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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 514 448 441
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -7
Contract jobs citing WSDL 115 133 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.87% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 89 65
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +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
15760 15286 15435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 29.02% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10386 9943 9257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 277 390
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 20 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 20 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 -29 109 £420 -1.17% 31
London +22 71 £488 -7.09% 7
South East -22 15 £400 - 9
City of London +20 11 £395 -7.05% 2
Hampshire -30 9 £400 - 2
North West -17 8 £333 -11.33% 2
Manchester - 7 £315 - 2
East of England -25 3 £275 -35.29%
South West - 3 - - 6
Berkshire +13 2 - -
Surrey -3 2 £410 -25.45% 5
West Midlands -17 2 £563 +73.07%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 3
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 £410 - 5
Merseyside -5 1 £425 -
Yorkshire -6 1 £320 +4.48% 3
West Yorkshire -11 1 £320 +4.48% 2
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wallingford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
York - - - - 1
Redditch - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Southampton - - - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 206 (83.40%) XML
2 182 (73.68%) SOAP
3 163 (65.99%) Web Services
4 138 (55.87%) Java
5 131 (53.04%) Oracle
6 116 (46.96%) XSD
6 116 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (37.25%) SOA
7 92 (37.25%) REST
8 88 (35.63%) Scrum
9 75 (30.36%) HTML
10 72 (29.15%) SQL
11 65 (26.32%) JMS
11 65 (26.32%) HTTP
12 62 (25.10%) Linux
13 61 (24.70%) XSLT
14 57 (23.08%) ERP
15 56 (22.67%) Subversion
15 56 (22.67%) WebSphere
16 55 (22.27%) Maven
17 54 (21.86%) J2EE
17 54 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
18 52 (21.05%) WebLogic
19 51 (20.65%) OO
19 51 (20.65%) IBM
20 48 (19.43%) XSL
20 48 (19.43%) TDD
21 45 (18.22%) JBoss
21 45 (18.22%) UML
21 45 (18.22%) Middleware

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 56 (22.67%) WebSphere
2 52 (21.05%) WebLogic
3 45 (18.22%) JBoss
4 32 (12.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (7.69%) AquaLogic
6 18 (7.29%) Apache
7 16 (6.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (6.48%) WebSphere Process Server
8 15 (6.07%) Tomcat
9 12 (4.86%) IIS
10 11 (4.45%) ArcGIS
11 8 (3.24%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (2.83%) NetWeaver
13 5 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (1.62%) MQSeries
15 3 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
15 3 (1.21%) Liferay
16 2 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.81%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (1.62%) MS Office
3 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (6.07%) Workday HCM
2 14 (5.67%) SAP HR
3 9 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (3.24%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (2.83%) Markit EDM
6 4 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.81%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.40%) Cordys
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Force.com
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (26.32%) HTTP
2 40 (16.19%) SSL
3 11 (4.45%) FTP
3 11 (4.45%) Internet
4 7 (2.83%) HTTPS
5 6 (2.43%) LDAP
6 3 (1.21%) SDH
6 3 (1.21%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.21%) MPLS
7 2 (0.81%) Firewall
7 2 (0.81%) SMTP
8 1 (0.40%) DMZ
8 1 (0.40%) CTI
8 1 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.60%) Oracle Database
2 29 (11.74%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (4.86%) MySQL
4 12 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (3.64%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.43%) Spotfire
9 5 (2.02%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.62%) Text Mining
10 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.62%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.21%) DB2
11 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 56 (22.67%) Subversion
2 55 (22.27%) Maven
3 42 (17.00%) Ant
4 22 (8.91%) Eclipse
5 18 (7.29%) Visual Studio
5 18 (7.29%) Jenkins
6 15 (6.07%) Git (software)
7 14 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.26%) Hudson
8 13 (5.26%) SoapUI
9 12 (4.86%) JIRA
10 8 (3.24%) Bugzilla
10 8 (3.24%) JUnit
11 7 (2.83%) Mercurial
12 5 (2.02%) Gradle
13 4 (1.62%) Axure RP
13 4 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.62%) MyEclipse
13 4 (1.62%) Redmine
13 4 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (14.57%) Retail
2 12 (4.86%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.86%) Finance
3 7 (2.83%) Banking
4 5 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.21%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.81%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 115 (46.56%) Developer
2 37 (14.98%) Architect
3 28 (11.34%) Software Engineer
4 25 (10.12%) Consultant
5 19 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 12 (4.86%) Software Developer
7 10 (4.05%) Integration Architect
8 8 (3.24%) Configuration Manager
8 8 (3.24%) Release Manager
8 8 (3.24%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 7 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.43%) Analyst
10 6 (2.43%) C++ Developer
10 6 (2.43%) Technical Leader
10 6 (2.43%) Database Architect
10 6 (2.43%) Workday Consultant
11 5 (2.02%) UI Developer
11 5 (2.02%) Designer
11 5 (2.02%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (2.02%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (83.40%) XML
2 182 (73.68%) SOAP
3 163 (65.99%) Web Services
4 116 (46.96%) XSD
5 92 (37.25%) REST
6 75 (30.36%) HTML
7 65 (26.32%) JMS
8 61 (24.70%) XSLT
9 54 (21.86%) J2EE
10 48 (19.43%) XSL
11 45 (18.22%) Middleware
12 38 (15.38%) RESTful
13 36 (14.57%) Spring
14 33 (13.36%) jQuery
15 29 (11.74%) .NET
16 27 (10.93%) JSON
17 24 (9.72%) CSS
18 23 (9.31%) JAX-WS
19 22 (8.91%) Apache Axis
20 21 (8.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.17%) Social Media
1 35 (14.17%) iPad
2 34 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.50%) Data Integration
4 10 (4.05%) Open Source
5 8 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.83%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.43%) DataPower
7 6 (2.43%) Web 2.0
8 5 (2.02%) Life Science
8 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.62%) Semantic Web
9 4 (1.62%) Kindle
9 4 (1.62%) Ontologies
9 4 (1.62%) NHS
10 3 (1.21%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.81%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.10%) Linux
2 21 (8.50%) UNIX
3 12 (4.86%) Windows
4 4 (1.62%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.62%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.21%) Solaris
6 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (37.25%) SOA
3 88 (35.63%) Scrum
4 57 (23.08%) ERP
5 54 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (20.65%) OO
7 48 (19.43%) TDD
8 45 (18.22%) UML
9 43 (17.41%) E-Commerce
10 39 (15.79%) ITIL
11 38 (15.38%) Software Engineering
12 37 (14.98%) Waterfall
13 36 (14.57%) TOGAF
13 36 (14.57%) Content Management
14 35 (14.17%) SysML
15 29 (11.74%) Migration
16 26 (10.53%) Data Migration
17 22 (8.91%) ETL
18 19 (7.69%) MVC
19 18 (7.29%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 138 (55.87%) Java
2 72 (29.15%) SQL
3 44 (17.81%) Groovy
4 42 (17.00%) JavaScript
5 39 (15.79%) XPath
6 34 (13.77%) C#
7 19 (7.69%) C
8 15 (6.07%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.86%) C++
9 12 (4.86%) Python
9 12 (4.86%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.05%) XQuery
11 7 (2.83%) Perl
12 5 (2.02%) SPARQL
12 5 (2.02%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.21%) SOQL
14 2 (0.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.81%) PHP
15 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.69%) Degree
3 11 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.83%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.45%) QA
2 8 (3.24%) HL7
3 4 (1.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.21%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.40%) Netcool
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 131 (53.04%) Oracle
2 51 (20.65%) IBM
3 35 (14.17%) ATG
3 35 (14.17%) Perforce
3 35 (14.17%) Endeca
4 25 (10.12%) SAP
5 23 (9.31%) Microsoft
6 22 (8.91%) BEA
7 16 (6.48%) Software AG
8 15 (6.07%) PeopleSoft
9 13 (5.26%) Google
10 12 (4.86%) TIBCO
11 11 (4.45%) ESRI
12 8 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (2.43%) webMethods
13 6 (2.43%) Intel
14 5 (2.02%) Mercator
15 4 (1.62%) Adobe
15 4 (1.62%) hybris
16 3 (1.21%) MetaSolv
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