The table below looks at the statistics for WS-I skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WS-I over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)
Rank 593 - 550
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WS-I 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% - 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

WS-I
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WS-I within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WS-I within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Horsham - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
South East - 1 £375 -
England - 1 £375 -

WS-I
Top 9 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WS-I 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 WS-I.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering

WS-I
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WS-I 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 WS-I. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java