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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 478 521 501
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -20
Contract jobs citing WSDL 166 112 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 0.73% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 74 72
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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
15051 15372 15096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 27.44% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 10274 9875
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 211
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 June 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 June 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 +47 158 £475 +11.76% 15
London +38 47 £505 +12.22% 5
South West +27 31 £638 +82.14%
North West -10 28 £475 +15.08% 2
Chester +13 25 £475 +18.60%
Cheshire +10 25 £475 +18.67%
Wiltshire +7 20 £600 +33.33%
South East -8 19 £465 +9.41% 2
Hampshire +1 13 £465 +12.72% 1
Corsham - 13 £650 -
Hook - 12 £465 -
Yorkshire +8 11 £445 +18.66%
West Yorkshire +3 11 £445 +18.66%
Leeds +1 10 £723 +83.49%
West Midlands -13 10 £343 -39.06% 3
Warwickshire 0 9 £343 -21.65% 1
Scotland -7 8 £350 +7.69%
Warwick - 7 £363 -
East Midlands +9 6 - -
Glasgow +7 6 £350 +7.69%
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England +16 5 £356 -20.83% 3
Gloucestershire -2 5 £638 +93.18%
Nottinghamshire +3 3 - -
Nottingham -1 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £356 - 1
City of London +30 2 - - 2
Milton Keynes +12 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Bedfordshire +5 2 - -
Cheltenham +5 2 £308 -6.81%

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 197 (71.12%) XML
2 173 (62.45%) SOAP
3 172 (62.09%) XSD
4 171 (61.73%) Web Services
5 161 (58.12%) Java
6 139 (50.18%) SOA
7 138 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
8 105 (37.91%) REST
9 104 (37.55%) Oracle
10 84 (30.32%) SQL
11 76 (27.44%) JSON
12 75 (27.08%) J2EE
13 65 (23.47%) Jenkins
14 58 (20.94%) Security Cleared
15 57 (20.58%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (20.58%) RESTful
16 56 (20.22%) IBM
17 55 (19.86%) XSLT
17 55 (19.86%) Finance
18 54 (19.49%) JIRA
19 53 (19.13%) JSP
20 51 (18.41%) Data Modelling
21 50 (18.05%) Maven
22 47 (16.97%) Spring
22 47 (16.97%) SC Cleared
23 46 (16.61%) HTTP
23 46 (16.61%) HTML
24 45 (16.25%) SoapUI
25 41 (14.80%) JDBC
25 41 (14.80%) Middleware

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 40 (14.44%) WebSphere
2 18 (6.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (6.14%) MQSeries
3 17 (6.14%) WebLogic
4 16 (5.78%) Confluence
5 14 (5.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 13 (4.69%) JBoss
6 13 (4.69%) Oracle Service Bus
7 9 (3.25%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.89%) CICS
9 7 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (2.53%) Mule
9 7 (2.53%) Mule ESB
10 6 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.08%) MQSI
12 2 (0.72%) Apache
12 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.72%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (7.94%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.72%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
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
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.72%) PaaS
4 2 (0.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Force.com
5 1 (0.36%) Heroku
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (16.61%) HTTP
2 19 (6.86%) FTP
2 19 (6.86%) SSL
3 18 (6.50%) HTTPS
4 17 (6.14%) WinSCP
5 8 (2.89%) SAN
6 5 (1.81%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.08%) Firewall
7 3 (1.08%) SMS
7 3 (1.08%) Wireless
8 2 (0.72%) Internet
8 2 (0.72%) LDAP
8 2 (0.72%) Network Security
9 1 (0.36%) Intranet
9 1 (0.36%) Skype
9 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.64%) Oracle Database
2 20 (7.22%) DB2
3 19 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.97%) Star Schema
6 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.53%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.44%) PowerCenter
9 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.08%) OLTP
11 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.72%) MySQL
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.72%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (23.47%) Jenkins
2 54 (19.49%) JIRA
3 50 (18.05%) Maven
4 45 (16.25%) SoapUI
5 40 (14.44%) JUnit
6 31 (11.19%) Git (software)
7 30 (10.83%) Selenium
7 30 (10.83%) Subversion
8 24 (8.66%) ClearCase
9 23 (8.30%) Mockito
9 23 (8.30%) XMLSpy
10 22 (7.94%) Spock
11 8 (2.89%) Ant
11 8 (2.89%) Hudson
12 6 (2.17%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.17%) Toad
13 5 (1.81%) CruiseControl
13 5 (1.81%) Fiddler
14 4 (1.44%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.44%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 55 (19.86%) Finance
2 27 (9.75%) Retail
3 24 (8.66%) Banking
4 18 (6.50%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.25%) Marketing
7 6 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.81%) Electronics
8 5 (1.81%) International Banking
8 5 (1.81%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.44%) Front Office
10 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.72%) Automotive
10 2 (0.72%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.72%) French Language
10 2 (0.72%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.36%) Games
11 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 136 (49.10%) Developer
2 68 (24.55%) Architect
3 58 (20.94%) Java Developer
4 43 (15.52%) Designer
5 37 (13.36%) Senior Developer
6 27 (9.75%) Solutions Designer
7 23 (8.30%) SOA Designer
8 19 (6.86%) SOA Solution Designer
9 18 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.05%) Data Architect
10 14 (5.05%) Senior Java Developer
10 14 (5.05%) SOA Architect
10 14 (5.05%) Technical Architect
11 12 (4.33%) Applications Developer
11 12 (4.33%) Integration Developer
11 12 (4.33%) Telecoms Architect
11 12 (4.33%) Telecoms Designer
12 11 (3.97%) Consultant
13 10 (3.61%) Integration Architect
13 10 (3.61%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (71.12%) XML
2 173 (62.45%) SOAP
3 172 (62.09%) XSD
4 171 (61.73%) Web Services
5 105 (37.91%) REST
6 76 (27.44%) JSON
7 75 (27.08%) J2EE
8 57 (20.58%) RESTful
9 55 (19.86%) XSLT
10 53 (19.13%) JSP
11 47 (16.97%) Spring
12 46 (16.61%) HTML
13 41 (14.80%) JDBC
13 41 (14.80%) Middleware
14 40 (14.44%) JMS
15 31 (11.19%) JAX-WS
15 31 (11.19%) Servlets
15 31 (11.19%) XSL
16 26 (9.39%) JAXB
17 21 (7.58%) Taglibs
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.03%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (7.94%) DataPower
3 21 (7.58%) iPad
3 21 (7.58%) Social Media
4 16 (5.78%) NHS
5 15 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (5.05%) SWIFT
7 8 (2.89%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.89%) PMI
7 8 (2.89%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.53%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.17%) Data Integration
9 6 (2.17%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.44%) Online Banking
10 4 (1.44%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.44%) User Experience
11 3 (1.08%) Telematics
12 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.47%) Windows
2 20 (7.22%) Windows Server
3 18 (6.50%) Unix
4 13 (4.69%) Linux
5 4 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.72%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (50.18%) SOA
2 138 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (20.58%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (18.41%) Data Modelling
5 37 (13.36%) TDD
6 34 (12.27%) Waterfall
7 32 (11.55%) Migration
7 32 (11.55%) Scrum
8 28 (10.11%) TOGAF
9 26 (9.39%) AOP
9 26 (9.39%) Integration Testing
9 26 (9.39%) Software Engineering
10 25 (9.03%) UML
11 24 (8.66%) ERP
11 24 (8.66%) Virtual Environments
12 23 (8.30%) EAI
12 23 (8.30%) E-Commerce
12 23 (8.30%) Kanban
13 21 (7.58%) Content Management
13 21 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 161 (58.12%) Java
2 84 (30.32%) SQL
3 27 (9.75%) JavaScript
4 19 (6.86%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.89%) Assembly Language
5 8 (2.89%) COBOL
6 7 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.17%) XPath
8 5 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.44%) XQuery
10 3 (1.08%) C
10 3 (1.08%) C#
10 3 (1.08%) Groovy
10 3 (1.08%) PHP
11 2 (0.72%) ABAP
11 2 (0.72%) AspectJ
11 2 (0.72%) Perl
12 1 (0.36%) C++
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 47 (16.97%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.89%) MCSA
3 8 (2.89%) MCSD
3 8 (2.89%) MCSE
3 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.89%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.81%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.08%) ISEB
5 3 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.72%) Degree
7 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) CITP
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.83%) HL7
2 21 (7.58%) QA
3 14 (5.05%) SEPA
4 8 (2.89%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
System Software
1 24 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (8.66%) Xen
2 9 (3.25%) Docker
3 8 (2.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (8.66%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (5.42%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (4.33%) logstash
3 12 (4.33%) Piwik
3 12 (4.33%) Puppet
4 4 (1.44%) CA Service Virtualization
5 3 (1.08%) Nagios
6 2 (0.72%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.36%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 104 (37.55%) Oracle
2 56 (20.22%) IBM
3 29 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 24 (8.66%) Citrix
4 24 (8.66%) Endeca
4 24 (8.66%) VMware
5 22 (7.94%) ATG
6 19 (6.86%) HP
7 14 (5.05%) Remedy
7 14 (5.05%) SAP
8 10 (3.61%) Pega
9 8 (2.89%) Adobe
9 8 (2.89%) Chordiant
10 5 (1.81%) Sun
10 5 (1.81%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.44%) Dell
11 4 (1.44%) Informatica
11 4 (1.44%) NetSuite
11 4 (1.44%) webMethods
12 3 (1.08%) CA
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