%) SDLC
11 378 (7.33%) DevOps
12 362 (7.02%) Open Source
13 346 (6.71%) Software Engineering
14 338 (6.55%) Unit Testing
15 322 (6.24%) Web Development
16 266 (5.16%) UML
17 262 (5.08%) ITIL
18 247 (4.79%) CRM
19 239 (4.63%) Content Management
20 224 (4.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2121 (41.10%) Java
2 1483 (28.74%) JavaScript
3 1456 (28.22%) SQL
4 1215 (23.55%) C#
5 334 (6.47%) Python
6 311 (6.03%) Ruby
7 280 (5.43%) PHP
8 221 (4.28%) PL/SQL
9 212 (4.11%) T-SQL
10 173 (3.35%) Perl
11 148 (2.87%) C++
12 133 (2.58%) Shell Script
13 128 (2.48%) Bash Shell
14 125 (2.42%) C
15 123 (2.38%) VB.NET
16 113 (2.19%) Objective-C
17 98 (1.90%) Groovy
18 95 (1.84%) VB
19 90 (1.74%) Scala
20 75 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 377 (7.31%) Degree
2 369 (7.15%) Security Cleared
3 204 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 98 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 53 (1.03%) ISEB
6 41 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 18 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
8 18 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 17 (0.33%) CISSP
10 15 (0.29%) MCSE
11 14 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.23%) CCNP
13 11 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.19%) PMP
14 10 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.17%) HND
15 9 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (5.87%) QA
2 51 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (0.81%) SLA
4 19 (0.37%) ISO 9000
5 13 (0.25%) HL7
5 13 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.17%) WAI
8 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.12%) DICOM
10 4 (0.078%) GxP
11 3 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.058%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.058%) COBIT
12 2 (0.039%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.039%) GMP
13 1 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.019%) WCAG
System Software
1 113 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 87 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (1.12%) Docker
4 40 (0.78%) vCloud
5 35 (0.68%) vSphere
6 32 (0.62%) Varnish
7 20 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.29%) XenApp
9 14 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 13 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 11 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.16%) Firmware
12 8 (0.16%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.12%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.097%) GridGain
15 5 (0.097%) KVM
15 5 (0.097%) HDFS
15 5 (0.097%) Squid
Systems Management
1 328 (6.36%) Puppet
2 218 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
3 119 (2.31%) Ansible
4 67 (1.30%) Nagios
5 54 (1.05%) Salt
6 48 (0.93%) Vagrant
7 34 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 32 (0.62%) ZABBIX
9 29 (0.56%) HAProxy
10 27 (0.52%) Kibana
11 25 (0.48%) Rundeck
12 23 (0.45%) logstash
13 16 (0.31%) Cacti
14 12 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
15 11 (0.21%) Capistrano
15 11 (0.21%) SCOM
16 10 (0.19%) Zenoss
17 9 (0.17%) CloudHub
18 8 (0.16%) OpenView
Vendors
1 958 (18.57%) Oracle
2 612 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 225 (4.36%) Red Hat
4 192 (3.72%) IBM
5 173 (3.35%) VMware
6 167 (3.24%) SAP
7 120 (2.33%) HP
8 102 (1.98%) Google
9 101 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 82 (1.59%) TIBCO
11 79 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 74 (1.43%) Adobe
13 71 (1.38%) Sybase
14 65 (1.26%) Citrix
15 60 (1.16%) Informatica
16 56 (1.09%) BMC
16 56 (1.09%) Atlassian
17 53 (1.03%) Sitecore
18 52 (1.01%) Cisco
19 49 (0.95%) hybris
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