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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 37 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2458 2049 1845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.67% 4.04% 4.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.44% 14.87% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 1252 1158
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 £294 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 37
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £27.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £115.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.80 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +5.29%

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
14092 13775 12340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.14% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9244 8596 7738
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 264 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £15.98 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +9 2273 £400 +6.66% 888
London +11 1074 £425 +3.03% 348
South East +20 458 £355 +1.42% 161
City of London +7 212 £425 -4.49% 94
North West -6 171 £375 +7.14% 106
South West +14 156 £400 +14.28% 69
East of England -1 136 £400 +6.66% 46
Yorkshire -7 133 £330 +4.76% 66
Hampshire +26 124 £358 +10.00% 30
Scotland +5 103 £415 +18.57% 36
West Yorkshire -9 102 £335 +4.68% 41
Berkshire +11 82 £363 +1.39% 43
Manchester -11 79 £344 +2.99% 64
West Midlands -13 70 £325 -13.33% 47
Surrey +2 60 £325 - 32
Leeds -18 60 £330 +10.00% 19
East Midlands +6 56 £313 +8.69% 26
Glasgow +17 53 £400 +33.33% 18
Buckinghamshire +3 52 £418 +25.56% 17
Gloucestershire +22 48 £400 +23.07% 11
Cheshire +11 48 £375 +15.38% 22
Essex +13 45 £391 -0.31% 8
East Sussex +19 43 £350 +7.69% 10
Brighton +24 41 £328 +0.76% 4
Southampton +9 39 £380 +68.88% 5
Milton Keynes +2 39 £450 +57.89% 15
Oxfordshire +6 36 £378 +2.02% 16
Reading +15 35 £400 +6.66% 26
Cambridgeshire -2 32 £400 - 14
Somerset +18 29 £625 +47.05% 4

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 2181 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2025 (40.66%) Java
3 1573 (31.59%) XML
4 1498 (30.08%) JavaScript
5 1434 (28.80%) HTML
6 1431 (28.73%) .NET
7 1426 (28.63%) SQL
8 1160 (23.29%) CSS
9 1120 (22.49%) C#
9 1120 (22.49%) TDD
10 1005 (20.18%) SOAP
11 928 (18.63%) Oracle
12 926 (18.59%) Linux
13 879 (17.65%) SQL Server
14 857 (17.21%) Scrum
15 797 (16.00%) MVC
16 792 (15.90%) REST
17 774 (15.54%) Spring
18 721 (14.48%) RESTful
19 714 (14.34%) ASP.NET
20 678 (13.61%) jQuery
21 674 (13.53%) Finance
22 671 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
23 661 (13.27%) SOA
24 658 (13.21%) OO
25 652 (13.09%) Microsoft
26 599 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
27 569 (11.43%) J2EE
28 555 (11.14%) JSON
29 548 (11.00%) Git (software)

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 352 (7.07%) Apache
2 286 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 266 (5.34%) CMS
4 256 (5.14%) WebLogic
5 242 (4.86%) IIS
6 223 (4.48%) JBoss
7 215 (4.32%) WebSphere
8 208 (4.18%) SharePoint
9 140 (2.81%) Node.js
10 136 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
11 72 (1.45%) nginx
11 72 (1.45%) Confluence
11 72 (1.45%) Mule
12 57 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
13 53 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 47 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
15 44 (0.88%) Apache Solr
15 44 (0.88%) SAS
16 42 (0.84%) Drupal
17 41 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 235 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 94 (1.89%) MS Office
3 58 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.30%) MS Project
7 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.12%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.060%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.060%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.020%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.020%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 134 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 40 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 25 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 20 (0.40%) Magento
6 14 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 13 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
8 11 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
8 11 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
9 9 (0.18%) assyst
9 9 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.14%) Tridion
10 7 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.12%) Summit
11 6 (0.12%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 599 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
4 93 (1.87%) SaaS
5 77 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 50 (1.00%) PaaS
7 43 (0.86%) GitHub
8 35 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (0.62%) Heroku
9 31 (0.62%) IaaS
10 29 (0.58%) Force.com
11 22 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
12 21 (0.42%) Route 53
13 20 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
14 16 (0.32%) Engine Yard
15 14 (0.28%) Office 365
16 11 (0.22%) ElastiCache
16 11 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 7 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
17 7 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 334 (6.71%) HTTP
2 217 (4.36%) Internet
3 117 (2.35%) TCP/IP
4 109 (2.19%) DNS
5 102 (2.05%) SSL
6 101 (2.03%) Firewall
7 77 (1.55%) LDAP
8 65 (1.31%) Intranet
9 63 (1.27%) VPN
9 63 (1.27%) FTP
10 46 (0.92%) DHCP
11 43 (0.86%) Network Security
12 38 (0.76%) HTTPS
13 36 (0.72%) SAN
14 29 (0.58%) AMQP
15 20 (0.40%) VLAN
16 16 (0.32%) WAN
16 16 (0.32%) LAN
17 13 (0.26%) Ethernet
17 13 (0.26%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 879 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 374 (7.51%) MySQL
3 369 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 291 (5.84%) MongoDB
5 279 (5.60%) NoSQL
6 254 (5.10%) Oracle Database
7 206 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 182 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 159 (3.19%) RDBMS
10 139 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 129 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
12 123 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
13 97 (1.95%) Big Data
14 89 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 82 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
16 81 (1.63%) Hadoop
17 74 (1.49%) DB2
18 73 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
19 63 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
20 56 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 548 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 485 (9.74%) Subversion
3 443 (8.90%) Maven
4 416 (8.35%) Jenkins
5 359 (7.21%) JUnit
6 343 (6.89%) Visual Studio
7 269 (5.40%) Selenium
8 261 (5.24%) Cucumber
9 258 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 258 (5.18%) JIRA
10 219 (4.40%) Eclipse
11 183 (3.67%) Ant
12 121 (2.43%) SoapUI
13 106 (2.13%) Hudson
14 102 (2.05%) Mockito
15 100 (2.01%) NUnit
16 75 (1.51%) TeamCity
17 63 (1.27%) JMeter
18 51 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
19 48 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 674 (13.53%) Finance
2 240 (4.82%) Banking
3 154 (3.09%) Retail
4 130 (2.61%) Marketing
5 124 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 74 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 72 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 69 (1.39%) Publishing
9 61 (1.22%) Games
10 50 (1.00%) Back Office
11 46 (0.92%) Front Office
12 30 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.60%) Legal
13 28 (0.56%) Advertising
14 26 (0.52%) Electronics
15 23 (0.46%) Billing
16 18 (0.36%) Automotive
17 13 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.22%) Turkish Language
19 10 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 2893 (58.09%) Developer
2 865 (17.37%) Java Developer
3 482 (9.68%) Architect
4 460 (9.24%) .NET Developer
5 381 (7.65%) Senior Developer
6 337 (6.77%) Analyst
7 245 (4.92%) C# Developer
8 212 (4.26%) Consultant
9 178 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
10 174 (3.49%) Web Developer
11 166 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 131 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
13 130 (2.61%) Business Analyst
14 127 (2.55%) Tester
15 124 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
16 105 (2.11%) Android Developer
17 104 (2.09%) iOS Developer
18 96 (1.93%) Test Analyst
19 93 (1.87%) ASP.NET Developer
20 92 (1.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1573 (31.59%) XML
2 1434 (28.80%) HTML
3 1431 (28.73%) .NET
4 1160 (23.29%) CSS
5 1005 (20.18%) SOAP
6 792 (15.90%) REST
7 774 (15.54%) Spring
8 721 (14.48%) RESTful
9 714 (14.34%) ASP.NET
10 678 (13.61%) jQuery
11 569 (11.43%) J2EE
12 555 (11.14%) JSON
13 538 (10.80%) HTML5
14 518 (10.40%) WCF
15 473 (9.50%) Hibernate
16 399 (8.01%) Ajax
17 383 (7.69%) .NET Framework
18 297 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
19 277 (5.56%) XSLT
20 268 (5.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 449 (9.02%) Open Source
2 257 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 239 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 228 (4.58%) User Experience
5 216 (4.34%) Mobile App
6 178 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 99 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 92 (1.85%) Clustering
9 80 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 79 (1.59%) Data Integration
11 72 (1.45%) Social Media
12 69 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 69 (1.39%) N-Tier
13 67 (1.35%) iPad
14 66 (1.33%) iPhone
15 54 (1.08%) W3C
16 52 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
17 49 (0.98%) Visualisation
18 48 (0.96%) NHS
19 47 (0.94%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 926 (18.59%) Linux
2 536 (10.76%) Windows
3 464 (9.32%) UNIX
4 242 (4.86%) Android
5 238 (4.78%) Apple iOS
6 127 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (1.77%) CentOS
8 68 (1.37%) Solaris
9 52 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (1.02%) Mac OS X
11 45 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 39 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (0.64%) AIX
15 27 (0.54%) Debian
16 22 (0.44%) Windows Phone
17 20 (0.40%) Windows XP
18 16 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
19 15 (0.30%) Windows Vista
20 14 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2181 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1120 (22.49%) TDD
3 857 (17.21%) Scrum
4 797 (16.00%) MVC
5 671 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
6 661 (13.27%) SOA
7 658 (13.21%) OO
8 488 (9.80%) BDD
9 365 (7.33%) DevOps
10 361 (7.25%) E-Commerce
11 311 (6.24%) Software Engineering
12 302 (6.06%) Unit Testing
13 299 (6.00%) Web Development
14 283 (5.68%) CRM
15 231 (4.64%) Configuration Management
16 230 (4.62%) UML
17 227 (4.56%) ITIL
18 216 (4.34%) Workflow
19 213 (4.28%) OOP
20 199 (4.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2025 (40.66%) Java
2 1498 (30.08%) JavaScript
3 1426 (28.63%) SQL
4 1120 (22.49%) C#
5 344 (6.91%) Ruby
6 319 (6.41%) PHP
7 306 (6.14%) Python
8 245 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 202 (4.06%) T-SQL
10 144 (2.89%) Bash Shell
11 137 (2.75%) C++
12 128 (2.57%) Perl
13 120 (2.41%) Objective-C
14 107 (2.15%) Scala
15 98 (1.97%) VB.NET
16 97 (1.95%) C
17 95 (1.91%) Shell Script
18 85 (1.71%) VB
19 72 (1.45%) PowerShell
20 69 (1.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 381 (7.65%) Degree
2 290 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 172 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 75 (1.51%) VCP4
5 65 (1.31%) ISEB
6 55 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 52 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 31 (0.62%) Sun Certification
9 30 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 23 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
11 15 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.24%) MCITP
12 12 (0.24%) MCSE
13 11 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (0.18%) BC Cleared
15 8 (0.16%) MCP
15 8 (0.16%) CCNA
15 8 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.16%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (6.04%) QA
2 37 (0.74%) SLA
3 22 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.28%) HL7
5 14 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 10 (0.20%) WCAG
8 6 (0.12%) DICOM
9 5 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.080%) WAI
10 4 (0.080%) COBIT
11 1 (0.020%) GxP
11 1 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 14443
11 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.020%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.020%) PAS 55
System Software
1 111 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 65 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (0.94%) Varnish
4 28 (0.56%) Docker
5 22 (0.44%) vSphere
6 21 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 20 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 18 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.20%) vCloud
11 7 (0.14%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.10%) XenApp
14 4 (0.080%) NFS
14 4 (0.080%) Firmware
14 4 (0.080%) KVM
14 4 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.060%) RHEV
15 3 (0.060%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 348 (6.99%) Puppet
2 195 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (1.79%) Nagios
4 87 (1.75%) Ansible
5 65 (1.31%) Vagrant
6 55 (1.10%) Salt
7 38 (0.76%) SCOM
8 32 (0.64%) Cacti
9 31 (0.62%) SCCM
10 30 (0.60%) ZABBIX
11 28 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
13 19 (0.38%) collectd
14 16 (0.32%) Kibana
15 15 (0.30%) Cobbler
16 11 (0.22%) Capistrano
16 11 (0.22%) logstash
17 10 (0.20%) HAProxy
18 8 (0.16%) Opsview
18 8 (0.16%) Graphite
Vendors
1 928 (18.63%) Oracle
2 652 (13.09%) Microsoft
3 212 (4.26%) Red Hat
4 197 (3.96%) IBM
5 173 (3.47%) SAP
6 145 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
7 129 (2.59%) VMware
8 125 (2.51%) Google
9 88 (1.77%) HP
10 73 (1.47%) Adobe
11 72 (1.45%) TIBCO
12 64 (1.29%) Sitecore
13 63 (1.27%) ServiceNow
14 57 (1.14%) Twitter
14 57 (1.14%) Remedy
15 55 (1.10%) Informatica
16 52 (1.04%) Akamai
17 45 (0.90%) Apple
17 45 (0.90%) Rackspace
18 38 (0.76%) Perforce
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