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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 522 528 477
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -51
Contract jobs citing WSDL 104 84 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 0.61% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 59
Average daily rate £425 £438 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £349 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £361
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 95 £450 +2.85% 24
London +30 38 £425 -19.81% 3
West Yorkshire -4 14 £500 +47.05% 2
Yorkshire -18 14 £500 +47.05% 2
South East +19 12 £413 -17.50% 1
North West -24 11 £388 +3.26% 5
West Midlands -10 10 £500 -0.99% 1
Glasgow +16 8 £225 -65.38%
Scotland +3 8 £225 -65.38%
Leeds -7 8 £500 +42.85% 2
Milton Keynes - 7 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £413 -
East of England +3 6 - - 1
Manchester -11 6 £388 +2.78% 3
Hampshire - 5 £463 -
Knutsford -2 4 £389 -0.32% 2
Cheshire -7 4 £389 +3.52% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 2 - -
Bedfordshire +8 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £500 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
St Albans - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 £500 -
South West +4 1 £425 -22.72% 10
Cardiff -9 1 - - 2
Wales -10 1 - - 2
South Wales -12 1 - - 2
East Midlands -21 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 146 (65.77%) XML
2 143 (64.41%) SOAP
3 130 (58.56%) Web Services
4 114 (51.35%) Java
5 104 (46.85%) XSD
6 94 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (34.23%) Oracle
8 66 (29.73%) HTML
9 62 (27.93%) SOA
10 49 (22.07%) JavaScript
10 49 (22.07%) Finance
10 49 (22.07%) JSON
11 47 (21.17%) Jenkins
11 47 (21.17%) SQL
12 44 (19.82%) J2EE
13 39 (17.57%) SDLC
13 39 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (17.12%) Middleware
15 37 (16.67%) TDD
15 37 (16.67%) Linux
15 37 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 36 (16.22%) WebLogic
17 35 (15.77%) XSLT
17 35 (15.77%) Maven
18 34 (15.32%) REST
19 33 (14.86%) BPEL
20 32 (14.41%) HTTP
21 31 (13.96%) Oracle Database
21 31 (13.96%) jQuery
22 30 (13.51%) IBM

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (16.22%) WebLogic
2 26 (11.71%) WebSphere
3 19 (8.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 17 (7.66%) Oracle Service Bus
5 14 (6.31%) MQSeries
6 11 (4.95%) JBoss
7 9 (4.05%) Node.js
7 9 (4.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 7 (3.15%) OpenStack
8 7 (3.15%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.70%) MQSI
10 5 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.90%) Apache
11 2 (0.90%) CICS
11 2 (0.90%) IIS
11 2 (0.90%) Liferay
11 2 (0.90%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.45%) Confluence
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Office
2 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Project
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (8.11%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (4.50%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (2.25%) Markit EDM
3 5 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.35%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.90%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) PaaS
2 1 (0.45%) IaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.41%) HTTP
2 23 (10.36%) SSL
3 12 (5.41%) FTP
3 12 (5.41%) HTTPS
4 9 (4.05%) WinSCP
5 7 (3.15%) VoIP
6 6 (2.70%) Internet
6 6 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.35%) Firewall
7 3 (1.35%) SMS
7 3 (1.35%) Wireless
8 2 (0.90%) Intranet
9 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.45%) LAN
9 1 (0.45%) LDAP
9 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.96%) Oracle Database
2 19 (8.56%) SQL Server
3 16 (7.21%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (7.21%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (4.50%) DB2
4 10 (4.50%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.60%) PowerCenter
6 7 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.15%) OLTP
7 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.80%) Big Data
8 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.90%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (21.17%) Jenkins
2 37 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 35 (15.77%) Maven
4 28 (12.61%) Subversion
5 26 (11.71%) JIRA
5 26 (11.71%) SoapUI
6 22 (9.91%) Ant
7 18 (8.11%) Visual Studio
8 14 (6.31%) JUnit
8 14 (6.31%) Selenium
9 12 (5.41%) XMLSpy
10 11 (4.95%) ClearCase
10 11 (4.95%) Eclipse
10 11 (4.95%) Mockito
10 11 (4.95%) Spock
11 10 (4.50%) Protractor
12 9 (4.05%) GitLab
12 9 (4.05%) Jasmine
12 9 (4.05%) Sublime Text
12 9 (4.05%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 49 (22.07%) Finance
2 30 (13.51%) Banking
3 21 (9.46%) Retail
4 8 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.80%) Automotive
6 3 (1.35%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 115 (51.80%) Developer
2 26 (11.71%) Consultant
3 22 (9.91%) Java Developer
4 17 (7.66%) SOA Developer
4 17 (7.66%) Test Engineer
5 14 (6.31%) Analyst
5 14 (6.31%) Oracle Developer
6 13 (5.86%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 12 (5.41%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.50%) Architect
8 10 (4.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (4.05%) Automation Engineer
9 9 (4.05%) SOA Consultant
9 9 (4.05%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) Designer
10 8 (3.60%) Integration Specialist
10 8 (3.60%) Oracle Consultant
10 8 (3.60%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.60%) WebSphere Specialist
11 7 (3.15%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (65.77%) XML
2 143 (64.41%) SOAP
3 130 (58.56%) Web Services
4 104 (46.85%) XSD
5 66 (29.73%) HTML
6 49 (22.07%) JSON
7 44 (19.82%) J2EE
8 38 (17.12%) Middleware
9 35 (15.77%) XSLT
10 34 (15.32%) REST
11 31 (13.96%) jQuery
12 29 (13.06%) JMS
13 26 (11.71%) AngularJS
13 26 (11.71%) JSP
14 25 (11.26%) RESTful
15 23 (10.36%) HTML5
16 21 (9.46%) Java EE
17 20 (9.01%) XSL
18 19 (8.56%) Servlets
19 17 (7.66%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.11%) DataPower
1 18 (8.11%) Social Media
2 17 (7.66%) iPad
3 15 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.05%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.70%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.80%) User Experience
8 3 (1.35%) Telematics
9 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.90%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.90%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) Clustering
10 1 (0.45%) RIA
10 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.67%) Linux
2 27 (12.16%) Windows
3 17 (7.66%) AIX
4 14 (6.31%) Mac OS
5 13 (5.86%) Unix
5 13 (5.86%) Windows Vista
5 13 (5.86%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.93%) SOA
3 39 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (17.57%) SDLC
4 37 (16.67%) TDD
5 33 (14.86%) BPEL
6 29 (13.06%) Scrum
7 28 (12.61%) Waterfall
8 23 (10.36%) OO
9 22 (9.91%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.46%) ERP
10 21 (9.46%) UML
11 20 (9.01%) Integration Testing
12 19 (8.56%) Content Management
13 18 (8.11%) Data Management
13 18 (8.11%) Software Engineering
13 18 (8.11%) Test Automation
14 17 (7.66%) BDD
14 17 (7.66%) DevOps
14 17 (7.66%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 114 (51.35%) Java
2 49 (22.07%) JavaScript
3 47 (21.17%) SQL
4 21 (9.46%) Groovy
5 18 (8.11%) C++
6 14 (6.31%) C
6 14 (6.31%) Objective-C
7 13 (5.86%) XPath
8 9 (4.05%) ES6
8 9 (4.05%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.05%) XQuery
9 8 (3.60%) C#
9 8 (3.60%) Perl
10 7 (3.15%) Python
11 4 (1.80%) VB
12 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.90%) ABAP
13 2 (0.90%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.11%) Degree
4 14 (6.31%) ISEB
5 9 (4.05%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.80%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.50%) Data Quality
1 10 (4.50%) HL7
2 9 (4.05%) QA
2 9 (4.05%) SEPA
3 1 (0.45%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (6.76%) Puppet
2 14 (6.31%) logstash
2 14 (6.31%) Piwik
3 11 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.45%) Bareos
6 1 (0.45%) Graphite
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.45%) yum
Vendors
1 76 (34.23%) Oracle
2 30 (13.51%) IBM
3 20 (9.01%) ATG
4 19 (8.56%) Endeca
5 17 (7.66%) HP
6 9 (4.05%) Perforce
6 9 (4.05%) Remedy
7 8 (3.60%) Informatica
8 7 (3.15%) VMware
9 6 (2.70%) SAP
10 4 (1.80%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.35%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.90%) Chordiant
12 2 (0.90%) ESRI
12 2 (0.90%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.90%) Sun
12 2 (0.90%) Sybase
12 2 (0.90%) webMethods
13 1 (0.45%) Cisco
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