The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 462 463 459
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing WSDL 149 120 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 0.78% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 62 65
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £790 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

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
15621 15299 15582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 28.62% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9921 9837 9564
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 270 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +15 141 £425 +6.25% 26
London +49 93 £525 +16.66% 5
City of London +41 12 £400 -5.88% 1
North West -16 12 £320 -14.66% 4
East Midlands - 12 £375 - 1
Manchester - 12 £320 - 1
South East -16 9 £400 - 8
West Midlands -13 6 £425 +30.76%
Nottinghamshire - 6 - -
Nottingham - 6 - -
East of England -18 5 £338 -32.50%
Hampshire -22 5 £400 - 3
South West - 3 £298 - 4
Surrey -2 2 £410 +10.81% 3
Guildford - 2 £410 - 3
Bristol - 1 £298 -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Scotland - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
East Anglia - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Wallingford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 207 (84.49%) XML
2 184 (75.10%) Web Services
3 158 (64.49%) SOAP
4 142 (57.96%) Oracle
5 133 (54.29%) Java
6 115 (46.94%) XSD
7 87 (35.51%) SOA
8 85 (34.69%) HTML
9 80 (32.65%) Scrum
10 76 (31.02%) Linux
11 74 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
12 72 (29.39%) REST
13 71 (28.98%) J2EE
14 69 (28.16%) SQL
15 65 (26.53%) Subversion
16 61 (24.90%) WebLogic
16 61 (24.90%) ERP
17 59 (24.08%) XSLT
18 55 (22.45%) Maven
19 54 (22.04%) Continuous Integration
20 49 (20.00%) WebSphere
20 49 (20.00%) E-Commerce
21 48 (19.59%) XSL
21 48 (19.59%) HTTP
22 47 (19.18%) JBoss
22 47 (19.18%) Spring
22 47 (19.18%) Groovy
23 46 (18.78%) TDD
24 45 (18.37%) JMS
25 44 (17.96%) Ant

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 61 (24.90%) WebLogic
2 49 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 30 (12.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 23 (9.39%) Apache
5 20 (8.16%) AquaLogic
6 14 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (4.08%) IIS
8 9 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (3.67%) Confluence
9 8 (3.27%) Liferay
9 8 (3.27%) WebSphere Process Server
9 8 (3.27%) WebLogic Portal
9 8 (3.27%) NetWeaver
10 7 (2.86%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.04%) MQSeries
11 5 (2.04%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (2.04%) Node.js
12 4 (1.63%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (1.22%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 11 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.08%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (6.53%) Workday HCM
2 14 (5.71%) SAP HR
3 10 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (3.27%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (2.86%) Markit EDM
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.82%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.22%) Force.com
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.82%) SaaS
2 2 (0.82%) PaaS
2 2 (0.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.59%) HTTP
2 24 (9.80%) SSL
3 15 (6.12%) LDAP
4 11 (4.49%) FTP
4 11 (4.49%) Internet
5 8 (3.27%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.63%) X.509
7 3 (1.22%) Firewall
8 2 (0.82%) DMZ
8 2 (0.82%) SMTP
9 1 (0.41%) VPN
9 1 (0.41%) CTI
9 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.96%) Oracle Database
2 37 (15.10%) SQL Server
3 25 (10.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.90%) MySQL
5 12 (4.90%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (3.67%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.27%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.45%) Spotfire
10 5 (2.04%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.04%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.63%) DB2
11 4 (1.63%) Text Mining
12 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 65 (26.53%) Subversion
2 55 (22.45%) Maven
3 44 (17.96%) Ant
4 26 (10.61%) Visual Studio
5 19 (7.76%) Eclipse
5 19 (7.76%) JIRA
6 17 (6.94%) Jenkins
7 13 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (4.49%) Git (software)
9 10 (4.08%) Hudson
9 10 (4.08%) SoapUI
10 9 (3.67%) JUnit
11 6 (2.45%) Bugzilla
11 6 (2.45%) Mercurial
12 4 (1.63%) NetBeans
12 4 (1.63%) Selenium
12 4 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.63%) MyEclipse
12 4 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.22%) ClearCase
General
1 41 (16.73%) Retail
2 19 (7.76%) Finance
3 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.63%) Banking
6 2 (0.82%) German Language
6 2 (0.82%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 122 (49.80%) Developer
2 40 (16.33%) Architect
3 32 (13.06%) Consultant
4 21 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 13 (5.31%) Technical Leader
6 12 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.49%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.08%) Integration Architect
8 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Consultant
8 10 (4.08%) CRM Consultant
8 10 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 10 (4.08%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 9 (3.67%) Designer
10 8 (3.27%) WebSphere Developer
10 8 (3.27%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.27%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.86%) Oracle Developer
11 7 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
11 7 (2.86%) Release Manager
11 7 (2.86%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (84.49%) XML
2 184 (75.10%) Web Services
3 158 (64.49%) SOAP
4 115 (46.94%) XSD
5 85 (34.69%) HTML
6 72 (29.39%) REST
7 71 (28.98%) J2EE
8 59 (24.08%) XSLT
9 48 (19.59%) XSL
10 47 (19.18%) Spring
11 45 (18.37%) JMS
12 43 (17.55%) Middleware
13 41 (16.73%) RESTful
14 34 (13.88%) .NET
15 29 (11.84%) jQuery
16 28 (11.43%) JAX-WS
16 28 (11.43%) CSS
17 21 (8.57%) JSON
17 21 (8.57%) Apache Axis
18 20 (8.16%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.92%) Social Media
1 39 (15.92%) iPad
2 13 (5.31%) Data Integration
3 11 (4.49%) Open Source
4 7 (2.86%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.04%) DataPower
5 5 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.04%) Life Science
6 4 (1.63%) Semantic Web
6 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.63%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.63%) Ontologies
6 4 (1.63%) Kindle
7 3 (1.22%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.22%) Informatics
8 2 (0.82%) Clustering
8 2 (0.82%) NHS
8 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 76 (31.02%) Linux
2 30 (12.24%) UNIX
3 12 (4.90%) Windows
4 4 (1.63%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.63%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.22%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.22%) Solaris
6 2 (0.82%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.51%) SOA
2 80 (32.65%) Scrum
3 74 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (24.90%) ERP
5 54 (22.04%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 46 (18.78%) TDD
8 43 (17.55%) Content Management
9 40 (16.33%) OO
9 40 (16.33%) Waterfall
10 31 (12.65%) ITIL
11 29 (11.84%) UML
12 28 (11.43%) Migration
13 24 (9.80%) Data Migration
14 22 (8.98%) Software Engineering
15 21 (8.57%) TOGAF
16 20 (8.16%) MVC
17 19 (7.76%) SysML
18 18 (7.35%) Configuration Management
19 17 (6.94%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 133 (54.29%) Java
2 69 (28.16%) SQL
3 47 (19.18%) Groovy
4 35 (14.29%) XPath
5 34 (13.88%) JavaScript
6 32 (13.06%) C#
7 21 (8.57%) PL/SQL
8 13 (5.31%) C
9 12 (4.90%) C++
9 12 (4.90%) Python
9 12 (4.90%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.27%) XQuery
11 7 (2.86%) Perl
12 5 (2.04%) SPARQL
12 5 (2.04%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.82%) PHP
13 2 (0.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 26 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.86%) Degree
5 6 (2.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.90%) QA
2 8 (3.27%) HL7
3 4 (1.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.82%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.41%) Netcool
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 142 (57.96%) Oracle
2 47 (19.18%) JBoss
3 42 (17.14%) IBM
4 39 (15.92%) ATG
4 39 (15.92%) Perforce
4 39 (15.92%) Endeca
5 29 (11.84%) Microsoft
6 25 (10.20%) SAP
7 19 (7.76%) BEA
8 15 (6.12%) PeopleSoft
9 11 (4.49%) TIBCO
10 10 (4.08%) Software AG
11 9 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.86%) webMethods
12 7 (2.86%) Intel
13 5 (2.04%) Mercator
14 4 (1.63%) Google
14 4 (1.63%) hybris
15 3 (1.22%) F5
15 3 (1.22%) ESRI
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