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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 40 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2453 2377 1795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.53% 4.52% 3.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.78% 16.28% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 1557 1155
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £524 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.74 £35.00 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +17.20%

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -2 2227 £400 +5.26% 917
London -4 1033 £425 +3.65% 335
South East +7 368 £375 +9.09% 144
City of London -7 231 £425 - 104
South West +15 171 £400 -5.88% 89
North West +3 154 £385 +18.46% 111
East of England +16 150 £400 +3.22% 62
Yorkshire -19 110 £350 +11.11% 62
West Yorkshire -13 87 £350 +9.37% 47
East Midlands +1 84 £350 +16.66% 38
West Midlands +1 83 £354 +7.19% 48
Scotland -29 76 £375 -6.25% 35
Buckinghamshire +12 71 £406 +11.30% 10
Berkshire +2 71 £350 +12.00% 28
Wales 0 66 £400 -11.11% 13
Hampshire -16 66 £374 +18.65% 25
Manchester -8 60 £375 +7.14% 63
South Wales -2 57 £416 -7.55% 9
Leeds -24 57 £375 +20.96% 24
Bristol +4 56 £375 -16.66% 36
Tyne and Wear +23 55 £300 +6.66% 18
North East +20 55 £300 - 22
Cheshire +19 55 £401 +23.23% 29
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 53 £300 +6.66% 16
Oxfordshire +12 53 £395 +29.50% 26
Gloucestershire +11 51 £425 +30.76% 13
Milton Keynes +2 44 £450 +21.62% 5
Cambridgeshire +10 43 £363 -12.12% 29
Essex +29 42 £400 -11.11% 2
Surrey -21 39 £394 +5.00% 23

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2136 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1959 (39.99%) Java
3 1524 (31.11%) XML
4 1436 (29.31%) JavaScript
5 1421 (29.01%) .NET
6 1390 (28.37%) SQL
7 1315 (26.84%) HTML
8 1185 (24.19%) C#
9 1062 (21.68%) CSS
10 1053 (21.49%) SOAP
11 1035 (21.13%) TDD
12 976 (19.92%) SQL Server
13 894 (18.25%) Oracle
14 868 (17.72%) Linux
15 847 (17.29%) Scrum
16 821 (16.76%) REST
17 758 (15.47%) MVC
18 735 (15.00%) ASP.NET
19 724 (14.78%) Spring
20 704 (14.37%) RESTful
21 692 (14.13%) Finance
22 679 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
23 671 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
24 649 (13.25%) SOA
25 645 (13.17%) Microsoft
26 642 (13.10%) jQuery
27 641 (13.08%) OO
28 568 (11.59%) WCF
29 564 (11.51%) JSON
30 562 (11.47%) Windows

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 289 (5.90%) Apache
2 282 (5.76%) Tomcat
3 268 (5.47%) CMS
4 255 (5.21%) WebLogic
4 255 (5.21%) IIS
5 253 (5.16%) JBoss
6 211 (4.31%) WebSphere
7 202 (4.12%) SharePoint
8 169 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
9 162 (3.31%) Node.js
10 76 (1.55%) Mule
10 76 (1.55%) Confluence
11 75 (1.53%) nginx
12 59 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
13 58 (1.18%) Mule ESB
14 46 (0.94%) Umbraco
14 46 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
14 46 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
15 45 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 43 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 211 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 77 (1.57%) MS Office
3 61 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 48 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.20%) MS Project
8 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.061%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.061%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.061%) SPSS
9 3 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.041%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.041%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.020%) Mingle
11 1 (0.020%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 109 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 30 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 25 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
7 19 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
8 18 (0.37%) Magento
9 14 (0.29%) assyst
10 12 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
11 11 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 10 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
13 9 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
14 8 (0.16%) Maximo
14 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
15 7 (0.14%) Workday HCM
15 7 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
16 5 (0.10%) SAP ERP
16 5 (0.10%) SAP SRM
16 5 (0.10%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 671 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
4 92 (1.88%) SaaS
5 64 (1.31%) Amazon S3
6 62 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 50 (1.02%) PaaS
8 49 (1.00%) GitHub
9 33 (0.67%) Heroku
10 32 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (0.55%) Office 365
13 26 (0.53%) IaaS
14 20 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
14 20 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (0.35%) Force.com
17 15 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 14 (0.29%) Route 53
18 14 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 319 (6.51%) HTTP
2 222 (4.53%) Internet
3 117 (2.39%) Firewall
4 105 (2.14%) SSL
5 94 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 80 (1.63%) DNS
7 74 (1.51%) Intranet
8 72 (1.47%) LDAP
9 70 (1.43%) VPN
10 47 (0.96%) Network Security
11 45 (0.92%) FTP
12 42 (0.86%) SAN
13 34 (0.69%) HTTPS
14 32 (0.65%) WAN
14 32 (0.65%) LAN
15 26 (0.53%) DHCP
16 25 (0.51%) AMQP
17 21 (0.43%) DMZ
18 19 (0.39%) SNMP
19 16 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 976 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 360 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 337 (6.88%) MySQL
4 284 (5.80%) MongoDB
5 264 (5.39%) Oracle Database
6 255 (5.21%) NoSQL
7 209 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 153 (3.12%) RDBMS
9 132 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 124 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 123 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
12 117 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
13 107 (2.18%) Big Data
14 90 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
15 84 (1.71%) Hadoop
16 81 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
17 74 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
18 67 (1.37%) DB2
19 60 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
20 54 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 541 (11.04%) Git (software)
2 446 (9.10%) Subversion
3 406 (8.29%) Maven
4 383 (7.82%) Jenkins
5 363 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 333 (6.80%) JUnit
7 253 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 250 (5.10%) Cucumber
9 247 (5.04%) Selenium
10 237 (4.84%) JIRA
11 187 (3.82%) Eclipse
12 184 (3.76%) Ant
13 126 (2.57%) SoapUI
14 81 (1.65%) NUnit
15 77 (1.57%) Mockito
16 74 (1.51%) TeamCity
17 72 (1.47%) Hudson
18 66 (1.35%) Gradle
19 55 (1.12%) JMeter
20 53 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 692 (14.13%) Finance
2 241 (4.92%) Banking
3 155 (3.16%) Retail
4 135 (2.76%) Marketing
5 112 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 80 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 76 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 57 (1.16%) Publishing
9 48 (0.98%) Games
10 47 (0.96%) Back Office
11 34 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 31 (0.63%) Billing
13 30 (0.61%) Electronics
14 28 (0.57%) Front Office
15 23 (0.47%) Automotive
16 20 (0.41%) Legal
17 18 (0.37%) Advertising
18 15 (0.31%) Multimedia
19 14 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 2856 (58.30%) Developer
2 838 (17.11%) Java Developer
3 466 (9.51%) Architect
3 466 (9.51%) .NET Developer
4 381 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 375 (7.65%) Analyst
6 266 (5.43%) C# Developer
7 194 (3.96%) Web Developer
8 173 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 172 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 161 (3.29%) Consultant
11 141 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
12 138 (2.82%) Business Analyst
13 133 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
14 113 (2.31%) Software Engineer
15 108 (2.20%) iOS Developer
16 103 (2.10%) Tester
17 99 (2.02%) Test Analyst
17 99 (2.02%) ASP.NET Developer
18 96 (1.96%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1524 (31.11%) XML
2 1421 (29.01%) .NET
3 1315 (26.84%) HTML
4 1062 (21.68%) CSS
5 1053 (21.49%) SOAP
6 821 (16.76%) REST
7 735 (15.00%) ASP.NET
8 724 (14.78%) Spring
9 704 (14.37%) RESTful
10 642 (13.10%) jQuery
11 568 (11.59%) WCF
12 564 (11.51%) JSON
13 554 (11.31%) HTML5
14 534 (10.90%) J2EE
15 460 (9.39%) .NET Framework
16 445 (9.08%) Hibernate
17 328 (6.70%) Ajax
18 321 (6.55%) AngularJS
19 301 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
20 280 (5.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 400 (8.16%) Open Source
2 261 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (5.18%) User Experience
4 235 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 227 (4.63%) Mobile App
6 159 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
7 102 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 80 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 74 (1.51%) Data Integration
9 74 (1.51%) Clustering
10 68 (1.39%) N-Tier
11 64 (1.31%) iPad
12 56 (1.14%) W3C
13 55 (1.12%) Digital Media
14 54 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 53 (1.08%) iPhone
16 52 (1.06%) Social Media
17 50 (1.02%) CMDB
18 38 (0.78%) GIS
18 38 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 868 (17.72%) Linux
2 562 (11.47%) Windows
3 380 (7.76%) UNIX
4 248 (5.06%) Apple iOS
5 232 (4.74%) Android
6 123 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (1.69%) Solaris
8 74 (1.51%) CentOS
9 59 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (1.00%) Ubuntu
11 42 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 42 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (0.57%) AIX
14 20 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 18 (0.37%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.27%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.24%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.22%) Windows CE
19 10 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2136 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1035 (21.13%) TDD
3 847 (17.29%) Scrum
4 758 (15.47%) MVC
5 679 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
6 649 (13.25%) SOA
7 641 (13.08%) OO
8 488 (9.96%) BDD
9 356 (7.27%) E-Commerce
10 338 (6.90%) Software Engineering
11 332 (6.78%) DevOps
12 320 (6.53%) Unit Testing
13 293 (5.98%) Web Development
14 265 (5.41%) CRM
15 260 (5.31%) ITIL
16 254 (5.18%) UML
17 245 (5.00%) Content Management
18 199 (4.06%) Configuration Management
19 196 (4.00%) Waterfall
20 193 (3.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1959 (39.99%) Java
2 1436 (29.31%) JavaScript
3 1390 (28.37%) SQL
4 1185 (24.19%) C#
5 331 (6.76%) Python
6 291 (5.94%) Ruby
7 285 (5.82%) PHP
8 224 (4.57%) PL/SQL
9 220 (4.49%) T-SQL
10 140 (2.86%) Perl
11 135 (2.76%) C++
12 130 (2.65%) VB.NET
13 123 (2.51%) Bash Shell
14 113 (2.31%) Objective-C
15 112 (2.29%) Shell Script
16 110 (2.25%) C
17 102 (2.08%) VB
18 85 (1.74%) Groovy
19 83 (1.69%) Scala
20 67 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 418 (8.53%) Degree
2 334 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 178 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 91 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 61 (1.25%) ISEB
6 43 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 29 (0.59%) Sun Certification
9 20 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
10 18 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.31%) CISSP
13 14 (0.29%) MCSE
14 13 (0.27%) MCITP
15 11 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.20%) CCNP
17 9 (0.18%) BC Cleared
18 8 (0.16%) OCPJP
18 8 (0.16%) HND
19 7 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (5.63%) QA
2 41 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (0.73%) SLA
4 16 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 13 (0.27%) HL7
7 11 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.18%) WAI
8 9 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.12%) WCAG
9 6 (0.12%) DICOM
10 4 (0.082%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.082%) GxP
10 4 (0.082%) COBIT
11 3 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.041%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 107 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 67 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.88%) Docker
4 38 (0.78%) Varnish
5 35 (0.71%) vSphere
6 32 (0.65%) vCloud
7 19 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.27%) VirtualBox
8 13 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (0.18%) XenApp
10 9 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.16%) Firmware
11 8 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.14%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.082%) iptables
13 4 (0.082%) Xen
13 4 (0.082%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 299 (6.10%) Puppet
2 181 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (1.74%) Ansible
4 65 (1.33%) Nagios
5 58 (1.18%) Salt
6 56 (1.14%) Vagrant
7 42 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (0.63%) ZABBIX
9 23 (0.47%) Kibana
9 23 (0.47%) HAProxy
10 22 (0.45%) Cacti
11 21 (0.43%) SCOM
12 19 (0.39%) Rundeck
13 16 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
13 16 (0.33%) logstash
14 15 (0.31%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.29%) SCCM
16 13 (0.27%) CloudHub
17 11 (0.22%) Zenoss
18 10 (0.20%) collectd
Vendors
1 894 (18.25%) Oracle
2 645 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 200 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 181 (3.69%) IBM
5 178 (3.63%) SAP
6 143 (2.92%) VMware
7 130 (2.65%) Google
8 125 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
9 122 (2.49%) HP
10 79 (1.61%) Adobe
11 76 (1.55%) Sitecore
12 69 (1.41%) ServiceNow
13 68 (1.39%) TIBCO
14 59 (1.20%) Informatica
15 57 (1.16%) Sybase
16 56 (1.14%) Remedy
17 54 (1.10%) BMC
17 54 (1.10%) Citrix
18 51 (1.04%) Cisco
19 42 (0.86%) Atlassian
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Rate: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
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West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400.00 - £415 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £325.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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