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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 506 501 430
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -71
Contract jobs citing WSDL 103 81 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.54% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 67
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15064 15068 12977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 27.61% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9784 9859 8111
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 216 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.61 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 -8 93 £444 -1.38% 26
North West +12 28 £388 - 5
South East -15 24 £438 +2.94% 4
Cheshire +9 17 £388 - 1
Berkshire +2 14 £450 +5.88%
London -13 14 £530 +0.95% 4
Reading - 11 £450 -
West Midlands - 9 £575 - 1
Chester +13 7 £388 -
South West +1 6 £425 -10.52% 3
Hampshire -10 6 £406 -4.41%
East Midlands -6 5 - -
Wiltshire +4 4 £450 -5.26% 1
Nottingham -2 4 - -
Scotland -3 4 £415 +10.66% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 4 - -
Yorkshire -17 4 £325 -25.71% 3
Lancashire - 4 £363 -
Preston - 4 £363 -
Knutsford - 4 £375 -
East of England +12 3 £450 -5.26% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £375 -
County Antrim - 3 £375 -
Belfast - 3 £375 -
Surrey +2 2 £325 -23.52%
Swindon 0 2 £438 -7.89%
West Yorkshire -6 2 - - 3
South Yorkshire -9 2 £325 -23.52%
Manchester - 2 £388 - 4
Gloucestershire - 2 £346 -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 145 (78.38%) XML
2 135 (72.97%) SOAP
3 103 (55.68%) Web Services
4 100 (54.05%) Java
5 88 (47.57%) Oracle
6 81 (43.78%) XSD
7 80 (43.24%) SOA
8 67 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (31.89%) HTML
10 56 (30.27%) WebSphere
11 55 (29.73%) IBM
12 46 (24.86%) Middleware
13 45 (24.32%) SQL
13 45 (24.32%) J2EE
14 43 (23.24%) Waterfall
14 43 (23.24%) REST
15 41 (22.16%) Finance
15 41 (22.16%) TDD
16 40 (21.62%) HTTP
16 40 (21.62%) Oracle Database
17 39 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (20.54%) JSON
19 37 (20.00%) JMS
19 37 (20.00%) Software Engineering
20 33 (17.84%) Spring
21 32 (17.30%) WebLogic
21 32 (17.30%) Linux
22 31 (16.76%) JavaScript
23 30 (16.22%) Scrum
24 29 (15.68%) Maven

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 56 (30.27%) WebSphere
2 32 (17.30%) WebLogic
3 24 (12.97%) JBoss
4 18 (9.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (4.86%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (4.32%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (4.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (4.32%) NetWeaver
7 6 (3.24%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.70%) AquaLogic
8 5 (2.70%) Apache
8 5 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.62%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (1.08%) Confluence
11 2 (1.08%) Liferay
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle BPEL
11 2 (1.08%) FileNet
12 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Process Server
12 1 (0.54%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (4.86%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.70%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.16%) PaaS
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) IaaS
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.62%) HTTP
2 13 (7.03%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.95%) Firewall
4 8 (4.32%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.32%) DMZ
4 8 (4.32%) Internet
5 6 (3.24%) SSL
5 6 (3.24%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.62%) MPLS
6 3 (1.62%) LAN
6 3 (1.62%) SDH
6 3 (1.62%) WAN
6 3 (1.62%) SNMP
6 3 (1.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (1.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.08%) NAS
7 2 (1.08%) FTP
7 2 (1.08%) SAN
8 1 (0.54%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (21.62%) Oracle Database
2 20 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 20 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.81%) DB2
3 13 (7.03%) Big Data
3 13 (7.03%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.86%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.32%) Informix
5 8 (4.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.62%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.62%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.08%) OLTP
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.54%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 29 (15.68%) Maven
1 29 (15.68%) Subversion
2 25 (13.51%) SoapUI
3 20 (10.81%) JUnit
4 17 (9.19%) Ant
5 14 (7.57%) Git (software)
6 12 (6.49%) Jenkins
7 11 (5.95%) Selenium
8 9 (4.86%) JIRA
9 8 (4.32%) Mockito
9 8 (4.32%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.70%) Introscope
11 4 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.16%) Hudson
11 4 (2.16%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.16%) XMLSpy
12 3 (1.62%) Toad
12 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.62%) SonarQube
13 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (22.16%) Finance
2 26 (14.05%) Retail
3 20 (10.81%) Banking
4 6 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) Local Government
5 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 102 (55.14%) Developer
2 35 (18.92%) Java Developer
3 32 (17.30%) Architect
4 17 (9.19%) Integration Architect
5 13 (7.03%) Oracle Developer
5 13 (7.03%) Analyst
6 12 (6.49%) SOA Developer
7 11 (5.95%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 11 (5.95%) webMethods Developer
7 11 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Consultant
9 8 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.32%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (3.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 6 (3.24%) Designer
12 5 (2.70%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.70%) WebSphere Developer
12 5 (2.70%) SOA Architect
13 4 (2.16%) Business Analyst
13 4 (2.16%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (78.38%) XML
2 135 (72.97%) SOAP
3 103 (55.68%) Web Services
4 81 (43.78%) XSD
5 59 (31.89%) HTML
6 46 (24.86%) Middleware
7 45 (24.32%) J2EE
8 43 (23.24%) REST
9 38 (20.54%) JSON
10 37 (20.00%) JMS
11 33 (17.84%) Spring
12 29 (15.68%) RESTful
13 28 (15.14%) XSL
13 28 (15.14%) XSLT
14 27 (14.59%) JDBC
14 27 (14.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 21 (11.35%) Java EE
16 20 (10.81%) CSS
16 20 (10.81%) .NET
17 18 (9.73%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.68%) DataPower
2 14 (7.57%) iPad
2 14 (7.57%) Social Media
3 13 (7.03%) Open Source
4 9 (4.86%) Clustering
5 8 (4.32%) Online Banking
6 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.24%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.70%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.70%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.62%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.62%) Web 2.0
10 2 (1.08%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.54%) IVR
11 1 (0.54%) PMI
11 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.54%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.30%) Linux
2 12 (6.49%) Windows
3 8 (4.32%) UNIX
4 7 (3.78%) AIX
5 6 (3.24%) Mac OS
5 6 (3.24%) Windows Vista
5 6 (3.24%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.16%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.08%) CentOS
7 2 (1.08%) Android
7 2 (1.08%) Solaris
8 1 (0.54%) zOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.54%) HPUX
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (43.24%) SOA
2 67 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (23.24%) Waterfall
4 41 (22.16%) TDD
5 39 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 30 (16.22%) Scrum
8 26 (14.05%) BPEL
9 24 (12.97%) E-Commerce
10 23 (12.43%) Integration Testing
11 17 (9.19%) ERP
12 16 (8.65%) UML
13 15 (8.11%) EAI
14 14 (7.57%) Content Management
14 14 (7.57%) OO
15 13 (7.03%) Use Case
15 13 (7.03%) Low Latency
16 12 (6.49%) High Availability
17 10 (5.41%) Service Delivery
17 10 (5.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (54.05%) Java
2 45 (24.32%) SQL
3 31 (16.76%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.81%) PL/SQL
5 14 (7.57%) Groovy
6 11 (5.95%) C++
7 9 (4.86%) C#
7 9 (4.86%) Objective-C
7 9 (4.86%) XPath
8 6 (3.24%) C
9 4 (2.16%) Perl
10 3 (1.62%) XQuery
11 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.54%) VB6
12 1 (0.54%) VB
12 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 20 (10.81%) Degree
2 8 (4.32%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.16%) ISEB
4 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.54%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.86%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.08%) Squid
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.03%) CA LISA
2 3 (1.62%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.08%) OpenAM
3 2 (1.08%) MOM
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 88 (47.57%) Oracle
2 55 (29.73%) IBM
3 23 (12.43%) webMethods
4 19 (10.27%) Perforce
5 18 (9.73%) SAP
6 17 (9.19%) Microsoft
7 15 (8.11%) Software AG
7 15 (8.11%) TIBCO
8 14 (7.57%) ATG
8 14 (7.57%) Endeca
9 9 (4.86%) Green Hat
9 9 (4.86%) Solace
10 8 (4.32%) BEA
10 8 (4.32%) HP
11 7 (3.78%) CA
11 7 (3.78%) Intel
12 4 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.62%) MetaSolv
13 3 (1.62%) Cramer
13 3 (1.62%) CheckPoint
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