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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)
Rank - 579 553
Contract jobs citing WS-I 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.021% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £575 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.97

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 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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