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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)
Rank 641 643 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing WS-I 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.002% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.019% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 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
15654 15651 14671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.48% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10946 10535 9510
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 218 206
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 23 July 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 -22 3 £450 -30.76%
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
London -5 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £450 -

WS-I
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Replication
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Taxonomies
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Data Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Web Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (40.00%) Talend
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Information Governance
3 2 (40.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse

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 (40.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Mule
2 1 (20.00%) Mule ESB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) ERwin
1 2 (40.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Applications Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Integration Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) JMS
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (40.00%) XBRL
3 2 (40.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
4 1 (20.00%) Drools
4 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) RAML
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
1 2 (40.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) PDM
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Web Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe
1 2 (40.00%) Informatica
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Talend
2 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft