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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 41 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2385 2139 1785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.45% 4.12% 3.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.85% 15.15% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1330 1134
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £269 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 31
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £30.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.85 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%

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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +2 2200 £400 +6.66% 920
London -1 1034 £425 +2.78% 342
South East +13 406 £375 +13.63% 185
City of London 0 204 £425 - 88
North West -9 161 £375 +7.14% 108
South West +15 157 £400 -1.84% 61
East of England 0 135 £400 +8.84% 57
Yorkshire -8 124 £330 +10.00% 58
Hampshire +17 103 £365 +15.87% 27
West Yorkshire -9 88 £330 +4.76% 40
Scotland -15 87 £420 +12.00% 32
Berkshire +15 86 £375 +11.11% 44
West Midlands -6 76 £364 -3.00% 40
East Midlands +22 75 £325 +13.04% 46
Manchester -19 62 £350 +7.69% 60
Gloucestershire +12 61 £400 +23.07% 5
Essex +23 58 £395 -7.05% 1
Leeds -15 55 £333 +10.83% 19
Buckinghamshire +3 52 £388 +20.15% 20
Cheshire +10 50 £388 +3.19% 31
Surrey -11 48 £338 +0.74% 31
Milton Keynes +8 43 £418 +39.16% 15
Oxfordshire +14 42 £375 +47.05% 29
Glasgow +8 36 £425 +41.66% 17
Somerset +26 33 £600 +47.69% 7
Reading +1 33 £405 +30.64% 19
North East +23 32 £300 +4.34% 13
Tyne and Wear +28 31 £300 +4.34% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne +26 30 £300 +4.34% 12
Lancashire +1 29 £500 +17.64% 12

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2060 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1964 (40.66%) Java
3 1521 (31.49%) XML
4 1451 (30.04%) JavaScript
5 1410 (29.19%) .NET
6 1404 (29.07%) SQL
7 1386 (28.70%) HTML
8 1129 (23.37%) C#
9 1125 (23.29%) CSS
10 1031 (21.35%) TDD
11 992 (20.54%) SOAP
12 907 (18.78%) Oracle
13 902 (18.67%) Linux
14 894 (18.51%) SQL Server
15 799 (16.54%) Scrum
16 764 (15.82%) REST
17 722 (14.95%) MVC
18 718 (14.87%) Spring
19 712 (14.74%) ASP.NET
20 677 (14.02%) RESTful
21 671 (13.89%) Finance
22 666 (13.79%) jQuery
23 628 (13.00%) SOA
24 625 (12.94%) Microsoft
25 610 (12.63%) OO
26 606 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
27 573 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
28 543 (11.24%) JSON
29 537 (11.12%) WCF
30 535 (11.08%) HTML5

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 309 (6.40%) Apache
2 264 (5.47%) Tomcat
3 259 (5.36%) WebLogic
4 257 (5.32%) CMS
5 230 (4.76%) IIS
6 221 (4.58%) JBoss
7 197 (4.08%) SharePoint
8 195 (4.04%) WebSphere
9 158 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
10 142 (2.94%) Node.js
11 75 (1.55%) Mule
12 72 (1.49%) nginx
13 63 (1.30%) Confluence
14 56 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
15 54 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
16 50 (1.04%) SAS
17 45 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
18 41 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 40 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
20 37 (0.77%) Drupal
Applications
1 218 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 87 (1.80%) MS Office
3 60 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.23%) MS Project
8 9 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.083%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.062%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.041%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.041%) SPSS
13 1 (0.021%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.021%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 119 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 37 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 27 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.39%) Magento
7 18 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
8 14 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
10 11 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
11 9 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
11 9 (0.19%) assyst
11 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
13 7 (0.14%) Tridion
13 7 (0.14%) Summit
14 5 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
15 4 (0.083%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 573 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
4 89 (1.84%) SaaS
5 83 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 67 (1.39%) Amazon S3
7 46 (0.95%) PaaS
8 40 (0.83%) GitHub
9 37 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (0.66%) Heroku
10 32 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 21 (0.43%) IaaS
12 21 (0.43%) Force.com
13 18 (0.37%) Route 53
14 17 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (0.33%) Office 365
15 16 (0.33%) Engine Yard
15 16 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
16 13 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 316 (6.54%) HTTP
2 223 (4.62%) Internet
3 108 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 108 (2.24%) Firewall
4 105 (2.17%) SSL
5 97 (2.01%) DNS
6 80 (1.66%) LDAP
7 71 (1.47%) Intranet
8 62 (1.28%) VPN
9 56 (1.16%) FTP
10 44 (0.91%) Network Security
11 38 (0.79%) SAN
11 38 (0.79%) DHCP
12 34 (0.70%) HTTPS
13 25 (0.52%) AMQP
14 18 (0.37%) VLAN
14 18 (0.37%) WAN
15 17 (0.35%) LAN
15 17 (0.35%) DMZ
16 14 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 894 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 355 (7.35%) MySQL
3 342 (7.08%) Relational Database
4 279 (5.78%) MongoDB
5 256 (5.30%) Oracle Database
6 247 (5.11%) NoSQL
7 215 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 174 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 145 (3.00%) RDBMS
10 127 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 123 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
12 110 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
13 100 (2.07%) Big Data
14 90 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 88 (1.82%) Hadoop
16 80 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
17 73 (1.51%) DB2
18 69 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
19 63 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
20 55 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 504 (10.43%) Git (software)
2 427 (8.84%) Subversion
3 396 (8.20%) Maven
4 365 (7.56%) Jenkins
5 352 (7.29%) Visual Studio
6 340 (7.04%) JUnit
7 255 (5.28%) Selenium
8 249 (5.16%) Cucumber
9 233 (4.82%) JIRA
10 229 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 199 (4.12%) Eclipse
12 178 (3.69%) Ant
13 119 (2.46%) SoapUI
14 95 (1.97%) NUnit
15 92 (1.90%) Mockito
16 82 (1.70%) Hudson
17 69 (1.43%) TeamCity
18 61 (1.26%) JMeter
19 50 (1.04%) RSpec
19 50 (1.04%) Grunt
General
1 671 (13.89%) Finance
2 233 (4.82%) Banking
3 143 (2.96%) Retail
4 138 (2.86%) Marketing
5 99 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 81 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 73 (1.51%) Investment Banking
8 64 (1.33%) Publishing
8 64 (1.33%) Games
9 52 (1.08%) Back Office
10 32 (0.66%) Front Office
11 31 (0.64%) Legal
12 29 (0.60%) Electronics
13 27 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 26 (0.54%) Billing
15 25 (0.52%) Advertising
16 19 (0.39%) Automotive
17 13 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.25%) Multimedia
19 9 (0.19%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 2772 (57.39%) Developer
2 822 (17.02%) Java Developer
3 476 (9.86%) Architect
4 444 (9.19%) .NET Developer
5 386 (7.99%) Senior Developer
6 337 (6.98%) Analyst
7 250 (5.18%) C# Developer
8 197 (4.08%) Consultant
9 175 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
10 173 (3.58%) C# .NET Developer
11 165 (3.42%) Web Developer
12 131 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
13 128 (2.65%) Business Analyst
13 128 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
14 122 (2.53%) Tester
15 99 (2.05%) ASP.NET Developer
16 95 (1.97%) Test Analyst
17 94 (1.95%) Software Engineer
17 94 (1.95%) iOS Developer
18 89 (1.84%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1521 (31.49%) XML
2 1410 (29.19%) .NET
3 1386 (28.70%) HTML
4 1125 (23.29%) CSS
5 992 (20.54%) SOAP
6 764 (15.82%) REST
7 718 (14.87%) Spring
8 712 (14.74%) ASP.NET
9 677 (14.02%) RESTful
10 666 (13.79%) jQuery
11 543 (11.24%) JSON
12 537 (11.12%) WCF
13 535 (11.08%) HTML5
14 514 (10.64%) J2EE
15 441 (9.13%) Hibernate
16 411 (8.51%) .NET Framework
17 374 (7.74%) Ajax
18 285 (5.90%) ASP.NET MVC
19 272 (5.63%) AngularJS
20 269 (5.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 407 (8.43%) Open Source
2 253 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (4.99%) Computer Science
4 226 (4.68%) User Experience
5 201 (4.16%) Mobile App
6 174 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
7 105 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 84 (1.74%) Clustering
9 79 (1.64%) Data Integration
10 69 (1.43%) Social Media
11 63 (1.30%) iPad
11 63 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 63 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 62 (1.28%) N-Tier
13 59 (1.22%) Digital Media
14 57 (1.18%) W3C
15 46 (0.95%) Visualisation
16 45 (0.93%) iPhone
17 41 (0.85%) GIS
18 39 (0.81%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 902 (18.67%) Linux
2 520 (10.77%) Windows
3 415 (8.59%) UNIX
4 226 (4.68%) Android
5 220 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 115 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 82 (1.70%) CentOS
8 72 (1.49%) Solaris
9 54 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 50 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 50 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 34 (0.70%) AIX
14 20 (0.41%) Debian
14 20 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 19 (0.39%) Windows XP
16 17 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 14 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2060 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1031 (21.35%) TDD
3 799 (16.54%) Scrum
4 722 (14.95%) MVC
5 628 (13.00%) SOA
6 610 (12.63%) OO
7 606 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
8 438 (9.07%) BDD
9 347 (7.18%) E-Commerce
10 339 (7.02%) DevOps
11 306 (6.34%) Software Engineering
12 290 (6.00%) Web Development
13 282 (5.84%) Unit Testing
14 267 (5.53%) CRM
15 233 (4.82%) ITIL
16 223 (4.62%) UML
17 218 (4.51%) Content Management
18 199 (4.12%) Workflow
19 195 (4.04%) Configuration Management
20 187 (3.87%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1964 (40.66%) Java
2 1451 (30.04%) JavaScript
3 1404 (29.07%) SQL
4 1129 (23.37%) C#
5 340 (7.04%) Ruby
6 315 (6.52%) Python
7 287 (5.94%) PHP
8 247 (5.11%) PL/SQL
9 211 (4.37%) T-SQL
10 136 (2.82%) Bash Shell
11 125 (2.59%) Perl
12 123 (2.55%) C++
13 113 (2.34%) VB.NET
14 101 (2.09%) Objective-C
15 97 (2.01%) VB
16 93 (1.93%) Shell Script
17 92 (1.90%) C
18 86 (1.78%) Scala
19 70 (1.45%) Groovy
20 64 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 412 (8.53%) Degree
2 280 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 153 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 74 (1.53%) ISEB
5 64 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 50 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 30 (0.62%) Sun Certification
9 23 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
12 14 (0.29%) MCSE
13 13 (0.27%) MCITP
14 11 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.23%) CISSP
15 9 (0.19%) BC Cleared
16 8 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.17%) CCNA
16 8 (0.17%) OCPJP
17 7 (0.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (6.21%) QA
2 35 (0.72%) SLA
3 22 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.29%) ISO 9000
5 14 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.25%) HL7
8 10 (0.21%) WCAG
9 6 (0.12%) DICOM
9 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.083%) WAI
10 4 (0.083%) COBIT
11 2 (0.041%) GxP
11 2 (0.041%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.021%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 60 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (0.95%) Varnish
4 34 (0.70%) Docker
5 25 (0.52%) vSphere
6 23 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 19 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 18 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 14 (0.29%) vCloud
11 10 (0.21%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.10%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.10%) iptables
14 4 (0.083%) KVM
14 4 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.083%) Xen
14 4 (0.083%) NFS
14 4 (0.083%) Firmware
14 4 (0.083%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 321 (6.65%) Puppet
2 196 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (1.68%) Ansible
4 77 (1.59%) Nagios
5 65 (1.35%) Vagrant
6 55 (1.14%) Salt
7 31 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 31 (0.64%) ZABBIX
7 31 (0.64%) SCOM
8 30 (0.62%) Cacti
9 22 (0.46%) SCCM
10 20 (0.41%) Kibana
10 20 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
11 17 (0.35%) collectd
12 15 (0.31%) logstash
12 15 (0.31%) Cobbler
13 13 (0.27%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.17%) Capistrano
14 8 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 907 (18.78%) Oracle
2 625 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 207 (4.29%) Red Hat
4 182 (3.77%) SAP
5 170 (3.52%) IBM
6 134 (2.77%) VMware
7 130 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 124 (2.57%) Google
9 88 (1.82%) HP
10 77 (1.59%) Adobe
11 76 (1.57%) Sitecore
12 68 (1.41%) TIBCO
13 63 (1.30%) ServiceNow
14 61 (1.26%) Remedy
15 53 (1.10%) Informatica
16 44 (0.91%) BMC
17 43 (0.89%) Akamai
17 43 (0.89%) Rackspace
18 42 (0.87%) Twitter
18 42 (0.87%) Cisco
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