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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 40 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2561 2536 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.49% 4.64% 4.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.37% 16.67% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1595 1336
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 £298 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.02% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 40
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% +24.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £26.85 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.75 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +22.80%

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
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 296
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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 29 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 29 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 29 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 -1 2298 £404 +2.21% 838
London +1 1113 £450 +9.09% 301
South East +2 360 £400 +10.72% 126
City of London -2 259 £450 +5.88% 80
East of England +14 202 £388 +3.33% 61
South West +12 160 £400 +6.66% 89
North West -13 149 £425 +21.42% 109
Scotland -1 132 £388 -6.62% 34
Yorkshire -11 104 £375 +7.14% 65
Hampshire -5 89 £380 +8.57% 31
West Yorkshire -15 84 £375 +7.14% 36
Cambridgeshire +31 82 £388 +3.33% 25
Berkshire -1 74 £450 +30.43% 34
West Midlands -12 72 £275 -15.38% 39
Leeds -17 64 £375 +7.14% 21
Wales -7 61 £250 -40.47% 12
East Midlands -5 60 £350 +7.69% 33
Cambridge +16 57 £388 -8.82% 22
North East +3 57 £300 -7.69% 11
Tyne and Wear +15 56 £300 +9.09% 8
Bristol 0 56 £413 +6.45% 32
South Wales -2 54 £250 -39.02% 12
Cheshire +10 53 £425 +17.64% 32
Manchester -30 52 £425 +30.76% 62
Surrey +2 51 £400 +6.66% 21
Edinburgh -20 51 £401 -10.83% 17
Glasgow +13 48 £350 -0.35% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 46 £325 +18.18% 4
Reading +6 42 £450 +44.00% 16
Hertfordshire -9 42 £390 +4.00% 15

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 2196 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2122 (41.24%) Java
3 1517 (29.48%) XML
4 1482 (28.80%) JavaScript
5 1450 (28.18%) SQL
6 1389 (26.99%) .NET
7 1357 (26.37%) HTML
8 1225 (23.80%) C#
9 1163 (22.60%) SOAP
9 1163 (22.60%) TDD
10 1059 (20.58%) CSS
11 1039 (20.19%) SQL Server
12 954 (18.54%) Oracle
13 940 (18.27%) Scrum
14 911 (17.70%) Linux
15 854 (16.60%) MVC
16 847 (16.46%) REST
17 768 (14.92%) RESTful
17 768 (14.92%) Spring
18 750 (14.57%) Finance
19 730 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
20 729 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
20 729 (14.17%) ASP.NET
21 684 (13.29%) SOA
22 667 (12.96%) OO
23 626 (12.16%) jQuery
24 622 (12.09%) J2EE
25 609 (11.83%) Microsoft
26 606 (11.78%) HTML5
27 571 (11.10%) Git (software)

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 340 (6.61%) Tomcat
2 318 (6.18%) JBoss
3 313 (6.08%) Apache
4 265 (5.15%) WebLogic
5 240 (4.66%) WebSphere
6 239 (4.64%) IIS
7 226 (4.39%) CMS
8 180 (3.50%) Node.js
9 179 (3.48%) SharePoint
10 164 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
11 115 (2.23%) Confluence
12 67 (1.30%) nginx
13 64 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 58 (1.13%) Mule
15 52 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
16 48 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 48 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
17 47 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
17 47 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
18 44 (0.86%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 185 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 64 (1.24%) MS Office
3 49 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.41%) MS Project
6 15 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.16%) Siemens NX
8 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.078%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.078%) S-PLUS
10 4 (0.078%) CATIA
11 3 (0.058%) SPSS
12 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.019%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 86 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 24 (0.47%) Magento
3 24 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 23 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 21 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
8 12 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
8 12 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.21%) Workday HCM
10 10 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
10 10 (0.19%) Maximo
11 9 (0.17%) Teamcenter
11 9 (0.17%) SAP HR
11 9 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (0.097%) Tridion
13 5 (0.097%) SAP MM
13 5 (0.097%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 730 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (1.71%) SaaS
4 82 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (1.13%) Amazon S3
6 53 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 47 (0.91%) PaaS
8 40 (0.78%) GitHub
9 38 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (0.64%) IaaS
11 32 (0.62%) Office 365
12 24 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
13 23 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 21 (0.41%) Heroku
15 16 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 14 (0.27%) Force.com
16 14 (0.27%) Route 53
17 13 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
18 9 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 279 (5.42%) HTTP
2 242 (4.70%) Internet
3 122 (2.37%) Firewall
4 95 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 89 (1.73%) SSL
6 74 (1.44%) LDAP
7 73 (1.42%) DNS
8 72 (1.40%) VPN
9 52 (1.01%) Intranet
10 47 (0.91%) SAN
11 43 (0.84%) Network Security
12 37 (0.72%) HTTPS
13 34 (0.66%) FTP
14 30 (0.58%) LAN
14 30 (0.58%) WAN
15 24 (0.47%) SMTP
16 23 (0.45%) SNMP
16 23 (0.45%) AMQP
17 20 (0.39%) DMZ
17 20 (0.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1039 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 456 (8.86%) MySQL
3 393 (7.64%) Relational Database
4 299 (5.81%) MongoDB
5 291 (5.65%) Oracle Database
6 261 (5.07%) NoSQL
7 197 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 154 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
9 127 (2.47%) RDBMS
10 116 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 115 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
12 111 (2.16%) Big Data
13 105 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 104 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 88 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 73 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
17 72 (1.40%) Hadoop
18 69 (1.34%) DB2
19 65 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
20 61 (1.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 571 (11.10%) Git (software)
2 436 (8.47%) Subversion
3 426 (8.28%) Maven
4 421 (8.18%) Jenkins
5 322 (6.26%) JUnit
6 306 (5.95%) Visual Studio
7 279 (5.42%) JIRA
8 267 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 257 (4.99%) Selenium
10 240 (4.66%) Cucumber
11 203 (3.94%) Eclipse
12 195 (3.79%) Ant
13 151 (2.93%) SoapUI
14 96 (1.87%) NUnit
15 94 (1.83%) Mockito
16 93 (1.81%) Gradle
17 78 (1.52%) Hudson
18 74 (1.44%) TeamCity
18 74 (1.44%) JMeter
19 66 (1.28%) Grunt
General
1 750 (14.57%) Finance
2 285 (5.54%) Banking
3 185 (3.60%) Retail
4 129 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 122 (2.37%) Marketing
6 89 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 79 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 68 (1.32%) Back Office
9 52 (1.01%) Publishing
10 49 (0.95%) Games
11 39 (0.76%) Front Office
12 33 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 30 (0.58%) Legal
14 27 (0.52%) Automotive
15 25 (0.49%) Electronics
16 20 (0.39%) Advertising
17 18 (0.35%) Multimedia
18 15 (0.29%) Billing
19 14 (0.27%) Aerospace
20 13 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 3041 (59.09%) Developer
2 922 (17.92%) Java Developer
3 489 (9.50%) Architect
4 480 (9.33%) .NET Developer
5 389 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 379 (7.36%) Analyst
7 281 (5.46%) C# Developer
8 207 (4.02%) Web Developer
9 186 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
10 181 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
11 179 (3.48%) Consultant
12 165 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
13 149 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
14 145 (2.82%) Software Engineer
15 110 (2.14%) Business Analyst
16 109 (2.12%) Test Analyst
17 103 (2.00%) iOS Developer
18 101 (1.96%) Technical Architect
19 99 (1.92%) Tester
20 93 (1.81%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1517 (29.48%) XML
2 1389 (26.99%) .NET
3 1357 (26.37%) HTML
4 1163 (22.60%) SOAP
5 1059 (20.58%) CSS
6 847 (16.46%) REST
7 768 (14.92%) RESTful
7 768 (14.92%) Spring
8 729 (14.17%) ASP.NET
9 626 (12.16%) jQuery
10 622 (12.09%) J2EE
11 606 (11.78%) HTML5
12 554 (10.77%) JSON
13 543 (10.55%) WCF
14 446 (8.67%) Hibernate
15 420 (8.16%) .NET Framework
16 407 (7.91%) AngularJS
17 330 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 327 (6.35%) Ajax
19 281 (5.46%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 279 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (4.70%) Mobile App
3 232 (4.51%) User Experience
4 186 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 153 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 103 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 96 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 80 (1.55%) iPad
9 78 (1.52%) N-Tier
10 69 (1.34%) Data Centre
11 66 (1.28%) Social Media
12 61 (1.19%) Clustering
13 60 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 59 (1.15%) iPhone
15 56 (1.09%) Data Integration
16 53 (1.03%) CMDB
17 50 (0.97%) Digital Media
18 47 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
19 44 (0.86%) Mathematics
20 42 (0.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 911 (17.70%) Linux
2 558 (10.84%) Windows
3 430 (8.36%) UNIX
4 251 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 240 (4.66%) Android
6 144 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 85 (1.65%) Solaris
8 82 (1.59%) CentOS
9 50 (0.97%) Ubuntu
10 45 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (0.58%) Mac OS X
13 26 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (0.47%) SUSE
15 19 (0.37%) Windows Phone
16 17 (0.33%) AIX
17 13 (0.25%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.21%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.19%) Windows 7
19 10 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2196 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1163 (22.60%) TDD
3 940 (18.27%) Scrum
4 854 (16.60%) MVC
5 729 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
6 684 (13.29%) SOA
7 667 (12.96%) OO
8 552 (10.73%) BDD
9 422 (8.20%) E-Commerce
10 389 (7.56%) DevOps
11 382 (7.42%) SDLC
12 367 (7.13%) Unit Testing
13 351 (6.82%) Open Source
14 345 (6.70%) Software Engineering
15 340 (6.61%) Web Development
16 244 (4.74%) ITIL
17 234 (4.55%) UML
18 232 (4.51%) Content Management
19 229 (4.45%) CRM
20 226 (4.39%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2122 (41.24%) Java
2 1482 (28.80%) JavaScript
3 1450 (28.18%) SQL
4 1225 (23.80%) C#
5 331 (6.43%) Python
6 310 (6.02%) Ruby
7 282 (5.48%) PHP
8 220 (4.28%) T-SQL
9 219 (4.26%) PL/SQL
10 172 (3.34%) Perl
11 157 (3.05%) C++
12 147 (2.86%) Shell Script
13 127 (2.47%) C
13 127 (2.47%) VB.NET
14 118 (2.29%) Bash Shell
15 114 (2.22%) Objective-C
16 106 (2.06%) Groovy
17 105 (2.04%) VB
18 97 (1.88%) Scala
19 85 (1.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 367 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 366 (7.11%) Degree
3 207 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 91 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 47 (0.91%) ISEB
6 38 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 20 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 17 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
10 16 (0.31%) CISSP
11 15 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.25%) MCSE
14 12 (0.23%) CCNP
15 11 (0.21%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.21%) MCITP
16 10 (0.19%) RHCE
17 9 (0.17%) PMP
17 9 (0.17%) BC Cleared
18 8 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (6.16%) QA
2 51 (0.99%) SLA
3 48 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.25%) ISO 9000
4 13 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.21%) HL7
6 10 (0.19%) WAI
7 9 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.097%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.058%) GxP
9 3 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.039%) TickIT
10 2 (0.039%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.039%) COBIT
10 2 (0.039%) BS7799
10 2 (0.039%) GMP
10 2 (0.039%) DICOM
11 1 (0.019%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 114 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 92 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (1.34%) Docker
4 40 (0.78%) vCloud
5 33 (0.64%) Varnish
5 33 (0.64%) vSphere
6 19 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.35%) VMware ESX
8 14 (0.27%) XenApp
9 11 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.16%) Firmware
11 8 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.14%) KVM
13 6 (0.12%) Squid
13 6 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.12%) Shibboleth
13 6 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 322 (6.26%) Puppet
2 224 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (2.25%) Ansible
4 54 (1.05%) Nagios
5 47 (0.91%) Salt
5 47 (0.91%) Vagrant
6 33 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 31 (0.60%) HAProxy
8 25 (0.49%) ZABBIX
9 21 (0.41%) logstash
9 21 (0.41%) Rundeck
10 20 (0.39%) Cacti
11 17 (0.33%) Kibana
12 13 (0.25%) Tivoli
13 11 (0.21%) Zenoss
13 11 (0.21%) Graphite
14 9 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
14 9 (0.17%) OpenView
15 8 (0.16%) CA LISA
15 8 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 954 (18.54%) Oracle
2 609 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 217 (4.22%) Red Hat
4 191 (3.71%) IBM
5 174 (3.38%) VMware
6 145 (2.82%) SAP
7 122 (2.37%) HP
8 96 (1.87%) Google
9 93 (1.81%) TIBCO
10 83 (1.61%) Sybase
11 80 (1.55%) ServiceNow
12 79 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
13 74 (1.44%) Adobe
14 66 (1.28%) Informatica
15 59 (1.15%) Citrix
15 59 (1.15%) hybris
16 56 (1.09%) Sitecore
17 55 (1.07%) Atlassian
18 52 (1.01%) BMC
19 41 (0.80%) Cisco
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