The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 39 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2539 2096 2173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.64% 4.11% 3.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.81% 14.73% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1608 1327 1306
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 £285 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £534 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.56% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 53
Average hourly rate £35.50 £28.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% -18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £22.66 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £51.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -15.55%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15105 14234 14850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.92% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9741 9047 9067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 296 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 2279 £395 +3.60% 851
London +5 1189 £413 - 331
South East 0 333 £363 -3.33% 163
City of London +19 269 £425 - 95
North West -1 171 £350 +7.69% 100
East of England +17 146 £375 - 58
Scotland +49 135 £415 +9.21% 17
South West -17 131 £375 +7.14% 50
Hampshire -2 113 £350 -7.40% 36
West Midlands 0 109 £325 -7.14% 29
Yorkshire -5 106 £350 +20.68% 71
West Yorkshire -9 96 £350 +27.27% 54
Manchester +9 91 £325 +0.77% 62
Wales +27 85 £438 +42.27% 14
Berkshire 0 81 £340 -15.00% 29
Edinburgh +30 78 £450 +9.09% 5
Leeds -10 67 £350 +27.27% 33
South Wales +18 59 £420 +40.00% 11
East Midlands +9 54 £325 +18.18% 30
Bristol +4 47 £413 +50.00% 16
Surrey +12 46 £375 -6.25% 40
Southampton +25 42 £345 +4.54% 13
Cardiff +19 41 £400 +45.45% 7
Hertfordshire +20 39 £375 -3.22% 16
Glasgow +18 38 £351 +4.07% 9
Buckinghamshire -17 34 £370 +5.71% 12
Milton Keynes 0 32 £373 - 7
Cheshire -7 31 £373 -0.66% 15
Reading -12 31 £313 -21.87% 12
Somerset -3 30 £300 -2.04% 7

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1859 (37.92%) Java
2 1535 (31.31%) XML
3 1450 (29.58%) JavaScript
4 1437 (29.31%) .NET
5 1378 (28.11%) HTML
6 1367 (27.89%) SQL
7 1227 (25.03%) C#
8 1102 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
9 1025 (20.91%) CSS
10 1021 (20.83%) SOAP
11 1006 (20.52%) SQL Server
12 916 (18.69%) TDD
13 860 (17.54%) Oracle
14 816 (16.65%) Linux
15 793 (16.18%) Scrum
16 782 (15.95%) MVC
17 755 (15.40%) ASP.NET
18 747 (15.24%) Finance
19 744 (15.18%) jQuery
20 708 (14.44%) Spring
21 691 (14.10%) REST
22 636 (12.97%) OO
23 633 (12.91%) RESTful
24 605 (12.34%) SOA
25 601 (12.26%) JSON
26 588 (12.00%) Microsoft
27 567 (11.57%) WCF
28 554 (11.30%) Windows
29 521 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
30 516 (10.53%) J2EE

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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
1 319 (6.51%) Apache
2 267 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 262 (5.34%) Tomcat
4 228 (4.65%) IIS
5 222 (4.53%) WebSphere
6 193 (3.94%) CMS
7 180 (3.67%) WebLogic
8 140 (2.86%) Node.js
9 113 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
10 96 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 77 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 66 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 64 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
14 61 (1.24%) Confluence
14 61 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 60 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
16 57 (1.16%) nginx
17 42 (0.86%) Apache Solr
17 42 (0.86%) Umbraco
18 41 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 199 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 79 (1.61%) MS Office
3 40 (0.82%) InfoPath
4 39 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 26 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 24 (0.49%) MS Project
8 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.10%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.061%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.061%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.061%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.041%) Blender
11 2 (0.041%) Stata
12 1 (0.020%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.020%) Windchill
12 1 (0.020%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.020%) SPSS
12 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.020%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 112 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
3 33 (0.67%) Magento
4 26 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 26 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 18 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.29%) Workday HCM
6 14 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 13 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.22%) Markit EDM
9 10 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.14%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
12 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
13 5 (0.10%) WebTrends
14 4 (0.082%) SAP IS-U
14 4 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 4 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 514 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
4 100 (2.04%) SaaS
5 73 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 70 (1.43%) Amazon S3
7 35 (0.71%) PaaS
8 28 (0.57%) Force.com
9 24 (0.49%) IaaS
10 20 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (0.35%) Office 365
12 15 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.22%) Heroku
14 8 (0.16%) CloudFront
15 6 (0.12%) GitHub
15 6 (0.12%) Route 53
16 4 (0.082%) ElastiCache
17 3 (0.061%) Google Apps
17 3 (0.061%) Amazon EMR
17 3 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 292 (5.96%) HTTP
2 194 (3.96%) Internet
3 134 (2.73%) LDAP
4 108 (2.20%) Firewall
5 91 (1.86%) DNS
6 88 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 71 (1.45%) SSL
8 61 (1.24%) VPN
9 60 (1.22%) Intranet
10 46 (0.94%) SAN
11 43 (0.88%) FTP
12 38 (0.78%) HTTPS
13 32 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
14 25 (0.51%) LAN
15 24 (0.49%) WAN
16 22 (0.45%) Network Security
17 21 (0.43%) DHCP
18 18 (0.37%) Wireshark
19 16 (0.33%) SSH
20 14 (0.29%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1006 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 406 (8.28%) MySQL
3 338 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 279 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 249 (5.08%) NoSQL
6 206 (4.20%) Oracle Database
7 190 (3.88%) MongoDB
8 182 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 155 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 125 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 104 (2.12%) RDBMS
12 101 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 92 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
14 84 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 72 (1.47%) CouchDB
16 69 (1.41%) Big Data
17 67 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
18 54 (1.10%) Hadoop
19 53 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
20 40 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 443 (9.04%) Subversion
2 380 (7.75%) Git (software)
3 375 (7.65%) Maven
4 345 (7.04%) Visual Studio
5 308 (6.28%) Selenium
6 280 (5.71%) Jenkins
7 257 (5.24%) JUnit
8 226 (4.61%) Cucumber
9 225 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 203 (4.14%) Ant
11 202 (4.12%) Eclipse
12 196 (4.00%) JIRA
13 144 (2.94%) SoapUI
14 108 (2.20%) Hudson
15 107 (2.18%) NUnit
16 101 (2.06%) WebDriver
17 86 (1.75%) TeamCity
18 58 (1.18%) Apache Ivy
19 56 (1.14%) JBehave
19 56 (1.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 747 (15.24%) Finance
2 267 (5.45%) Banking
3 155 (3.16%) Retail
4 126 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 103 (2.10%) Marketing
6 69 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 62 (1.26%) Publishing
8 58 (1.18%) Games
8 58 (1.18%) Back Office
9 56 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 45 (0.92%) Front Office
11 39 (0.80%) Advertising
12 32 (0.65%) Electronics
13 22 (0.45%) Automotive
14 17 (0.35%) Legal
15 16 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.29%) Billing
17 12 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.22%) German Language
19 10 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 2934 (59.85%) Developer
2 707 (14.42%) Java Developer
3 545 (11.12%) .NET Developer
4 400 (8.16%) Architect
5 317 (6.47%) Analyst
6 304 (6.20%) Senior Developer
7 299 (6.10%) C# Developer
8 218 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 210 (4.28%) Consultant
10 201 (4.10%) Web Developer
11 159 (3.24%) Tester
12 146 (2.98%) Software Engineer
13 141 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
14 138 (2.82%) Test Analyst
15 137 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
16 126 (2.57%) ASP.NET Developer
17 125 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
18 109 (2.22%) PHP Developer
19 104 (2.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 95 (1.94%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1535 (31.31%) XML
2 1437 (29.31%) .NET
3 1378 (28.11%) HTML
4 1025 (20.91%) CSS
5 1021 (20.83%) SOAP
6 755 (15.40%) ASP.NET
7 744 (15.18%) jQuery
8 708 (14.44%) Spring
9 691 (14.10%) REST
10 633 (12.91%) RESTful
11 601 (12.26%) JSON
12 567 (11.57%) WCF
13 516 (10.53%) J2EE
14 481 (9.81%) HTML5
15 431 (8.79%) Hibernate
16 422 (8.61%) Ajax
17 372 (7.59%) .NET Framework
18 298 (6.08%) XSLT
19 281 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
20 229 (4.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 329 (6.71%) Open Source
2 245 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 169 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 126 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 108 (2.20%) iPad
6 103 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 87 (1.77%) Social Media
8 84 (1.71%) N-Tier
9 65 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 58 (1.18%) iPhone
11 55 (1.12%) CMDB
12 52 (1.06%) Data Integration
13 51 (1.04%) Replication
14 47 (0.96%) Digital Media
15 37 (0.75%) Visualisation
15 37 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
16 33 (0.67%) Mainframe
16 33 (0.67%) W3C
17 32 (0.65%) Mathematics
17 32 (0.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 816 (16.65%) Linux
2 554 (11.30%) Windows
3 462 (9.42%) UNIX
4 230 (4.69%) Apple iOS
5 223 (4.55%) Android
6 81 (1.65%) Solaris
7 75 (1.53%) CentOS
8 58 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (0.88%) Mac OS X
12 36 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 27 (0.55%) Debian
15 22 (0.45%) AIX
16 14 (0.29%) HPUX
17 11 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.18%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1102 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
2 916 (18.69%) TDD
3 793 (16.18%) Scrum
4 782 (15.95%) MVC
5 636 (12.97%) OO
6 605 (12.34%) SOA
7 521 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
8 511 (10.42%) BDD
9 390 (7.96%) Unit Testing
10 380 (7.75%) Web Development
11 327 (6.67%) Software Engineering
12 326 (6.65%) E-Commerce
13 302 (6.16%) DevOps
14 252 (5.14%) CRM
15 248 (5.06%) Content Management
16 244 (4.98%) UML
17 241 (4.92%) Workflow
18 236 (4.81%) Test Automation
19 233 (4.75%) Configuration Management
20 230 (4.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1859 (37.92%) Java
2 1450 (29.58%) JavaScript
3 1367 (27.89%) SQL
4 1227 (25.03%) C#
5 376 (7.67%) PHP
6 328 (6.69%) Ruby
7 311 (6.34%) Python
8 246 (5.02%) T-SQL
9 205 (4.18%) PL/SQL
10 158 (3.22%) C++
11 146 (2.98%) VB.NET
12 141 (2.88%) Scala
13 136 (2.77%) Shell Script
14 123 (2.51%) Objective-C
15 122 (2.49%) Perl
16 115 (2.35%) Groovy
17 112 (2.28%) Bash Shell
18 101 (2.06%) PowerShell
19 89 (1.82%) XPath
20 84 (1.71%) C
Qualifications
1 323 (6.59%) Degree
2 251 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 185 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 76 (1.55%) ISEB
5 50 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 48 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (0.41%) Sun Certification
10 15 (0.31%) MCSE
10 15 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.27%) MCITP
12 13 (0.27%) BC Cleared
13 11 (0.22%) IBM WebSphere Certification
14 9 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
15 8 (0.16%) MCSD
16 5 (0.10%) CISSP
16 5 (0.10%) MCP
16 5 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (6.43%) QA
2 42 (0.86%) SLA
3 21 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.18%) HL7
7 7 (0.14%) GPG13
7 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.082%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.041%) WAI
11 1 (0.020%) WCAG
11 1 (0.020%) COBIT
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 89 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 66 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.47%) Varnish
4 20 (0.41%) vSphere
5 19 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.29%) XenApp
7 14 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.29%) vCloud
7 14 (0.29%) KVM
8 13 (0.27%) VMware ESX
8 13 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 11 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.14%) RHEV
11 6 (0.12%) XenServer
11 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.10%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.10%) Docker
12 5 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 257 (5.24%) Puppet
2 241 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (1.96%) Nagios
4 45 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 44 (0.90%) Cacti
6 40 (0.82%) Vagrant
7 38 (0.78%) Salt
8 35 (0.71%) Ansible
9 30 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 29 (0.59%) ZABBIX
11 19 (0.39%) Opsview
12 13 (0.27%) collectd
12 13 (0.27%) Oracle EDQ
12 13 (0.27%) Capistrano
13 10 (0.20%) OpenSSO
13 10 (0.20%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
14 9 (0.18%) SCOM
15 7 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
15 7 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 860 (17.54%) Oracle
2 588 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 237 (4.83%) JBoss
4 167 (3.41%) IBM
5 132 (2.69%) SAP
6 122 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 114 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 105 (2.14%) VMware
9 100 (2.04%) HP
10 82 (1.67%) ServiceNow
11 71 (1.45%) Apple
12 64 (1.31%) Google
13 52 (1.06%) Zend
13 52 (1.06%) ATG
14 50 (1.02%) Twitter
15 49 (1.00%) Endeca
16 47 (0.96%) Adobe
17 45 (0.92%) Citrix
17 45 (0.92%) Sybase
17 45 (0.92%) Sitecore
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £390.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £420 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day 3-6 month contract
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 200 to 250 per day GBP
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £498 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Negotioable DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Experis Ltd
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday