The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 486 469 429
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -40
Contract jobs citing WSDL 114 130 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.86% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 77 67
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £381
% change year-on-year
- +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
15338 15097 13707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.34% 28.03% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10258 9816 8606
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 222 341
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.75 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSDL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WSDL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WSDL
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 WSDL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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 -21 110 £431 +1.47% 37
South East -7 35 £425 - 2
North West +3 27 £425 +21.42% 5
London -63 20 £450 -14.28% 9
Hampshire +7 18 £419 -1.47%
Manchester -7 12 £500 +42.85% 3
Berkshire +3 11 £450 +5.88% 2
Cheshire - 10 £401 -
South West +11 9 £388 +30.25% 13
Yorkshire -13 7 £375 -16.66% 5
West Yorkshire -14 7 £375 -16.66% 3
City of London -6 6 £431 +11.29% 1
Reading - 6 £450 -
East of England -2 5 £450 +28.57% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £453 - 6
West Midlands +2 4 £563 +32.35%
Winchester -10 4 £431 -17.50%
Gloucestershire - 4 £330 - 2
Bedfordshire +6 3 £325 -31.57% 1
Surrey -3 3 £325 -23.52%
Nottingham -11 3 - -
Nottinghamshire -13 3 - -
Leeds -14 3 £394 - 3
East Midlands -17 3 - -
Chester - 3 £401 -
Preston - 3 £356 -
Swindon - 3 £450 - 4
Lancashire - 3 £356 -
Southampton 0 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire -14 2 £450 -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 155 (79.08%) XML
2 154 (78.57%) SOAP
3 124 (63.27%) Web Services
4 105 (53.57%) Java
5 94 (47.96%) XSD
6 86 (43.88%) Oracle
7 78 (39.80%) SOA
8 71 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (29.08%) HTML
10 55 (28.06%) REST
10 55 (28.06%) SDLC
11 53 (27.04%) IBM
12 52 (26.53%) SQL
12 52 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (25.51%) WebSphere
14 48 (24.49%) Middleware
15 47 (23.98%) Finance
16 45 (22.96%) JMS
17 41 (20.92%) J2EE
18 40 (20.41%) TDD
19 39 (19.90%) Spring
20 37 (18.88%) JSON
21 36 (18.37%) Waterfall
21 36 (18.37%) JavaScript
21 36 (18.37%) JBoss
22 35 (17.86%) WebLogic
22 35 (17.86%) Oracle Database
23 33 (16.84%) Subversion
23 33 (16.84%) XSLT
24 32 (16.33%) Maven

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WSDL 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 WSDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 50 (25.51%) WebSphere
2 36 (18.37%) JBoss
3 35 (17.86%) WebLogic
4 19 (9.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
6 12 (6.12%) Apache
6 12 (6.12%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (3.06%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (3.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (2.55%) Liferay
9 5 (2.55%) Confluence
10 4 (2.04%) GlassFish
10 4 (2.04%) IIS
10 4 (2.04%) AquaLogic
10 4 (2.04%) NetWeaver
10 4 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (1.53%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (1.02%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.04%) AquaLogic BPM
4 3 (1.53%) Magento
5 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
1 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.31%) HTTP
2 13 (6.63%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.08%) SSL
4 7 (3.57%) Internet
5 6 (3.06%) Firewall
6 4 (2.04%) DMZ
6 4 (2.04%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.04%) SNMP
7 3 (1.53%) LDAP
8 2 (1.02%) LAN
8 2 (1.02%) WAN
8 2 (1.02%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.02%) FTP
8 2 (1.02%) SAN
8 2 (1.02%) NAS
8 2 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.51%) CTI
9 1 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (8.16%) Relational Database
5 14 (7.14%) DB2
6 13 (6.63%) Big Data
7 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (3.06%) Informix
9 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.55%) MySQL
10 4 (2.04%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.02%) Adabas
13 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.51%) OLTP
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (16.84%) Subversion
2 32 (16.33%) Maven
2 32 (16.33%) SoapUI
3 31 (15.82%) JUnit
4 16 (8.16%) Ant
4 16 (8.16%) Selenium
4 16 (8.16%) Git (software)
5 11 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (5.61%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.59%) JIRA
7 8 (4.08%) Checkstyle
7 8 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (4.08%) FindBugs
7 8 (4.08%) Gradle
8 7 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.06%) Mockito
9 6 (3.06%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.04%) XMLSpy
10 4 (2.04%) Hudson
11 3 (1.53%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (23.98%) Finance
2 27 (13.78%) Retail
3 23 (11.73%) Banking
4 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 117 (59.69%) Developer
2 35 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 31 (15.82%) Architect
4 16 (8.16%) Integration Architect
4 16 (8.16%) Designer
5 12 (6.12%) Consultant
6 11 (5.61%) Oracle Developer
6 11 (5.61%) webMethods Developer
7 10 (5.10%) SOA Developer
7 10 (5.10%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 7 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.06%) Analyst
11 5 (2.55%) WebSphere Developer
11 5 (2.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 4 (2.04%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.04%) Java Architect
12 4 (2.04%) SOA Architect
12 4 (2.04%) SOA Consultant
12 4 (2.04%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (79.08%) XML
2 154 (78.57%) SOAP
3 124 (63.27%) Web Services
4 94 (47.96%) XSD
5 57 (29.08%) HTML
6 55 (28.06%) REST
7 48 (24.49%) Middleware
8 45 (22.96%) JMS
9 41 (20.92%) J2EE
10 39 (19.90%) Spring
11 37 (18.88%) JSON
12 33 (16.84%) XSLT
13 30 (15.31%) RESTful
14 28 (14.29%) XSL
15 23 (11.73%) .NET
16 22 (11.22%) Hibernate
17 21 (10.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
18 20 (10.20%) Servlets
19 19 (9.69%) JSP
19 19 (9.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.31%) DataPower
2 14 (7.14%) Social Media
2 14 (7.14%) iPad
3 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.55%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.55%) Clustering
7 4 (2.04%) W3C
8 3 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.53%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.53%) Web 2.0
8 3 (1.53%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.51%) VUI
10 1 (0.51%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.51%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.31%) Linux
2 12 (6.12%) Windows
3 7 (3.57%) AIX
4 6 (3.06%) Windows Vista
4 6 (3.06%) Windows XP
4 6 (3.06%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.04%) Solaris
6 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.53%) UNIX
7 2 (1.02%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.51%) zOS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.80%) SOA
2 71 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (28.06%) SDLC
4 52 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (20.41%) TDD
6 36 (18.37%) Waterfall
7 29 (14.80%) Integration Testing
8 27 (13.78%) Software Engineering
8 27 (13.78%) E-Commerce
8 27 (13.78%) Scrum
9 20 (10.20%) Use Case
10 19 (9.69%) BPEL
10 19 (9.69%) OO
11 18 (9.18%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (8.67%) ERP
12 17 (8.67%) EAI
13 16 (8.16%) Content Management
14 15 (7.65%) UML
15 13 (6.63%) ITIL
15 13 (6.63%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 105 (53.57%) Java
2 52 (26.53%) SQL
3 36 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 23 (11.73%) PL/SQL
5 19 (9.69%) Groovy
6 14 (7.14%) C#
7 11 (5.61%) C++
8 10 (5.10%) XPath
9 9 (4.59%) Objective-C
10 8 (4.08%) Perl
11 7 (3.57%) T-SQL
12 6 (3.06%) C
13 5 (2.55%) XQuery
14 4 (2.04%) Python
15 3 (1.53%) VB6
15 3 (1.53%) VB
15 3 (1.53%) PHP
16 2 (1.02%) COBOL
16 2 (1.02%) NATURAL
16 2 (1.02%) JCL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.67%) Degree
2 8 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.02%) ISEB
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.67%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) COBIT
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.04%) Squid
2 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.02%) MOM
2 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 86 (43.88%) Oracle
2 53 (27.04%) IBM
3 25 (12.76%) webMethods
4 20 (10.20%) TIBCO
5 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
6 18 (9.18%) Perforce
7 16 (8.16%) ATG
7 16 (8.16%) Endeca
8 11 (5.61%) Green Hat
8 11 (5.61%) Solace
9 10 (5.10%) Software AG
10 9 (4.59%) SAP
11 8 (4.08%) HP
12 6 (3.06%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (2.55%) BEA
13 5 (2.55%) CA
14 4 (2.04%) Informatica
14 4 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (2.04%) Atlassian
15 3 (1.53%) Intel
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