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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 39 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2668 2578 2319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.49% 4.56% 4.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.07% 16.26% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1775 1606 1484
Average daily rate
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£413 £395 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.24 £27.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £69.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.78 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.43% +14.49%

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
16607 15856 15326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.97% 28.03% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11290 10074 9835
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 222 265
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 £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 2404 £413 +6.45% 835
London +3 1118 £450 +9.09% 294
South East +2 401 £400 +13.47% 114
City of London +1 228 £463 +15.62% 60
East of England +8 222 £388 +1.30% 72
North West -15 171 £425 +23.63% 121
South West +3 134 £400 +6.66% 71
Scotland -4 134 £400 -5.88% 43
Yorkshire -5 130 £356 +1.78% 64
Hampshire -6 100 £378 +6.33% 24
Cambridgeshire +35 95 £385 +10.00% 36
Berkshire +17 92 £475 +26.66% 26
East Midlands +17 88 £350 +2.94% 30
West Yorkshire -19 84 £363 +3.57% 42
Leeds -15 68 £375 +7.14% 28
Edinburgh -12 67 £413 -8.33% 17
Wales -4 66 £250 -35.89% 14
North East -1 65 £315 -3.07% 19
West Midlands -23 64 £325 - 46
Cheshire +2 62 £425 +28.78% 33
South Wales +3 61 £250 -34.21% 13
Tyne and Wear +3 58 £315 -10.00% 19
Hertfordshire +12 57 £388 - 32
Reading +16 56 £475 +5.55% 12
Cardiff +12 56 £250 -14.89% 10
Surrey 0 56 £404 +7.66% 14
Manchester -28 55 £416 +28.07% 64
Cambridge +19 54 £388 -8.82% 30
West Sussex +16 52 £406 -9.72% 13
Buckinghamshire +18 49 £400 +14.28% 13

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2194 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2090 (40.91%) Java
3 1489 (29.14%) JavaScript
4 1440 (28.19%) XML
5 1404 (27.48%) SQL
6 1370 (26.82%) HTML
7 1346 (26.35%) .NET
8 1236 (24.19%) C#
9 1153 (22.57%) SOAP
10 1136 (22.24%) TDD
11 1079 (21.12%) SQL Server
12 1045 (20.45%) CSS
13 932 (18.24%) Scrum
14 876 (17.15%) MVC
15 862 (16.87%) Oracle
16 854 (16.72%) REST
17 837 (16.38%) Linux
18 789 (15.44%) Finance
19 754 (14.76%) Spring
20 752 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
21 742 (14.52%) ASP.NET
22 733 (14.35%) RESTful
23 728 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
24 689 (13.49%) SOA
25 642 (12.57%) OO
26 639 (12.51%) Microsoft
27 630 (12.33%) jQuery
28 625 (12.23%) J2EE
29 611 (11.96%) HTML5
30 572 (11.20%) Git (software)

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 337 (6.60%) Tomcat
2 323 (6.32%) JBoss
3 307 (6.01%) Apache
4 251 (4.91%) IIS
5 247 (4.83%) CMS
6 244 (4.78%) WebSphere
7 225 (4.40%) WebLogic
8 195 (3.82%) Node.js
9 175 (3.43%) SharePoint
10 166 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
11 111 (2.17%) Confluence
12 77 (1.51%) nginx
13 65 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 59 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
15 56 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
16 51 (1.00%) Mule
17 49 (0.96%) Jetty
18 45 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
19 41 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 40 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 205 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 75 (1.47%) MS Office
3 60 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 20 (0.39%) MS Project
6 14 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.16%) Siemens NX
8 5 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.078%) S-PLUS
9 4 (0.078%) CATIA
10 3 (0.059%) SPSS
10 3 (0.059%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.020%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 86 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 25 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 22 (0.43%) Magento
5 20 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 16 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
7 14 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.23%) Maximo
9 11 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
9 11 (0.22%) Workday HCM
10 9 (0.18%) SAP HR
10 9 (0.18%) Teamcenter
10 9 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
11 6 (0.12%) assyst
12 5 (0.098%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
12 5 (0.098%) Cordys
13 4 (0.078%) SAP ERP
13 4 (0.078%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 728 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (1.72%) SaaS
4 77 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
5 53 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 45 (0.88%) PaaS
6 45 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (0.74%) GitHub
7 38 (0.74%) IaaS
8 34 (0.67%) Office 365
9 30 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 29 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (0.37%) Heroku
12 19 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 13 (0.25%) Force.com
15 12 (0.23%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.22%) Taleo
16 11 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 256 (5.01%) HTTP
2 209 (4.09%) Internet
3 117 (2.29%) Firewall
4 100 (1.96%) SSL
5 92 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 78 (1.53%) VPN
7 74 (1.45%) LDAP
8 70 (1.37%) DNS
9 48 (0.94%) Intranet
10 44 (0.86%) SAN
10 44 (0.86%) FTP
11 39 (0.76%) LAN
12 37 (0.72%) WAN
13 34 (0.67%) SNMP
14 32 (0.63%) SMTP
15 26 (0.51%) HTTPS
15 26 (0.51%) Network Security
16 25 (0.49%) SSH
17 24 (0.47%) DHCP
18 18 (0.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1079 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 442 (8.65%) MySQL
3 384 (7.52%) Relational Database
4 279 (5.46%) MongoDB
5 271 (5.30%) Oracle Database
6 247 (4.83%) NoSQL
7 217 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 169 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
9 124 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 111 (2.17%) Big Data
11 108 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 108 (2.11%) RDBMS
12 101 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 91 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
14 79 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 78 (1.53%) Hadoop
16 74 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
17 67 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
18 61 (1.19%) DB2
19 57 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 572 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 447 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 414 (8.10%) Maven
4 398 (7.79%) Subversion
5 300 (5.87%) JUnit
6 285 (5.58%) JIRA
7 284 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 267 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 258 (5.05%) Selenium
10 204 (3.99%) Cucumber
11 194 (3.80%) Eclipse
12 185 (3.62%) Ant
13 156 (3.05%) SoapUI
14 110 (2.15%) NUnit
15 105 (2.06%) Gradle
16 100 (1.96%) JMeter
17 94 (1.84%) Mockito
18 85 (1.66%) Hudson
19 81 (1.59%) TeamCity
20 56 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 789 (15.44%) Finance
2 295 (5.77%) Banking
3 170 (3.33%) Retail
4 148 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 114 (2.23%) Marketing
6 95 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 77 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 64 (1.25%) Back Office
9 59 (1.15%) Publishing
10 46 (0.90%) Front Office
11 36 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 34 (0.67%) Games
12 34 (0.67%) Legal
13 25 (0.49%) Electronics
13 25 (0.49%) Automotive
14 24 (0.47%) Advertising
15 20 (0.39%) Law
15 20 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 16 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3031 (59.33%) Developer
2 923 (18.07%) Java Developer
3 468 (9.16%) .NET Developer
4 464 (9.08%) Architect
5 404 (7.91%) Analyst
6 370 (7.24%) Senior Developer
7 261 (5.11%) C# Developer
8 231 (4.52%) Web Developer
9 169 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
10 167 (3.27%) Consultant
11 162 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 158 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
13 153 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
14 142 (2.78%) Software Engineer
15 130 (2.54%) Business Analyst
16 124 (2.43%) Test Analyst
17 102 (2.00%) Tester
18 93 (1.82%) Technical Architect
19 91 (1.78%) Android Developer
20 87 (1.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1440 (28.19%) XML
2 1370 (26.82%) HTML
3 1346 (26.35%) .NET
4 1153 (22.57%) SOAP
5 1045 (20.45%) CSS
6 854 (16.72%) REST
7 754 (14.76%) Spring
8 742 (14.52%) ASP.NET
9 733 (14.35%) RESTful
10 630 (12.33%) jQuery
11 625 (12.23%) J2EE
12 611 (11.96%) HTML5
13 545 (10.67%) JSON
14 513 (10.04%) WCF
15 418 (8.18%) AngularJS
16 409 (8.01%) .NET Framework
17 401 (7.85%) Hibernate
18 323 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
19 320 (6.26%) Ajax
20 282 (5.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 321 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 234 (4.58%) Mobile App
3 229 (4.48%) User Experience
4 179 (3.50%) Computer Science
5 113 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 100 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 92 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 85 (1.66%) N-Tier
9 66 (1.29%) Data Centre
10 63 (1.23%) CMDB
11 61 (1.19%) iPad
12 49 (0.96%) Social Media
13 44 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 43 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
14 43 (0.84%) GIS
15 41 (0.80%) Data Integration
15 41 (0.80%) iPhone
15 41 (0.80%) Digital Media
16 39 (0.76%) Fixed Income
17 35 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 837 (16.38%) Linux
2 532 (10.41%) Windows
3 410 (8.03%) UNIX
4 216 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 208 (4.07%) Android
6 128 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 78 (1.53%) CentOS
8 75 (1.47%) Solaris
9 57 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 49 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 44 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.43%) SUSE
15 15 (0.29%) Windows Phone
16 14 (0.27%) AIX
17 12 (0.23%) Windows 7
18 11 (0.22%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.20%) Windows XP
20 9 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2194 (42.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1136 (22.24%) TDD
3 932 (18.24%) Scrum
4 876 (17.15%) MVC
5 752 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
6 689 (13.49%) SOA
7 642 (12.57%) OO
8 556 (10.88%) BDD
9 418 (8.18%) E-Commerce
10 402 (7.87%) DevOps
11 387 (7.57%) Unit Testing
12 372 (7.28%) Web Development
13 368 (7.20%) SDLC
14 341 (6.67%) Software Engineering
15 337 (6.60%) Open Source
16 254 (4.97%) UML
17 243 (4.76%) ITIL
18 227 (4.44%) Configuration Management
19 222 (4.35%) Waterfall
20 221 (4.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2090 (40.91%) Java
2 1489 (29.14%) JavaScript
3 1404 (27.48%) SQL
4 1236 (24.19%) C#
5 330 (6.46%) Python
6 310 (6.07%) Ruby
7 265 (5.19%) PHP
8 234 (4.58%) T-SQL
9 184 (3.60%) PL/SQL
10 182 (3.56%) Perl
11 166 (3.25%) C++
12 160 (3.13%) Shell Script
13 143 (2.80%) VB.NET
14 127 (2.49%) C
15 119 (2.33%) Groovy
16 115 (2.25%) VB
17 110 (2.15%) Bash Shell
18 106 (2.07%) Scala
19 104 (2.04%) PowerShell
20 98 (1.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 361 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 341 (6.67%) Degree
3 208 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 81 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 48 (0.94%) ISEB
6 35 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.37%) Sun Certification
9 17 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
10 15 (0.29%) CISSP
10 15 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.23%) CCNP
12 12 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.20%) RHCE
13 10 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (0.20%) PMP
13 10 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
14 9 (0.18%) OCA
15 8 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (6.05%) QA
2 52 (1.02%) SLA
3 48 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.29%) HL7
6 14 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.23%) ISO 9000
7 12 (0.23%) TickIT
8 11 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.20%) WAI
10 3 (0.059%) GxP
10 3 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.039%) BS7799
11 2 (0.039%) GMP
12 1 (0.020%) Basel II
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.020%) CDISC
12 1 (0.020%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.020%) HIPAA
System Software
1 111 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 97 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (1.84%) Docker
4 49 (0.96%) vCloud
5 43 (0.84%) vSphere
6 34 (0.67%) Varnish
7 21 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 20 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 15 (0.29%) XenApp
10 13 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 11 (0.22%) KVM
11 11 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.20%) Squid
12 10 (0.20%) NFS
13 9 (0.18%) LXC
14 8 (0.16%) GridGain
14 8 (0.16%) Snort
15 7 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.14%) XenServer
15 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 295 (5.77%) Puppet
2 224 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (2.47%) Ansible
4 51 (1.00%) Nagios
5 44 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 40 (0.78%) Vagrant
7 37 (0.72%) Salt
8 33 (0.65%) HAProxy
9 29 (0.57%) logstash
10 26 (0.51%) ZABBIX
11 24 (0.47%) Rundeck
12 20 (0.39%) Cacti
13 19 (0.37%) Kibana
14 18 (0.35%) Tivoli
15 17 (0.33%) Graphite
16 10 (0.20%) Kubernetes
16 10 (0.20%) Zenoss
16 10 (0.20%) Capistrano
16 10 (0.20%) Oozie
16 10 (0.20%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 862 (16.87%) Oracle
2 639 (12.51%) Microsoft
3 199 (3.90%) VMware
4 197 (3.86%) Red Hat
5 179 (3.50%) IBM
6 127 (2.49%) HP
7 118 (2.31%) SAP
8 104 (2.04%) Google
9 100 (1.96%) TIBCO
10 99 (1.94%) ServiceNow
11 86 (1.68%) Sybase
12 77 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
13 70 (1.37%) Adobe
14 64 (1.25%) hybris
15 62 (1.21%) Citrix
16 60 (1.17%) Informatica
17 52 (1.02%) BMC
18 50 (0.98%) Sitecore
19 47 (0.92%) Atlassian
20 46 (0.90%) Cisco
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