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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 498 449 458
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +9
Contract jobs citing WSDL 115 128 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.84% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 87 64
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.75% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.50 £36.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -44.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £36.72
% change year-on-year
- -44.16%

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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
England -22 109 £420 -1.17% 33
London +2 70 £475 -9.52% 8
South East -25 15 £400 - 8
City of London +11 10 £395 -7.05% 3
Hampshire -19 9 £400 - 1
North West -13 8 £333 -11.33%
Manchester - 7 £315 -
Berkshire +13 3 - - 1
East of England -15 3 £275 -35.29% 2
South West - 3 - - 8
Surrey -9 2 £410 -25.45% 4
West Midlands -18 2 £563 +73.07%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Nottingham - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £410 - 2
Yorkshire -2 1 £320 - 5
Merseyside -3 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire -9 1 £320 - 4
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wallingford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
York - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 3

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 209 (83.60%) XML
2 184 (73.60%) SOAP
3 165 (66.00%) Web Services
4 140 (56.00%) Java
5 132 (52.80%) Oracle
6 118 (47.20%) XSD
7 117 (46.80%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (37.20%) SOA
9 92 (36.80%) REST
10 89 (35.60%) Scrum
11 77 (30.80%) HTML
12 73 (29.20%) SQL
13 66 (26.40%) JMS
14 64 (25.60%) HTTP
15 62 (24.80%) Linux
16 61 (24.40%) XSLT
17 58 (23.20%) ERP
18 57 (22.80%) Subversion
18 57 (22.80%) WebSphere
19 56 (22.40%) Maven
20 55 (22.00%) J2EE
20 55 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (21.60%) WebLogic
22 51 (20.40%) IBM
23 50 (20.00%) OO
23 50 (20.00%) TDD
24 49 (19.60%) XSL
25 46 (18.40%) JBoss
25 46 (18.40%) Middleware
26 45 (18.00%) UML

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 57 (22.80%) WebSphere
2 54 (21.60%) WebLogic
3 46 (18.40%) JBoss
4 32 (12.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (7.60%) AquaLogic
6 18 (7.20%) Apache
7 16 (6.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (6.40%) WebSphere Process Server
8 15 (6.00%) Tomcat
9 12 (4.80%) IIS
10 11 (4.40%) ArcGIS
11 8 (3.20%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (2.80%) NetWeaver
13 5 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (1.60%) MQSeries
15 3 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
15 3 (1.20%) Liferay
16 2 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.80%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.00%) Workday HCM
2 14 (5.60%) SAP HR
3 9 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (3.20%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (2.80%) Markit EDM
6 4 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.80%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.80%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.40%) Cordys
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Force.com
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (25.60%) HTTP
2 40 (16.00%) SSL
3 11 (4.40%) FTP
3 11 (4.40%) Internet
4 7 (2.80%) HTTPS
5 6 (2.40%) LDAP
6 4 (1.60%) SDH
6 4 (1.60%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.60%) MPLS
7 2 (0.80%) Firewall
7 2 (0.80%) SMTP
8 1 (0.40%) DMZ
8 1 (0.40%) CTI
8 1 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.80%) Oracle Database
2 29 (11.60%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.40%) MySQL
4 11 (4.40%) Oracle Database 10g
4 11 (4.40%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.20%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.40%) Spotfire
7 5 (2.00%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.60%) Text Mining
8 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.20%) DB2
9 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 57 (22.80%) Subversion
2 56 (22.40%) Maven
3 43 (17.20%) Ant
4 22 (8.80%) Eclipse
5 18 (7.20%) Visual Studio
5 18 (7.20%) Jenkins
6 15 (6.00%) Git (software)
7 14 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.20%) Hudson
8 13 (5.20%) SoapUI
9 12 (4.80%) JIRA
10 8 (3.20%) Bugzilla
10 8 (3.20%) JUnit
11 7 (2.80%) Mercurial
12 5 (2.00%) Axure RP
12 5 (2.00%) Gradle
13 4 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.60%) MyEclipse
13 4 (1.60%) Redmine
13 4 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (14.80%) Retail
2 13 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.80%) Finance
4 7 (2.80%) Banking
5 5 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.20%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.80%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 117 (46.80%) Developer
2 37 (14.80%) Architect
3 28 (11.20%) Software Engineer
4 24 (9.60%) Consultant
5 19 (7.60%) Java Developer
6 12 (4.80%) Software Developer
7 10 (4.00%) Integration Architect
8 8 (3.20%) Release Manager
8 8 (3.20%) Configuration Manager
8 8 (3.20%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 7 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (2.80%) Analyst
10 6 (2.40%) Database Architect
10 6 (2.40%) Workday Consultant
11 5 (2.00%) UI Developer
11 5 (2.00%) Designer
11 5 (2.00%) Technical Leader
11 5 (2.00%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (2.00%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (2.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (83.60%) XML
2 184 (73.60%) SOAP
3 165 (66.00%) Web Services
4 118 (47.20%) XSD
5 92 (36.80%) REST
6 77 (30.80%) HTML
7 66 (26.40%) JMS
8 61 (24.40%) XSLT
9 55 (22.00%) J2EE
10 49 (19.60%) XSL
11 46 (18.40%) Middleware
12 39 (15.60%) RESTful
13 36 (14.40%) Spring
14 34 (13.60%) jQuery
15 29 (11.60%) .NET
16 27 (10.80%) JSON
17 25 (10.00%) CSS
18 23 (9.20%) JAX-WS
19 22 (8.80%) Ajax
19 22 (8.80%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.40%) Social Media
1 36 (14.40%) iPad
2 34 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.40%) Data Integration
4 10 (4.00%) Open Source
5 8 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.80%) Web 2.0
6 7 (2.80%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.40%) DataPower
8 5 (2.00%) Life Science
8 5 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.60%) Semantic Web
9 4 (1.60%) Kindle
9 4 (1.60%) Ontologies
9 4 (1.60%) NHS
10 3 (1.20%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.80%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.80%) Linux
2 20 (8.00%) UNIX
3 12 (4.80%) Windows
4 4 (1.60%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.60%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.20%) Solaris
5 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (46.80%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (37.20%) SOA
3 89 (35.60%) Scrum
4 58 (23.20%) ERP
5 55 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (20.00%) OO
6 50 (20.00%) TDD
7 45 (18.00%) UML
8 44 (17.60%) E-Commerce
9 39 (15.60%) ITIL
9 39 (15.60%) Software Engineering
10 38 (15.20%) Waterfall
11 37 (14.80%) Content Management
12 36 (14.40%) TOGAF
13 35 (14.00%) SysML
14 30 (12.00%) Migration
15 27 (10.80%) Data Migration
16 22 (8.80%) ETL
17 19 (7.60%) MVC
18 18 (7.20%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 140 (56.00%) Java
2 73 (29.20%) SQL
3 45 (18.00%) Groovy
4 43 (17.20%) JavaScript
5 40 (16.00%) XPath
6 34 (13.60%) C#
7 19 (7.60%) C
8 16 (6.40%) PL/SQL
9 11 (4.40%) C++
9 11 (4.40%) Python
9 11 (4.40%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.00%) XQuery
11 6 (2.40%) Perl
12 5 (2.00%) SPARQL
12 5 (2.00%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.20%) SOQL
14 2 (0.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.80%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.80%) PHP
15 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.00%) Degree
3 11 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.80%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.40%) QA
2 8 (3.20%) HL7
3 4 (1.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.20%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.40%) Netcool
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 132 (52.80%) Oracle
2 51 (20.40%) IBM
3 36 (14.40%) ATG
3 36 (14.40%) Perforce
3 36 (14.40%) Endeca
4 25 (10.00%) SAP
5 24 (9.60%) Microsoft
6 23 (9.20%) BEA
7 16 (6.40%) Software AG
8 15 (6.00%) PeopleSoft
9 13 (5.20%) Google
10 12 (4.80%) TIBCO
11 11 (4.40%) ESRI
12 8 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (2.40%) webMethods
13 6 (2.40%) Intel
14 5 (2.00%) Adobe
14 5 (2.00%) Mercator
15 4 (1.60%) MetaSolv
15 4 (1.60%) Cramer
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