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 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 39 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2523 2335 2255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.36% 4.42% 3.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.16% 15.34% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1608 1515 1330
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £541 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 60
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £31.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+8.08% -20.38%

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
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
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 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 2260 £393 -1.25% 852
London +1 1122 £425 +1.19% 323
South East 0 332 £350 -6.66% 142
City of London +7 234 £400 -6.97% 96
North West +1 192 £338 +3.84% 128
East of England +1 166 £400 - 60
Yorkshire -8 131 £350 +7.69% 71
South West -27 119 £375 +15.38% 52
Hampshire -6 117 £359 -10.31% 39
Scotland +18 113 £425 +16.43% 25
West Yorkshire 0 110 £350 +16.66% 42
West Midlands -7 102 £338 +4.65% 44
Wales +18 88 £384 +27.91% 21
Manchester -2 81 £325 - 75
Leeds -4 71 £350 +16.66% 24
Southampton +20 70 £355 -1.38% 5
Edinburgh +17 54 £450 +9.09% 4
Surrey +9 54 £355 +0.70% 29
Berkshire -12 53 £381 -4.68% 22
South Wales +19 42 £350 +17.64% 15
North East +4 42 £313 +47.05% 13
Hertfordshire -1 42 £391 -5.72% 16
Bristol +1 41 £375 +7.14% 21
East Midlands -10 41 £366 +33.18% 21
Cheshire -5 40 £325 -16.39% 28
Oxfordshire +7 36 £328 -12.66% 19
Glasgow -10 36 £358 +2.14% 16
Essex -3 32 £425 +14.55% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 31 £350 +7.69% 6
Birmingham +5 30 £350 +29.62% 8

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 2080 (41.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1916 (37.78%) Java
3 1566 (30.88%) XML
4 1444 (28.48%) JavaScript
5 1442 (28.44%) .NET
6 1367 (26.96%) SQL
7 1365 (26.92%) HTML
8 1223 (24.12%) C#
9 1027 (20.25%) TDD
10 996 (19.64%) SQL Server
11 994 (19.60%) SOAP
12 991 (19.54%) CSS
13 919 (18.12%) Oracle
14 871 (17.18%) Linux
14 871 (17.18%) MVC
15 829 (16.35%) Scrum
16 751 (14.81%) ASP.NET
17 738 (14.55%) Spring
18 724 (14.28%) RESTful
19 708 (13.96%) OO
19 708 (13.96%) Finance
20 707 (13.94%) jQuery
21 696 (13.73%) REST
22 658 (12.98%) Microsoft
23 619 (12.21%) SOA
24 617 (12.17%) Windows
25 611 (12.05%) J2EE
26 602 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
27 589 (11.62%) JSON
28 585 (11.54%) Continuous Integration

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 393 (7.75%) Apache
2 304 (5.99%) Tomcat
3 268 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 246 (4.85%) WebSphere
5 242 (4.77%) IIS
6 200 (3.94%) CMS
7 190 (3.75%) WebLogic
8 137 (2.70%) Node.js
9 117 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
10 95 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 74 (1.46%) Confluence
12 72 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 71 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
14 67 (1.32%) nginx
15 64 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 57 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
17 56 (1.10%) Apache Solr
18 46 (0.91%) FileNet
19 44 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
20 43 (0.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 225 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 76 (1.50%) MS Office
3 33 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 30 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.55%) MS Project
7 24 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (0.22%) Doxygen
9 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.079%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.059%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.039%) Blender
12 2 (0.039%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.020%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.020%) Stata
13 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 131 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
3 31 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 25 (0.49%) Magento
5 16 (0.32%) Workday HCM
6 15 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.30%) SAP HR
7 14 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.22%) WebTrends
9 8 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.099%) Summit
12 5 (0.099%) Oracle CRM
13 4 (0.079%) RMDS
13 4 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.079%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 602 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
3 141 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 105 (2.07%) Amazon S3
5 85 (1.68%) SaaS
6 63 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
7 55 (1.08%) Force.com
8 42 (0.83%) PaaS
9 39 (0.77%) IaaS
10 25 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
11 24 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
12 19 (0.37%) GitHub
13 17 (0.34%) Office 365
14 13 (0.26%) Heroku
15 11 (0.22%) Route 53
15 11 (0.22%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.059%) ElastiCache
17 3 (0.059%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 3 (0.059%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 338 (6.67%) HTTP
2 217 (4.28%) Internet
3 121 (2.39%) Firewall
4 105 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 102 (2.01%) DNS
6 92 (1.81%) LDAP
7 65 (1.28%) SSL
8 58 (1.14%) VPN
9 54 (1.06%) FTP
10 47 (0.93%) SAN
11 46 (0.91%) Intranet
12 45 (0.89%) HTTPS
13 31 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
14 30 (0.59%) DHCP
15 27 (0.53%) LAN
15 27 (0.53%) Network Security
16 24 (0.47%) WAN
17 19 (0.37%) SSH
18 18 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
18 18 (0.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 996 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 443 (8.74%) MySQL
3 342 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 264 (5.21%) NoSQL
5 241 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 241 (4.75%) Oracle Database
6 202 (3.98%) MongoDB
7 188 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 149 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 132 (2.60%) RDBMS
10 103 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 97 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
12 96 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 95 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
14 77 (1.52%) Big Data
15 73 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
16 72 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 64 (1.26%) CouchDB
18 51 (1.01%) Hadoop
19 49 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 515 (10.16%) Subversion
2 471 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 418 (8.24%) Maven
4 357 (7.04%) Visual Studio
5 328 (6.47%) Jenkins
6 303 (5.98%) JUnit
7 293 (5.78%) Selenium
8 257 (5.07%) JIRA
9 240 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 239 (4.71%) Eclipse
11 235 (4.63%) Cucumber
12 183 (3.61%) Ant
13 139 (2.74%) SoapUI
14 129 (2.54%) Hudson
15 119 (2.35%) NUnit
16 90 (1.77%) TeamCity
17 77 (1.52%) WebDriver
18 70 (1.38%) Mockito
19 61 (1.20%) Xcode
20 58 (1.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 708 (13.96%) Finance
2 263 (5.19%) Banking
3 173 (3.41%) Retail
4 161 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 122 (2.41%) Marketing
6 85 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 67 (1.32%) Front Office
8 66 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 65 (1.28%) Publishing
10 59 (1.16%) Games
11 48 (0.95%) Back Office
12 45 (0.89%) Advertising
13 37 (0.73%) Electronics
14 29 (0.57%) Automotive
15 21 (0.41%) Legal
16 20 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.30%) Local Government
18 14 (0.28%) Billing
19 13 (0.26%) Law
20 11 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3042 (59.99%) Developer
2 771 (15.20%) Java Developer
3 503 (9.92%) .NET Developer
4 397 (7.83%) Architect
5 320 (6.31%) Senior Developer
6 307 (6.05%) Analyst
7 289 (5.70%) C# Developer
8 217 (4.28%) Consultant
9 206 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 182 (3.59%) Web Developer
11 166 (3.27%) Software Engineer
12 155 (3.06%) PHP Developer
13 142 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
14 133 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
15 130 (2.56%) Tester
16 129 (2.54%) Test Analyst
17 119 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
18 114 (2.25%) iOS Developer
19 113 (2.23%) ASP.NET Developer
20 103 (2.03%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1566 (30.88%) XML
2 1442 (28.44%) .NET
3 1365 (26.92%) HTML
4 994 (19.60%) SOAP
5 991 (19.54%) CSS
6 751 (14.81%) ASP.NET
7 738 (14.55%) Spring
8 724 (14.28%) RESTful
9 707 (13.94%) jQuery
10 696 (13.73%) REST
11 611 (12.05%) J2EE
12 589 (11.62%) JSON
13 566 (11.16%) WCF
14 486 (9.58%) HTML5
15 467 (9.21%) Hibernate
16 419 (8.26%) Ajax
17 356 (7.02%) .NET Framework
18 329 (6.49%) XSLT
19 304 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
20 231 (4.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 395 (7.79%) Open Source
2 253 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 250 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 193 (3.81%) User Experience
5 155 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 123 (2.43%) iPad
7 119 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 94 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 93 (1.83%) Social Media
10 87 (1.72%) N-Tier
11 80 (1.58%) iPhone
12 63 (1.24%) Management Information System
13 49 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
14 47 (0.93%) Replication
15 42 (0.83%) CMDB
15 42 (0.83%) Data Integration
16 39 (0.77%) NHS
17 38 (0.75%) Visualisation
17 38 (0.75%) Digital Media
18 37 (0.73%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 871 (17.18%) Linux
2 617 (12.17%) Windows
3 483 (9.52%) UNIX
4 232 (4.58%) Android
5 227 (4.48%) Apple iOS
6 109 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 100 (1.97%) CentOS
8 68 (1.34%) Solaris
9 63 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 31 (0.61%) Debian
14 25 (0.49%) AIX
15 21 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.35%) HPUX
17 16 (0.32%) Windows Phone
18 14 (0.28%) Windows 7
19 13 (0.26%) Windows XP
19 13 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2080 (41.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1027 (20.25%) TDD
3 871 (17.18%) MVC
4 829 (16.35%) Scrum
5 708 (13.96%) OO
6 619 (12.21%) SOA
7 585 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 553 (10.91%) BDD
9 420 (8.28%) Unit Testing
10 402 (7.93%) E-Commerce
11 357 (7.04%) Software Engineering
12 351 (6.92%) DevOps
13 330 (6.51%) Web Development
14 285 (5.62%) CRM
15 278 (5.48%) Configuration Management
16 243 (4.79%) Migration
17 237 (4.67%) OOP
18 223 (4.40%) UML
19 221 (4.36%) Workflow
20 214 (4.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1916 (37.78%) Java
2 1444 (28.48%) JavaScript
3 1367 (26.96%) SQL
4 1223 (24.12%) C#
5 434 (8.56%) PHP
6 321 (6.33%) Python
7 320 (6.31%) Ruby
8 206 (4.06%) T-SQL
9 203 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 172 (3.39%) C++
11 168 (3.31%) Scala
12 150 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 148 (2.92%) VB.NET
14 140 (2.76%) Objective-C
15 132 (2.60%) PowerShell
16 128 (2.52%) Perl
17 126 (2.48%) Bash Shell
18 99 (1.95%) Groovy
19 96 (1.89%) C
20 75 (1.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 329 (6.49%) Degree
2 274 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 198 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.14%) ISEB
4 58 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (0.85%) ISTQB
6 27 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.41%) Sun Certification
8 20 (0.39%) MCITP
9 15 (0.30%) BC Cleared
9 15 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (0.28%) CCNA
10 14 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (0.18%) CISM
12 9 (0.18%) CISSP
13 8 (0.16%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 8 (0.16%) CCSA
13 8 (0.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (6.47%) QA
2 38 (0.75%) SLA
3 19 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.28%) HL7
6 12 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.22%) GPG13
8 10 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.099%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.020%) COBIT
12 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 14443
12 1 (0.020%) PAS 55
System Software
1 92 (1.81%) Active Directory
1 92 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (0.61%) Varnish
3 21 (0.41%) vSphere
3 21 (0.41%) vCloud
4 17 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.28%) XenApp
6 14 (0.28%) VMware ESX
6 14 (0.28%) VirtualBox
6 14 (0.28%) Docker
7 13 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.22%) KVM
9 7 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.12%) RHEV
11 5 (0.099%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.079%) HDFS
12 4 (0.079%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 312 (6.15%) Puppet
2 258 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (1.74%) Nagios
4 51 (1.01%) Ansible
5 48 (0.95%) Vagrant
6 46 (0.91%) Cacti
7 41 (0.81%) Salt
8 36 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
9 25 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 19 (0.37%) SCOM
11 17 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 16 (0.32%) SCCM
13 11 (0.22%) Capistrano
14 10 (0.20%) Opsview
14 10 (0.20%) Zenoss
14 10 (0.20%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.18%) collectd
16 8 (0.16%) Control-M
17 7 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
17 7 (0.14%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 919 (18.12%) Oracle
2 658 (12.98%) Microsoft
3 246 (4.85%) JBoss
4 219 (4.32%) IBM
5 192 (3.79%) Red Hat
6 141 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 141 (2.78%) VMware
7 136 (2.68%) SAP
8 76 (1.50%) HP
9 74 (1.46%) Google
10 66 (1.30%) Apple
11 58 (1.14%) Zend
12 55 (1.08%) ATG
13 53 (1.05%) Sybase
14 49 (0.97%) Perforce
14 49 (0.97%) Endeca
15 46 (0.91%) Twitter
16 43 (0.85%) TIBCO
16 43 (0.85%) Siebel
16 43 (0.85%) Citrix
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