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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 490 438 448
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +10
Contract jobs citing WSDL 87 120 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.91% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 59 70
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 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £395
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -8.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
13701 13155 12880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.96% 27.01% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9189 8297 8174
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
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 192 275 335
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.02 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -52 82 £438 +9.37% 39
North West -18 18 £376 +5.40% 10
London -49 16 £530 +20.45% 9
South East -27 12 £500 +17.64% 10
Yorkshire +8 11 £340 +13.33% 3
Berkshire -4 9 £500 +14.28% 5
West Yorkshire +8 8 £340 +13.33% 2
East Midlands - 7 £385 -
West Midlands - 6 £430 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £295 -
Bracknell +8 5 £475 +5.55%
Nottingham - 5 £295 -
East of England - 5 £425 - 5
Leeds 0 4 £350 +16.66% 2
Cheshire -1 4 £383 +3.79% 4
Manchester -13 3 £376 +7.42% 6
South West -22 3 £550 +100.00% 2
Surrey -3 2 £550 +0.91% 2
Wiltshire -13 2 £550 -
Knutsford - 2 £390 - 1
City of London +6 1 - - 1
Reading +4 1 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
Luton - 1 £300 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 - 4
Scotland - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
North East - - - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 160 (78.82%) XML
2 152 (74.88%) SOAP
3 128 (63.05%) Java
4 102 (50.25%) Web Services
5 101 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (47.78%) Oracle
7 85 (41.87%) SOA
8 76 (37.44%) Scrum
8 76 (37.44%) REST
9 75 (36.95%) XSD
10 70 (34.48%) HTML
11 65 (32.02%) SQL
12 55 (27.09%) JMS
13 52 (25.62%) WebSphere
14 50 (24.63%) HTTP
15 49 (24.14%) Software Engineering
16 48 (23.65%) J2EE
17 47 (23.15%) TDD
17 47 (23.15%) Continuous Integration
18 45 (22.17%) Middleware
19 44 (21.67%) Maven
20 43 (21.18%) Oracle Database
20 43 (21.18%) Subversion
20 43 (21.18%) WebLogic
20 43 (21.18%) UML
21 42 (20.69%) Linux
22 41 (20.20%) XSL
22 41 (20.20%) JavaScript
23 40 (19.70%) IBM
24 39 (19.21%) XSLT

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (25.62%) WebSphere
2 43 (21.18%) WebLogic
3 36 (17.73%) JBoss
4 21 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (9.36%) Apache
6 18 (8.87%) Tomcat
7 15 (7.39%) WebSphere Process Server
7 15 (7.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (4.93%) ArcGIS
9 8 (3.94%) AquaLogic
10 7 (3.45%) IIS
11 5 (2.46%) NetWeaver
12 4 (1.97%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (1.97%) Mule
13 3 (1.48%) Confluence
13 3 (1.48%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.99%) TIBCO EMS
14 2 (0.99%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.94%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.46%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.97%) Workday HCM
4 3 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.48%) AquaLogic BPM
5 2 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.99%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) Cordys
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.97%) PaaS
1 4 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) IaaS
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (0.99%) SaaS
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (24.63%) HTTP
2 32 (15.76%) SSL
3 10 (4.93%) Ethernet
4 8 (3.94%) MPLS
4 8 (3.94%) SDH
5 7 (3.45%) Firewall
6 5 (2.46%) HTTPS
6 5 (2.46%) DMZ
7 4 (1.97%) Internet
8 3 (1.48%) LDAP
9 2 (0.99%) FTP
9 2 (0.99%) WAN
9 2 (0.99%) LAN
9 2 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.49%) SMTP
10 1 (0.49%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (21.18%) Oracle Database
2 25 (12.32%) SQL Server
3 18 (8.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (6.40%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (5.42%) MySQL
6 10 (4.93%) DB2
7 7 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.97%) Spotfire
10 3 (1.48%) Jackrabbit
10 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.48%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.48%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.48%) Text Mining
10 3 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 44 (21.67%) Maven
2 43 (21.18%) Subversion
3 30 (14.78%) Ant
4 23 (11.33%) Jenkins
5 18 (8.87%) Git (software)
6 17 (8.37%) Eclipse
7 16 (7.88%) SoapUI
8 15 (7.39%) JIRA
9 14 (6.90%) Hudson
10 12 (5.91%) JUnit
11 9 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (3.94%) Bugzilla
12 8 (3.94%) Toad
13 7 (3.45%) Mercurial
13 7 (3.45%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.46%) Axure RP
14 5 (2.46%) IntelliJ
15 4 (1.97%) Introscope
15 4 (1.97%) NetBeans
15 4 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (14.29%) Retail
2 23 (11.33%) Finance
3 13 (6.40%) Banking
4 10 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.99%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 93 (45.81%) Developer
2 30 (14.78%) Architect
3 27 (13.30%) Software Engineer
4 25 (12.32%) Java Developer
5 16 (7.88%) Analyst
6 13 (6.40%) Oracle Developer
7 12 (5.91%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 12 (5.91%) SOA Developer
8 11 (5.42%) Consultant
9 10 (4.93%) Integration Architect
10 8 (3.94%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.96%) Tester
12 6 (2.96%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.96%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.46%) webMethods Developer
13 5 (2.46%) Designer
13 5 (2.46%) Senior Software Engineer
14 4 (1.97%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (78.82%) XML
2 152 (74.88%) SOAP
3 102 (50.25%) Web Services
4 76 (37.44%) REST
5 75 (36.95%) XSD
6 70 (34.48%) HTML
7 55 (27.09%) JMS
8 48 (23.65%) J2EE
9 45 (22.17%) Middleware
10 41 (20.20%) XSL
11 39 (19.21%) XSLT
12 34 (16.75%) Spring
13 33 (16.26%) JSON
14 30 (14.78%) JDBC
15 29 (14.29%) jQuery
16 28 (13.79%) CSS
17 27 (13.30%) RESTful
18 24 (11.82%) Java EE
19 23 (11.33%) .NET
20 18 (8.87%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.84%) iPad
1 22 (10.84%) Social Media
2 21 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.40%) Open Source
3 13 (6.40%) Data Integration
4 10 (4.93%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.45%) DataPower
6 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.96%) Clustering
7 5 (2.46%) Online Banking
7 5 (2.46%) Web 2.0
8 4 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.97%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.48%) Ontologies
9 3 (1.48%) Life Science
9 3 (1.48%) NHS
9 3 (1.48%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.99%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.69%) Linux
2 12 (5.91%) Windows
3 11 (5.42%) UNIX
4 6 (2.96%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.97%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.99%) AIX
7 2 (0.99%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.99%) CentOS
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.49%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) zOS
8 1 (0.49%) HPUX
8 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (49.75%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (41.87%) SOA
3 76 (37.44%) Scrum
4 49 (24.14%) Software Engineering
5 47 (23.15%) TDD
5 47 (23.15%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (21.18%) UML
7 39 (19.21%) Waterfall
8 33 (16.26%) OO
9 32 (15.76%) E-Commerce
10 31 (15.27%) TOGAF
11 29 (14.29%) ITIL
11 29 (14.29%) ERP
12 27 (13.30%) SysML
13 23 (11.33%) Content Management
14 20 (9.85%) MVC
14 20 (9.85%) BPEL
15 19 (9.36%) Migration
16 15 (7.39%) Release Management
16 15 (7.39%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 128 (63.05%) Java
2 65 (32.02%) SQL
3 41 (20.20%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.82%) C#
5 23 (11.33%) Groovy
6 19 (9.36%) C
7 18 (8.87%) PL/SQL
8 16 (7.88%) XPath
9 11 (5.42%) C++
10 7 (3.45%) Python
11 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.48%) SPARQL
12 3 (1.48%) XQuery
12 3 (1.48%) PHP
13 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.49%) PHP5
14 1 (0.49%) Ruby
14 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (11.82%) Degree
2 22 (10.84%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.45%) BC Cleared
4 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.46%) ISEB
6 3 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.91%) QA
2 4 (1.97%) HL7
3 2 (0.99%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.48%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.99%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.99%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.99%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.49%) MOM
4 1 (0.49%) Netcool
Vendors
1 97 (47.78%) Oracle
2 40 (19.70%) IBM
3 24 (11.82%) Perforce
4 22 (10.84%) Software AG
4 22 (10.84%) ATG
4 22 (10.84%) Endeca
5 19 (9.36%) Microsoft
6 17 (8.37%) SAP
7 16 (7.88%) BEA
8 12 (5.91%) Google
9 10 (4.93%) ESRI
9 10 (4.93%) webMethods
10 9 (4.43%) TIBCO
11 8 (3.94%) MetaSolv
11 8 (3.94%) Cramer
12 5 (2.46%) Adobe
12 5 (2.46%) Intel
12 5 (2.46%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.97%) hybris