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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 525 534 500
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -34
Contract jobs citing WSDL 136 115 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 0.73% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 73 81
Median daily rate £479 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £373
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +14.09%
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
15732 15668 15091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.21% 27.44% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11013 10550 9735
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 226 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £16.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +17 129 £486 +11.14% 12
London +5 41 £550 +18.91% 2
South West +15 29 £638 +91.72% 1
Wiltshire +19 20 £600 +31.86%
Cheshire +9 20 £475 +15.15%
North West -4 20 £475 +0.52% 2
Chester - 20 £475 -
South East -2 16 £400 -5.88% 3
Corsham - 13 £650 -
Yorkshire -1 8 £409 +9.00% 1
Hampshire -12 8 £463 +5.71% 2
East Midlands - 7 £550 -
Hook - 6 £463 -
Scotland +6 5 £350 -6.04%
East of England +16 4 £356 -20.83% 3
Berkshire +5 4 £350 +33.33% 1
Glasgow +4 4 £350 +7.69%
West Yorkshire -5 4 £409 +9.00%
West Midlands -22 4 £323 -43.91%
North Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Ripon - 4 - -
Wokingham - 4 £350 - 1
Leeds +1 3 £409 +3.80%
Gloucestershire -4 3 £638 +92.45%
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £275 -
Warwickshire - 3 £323 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £356 - 2
Peterborough - 2 £356 - 1

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 200 (73.26%) XML
2 183 (67.03%) SOAP
3 165 (60.44%) Web Services
4 160 (58.61%) XSD
5 149 (54.58%) Java
6 132 (48.35%) SOA
7 128 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
8 116 (42.49%) REST
9 99 (36.26%) Oracle
10 87 (31.87%) SQL
11 80 (29.30%) JSON
12 72 (26.37%) J2EE
13 60 (21.98%) RESTful
14 58 (21.25%) Jenkins
15 53 (19.41%) XSLT
16 52 (19.05%) Security Cleared
16 52 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (18.68%) IBM
18 50 (18.32%) Spring
18 50 (18.32%) JIRA
19 49 (17.95%) Finance
19 49 (17.95%) Data Modelling
19 49 (17.95%) JSP
20 48 (17.58%) Maven
21 47 (17.22%) JDBC
22 44 (16.12%) HTML
23 43 (15.75%) HTTP
24 42 (15.38%) WebSphere
24 42 (15.38%) SoapUI
25 41 (15.02%) SC Cleared

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 42 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 18 (6.59%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (5.86%) Confluence
4 15 (5.49%) JBoss
4 15 (5.49%) WebLogic
5 14 (5.13%) Mule
6 13 (4.76%) Mule ESB
7 11 (4.03%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (3.66%) MQSeries
8 10 (3.66%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (2.93%) CICS
9 8 (2.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (2.56%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 4 (1.47%) Apache
12 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.73%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (6.96%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.73%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.86%) GitHub
2 7 (2.56%) SaaS
3 6 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.47%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.47%) Boomi
5 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.73%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Force.com
7 1 (0.37%) Heroku
7 1 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.75%) HTTP
2 18 (6.59%) SSL
3 11 (4.03%) HTTPS
4 10 (3.66%) FTP
4 10 (3.66%) WinSCP
5 8 (2.93%) SAN
6 5 (1.83%) AMQP
6 5 (1.83%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.10%) SMS
7 3 (1.10%) Wireless
8 2 (0.73%) Firewall
8 2 (0.73%) LDAP
8 2 (0.73%) Network Security
9 1 (0.37%) Internet
9 1 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 23 (8.42%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.59%) DB2
4 15 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (4.03%) Star Schema
7 8 (2.93%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.10%) MySQL
11 2 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.37%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.37%) Infinispan
12 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 58 (21.25%) Jenkins
2 50 (18.32%) JIRA
3 48 (17.58%) Maven
4 42 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 38 (13.92%) JUnit
6 32 (11.72%) Git (software)
7 27 (9.89%) Selenium
7 27 (9.89%) Subversion
8 20 (7.33%) Mockito
9 19 (6.96%) Spock
10 17 (6.23%) ClearCase
11 14 (5.13%) XMLSpy
12 10 (3.66%) Eclipse
12 10 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (3.30%) Hudson
14 8 (2.93%) Ant
14 8 (2.93%) IntelliJ
15 6 (2.20%) TeamCity
16 5 (1.83%) NetBeans
16 5 (1.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (17.95%) Finance
2 23 (8.42%) Banking
2 23 (8.42%) Retail
3 17 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.93%) Marketing
5 7 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.83%) International Banking
8 4 (1.47%) Electronics
8 4 (1.47%) Front Office
8 4 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.73%) Automotive
9 2 (0.73%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.73%) French Language
9 2 (0.73%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 139 (50.92%) Developer
2 71 (26.01%) Architect
3 62 (22.71%) Java Developer
4 41 (15.02%) Designer
5 38 (13.92%) Senior Developer
6 27 (9.89%) Solutions Designer
7 23 (8.42%) SOA Designer
8 20 (7.33%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (6.96%) SOA Solution Designer
10 16 (5.86%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (5.49%) Integration Developer
12 14 (5.13%) Technical Architect
13 13 (4.76%) Applications Developer
13 13 (4.76%) Data Architect
13 13 (4.76%) SOA Architect
14 12 (4.40%) Integration Architect
14 12 (4.40%) Telecoms Architect
14 12 (4.40%) Telecoms Designer
15 10 (3.66%) Java Applications Developer
15 10 (3.66%) Senior Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (73.26%) XML
2 183 (67.03%) SOAP
3 165 (60.44%) Web Services
4 160 (58.61%) XSD
5 116 (42.49%) REST
6 80 (29.30%) JSON
7 72 (26.37%) J2EE
8 60 (21.98%) RESTful
9 53 (19.41%) XSLT
10 50 (18.32%) Spring
11 49 (17.95%) JSP
12 47 (17.22%) JDBC
13 44 (16.12%) HTML
14 38 (13.92%) JMS
15 34 (12.45%) JAX-WS
16 31 (11.36%) Middleware
17 30 (10.99%) JAXB
18 29 (10.62%) Servlets
19 25 (9.16%) XSL
20 24 (8.79%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.33%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (6.59%) iPad
2 18 (6.59%) NHS
2 18 (6.59%) Social Media
3 17 (6.23%) DataPower
4 16 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.30%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.93%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.93%) PMI
6 8 (2.93%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (2.56%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.47%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.47%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.47%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.10%) Telematics
10 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.73%) Life Science
10 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.99%) Windows
2 20 (7.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.40%) Linux
3 12 (4.40%) Unix
4 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.73%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (48.35%) SOA
2 128 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (17.95%) Data Modelling
5 39 (14.29%) TDD
6 36 (13.19%) Migration
7 33 (12.09%) Waterfall
8 31 (11.36%) TOGAF
9 30 (10.99%) UML
10 29 (10.62%) Scrum
11 28 (10.26%) AOP
12 27 (9.89%) Software Engineering
13 25 (9.16%) Integration Testing
14 24 (8.79%) Kanban
14 24 (8.79%) Virtual Environments
15 21 (7.69%) OO
15 21 (7.69%) SDLC
15 21 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
15 21 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (7.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 149 (54.58%) Java
2 87 (31.87%) SQL
3 34 (12.45%) JavaScript
4 25 (9.16%) PL/SQL
5 13 (4.76%) C#
6 12 (4.40%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.93%) Assembly Language
7 8 (2.93%) COBOL
8 5 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.10%) PHP
10 2 (0.73%) AspectJ
10 2 (0.73%) C
10 2 (0.73%) Groovy
10 2 (0.73%) XPath
11 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.37%) Perl
11 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.37%) SOQL
11 1 (0.37%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 52 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 41 (15.02%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.93%) MCSA
3 8 (2.93%) MCSD
3 8 (2.93%) MCSE
3 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.93%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.83%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.73%) ISEB
5 2 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) CITP
6 1 (0.37%) Degree
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.42%) HL7
2 20 (7.33%) QA
3 7 (2.56%) SEPA
4 4 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (8.79%) Xen
2 9 (3.30%) Docker
3 8 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (8.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (2.93%) logstash
2 8 (2.93%) Piwik
2 8 (2.93%) Puppet
3 7 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.47%) CA Service Virtualization
4 4 (1.47%) CloudHub
4 4 (1.47%) Nagios
5 2 (0.73%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 99 (36.26%) Oracle
2 51 (18.68%) IBM
3 30 (10.99%) Microsoft
4 25 (9.16%) Citrix
5 24 (8.79%) VMware
6 21 (7.69%) Endeca
7 19 (6.96%) ATG
8 11 (4.03%) HP
9 10 (3.66%) Pega
9 10 (3.66%) SAP
10 9 (3.30%) MuleSoft
11 8 (2.93%) Adobe
11 8 (2.93%) Chordiant
12 7 (2.56%) Remedy
13 5 (1.83%) Sun
13 5 (1.83%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.47%) Dell
14 4 (1.47%) NetSuite
14 4 (1.47%) webMethods
15 3 (1.10%) CA
Wokingham, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago