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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 564 527 515
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -12
Contract jobs citing WSDL 85 143 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.87% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 88 68
Median daily rate £350 £421 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.91% -0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
16252 16367 15677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.23% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11254 11273 10177
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 306 180
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £17.33 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -23 82 £350 -15.15% 8
London +4 40 £288 -36.11% 6
South East +24 16 £350 -17.64%
Yorkshire +12 14 £400 +33.33%
West Yorkshire 0 6 - -
Berkshire - 6 £350 -
Wokingham - 6 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 6 - -
South West +12 5 £475 +26.66% 1
City of London +12 5 £375 -14.28% 1
Hampshire +1 5 £400 -5.88%
North West -10 5 £475 +22.58% 1
Manchester -2 4 £446 -5.04%
Leeds -6 4 - -
Ripon - 4 - -
Havant - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £275 -
Gloucestershire +1 2 £325 -8.12%
Cheltenham -4 2 £325 -2.25%
Stockport -7 2 £515 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Edinburgh +13 1 - -
Scotland +10 1 - -
Cheshire -8 1 £475 +35.71%
Northamptonshire -8 1 £550 -
East Midlands -8 1 £550 +22.22%
North East -30 1 £375 -34.78%
Tyne and Wear -32 1 £375 -34.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 1 £375 -34.78%

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 190 (75.70%) XML
2 172 (68.53%) SOAP
3 162 (64.54%) Web Services
4 132 (52.59%) Java
5 131 (52.19%) XSD
6 130 (51.79%) REST
7 122 (48.61%) SOA
8 118 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
9 85 (33.86%) JSON
10 76 (30.28%) Oracle
11 73 (29.08%) SQL
12 68 (27.09%) XSLT
13 55 (21.91%) J2EE
14 51 (20.32%) Spring
15 50 (19.92%) JDBC
16 49 (19.52%) Security Cleared
16 49 (19.52%) Jenkins
17 43 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
18 42 (16.73%) HTML
19 41 (16.33%) JIRA
20 40 (15.94%) SC Cleared
20 40 (15.94%) RESTful
20 40 (15.94%) Migration
21 39 (15.54%) Maven
22 37 (14.74%) Finance
23 36 (14.34%) .NET
24 35 (13.94%) Data Modelling
24 35 (13.94%) Oracle Database
25 34 (13.55%) WebSphere
25 34 (13.55%) IBM

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 34 (13.55%) WebSphere
2 16 (6.37%) Confluence
3 15 (5.98%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (5.58%) Mule
4 14 (5.58%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (5.18%) Mule ESB
6 12 (4.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (4.38%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.59%) JBoss
8 9 (3.59%) SharePoint
8 9 (3.59%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.79%) MQSI
10 6 (2.39%) Apache
10 6 (2.39%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (1.99%) CMS
12 4 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.59%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (1.20%) Drupal
13 3 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (3.59%) InfoPath
1 9 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.80%) MS Office
2 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.38%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (3.98%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (3.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.99%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.17%) GitHub
2 12 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.79%) SaaS
5 6 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.59%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.59%) Boomi
7 3 (1.20%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.80%) PaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Force.com
9 1 (0.40%) Heroku
9 1 (0.40%) IaaS
9 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.75%) HTTP
2 17 (6.77%) SSL
3 16 (6.37%) Firewall
4 11 (4.38%) FTP
4 11 (4.38%) HTTPS
4 11 (4.38%) SAN
4 11 (4.38%) WinSCP
5 7 (2.79%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.99%) AMQP
6 5 (1.99%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.80%) LDAP
7 2 (0.80%) Network Security
7 2 (0.80%) SMS
7 2 (0.80%) Wireless
8 1 (0.40%) Internet
8 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.94%) Oracle Database
2 31 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.38%) Star Schema
6 7 (2.79%) DB2
6 7 (2.79%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.59%) MySQL
8 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.80%) SQLite
11 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 49 (19.52%) Jenkins
2 41 (16.33%) JIRA
3 39 (15.54%) Maven
4 28 (11.16%) JUnit
5 26 (10.36%) Git (software)
6 23 (9.16%) SoapUI
7 20 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (7.57%) Subversion
9 18 (7.17%) Selenium
10 15 (5.98%) XMLSpy
11 13 (5.18%) Eclipse
12 12 (4.78%) Visual Studio
13 11 (4.38%) Mockito
14 10 (3.98%) IntelliJ
14 10 (3.98%) Spock
15 9 (3.59%) ClearCase
15 9 (3.59%) Hudson
16 6 (2.39%) Ant
16 6 (2.39%) TeamCity
17 5 (1.99%) CruiseControl
General
1 37 (14.74%) Finance
2 18 (7.17%) Banking
3 12 (4.78%) Retail
4 9 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.19%) Local Government
6 7 (2.79%) Marketing
7 6 (2.39%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.99%) International Banking
9 4 (1.59%) Front Office
10 3 (1.20%) Billing
10 3 (1.20%) Law
10 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.80%) Automotive
11 2 (0.80%) Electronics
11 2 (0.80%) Legal
12 1 (0.40%) Back Office
12 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.40%) French Language
12 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (54.58%) Developer
2 64 (25.50%) Architect
3 60 (23.90%) Java Developer
4 31 (12.35%) Senior Developer
5 19 (7.57%) Designer
6 16 (6.37%) Senior Java Developer
7 15 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.18%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.18%) Data Architect
8 13 (5.18%) SOA Designer
9 12 (4.78%) Applications Developer
9 12 (4.78%) Integration Architect
9 12 (4.78%) Solutions Designer
9 12 (4.78%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.38%) SOA Developer
10 11 (4.38%) SOA Solution Designer
11 10 (3.98%) Java Applications Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Senior Applications Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Senior Java Applications Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (75.70%) XML
2 172 (68.53%) SOAP
3 162 (64.54%) Web Services
4 131 (52.19%) XSD
5 130 (51.79%) REST
6 85 (33.86%) JSON
7 68 (27.09%) XSLT
8 55 (21.91%) J2EE
9 51 (20.32%) Spring
10 50 (19.92%) JDBC
11 42 (16.73%) HTML
12 40 (15.94%) RESTful
13 36 (14.34%) .NET
14 32 (12.75%) JSP
15 30 (11.95%) JAX-WS
16 26 (10.36%) .NET Framework
17 25 (9.96%) JAXB
18 23 (9.16%) XSL
19 22 (8.76%) JMS
20 21 (8.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.16%) DataPower
2 18 (7.17%) NHS
3 16 (6.37%) N-Tier
4 14 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.98%) iPad
6 10 (3.98%) Social Media
7 8 (3.19%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.59%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.20%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.20%) Replication
10 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.80%) CMDB
10 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.80%) Life Science
10 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.80%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.80%) Telematics
10 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.56%) Linux
2 19 (7.57%) Windows
3 18 (7.17%) Unix
4 9 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.79%) AIX
6 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (48.61%) SOA
2 118 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (15.94%) Migration
5 35 (13.94%) Data Modelling
6 32 (12.75%) UML
7 30 (11.95%) Unit Testing
8 29 (11.55%) TDD
8 29 (11.55%) TOGAF
9 28 (11.16%) OO
10 27 (10.76%) Kanban
11 24 (9.56%) AOP
11 24 (9.56%) Integration Testing
11 24 (9.56%) SDLC
11 24 (9.56%) Virtual Environments
11 24 (9.56%) Waterfall
12 23 (9.16%) Software Engineering
13 21 (8.37%) Scrum
13 21 (8.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (7.97%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (52.59%) Java
2 73 (29.08%) SQL
3 34 (13.55%) JavaScript
4 27 (10.76%) PL/SQL
5 26 (10.36%) C#
6 16 (6.37%) T-SQL
7 15 (5.98%) Shell Script
8 12 (4.78%) XPath
9 8 (3.19%) PHP
10 5 (1.99%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.80%) AspectJ
11 2 (0.80%) C
11 2 (0.80%) C++
11 2 (0.80%) VB
11 2 (0.80%) VB6
12 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.40%) Groovy
12 1 (0.40%) Perl
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 49 (19.52%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.19%) MCSA
3 8 (3.19%) MCSD
3 8 (3.19%) MCSE
3 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.59%) Degree
5 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) CITP
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.57%) QA
2 17 (6.77%) HL7
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.80%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (9.56%) Xen
2 9 (3.59%) Docker
3 8 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (9.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.79%) logstash
3 7 (2.79%) Piwik
3 7 (2.79%) Puppet
4 4 (1.59%) Nagios
5 3 (1.20%) CA Service Virtualization
5 3 (1.20%) CloudHub
5 3 (1.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (1.20%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.80%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 76 (30.28%) Oracle
2 34 (13.55%) IBM
2 34 (13.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (10.36%) VMware
4 25 (9.96%) Citrix
5 14 (5.58%) HP
6 12 (4.78%) Endeca
7 10 (3.98%) ATG
8 9 (3.59%) MuleSoft
9 8 (3.19%) SAP
10 6 (2.39%) Google
11 5 (1.99%) Pega
12 4 (1.59%) Dell
12 4 (1.59%) NetSuite
12 4 (1.59%) Remedy
12 4 (1.59%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.20%) Adobe
13 3 (1.20%) CA
14 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.80%) webMethods
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