The table below looks at the statistics for WS-I skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WS-I over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)
Rank 647 623 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Contract jobs citing WS-I 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.007% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £650 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
14868 14585 14718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 26.94% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9574 9788
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 203 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.53 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

WS-I
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WS-I as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WS-I Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WS-I
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WS-I within the UK.

WS-I Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WS-I
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WS-I within the UK.

WS-I Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WS-I
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WS-I within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 4 £450 -30.76% 1
London -9 2 £500 -23.07%
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Leicester - 1 £450 -

WS-I
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WS-I also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WS-I.

1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) PDM
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 2 (50.00%) XBRL
2 2 (50.00%) Informatica
2 2 (50.00%) ERwin
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System

WS-I
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) ERwin
1 2 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Java Applications Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (50.00%) XBRL
2 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
1 2 (50.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) Data Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Information Governance
1 2 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
1 2 (50.00%) Master Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Physical Data Model
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) Web Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
1 2 (50.00%) Informatica
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Talend