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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 38 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2565 2299 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.63% 4.32% 3.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.71% 15.21% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 1463 1326
Average daily rate
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£393 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 61
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -19.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £22.66 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £29.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -18.62%

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
15354 15116 15598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.42% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9755 9715 9580
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 253 370
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 +1 2299 £380 -1.93% 854
London 0 1147 £405 -2.40% 319
South East -3 334 £359 -5.59% 169
City of London +13 250 £400 -5.88% 90
North West +1 205 £338 - 103
East of England +17 171 £375 -6.25% 61
Scotland +34 139 £425 +21.42% 27
South West -17 121 £365 +12.30% 60
Hampshire -9 117 £359 -10.31% 41
West Midlands -4 113 £325 - 37
Yorkshire -9 107 £350 +16.66% 64
Manchester +9 96 £325 -2.62% 55
West Yorkshire -4 94 £350 +16.66% 36
Edinburgh +32 86 £450 +9.09% 8
Wales +27 70 £400 +33.33% 15
Berkshire -11 65 £375 -6.25% 34
Leeds -7 64 £350 +16.66% 18
Southampton +29 52 £350 +6.06% 12
Surrey +17 48 £375 -6.25% 29
East Midlands +5 48 £331 +20.45% 25
Cheshire 0 48 £344 -9.53% 22
Hertfordshire +17 47 £383 -7.83% 12
South Wales +21 44 £400 +34.45% 12
Bristol -7 40 £375 +7.14% 16
North East +11 38 £325 -10.34% 16
Birmingham +14 33 £413 +28.90% 11
Suffolk +3 31 £384 -4.06% 5
Oxfordshire +14 30 £323 -24.11% 18
Somerset +3 30 £300 -4.00% 9
Glasgow -5 30 £369 +18.95% 17

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1877 (37.38%) Java
2 1557 (31.01%) XML
3 1475 (29.38%) .NET
4 1471 (29.30%) JavaScript
5 1404 (27.96%) SQL
6 1385 (27.58%) HTML
7 1265 (25.19%) C#
8 1141 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
9 1024 (20.39%) SQL Server
10 1015 (20.22%) SOAP
11 1002 (19.96%) CSS
12 960 (19.12%) TDD
13 903 (17.98%) Oracle
14 843 (16.79%) Linux
15 820 (16.33%) Scrum
16 813 (16.19%) MVC
17 770 (15.34%) ASP.NET
18 745 (14.84%) jQuery
19 734 (14.62%) Finance
20 726 (14.46%) Spring
21 705 (14.04%) REST
22 692 (13.78%) RESTful
23 676 (13.46%) OO
24 639 (12.73%) Microsoft
25 608 (12.11%) Windows
26 604 (12.03%) JSON
27 589 (11.73%) SOA
28 581 (11.57%) WCF
29 573 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
30 544 (10.83%) BDD

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 350 (6.97%) Apache
2 291 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 279 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 240 (4.78%) IIS
5 218 (4.34%) WebSphere
6 193 (3.84%) CMS
7 189 (3.76%) WebLogic
8 140 (2.79%) Node.js
9 125 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
10 92 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 76 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 72 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 67 (1.33%) Confluence
14 63 (1.25%) nginx
15 61 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 56 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
17 50 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
18 48 (0.96%) Apache Solr
19 43 (0.86%) Umbraco
20 41 (0.82%) Drupal
Applications
1 221 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 76 (1.51%) MS Office
3 36 (0.72%) InfoPath
4 35 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 24 (0.48%) MS Project
6 24 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.16%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.080%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.060%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.040%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.040%) Blender
11 2 (0.040%) Stata
12 1 (0.020%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.020%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.020%) SPSS
12 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.020%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 131 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 32 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 28 (0.56%) Magento
5 16 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.28%) Workday HCM
7 13 (0.26%) SAP HR
7 13 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.18%) Markit EDM
11 8 (0.16%) SAP CRM
12 7 (0.14%) WebTrends
13 6 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
13 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
14 5 (0.100%) Summit
15 4 (0.080%) Shopify
15 4 (0.080%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 573 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
4 94 (1.87%) SaaS
5 91 (1.81%) Amazon S3
6 72 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 40 (0.80%) Force.com
8 39 (0.78%) PaaS
9 29 (0.58%) IaaS
10 23 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 22 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (0.30%) Office 365
13 13 (0.26%) Heroku
14 11 (0.22%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.18%) Route 53
16 7 (0.14%) GitHub
17 4 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
17 4 (0.080%) IBM SmartCloud
18 3 (0.060%) ElastiCache
18 3 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 325 (6.47%) HTTP
2 208 (4.14%) Internet
3 123 (2.45%) Firewall
4 107 (2.13%) LDAP
5 99 (1.97%) DNS
6 98 (1.95%) TCP/IP
7 70 (1.39%) SSL
8 62 (1.23%) VPN
9 49 (0.98%) FTP
9 49 (0.98%) SAN
10 48 (0.96%) Intranet
11 41 (0.82%) HTTPS
12 37 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
13 30 (0.60%) LAN
14 29 (0.58%) Network Security
15 28 (0.56%) WAN
16 26 (0.52%) DHCP
17 17 (0.34%) SSH
18 15 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
19 12 (0.24%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1024 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 438 (8.72%) MySQL
3 338 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 274 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 260 (5.18%) NoSQL
6 242 (4.82%) Oracle Database
7 200 (3.98%) MongoDB
8 194 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 161 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 119 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
11 109 (2.17%) RDBMS
12 100 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 92 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
14 88 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
15 73 (1.45%) CouchDB
16 70 (1.39%) Big Data
17 67 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
18 65 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
19 59 (1.18%) Hadoop
20 44 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 489 (9.74%) Subversion
2 426 (8.48%) Git (software)
3 384 (7.65%) Maven
4 373 (7.43%) Visual Studio
5 305 (6.07%) Selenium
6 304 (6.05%) Jenkins
7 277 (5.52%) JUnit
8 250 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 239 (4.76%) Cucumber
10 236 (4.70%) JIRA
11 224 (4.46%) Eclipse
12 193 (3.84%) Ant
13 139 (2.77%) SoapUI
14 122 (2.43%) Hudson
15 115 (2.29%) NUnit
16 99 (1.97%) TeamCity
17 93 (1.85%) WebDriver
18 59 (1.18%) SpecFlow
19 58 (1.16%) Mockito
20 55 (1.10%) Xcode
General
1 734 (14.62%) Finance
2 252 (5.02%) Banking
3 163 (3.25%) Retail
4 150 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 109 (2.17%) Marketing
6 76 (1.51%) Publishing
7 75 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 64 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 60 (1.19%) Back Office
10 59 (1.18%) Games
11 52 (1.04%) Front Office
12 43 (0.86%) Advertising
13 38 (0.76%) Electronics
14 26 (0.52%) Automotive
15 19 (0.38%) Legal
16 16 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.32%) Billing
17 14 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.22%) Law
18 11 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2984 (59.43%) Developer
2 711 (14.16%) Java Developer
3 536 (10.68%) .NET Developer
4 398 (7.93%) Architect
5 317 (6.31%) Analyst
6 301 (5.99%) Senior Developer
7 296 (5.90%) C# Developer
8 209 (4.16%) Consultant
9 207 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 188 (3.74%) Web Developer
11 162 (3.23%) Software Engineer
12 152 (3.03%) Tester
13 145 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
14 143 (2.85%) Test Analyst
15 142 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
16 137 (2.73%) PHP Developer
17 118 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
18 114 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
19 101 (2.01%) iOS Developer
20 98 (1.95%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1557 (31.01%) XML
2 1475 (29.38%) .NET
3 1385 (27.58%) HTML
4 1015 (20.22%) SOAP
5 1002 (19.96%) CSS
6 770 (15.34%) ASP.NET
7 745 (14.84%) jQuery
8 726 (14.46%) Spring
9 705 (14.04%) REST
10 692 (13.78%) RESTful
11 604 (12.03%) JSON
12 581 (11.57%) WCF
13 541 (10.77%) J2EE
14 487 (9.70%) HTML5
15 444 (8.84%) Hibernate
16 425 (8.46%) Ajax
17 391 (7.79%) .NET Framework
18 310 (6.17%) XSLT
19 297 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC
20 230 (4.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 340 (6.77%) Open Source
2 243 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 149 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 146 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 116 (2.31%) iPad
6 97 (1.93%) Client/Server
7 92 (1.83%) Social Media
7 92 (1.83%) N-Tier
8 65 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 59 (1.18%) iPhone
10 49 (0.98%) CMDB
11 47 (0.94%) Replication
11 47 (0.94%) Digital Media
12 45 (0.90%) Data Integration
13 42 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
14 37 (0.74%) Visualisation
15 36 (0.72%) Fixed Income
16 34 (0.68%) DTV
17 32 (0.64%) W3C
18 31 (0.62%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 843 (16.79%) Linux
2 608 (12.11%) Windows
3 470 (9.36%) UNIX
4 226 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 222 (4.42%) Android
6 90 (1.79%) CentOS
7 83 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 76 (1.51%) Solaris
9 66 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 53 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 33 (0.66%) Debian
14 27 (0.54%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.52%) AIX
16 19 (0.38%) HPUX
17 14 (0.28%) Windows Phone
18 13 (0.26%) Windows 8
19 12 (0.24%) Windows XP
20 11 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1141 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
2 960 (19.12%) TDD
3 820 (16.33%) Scrum
4 813 (16.19%) MVC
5 676 (13.46%) OO
6 589 (11.73%) SOA
7 544 (10.83%) BDD
8 541 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
9 405 (8.07%) Unit Testing
10 373 (7.43%) E-Commerce
11 371 (7.39%) Web Development
12 357 (7.11%) Software Engineering
13 322 (6.41%) DevOps
14 275 (5.48%) CRM
15 254 (5.06%) Configuration Management
16 236 (4.70%) Migration
17 235 (4.68%) Content Management
18 234 (4.66%) UML
19 230 (4.58%) OOP
19 230 (4.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1877 (37.38%) Java
2 1471 (29.30%) JavaScript
3 1404 (27.96%) SQL
4 1265 (25.19%) C#
5 413 (8.23%) PHP
6 339 (6.75%) Python
7 329 (6.55%) Ruby
8 239 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 217 (4.32%) PL/SQL
10 164 (3.27%) C++
11 158 (3.15%) VB.NET
12 153 (3.05%) Shell Script
13 143 (2.85%) Scala
14 127 (2.53%) PowerShell
15 126 (2.51%) Bash Shell
16 125 (2.49%) Perl
17 124 (2.47%) Objective-C
18 123 (2.45%) Groovy
19 95 (1.89%) C
20 82 (1.63%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 342 (6.81%) Degree
2 262 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 192 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 74 (1.47%) ISEB
5 55 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 28 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.42%) Sun Certification
9 18 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (0.36%) MCITP
10 15 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (0.28%) BC Cleared
12 11 (0.22%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 9 (0.18%) CCNA
13 9 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.16%) MCSD
14 8 (0.16%) MCSE
15 7 (0.14%) CISSP
15 7 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (6.93%) QA
2 37 (0.74%) SLA
3 18 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.22%) HL7
7 11 (0.22%) GPG13
8 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.100%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.040%) WAI
10 2 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.020%) WCAG
11 1 (0.020%) COBIT
System Software
1 98 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 86 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.50%) vSphere
4 24 (0.48%) Varnish
5 21 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.40%) XenApp
7 19 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 18 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (0.34%) vCloud
10 15 (0.30%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.28%) KVM
11 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.20%) Docker
13 7 (0.14%) RHEV
13 7 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.12%) XenServer
15 4 (0.080%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.060%) Xen
Systems Management
1 286 (5.70%) Puppet
2 266 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (1.73%) Nagios
4 47 (0.94%) Cacti
5 46 (0.92%) Vagrant
6 45 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
7 43 (0.86%) Ansible
7 43 (0.86%) Salt
8 30 (0.60%) ZABBIX
9 20 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (0.30%) Opsview
11 11 (0.22%) CA SiteMinder
11 11 (0.22%) collectd
12 10 (0.20%) OpenSSO
12 10 (0.20%) SCOM
13 9 (0.18%) Capistrano
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
14 8 (0.16%) Tivoli
15 7 (0.14%) Zenoss
16 6 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 903 (17.98%) Oracle
2 639 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 235 (4.68%) JBoss
4 184 (3.66%) IBM
5 158 (3.15%) Red Hat
6 140 (2.79%) SAP
7 131 (2.61%) VMware
8 122 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
9 86 (1.71%) HP
10 67 (1.33%) Google
11 60 (1.19%) Zend
11 60 (1.19%) Apple
11 60 (1.19%) ATG
12 55 (1.10%) Endeca
13 54 (1.08%) Citrix
14 53 (1.06%) ServiceNow
15 51 (1.02%) Sybase
16 49 (0.98%) Perforce
17 45 (0.90%) Adobe
18 44 (0.88%) hybris
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