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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
UK
Rank 537 516 526
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing WSDL 56 96 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.66% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 58 45
Median daily rate £565 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £295 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £565 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+36.96% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Median hourly rate £52.17 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -

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
13830 14448 13620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.83% 28.90% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9494 9997 9159
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 184
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 24 January 2017.

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 28 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -19 48 £570 +26.66% 20
South East +19 19 £565 +34.92% 1
London -15 13 £600 +14.28% 7
Scotland +26 8 £500 +122.22% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £463 +12.12%
Edinburgh - 8 £500 - 1
Berkshire +21 7 - - 1
Milton Keynes +5 6 £463 +12.12%
Yorkshire +9 5 £675 +35.00% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £280 -6.66% 1
Sheffield - 5 £675 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £675 -
North West +14 4 £338 -12.90% 4
Nottingham - 4 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Lancashire - 3 - -
Hampshire +7 2 £450 -6.25%
West Sussex - 2 £576 -
Reading - 2 - -
South West +7 1 £475 +11.76% 3
Manchester +4 1 £338 -11.47% 3
Somerset 0 1 £475 +11.76%
Northampton -14 1 £280 -6.66%
Northamptonshire -15 1 £280 -6.66%
Crawley - 1 £588 -
City of London - 1 £400 - 1
Kent - 1 £565 -
Surrey - 1 £565 -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 116 (80.00%) XML
2 115 (79.31%) SOAP
3 98 (67.59%) Web Services
4 85 (58.62%) Java
5 72 (49.66%) REST
6 55 (37.93%) XSD
7 53 (36.55%) XSLT
7 53 (36.55%) SQL
7 53 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (31.72%) Oracle
9 45 (31.03%) SOA
10 42 (28.97%) JSON
11 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
12 36 (24.83%) Finance
13 34 (23.45%) HTML
13 34 (23.45%) Linux
14 33 (22.76%) Spring
15 30 (20.69%) CSS
16 29 (20.00%) Unix
17 26 (17.93%) UML
17 26 (17.93%) J2EE
18 25 (17.24%) SDLC
19 24 (16.55%) Unit Testing
19 24 (16.55%) .NET
20 22 (15.17%) Open Source
21 21 (14.48%) Oracle Database
21 21 (14.48%) Eclipse
22 20 (13.79%) Windows
22 20 (13.79%) HTTP
22 20 (13.79%) Maven

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 17 (11.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (8.97%) WebSphere
3 11 (7.59%) JBoss
3 11 (7.59%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.83%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (4.83%) MQSI
4 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.14%) Apache
6 5 (3.45%) CMS
6 5 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.76%) Drupal
7 4 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.76%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.76%) Mule
7 4 (2.76%) Mule ESB
7 4 (2.76%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (2.07%) Confluence
9 2 (1.38%) IIS
9 2 (1.38%) Oracle BPEL
9 2 (1.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) InfoPath
2 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.76%) Workday HCM
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.69%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.69%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.69%) Magento
3 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.69%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.07%) HP Helion
4 2 (1.38%) Boomi
4 2 (1.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.69%) Force.com
5 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.79%) HTTP
2 15 (10.34%) Firewall
2 15 (10.34%) SSL
3 8 (5.52%) FTP
4 7 (4.83%) HTTPS
4 7 (4.83%) Kerberos
4 7 (4.83%) WinSCP
5 5 (3.45%) Internet
5 5 (3.45%) LDAP
6 3 (2.07%) SAN
7 2 (1.38%) SMS
7 2 (1.38%) Wireless
8 1 (0.69%) AMQP
8 1 (0.69%) Intranet
8 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.48%) Oracle Database
2 19 (13.10%) SQL Server
3 16 (11.03%) DB2
3 16 (11.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (7.59%) Relational Database
5 10 (6.90%) DB2 UDB
6 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.45%) SAP HANA
8 4 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.76%) MySQL
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.07%) Firebird
10 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (14.48%) Eclipse
2 20 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 20 (13.79%) Maven
3 18 (12.41%) Jenkins
4 17 (11.72%) SoapUI
4 17 (11.72%) Subversion
5 13 (8.97%) JIRA
5 13 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (7.59%) Ant
7 10 (6.90%) ClearCase
8 8 (5.52%) JUnit
9 7 (4.83%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.83%) XMLSpy
10 6 (4.14%) Gradle
10 6 (4.14%) IntelliJ
11 5 (3.45%) Log4j
12 4 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.76%) GitLab
13 3 (2.07%) Checkstyle
13 3 (2.07%) FindBugs
General
1 36 (24.83%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Local Government
3 5 (3.45%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Billing
5 3 (2.07%) Electronics
5 3 (2.07%) Law
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
6 2 (1.38%) Automotive
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
6 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (63.45%) Developer
2 32 (22.07%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.10%) Architect
4 16 (11.03%) Analyst
5 11 (7.59%) Oracle Developer
5 11 (7.59%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 11 (7.59%) SOA Developer
6 10 (6.90%) Analyst Developer
7 8 (5.52%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Technical Leader
9 6 (4.14%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.45%) HTML Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Java Applications Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.76%) Senior Architect
11 4 (2.76%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (80.00%) XML
2 115 (79.31%) SOAP
3 98 (67.59%) Web Services
4 72 (49.66%) REST
5 55 (37.93%) XSD
6 53 (36.55%) XSLT
7 42 (28.97%) JSON
8 34 (23.45%) HTML
9 33 (22.76%) Spring
10 30 (20.69%) CSS
11 26 (17.93%) J2EE
12 24 (16.55%) .NET
13 19 (13.10%) Hibernate
13 19 (13.10%) XML Schema
14 18 (12.41%) UDDI
14 18 (12.41%) XSL
15 17 (11.72%) jQuery
16 15 (10.34%) JSP
17 13 (8.97%) .NET Framework
17 13 (8.97%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) DataPower
2 9 (6.21%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.83%) N-Tier
3 7 (4.83%) User Experience
4 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.45%) EMV
6 4 (2.76%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.07%) Replication
8 2 (1.38%) Life Science
8 2 (1.38%) Telematics
9 1 (0.69%) CMDB
9 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.69%) iPad
9 1 (0.69%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.45%) Linux
2 29 (20.00%) Unix
3 20 (13.79%) Windows
4 7 (4.83%) AIX
5 5 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.03%) SOA
3 26 (17.93%) UML
4 25 (17.24%) SDLC
5 24 (16.55%) Unit Testing
6 22 (15.17%) Open Source
7 17 (11.72%) Migration
8 16 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (10.34%) Scrum
9 15 (10.34%) Workflow
10 14 (9.66%) BPEL
10 14 (9.66%) OO
11 12 (8.28%) Configuration Management
12 11 (7.59%) Performance Testing
13 10 (6.90%) MVC
13 10 (6.90%) TDD
14 8 (5.52%) Microservices
14 8 (5.52%) Software Architecture
15 7 (4.83%) DevOps
15 7 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 85 (58.62%) Java
2 53 (36.55%) SQL
3 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.41%) C#
5 15 (10.34%) XPath
6 13 (8.97%) Shell Script
7 10 (6.90%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.83%) PHP
9 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.38%) C++
11 2 (1.38%) Groovy
11 2 (1.38%) VB
11 2 (1.38%) VB6
12 1 (0.69%) ABAP
12 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.69%) Perl
12 1 (0.69%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.69%) Scala
12 1 (0.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (10.34%) Degree
2 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.76%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.28%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.83%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.07%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 3 (2.07%) Unicenter
3 2 (1.38%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) Nagios
4 1 (0.69%) SCCM
4 1 (0.69%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 46 (31.72%) Oracle
2 14 (9.66%) IBM
3 10 (6.90%) HP
3 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.14%) Google
5 5 (3.45%) SAP
6 4 (2.76%) Informatica
6 4 (2.76%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.76%) Remedy
6 4 (2.76%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.76%) Workday
7 3 (2.07%) Perforce
8 2 (1.38%) Apigee
8 2 (1.38%) Cognos
8 2 (1.38%) Netezza
8 2 (1.38%) Sybase
8 2 (1.38%) Teradata
8 2 (1.38%) VMware
9 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.69%) VeriFone
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