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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 43 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2395 1832 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.25% 3.84% 3.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.84% 14.37% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 1167 1243
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 25
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.74 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £42.90 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +1 2156 £375 - 820
London +13 1119 £400 -3.03% 334
South East -5 347 £331 -5.35% 145
City of London +26 271 £425 - 95
North West +6 165 £350 +12.00% 74
Scotland +17 147 £400 +10.34% 35
East of England +5 130 £375 - 64
Yorkshire -1 126 £300 +3.44% 70
South West -3 120 £425 +21.42% 49
Surrey +43 101 £355 +1.42% 42
Manchester +4 97 £328 +8.08% 40
West Yorkshire -8 95 £315 +8.62% 47
Hampshire -16 82 £315 -10.00% 20
Leeds -11 73 £300 +3.44% 31
West Midlands -17 68 £375 +7.14% 33
Edinburgh +7 63 £420 +20.86% 11
Wales +15 59 £450 +28.57% 23
East Midlands -10 58 £290 -7.20% 32
Berkshire -37 51 £331 -11.66% 24
South Wales +14 49 £475 +46.15% 16
Buckinghamshire -7 47 £326 -23.23% 15
Cambridgeshire +12 45 £323 -26.28% 20
Bristol +9 45 £450 +38.46% 16
Cardiff +15 42 £475 +100.00% 8
Glasgow +12 40 £350 -1.40% 14
Milton Keynes -2 37 £320 -24.70% 4
Cambridge +21 33 £310 -40.95% 18
Reading -9 33 £310 -17.33% 12
Wiltshire -10 32 £425 +13.33% 9
Cheshire -7 29 £376 +20.16% 21

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1783 (40.43%) Java
2 1414 (32.06%) .NET
3 1392 (31.56%) XML
4 1348 (30.57%) SQL
5 1310 (29.71%) JavaScript
6 1255 (28.46%) HTML
7 1193 (27.05%) C#
8 1024 (23.22%) SOAP
9 992 (22.49%) SQL Server
9 992 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
10 952 (21.59%) CSS
11 802 (18.19%) TDD
12 795 (18.03%) Oracle
13 744 (16.87%) MVC
14 719 (16.30%) Linux
15 707 (16.03%) ASP.NET
16 705 (15.99%) Scrum
17 686 (15.56%) Spring
18 674 (15.28%) jQuery
19 652 (14.78%) REST
20 641 (14.54%) Finance
21 609 (13.81%) SOA
22 557 (12.63%) OO
23 551 (12.49%) RESTful
24 537 (12.18%) JSON
25 531 (12.04%) Microsoft
26 515 (11.68%) WCF
27 504 (11.43%) J2EE
28 486 (11.02%) Windows
29 454 (10.29%) HTML5

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 276 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 271 (6.15%) Apache
3 237 (5.37%) Tomcat
4 202 (4.58%) IIS
5 189 (4.29%) WebSphere
6 180 (4.08%) CMS
7 166 (3.76%) Node.js
8 163 (3.70%) WebLogic
9 92 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 84 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
11 63 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
12 62 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
13 56 (1.27%) nginx
14 54 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
15 46 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
16 44 (1.00%) Liferay
17 43 (0.98%) WordPress
18 40 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 38 (0.86%) Mule
20 35 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 226 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 66 (1.50%) MS Office
3 39 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.84%) InfoPath
5 28 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 24 (0.54%) MS Project
7 19 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.14%) Mingle
9 3 (0.068%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.045%) Stata
10 2 (0.045%) SPSS
10 2 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.023%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.023%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.023%) Maya
11 1 (0.023%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.023%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.023%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 97 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
3 40 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 27 (0.61%) Magento
5 17 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 16 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.34%) Markit EDM
8 10 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
11 6 (0.14%) Exstream
12 5 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 5 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (0.091%) Academy Housing
13 4 (0.091%) WebTrends
13 4 (0.091%) Oracle TCA
13 4 (0.091%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 395 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (2.52%) SaaS
3 80 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 64 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 27 (0.61%) PaaS
8 18 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
8 18 (0.41%) GitHub
9 17 (0.39%) IaaS
10 14 (0.32%) Office 365
11 13 (0.29%) Force.com
11 13 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (0.29%) Heroku
12 3 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.068%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.045%) Joyent
13 2 (0.045%) Route 53
13 2 (0.045%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.045%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 228 (5.17%) HTTP
2 204 (4.63%) Internet
3 136 (3.08%) LDAP
4 105 (2.38%) DNS
5 89 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 87 (1.97%) SSL
7 56 (1.27%) Firewall
8 48 (1.09%) Intranet
9 35 (0.79%) VPN
10 30 (0.68%) SAN
11 26 (0.59%) FTP
12 25 (0.57%) LAN
12 25 (0.57%) Kerberos
13 21 (0.48%) AMQP
14 19 (0.43%) Wireshark
14 19 (0.43%) HTTPS
15 18 (0.41%) WAN
16 17 (0.39%) SNMP
17 13 (0.29%) NAS
18 12 (0.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 992 (22.49%) SQL Server
2 389 (8.82%) MySQL
3 315 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 295 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 209 (4.74%) NoSQL
6 185 (4.20%) Oracle Database
7 184 (4.17%) MongoDB
8 155 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 149 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 144 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 97 (2.20%) RDBMS
12 87 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
13 77 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 71 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
15 67 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
16 66 (1.50%) CouchDB
17 50 (1.13%) Hadoop
18 49 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
19 47 (1.07%) DB2
20 45 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 392 (8.89%) Subversion
2 342 (7.76%) Git (software)
3 325 (7.37%) Maven
4 291 (6.60%) Visual Studio
5 288 (6.53%) Selenium
6 235 (5.33%) Jenkins
7 206 (4.67%) JUnit
8 198 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 192 (4.35%) Cucumber
10 177 (4.01%) Ant
11 158 (3.58%) Eclipse
12 144 (3.27%) SoapUI
13 134 (3.04%) JIRA
14 111 (2.52%) WebDriver
15 107 (2.43%) Hudson
16 89 (2.02%) TeamCity
17 86 (1.95%) NUnit
18 69 (1.56%) JBehave
19 52 (1.18%) CruiseControl
19 52 (1.18%) Calabash
General
1 641 (14.54%) Finance
2 264 (5.99%) Banking
3 140 (3.17%) Retail
4 126 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 109 (2.47%) Marketing
6 74 (1.68%) Publishing
7 67 (1.52%) Back Office
8 57 (1.29%) Games
9 52 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 40 (0.91%) Advertising
11 34 (0.77%) Front Office
12 24 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.43%) Electronics
15 18 (0.41%) Legal
16 16 (0.36%) Billing
17 12 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.25%) Local Government
19 9 (0.20%) French Language
20 7 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 2652 (60.14%) Developer
2 644 (14.60%) Java Developer
3 480 (10.88%) .NET Developer
4 357 (8.10%) Architect
5 338 (7.66%) Analyst
6 326 (7.39%) C# Developer
7 287 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 231 (5.24%) Web Developer
9 226 (5.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 173 (3.92%) Consultant
11 146 (3.31%) Test Analyst
12 129 (2.93%) Tester
13 123 (2.79%) ASP.NET Developer
14 119 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
15 118 (2.68%) Software Engineer
16 106 (2.40%) Senior Java Developer
17 100 (2.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 96 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
19 85 (1.93%) PHP Developer
20 81 (1.84%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1414 (32.06%) .NET
2 1392 (31.56%) XML
3 1255 (28.46%) HTML
4 1024 (23.22%) SOAP
5 952 (21.59%) CSS
6 707 (16.03%) ASP.NET
7 686 (15.56%) Spring
8 674 (15.28%) jQuery
9 652 (14.78%) REST
10 551 (12.49%) RESTful
11 537 (12.18%) JSON
12 515 (11.68%) WCF
13 504 (11.43%) J2EE
14 454 (10.29%) HTML5
15 445 (10.09%) Hibernate
16 440 (9.98%) Ajax
17 313 (7.10%) .NET Framework
18 304 (6.89%) XSLT
19 258 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
20 252 (5.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 242 (5.49%) Open Source
2 234 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 187 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
4 141 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 101 (2.29%) Client/Server
6 98 (2.22%) N-Tier
7 62 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 59 (1.34%) Social Media
8 59 (1.34%) iPad
9 48 (1.09%) CMDB
10 43 (0.98%) Digital Media
11 37 (0.84%) Data Integration
12 36 (0.82%) iPhone
13 35 (0.79%) NHS
14 34 (0.77%) W3C
14 34 (0.77%) Visualisation
15 33 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
16 32 (0.73%) IPTV
16 32 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
17 31 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 719 (16.30%) Linux
2 486 (11.02%) Windows
3 439 (9.95%) UNIX
4 206 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 182 (4.13%) Android
6 72 (1.63%) Solaris
7 65 (1.47%) CentOS
8 60 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (1.13%) Mac OS X
10 48 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 24 (0.54%) Debian
13 20 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.39%) Windows 7
16 14 (0.32%) Windows Phone
17 13 (0.29%) Windows XP
18 12 (0.27%) AIX
19 8 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 992 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 802 (18.19%) TDD
3 744 (16.87%) MVC
4 705 (15.99%) Scrum
5 609 (13.81%) SOA
6 557 (12.63%) OO
7 435 (9.86%) BDD
8 412 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
9 349 (7.91%) Web Development
10 315 (7.14%) Unit Testing
11 291 (6.60%) Software Engineering
12 258 (5.85%) E-Commerce
13 235 (5.33%) CRM
14 222 (5.03%) Test Automation
15 216 (4.90%) Workflow
16 209 (4.74%) UML
17 205 (4.65%) Content Management
18 195 (4.42%) ITIL
19 180 (4.08%) OOP
20 173 (3.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1783 (40.43%) Java
2 1348 (30.57%) SQL
3 1310 (29.71%) JavaScript
4 1193 (27.05%) C#
5 357 (8.10%) Ruby
6 333 (7.55%) PHP
7 288 (6.53%) Python
8 251 (5.69%) T-SQL
9 228 (5.17%) PL/SQL
10 157 (3.56%) VB.NET
11 149 (3.38%) C++
12 117 (2.65%) Bash Shell
13 111 (2.52%) Perl
14 107 (2.43%) XPath
15 106 (2.40%) Scala
16 102 (2.31%) Groovy
17 89 (2.02%) Shell Script
18 85 (1.93%) VB
19 84 (1.90%) Objective-C
20 77 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 355 (8.05%) Degree
2 186 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 138 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 85 (1.93%) ISEB
5 60 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 25 (0.57%) Sun Certification
8 24 (0.54%) MCSE
8 24 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.34%) MCSD
10 12 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.25%) CCNA
12 10 (0.23%) MCITP
12 10 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.18%) MCP
14 7 (0.16%) MCAD
15 5 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (5.35%) QA
2 36 (0.82%) SLA
3 16 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.29%) HL7
5 10 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.14%) WAI
7 5 (0.11%) COBIT
8 4 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.045%) WCAG
10 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (1.84%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (0.39%) Varnish
4 17 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.36%) vSphere
6 13 (0.29%) XenApp
6 13 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.23%) NFS
10 8 (0.18%) Squid
10 8 (0.18%) XenServer
11 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.16%) KVM
12 6 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.11%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.11%) Samba
13 5 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 186 (4.22%) Puppet
2 168 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (1.90%) Nagios
4 46 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 38 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 25 (0.57%) Cacti
7 24 (0.54%) ZABBIX
8 23 (0.52%) Vagrant
9 21 (0.48%) Ansible
10 17 (0.39%) collectd
11 14 (0.32%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.23%) Oracle EDQ
12 10 (0.23%) Ganglia
13 9 (0.20%) OpenSSO
13 9 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
13 9 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
14 8 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 7 (0.16%) Capistrano
16 6 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
17 5 (0.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 795 (18.03%) Oracle
2 531 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 205 (4.65%) JBoss
4 133 (3.02%) IBM
5 110 (2.49%) HP
6 107 (2.43%) SAP
7 90 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 90 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 80 (1.81%) ServiceNow
9 73 (1.66%) VMware
10 62 (1.41%) Adobe
11 54 (1.22%) Apple
12 53 (1.20%) Sybase
13 51 (1.16%) Remedy
14 47 (1.07%) Twitter
14 47 (1.07%) Sun
14 47 (1.07%) Google
15 45 (1.02%) BMC
16 41 (0.93%) hybris
17 39 (0.88%) webMethods
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