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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 38 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2576 2367 1874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.61% 4.20% 3.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.32% 15.58% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1627 1495 1198
Average daily rate
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£400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 38
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £30.00 £23.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £131.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%

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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 +4 2359 £400 +6.66% 901
London -3 1053 £425 +6.25% 318
South East +7 445 £375 +13.20% 150
City of London -1 221 £425 - 81
South West +18 177 £400 - 78
North West -8 172 £385 +10.00% 100
East of England +13 157 £400 +6.66% 82
Yorkshire -11 121 £350 +16.66% 69
East Midlands +22 99 £325 +12.06% 40
Hampshire +3 98 £375 +18.57% 23
Berkshire +34 92 £375 +11.11% 38
West Midlands +1 88 £358 -4.66% 44
West Yorkshire -8 85 £350 +11.11% 48
Scotland -25 85 £400 +1.26% 18
Buckinghamshire +17 74 £425 +32.81% 10
Gloucestershire +14 63 £400 +23.07% 11
Essex +31 60 £400 -8.57% 5
Manchester -19 60 £350 +7.69% 49
Oxfordshire +17 59 £388 +27.04% 31
Cheshire +16 59 £388 +3.19% 36
Leeds -20 58 £350 +16.66% 26
Milton Keynes +10 55 £450 +45.16% 7
Wales -5 50 £425 -5.55% 20
South Wales +1 44 £425 -10.52% 17
Cambridgeshire +2 43 £375 +16.27% 23
Surrey -25 43 £350 - 28
North East +25 39 £300 +11.62% 9
Tyne and Wear +25 38 £300 +11.62% 9
Somerset +25 38 £513 +35.76% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne +25 36 £300 +11.62% 8

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2084 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1982 (40.61%) Java
3 1534 (31.43%) XML
4 1408 (28.85%) JavaScript
5 1406 (28.81%) .NET
6 1393 (28.54%) SQL
7 1357 (27.80%) HTML
8 1158 (23.72%) C#
9 1091 (22.35%) CSS
10 1045 (21.41%) SOAP
11 1020 (20.90%) TDD
12 928 (19.01%) SQL Server
13 916 (18.77%) Oracle
14 888 (18.19%) Linux
15 838 (17.17%) Scrum
16 805 (16.49%) REST
17 736 (15.08%) Spring
18 731 (14.98%) MVC
19 728 (14.91%) ASP.NET
20 699 (14.32%) Amazon AWS
21 691 (14.16%) RESTful
22 667 (13.67%) Finance
23 657 (13.46%) jQuery
24 633 (12.97%) SOA
24 633 (12.97%) Microsoft
25 627 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
26 614 (12.58%) OO
27 562 (11.51%) JSON
28 550 (11.27%) WCF
29 538 (11.02%) HTML5

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 298 (6.11%) Apache
2 278 (5.70%) Tomcat
3 264 (5.41%) CMS
4 250 (5.12%) WebLogic
5 248 (5.08%) IIS
6 241 (4.94%) JBoss
7 207 (4.24%) WebSphere
8 195 (4.00%) SharePoint
9 160 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
10 156 (3.20%) Node.js
11 77 (1.58%) Mule
12 72 (1.48%) nginx
13 66 (1.35%) Confluence
14 60 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
15 58 (1.19%) Mule ESB
16 55 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
17 53 (1.09%) SAS
18 43 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
19 41 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
19 41 (0.84%) OpenStack
Applications
1 210 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 88 (1.80%) MS Office
3 64 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 56 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.25%) MS Project
8 11 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.082%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.061%) SPSS
10 3 (0.061%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.020%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 115 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 30 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
7 20 (0.41%) Magento
8 18 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
9 14 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.27%) assyst
11 12 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
12 9 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
13 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (0.14%) Tridion
14 7 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
14 7 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
14 7 (0.14%) Summit
15 5 (0.10%) SAP ERP
15 5 (0.10%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 699 (14.32%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
4 93 (1.91%) SaaS
5 83 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 68 (1.39%) Amazon S3
7 49 (1.00%) PaaS
7 49 (1.00%) GitHub
8 42 (0.86%) Heroku
9 37 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (0.49%) IaaS
12 21 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (0.41%) Force.com
13 20 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (0.39%) Office 365
15 18 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
16 16 (0.33%) Route 53
16 16 (0.33%) Engine Yard
17 15 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 315 (6.45%) HTTP
2 229 (4.69%) Internet
3 116 (2.38%) SSL
4 113 (2.32%) Firewall
5 106 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 94 (1.93%) DNS
7 72 (1.48%) Intranet
8 71 (1.45%) LDAP
9 70 (1.43%) VPN
10 50 (1.02%) FTP
11 49 (1.00%) Network Security
12 39 (0.80%) SAN
13 30 (0.61%) DHCP
14 28 (0.57%) HTTPS
15 24 (0.49%) AMQP
16 23 (0.47%) WAN
17 22 (0.45%) LAN
18 21 (0.43%) VLAN
19 19 (0.39%) DMZ
20 17 (0.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 928 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 349 (7.15%) Relational Database
3 336 (6.88%) MySQL
4 274 (5.61%) Oracle Database
5 271 (5.55%) MongoDB
6 251 (5.14%) NoSQL
7 234 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 163 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 150 (3.07%) RDBMS
10 130 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
11 125 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 115 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
12 115 (2.36%) Big Data
13 95 (1.95%) Hadoop
14 91 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 90 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 74 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
16 74 (1.52%) DB2
17 62 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
18 50 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 518 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 443 (9.08%) Subversion
3 400 (8.20%) Maven
4 373 (7.64%) Jenkins
5 364 (7.46%) Visual Studio
6 338 (6.92%) JUnit
7 266 (5.45%) Cucumber
8 248 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 245 (5.02%) Selenium
10 228 (4.67%) JIRA
11 184 (3.77%) Eclipse
12 168 (3.44%) Ant
13 117 (2.40%) SoapUI
14 89 (1.82%) Mockito
15 88 (1.80%) Hudson
16 81 (1.66%) NUnit
17 69 (1.41%) TeamCity
18 63 (1.29%) JMeter
19 55 (1.13%) RSpec
20 54 (1.11%) Gradle
General
1 667 (13.67%) Finance
2 229 (4.69%) Banking
3 146 (2.99%) Retail
4 135 (2.77%) Marketing
5 101 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 78 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 74 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 70 (1.43%) Games
9 62 (1.27%) Publishing
10 46 (0.94%) Back Office
11 31 (0.64%) Billing
12 30 (0.61%) Front Office
13 29 (0.59%) Electronics
14 28 (0.57%) Legal
15 26 (0.53%) Advertising
16 24 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.39%) Automotive
18 14 (0.29%) Multimedia
19 13 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 2809 (57.55%) Developer
2 828 (16.96%) Java Developer
3 470 (9.63%) Architect
4 457 (9.36%) .NET Developer
5 395 (8.09%) Senior Developer
6 367 (7.52%) Analyst
7 250 (5.12%) C# Developer
8 189 (3.87%) Consultant
9 171 (3.50%) Web Developer
9 171 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
10 170 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
11 132 (2.70%) Business Analyst
12 130 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
13 126 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
14 106 (2.17%) Tester
15 101 (2.07%) Test Analyst
16 98 (2.01%) Software Engineer
17 95 (1.95%) ASP.NET Developer
17 95 (1.95%) iOS Developer
18 91 (1.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1534 (31.43%) XML
2 1406 (28.81%) .NET
3 1357 (27.80%) HTML
4 1091 (22.35%) CSS
5 1045 (21.41%) SOAP
6 805 (16.49%) REST
7 736 (15.08%) Spring
8 728 (14.91%) ASP.NET
9 691 (14.16%) RESTful
10 657 (13.46%) jQuery
11 562 (11.51%) JSON
12 550 (11.27%) WCF
13 538 (11.02%) HTML5
14 511 (10.47%) J2EE
15 452 (9.26%) Hibernate
16 433 (8.87%) .NET Framework
17 354 (7.25%) Ajax
18 295 (6.04%) AngularJS
19 285 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
20 278 (5.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 410 (8.40%) Open Source
2 255 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 250 (5.12%) Computer Science
4 237 (4.86%) User Experience
5 208 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 163 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
7 107 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 86 (1.76%) Data Integration
9 81 (1.66%) Clustering
10 72 (1.48%) N-Tier
11 67 (1.37%) Client/Server
12 64 (1.31%) iPad
13 61 (1.25%) Digital Media
14 60 (1.23%) W3C
15 58 (1.19%) Data Structures
16 56 (1.15%) Social Media
17 49 (1.00%) CMDB
18 47 (0.96%) iPhone
19 43 (0.88%) Replication
20 39 (0.80%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 888 (18.19%) Linux
2 532 (10.90%) Windows
3 384 (7.87%) UNIX
4 225 (4.61%) Android
5 223 (4.57%) Apple iOS
6 120 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (1.70%) CentOS
8 69 (1.41%) Solaris
9 52 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 45 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 38 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 35 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 31 (0.64%) AIX
15 18 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 17 (0.35%) Windows Phone
16 17 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.31%) Debian
18 11 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
19 10 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2084 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1020 (20.90%) TDD
3 838 (17.17%) Scrum
4 731 (14.98%) MVC
5 633 (12.97%) SOA
6 627 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
7 614 (12.58%) OO
8 458 (9.38%) BDD
9 351 (7.19%) E-Commerce
10 340 (6.97%) DevOps
11 322 (6.60%) Unit Testing
12 316 (6.47%) Software Engineering
13 289 (5.92%) Web Development
14 275 (5.63%) CRM
15 250 (5.12%) ITIL
16 239 (4.90%) UML
17 228 (4.67%) Content Management
18 196 (4.02%) Workflow
19 187 (3.83%) OOP
20 186 (3.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1982 (40.61%) Java
2 1408 (28.85%) JavaScript
3 1393 (28.54%) SQL
4 1158 (23.72%) C#
5 321 (6.58%) Ruby
6 315 (6.45%) Python
7 280 (5.74%) PHP
8 236 (4.84%) PL/SQL
9 222 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 127 (2.60%) Perl
11 126 (2.58%) VB.NET
11 126 (2.58%) Bash Shell
12 123 (2.52%) C++
13 105 (2.15%) VB
14 100 (2.05%) C
14 100 (2.05%) Objective-C
15 95 (1.95%) Shell Script
16 77 (1.58%) Scala
17 74 (1.52%) Groovy
18 59 (1.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 431 (8.83%) Degree
2 308 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 167 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 73 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 66 (1.35%) ISEB
6 48 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 31 (0.64%) Sun Certification
9 22 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
11 16 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.29%) MCSE
13 13 (0.27%) MCITP
14 11 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.23%) CISSP
15 10 (0.20%) BC Cleared
16 9 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (0.16%) OCPJP
18 7 (0.14%) MCP
18 7 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (5.80%) QA
2 36 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (0.66%) SLA
4 20 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 14 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.25%) HL7
8 8 (0.16%) WCAG
9 6 (0.12%) DICOM
9 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.10%) WAI
11 4 (0.082%) COBIT
11 4 (0.082%) GxP
12 3 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.041%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
System Software
1 98 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 64 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (0.98%) Varnish
4 41 (0.84%) Docker
5 31 (0.64%) vSphere
6 26 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 23 (0.47%) vCloud
8 19 (0.39%) VirtualBox
9 16 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.23%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.16%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.14%) Firmware
15 6 (0.12%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.082%) Xen
16 4 (0.082%) XenApp
16 4 (0.082%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
16 4 (0.082%) iptables
Systems Management
1 303 (6.21%) Puppet
2 179 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (1.52%) Ansible
4 69 (1.41%) Nagios
5 62 (1.27%) Vagrant
6 54 (1.11%) Salt
7 34 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (0.64%) ZABBIX
9 28 (0.57%) Cacti
9 28 (0.57%) SCOM
10 22 (0.45%) Kibana
10 22 (0.45%) HP UCMDB
11 19 (0.39%) SCCM
12 17 (0.35%) logstash
13 16 (0.33%) collectd
13 16 (0.33%) HAProxy
14 15 (0.31%) Cobbler
15 13 (0.27%) CloudHub
16 10 (0.20%) Tivoli
17 8 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 916 (18.77%) Oracle
2 633 (12.97%) Microsoft
3 212 (4.34%) Red Hat
4 173 (3.54%) SAP
5 169 (3.46%) IBM
6 142 (2.91%) VMware
7 128 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
8 127 (2.60%) Google
9 101 (2.07%) HP
10 80 (1.64%) Sitecore
11 71 (1.45%) Adobe
12 68 (1.39%) ServiceNow
13 64 (1.31%) TIBCO
14 62 (1.27%) Remedy
15 55 (1.13%) Informatica
16 51 (1.04%) BMC
17 44 (0.90%) Cisco
18 43 (0.88%) Citrix
19 42 (0.86%) Sybase
20 38 (0.78%) Rackspace
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: £550 - £590 per day + Exciting Opportunity
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday