The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 39 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2556 2156 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.68% 4.22% 3.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.98% 15.10% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1359 1338
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £264 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £531 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.92% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 61
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £22.66 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £51.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+19.29% -19.71%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
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

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 2285 £388 +0.64% 834
London +4 1170 £401 -2.61% 352
South East +3 327 £350 -6.66% 150
City of London +16 260 £425 - 102
North West 0 185 £350 +7.69% 89
East of England +14 156 £375 - 49
Scotland +46 147 £418 +15.97% 20
South West -17 124 £375 +15.38% 53
West Midlands +1 115 £325 -4.83% 36
Yorkshire -8 111 £350 +16.66% 57
Hampshire -7 106 £350 -7.89% 27
West Yorkshire +1 100 £350 +16.66% 36
Manchester +7 91 £325 +0.77% 57
Edinburgh +35 89 £450 +9.09% 8
Berkshire -4 81 £339 -15.31% 32
Wales +29 80 £410 +33.33% 12
Leeds -5 72 £350 +27.27% 22
South Wales +22 55 £400 +33.33% 10
East Midlands +1 52 £339 +25.46% 30
Surrey +19 49 £375 -6.25% 27
Southampton +20 43 £345 +13.11% 8
Bristol -5 42 £388 +29.16% 18
Hertfordshire +24 39 £375 -3.22% 17
Glasgow +18 39 £353 +4.44% 9
Cheshire -8 38 £375 - 12
Cardiff +16 36 £400 +45.45% 6
Birmingham +9 31 £375 +3.44% 13
North East +9 30 £325 -11.86% 18
Suffolk +2 30 £375 -9.09% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 30 £425 +21.42% 19

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1863 (37.57%) Java
2 1550 (31.26%) XML
3 1470 (29.64%) JavaScript
4 1469 (29.62%) .NET
5 1389 (28.01%) SQL
6 1378 (27.79%) HTML
7 1261 (25.43%) C#
8 1120 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
9 1024 (20.65%) SOAP
10 1022 (20.61%) SQL Server
11 1017 (20.51%) CSS
12 942 (19.00%) TDD
13 863 (17.40%) Oracle
14 828 (16.70%) Linux
15 800 (16.13%) Scrum
16 790 (15.93%) MVC
17 781 (15.75%) ASP.NET
18 752 (15.16%) jQuery
19 739 (14.90%) Finance
20 709 (14.30%) Spring
21 693 (13.97%) REST
22 662 (13.35%) OO
23 659 (13.29%) RESTful
24 603 (12.16%) JSON
25 602 (12.14%) Microsoft
26 597 (12.04%) SOA
27 579 (11.68%) WCF
28 572 (11.53%) Windows
29 526 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
30 523 (10.55%) BDD

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 329 (6.63%) Apache
2 276 (5.57%) Tomcat
3 264 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 237 (4.78%) IIS
5 228 (4.60%) WebSphere
6 192 (3.87%) CMS
7 179 (3.61%) WebLogic
8 138 (2.78%) Node.js
9 119 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
10 87 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 77 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
12 65 (1.31%) Confluence
12 65 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 63 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 57 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
14 57 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
15 55 (1.11%) nginx
16 43 (0.87%) Umbraco
16 43 (0.87%) Apache Solr
17 40 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 199 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 74 (1.49%) MS Office
3 38 (0.77%) InfoPath
3 38 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 24 (0.48%) MS Project
6 23 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.10%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.060%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.060%) Final Cut Pro
9 3 (0.060%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.040%) Stata
10 2 (0.040%) Blender
11 1 (0.020%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.020%) Windchill
11 1 (0.020%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.020%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.020%) SPSS
11 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 118 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
3 29 (0.58%) Magento
4 28 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 24 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
6 18 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (0.28%) Workday HCM
8 13 (0.26%) SAP HR
9 10 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 10 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.14%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
11 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
12 5 (0.10%) Summit
12 5 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 5 (0.10%) WebTrends
13 4 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 526 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
4 100 (2.02%) SaaS
5 74 (1.49%) Amazon S3
6 70 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (0.75%) PaaS
8 28 (0.56%) Force.com
9 25 (0.50%) IaaS
10 21 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.32%) Office 365
11 16 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.22%) Heroku
13 8 (0.16%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.12%) GitHub
14 6 (0.12%) Route 53
15 4 (0.081%) ElastiCache
15 4 (0.081%) IBM SmartCloud
16 3 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 308 (6.21%) HTTP
2 196 (3.95%) Internet
3 124 (2.50%) LDAP
4 116 (2.34%) Firewall
5 89 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 89 (1.79%) DNS
6 70 (1.41%) SSL
7 61 (1.23%) VPN
8 53 (1.07%) Intranet
9 45 (0.91%) FTP
9 45 (0.91%) SAN
10 37 (0.75%) HTTPS
11 33 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
12 27 (0.54%) Network Security
13 26 (0.52%) LAN
14 25 (0.50%) WAN
15 22 (0.44%) DHCP
16 18 (0.36%) Wireshark
17 14 (0.28%) 2G
17 14 (0.28%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1022 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 419 (8.45%) MySQL
3 328 (6.61%) Relational Database
4 276 (5.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 257 (5.18%) NoSQL
6 219 (4.42%) Oracle Database
7 196 (3.95%) MongoDB
8 187 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 158 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 124 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 107 (2.16%) RDBMS
12 102 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 94 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
14 86 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
15 74 (1.49%) CouchDB
16 70 (1.41%) Big Data
17 65 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
18 59 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
19 58 (1.17%) Hadoop
20 41 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 469 (9.46%) Subversion
2 400 (8.07%) Git (software)
3 378 (7.62%) Maven
4 361 (7.28%) Visual Studio
5 310 (6.25%) Selenium
6 291 (5.87%) Jenkins
7 274 (5.53%) JUnit
8 238 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 232 (4.68%) Cucumber
10 216 (4.36%) Eclipse
11 213 (4.30%) JIRA
12 205 (4.13%) Ant
13 142 (2.86%) SoapUI
14 110 (2.22%) Hudson
15 109 (2.20%) NUnit
16 103 (2.08%) WebDriver
17 91 (1.84%) TeamCity
18 57 (1.15%) SpecFlow
19 55 (1.11%) Mockito
19 55 (1.11%) Apache Ivy
General
1 739 (14.90%) Finance
2 258 (5.20%) Banking
3 160 (3.23%) Retail
4 133 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 106 (2.14%) Marketing
6 69 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 63 (1.27%) Publishing
8 61 (1.23%) Back Office
9 60 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.13%) Games
11 48 (0.97%) Front Office
12 38 (0.77%) Advertising
13 34 (0.69%) Electronics
14 23 (0.46%) Automotive
15 19 (0.38%) Legal
16 16 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.30%) Billing
18 12 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.22%) German Language
20 10 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 2962 (59.73%) Developer
2 705 (14.22%) Java Developer
3 562 (11.33%) .NET Developer
4 400 (8.07%) Architect
5 319 (6.43%) Analyst
6 309 (6.23%) C# Developer
7 299 (6.03%) Senior Developer
8 227 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 206 (4.15%) Consultant
10 200 (4.03%) Web Developer
11 158 (3.19%) Tester
12 149 (3.00%) Software Engineer
13 143 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
14 140 (2.82%) Test Analyst
15 137 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
16 132 (2.66%) ASP.NET Developer
17 121 (2.44%) PHP Developer
17 121 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
18 111 (2.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 94 (1.90%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1550 (31.26%) XML
2 1469 (29.62%) .NET
3 1378 (27.79%) HTML
4 1024 (20.65%) SOAP
5 1017 (20.51%) CSS
6 781 (15.75%) ASP.NET
7 752 (15.16%) jQuery
8 709 (14.30%) Spring
9 693 (13.97%) REST
10 659 (13.29%) RESTful
11 603 (12.16%) JSON
12 579 (11.68%) WCF
13 519 (10.47%) J2EE
14 479 (9.66%) HTML5
15 427 (8.61%) Hibernate
16 420 (8.47%) Ajax
17 392 (7.90%) .NET Framework
18 309 (6.23%) XSLT
19 300 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC
20 226 (4.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 334 (6.74%) Open Source
2 249 (5.02%) Mobile App
3 151 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
4 134 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 112 (2.26%) iPad
6 99 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 90 (1.81%) Social Media
8 89 (1.79%) N-Tier
9 69 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 57 (1.15%) iPhone
11 54 (1.09%) CMDB
12 48 (0.97%) Data Integration
13 47 (0.95%) Digital Media
14 46 (0.93%) Replication
15 38 (0.77%) Visualisation
15 38 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
16 33 (0.67%) Mainframe
17 32 (0.65%) Fixed Income
17 32 (0.65%) W3C
17 32 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 828 (16.70%) Linux
2 572 (11.53%) Windows
3 462 (9.32%) UNIX
4 231 (4.66%) Apple iOS
5 223 (4.50%) Android
6 80 (1.61%) Solaris
7 78 (1.57%) CentOS
8 67 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 28 (0.56%) Debian
13 28 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 24 (0.48%) AIX
15 17 (0.34%) HPUX
16 12 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.22%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1120 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 942 (19.00%) TDD
3 800 (16.13%) Scrum
4 790 (15.93%) MVC
5 662 (13.35%) OO
6 597 (12.04%) SOA
7 523 (10.55%) BDD
8 517 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
9 394 (7.95%) Unit Testing
10 368 (7.42%) Web Development
11 351 (7.08%) E-Commerce
12 332 (6.69%) Software Engineering
13 307 (6.19%) DevOps
14 255 (5.14%) CRM
15 249 (5.02%) Content Management
16 240 (4.84%) Workflow
16 240 (4.84%) Configuration Management
17 238 (4.80%) UML
18 235 (4.74%) Test Automation
19 232 (4.68%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1863 (37.57%) Java
2 1470 (29.64%) JavaScript
3 1389 (28.01%) SQL
4 1261 (25.43%) C#
5 392 (7.90%) PHP
6 325 (6.55%) Ruby
7 317 (6.39%) Python
8 247 (4.98%) T-SQL
9 200 (4.03%) PL/SQL
10 158 (3.19%) C++
11 152 (3.07%) VB.NET
12 144 (2.90%) Scala
13 142 (2.86%) Shell Script
14 124 (2.50%) Perl
15 121 (2.44%) Objective-C
16 120 (2.42%) Groovy
17 114 (2.30%) Bash Shell
18 110 (2.22%) PowerShell
19 85 (1.71%) C
19 85 (1.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 330 (6.65%) Degree
2 253 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 184 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 74 (1.49%) ISEB
5 51 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 44 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.44%) Sun Certification
9 20 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (0.28%) MCITP
11 14 (0.28%) BC Cleared
12 11 (0.22%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 8 (0.16%) MCSD
13 8 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
14 7 (0.14%) MCSE
15 5 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.10%) CISSP
15 5 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (6.53%) QA
2 43 (0.87%) SLA
3 17 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.20%) HL7
7 9 (0.18%) GPG13
8 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.040%) WAI
12 1 (0.020%) COBIT
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.020%) WCAG
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 95 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 72 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.48%) Varnish
4 23 (0.46%) vSphere
5 18 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (0.32%) XenApp
6 16 (0.32%) XenDesktop
7 15 (0.30%) vCloud
8 14 (0.28%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 13 (0.26%) KVM
10 11 (0.22%) VirtualBox
11 7 (0.14%) RHEV
12 6 (0.12%) XenServer
13 5 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.10%) Docker
13 5 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 267 (5.38%) Puppet
2 247 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (1.92%) Nagios
4 46 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 44 (0.89%) Cacti
6 41 (0.83%) Vagrant
7 40 (0.81%) Ansible
7 40 (0.81%) Salt
8 29 (0.58%) ZABBIX
9 23 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (0.32%) Opsview
11 13 (0.26%) Capistrano
12 11 (0.22%) collectd
12 11 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
12 11 (0.22%) CA SiteMinder
13 10 (0.20%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.20%) OpenSSO
14 9 (0.18%) SCOM
15 7 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (0.14%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 863 (17.40%) Oracle
2 602 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 237 (4.78%) JBoss
4 183 (3.69%) IBM
5 140 (2.82%) SAP
6 136 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 113 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
7 113 (2.28%) VMware
8 102 (2.06%) HP
9 73 (1.47%) ServiceNow
10 70 (1.41%) Google
11 68 (1.37%) Apple
12 57 (1.15%) ATG
13 52 (1.05%) Zend
13 52 (1.05%) Endeca
14 50 (1.01%) Twitter
15 49 (0.99%) Citrix
16 48 (0.97%) Sybase
17 47 (0.95%) Adobe
18 46 (0.93%) Perforce
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Posted: 14 hours ago
Middlesex
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: 280-320
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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