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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 500 475 453
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -22
Contract jobs citing WSDL 120 138 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.91% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 82 62
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -37 115 £438 +2.94% 31
London -45 38 £450 -14.28% 7
South East +7 26 £425 - 2
North West -10 26 £454 +34.44% 6
Hampshire +8 20 £438 -4.63%
City of London -9 13 £438 +16.66% 2
Cheshire - 13 £400 -
Manchester -8 10 £500 +48.14% 5
South West 0 9 £333 +11.76% 9
Yorkshire - 9 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £331 - 1
Leeds - 6 £394 -
East of England -3 5 £450 +28.57% 1
Cheltenham - 5 £331 - 1
Bedfordshire +12 3 £325 -31.57%
Berkshire +6 3 £263 -36.36% 2
Southampton -2 3 £325 -
Winchester -11 3 £450 -13.91%
Uxbridge - 3 £450 -
West Midlands 0 2 £575 +35.29% 2
Hertfordshire -3 2 £450 -
Scotland -9 2 £373 - 1
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Knutsford - 2 £375 -
Glasgow +5 1 £325 - 1
South Wales 0 1 £375 +36.36%
Cardiff -1 1 £375 +36.36%
Wales -7 1 £375 +36.36%
Oxfordshire -23 1 - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 174 (77.68%) SOAP
2 171 (76.34%) XML
3 154 (68.75%) Web Services
4 128 (57.14%) Java
5 98 (43.75%) XSD
6 87 (38.84%) Oracle
7 85 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (35.27%) SOA
9 75 (33.48%) HTML
10 60 (26.79%) REST
10 60 (26.79%) SDLC
11 59 (26.34%) SQL
11 59 (26.34%) Finance
12 58 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (24.11%) J2EE
14 53 (23.66%) JavaScript
15 52 (23.21%) IBM
16 51 (22.77%) Spring
17 50 (22.32%) WebSphere
18 48 (21.43%) JSON
19 47 (20.98%) JMS
20 44 (19.64%) JBoss
20 44 (19.64%) Middleware
21 42 (18.75%) TDD
22 40 (17.86%) Waterfall
23 39 (17.41%) Maven
24 37 (16.52%) Subversion
24 37 (16.52%) Linux
24 37 (16.52%) XSLT
25 35 (15.63%) WebLogic

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 50 (22.32%) WebSphere
2 44 (19.64%) JBoss
3 35 (15.63%) WebLogic
4 19 (8.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 16 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 15 (6.70%) Oracle Service Bus
7 14 (6.25%) Apache
8 11 (4.91%) IIS
9 9 (4.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (2.68%) Confluence
10 6 (2.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (2.68%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (2.23%) Liferay
12 4 (1.79%) GlassFish
12 4 (1.79%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (1.79%) FileNet
12 4 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (1.34%) AquaLogic
13 3 (1.34%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.80%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.79%) Magento
4 3 (1.34%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.50%) HTTP
2 13 (5.80%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.36%) SSL
3 12 (5.36%) Internet
4 9 (4.02%) Firewall
5 5 (2.23%) LDAP
6 4 (1.79%) SNMP
7 2 (0.89%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.89%) VoIP
7 2 (0.89%) NAS
7 2 (0.89%) SAN
7 2 (0.89%) DMZ
7 2 (0.89%) FTP
8 1 (0.45%) CTI
8 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.45%) WAN
8 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.18%) Oracle Database
2 24 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 20 (8.93%) Relational Database
4 18 (8.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (5.80%) Big Data
6 12 (5.36%) DB2
7 10 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (4.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (3.13%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.68%) Informix
9 6 (2.68%) MySQL
10 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.34%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.89%) Adabas
13 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (17.41%) Maven
2 37 (16.52%) Subversion
3 33 (14.73%) JUnit
4 31 (13.84%) SoapUI
5 20 (8.93%) Ant
6 19 (8.48%) Selenium
7 17 (7.59%) Git (software)
8 14 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (5.80%) Jenkins
10 11 (4.91%) Gradle
10 11 (4.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (4.91%) FindBugs
10 11 (4.91%) Checkstyle
11 10 (4.46%) JIRA
12 7 (3.13%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.68%) Eclipse
13 6 (2.68%) Mockito
14 4 (1.79%) Hudson
15 3 (1.34%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.34%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 59 (26.34%) Finance
2 33 (14.73%) Banking
3 29 (12.95%) Retail
4 6 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.79%) Back Office
7 3 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Front Office
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 135 (60.27%) Developer
2 42 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 28 (12.50%) Architect
4 21 (9.38%) Designer
5 20 (8.93%) Consultant
6 14 (6.25%) Integration Architect
7 13 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 11 (4.91%) Oracle Developer
9 10 (4.46%) SOA Developer
10 9 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (4.02%) webMethods Developer
11 8 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Developer
12 6 (2.68%) C# Developer
13 5 (2.23%) .NET Developer
13 5 (2.23%) Technical Consultant
13 5 (2.23%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.23%) WebSphere Developer
13 5 (2.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 4 (1.79%) Java Architect
14 4 (1.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (77.68%) SOAP
2 171 (76.34%) XML
3 154 (68.75%) Web Services
4 98 (43.75%) XSD
5 75 (33.48%) HTML
6 60 (26.79%) REST
7 54 (24.11%) J2EE
8 51 (22.77%) Spring
9 48 (21.43%) JSON
10 47 (20.98%) JMS
11 44 (19.64%) Middleware
12 37 (16.52%) XSLT
13 34 (15.18%) XSL
14 33 (14.73%) RESTful
15 31 (13.84%) HTML5
15 31 (13.84%) Hibernate
16 28 (12.50%) JSP
16 28 (12.50%) Servlets
17 26 (11.61%) .NET
18 23 (10.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.29%) DataPower
2 22 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.70%) Social Media
3 15 (6.70%) iPad
4 6 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.68%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.79%) W3C
5 4 (1.79%) Clustering
5 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.34%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.34%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.89%) Replication
7 2 (0.89%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.45%) VUI
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.52%) Linux
2 18 (8.04%) Windows
3 9 (4.02%) AIX
4 7 (3.13%) Solaris
5 6 (2.68%) UNIX
5 6 (2.68%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.23%) Windows Vista
6 5 (2.23%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.89%) Android
8 2 (0.89%) HPUX
9 1 (0.45%) zOS
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) CentOS
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (35.27%) SOA
3 60 (26.79%) SDLC
4 58 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (18.75%) TDD
6 40 (17.86%) Waterfall
7 30 (13.39%) Scrum
8 28 (12.50%) OO
8 28 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 28 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 26 (11.61%) Software Engineering
10 21 (9.38%) ITIL
11 20 (8.93%) UML
11 20 (8.93%) Use Case
12 18 (8.04%) BPEL
12 18 (8.04%) ERP
12 18 (8.04%) System Integration Testing
13 17 (7.59%) Content Management
14 16 (7.14%) EAI
15 15 (6.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 128 (57.14%) Java
2 59 (26.34%) SQL
3 53 (23.66%) JavaScript
4 24 (10.71%) PL/SQL
5 20 (8.93%) Groovy
6 18 (8.04%) C#
7 14 (6.25%) C++
8 10 (4.46%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.46%) XPath
9 9 (4.02%) Objective-C
9 9 (4.02%) Perl
10 7 (3.13%) C
11 6 (2.68%) Python
11 6 (2.68%) VB
11 6 (2.68%) VB6
12 5 (2.23%) XQuery
13 4 (1.79%) PHP
14 3 (1.34%) PHP5
15 2 (0.89%) NATURAL
15 2 (0.89%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.14%) Degree
2 11 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.38%) QA
2 3 (1.34%) SLA
3 2 (0.89%) BS7799
3 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.79%) Squid
3 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.89%) Firmware
4 1 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (6.25%) CA LISA
2 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.45%) MOM
Vendors
1 87 (38.84%) Oracle
2 52 (23.21%) IBM
3 22 (9.82%) webMethods
4 21 (9.38%) Perforce
5 17 (7.59%) Endeca
5 17 (7.59%) ATG
5 17 (7.59%) TIBCO
5 17 (7.59%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.46%) Software AG
6 10 (4.46%) Green Hat
6 10 (4.46%) Solace
7 8 (3.57%) VMware
7 8 (3.57%) HP
8 7 (3.13%) SAP
9 6 (2.68%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (2.23%) KANA
10 5 (2.23%) CA
11 4 (1.79%) BEA
11 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.79%) Atlassian
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - 500 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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City of London
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