The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 460 446 456
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing WSDL 133 122 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 0.86% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 70
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£425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £800 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £27.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 124 £425 +6.25% 28
London +15 77 £525 -12.50% 7
City of London +22 13 £375 -25.00% 3
East Midlands - 13 £375 - 4
South East -15 9 £425 +6.25% 7
North West -18 9 £350 -6.66% 3
East of England -19 8 £350 -6.66% 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 - - 2
Nottingham - 7 - - 2
West Midlands -9 5 £425 -
Hampshire -20 5 £459 +14.68% 3
Berkshire +4 2 £413 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £475 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Glasgow -2 1 - - 1
Scotland -25 1 - - 1
South West -27 1 £298 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Bristol - 1 £298 - 1
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Thetford - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
York - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 189 (86.30%) XML
2 174 (79.45%) Web Services
3 129 (58.90%) Oracle
4 126 (57.53%) SOAP
5 120 (54.79%) Java
6 107 (48.86%) XSD
7 77 (35.16%) HTML
8 73 (33.33%) SOA
9 72 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (31.51%) Linux
11 68 (31.05%) J2EE
12 63 (28.77%) WebLogic
13 62 (28.31%) Scrum
14 61 (27.85%) Subversion
15 56 (25.57%) ERP
16 55 (25.11%) XSLT
17 51 (23.29%) SQL
17 51 (23.29%) REST
18 44 (20.09%) Ant
18 44 (20.09%) E-Commerce
18 44 (20.09%) Spring
18 44 (20.09%) Maven
19 43 (19.63%) Groovy
20 41 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (18.72%) Oracle Database
20 41 (18.72%) XSL
21 39 (17.81%) Content Management
21 39 (17.81%) TDD
22 38 (17.35%) Retail
23 37 (16.89%) WebSphere

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 63 (28.77%) WebLogic
2 37 (16.89%) WebSphere
3 27 (12.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (8.22%) Oracle Service Bus
4 18 (8.22%) Apache
5 17 (7.76%) AquaLogic
6 11 (5.02%) Confluence
7 9 (4.11%) Liferay
7 9 (4.11%) WebLogic Portal
8 8 (3.65%) NetWeaver
9 6 (2.74%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.74%) IIS
9 6 (2.74%) Node.js
9 6 (2.74%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (2.28%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.83%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.94%) MS Office
2 7 (3.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (6.39%) Workday HCM
2 13 (5.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (5.48%) SAP HR
4 8 (3.65%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (3.65%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (3.65%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.46%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) Force.com
2 2 (0.91%) SaaS
2 2 (0.91%) PaaS
2 2 (0.91%) IaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.53%) HTTP
2 24 (10.96%) LDAP
3 17 (7.76%) SSL
4 10 (4.57%) FTP
5 9 (4.11%) Internet
6 8 (3.65%) X.509
6 8 (3.65%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.37%) Firewall
8 2 (0.91%) DMZ
9 1 (0.46%) CTI
9 1 (0.46%) SMTP
9 1 (0.46%) VPN
9 1 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.72%) Oracle Database
2 37 (16.89%) SQL Server
3 26 (11.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (9.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (5.94%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (5.02%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.11%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (2.74%) MySQL
9 6 (2.74%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.37%) DB2
11 3 (1.37%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.91%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.91%) Big Data
12 2 (0.91%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.91%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 61 (27.85%) Subversion
2 44 (20.09%) Maven
2 44 (20.09%) Ant
3 29 (13.24%) Visual Studio
4 14 (6.39%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.94%) JIRA
6 10 (4.57%) Eclipse
6 10 (4.57%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.74%) JUnit
8 5 (2.28%) Hudson
9 4 (1.83%) Selenium
10 3 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.37%) JDeveloper
10 3 (1.37%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.91%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.91%) Checkstyle
11 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.91%) Gradle
11 2 (0.91%) FindBugs
General
1 38 (17.35%) Retail
2 24 (10.96%) Finance
3 12 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.65%) Banking
5 3 (1.37%) German Language
6 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 113 (51.60%) Developer
2 35 (15.98%) Architect
3 33 (15.07%) Consultant
4 19 (8.68%) Java Developer
5 13 (5.94%) CRM Consultant
5 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Consultant
5 13 (5.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 13 (5.94%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 12 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.02%) Technical Leader
8 10 (4.57%) Technical Architect
8 10 (4.57%) Designer
9 9 (4.11%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.11%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (4.11%) WebLogic Developer
10 8 (3.65%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 8 (3.65%) Integration Architect
11 7 (3.20%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.20%) WebSphere Developer
11 7 (3.20%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (86.30%) XML
2 174 (79.45%) Web Services
3 126 (57.53%) SOAP
4 107 (48.86%) XSD
5 77 (35.16%) HTML
6 68 (31.05%) J2EE
7 55 (25.11%) XSLT
8 51 (23.29%) REST
9 44 (20.09%) Spring
10 41 (18.72%) XSL
11 37 (16.89%) Middleware
11 37 (16.89%) RESTful
12 33 (15.07%) .NET
13 32 (14.61%) JAX-WS
14 30 (13.70%) JMS
15 25 (11.42%) CSS
16 22 (10.05%) ASP.NET
17 18 (8.22%) jQuery
18 17 (7.76%) UDDI
19 15 (6.85%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.44%) Social Media
1 36 (16.44%) iPad
2 12 (5.48%) Open Source
3 8 (3.65%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.83%) Web 2.0
4 4 (1.83%) Kindle
4 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.37%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.37%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.37%) DataPower
5 3 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.91%) Clustering
6 2 (0.91%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.91%) NHS
6 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.91%) Informatics
6 2 (0.91%) Life Science
6 2 (0.91%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.46%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 69 (31.51%) Linux
2 29 (13.24%) UNIX
3 7 (3.20%) Windows
4 3 (1.37%) Solaris
4 3 (1.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.46%) Android
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.33%) SOA
2 72 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (28.31%) Scrum
4 56 (25.57%) ERP
5 44 (20.09%) E-Commerce
6 41 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (17.81%) TDD
7 39 (17.81%) Content Management
8 36 (16.44%) Waterfall
9 24 (10.96%) Migration
10 22 (10.05%) Validation
10 22 (10.05%) ITIL
11 21 (9.59%) OO
12 20 (9.13%) CRM
13 19 (8.68%) Data Migration
14 18 (8.22%) Configuration Management
15 16 (7.31%) EAI
16 14 (6.39%) UML
17 12 (5.48%) E-business
18 11 (5.02%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 120 (54.79%) Java
2 51 (23.29%) SQL
3 43 (19.63%) Groovy
4 32 (14.61%) C#
4 32 (14.61%) XPath
5 24 (10.96%) JavaScript
6 21 (9.59%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.65%) C++
7 8 (3.65%) Python
7 8 (3.65%) XQuery
7 8 (3.65%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.74%) Perl
9 5 (2.28%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.91%) SPARQL
10 2 (0.91%) Ruby
10 2 (0.91%) C
11 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 16 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.83%) Degree
5 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.74%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) HL7
3 4 (1.83%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.46%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (7.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.46%) WMI
2 1 (0.46%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 129 (58.90%) Oracle
2 37 (16.89%) JBoss
3 36 (16.44%) ATG
3 36 (16.44%) Perforce
3 36 (16.44%) Endeca
4 30 (13.70%) IBM
5 24 (10.96%) Microsoft
6 23 (10.50%) SAP
7 16 (7.31%) BEA
8 13 (5.94%) PeopleSoft
9 9 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (4.11%) TIBCO
10 7 (3.20%) Intel
11 5 (2.28%) F5
11 5 (2.28%) webMethods
12 4 (1.83%) Software AG
13 2 (0.91%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.91%) CollabNet
13 2 (0.91%) Mercator
13 2 (0.91%) Reuters
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