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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 480 465 473
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing WSDL 145 152 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.96% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 85 60
Average daily rate
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£431 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.25 -
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
16607 15856 15326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.97% 28.03% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11290 10074 9835
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 222 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -16 139 £438 - 31
London -52 44 £450 -14.28% 6
North West +8 39 £423 +30.00% 5
South East -12 23 £425 +3.65% 1
Hampshire +17 22 £425 +6.25%
Cheshire - 17 £400 - 1
City of London +6 14 £438 +9.37%
Manchester -11 10 £500 +53.84% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £245 - 5
Leeds - 10 £245 - 5
West Yorkshire - 10 £245 - 5
Lancashire - 9 £388 -
North East - 8 £575 - 1
Blackpool - 8 £388 -
South West -1 7 £375 +26.05% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £575 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £575 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 5 £354 - 4
East Midlands -19 4 £450 +20.00% 1
Knutsford - 4 £423 - 1
Daresbury - 4 £350 -
Cheltenham - 4 £333 - 4
Southampton +7 3 £325 -
East of England +4 3 £363 +7.40% 2
Winchester -19 3 £450 -13.91%
Uxbridge - 3 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £420 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £275 - 2

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 197 (80.74%) SOAP
2 185 (75.82%) XML
3 170 (69.67%) Web Services
4 137 (56.15%) Java
5 106 (43.44%) XSD
6 84 (34.43%) HTML
7 82 (33.61%) Oracle
8 80 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (31.56%) SOA
10 71 (29.10%) JavaScript
11 66 (27.05%) Finance
12 62 (25.41%) REST
13 60 (24.59%) JSON
13 60 (24.59%) SQL
14 54 (22.13%) J2EE
14 54 (22.13%) JMS
14 54 (22.13%) Spring
15 53 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (21.31%) WebSphere
17 51 (20.90%) SDLC
18 50 (20.49%) XSLT
19 49 (20.08%) JBoss
19 49 (20.08%) IBM
20 44 (18.03%) Linux
21 43 (17.62%) Middleware
21 43 (17.62%) Oracle Database
22 39 (15.98%) HTML5
23 34 (13.93%) DataPower
23 34 (13.93%) Hibernate
23 34 (13.93%) CSS

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 52 (21.31%) WebSphere
2 49 (20.08%) JBoss
3 31 (12.70%) WebLogic
4 25 (10.25%) Tomcat
5 22 (9.02%) Apache
6 21 (8.61%) Oracle Service Bus
6 21 (8.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 19 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (6.97%) Node.js
9 14 (5.74%) IIS
10 8 (3.28%) Jetty
11 6 (2.46%) Confluence
12 5 (2.05%) Liferay
12 5 (2.05%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.64%) GlassFish
13 4 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (1.64%) CICS
13 4 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (1.64%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.10%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.64%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.25%) HTTP
2 20 (8.20%) SSL
3 14 (5.74%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.92%) SNMP
5 10 (4.10%) Internet
6 7 (2.87%) Firewall
7 5 (2.05%) LDAP
7 5 (2.05%) VoIP
8 2 (0.82%) FTP
8 2 (0.82%) SAN
8 2 (0.82%) NAS
9 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.41%) CTI
9 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.41%) WAN
9 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.62%) Oracle Database
2 23 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 19 (7.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (7.79%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.74%) Big Data
5 12 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (4.92%) DB2
6 11 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.46%) MySQL
8 5 (2.05%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.64%) Informix
10 3 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.82%) Adabas
12 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 33 (13.52%) SoapUI
2 31 (12.70%) Maven
3 29 (11.89%) Subversion
3 29 (11.89%) JUnit
4 28 (11.48%) Git (software)
5 26 (10.66%) Jenkins
6 17 (6.97%) Selenium
7 16 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (6.56%) Eclipse
8 14 (5.74%) Ant
9 11 (4.51%) Visual Studio
9 11 (4.51%) JIRA
9 11 (4.51%) Checkstyle
9 11 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (4.51%) FindBugs
9 11 (4.51%) Gradle
10 10 (4.10%) Jasmine
11 9 (3.69%) Sublime Text
11 9 (3.69%) Bower
11 9 (3.69%) GitLab
General
1 66 (27.05%) Finance
2 33 (13.52%) Banking
3 24 (9.84%) Retail
4 8 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.05%) Back Office
5 5 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.05%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Front Office
7 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (60.66%) Developer
2 46 (18.85%) Java Developer
3 30 (12.30%) Consultant
4 23 (9.43%) Designer
5 20 (8.20%) Architect
6 16 (6.56%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (4.51%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (3.69%) Front-End Developer
9 9 (3.69%) SOA Developer
10 8 (3.28%) webMethods Developer
11 7 (2.87%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.87%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Developer
12 6 (2.46%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (2.46%) Integration Architect
13 5 (2.05%) Tester
13 5 (2.05%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.05%) Telecoms Engineer
13 5 (2.05%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (80.74%) SOAP
2 185 (75.82%) XML
3 170 (69.67%) Web Services
4 106 (43.44%) XSD
5 84 (34.43%) HTML
6 62 (25.41%) REST
7 60 (24.59%) JSON
8 54 (22.13%) Spring
8 54 (22.13%) J2EE
8 54 (22.13%) JMS
9 50 (20.49%) XSLT
10 43 (17.62%) Middleware
11 39 (15.98%) HTML5
12 34 (13.93%) CSS
12 34 (13.93%) Hibernate
13 32 (13.11%) JSP
14 31 (12.70%) Servlets
14 31 (12.70%) XSL
15 28 (11.48%) RESTful
16 26 (10.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.93%) DataPower
2 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.10%) Social Media
3 10 (4.10%) iPad
4 8 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.46%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.64%) W3C
7 3 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.23%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.82%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.82%) Replication
8 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 1 (0.41%) IVR
9 1 (0.41%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 44 (18.03%) Linux
2 17 (6.97%) Windows
3 16 (6.56%) Solaris
4 7 (2.87%) UNIX
4 7 (2.87%) AIX
5 4 (1.64%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.23%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.82%) HPUX
7 2 (0.82%) Android
7 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.41%) zOS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (31.56%) SOA
3 53 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (20.90%) SDLC
5 33 (13.52%) Waterfall
5 33 (13.52%) TDD
6 31 (12.70%) OO
7 26 (10.66%) BPEL
7 26 (10.66%) Integration Testing
8 25 (10.25%) UML
9 24 (9.84%) Scrum
10 23 (9.43%) E-Commerce
11 22 (9.02%) Software Engineering
12 20 (8.20%) System Integration Testing
13 19 (7.79%) ITIL
13 19 (7.79%) MVC
14 17 (6.97%) Use Case
15 16 (6.56%) Unit Testing
16 14 (5.74%) Low Latency
16 14 (5.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (56.15%) Java
2 71 (29.10%) JavaScript
3 60 (24.59%) SQL
4 26 (10.66%) Groovy
5 21 (8.61%) C#
5 21 (8.61%) PL/SQL
6 20 (8.20%) Perl
7 13 (5.33%) C++
8 12 (4.92%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.69%) XPath
9 9 (3.69%) Python
10 8 (3.28%) VB
10 8 (3.28%) VB6
11 7 (2.87%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.05%) C
13 4 (1.64%) COBOL
13 4 (1.64%) PHP
13 4 (1.64%) XQuery
14 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.23%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 12 (4.92%) Degree
2 9 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.43%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) SLA
3 2 (0.82%) BS7799
3 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.64%) Squid
3 2 (0.82%) Firmware
4 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (3.69%) CA LISA
2 6 (2.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.41%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 1 (0.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 82 (33.61%) Oracle
2 49 (20.08%) IBM
3 16 (6.56%) Perforce
4 14 (5.74%) webMethods
5 12 (4.92%) ATG
5 12 (4.92%) Endeca
5 12 (4.92%) HP
6 11 (4.51%) Microsoft
6 11 (4.51%) VMware
7 10 (4.10%) TIBCO
8 7 (2.87%) Software AG
9 6 (2.46%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (2.05%) SAP
10 5 (2.05%) CA
10 5 (2.05%) KANA
11 4 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.64%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.23%) Green Hat
12 3 (1.23%) Solace
12 3 (1.23%) Informatica
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