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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 39 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2565 2333 2235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.54% 4.36% 3.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.42% 15.25% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1594 1491 1349
Average daily rate
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£390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 61
Average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -19.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.50 £50.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £29.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+15.25% -19.17%

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
15621 15299 15582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 28.62% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9921 9837 9564
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 270 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 0 2308 £380 -2.56% 882
London +2 1166 £413 -1.78% 326
South East 0 336 £350 -7.40% 163
City of London +16 250 £400 -5.88% 90
North West +7 198 £338 +1.12% 129
East of England +11 177 £375 -6.25% 66
Scotland +26 129 £431 +19.79% 25
Hampshire -3 124 £353 -7.23% 39
South West -13 123 £375 +15.38% 60
Yorkshire -9 108 £350 +12.00% 73
West Midlands -9 107 £325 - 32
Manchester +14 93 £325 -0.76% 78
West Yorkshire -4 93 £350 +16.66% 43
Edinburgh +25 71 £450 +9.09% 8
Wales +24 71 £391 +30.41% 15
Southampton +26 65 £350 +6.06% 12
Leeds -8 61 £350 +16.66% 16
Berkshire -9 61 £375 -6.25% 21
Surrey +13 51 £365 -2.66% 39
East Midlands -4 45 £368 +33.63% 24
Hertfordshire +15 43 £388 -12.92% 14
South Wales +17 42 £385 +29.41% 11
Bristol -8 41 £400 +14.28% 20
Cheshire -1 39 £325 -15.85% 27
North East +14 38 £325 -10.34% 13
Suffolk +3 34 £384 -1.60% 5
Glasgow -12 33 £375 +11.11% 16
Birmingham +13 32 £375 +20.96% 9
Oxfordshire +4 30 £310 -31.11% 20
Essex +7 29 £400 +6.66% 9

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1876 (37.44%) Java
2 1540 (30.73%) XML
3 1443 (28.80%) JavaScript
3 1443 (28.80%) .NET
4 1362 (27.18%) HTML
5 1353 (27.00%) SQL
6 1239 (24.73%) C#
7 1129 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
8 1003 (20.02%) SQL Server
9 990 (19.76%) SOAP
10 986 (19.68%) TDD
11 985 (19.66%) CSS
12 909 (18.14%) Oracle
13 846 (16.88%) Linux
14 827 (16.50%) MVC
15 813 (16.22%) Scrum
16 751 (14.99%) ASP.NET
17 732 (14.61%) jQuery
18 722 (14.41%) Finance
19 711 (14.19%) Spring
20 705 (14.07%) RESTful
21 698 (13.93%) REST
22 671 (13.39%) OO
23 655 (13.07%) Microsoft
24 616 (12.29%) Windows
25 587 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
26 584 (11.65%) SOA
27 582 (11.61%) WCF
28 577 (11.51%) JSON
29 563 (11.24%) J2EE

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 359 (7.16%) Apache
2 291 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 275 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 242 (4.83%) IIS
5 229 (4.57%) WebSphere
6 189 (3.77%) CMS
7 186 (3.71%) WebLogic
8 138 (2.75%) Node.js
9 122 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
10 96 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 79 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 75 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
13 70 (1.40%) Confluence
14 63 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 61 (1.22%) nginx
16 58 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
17 51 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
18 50 (1.00%) Apache Solr
19 40 (0.80%) Umbraco
20 39 (0.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 229 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 76 (1.52%) MS Office
3 35 (0.70%) InfoPath
4 34 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 28 (0.56%) MS Project
6 26 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.14%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.080%) Final Cut Pro
9 3 (0.060%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.040%) Stata
10 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.040%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.040%) Blender
11 1 (0.020%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.020%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.020%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.020%) SPSS
11 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 134 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 32 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 29 (0.58%) Magento
5 16 (0.32%) Workday HCM
6 15 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 15 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.20%) WebTrends
9 8 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
10 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.12%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.100%) Summit
12 4 (0.080%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.080%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 587 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 97 (1.94%) Amazon S3
5 91 (1.82%) SaaS
6 69 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (0.90%) Force.com
8 39 (0.78%) PaaS
9 29 (0.58%) IaaS
10 23 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 21 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
12 17 (0.34%) Office 365
13 13 (0.26%) GitHub
13 13 (0.26%) Heroku
14 11 (0.22%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.18%) Route 53
16 4 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.080%) IBM SmartCloud
17 3 (0.060%) ElastiCache
17 3 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 332 (6.63%) HTTP
2 213 (4.25%) Internet
3 123 (2.45%) Firewall
4 104 (2.08%) LDAP
5 98 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 97 (1.94%) DNS
7 73 (1.46%) SSL
8 58 (1.16%) VPN
9 49 (0.98%) SAN
10 47 (0.94%) Intranet
11 46 (0.92%) FTP
12 38 (0.76%) HTTPS
13 34 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
14 30 (0.60%) LAN
15 29 (0.58%) DHCP
15 29 (0.58%) Network Security
16 28 (0.56%) WAN
17 18 (0.36%) SSH
17 18 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (0.28%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1003 (20.02%) SQL Server
2 441 (8.80%) MySQL
3 336 (6.71%) Relational Database
4 256 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 253 (5.05%) NoSQL
6 242 (4.83%) Oracle Database
7 194 (3.87%) MongoDB
8 191 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 158 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 112 (2.24%) RDBMS
11 105 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 101 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
13 92 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
14 79 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
15 77 (1.54%) Big Data
16 74 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
17 72 (1.44%) CouchDB
18 63 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
19 55 (1.10%) Hadoop
20 44 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 499 (9.96%) Subversion
2 436 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 393 (7.84%) Maven
4 367 (7.32%) Visual Studio
5 310 (6.19%) Jenkins
6 301 (6.01%) Selenium
7 284 (5.67%) JUnit
8 248 (4.95%) JIRA
9 243 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 234 (4.67%) Cucumber
11 232 (4.63%) Eclipse
12 190 (3.79%) Ant
13 141 (2.81%) SoapUI
14 125 (2.49%) Hudson
15 119 (2.37%) NUnit
16 96 (1.92%) TeamCity
17 85 (1.70%) WebDriver
18 64 (1.28%) Mockito
19 63 (1.26%) SpecFlow
20 53 (1.06%) Xcode
General
1 722 (14.41%) Finance
2 257 (5.13%) Banking
3 166 (3.31%) Retail
4 145 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 113 (2.26%) Marketing
6 76 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 69 (1.38%) Publishing
8 63 (1.26%) Games
8 63 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 58 (1.16%) Front Office
10 48 (0.96%) Back Office
11 44 (0.88%) Advertising
12 38 (0.76%) Electronics
13 27 (0.54%) Automotive
14 21 (0.42%) Legal
15 16 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.26%) Billing
18 11 (0.22%) Local Government
18 11 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2979 (59.45%) Developer
2 719 (14.35%) Java Developer
3 513 (10.24%) .NET Developer
4 394 (7.86%) Architect
5 307 (6.13%) Analyst
6 296 (5.91%) C# Developer
7 295 (5.89%) Senior Developer
8 209 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 208 (4.15%) Consultant
10 190 (3.79%) Web Developer
11 164 (3.27%) Software Engineer
12 144 (2.87%) Tester
13 141 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
13 141 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
14 139 (2.77%) PHP Developer
15 137 (2.73%) Test Analyst
16 112 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
17 111 (2.22%) ASP.NET Developer
18 103 (2.06%) CRM Developer
19 100 (2.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1540 (30.73%) XML
2 1443 (28.80%) .NET
3 1362 (27.18%) HTML
4 990 (19.76%) SOAP
5 985 (19.66%) CSS
6 751 (14.99%) ASP.NET
7 732 (14.61%) jQuery
8 711 (14.19%) Spring
9 705 (14.07%) RESTful
10 698 (13.93%) REST
11 582 (11.61%) WCF
12 577 (11.51%) JSON
13 563 (11.24%) J2EE
14 488 (9.74%) HTML5
15 442 (8.82%) Hibernate
16 413 (8.24%) Ajax
17 373 (7.44%) .NET Framework
18 318 (6.35%) XSLT
19 293 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
20 234 (4.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 351 (7.00%) Open Source
2 248 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 148 (2.95%) Computer Science
4 134 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 121 (2.41%) iPad
6 99 (1.98%) Client/Server
7 92 (1.84%) Social Media
8 86 (1.72%) N-Tier
9 65 (1.30%) iPhone
10 60 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 47 (0.94%) Replication
12 45 (0.90%) CMDB
13 44 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
14 43 (0.86%) Digital Media
14 43 (0.86%) Data Integration
15 38 (0.76%) DTV
16 37 (0.74%) Visualisation
17 36 (0.72%) Fixed Income
18 33 (0.66%) GIS
19 32 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 846 (16.88%) Linux
2 616 (12.29%) Windows
3 471 (9.40%) UNIX
4 221 (4.41%) Android
5 219 (4.37%) Apple iOS
6 94 (1.88%) CentOS
7 92 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 76 (1.52%) Solaris
9 70 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 34 (0.68%) Debian
14 26 (0.52%) AIX
15 20 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.38%) HPUX
17 14 (0.28%) Windows XP
17 14 (0.28%) Windows Phone
18 13 (0.26%) Windows 8
19 11 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1129 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
2 986 (19.68%) TDD
3 827 (16.50%) MVC
4 813 (16.22%) Scrum
5 671 (13.39%) OO
6 584 (11.65%) SOA
7 553 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
8 543 (10.84%) BDD
9 414 (8.26%) Unit Testing
10 381 (7.60%) E-Commerce
11 360 (7.18%) Web Development
12 355 (7.08%) Software Engineering
13 335 (6.69%) DevOps
14 283 (5.65%) CRM
15 257 (5.13%) Configuration Management
16 235 (4.69%) Migration
17 229 (4.57%) UML
18 228 (4.55%) OOP
18 228 (4.55%) Content Management
19 224 (4.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1876 (37.44%) Java
2 1443 (28.80%) JavaScript
3 1353 (27.00%) SQL
4 1239 (24.73%) C#
5 416 (8.30%) PHP
6 332 (6.63%) Python
7 316 (6.31%) Ruby
8 230 (4.59%) T-SQL
9 207 (4.13%) PL/SQL
10 168 (3.35%) C++
11 158 (3.15%) VB.NET
12 153 (3.05%) Shell Script
13 152 (3.03%) Scala
14 128 (2.55%) Bash Shell
14 128 (2.55%) PowerShell
15 124 (2.47%) Objective-C
15 124 (2.47%) Perl
16 115 (2.29%) Groovy
17 97 (1.94%) C
18 82 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 340 (6.79%) Degree
2 267 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 193 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 66 (1.32%) ISEB
5 61 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 29 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.42%) MCITP
9 20 (0.40%) Sun Certification
10 18 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.30%) BC Cleared
12 14 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.22%) CCNA
13 11 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.18%) IBM WebSphere Certification
15 8 (0.16%) CISSP
15 8 (0.16%) MCSE
16 7 (0.14%) MCSD
16 7 (0.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (6.75%) QA
2 34 (0.68%) SLA
3 18 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.26%) HL7
6 12 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.22%) GPG13
8 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.100%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.040%) WAI
11 1 (0.020%) COBIT
11 1 (0.020%) PAS 55
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.020%) WCAG
System Software
1 96 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.56%) Varnish
4 27 (0.54%) vSphere
5 22 (0.44%) vCloud
6 20 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.36%) XenApp
7 18 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.26%) KVM
12 10 (0.20%) Docker
13 8 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.14%) RHEV
15 5 (0.100%) XenServer
16 4 (0.080%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.080%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 300 (5.99%) Puppet
2 262 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (1.66%) Nagios
4 48 (0.96%) Vagrant
5 46 (0.92%) Cacti
6 42 (0.84%) Salt
7 41 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
8 40 (0.80%) Ansible
9 27 (0.54%) ZABBIX
10 20 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 13 (0.26%) SCOM
12 10 (0.20%) Zenoss
12 10 (0.20%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.20%) Opsview
13 9 (0.18%) Capistrano
13 9 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
14 8 (0.16%) SCCM
15 7 (0.14%) YUM
15 7 (0.14%) OpenSSO
15 7 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 909 (18.14%) Oracle
2 655 (13.07%) Microsoft
3 228 (4.55%) JBoss
4 196 (3.91%) IBM
5 173 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 139 (2.77%) VMware
7 137 (2.73%) SAP
8 130 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
9 81 (1.62%) HP
10 70 (1.40%) Google
11 63 (1.26%) Apple
12 58 (1.16%) Zend
13 57 (1.14%) ATG
14 55 (1.10%) Sybase
15 52 (1.04%) Endeca
16 51 (1.02%) Citrix
17 50 (1.00%) Perforce
18 48 (0.96%) ServiceNow
19 44 (0.88%) Siebel
20 42 (0.84%) hybris
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