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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 496 435 460
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +25
Contract jobs citing WSDL 90 141 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.99% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 87 69
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £314 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £34.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £34.22
% change year-on-year
- -12.31%

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
14772 14272 13910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.70% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10119 9132 8723
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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 193 301 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -72 84 £431 +7.81% 23
London -26 23 £530 +6.00% 5
North West -21 17 £375 +3.44% 2
South East -29 13 £500 +25.00% 7
Berkshire +4 8 £488 +8.33% 3
East Midlands - 8 £385 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £295 -
Bracknell +1 6 £475 +5.55%
Manchester -15 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Nottingham - 6 £295 -
Yorkshire - 6 £320 - 2
East of England -9 5 £425 - 3
City of London -10 5 £450 +12.50% 1
South West -29 3 £463 - 3
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £320 - 1
Surrey -4 2 £550 +0.91% 2
Wiltshire -11 2 £550 - 1
Cheshire -9 1 £376 +0.13%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Lincoln - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Bath - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 176 (79.64%) XML
2 158 (71.49%) SOAP
3 142 (64.25%) Java
4 121 (54.75%) Web Services
5 113 (51.13%) Oracle
6 110 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (40.27%) XSD
7 89 (40.27%) Scrum
8 80 (36.20%) SOA
8 80 (36.20%) REST
9 74 (33.48%) SQL
10 72 (32.58%) HTML
11 63 (28.51%) J2EE
12 56 (25.34%) WebLogic
13 55 (24.89%) JMS
14 53 (23.98%) Linux
14 53 (23.98%) TDD
15 52 (23.53%) HTTP
16 51 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
16 51 (23.08%) Oracle Database
17 50 (22.62%) Maven
17 50 (22.62%) WebSphere
18 48 (21.72%) XSLT
19 47 (21.27%) XSL
19 47 (21.27%) Middleware
19 47 (21.27%) Subversion
19 47 (21.27%) Software Engineering
20 43 (19.46%) UML
20 43 (19.46%) JBoss
21 41 (18.55%) JavaScript

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (25.34%) WebLogic
2 50 (22.62%) WebSphere
3 43 (19.46%) JBoss
4 24 (10.86%) Apache
5 21 (9.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (8.14%) Tomcat
7 15 (6.79%) WebSphere Process Server
7 15 (6.79%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (5.43%) IIS
9 11 (4.98%) ArcGIS
10 9 (4.07%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (3.62%) AquaLogic
12 4 (1.81%) Mule
12 4 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.81%) NetWeaver
13 3 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (1.36%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.36%) Liferay
13 3 (1.36%) Confluence
14 2 (0.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.26%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.81%) Workday HCM
4 3 (1.36%) AquaLogic BPM
5 2 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.45%) Cordys
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.36%) PaaS
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.90%) IaaS
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (23.53%) HTTP
2 35 (15.84%) SSL
3 9 (4.07%) Ethernet
4 8 (3.62%) SDH
4 8 (3.62%) MPLS
5 6 (2.71%) Firewall
5 6 (2.71%) LDAP
6 4 (1.81%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.81%) DMZ
6 4 (1.81%) Internet
7 2 (0.90%) SMTP
7 2 (0.90%) FTP
8 1 (0.45%) LAN
8 1 (0.45%) WAN
8 1 (0.45%) SSH
8 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.45%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 28 (12.67%) SQL Server
3 22 (9.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (7.24%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (4.98%) MySQL
6 7 (3.17%) DB2
6 7 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.26%) Spotfire
7 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.81%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.36%) Text Mining
9 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.36%) Jackrabbit
9 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.90%) SQLite
10 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (22.62%) Maven
2 47 (21.27%) Subversion
3 37 (16.74%) Ant
4 22 (9.95%) Jenkins
5 19 (8.60%) Eclipse
6 16 (7.24%) Git (software)
6 16 (7.24%) JIRA
7 14 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.88%) Hudson
9 12 (5.43%) SoapUI
10 11 (4.98%) Visual Studio
11 10 (4.52%) JUnit
12 8 (3.62%) Toad
12 8 (3.62%) Bugzilla
13 7 (3.17%) Mercurial
14 5 (2.26%) Axure RP
14 5 (2.26%) JDeveloper
14 5 (2.26%) IntelliJ
15 4 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 4 (1.81%) NetBeans
General
1 35 (15.84%) Retail
2 17 (7.69%) Finance
3 12 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.98%) Banking
5 4 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 108 (48.87%) Developer
2 31 (14.03%) Architect
3 28 (12.67%) Java Developer
4 27 (12.22%) Software Engineer
5 13 (5.88%) Analyst
5 13 (5.88%) Consultant
5 13 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 12 (5.43%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 12 (5.43%) SOA Developer
7 11 (4.98%) Integration Architect
8 8 (3.62%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.17%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.17%) Configuration Manager
9 7 (3.17%) Release Manager
9 7 (3.17%) Configuration and Release Manager
10 6 (2.71%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.26%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (1.81%) Technical Architect
12 4 (1.81%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (79.64%) XML
2 158 (71.49%) SOAP
3 121 (54.75%) Web Services
4 89 (40.27%) XSD
5 80 (36.20%) REST
6 72 (32.58%) HTML
7 63 (28.51%) J2EE
8 55 (24.89%) JMS
9 48 (21.72%) XSLT
10 47 (21.27%) XSL
10 47 (21.27%) Middleware
11 39 (17.65%) Spring
12 32 (14.48%) RESTful
13 31 (14.03%) JDBC
14 30 (13.57%) JSON
15 29 (13.12%) jQuery
15 29 (13.12%) CSS
16 24 (10.86%) Java EE
17 23 (10.41%) .NET
18 19 (8.60%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.12%) Social Media
1 29 (13.12%) iPad
2 20 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.79%) Data Integration
4 11 (4.98%) Open Source
5 10 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.71%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.71%) DataPower
8 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.26%) Clustering
8 5 (2.26%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.81%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.81%) Life Science
9 4 (1.81%) Kindle
10 3 (1.36%) Ontologies
10 3 (1.36%) NHS
11 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.90%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 53 (23.98%) Linux
2 17 (7.69%) UNIX
3 10 (4.52%) Windows
4 5 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.81%) Windows 2000
5 4 (1.81%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.90%) CentOS
7 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (40.27%) Scrum
3 80 (36.20%) SOA
4 53 (23.98%) TDD
5 51 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (21.27%) Software Engineering
7 43 (19.46%) UML
8 40 (18.10%) Waterfall
9 38 (17.19%) E-Commerce
10 36 (16.29%) ERP
11 35 (15.84%) OO
12 32 (14.48%) ITIL
12 32 (14.48%) TOGAF
13 30 (13.57%) Content Management
14 29 (13.12%) SysML
15 23 (10.41%) MVC
16 21 (9.50%) Migration
17 17 (7.69%) BPEL
18 16 (7.24%) Data Migration
19 15 (6.79%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 142 (64.25%) Java
2 74 (33.48%) SQL
3 41 (18.55%) JavaScript
4 30 (13.57%) Groovy
5 27 (12.22%) C#
6 22 (9.95%) PL/SQL
7 20 (9.05%) XPath
8 17 (7.69%) C
9 9 (4.07%) C++
10 7 (3.17%) Python
11 5 (2.26%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.36%) XQuery
12 3 (1.36%) PHP
12 3 (1.36%) SPARQL
13 2 (0.90%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) VB
14 1 (0.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 26 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.95%) Degree
3 9 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.17%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) ISEB
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.62%) QA
2 7 (3.17%) HL7
3 4 (1.81%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.90%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.90%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.90%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 113 (51.13%) Oracle
2 40 (18.10%) IBM
3 30 (13.57%) Perforce
4 29 (13.12%) Endeca
4 29 (13.12%) ATG
5 20 (9.05%) Software AG
6 18 (8.14%) Microsoft
6 18 (8.14%) SAP
7 16 (7.24%) BEA
8 13 (5.88%) Google
9 11 (4.98%) ESRI
9 11 (4.98%) TIBCO
10 8 (3.62%) MetaSolv
10 8 (3.62%) Cramer
11 7 (3.17%) webMethods
12 6 (2.71%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (2.26%) Adobe
14 4 (1.81%) Intel
14 4 (1.81%) hybris
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