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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 39 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2327 1999 1998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.59% 4.10% 4.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.90% 15.16% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 1276 1300
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 51
Average hourly rate £43.75 £31.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.12% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.22 £19.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -0.73%

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
13771 13183 12660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.15% 27.06% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9272 8349 8016
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 283 330
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 +4 2113 £400 +6.66% 945
London +4 996 £425 +3.03% 314
South East +12 422 £378 +7.85% 193
City of London +13 213 £425 - 88
North West -1 147 £363 +4.31% 121
Yorkshire -6 141 £325 +1.56% 64
East of England +3 139 £428 +14.00% 85
South West +3 135 £400 +23.07% 80
Scotland +23 123 £375 +21.95% 43
Hampshire +20 111 £355 +14.51% 30
West Yorkshire -7 107 £325 +1.56% 49
Manchester -13 73 £360 +2.85% 69
Surrey +11 72 £350 +3.70% 30
West Midlands +3 67 £351 +0.14% 33
Leeds -15 63 £325 +8.33% 33
Berkshire -18 63 £410 +17.14% 51
Oxfordshire +16 60 £410 +2.50% 21
Glasgow +19 58 £388 +29.16% 26
Southampton +11 48 £378 +67.77% 5
Edinburgh -1 41 £375 +14.06% 13
Cheshire +10 39 £363 +11.53% 27
Oxford +7 37 £425 +6.25% 10
East Midlands -2 37 £323 +2.38% 39
East Sussex +20 36 £325 - 13
Brighton +16 36 £308 -5.38% 9
Buckinghamshire -4 36 £400 +23.07% 20
Cambridgeshire +12 35 £450 +12.50% 30
Bristol +6 34 £400 +29.03% 26
Somerset +14 32 £400 +33.33% 6
Wales 0 31 £318 -20.62% 12

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2100 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1951 (39.66%) Java
3 1529 (31.08%) XML
4 1457 (29.62%) JavaScript
5 1429 (29.05%) HTML
6 1420 (28.87%) SQL
7 1407 (28.60%) .NET
8 1133 (23.03%) C#
9 1118 (22.73%) CSS
10 1060 (21.55%) TDD
11 931 (18.93%) SOAP
12 894 (18.17%) Oracle
13 892 (18.13%) SQL Server
14 876 (17.81%) Linux
15 866 (17.61%) Scrum
16 803 (16.32%) MVC
17 741 (15.06%) REST
18 729 (14.82%) Spring
19 722 (14.68%) ASP.NET
20 704 (14.31%) Microsoft
21 701 (14.25%) RESTful
22 668 (13.58%) Finance
23 660 (13.42%) jQuery
24 652 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
25 651 (13.23%) OO
26 634 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
27 627 (12.75%) SOA
28 561 (11.40%) J2EE
29 559 (11.36%) Windows
30 527 (10.71%) JSON

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 389 (7.91%) Apache
2 286 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 265 (5.39%) IIS
4 255 (5.18%) CMS
5 234 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 216 (4.39%) JBoss
7 215 (4.37%) WebLogic
8 211 (4.29%) WebSphere
9 123 (2.50%) Node.js
10 119 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
11 80 (1.63%) nginx
12 71 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 63 (1.28%) Confluence
14 54 (1.10%) Apache Solr
15 53 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
15 53 (1.08%) Mule
16 52 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
17 48 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
18 46 (0.94%) Drupal
19 38 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 269 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 100 (2.03%) MS Office
3 52 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 20 (0.41%) MS Project
7 12 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.18%) Doxygen
10 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.041%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.041%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.020%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 147 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 32 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
5 27 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 23 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
7 18 (0.37%) Magento
8 13 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
10 9 (0.18%) assyst
10 9 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.14%) RMDS
11 7 (0.14%) Summit
11 7 (0.14%) WebTrends
11 7 (0.14%) ION MarketView
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.12%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
12 6 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
13 5 (0.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 634 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
4 98 (1.99%) Amazon S3
5 88 (1.79%) SaaS
6 46 (0.94%) Force.com
7 44 (0.89%) PaaS
8 40 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 35 (0.71%) GitHub
9 35 (0.71%) IaaS
10 26 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
10 26 (0.53%) Heroku
11 21 (0.43%) Route 53
12 19 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (0.24%) Office 365
13 12 (0.24%) Engine Yard
14 9 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.10%) Google App Engine
15 5 (0.10%) ElastiCache
15 5 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 327 (6.65%) HTTP
2 208 (4.23%) Internet
3 109 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 103 (2.09%) DNS
5 97 (1.97%) SSL
6 94 (1.91%) Firewall
7 73 (1.48%) LDAP
8 69 (1.40%) FTP
9 64 (1.30%) Intranet
10 58 (1.18%) VPN
11 47 (0.96%) DHCP
12 37 (0.75%) SAN
13 34 (0.69%) Network Security
14 32 (0.65%) HTTPS
15 28 (0.57%) AMQP
16 17 (0.35%) LAN
16 17 (0.35%) SNMP
17 16 (0.33%) WAN
17 16 (0.33%) VLAN
18 13 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 892 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 409 (8.31%) MySQL
3 350 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 266 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 262 (5.33%) MongoDB
6 242 (4.92%) Oracle Database
7 218 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 182 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 163 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 148 (3.01%) RDBMS
11 117 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
12 106 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
13 93 (1.89%) Big Data
14 90 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
15 82 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
16 78 (1.59%) Hadoop
17 71 (1.44%) DB2
18 70 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
19 59 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 57 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 522 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 498 (10.12%) Subversion
3 435 (8.84%) Maven
4 426 (8.66%) Jenkins
5 350 (7.12%) JUnit
6 332 (6.75%) Visual Studio
7 275 (5.59%) JIRA
8 270 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 266 (5.41%) Selenium
10 245 (4.98%) Cucumber
11 237 (4.82%) Eclipse
12 166 (3.37%) Ant
13 130 (2.64%) Hudson
14 111 (2.26%) SoapUI
15 102 (2.07%) NUnit
16 96 (1.95%) Mockito
17 83 (1.69%) TeamCity
18 69 (1.40%) JMeter
19 52 (1.06%) WebDriver
19 52 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 668 (13.58%) Finance
2 238 (4.84%) Banking
3 148 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 143 (2.91%) Retail
5 123 (2.50%) Marketing
6 81 (1.65%) Publishing
7 76 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 61 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 57 (1.16%) Front Office
9 57 (1.16%) Games
10 48 (0.98%) Back Office
11 33 (0.67%) Advertising
11 33 (0.67%) Legal
12 29 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.53%) Electronics
14 25 (0.51%) Billing
15 17 (0.35%) Automotive
16 15 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.24%) French Language
18 11 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 2858 (58.10%) Developer
2 804 (16.34%) Java Developer
3 445 (9.05%) .NET Developer
4 434 (8.82%) Architect
5 356 (7.24%) Senior Developer
6 322 (6.55%) Analyst
7 227 (4.61%) Consultant
7 227 (4.61%) C# Developer
8 172 (3.50%) Web Developer
9 159 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 153 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 130 (2.64%) Business Analyst
12 128 (2.60%) PHP Developer
13 124 (2.52%) Tester
14 117 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
15 116 (2.36%) Senior Java Developer
16 107 (2.18%) Android Developer
17 101 (2.05%) Test Analyst
18 94 (1.91%) iOS Developer
19 93 (1.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1529 (31.08%) XML
2 1429 (29.05%) HTML
3 1407 (28.60%) .NET
4 1118 (22.73%) CSS
5 931 (18.93%) SOAP
6 741 (15.06%) REST
7 729 (14.82%) Spring
8 722 (14.68%) ASP.NET
9 701 (14.25%) RESTful
10 660 (13.42%) jQuery
11 561 (11.40%) J2EE
12 527 (10.71%) JSON
13 512 (10.41%) WCF
14 511 (10.39%) HTML5
15 453 (9.21%) Hibernate
16 431 (8.76%) Ajax
17 356 (7.24%) .NET Framework
18 317 (6.44%) XSLT
19 288 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
20 243 (4.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 433 (8.80%) Open Source
2 253 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 209 (4.25%) User Experience
5 206 (4.19%) Mobile App
6 144 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 95 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 84 (1.71%) Data Structures
9 70 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 68 (1.38%) Social Media
11 67 (1.36%) iPad
12 65 (1.32%) Clustering
12 65 (1.32%) N-Tier
13 59 (1.20%) NHS
14 56 (1.14%) Data Integration
15 55 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
16 51 (1.04%) iPhone
17 49 (1.00%) W3C
18 46 (0.94%) Algorithms
19 45 (0.91%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 876 (17.81%) Linux
2 559 (11.36%) Windows
3 474 (9.64%) UNIX
4 222 (4.51%) Android
5 206 (4.19%) Apple iOS
6 127 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 99 (2.01%) CentOS
8 60 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 51 (1.04%) Solaris
11 44 (0.89%) Ubuntu
12 38 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 34 (0.69%) Debian
14 34 (0.69%) AIX
15 22 (0.45%) Windows Phone
15 22 (0.45%) Windows XP
16 19 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
17 13 (0.26%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2100 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1060 (21.55%) TDD
3 866 (17.61%) Scrum
4 803 (16.32%) MVC
5 652 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
6 651 (13.23%) OO
7 627 (12.75%) SOA
8 504 (10.25%) BDD
9 360 (7.32%) DevOps
10 359 (7.30%) E-Commerce
11 334 (6.79%) Unit Testing
12 307 (6.24%) Software Engineering
13 303 (6.16%) Web Development
14 299 (6.08%) CRM
15 236 (4.80%) Configuration Management
16 218 (4.43%) ITIL
17 213 (4.33%) Workflow
18 211 (4.29%) UML
19 206 (4.19%) OOP
20 200 (4.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1951 (39.66%) Java
2 1457 (29.62%) JavaScript
3 1420 (28.87%) SQL
4 1133 (23.03%) C#
5 367 (7.46%) PHP
6 339 (6.89%) Ruby
7 299 (6.08%) Python
8 228 (4.64%) PL/SQL
9 202 (4.11%) T-SQL
10 148 (3.01%) Bash Shell
11 144 (2.93%) C++
12 131 (2.66%) Perl
13 122 (2.48%) Scala
14 116 (2.36%) VB.NET
15 106 (2.15%) Shell Script
16 104 (2.11%) Objective-C
17 103 (2.09%) PowerShell
18 95 (1.93%) C
19 81 (1.65%) VB
20 76 (1.55%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 359 (7.30%) Degree
2 271 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 171 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 71 (1.44%) ISEB
5 67 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 34 (0.69%) Sun Certification
8 32 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 26 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.35%) CCNA
11 16 (0.33%) MCITP
12 14 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.26%) CISSP
14 12 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (0.24%) CISM
14 12 (0.24%) CCSA
14 12 (0.24%) JNCIA
15 11 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (0.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (6.14%) QA
2 35 (0.71%) SLA
3 23 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.35%) HL7
6 14 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.20%) WCAG
9 9 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.081%) GPG13
11 4 (0.081%) DICOM
11 4 (0.081%) WAI
12 3 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.020%) COBIT
13 1 (0.020%) GxP
13 1 (0.020%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 14443
13 1 (0.020%) PAS 55
13 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
System Software
1 111 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 81 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (0.96%) Varnish
4 30 (0.61%) Docker
5 27 (0.55%) vSphere
6 22 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.41%) VirtualBox
8 17 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 17 (0.35%) vCloud
9 9 (0.18%) XenApp
9 9 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.10%) NFS
11 5 (0.10%) KVM
12 4 (0.081%) Shibboleth
13 3 (0.061%) Xen
13 3 (0.061%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 357 (7.26%) Puppet
2 218 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
3 93 (1.89%) Nagios
4 81 (1.65%) Ansible
5 71 (1.44%) Vagrant
6 48 (0.98%) Salt
7 40 (0.81%) Cacti
7 40 (0.81%) SCOM
8 38 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
9 36 (0.73%) SCCM
10 33 (0.67%) ZABBIX
11 21 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
12 16 (0.33%) Kibana
13 13 (0.26%) collectd
13 13 (0.26%) logstash
14 12 (0.24%) CA SiteMinder
15 11 (0.22%) Tivoli
15 11 (0.22%) Cobbler
16 10 (0.20%) Zenoss
17 9 (0.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 894 (18.17%) Oracle
2 704 (14.31%) Microsoft
3 219 (4.45%) Red Hat
4 201 (4.09%) IBM
5 154 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 152 (3.09%) SAP
7 151 (3.07%) VMware
8 127 (2.58%) Google
9 101 (2.05%) HP
10 71 (1.44%) TIBCO
11 63 (1.28%) Adobe
12 56 (1.14%) ServiceNow
13 52 (1.06%) Sitecore
14 48 (0.98%) Twitter
14 48 (0.98%) Akamai
14 48 (0.98%) Remedy
15 47 (0.96%) Rackspace
16 45 (0.91%) Perforce
16 45 (0.91%) Informatica
16 45 (0.91%) Siebel
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £250-£270/Day
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Posted: 2 days ago
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