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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 510 538 548
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +10
Contract jobs citing WSDL 137 102 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.68% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 66 55
Median daily rate £413 £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -
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
15346 14936 15049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 26.76% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10732 9653 9838
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 208
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.37 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 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 3 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 +7 120 £413 -8.33% 21
London +8 47 £375 -29.24% 7
South East 0 27 £465 +6.28% 1
Hampshire +16 22 £465 +14.46%
North West -8 22 £425 +9.67% 1
Scotland -4 16 £420 +1.20%
Cheshire -12 15 £425 +9.67%
Hook - 15 £465 -
West Yorkshire +20 10 £723 - 2
Yorkshire +10 10 £723 +122.30% 2
Inverclyde - 9 £420 -
Leeds +2 8 £1,000 - 2
Gourock - 8 £420 -
Chester -4 7 £425 +9.60%
Warwickshire +4 6 £363 -17.14% 1
West Midlands -10 6 £363 -36.95% 5
Knutsford -10 6 £425 +13.33%
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £400 -5.88%
Warwick - 5 £369 -
City of London +36 4 £375 - 3
Glasgow +8 4 £350 -46.15%
Manchester -2 4 £400 +3.22%
Cheltenham +13 2 £308 -10.21% 1
East of England +4 2 - - 3
Milton Keynes +2 2 £400 -5.88%
Gloucestershire +2 2 £308 -11.19% 1
South West -4 2 £308 -27.64% 1
Basingstoke -8 1 £375 +25.00%
Halifax - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 153 (64.29%) Java
2 150 (63.03%) SOAP
3 149 (62.61%) XML
4 145 (60.92%) XSD
5 122 (51.26%) Web Services
6 110 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
7 107 (44.96%) SOA
8 103 (43.28%) Oracle
9 73 (30.67%) SQL
10 69 (28.99%) J2EE
11 63 (26.47%) JSON
12 60 (25.21%) REST
13 52 (21.85%) Continuous Integration
14 50 (21.01%) RESTful
14 50 (21.01%) HTML
14 50 (21.01%) Finance
15 49 (20.59%) IBM
16 48 (20.17%) XSLT
16 48 (20.17%) Jenkins
17 46 (19.33%) TDD
18 45 (18.91%) JSP
19 43 (18.07%) Middleware
20 41 (17.23%) HTTP
20 41 (17.23%) SoapUI
21 40 (16.81%) JMS
22 36 (15.13%) Maven
22 36 (15.13%) WebSphere
23 35 (14.71%) Git (software)
24 34 (14.29%) Oracle Database
24 34 (14.29%) Scrum

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 36 (15.13%) WebSphere
2 30 (12.61%) WebLogic
3 18 (7.56%) MQSeries
4 15 (6.30%) JBoss
4 15 (6.30%) Oracle Service Bus
5 14 (5.88%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 13 (5.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (5.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (3.36%) CICS
8 8 (3.36%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.52%) Node.js
11 5 (2.10%) Mule
11 5 (2.10%) Mule ESB
12 4 (1.68%) MQSI
13 3 (1.26%) Apache
14 2 (0.84%) Liferay
14 2 (0.84%) NetWeaver
14 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (10.92%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (3.78%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.84%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.84%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.68%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.68%) Boomi
2 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.84%) PaaS
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.23%) HTTP
2 24 (10.08%) SSL
3 20 (8.40%) HTTPS
4 19 (7.98%) FTP
5 17 (7.14%) WinSCP
6 5 (2.10%) Internet
7 4 (1.68%) Firewall
8 2 (0.84%) Intranet
8 2 (0.84%) Network Security
8 2 (0.84%) SMS
8 2 (0.84%) Wireless
8 2 (0.84%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.42%) LDAP
9 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 23 (9.66%) DB2
3 16 (6.72%) Oracle Database 12c
4 14 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.36%) PowerCenter
5 8 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.68%) OLTP
7 3 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.84%) MySQL
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.84%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.42%) Informix
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (20.17%) Jenkins
2 41 (17.23%) SoapUI
3 36 (15.13%) Maven
4 35 (14.71%) Git (software)
5 32 (13.45%) JIRA
5 32 (13.45%) Subversion
6 31 (13.03%) JUnit
7 27 (11.34%) Selenium
8 23 (9.66%) ClearCase
9 22 (9.24%) Mockito
9 22 (9.24%) Spock
10 19 (7.98%) XMLSpy
11 10 (4.20%) Ant
12 8 (3.36%) JDeveloper
13 7 (2.94%) Toad
14 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio
15 4 (1.68%) ERwin
15 4 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (1.68%) VisualAge
15 4 (1.68%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 50 (21.01%) Finance
2 31 (13.03%) Retail
3 25 (10.50%) Banking
4 14 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.52%) Marketing
7 5 (2.10%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.26%) Dutch Language
8 3 (1.26%) Electronics
8 3 (1.26%) French Language
9 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.84%) Automotive
9 2 (0.84%) Back Office
9 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Billing
10 1 (0.42%) Front Office
10 1 (0.42%) Games
10 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 136 (57.14%) Developer
2 39 (16.39%) Designer
3 37 (15.55%) Java Developer
4 26 (10.92%) Architect
5 24 (10.08%) Senior Developer
5 24 (10.08%) Solutions Designer
6 21 (8.82%) SOA Designer
7 19 (7.98%) SOA Developer
8 17 (7.14%) SOA Solution Designer
9 13 (5.46%) Integration Developer
9 13 (5.46%) Oracle Developer
9 13 (5.46%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 12 (5.04%) Consultant
10 12 (5.04%) SOA Architect
10 12 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.20%) Telecoms Architect
11 10 (4.20%) Telecoms Designer
12 8 (3.36%) Analyst
13 6 (2.52%) Applications Developer
13 6 (2.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (63.03%) SOAP
2 149 (62.61%) XML
3 145 (60.92%) XSD
4 122 (51.26%) Web Services
5 69 (28.99%) J2EE
6 63 (26.47%) JSON
7 60 (25.21%) REST
8 50 (21.01%) HTML
8 50 (21.01%) RESTful
9 48 (20.17%) XSLT
10 45 (18.91%) JSP
11 43 (18.07%) Middleware
12 40 (16.81%) JMS
13 31 (13.03%) Servlets
13 31 (13.03%) XSL
14 27 (11.34%) Spring
15 21 (8.82%) Taglibs
16 19 (7.98%) EDI
16 19 (7.98%) JDBC
17 18 (7.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.50%) Social Media
2 24 (10.08%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (9.66%) iPad
4 20 (8.40%) DataPower
5 14 (5.88%) SWIFT
6 11 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.36%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.36%) PMI
8 7 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.68%) Online Banking
10 3 (1.26%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.26%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.26%) User Experience
11 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.84%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.84%) Life Science
11 2 (0.84%) Telematics
12 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.34%) Windows
2 22 (9.24%) Linux
3 16 (6.72%) Unix
4 12 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.36%) AIX
5 8 (3.36%) Mac OS
5 8 (3.36%) Windows Vista
5 8 (3.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.84%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) Android
7 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (44.96%) SOA
3 52 (21.85%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (19.33%) TDD
5 34 (14.29%) Scrum
6 31 (13.03%) Data Modelling
6 31 (13.03%) SDLC
7 30 (12.61%) Waterfall
8 29 (12.18%) ERP
9 27 (11.34%) E-Commerce
10 26 (10.92%) Content Management
11 24 (10.08%) BPEL
12 22 (9.24%) EAI
12 22 (9.24%) Software Engineering
13 21 (8.82%) OO
14 18 (7.56%) Microservices
14 18 (7.56%) Project Management
14 18 (7.56%) Test Automation
14 18 (7.56%) UML
15 17 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 153 (64.29%) Java
2 73 (30.67%) SQL
3 33 (13.87%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.30%) PL/SQL
5 14 (5.88%) XPath
6 10 (4.20%) C
7 9 (3.78%) XQuery
8 8 (3.36%) Assembly Language
8 8 (3.36%) C++
8 8 (3.36%) COBOL
8 8 (3.36%) Objective-C
9 6 (2.52%) Groovy
10 4 (1.68%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.26%) C#
11 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.84%) ABAP
12 2 (0.84%) PHP
13 1 (0.42%) AspectJ
13 1 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.62%) Degree
4 8 (3.36%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.10%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.84%) ISEB
7 2 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.84%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.30%) HL7
2 14 (5.88%) SEPA
3 12 (5.04%) QA
4 10 (4.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (7.14%) Puppet
2 16 (6.72%) logstash
2 16 (6.72%) Piwik
3 15 (6.30%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.26%) Nagios
5 2 (0.84%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.42%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.42%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 103 (43.28%) Oracle
2 49 (20.59%) IBM
3 28 (11.76%) Endeca
4 27 (11.34%) ATG
5 16 (6.72%) HP
6 14 (5.88%) Remedy
7 10 (4.20%) Pega
8 8 (3.36%) Chordiant
8 8 (3.36%) Informatica
9 7 (2.94%) Adobe
9 7 (2.94%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.94%) SAP
10 5 (2.10%) Sun
10 5 (2.10%) webMethods
11 4 (1.68%) Dell
11 4 (1.68%) NetSuite
11 4 (1.68%) Perforce
12 3 (1.26%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.84%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
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