The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 486 511 519
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +8
Contract jobs citing WSDL 158 99 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.06% 0.68% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 60 57
Median daily rate £465 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.06% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £337 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £553 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.10% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
14869 14628 14562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.99% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10542 9658 9678
Median daily rate £418 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 202 181
Median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £17.64 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WSDL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 152 £475 +11.76% 18
London +47 51 £465 -12.26% 7
South West +14 29 £619 +76.78% 6
South East -20 26 £465 +6.28%
North West -18 22 £475 +22.58% 1
Hampshire +17 20 £465 -3.37%
Wiltshire +11 18 £600 +33.33% 6
Hook - 16 £465 -
Chester +3 15 £475 +22.50%
Cheshire -6 15 £475 +22.58%
West Yorkshire +9 12 £445 +18.66% 1
Yorkshire +5 12 £445 +18.66% 1
Corsham - 12 £575 - 2
Leeds +1 10 £723 +92.66% 1
West Midlands -16 7 £363 -36.95%
Warwickshire -2 6 £363 -17.14%
Scotland -11 6 £350 -6.66%
Buckinghamshire +19 5 £400 -5.88%
Gloucestershire -3 5 £638 +84.11%
Warwick - 5 £369 -
Glasgow +6 4 £350 +7.69%
Manchester -14 4 £400 +3.22%
City of London +42 3 £375 -11.76% 4
East of England +4 3 - - 2
Cheltenham +7 2 £308 -8.55%
Milton Keynes +5 2 £400 -5.88%
Bedfordshire 0 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WSDL.

1 188 (67.87%) XML
2 177 (63.90%) XSD
3 169 (61.01%) SOAP
4 162 (58.48%) Web Services
5 159 (57.40%) Java
6 143 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
7 133 (48.01%) SOA
8 113 (40.79%) Oracle
9 95 (34.30%) REST
10 75 (27.08%) J2EE
11 73 (26.35%) SQL
12 71 (25.63%) Jenkins
13 67 (24.19%) JSON
14 62 (22.38%) Security Cleared
15 56 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (20.22%) RESTful
16 54 (19.49%) JIRA
16 54 (19.49%) Maven
17 53 (19.13%) JSP
18 51 (18.41%) Data Modelling
18 51 (18.41%) SC Cleared
19 49 (17.69%) HTML
19 49 (17.69%) XSLT
20 48 (17.33%) Finance
21 47 (16.97%) IBM
21 47 (16.97%) SoapUI
22 43 (15.52%) HTTP
22 43 (15.52%) Middleware
23 41 (14.80%) TDD
24 40 (14.44%) JMS

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (12.64%) WebSphere
2 23 (8.30%) WebLogic
3 18 (6.50%) MQSeries
4 16 (5.78%) Confluence
5 15 (5.42%) Oracle Service Bus
6 14 (5.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 13 (4.69%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (4.33%) JBoss
9 10 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (2.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (2.89%) CICS
10 8 (2.89%) Tomcat
11 7 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (2.17%) Node.js
13 5 (1.81%) Mule
13 5 (1.81%) Mule ESB
14 3 (1.08%) Apache
14 3 (1.08%) MQSI
15 2 (0.72%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (9.39%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (2.53%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.72%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.78%) GitHub
2 4 (1.44%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.44%) Boomi
3 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.08%) PaaS
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.72%) IaaS
4 2 (0.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Force.com
5 1 (0.36%) Heroku
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.52%) HTTP
2 21 (7.58%) SSL
3 19 (6.86%) FTP
4 18 (6.50%) HTTPS
5 17 (6.14%) WinSCP
6 7 (2.53%) SAN
7 6 (2.17%) Internet
8 4 (1.44%) Firewall
9 3 (1.08%) SMS
9 3 (1.08%) Wireless
9 3 (1.08%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.72%) Intranet
10 2 (0.72%) Network Security
11 1 (0.36%) LDAP
11 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.27%) Oracle Database
2 23 (8.30%) DB2
3 20 (7.22%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 10 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (3.61%) Star Schema
7 7 (2.53%) PowerCenter
7 7 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.44%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.08%) OLTP
9 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.72%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 71 (25.63%) Jenkins
2 54 (19.49%) JIRA
2 54 (19.49%) Maven
3 47 (16.97%) SoapUI
4 37 (13.36%) JUnit
5 34 (12.27%) Git (software)
6 32 (11.55%) Selenium
7 26 (9.39%) Mockito
7 26 (9.39%) Spock
8 24 (8.66%) Subversion
9 23 (8.30%) ClearCase
10 19 (6.86%) XMLSpy
11 8 (2.89%) Ant
12 7 (2.53%) Hudson
12 7 (2.53%) JDeveloper
13 6 (2.17%) Toad
14 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio
15 4 (1.44%) VisualAge
15 4 (1.44%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
16 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (17.33%) Finance
2 31 (11.19%) Retail
3 22 (7.94%) Banking
4 16 (5.78%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.53%) Marketing
7 5 (1.81%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.08%) Electronics
9 3 (1.08%) International Banking
10 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.72%) Automotive
10 2 (0.72%) Back Office
10 2 (0.72%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.72%) French Language
10 2 (0.72%) Front Office
10 2 (0.72%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Games
11 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 130 (46.93%) Developer
2 65 (23.47%) Architect
3 45 (16.25%) Designer
4 41 (14.80%) Java Developer
5 32 (11.55%) Senior Developer
6 29 (10.47%) Solutions Designer
7 25 (9.03%) SOA Designer
8 21 (7.58%) SOA Solution Designer
9 18 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.05%) SOA Architect
11 13 (4.69%) Data Architect
11 13 (4.69%) Integration Developer
11 13 (4.69%) Technical Architect
12 12 (4.33%) Consultant
12 12 (4.33%) SOA Developer
12 12 (4.33%) Telecoms Architect
12 12 (4.33%) Telecoms Designer
13 10 (3.61%) Integration Architect
14 9 (3.25%) Applications Developer
15 8 (2.89%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (67.87%) XML
2 177 (63.90%) XSD
3 169 (61.01%) SOAP
4 162 (58.48%) Web Services
5 95 (34.30%) REST
6 75 (27.08%) J2EE
7 67 (24.19%) JSON
8 56 (20.22%) RESTful
9 53 (19.13%) JSP
10 49 (17.69%) HTML
10 49 (17.69%) XSLT
11 43 (15.52%) Middleware
12 40 (14.44%) JMS
13 37 (13.36%) Spring
14 35 (12.64%) Servlets
15 28 (10.11%) XSL
16 27 (9.75%) JDBC
17 25 (9.03%) Taglibs
18 20 (7.22%) Java EE
19 19 (6.86%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.11%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (9.03%) Social Media
3 23 (8.30%) iPad
4 18 (6.50%) DataPower
5 15 (5.42%) NHS
6 14 (5.05%) SWIFT
7 12 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.89%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.89%) PMI
9 7 (2.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (2.53%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.17%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.44%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.44%) Online Banking
11 4 (1.44%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.44%) User Experience
12 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.08%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.11%) Windows
2 19 (6.86%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.78%) Unix
4 12 (4.33%) Linux
5 2 (0.72%) AIX
5 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.72%) Solaris
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
5 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (48.01%) SOA
3 56 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (18.41%) Data Modelling
5 41 (14.80%) TDD
6 37 (13.36%) Scrum
7 31 (11.19%) Migration
8 29 (10.47%) ERP
9 27 (9.75%) E-Commerce
10 26 (9.39%) Content Management
10 26 (9.39%) TOGAF
11 25 (9.03%) Waterfall
12 24 (8.66%) UML
13 23 (8.30%) EAI
14 20 (7.22%) Project Management
15 19 (6.86%) BPEL
15 19 (6.86%) Data Migration
15 19 (6.86%) DevOps
15 19 (6.86%) Software Engineering
15 19 (6.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 159 (57.40%) Java
2 73 (26.35%) SQL
3 28 (10.11%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.42%) PL/SQL
5 9 (3.25%) XPath
6 8 (2.89%) Assembly Language
6 8 (2.89%) COBOL
7 7 (2.53%) XQuery
8 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.44%) C
10 3 (1.08%) C#
10 3 (1.08%) Groovy
10 3 (1.08%) PHP
10 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.72%) ABAP
11 2 (0.72%) AspectJ
11 2 (0.72%) C++
11 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) Perl
12 1 (0.36%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 62 (22.38%) Security Cleared
2 51 (18.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.89%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.53%) MCSA
4 7 (2.53%) MCSD
4 7 (2.53%) MCSE
4 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.81%) Degree
5 5 (1.81%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.08%) ISEB
6 3 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.72%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.47%) HL7
2 17 (6.14%) QA
3 14 (5.05%) SEPA
4 11 (3.97%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
System Software
1 23 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 23 (8.30%) Xen
2 7 (2.53%) Docker
2 7 (2.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (6.50%) Puppet
2 17 (6.14%) logstash
2 17 (6.14%) Piwik
3 15 (5.42%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.08%) Nagios
5 2 (0.72%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.36%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 113 (40.79%) Oracle
2 47 (16.97%) IBM
3 31 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 28 (10.11%) Endeca
5 27 (9.75%) ATG
6 23 (8.30%) Citrix
6 23 (8.30%) VMware
7 16 (5.78%) HP
8 14 (5.05%) Remedy
9 10 (3.61%) Pega
10 8 (2.89%) Adobe
10 8 (2.89%) Chordiant
11 7 (2.53%) Informatica
11 7 (2.53%) SAP
12 5 (1.81%) Sun
12 5 (1.81%) webMethods
13 4 (1.44%) Dell
13 4 (1.44%) NetSuite
14 2 (0.72%) Google
14 2 (0.72%) MuleSoft
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